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    How to do BCA and MCA without maths as a main subject in 12 class

    Planning to study BCA and MCA after XII Commerce without Maths? Searching for the eligibility criteria online? Our ISC experts shall provide you with guidance to implement your plans.

    I have chosen commerce with ip as my 12th subject. Because of some reasons I was not able to take maths but my maths is good. I have scored 95 in maths in 10 board and now I want to do BCA and MCA .
    Am I eligible to get degrees in both BCA and MCA since then I could easily to get a job?
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  • You need to complete BCA before going for MCA. So, let's concentrate on BCA first. The eligibility criteria for BCA is 10+2 from a recognized board and Maths in 10+2 is not mandatory in many of them. Few universities ask for a minimum 45% -50% marks in aggregate in 10+2.

    1)There are many universities offering BCA programs, one of them is IGNOU, though it is an open university but among the top ones.

    Here eligibility criteria is 10+2, and they do not require Maths as the main subject, there is no age bar for admission. The minimum duration of the course is 3 years and maximum duration is 6 years, the total course fee is Rs. 30000/- .

    2) You can study BCA from DAV College, Chandigarh, affiliated to Punjab University.

    Here eligibility criteria is 10+2 in any discipline with 50% marks. In matriculation, i.e; in class 10, you should have Maths as one of the subjects. The duration of the course is 3 years and total course fee is Rs. 1.05 Lakh.


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  • 1. Most of the universities in India don't require Mathematics at XIIth Standard for admission in BCA or in MCA. However, admission in BCA and in MCA is subject to securing good ranks in the entrance test in most of the universities.

    2. If you secure good rank in the entrance test of any good university, you can take admission in BCA. The quantitative aptitude portion in the entrance test consists of Mathematics upto the level of Xth standard of any recognized Board of India.

    3. You have to make an extra effort in BCA and later in MCA to cope up with Mathematics. But as you have studied Information Practise at XIIth level, I think that you can manage very well in spite of some initial problem.

    4. As you are eligible for admission in BCA in India, make a sincere effort to clear the entrance test at the first instance.

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  • In order to get admission for BCA course, Mathematics is not the compulsory subject to be included in your class twelve examination. However, you need to secure a minimum of 50 percent at the twelve stage so that you may get an offer for BCA from a well reputed university. Some universities conduct written test in order to scrutinise the candidates meaning thereby you should at least secure a better ranking in the test.
    Later MCA can be persued with a renowned university provided you could secure impressive marks at all the semesters. If there is the provision of the written test for MCA course, you need to clear the test with brilliant marks so as to get admission without facing any struggle.
    Mathematics though not essential for perusal for BCA and MCA course, a sound grasp in Mathematics would help you in better understanding of the computer - inputs.

  • There are many colleges where you can apply for admission for BCA and depending upon the result of the entrance test you will be able to secure a seat in one of those institutions. As Mathematics in 10+2 is an eligibility criterion in some of these institutes you have to filter the institutions accordingly while applying for BCA. Please make a note that in many colleges 'Informatics Practice' in place of 'Mathematics' is also acceptable.

    You can visit the school section in this site (ISC) itself or go to other education related sites where you will be able to pin point the colleges which are suitable to you as per your choice and other logistic considerations.

    Some of the good colleges where Mathematics as a subject in 10+2 is not a criterion for BCA are as follows -

    (1) GLS Institute of Computer Application, Ahmedabad.

    (2) IIFA Multimedia, Bangalore.

    (3) National Institute of Management, Mumbai.

    (4) Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, New Delhi.

    (5) St George College of Management Science and Nursing, Bangalore.

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  • The mathematical background is very important for BCA. There are some universities in our country which are offering BCA course to non-mathematics students also. But the students have to work very hard to cope up with the subjects in BCA. So a person who is from other fields should work extra hours in the subject of mathematics.
    What I suggest is concentrate on the entrance test and get admission in BCA course in any good University college. But work hard during the vacations and try to understand the Mathematics syllabus of 12th by attending some tuition or coaching centre. Definitely, that will give you an additional advantage and you can easily cope up with the subject.

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  • BCA is a graduation course in the field of computer applications. Duration of the course is 3 years. New eligibility criteria's are defined by the universities as per rule, Many of the institutes are takes only those candidates who should possess a certificate in computer science. Eligibility criteria for BCA course is :

    *Candidate must have complete 10th class examination or equivalent.
    *The candidates should have pursued the science subjects.
    *The minimum marks in 10+2 standard should be minimum 50%.
    *Most institutes insist candidates should have pursued mathematics during 12th standard.

    After completing bachelor degree in computer applications(BCA) can either go for master level degree or the MBA program. The option selected by most of the students will be to study the MCA course. The MBA is another option that can be selected by the students.

    You can do both courses in a regular mode or in distance mode. For distance learning, IGNOU is the best university.

    Here are the list of best colleges that offer BCA(Bachelor of Computer Application) :

    1. Kristu Jayanti College : K Narayanapura, Kothanur (PO), Bengaluru, Karnataka 560077
    Website :
    Contact no : 080 2846 5611

    2. GLS Smt. Induben & Ratilal K Desai Institute of Computer Applications : GLS Campus Off C G, Chimanlal Girdharlal Rd, Ellisbridge, Gujarat 380006
    Contact no : 079 2644 7638

    3. Vivekananda institute of professional studies : AU- Block, Outer Ring Road, Pitampura, Delhi, 110034
    Contact no : 011 2734 3402
    Website :

    4. St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management : Khurrampur, Farrukh Nagar, HailyMandi Road, Gurgaon, Haryana 122506
    Contact no : 1800 270 4877

    5. fairfield Institute of Technology and Management : Kapashera, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
    Contact no : 011 2506 3209

    6. Dewan Institute of Management Studies :
    On Mussoorie By Pass Road, NH-58 Partapur Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
    Contact no : +91-7906156780

    In only few colleges it is necessary to have maths subjects in last qualification exam in 10+2. So you can go through online and check eligibilty first of each college and choose the best college after reading the reviews written by students who studied there. There are some websites like htcampus. com, collegedunia. com,,, etc where you can read out eligibilty of each college for admission in BCA course.

  • BCA is a three-year course that is potentially equality to a B.Tech and B.E if done for a reputed college or university for further PG studies and good job prospectus.

    There would be an entrance exam for admission to this course. One of the eligibility criteria is 45%-50% average score in the 12th exams from any stream. Maths is not mandatory for admission as many colleges do not insist on mathematics.

    So, you will get an entry to BCA but I suggest you to keep studying mathematics because in the long run a BCA without mathematics is not every sound start for understanding many of the programs and moving on to PG which is MCA.

    So, I suggest please start practicing mathematics for the 12th class level and if possible have a short-term computer certification program. This will give you weightage to get an entry into the BCA program. Since you are good in maths, this should not be a problem.

    In BCA you will have maths in at least 4 semesters of the 6, so, keep up with the required knowledge and you will do well.

    Since I don't know which state you intend to study from, I would say that there are many colleges in India that offer you BCA for science and commerce stream students.

    You can check the colleges in your region and state and then research for the ranking, academic support, fees, faculty to student ratio and student performance (
    make a list like this and then compare between them on the above-mentioned points.
    Christ University, Banglore
    Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune
    Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
    Institute of Management Studies, Noida
    Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
    Sikkim Manipal University
    St. Xavier's College, Jaipur
    Manipal University, Jaipur

    Moving on to MCA after BCA from a recognized, reputed college should not be an issue.

  • Here is eligibility criteria of B.C.A. in Maharashtra and I am sure it should be similar in other states.
    Out of first 3 criteria and 4th,5th together , any one of it needs to be fulfilled.
    1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) or its equivalent Examination with 45% marks (40% for reserved category candidate as per maharashtra state government rules) and English as one of the Subjects.
    2. Three year Diploma Course (after S.S.C.) of Board of Technical Education conducted by Government of maharashtra or its equivalent.
    3. Two year Diploma Courses in Pharmacy (after H.S.C.) of Board of Technical Education conducted by
    Government of Maharashtra or its equivalent.
    4. Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) Examination with 45% marks and any Vocational subject at (10+2) level.
    5. Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) Vocational (MCVC)- Minimum Competency based vocational
    course Examination with 45% marks (40% for reserved category candidate as per maharashtra state goverment
    rules). Every Eligible Candidate has to pass Common Entrance Test Conducted by University Of Pune / Association of Colleges of the Entrance Test Conducted by a College with prior permission of University of Pune.

    Your question answer is in 1st criteria , you can note English is compulsory.

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