CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2019
Naureen Gurung, 20 Mar 2019, #C-CAT
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CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2019 - The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) determines the Common Admission Test (C-CAT) 2019 syllabus. All the subjects and topics which will be covered in the exam are mentioned in the CDAC CCAT syllabus 2019. The syllabus of CDAC C-CAT 2019 differs for various PG diploma courses. Since the CDAC 2019 is expected to be conducted in the last week of June and the first week of July, it is essential for candidates to be well versed with the CDAC CCAT 2019 syllabus so that their preparation can be completed on time. Knowing the CDAC C-CAT syllabus 2019 will allow candidates to prepare efficiently and prevent wasting their time on insignificant topics. Along with the syllabus, the reference books for various subjects are given below for the candidates’ convenience. Scroll down to know more about the syllabus of CDAC C-CAT 2019.

CDAC C-CAT Exam Pattern 2019

In order to understand various aspects of the exam like the type of questions, marking scheme, time duration, etc., candidates can check the CDAC CCAT 2019 exam pattern below. 

CDAC C-CAT Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam


Number of Questions

50 per paper

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice questions

Medium of Exam


Duration of Exam

1 hour per paper

Total marks

150 per paper

Marking Scheme

+3 for every correct answer

-1 for every wrong answer

CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2019

The course-wise CDAC CCAT 2019 syllabus is given below so candidates can prepare accordingly. The various PG diploma courses offered have been divided into three sections, namely- section A, B and C. Depending on the category of courses opted by the candidate, he/ she will have to appear for either Section A or A+B or A+B+C. 

CDAC C-CAT Syllabus

Course category

Test paper


Category I

Section A

English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude

Category II

Section B

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

Category III

Section C

Microprocessors, Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics

To enhance the candidates’ understanding of each topic, some of the reference books recommended for CDAC CCAT 2019 are as follows:

CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2019- Reference Books



Reference books



Any High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)

Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning

Barron’s New GRE 2016

Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal)

Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)


Computer Fundamentals

Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)

Data Communication & Networking

Data Communication & Networking (Forouzan)

C Programming

Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)

Data Structures

Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)

Operating Systems

Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)

OOP Concepts

Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)


Computer Architecture

Computer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)

Digital Electronics

Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)

Digital Design (Morris Mano)

Digital Design: Principles & Practices (John Wakerly)


Microprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)

The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)

CDAC CCAT 2019 will be conducted all over India in about 31 cities. It is expected to be conducted in two days and candidates can choose to appear on either of the days. Moreover, CDAC CCAT will be conducted in two sessions- morning and afternoon (1 hour each). 

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