CDAC CAT 2021: Registration, Important Dates, Syllabus, Results

CDAC CATCDAC CAT stands for Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Anticipates Common Admission Test. CDAC provides admission in postgraduate diploma courses.

After qualifying the CDAC Common Admission Test 2021, the aspirant will get admission in Department of Electronics and Information Technology of the Ministry of Communication and IT.

The department is the central body and is governed by the Government of India. Those aspirants who are looking forward to appearing in the CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 must read the full article.

We have provided all the necessary details about the CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021.

In this section, you will get all the updates for the CDAC CAT 2021 Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Syllabus.

CDAC CAT 2021 Important Dates

The dates provided are tentative based on the dates the university had released last year, the dates will be updated once the official dates are released by the university.

No. Event Dates (Tentative)
1. Online registration of CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 begins October 2020
2. Online registration of CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 close December 2020
3. Admit card of CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 release December 2020
4. CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 Exam CCAT I December 2020

CCAT II December 2020

5. Announcement of C-CAT Ranks December 2020
6. Online counselling Round 1 December 2020 – January 2020
7. Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation January 2021
8. Last Date of Payment of the first installment for candidates allocated seats through the first round January 2021
9. Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation January 2021
10. Last Date of Payment of the first installment for candidates allocated seats through the second round January 2021
11. Payment of Caution Deposit and Online selection of course and centre (2nd Counselling) January – February 2021
12. Declaration of the Third Round of Seat Allocation

(based on 2nd Counselling)

February 2021
13. Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee February 2021
14. Registration of Students at Training Centres February 2021
15. Commencement of PG Diploma Courses February 2021

CDAC CAT 2021 Application Form

In this section we will provide details regarding, CDAC CAT 2021 Application Form.

  • The mode of registration for CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 is online.
  • You will first have to register on CDAC official website i.e.
  • Ones you are done, you will get an i.d and password on the registered number or email address.
  • Login using that number or email
  • Now you can fill the CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 application form.
  • After you have filled the personal information and the qualification detail, you will now have to choose the category of the course from among category 1, category 2 and category 3.
  • Those selecting category 1 is eligible for PG-DGi course.
  • Those who have selected category 2 is eligible for both PG-DGi and category 2
  • Those applying for category 3 are eligible for PG-DGi, Category 2 and Category 3
  • The candidate must choose the course wisely and fill all the details smartly.
  • There is no potion for correction after you have submitted the form.

CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 Registration Fee

In the CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021, the aspirant has an option to use their laptop or not.

If the aspirant uses his or her laptop the registration fee decreases by 250 Rs.

The registration fee for CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 is given below:

Course CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 Registration fee with laptop Registration fee without the laptop
I A Rs. 1100/- Rs. 1350/-
II A+B Rs. 1300/- Rs. 1550/-
III A+B+C Rs. 1500/- Rs. 1750/-

CDAC CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Here, we will provide the details about CDAC CAT 2021 eligibility criteria:

  • 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 the age for applying.

CDAC CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Here, the candidates will find the eligbility criteria for CDAC CAT 2021:

  • The maximum marks awarded are 150 marks.
  • The question paper will carry 4 choices as a multiple choice question.
  • For every correct answer, +3 marks will be awarded.
  • For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • No marks will be allotted for the unattempted question.

CDAC C-CAT Exam Centres 2021



Navi Mumbai



New Delhi


























CDAC CAT 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 for Paper 1, Paper 1+2, Paper 1+2+3 are mentioned below:

Section A English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning 1 hour
Section B Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Data Communication & Networking, Object Oriented Programming Concepts,  Operating Systems 1 hour
Section C Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors 1 hour

The list of reference books for the various topics of C-CAT. Candidates are, however, advised to read more books than the ones specified in this table.

A English 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 2016

B Computer Fundamentals Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)
  Data Communication & Networking Data Communication & Networking (Forouzan)
  C Programming C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)

Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

  Data Structures Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)
  Operating Systems Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)
  OOP Concepts Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
C Computer Architecture Computer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)
  Digital Electronics Digital Design (Morris Mano)

Digital Design: Principles & Practices (John Wakerly)

Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)

  Microprocessors Microprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)

The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)

CDAC CAT 2021 Admit Card

In this section, the students will find the details regarding the admit card for CDAC CAT 2021.

  • Admit cards will be released on December 2020.
  • The candidates need to have their admit card kept at a safe place, as they will have to carry the admit card along with them during the examination day.
  • The candidate without admit card on the examination day might get expelled from examination hall.

CDAC CAT 2021 Result

The CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 result will be announced on December 2020.

The aspirants who have appeared in the CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 can check their result on the official website of CDAC, i.e.,

  • The result can be corrected by entering the i.d and password provided at the time of registering.
  • After logging in the candidate will have to enter their registration number to check the result.
  • The result will consist of the rank scored by the candidate.
  • There is no scorecard available.
  • Those who have appeared for different courses must check each course rank separately.
  • The aspirants who have qualified the CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2021 will have to appear for the online counseling.
  • The candidates will be allotted seat in the counseling session.
  • Those who have been allotted seat will be given some time to visit the center and pay the first installment of the fee.
  • Those who pay the fee only their seat will be reserved.

CDAC CAT 2021 Counselling

Here, the candidates will find details about the counseling procedure for CDAC CAT 2021.

  • The process for counseling will begin a few days once the result has been declared.
  • First counseling will be from December 2020 – January 2021. All the rank holders will be invited for counseling.
  • Admissions will be strictly by the rank obtained by the candidates.
  • The second round of counseling will be from January 2021.
  • The allotment of the seats will be done on the merit basis, availability of seats, category, and choices filled by candidates.
  • Once the seats have been allotted, candidates will report to the college allotted in order to confirm their admission.


How will I get the CDAC CAT 2021 Admit Card?

The admit card can be downloaded by the official website.

Is there a difference between Hall Ticket and Admit Card for CDAC CAT 2021?

No there is no different in the hall ticket and admit card for CDAC CAT 2021.

Where can I report mistakes in my CDAC CAT to admit card?

Please contact the conducting authorities immediately if you find any mistake in your CDAC CAT admit card.

Can I make the correction even after submitting the application form?

No correction period will not be provided to students after the application form process finishes.

For any queries regarding CDAC CAT, please comment below.

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  1. M 2013 pass out working in private company ….can I apply for c dac


    I am pursuing final year of B.Tech. Am I eligible for applying CAT?

  3. How to apply for C DAC C- Cat entrance exam ,,please give me a application link or registration link…please

  4. Thaticherla Sai Maneesh

    Is currently pursuing 4th year students also eligible??

    If not when will be exam for first batch(after btech) ??

  5. Ravikant prajapati

    Dear sir
    C dac form upcoming date and month

  6. kya mujhe koi c-dac ka question paper provide kr sakta hai

  7. I have completed engineering from computer science . how can i take direct addmission in cdac? what are the conditions of direct addmision?

  8. Anette Panzy Mohun

    I have completed MCA and would like to appear for CCAT exam in December 2019 attempt. When can I register myself?

    Also people who have done MCA and who are not from electronics, do they have to attempt section C in CCAT exam?

  9. sir my field is electronics and communiction can i apply in IT field

  10. Sir please convey the registration date of Cdac exam for June 2019 batch and how can I download the previous year paper of.the CCAT exam plz give me a link sir

  11. Sir when will be the registration dates announced for admission in june 2019 batch ?

  12. when can i register for august batch of cdac ?

    • The university is yet to announces the dates for August, right now the December batch process is taking place which will end in February, we will update the information once we receive the announcement from the university.

  13. Does C-DAC provide Answer keys? If yes, when can I expect them to be released for todays (9-Dec-2018) exam?

  14. What is the seats limit at AKTU for general category?

  15. Where can I report mistakes in my CDAC CAT to admit card?

  16. Sir, Mujhe Addmission Process or fee kya h pta krna h ?

  17. What is maximum age of CDAC CAT?

  18. How can I apply for the exam?

  19. I want to know when will the application process starts?

  20. Sir meri age 24 h kya m apply kr skta hu?

  21. I want to know admission process of CDAC CAT? Can you tell me about this?

  22. Sir please tell me about fee structure?

  23. Can I make the correction even after submitting the application form?

  24. How will I get the CDAC CAT 2019 Admit Card ?

  25. Anyone can take direct admission in C-Dac

    • Only people who have completed a graduation or post graduation in any one of the IT / Computer Science/ Electronics/Telecommunications courses

  26. Does CDAC allows direct admission for GATE qualified candidates?

    • The student’s intake is preferred to be GATE qualified students. The GATE qualified candidates in M. Tech program are likely to get a scholarship through AICTE. The number of seats available in CSE & IT is 25 each.

  27. Is there any direct admission into CDAC for GATE qualified candidates?

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