Admissions to all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC are done through C-DAC's computerised Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Candidates have to apply for C-CAT online at www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in.
Every year, C-CAT is conducted in December/January (for February/March admissions) and June/July (for August/September admissions). Candidates who clear the January 2021 C-CAT will only be considered for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of March 2021 batch on the basis of their C-CAT ranks.
Every section in C-CAT will have 50 objective-type questions. Each question will have four choices as possible answers of which only one will be correct. There will be +3 (plus three) marks for each correct answer, -1 (minus one) for each wrong answer, and 0 (zero) marks for each un-attempted question. The maximum marks a candidate can obtain in any one section of C-CAT is 150.
||English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning
||Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Object Oriented Programming Concepts, Operating Systems
Reference books for the various topics in C-CAT
||Any High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)
|Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning
||Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal) Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)Barron’s New GRE 2015
||Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)
||C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)
||Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)
||Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)
||Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
C-CAT for admission to the March 2021 batch of PG Diploma courses will be held on 17th January 2021.
Schedule of Jaunary 2021 C-CAT (The slot timings may vary slightly. The final timings will be printed on the admit cards.)
||Morning Slot Timings
||Afternoon Slot Timings
|17 January 2021
||9:30 am – 10:30 am
||2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
||10:45 am – 11:45 am
||3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Candidates can give the online C-CAT from their homes using their laptops/PCs. C-CAT cannot be given from mobile phones. Candidates are required to switch on their webcam and microphone while appearing for C-CAT.