Competence in Software Technology Exam (NCST) 2013

Competence in Software Technology Exam (NCST) 2013 will be conducted by C-Dac Mumbai, as an entrance exam for students for taking admission to MCA course in leading colleges of our country. There is large number of students that compete for CST Exam every year for pursuing post graduate courses in computer applications. This exam has been started recently and it comprises of 3 separate levels.

CST 2013 – Important Dates (Tentative)

· Date of CST Entrance Examination: By fourth week of January, 2013

· Last Date for receipt of completed application forms: By 1st week of January 2013

· Date of Declaration of Results: By fourth week of March 2013

· Date of Interview : By May 2013

CST 2013 – Eligibility Criteria (E level)

Applicants who would like to apply for E Level should fulfil any one of the following eligibility criteria.

· Bachelor’s degree in any stream with knowledge of computers

· Diploma in Engineering with at least three years of formal education after the secondary or senior secondary level (Diploma should be recognised by central or state government)

· Bachelor’s degree in computer application or Information Technology

CST 2013 – Structure of MCA Entrance Examination

CST 2013 comprises of Multiple Choice Objective type questions that includes four options for every question. The time allotted for the exam is one hour.

For every correct answer, 3 marks are given and for incorrect answer 1 mark is deducted.

Questions cover the topics from following subjects

· General Aptitude

· Computer Organization

· Operating Systems

· Data Structures and Algorithms

CST 2013 – How to apply

There are two types of forms available for the candidates including Form A-1 and Form A-2

Form A-1 : It is for those candidates who are appearing for CST exam for first time or who seek improvement in previous CST scores.

Form A-2 : It is filled by those candidates who would like take admission in other courses based on their CST-2010 score

Online Application

Applicants can apply online by logging to the official website at

Applicants can also apply online by visiting the C DAC locations at Kharghar-Navi Mumbai, Juhu-Mumbai, and Electronics City-Bengaluru.

After the online submission of the form, the system assigns the registration number to each applicant. Applicants need to send DD for the exam fees along with three latest identical passport-size photographs to the C DAC Mumbai, office.

Applicant should write his/her name, level of examination, and the registration number on the back of the Demand Draft. It is mandatory for the applicants to mention their name on the back of the photograph.

The DD should be drawn in favour of “C DAC Mumbai”, payable at Mumbai.

Offline Application

Applicants who cannot apply online via website, they can download the form, get its printout and fill the form manually. The duly filled form should be submitted along with Demand Draft and 3 Photographs at C-DAC, Juhu, Mumbai.

CST 2013 – Colleges Accepting the CST Exam score

· Goa University:MCA

· International School of Technology Management:PGPM

· Alliance Business Academy, Bengaluru University:MCA

· Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s – BCIDS:Insurance, Retail, PPM

· Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering NMIMS University:MCA

· Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Goa University:M.Sc. (IT)

CST 2013 – Contact Address

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC),

Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9,

Juhu, Mumbai-400049, India

Telephone Number: 022-26703251, 26201606, 26201488,

22024641, 22836924, 27565303/04/05, 27560013

Fax: 26232195

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