CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam – Application, Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Syllabus

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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 (June 3, 2024): Rank list for CUSAT CAT 2024 exam is now available, read CUSAT CAT 2024 Result.

UPDATE (May 15, 2024): Official Answer Keys for CUSAT CAT 2024 exam are now available, read CUSAT CAT 2024 Answer Key.

UPDATE (Apr 29, 2024): Admit card for CUSAT CAT 2024 exam has been announced, read CUSAT CAT Admit Card.

UPDATE (Mar 16, 2024): Last date to apply for CUSAT CAT has been extended to March 20, 2024 with a late fee of Rs. 100.

UPDATE (Feb 26, 2024): Last date to apply for CUSAT CAT has been extended to March 15, 2024.

UPDATE (Jan 27, 2024): CUSAT CAT Applications are now open. Refer CUSAT CAT Application Procedure.

UPDATE (Jan 26, 2024): CUSAT CAT Applications will open on January 27, 2024.

UPDATE (Jan 26, 2024): Examination date for CUSAT CAT 2024 exam has been announced, read CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam Date.

UPDATE (Dec 19, 2023): CUSAT CAT Applications are expected to open in January, Subscribe to receive all updates on your mobile for free.

What’s New from CUSAT CAT 2023?

#New Pattern
Duration3 hours
Total Questions225
Question Type(s)MCQs
Marking Scheme+3 (for correct), -1 (for incorrect)
Max Marks675

CUSAT CAT 2024: Check Eligibility | Check Fees


About

Pattern

  • The exam will be a computer based test of 3 hours duration.
  • There will be 225 objective type multiple choice questions from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry subjects.
  • Physics section will be conducted first (60 minutes), followed by and Chemistry section (45 minutes), followed by Mathematics section (75 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:

Section (Time)SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks
I (60 Min)Physics75225
II (45 Min)Chemistry60180
II (75 Min)Mathematics90270
Total (180 Min)225675

Schedule

Date

May 10 – May 12, 2024

Timing

  • Morning Slot: 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Afternoon Slot: 03:30 PM – 06:30 PM

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 along with passing English subject with minimum 50% marks. 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 class 12th with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subjects. Not required for Kerala SC/ST.
  • For Integrated Msc. in Computer Science course, candidates must have qualified KVPY Scholarship OR secured at least 60% marks in class XII with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.
  • For Integrated Msc. Science courses, candidates must have secured at least 60% 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.


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 2024 Application Fee is as follows:

CategoryFees
General₹1,200
Kerala SC/Kerala ST₹600
CGW₹6,200
CGW KSC/KST₹5,600
International Candidates/PIO$110

Registration

  • The registration for CUSAT CAT 2024 examination will begin from January 27, 2024.
  • The last date to register is February 26, 2024 March 15, 2024 without any late fee and March 20, 2024 with a late fee of Rs. 100.
  • 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 it’s notified.
  • 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

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Guwahati
  • Kolkata
  • Kota
  • Lucknow
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Patna
  • Ranchi

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 Mathematics section along with a minimum score of 10 marks in Physics & Chemistry sections combined, in the 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 RegistrationJanuary 27, 2024
Last date for Online Submission without late feeFebruary 26, 2024 March 15, 2024
Last date for Online Submission with late feeMarch 20, 2024
Last date for payment of feesFebruary 26, 2024 March 20, 2024
Downloading of Admit CardsMay 1, 2024 April 29, 2024
Date of ExaminationMay 10 – May 12, 2024
Release of Answer Keys and Candidate ResponsesMay 15, 2024
Last date to file Objection in Answer KeyMay 17, 2024
Declaration of ResultJune 3, 2024
Counselling
B.Tech Option RegistrationJune 10 – June 25, 2024

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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