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CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Information

Cochin University of Science and Technology is a well-known Cochin university that offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The University has received approval from the University Grants Commission, the National Council for Technical Education, and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India, among others. This university is affiliated with a number of colleges in Kerala.

The main benefit of enrolling in the university and its affiliated college is the job opportunities that will be available to them once they complete the course. Furthermore, the infrastructure facilities are excellent, allowing students to achieve their full potential. Students who pass the CUSAT exams will be admitted to the University’s and affiliated colleges’ courses.

The CUSAT Exam is a university-level exam that is only offered once a year. The exam is so well-known that students take it year after year in order to get into the course they desire. Year after year, the number of students taking this exam grows. As a result, the competition is fierce. Candidates must take the exam seriously and prepare thoroughly with a well-thought-out strategy.

Even international students have the opportunity to take this exam through CUSAT. Many other competitive exams in the country do not provide this service.

In one of the foreign countries, the exam centre is also available. International students bring a variety of benefits to the university. Interacting with international students would allow local students to gain a better understanding of different cultures while also improving their interpersonal skills.

The exam lasts three hours and is conducted entirely online. Students who study thoroughly can pass the exam on their first attempt.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Date

It is recommended that students take careful note of the exam’s important dates. The University in charge of the exams will release tentative dates to assist students in better planning their exam preparation. These times and dates may change in the future.

If you miss a deadline, you’ll have to wait another year to take the exam, which means you’ll miss out on a golden opportunity. The University has come up with a solution to allay candidates’ fears in this regard. If you do not complete your application form within the deadline, you may submit it the following week with the payment of late fees.

Candidates should keep up with current events on a regular basis.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Dates

Online Registration for CAT (All PG and UG Programmes except Ph.D, M.B.A, M.Tech and Diploma Programmes) 27/01/2023 to 10/03/2023
(with fine upto 15/03/2023)
Remittance of fee (online only) – For UG & PG Programmes 27/01/2023 to 16/03/2023
Online Registration to MBA programmes 27/01/2023 to 30/04/2023
(with fine upto 03/05/2023)
Remittance of fee (online only) – For MBA 27/01/2023 to 04/05/2023
Online Registration to M.Tech programmes 27/01/2023 to 08/04/2023
(with fine upto 17/04/2023)
Remittance of fee (online only) – For M.Tech 27/01/2023 to 18/04/2023
Online Registration for seats reserved for International Candidates 27/01/2023 to 17/04/2023
Issuance and receipt of applications for Diploma Programmes from the Department/Schools concerned 27/01/2023 to 17/04/2023
Issuance and receipt of applications for Ph.D/PDF Programmes from the Department/Schools concerned 27/01/2023 to 17/04/2023
Downloading of Admit Cards (UG & PG Programmes) 18/04/2023 to 01/05/2023.
Computer Based Test (CBT) : 29th , 30th of April 2023 and 1st May 2023.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

It is critical for candidates to understand all eligibility criteria before taking an exam. The notification will include all of this information. The table below contains specific information about the eligibility criteria.


  • For the regular B. Tech or B.E courses, candidates should be of Indian Origin.
  • Candidates from Kerala need to submit their domicile certificate to apply within the state quota.
  • Candidates from foreign countries can opt for other courses. For this, they have to submit the NRI certificates.
  • For applying under NRI quota, the person should be a citizen of India, Person of Indian Origin or Overseas citizen of India.

Age Limit

  • Candidates should be less than 19 years of age to apply for the undergraduate courses.
  • Candidates should be less than 22 years of age for applying for postgraduate courses.
  • Candidates should be less than 28 years of years for M.Phil. and Ph.D.
  • Those who are opting for the doctorate, the age limit for the candidates should be 45 years of age.

Number of attempts

  • Candidates can write as many attempts as possible provided they should strictly adhere with the age limit.

Educational background

  • For undergraduate courses, applicants should have completed 10th and 12th with a minimum of 50% in aggregate. Different courses have minimum marks requirements in different subjects. Refer the official notification for that particular year for more details.
  • For postgraduate courses, students have to submit the GATE score if they want to claim relaxation for the criteria of minimum percentage.
  • For B.Tech in Naval Architecture, candidates should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate and a minimum of 50% in Maths.
  • For M.Phil., candidates should have at least 3 years of teaching experience. There is a reservation of 50% available for the University and the college teachers. 5% relation in the minimum marks is given for candidates belonging to the SC/ST category.
  • For Ph.D. courses, the candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% in aggregate in post-graduation from a recognized university and this is 45% for candidates belonging to the SC/St category.
  • For post-doctoral fellowship, candidates should have completed a doctoral degree and there should be two-year experience in the research field.

Reservation criteria

  • Reservation rules are strictly followed for admission. Reservation is available for people belonging to Kerala who is from socially and educationally backward classes, Schedules classes, and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Reservation of 3% is available for the physically challenged category. To become eligible for this reservation, candidates should have at least 40% disability.
  • Candidates who got admission through sports quota will have one seat per course as reservation benefit.
  • In some specific programs, there will be a reservation of 3 seats for the children of CUSAT staff.
  • Reservation is provided for the Jewish Community.
  • Statistical Engineers who are appearing for CUSAT exam will have a reservation of two seats.
  • In every program, one seat is reserved for children of Ex-servicemen.
  • Special reservation is given to people from Lakshadweep based on the list provided by the administration of Lakshadweep.
  • People belonging to Navy will have a reservation of 15 seats.
  • There is a reservation of 2 seats for people from Jammu and Kashmir under supernumerary quota.
  • Different courses will have different reservation based on the specific requirement of that particular year.
  • Reservation is also provided based on the experience
  • For MBA courses, 50% of the seats are allotted for those who have work experience of more than 3 years.
  • For MCA courses, 50% of the seats are allotted for those who have at least two years of teaching experience.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Registration

Candidates can only submit their application forms via the internet. From January 27, 2023 started of the application process for CUSAT 2023. Candidates should take their time filling out the application form. Once information has been entered into an application form, it cannot be changed. The steps in the application process are as follows:

Step 1: Registration

  • Select the link for the registration process on the CUSAT official website.
  • Fill in the details such as the candidate’s name, date of birth, mobile number, category, and email address on the page that appears. Answering a secret question is also crucial.
  • Select the submit button once you’ve completed this.
  • You will be given a User Name and Password, which you will use to complete your application form.

Step 2: Application form filling

  • Sign in to the application form with your User ID and password.
  • Name of the candidate, Father’s name and occupation, Mother’s name and occupation, Date of Birth, Gender, Candidate’s nationality, Candidate’s address and state are some of the details you must fill in the application form.
  • Enter the candidate’s category and educational background.
  • Select the course for which you want to apply. You must also choose the subordinate subjects.
  • Choose an exam location. You should choose two exam locations. You can take the test at the second exam center if the first one is full.
  • The upload of scanned copies of the photograph and signature would be the next step.
  • Candidates must upload their copies in accordance with the guidelines outlined on the official website.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Pattern

This exam is only available in online format. For each course, the exam pattern and syllabus are different. Multiple-choice questions are included in this exam.

Only English is available for the questions. For each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. No marks will be deducted if you leave a question unanswered. As a result, candidates must be cautious when answering the questions.

The examination will last three hours. To be listed in the appropriate rank list, candidates must receive a minimum of 10 points. This criterion for minimum marks does not apply to students in the SC/ST category. The number of questions on the exam varies depending on which courses students choose. The following table explains it in detail: 


Number of questions asked under each subject

Total number of questions asked

Total Marks

B.Tech. and 5 years integrated M.Sc. programmes


Physics and Chemistry-125



Lateral entry to B.Tech.



Engineering Mechanics-40,

Engineering Graphics-40,

General Engineering-50



B.B.A., LL.B.(Hons)

B.Com., LL.B(Hons)


Logical Reasoning-50,

General knowledge-25,

Law related matters- 25



3-year LL.B



General Knowledge-25,

Legal Aptitude-50,

Logical reasoning-25




LL.M(IP) Ph.D.



General Aptitude in IPR-20,

General Knowledge-15,

Analytical and Reasoning Ability-40,

Research Aptitude-35



The total number of questions asked for all other courses, such as M.A. Hindi, MCA, M.Sc., M.A. Applied Economics, M.Voc., is 150, and the total number of marks is 450. The division of the questions is determined by the course you prefer.

Preparation Tips

  • Prepare a timetable before you begin your preparation so that you can finish your portions within the allotted time. When making a schedule, make sure to give each subject equal weight.
  • Make a schedule with a realistic goal in mind. You should be able to study for 7-8 hours per day with ease. As a result, plan your schedule in this manner.
  • It is critical to grasp each and every concept presented in the syllabus. It will be simple to answer any question of any difficulty level if you have a good understanding of the subjects.
  • Make an effort to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Make the necessary adjustments to your strategy. Concentrate your efforts on your areas of weakness.
  • It’s critical to boost your speed and accuracy. Solve as many problem sets as you can. While answering a question paper, you may be making numerous errors. Correct your errors before moving on to the next question paper.
  • For a better performance in the actual exam, practise question papers online.
  • Solving previous year’s question papers will assist you in grasping the pattern.
  • Whatever your level of preparation, you must remain stress-free in order to maximize the efficiency of your exam performance.
  • It is critical to take notes on various concepts in the syllabus so that you can quickly review them.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for students who are opting for admission for undergraduate courses is the same as the 12th standard syllabus. So, it will be easy for the students to prepare well for this exam. For other courses, the syllabus is different. Syllabus for different courses are mentioned in the table given below:

Name of the course




Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Maths– Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Sets, Relations Functions, Mathematical Induction, Matrices, Determinants, Differential Equations, Mathematical Reasoning, Vector Algebra, Permutations and Combinations, Sequences and Series, Three Dimensional Geometry, Limit, Continuity, Differentiability, Trigonometry, Statistics, and related concepts. 

Physics– Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Electrostatics, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Atoms and Nuclei, Communication Systems, Physics and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Waves and Oscillations, Magnetism and Magnetic Effects of Current, Electronic Devices, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation. 

Chemistry–  States of Matter, Atomic Structure and its related concepts, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Solutions and its related concepts, Chemical Kinetics, Hydrogen and its associated properties, Block Elements, Co-ordination Compounds and its associated terms, Environmental Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and basic principles, Biomolecules, Gaseous and Liquid States, Hydrocarbons and its concepts, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding, Polymers, Carbohydrates, Peptides and Amino acids, Extractive Metallurgy, Electrochemistry and Chemistry in everyday life.

B.Tech. (Lateral Entry)

English, General Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering Graphics, Engineering Mechanics

English–  Some common topics like Vocabulary, Grammar,   Comprehension and Cognitive Skills

General Engineering, Engineering Graphics, and Engineering Mechanics-  Syllabus given in first two years of the course

Mathematics-  General topics such as Algebra, Sets, Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics etc.,

B.B.A., LL.B.(Hons)

B.Com., LL.B(Hons)

English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and law related matters.

English–  Some common topics like Vocabulary, Grammar,   Comprehension and Cognitive Skills.

General Knowledge- Information on various current affairs topics.

Logical Reasoning- Some general topics like Circular arrangements, Blood relations, seating arrangement problems, Sets etc.,

Law-   All those topics prescribed by the Law Council of India

M.Sc. Computer Science


Computer Science and Lateral Entry

Logical reasoning, Computer Science and its application

Logical Reasoning-  Some general topics like Circular arrangements, Blood relations, seating arrangement problems, Sets etc.,

Computer Science– Basic concepts which include C, C++, OS, DBMS, Basic Maths etc.,

Master of Vocation- Technology and Management Consulting

English, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs in Technology,  Research

English-  Some common topics like Vocabulary, Grammar,   Comprehension and Cognitive Skills

Logical Reasoning-  Some general topics like Circular arrangements, Blood relations, seating arrangement problems, Sets etc.,

Current affairs in Technology

Master of Vocation-

Mobile Phone Application

English and Logical Reasoning

English-  Some common topics like Vocabulary, Grammar,   Comprehension and Cognitive Skills

Logical Reasoning-  Some general topics like Circular arrangements, Blood relations, seating arrangement problems, Sets etc.,

CUSAT CAT 2023 Admit Card

In the third week of April, the admit card for the upcoming exam will be released. On the exam’s official website, a link to download the admit card will be available. Students should download the admit card as soon as it is available to avoid unnecessary stress on the day of the exam. It is important to note that the admit card will not be mailed.

The Admit card must be brought to the examination hall. You will not be able to take the exam if you do not have it. To avoid stress, read through all of the instructions on the admit card and follow them exactly.

Exam Centres

Centres in Kerala

Centres outside Kerala

  • Thodupuzha (Idukki)
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kalpatta (Wayanad)
  • Ernakulam
  • Malappurram
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Kollam
  • Adoor (Pathanamthitta)
  • Alappuzha
  •  Thrissur
  • Palakkad
  • Kannur
  • Kasaragod
  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Allahabad
  • Varanasi
  • Kolkata
  • Kota
  • Bangalore
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Jamshedpur
  • Dubai (International Centre)
  • Ranchi
  • Patna
  • Bokaro

How to download the admit card

You should follow the instructions below to download your admit card successfully:

  • Visit the CUSAT 2023 official website.
  • Select the link to download the admit card that is provided.
  • Fill in your registration number and date of birth in the pop-up window.
  • The admit card that appears on the screen should be downloaded.
  • The following information can be found on the admit card: Candidate’s name, date of birth, signature and photograph, gender, exam centre information, and exam timings are all required.
  • After you’ve downloaded it, double-check that all of the information on your admit card is correct. If this is not the case, contact University officials to make the necessary changes.
  • Take at least two copies of the printouts for future reference. The most important document required until the process is completed is the admit card.

To the exam hall, candidates should bring their admit card and a photo ID. Aadhar Card, Voter’s ID Card, Passport, School or College Identity Card, and Driving License are all acceptable forms of photo identification.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Result

After the exam is completed, the University will release the results within one month. All candidates’ results will be available on the official website. You can only check the results in this manner. You will not receive your scorecard in the mail. Answer keys will be available on the website, and candidates can double-check the results if they have any doubts.

The following steps should be followed by candidates to check their results:

  • Visit the official website for more information.

  • Choose the link that takes you to the desired outcome.

  • Give the course you chose and the roll number in the window that appears.

  • Choose the submit option.

  • On your computer screen, you can see the scorecard. The following information can be found on your scorecard: the candidate’s name, The name of the course chosen by the candidate, the total marks earned by the candidates, and your rank based on all of the candidates’ scores.

  • Take two to three printouts of the scorecard after downloading it. On the day of your counseling, you must present your bank card.

Counseling procedure

Candidates must register for the counseling process separately by following the steps outlined below.

  • For the counseling process, you must register separately and receive a User ID and password.
  • Log in to the counseling link with those two details.
  • The next step is to choose colleges and courses. You have the option of selecting as many colleges and courses as you want.
  • Before submitting the final version, you can make changes to the details. Consider your options carefully before submitting your final submission, as it will determine your future.
  • If you wait until the last minute to submit your final submission, the list will be automatically locked.
  • Candidates will receive the counselling letter once the final submission is completed, and it is critical that they download it.
  • Applicants will be assigned seats based on their rank, Preference list, and seat availability in the next step.
  • Text messages or emails will be used to communicate information.
  • Candidates must report to the colleges to which they have been assigned as the final step in the counselling process. 
  • Candidates must report with the following documents: CUSAT admit card and scorecard, 10th and 12th grade mark sheets, Caste certificate, Counselling letter, Immigration certificate(if applicable), and Transfer certificate(if applicable) issued by the appropriate authority.
  • Candidates will be officially admitted to colleges following the completion of document verification and payment of the first instalment fee.


Candidates are given seats based on their cut-off scores. The cut-offs for this exam are different for each category. The cut-offs for candidates in the general category will be higher. As a result, it is critical for them to work hard in order to secure a seat at the college of their choice. The cut-offs for people in the reserved category will be lower. Aside from the reservation, the availability of seats, the exam’s difficulty level, and the total number of candidates who have taken the exam are all deciding factors. Details about the cut-off will also be made available on the official website.

It should be noted that if a candidate does not meet the required cut-off, he will not be admitted to any college. You can learn about the trends by looking at the cut-offs from the previous year. This will assist you in selecting colleges.

The following table shows the results of the previous year’s analysis:

Name of the college and the course

Rank at which the seats got over

Department of Ship Technology in Ernakulam -Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering


School of Engineering in Ernakulam for Mechanical Engineering


School of Engineering in Ernakulam for Safety and Fire Engineering


School of Engineering in Ernakulam for Computer Science Engineering


School of Engineering in Ernakulam for Electrical and Electronics Engineering


School of Engineering in Ernakulam for Electronics and Communication Engineering


School of Engineering in Ernakulam for Civil Engineering


Cochin University College of Engineering in Kuttanad for Mechanical Engineering


Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology in Ernakulam for Polymer Technology


School of Engineering in Ernakulam  for Information Technology


Cochin University College of Engineering in Kuttanad for Civil Engineering


Cochin University College of Engineering in Kuttanad  for Computer Science Engineering


Cochin University College of Engineering in Kuttanad for Electrical and Electronics Engineering


Cochin University College of Engineering in Kuttanad for Electronics and Communication Engineering


Cochin University College of Engineering in Kuttanad for Information Technology


It’s important to remember that the trend from the previous year may not repeat itself because the cutoffs change from year to year.

Best of luck to everyone who is taking this exam!!!