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Cochin University of Science & Technology, CUSAT CAT 2018 Notification released


CUSAT 2018 Application Form has been released from 7th February 2018. Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) conducts the  Common Admission Test (CAT), Lateral Entry Test (LET), Department Admission Test (DAT), Group  Discussion and Interview (if applicable) for admission to its various programmes. Candidates must obtain a valid score/ranking in entrance examination to be eligible for admission. CAT is conducted for admission to B.Tech, M.Sc (Photonics, Computer Science, Marine), BBA LL.B., B.Com LL.B., MA, MIP-PhD, LLM-PhD, MCA/MCA (Lateral Entry ), LLB, MVoc, MFSc, etc. CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Dates have been released now. Get CUSAT 2018 details including CUSAT CAT application form, eligibility, admit card, exam pattern, etc.


CUSAT  Exam Dates 2018

Events Dates (Announced)
Starting of online application form (except Ph.D/M.Phil/Diploma or certificate programmes) 7th February 2018
Last date for online submission 28th February 2018
Registration with Rs. 100/- late fee 1st – 3rd March 2018
Online registration by International students 7th February to 30th April 2018
Extended date of Online registration for M.Tech programme (with Rs. 100/- late fee) 22nd – 30th April 2018
Admit Card Downloading 15th – 29th April 2018
Exam Date 28th & 29th April 2018
Issue of DAT Application Form (offline) for PhD, M Phil & Diploma Programmes 7th February to 5th March 2018
Announcement of Result Last week of May 2018

CUSAT Application Form 2018

Candidates can get the details for the CUSAT CAT 2018 application form including the application fee and modes of payment.

  • Aspirants can fill the CUSAT 2018 application form through online mode only.
  • The application form has been released from 7th February 2018.
  • Applicants are firstly required to complete the registration process, thereafter they can proceed towards filling details in the application form.
  • Without the payment of application fee, the application form will not be submitted.
  • Applicants must take the printout of the confirmation page. It is the proof of the successful submission of application form.

Note: Admission to MBA course in CUSAT will be done through CAT (conducted by IIMs)/MAT or CMAT while admission into M.Tech course is done through GATE scores. DAT for M.Tech will be conducted only if sufficient GATE qualified candidates are not available. 5% relaxation in the qualifying marks will be provided to the GATE qualified candidates.

Application Fee:

Details about the CUSAT 2018 application fee for various categories is given below:

Category Application Fee
General Candidates Rs.1000
SC/ST Candidates Rs.500
International Candidates/PIO/ Children of Indian Gulf Workers US$100
NRI Candidates Rs.6000
Additional Fee pay by the Candidates opting for Dubai as Test Centre Rs.10000
Ph.D and M.Phil Programmes Rs.1000 (Rs.500 ST/ST Candidates)
PDF,Diploma,Certificate Programmes Rs.100 (Rs.50 ST/ST Candidates)

Fee payment can be done through credit card/debit card/Net banking.

Note: Candidates applying for post-doctoral, M.Phil, Ph.D, Diploma or certificate programmes are required to submit the prescribed fee at the concerned department in the form of DD from SBI or SBT drawn in favour of The Registrar, CUSAT payable at Ernakulam.

Check Here – How to Fill CUSAT 2018 Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for various programmes must make sure that they will satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria as prescribed below:

Course Qualification Eligibility
B.Tech/5-year Integrated M.Sc in Photonics
  • Pass 12th examination from the Kerala state or equivalent examination with PCM.
  • Minimum 50% marks is required in Mathematics individually and 50% marks in PCM putting together.
B.Tech Marine Engineering
  • Pass in 10+2 examination of the state of Kerala or an equivalent examination with PCM and English and securing at least 60% aggregate marks in PCM and 50% marks individually in Mathematics.
  • Should have passed English at 10th and 12th standard with 50% marks.
  • Vocational/diploma candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidate’s age should not be more than 25 years as on 1st September 2018.
BBA/LL.B. (Hons)/B.Com.LL.B. (Hons.)
  • Plus two examination should be passed with 60% marks (for science group) and 55% marks (for Arts/Commerce/Humanities group).
  • Maximum age is 20 years as on 1st July 2018 (22 years for SC/ST and OBC candidates).
  • Graduation in any discipline from a University recognized from CUSAT by securing 40% aggregate marks (35% for SC/ST).
  • Appearing candidates may also apply.
  • Science graduate with Mathematics as one of
  • the subjects or graduate  in Electronics/Information Technology /Computer Science  /Computer Applications/ Engineering/Technology with 55% aggregate marks (except language & humanities).
M Voc in Technology and Management Consulting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (in any branch) with 60% marks in MBA or B.Voc degree in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks.
  • Bachelor’s degree in law with minimum 45% marks.

CUSAT Exam Pattern 2018

CUSAT CAT is held for various course of study. Each course contains different number of questions, subjects, etc. The CUSAT examination pattern for some of the courses is given below:

  • Examination Mode: CUSAT CAT will be conducted in online mode (CBT).
  • Question Paper Type: The question paper will contain objective type questions.
  • Number of Questions: Each course has different number of questions.
  • Subjects: Each course will include different subjects..
  • Exam Duration: The time allotted to answer the questions will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.
Courses Sections Number of Questions
First Year B.Tech/Integrated M.Sc in Photonics Mathematics 125
Chemistry 50
Physics 75
BBA.LL.B. (Hons.)/B.Com.LL.B. (Hons.) General English 50
Reasoning  and Logical Thinking Ability 50
General Awareness and Current Affairs 25
Law Related Matters 25
MCA Mathematics 75
Logical Reasoning 75
LL.B. English 25
Comprehension Ability 25
General Knowledge/Current Affairs 25
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 25
M Voc (Technology And Management Consulting) Quantitative ability 30% questions
Data interpretation & logical reasoning 25% questions
Verbal & reading comprehension 25% questions
Current affairs in technology and business 20% questions

CUSAT Syllabus 2018

There shall be differed syllabus for different course. The examination for first year B.Tech programme will be based on plus two syllabus. It will contain questions from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subjects.


CUSAT Admit Card 2018

  • Availability of CUSAT 2018 admit card for CAT will be from 15th to 29th April 2018.
  • The admit card will be issued online on the official website of CUSAT. However, the link for downloading the admit card will also be provided here.

CUSAT Result 2018

  • CUSAT will announced the result for Common Admission Test (CAT) in the last week of May 2018.
  • Candidates can check their CUSAT 2018 result by entering roll number.

CUSAT Counselling 2018

  • CUSAT Counselling 2018 will be conducted for the rank holders who have qualified the CAT.
  • Counselling schedule will be published on the official website of the University after test results.
  • Filling of choices for courses will be allowed at the time of counselling.
  • Seats are offered on the basis of choices filled for the courses and seats availability for that particular course.

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