Bachelor in Computer Application

BCA (Bachelor in Computer Application) is a three-year undergraduate course that deals with information technology and computer applications. . BCA provides various opportunities to the students who wish to pursue their career in IT and software.

Any student who completes their 12th or equivalent with any stream (Science/Commerce/Arts) and scores 50% or above can apply for BCA.  According to some colleges, students must have Maths or Computer in the 12th. But some colleges don’t need this criterion. But English is a compulsory subject in all.


Eligibility: 12th or equivalent

Course Level: Graduate

Compulsory subject: English (Some college require Maths/Computer)

Minimum Marks: 50%

Admission: Merit/Entrance Test


Some colleges or Institutes take their Entrance test to give admission to the BCA program. On the other hand, some colleges or institutes give admission on the base of merit.

Entrance Exam

Students who want to complete their BCA offered by top Universities, have to clear the entrance exam. Some entrance exams taken by some famous Universities are as follows.

IPU CET BCA (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University)

KIITEE BCA (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University)

LUCSAT BCA (Lucknow University)

PESSAT (PES University)

Job Role

After completing the BCA program, one can seek a job in both the public and private sectors. Various companies, organizations, and MNCs offer a job to BCA candidates. Some of the top MNCs that hire BCA graduates are Wipro, Infosys, HCL Technologies, TCS,  Tech Mahindra, etc. Even students can apply for govt jobs offered by many departments for IT candidates. There are various job roles a student can adopt after BCA.

System Engineer

Junior Programmer

Software Tester and Debugger

Software Developer

Web Developer

System Administerator

Further Study

If students want to go for further study in the field of computers or IT,  they can opt for MCA. MCA is a professional Master’s Degree in computer science. The duration of this course was 3 years earlier. But now the duration of the Masters of Computer Application (MCA) has been reduced from three years to two years from the session of  2020-21. Some Entrance exam for MCA are: