Smurf you are right its not what DGCA asks..and if you ask me the DGCA standard is higher than FAA and TC when it comes to getting your 200 hr CPL licence.
But bear in mind that you are applying for a job which people with 1500 hrs can only dream of in most parts of the world and in getting to that figure they learn a lot more..which we havent and therefore have to study to make up for the exprience.
We are applying for a job which involves flying turbofans and turboprops so we need to know how they work.
If you were applying for a piston engine light weight aircraft you could get by with the DGCA knowledge.
Plus there are 5000 of us 200/250 hr pilots and the companies can afford to pick only the best so we all need to raise our game.
Regarding CAE/Indigo, they officially ask from JAA ATPL syllabus..i repeat ATPL..so smurf to be honest everyone who takes that exam shits their pants.
Cheers and all the best
PS: to everyone else, Why this Kolaveri Di??