C-CAT Syllabus; C-CAT Sample Questions; Reference Books

C-CAT Syllabus; C-CAT Sample Questions; Reference Books


Get details about C-CAT syllabus, sample questions and reference books here:

C-DAC Common Admission Test (C-CAT) is the entrance test that is conducted in June (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions) to C-DAC's various 6month long PG Diploma courses.

The December 2012 C-CAT that will be considered for admission to C-DAC's PG Diploma courses of February 2013 will be held on 2nd & 16th December 2012.

C-CAT Syllabus 

C-CAT has three sections (Section A, Section B, Section C) of one hour duration each. Every section will have 50 objective-type questions of 3 marks each (maximum 150 marks for any one section)

Here’s the syllabus of the different sections of test papers in C-CAT:





Section A

English, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude

1 hour

Section B

Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Data Communications & Networks, Object Oriented Programming, Operating Systems

1 hour

Section C

Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors

1 hour

C-CAT Sample Questions

It is always good to go through previous years’ questions or practice sample C-CAT questions to get used to the exam pattern. A good amount of practice will make you more confident when you are in the exam hall. You can download the C-CAT sample questions we’ve attached in this article.

C-CAT Reference Books

This is an indicative list of some of the reference books you can use to prepare for C-CAT:






Any High School Grammar Book

Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal)

Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)

Barron’s New GRE 2012


General Reference Book

Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)

Data Communication & Networking

CompTIA Network+ Study Guide (Todd Lammle)

C Programming

Test your C Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)

Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

Exploring C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

Data Structures

Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)

Operating System

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)


The Intel Microprocessor, 8th Edition (Barry B. Brey)

Microprocessor Architecture Programming & Application with 8085, 5th Edition (Ramesh Gaonkar)


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