CUSAT CAT 2024: Application Form (Soon), Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility

Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Entrance Test, commonly known as CUSAT CAT 2024 is being conducted by the CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology). Applicants must qualify for CUSAT CAT to take admission to offered courses. The admission test is carried out annually. Before filling the application form, it is advised to read the full article to get all details about CUSAT CAT 2024 such as the Application form, Important Dates, Exam Syllabus, Results, etc.

CUSAT CAT Overview

Test NameCUSAT CAT 2024
Full FormCochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test 2024
Conducting AuthorityCUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology)
Test LevelUniversity Level
Exam CategoryFor Undergraduate Programs
Test ModeOnline i.e. CBT (Computer Based Test)

CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam Date

For full information on CUSAT CAT important dates, applicants can go through the below section. The application form for CUSAT CAT 2024 was made available between January to February 2024 (Tentative) on the official website. Because of the pandemic situation of COVID-19, the last exam was canceled. Now the process of the new selection is going to be processed soon.

EventsDates 2024 (Tentative)
Starting of registration for CAT (all UG/ PG courses except Ph.D, M.Tech & diploma)TBA
Remittance fee (Online only)TBA
Online registration to MBA programmeTBA
Remittance fee (Online only) – for MBATBA
Online registration to M.TechTBA
Remittance fee (Online only) – for M.TechTBA
Online registration for seats reserved for International candidatesTBA
Issuance & receipt of applications for diploma programmes from the department/ schools concernedTBA
Issuance & receipt of applications for Ph.D/ PDF programmes from the department/ schools concernedTBA
Availability of admit card (UG/ PG programmes)TBA
CUSAT 2024 Computer based Test (CBT)TBA
Releasing of answer keyTBA
Declaration of resultTBA
Starting of counsellingTBA

CUSAT CAT Application Form 2024

It is expected that the CUSAT CAT application form will be released tentatively in March 2024. Applicants are required to access the online application form from CUSAT official website and have to submit it before the last date of submission. In the application form of the CUSAT CAT, you have to provide several personal and educational details, have to upload specific documents, and have to pay the application fee in the last.

How to Fill CUSAT CAT Application Form

The application form of CUSAT CAT will be provided online at, the official website of CUSAT. In order to apply for CUSAT CAT 2024, applicants must have to submit the application form before the last date. Here is the step-by-step guide for filling out the CUSAT CAT application form.

Step 1- Registration: This is the initial step to apply for CUSAT CAT. By providing some basic details such as Name, active mobile/ phone number, valid email ID, and other information as per requirement at registration time, applicants can register themselves online.

Once candidates have entered all the details, they will have to click on the submit button to successfully submission of the registration form. After the successful registration, you will get information regarding the completion of registration on your registered mobile number & email address.

Step 2- Filling the Detailed Application Form: After completion of registration, applicants will have to provide the details in the application form such as the Candidate’s details, Parent Details, Communication Address, Educational qualification, and several required details.

Step 3- Uploading Images/Documents: Applicants will have to upload their scanned copy of signature and recent passport size color photograph. Applicants pertaining to the reserved category will need to upload their category certificate as proof which is issued by any accountable authority. The format of the scanned copies of documents such as signature, photo, and certificates must be as per the suggested specifications produced by the university.

Step 4- Course Selection: At this step, applicants will have to choose the course for which they want to enroll. Once the course will be chosen then no changes will be altered, so select the course very carefully.

Step 5- Payment of Application Fees: After completing the above steps, applicants will have to pay the required application fee in order to successfully submission of application form of CUSAT CAT 2024. You can pay the application fee in online mode using options such as credit card/debit card or net banking.

Step 6- Selection of Exam City: Now applicants will have to choose the desired exam city in which they want to appear for the CUSAT CAT. Applicants are suggested to choose the nearest exam cities to their local residence to avoid traveling before the exam.

Step 7 – Final Submission of Form: After performing all the above stages, the application form of CUSAT CAT will be submitted automatically. Applicants are recommended to download the filled CUSAT CAT application form and take a hard copy of it and preserve it till the admission date.

Documents Required to Fill CUSAT CAT Application Form 2024

  • Class Xth Marksheet/Certificate.
  • Class XIIth Marksheet/Certificate. Applicants appearing in class XII, have to give details of class Xth marksheet.
  • Scanned copy of documents such as applicant’s photograph, and signature
  • Credit/debit card/ net banking details for paying the online application fee.
  • Photo proof ID card like Aadhaar/Bank passbook/ Ration card, etc.
  • Active mobile number & email ID.

Specification of Photo and Signature for Uploading in Online Form

SignatureJPEG/JPG format10 – 100 KB
PhotographJPEG/JPG format10 – 500 KB
DocumentsPDF format10 KB – 1 MB

CUSAT CAT 2024 Application Form Fees

CategoryApplication Fee
PDF, Diploma, Certificate ProgramsINR 100
Ph.D. and M.Phil. ProgramsINR 1000
Candidates opting for AIQ (All India Quota) SeatsINR 1000
NRI Quota CategoryINR 5000
Children’s of Indian Gulf WorkersRs. 6100 (Rs. 5500 for SC/ST Candidates of Kerala state)
International CandidatesINR 7000
Candidates opting for Dubai as Test CentreINR 10,000

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CUSAT CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

It is important for all to satisfy all the eligibility criteria in order to take admission into the desired institutes. If someone fails to satisfy the eligibility criteria then he/she is likely to get excluded from the admission procedure. The eligibility requirement for each course is different.

B.A.LLB (Hons.)/ B.Com LLB (Hons.):

  • Qualification: Applicants should pass the class XIIth with a minimum of  60% marks (55% marks for arts/commerce) from any recognized board/ institute.

B.Tech with Integrated

  • Qualification: Applicants should pass the class XIIth with a minimum of an aggregate of 50% marks and 50% marks in mathematics subjects from any recognized board/ institute.

B.Tech Marine Engineering:

  • Qualification: Applicants should pass the class XIIth with a minimum of an aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and 50% marks in mathematics subjects from any recognized board/ institute.

LLM Courses:

  • Qualification: Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Law with a minimum of an aggregate of  45% marks from any recognized university/ institute.

CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The various details of the CUSAT CAT examination and exam paper shall be announced by the authorities through the official brochure. Applicants will have informations regarding the exam mode in which the examination will be performed, the total no. of questions, and the CUSAT CAT examination pattern. The table given below reflect the CUSAT CAT 2024 exam pattern:

Exam ModeOnline i.e. CBT (Computer Based Test)
SectionsPaper 1 – Mathematics (125 Questions)
Paper 2 – Physics (75 Questions) & Chemistry (50 Questions)
Total Question250 Questions
Mathematics (125 Questions)
Physics (75 Questions)
Chemistry (50 Questions)
Maximum MarksPaper 1 – Mathematics (375 Marks)
Paper 2 – Physics (225 Marks) & Chemistry (150 Marks)
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Questions i.e. MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Exam Duration180 Minutes
Marking Scheme3 marks will be given for every correct answer.
Negative Marking1 mark will be subtracted for each incorrect answer.

The course wise exam pattern are given below for each offered courses.

B.Tech Course:

SectionsNumber of Questions

B.Com/ BBA/ LLB (Hons.):

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

LLB Courses:

SectionsNumber of Questions
Comprehension ability25
Logical reasoning25
General knowledge and current affairs25
Legal aptitude50

LLM Course:

SectionsNumber of Questions
Logical reasoning75

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2024

The authorities of CUSAT CAT shall not specifically publish any syllabus for the CUSAT CAT 2024, but generally, they refer to the syllabus of class XI and XII of NCERTs of the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. While preparing for the examination, applicants are suggested to go through the entire syllabus. Going through the syllabus will help the applicants to prepare well for CUSAT CAT 2024.

The syllabus for the CUSAT CAT – B. Tech course, subject-wise important topics are pointed below:


  • Sets,
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Relations & Functions
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations
  • Sequences and Series
  • Vector Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematical Reasoning


  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Kinematics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Gravitation
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Laws of Motion
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Electrostatics
  • Communication systems
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Magnetic Effects of Current
  • Magnetism


  • Atomic Structure
  • The States of Matter
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Hydrogen
  • Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Co-Ordination Compounds
  • Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Polymers
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Bio-Molecules
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energetic
  • Gaseous and Liquid States
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Amino acids and Peptides
  • Carbohydrates
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding

How to Prepare for CUSAT CAT Exam

Candidates can follow the below tips & tricks to prepare well for CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam:

  • Know Your Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern –  Before you begin your preparation, you must understand the latest CUSAT CAT 2024 syllabus and exam pattern. Understand the syllabus well enough in advance will guide you to be knowing the important chapters or topics from the exam perspective. It is therefore very important to have detailed knowledge of the CUSAT CAT Syllabus and its Pattern for securing a good score.
  • Solve Practice Papers and Previous Years Papers – The more you learn and exercise, the greater you perform in the main examination. Ensure that you practice and prepare at least once a week for exams such as the CUSAT CAT. Try to solve PYQs (Previous Year Questions) and give mock tests as more as you can that will help you clear the exam. It will really help you to increase your confidence in the exam. Mock tests are a crucial part of preparation. Solving mocks, PYQs will give you a better understanding and filling of how the actual exam would be taken. In addition, by solving mocks, you will be able to understand and analyze the weak parts/ topics that you must have to improve.
  • Prepare a Time-Table for yourself – Deciding a schedule on paper i.e. making a proper timetable is the most essential part and would help you to develop an appropriate strategy for preparing for the CUSAT CAT. Consistency during the preparation is a must. For all subjects, candidates can distribute their time evenly. Also try to dedicate more study hours to topics you find difficult, while you can spend less time on simple topics/chapters. Always take a 5-7 minutes break after every 25-30 minutes of learning, it is the scientific way of studying something, and give this time to be relaxed so that a when you again seat for study then you will seat with a fresh mind.

CUSAT CAT Reference Books

To make the preparation better, Applicants are advised to go through some standard books as well. The list of such important CUSAT CAT Reference Books is given below.

Reference BooksPublication/Author
NCERT MathematicsNCERT
Understanding PhysicsD.C. Pandey
Organic ChemistryArihant Publications
Inorganic ChemistryO.P. Tandon
MathematicsR.S. Aggarwal

Reasoning Books:

Reference BooksAuthorPublisher
Verbal ReasoningM.K.PandeyBSC Publication
Analytical ReasoningM.K.PandeyBSC Publication
A Modern Approach to Verbal
& Non-Verbal Reasoning
(Revised Edition)
S. Chand Publication

English Language:

Reference BooksAuthorPublisher
Objective General EnglishS.P. BakshiArihant Publication
High School English Grammar & CompositionWren and MartinS.Chand Publication
Objective English for Competitive Examinations (5th Edition)Hari MohanPrasad, Uma Rani SinhaMcgraw Hill Education

CUSAT CAT 2024 Admit Card

Applicants can download the Admit Card of CUSAT CAT 2024 from the official website of the university after successful submission of the CUSAT CAT application form. The official announcement of the admit card is scheduled for the first week of May to June 2024. It is really important for applicants to take the hard copy of the CUSAT CAT 2024 Admit card because without carrying the admit card, you will not be able to enter to the examination hall.

How to Fill CUSAT CAT 2024 Admit Card?

  1. Open the official website of CUSAT CAT 2024.
  2. Now click on the link available for “CUSAT 2024 Admit Card Download”.
  3. Fill in your Registration Number & DoB (Date of Birth).
  4. After providing the credentials, click on the final ‘submit’ button.
  5. Once you submit the details, then the admit card of CUSAT CAT 2024 will display on the screen.
  6. Now you have to download and then take a printout of the admit card for further references.

CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam Centres

While filling out the application form, applicants will have to choose the CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam Centre. Applicants must preferably select a nearby exam center that is convenient for them to report to.

S. No.Exam Centre
1New Delhi
7Kalpatta (Wayanad)
8Thodupuzha (Idukki)
20Adoor (Pathanamthitta)
29Abu Dhabi

CUSAT CAT 2024 Answer Key

The official authorities of the CUSAT generally do not publish the answer key. But, however, if released, then it is assumed that it will be published by the 2nd week of April 2024. The answer key for CUSAT CAT 2024 will consist of the correct answers to the questions asked in the CUSAT CAT. This will allow all of them to determine the tentative CUSAT CAT scores. Within a particular time, applicants are allowed to raise objections against the particular answers that they think are incorrect. It is assumed that the release of the final response key will follow this.

Steps to Check the CUSAT CAT 2024 Answer Key

  • Open the official website of CUSAT CAT 2024.
  • Now click on the link (if available) for “CUSAT 2024 Answer Key”.
  • Applicants will have to fill in Candidate’s Roll No., DoB (Date of Birth), Exam date, Batch, and Captcha Code.
  • After providing the details, click on the final ‘submit’ button.
  • Once you submit the details, then the answer key will display on the screen in a pdf format.
  • Now you have to download and then take a printout of it for further references.

How to raise Objections and Challenge the Answer Key?

Applicants will able to challenge the CUSAT CAT answer key within the specified time period only (if such facility is provided). If the applicant finds any discrepancies in the answer key then he/she can raise an objection by giving a valid reason.

Once the given time period will over then no objections will be welcomed by the authority.

CUSAT CAT Result 2024

It is expected that the CUSAT CAT 2024 result will be announced in the 2nd week of May 2024 in online mode on its official website. Applicants will need to log in to access their CUSAT CAT results on the result portal. The result of CUSAT CAT shall consist of the details of the applicant, obtained score, and All India Rank obtained. Qualified applicants will be shortlisted and will be called for the counseling process.

Steps to Download the CUSAT CAT 2024 Results

  • Open the official website of CUSAT CAT 2024 i.e.
  • Now click on the link available for “CUSAT 2024 Result Download”.
  • Fill in your Roll no., DoB (Date of Birth), and exam date.
  • After providing the credentials, click on the final ‘submit’ button.
  • Once you submit the details, then the result of CUSAT CAT 2024 will display on the screen.
  • Now you have to download and then take a printout of the result for further references.

CUSAT 2024 Cut Off

After the declaration of the CUSAT CAT 2024 result, the cut-off of CUSAT 2024 will be released on the official website through online mode. In order to get admission, applicants must be required to obtain minimum cut-off marks. The cut-off will be decided on the various factors such as on the basis of the difficulty level of the exam, the no. of available seats, the previous year’s cut-off trends, etc. On the basis of the cut-off, the admission of the candidates will be taken.

Factors Determining CUSAT CAT 2024 Cutoff

The following factors will be responsible to determine the CUSAT CAT cut off which are as follows:

  • Total no. of participated candidates
  • Total no. of passed candidates
  • Difficulty Level of the CUSAT CAT 2024 exam
  • Total no. of seats
  • Cutoff trends of previous Year

CUSAT CAT 2024 Counselling Procedure

The applicants who pass through CUSAT CAT 2024 will be asked strictly on the basis of cut-off marks for the counseling procedure. The counseling process is expected to be held from the first week of June 2024. The following points should be taken into account by applicants while appearing for the counseling process of CUSAT CAT 2024.

  • Applicants will have to appear at the designated counseling place for registration.
  • All the applicants who have passed CUSAT CAT 2024 will be given their preferred desired specialized course & colleges depending on their rank in the merit list.
  • During the counseling process of CUSAT CAT 2024, applicants will have to carry their original documents.
  • The seat can be canceled, if the applicants fail to report to the designated center as per the decided date, and time.

Documents required for CUSAT CAT 2024 Counselling

The following documents shall need to be carried out at the time of the counseling process:

  • Admit Card of CUSAT CAT 2024
  • Class X Mark Sheet/ pass certificate
  • Class XII Mark Sheet/ pass certificate
  • Four passport size photographs
  • Migration Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Application/registration form confirmation page of CUSAT CAT 2024
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Conduct/Character Certificate from the school/Institution last attended (in English).
  • Community Certificate & Non-Creamy Layer Certificate for applicants pertaining to the reserved category ‘SEBC’ issued by the responsible authority.
  • Sports Certificate issued by KSSC (Kerala State Sports Council) for those who wish to apply sports quota.
  • Community certificate assigned by the Tahsildar for claiming admission under KSC category/ KST category, if required.
  • Applicants who wish to claim fee concession must bring an OEC certificate issued by the accountable authority.
  • PH (Physically Handicapped) certificate for all PH candidates who are seeking to admission under the PH category

CUSAT CAT 2024 Participating Institutes

Candidates can use the table below to check the details of the participating institutions. Admissions to 29 participating institutes through CUSAT CAT 2024 score are offered to eligible candidates. It is recommended that to check the details about all the participating institutions before applying for counseling sessions.

S.No.Participating Institutes
1M.G. College of Engineering, Thrikkanamangalam, Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram
2College of Engineering, Thrikkaripur, Cheemeni.P.O., Kasargod
3College of Engineering, Kuriottumala, Piravanthoor, Pathanapuram, Kollam
4Institutions under Southern Naval Command Head Quarters, Kochi (SNCHQ)
5Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, Vellanada, Thiruvananthapuram
6Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), Kochi
7Conspi Academy of Management Studies, Planakalamukku
8College of Engineering, Pallipuram, Cherthala, Allapuzha
9Co-operative Institute of Technology, Palayanada P.O., Vadakara, Kozhikode
10K.V.M. College of Engineering and Information Technology, Alleppey
11T.K.M. Institute of Technology, Karuvelil, Musaliar Hills, Ezhukone, Kollam
12College of Engineering, Kidangoor, Kottayam
13College of Engineering, Govt. ITI Campus, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram
14Model Engineering College, BMC P.O., Thrikkakkara, Kochi
15College of Engineering, Poonjar, Thekkekkara.P.O., Kottayam
16Toc-H Institute of Science and Technology, Arakunnam.P.O., Kochi
17College of Engineering, Karunagapally, Kollam
18College of Engineering, Chengannoor, Alappuzha
19College of Engineering, Kottarakkara, Kollam
20School of Engineering, CUSAT
21College of Engineering, Kallooppara, Pathanamthitta
22College of Engineering, Perumon, Perinad.P.O., Kollam
23College of Engineering, Adoor, Pathanamthitta
24College of Engineering, Munnar, Idukki
25College of Engineering, Thalassery, Kannur
26Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala
27College of Engineering Vatakara, Kozhikode
28Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad, Alappuzha
29ER & DCI Institute of Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

CUSAT CAT 2024 Contact Details

For any query related to the application process of CUSAT CAT, candidates can directly contact on the following details:

  • Address: The Director, Cochin University, Post Kochi, Pincode – 682024, Kerala, India.
  • Fax Number: 0484-2577688
  • Website:
  • Phone Number: +91-484-2577159, 2577100
  • Email ID: [email protected]


How many students appeared for CUSAT 2019?

More than 21000 candidates had appeared for CUSAT CAT 2019 for the B.Tech course.

How many colleges are under CUSAT?

There are total twenty colleges do participate in CUSAT.

Is the CUSAT exam online?

Yes, the CUSAT exam is conducted online i.e. it is a Computer – Based Test (CBT).

Is CUSAT a government college?

CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology) is a government-owned autonomous university located in Kochi, Kerala.

I am appearing in the 12th class, can I apply for UG courses?

Yes. Definitely, you can apply if you satisfy the rest of all eligibility criteria.

Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Yes. There is a negative marking in the exam. 1 mark will be subtracted for each incorrect response.

How many times I can appear in the exam?

The exam is conducted only once annually so you can appear for single time annually for CUSAT.

Will the CUSAT CAT 2023 examination be offline or online?

The CUSAT CAT 2023 exam will be held in CBT i.e. online mode.

Is a calculator allowed in an online entrance exam?

No, calculator and any other electronic devices are not allowed in the online entrance exam.

Where do I have to send a hard copy of the application form?

The application process is totally online so there is no need to post the hardcopy of it through the post.

I have given GATE; can I still be eligible to apply for CUSAT CAT 2023?

Yes, you are eligible. Candidates who have given any other entrance examination like GATE, KMAT, CMAT, CAT, then they can also apply for CUSAT CAT 2023.

I have forgotten my password. Can I retrieve it back?

Yes, you can retrieve it back. Go to the candidate’s login page, and click on the link ‘Forgot Password’ to generate a new password. You will be asked for the Application No., DoB (date of birth), and email ID to generate the new password.

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