Admission to the training programs 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.

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 thoroughly 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

Considering current limitations for conducting classroom trainings as well as limitted days available for preparation, we are offering training in Study From Home mode. We have designed this training in a way that addresses all the training needs like courseware, training videos and MCQs for C Programming, Introduction to OOP, Introduction to Data Structures, Operating Systems as well as Aptitude modules. We are offering this at a fees of Rs. 4850/-

C-DAC’s Common Admission Test (CCAT)

Admissions to the May 2021 batch of Online Diploma courses are done through C-DAC's Common Admission Test (CCAT) that will be conducted in computerized mode physically at C-DAC’s Test Centres on April 3 and 4, 2021. Candidates have to apply for CCAT online at www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in. Candidates who clear the April 2021 CCAT will only be considered for admission to C-DAC‟s Online Diploma courses of May 2021 batch.

CCAT Test Papers

April 2021 CCAT for Online Diploma admissions has two test papers – Section AB with 75 questions of 90 minutes and Section C with 25 questions of 30 minutes. Each 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 mark a candidate can obtain in test paper AB is 225 and that in test paper C is 75.

Important Note: All candidates have to appear for the test paper AB. Only candidates interested to apply for e-DESD have to appear for the test paper C.


Test paper and coursesTopicNumber of questions
English 35
Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning
Computer Fundamentals40
Operating Systems
C Programming
Data Structures
OOP Concepts
Computer Architecture 25
Digital Electronics

C-CAT Schedule & Cities

CCAT for admission to the May 2021 batch of Online Diploma courses will be held on 3 April 2021 and 4 April 2021. The tentative schedule for different test papers of CCAT is as given below. The exact schedule of CCAT will be communicated to the candidates through their admit card.

CCAT Dates Test Paper Morning Slot Timings Afternoon Slot Timings
3 April 2021, 4 April 2021 Section AB 10:00 am – 11:30 am 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Section C11:45 am – 12:15 pm-

CCAT will be conducted in computerized mode in various cities across India. Please refer the admission booklet on C-DAC ACTS website for further details.

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