The Competence in Software Technology (CST) 2008

C-DAC, Mumbai and Electronics City, Bangalore, formerly known as National Centre for Software Technology (NCST), operates from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Bangalore. The Competence in Software Technology (CST) examination was started first in September 1994.
CST 2008 like all the earlier conducted CST examinations is a multipurpose examination that offers several options to those who take it. These are described below.

1. Admission to FPGDST 2008 if you have taken CST 2007 or are taking CST 2008- (use Form A1 -CST 2008 and Form A2 - CST 2007 to apply)
2. Admission to PGDST 2008 course to be run by Educational affiliates of CDAC -(use Form A1 -CST 2008 and Form A2- CST 2007 to apply)
3. Admission in reputed institutions/university courses ( list given below) – (Use Form A1 to apply)
4. Job opportunities at CDAC centres – (Use Form A1 to apply)
5. Admission to (FPGDST) for those who had taken the CST 2007 test based on their CST2007 scores– Use Form A2 to apply.
6. Opportunity to improve the scores for those who have taken CST 2007 – (Use Form A1 to apply). The candidate has to take the entire CST 2008 examination and the best score in individual papers will be taken while providing score reports.
7. Dissertation Project fellowships at CDAC

Taking CST examination also enables one to:-
8. To obtain standardised scores which they can use while applying for employment in the IT
9. To obtain standardised scores which can be used in seeking admission to post-graduate
courses of other educational institutions

List of the institutes that use CST 2008 for admission

S.No Institution Course
1. Goa University MCA
2. Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore University MCA
3. S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research PPM &PGPM
4. Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Goa University MSC (IT)
5. Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, NMIMS University MCA

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