CUSAT 2023: CAT Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

CUSAT 2023CUSAT 2023 Admission process into various UG/ PG courses will begin from February 2023. CUSAT stands for Cochin University of Science and Technology which conducts university level exam called CAT (Common Admission Test). It is combined entrance exam for all those candidates looking for admission into various UG & PG programs offered by University.

The various UG/ PG courses offered by University are in the field of Engineering, commerce, humanities, law & management. CUSAT has 3 campuses which are located in Kochi and Alappuzha. In this article, we have provided all the details regarding CUSAT 2023 such as registration, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card, counselling, etc.

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CUSAT 2023 Overview

Exam NameCUSAT CAT 2023
Full-FormCochin University of Science & Technology
Conducting BodyCUSAT Common Admission Test (CAT)
Type of coursesUG & PG courses
CategoryEngineering, Management
Level of ExamUniversity level
Mode of Application formOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)

CUSAT 2023 Exam Dates

Candidates can check here tentative CUSAT CAT Exam dates 2023 in the given table:

EventsCUSAT Dates 2023
Online Registration Form date start2nd week of February 2023
Last date to submit application form4th week of March 2023
Last date of registration with Late Fee4th week of March 2023
Remittance of the fee (online only)2nd week of February to 1stweek of April 2023
Online Registration to MBA programme2nd week of February to 4thweek of April 2023
Online Registration to M.Tech programmes2nd week of April to 4th week of April 2023
Last date to submit form with late fee

(MTech)

Last week of April 2023
Issuance & receipt of applications for diploma programmes from the department/ schools concerned2nd week of February to Last week of April 2023
Issuance & receipt of applications for Ph.D./ PDF programmes from the department/ schools concerned2nd week of February to Last week of April 2023
Availability of Admit Card1st week of May to 2nd week of May 2023 (PG)
2nd week of June 2023 (UG)
CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Date2nd week of May 2023 (PG)
4th week of June 2023 (UG)
Answer Key Release Date1st week of June 2023 (PG)

July 2023 (UG)

Result Release DateJune 2023
Counseling2nd week of June 2023 (PG)

CUSAT 2023 Application Form

Candidates can check the CUSAT 2023 Application form details below:

  • CUSAT 2023 Application form for the entrance exam will be made available by online mode.
  • The application form will be available from second week of February 2023.
  • Candidates need to fill out the application form by entering candidate name, email address, phone number, education qualification, etc.
  • Candidate must fill the application form carefully as any alteration can cause the rejection of application form.
  • The last date to submit the application form will be fourth week of March 2023.
  • Take the printout of the application form and payment receipt for future reference.

Application Fee:

The application fee for the CUSAT 2023 is given below in the tabular format:

  • The application fee will be paid through online mode.
  • Candidate can pay the application fee using a Credit card/ debit card or net banking.
  • The application fee will be non-refundable.
CategoryApplication Fee
General category candidatesRs. 1,100
SC/ ST category candidatesRs. 500
NRI candidatesRs. 5,000
Candidates belonging to KST/ KSCRs. 5,500
International candidatesUS$ 100
Candidates opting for a test center in DubaiRs. 10,000

How to Apply for CUSAT 2023

Candidates can follow the given below steps to apply for the CUSAT Application Form 2023:

  • Visit the website of CUSAT 2023.
  • Click on “New Candidate Registration” button and submit the details.
  • Fill in all the details in the CUSAT 2023 application form like personal, educational, etc.
  • Upload the scanned documents like photograph and signature.
  • Then candidate have to select the program in which they want to apply like Undergraduate or Postgraduate.
  • Then pay the application fee and click on the submit button.
  • After payment the list of available centers will be available candidates have to select one.
  • Download and take the printout of the application form for future reference.

CUSAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

CUSAT Eligibility Criteria 2023 for exam is given below:

For UG Courses:

B.Tech Marine Engineering:

  • Qualification: Candidate must have passed Plus two exams of the State of Kerala, or any other examination accepted as equivalent.
  • Subjects: The candidate must have passed with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English subjects.
  • Marks: Candidates must have scored at least 60% marks and minimum 50% marks for Mathematics only. (No relaxation for SC/ ST).
  • Age Limit: The maximum age limit will be 25 years as on 1st September of admission year.

BBA/ LL.B (Hons)/ B.Com. LL.B.(Hons)

  • Qualification: Candidate must have passed Plus two exams at the time of admission.
  • Marks: Candidate must have score at least 60% in Science and Commerce stream and 55% marks in Arts/ Humanities stream.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST or SEBC must have secured 50% marks in plus two to seek admission.

For PG Courses:

MBA (Master of Business Administration):

  • Qualification: The candidate must have Bachelors’ degree from any recognized university or institute.
  • Marks: Candidate must score at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Relaxation: SEBC candidates are eligible for 5% relaxation in the minimum marks required.

MCA (Master of Computer Application):

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed BCA/ bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering or equivalent degree OR
  • Candidate must pass B.Sc./ B.Com/ BA with Mathematics at 12th level or at graduate level.
  • Marks: Candidate must obtain at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination.

CUSAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check CUSAT Exam pattern 2023 to know about exam. We have provided pattern of B.Tech entrance test:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through online mode (CBT).
  • Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours to solve the paper.
  • Total questions: There are total 250 questions in the question paper.
  • Type of questions: The paper will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Marking scheme: 3 marks will be given for every correct answer and -1 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Check in the table distribution of questions & timing for various courses:

 CUSAT B.Tech exam:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsTime
Chemistry5030 min
Physics7560 min
Mathematics12590 min
Total250180 min (3 hours)

 For B.Com/ BBA/ LLB (Hons.):

SubjectNumber of Questions
General English50
Ability in reasoning and logical thinking50
General knowledge and current affairs25
Law-related matter25
Total150

LLB Course:

SubjectsNumber of Questions
Comprehension ability25
English25
Legal aptitude50
Logical reasoning25
General knowledge and current affairs25
Total150

LLM Courses:

SubjectsNumber of Questions
Proficiency in English & GK50
Analytical Reasoning Capability50
Compulsory papers in law as prescribed by Bar Council of India50
Total150

CUSAT 2023 Syllabus

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2023 covers the entire 12th syllabus from three subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. To score well for the CUSAT 2023 exam candidates need to study well for the examination.

Course Paper Syllabus
EngineeringMathematics & Science-Mathematics This includes Number System – Sequences, Series, Complex Numbers Equations – Quadratic Equations, Differential Equations Logical and Reasoning – Sets, Relations, Functions, Mathematical Reasoning Algebra – Vector Algebra, Matrices, Determinants Geometry – Coordinate Geometry Integrals – Calculus Physics The topics in physics include Electronics – Current Electricity Velocity
B. Tech Programmes – Lateral Entry- English, Mathematics Engineering, Mechanics, Engineering Graphics, General Engineering-The English section will contain questions relating to vocabulary, cognitive skills, comprehension, and grammar Mathematics – Basics, Algebra, Geometry, Equations, etc. The Engineering subjects will comprise the syllabus of the first two years
M.Sc Computer Science & MCA –Lateral EntryComputer Science and Applications, Logical Reasoning- Computer Science This will cover C, C++. DBMS, OS, Algorithms, etc. Logical Reasoning Pictorial representations, Logical decoding, Basic math, etc.
BBA LLB (Hons) & B.Com LLB (Hons)Law, Reasoning, General English, Current AffairsThe syllabus of Law will comprise of the subjects relating to the Bar Council of India
L L MLaw, Reasoning, General English, Current AffairsThe syllabus of Law will comprise of the subjects relating to the Bar Council of India

CUSAT CAT Preparation Tips

Following are CUSAT preparation tips for 2023 examination to score well in the exam:

  • Appropriate timetable must be prepared for studying for the exams, and they must adhere to it.
  • Information must be gathered for the authoritatively prescribed syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Last year’s Question Paper must be solved for an enhanced understanding of the question pattern.
  • Mental and physical well-being can be fair by doing yoga.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The editing provision will be available only once. Which is after completing your registration upto the closing date of registration.

Answer: The Application Form for CUSAT 2023 will release from 2nd week of February 2023.
Answer: The Application Form submission procedure will be regulated till 4th week of March 2023.
Answer: No, application form can only be submitted through online mode.
Answer: You will get editing permission for correcting the details only once, except name, email id an mobile number.
Answer: The question paper will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) only.
Answer: The examination will be conducted through online mode only.
Answer: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

CUSAT 2023 Admit Card

The CUSAT 2023 admit card will be released from 1st week of May 2023 to 2nd week of May 2023 (PG) and for UG in 2nd week of June 2023 through online mode. The candidates can download the admit card by entering their login credentials.

Admit cards will not be sent to any candidate individually through post or any other offline mode. Candidates will have to bring their CUSAT 2023 admit card to the examination center, as no candidates will be allowed to participate in the examination without a valid admit card.

CUSAT 2023 Answer Key

CUSAT 2023 Answer Key will be released after the entrance exam will be concluded. The candidates can download the answer key by online mode. The answer key for CUSAT 2023 will be released from 1st week of June 2023 (PG) and July 2023 (UG). The answer key will contain all correct answers asked in the entrance examination.

The authority will release the objection facility for the candidates as if they find any discrepancy, they can raise the objection facility. The final answer key will release after objection facility will be over.

CUSAT 2023 Result

The Result will be released by the exam conducting authority for every candidate who participated in the CUSAT 2023 examination through online mode. Candidates will be able to check their results from June 2023.

After entering all the required details, the result for the CUSAT 2023 will appear on the screen. Candidates need to keep their admit card safe till the completion of the admission procedure as it will be required at the time of admission.

CUSAT 2023 Counselling

The Counselling process for the CUSAT 2023 will commence from 2nd week of June 2023 of PG courses through online mode. After declaration of result, candidates will be called for counselling based on the merit list. The counselling will be done in various rounds and will include interviews and group discussion, etc.

Candidates will be able to participate in the counselling procedure by registering themselves on the website. Candidates need to carry some of the important documents at the time of the counselling process. The documents will be required for the verification process:

  • CUSAT admit card
  • CUSAT Scorecard
  • Transfer certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Passing years mark sheets
  • Admission/ counselling letter, etc.

If you have any other query regarding CUSAT CAT 2023, you can ask us in comments section below.

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