# MAH MCA CET 2013 Examination Pattern & Syllabus

MAH MCA CET 2013 will be conducted **online** at exam centres, with all questions being multiple choice objective type. Questions are in English only. There are two papers (each 45 minutes) worth 100 marks each with 25 questions on each paper. The two papers are General Aptitude (GA) and Computer Concepts (CC).**Marking Scheme**

Each correct answer carries four marks. For each incorrect response, one negative mark is given. Unanswered questions are marked zero.

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**MAH MCA CET 2013 Syllabus**

**General Aptitude**

The main objective of this paper is to assess the general aptitude of the candidate to pursue a computer applications and software profession.

The questions in this paper will cover: logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, high school mathematics, vocabulary, English comprehension and verbal ability. A good grasp of the following topics of high school mathematics (up to the 12th standard) will be useful:

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

**Co-ordinate Geometry:** Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinates, equations of a line, mid point, intersections etc., equations of a circle, distance formulae, pair of straight lines, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola, simple geometric transformations such as translation, rotation, scaling.

**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 and Statistics:** Basic concepts of probability theory, Averages, Dependent and independent events, frequency distributions, and measures of dispersions, skewness and kurtosis, random variable and distribution functions, mathematical expectations, Binomial, Poisson, normal distributions, curve fitting, and principle of least squares, correlation and regression.

**Arithmetic: **Ratios and proportions, problems on time-work, distance-speed, percentage, etc.

**Basic Set Theory and Functions: **Set, relations and mappings.

**Mensuration: **areas, triangles and quadrilaterals, area and circumference of circles, volumes and surface areas of simple solids such as cubes, spheres, cylinders and cones.

**Computer Concepts**

**Computer Basics: **Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Structure of instructions in CPU, input / output devices, computer memory, memory organization, backup devices.

**Data Representation: **Representation of characters, integers, and fractions, binary and hexadecimal representations, Binary Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, signed arithmetic and two’s complement arithmetic, floating point representation of numbers, normalized floating point representation, Boolean algebra, truth tables, Venn diagrams.

**Computer Architecture: **Block structure of computers, communication between processor and I / O devices, interrupts.

**Computer Language: **Assembly language and high level language, Multiprogramming and time sharing operating systems, Computer Programming in C.

**Operating System basics:** Multiprogramming and timesharing operating systems.