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

Nishatha Abraham Bijeesh updated on : 03 Nov 2016

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.

Once the CAT exam is done all the CAT applicants will be allowed to check their expected results using CAT Percentile Calculator at HTCampus.co. This tool is very helpful to all the anxious aspirants and check their expected choices of colleges available after results.

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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