Online Registration and Application for CCAT
15 March 2021
Step 1: CCAT Registration
The process of admission to C-DAC's Online
Diploma courses begins with registration of prospective candidates on the C-DAC
website, www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in . Candidates are advised to read the
instructions carefully while filling the online registration and application
forms. Upon registering, candidates will get their Form Number that can be used
to log in and fill the CCAT application form online.
Note: The Form Number and password must be remembered by the candidate
as it will be the reference number and login ID of the candidate during the
whole admission process.
Step 2: CCAT Application – Filling Personal
candidates have completed registration, the next step is to log in and fill the
CCAT application form by entering the personal and qualifying degree details.
Step 3: CCAT Application – Uploading
After filling the application form, candidates have to
upload their clear passport size photograph.
Step 4 CCAT Application – Payment
of Examination Fee
The next step is the online payment of CCAT
fee of Rs 600/-. The details of payment are given in the section CCAT Fee.
Step 5: CCAT Application – Selection of Examination
Once the examination fee is paid,
candidates have to give three choices of cities for appearing CCAT. Please refer
to Section 13(b) of this Admission Booklet regarding CCAT city preferences and
The steps successfully completed in the
application process are shown with a tick-mark on the main menu of the online
application. Candidates are advised to print their filled-in application form that
can be obtained by clicking the 'View/Print
Application Form' on the main menu and keep it for their records. Candidates facing any issues during online
registration and application may contact C-DAC ACTS Pune (020-25503143 ; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for CCAT
25 March 2021
The online registration and application of candidates for CCAT
will close on 25 March 2021. The payment of examination fee will also be closed
at this point.
Downloading of CCAT
31 March & 1 April, 2021
Candidates can download
their CCAT admit cards during this period by logging in on the C-DAC website. After
downloading the admit cards, candidates should examine all the entries therein
and also carefully read and follow the instructions on the cards. In case of
any discrepancy in the details provided, or if candidates are unable to
download the online admit card, then they should contact C-DAC ACTS Pune
immediately through phone (020-25503134/ 136/128/107) or e-mail (email@example.com),
giving their name and CCAT form number.
Candidates will not be
able to download their admit cards, if they have not made the payment of CCAT
fee before the last date of payment. No candidate will be permitted to appear
for CCAT without bringing his/her admit card to the centre.
C-DAC's Common Admission Test (CCAT)
3 April 2021
4 April 2021
The computer-based CCAT for admission to C-DAC’s May 2021
batch of Online Diploma courses will
be conducted on two dates, viz., 3 and 4 April 2021 in various cities across
India. The details of CCAT are given in the section C-DAC's Common Admission Test. Candidates must appear for CCAT on the
specified date and time at the venue mentioned on their admit card. Latecomers
will be neither given any extra time nor refund of examination fee.
Note: Candidates who have opted for Category II in their application
form can appear for only the test paper AB of CCAT. Category III candidates can
appear for both test papers AB and C.
Before attempting the questions of CCAT,
candidates are advised to carefully read and follow the instructions given
along with the admit card and question paper. Accessing web-pages other than
CCAT and/or using calculators/mobile phones/electronic gadgets are not allowed during
the test. Use of unfair means by a
candidate, whether detected at the time of the test, evaluation or at any other
stage, may lead to cancellation of his/her candidature, admission, and/or award of Diploma. Candidates must ensure that they do not use any mode or medium of study/ reference
materials / text books / other persons / external communications, etc. during CCAT,
which shall also be treated as “use of unfair means”.
14 April 2021
CCAT results will be published
at 5 pm on the C-DAC website on 14 April 2021, which can be checked using
candidate’s login. Candidates will be provided ranks based on their performances
in CCAT as explained in the section CCAT
Ranking. In order to be considered for admission to a desired
course, a candidate’s name must appear in the CCAT rank-list.
Online Selection of Courses and Centres
14-17 April 2021
During these dates,
candidates are required to give (online) their order of preferences of courses
and training centres by logging in on the C-DAC website using their form number
and password. Depending on their CCAT ranks,
candidates will be allocated seats strictly based on their order of preferences
of courses and centres. Online selection of courses/centres will close on 17
April 2021. Candidates facing any issues during online selection of
course/centre may contact C-DAC Mumbai through phone (022-27565308/ 26703251)
or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The list of courses
offered and the maximum number of seats available at all training centres of
C-DAC are given in Table 4 of this Admission Booklet. During counselling, a
candidate may give as many course-centre preferences as desired. Rank-wise seat
allocation will be done based on these preferences and the availability of
seats. Under any circumstance, a
candidate will not be allocated another course/centre which was not given as a
preference during the counselling stage.
Important Note: Candidates should
verify the eligibility of each course before opting for it during choice
filling. It will be the responsibility of candidates to prove that they satisfy
the minimum eligibility requirements of the courses for which they are seeking
After choosing the preferred courses and centres in the
Choice Filling software, candidates should save their preferences.
The unsaved preference list will be shown in red background and will be lost
upon logging out without saving. The saved preference list can be modified (if
required) and again saved by the candidate till 17 April 2021. These course-centre
preferences will be considered in the seat allocation process in their order of
preferences. Candidates will have the option to print the list of course-centre
preferences saved by them.
Candidates can add or
delete preferences and also change their order of preferences until 17 April 2021.
The last-saved course-centre preferences
will be considered as final and a candidate cannot opt for a lower preferred
choice if he/she is allocated a higher preference in any round of seat
(i) The ORDER of preferences of courses/centres
is very important, as seat allocations will happen strictly as per the order given
by the candidates and their CCAT ranks.
(ii) If a candidate has not given
preference for a particular course or a centre during the choice filling stage,
he/she will not be considered for this particular course/centre in any further
(iii) After the last date of choice filling, there
is no provision for a candidate to edit/add/delete any preferences, even for
the second round of seat allocations.
First Round of Seat Allocation
19 April 2021
The course and centre
allocated to the candidates are published online at 5 pm on 19 April 2021.
Admissions to various courses at different training centres are offered in the
order of CCAT ranks and preferences of courses and centres given by the
candidate and the number of seats available for the courses at the particular
centres. If some candidates' ranks are not good enough to get them their top
preferences, they may be offered their lower preferred courses/centres
depending on their ranks. Such candidates may
be allocated their higher-preferred course/centre in the second round of
seat allocation, depending on their ranks.
Candidates will get to
know the course/centre allocated to them by logging in on the C-DAC web site.
All the seat-allocated candidates will also receive an e-mail notification.
Once a candidate is allocated a centre, no manual request for transfer to
another centre may be considered at any stage. Seat allocation will happen only as per the order of preferences
already given by the candidates.
Last date of
payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats
through the first round
23 April 2021 (till
Once a seat is offered to a candidate, he/she must pay the
first installment fee of Rs. 10,000/- + GST as applicable in April 2021 as a
token amount to confirm the admission. The mode of payment of fee is explained
in the section Payment
of Course Fee. Online payment of first installment course fee should
be strictly done before 5 pm on 23 April 2021. Delays due to any reason are not
Candidates who have
been offered seats through the first round of seat allocation, but have not
paid the first installment by 5 pm on 23 April 2021 will not be considered for
the second round of seat allocation. It will be assumed that these
candidates do not want to take admission and their names will be removed from the
second round of seat allocation processing.
Therefore, in order to be considered for the second round of allocation,
candidates are advised to pay the first installment and confirm their
admission, even if the course/centre allocated in the first round is not their
top preference. It may happen that the candidate may be allocated a
higher-preferred course/centre in the second round of seat allocation.
Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation
25 April 2021
Candidates who have already filled their choices of
centres/courses but are not offered seats in the first round of seat allocation
will be considered for the second round of seat allocation. In addition,
candidates who have been already allocated seats in the first round of
allocation, but did not get their top preferences, will also be considered in
this round of seat allocation for their higher-preferred courses. The second
round of seat allocation will be based on the preferences already given by the
candidates during the first counselling (before the first round of allocation).
logging in on the C-DAC website on 25 April 2021, candidates will get to know
the course/centre allocated to them in the second round. All the candidates who
have got their seats allocated in this round will also receive an e-mail
Last date of
payment of first installment fee for candidates allocated seats first-time
through the second round
27 April 2021 (till 5 pm)
Candidates who are allocated seats for
the first time through the second round are required to pay the first
installment fee of Rs 10,000/- + GST on it as applicable in April 2021 as a
token amount to confirm their admission. The mode of payment of fees is
explained in the section Payment
of Course Fee.
Online payment of first installment course fee should be strictly done before 5
pm on 27 April 2021. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable. Candidates who have already paid the first
installment fee after the first round of seat allocation are not required to
pay this amount again.
Important Note: Candidates who have
been allocated seats in any round of seat allocation, but have failed to
confirm their admission (by not paying the first installment course fee) will
have their seat allocations cancelled.
Payment of caution
deposit and online selection of course and centre (2nd
28-30 April 2021
second counselling (choice filling) will be done online by the candidates
during 28-30 April 2021 for the vacant seats available at C-DAC’s training
centres. Seat allocations will be done based on their rank and course-centre
preferences for the vacant seats only.
logging in on the C-DAC website, candidates can check their centre/course
eligibility for second counseling based on the CCAT cut-off rank of the centre/course.
Only the courses/ centres that are
rank-wise eligible for the candidate will be displayed in his/her list. Candidates
can give their order of preferences of only the eligible courses and training
centres. The details of the counselling process are given in section 15(f) of
this Admission Booklet.
Candidates who have ranks obtained
through the CCAT conducted in April 2021 can participate in the second counselling,
provided they belong to one of the following categories:
who did not participate in the first choice filling counselling) during 14-17
who were not allocated seats based on the first choice filling (counselling).
who were allocated seats based on the first choice filling, but have not paid
the first installment course fee.
who were allocated seats based on the first choice filling and have paid the
first installment fee, but subsequently withdrawn their admissions.
order to participate in second counselling, candidates belonging to the
above-mentioned four categories have to pay a caution deposit of Rs. 10,000/- +
GST on it as applicable in April 2021. After the confirmation of
payment of this caution deposit, candidates can give as many preferences of
eligible centre/courses from the available list.
the second choice-filling, candidates should give preference to any
centre/course only if they are keen on taking admission to it. Caution deposit
shall not be refunded to candidates who are allocated seats in the third round.
(ii) Candidates may note that, in anticipation of
getting a higher preferred course through the second counselling, withdrawing or
not confirming admission of a seat allocated through the first counselling may
be a risky affair.
Candidates facing any
issues during online selection of course/centre may contact C-DAC Mumbai
through phone (022-27565308/26703251) or e-mail (email@example.com).
Declaration of Third
Round of Seat Allocation
1 May 2021
The course and centre
allocated to the candidates who participated in the second counselling
would be published online on 1 May 2021. Candidates are allocated the vacant
seats based on their ranks and fresh preferences given in the second counselling.
They will get to know the course/centre allocated to them by logging in on the
C-DAC website, and also through email.
The full caution deposit of Rs 10,000/- + GST shall be
refunded to the candidates who are not allocated any seat in the third round.
Candidates who are allocated seats in
the third round should go ahead with their seats. No caution deposit shall be
refunded to the candidates to whom seats are allocated through the third round.
Last Date of
Payment of Balance Course Fee
4 May 2021
Candidates who have confirmed their admission by
paying the first installment course fee are required to pay the balance course
fee on or before 4 May 2021 through NEFT. The second (final) installment amount
is Rs 40,000/- + GST for e-DAC, e-DMC, e-DITISS, e-DASS and e-DESD, Rs 50,000/-
+ GST for e-DBDA, and Rs 70,000/- + GST for e-DAI. The various steps for NEFT payment
are explained in the section Payment of Course Fee.
Last Date of Registration
of Students at the Allocated Training Centres
4 May 2021
Upon payment of full
fees and proving the course eligibility, the selected candidates will be
enrolled as C-DAC students at the respective training centres. Candidates need
to fill up and submit course registration forms online during registration.
They are required to upload their passport-size colour photographs and
photocopies of qualifying degree certificate or provisional/ passing
certificate from the university.
Candidates who do not
have their qualifying degree certificate (including candidates who have
appeared for the qualifying examination and awaiting results) will be given
provisional admission on submitting the proof that they have already appeared
for all the examinations of their qualifying degree at the time of
registration. These students will have to submit (at the admitted centre) the
proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the required minimum marks by
31 July 2021 to confirm their admission.
Important Note: Candidates who are provisionally admitted as C-DAC
students but are unable to produce the proof of qualification by 31 July 2021 will
have their admissions cancelled. They will not be eligible for any refund
Commencement of Online Diploma Courses
5 May 2021
Classes for the May 2021
batch of all the Online Diploma courses at all training centres of C-DAC will
begin on 5 May 2021.
wishing to withdraw their admission during any stage of the admission process
or course delivery must follow the guidelines mentioned in the section Cancellation & Refund. Penalties levied on
such candidates/students are also explained in this section.
Requests of students to
relocate to another course after taking admission may not be entertained except
in certain exceptional cases. If this transfer is to a course with higher fees,
the difference in amount of fees is to be paid by the candidate. However if the
transfer is to a course with lower fees, no part of the fees will be refunded
C-DAC reserves the right to cancel a course at any centre, if
conducting the course is not viable due to any reasons. If a course is
cancelled by C-DAC, the fees paid will be refunded to the candidates or
alternate admission will be offered as per their ranks.
C-DAC has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of
any candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is
not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and
regulations in force.