Q.1. What is an MCA qualification?
Q.2. What is the scope after doing MCA?
Q.3. How much do I expect to earn after MCA?
Q.4. Is the syllabus for all the MCA entrances same ?
Q.5. Who all can apply for MCA courses?
Q.6. What are the different colleges in India running MCA courses?
Q.7. What is the complete procedure for selection to these courses?
Q.8. Is the knowledge of computers essential before joining the course?
Q.9. If I have to apply to different colleges, do I have to appear for many exams?
Q.10. What is the pattern of the written test?
Q.11. What are the syllabi for the MCA Tests?
Q.12. Do I need to have a strong command over English to clear these tests?
Q.13. Are calculators allowed for the test?
Q.14. What is the medium of the exam?
Q.15. So, how exactly do ‘I’ decide which colleges to apply to?
Q.16. What is a BCA/BIT/BCAM/MCA qualification?
Q.17. What is the level of toughness in these tests?
Q.18. Do I need to be exceptionally brilliant to clear these tests?
Q.19. What are the various career paths available for an MCA?
Q.20. Which are companies, which come for campus placement?
Q.21. What are the average salaries offered?
Q.22. After 10 years will MBA be more paying than MCA?
Q.23. What kind of job security does an MCA degree give?
Q.24. Can an average student be able to get good job after MCA?
Q.25. What is the scope for jobs in Networking and Hardware engineering after MCA?
Q.26. How is the MCA degree from IGNOU and is it recognized?
Q.27. When are the admission forms of MCA Institutes available?
Q.28. I had no Math at plus two level. Am I eligible for MCA entrance tests?
Q.29. Are all the students taking coaching from SANMACS are selected?
Q.30. Why should I join Sanmacs Online MCA Entrance Coaching Program?
Q.31. Does SANMACS has an alumni?
Q.1. What is an MCA qualification? Top
Ans. MCA is a time bound three-year (six-semester) course, but recently All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has proposed its duration to be two-year (four-semester) and conducted by almost all the Universities of India.
The selection of the students is based on a written test. The aspiring students with Bachelor's or equivalent degree thereof with minimum of 50% to 60% (subject to notification) are eligible. (This apart, candidates appearing for Bachelor's degree can also apply). Some Universities may also need mathematics at the graduation level. The entrance test mainly consists of Mathematics, and Logical and Analytical Reasoning. In some universities, the knowledge of Elementary English and Computer Awareness is also examined.
There are separate tests for separate Universities/Institutions across India.
There are 2 types of Entrance tests, Unified & Separate e,g. for securing admission to MCA colleges in Madhya Pradesh, there is a Unified MP Pre-MCA test. On the other hand, admission to JNU MCA is through a separate entrance test conducted by the University itself. Similarly for admission to various NITs(National Institutes of Technologies) there is a common test called NIMCET whereas IIT Roorkee, the only IIT in India to have a MCA Programme conducts its own entrance examination.
Q.2. What is the scope after doing MCA? Top
Ans. After completing MCA, there is a glut of opportunities for you.
Work as a System Analyst in a big company
Develop software for companies like Microsoft
Work as a Systems Manager in a big corporate
Work as an Internet Expert, Web Designing Specialist
Work as an entrepreneur
Take up a career in computer education
Work as a consultant
Go for Consultancy and Computer Education
Participate in Systems Development
Join Internet based companies and do Web Designing
Provide solutions to your clients and design-customized software
Develop Platforms for Software / Server based companies
Work as a troubleshooter for some top-notch computer companies
Design vast networks for clients like Indian Railways
Q.3. How much do I expect to earn after MCA? Top
Ans. Sky is the limit. But as it is technical field, it depends more on your technical expertise. If you do your MCA from a reasonably good institution, you may expect to get any where between 6 Lacs to 20 Lacs per annum in India and much more abroad. A large number of MCAs are absorbed in good MNCs abroad after a few years of experience. Infact almost every MCA qualified professional gets a chance to work-abroad.
Q.4. Is the syllabus for all the MCA entrances same ? Top
Ans. A major portion of various MCA entrances syllabus is common but a few MCAs have some special topics also. To answer this situation effectively,a Common Basic Syllabus has been designed at SANMACS covering the Syllabi & content of all the various University Entrance examinations like IIT Roorkee, Pune, Delhi, JNU, Punjab, Hyderabad, Indraprashta, Pondicherry, Kurukshetra, MP, and Banaras Hindu university. The Syllabus also covers Institutions like NIT-Trichy, NIT-Suratkal, UPMCAT, BITS Ranchi, Thapar Institute of Technology among others. In fact the course has been so designed that a student can comfortably appear in any entrance exam.
Q.5. Who all can apply for MCA courses? Top
Ans. Different institutes offering MCA degree have different prerequisites for the entrance qualifications. But a graduate with 50-60% marks in the last qualifying exam along with Maths at +2 level or/and graduation may apply in majority of institutes.
Q.6. What are the different colleges in India running MCA courses? Top
Ans. MCA Course has to be accredited by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi). Today, there are over 300 colleges, institutes, universities etc., offering MCA Course. Almost every university is having the MCA course.
Q.7. What is the complete procedure for selection to these courses? Top
Ans. Generally the students have to undergo an objective written test and on the basis of this test the selection is done. All the information regarding this is available on www.sanmacs.com.
Q.8. Is the knowledge of computers essential before joining the course? Top
Ans. Computer languages, knowledge of hardware etc., are often asked in the entrance examinations. But, you do not need to have high level technical knowledge of computer science to clear an MCA Entrance Examination. The MCA Entrance programs at SANMACS cover Computer Awareness and essentials of C programming language to a reasonable extent.
Q.9. If I have to apply to different colleges, do I have to appear for many exams? Top
Ans. The answer is Yes and No. There are many institutes, which have their separate exams, and there are a few combined tests also. For example, if you are aiming for a seat in one of the NITs(National Institutes of Technologies), you’ll have to appear for just one exam i.e. NIMCET. The same holds true for UPMCAT for admission to colleges in UP, MP Pre-MCA Combined for admission to colleges in M.P., I.P. combined for admission to colleges affiliated to Indraprastha University, Delhi. But, if you want to appear for IIT Roorkee or MCA of Delhi University or of JNU then you'll have to appear for separate tests.
Q.10. What is the pattern of the written test? Top
Ans. It is comprising of objective type questions based on 10+2/graduation Maths, logic, analytical reasoning and computer awareness etc.
Q.11. What are the syllabi for the MCA Tests? Top
Ans. The course covered by Sanmacs majorly covers the syllabus of almost all the universities.
Q.12. Do I need to have a strong command over English to clear these tests? Top
Ans. Not exactly for your entrance.But since the MCA Course is entirely in English and the jobs you would be seeking, would involve a lot of exposure to English due to international projects , it is advisable to have some command over English. To help students , SANMACS conducts programmes on Personality Development and Communication Skills from time to time.
Q.13. Are calculators allowed for the test? Top
Ans. No. Calculators otherwise also would not be of much help as very few questions require actual arithmetical calculations. The question are concept based and not calculations based.
Q.14. What is the medium of the exam? Top
Ans. All the national level exams have English medium only. Some state-specific exams viz. MP Pre MCA Test and UP MCA Test have Hindi versions also. But it should be understood that since the test is technical in nature, knowledge of English is not very important.
Q.15. So, how exactly do ‘I’ decide which colleges to apply to? Top
Ans. Although, you can appear for any test in India, yet there are certain parameters we can suggest to you:
Region-specific colleges — You may have your own preferences
Preferences according to the reputation of college
Preferences according to the syllabi
Preferences according to the fact that English language may be a part of a few tests, whereas you may not be very well prepared for that
Preferences according to the fact that knowledge of computers may be a part of a few tests, whereas you may not be very well prepared for that
Toughness level of the test and your preparedness for the same
But the most important consideration for the selection of a particular university or institute should be its Placement Track Record.
As per our opinion, you must appear in all the entrances recommended by sanmacs during your course of study.
Q.16. What is a BCA/BIT/BCAM/MCA qualification? Top
Ans. All these are specialised undergraduate (UG) & postgraduate (PG) professional courses in computers.
BCA - Bachelor in Computer Applications
BIT - Bachelor in Information Technology
BCAM - Bachelor in Computer Aided Management
MCA - Master of Computer Applications. This is a 3-year integrated program in Computer Applications.
PGDCA: Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Application. This is a 2 year program, the best being PGDCA of IIM-Calcutta
MIT: Master in Information Technology. This is a 2 year program specific to Information & Communication Technology.
Q.17. What is the level of toughness in these tests? Top
Ans. As the admissible seats are highly limited, the toughness level is quite high. With a serious preparation of about 6-7 months, a student can prepare himself/herself for the test. The training we are offering is designed to serve this very purpose and it is quiet evident from the results we are produing.
Q.18. Do I need to be exceptionally brilliant to clear these tests? Top
Ans. A reasonably hard working student with above average commonsense and trained as per the best professional norms should face no particular problem with this test.
Q.19. What are the various career paths available for an MCA? Top
Ans. Some Of The Career Options For An MCA Are Given Below:
Web designing specialist
Q.20. Which are companies, which come for campus placement? Top
Ans. Following is the list of some of the companies on top MCA campuses
Infosys, TCS, Wipro, AT&T, HCL, Hughes Software Systems, Citibank, NIIT, Siemens, Mastek India, Novell Software Development India Limited, Asian Paints, Oracle India, Polaris, BaaN Information Systems, Ramco Systems, BFL Software, Robert Bosch, CMC Limited, Satyam Computers, CDOT, COSL, Silverline Industries, DSQ Software, Sonata Software (P) Limited, Tata Infotech, IBM Global Services, IMR, Tektronix, Texas Instruments, Verifone India Software Systems, Kirloskar Computer Services, Larsen & Turbo Limited , Tata Unisys ltd, Microsoft etc.
Q.21. What are the average salaries offered? Top
Ans. Most of the top universities/colleges offer good placements in some of the best Indian and multinational companies starting salary may vary from Rs 6,00,000 to Rs 20,00,000 per annum. If one gets into a foreign company or goes abroad, the starting salary will be around $50,000 -$1,00,000 per annum. As one gains experience, the salary may get higher.
Q.22. After 10 years will MBA be more paying than MCA? Top
Ans. Absolutely not a senior Software engineer (MCA) or a senior Manager (MBA) in the good companies would be drawing almost the same salary since they are at the same level of seniority. In fact it is easier for the MCA to switch to an International job with pay scale in dollars, which will be very high in Absolute terms. Only thing is you should be ready to settle abroad and you can earn like anything with an MCA qualification. You can also start your own software development/export or IT-BPO Enterprise.
Q.23. What kind of job security does an MCA degree give? Top
Ans. Since the MCA is a Masters degree, which has a very broad theoretical base in Computer Science; it gives you tremendous flexibility and adaptability to work with different Computer Technologies. This is the Reason why an MCA from good Institutes will always find a job even in the worst of times. If you have an MCA you are highly Employable within the IT industry.
Q.24. Can an average student be able to get good job after MCA? Top
Ans. If you make it to Top MCA Institutes your past Educational Performance takes a back seat. The very fact that you have taken an MCA from a Top Institute will help you get a good job from Campus. Therefore while maintaining an average academic record you should also put your best effort to get into a Top MCA Institute.
Q.25. What is the scope for jobs in Networking and Hardware engineering after an MCA? Top
Ans. Networking is one of the areas showing the fastest growth within IT, however please also note that an MCA would not deal with hardware engineering.
Q.26. How is the MCA degree from IGNOU and is it recognized? Top
Ans. IGNOU provides an MCA program, but it does not make sense to go for a correspondence MCA, as there is not much acceptance for this in Industry.
Q.27. When are the admission forms of MCA Institutes available? Top
Ans. All this information is available on the website of SANMACS.
Q.28. I had no Math at plus two level. Am I eligible for MCA entrance tests? Top
Ans. Even if you had math at any stage after +2 level its O.K. However if you did not have math then you can apply to only a few good MCA Institutes.
Q.29. Are all the students taking coaching from SANMACS are selected? Top
Ans. A majority is able to crack the entrance. SANMACS is having impressive “over 80%” selection rate but individual differences do matter. You can visit Voyage of Success to assure you of a great selection.
Q.30. Why should I join Sanmacs Online MCA Entrance Coaching Program? Top
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Q.31. Does SANMACS has an alumni? Top
Ans. SANMACS has a very strong alumni association with thousands of Computer Professionals as its members. The SANMACSIANS are working in good S/W Companies all over world and are always eager to help their juniors.