CDAC C-CAT 2022: Registration (Started), Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility

The Notification for CDAC C-CAT 2022 examination for March 2022 Batch has been released by CDAC. The candidates can register for the examination till the 13th of January 2022. CDAC CAT 2022 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 2022, 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 must read the full article. We have provided all the necessary details about the CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2022. In this section, you will get all the updates for the CDAC CAT Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Syllabus.

CDAC C-CAT has released the Application form and various Important dates. Interested Candidates can go through the article for more information.

CDAC C CAT 2022 Highlights

The short summary of the CDAC C CAT exam is given below in the table:

Exam NameC-DAC’s Common Admission Test 
Popular NameCDAC C CAT
Conducted ByCentre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Official Websitehttps://www.cdac.in/

CDAC CAT 2022 Important Dates

The dates are now announced, the candidates can check the dates below:

Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT23 December 2021
Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT13 January 2022
Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards20 – 22 January 2022
C-DAC’s Common Admission Test (C-CAT) at the Test Centres22 January 2022
23 January 2022
Announcement of C-CAT Ranks4 February 2022
Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)4-10 February 2022
Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation12 February 2022
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the first round18 February 2022 (till 5pm)
Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation21 February 2022
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the second round24 February 2022 (till 5pm)
Payment of caution deposit (Rs 10,000 + GST) and Online Selection of Courses and Centres (2nd Counselling)25 – 28 February 2022
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling)1 March 2022
Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee7 March 2022
Last Date of Online Registration of Students7 March 2022
Start of PG Diploma Courses across India8 March 2022
End of PG Diploma Courses across India (Estimated)30 September 2022

CDAC CAT 2022 Application Form

In this section we will provide details regarding, CDAC CAT 2022 Application Form.

  • The mode of registration for CDAC Common Admission Test CAT is online.
  • You will first have to register on CDAC official website i.e. www.cdac.in
  • 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 2022 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 2022 Registration Fee

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

The registration fee for CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2022 is given below:

Course CategoryC-CAT Paper(s)C-CAT Fee
IARs 500
IIA+BRs 600
IIIA+B+CRs 700

CDAC CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Here, we will provide the details about CDAC CAT 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 2022 Exam Pattern

Here, the candidates will find the eligbility criteria for CDAC CAT 2022:

  • There are 75 questions in section AB and 25 questions in Section C.
  • 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 2022

AgartalaJaipurNavi Mumbai
AhmedabadKanpurNew Delhi

CDAC CAT 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus of CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2022 for Paper 1, Paper 1+2, Paper 1+2+3 are mentioned below:

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

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 CAT 2022 Admit Card

In this section, the students will find the details regarding the admit card for CDAC CAT 2022.

  • Admit cards will be released soon by the organisation.
  • 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 2022 Result

The aspirants who have appeared in the CDAC Common Admission Test CAT 2022 can check their result on the official website of CDAC, i.e., https://www.cdac.in/index.aspx?id=edu_acts_PGDiplomaAdmission

  • 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 2022 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 2022 Counselling

Here, the candidates will find details about the counseling procedure for CDAC CAT 2022.

  • The process for counseling will begin a few days once the result has been declared.
  • First counseling will be in April 2022 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 in April 2022.
  • 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.

CDAC C-CAT Courses Offered

Below we have provided the courses offered through CDAC C-CAT.

CourseCourse NameModules
Diploma in Advanced Computinge-DACFundamentals of Programming
Operating System Concepts
Software Projects
Web based Java Programming
Database Technologies
Aptitude & Communication
Algorithms & Data Structures
Web Programming Technologies
Object Oriented Programming with Java
Software Engineering
Diploma in Mobile Computinge-DMCOperating System Concepts
Object Oriented Programming with Java
Web based Java Programming
Algorithms & Data Structures
General Aptitude
Introduction to DBMS
Android Programming
Hybrid Mobile Apps Programming
Diploma in Big Data Analyticse-DBDABig Data Technologies
General Aptitude
Python & R Programming
Object Oriented Programming with Java
Data Collection & DBMS
Linux Programming & Cloud Computing
Practical Machine Learning
Data Visualisation
Advanced Analytics
Data Collection & DBMS
Diploma in Artificial Intelligencee-DAIFundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
Data Analytics
Deep Neural Networks
Advanced Programming Using Python
Mathematics of Artificial Intelligence
Practical Machine Learning
AI Compute Platforms, Applications & Trends
Natural Language Processing & Computer Vision


The admit card can be downloaded by the official website.

No there is no different in the hall ticket and admit card for CDAC CAT 2022.

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

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

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