CUSAT CAT Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Cochin University Common Admission Test [CUSAT CAT]

CUSAT CAT - Cochin University Common Admission Test

CUSAT Common Admission Test (CAT) is been conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology, the university was established in 1986 for the development of higher education. CUSAT University conducts 3 types of entrance exams every year like: Common Admission Test (CAT), Lateral Entry Test (LET) and Departmental Admission Test (DAT).

On the basis of these tests, candidates can get admission in the UG, PG and Ph. D programmes of the university in various streams of academic and professional education.


The important dates mentioned below:



Notification Releases

Third week of January 

Online Registration Starts

Third week of January 

Online Registration Last Date

Third week of February (For Indian & NRI Candidates)

Last Date for International Candidates/PIO/ Children of Indian Gulf Workers

 Last week of April 

Admit Card Availability

Third week of April 

Date of Examination

Last week of April to first week of May 

Result Declaration (CAT)

Last week of May 

CUSAT CAT Eligibility criteria

The criteria are separate for each and every programme which is offered by the PDPU University.
 Eligibility criteria are mentioned below:-

  • Candidates must qualify 10+2 examination or any other equivalent examination of the state of Kerala with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.
  • Candidates belong to the Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) and Kerala Scheduled Cast (KSC) communities are eligible only if they have minimum pass marks in the qualifying examination except for Marine Engineering.

CUSAT CAT Application Form & fees

  • The application form will be available through online process from the official portal.
  • The form will be available from the 3rd week of January till 3rd week of February for Indian & NRI candidates,
  • For International/PIO/Children of Indian Gulf workers, the form will be available till last week of April.
  • Candidates are required to upload the required online; they are not required to send any documents.

CUSAT CAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The exam patterns are different for First year B. Tech degree programme and Lateral Entry B. Tech programmes.

The First Year B. Tech Exam Pattern:

  • The CUSAT CAT will be conducted through online process (CBT).
  • The question paper will comprise in 250 objective types multiple choice questions.
  • 125 questions will be asked from Mathematics and 125 questions from Physics and Chemistry.
  • The duration of this exam will be three hours.
  • The question paper will be of 750 marks.
  • Each correct response 3 marks will be awarded and for wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.

CUSAT CAT Admit Card

  • The admit card will be available in the official website to download from the last week April.
  • Candidates will be entrained inside the examination hall only with the admit card and any of the identity proof like Voter ID card/School or college Identity Card/Passport/Aadhar Card or Driving Licence.
  • The admit card will not be sent by post; admit cards will be available only online.

CUSAT CAT Results & Score Card

  • The results will be announced in the official portal in the last week of May; the merit list will be prepared and will be published on the portal which will be on the basis of the performance of the candidate in the exam.
  • The candidates can download the result by entering their roll no; results will be only available online.

CUSAT CAT Counselling & Admission

  • The counselling will be held from the 2nd week of July and the schedule will be posted on the official portal.
  • Candidates will not receive any call letters or communication by post.
  • The counselling schedule and the registration will be done only through the login portal; registered candidates will be allotted seats as per their rank and availability of the seats.
  • Candidates have to register and fill in the option of courses and institutes according to their preference and also have to submit the required documents for verification.
  • The admission will be based on the valid score/rank in the prescribed test/examination and score that is obtained in the group discussion/interview.

List of CUSAT CAT examination centres

Candidates are required to apply for the exam centre at the time of filling up the online application form. Once the exam city is been allotted, then request for change of city will not be permitted at any circumstances

The Exam Cities is given in the table below:

New Delhi

Adoor (Pathanamthitta)


Thodupuzha (Idukki)





CUSAT CAT Contact Information

Office of the Director
International Relations and Academic Admissions (IRAA)
Cochin University P O, Kochi—682022, Kerala, India
Ph: 0484—2577100, 2862255, 2577159
Fax: 0484– 2577688,
E mail: