CDAC C-CAT 2021: Result (Out), Counselling, Exam Date

CDAC C-CAT 2021: Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), has announced CDAC C-CAT 2021 result for PG Diploma courses. The candidates who appeared for the test can check the result from the candidate’s login. The direct link to check the rank given below.

CDAC Common Admission Test 2021 took place on August 07 & 08, 2021 in two shifts; morning and afternoon. It is a computer-based test. Through CDAC C-CAT 2021, admission in PG Diploma in Advanced Computing, PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics, PG Diploma in VLSI Design, PG Diploma in Internet of Things etc are granted. The candidates are ranked on the basis of their performance in CDAC C-CAT 2021. The qualified candidates have to take admission in the counselling. Know more about CDAC C-CAT 2021 from this page such as application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus etc.


– CDAC C-CAT 2021 result has been declared. Click here to check the result.
– CDAC C- CAT 2021 Admit Card has been published. Click Here to Download.
– CDAC has released C-CAT 2021 application form for PG courses. Click here to apply.

Latest – CDAC C-CAT 2021 Information Brochure for PG Diploma courses is out. Click here to download

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CDAC C-CAT 2021 Exam Dates

Note that all PG Diploma courses of September 2021 shall be held in online mode. The students must have laptops / PCs with a high-speed uninterrupted internet connection, webcam and microphone. The courses can be taken from homes or any personal space. It is not advised to join the online classes with mobile phones. Check the important dates for CDAC C-CAT 2021 given below.

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Exam EventsDates
CDAC C-CAT 2021 application form submission09 Jul 2021
Last date to apply29 Jul 2021
CDAC CCAT 2021 admit card download from5 – 7 Aug 2021
CDAC C-CAT 2021 Exam Dates7 – 8 Aug 2021
Announcement of ranks20 Aug 2021
Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)20 – 26 Aug 2021
Declaration of 1st round of allocation28 Aug 2021
Last date of payment of 1st installment
fee (Rs 10,000 Fee + 18% Service tax) for candidates allocated
seats through the first round
03 Sep 2021
Declaration of 2nd round of allocation06 Sep 2021
Last date of payment of 1st
installment fee (Rs 10,000 Fee + 18% Service Tax) for candidates
allocated seats through the second round
09 Sep 2021
Payment of caution fee and
online choice filling for 2nd round
11-14 Sep 2021
Declaration of 3rd round of allocation (based on 2nd Counselling)15 Sep 2021
Last date to pay the balance course fee17 Sep 2021
Last date of Uploading of Eligibility Certificates and Registration of Students20 Sep 2021
Start of Online PG Diploma Courses across India21 Sep 2021
End of Online Diploma Courses across India16 Apr 2022

Slot Timings for CDAC C-CAT 2021

Test PaperMorning Slot TimingsAfternoon Slot Timings
Section A9.30 AM – 10.30 AM2.00 PM – 3.00 PM
Section B10.45 AM – 11.45 AM3.15 PM – 4.15 PM
Section C12.00 PM – 1.00 PM4.30 PM – 5.30 PM

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Admit Card

The candidates can download CDAC C-CAT 2021 admit card from The admit card is released at the candidate’s login. To download it, enter the form number and password.

  • Date, time, venue and important instructions for the exam etc are mentioned in the admit card.
  • Any candiate who is without the admit card on the day of the exam shall not be given entry in the exam hall.
  • Along with the admit card, the candidates have to carry a valid id proof as well.

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Application Form

Apply Online Here: Click Here to apply online for CDAC C-CAT 2021 (Available for PG diploma courses).

CDAC C-CAT 2021 application form can be filled online only at Before registering, make sure that eligibility is fulfilled. Check the application process given below.

1st step: CDAC C-CAT registration – First of all, register by entering the email id, name, mobile number etc. Upon registering, the candidates will get form number and password.

2nd step: Fill the details in form – Next, login and fill the details in the form. Enter the personal details and qualifying degree details. Also, select the category of courses.

3rd step: Upload the candidate’s photograph -Then, upload a clear candidate’s photograph in the required format and size.

4th step: Pay the application fee – Next, pay the application fee.

5th step: Select the exam city – Once the payment is done, select the exam city.

6th step: Print the application form – Lastly, take a printout of the filled-in application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

CategoryC-CAT PapersApplication Fee
IARs 1350
IIA+BRs 1550
IIIA+B+CRs 1750

Mode of Payment:

  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Net banking
  • UPI

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Check the eligibility criteria given below for CDAC – CAT 2021 PG diploma courses.

Common Eligibility for all PG Diploma courses of CDAC

  • The candidates must have done in Graduation in Engineering (10+2+4 or 10+3+3 years) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.


  • The candidates must have done M.Sc / MS (10+2+3+2) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2/

Age Limit: There is no age restriction to apply for CDAC C-CAT 2021.

Who else will be considered: The candidates who have appeared in the final exam of their qualifying degree in 2021 can also apply.

Course-Wise Eligibility Criteria

CourseEligibilityMin Percentage
PG Diploma in Geoinformatics– Common eligibility criteria OR
– 4 year degree in Geosciences / Petroleum /
Mining / Civil / Planning / Architecture /
Forestry / Agriculture or related fields OR
– Post Graduate Degree in Geography / Geology /
Natural & Applied Sciences / Mathematics, or allied courses
PG Diploma in Advanced Computing– Common eligibility criteria OR
– Graduate in any discipline of Engineering OR
– Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Mathematics /
Statistics OR
– Post Graduate Degree in Management with Graduation in IT / Computer Science / Computer Applications
PG Diploma in
Mobile Computing
– Common eligibility criteria OR
– Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Statistics OR
PG Diploma in
Artificial Intelligence
– Common eligibility criteria OR
– Graduate in any discipline of Engineering OR
– Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Mathematics /
PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics– Common eligibility criteria OR
– Graduate in any discipline of Engineering OR
– Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Mathematics /
– Post Graduate Degree in Management with Graduation in IT / Computer Science / Computer Applications
PG Diploma in IT
Infrastructure, Systems & Security
– Common eligibility criteria OR
– Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics /
Statistics OR
PG Diploma in Internet of Things– Common eligibility criteria OR
PG Diploma in Advanced Secure Development– Common eligibility criteria OR
PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design– Common eligibility criteria55%
PG Diploma in VLSI Design– Common eligibility criteria55%
PG Diploma in Diploma in Robotics & Allied Technologies– Common eligibility criteria OR
– Graduate in Mechatronics / Mechanical Engineering

CDAC’s Training Centres Where PG Diploma Courses will be Offered

PG Diploma courses are offered through the centres located at:

  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Kochi
  • Mumbai
  • Navi Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Npida
  • Patna
  • Silchar Thriuvananthapuram

The courses are also provided at CDAC’s authorised training centres located at: Indore, Bhubaneshwar, Jaipur, Karad, Nagpur, Mumbai, Nashik, New Delhi, Patna, Pune.

Highlights of PG Diploma Courses

  • Well established courses with good placement records
  • 30 week approx full-time courses with 900 hours theory + lab + project
  • Continuous lab and internal assessments during the course
  • 6 hours per day + lab sessions on 6 days a week on most centres
  • Expert faculty from CDAC and ICT
  • Hands-on project, tutorials and projects relevant to the standards of the ICT industry
  • Special training on aptitude, effective communication, and interview skills
  • Extensive placement orientation and region-wise common campus placements
  • Centralised course-end theory exams across all centres

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Syllabus

Check the syllabus of CDAC C-CAT as per different sections.

Section A

  • English
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning

Section B

  • C Programming
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Data Structures
  • Object Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Operating Systems

Section C

  • Computer Architecture
  • Digital Electronics
  • Microprocessors

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidates can appear for the specific sections in C-CAT as per the category of courses opted by them at the time of form filling.

  • Sections: There are 3 sections in C-CAT
  • Duration: Each section is of 01 hour duration
  • Medium: The medium of the test is English
  • Type of questions: The test comprises multiple-choice questions
  • No. of questions: There are 50 question in every section
  • Marking scheme: 03 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. 01 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer

The candidate can obtain maximum 150 mark in any one section of C-CAT 2021.

Important Books for CDAC C-CAT 2021

Given below are some of the recommended books to prepare for CDAC C-CAT 2021.

Wren & Martin High School English Grammar And Composition Book Check Price Here
Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggrawal Check Price Here
Barrons GRE Check Price Here
Foundation of ComputingCheck Price Here
Let Us C: Authentic Guide To C Programming Language 17Th EditionCheck Price Here
Data Structures Through C In Depth-Second RevisedCheck Price Here
Operating System PrinciplesCheck Price Here
Test Your C SkillsCheck Price Here
Computer Organization and ArchitectureCheck Price Here
Digital DesignCheck Price Here
Digital Design Principles and PracticeCheck Price Here
Modern Digital Electronics Check Price Here
The Intel MicroprocessorsCheck Price Here
Microprocessor Architecture, Programming,
and Applications with the 8085 by Ramesh Gaonkar
Check Price Here

Exam Centres for CDAC C-CAT 2021

CDAC C-CAT 2021 will be held in the following cities. The exam cities have to be selected while filling the application form.

BhopalBhubaneshwarBihar Sharif / Nalanada
Navi MumbaiNew DelhiNoida
PatnaPune Ranchi

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Result

CDAC C-CAT 2021 result can be checked at The result is published at the candidate’s login. The candidates are provided ranks as per their performances in Section A, Section A+B, Sections A+B+C.

  • If a candidates has appeared in multiple sections, then they might get multiple ranks.
  • It is necessary to get a rank to be considered for admission in a desired course.
  • The candidates with lowest 10% performances in any of the sections shall not be qualified for ranking in the particular section.
  • Admissions to CDAC’s PG Diploma courses at various training centres shall be offered in the order of ranks obtained in C-CAT and based on the preferences of courses and centres given by the candidates.

How ranks will be awarded

CategoryHow will it be awarded
I As per performance in Section A
II (will be awarded Category I and II ranks)Section A and A+B
III (will be awarded Category I, II and III ranks)Section A, A+B and A+B+C

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Fee Structure

The fee can be paid in two installments. No demand draft or cheque or cash shall be accepted. The fee has to be paid via online mode only Check the course-wise fee given below.

Rs 76,500 + GST
PG-DBDARs 97,750 +GST
PG-DAIRs 1,27,500 +GST

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Seat Intake

Check the seat intake given below for CDAC C-CAT 2021.

CDAC C-CAT 2021 Counselling

There are 2 counselling rounds for admission into PG Diploma courses and 3 rounds of seat allocations.

  • The counselling refers to online filling of preferences of courses and training centres by the candidates.
  • As per C-CAT ranks, the vandidates shall be allocated seats based on the preferences of courses and centres given by them during online counselling.
  • During both the counselling sessions, the candidates are allowed to give preferences for only the courses as per their selected category.

Placements at CDAC

CDAC has shaped the careers of over 3 lakh IT professionals in software development over 28 years. CDAC organise Common Campus Placement Programme (CCPP) over its PG diploma students. For the September 2021 batch, CDAC ‘s CCPP shall be conducted region-wise at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Noida, Patna, Pune, Mumbai.

  • More than 400 companies participated in CDAC’s campus placements in 2020 and 2021. The overall percentage of placement was 90% across India.
  • More than 6000 C-DAC students get job annually through CDAC’s CCPP.

Region-wise distribution of cities in CDAC’s CCPP

CCPP RegionCities of the training centres attached in CCPP
BengaluruBengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
MumbaiMumbai, Nashik, Navi Mumbai
NoidaNoida, New Delhi
PatnaKolkata, Patna, Silchar
PuneBhubaneshwar, Indore, Jaipur, Nagpur, Karad, Pune

List of the top-notch companies that recruits IT professionals

CDAC C-CAT Traing Centres

Check the details about CDAC C-CAT 2021 Training centres.

  • Click Here to check the contact and address details about CDAC C-CAT Training Centres.

About CDAC

CDAC was set up in 1988 to carry out Research and Development in IT, Electronic areas and associated areas. It offers PG Diploma courses. It also offers UG courses and Diploma courses.

  • It has been awarded as the ‘Most Popular Training Institute in India’ at Electronics For You Awards
  • It also received ‘Manthan 2019 Award’ for outsanding contribution in the Skill Ecosystem

Official Website:

FAQs on CDAC C-CAT 2021

Ques. When will CDAC C-CAT 2021 for PG Diploma courses be held?

Ans. CDAC C-CAT 2021 will be held on August 07 & 08, 2021.

Ques. How can I apply for CDAC exam?

Ans. To apply for CDAC 2021 exam, first of all, register at Then, enter the details in the application form. Upload the photograph, pay the exam fee and select the exam city.

Ques. In what mode CDAC C-CAT 2021 be held?

Ans. It will be held in the computer-based mode physically at CDAC’s test centres.

Ques. Is CDAC exam tough?

Ans. CDAC exam is not considered to be tough. With proper preparation, the exam can be cracked.

Ques. Is there any age limit to apply?

Ans. There is no age limit to apply for PG Diploma courses.

Ques. Does CDAC provide placement?

Ans. Yes, CDAC provides placement through Common Campus Placement Programmes (CCPP). The placements will be conducted region-wise.

Ques. How do I pay my first CDAC instalment?

Ans. The first instalment course fee is Rs 10,000. It can be paid using debit card / credit card.

Ques. How many questions are there in CDAC exam?

Ans. There are 150 questions in the test.

Ques. How is admission done into CDAC’s PG Diploma courses?

Ans. Admission is done on the basis of the ranks obtained in C-CAT and based on the courses and centres given by the candidates during online counselling.

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2 thoughts on “CDAC C-CAT 2021: Result (Out), Counselling, Exam Date”

  1. Is this same exam for online diplomas ? I saw that there is less syllabus for online diplomas than PGD courses.
    It appears to me that Section c is not required to take the entrance exam for online diplomas.
    Could you please clarify and share the online diplomas advertisment.

    • Hi soma

      CDAC offers 5 online diploma courses

      e-Diploma in Advanced Computing
      e-Diploma in Mobile Computing
      e-Diploma in Big Data Analytics
      e-Diploma in Artificial Intelligence
      e-Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts (e-DACA)

      The admissions page for online diploma courses on cdac website yields this page –, where admission info for September 2020 batch is available ATM. For the Sep 2020 batch, admission was indeed through CDAC C-CAT only. However it is not clear, either from this page or from CDAC CCAT 2021 what the mode of admission will be for the upcoming 2021 batch.

      If you are looking for admission in the upcoming batch, please contact CDAC (State wise details are here –

      Otherwise if there is an update in the near future on this, we will surely update here.


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