How to prepare for All India MCA Entrance Exam (AIMCET)?


AIMCET exam is conducted across the country to admit students for MCA course in top most institutes in the country. A systematic and deep preparation is required for cracking this exam. Since it is a nation-wide exam, securing cut off marks would be challenging and getting a top rank will be crucial to securing admissions in a desired and reputed college.

AIMCET examination pattern

The AIMCET paper will consist of questions on General Awareness, Mathematics and Computer Awareness. Questions on Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability are also included in the paper.

Establish a study plan

Establishing a study plan will help the candidate to go a long way in clearing the exam with top rank. The candidates need to develop a proper plan that is easy to follow as well as interesting. As the time of the exams nears, the candidates must ensure that they don’t get stressed out. Leisurely time bound advanced study planning always helps to prepare well and remove unwanted pressure. It is mandatory that the candidates be fresh and wide awake during the exams. So, as to ensure this, the candidates must take their well deserved breaks at times. Also, time management is another important thing. The candidates must divide their time according to their strength in each subject. To do so, they must first understand the format of the exam, the importance of the exam and the performance objective for the examination.

Key areas to be covered in AIMCET preparation

Before they attend the examination the candidates need to be really through in Computer Basics, Data Representation and Computer Architecture. In addition to this, the candidates also need to be proficient in the Computer Language as well as the basics in Operating System.

Reference books for AIMCET

There are many books available in the subject that is written by eminent authors. Some of these books will contain practice test papers, by the help of which the candidates will be able to evaluate themselves before they appear for the actual exam. A few of the popular entrance examination books in MCA are:

  • MCA books written by J.V. Subramanyam
  • TANCET MCA-Anna University, written by V.V.K. Subburaj
  • M.C.A written by V.V.K. Subburaj
  • Pal Chaudhary, P. “Computer Organization & Design”, PHI.
  • Malvino Digital Principals and Applications, 4/e
  • Stallings, Computer Organization & Architecture
  • Brian O, Management Information System
  • Davis, Olson, Management Information System
  • Jain Sarika, Information System

Coaching Centres

There a quite a lot of private institutions in India that provide coaching classes for students to get prepared for the entrance examination. Some of them are:

  • Career Shapers Education Forum – Delhi
  • Sachdeva New P.T College - Delhi
  • Ludhiana
  • Test Merit - Ghaziabad
  • Trajectory Education Delhi
  • VPM Classes, Kota
  • TIME – Across India
  • Engineers Study Circle – Bangalore
  • FIITJEE – Across India
  • Manya Education Private Limited - Bangalore
  • Career Plan- Multiple cities in India
  • Yeshas Academy - Bangalore


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8 Responses to “How to prepare for All India MCA Entrance Exam (AIMCET)?”

  1. 8
    sonali shaktawat:

    what date of AIMCAT of 2012?

  2. 7

    Sir..what is better M.Sc.(CS) or MCA? Is there any option for lateral entry in MCA 3rd year after M.Sc(CS) 2 years??
    Plz rply soon..

  3. 6
    abhisekh gupta:

    sir i want to know that which colleges in india accept aimcet exam , will symboisis accept aimcet marks since it takes its own entrance exam i,e: symboisis entrance test

  4. 5
    Ashish Kumar Jha:

    Sir , I have passed 10+2 (PCM) with 53% and B.Sc. (Math Hons.) with 62% . Am I eligible to appear for AIMCET and IIT JAM ?

  5. 4

    Sir can u please tell me branch i found the form

  6. 3
    Sweety Bhushan:

    Sir can u please explain important topic of maths and computer for mca exam

  7. 2

    what date of AIMCET 2011?

  8. 1
    shruti agarwal:

    can u please telll me what are the areas which we need 2 cover for mca preparation ,….