CDAC C-CAT 2019: Admit Card (Released), Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

CDAC C-CAT 2019 (Feb 2020) Admit Card has been Released on 4th December 2019. CDAC is also known as the Center for Development of Advanced Computing and it has organized the Computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT) to provide admission to the candidates in post-graduate diploma courses. This examination is conducted every year for the candidates in June (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions).

Those applicants are interested and eligible, they can apply in this examination and they will get two chance of scoring qualified marks in the examination. Here, through this article, applicants will get the detailed information of CDAC C-CAT in which includes CDAC C-CAT important dates, Application Form and Eligibility Criteria.

CDAC C-CAT 2019 Notification – Admit Card Released

New CDAC C-CAT 2019 (Feb 2020) Admit Card has been Released on 4th December 2019. Click Here to Download Admit Card.

CDAC C-CAT 2019 (Feb 2020) Information Brochure has been Released on 30th October 2019. Click here to Check Brochure.

CDAC C-CAT 2019 (Feb 2020) Advertisement has been released on 30th October 2019. Click here to Check Notice.

CDAC C-CAT Quick Links 2019 (Feb 2020 Batch)

Latest Applications For Various UG & PG Courses Open 2020:

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CDAC C-CAT Important Dates 2019 (Feb 2020 Batch)

Applicants can apply in this examination on the basis of their Eligibility Criteria as per the schedule provided through authority. Students must have to check the important dates of CDAC C-CAT mentioned below.

CDAC C-DAC Feb 2020 Batch
Dates (Announced)
Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT30th October 2019
Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of
Examination Fee for C-CAT
27th November 2019
Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards4th December 2019 (Released)
C-DAC’s Common Admission Test (C-CAT)8th & 15th December 2019
Announcement of C-CAT Ranks27th December 2019
Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)27th Dec 2019 to 6th January 2020
Declaration of 1st Round of Seat Allocation8th January 2020
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the 1st round16th January 2020 (till 5:00 pm)
Declaration of 2nd Round of Seat Allocation21st January 2020
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the second round28th January 2020
Payment of caution deposit and online selection of course and centers (2nd counseling)30th Jan to 5th February 2020
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling)7th February 2020
Last Date of Payment of Balance course fee14th February 2020
Registration of Students at Training Centres17th February 2020
Commencement of PG Diploma Courses18th February 2020

CDAC C-CAT 2019 Examination Schedule

C-CAT Dates Test PaperMorning Slot TimingAfternoon Slot TimingDuration
8th December 2019; 15th December 2019Section A9:30 to 10:30 am2:00 to 3:00 pm1 Hour
Section B10:45 to 11:453:15 to 4:15 pm1 Hour
Section C12:00 to 1:00 pm4:30 to 5:00 pm1 Hour

Course Offered



Course Name

Paper (S)

IPG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)Section A
IIPG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)Section A +

Section B

PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)
PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)
PG Diploma in Internet of Things (PG-DIoT)
PG Diploma in Artificial Intelligence (PG-DAI)
PG Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)
PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)
PG Diploma in Advanced Secure Software Development (PG-DASSD)
  PG Diploma in HPC System Administration (PG-HPCSA)
IIIPG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG-DESD)Section A + Section B + Section C

PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)

PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics (PG-DBIHI)

CDAC C-CAT 2019 Application Form

The CDAC C-CAT Application Form has been Released on 30th October 2019.

  • The Last Date to Submit Application Form is 27th November 2019.
  • Those candidates are wishing to complete their post-graduate diploma courses from the various affiliated colleges, they can apply in the C-CAT examination by filling the Application Form through online mode by visiting on the official website of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.
  • Applicants must have to enter their registration id and password in the required field to fill the Application Form.

CDAC C-CAT Application Fee

The registration fee for CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2019 is given below:

Course Category
CDAC C-CAT 2019 Paper
Examination fee
Category 1ARs.1350/-
Category 2A+BRs.1550/-
Category 3A+B+CRs. 1750/-

CDAC C-CAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

All of the aspiring candidates must have to check their Eligibility Criteria before filling the Application Form and the Eligibility Criteria details mentioned below.

  • The candidates must have graduated through recognized engineering college or equivalent course (For example; BE/BTech/4-year BSc Engg/AMIE/DoEACC B Level, etc.) in IT / Computer Science/ Electronics/Telecommunications Electrical/Instrumentation or other related areas.
  • Or the candidates should have a Post Graduate Degree in Engineering Sciences (For Example; MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics, etc.)
  • There is no limit to apply in the CDAC C-CAT examination.

CDAC C-CAT 2019 Syllabus

CDAC C-CAT 2019 Indicative Syllabus for the Different Sections & Reference books for the various topics as mentioned below.

Indicative syllabus of the different sections of test papers in C-CAT.

Test Paper
Section AEnglish, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning1 hour
Section BComputer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Data Communication & Networking, Object Oriented Programming Concepts, Operating Systems1 hour
Section CComputer Architecture, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors1 hour

The List of Reference Book for the Various Topic for C-CAT Examination as Mentioned Below in the Table. Candidate have to Read more books than the ones specified in this table.

SectionTopicReference Book
AEnglishAny High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)
Quantitative Aptitude & ReasoningQuantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal)

Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)

Barron’s New GRE 2016

BComputer FundamentalsFoundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)
Data Communication & NetworkingData Communication & Networking (Forouzan)
C ProgrammingC Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)

Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

Data StructuresData Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)
Operating SystemsOperating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)
OOP ConceptsTest Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
CComputer ArchitectureComputer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)
Digital ElectronicsDigital Design (Morris Mano)

Digital Design: Principles & Practices (John Wakerly)

Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)

MicroprocessorsMicroprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)

The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)

CDAC C-CAT 2019 Admit Card

CDAC C-CAT 2019 Admit Card has been Released on 4th December 2019. The Admit Card can be Downloaded till 14th December 2019. No candidate will be Allow to appear for C-CAT without a valid admit card. The admit card along with a photo identity proof must be presented to the C-CAT officials/invigilators for verification at the time of the test.

The venue, date and time of C-CAT will be communicated to the candidates on the admit cards. Candidates must appear for C-CAT on the specified date and time at the venue mentioned on the admit card. The examination fee will not be refunded to candidates who are absent or coming late for C-CAT.

CDAC C-CAT 2020 Result and Ranks

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing will declare the result on the official website. CDAC C-CAT 2019 (Feb 2020) Result will be Declaring on 27th December 2019. Those applicants have given the CDAC C-CAT, they will be able to check their result through online mode. On the basis of the performance of the candidates in this examination, the admission will provide to the candidates.

Candidates should have to submit the details and after that, the result will display to the candidates and they can check and download it.

CDAC C-CAT 2019 Counselling & Seat Allotment

Latest Applications For Various UG & PG Courses Open 2020:

    1. Manipal University 2020 Admission Open For UG & PG Courses. Apply Now
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The seat allotment result of CDAC C-CAT will declare on the 8th of January 2020. Those applicants are selected in the CDAC C-CAT counseling, they will be able to download the 1st seat allotment result through online mode. The seat allotment result list will be available on the official website. Through CDAC C-CAT counseling the candidates get admissions in PG Diploma courses in various offering colleges and institutions.

The authority has conducted the two rounds of counseling and three rounds of seat allocation. Applicants should have to fill their choice of courses and centers and the procedure of seat allotment will be done through online mode.

If you any queries regarding CDAC C-CAT 2019, you can ask your query leave comments below.

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  1. Sarojini chitikena says:

    Sir cdac and ccat both
    are same or not

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