Admission to the PG courses of C-DAC ACTS is provided on the basis of the rank obtained by candidates in the Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Hence it is very important to get a good rank in this entrance exam. Pre-DAC is a formal training offered by C-DAC ACTS specifically for preparing the candidates for this entrance exam.

PG courses of C-DAC ACTS are quite intense in nature. The entrance exam (C-CAT) is structured with an objective of preparing the candidates for the furhter PG courses as well. It is highly recommended that one should prepare for C-CAT thoroughly to get a good rank in C-CAT as well as to create the foundation of knowledge that will help them perform better in the further PG courses.

Considering the negative marking system of C-CAT, one should prepare very thoroughl as well as be very clear about the concepts. Pre-DAC training program is designed to handle all these challenges in actual examination.

Training Options

We provide training for Pre-DAC in following different options. This helps students select appropriate mode of training depending on their needs and constraints in a precise manner.

  1. Online Test Series:

    Understanding the exam pattern and practicing it regularly is very crucial for achieving a good rank in C-CAT. We offer Online test series for all students enrolled for this mode of training. Under this training option, students are registered for an Online Test Series of total 22 practice tests for all modules (C, Computer fundamentals, OS, OOP and Aptitude). Students registered for this training will be give a login account for our website from where they can appear for the practice test series.

  2. Study From Home:

    This mode of training is suggested to those students who find it difficult to attend the classroom trainings due to various reasons like geographical distance, current work schedule etc. Students will get printed courseware for each topic, developed by our expert trainers. This will be delivered to the address mentioned at the time of enrollment. We will also provide study material in the form of soft copies for further reference. Students will also be eligible to appear for the online test series at the end of the training. Students can also take support from our expert trainers through email or direct telephonic calls.

  3. Classroom training:

    In this mode of training, we provide training to the candidates at our training center from our pool of experienced trainers. Total duration of the training is 120 hrs. It covers all the modules of Section A and Section B. For Section C, we help students by providing study material. This mode of training is highly recommended considering the duration as well as direct interaction with our trainers. You must enroll for the upcoming batches by referring the batch schedule.

C-CAT Exam Details

  •   C-CAT exam has three sections. Section A, Section B and Section C. Candidates need to appear for different sections to quality for different PG Diploma courses, as mentioned below:
    Course Sections
    PG-DAC : PG Diploma in Advanced Computing A+B
    PG-DBDA : PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics A+B
    PG-DITISS : PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security A+B
    PG-DIoT : PG Diploma in Internet of Things A+B
    PG-DSSD : PG Diploma in System Software Development A+B
    PG-DESD : PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design A+B+C
    PG-DVLSI : PG Diploma in VLSI Design A+B+C
  •   Every section has 50 objective-type questions of 3 marks each (maximum 150 marks for any one section). Each objective-type question in C-CAT has four choices as possible answers of which only one will be correct.

  •   Duration of exam for each section is 1 Hr.

  •   There will be +3 (plus three) marks for each correct answer and -1 (minus one) for each wrong answer. Multiple answers to a question will be treated as a wrong answer. For each un-attempted question, 0 (zero) mark will be awarded.


Section Exam syllabus
Section A English
Quantitative Aptitude
Section B Computer Fundamentals
C Programming
Data Structures
Data Communication & Networking
Object Oriented Programming Concepts
Operating Systems
Section C Computer Architecture
Digital Electronics

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