PU MCA 2021: Examination Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

The Punjab University is one of the old Universities in India which is situated in Chandigarh. The University has huge campus that offers various courses for higher education. The University is setting up the entrance examination PU MCA 2021 to select the best students for MCA courses. The PU MCA 2021 is a PG level University based entrance examination. The interested applicants are invited to submit their applications before the due date mentioned below. All other important details can be checked from this article.

Examination Dates- PU MCA 2021

The examination dates gives you the entire schedule starting from the release of notification till the admission process completed. The dates for the key activities of the entrance exam PU MCA 2021 are-

Key Events Examination Dates
Application process will starts from April 2021
Winding up of the application process May 2021
Commencement of downloading of hall tickets June 2021
Entrance Examination Date June 2021
Declaration of result July 2021

Eligibility Criteria- PU MCA 2021

The eligibility criteria are the minimum requirements needed to apply for the entrance exam. These criteria are decided by the PU that has to be fulfilled by the appearing applicants.

  • The applicants have to pass 3 years Bachelor degree in any stream scoring minimum 50% marks and with Mathematics at 12th standard or at Bachelor’s degree from Punjab University.
  • The minimum age required to apply for PU MCA 2021 is 21 years.
  • For M.Tech course, the applicants have to clear B.E or B.Tech from relevant stream scoring at least 50% in aggregate except for M.Tech in Polymer which requires 60% marks.
  • The applicants wish to apply for LLM must have qualified 3 years LLB course or B.A.LLB or B.Com or equivalent degree from a recognized educational board scoring minimum 55% aggregate marks (50% for reserved categories).

How to apply- PU MCA 2021

The release date for the application forms will be revealed once the official notification is published by the University. The website to follow for the application process is www.puch.ac.in. To start the application process, you need to create a login ID & password to fill the application form. The application forms can only be submitted through online mode.

To pay the application fee, the bank slip has to be downloaded from the website. The fee can be paid at any branch of SBI bank. The application fee is different for different categories.

  • For General category the application fee is Rs. 1760/-
  • For reserved categories the fee is Rs. 880/-
  • For more than one form the application fee is Rs. 770/- (for all categories)

Examination Pattern- PU MCA 2021

The examination pattern briefs you the blue print of the question paper of PU MCA 2021. This detail is very helpful for the applicants to plan their study according to the pattern of question paper.

  • The duration of the PU MCA 2021 will be given 2 hours & 30 minutes.
  • In the entrance examination, the total number of questions asked will be 150 and total marks assigned will also be 150.
  • There will be total 4 sections in the questions paper- GK, Mathematics/Computer Science, General English & Mental & Numerical test. The distribution of questions for all the sections is as follows-
Section Number of question Total Marks
GK 30 30
General English 30 0
Mental & Numerical Test 30 30
Mathematics/Computer Science 60 60

Release of Hall Tickets- PU MCA 2021

It is expected that the hall tickets will be issued in June 2021 which can be obtained from the website by entering your login ID & password. The hall tickets are not only required to write the examination but it is required until the admission process is over. The admit cards has to be checked after downloading to notify the mistake (if any). If there is any mistake get it corrected by approaching the examination authority.

Score Card- PU MCA 2021

The examination result will be released by the authority at the official website, however the score cards will also be issued separately. The applicants must note that there will be no re-assessment organized by the authority. The authority will disclose the merit list based on the marks obtained by the applicants in PU MCA 2021.

Cut Offs- PU MCA 2021

To qualify the entrance examination, the applicants must score the cut offs specified by the university. Based on last year’s cut off marks 20% was assigned for general category, whereas for reserved categories it was 15%. The final merit list for admission will be calculated by the relevant departments. The selected applicants will get admission to the MCA courses of post-graduate level.


The dates for the counseling will be updated at the website of the university. The counseling fee has to be paid to attend the procedure that can be paid through any of these modes- online or offline. You need to choose the college where you wish to get admission but the seats will only be allotted on the basis of availability. After the allotment of the seat, the applicants have to resent at the allotted college along with the required documents.


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