




MCA ENTRANCE NOTIFICATION 

VELLORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, VELLORE  MCA 2014 

Syllabus for MCA Entrance Examination 

GENERAL ENGLISH: Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidates’ general understanding of the English language. There will be questions on the following topics. Comprehension, Vocabulary, Basic English G rammar (li ke usage of correct forms of verbs, prepositions and articles), Word power, Synonyms and Antonyms, Meanings of words and phrases, Technical writing. 

MATHEMATICS : 

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

Calculus : Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, indeterminate forms and L'Hospital rule, Maxima and minima, Taylor's series, Newton’s method for finding roots of polynomials. Fundamental and mean valuetheorems of integral calculus. Simpson’s rule, total derivatives, Lagrange method of multipliers, sequence and series, tests for convergence, power series, Fourier Series 

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: Probability theory, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, and measures of dispersions, Skewness and Kurtosis, random variable and distribution functions, mathematical expectations, Binomial, Poisson, normal distributions. 

Date Structures: Arrays, Stacks, Queues, linked Lists. Sorting techniques, Searching Techniques, Trees and Graph terminology and representation in memory, binary search tree, traversal techniques of graphs and Trees. 

Computer Networks: Network models, Internet model, OSI model, Physical Layer, Analog and Digital Signals, Analog and Digital Transmission, Coding, Sampling. Data Link Layer, Error detection and correction, Data link control and Protocols, Stop and wait, Gobackn, Selective repeat. Network Layer, Internetworks, Addressing, unicast and multicast routing. 

Principles of Programming: Data types, Declarations, Expressions, statements and symbolic constants, inputOutput functions. Operators and expressions: Arithmetic, unary, logical, bitwise, assignment and conditional operators. Control statements: While, dowhile, for statements, nested loops, if else, switch, break, Continue, and goto statements, comma operators. Storage types: Automatic, external, register and static variables. Functions: Defining and accessing, passing arguments, Function prototypes, Recursion, Library functions, Static functions. 

Database Management Systems: File organization techniques, database approach, data models, DBMS architecture; data independence, ER model, relational data models, SQL, normalization and functional dependencies, RDBMS. 

Operating System: Process management, Process States, Process Control Block, Process and Threads, Processor Scheduling, Scheduling algorithm, Deadlock, Memory management, Virtual memory concepts paging and segmentation File organization, Blocking and buffering, file descriptor, File and Directory structures, I/O Devices. 

Computer Architecture: Boolean algebra and computer arithmetic, flipflops, design of combinational and sequential circuits, instruction formats, addressing modes, interfacing peripheral devices, types of memory and their organization, interrupts and exceptions. Von Neumann Computer, System Bus. Instruction Cycle, Data Representation, Machine instruction and Assembly Language. 









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