CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2018 for Pg Diploma Admission is provided here for the ease of the candidates. Admission to all PG Diploma courses of CDAC will don done through C-DAC’S Computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Every year C-CAT is usually conducting in June (for August Admissions) and in December (for February Admissions). CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2018 comprises of several topics. To understand the exam pattern, one needs to understand the syllabus. This helps eliminate wasteful efforts like reading unnecessary topics leading to a loss of time, and keeps one strictly aligned to the expectations of the exam from day one. By getting familiar with the syllabus one can ensure a thorough preparation of each and every topic covered.

CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2018 for PG Diploma Admission

Before starting the preparation candidates have to go through the complete syllabus. The purpose of CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2018 is to help aspirants to know what content has to be prepared. Knowing the syllabus gives you a clear understanding of marks allotment and the important concepts you need to focus on.

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

Test Paper Topics Duration
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

The list of the reference books for the various topics of C-CAT is provided below. These reference books help aspirants to understand CDAC C-CAT Syllabus 2018 easily.

Topics Reference Book
English Any High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)
Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Agrawal)

Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)

Barron’s New GRE 2016

Computer Fundamentals Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)
Data Communication & Networking Data Communication & Networking (Forouzan)
C Programming C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)

Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

Data Structures Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)
Operating Systems Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)
OOP Concepts Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
Computer Architecture Computer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)
Digital Electronics Digital Design (Morris Mano)

Digital Design: Principles & Practices (John Wakerly)

Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)

Microprocessors Microprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)

The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)



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