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CDAC C CAT

CDAC Common Admission Test

Counselling: 05 Sep - 23 Sep 2020

Online Mode

Counselling: 05 Sep - 23 Sep 2020

CDAC C CAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 600
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Courses:PGD BDA, DAIML, PGD GES
  • Streams:Engineering, Science

CDAC C CAT 2020 : Result (05 Sep), Counselling, Selection Process

Updated On - September 03 2020 by Akriti Maurya

CDAC C CAT 2020 Result will be displayed on 05 September 2020 on the web portal. The counselling will commence from 05 September 2020. It is conducted by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). CDAC is a national level exam to offer candidates admission to the various PG Diploma courses. CDAC C CAT 2020 will be held in the CBT mode(online). CDAC C CAT 2020 is conducted twice in a year. Candidates requested to read this complete article to get more information about CDA C CAT 2020.

Latest Updates

  • CDAC C CAT 2020 Result will be announced on 05 September 2020.
  • The Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling) will be held from 05 - 08 September 2020.

CDAC C CAT 2020 Dates

The candidates can check dates for CDAC C CAT 2020 below in the given table for September batch admission:

CDAC C-CAT 2020
EventsSep Batch
Online Registration start date05 August 2020
Last date for Online Registration and Payment of application fee20 August 2020
Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards25-28 August 2020
C-DAC Common Admission Test (C-CAT) Dates29 & 30 August 2020
Announcement of C-CAT Ranks05 September 2020
Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)05-08 September 2020
Declaration of 1st Round of Seat Allocation09 September 2020
Last Date of Payment of first instalment course fee for
candidates allocated seats through the 1st round
14 September 2020
Declaration of 2nd Round of Seat Allocation16 September 2020
Last Date of Payment of first instalment course fee for
candidates allocated seats through the second round
18 September 2020
Payment of caution deposit and online selection of
course and centres (2nd counselling)
19-22 September 2020
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling)23 September 2020
Last Date of Payment of Balance course fee25 September 2020
Registration of Students at Training Centres28 September 2020
Start of Online Diploma Courses across India29 September 2020
End of Online Diploma Courses across India31 March 2020
Commencement of Online Diploma Campus Placements across India06 April 2021

CDAC C CAT 2020 Result 

Candidates will be provided ranks based on their performances in Section A, Sections A+B, Sections A+B+C of C-CAT. Check CDAC C CAT 2020 result hearby;

  • If a candidate appears for multiple sections in the CDAC C CAT exam and qualifies in all, he/she will be provided multiple ranks.
  • All qualified candidates of section A will be awarded Category I ranks based on their performance in Section A.
  • Qualified candidates who have selected Category II in the C-CAT application form will be awarded Category I and II ranks based on their performances in Sections A and A+B.
  • Qualified candidates who have selected Category III will obtain Category I, II, and III ranks based on their performances in Sections A, A+B, and A+B+C.

CDAC C CAT 2020 Method for Resolving-Ties

If two or more candidates have acquired the same marks in Section A or Sections A+B or Sections A+B+C then he ties will be resolved on the basis of following:

  • The candidate having more marks in Section A will be given a higher rank.
  • The candidate having higher value in the ratio of ‘number of correct answers/number of attempted questions’ in the specific section required only for that category of courses will be given the higher rank.

CDAC C CAT 2020 Counselling & Seat Allocation

C-DAC’s PG Diploma admission process has two counselling sessions, the details of which are given below:

  • Candidates are required to fill the online choice filling of preferences of courses and training centres on the scheduled date.
  • All the qualified candidates will be allocated seats based on the order of preferences of courses and centres given by them during the counselling.
  • Counselling will be for those who will qualify for the entrance exam.
  • The candidates must carry the original certificates at the counselling centres for verification purposes.

CDAC C CAT 2020 Courses Offered

On qualifying this exam the candidates will be given admission to the below courses:

  1. PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)
  2. PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG-DESD)
  3. PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)
  4. PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)
  5. PG Diploma in the Internet of Things (PG-DIoT)
  6. PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)
  7. PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics (PG-DBIHI)
  8. PG Diploma in HPC System Administration (PG-DHPCSA)
  9. PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)
  10. PG Diploma in the Internet of Things (PG-DIoT)
  11. PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)
  12. PG Diploma in Artificial Intelligence (PG-DAI)
  13. PG Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)
  14. PG Diploma in Advanced Secure Software Development (PG-DASSD)

CDAC C CAT 2020 Admit Card

The CDAC C CAT 2020 Admit Card will be released online on the portal of the authority. 

  • The conducting body does not send any printed admit card to the candidates individually by a post.
  • Applicants can download the Admission Ticket from by entering details such as Form Number and Password.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the print out of the CDAC CAT Admit Card on the day of the examination to the exam hall.
  • Along with it, they also need to carry a valid id proof. It is advised to the candidates to read the important instructions given on the CDAC C-CAT Admit Card 2020.

CDAC C CAT 2020 Application form 

The detailed information regarding CDAC C CAT Application Form 2020 is given below:

  • The registration form of CDAC C CAT will be released soon for August 2020 batch.
  • Candidate must go through the eligibility criteria first before filling the application form.
  • The form will be available on the official website of the CDAC.
  • The entire process of filling the form is completely online.
  • Application form other than online mode will not be accepted by the conducting body.
  • The candidates are requested to keep the document ready along with a scanned copy of photograph and signature.

CDAC C CAT 2020 Application Fee

The application fee for C-CAT is Rs 600/-. Candidates may note that the C-CAT fee once paid is not refundable. It can be paid using credit/debit cards through the payment gateway.

CDAC C CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed information regarding the CDAC C CAT eligibility criteria 2020 is given below:

Common Eligibility:

The common eligibility criteria that a candidate must have is given below:

  •  Graduate in Engineering (10+2+4 or 10+3+3 years) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.

           Or

  • MSc/MS (10+2+3+2 years) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics.
  • Mathematics in Class 12 (exempted for candidates with Diploma + Engineering).
Additional Eligibility:

The addition eligibility criteria for the particular courses that candidate must have is given below:

CDAC C CAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
Course Code
Course Name
Eligibility
Minimum per cent
Category I (Section A in C-CAT)
PG-DGI
Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics

 Common eligibility criteria, 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 areas

50 per cent

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

MCA, MCM, OR

Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Mathematics / Statistics, OR

Post Graduate Degree in Management with graduation in IT / Computer Science/Applications

50 per cent

PG-DBDA
Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics

Common eligibility criteria, OR

4-year Graduation in Bioinformatics, OR

Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics, OR

MCA

55 per cent

PG-DITISS
Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security

Common eligibility criteria, OR

Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics, OR

MCA

55 per cent

PG-DIoT
Post Graduate Diploma in the Internet of Things

Common eligibility criteria, OR

MCA

55 per cent

PG-DAI
Post Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence

Common eligibility criteria, OR

Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Physics, OR

MCA

60 per cent

PG-DMC
Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing

Common eligibility criteria, OR

Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics, OR

MCA

50 per cent

PG-DSSD
Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development

Common eligibility criteria, OR

Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics, OR

MCA

55 per cent

PG-DASSD
Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Secure Software Development

Common eligibility criteria, OR

MCA

55 per cent

PG-DHPCSA
Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration

Common eligibility criteria, OR

Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics, OR

MCA

55 per cent

Category III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)
PG-DESD
Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design

Common eligibility criteria

55 per cent

PG-DVLSI
Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design

Common eligibility criteria

55 per cent

PG-DBIHI
Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics

Common  eligibility criteria, OR

BE/BTech in Biomedical related fields

55 per cent

Candidate can keep visiting this page of the latest updates in the CDAC eligibility criteria as notifies by the officials.

Download CDAC C CAT 2020 Prospectus Pdf

CDAC C CAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the CDAC C CAT 2020 Exam Pattern below in the given points:

  • Mode of Exam - Online Mode
  • Type of questions – Objective type questions(MCQs)
  • Number of sections – There are a total of 3 sections (A, B, C)
  • Number of the question – 50 questions (per section)
  • Marking Scheme – For correct each answer +3 marks, for an incorrect answer, -1 mark and there will be no deduction for the wrong answer.
CDAC C CAT 2020 Section Wise Exam Scheme
SectionsCourses Name
Section APG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)
Section A + Section BPG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)
PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)
PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)
PG Diploma in the Internet of Things (PG-DIoT)
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)
Section A + B + CPG 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 2020 Syllabus

Applicants can check the CDAC C CAT 2020 Syllabus below:

  • Section A
    • English
    • Quantitative Aptitude,
    • Reasoning
  • Section B
    • Computer Fundamentals,
    • C Programming,
    • Data Structures,
    • Data communication & Networking,
    • Object-Oriented Programming Concepts,
    • Operating Systems
  • Section C 
    • Computer Architecture,
    • Digital Electronics
    • Microprocessors

CDAC C CAT 2020 Reference Books

The candidates can refer to the following books for preparation to score good marks in the exam:

TopicsBooks
EnglishAny High School Grammar Book 
Quantitative Aptitude & ReasoningQuantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal)
Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara) and Barron’s New GRE 2016
OOP ConceptsTest Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
Computer FundamentalsFoundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)
Data Communication & NetworkingData Communication & Networking (Forouzan)
C Programming

C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

Data StructuresData Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)
Operating SystemsOperating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)
Computer ArchitectureComputer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)
MicroprocessorsMicroprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)
The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)
Digital ElectronicsDigital Design (Morris Mano)
Digital Design: Principles & Practices (JohnWakerly)
Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)

CDAC C CAT 2020 Test Centers

Candidates can check the exam cities across India as given below for CDAC C-CAT 2020. 

  1. Agartala
  2. Allahabad
  3. Mumbai
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bengaluru
  6. Nagpur
  7. Bhubneshwar
  8. Chennai
  9. Nashik
  10. Guwahati
  11. Gwalior
  12. Navi Mumbai
  13. Hyderabad
  14. Indore
  15. New Delhi
  16. Jaipur
  17. Noida
  18. Kochi
  19. Kolkata
  20. Patna
  21. Lucknow
  22. Mohali
  23. Pune
  24. Raipur
  25. Silchar
  26. Thiruvananthapuram
  27. Vijayawada
  28. Solapur

CDAC C CAT 2020 Highlights

The short summary of the CDAC C CAT exam is given below in the table:

Name of ExamC-DAC’s Common Admission Test 
AcronymCDAC C CAT
Conducting BodyCentre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
Level Of ExamNational Level
FrequencyOnce a year
CDAC C CAT Official Websitehttps://www.cdac.in/
Exam PurposeTo offer admission to various PG Diploma courses

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CDAC C CAT Important Dates

TitleDates
Form Date05 Aug - 20 Aug 2020
Admit card25 Aug - 28 Aug 2020
Exam Date29 Aug, 30 Aug 2020
Result05 Sep 2020
Counselling05 Sep - 23 Sep 2020

CDAC Common Admission Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

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Total Marks:

450

Question Paper Type :

Objective

Negative Marking:

Yes

NOTE:one mark will be deducted for incorrect answer

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1---1503450

Instructions:This Paper consists of three sections(A, B and C) having 50 questions each.

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Form End Date:

20 Aug 2020

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