CUSAT CAT 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Cochin University Common Admission Test [CUSAT CAT]

CUSAT CAT - Cochin University Common Admission Test

CUSAT CAT is a Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) for admission to its various programs at UG and PG level. CUSAT CAT 2021 exam paper for B.Tech constitutes of two papers that is paper 1 and paper 2. The paper 1 comprises of mathematics and paper 2 comprises of physics and chemistry.

  • This is a university level entrance exam held online i.e. computer based.
  • CUSAT CAT 2021 is expected to be conducted in the month of April 2021.
  • The exam paper appears is objective type questions for duration of 3 hours.
  • In the month of January every year CUSAT CAT application form will be published while by 1st week of February candidates need to fill the form and submit.
  • Post completion of examination CUSAT CAT counselling will be organised in the online mode.

Exam Name

Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test (CUSAT CAT)

CUSAT CAT Conducting Authority

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

CUSAT CAT Exam Level

University Level


Online Mode

CUSAT CAT Exam Category

Both under graduate and post graduate

CUSAT CAT Application Mode

Online Mode

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total no. of questions

150 questions for all courses except engineering

CUSAT CAT Exam Duration

3 hours duration

Marking Scheme

3 marks awarded for every correct and 1 mark deducted for every incorrect answer

CUSAT CAT 2021 Exam Date

CUSAT CAT Exam 2021 will be conducted 2 days with one paper each day. Below given schedules are been declared by the admission authorities of CUSAT and every year the exam dates in the month shall differ as per the board. Every event will be held online and candidates as per the schedule need to follow the events and proceed.

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 2021 Eligibility criteria

Cochin University has authorised minimum CUSAT CAT 2021 eligibility criteria for candidates to fulfil and apply for the exam. The various factors that candidates need to meet as eligibility criteria are age limit, qualification and Nationality.

Age Limit: For UG program candidates must be age of 17 years crossed whereas maximum age limit is 25 years and for PG program there is no age limit to apply.

Nationality: For B.Tech program applicants must be an Indian citizen also applicants applying within state quota must submit domicile documents. For rest of the programs foreign candidates applying need to share NRI documents.

Qualification: Aspirants must have possessed intermediate from science background to be eligible to apply for UG program. Candidates with bachelor’s degree from relevant stream will be eligible for PG programs.

Eligibility for UG course

Eligibility for PG Course

10+2 or equivalent with minimum 50% marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics from recognized institute

Bachelor's degree with 60% and above aggregate in relevant discipline from  recognised university

CUSAT CAT 2021 Application Form & fees

Aspirants who wish to seek admissions in CUSAT need to appear for the exam. To participate in the exam candidates must fill the CUSAT CAT 2021 application form available in the official website that is online mode. In the early month of the year January 2021 CUSAT CAT application form will be released. It is advised that candidates need to examine their eligibility and then proceed with application process.

How to fill CUSAT CAT 2021 Application Form?

Step 1: Registration Process

Applicants in the official website need to register by providing details such as candidate’s name, DOB, phone number and email ID. A user ID and password will be generated and sent to provided phone number of email ID.

Step 2: Filling up the form

Fill up the form with details like education qualification, nationality, DOB, category, address and other details. Candidates need to fill the form carefully with valid information to avoid cancellation of the form.

Step 3: Upload Photograph and Signature

Now applicants have to upload scanned photo and their signature in JPG/JPEG format with specified kb.

Step 4: Fee Payment

 To complete the process and submit the application form applicants need to clear the application fee via online mode. Either credit/debit or through net banking candidates shall make the payment while there is no other payment method.


Application fee


INR 1000


INR 500

NRI Candidates

INR 6000

International Candidates

USD 100

CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

CUSAT CAT 2021 exam pattern is been set by the Cochin University of Science and Technology. Every year in the month of May the exam takes place in the online mode that is computer based. Aspirants need to be aware of the exam pattern to get a fair idea about number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme and other details.

  • Exam Mode: Online only (computer-based)
  • Number of papers: 2 papers (paper 1 – mathematics, paper 2 – physics and chemistry)
  • Number of questions: for all papers 150 questions and for engineering 250, 200 questions
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Language: English
  • Marking scheme: +3 marks for every correct answer and -1 marks deducted for every incorrect answer

CUSAT CAT 2021 exam pattern for Engineering


Number of  Questions

Total Marks

Mathematics (paper 1)


375 (125*3)   

Physics (paper 2)


225 (75*3)

Chemistry (paper 2)


150 (50*3)


250 questions

750 marks


Number of Questions

Total Marks



750 marks

B.Tech Lateral Entry


600 marks

BBA, LLB (Hons), B.Com


450 marks



450 marks



450 marks



450 marks



450 marks

PG Programmes


450 marks

To get a clear picture of questions appearing for the exam candidates must go through the CUSAT CAT 2021 syllabus. CUSAT CAT 2021 syllabus will be based on class 12th board syllabus since there is no separate syllabus for this exam. Below tabulated are the sections and topics from which the exam questions will be created.

CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus for Mathematics

Application of Integrals

Application Of Derivatives

Binomial Theorem

Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations

Conic Sections


Limits And Derivatives

Differential Equations

Principle of Mathematical Induction

Introduction To Three Dimensional Geometry


Linear Inequalities

Three Dimensional Geometry

Mathematical Reasoning

Vector Algebra


Three Dimensional Geometry

Permutations And Combinations


Relations And Functions

Linear Programming

Sequences And Series

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Straight Lines


Trigonometric Functions

Continuity And Differentiability


CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus for Physics


Current Electricity

Thermal Properties Of Matter

Mechanical Properties Of Fluids


Mechanical Properties of Solids

Motion In A Plane

Motion In A Straight Line

Laws of Motion

System of Particles And Rotational Motion

Kinetic Theory



Work, Energy, And Power


Communication Systems

Electromagnetic Induction

Dual Nature Of Radiation And Matter

Magnetism And Matter

Electric Charges And Fields

Moving Charges And Magnetism

Electromagnetic Waves


Electrostatic Potential And Capacitance

Ray Optics And Optical Instruments

Wave Optics

Units And Measurement


CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus for Chemistry

Alcohols, Phenols, And Ethers


Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids

Chemistry In Everyday Life


Coordination Compounds

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure


Chemical Kinetics

Haloalkanes And Haloarenes

General Principles and Process Of Isolation of Elements

Surface Chemistry


The P - Block Elements




Structure of Atom

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Redox Reactions

States Of Matter


The D And F Block Elements

Environmental Chemistry

The S-Block Elements

Classification of Elements And Periodicity In Properties

The Solid State


CUSAT CAT 2021 Admit Card

The exam board generate the CUSAT CAT 2021 admit card for candidates whose application forms are been accepted. In the month of March admit card will be issued online that is in the official website. Candidates need to download the same as it is essential to carry for the examination hall else candidates are not permitted to write the exam.

Step to download CUSAT CAT 2021 Admit Card:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CUSAT CAT 2021

Step 2: Click on “CUSAT 2021 Admit Card Download” this will redirect to student’s login page

Step 3: Enter registration number and date of birth then press “submit button”

Step 4: Students admit card will appear on the screen

Step 5: Download and print 2 copies for further reference

CUSAT CAT 2021 Results & Score Card

CUSAT CAT 2021 results will be disclosed in the month of May and students shall check it in the official site of CUSAT. After the announcement of results, rank list will be published based on the candidate’s performance or score in the entrance. The cut-off will be considered based on various factors such as difficulty level of the exam, no. of candidates applied and number of vacant seats available.

How to download CUSAT CAT 2021 Score Card?

Step 1: Log into official website of CUSAT

Step 2: Enter your roll number, DOB and exam date then submit

Step 3: CUSAT CAT 2021 result, course choice and rank will be displayed on the screen

Step 4: Download the score card and save for further use.

CUSAT CAT 2021 Counselling & Admission

Soon after the declaration of merit list candidates will be appearing for CUSAT CAT 2021 counselling process which will be usually held in the month of June. Students need to select the preferred college and stream, candidates shortlisted in this round will get the seat according to their rank and college cut-off.

  • Candidates on their own need to register at the counselling venue
  • Qualified candidates will be allocated with college and stream of candidate’s preference on basis of rank in the merit list.
  • At the time of counselling candidates shall carry the original documents
  • If candidates failed to appear for the document verification at the allotted institute for the given date the seat will be cancelled.

Documents Required for CUSAT CAT 2021 Counselling

  • Class 10 marks sheet
  • Class 12 marks sheet
  • Graduation certificate
  • CUSAT CAT 2021 Admit Card
  • Migration Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate (if required)
  • Passport size photographs (4)

List of CUSAT CAT 2021 examination centres

Cochin University of Science and Technology has established nearly 28 exam centres for conducting CUSAT CAT examination. Out of 28 exam centres 27 centres are placed in Indian and 1 in Dubai. Candidates will choose their CUSAT CAT 2021 exam centre as per their choice while filling the application form. Exam centre once selected cannot be changed under 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: