Centre for Development of Advanced Computing Common Admission Test December 2019 or CDAC CAT December 2019 is the entrance examination for admission to PGD (Advanced Computing), PGD (Embedded Systems), PGD (Big Data Analytics), PGD (IT Infrastructure, Systems and Security), PGD (VLSI Design) and other courses. CDAC CAT December 2019 is conducted by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune.
CDAC CAT December for the year 2019 has been announced by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune and will be held from 08/12/2019 to 15/12/2019. The application forms will be available from 30/10/2019 till 27/11/2019. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 04/12/2019. Result is expected to be announced on 27/12/2019.
Common Eligibility Criteria for all the PG Diploma Courses of C-DAC
MSc/MS (10+2+3+2 years) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics.
In addition to the common eligibility criteria given above, candidates with the course-specific qualifications mentioned in Table 1 are ALSO ELIGIBLE for the particular courses. 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.
|COURSE NAME||ELIGIBILITY||MIN. %|
|CATEGORY I (Section A in C-CAT)|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics||50%|
|CATEGORY II (Sections A+B in C-CAT)|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing||50%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics||55%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security||55%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things||55%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence||60%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing||50%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development||55%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration||55%|
|CATEGORY III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design||55%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design||55%|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics||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 December 2019, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in February 2020 batch, subject to the condition that:
|08/12/2019 to  15/12/2019||Vijayawada, Guwahati, Silchar, Patna, Raipur, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Gwalior, Indore, Karad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Solapur, Bhubaneswar, Mohali, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Agartala, Allahabad, Lucknow, Noida, Kolkata|
|Events||Start Date||Last Date|
|Application Form||30/10/2019||27/11/2019 11:55 pm|
|Admit Card Release Date||04/12/2019||14/12/2019 11:55 pm|
|CDAC CAT December 2019 Exam Date||
|Declaration of result||27/12/2019||-|
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 immediate effect. The penalty clauses as given in the section Cancellation & Refund will be applied to such candidates.
C-CAT for admission to the February 2020 batch of PG Diploma courses will be held on 8 December 2019 and 15 December 2019. Candidates may choose one of these dates as per their convenience/availability while filling the online application. The tentative schedule for different test papers of C-CAT is given in Table 8.
|Test Paper||Morning Slot Timings||Afternoon Slot Timings|
|Section A||9:30 am – 10:30 am||2:00 pm – 3:00 pm|
|Section B||10:45 am – 11:45 am||3:15 pm – 4:15 pm|
|Section C||12:00 noon – 1:00 pm||4:30 pm – 5:30 pm|
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, 5th Floor, Innovation Park, Sr. No. 34/B/1, Panchvati, Pashan, Pune 411008, before the last date of C-CAT application.
|Course Category||C-CAT Paper(s)||C-CAT Fee|
Step 1: C-CAT Registration
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
Step 3: C-CAT Application – Uploading Candidate’s Photo
Step 4 C-CAT Application – Payment of Examination Fee
Step 5: C-CAT Application – Selection of Exam City & Date
Important Note: Once the C-CAT fee is paid, candidates must select the C-CAT date and city to complete the application process.
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|Admit Card Download Start Date||04/12/2019|
|Admit Card Download End Date||14/12/2019 11:55 pm|
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. The examination fee will not be refunded to candidates who are absent or coming late for C-CAT.
|Result URL||Check your result here|
Candidates will be provided ranks based on their performances in Section A, Sections A+B, Sections A+B+C of C-CAT. If a candidate appears for multiple sections and qualifies in them, he/she will be provided multiple ranks. For example, if a candidate appears for Sections A and B by choosing Category II in the application form, he/she will be provided two ranks: (i) based on the performance in Section A, and (ii) based on the performance in Sections A+B.
Candidates with the lowest 10% performances in any of the sections (A or B or C) of C-CAT will not be qualified for ranking in that particular section and its higher sections. Even after the removal of the lowest 10% performers as stated above, if there exist candidates in any section with zero or less than zero marks, then these candidates will also not be qualified for ranking.
All qualified candidates will be awarded Category I ranks based on their performance in Section A. Qualified candidates who have selected Category II in the C-CAT application form will be awarded Category I and II ranks based on their performances in Sections A and A+B. Qualified candidates who have selected Category III will obtain Category I, II and III ranks based on their performances in Sections A, A+B and A+B+C.
|Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)||27 December 2019 to 6 January 2020|
|Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation||8 January 2020|
|Last Date of Payment of first instalment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the first round||16 January 2020 (till 5pm)|
|Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation||21 January 2020|
|Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the second round||28 January 2020 (till 5pm)|
|Payment of caution deposit (Rs 10,000 + GST) and Online Selection of Courses and Centres (2nd Counselling)||30 January - 5 February, 2020|
|Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling)||7 February 2020|
|Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee||14 February 2020|
|Registration of Students at Training Centres||17 February 2020|
|Commencement of PG Diploma Courses across India||18 February 2020|