CUSAT CAT 2022 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 UG and PG levels. CUSAT CAT 2021 exam paper for B.Tech constitutes two papers: paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 comprises mathematics, and paper 2 comprises 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 April 2021.
  • The exam paper appears objective type questions for a duration of 3 hours.
  • In January, every year CUSAT CAT application form will be published, while by the 1st week of February, candidates need to fill the form and submit it.
  • After completing the examination, CUSAT CAT counseling will be organized online.

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 undergraduate and postgraduate

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 Exam Date 2022

CUSAT CAT Exam 2021 will be conducted for 2 days with one paper each day. The admission authorities of CUSAT have declared below given schedules, and every year, the exam dates in the month shall differ as per the board. Every event will be held online, and candidates must follow the events and proceed as per the schedule.

The important dates mentioned below:



Online Registration Starts

10 March 2021 

Online Registration Last Date

31 March 2021

Online Registration Last Date with late frees

 7 April 2021

Admit Card Availability

25 May to 14 June 2021

Date of Examination

12 to 14 June 2021

Result Declaration 

 July 2021

CUSAT CAT 2022 Eligibility criteria

Cochin University has authorized minimum CUSAT CAT 2021 eligibility criteria for candidates to fulfill 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 the UG program, candidates must be 17 years crossed, whereas the maximum age limit is 25 years, and for the PG program, there is no age limit to apply.

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

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

Eligibility for UG course

Eligibility for PG Course

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

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

CUSAT CAT Application Form 2022

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 on 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 the application process.

How to fill CUSAT CAT 2021 Application Form?

Step 1: Registration Process

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

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 signatures 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 2022 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

CUSAT CAT 2021 exam pattern has been set by the Cochin University of Science and Technology. Every year in 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 the 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 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 the exam's questions, candidates must go through the CUSAT CAT 2021 syllabus. CUSAT CAT 2021 syllabus will be based on the 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 2022 Admit Card

The exam board generates the CUSAT CAT 2021 admit card for candidates whose application forms have been accepted. In March, admit card will be issued online on the official website. Candidates need to download the same as it is essential to carry for the examination hall else candidates cannot 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 the student’s login page.

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

Step 4: Students admit card will appear on the screen

Step 5: Download and print 2 copies for further reference

CUSAT CAT 2022 Results & Score Card

CUSAT CAT 2021 results will be disclosed in May, and students shall check them on the official site of CUSAT. After the results' announcement, the 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 the difficulty level of the exam, no. of candidates applied, and the number of vacant seats available.

How to download CUSAT CAT 2021 Score Card?

Step 1: Log in to the 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 scorecard and save it for further use.

CUSAT CAT 2022 Counselling & Admission

Soon after the merit list declaration, candidates will appear for the CUSAT CAT 2021 counseling process, usually held in 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 counseling venue
  • Qualified candidates will be allocated with college and stream of candidates' preferences based on rank in the merit list.
  • At the time of counseling, 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 would be canceled.

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 2022 examination centres

Cochin University of Science and Technology has established nearly 28 exam centers for conducting the CUSAT CAT examination. Out of 28 exam centers, 27 centers are placed in Indian and 1 in Dubai. Candidates will choose their CUSAT CAT 2021 exam center as per their choice while filling the application form. Exam center, 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: