HPU MCA Entrance Test 2020: Last Date, Eligibility & Interview


HPU MCA Entrance Test 2020: The Himachal Pradesh University conducts HPU MCA Entrance Test for admission into MCA course at University. The last date to submit the application form is  May 2020. MCA (Master of Computer Applications) is a professional master’s degree in computer science that provides the students with a theoretical as well as practical training to a student.

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About Himachal Pradesh University

A State University Accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC and was founded in 1970. University Major Thrust-Research Areas is Integrated Himalayan Studies and Application of Biotechnology in Forestry, Agriculture and Horticulture along with other courses.

HPU MCA Entrance Test 2020 Important Dates

Particulars Dates
Availability of Application Form March 2020
Last date to submit the Application form May 2020
Availability of Admit card May 2020
Entrance Exam May 2020
Declaration of Result June 2020
Counselling starts July 2020

How to fill HPU MCA Entrance Test 2020 Application Form?

  1. Fill the online application form from the official website.- www.hpuniv.nic.in.
  2. Do the online Payment of 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.

HPU MCA Entrance Test 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The applying candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST) from a University established 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 in India.

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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 of 01st July of the then academic year.

HPU MCA Entrance Test 2020 Exam Pattern

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:

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Section Subjects Marks
A. General logical ability & aptitude 40 Marks
B. Mathematics of +2 level 50 Marks
C. Basics of Computer and its Awareness 25 Marks
D. General English 15 Marks
Total 130 Marks


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

The first section tests your analytical ability. Practising these questions will widen the thinking ability of the students and help sharpen the mind.
The second section consists of the mathematical ability questions for which the candidates should thoroughly practice mental mathematics questions.
The third section evaluates the candidate on communication ability. These questions may seem easy but actually, are difficult to attempt and require a lot of practice as they are highly confusing.

Himachal Pradesh University 2020 Entrance Test Exam Centres

The Himachal Pradesh University 2020 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.

Exam and Interview Schedule

The schedule for counselling to Regional Centre Dharmshala, K.L.B.D.A.V Girls College Of Technology, Palampur Affiliated to H.P. University will be held in the Department of Computer Science, H.P. University, Shimla-5 on the following dates:

S.No. Date of Interview/ Admission Time for reporting
1 July 2020 10:00 A.M. to  2:00 P.M
2 July 2020 10:00 A.M. to  2:00 P.M
3 July 2020 10:00 A.M. to  2:00 P.M
4 July 2020 10:00 A.M. to  2:00 P.M
5 August 2020 10:00 A.M. to  2:00 P.M
6 August 2020 10:00 A.M. to  2:00 P.M


HPU MCA Counselling  2020

HPU MCA Counselling will start in July 2020 for all the candidates, Students can check there result/marks and according to it can go for counselling for admission, HPU MCA Result released in June 2020.

HPU MCA Interview will start in July 2020

Seats and Reservation

Student Intake
Subsidized Seats: 30 + 01 (Reserved for a single child who is a girl migrant)
Non-subsidized Seats: 90
Ward of H.P University Employee: 03
Total Seats in MCA Course: 120 + 02 + 02 + 03 .

There are various norms for the Subsidised and Non Subsidised seats according to the university rules.

HPU MCA Entrance Test 2020 Highlights

Name of Exam:  HPU MCA Admission Test 2020
Conducting Authority:  Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University.
Course Offered:  Master of Computer Applications
Mode of Application: Online

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