Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)

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Centre for Development of Advanced Computing ( CDAC ) 2019

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing invites admission application for PG Diploma programs and conducts C – CAT Examination for the academic year 2019 – 2020

CDAC Admission Courses Offered 2019

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing ( PG – DAC )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing ( PG – DMC )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design ( PG – DESD )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development ( PG – DSSD )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security ( PG – DITISS )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design ( PG – DVLSI )
  • PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics ( PG – DBDA )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things ( PG – DIoT )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration ( PG – DHPCSA )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics ( PG – DBIHI )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics ( PG – DGi )

CDAC Admission Eligibility 2019

  • Graduate in Engineering or equivalent ( e.g. 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 ( e.g. MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics ).
  • In addition to the common eligibility criteria given above, candidates with the course-specific qualifications also eligible for the particular courses. Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination. The minimum percentage of marks will be considered as per the norms of the university from where the candidate has graduated.

Course codeCourse nameEligibilityMinimum Marks
Category I ( Section A in C-CAT )
PG-DGiPost Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Applied Sciences / Geography / Geology / Physics /  Computational Sciences / Mathematics or allied areas
  • 50 %
    Category II ( Sections A+B in C-CAT )
    PG-DACPost 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 Manage-ment with graduation in Science / IT / Computer Applications
  • 50 %
    PG-DMCPost Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • MCA
  • 50 %
    PG-DSSDPost Graduate Diploma in System Software Development
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • MCA
  • 55 %
    PG-DITISSPost Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • MCA
  • 55 %
    PG-DBDAPost Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Physics / MBA Systems, OR
  • MCA
  • 55 %
    PG-DIoTPost Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • MCA
  • 55 %
    PG-DHPCSAPost Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • MCA
  • 55 %
    Category III ( Sections A+B+C in C-CAT )
    PG-DESDPost Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design
  • Common eligibility criteria
  • 55 %
    PG-DVLSIPost Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design
  • Common eligibility criteria
  • 55 %
    PG-DBIHIPost Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics
  • Common  eligibility criteria, OR
  • BE in Biomedical related fields
  • 55 %

    • There is no age restriction for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses. Candidates who have appeared for the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2019 will also be considered for admission to the above courses. By qualifying in C-DAC’s admission tests of June / July 2019, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in August 2019 batch, subject to the condition that the following
      • All parts of their qualifying degree examination shall be completed by the date of joining the course,
      • Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with at least the required minimum marks shall be submitted at C-DAC.

    CDAC Admission Exam Pattern 2019

    • 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 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 mark a candidate can obtain in any one section of C-CAT is 150.

    Course CategoryCourse NameC-CAT Paper ( s )
    IPG Diploma in Geoinformatics ( PG-DGi )Section A
    IIPG Diploma in Advanced Computing ( PG-DAC )Section A + Section B
    PG Diploma in Mobile Computing ( PG-DMC )
    PG Diploma in System Software Development ( PG-DSSD )
    PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security ( PG-DITISS )
    PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics ( PG-DBDA )
    PG Diploma in Internet of Things ( PG-DIoT )
    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 Admission Application Form 2019

    Centre for Development of Advanced Computing application form is available in the official website www.cdac.in.

    Examination Fee

    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 [rupee] 1100/-, for Category II ( Sections A & B ) is [rupee] 1300/-, and for Category III ( Sections A, B & C ) is [rupee] 1500/-. A computer usage charge of [rupee] 250/- will be added to the fee if the candidate opts in the online application to use the computer of the C – CAT centre. Candidates may note that the C – CAT examination fee once paid is not refundable. C – CAT examination fee structure is illustrated below :

    Category – wise C – CAT examination Fee

    Course CategoryC - CAT Paper ( s )Examination fee for own laptop usersExamination fee for centre’s computer users
    IA[rupee] 1100/-[rupee] 1350/-
    IIA+B[rupee] 1300/-[rupee] 1550/-
    IIIA+B+C[rupee] 1500/-[rupee] 1750/-

    CDAC Admission Admit Card 2019

    • 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 absent or coming late for C-CAT.

    CDAC Admission Selection Process 2019

    • 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. C-CAT is usually conducted in June / July ( for August admissions ) and December ( for February admissions ). Candidates who clear the December, 2018 C-CAT will only be considered for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of February, 2019 batch on the basis of their C-CAT ranks and centre / course preferences.

    CDAC Admission Syllabus 2019

    Test paperTopicsDuration
    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

    CDAC Admission Important Dates 2019

    S.No.EventsDates
    1Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT23rd October, 2018
    2Closing of Online Registration & Application, and
    Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT
    3rd December, 2018
    3Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards6th to 13th December, 2018
    4C-DAC's Common Admission Test ( C-CAT )9th and 16th December, 2018
    5Announcement of C-CAT Ranks27th December, 2018
    6Online Selection of Courses and Centres ( 1st Counselling )27th December, 2018 to 3rd January, 2019
    7Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation7th January, 2019
    8Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the first round16th January, 2019
    9Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation21st January, 2019
    10Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the second round28th January, 2019
    11Payment of caution deposit and Online Selection of Courses and Centres ( 2nd Counselling )30th January to 4th February, 2019
    12Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation ( based on 2nd Counselling )6th February, 2019
    13Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee14th February, 2019
    14Registration of Students at Training Centres18th February, 2019
    15Commencement of PG Diploma Courses19th February, 2019

    Contact Details

    Centre for Development of Advanced Computing,
    Anusandhan Bhawan, C-56/1, Sector-62,
    Noida – 201307
    Uttar Pradesh, India.,
    Phone : +91-120-3063311-14,
    Fax : +91-120-3063317,
    Email : geomatics@cdac.in,
    Website : www.cdac.in.