CDAC C-CAT 2019 - The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) conducts the computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT) twice a year, i.e. in June and December. The entrance examination is conducted for candidates seeking admission to PG diploma courses in computer science, mobile computing, electronics, etc for August and February sessions respectively. The CDAC C-CAT application form 2019 is tentatively expected to be released on October 23 in online mode and will be available till December 3, 2019. Only those candidates who are either graduate in engineering or postgraduates in engineering sciences with the corresponding basic degree will be eligible to apply for CDAC C-CAT December 2019. Candidates will tentatively be able to download their admit card between December 6 and December 13, 2019. The online examination of CDAC C-CAT 2019 December session is expected to be conducted on December 9 and 16 because the exam is conducted on two days. There will be two counselling sessions and three CDAC C-CAT seat allotment rounds. The article below provides all the details related to CDAC C-CAT 2019 entrance exam for December 2019 session.
Name of the exam
CDAC’s computerized common admission test
Commonly known as
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)
Number of courses offered
Number of seats offered
Starting date of CDAC CCAT 2019 application form
October 23, 2019
Last date of CDAC CCAT application form
December 3, 2019
Availability of CDAC CCAT 2019 admit card
December 6, 2019
CDAC CCAT 2019
December 9 and December 16, 2019
Declaration of CDAC CCAT 2019 result
December 27, 2019
CDAC CCAT counselling 2019- Round 1
December 27, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Payment in Caution Deposit; online selection of course and centre for second counselling
January 30, 2019
CDAC has defined the common eligibility criteria that all candidates must fulfil to apply for any of the PG diploma courses. Another set of eligibility criteria include requirements according to each course. Check the table below to know the CDAC C-CAT eligibility criteria 2019:
Applicable to all
Graduate in engineering or equivalent (e.g. BE/ BTech/ 4-year BSc Engg/ DoEACC B Level/ AMIE) in IT/ Computer Science/ Telecommunications/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Instrumentation
Postgraduate degree in engineering sciences with the corresponding basic degree (e.g. MSc in IT, Computer Science, Electronics)
CATEGORY I (Section A in C-CAT)
Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics
Postgraduate degree in Applied Sciences/ Geology/ Geography/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Computational Sciences or allied areas
CATEGORY II (Sections A+B in C-CAT)
Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration
Postgraduate degree in Mathematics or allied areas
Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing
Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development
Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics
Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent
Postgraduate degree in Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ MBA systems or allied areas
Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security
Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing
Postgraduate degree in Physics/ Computer Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas
Postgraduate degree in Management with graduation in Science/ Computer Applications/ IT
Post Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things
CATEGORY III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)
Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics
BE in Biomedical or related fields
Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design
Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design
Reading the instructions carefully before registering for CDAC C-CAT 2019 is highly recommended. Candidates need to visit the official website of CDAC to register. On completing the CDAC C-CAT registration process, candidates will receive their form number which should be remembered for subsequent logins.
Applications for CDAC C-CAT 2019 are expected to be available between October 23 and December 3, 2019. Candidates will be required to fill the CDAC C-CAT 2019 application form in online mode. The login credentials made at the time of registration are to be required for this step. Providing their personal and academic details, and uploading mandatory documents are essential while filling the application form of CDAC C-CAT 2019. Candidates are also required to select the category (I/ II/ III) of PG diploma courses which they wish to pursue.
Application Fee: Candidates need to pay the application/ exam fee of CDAC C-CAT in online mode using credit/ debit cards. The different amounts of application/ exam fee are as follows:
Sections in C-CAT
Fee for own laptop users
Fee for centre’s computer users
Selection of CDAC C-CAT 2019 exam centres and exam date has to be done while filling the application form. Every candidate’s allotted exam centre is mentioned on his/ her admit card/ hall ticket. The exam centres of CDAC C-CAT 2019 are located all over the country. Aspirants can check the exam centres of the June 2019 session:
The admit card of CDAC C-CAT 2019 will be available online for download from December 3, 2019. It is mandatory for all candidates to report at their respective exam centres with their CDAC C-CAT admit card 2019 for verification. Candidates must ensure that they have made the payment of application fee and selected their preferred exam city before the deadline to be able to download the CDAC C-CAT 2019 admit card. Candidates are advised to check the details on their CDAC C-CAT admit card 2019 and in case of any errors, they must contact the helpline number: 020-25503134/ 136/ 128/ 107 or email: [email protected]
Candidates should go through the exam pattern of CDAC C-CAT December 2019 to prepare accordingly and perform well in the exam. The CDAC C-CAT 2019 exam pattern mentions the mode of exam, type of questions, marking scheme, etc. Check the CDAC C-CAT exam pattern given below:
Mode of Exam
Medium of Exam
Duration of Exam
1 hour per paper
Number of Questions
50 per paper
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice questions
150 per paper
+3 for every correct answer
-1 for every wrong answer
The syllabus of CDAC C-CAT 2019 consists of the subjects and topics which is to be assessed during the computerized test. Candidates must have the CDAC C-CAT 2019 syllabus on their fingertips before starting their preparation so that they do not waste time on topics which are not included. Check the CDAC C-CAT syllabus 2019 below:
English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude
Computer Fundamentals, Data Structures, C Programming, Data Communication & Networking, Operating Systems, Object Oriented Programming Concepts
Microprocessors, Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics
CDAC is expected to announce the result for C-CAT tentatively on December 27, 2019. Candidates will be able to check their CDAC C-CAT 2019 result in online mode on the stipulated date in online mode through login on the official CDAC website. According to their CDAC C-CAT result 2019, candidates will be allotted ranks. Those who appear for multiple sections of the examination, as selected at the time of filling CDAC application form, will get multiple ranks.
During the CDAC C-CAT 2019 counselling process, candidates are required to select their preferences in online mode, using their form number and password. This needs to be done within the date and time which is announced by concerned authorities. Evidently, candidates will be allotted seats and courses according to their ranks and the order of training centre preferences as well. The schedule for seat allocation will be updated by the concerned authorities.
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There are many websites available where you can get the sample papers for C-CAT exam for example freetests4u but previous year paper are not available online .so You can also practice C, C++ questions and for the aptitude through Indiabix. So clear all the concepts of your domain subjects then it will become easy for you to crack the exam.
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C-DAC entrance test question papers are not available online. But you can find many websites where you can get the sample papers for C-CAT for example freetests4u. You can practice C, C++ questions as well as for the aptitude through Indiabix. Just clear all the concepts of your domain subjects then it will become easy for you to crack the exam. I hope this was helpful.
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