CUSAT CAT 2022 Exam (Date Announced) – 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 (May 18, 2022): Exam Pattern for CUSAT CAT 2022 exam has been changed, read CUSAT CAT 2022 Exam Pattern.

UPDATE (May 4, 2022): Revised date for CUSAT CAT 2022 exam has been announced, read CUSAT CAT 2022 Exam Date.

UPDATE (Mar 30, 2022): CUSAT CAT Application editing provision is made available in the candidate profile till April 2, 2022.

UPDATE (Mar 23, 2022): CUSAT CAT 2022 exam date to be revised soon.

UPDATE (Mar 8, 2022): CUSAT CAT 2022 last date has been extended, read CUSAT CAT 2022 Last Date Extended.

UPDATE (Feb 9, 2022): CUSAT CAT Applications are now open. Refer CUSAT CAT Application Procedure.

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What’s New from CUSAT CAT 2022?

#Old PatternNew Pattern
Duration3 hours3 hours
Total Questions250200
Question Type(s)MCQsMCQs
Marking Scheme+3 (for correct), -1 (for incorrect)+3 (for correct), -1 (for incorrect)
Max Marks750600

CUSAT CAT 2022: Check Eligibility | Check Fees


About

Pattern

  • The exam will be a computer based test of 3 hours duration.
  • There will be 200 objective type multiple choice questions from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry subjects.
  • Physics and Chemistry section will be conducted first (90 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:

Section (Time)SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks
I (90 Min)Physics60180
Chemistry40120
II (90 Min)Mathematics100300
Total (180 Min)200600

Schedule

Date

May 15 – May 17, 2022 June 22 – June 24, 2022

For Test Code 101: June 22, 2022

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.


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 2022 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 2022 will begin on February 8, 2022.
  • The last date to register without late fee is March 7, 2022 March 25, 2022.
  • The last date to register with late fee of ₹100 is March 14, 2022 March 31, 2022.
  • 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
  • Kolkata
  • Kota
  • Lucknow
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Patna
  • Prayagraj
  • 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 each section namely, Section I (Physics & Chemistry), and Section II (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 RegistrationFebruary 8, 2022
Last date for Online Submission without late feeMarch 7, 2022 March 25, 2022
Last date for Online Submission with late feeMarch 14, 2022 March 31, 2022
Last date for payment of feesMarch 15, 2022 March 31, 2022
Downloading of Admit CardsMay 1, 2022
Date of ExaminationMay 15 – May 17, 2022 June 22 – June 24, 2022

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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