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.
The C-DAC CCAT eligibility criteria are different for various courses, such as:
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
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
Sections in CCAT
Fee for own laptop users
Fee for centre’s computer users
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-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.
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.
Mode of Counselling:
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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