Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) MCA Syllabus

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) MCA Syllabus Syllabus

To prepare better for the Jamia Millia Islamia Entrance Exam, candidates need to understand the JMI exam pattern, marking scheme, and syllabus in order to ace the test. Candidates need to carefully go through the syllabus to understand the subject and its courses before appearing for the entrance exam. Candidates can go through the below-mentioned courses and subjects according to the program applied for.



Format - Multiple Choice Questions

CategoryDistribution of Questions (approx.)
Mathematics (CBSE / 10+2 Level)40%
Computer Fundamental and Awareness40%

1. Mathematics:

Sets, Relations and Functions
Sets and their representations, Subsets, operation on sets; Ordered pairs, Cartesian product of sets domain, co-domain and range; Types of relations & functions; Typical functions, sum, difference, product, and quotients of functions. 
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
Real and complex numbers, Quadratic equations and their solutions, algebraic properties of complex numbers, Argand plane and polar representation of complex numbers, Statement of fundamental theorem of Algebra, Solutions in the complex number system.
 Binomial Theorem
Statement and proof, positive integral indices, Pascals triangle, General and middle term in binomial expansion, simple applications.
Permutations and Combinations
Fundamental principle of counting, Factorial, Permutations and combinations, derivation of formulae and their connections, simple applications; Multiplication theorem on probability, Conditional probability, independent events, total probability, Bayes theorem, Random variable, and its probability distribution, mean and variance of haphazard variable. Repeated independent (Bernoulli) trials and Binomial distribution.
Sequence and SeriesArithmetic progression, arithmetic mean, Geometric progression, general term of a G.P., sum of n terms of a GP., Geometric mean, relation between A.M. and G.M., Sum to n terms of the special series.
Mathematical Reasoning
Mathematically acceptable statements, connecting words/phrases and their uses: Validating the contradiction, converse and contrapositive.
Measure of dispersion: mean deviation, variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped data. Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances.
Matrices and Determinants
Concept, notation, order, equality, types of matrices, zero matrix, transpose of  matrix, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrices; Addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication of matrices, simple properties of addition. Multiplication and scalar multiplication; Non-commutatively of multiplication of matrices and existence of non-zero matrices, elementary row and column operations, Invertible matrices; Determinants, properties of determinants, minors, cofactors and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix,. Consistency, inconsistency, solving system of linear equations.
Limits, Continuity, Derivatives and their applications
Derivative and intuitive idea of limit, the definition of the derivative, relate it to slope of tangent of the curve, Continuity and differentiability, derivative of sum, difference, product and quotient of functions. Derivatives of polynomial and trigonometric functions, derivative of composite functions, chain rule, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, derivative of implicit function. Concepts of exponential, logarithmic functions, common Derivatives, Logarithmic differentiation. Second-order derivatives.
Applications of Derivatives
Related to rate of change, increasing/decreasing functions, tangents and normal, errors and approximation, maxima and minima.
Integrals and their applications
Integration as inverse process of differentiation, integration of a variety of functions by substitution, by partial fractions and by parts, simple integrals, Application of integrals in finding the area under simple curves especially lines, arcs of circles, parabolas/ellipse/hyperbolas, area between two said curves.
Differential EquationDefinition, order and degree, General and Particular solutions of a differential equation, Formation of differential equations, Solution by method of separation of variables, homogenous differential equations of first order and first degree, Solutions of Linear differential equations.
Linear Programming
Introduction, related terminologies such as constraints, objective functions, optimization, different types of Linear Programming (L.P) problems, mathematical formulation of LP problems, graphical method of solution for problems in two variables, feasible and  infeasible regions, feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (up to three non-trivial constraints)


2. Computer Fundamental and Awareness:  

Computer Fundamentals and Awareness
Basic Computing Systems, Computer Organization and Architecture, Layers of a computing System, History of Computing, Computing Software, stored-Program concept, and von Neumann Architecture. Fetch Execute Cycle, Input-Output Devices, Mouse, Keyboard, Touch Screens. 
Data representation and Logic Gates
Binary Values and Computers, Data and Computers, Analog and Digital Data, and Binary representation.
Number systems: Binary, Octal, Decimal, and Hexadecimal. Conversions of Data from one Number System to another Number System, Representation of Numeric Data - Negatives and Real Data Representation.
Representing Texts - ASCII and Unicode Character Sets. Binary Arithmetic - Addition and Subtraction of Numbers in Different Number Systems.
Gates and Circuits: Computers and Electricity. Logic Gates and Circuits: AND, OR, NOT, XOR, NAND, and NOR Gates. Gate Processing; Gates with More Inputs; Constructing Gates; Transistors; Circuits Combinatorial Circuits: Adders and Multiplexers. Circuit as Memory: Integrated Circuits; CPU Chips.

Programming Languages: 
Computer operations, Levels of Abstraction; Machine Language Assembly Language Pseudo-Operations; Introduction to Interpreter and Compiler, Programming Language Paradigms, Procedural vs. Object-Oriented Paradigms. Boolean Expressions; Strong Typing; Input-output Structures; Control structures; Composite Data Types. System Programs: Compilers; Interpreters; Loader, Linkers, and Operating Systems.
Basic Concepts of Memory, Types of Memory, Hierarchy: Registers, Cache, ROM, RAM, ROM BIOS/Firmware, Secondary, Tertiary Storage Devices, and their Relative Characteristics. 
InternetPopular computer brands, Software Industry, and popular software companies. Terminologies. Current Trends and news.
C Programming
Basic concepts like characters, identifiers, Data types and Range, Operators and Expressions, Precedence and Associativity, Managing console I/O;
Control structures, branching, and Looping structures;
Functions- Library functions and User defined functions, Function declaration and definition, Function call, Recursion, Storage class, and Scope of variables;
Arrays, Strings, and Pointers; Structures and Unions, Structure Pointers and Bit fields;
File Handling- Defining, Opening, and closing of Files, Operation on Files; Command line arguments.

3. Reasoning :

Logical, symbolic, verbal, and non-verbal reasoning. Odd-man out, Matching Differences, Similarities. Number series and Alphabet series. Test of direction-sense, coding-decoding Arithmetic reasoning Blood relation, analogy, decision making, non-verbal series, Mirror images, Common reasoning fallacies.

4. English :

Tense-Present, past Future, Active and Passive Voice, Simple, Complex, and compound sentence repositions, Conjunctions, Degree of comparison, Direct and indirect speech, Punctuations, and Verb Forms. Synonyms, antonyms, etc.

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