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CDAC C CAT Syllabus 2021: Section-Wise Syllabus, Preparation Tips

Updated On - September 23 2020 by Akriti Maurya

CDAC C CAT Syllabus 2021 is made available along with the Information Brochure on the official website of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). The candidates must know the syllabus as it gives an idea of topics from which questions will be framed in the exam. C-DAC’s Common Admission Test is organized for those who want to take admission in PG diploma courses. Candidates can go through the complete article to know more CDAC C CAT 2021 Syllabus.

CDAC C CAT Syllabus 2021 

Check below to know the syllabus of CDAC C CAT 2021:

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

CDAC C CAT 2021 Books for Preparation

Candidates can refer to the following mentioned books for better preparation to fetch good marks:

SectionReference Book
EnglishAny High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)
Quantitative Aptitude & ReasoningQuantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggarwal)
Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)
Barron’s New GRE 2016
Computer FundamentalsFoundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)
Data Communication & NetworkingData Communication & Networking (Forouzan)
C ProgrammingC 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)
OOP ConceptsTest Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
Computer ArchitectureComputer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)
Digital ElectronicsDigital Design (Morris Mano)
Digital Design: Principles & Practices (John Wakerly)
Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)
MicroprocessorsMicroprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications
with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)
The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)

How to Prepare for CDAC C-CAT 2021?

Candidates can go through the mentioned preparation tips given by the toppers for the C-CAT exam 2021:

  • For Section A: Candidates must focus on aptitude and verbal including Reasoning and English. Refer to the above-mentioned book also to other books and practice more & more questions.
  • For Section B: Candidates must have clear the basics of technical question from c, c++, networking, etc Study computer architecture concepts (virtual memory, paging, schedulers, semaphore etc.). 
  • For Section C – Candidates preparing for Embedded system and design course must study 8051 microcontroller, digital electronics(flipflops, counters, registers etc.)

CDAC C CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Before starting for the preparation candidates can refer the exam pattern of the C-CAT 2021 from below:

  • Mode of examination – Online Mode
  • Type of questions – Objective type questions(MCQ)
  • Number of sections – There are a total of 3 sections (A, B, C)
  • No of the question – 50 questions (per section)
  • Marking Scheme – For each correct response +3 marks, for incorrect answer -1 mark and for no answer 0 marks
  • Distribution table of Sections and Course –
Course CategoryCourse NameC-CAT Paper(s)
IPG-DGiSection A
IIPG-DACSection A and B
IIPG-DBDASection A and B
IIPG-DITISSSection A and B
IIPG-DIoTSection A and B
IIPG-DAISection A and B
IIPG-DMCSection A and B
IIPG-DSSDSection A and B
IIPG-DASSDSection A and B
IIPG-HPCSASection A and B
IIIPG-DESDSection A, B, and C
IIIPG-DVLSISection A, B, and C
IIIPG-DBIHISection A, B, and C

CDAC C CAT 2021 Admit Card

The hall ticket will be released on the official website of CDAC. Candidates must carry their CDAC C CAT 2021 admit card to the exam hall else entry will not be given.

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