CDAC C-CAT 2019
Naureen Gurung, 25 Feb 2019, #C-CAT
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CDAC C-CAT 2019 - The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) conducts the computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT) twice a year for candidates seeking admission to PG diploma courses in computer science, mobile computing, electronics, etc. The upcoming June session of CDAC C-CAT 2019 will be conducted in the last week of June or the first week of July. The CDAC C-CAT application form 2019 is expected to commence in the third week of May till the third week of June. Only those candidates who are either graduates in engineering or postgraduates in engineering sciences with the corresponding basic degree are eligible to apply for CDAC C-CAT 2019. The CDAC C-CAT admit card 2019 will be available for download on online mode in the fourth week of June. The admit card/ hall ticket will be mandatory to appear for the exam wherein candidates will be required to answer 50 MCQs per section. The result of CDAC C-CAT 2019 will be declared in the second week of July. Thereafter, multiple rounds of the counselling process will be conducted for CDAC C-CAT 2019 admissions. For more details regarding CDAC C-CAT 2019, read the article below.

CDAC C-CAT 2019: Overview

Name of the exam

CDAC’s computerized common admission test

Commonly known as

CDAC C-CAT

Conducting body

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) 

Exam level

National 

Exam type

PG Diploma

Exam mode

Online

Number of courses offered

11

Number of seats offered

4380

CDAC C-CAT Important Dates 2019

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Starting date of CDAC CCAT 2019 application form

Third week of May 2019

Last date of CDAC CCAT application form

Third week of June 2019

Availability of CDAC CCAT 2019 admit card

Fourth week of June 2019

CDAC CCAT 2019

Last week of June and the first week of July 2019

Declaration of CDAC CCAT 2019 result

Second week of July 2019

CDAC CCAT counselling 2019- Round 1

Third week of July 2019

CDAC CCAT 2019 counselling- Round 2

Last week of July 2019

CDAC CCAT counselling- Round 3

Second week of August 2019

CDAC C-CAT 2019: Eligibility Criteria

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:

CDAC C-CAT Eligibility Criteria

S.No.

Course name

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum marks

1

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

OR

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)

2

Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics

Postgraduate degree in Applied Sciences/ Geology/ Geography/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Computational Sciences or allied areas

50%

CATEGORY II (Sections A+B in C-CAT)

3

Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration

Postgraduate degree in Mathematics or allied areas

OR

MCA

55%

4

Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing

Postgraduate degree in Mathematics or allied areas

OR

MCA

50%

5

Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development

Postgraduate degree in Mathematics or allied areas

OR

MCA

55%

6

Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics

MCA

OR

Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent

OR

Postgraduate degree in Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ MBA systems or allied areas

55%

7

Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security

Postgraduate degree in Mathematics or allied areas

OR

MCA

55%

8

Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing

MCA, MCM

OR

Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent

OR

Postgraduate degree in Physics/ Computer Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas

OR

Postgraduate degree in Management with graduation in Science/ Computer Applications/ IT

50%

9

Post Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things

MCA

55%

CATEGORY III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)

10

Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics

BE in Biomedical or related fields

55%

11

Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design

-

55%

12

Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design

-

55%

CDAC C-CAT Registration

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. 

CDAC C-CAT Application Form 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 will 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 will also be 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:

CDAC C-CAT Application Fee

Category

Sections in C-CAT

Fee for own laptop users

Fee for centre’s computer users

I

A

Rs. 1100/-

Rs. 1350/-

II

A+B

Rs. 1300/-

Rs. 1550/-

III

A+B+C

Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 1750/-

CDAC C-CAT Exam Centres 2019

Selection of CDAC C-CAT 2019 exam centres and exam date is to be done while filling the application form. Every candidate’s allotted exam centre will be mentioned on his/ her admit card/ hall ticket. The exam centres of CDAC C-CAT 2019 will be located all over the country. However, the updated list is not available yet. As of now, aspirants can check the exam centres of the December 2018 session:

CDAC C-CAT Exam Centres 2018

Agartala

Jaipur

Navi Mumbai

Ahmedabad

Kanpur

New Delhi

Allahabad

Karad

Noida

Bengaluru

Kochi

Patna

Bhubaneswar

Kolkata

Pune

Chennai

Lucknow

Raipur

Guwahati

Mohali

Ranchi

Gwalior

Mumbai

Silchar

Hyderabad

Nagpur

Solapur

Indore

Nashik

Thiruvananthapuram

Vijayawada

CDAC C-CAT Admit Card 2019

The admit card of CDAC C-CAT 2019 will be available online for downloading. 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] 

CDAC C-CAT Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates can go through the exam pattern of CDAC C-CAT 2019 (June session) 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:

CDAC C-CAT Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

Online

Medium of Exam

English

Duration of Exam

1 hour per paper

Number of Questions

50 per paper

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice questions

Total marks

150 per paper

Marking Scheme

+3 for every correct answer

-1 for every wrong answer

CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of CDAC C-CAT 2019 consists of the subjects and topics which will 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:

CDAC C-CAT Syllabus

Test paper

Topics

Section A

English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude

Section B

Computer Fundamentals, Data Structures, C Programming, Data Communication & Networking, Operating Systems, Object Oriented Programming Concepts

Section C

Microprocessors, Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics

CDAC C-CAT Result 2019

Candidates will be able to view their CDAC C-CAT 2019 result in online mode, in the second week of July tentatively. The exact date and time will be updated here soon. According to their CDAC C-CAT result 2019, candidates will be allotted ranks. Those who appeared for multiple sections will get multiple ranks. 

CDAC C-CAT Counselling 2019

During the CDAC C-CAT 2019 counselling process, candidates will be 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 will be announced later. Evidently, candidates will be allotted seats and courses according to their ranks and order of preferences. 

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