HPU Shimla MCA Entrance Test 2016 Notification

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Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) invites application for MCA Entrance Test 2016

Himachal Pradesh University (Department of Computer Science) has released notification for HPU MCA Entrance Test 2016.

The Entrance Test will be conducted for MCA 2016 batch admission in Government/Private College affiliated to H.P. University for the academic year 2016-17.

Duration of the Course: 3 Years (6 Semesters)

Student Intake: Subsidized seats 30 + 01 (Reserved for a single child who is a girl); Non-subsidized seats 90; Total Seats 120+01+03.

HP University MCA Entrance Exam 2016  Important Dates

Last Date for the Submission of Application Forms in the office: 15th May 2016

Last Date of Submission of Hard Copy of the Application Form: 20th May 2016

Date of Entrance Test: 08th June 2016 (Wednesday, 02.00 PM to 04.00 PM)

Other Dates remain as notified earlier

Eligibility Criteria for HPU MCA 2016

Candidate 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)/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.

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 Awarness - 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 2016. 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.

MCA Exam Centres

Himachal Pradesh University 2016 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 Handicaped 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 estd by law in India.

How to Apply for HPU MCA Entrance Exam 2016 ?

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 2016.

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