CUSAT 2020: CUSAT CAT Application, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

CUSAT 2020CUSAT 2020 will be organized by the Cochin Science and Technology University. It is a combined entrance examination for all those candidates who want to get admission in various UG & PG courses affiliated to it. The university conducts the entrance exam on a university level which is organized as the Common Entrance Test (CAT), Lateral Entrance Test (LET), Department Admission Test (DAT) for providing admission to its various programmes. Candidates can also apply on the basis of GATE and MAT score to its respective courses. Get here complete details of CUSAT 2020, including important dates, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, etc.

CUSAT 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates need to know all the important dates of CUSAT CAT 2020 in order to know the entire exam related events:

Events Dates 2020 (Tentative)
Start of CUSAT Online RegistrationLast week of January
Last date to fill application form (without late fee)4th week of February
Application form apply with late fee4th week of February
Last date of application with late feeLast week of February
Availability of admit Card3rd week of March
CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam1st week of April
Decoration of Result1st week of May
Counselling –Option Entry1st week of June

CUSAT 2020 Application Form

The process to begin with filling of CUSAT 2020 application form is given below. Check it carefully to proceed further:

  • The application form will be available only through online mode. No offline mode will be available to fill the application form for CUSAT 2020.
  • The application form will be released most probably in month on January 2020.
  • CUSAT CAT 2020 application form will be available for B.Tech programms in the month of February 2020.
  • The application form without late fee can be filled till the fourth week of February 2020.
  • CUSAT CAT 2020 application form with late fee will be available from 2nd week of March 2020.
  • Student those wish to apply for course like PhD, M. Phil, Diploma, post-graduation diploma and certificate programs might get the written application personally or through mail from the related department.
  • The candidate must keep a copy of submitted application. However, there is no need to send the same to the university.
  • Those applying on the basis of GATE Score or MAT should email a soft copy of their Score Sheet/Mark List to CUSAT on or before the final date for on-line submission of application.

Application Fee:

The fee payment can be done through debit card/credit card and Net Banking. The applicant needs to pay the fee as per their category. Application fee for all courses (other than Postdoctoral/Diploma/Certificate Programmes) are given below:

CategoryApplication fee
General Category CandidateRs. 1000/-
ST/SC Category Candidates of KeralaRs. 500/-
International Candidate / PIO/ Children of Indian Gulf Workers(CGW)Rs. US$ 100
NRI QuotaRs. 5000/-
Ph.D and M.Phil ProgrammesRs. 1,000 (Rs. 500 for SC/ST Candidates)
PDF, Diploma, Certificate ProgrammesRs. 100 (Rs. 50 for SC/ST Candidates)
Candidates opting for Dubai as Test CentreRs. 10,000/-

CUSAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Check the complete eligibility criteria from given below in order to appear in CUSAT CAT 2020:

  • Nationality: Candidate must be Indian citizen or resident of Kerala.
  • Age Limit: Candidate should not be above 21 years and below 17 years of age.

For Under Graduate Programmes:

  • B.Tech with Integrated M.sc: The candidate must have passed the 10+2 with at least 50% marks in Mathematics alone and 50% marks in PCM combined from kerala state or recognized board.
  • B.Tech Marine Engineering: The applicant must have qualified 10+2 examination with at least 60% of marks combined in English and PCM, and with a minimum of 50% of marks separately in Mathematics.
  • BBA/LL.B (Hons.)/B.Com.LL.B (Hons.): The applicant should have a qualified senior secondary exam with a minimum of 60% marks. But for the students from Arts or Humanities or Commerce sections at least 55% scores are compulsory.

For Post Graduate Programmes:

  • B.Tech: The candidate must be holding a bachelor’s degree in B.Tech or BE from any recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks. If any candidate having GATE exam, then he/she must show the applicable scorecard.
  • M.Tech: The candidate must have qualified graduation in Law with no less than 45% marks.
  • MCA: One should graduate in Science 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).

CUSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Here, candidates can get the exam pattern for few courses offered under CUSAT CAT:

  • Mode: The CUSAT CAT 2020 exam will be through online (CBT) mode.
  • No. of Questions: The question paper will comprise of 250 objective types multiple choice questions.
  • Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 750 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer 3 marks will be awarded and for the wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.

CUSAT CAT 2020 will be consisting of various courses of the study. Each course contains the different number of questions, subjects, etc. The exam pattern for some of the courses are given below:

Course Sections No. of questions
1st year B.Tech/ Integrated M.Sc. in PhotonicsMathematics125
Chemistry50
Physics75
BB.A.LL.B. (Hons.)/B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)General English50
Reasoning and Logical Thinking Ability50
General Awareness and Current Affairs25
Law Related Matter25
MCAMathematics75
Logical Reasoning75
LL.B.English25
Comprehension Ability25
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs25
Legal Aptitude50
Logical Reasoning25

CUSAT 2020 Syllabus

The candidate appearing for the CUSAT 2020 exam are advised to go through the syllabus of the examination prior to preparing for the examination. To know more regarding the syllabus candidate can refer the information provided below-

  • For B.Tech and 5 Year Integrated M.Sc. Programmes: The syllabus consists Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  • For Lateral Entry of B.Tech Programme: English, Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Graphics and General Engineering.
  • For BBA LL.B. (Hons.)/B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.): syllabus consist General English, Ability in Reasoning and Logical Thinking, General Knowledge and Current Affairs and Law Related Matters.
  • For 3 year LL.B. Course: The syllabus consists English, Comprehension Ability, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Preparation Tips

Here are some Preparation tips that candidates may follow in order to perform well in the examination of CUSAT 2020:

  • Make a smart strategy to prepare for the exam within prescribed time period.
  • Make a proper study schedule and follow it strictly.
  • Go through the complete syllabus and exam pattern prescribed officially.
  • Must go through previous years question papers.
  • Study from books published by the good publishers.
  • Make yourself healthy.

Exam Centre:

CUSAT 2020 exam centers are:

New Delhi, Chennai, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kota, Kollam, Dubai, Ranchi, Mumbai, Bokaro etc.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: You can check the acceptance of your application form by clicking the ‘application status’ on your home page of application portal.
Answer: The CUSAT 2020 examination will be conducted through online mode.
Answer: No, the application form will be available for filling in online mode only.
Answer: No, the application fee once paid by candidate is not refundable.
Answer: The time duration for CUSAT CAT 2020 will be 3 hours.
Answer: Once you have submitted the application form, you are not allowed to change any details in the application form.
Answer: Go to the CUSAT 2020 login page and click on ‘forgot password’.
Answer: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

CUSAT 2020 Admit Card

Candidates participating in the CUSAT 2020 will be able to get their admit card through online mode. It will be available in the month of April 2020. Candidate will need to furnish their details such as application number, user name and the password so as to get their admit cards.

Candidate are also requested to download their admit card and take print out copy of the same. Candidate are also requested to carry their printout copy to the examination centre and without the admit card candidate will not be permitted to appear for the examination.

CUSAT 2020 Answer Key

CUSAT 2020 answer key will be released by the university through online mode. Candidate can check the answer key through the website.

It consists of questions and correct answer of the questions asked in the examination. With the help of answer key candidate can calculate the score obtained by them in the examination.

CUSAT 2020 Result

CUSAT 2020 result will be announced by the university in the first week of June 2020. Candidate will have to login using their roll number to check CUSAT 2020 result.

The authority will be released a merit list, according to candidates will be shortlisted for the admission process. All the candidates with better ranks will be eligible for participating in the admission process. The seats will be allocated to them as per the criteria.

CUSAT 2020 Counselling

Candidate appearing for the CUSAT 2020 will need to wait for the counselling process, until and unless the result declaration process gets over successfully. Counselling process will be started from first week of June 2020.

The candidate with better ranks in merit list will be allotted the seats in the counselling rounds. The candidate will be able to get selected according to the merit list as declared by the authority.

For any other query regarding to the CUSAT 2020, you can ask us by leaving your comment below.

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  1. Ancy Thomas says:

    I want to know that there is any course like b.tech environmental engineering ?

  2. Jinesh Kumar V.S says:

    What are the 5 different Msc integrated programmes offered by CUSAT and what is the eligibility criteria for admission.

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