CUSAT Exam 2018-19 | Application Form | Admit Card | Exam Date | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a government-owned autonomous university. CUSAT University conducts Common Admission Test (CAT), Lateral Entry Test (LET) and Departmental Admission Test (DAT) every year.

By these tests, candidates can get admission in the UG, PG and PhD programmes of the university in various streams of academic and professional education. CUSAT (CAT) 2018 is organised by the B.Tech Programme and all other PG programmes.

Through this article, candidates may get the complete information about CUSAT 2018 including CUSAT CAT exam date, application form and latest notification for all exams conducted by CUSAT.

Courses Offered:

  • Tech/B.Tech Lateral Entry
  • LLB/B.Com with LLB/BBA with LLB
  • Tech
  • Master of Vocation (M.Voc)
  • Sc
  • FSc
  • MBA
  • MCA/MCA Lateral Entry
  • MA
  • LLM
  • Phil
  • LLM with PhD
  • Master of Intellectual Property Rights with PhD
  • D
  • Post Doctoral Research

CUSAT Exam Date 2017

Candidates check here the official schedule of CUSAT Exam for the year 2017:

Events Dates
Online Registration (except PhD/M.Phil/Diploma or certificate programmes) 1st week of February – 28th February 2017 (without late fee)
Online Registration for MBA/M.Tech 13th February 2017
Online Registration with Rs. 100/- late 1st March – 10th March 2017 (Extended)
Last date for fee payment 13th March 2017 (Extended)
Admit Card Availability 15th April 2017
Date of Examination 29th & 30th April 2017
Result Declaration (CAT) Last week of May 2017

CUSAT Exam Dates Schedule

Candidates will get the CUSAT Application Form 2017 from 8th February 2017. The last date to submit the application will be 28th February 2017 (without late fee). Candidates can download the CUSAT Admit card from 15th April 2017. CUSAT Exam will be organised on 29th & 30th April 2017. The CUSAT result will be declared in the last week of May 2017.

CUSAT 2017 Application Form

  • TheCUSAT 2017 Application Form is provided through the online process through the website.
  • The online registration has been started from8th February 2017.
  • Candidates can complete their application & make fee payment till 15th March 2017.
  • After registration takes the confirmation page for the future use.
  • There is no need to send any documents by post.


Application Fee:

Candidates can pay the fee through Online mode only. The online payment can be made through debit/credit card or net banking.

Category Application Fee
General Candidates Rs.1000
SC/ST Candidates Rs.500
International Candidates US$100
Additional Fee pay by the Candidates opting for Dubai as Test Centre Rs.10000
Post Doctoral, Diploma, Certificate Programmes Rs.100 (Rs.50 ST/ST Candidates)

CUSAT CAT Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for CUSAT 2017 is mentioned below. For each program, the eligibility criteria are separate. Here, we are mentioning the eligibility criteria of CUSAT CAT 2017.

  • All Indian/Foreign/PIO candidates can apply.
  • Those candidates belong to the Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST), and Kerala Scheduled Cast (KSC) communities are eligible only if they have minimum pass marks in the qualifying examination except for Marine Engineering.
  • For all UG programmes (except Marine Engineering), the minimum eligibility for SEBC candidates with Non-Creamy Layer Status of Kerala State for admission to B.Tech programme is 45% for Mathematics and 45% for PCM (Physics, Chemistry Mathematics) put together in the qualifying examination.
  • In the case of PG Programmes, SEBC-NCL candidates of Kerala state are eligible for 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks for qualifying examination unless otherwise specified.
  • Candidates with a validGATE score card are eligible for 5% relaxation in the qualifying examination marks for M.Tech Programmes.
  • Candidates who apply for the B.Tech programme, they have to qualify the12thexamination of the state of Kerala or any other examination accepted as equivalent to it with PCM.
  • Candidates who apply for MBA programmes, they have to passMAT 2017/ CMAT 2017/ CAT 2017.
  • Those candidates want to get admission in an M.Tech programme (except Marine Engineering), they have to clear GATE 2017 or DAT 2017 (conducted by the University).

CUSAT Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for First Degree programmes and Lateral Entry to III Semester B.Tech Programme (LET) is given here.

First Degree Programmes

  • Mode: The CUSAT CAT 2017 will be conducted through an online process (CBT).
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct response three marks will be awarded, and for the wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • No of Questions: The question paper will comprise of 250 objective type multiple choice questions.
    • 125 questions will be asked from Mathematics and 125 questions from Physics and Chemistry.
  • Duration: The duration of this exam will be three hours.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 750 marks.

Lateral Entry to III Semester B.Tech Programme (LET)

  • Mode: The CUSAT CAT 2017 will be conducted through an online process (CBT).
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct response three marks will be awarded, and for the wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • No of Questions: The question paper will consist of 200 objective type questions.
    • 20 questions will be asked from English, 50 from Mathematics, 40 from Engineering Mechanics, 40 from Engineering Graphics and 50 from General Engineering.
  • Duration: The duration of this test will be 3 hours.
  • Total Marks: The maximum mark will be 600.


The syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2017 will be different for different courses. The syllabus of the first-degree programme will be based on class 11th and 12th level. To score good marks, candidates prepare according to the prescribed course syllabus.

CUSAT CAT Preparation Tips

Here, we are providing the best tips which are very helpful to crack the CUSAT CAT Exam. Students can take the advantage of the given tips & tricks.

Time Management

Time management is the most crucial part of the exam preparation. Prepare a time-table for your daily preparation. Every day of exam preparation matters a lot. Manage a time-table according to your study, games and eating. Students can divide their time equally for all the subjects.

Keep Yourself Fit & Positive Mind

While preparing for the examination, students keep their mind relax and positive. Many students take a lot of stress during the exam preparation, so it is very necessary to maintain your health. Keep Confident. Eat proper & healthy food to stay healthy. Sleeping is also as important as eating, sleep quietly and gives some rest to your eyes. Students can also do 15 minutes yoga or daily exercise to keep your body mentally & physically fit.

Know Complete Syllabus

Before start studying, students have to understand the complete syllabus of the examination. Don’t confuse with the syllabus. Start studying for one subject, finish them and then start the next subject.


Students have to ready with their strategy to crack the examination. To test the strategy, students have to give lots of online mock tests. Students can easily verify their weakness & strengths and plan for CAT exam based on this analysis. It is a very important part of the preparation.

Study Material or Books

Right study material and books matter a lot to crack CUSAT CAT exam. It helps the students for good preparation and obtains good marks in the examination. Students can also take help from some other preparation books which are familiarised with the exam pattern.


Category Sub Category Reservation
Professional Programmes
Scheduled Caste 8%
Scheduled Tribe 2%
Socially and Educationally Backwards Classes (SEBC) Ezhava/Thiyya/Billava (ETB) 9%
Muslim (MSM) 8%
Other Backwards Hindu(OBH) 3%
Latin Catholic including Anglo-Indian 3%
Other Backwards Christian(OBX) 1%
Dheevara 2%
Viswakarma 2%
Pot-making  castes 1%
Kudumbi 1%
Non-Professional Programmes
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 20%
Socially and Educationally Backwards Classes (SEBC) Ezhava/Thiyya/Billava(ETB) 8%
Muslim(MSM) 7%
Other Backwards Christian (OBX) 1%
Other Backwards Hindu (OBH) 3%
Economically Backward Class among Forwarding Caste (BGN)   (Supernumerary) 7.5%

CUSAT 2017 Admit Card

Candidates can download the CUSAT 2017 Admit Card from the website. The admit card will be available from the third week of April 2017 (Tentative). The conducting authority will not send the admit card by post. Candidates must retain the admit card till the admission procedure will be over.

CUSAT 2017 Result

CUSAT 2017 Results will be released on the official site of the conducting body. The result will be announced on 15th April 2017. Candidates can get their results by entering their roll number. By the performance of the candidates, the merit list will be prepared. The merit list will be published on the official portal of the University.

CUSAT Counselling

The CUSAT 2018 Counselling will be started after the few weeks of the result declaration. The counselling schedule will be posted on the official website.

The CUSAT Counselling will be held for all the passing candidates. No Individuals call letters/ communications will be sent to the candidates by post.

In the counselling process, candidates have to register themselves for admission to various academic programmes of the University.

The registration will be done only through the login portal, the link that is available at the time of counselling. Registered candidates will be allotted seats as per their rank and availability of the seats.

CUSAT Admission

All the academic admissions will be based on the merit of the candidates as determined by an admission test. The admission will be based on the valid score/rank in the prescribed test/examination and score that is obtained in the group discussion/interview.

Candidates also fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria for their appearing course. For certain programmes, National Level tests such as GATE, C-MAT (AICTE), MAT (AIMA), and CAT (IIM) will also consider as an eligibility requirement.


Karan Kapoor

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