Reference Books for MCA Entrance Test in Thapar University
There will be three sections for MCA entrance test conducted at Thapar University. Topics like Analytical Ability, Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science, and Concepts of Computer Science are asked for the entrance test. Books like Logical Reasoning by Bradley Harris Dowden, Modern Algebra by M.L.Santiago, Data Structures Using C by Aaro M Tenenbaum, Operating Systems by Stalling, William, and Principles of Database Systems by Ullman JD can be used for studies.
Reference books for Section I – Analytical Ability
 Logical Reasoning by Bradley Harris Dowden
 The art of logical reasoning by Thomas Schwartz
 Mathematical thinking and quantitative reasoning by Richard N. Aufmann
 Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A. K. Gupta
 Analytical & Logical Reasoning by BS Sijwali/Ajay Singh
 Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability by Dr. M.B.Lal & Ashok Gupta
Reference Books for Section II — Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science
 Probability statistics and queuing theory by P.Kandasamy
 Discrete Mathematics by M.K.Venkataraman, N.Sridharan and N.Chandrasekaran
 Discrete Mathematics by R.Johnsonbaugh
 Elements of Discrete Mathematics by C.L.Liu
 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists by J.Truss
 Discrete Mathematics by M.K.Sen and B.C.Chakraborthy
 Beginning Linear Algebra by S.Lipschutz
 Modern Algebra by M.L.Santiago
 Modern Algebra by Surjeet Singh and Qazi Zameeruddin
 Operations Research by Taha H.A
 Operations Research by V.K.Kapoor
 Operations Research by P.R.Vittal
 Complex Analysis by P. Duraipandian and Laxmi Duraipandian
 Foundations of Complex Analysis by S. Ponnusamy
Reference Books for Section III: Concepts of Computer Science
 Computer Organization & Architecture by Stallings
 Computer Organization and Design by David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy
 Digital Logic and Computer Organization by V Rajaraman
 The Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture by Linda Null, Julia Lobur
 ObjectOriented Programming: Fundamentals and Applications by Probal Sengupta, Bidyut Baran Chaudhuri
 ObjectOriented Programming Using C++ by Joyce Farrell
 Fundamentals of Programming: With Object Oriented Programming by Gary Marrer
 Data Structures Using C by Aaro M Tenenbaum
 C & Data Structures by P. S. Deshpande, O. G. Kakde
 Data Structures Using C by Samir Kumar Bandyopadhyay
 Elements of the theory of Computation by Lewis H. R. and Papadimitrou C. H
 Theory of Automata & Formal Language by Kain
 Operating System: Concept & Design by Milenkovie M
 Operating System Design & Implementation by Tanenbaum A.S
 Operating System Concepts by Silbersehatz A. and Peterson J. L
 Operating Systems by Stalling, William
 Database System Concepts by Henry F. Korth and Silberschatz Abraham
 Fundamentals of Database Systems by Elmasri Ramez and Novathe Shamkant
 Database Management System by Ramakrishnan
 Advanced Database Management System by Jain
 Introduction to Database Management by Date C. J
 Principles of Database Systems by Ullman JD
Other than text books, web based study materials can also be referred for studies.


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