Syllabus and Reference Books for IIT JAM MCA


IIT JAM syllabus for MCA mostly covers questions on mathematics, number systems and computer awareness. Aspirants can prepare for the exam using reference books like Fundamental of Computers by P. K. Sinha, Digital Electronics by Dr. Saroj Rangnekar , Differential Calculus by Gorakh Prasad and Differential Equations by G.F.Simmons.

Syllabus for IIT JAM MCA



  • Eigenvalues
  • Eigenvectors
  • Inverse of a matrix
  • Rank of a matrix
  • System of linear equations

Differential Calculus

  • Differentiation
  • Maxima and minima of functions
  • Partial differentiation
  • Taylor series


  • Set theory
  • Groups
  • Fields
  • Vector spaces

Integral Calculus

  • Single Integration
  • Multiple Integration
  • Definite integrals
  • Applications to evaluation of area, surface and volume

Differential Equations

  • First order differential equations
  • Linear differential equations of higher order

Numerical Analysis

  • Solution of non-linear equations using iterative methods
  • Interpolation
  • Numerical differentiation and integration
  • Probability
  • Probability theory
  • Binomial distribution
  • Poisson distribution
  • Linear Programming

Vector Algebra

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Dot product
  • Cross product
  • Triple product

Number Systems

  • Algorithmic approach to solve problems
  • Basic electronic gates
  • Boolean algebra
  • Flip-Flops
  • Fundamentals of C language

Other than this, there will be questions to measure the computer awareness of the candidate. Fundamental knowledge of the candidate regarding the elements of computer will be evaluated.

Reference Books for IIT JAM MCA

  • A text –Book of Vector Calculus by Shanti Narayan
  • Computer Networks by Tennenbum T
  • Computer Today by Suresh Basandra
  • Differential Calculus by Gorakh Prasad
  • Differential Equations by G.F.Simmons
  • Digital Circuits and Design by Salivahan
  • Digital Electronics by Dr. Saroj Rangnekar
  • Digital Integrated Electronics by H.Taub & D.Shilling
  • Digital Logic Design by Morries Mano
  • Digital Principles & application by Malvino
  • Digital Technology by Virendra Kumar
  • Elementary Linear Algebra by Chatles W.Curtis(C.W.Curtis)
  • Elementary Linear Algebra by H.Anton
  • Fundamental of Computers by P. K. Sinha
  • Fundamental of Computers by V. Rajaraman
  • How to solve it by Computer by R. G. Dromy
  • Integral Calculus by Gorakh Prasad
  • Introduction to logic Design by Marcovitz
  • Let us C by Yashwant Kanetkar
  • Linear Programming by P.K.Gupta & Man Mohan
  • Mathematical Statistics by Ray & Sharma
  • Methods of Real Analysis by R.R.Goldberg
  • MS- Office 2000(For Windows) by Steve Sagman
  • Ordinary Differential Equations by S.L.Ross
  • Pointers in C by Yashwant Kanetkar
  • Programming in C by Balguruswamy
  • Real Analysis by H.L.Royden
  • Structured programming approach using C by Forouzah &Ceilberg
  • The C programming Language by Dennis Ritchie
  • Unix Concepts and Application by Sumitabha Das
  • Vector Analysis by Murray R. Spiegel

E-books as well as competitive guides can also be used for exam preparation. Coaching centers will also guide candidates in preparing for the exam.



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