CUSAT CAT 2019 - Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission test

Important Dates for CUSAT CAT 2019

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 08-Feb-2019 28-Feb-2019 Application Coming Up
Examination Date 28-Apr-2019 29-Apr-2019
Result Date N/A N/A

Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test (CUSAT CAT) 2018

CUSAT CAT is an entrance exam organizeed by Cochin University for admission to B.Tech programs provideed by different colleges under the university. Aspirants who fulfil the eligibility criteria set by Cochin University have to fill CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form before February 08, 2018.

  • The application fee for Indian aspirants is INR 1000; INR 500 for SC/ST aspirants from Kerala.
  • International aspirants can apply until April 04, 2018.
  • Online Registration starts from February 02, 2018. 
  • After the exam is organizeed successfully, CUSAT CAT 2018 Result will be declared on the official website,
  • Aspirants can fill submit the form with fine is March 06, 2018.
  • Aspirants have to response 250 multiple choice questions in 3 hours.
  • Successfully registered aspirants will be able to download CUSAT CAT 2018 Hall Ticket from April 15, 2018, to April 30, 2018.
  • CUSAT CAT 2018 will be organizeed in the online method in the last week of April 2018.

CUSAT CAT is organizeed every year to admit applicable aspirants to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering, medical, law and many other courses provideed across its 23 campuses. CUSAT CAT is a gateway to many 3-year and 5-year engineering courses. Aspirants completing the written test will have to pass the interview/group discussion rounds for final admission (eligible for few courses).

Highlights of CUSAT CAT 2018

Highlights of CUSAT 2018 Exam are tabulated below:

Exam Highlights
Date of CUSAT CAT 2018April 29, 2018, and April 30, 2018
Organizing BodyCochin University
Application Method of CUSAT CAT 2018Online
Period of CUSAT CAT 20183 hours
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Questions
Paper 1Mathematics
Paper 2Chemistry and Physics
Courses provideedB.Tech, M.Tech, M.Phil, M.Voc, MCA, MBA, MA, M.Sc, LLB, BBA etc.

Important Dates for CUSAT CAT 2018

CUSAT CAT 2018 is tentatively scheduled on April 30, 2018. Tentative schedule of CUSAT CAT 2018 is given in the following table. Aspirants can fill the online application by February 08, 2018 and they need to fill the form before February 28, 2018.

EventDate (tentative)
Application Procedure CommencementFebruary 08, 2018
Last date to fill the Application FormFebruary 28, 2018
Last day of submitting the form with late feeMarch 06, 2018
Starting date of Application Procedure for International studentsFebruary 08, 2018
Last date of Application Procedure for International StudentsApril 30, 2018
Availability of online Hall TicketApril 15, 2018, onwards
Date of CUSAT CAT 2018 ExaminationApril  2018
Declaration of ResultMay 25, 2018
Commencement of counseling procedureJuly 11, 2018

Eligibility Criteria of CUSAT CAT 2018 

Cochin University has prescribed the at least eligibility criteria for CUSAT CAT 2018 which aspirants required to fulfil to apply for the exam. Aspirants from Kerala Scheduled Caste and Kerala Scheduled Tribe are applicable to apply if they have at least pass marks. Aspirants applying for M.Tech programs are applicable for 5% relaxation if they have a  valid GATE score.

Eligibility criteria for CUSAT CAT for Under Graduate courses are as follows:

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 examination from a recognised board or university with need subjects.
  •  Candidates must have scored minimum 50% marks in their qualifying examination.
  • Eligibility for 3 year LLB course is that an aspirant must be an employee of Central Government and be staying within a radius of 30 km from CUSAT, Thrikkakara campus.
  • Aspirants having any backlog in 10+2 are not applicable to apply.

The eligibility criteria for postgraduate courses is as follows:

  • The at least marks need in qualifying degree is minimum 60%.
  • Note that at least marks need may differ for each course.
  • Aspirants must possess a bachelor’s degree in the need field.

Application Form of CUSAT CAT 2018 

CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form can be filled online from January 20, 2018, to February 15, 2018. Aspirants are advised to read official notification cautiously in order to avoid any kind of mistake in the application form. Aspirants can follow the following steps to fill the online application form. Aspirants must first choose from the 2 options available on the registration page:

  • Online Registration Indian Citizen/NRI
  • International Aspirants/PIO/Children of Indian Gulf Workers

Step 1: Registration Procedure

  • Aspirants have to register online by filling individual details such Name, Phone Number, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, and e-mail ID.
  • Aspirants are advised to change the allotted password.
  • A user ID and password is generated at this stage details for which are sent to email ID and mobile number.

Step 2: Fill CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form

Detailed educational qualification, Date of Birth, Category of aspirants, Nationality, Address, Annual Income of Parents and other details are needed to be filled in the application form. Any inaccurate information in the application form can lead to cancellation of the candidature. Aspirants should fill all the details cautiously before submitting their application form.

Step 3: Upload Photograph and Signature

Aspirants need to upload photo and signature in the specifications given below:

  • Photograph and image should not be blurred otherwise application form will be rejected by exam organizing authorities.
  • The signature should be of JPost Graduate file pattern of size 4 kb to 30 kb.
  • Photograph should be of JPost Graduate file pattern of size 4 kb to 100 kb

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee

Aspirants need to pay the CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Fee online by opting any of the three methods given below:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

There is no other mode to pay the application fee.

Aspirants applying on the basis of GATE or any other management examinations must email their scores to [email protected] before the online submission of application form. No help will be offered in case an aspirant loses or forgets his/her email ID, password or mobile number.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Application fee

The application fee as per the category of aspirants is given below:

CategoryApplication fee
GeneralINR 1000
International AspirantsUSD 100
NRI AspirantsINR 6000

Note: Fee once paid will not be refunded.

Hall Ticket of CUSAT CAT 2018

CUSAT CAT 2018 Hall Ticket can be downloaded by visiting the official website from April 15, 2018, onwards. It is essential to download CUSAT 2018 Hall Ticket to appear for the exam as entry without hall ticket is not permitted in the examination hall.

The following steps can be followed to download CUSAT CAT 2018 Hall Ticket:

Step 1: Visit the CUSAT CAT 2018 official website

Step 2: After visiting the website, click on the tab for “CUSAT 2018 Hall Ticket Download”.

Step 3: Enter the Registration Number and Date of Birth

Step 4: After filling the details, click on the ‘submit’ tab.

Step 5: The online hall ticket for will appear on the screen.

Step 6: Download and print copies of the same. Admit card should be preserved for further use.

Note: In case aspirants have any issue or discrepancy in the hall ticket, they can organize exam organizing authorities on the following number:

Contact Number: 1800 266 7754

Test Centers of CUSAT CAT 2018 

Aspirants need to select their preferred exam centre while filling the application form. Selection of exam centre should be done cautiously as it is not possible to change the centre afterwards. List of exam centres is given below:

DubaiNew Delhi
District Head Quarters of KeralaThiruvananthapuram
KollamAdoor (Pathanamthitta)
Thodupuzha (Idukki)Alappuzha
KannurKalpatta (Waynad)

Exam Format of CUSAT CAT 2018 

CUSAT CAT 2018 is organizeed for courses in different fields, therefore exam format for each exam differs. Each exam has a various paper code. Given below are the exam codes for each exam. The exam is, however, organizeed in online mode.

Program / Subject of TestTest Code
Test for all B Tech and MSc Photonics (5 years integrated) Comprising of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry101
B Let (Lateral Entry to B Tech)102
Aptitude Test for 5 Year Honours degree in B.B.A, LL.B/ B.Com, LL.B.201
Test for M.A. Hindi301
Aptitude Test for MCA501
Aptitude Test for MCA Lateral Entry (MLET)/ MSc (Computer Science)502
Biotechnology-Includes of Zoology, Botany and Chemistry601
Chemical Engineering603
Electronic Science606
Engineering Science607
Fisheries / Fisheries Science608
Law (for LL.M Programmes)610
Life Sciences611
Applied Economics616
Food Science618
Aptitude Test for 3 year LLB (Evening) (Regular)619
Aptitude Test for LLM(IPR) PhD / LLM(IP) PhD620
Aptitude Test for M Voc Mobile Phone Application Development621
Aptitude Test for M Voc Technology and Management Consulting622

Calculation of Marks in CAT

CUSAT CAT marks can be calculated via a formula, S = 3R - 1W. The abbreviations have been expanded below,

S: Score obtained in CAT exam

R: Number of Right Responses

W: Number of Wrong Responses

For programs where score is based on more than one test, rank lists are drawn upon the basis of the Percentile Index determined by the formula, [(n+1-p)/n)]x S x 100

n: is the number of aspirants appearing for the Test in a particular subject

p: is the position according to the CAT score

S: is the actual score of the aspirant.

The Percentile Indices are then integrated to obtain the relative position of an aspirant in the rank list for a particular program.

Detailed CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Format

Result of CUSAT CAT 2018 

CUSAT 2018 Result will be declared on the official website on May 25, 2018, after the successful organization of the exam. The result will be declared online and aspirants will not be informed personally about the result. After the declaration of result, merit list of aspirants will also be announced as per the marks obtained by aspirants.

Steps to download the scorecard is as follows:

  • Download and keep a copy of the same
  • Log on the official website,
  • The result will be displayed along with course choice and rank
  • Enter your roll number, date of birth and date of exam

CUSAT 2018 Response Key will be announced after the organization of the exam. Aspirants can check responses of their attempted questions from the response key and can count the probable score. It is expected to be announced on May 6, 2018. Aspirants are also given chance to raise an objection in case they establish any error in the response key.

Cut Off of CUSAT CAT 2018 

CUSAT CAT 2018 Cut Off will be declared by exam organizing authorities which will form the basis for counseling. Cut off varies for various colleges and streams. There are certain parameters on which cut off depend as mentioned below:

  • Difficulty level of the examination
  • Number of vacant seats in various institutes
  • Number of aspirants applying for the exam

Counseling of CUSAT CAT 2018 

CUSAT CAT 2018 Counseling will be organizeed for successful aspirants as per their rank in the merit list. Aspirants should keep the following points in mind while appearing for CUSAT CAT 2018 Counseling: Aspirants, who will qualify the entrance exam, will be given a chance to participate in the counselling. Aspirants have to select their preferred colleges and streams and allocation will be done on the basis of rank in the Merit list.

  • Qualified aspirants will be allotted their preferred disciplines & colleges as per their rank in the merit list.
  • Aspirants need to register themselves at the counselling venue.
  • If aspirants fail to report at the allotted institute as per the mentioned date, their seat shall be cancelled.
  • Aspirants should carry original documents at the time of counselling.

Documents Need for CUSAT CAT 2018 Counseling

Aspirants appearing for CUSAT CAT 2018 Counseling have to carry two sets of photocopies along with the original certificates of the following listed documents:

  • Organize/Character Certificate from the school/Institution last attended (in English) 
  • Four passport size photographs
  • Migration Certificate (Students from Universities outside Kerala state) 
  • Class 10 pass certificate
  • Domicile Certificate to prove that the aspirant belongs to Kerala.
  • Class 10+2 pass certificate
  • Physically Handicapped certificate for aspirants want admission under physically challenged (PHC) category
  • CUSAT CAT 2018 Application registration confirmation page
  • Sports Eligibility Certificate allowed by Kerala State Sports Council for aspirants who seeking admission under sports quota.
  • Transfer Certificate from the school/Institution last attended in English
  • Community certificate allowed by the Tahsildar for claiming admission under Kerala Scheduled Caste (KSC)/ Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) category if mentioned in the application form.
  • Aspirants who seeking to claim fee exemption should bring OEC certificate allowed by the competent authority 
  • Class 10+2 Mark Sheet
  • CUSAT CAT 2018 Hall Ticket
  • Aspirants belonging to reserved category ‘SEBC’ required to carry Community Certificate and Non-Creamy Layer Certificate allowed by the competent authority
  • Class 10 Mark Sheet

Final admission will be given to aspirants who produce the need documents during the counseling. For courses such as BBA LLB and BCom LLB, aspirants will have to complete the group discussion and interview round for final admission. 15% weightage on GD and Interview will be given personally for aspirants studying LLM courses.

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CUSAT CAT 2019 Fee Structure

  • 1000


  • 500


  • NOTE: International Candidates fee is USD 100 and for NRI Candidates fee is INR 6000.

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