CDAC CAT

C-DAC - Common Admission Test

C-DAC - Common Admission Test

Mode of ExamOnline
LevelPG
Level of ExamNational Level

Admissions to all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC are done through C-DAC's computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Every year, C-CAT is usually conducted in December (for February admissions).

C-CAT has three sections (Section A, Section B, Section C) of one hour duration each. As shown in Table 1, depending on the category of courses selected by the candidate, he/she will have to either appear for just one test paper (Section A) or two test papers (Section A and Section B) or all the three test papers (Section A, Section B and Section C). The medium of C-CAT is English.

Important Note: A candidate can appear only for the specific section(s) in C-CAT as per the category of the courses opted by him/her at the time of filling the online application form.

Every section in C-CAT will have 50 objective-type questions. Each question will have four choices as possible answers of which only one will be correct. There will be +3 (plus three) marks for each correct answer, -1 (minus one) for each wrong answer, and 0 (zero) marks for each un-attempted question. The maximum mark a candidate can obtain in any one section of C-CAT is 150.

Table 1: Categories of PG Diploma courses and the corresponding test paper(s) in C-CAT.

COURSE

CATEGORY

COURSE NAME

C-CAT

PAPER(S)

I

PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)

Section A

II

PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)

Section A +

Section B

PG Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)

PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)

PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)

PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)

PG Diploma in Internet of Things (PG-DIoT)

  PG Diploma in HPC System Administration (PG-HPCSA)

III

PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG-DESD)

Section A +

 Section B +

 Section C

PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)

PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics     (PG-DBIHI)

 
 
 
 
 
Important dates related to admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of February2019 batch through the C-CAT of December 2018.

No.

Event

Dates

a

Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT

23 October 2018

b

Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT

3 December 2018

c

Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards

6 - 13 December 2018

d

C-DAC's Common Admission Test (C-CAT)

CCAT I  09 December 2018

CCAT II 16 December 2018

e

Announcement of C-CAT Ranks

27 December 2018

f

Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)

27 December 2018 - 3 January 2019

g

Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation

7 January 2019

h

Last Date of Payment of first installment for candidates allocated seats through the first round

16 January 2019 (till 5pm)

i

Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation

21 January 2019

J

Last Date of Payment of first installment for candidates allocated seats through the second round

28 January 2019 (till 5pm)

k

Payment of Caution Deposit and Online selection of course and centre (2nd Counselling)

30 January - 4 February 2019

l

Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation

(based on 2nd Counselling)

6 February 2019

m

Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee

14 February 2019

n

Registration of Students at Training Centres

18 February 2019

o

Commencement of PG Diploma Courses

19 February 2019

 
C-DAC’s PG Diploma admission process has two counselling sessions and three rounds of seat allocations. Counselling means online filling of preferences of courses and training centers by the candidates.

·         There are two rounds of seat allocations based on the first counselling. This means that using the course-center preferences given by the candidates during the first choice filling, two rounds of seat allocations (Round 1 and Round 2) will be done.

Depending on their C-CAT ranks, candidates will be allocated seats strictly based on the order of preferences of courses and centers given by them during the counselling. If some candidates' ranks are not good enough to get them their top preferences in the first round of seat allocations, they may be offered their lower preferred courses/centers depending on their ranks. Such candidates may be allocated their higher-preferred course/center in the second round of seat allocation, depending on their ranks. However, if candidates get their first preference in the first round of seat allocation itself, then that will be their final allocated seat and there will be no change for them in the second round of seat allocations. The seats allocated in the second round are final and there will be no further change in them.

·         Through the second counseling, candidates who have not got/confirmed admission are given one last chance to online fill their preferences of courses and training centres for the vacant seats that arise after the second round of admissions. The second counselling is scheduled after the payment of the first installment fee of the second round of seat allocation. The third round of seat allocation is based on the second counseling.

·         During both the counselling sessions, candidates will be permitted to give preferences for only those courses belonging to the category they had selected in the C-CAT application form. However, a candidate can give as many preferences of training centers and courses belonging to the applied C-CAT category.

Based on the C-CAT ranks, admissions to various courses at different training centres are offered in the order of preferences of courses and centres given by the candidate and the number of seats available for the courses at the particular centresTherefore candidates must take utmost care while filling the order of preference of the courses and centres. Under any circumstance, a candidate will not be allocated another course/centre which was not given as a preference during the counselling stage.

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Common Eligibility Criteria for all the PG Diploma Courses of C-DAC

  • Graduate in Engineering or equivalent (e.g. BE / BTech / 4-year BSc Engg / AMIE / DoEACC B Level) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.
  • OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Engineering Sciences with corresponding basic degree (e.g. MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics)

In addition to the common eligibility criteria given above, candidates with the course-specific qualifications mentioned in Table 1 are ALSO ELIGIBLE for the particular courses. Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination is also stated in Table 1. The minimum percentage of marks will be considered as per the norms of the university from where the candidate has graduated. 
Table 1: C-DAC's PG Diploma courses and their eligibility criteria.

COURSE CODE  

COURSE NAME

ELIGIBILITY

MIN.%  

CATEGORY I (Section A in C-CAT)

PG-DGi

Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Applied Sciences/ Geography/ Geology/ Physics/  Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas

50%

CATEGORY II (Sections A+B in C-CAT)

PG-DAC

Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR

  • Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, OR

  • MCA, MCM, OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Physics/ Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas, OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Manage-ment with graduation in Science/ IT/ Computer Applications

50%

PG-DMC

Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR

  • MCA

50%

PG-DSSD

Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR

  • MCA

55%

PG-DITISS

Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR

  • MCA

55%

PG-DBDA

Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR

  • Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ MBA Systems, OR

  • MCA

55%

PG-DIoT

Post Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR

  • MCA

55%

PG-DHPCSA

Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR

  • MCA

55%

CATEGORY III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)

PG-DESD

Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design

  • Common eligibility criteria

55%

PG-DVLSI

Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design

  • Common eligibility criteria

55%

PG-DBIHI

Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics

  • Common  eligibility criteria, OR

  • BE in Biomedical related fields

55%


There is no age restriction for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses. Candidates who have appeared/will be appearing for the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2017 will also be considered for admission to the above courses. By qualifying in C-DAC's admission tests of December 2017, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in February 2018 batch, subject to the condition that: 

(a) All parts of their qualifying degree examination shall be completed by the date of joining the course, and 

(b) Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with at least the required minimum marks shall be submitted at C-DAC by 31 May 2018. 



Important Note:Candidates are required to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria of the courses for which they are applying. In case a candidate is found to be non-eligible during any stage of the admission process or course delivery, his/her admission will be cancelled with immediate effect. The penalty clauses as given in the section Cancellation & Refund will be applied to such candidates.

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Table 1a: Indicative syllabus of the different sections of test papers in C-CAT.

TEST PAPER

TOPICS

DURATION  

Section A

English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning

1 hour

Section B

Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Data Communication & Networking, Object Oriented Programming Concepts,  Operating Systems

1 hour

Section C

Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors

1 hour

 

The list of reference books for the various topics of C-CAT is given in Table 1b. Candidates are, however, advised to read more books than the ones specified in this table.

Table 1b: Reference books for the various topics in C-CAT.

SECTION  

TOPIC

REFERENCE BOOK

A

English

Any High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)

 

Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal)

Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)

Barron’s New GRE 2016

B

Computer Fundamentals

Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)

 

Data Communication & Networking

Data Communication & Networking (Forouzan)

 

C Programming

C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)

Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

 

Data Structures

Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)

 

Operating Systems

Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)

 

OOP Concepts

Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)

C

Computer Architecture

Computer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)

 

Digital Electronics

Digital Design (Morris Mano)

Digital Design: Principles & Practices (John Wakerly)

Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)

 

Microprocessors

Microprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)

The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)

 

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Application Start Date :

23rd October 2018

Application End Date :

3rd December 2018

Exam Date :

9th December 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

Official Website : https://www.cdac.in

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