C-CAT(Pre Dac) Test Papers and Syllabus

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 (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions). 
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.
Important Note: A candidate can appear only for the specific section(s) in C-CAT as per the category of the courses opted by him/her at the time of filling the online application form. 

Every section in C-CAT will have 50 objective-type questions. Each objective-type 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 marks a candidate can obtain in any one section of C-CAT is 150.

 Indicative syllabus of the different sections of test papers in C-CAT.
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

C-CAT Syllabus for section A. 

English :  Any High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)
Quantitative Aptitude & reasoning :  Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal) 

C-CAT Syllabus for section B.

Computing Fundamentals
Evolution of Computers
Computer Generations
Computer Organisation
Primary and Secondary Storage
Input and Output Devices
File Organisation

C Programming with Data Structure

 Introductory Concepts
 C Fundamentals
 Operator  and Expressions 
 Data Input and Output
 Operator  and Expressions 
 Statements (control, conditional, looping)
 Structures and Unions 
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 Linked Lists 

Data Communications and Computer Networking
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 Network Architecture and the OSI Reference Model
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 Data Link Layer: Framing, Flow Control, Error Control 
bullet.gif (320 bytes)Network Layer and Routing Concepts

Object Oriented Concepts
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(The information is taken from DAC official website please visit :www.cdac.in for more details and latest updates).


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    1. Hello Rutvik.
      M also preparing for entrance.
      Can we contact for sharing info abt Cdac.

    2. Can u plz help me wid d C-DAC entrance exam...ur post is useful...but unfortunately C-DAC has changed the syllabus exam pattern everything...all they hv specified is d name of sub for the 3 sections d name of the books tat v hv 2 follow....i dnt hv ay idea as to wat to do from those books n wat not to do....ay syllabus is not given in particular...

    3. hy..soni. i m also preparing 4 c-dac ,so if u have any info. pls mail it 2 u me
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    4. hey...can ne1 tell me about d sec-c which is related to micro processor n microcontroller....

  2. are this papers helpful to us.............?????????/////////

  3. Sir,
    What areas could be present in Microprocessors and Digital logics of SEC-C

  4. Sorry for not replying ......I was struggling with my career...
    now onwards I will update this blog with latest syllabus and more question papers.

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      it would be a great help

  5. can anyone mail me required books, which can help scoring good in C-DAC exam....... pls mail me at gauravpayal001@gmail.com

  6. plese send me books all you have to prepare for cdac
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  7. aarif m gonna appear for cdac next month on july 7th and according to my selected course in c-dac there is a requirement to prepare for OS,Data structure using c,and ccna could you plz suggest me how should i go for these sybject for prepperation and do tell me abt the level of english which usually ask in cdac ...Thanks

  8. Hi aarif plz send me books to prepare for cdac
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  9. hello i am about to start my preparation from today please guide me the wright way , the imp topic , syllabus and books ?

    thank you

    please reply in my email

    people of the blog can also reply to me

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  11. can u provide me list of various institute for pre c-dac.... my mail id is er.naved002@gmail.com... thanksss......

  12. Will u please send me previous year paper and syllabus for project associate held in next month ............
    my mail id is yadav.tarun@gmail.com

  13. hi arif my self B.Nirosh from coimbatore i will going to atten a cdac entrance exam on 2014 agust batch i kindly request you to indimate me what is current sylbus of cdace entrance exam and i want to know starting date for application registration process for agust batch 2014 as soon as possible i waiting brother once again nice to see you via comments..thankzzz

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  15. hi arif can u pls send me recent papers and sample papers of ccat i'm preparing for ccat august batch

  16. HI..I Am also preparing entarance exam plz give recent papers...plz my email id-ankit.csenri24@hotmail.com

  17. please send me the entrance exam paper of cdac. this is my email id- dhirajthakur14@gmail.com, please help me

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  19. hey arif plz send me the usefull stuff related to the entrance exam of C-DAC which could help me
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  20. Aarif I understand your feeling .....same here

  21. Hi Aarif,
    I am planning to give cdac entrance this June 2015. Can you help me with previous year papers for the predac exam. Please forward it to me on my email address: saini2296@gmail.com.It would be very appreciated.

  22. hi arif sir .
    sir i m preparing for cdac will u please send me syllbus of microprocesor ,data structure and computer organisation at my maill id santosh104kumar@gmail.com . sir its realy very urgent.
    please send me .
    thank u .

  23. hello
    arif sir how are you?
    sir i am Hemant Kumar. i am preparing for cdac entrance exam held on 28 jun 2015 . sir i am request you please send the all cdac exam related data . i am choosing course category second and please send me syllabus of apptitude, english ,microprocesor ,data structure and computer organisation at my mail id hemantkumar680@hotmail.com . sir please send very immediately .

    Thank you

  24. Please send me syllabus of microprocessor and digital electronics on my mail I'd

  25. Please send me syllabus of microprocessor and digital electronics on my mail I'd

  26. Sir,please do send me syllb. of microprcr. and digital electronics

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