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MAH MCA CET Exam Pattern

Though the latest syllabus of MAH-MCA-CET 2017 is not available, you can still get some idea from the MAH-MCA-CET 2016 exam. The MAH-MCA-CET 2016 examination comprises of two papers (objective type) of 90 minutes duration viz. General Aptitude (GA) and Computer Concepts (CC). The question paper for the CET will be set in English only. Translations in any other language will not be available. The CET would be comprised of two papers of 25 marks each and each of 45 minutes duration.


Please note that there is negative marking system. Each correct answer will carry 4 marks. Each wrong answer will carry 1 negative mark. Unanswered questions will carry zero marks.

Check out the MAH-MCA-CET 2017  exam pattern below: 

Number of Sections



Name of Sections

General Aptitude and Computer Concepts

Total Questions


Questions in each section


Total Marks


Marks allotted for each section


Marking scheme:

Maximum Marks


Marks awarded for each correct answer

4 Marks

Negative Marking

One Mark for every incorrect answer

Non-attempted Questions

Not assessed


General Aptitude

The main objective of this paper is to assess the general aptitude of the candidate to pursue a computer applications and software profession.

The questions in this paper will cover: logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, high school mathematics, vocabulary, English comprehension and verbal ability. A good grasp of the following topics of high school mathematics (up to the 12th standard) will be useful:

Algebra: Fundamental operations in Algebra, Expansion, factorization, Quadratic equations, indices, logarithms, arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions, binomial theorem, permutations and combinations.

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.

Differential Equations: Differential equations of first order and their solutions, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, homogenous linear differential equations.

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.

Arithmetic: Ratios and proportions, problems on time-work, distance-speed, percentage, etc.

Basic Set Theory and Functions: Set, relations and mappings.

Mensuration: areas, triangles and quadrilaterals, area and circumference of circles, volumes and surface areas of simple solids such as cubes, spheres, cylinders and cones.

Computer Concepts

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input / output devices, computer memory, memory organization, backup devices.

Data Representation: Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, signed arithmetic and two’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.

Operating System basics: Multiprogramming and timesharing operating systems.

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