CUSAT CAT 2021 Exam (Applications Open) – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Syllabus

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CUSAT Common Admission Test 2021

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Overview

The Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test (CUSAT CAT) is conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology for admission to its various professional degree courses. B.Tech programmes are offered at SOE CUSAT, CUCEK and KMSME. Test code for all B.Tech programmes is 101.

Exam NameCochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test
Also Known AsCUSAT CAT
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelUniversity
Exam ModeOnline (Computer based test)
Conducted byCochin University of Science and Technology

UPDATE (Apr 7, 2021): CUSAT CAT 2021 last date has been extended, read CUSAT CAT 2021 Last Date Extended.

UPDATE (Mar 11, 2021): CUSAT CAT 2021 Applications open, check CUSAT CAT 2021 Application Procedure.

UPDATE (Mar 10, 2021): CUSAT CAT 2021 registrations have started, read more here.

NEW: Applications for B.Tech Admissions at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are open. Ranked 4th best University by NIRF 2020. Click here to apply.

NEW: Last Date for Shiv Nadar University B.Tech. Admissions 2021 extended to April 25. Click here to apply.

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SRM Institute of Science and Technology (New)

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About

Pattern

  • The exam will be a computer based test of 3 hours duration.
  • There will be 250 objective type multiple choice questions from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry subjects.
  • Physics section will be conducted first (60 minutes), followed by Chemistry section (30 minutes), followed by Mathematics section (90 minutes).
  • Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark).
  • Check Qualifying Marks.
 

The no. of questions in each part is as follows:

SectionNumber of Questions
Mathematics125
Physics75
Chemistry50
Total250

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NIIT University

GD Goenka University

Amrita University

Shiv Nadar University

LPUNEST 2021

Schedule

Date

June 12 – June 14, 2021

Timing

  • 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM (For Test Code 101)

Eligibility

Marks in Qualifying Examination

  • Appearing / Pass in the plus two examination of the State of Kerala or equivalent.
  • Secured a minimum of 50% marks (45% for Kerala SEBC) in Mathematics (Not required for Kerala SC/ST).
  • Secured at least 50% marks (45% for Kerala SEBC) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together (Not required for Kerala SC/ST).
 

Course-Specific Additional Eligibility

  • For B.Tech. Marine Engineering, candidates must have secured at least 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together and passed English subject. No relaxation for KSC/KST/SEBC candidates.
  • For B.Tech. Naval Architecture and Ship Building, candidates must have secured at least 60% marks (55% for Kerala SEBC) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together (Not required for Kerala SC/ST).
  • For Integrated Msc. in Computer Science course, candidates must have qualified KVPY Scholarship OR secured at least 75% marks in class XII with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.
  • For Integrated Msc. Science courses, candidates must have secured at least 75% marks in class XII with science subjects.

Age

  • For B.Tech. Marine Engineering, the maximum age limit prescribed is 25 years as on 1st September of the year of admission.

Keralite Status

50% seats of Self‐financing B Tech Programmes are reserved for Keralites as State Merit Seats with lower rate of fees, 45% seats are earmarked as All India Merit Seats which can be opted by both Keralite as well as Non-Keralite candidates and 5% seats are reserved for NRIs.

A candidate will be considered as “Keralite” if the candidate fulfils one of the following criterion.

  • He/She or his/her father/ mother was born in Kerala.
  • He/She has been a resident of Kerala for a period of 5 years within a period of 12 Years.
  • He/She has undergone his/her school studies from standards VIII to XII in educational institutions(s) in Kerala.
  • Children of All India Service (AIS) Officers (Non‐Keralites) allotted to Kerala circle are deemed to be “Keralites” eligible for non-category seats.


Applications Open

GD Goenka University (New)

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (New)

Lovely Professional University (Scholarships Available)

Syllabus

It’s same as that of Plus Two syllabus.

Mock Test

  • The official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for CUSAT CAT.
  • Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the computer based test and make themselves familiar with the interface.
  • Mock test is for practice purpose only.

Past Question Papers

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.

Fees

CUSAT CAT 2021 Application Fee is as follows:

CategoryFees
General₹1,100
Kerala SC/Kerala ST₹500
CGW₹6,100
CGW KSC/KST₹5,500
International Candidates/PIO$100

Registration

  • The registration for CUSAT CAT 2021 will begin from March 10, 2021.
  • The last date to register without late fee is March 31, 2021.
  • The last date to register with late fee of ₹100 is April 7, 2021 April 15, 2021.
  • UPDATE (Mar 10, 2021): CUSAT CAT 2021 registrations have started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 7, 2021): CUSAT CAT 2021 last date has been extended, read CUSAT CAT 2021 Last Date Extended.
  • NEW: Check detailed steps for filling Application Form here.

Application Procedure

NEW: Check detailed steps for filling Application Form here.

  1. Candidates are required to register on the CUSAT website.
  2. A valid E-mail ID and an active mobile number must be used for registration.
  3. Furnish all the details in the Online Application and upload the required documents.
  4. Required documents include a recent colour photograph and scanned image of candidate’s signature.
  5. Choose the courses and qualification.
  6. Pay the Application Fee using a Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.
  7. On succesful payment, choose one of the test centres where seats are available.
  8. After centre selection, a final preview will be displayed. Wait for the confirmation from the University which may take at least two working days.
  9. After the approval, download the confirmation page and save it for future reference.

Hall Ticket / Admit Card

  • The admit card can be downloaded from the CUSAT site after May 25, 2021.
  • The Test Venue, Time and Roll Number will be printed on the Admit Card.
  • Candidates are required to produce the admit card at the test centre without which entry will not be allowed.
  • Candidates must retain the downloaded Admit Card till the admission process is over.

Test Centres

Test Cities in Kerala

  • Alappuzha
  • Ernakulam
  • Idukki
  • Kannur
  • Kasaragod
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Malappuram
  • Palakkad
  • Pathanamthitta
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Wayanad

Test Cities Outside Kerala

  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bokaro
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kolkata
  • Kota
  • Lucknow
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Varanasi
 
  • NOTE: Candidates opting for any International Test Centre are required to pay an additional fee of Rs.10,000.
  • NOTE: If sufficient number of candidates do not opt for Dubai centre, it may get cancelled. In case of cancellation of Centres in UAE, candidates will have to write their exams at Ernakulam.

Answer Keys

  • The answer keys of Computer based examination will be made available on the CUSAT website as per schedule.
  • The candidates who aren’t satisfied with any answer can challenge the answer keys online before the deadline.
  • The recorded responses of the candidates will also be made available to candidates along with the answer keys.

Qualifying Marks

  • Candidates need to obtain a minimum score of 10 marks in each subject namely, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in CUSAT CAT Test 101 to be included in the rank list.
  • For candidates belonging to Kerala Scheduled Caste and Kerala Scheduled Tribe, no minimum qualifying marks is prescribed.

Result / Rank List

  • A rank list will be prepared based on the merit obtained in CUSAT CAT.
  • Only the candidates who fulfill the Qualifying criteria will be included in the Rank list (Check Qualifying Marks).

Admission Procedure

  • The admission will be purely on the basis of the rank secured in CUSAT CAT.
  • 50% seats are reserved for Keralites as State Merit Seats with lower rate of fees, 45% seats are earmarked as All India Merit Seats which can be opted by both Keralite as well as Non-Keralite candidates and 5% seats are reserved for NRIs.
  • Candidates who clear the test and are included in the Rank list for admission will be given the facility for “Option Registration” after the Common Admission Test (CAT).
  • Candidates can choose the Branch and Seat Category (SM/ AIM/ NRI) in the order of preference during Option registration.

Important Information

  • No documents are required to be sent to the University by post.

Important Dates

EventDate
Commencement of Online RegistrationMarch 10, 2021
Last date for Online Submission without late feeMarch 31, 2021
Last date for Online Submission with late feeApril 7, 2021 April 15, 2021
Last date for payment of feesApril 8, 2021 April 16, 2021
Downloading of Admit CardsMay 25, 2021
Date of ExaminationJune 12 – June 14, 2021

Contact Information

Candidates can contact CUSAT through written communication, phone or email.

CUSAT Kerala Contact Information
AddressCochin University of Science and Technology,
Kochi-682022, Kerala (India)
Phone0484-2577100, 0484-2577159
Email[email protected]

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