About C-CAT 2019

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune University conducts the computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT) twice a year for admissions to various PG Diploma courses. The June session of C-DAC's CCAT is held for August admissions and the December session is conducted for the February admissions. C-DAC's CCAT is carried out for two days out of which candidates can opt for anyone. C-DAC CCAT is a national level exam with three categories of the question paper. The eligibility criteria differ for all three but the common eligibility requirement is that the candidate must be a graduate in engineering or equivalent or a postgraduate in engineering sciences with the corresponding basic degree. C-DAC CCAT application form needs to be filled and submitted in online mode only. Thereafter, the admit card/ hall ticket of C-DAC's CCAT also needs to be obtained online since no candidate will receive their admit cards via post. Depending on the category opted by the candidates, he/ she has to appear for just one test paper (Section A) or two test papers (Section A + B) or all the three test papers (Section A + B + C). C-DAC's CCAT contains multiple choice questions carrying 3 marks each. 1 mark is deducted for every wrong response. After the declaration of C-DAC CCAT result, candidates will have to participate in the online counselling sessions for choice filling. Thereafter, candidates will have to report to their allocated counselling venues for document verification.

Frequency: 2 times a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
Duration 1 Hour

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C-CAT 2019 Important Dates

23 Oct, 2019 - 03 Dec, 2019 (Tentative) Application | Mode: Online
09 Dec, 2019 (Tentative) Exam | Mode: Online
06 Dec, 2019 - 13 Dec, 2019 (Tentative) Admit Card | Mode: Online
16 Dec, 2019 (Tentative) Exam | Mode: Online
27 Dec, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online
27 Dec, 2019 - 03 Jan, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Online selection of courses and centres (1st Counselling) | Mode: Online
07 Jan, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Declaration of first round of seat allocation - Start Date | Mode: Online
16 Jan, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Last date of payment of first installment for candidates allocated seats through the first round | Mode: Online
21 Jan, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Declaration of second round of seat allocation - Start Date | Mode: Online
28 Jan, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Last date of payment of first installment for candidates allocated seats through the second round - Start Date | Mode: Online
30 Jan, 2020 - 04 Feb, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Payment of caution deposit and online selection of course and centre (2nd Counselling) | Mode: Online
06 Feb, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Declaration of third round of seat allocation (based on 2nd Counselling) - Start Date | Mode: Online
14 Feb, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Last date of payment of balance course fee - Start Date | Mode: Offline
18 Feb, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Registration of students at training centres - Start Date | Mode: Offline
19 Feb, 2020 (Tentative) Others - Commencement of PG diploma courses - Start Date | Mode: Offline

C-CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The C-DAC CCAT eligibility criteria are different for various courses, such as:

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%

C-CAT 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

Candidates aspiring for C-DAC's CCAT need to register online before filling the application form. Once the registration process is complete, candidates will receive their form number which will be required for every login. Personal and academic details along with contact details are some of the requisite information to be filled in the C-DAC CCAT application form. Candidates will also be required to upload their latest photograph and some mandatory documents. At this stage, candidates need to select category I/ II/ III of PG diploma courses which they wish to pursue. The application fee varies accordingly:

CDAC CCAT Application Fee

Category

Sections in CCAT

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/-

English, quantitative aptitude, reasoning
0
C programming
0
Computer architecture
0
Computer fundamentals
0
Data communication & networking
0
Data structures
0
Digital electronics
0
English
0
Microprocessors
0
Object-oriented programming concepts
0
Operating systems
0
Quantitative aptitude & reasoning
0

C-CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

C-DAC's CCAT exam pattern states that all the papers will be conducted online in English medium. Each paper will be for a duration of 1 hour. Candidates will be required to answer 50 MCQs per paper. Each correct answer carries 3 marks whereas every wrong answer deducts 1 mark.

C-CAT 2019 Admit Card

C-DAC will release the CCAT admit card in online mode during the stipulated time period. Payment of application fee and/ or selection of exam conducting city before the closing date of C-DAC CCAT application form is a must for candidates to be able to download the admit card/ hall ticket. C-DAC's CCAT admit card will contain every candidate's details and allocated exam centre respectively. It is mandatory for candidates to report at their exam centres with their admit card of C-DAC CCAT and a photo ID proof for verification purposes.

C-CAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Tripura Agartala
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Noida
Karnataka Bengaluru
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Assam Guwahati
Silchar
Madhya Pradesh Gwalior
Indore
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Maharashtra Karad
Mumbai City
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Solapur
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
West Bengal Kolkata
Punjab Mohali
Delhi New Delhi
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada

Documents Required at Exam

  • C-DAC CCAT admit card
  • Any photo identity proof

C-CAT 2019 Result

The conducting body will declare the CCAT result in online mode. Candidates will bear different ranks according to their performance in C-DAC CCAT. Those candidates who appeared for multiple sessions will get multiple ranks. The 10% examinees from the total, with the least marks, will be considered unqualified for admission.

C-CAT 2019 Counselling

Mode of Counselling: Online

C-DAC will conduct two round of counselling in online mode for choosing courses and training centres. Candidates will be allocated the same strictly on the basis of their ranks and order of preferences submitted during C-DAC CCAT counselling. Candidates may or may not get their first preference so they can wait for the second round of C-DAC CCAT counselling. However, those who get their first preference in the first round itself, they will not be allowed to change their seat. The seats allocated in the second round are final and no further change will be made unless the conducting body holds another counselling round.

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