Exam Date : 28th April 2018 To 29th April 2018
Result Date : 18th May 2018


Updated on - Apr 18th, 2018 | 05:20 PM by Sauryadipta Das

CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form, Dates, Syllabus and Exam Pattern


Introduction to CUSAT CAT 2018:

  • About: Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a self-governing university. It has 3 campuses: two in Kochi district and one in Kuttanad, Alappuzha District of Kerala in India.

  • Conducting Authority: 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.
  • Courses Offered: CUSAT offers various courses in UG & PG. It has 27 departments for UG, PG, and research programs. CUSAT also offers Dual Degree Programmes and lateral entry to various B.Tech courses.

  • Frequency: The CUSAT CAT 2018 exam is held once a year in India.

  • Level: CUSAT CAT 2018 is a University Level Entrance Examination conducted for the candidates seeking admission in B.Tech, M.Sc (Photonics, Computer Science, Marine), BBA LL.B., B.Com LL.B., M.A, MIP-PhD, LLM-PhD, MCA/ MCA (Lateral Entry ), LLB, M.Voc, MFSc Courses.

  • Enrollment: Nearly 2000 students engage every year in UG and PG programmes at CUSAT.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Important Details:

CUSAT CAT 2018 Highlights

Exam Name

Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission (CUSAT CAT) 2018 Test



Exam Level

University Level

CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Date

28th April 2018 to 29th April 2018

Exam Category

UG and PG

Conducting Authority

Cochin University of Science and Technology(CUSAT)

Mode of Application

Online mode

Mode of Exam

Computer-based Exam

No of papers


Exam Duration

3 Hours for each paper

Total marks 


Marking Scheme

(+)3 marks for every correct response

(-)1 for every incorrect response

Paper Medium


Courses offered through CUSAT CAT 2018:

Course Type

Course Name

Undergraduate Courses



B.Com LL.B


Postgraduate Courses

M.Sc Photonics 

M.Sc Computer Science

M.Sc Marine



MCA/ MCA (Lateral Entry )




M Voc in Technology and Management Consulting

M.Sc (5 years Integrated)Programme

M.Tech Marine genomics

B.Voc Business Process and Data Analytics

M.Sc Microbiology

CUSAT CAT 2018 News:

  • Admit Card: Cochin University of Science and Technology has released the hall tickets for CUSAT CAT 2018. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website till 16th April 2018.

  • Exam Centre: The Last date for opting the CUSAT CAT 2018 exam centre is 14 March 2018.

  • New Courses: The Cochin University has started 4 new courses starting from this academic year (2018). The courses are M.Sc Subject Integrated programmes, M.Sc Microbiology, M.Tech Marine genomics and B.Voc Business Process and Data Analytics.

  • CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form Released: Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT) has released the online application form for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

  • Exam Date Announced: The CUSAT CAT 2018 exam will be held on 28th and 29th April 2018, announced officially by the Authority.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Important Dates: 

  • Application Form: CUSAT CAT 2018 application form will be available from 7th February 2018. Candidates can complete the application process before the deadline on 28th February 2018. 

  • Admit Card: The CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card will be made available on the official website of CUSAT from 16th April 2018. 

  • To know more information about all the CUSAT CAT 2018 exam date and other important dates, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age Limit: The applicants must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2018 to satisfy the eligibility to write the exam for CUSAT CAT 2018 for undergraduate courses offered through Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT). 

  • Qualification: Among the key eligibility criteria includes, candidates must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board or its equivalent, with minimum 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics for undergraduate courses.

  • To know more information about the CUSAT CAT 2018 eligibility criteria for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form:

  • Details: Candidates need to fill their personal details, academics qualification details, address and communication details. Candidates will be required to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression in the CUSAT CAT 2018 application form.

  • Payment: The candidates have to pay the CUSAT CAT 2018 application form fees through online, the application fee is INR 1000/- for general category candidates and for SC/ST Category Candidates it is INR 600/-.

  •  To know more information about CUSAT CAT 2018 Application form and payment methods, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card:

  • Credentials: Candidates can download the CUSAT CAT 2018 admit card by entering their Registration Number and Date of birth provided at the time of registration from the official website of CUSAT CAT 2018.

  • Details on Card: The Admit Card (hall ticket) will contain the important detail such as centre, date and time of the examination.

  • To know more information about how to access the CUSAT CAT 2018 admit card, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Centre: 

  • Centres: The CUSAT CAT 2018 exam will be conducted at various exam centre all over the Kerala State.

  • Venue: Details of the examination and address details are clearly mentioned on the CUSAT CAT 2018 admit card. 

  • To know more information about where the CUSAT CAT 2018 exam centre is located, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Exam Mode: CUSAT CAT 2018 Examination is a Computer-based exam. The exam will be conducted in online mode. 

  • Time Duration: The time duration for CUSAT CAT 2018 exam is 3 hoursThe question paper comprises of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 75, 50 and 125 questions respectively. The total score of CUSAT CAT is 750 marks.

  • To know more information about the CUSAT CAT 2018 latest exam pattern, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus:

  • Level: Candidates must be well prepared and have an idea about the syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2018 before appearing in the examination. In order to score more marks in the entrance exam, candidates can refer to the prescribed book that relates to the topics.

  • Syllabus details: The syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be based on the syllabus of Class XI and Class XII of the state board.

  • To know more information about the syllabus for CUSAT CAT 2018 entrance exam, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Results:

  • Declaration: The result of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be declared on 18th May 2018 at their official website. CUSAT will also officially publish the final cutoffs for different categories for the counselling process.
  • Credential: The Candidates must enter his/ her Name, Roll Number, Course to get the CUSAT CAT 2018 exam results.

  • To know more information about how to check the CUSAT CAT 2018 results, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Counselling:

  • Commencement: The process of counselling starts from 22nd May 2018. Dates for the document verification, fee submission and other formalities will be released after the declaration of CUSAT CAT 2018 results.

  • Shortlisted candidates: The candidates who have cleared the CUSAT CAT 2018 exam will be shortlisted for the counselling. On the basis of the rank obtained, students are allotted the seats. 

  • To know more information about the CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Counselling process, click here.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Paper Analysis:

Paper Analysis of CUSAT CAT 2016:

  • Overall Difficulty level: The candidates who wrote CUSAT CAT 2016 felt that the overall difficulty level of the examination was Moderate.

  • Paperwise difficulty: Candidates felt, while Chemistry and Physics were moderate, the Mathematics Paper was quite difficult to answer. But none of the questions asked in the exam was out of the syllabus.

  • Time limit problem: Candidates felt difficult to complete the Mathematics Paper in the given time compared Other Papers.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Contact Details:

The Director, Cochin University
P.O, Kochi, Kerala, India- 682022
Ph : +91-484-2577159, 2577100
Fax: 0484-2577688

CUSATCAT 2018 Important Dates

  • Availability of application form: Online registration for CUSAT CAT, LET and PG programmes which include M.Tech and MBA programmes will start from 7th February 2018 
  • Admit card availability: The CUSAT Admit card Download Date (only for CAT/LET) will be 16th April 2018.
  • Exam date: The CUSAT examination is scheduled on 28th April 2018.

  • Results date: The CUSAT results will be announced on 18th May 2018.

  • Counselling: The CUSAT CAT counselling will be held from 22nd May 2018.

CUSATCAT 2018 Eligibility

  • Nationality: Candidates of any nationality can apply for the CUSAT CAT.

  • Reserved Categories: candidates from Kerala schedule tribe (KST) and Kerala scheduled cast (KSC) community candidates are eligible for minimum eligibility criteria.

  • Relaxation of marks: Candidates with different category will be having different marks relaxation.

  • Consideration of gate scorecard: The candidates applying for M.Tech Programmes with a valid GATE score card are eligible for 5% relaxation in the qualifying examination marks.

  • Minimum qualification: The candidates who want to pursue a B.Tech programme should have qualified class 12th from the state of Kerala or any other equivalent board with PCM.

CUSATCAT 2018 Application Process

  • Only eligible candidates: Eligible candidates can fill the application form on the official websites.
  • Must register: Candidates need to be registered themselves before applying for the exam 

  • Enter the details: candidates need to enter the details to fill the application form.

  • Enter login details: The candidates will need to log in with the given user CUSAT CAT ID and password.

  • Confirmation of the application: candidates need to confirm after adding all the details in the application form.

CUSATCAT 2018 Application Form Details

  • Official website: Candidates can check the application form on the official website.

  • Application form start date: Candidates will get to apply for the exam on the official website from 7th February 2018.

  • Last date for application: The last date for online registration will be the 28th February 2018.

  • Fee: Application form fee varies for different categories.

  • Payment: Candidates can do online payment for CUSAT CAT 2018 examination fee.

CUSATCAT 2018 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website: Candidates need to visit the official website to download the admit card.

  • Log in details: Log in using the CUSAT CAT 2018 register number and password given at the time of CUSAT CAT application.

  • Details included: The CUSAT CAT 2018 admit card contains important details regarding the candidate's registration number, examination centre etc.

  • Mandatory document: All candidates must carry the CUSAT CAT 2018 admit card to the exam hall without fail.
  • Offence: If a admit card is found to be tampered with, the candidate to whom the admit card belongs will be barred from writing the CUSAT CAT exam.

CUSATCAT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Exam type: CUSAT CAT 2018 is an Online test. 
  • Marking scheme: For every correct answer 3 marks will be awarded and for an incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. 

  • Number of Papers: The CUSAT CAT consists two papers.

  • Paper 1: It will be of Mathematics and there are a total of 125 questions

  • Paper 2: This paper will be comprised of Physics and Chemistry. There were be a total of 125 questions in the ratio of 3:2 (Physics 75 questions; Chemistry: 50 questions)

CUSATCAT 2018 Syllabus

  • Syllabus varies: The syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2018 is different for different courses.

  • Topics covered: The syllabus of the first-degree programme covers all the topics of class 11th and 12th.

  • Prepare according to syllabus: To score good marks, candidates should prepare according to its prescribed course syllabus.

  • Subjects included: Syllabus of CUSAT 2018 included with the subjects chemistry, physics and Mathematics.


CUSATCAT 2018 Results

  • Results date: Results for CUSAT CAT 2018 will be declared on 18th May 2018.
  • Responsible University: The results for CUSAT 2018 to be held in May 2018 will be declared by the Cochin University.

  • Available on the official website: The results will be declared on the official site of the conducting body. 

  • Enter necessary details: Candidates can enter the roll number on their CUSAT CAT Admit card to view the results.

  • Merit list: Merit list will be prepared on the basis of the performance of the candidate.

CUSATCAT 2018 Counselling

  • After the results: The CUSAT 2018 Counselling will start after the few weeks of the results announcement for all the candidates that have qualified the exam.
  • Visit the official site: The counselling schedule will be updated on the official CUSAT CAT website.

  • A link will be provided: Also, at the time of counselling, candidates will be provided with a link that will help them in registering through the login portal. The registered candidates will be allotted seats as per their rank and availability of the seats.

  • Process: The counselling process involves the following Registration, Options entry, Seat Allotment round

Colleges which accept [CUSATCAT]

Want to get in ?
Sahil Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2022
19 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

Must have more than 60 % marks in PCM for engineering Need to book your seat if you meet the minimum requirements for the given course with 10k You can opt for the scholarship with an exam called CUSATCAT No cutoffs

Want to get in ?
Mahalakshmi M Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2020
24 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:

The student should have a minimum of 45%(general) marks and 40%(reservations) marks in his/her 12th Board. The admission process for this course is through entrance exams such as JEE MAIN, CUSATCAT, TANCET, and SET exams. Cut-offs for IIT Ropar for general students is 1027 to 2029 of ranks, for IIT Delhi is 3 to 104 of marks.


Munawar Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2013
13 Nov 2016
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • Eligibility for MBA full time: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. C-MAT score (AICTE) / KMAT Score (Kerala) /CAT(IIM) + GD & Personal Interview of CUSATCAT. Eligibility for MBA part time: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. C-MAT score (AICTE) / KMAT Score (Kerala) /CAT(IIM) + GD & Personal Interview of CUSATCAT. 50% of the seats reserved for candidates having 3 years of supervisory/ executive experience after the Bachelor’s degree 
  • CAT conducted by IIM 
  • Cut off was 50 percentile. Even though it varies accordingly
fee srtucure

what is the fee structure for B.Tech ?

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for free seat it is 45600and for payment seat i is 86100.

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when do I have to come for counseling??

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  • After online registrations of options, the university will make allotment based on your rank based on your CAT rank and reservation category and will publish on their website.
  • Those whose are allotted mus go to Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) for counseling and admission.
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what are the exams i need to take for the admission into college??

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Every year Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) conducts 3 main entrance exams:

  • Common Admission Test (CAT)
  • Lateral Entry Test (LET)
  • Departmental Admission Test (DAT).
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