From the current academic year (2012-2013) admissions to all PG diploma courses will be made through a common Admission test (C-CAT 2012).
C-CAT 2012 will be conducted in the form of three test papers labeled as
SECTION - A (English, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude),
SECTION - B (C Programming, Data Structures, Data Communications and Network, OOPs and Operating Systems) and
SECTION - C (Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics and Microprocessors), each of one hour duration, having 50 questions of 3 marks each (maximum 150 marks).
Depending upon the choice(s) of the programme(s) made by the candidate he/she will have to either appear in just one test paper (SECTION - A) or two test papers (SECTION - A and SECTION - B) or all the three test papers (SECTION - A, SECTION - B and SECTION - C).
Those Candidates who qualify in C-CAT 2012 will be offered admission to various PG diploma courses covered on the basis of their ranks and choices. There is no age restriction to appear in C-CAT 2012.
C-CAT 2012 will be held on June 17, 2012 and July 1, 2012. Candidates may chose one of the dates as per their convenience while filling the application. The choice of date once made will not be altered unless approved in writing by C-DAC.
To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the corresponding test paper(s) and also satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria of the respective academic programme.
The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2012 are also eligible to appear in the test. By qualifying in C-CAT 2012, candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration in the programme, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility by 30 September 2012.
The candidates will be provided ranks based on their performance in Section A, Section A+B, Section A+B+C. If a candidate appears in multiple sections, he/she shall be provided multiple ranks accordingly. For example if a candidate appears in Section A and Section B, he/she shall be provided two ranks, based on performance in Section A and based on performance in Section A and B. A candidate can appear only in those sections which are chosen at the time of filling in the application. A candidate, who has not appeared for a particular section, will not get any position in the merit lists, which span over that section. For each programme a separate merit list will be prepared from the list of candidates opting for that programme. Admissions to various programmes at different centres will be made on the basis of merit in C-CAT 2012 subject to fulfilling of eligibility requirements.
Candidates should note that mere appearance in C-CAT 2012 or being in any of the merit list neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit based on the choice exercised by the candidate and depending on the number of seats available in the programmes at the Admitting Centre(s).
With regard to the interpretation of the provisions of any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the C-DAC shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.
Only the candidates who qualify in C-CAT 2012 (whose names appear in the merit list) will be eligible to apply for admission to any of the corresponding academic programmes available at different centres.
IMPORTANT NOTE In all matters concerning C-CAT 2012, the decision of C-DAC will be final and binding on all the applicants.
CCAT 2012 will be conducted manually (Pen and paper based) at various cities all across India.
CCAT-2012 will be conducted in the form of three objective type test papers labeled as Section – A (English, Critical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude),
Section – B (Programming in C, Data Structures, Data Communications and Networking, OOPs and Operating Systems) and
Section – C (Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics and Microprocessors)
Each section is of one hour duration, having 50 questions of 3 marks each (maximum 150 marks). Depending upon the choice(s) of the programme(s) made by the candidate he/she will have to either appear in just one test paper (Section – A) or two test papers (Section – A and Section – B) or all the three test papers (Section A, B and C).
These test papers have to be answered in a machine-gradable Objective Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening appropriate bubbles using black ball point pen only. Since the ORS will be evaluated by electronic means, it is imperative that the instructions given on the question paper booklet and ORS are carefully read and followed by the candidates. The objective type questions in all the test papers will have four choices as possible answers, of which, only one will be correct. There will be +3 (plus three) marks for correct answers and negative marking for wrong answers in all the test papers. For wrong answer to an objective type question, candidates will get -1 (negative one) of mark. Multiple answers to a question will be treated as a wrong answer. For each un-attempted question, you will be awarded 0 (zero) marks.
Quantitative Aptitude & Critical Reasoning
1. Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved By Dr. R. S. Aggrawal
2. Quantitative Aptitude By M Tyara
3. Barron’s New GRE 2012
General Reference Book for Section B:
Foundations of Computing (With CD) by Pradeep K. Sinha, Priti Sinha
Data Communication & Networking
CompTIA Network+ Study Guide By Todd Lammle, Wiley Publications
Programming in C
1. Test your C Skills By Yashavant Kanetkar
2. Let Us C By Yashavant Kanetkar
3. Exploring C By Yashavant Kanetkar
Data Structures Through C in Depth By S. K. Srivastava
Operating System Principles By Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Test your C ++ Skills By Yashavant Kanetkar
1. Digital Fundamentals 10th Edition By Thomas L. Floyed
2. Digital Design 4th Edition By M Morris Mano
1. The Intel Microprocessor 8th Edition By Barry B. Brey
2. Microprocessor Architecture Programming & Application with 8085 5th edition By Ramesh Gaonkar
Use of logarithmic tables/calculator of any kind/cellular phone/electronic gadgets is NOT permitted in the examination hall.
The medium for all the test papers will be English only.
Use of unfair means by a candidate in C-CAT 2012, whether detected at the time of test, evaluation or at any other stage, will lead to cancellation of his/her candidature as well as disqualification of the candidate from appearing in C-CAT 2012 in future.
Disclosure of identity in any form, such as writing registration id or name in any place in the ORS other then the one designated for the purpose. Making any kind of distinguishing marks in the ORS may also lead to disqualification of the candidate.
A centre once allotted will not normally be changed. In exceptional circumstances, a change of centre may be permitted if a request with a valid reason for the same is received in the office of C-DAC, ACTS Headquarters, 5th Floor, NSG IT Park, Aundh, Pune-411007, at least one week before the exam date.
The basic application fee would be Rs.500/- and thereafter Rs.100/- for every course opted. Hence the application fee for one course will be Rs.600/- and Rs.700/- for two courses and so on. Candidates paying through DD have to pay Rs. 25 extra in addition to the total application fee.
i) Online Mode: The application fee can be paid on both Credit and Debit Card through the payment gateway provided, along with the Online application form.
ii) Demand Draft Mode:The application fee can
be paid by a Demand Draft drawn in favor of ‘C-DAC Training’, on
any Nationalized Bank, payable at Hyderabad. After electronically
filling his/her personal data and information pertaining to the
Application Form on the website, the applicant can take a print out of
the application slip generated online and enclose it along with the DD
and send it to the following address:
The Admit Cards can be downloaded from the website from 14th June 2012 for
C-CAT 2012 scheduled on June 17, 2012 and for C-CAT 2012 scheduled on July 1,
2012 the admit cards can be downloaded from the website from June 27, 2012
onwards. The candidates will not be able to download their Admit Cards, if their DDs
have not been received at the C-DAC centre. The candidate should carefully
examine the Admit Card received by him/her for all the entries made therein. In case
of any discrepancy, the candidate should inform C-DAC immediately. If the candidate
is not able to download the online admit card, then C-DAC may be contacted through
Phone/Fax/Email, giving the Application Form Number and Name. No candidate will
be permitted to appear in C-CAT 2012 test without a valid Admit Card. The Admit
Card should be presented to the invigilators/C-CAT 2012 officials for verification. The Admit Card of C-CAT 2012 must be carefully preserved by the candidate
and produced at the time of admission/registration, if required by the Admitting
Centre. The C-DAC may withdraw the permission granted to a candidate to appear
in C-CAT-2012, if found that he/she is not eligible to appear in the Test even though
an Admit Card has been issued and is produced by the candidate before the
Presiding Officer of the test centre.