CUSAT CAT Exam Pattern 2019

CUSAT CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

You can write this exam only through online mode. The exam pattern and the syllabus are not same for all the courses.  The questions asked in this exam are of multiple choice type.

The questions are available only in English. There will be a reduction of one mark for every wrong answer. If you are leaving a question unanswered, no marks will be deducted. So, candidates have to be careful while answering the questions.

The test will be conducted for three hours. Candidates should score a minimum of 10 marks to get listed in the respective rank list. This minimum marks criterion is not applicable to the students belonging to SC/ST Category. The number of questions asked in the exam depends on the courses that students opt for. It is clearly explained in the table given below:

Course Number of questions asked under each subject Total number of questions asked Total Marks
B.Tech. and 5 years integrated M.Sc. programmes Mathematics-125

Physics and Chemistry-125

250 750
Lateral entry to B.Tech. English-20,


Engineering Mechanics-40,

Engineering Graphics-40,

General Engineering-50

200 600
B.B.A., LL.B.(Hons)

B.Com., LL.B(Hons)


Logical Reasoning-50,

General knowledge-25,

Law related matters- 25

150 450
3-year LL.B English-25,


General Knowledge-25,

Legal Aptitude-50,

Logical reasoning-25

150 450

LL.M(IP) Ph.D.



General Aptitude in IPR-20,

General Knowledge-15,

Analytical and Reasoning Ability-40,

Research Aptitude-35

150 450

For all other courses such as M.A Hindi, MCA, M.Sc., M.A. Applied Economics, M.Voc. , the total number of questions asked is 150 and the total number of marks is 450 marks. Subdivision among the questions is based on the course which you prefer.

Preparation Tips

  • Before starting your preparation, prepare a timetable so that you can finish your portions within the limited period of time. While preparing a timetable, give equal importance to all the subjects.
  • Prepare your timetable with the realistic target. You can easily study for 7-8 hours a day. So, prepare your schedule in this way.
  • It is important to understand each and every concept given in the syllabus. If you have a good understanding of the subjects, it will be easy to answer any question with any level of difficulty.
  • Try to find your areas of strengths and weaknesses. Plan your strategy accordingly. Focus more on your areas of weaknesses.
  • It is important to improve your speed and accuracy. Solve as many question papers as possible. You might be making a lot of mistakes while answering a question paper. Correct those mistakes while solving the next question paper.
  • Practise question papers through online mode for effective performance in the actual exam.
  • Solving previous year question papers would help in the clear understanding of the pattern.
  • Whatever may be the level of preparation, you should remain stress-free to enhance the efficiency of your performance in the exam.
  • It is essential to make notes of various concepts in the syllabus so that you can use it for quick revision.