CDAC Common Admission Test – CDAC CAT 2016
CDAC CAT 2016 Entrance Exam
CDAC CAT 2016 Entrance Exam
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 usually conducted in June ( for August admissions ) and December ( for February admissions ). Candidates who clear the December, 2015 C-CAT will only be considered for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of February, 2016 batch on the basis of their C-CAT ranks and centre / course preferences.
CDAC CAT Entrance Exam 2016 Date
|CDAC CAT 2016 Exam Date : 6th December, 2015 and 13th December, 2015|
CDAC offers the following Post Graduate Diploma courses in areas of advanced computing :
- Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics ( PG-DGi )
- Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing ( PG – DAC )
- Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing ( PG – DMC )
- Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development ( PG-DSSD )
- Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems and Security ( PG – DITISS )
- Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics ( PG-DBDA )
- Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design ( PG – DESD )
- Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design ( PG – DVLSI )
- Post Graduate Diploma in Automation and SCADA Systems ( PG – DASS )
- Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics ( PG-DBIHI )
CDAC CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria
Common Eligibility Criteria for all the PG Diploma Courses of C DAC Eligibility :
- Graduate in Engineering or equivalent ( e.g. BE / BTech / 4 year BSc Engg / AMIE / DoEACC B Level, etc. ) in IT / Computer Science/ Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation or related areas OR
- Post Graduate in Engineering Sciences ( e.g. MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics, etc. )
In addition to the common eligibility criteria given above, candidates with the course-specific qualifications mentioned in the below Table are also Eligible for the particular course. Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination is also stated in Table
1. The minimum percentage of marks will be considered as per the norms of the university from where the candidate has graduated.
C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses, their fees and eligibility criteria :
|Course Code||Course Name||CDAC CAT Eligibility||Min.%|
|Category I ( Section A in C-CAT )|
|PG-DGi||Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics||Common eligibility criteria ( OR ) Post Graduate Applied Sciences/ Geography/ Geology/ Physics/ Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas||50%|
|Category II ( Section A+B in C-CAT )|
|PG-DAC||Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing||Common eligibility criteria ( OR ) Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent ( OR ) MCA, MCM, ( OR ) Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Computational Sciences / Mathematics or allied areas ( OR ) Post Graduate Degree in Management with graduation in Science/ IT/ Computer Applications.||50%|
|PG-DMC||Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing||Common eligibility criteria ( OR ) Post Graduate in Mathematics or allied areas ( OR ) MCA||50%|
|PG-DSSD||Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development||Common eligibility criteria ( OR ) Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas ( OR ) MCA||55%|
|PG-DITISS||Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security||Common eligibility criteria ( OR ) Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas ( OR ) MCA||55%|
|PG-DBDA||Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics||Common eligibility criteria, ( OR ) Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, ( OR ) Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics/ MBA Systems, ( OR )|
|Category III ( Sections A+B+C in C-CAT )|
|PG-DESD||Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design||Common eligibility criteria||55%|
|PG-DVLSI||Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design||Common eligibility criteria||55%|
|PG-DASS||Post Graduate Diploma in Automation & SCADA Systems||Common eligibility criteria ( OR|
) Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas
|PG-DASS||Post Graduate Diploma in Automation & SCADA Systems||Common eligibility criteria ( OR ) Post Graduate in Mathematics or allied areas.||55%|
There is no age restriction for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses. Candidates who have appeared/will be appearing for the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2015 will also be considered for admission to the above courses. By qualifying in C-DAC’s admission tests of December 2015, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in February 2016 batch, subject to the condition that:
(a) All parts of their qualifying degree examination shall be completed by the date of joining the course, and
(b) Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with
CDAC CAT 2016 Exam Pattern
CDAC CAT 2016 syllabus of the different sections of test papers :
- Section – A ( English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning )
- Section – B ( Computer Fundamentals, C Programing, Data Structures, Data Communications and Networking, Object Oriented Programming, Operating Systems )
- Section – C ( Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics and Microprocessors )
C-CAT has three sections (Section A, Section B, Section C) of one hour duration each. depending on the category of courses selected by the candidate, he / she will have to either appear for 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 ). The medium of C-CAT is English.
Every section in C-CAT will have 50 objective-type questions. Each objective-type 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.
CDAC CAT 2016 Exam Schedule
C-CAT for admission to the February, 2016 batch of PG Diploma courses will be held on 6th December, 2015 and 13th December, 2015. Candidates may choose one of these dates as per their convenience / availability while filling the online application. The schedule for different test papers of C-CAT is given below.
|C-CAT Date||Test Paper||Morning Slot Timings||Afternoon Slot Timings|
|6th December, 2015 and 13th December, 2015||Section - A||9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.||2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.|
|Section - B||10:45 A.M. – 11:45 P.M.||3:15 P.M. to 4:15 P.M.|
|Section - C||12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.||4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.|
CDAC CAT 2016 Exam Centres
C-CAT will be conducted in computerized mode in various cities across India. The list of cities where C-CAT will be conducted in December, 2015 is given in the below Table. C-CAT centres will be allocated to candidates on a first – come, first-served basis of application, depending on the centres’ seating capacity and availability.
|Ahmedabad||Allahabad ( Only on 13th December, 2015 )||Bengaluru||Bhubaneswar|
|Karad||Kochi||Kolkata||Lucknow ( only on 13th December, 2015 )|
|Ranchi||Silchar||Solapur ( only on 13th December, 2015 )||Thiruvananthapuram|
The C-CAT date and city once selected in the online application form cannot be changed unless approved in writing by C-DAC, subject to availability of seats in requested city. All such signed letters of requests with valid reasons should be received at the following address before the last date of C-CAT application.
C-DAC ACTS, 3rd Floor,
RMZ Westend Centre III,
Westend IT Park, Aundh,
Pune – 411007.
CDAC CAT 2016 Application Procedure
For candidates who opt ( in the online application ) to use their own laptops for C-CAT, the examination fee for Category I ( Section A ) is 1000/-, for Category II ( Sections A & B ) is 1200/-, and for Category III ( Sections A, B & C ) is 1400/-. A computer usage charge of 200 will be added to the fees if the candidate opts in the online application to use the computer of the C-CAT centre.
|Course Category||C-CAT Paper(s)||Examination fee for own laptop users||Examination fee for centre’s computer users|
After filling the online C-CAT application form, the examination fee may be paid online OR in cash through the ‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu of the online application. No cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of C-CAT examination fee.
CDAC CAT 2016 Online : The examination fee can be paid using credit / debit cards and net banking through the payment gateway that will be opened upon clicking the ‘Online’ option of the ‘Make Payment’ step. Candidates are advised to follow the instructions / steps given on the payment gateway, and also print / keep the transaction details for their records.
Cash : The examination fee can also be paid in cash at any of the C-DAC centres or C-DAC’s Authorised Training Centres ( ATC ) After filling the online application, the applicant should print the form and submit it personally along with the fee ( in cash ) at any of the C-DAC training centres before 5.00 P.M. on 26th November, 2015. After cash payment, candidates are advised to collect the payment receipt and city selection status before leaving the training centre.
CDAC CAT 2016 Admit Card
Candidates can download their admit cards from C-DAC’s website during the dates mentioned under Important Dates. No candidate will be permitted 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. Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops for CCAT must configure their laptops well in advance as per the instructions given on the admit cards. Examination fee will not be refunded to candidates who are coming late for C-CAT.
CDAC CAT 2016 Important Dates
|Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT||23rd October, 2015|
|Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Application Fee for C-CAT||26th November, 2015|
|Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards||3rd -10th December, 2015|
|C-DAC's 2015 Common Admission Test ( C-CAT )||6th & 13th December, 2015|
|Announcement of C-CAT Ranks||29th December, 2015|
|C-DAC Online Selection of Course and Centre ( 1st Counselling )||29th December, 2015 – 6th January, 2016|
|Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation||11th January, 2016|
|Last Date of Payment of 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats through the first round||19th January, 2016|
|Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation||22nd January, 2016|
|C-DAC Online Selection of Course and Centre ( 2nd Counselling )||22nd - 28th January, 2016|
|Last Date of Payment of 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats through the second round||28th January, 2016|
|Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation ( Based on 2nd Counselling )||3rd February, 2016|
|Last Date of Payment of 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats through the third round||9th February, 2016|
|Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fees||16th February, 2016|
|Registration of Students at Training Centres||16th February, 2016|
|Commencement of the PG Diploma Courses||17th February, 2016|
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