CDAC C-CAT 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing CDAC is a Research and Development organization under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

The organization organizes an entrance examination for taking admission into various PG Diploma courses in various disciples like Computer Science, Mobile Computing, Electronics, etc.

The examination is commenced twice a year and you can participate in the entrance examination by filling out the application form.

In this article, we will discuss CDAC C-CAT 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

CDAC C-CAT 2024 Important Dates

CDAC C-CAT Admission for March Batch 2022

EventDate
Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT23 December 2021
Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT13 January 2022
Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards20 – 22 January 2022
C-DAC’s Common Admission Test (C-CAT) at the Test Centres22 January 2022
Announcement of C-CAT Ranks4 February 2022
Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)4-10 February 2022
Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation12 February 2022
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the first round18 February 2022 (till 5pm)
Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation21 February 2022
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the second round24 February 2022 (till 5pm)
Payment of caution deposit (Rs 10,000 + GST) and Online Selection of Courses and Centres (2nd Counselling)25 – 28 February 2022
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation  (based on 2nd Counselling)1 March 2022
Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee7 March 2022
Last Date of Online Registration of Students7 March 2022
Start of PG Diploma Courses across India8 March 2022
End of PG Diploma Courses across India (Estimated)

30 September 2022

CDAC C-CAT Admission for September Batch 2022

EventDate
CDAC’s Common Admission Test (C-CAT)C-CAT II: August 2022
Announcement of C-CAT RanksAugust 2022
Online Selection of Course and Centre(1st Counselling)August 2022
Declaration of First Round of Seat AllocationAugust 2022
Last date of payment of Rs 11,800/- (Rs 10,000 Fee + 18% Service tax) for candidates allocated seats through the first roundSeptember 2022
Declaration of Second Round of Seat AllocationSeptember 2022
Last date of payment of Rs 11,800/- (Rs 10,000 Fee + 18% Service Tax) for candidates allocated seats through the second roundSeptember 2022
Payment of Caution Deposit and Online Selection of Course and Centre (2nd Counselling)September 2022
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling)September 2022
Last Date of Payment of Balance Course FeesSeptember 2022
Uploading and Verification of Eligibility Certificates, and Registration of StudentsSeptember 2022
Commencement of PG Diploma Courses across India through online modeSeptember 2022
End of PG Diploma Courses across IndiaFebruary 2023

Slot Timings for CDAC C-CAT 2022

C-CAT DatesTest PaperMorning Slot TimingsAfternoon Slot Timings
22 January 2022- 23 January 2022Section A9:30 am – 10:30 am2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 Section B10:45 am – 11:45 am3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
 Section C12:00 noon – 1:00 pm4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

CDAC C-CAT Courses Offered

The following are the courses offered by CDAC C-CAT examiantion-

  • PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)
  • PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)
  • PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)
  • PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)
  • PG Diploma in the Internet of Things (PG-IoT)
  • PG Diploma in Artificial Intelligence (PG-DAI)
  • PG Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)
  • PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)
  • PG Diploma in Advanced Secure Software Development (PG-DASSD)
  • PG Diploma in HPC System Administration (PG-HPCSA)
  • PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG-DESD)
  • PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)
  • PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics (PG-DBIHI)

CDAC C-CAT Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for the CDAC C-CAT Entrance examination-

CATEGORY I (Section A In C-CAT)
CourseCourse NameEligibilityMin. %
PG-DGiPost Graduate Diploma in GeoinformaticsEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2 OR 4-year Degree in Geosciences / Petroleum / Mining / Civil / Planning / Architecture  / Forestry / Agriculture, or related fields, OR Post Graduate Degree in Geography / Geology / Natural & Applied Sciences / Mathematics, or allied areas50 %

Category-II (Sections A+B In C-CAT)
PG-DACPost Graduate Diploma in Advanced ComputingEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2 OR Graduate in any discipline of Engineering, OR MCA, MCM, OR Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Mathematics / Statistics, OR Post Graduate Degree in Management with graduation in IT / Computer Science / Computer Applications50 %
PG-DMCPost Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing·  Common eligibility criteria, OR ·  Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics, OR ·  MCA50 %
PG-DAIPost Graduate Diploma in Artificial IntelligenceEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2 OR Graduate in any discipline of Engineering, OR MCA, MCM, OR Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Mathematics / Statistics60 %
PG-DBDAPost Graduate Diploma in Big Data AnalyticsEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2  OR Graduate in any discipline of Engineering, OR MCA, MCM, OR Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Mathematics / Statistics, OR Post Graduate Degree in Management with graduation in IT / Computer Science / Computer Applications55 %
PG-DITISSPost Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & SecurityEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2  OR Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/Statistics OR  MCA55 %
PG-DIoTPost Graduate Diploma in Internet of ThingsEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2  OR MCA55 %
PG-DASSDPost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Secure Software DevelopmentEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2  OR MCA55 %

Category-III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)
PG-DESDPost Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems DesignEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+255 %
PG-DVLSIPost Graduate Diploma in VLSI DesignEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+255 %
PG-DRATPost Graduate Diploma in Robotics & Allied TechnologiesEngineering Graduate in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or MSc/MS in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2  OR Graduate in Mechatronics / Mechanical Engineering55 %

CDAC C-CAT Application Form

The following are the application form for CDAC C-CAT-

  • Visit the CDAC website and click on the C-CAT examination section and click on the apply button
  • Now, get yourself registered using your name, email Id and password
  • After registration, login to your account using your login credentials
  • Now, fill the application form with your details like name, address, education qualification, etc.
  • Now, upload the documents mentioned below and click on the pay button
  • You can pay using credit/debit card, Net Banking, UPI, etc.
  • Make sure you have taken a printout of the application form and payment receipt

Documents required for CDAC Admission

The following are the list of documents required for CDAC Admission-

  • Class X- and XII-mark sheet or passing certificate
  • Graduation Degree or mark sheet
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Scanned Signature
  • Scanned Photo

Application Fee

The application fee for the CDAC C-CAT entrance examination is as follows-

Course CategoryC-CAT Paper(s)C-CAT Fee
IARs 1350/-
IIA+BRs 1550/-
IIIA+B+CRs 1750/-

 CDAC C-CAT Examination Pattern

The following are the examination pattern for CDAC C-CAT examination-

Course CategoryCourse NameC-CAT Paper (S)
IPG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)Section A
IIPG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)Section A + Section B
PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)
PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)
PG Diploma in the Internet of Things (PG-IoT)
PG Diploma in Artificial Intelligence (PG-DAI)
PG Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)
PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)
PG Diploma in Advanced Secure Software Development (PG-DASSD)
PG Diploma in HPC System Administration (PG-HPCSA)
IIIPG 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)

CDAC C-CAT Syllabus

CDAC C-CAT entrance examination is divided into three Section- Section -A, Section -B & Section -C. The following are the syllabus of the CDAC C-CAT syllabus-

English

  • Grammar
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Voice
  • Narration
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Jumbles Words
  • Spelling Errors
  • Clauses
  • Sentences: Simple, Complex and Compound

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Analogies
  • Figures/Verbal Classification
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Calendar
  • Number/Symbol Series
  • Question-related to the dictionary
  • Vien Diagram /Dice
  • Puzzle/Tabulation
  • Non-verbal series
  • Logical Deduction
  • Number System
  • HCF & LCM
  • Arithmetic Problem (Time & distance, Profit & loss, Time & Work, Problem on age, Simple & Compound Interest etc)
  • Simplification
  • Other Quant & Reasoning Miscellaneous question

Reasoning

  • Series Completion
  • Venn Diagrams Analysis Test
  • Tests of Alphabet
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Relationship Test
  • Direction Test
  • Seating Puzzles
  • Ranking
  • Letter-Number Game Test
  • Substitution and Interchanging
  • Principles of Series
  • Principle of Classification
  • Cube Pyramid Games
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Force in Arguments
  • Assumptions
  • Course of Action

Computer Fundamentals

  • Generations of Computer (I-V)
  • Block Diagram of a Computer
  • Functions of the Different Units
  • CPU (ALU+CU)
  • Input Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Point and draw devices mouse, joystick, trackball, light pen
  • Data Scanning devices image scanner, OCR, OMR, MICR, Bar code reader, card reader
  • Voice Recognition Device
  • Digitizers
  • Monitor
  • Printer
  • Projector
  • Memories [Memory hierarchy]
  • Registers [Types of Registers]
  • Cache Memory
  • Primary Memory
  • DRAM and SRAM
  • ROM BIOS/ Firmware
  • Types of ROM
  • Secondary Memories
  • Hard disk
  • Operating System
  • Assembler
  • Compiler
  • Interpreter
  • Application Software
  • Software hierarchy and dependence between the different layers
  • Computer Languages

C Programming & Object-Oriented Programming Concepts

  • Introduction to Principles of programming
  • Introduction to C Programming:
  • Operators and Expressions:
  • Data Types and Input/Output Operators:
  • Control Statements and Decision Making:
  • Arrays and Strings:
  • Pointers
  • Structures and Unions:
  • Functions
  • Storage Classes
  • The Preprocessor
  • Dynamic Memory Allocation and Linked List
  • File Management

Data Structures

  • Basic Data Structures: Arrays, Strings, Stacks, Queues
  • Asymptotic analysis (Big-O notation)
  • Basic math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation)
  • Sqrt(n) primality testing
  • Euclid’s GCD Algorithm
  • Basic Recursion
  • Greedy Algorithms
  • Basic Dynamic Programming
  • Naive string searching
  • O(n logn) Sorting
  • Binary Searching

Data Communication & Networking

  • Introduction to data communication and networking 04
  • 2 Study of OSI and TCP/IP protocol suit 04
  • 3 Study of Analog and Digital signals 05
  • 4 Study of Digital transmission 05
  • 5 Study of Analog transmission 05
  • 6 Study of Multiplexing 05
  • 7 Types of transmission media 04
  • 8 Error Detection and Correction 05
  • 9 Study of DTE-DCE in brief 04
  • 10 Introduction to networks and devices

Operating Systems

  • Overview of Operating Systems
  • Background and Basics
  • Processes
  • CPU Scheduling
  • Process Synchronization
  • Deadlocks
  • Memory Management
  • Storage
  • File System Implementation
  • Secondary Storage Structure

Computer Architecture

  • Basic Structure Of A Computer System
  • Arithmetic For Computers
  • Processor And Control Unit
  • Parallelism
  • Memory & I/O Systems

Digital Electronics

  • Number system and codes
  • Boolean Algebra:
  • Logic Families:
  • Combinational Logic
  • Flip flop and Timing circuit
  • Registers & Counters:

Microprocessors

  • Introduction of Microcomputer System
  • Semiconductor Memories
  • The architecture of 8-bit Microprocessor
  • Operation and Control of Microprocessor
  • Instruction Set: Addressing modes; Data transfer, arithmetic, logical, branch, stack, and machine control
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Digital Logic Circuits
  • Intel Manual on Peripheral Devices Coordinators
  • Interfacing: Interfacing of memory chips
  • Interrupts
  • Programmable Peripheral Interface
  • Programmable Interval Timer

CDAC C-CAT Examination Centre

The following are the examination center for CDAC C-CAT-

  • Agartala
  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Aurangabad (MH)
  • Bareilly
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhagalpur
  • Bhilai
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bihar Sharif / Nalanda
  • Chennai
  • Darbhanga
  • Dehradun
  • Durgapur
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jhansi
  • Karad
  • Kochi
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mohali
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nashik
  • Navi Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Noida
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Ranchi
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Solapur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada

CDAC C-CAT 2024 Admit Card

The admit card is an important document that you have to carry with yourself into the examination centre. If you fail to show your admit card then your examination will be cancelled.

Along with the admit card, you’ll also have to carry an Identification ID in which you have to same name like on Admit card.

You can download the admit card from the official website of the CDAC, however, the admit card for CDAC is not yet released, we will update the result once the examination centres releases the admit card.

CDAC C-CAT 2024 Exam Result

The result for CDAC C-CAT is not yet released, we will update the result once the examination conducting authority releases the examination result.

CDAC C-CAT Counselling

Counselling sin an event where the candidates who are selected for taking admission for PG diploma course can take admission.

Each counselling session have its own cut-off marks and if you have slightly lower marks then you can wait for the second counselling event for taking admission.

In this event, you have to submit your documents mentioned below along with xerox copies to block you seat.

Documents Required for Counselling

The following are the documents required for the counselling session-

  • Class X and XII Marksheet or passing certificate
  • Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, and other identification certificates
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Character Certificate
  • Graduation degree or mark sheet

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