BIT MCA 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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The **Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra,(BIT) Ranchi will conduct BIT MCA 2017 on June 4, 2017 and June 5, 2017**. It is an online computer based test held for taking admissions in full time MCA programs of BIT. The candidates get two hours for the examination. This **test comprises of 120 questions which are divided into four sections**. The **four sections are Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, English and Computer Awareness.** The **examination is of total 480 marks**. The Mathematics section carries 240 marks while each of Computer Awareness, English and Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning sections carry 80 marks each. Multiple choice questions are asked in this test with a negative marking scheme of one mark deduction for every wrong answer.

**BIT MCA 2017** will be conducted only in online mode.

The **duration for this exam is two hours**. There is no time limit assigned to any section. However, it is advisable to invest no more than a minute in each question irrespective of section.

**BIT MCA 2017 consists of four sections**. These sections are displayed below with their distribution of questions corresponding to them:

Section | Subject | No of Questions | Marks |
---|---|---|---|

A | Mathematics | 60 | 240 |

B | Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning | 20 | 80 |

C | Computer Awareness | 20 | 80 |

D | English | 20 | 80 |

Total | 120 | 480 |

The **duration for BIT MCA 2017 is 2 hours.** It will be conducted on online mode. This test comprises of 120 questions. Each question carries four marks. In every question, there are four options as answers to out of which the candidate are required to mark the correct one. For every correct answer, four marks are awarded to the candidates while one mark is deducted for every wrong answer. **From Mathematics section, 60 questions are asked. 20 questions are asked from each of Computer Awareness, English and Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning.**

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**BIT MCA 2017 comprises of 120 questions carrying four marks each**. The duration for this test is two hours. There is a negative marking scheme of deducting a mark for every wrong answer. No credit will be given for a question which has not been attempted.

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The **syllabus of BIT MCA 2017 comprises of 4 sections**. These sections are **Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, English and Computer Awareness.** These sections further include various topics. A detailed syllabus for BIT MCA 2017 is given below:

**Algebra:**Fundamental operations in Algebra, expansion, factorization, quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, binomial theorem, permutations and combinations, surds**Set Theory:**Sets and subsets, operations on sets, sequences, properties of integers, relations and functions**Matrix Algebra**: Elementary transformations, inverse of a matrix, rank, solution of simultaneous linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, quadratic forms**Co-ordinate Geometry**: Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinates, equations of a line, mid-point, intersections etc., equations of a circle, distance formulae, pair of straight lines, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola, simple geometric transformations such as translation, rotation, scaling.**Calculus:**Limit of functions, continuous functions, differentiation of function(s), tangents and normals, simple examples of maxima and minima, integration of function by parts, by substitution and by partial fraction, definite integral application to volumes and surfaces of frustums of a sphere, cone, cylinder, Taylor Series.**Differential Equations:**Differential equations of first order and their solutions, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, homogenous linear differential equations.**Vectors:**Position vector, addition and subtraction of vectors, scalar and vector products and their applications to simple geometrical problems and mechanics.**Trigonometry:**Simple identities, trigonometric equations, properties of triangles, solution of triangles, height and distance, inverse function**Probability and Statistics:**Basic concepts of probability theory, averages, dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, and measures of dispersions, skewness and kurtosis, random variable and distribution functions, mathematical expectations, binomial, Poisson, normal distributions, curve fitting, and principle of least squares, correlation and regression**Linear Programming:**Formulation of simple linear programming problems, basic concepts of graphical and simplex methods, revised simplex method, transportation and assignment problems, duality and integer programming

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Questions in this section will test logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and visio-spatial reasoning

**Computer Basics**: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input / output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back-up devices**Data Representation:**Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, 1’s and 2’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, normalized floating point representation, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams**Computer Architecture:**Block structure of computers, communication between processor and I / O devices, interrupts**Computer Language:**Assembly language and high-level language, Multiprogramming and time-sharing operating systems, Computer Programming in C.**Flow chart and Algorithms****Operating Systems**: Evolution of operating systems, types of operating systems, functions of an operating system, modern operating systems

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**Use of articles and prepositions**(fill in the blanks or correct use)**Idioms and phrases****Synonyms****Reading comprehension****Expansion of an idea****Sentence sequence**(jumbled sentences)**Completion of a sentence**(with choices)**Choice of appropriate word to fill in the blanks**(with options)**Abridging sentences / paragraphs.**

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For assisting in **preparation of BIT MCA 2017**, we provide a **list of books** recommended by us below:

- MCA Master of Computer Application Entrance Exam by R. Gupta
- The Pearson Guide to MCA Entrance Examinations by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
- BIT Online MCA Entrance Test by Amit M Agarwal
- A Complete Package for MCA Entrances Guide by Amit M Agarwal
- MCA Test: Master of Computer Application Entrance Test (Paperback)- Publisher: Upkar Prakashan
- A Complete Guide for M.C.A. Entrance Exam by R. S. Aggarwal

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