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CDAC C CAT

CDAC Common Admission Test 2021

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CDAC C CAT Basic Information

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

CDAC C CAT 2021: Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

Updated On - January 23 2021 by Ganesh Wankhede

CDAC C CAT 2021 or CDAC Common Admission Test 2021 was 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. The candidates who qualify for the exam and are included in the rank list. The final admission at various training centers is based on the ranks secured by the candidates in the exam and preferences selected by them for courses and centers. CDAC C CAT 2021 was held in the CBT mode(online). Candidates requested to read this complete article to get more information about CDA C CAT 2021.

Latest Updates:

  • CDAC C CAT 2021 ranks will be declared on 25th Janaury 2021.

CDAC C CAT 2021 Important Dates

The candidates can check dates for CDAC C CAT 2021 below in the given table for February batch admission:

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Important Dates
EventsDates
Online Registration start dateDecember 1, 2020
Last date for Online Registration and Payment of application feeDecember 30, 2020
Downloading of C-CAT Admit CardsJanuary 6 to 14, 2021
C-DAC Common Admission Test (C-CAT) DatesJanuary 10 and 17, 2021
Announcement of C-CAT RanksJanuary 25, 2021
Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)January 25 to 30, 2021
Declaration of 1st Round of Seat AllocationFebruary 1, 2021
Declaration of 2nd Round of Seat AllocationFebruary 10, 2021
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling)February 20, 2021
Commencement of Online Diploma Campus Placements across IndiaMarch 2, 2021

CDAC C CAT 2021 Application form 

The detailed information regarding CDAC C CAT Application Form 2021 is given below:

  • The registration form of CDAC C CAT will be released separately for both the sessions.
  • The 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.
  • The conducting body will not accept application forms other than online mode.
  • The candidates are requested to keep the document ready and a scanned copy of the photograph and signature.

CDAC C CAT 2021 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed information regarding the CDAC C CAT eligibility criteria 2021 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 additional eligibility criteria for the particular courses that candidate must have is given below:

CDAC C CAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
Course Code
Course Name
Eligibility
Minimum percent
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.

CDAC C CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the CDAC C CAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Syllabus

Applicants can check the CDAC C CAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Admit Card

CDAC C CAT 2021 Admit Card has been released on 6th January 2021.

  • 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 2021.

CDAC C CAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Test Centers

Candidates can check the exam cities across India as given below for CDAC C-CAT 2021. 

  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

Important Books for CDAC C-CAT 2021

Check the list of the important books for the preparation of CDAC C-CAT 2021.

Reference Book
Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition Book
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Foundation of Computing (With CD) 
Data Communication & Networking (Forouzan)
C Programming Language
Core Python Programming
Data Structures Through C in Depth
Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)
Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)

Candidates can download CDAC C CAT 2020 Information brochure pdf here.

CDAC C CAT 2021 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
Admit card06 Jan - 14 Jan 2021
Exam Date10 Jan, 17 Jan 2021
Form Date01 Dec - 30 Dec 2020
Result25 Jan 2021
Counselling25 Jan - 02 Mar 2021

CDAC Common Admission Test 2021 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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My rank is 3580 should I get the admission in pune

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when next CCAT application dates release

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The authorities have released the CDAC C-CAT 2021 application form for the January exam.

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What is the date of online application exam from in 2020 ?

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Form Start Date:

01 Dec 2020

Form End Date:

30 Dec 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 30 Dec 2020
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