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 / July (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions). Candidates who clear the June / July 2018 C - CAT will only be considered for admission to C - DAC‟s PG Diploma courses of August 2018 batch on the basis of their C - CAT ranks and centre / course preferences.
Common Eligibility Criteria for all the PG Diploma Courses of C - DAC
Course Specific Qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in
Mobile Computing / Post Graduate Diploma in
Development / Post Graduate Diploma in IT
Infrastructure, Systems &
Security / Post Graduate Diploma in
HPC System Administration:
Common eligibility criteria,
Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing
Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination is 50%
For other courses:
Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination is 55%
The minimum percentage of marks will be considered as per the norms of the university
from where the candidate has graduated.
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 2018 will also be considered for admission to the above courses. By qualifying in C - DAC's admission tests of June / July 2018, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in August 2018 batch, subject to the condition that:
|24/06/2018||Silchar, Patna, New Delhi, Dhanbad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Indore, Karad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Mohali, Chennai, Hyderabad, Agartala, Noida, Kolkata|
|01/07/2018||Vijayawada, Silchar, Patna, Raipur, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Indore, Karad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Solapur, Bhubaneswar, Mohali, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Lucknow, Noida, Kolkata|
|Events||Start Date||Last Date|
|Application Form||18/05/2018||18/06/2018 05:30 am|
|Admit Card Release Date||21/06/2018||-|
|C - DAC's C - CAT - (PG Diplomas) 2018 Exam Date||
Online Dates |
|Declaration of result||12/07/2018||-|
C - CAT for admission to the August 2018 batch of PG Diploma courses will be held on 24 June 2018 and 1 July 2018. Candidates may choose one of these dates as per their convenience / availability while filling the online application.
Tentative schedule of June / July 2018 C - CAT. (Slot timings may vary slightly. The final timings will be printed on the admit cards.)
|Test Paper||Morning Slot Timings||Afternoon Slot Timings|
|Section A||9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|Section B||10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.|
|Section C||12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.||4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
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.
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 the requested city. All
such signed letters of requests with proof of valid reasons should be received at C - DAC ACTS,
th Floor, Innovation Park, Sr. No. 34 / B / 1, Panchvati, Pashan, Pune 411008, before the last date
of C - CAT application.
Important Note: Candidates are required to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria of the
courses for which they are applying. In case a candidate is found to be non - eligible during any
stage of the admission process or course delivery, his / her admission will be cancelled with
The penalty clauses as given in the Cancellation & Refund will be applied to such candidates.
Candidates must read and understand the rules pertaining to payment and refund of fees, before seeking admission to any course. No disputes regarding refunds will be entertained once the fees are paid.
If a course at a particular training centre is cancelled by C - DAC due to lack of the minimum required number of students, the course fee paid will be refunded to the candidates. However, these candidates may be offered admission to (i) the same course at another training centre preferred by them where seats are available as per their ranks; or (ii) another course preferred by them at the same centre or another centre of their choice, where seats are available as per their ranks. In such cases, the candidates have the option to choose the alternate centre / course before withdrawing the course fee paid.
During verification of the certificates at the time of registration, if any candidate is found to
be non - eligible for the admitted course, the first installment fee of Rs 10,000/- + its GST
will not be refunded. Provisionally admitted students who are unable to produce the proof of
qualification for the admitted course by 30 November 2018 will not be eligible for any refund of
Candidates desiring to withdraw their admission during any stage of the admission process (i.e. before the date of commencement of the course) may do so by online filling the withdrawal form that can be accessed using their login on the C - DAC website. After submitting the form online, candidates should print the withdrawal form, sign it and post it to C - DAC ACTS, 5th floor, Innovation Park, Sr. No. 34 / B / 1, Panchvati, Pashan, Pune - 411008. Alternatively, candidates may scan the filled - in form, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Candidates should write „Request for withdrawal from PG Diploma admission‟ on top of the envelope in which the form is sent. No email requests for withdrawal without attaching the signed withdrawal forms will be entertained. Online withdrawal entries without sending the signed withdrawal forms will not be considered for withdrawal or refund.
Students desiring to withdraw their admission after the commencement of the course may do so by submitting the prescribed withdrawal forms (that are available at the training centre) at the admitted centre. No email requests for withdrawal will be entertained.
Cancellation of admission by a candidate / student will attract the following penalties:
Important Note: In case a candidate is found to be non - eligible during any stage of the
admission process or course delivery, his / her admission will stand cancelled with immediate
effect and he / she will be subjected to the penalty clauses stated above.
Category-wise C-CAT examination fee.
|Course Category||C-CAT Paper(s)||Examination fee for own laptop users||Examination fee for centre’s computer users|
|I||A||Rs. 1100/-||Rs. 1350/-|
|II||A+B||Rs. 1300/-||Rs. 1550/-|
|III||A+B+C||Rs. 1500/-||Rs. 1750/-|
Candidates may note that the C-CAT examination fee once paid is not refundable.
|Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C - CAT|
18 May 2018
Step 1: C - CAT Registration
The process of admission to C - DAC's PG Diploma courses begins with registration of prospective candidates on the C - DAC website, www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in in . Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully while filling the online registration and application forms. Upon registering, candidates will get their Form Number that can be used to log in and fill the C - CAT application form online.
Important Note: The Form Number and password must be remembered by the candidate as it will be the reference number and login ID of the candidate during the whole admission process.
Step 2: C - CAT Application – Selection of Category of Courses
Once candidates have completed registration, the next step is to log in and fill the C - CAT application form. After entering the personal data and qualifying degree details, candidates have to select the category (I or II or III) of PG Diploma courses which they wish to apply.
C - CAT PAPER(S)
PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG - DGi)
PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG - DAC)
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)
PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG - DESD)
+ Section B
+ Section C
PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG - DVLSI)
PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics (PG - DBIHI)
Step 3: C - CAT Application – Use of Own laptop or Centre PC
Candidates who wish to use their own laptops for C - CAT should choose the option of using 'Own Laptop' in the online application form. The instructions for such candidates are given in the section Use of Candidate's Laptop for C - CAT. Candidates who wish to use the computers of the C - CAT centre should choose the option of using 'C - CAT Centre PC' in the online form.For such candidates, a computer usage charge of Rs 250 will be added to their examination fee.
Step 4: C - CAT Application – Uploading Candidate’s Photo
After filling the application form, candidates have to upload their passport size photograph.
Step 5: C - CAT Application – Payment of Examination Fee
The next step is the online payment of C - CAT examination fee. Centre PC using candidates are advised to view the seat availability for C - CAT at various cities before paying the examination fee.
After filling the online C - CAT application form, the examination fee is to be paid online through the ‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu of the online application. No cash or cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of C - CAT examination fee.
The examination fee can be paid using credit / debit cards 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.
On receiving the examination fee at C - DAC, the‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu of the online application will be tick - marked, and the status of payment will be updated on the ‘Status Check’ menu. The pdf application form obtained by clicking the ‘View / Print Application Form’ on the main menu will now have the transaction details of the payment made.
Important Note: Candidates are advised to view the seat availability for C - CAT at various cities before paying the examination fee.
Candidates facing any issues during online payment may contact C- DAC ACTS Pune through phone (020 - 25503143) or email (email@example.com).
Once the examination fee is paid, candidates have to choose the city and date for appearing C - CAT. The cities where C - CAT will be conducted on 24 June 2018 or 1 July 2018 are listed in Table 9. Candidates can view the seat availability for C - CAT at various cities by clicking 'Select Exam City & Date' on the main menu of the application form. Depending on the seat availability, candidates can choose one date and one city for appearing for C - CAT.
Important Note: Once the C - CAT examination fee is paid, candidates must select the C - CAT date and city to complete the application process.
C - CAT centres will be sequentially allocated to candidates (on first - come, first - served basis) as per their online applications. Once the capacity of a particular C - CAT city is full on any C - CAT date, that city will no longer be shown in the drop - down list of that date on the online application form. C - DAC reserves the right to cancel a C - CAT centre, in which case an alternate centre will be offered to the candidates.
The steps successfully completed in the application process are shown with a tick - mark on the main menu of the online application. Candidates are advised to print their filled - in application form that can be obtained by clicking the 'View / Print Application Form' on the main menu and keep it for their records. Candidates facing any issues during online registration and application may contact C - DAC ACTS Pune (020 - 25503143 ; firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C - CAT||18 June 2018|
The online registration and application of candidates for C - CAT will close on 18 June 2018. The payment of examination fee will also be closed at this point.
Use of Candidates' Laptops for C - CAT
Candidates will have the option to use their own laptops for C - CAT. Such candidates have to choose the 'Own Laptop' option in the online application form.
Important Note: Candidates would be entirely responsible for the functioning of their laptops during C - CAT. C - DAC reserves the right to deny a candidate in appearing for C - CAT in case of non - functioning or malfunctioning of his / her laptop. No examination fee will be refunded to such a candidate.
Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops will have to report one hour before the
scheduled start of C - CAT to check and confirm the readiness of their laptops. Detailed
instructions about configuring the laptop for C - CAT will be provided along with the admit card.
|SECTION A||TOPIC||REFERENCE BOOK|
|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 |
|SECTION 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)|
Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning
Data Communication & Networking
Before attempting the computer - based questions during C - CAT, candidates are advised to carefully read and follow the instructions given along with the admit card and question paper. Use of logarithmic tables / calculators / mobile phones / electronic gadgets is not permitted in the examination hall. Use of unfair means by a candidate, whether detected at the time of the test, evaluation or at any other stage, will lead to cancellation of his / her candidature. Candidates must ensure that they do not use any study / reference material / text books / external communications, etc. during C - CAT, which shall be treated as “use of unfair means”.
Candidates can download their C - CAT admit cards during this period by logging in on the C - DAC website. After downloading the admit cards, candidates should examine all the entries therein and also carefully read and follow the instructions on the cards. In case of any discrepancy in the details provided, or if candidates are unable to download the online admit card, then they should contact C - DAC ACTS Pune immediately through phone (020 - 25503134/ 136 / 128 / 107) or email (email@example.com), giving their name and application form number.
No candidate will be permitted to appear for C - CAT without a valid admit card. Candidates will not be able to download their admit cards, if they have not made the payment of C - CAT examination fee before the last date of payment, or if they have not selected the C - CAT city and date while applying for C - CAT.
C - DAC's Common Admission Test. Candidates must appear for C - CAT on the specified date and time at the venue mentioned on their admit card. Latecomers will be neither given any extra time nor refund of examination fee.
Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops for C - CAT will have to bring their fully charged and configured laptop (as per the instructions given on the Admit Cards) to the C - CAT venue at least one hour before the start of the exam. The C - CAT centre will provide computers for only those candidates who have opted to use 'C - CAT Centre PC' in their application form.
Important Note: Candidates are advised to read the C - CAT User Manual and become familiar with the computer - based C - CAT through the practice sessions that will be available on the C - DAC website a few days before the C - CAT dates.
|Result URL||Check your result here|
|Announcement of C - CAT Results||12 July 2018|
C - CAT results will be published at 5 pm on the C - DAC website on 12 July 2018, which can be checked using candidate’s login. Candidates will be provided ranks based on their performances in Section A, Sections A+B and Sections A+B+C. If a candidate has appeared for multiple sections in C - CAT, he / she may be obtaining multiple ranks as explained in the section C - CAT Ranking.
In order to be considered for admission to a desired course, a candidate’s name must appear in the C - CAT rank - list of the category corresponding to the desired course.
Online Selection of Courses and Centres
|12 - 18 July 2018|
During these dates, candidates are required to give (online) their order of preferences of courses and training centres by logging in on the C - DAC website using their form number and password. Depending on their C - CAT ranks, candidates will be allocated seats strictly based on their order of preferences of courses and centres. Online selection of courses / centres will close on 18 July 2018. Candidates facing any issues during online selection of course / centre may contact C - DAC Mumbai through phone (022 - 27565303 / 26703251) or email (course - firstname.lastname@example.org).
The list of courses offered and the maximum number of seats available at all training centres of C - DAC are given in Table 4 of this Admission Booklet. During counselling, a candidate may give as many course - centre preferences as desired. Rank - wise seat allocation will be done based on these preferences and the availability of seats. Under any circumstance, a candidate will not be allocated another course / centre which was not given as a preference during the counselling stage.
After choosing the preferred courses and centres in the Choice Filling software, candidates should save their preferences. The unsaved preference list will be shown in red background and will be lost upon logging out without saving. The saved preference list can be modified (if required) and again saved by the candidate till 18 July 2018. These course - centre preferences will be considered in the seat allocation process in their order of preferences. Candidates will have the option to print the list of course - centre preferences saved by them.
Candidates can add or delete preferences and also change their order of preferences until 18 July 2018. The last - saved course - centre preferences will be considered as final and a candidate cannot opt for a lower preferred choice if he / she is allocated a higher preference in any round of seat allocation.
|Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation||20 July 2018|
The course and centre allocated to the candidates are published online at 5 pm on 20 July 2018. Admissions to various courses at different training centres are offered in the order of C - CAT ranks and preferences of courses and centres given by the candidate and the number of seats available for the courses at the particular centres. If some candidates' ranks are not good enough to get them their top preferences, they may be offered their lower preferred courses / centres depending on their ranks. Such candidates may be allocated their higher - preferred course / centre in the second round of seat allocation, depending on their ranks.
Candidates will get to know the course / centre allocated to them by logging in on the C- DAC web site. All the seat - allocated candidates will also receive an email notification. Once a candidate is allocated a centre, no manual request for transfer to another centre may be considered at any stage. Seat allocation will happen only as per the order of preferences already given by the candidates.
|Last date of payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the first round||26 July 2018 (till 5 p.m.)|
Once a seat is offered to a candidate, he / she must pay the first installment fee of Rs. 10,000/- + GST as applicable in July 2018 as a token amount to confirm the admission. The mode of payment of fee is explained in the section Payment of Course Fee.Online payment of first installment course fee should be strictly done before 5 pm on 26 July 2018. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable.
Candidates who have been offered seats through the first round of seat allocation, but have not paid the first installment by 5 pm on 26 July 2018 will not be considered for the second round of seat allocation. It will be assumed that these candidates do not want to take admission and their names will be removed from the second round of seat allocation processing. Therefore, in order to be considered for the second round of allocation, candidates are advised to pay the first installment and confirm their admission, even if the course / centre allocated in the first round is not their top preference. It may happen that the candidate may be allocated a higher - preferred course / centre in the second round of seat allocation.
|Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation||31 July 2018|
Candidates who have already filled their choices of centres / courses but are not offered seats in the first round of seat allocation will be considered for the second round of seat allocation. In addition, candidates who have been already allocated seats in the first round of allocation, but did not get their top preferences, will also be considered in this round of seat allocation for their higher - preferred courses. The second round of seat allocation will be based on the preferences already given by the candidates during the first counselling (before the first round of allocation).
Upon logging in on the C - DAC website on 31 July 2018, candidates will get to know the course / centre allocated to them in the second round. All the candidates who have got their seats allocated in this round will also receive an email notification.
|Last date of payment of first installment fee for candidates allocated seats first - time through the second round||6 August 2018 (till 5 pm)|
Candidates who are allocated seats for the first time through the second round are required to pay the first installment fee of Rs 10,000/- + GST on it as applicable in August 2018 as a token amount to confirm their admission. The mode of payment of fees is explained in the section Payment of Course Fee. Online payment of first installment course fee should be strictly done before 5 pm on 6 August 2018. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable. Candidates who have already paid the first installment fee after the first round of seat allocation are not required to pay this amount again.
Important Note: Candidates who have been allocated seats in any round of seat allocation, but have failed to confirm their admission (by not paying the first installment course fee) will have their seat allocations cancelled.
|Payment of caution deposit and online selection of course and centre (2ndCounselling)||9 - 13 August 2018 |
The second counselling (choice filling) will be done online by the candidates during 9 - 13 August 2018 for the vacant seats available at C - DAC’s training centres. In this new choice filling too, candidates can give preferences only for those courses belonging to the category for which they have ranks in C - CAT. Seat allocations will be done based on their rank and course - centre preferences for the vacant seats only.
After logging in on the C - DAC website, candidates can check their centre / course eligibility for second counseling based on the C - CAT cut - off rank of the centre / course. Only the courses / centres that are rank - wise eligible for the candidate will be displayed in his / her list. Candidates can give their order of preferences of only the eligible courses and training centres. The details of the counselling process are given in section 16(f) of this Admission Booklet.
Candidates who have ranks obtained through the C - CAT conducted in June / July 2018 can participate in the second counselling, provided they belong to one of the following categories:
In order to participate in second counselling, candidates belonging to the above - mentioned four categories have to pay a caution deposit of Rs. 10,000/- + GST on it as applicable in August 2018. After the confirmation of payment of this caution deposit, candidates can give as many preferences of eligible centre / courses from the available list.
Candidates facing any issues during online selection of course / centre may contact C - DAC Mumbai through phone (022 - 27565303 / 26703251) or email (course - email@example.com).
|Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation||14 August 2018|
The course and centre allocated to the candidates who participated in the second counselling are published online on 14 August 2018. Candidates are allocated the vacant seats based on their ranks and fresh preferences given in the second counselling. They will get to know the course / centre allocated to them by logging in on the C - DAC website, and also through email.
The full caution deposit of Rs 10,000/- + GST shall be refunded to the candidates who are not allocated any seat in the third round. Candidates who are allocated seats in the third round should go ahead with their seats. No caution deposit shall be refunded to the candidates to whom seats are allocated through the third round.
|Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee||17 August 2018|
Candidates who have confirmed their admission by paying the first installment course fee are required to pay the balance course fee on or before 17 August 2018. The second (final) installment amount of Rs 80,000/- + GST on it as applicable in August 2018 (Rs 1,05,000/- + its GST for PG - DBDA course) can only be paid through NEFT. The various steps for NEFT payment are explained in the section Payment of Course Fee.
|Registration of Students at the Allocated Training Centres||20 August 2018|
Upon payment of full fees and proving the course eligibility, the selected candidates will be enrolled as C - DAC students at the respective training centres.
At the time of registration, candidates need to show their photo identity cards for identification, submit three passport - size colour photographs and photocopies of qualifying degree certificate or provisional / passing certificate from the university. The original certificates should be presented for verification at the time of registration. Candidates need to fill up and submit course registration forms at the time of registration at the admitting training centre.
Candidates who do not have their qualifying degree certificate (including candidates who have appeared for the qualifying examination and awaiting results) will be given provisional admission on submitting (at the admitting centre) the proof that they have already appeared for all the examinations of their qualifying degree at the time of registration. These students will have to submit (at the admitted centre) the proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the required minimum marks by 30 November 2018 to confirm their admission.
Important Note: Candidates who are provisionally admitted as C - DAC students but are unable to produce the proof of qualification by 30 November 2018 will have their admissions cancelled. They will not be eligible for any refund of fees.
|Commencement of PG Diploma Courses||21 August 2018|
Classes for the August 2018 batch of all the PG Diploma courses at all training centres of C - DAC will begin on 21 August 2018.
Candidates / students wishing to withdraw their admission during any stage of the admission process or course delivery must follow the guidelines mentioned in the section Cancellation & Refund. Penalties levied on such candidates / students are also explained in this section.
Requests of students to relocate to another centre after taking admission at one centre may not be entertained except in certain exceptional cases like serious medical reasons that occurred after the choice - filling process. Such request letters along with valid certificates / proofs are to be addressed to the head of the allocated / admitted training centre. Depending on the seriousness of the applications, C - DAC shall take an appropriate decision on the transfer request. Even in all such exceptional cases, C - CAT ranking will be strictly followed. If this transfer is to a course with higher fees, the difference in amount of fees is to be paid by the candidate. However if the transfer is to a course with lower fees, no part of the fees will be refunded by C - DAC.