Free Coaching Scheme for State of Bihar

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NewC-CAT rank for PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC) September 2021 for SC, ST, and OBC candidates in Bihar under project of DIT, Bihar is now declared.

Department of Information Technology, Government of Bihar in association with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) A Scientific Society of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Government of India has taken a initiative for conducting PG Diploma in Advanced Computing(PG-DAC) and Certificate courses for the candidates from SC, ST & OBC having domicile in the State of Bihar.

Course Duration:

Course is of 7 months duration (900 hours)


  • Graduate in Engineering (10+2+4 or 10+3+3 years) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation, OR
  • MSc/MS (10+2+3+2 years) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics with Mathematics in 10+2, OR
  • Graduate in any discipline of Engineering, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Physics / Mathematics / Statistics, OR
  • MCA, MCM, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Management with graduation in IT / Computer Science/ Applications.
  • The candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in their qualifying examination.

Mandatory Requirements:
  • Domicile: Candidate shall belong to the SC, ST & OBC having domicile certificate of Bihar state.
  • Family Income: The family income of the candidate should not exceed INR 4,50,000/- per annum.

    • Well established courses with excellent placement records
    • 30-weeks(Approx) full-time courses with 900 hours' theory/lab/project.
    • 6 hours per day theory + lab sessions on 6 days a week in most centres.
    • Continuous lab and internal assessments during the course, and
    • Centralised course-end theory exams.
    • Expert faculty from C-DAC and ICT industry with widespread domain knowledge.
    • Courses designed and developed in consultation with the domain experts in C-DAC, academia and ICT industry.
    • Syllabus regularly updated with the latest trends in the ICT industry
    • Tutorials, hands-on and projects relevant to the standards of the ICT industry
    • Well equipped computer labs with internet that can be accessed round the clock in many centres
    • Training on aptitude, general English, effective communication, and interview skills.
    • Extensive placement orientation and region-wise common campus placements with excellent participation from top ICT companies.

    Admissions to all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC are done through C-DAC's computerised Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Candidates have to apply for C-CAT online at or Every section in C-CAT will have 50 objective-type questions. 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 marks a candidate can obtain in any one section of C-CAT is 150.

    C-CAT Syllabus

    Section A English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning 1 hour
    Section B Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Object Oriented Programming Concepts, Operating Systems 1 hour

    Reference books for the various topics in C-CAT

    A English Any High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)
    Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal) Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)Barron’s New GRE 2015
    B Computer Fundamentals Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)
    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)

    C-CAT Schedule

    C-CAT for admission to the September 2021 batch of PG Diploma courses will be held in computerized mode physically at C-DAC’s test centers on August 8, 2021. The tentative schedule for different test papers of C-CAT is given below. The exact schedule of C-CAT will be communicated to the candidates through the Admit Card.

    C-CAT Dates

    Test Paper

    Morning Slot Timings

    Afternoon Slot Timings

    8th August 2021

    Section A

    9:30 am – 10:30 am

    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Section B

    10:45 am – 11:45 am

    3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

    Candidates can give the Physical C-CAT from at the Centres. As per the Admit card alloted centre.

    Candidates can download their admit cards from website during the dates mentioned under Schedule. No candidate will be permitted to appear for C-CAT without a valid admit card. The admit card along with a photo identity proof must be presented to the C-CAT officials/invigilators for verification at the time of the test.

    The result of the C-CAT will be published in the website.

    Contact Us

    Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS)
    Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
    14th floor, Biscomaun Tower,
    West Gandhi Maidan,
    Patna,Bihar - 800001
    Phone No.: 0612-2219021
    (All support contact numbers given above are available between 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm on working days)