Get details about C-CAT syllabus, sample questions and reference books here:Posted by Nishatha Abraham on Nov. 19, 2012, 2:58 p.m.
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 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:
English, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude
Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Data Communications & Networks, Object Oriented Programming, Operating Systems
Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors
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)
Test your C Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)
Exploring C (Yashavant Kanetkar)
Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)
Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)
Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
Computer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)
Digital Design (Morris Mano)
The Intel Microprocessor, 8th Edition (Barry B. Brey)
Microprocessor Architecture Programming & Application with 8085, 5th Edition (Ramesh Gaonkar)