Jawaharlal Nehru University [JNU]


Exam Month : May, Time : 3 Hrs., Question : 120

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with adequate competence in mathematics under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.

Reservation of Seats:

22.5% (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) seats in each Programme of Study are reserved for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates respectively. All Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates who have passed the qualifying examination are eligible to appear in the entrance examination irrespective of their percentage of marks. 27% seats are reserved for OBC candidates (non creamy layer).


The authorities have provided exam pattern for JNU MCA which is a computer based test (CBT), i.e. conducted in online mode. As the JNU syllabus for MCA reflects that it has got 4 major sections that are distributed into multiple choice questions and carry a total of 100 marks. Aspirants are usually relieved by the fact that JNU MCA exam pattern doesn’t involve negative marking. The table below contains details related with exam pattern for JNU MCA:

Exam Pattern for JNU MCA Entrance

S. NO Mode of JNU MCA Exam Online Computer Based Test
1 Exam Duration 3 Hours
2 Medium of Exam English
3 Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
4 Maximum Marks 100
5 Negative Marking There is no negative marking under JNUEE

SYLLABUS 10+2 / Graduates level Mathematics and Probability and General Aptitude and reasoning. About 80% questions will be from mathematics and Probability and about 20% questions from General Aptitude and reasoning.

Major Topics covered under JNU Entrance Syllabus for MCA
As the entrance examination is conducted for admission into Masters in Computer Applications, the analytical ability of candidates for the same is tested in this exam. Candidates are assessed on multiple dimensions of knowledge as provided below:

  • General aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • 10+2 Mathematics
  • Bachelor’s Mathematics
  • Computer Science

JNU MCA Syllabus

S. NO Subjects JNU MCA Syllabus Topics for Entrance
1 General Aptitude Differential Calculus
2 Mathematics Integral Calculus
3 - Vector Algebra
4 - Trigonometry
5 - 2D-3-D Geometry
6 - Modern Algebra
7 - Numerical Analysis
8 - Probability & Statistics
9 - Probability & Statistics
10 - Theory of Real Function
11 Reasoning -
12 Computer Science Digital Systems Design & Architecture
13 - Digital Systems Design & Architecture
14 - Data Structures
15 - Operating Systems
16 - Discrete Mathematics