HP University MCA Entrance Exam 2017 - Notification, Eligibility, Dates

Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) MCA Entrance Test 2017 Notification


Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University has released notification for HPU MCA Entrance Test. The Entrance Test is conducted for MCA 2017 batch for the admission to Department of Computer Science, HP University Shimla, Regional Centre Dharmshala, K.L.B.D.A.V. Girls College for Technology, Palampur affiliated to H.P. University

Interested candidates can check all the details related to HPU MCA Entrance Test 2017 like application form, schedule, eligibility, admit card, exam pattern, result and counselling are given here below.

Duration of the Course - 3 years (6 Semesters)

Student Intake

Subsidized Seats: 30 + 01 (Reserved for a single child who is a girl migrants)

Non-subsidized Seats: 90

Ward of H.P University Employee: 03

Total Seats in MCA Course: 120 + 02 + 02 + 03

Few Supernumerary seats for foreign National who apply through ICCR are also available as per H.P. University Rules

HPU MCA Entrance 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST) from a University established by law in India, with Mathematics at +2 level (or)
BCA/B. Sc. (IT)/ B. Sc. (Computer Science)/B.Sc. Physical Science(Computer Science)/ B.A. with Computer Science/B.Sc. Honours with Computer Science or any graduate with computers as one of the subject in all the three years of graduation with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST) from a University established by law in India

Age Limit

Maximum age limit for admission to MCA Course is 26 years for general category, 29 years for SC/ST category and 28 years for girl candidates, as on the 01st July of the year concerned

The Vice-Chancellor may permit age relaxation up to a maximum of six months

HPU MCA Entrance 2017 Important Dates

Online filling up of MCA Entrance Application form commences from: 25th Apr 2017

Last date for filling up the ONLINE MCA Entrance Application Form: 20th May 2017

Last date for submitting the hard copy of MCA Entrance Application Form in the office of Computer Science Dept. by Post (through registered post only) or by hand is: 05th May 2017

Admit Cards download begins on with effect from 24th May 2017

Date of Entrance Examination: 31st May 2017

Declaration of Result: 17th June 2017

Schedule of Counselling (Subsidized Seats): 01st July 2017

Schedule of Counselling (Non-Subsidized Seats): 10th July 2017

Schedule of Counselling to Regional Centre Dharmashala: 22nd July 2017 onwards

HPU MCA Entrance 2017 Admission Procedure

The admission to MCA course will be made on the basis of merit of the Entrance Examination (written test) conducted by HP University.

The written test will consist of one paper of 130 marks and of 2 hours duration and shall include the following four sections:

Section-A: General logical ability & aptitude - 40 marks

Section-B: Mathematics of +2 level 50 marks

Section-C: Basics of Computer and its Awareness - 25 marks

Section-D: General English - 15 marks

The minimum qualifying marks in the Entrance Exam (Written Test) for subsidized as well as non-subsidized seats will be 35% i.e. 46 marks out of total of 130 marks & no minimum qualifying marks limit in case of SC/ST.


The counselling shall be held in the H.P. University campus for admission to the MCA course 2017. Candidates are required to check the website of the Dept. (www.hpucs.ac.in)

No separate result cards and intimation regarding counselling shall be sent to the candidates; the counselling shall be held strictly as per the duly published counselling schedule posted on the website

HPU MCA Entrance 2017 Exam Centres

Himachal Pradesh University 2017 Entrance Test for admission to the MCA course shall be held at the following centres:

a) H.P. University Campus, Summer Hill, Shimla

b) Government College, Mandi

c) Government College, Hamirpur

d) H.P. University Regional Centre, Dharamshala, Kangra

The University reserves the right to allot any exam centre to the candidate irrespective of the choice given by the candidate.

Seats Reservation

Subsidized Seats:

a) (i) 15% and 7.5% of the seats shall be reserved for bonafide Himachali SC/ST candidates respectively who have passed the qualifying exam from any University established by law in India which is equivalent to the qualifying exam of HP University.

(ii) 3% of the seats shall be reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates who are Himachal Pradesh Domicile.

b) The remaining seats shall be filled as under:

i) 25% seats shall be open to all the candidates irrespective of the institution from where they have passed their qualifying exam, in which the graduates of this University shall also be eligible.

ii) 75% of the seats shall be filled out of the candidates who have passed their qualifying exam from H.P University or H.P Krishi Vishvavidyalaya or Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Himachal Pradesh Technical University.

iii) One supernumerary seat shall be reserved for Himachali bonafide only/single child who is a girl. In this respect, an affidavit issued by a competent authority shall have to be submitted.

Non-Subsidized Seats:

The eligibility for admission to the Courses against these seats will be the same as provided for other candidates. The admission to these seats will be made on the merit of marks obtained in the Entrance Test

15% and 7.5% of the seats shall be reserved for bonafide Himachali SC/ST candidates respectively who have passed the qualifying exam from any University est. by law in India

All the applicants are advised to read the Prospectus/information brochure of Computer Science Dept., H.P. University, Shimla-171005 in PDF Format Available on www.hpucs.ac.in or www.hpuniv.in, carefully and also ensure their eligibility in terms of the conditions/provisions mentioned in the information brochure

Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding with the ONLINE filling of MCA Entrance Application Form 2017

The applicants are required to submit the fee in the form of a DD or IPO of Rs.1000/- for General Category and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/IRDP/ANTODAYA in favour of Chairman, Department of Computer Science, H.P. University, Shimla Payable at Shimla

For more details, please visit website of the Dept.: www.hpucs.ac.in or http://hpuniv.nic.in

HPU Himachal Pradesh University Shimla

Department of Computer Science, H.P. University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh University, (NAAC Accredited ‘A’ Grade University), Computer Science Dept., H.P. University, Shimla-171005, Website www.hpucs.ac.in or http://hpuniv.nic.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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