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 C-CAT is held for August admissions and the December session is conducted for the February admissions. C-DAC C-CAT is carried out for two days out of which candidates can opt for any one of the days. 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 his/her 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.

C-CAT 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name C-DAC's Computerized Common Admission Test
Short Exam Name C-CAT
Conducting Body Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
Frequency of Conduct 2 times a year
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online
Exam Duration 1 Hour
Number of Seats 4380 Seats

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C-CAT 2019 Important Dates

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C-CAT (Session Dec 2019)

Past Dates and Events

18 Feb, 2020

Commencement of PG diploma courses - Start Date | Mode: Offline

17 Feb, 2020

Registration of students at training centres - Start Date | Mode: Offline

14 Feb, 2020

Last date of payment of balance course fee - Start Date | Mode: Offline

07 Feb, 2020

Declaration of third round of seat allocation (based on 2nd Counselling) - Start Date | Mode: Online

30 Jan, 2020 - 05 Feb, 2020

Payment of caution deposit and online selection of course and centre (2nd Counselling) | Mode: Online

28 Jan, 2020

Last date of payment of first installment for candidates allocated seats through the second round - Start Date | Mode: Online

21 Jan, 2020

Declaration of second round of seat allocation - Start Date | Mode: Online

16 Jan, 2020

Last date of payment of first installment for candidates allocated seats through the first round | Mode: Online

08 Jan, 2020

Declaration of first round of seat allocation - Start Date | Mode: Online

27 Dec, 2019 - 06 Jan, 2020

Online selection of courses and centres (1st Counselling) | Mode: Online

27 Dec, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

15 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

04 Dec, 2019 - 14 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

08 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

30 Oct, 2019 - 27 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

C-CAT (Session Jun 2019)

Past Dates and Events

19 Aug, 2019

Registration of students at training centres - Start Date | Mode: Offline

09 Aug, 2019

Declaration of third round of seat allocation - Start Date | Mode: Online

29 Jul, 2019

Declaration of second round of seat allocation - Start Date | Mode: Online

18 Jul, 2019

Declaration of first round of seat allocation - Start Date | Mode: Online

10 Jul, 2019 - 16 Jul, 2019

Online selection of courses and centres (1st Counselling) | Mode: Online

10 Jul, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

30 Jun, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

20 Jun, 2019 - 27 Jun, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

23 Jun, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

17 May, 2019 - 17 Jun, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

C-CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

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


Course name

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum marks


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

Postgraduate degree in Mathematics or allied areas





Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development

Postgraduate degree in Mathematics or allied areas





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

Postgraduate degree in Mathematics or allied areas





Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing



Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent


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



Applications Open Now
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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

Candidates aspiring for C-DAC's CCAT 2020 need to register online before filling the application form from October 30 onwards. CDAC C-CAT application form 2020 can be filled till November 27, 2019. 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 C-CAT Application Fee


Sections in C-CAT

C-CAT Application Fee 



Rs. 1350/-



Rs. 1550/-



Rs. 1750/-

C-CAT E-books and Sample Papers

English, quantitative aptitude, reasoning-

English, quantitative aptitude, reasoning: Unit 01

C programming+

C programming: Unit 01

Computer architecture+

Computer architecture: Unit 01

Computer fundamentals+

Computer fundamentals: Unit 01

Data communication & networking+

Data communication & networking: Unit 01

Data structures+

Data structures: Unit 01

Digital electronics+

Digital electronics: Unit 01


English: Unit 01


Microprocessors: Unit 01

Object-oriented programming concepts+

Object-oriented programming concepts: Unit 01

Operating systems+

Operating systems: Unit 01

Quantitative aptitude & reasoning+

Quantitative aptitude & reasoning: Unit 01

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-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
Karnataka Bengaluru
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Assam Guwahati
Madhya Pradesh Gwalior
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Maharashtra Karad
Mumbai City
Navi Mumbai
Kerala Kochi
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

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: 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is C-CAT exam?


The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) conducts Computerized Common Entrance Test (C-CAT) for admissions into PG Diploma courses.

Question: How frequently is CDAC C-CAT conducted?


CDAC conducts C-CAT exam twice a year in June and December. 

Question: How and where to submit the C-CAT application form?


The application from of CDAC C-CAT is to be submitted online only through the official website of CDAC.

Question: How do I obtain the C-CAT admit card?


Candidates can download the CDAC C-CAT admit card by logging in the candidate's login window.

Question: Where are PG Diploma courses offered through C-CAT?


The various training centres of CDAC offer admissions through C-CAT. 

Questions related to C-CAT

Showing 36 out of 36 Questions

when cdac application for August batch are opening


Sonu, the CCAT examination for admission in CDAC in the August batch is held in the month of June every year. While there is no official information on when the application process will begin, if we go by the previous year's trends, the application form will be released in the month of May 2020.

In 2019, the application process went from 17 May to 17 June and the exam was held on 23 June and 30 June 2019. Hope it helps.


What is chances of geting institute in 3rd counselling round in cdac c-cat exam.

Koyel Bagchi 29th Jan, 2020


Actually for this you should mention your rank because it is vary year after year in the basis of their cut offs.

Till the 3rd counselling many student have the chances but the number is very low.

So you should wait for the result.

Hope for the best.

Thank you.


I am BCA graduate can I apply for c-cat

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 22nd Jan, 2020


sorry to say you are not eligible for c-cat, the eligibility criteria is,

candidates need to have a Graduation degree  in Engineering or equivalent (BE / BTech / 4-year BSc Engg / AMIE / DoEACC B Level) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.


Post Graduate Degree in Engineering Sciences with corresponding basic degree (MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics)


Can anyone tell me the placement of cdac noida (PG-DAC)

Sudarshan kumar 14th Jan, 2020

Hi Shipra,

CDAC NOIDA is best college for advanced level courses .Cdac Noida is playing a lead role in connecting the talent to recruiters by matching the learning to industry demands.

The six months PG Diploma courses are completely job oriented and many companies do visit the CDAC Noida Campus and hire the candidates form here . Also Off Campus drives are being organized and the candidates are sent to various companies for interviews. Candidates get an opportunity to choose from various recruiters and get placed in their area of interest .

Pursuing the PG DIPLOMA courses from CDAC Noida , ensures a bright career for any student .

Hope this will help you,Please feel free to ask if you have any other queries.

Thank You.


my CDAC CCAT 2019 December ranking is 2181, and my preference is DAC course, I got CDAC Mumbai (Khargar) in first round of seat allotment, so should I got for it or try to change the center, and what procedure to change the first center so allocated to me in first round.

NAVNEET PANDEY 11th Jan, 2020

Hello shashank

CDAC Mumbai is a good, as the top colleges take admission till 1500 rank, so you have very few or no chance of getting top colleges lik sunbeam,

After you get your seat allotment you have to pay for seat allotment confirmation.then you have to visit the college.

I hope it helps

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