C-DAC Admission Announcement for PG Diploma course of Feb 2018 batch

PUBLISH DATE 16th November 2017


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 June (for August admissions) and 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.







PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)

Section A


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)


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)