CUSAT CAT 2018 – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Registration, Syllabus




CUSAT CAT is the entrance exam conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology for admission to B.Tech programs at SOE CUSAT, CUCEK and KMSME. Test code for all B.Tech programmes is 101.

LATEST UPDATE (June 5, 2018): CUSAT CAT 2018 Result Declared, read more here.

Previous Updates

Previous Updates

  • UPDATE (May 3, 2018): CUSAT CAT 2018 Candidate Responses are available now, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 24, 2018): CUSAT CAT 2018 Official Mock Test available now, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 17, 2018): CUSAT CAT 2018 Hall Ticket available now, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 1, 2018): CUSAT CAT 2018 Last Date Extended, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Feb 7, 2018): CUSAT CAT 2018 Registrations started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Jan 29, 2018): CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Date Announced, read more here.
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


  • It will be a computer based test of 3 hours duration.
  • It will have 250 objective type multiple choice questions comprising of 125 questions from Mathematics, 75 questions from Physics and 50 questions from Chemistry.
  • Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark).



April 28, 2018 (Saturday)


09:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Marks in Qualifying Examination

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


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.
  • UPDATE: CUSAT CAT 2018 Official Mock Test available now, read more here.


₹1000 (₹500 for Kerala SC / Kerala ST candidates)


  • The registration for CUSAT CAT 2018 will begin on February 7, 2018.
  • The last date to register without late fee is February 28, 2018.
  • The last date to register with late fee of Rs.100 is March 3, 2018 March 8, 2018.
  • UPDATE: CUSAT CAT 2018 Registrations have started, read more here.
  • UPDATE: Last date to register for CUSAT CAT 2018 with fine has been extended, read more here.

Application Procedure

  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. Once registered, candidates need to make the fee payment using a Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.
  4. A confirmation page will be generated on successful payment. Candidates should save the confirmation page for future reference.

Hall Ticket / Admit Card

  • The admit card can be downloaded from the CUSAT site from April 15, 2018 April 17, 2018.
  • 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.
  • UPDATE: CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Cards are now available, read more here.

Test Centres

Test Cities

Test Cities

  • Adoor (Pathanamthitta)
  • Alappuzha
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bokaro
  • Chennai
  • Dubai
  • Ernakulam
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kalpetta (Wayanad)
  • Kannur
  • Kasaragod
  • Kolkata
  • Kollam
  • Kota
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Lucknow
  • Malappuram
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Palakkad
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thodupuzha (Idukki)
  • Thrissur
  • Varanasi



  • Candidates opting for Dubai as Test Centre are required to pay an additional fee of Rs.10,000.

Qualifying Marks

  • The qualifying marks are 10 marks in each subject namely, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in CUSAT CAT.
  • 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.
  • UPDATE: CUSAT CAT 2018 Result Declared, read more here.

Admission Procedure

  • The admission will be purely on the basis of the rank secured in CUSAT CAT – 2018.
  • 50% seats are reserved for Keralites as State Merit Seats with lower rate of fees, 40% seats are earmarked as All India Merit Seats which can be opted by both Keralite as well as Non-Keralite candidates and 10% seats are reserved for NRIs.

Important Dates

Commencement of Online RegistrationFebruary 7, 2018
Last date for Online Submission without late feeFebruary 28, 2018
Last date for Online Submission with late fee of Rs.100March 3, 2018 March 8, 2018
Last date for payment of feesMarch 5, 2018 March 12, 2018
Downloading of Admit CardsApril 15, 2018 April 17, 2018
Date of ExaminationApril 28, 2018

Important Information

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

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