PU MCA Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Punjab University MCA Entrance Test [PU MCA]

PU MCA - Punjab University MCA Entrance Test

Panjab University is a public university located in Chandigarh which conducts PU CET (PG) examination and it was originated in 1882, but established in 1947, making it one of the oldest universities in India. Panjab University is ranked among the top institutions of higher education in India and in Asia.

Panjab University has 78 teaching and research departments and 15 Centers  for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh. The courses offered through this entrance examination are L.L.M, M.Sc, MBE, M.Tech (Nano Science, Nano Technology, Instrumentation, Polymer, Microelectronics), MCA, M.A.(Journalism, English, Mass Communication), Masters in Public Health, M.P.Ed, M.E.( Chemical, Instrumentation & Control, ECE, IT, CSE), MBACIT and M.Com (Hons, Business Innovation)

PU MCA Exam Date

The important dates for the PU CET are given below:-



Online applications  availability

1st week of April 2018

Last date for Online applications

3rd week of May 2018

Hall tickets will be given

1st week of June 2018

CET-PG 2017 will be conducted

2nd week of June 2018

Results are announced

1st week of July 2018

PU MCA Eligibility criteria

The PU CET minimum qualification for admission to the first-year of the course as follows:-

  • The candidate must have a recognized first degree of minimum three years’ duration in any discipline from Panjab University with at least 50% marks and with Mathematics at 10+2 or at graduation level (all three years)and should be from Punjab university only.
  • Candidates who are applying for CET-PG 2018 should not be less than 21 years of age.
  • Candidates for M.Tech course need to pass their B.E or B.Tech with relevant discipline and aggregate mark being 50% except for M.Tech in Polymer and it requires 60% marks.
  • Candidates applying for LLM course have to pass LLB (3 year course) or B.A. LLB or B.Com or equivalent degree from any recognized educational board with an aggregate mark of 55% for general category but only 50% for SC or ST.

PU MCA Application Form & fees

  • Application forms will be available online in the official website www.cetpg.puch.ac.in.
  • Candidates are required to create a log in Id and password and then they can fill the application form online.
  • The candidates have to download the bank slip and deposit the application fee the next day in any branch of STATE BANK OF INDIA

PU CET Online Application forms for General and SC/ST categories are priced differently

  • General Category:       Rs.1760/-
  • SC/ST/Blind Category:  Rs.880/-
  • Additional Form (for both General and SC/ST/Blind Category):   Rs.770/-

After the fee is been deposited, the candidate must log in to their portal and have to upload
their scanned photograph, signature, after submitting the details the candidates have to lock their  application form.
Incase if the application form is unlocked or incomplete, then the form will not be considered.
The application forms will not be accepted after the last date at any circumstances.

PU MCA Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Punjabi University MCA Entrance 2018 Pattern:-


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


 Mental and Numerical Test (Objective)



30 min.

General Knowledge Objective Test



30 min.

General English Test (Objective)



30 min.

Mathematics/ Computer Science (Optional)



60 min.

Total Marks



2 Hours 30 Min.

The Syllabus for the exam are given below:


This paper will have the topic of logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical reasoning, quantitative comparisons, series formation, arithmetic calculations such as profit and loss, interest, ratio, proportion, averages, etc.


This paper will cover the general awareness about international, national and regional events, current affairs related to science & technology, ecology, politics, sports, important personalities, books, and historical, political and geographical facts, etc.


This paper will have questions from English language and its usage such as choosing correct spellings, completion of sentences with suitable propositions/articles, word meaning, one word substitution, synonym, antonym, meaning of idioms and phrases, choosing correcting grammatical errors in a part of given sentence, filling the blanks with correct form of verb, objectives, adverbs, etc.


Number System: Natural numbers, integers, rational numbers and real numbers, Complex numbers, real and imaginary parts.
Coordinate Geometry: Distance and Section formulae, location of line in, a plane, angle between two lines, parallel and perpendicular lines. Location of a circle, conic section, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola.
Functions: Algebra of real functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions. One- one, onto and inverse functions.
Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions, addition formulae, trigonometrically ratios, Solutions of simple trigonometric equation.
Quadratic Equations and Inquations: Their solutions, roots of a quadratic equation, relationship between the roots and the co-efficient, nature of roots. Solution of quadratic in equations with their graphic representations.
Sequence and Series: AP, GP and their sums.
Matrices and Determinants: Types of matrices rank of a matrix, determinant and its- properties, inverse of matrix, solution of linear equations having a single solution. Cramer's rule.

(2)Mathematical Operations: BODMAS

Algebra: Set theorem, permutations and combinations, binomial theorem.
Differential and Integral Calculus: Differentiation and integration of functions, limits and continuity of a function.
Statistics and Probability: Population and sample, measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression (two variable cases). Probability on a discrete sample space, events, addition and multiplication theorems, conditional probability.


Computer Fundamentals: Simple model of a computer, components and their functions, concepts about bit, byte and words, storage device and input/output devices, machine languages, assembly language, high level language, problem solving, flowcharts, pseudo codes and algorithms, system software, application software, compilers, interpreters, assemblers. Types of computers.
Date Representation: Integer and floating point representation, codes (ASCII, EBCDIC, BCD).
Number System: Decimal, octal, hexadecimal, Binary arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Computer Architecture: Boolean algebra, organization of CPU, registers of CPU, interrupts, software and hardware, CPU bus architecture, data transfer schemes, fundamentals of parallel processing, type of memory.
Data Structures: Basic Data Structures: Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, graphs and trees traversals searching and sorting.
Operating System: Batch processing, on-line processing, multi- programming, time sharing, real time processing, introduction to operating system services, CPU scheduling algorithms, memory management schemes.
Introduction to Data Processing: Data types, constants, variables, records and files, data processing cycle.
Basic Concepts of Programming Languages: Binding, translators, software simulators, binding times, elementary and structured data types, object oriented programming: objects, classes, instances, abstraction, inheritance and polymorphism.
Overview of DBMS: Basic DBMS terminology, architecture of DBMS, distributed databases, data models, integrity, security, recovery and concurrency.
Computer Networks: Data communications fundamentals, types of communications, need for communication networks, characteristics of communication channels, computer network hardware and software. Reference models: TCP/IP, OSI and introduction to internet.

Software Engineering: Phases of SDLC, SRS, design methodologies (Structured design and object oriented design) testing.

PU MCA Admit Card

Admit card will be available from the first week of June 2018, candidates can download from the website by using their Login and Password (provided while generating Bank Challan). Candidate will not be allowed to take the test without the Admit Card under any circumstances. The candidates must retain the admit card with them till the admission process is over, since it will be required again at the time of counseling.

PU MCA Results & Score Card

The result of the entrance test will be available on the University web site only; separate Result Cards will be issued. There shall be no re-evaluation/re-checking/re-assessment of answer-sheets under any of the circumstances.  The University will publish merit list of the candidates for all courses on the basis of attainment of a minimum of 20% (15% in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Backwaridered).

The final merit list for admission shall be computed by the concerned Departments/Institutes/ Centers after taking in to account the relative weight age for MCA will be 50% each in Entrance exam and Qualifying Examination.

PU MCA Contact Information

Examination Branch
Admin Block
Panjab University Sector 14
Chandigarh - 160014
Phone No.: 0172-2534832,2534834
Email: drexams@pu.ac.in