IGNOU MCA Admission, Eligibility, Fee, Courses, Programme Structure – IGNOU MCA 2022

IGNOU MCA 2022 (Master of Computer Applications) programme is of three years which is further divided into six semesters. The semester system approach has been applied for this programme by the university. The programme is divided into two semesters annually. The first semester spans from January to June month and the second semester is from July to December. The exams for the Jan-June semester are held in June whereas the term-end exams (TEE) for the July-December semester take place in December month. 

Due to the semester system, the students have full advantage to appear in any of the course exams in any of the semester subjects to complete the programme in minimum time as per instructions from the university. The total number of courses in this programme are 31 in number with a total credit of 108. The programme is available in English medium only.


IGNOU MCA Admission Procedure

IGNOU MCA Master of Computer Applications programme is one of the most demanding programmes in which students want to take admission. The admissions for this programme is provided by the IGNOU University in both January and July session.

The admission related advertisement is published in the local dailies and on the official website of the university: www.ignou.ac.in in the months of April-May. To get admission to this programme you need to visit your nearest IGNOU Regional Centre and get a prospectus from there.

The admission forms other required forms, enrollment cards are provided in the prospectus itself. You can also download the IGNOU MCA prospectus from the official website. we have provided the link on our website to download the latest Common Prospectus for all programmes. To download IGNOU Latest Common Prospectus 

IGNOU MCA Admission Form can also be filled out online as well from the official university website. The university also offers the ‘Round the Year Admission’ in this programme through its ‘walk-in Admission’ scheme. To download the IGNOU MCA walk-in Admission form.

IGNOU MCA Admission Status

Once you get admission to this programme, you can check your registration status on the university official website. In case you find any discrepancy, you can immediately contact your concerned regional centre.

Admission Eligibility

The candidate seeking admission in the Master of Computer Applications programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University must possess three years Bachelor Degree from any recognized University and he or she must have studied mathematics as one of the subjects at 10+2 level or graduation level else the candidate must need to pursue and pass the BCS-012 course concurrently with this programme. There is no need to pursue the BCS-012 course if have studied mathematics at the 10+2 level.

Course Duration

The student should pass or clear all the courses of this programme within the minimum duration of 3 years and maximum duration of 6 years.

Programme Fee

The total fee for this programme is Rs. 54,000/-. The fee is divided into Rs. 9000/- per semester. For the first semester, students need to pay Rs. 100 in addition to registration fees.The students who have not studied mathematics at 10+2 or graduation level need to pay an additional fee of Rs.1200/- for the BCS-012 course.

Note: Please confirm the latest fees for the programme as they may change over time.

Age Eligibility

There is no minimum and maximum age bar for this course.

Programme Objective

The programme has been designed with the main objective to fulfil the growing demand of software developers in the software industry. This programme also helps in preparing students for productive careers in the field of teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of the discipline.

The programme provides thorough knowledge about software technology to solve mathematical, computing, communications/networking.

Course Code Course Name Credits
MCS-011 Problem Solving and Programming 3
MCS-012 Computer Organisation and Assembly Language Programming 4
MCS-013 Discrete Mathematics 2
MCS-014 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MCS-015 Communication Skills 2
MCSL-016 Internet Concepts and Web design (Lab Course) 2
MCSL-017 C and Assembly Language Programming Lab 2

IGNOU MCA Second (2nd) Semester Assignments

IGNOU MCA Sixth (2nd) Semester Assignments
Course Code Course Name Credits
MCS-021 Data and File structures 4
MCS-022 Operating System concepts 4
MCS-023 Introduction to Database Management Systems 3
MCS-024 Object-Oriented Technology and Java Programming 3
MCSL-025 Lab (Data Structures using C, WINDOWS 2000, LINUX / UNIX, Java and MS? ACCESS, My SQL) 4

IGNOU MCA Third (3rd) Semester Assignments

IGNOU MCA Third (3rd) Semester Assignments
Course Code Course Name Credits
MCS-031 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4
MCS-032 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 3
MCS-033 Advanced Discrete Mathematics 2
MCS-034 Software Engineering 3
MCS-035 Accountancy and Financial Management 3
MCSL-036 Laboratory Course (For Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Engineering and Accountancy and Financial Management) 3

IGNOU MCA Fourth (4th) Semester Assignments

IGNOU MCA Fourth (4th) Semester Assignments
Course Code Course Name Credits
MCS-041 Operating Systems 4
MCS-042 Data Communication and Computer Networks 4
MCS-043 Advanced Database Management Systems 4
MCS-044 Mini Project 4
MCSL-045 Lab (UNIX and DBMS) 2

IGNOU MCA Fifth (5th) Semester Assignments

IGNOU MCA Fifth (5th) Semester Assignments
Course Code Course Name Credits
MCS-051 Advanced Internet Technologies 3
MCS-052 Principles of Management and Information Systems 2
MCS-053 Computer Graphics and Multimedia 4
MCS-054 Lab (based on MCS 51 and MCS 53) 2

IGNOU MCA Sixth (6th) Semester Assignments

IGNOU MCA Sixth (6th) Semester Assignments
Course Code Course Name Credits
MCSP-060 Project16

IGNOU MCA Assignments:

Students need to submit the IGNOU MCA solved assignments for each course before submitting the term end exam form and the last date of submission. These assignments will be assessed by a counsellor at the concerned study centre.
These assignment marks constitute 30% of total marks in final exam results. So, the students to take this assignment task very seriously. It is very important to attain good assignment marks by writing good answers. It will help in achieving a good percentage. 
To download Master of Computer Applications programme assignment question papers, you can visit the IGNOU official website at: www.ignou.ac.in

IGNOU MCA Previous Year Question Papers

IGNOU MCA Term End Exams are conducted 2 times a year. The exams are conducted in June for January Session and in December for July Session. For these term end exam (TEE) preparation, the MCA previous year question papers are very helpful.
The students can get a fair enough idea about the exam pattern and the important questions they should prepare for the exam. The university provides the Master of Computer Applications previous five-year question papers on its official website for the student’s convenience.

IGNOU MCA Hall Ticket

Ten days before the IGNOU MCA Term End Exams in June or December starts, the university provides the link to students to download MCA hall ticket / admit card from the university official website.
Without the admit card or hall ticket, students are not allowed to sit in the examination hall. The IGNOU MCA Hall Ticket consists of students names, enrollment numbers, course code with exam dates mentioned on it. To download the Hall ticket, You can visit here: Download IGNOU MCA Hall Ticket

IGNOU MCA Grade Card / Result

After the MCA Term-end Exams are over, it takes almost 45 days for the university to publish the IGNOU MCA Master of Computer Applications result for June or December Term End Exams. The answer sheet for these exams is sent to different study centres for checking.
Sometimes, it takes a little more time than 45 days to publish results as the huge number of answer sheets need to be checked by authorised university checkers. Some students apply for the early declaration of the result. For these students, the exam result is published soon after the exams are over.
The complete result for all the previous or current semester exams can be checked in the form of a grade card. IGNOU MCA Grade Card consists of details about the Term-end Exam, Practical and Theory marks. To check your grade card: Click Here
To check your IGNOU MCA Term End Exam result, You can visit here: Click Here.

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