CUSAT CAT 2020: Exam Dates (Released), Application Form, Eligibility


CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam date has been released. CUSAT CAT 2020 is a Common Aptitude Test for admission to many courses offered by Cochin Institute of Science and Technology (CUSAT). CUSAT Common Admission Test (CAT) is for admission in B.Tech and various PG courses. Moreover, Application forms will be available from 01 January 2020. And this Entrance test is for admission to various courses such as B.Tech, M.Sc (Photonics, Computer Science, Marine), B.BA LL.B., B.Com LL.B., MA, MIP-PhD, LLM-PhD, MCA/MCA (Lateral Entry ), LLB, MVoc, MFSc etc through common admission test (CAT) and other allied admission procedures. It also organises the Lateral Entry Test (LET) and Department Admission Test (DAT). Students can get admission in its three affiliated campuses. Candidates should check this website on regular bases for any updates regarding CUSAT CAT 2020. Further, aspiring students can go through the following article for any detail regarding CUSAT CAT 2020 admissions.

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CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam Dates
CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam Dates

CUSAT CAT 2020 Important Dates

Important dates to keep in mind for Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Aptitude Test 2020 are given below.

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Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of Notification 01 January 2020
Start of CUSAT Online Registration 03 January 2020
Last date to fill the Application form (without late fee) Fourth week of February 2020
Application form apply with late fee Fourth week of February 2020
Last date of application with late fee Last week of February 2020
Admit card Download Third week of March 2020
CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam dates 18th-19th April 2020
Announcement of Answer keys 10 April 2020
Result Declaration 09 May 2020
Starting of counselling 16 June 2020

CUSAT Application Form 2020

The application process for CUSAT CAT 2020 is completely online. Furthermore, candidates should take special care to fill only the correct details in the application form as there will be no provision for any change at later stages.

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Steps are hereunder:

  1. The link for registering for Cochin Institute of Science and Technology Entrance Test will be available on the official website @

  2. Moreover, candidates need to register first before applying.

  3. For CUSAT CAT 2020 registration, candidates have to enter basic details such as name, email ID, mobile no etc.

  4. Next, a login ID and password will be generated using which candidate can log in and complete the rest of the application.

  5. Then, candidates will be asked to provide their personal details, academic details, and choose other options such as course applied for, choice of examination centre etc.

  6. Also, candidates will need to upload a scanned image of passport-sized photograph and signature in the space given according to the required specifications.

  7. Candidates should recheck the details filled and then only submit the online application form. Furthermore, CUSAT CAT 2020 exam conducting body will not entertain requests for changes.

  8. After furnishing all the required information, candidates will be taken to the payment portal. There are two options- online and offline. Accordingly, Candidates can choose their preference.

  9. Further, under online payment, the applicant can pay using a debit card, credit card, net banking according to candidates choice. Only after successful payment of the application fees, the form can be successfully submitted.

  10. Furthermore, candidates should take a printout of the acknowledgement letter.

Application Fee

The application fee for applying in CUSAT CAT 2020 is given in detail in the table below. Furthermore, candidates who opt test centre at Dubai need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 10000/


General candidates/ Indian National


NRI seats (including SC/CT)

Application fees for all courses (except for postdoctoral/diploma/certificate programmes)




Application fees for postdoctoral/diploma/certificate programmes




Application fees for all courses (International students)

US$ 100

CUSAT Admission Notification CAT 2020

CUSAT Admission Notification 2018
CUSAT Admission Notification 2020

CUSAT CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • First and foremost, before sitting for an exam, a candidate must ensure whether he/she is eligible or not for that exam.
  • Also, a candidate should meet every eligibility requirement set down by the administration.
  • Eligibility of the most sought-after courses under CUSAT CAT 2020 is given below.

Name of the course

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

B.Tech/5-year Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics

  1. Minimum 50% marks in Class XII passed from Kerala state or any such equivalent exam.

  2. Further, the candidate should secure 50% in Maths individually as well as 50% in PCM taken together

B.Tech Marine Engineering

  1. Should have passed Class XII from Kerala state or any such equivalent exam.

  2. Further, he or she should secure 50% in Maths individually as well as 60% in PCM taken together

  3. Also, he/she should have passed in English as a compulsory subject at class X and XII with a minimum of 50%.

  4. Vocational/diploma candidates cannot apply.

  5. Upper age limit- candidate should not be more than 25 years as on 1st September 2020.

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

  1. Candidate should have secured minimum 60% in class XII (55% for candidates with arts, humanities and commerce background)

  2. Upper age limit- should be less than 20 years as on 1st September 2020 (2-year relaxation for SC/ST/SEBC candidates)


  1. Should have completed graduation with a minimum of 55% in the qualifying exam (50% for SC/ST)

  2. Moreover, appearing students can also apply.


  1. Science graduate with Mathematics as one of the subjects in Electronics/Information Technology /Computer Science /Computer Applications/ Engineering/Technology )

  2. Should have scored minimum 55% aggregate marks (except language & humanities).

M Voc. in Technology and Management Consulting

  1. Minimum 60% in B. Tech in any stream

  2. Minimum 60% in MBA or B.Voc degree in a relevant discipline


Minimum 45% in the bachelor’s degree in law

CUSAT CAT 2020 Important points

  • First and foremost, admission to MBA programs will be on the basis of CAT/MAT or CMAT.

  • Next, Gate score will be used for admission to M.Tech programs. However, in case there are not sufficient GATE qualified candidates, DAT will be conducted where 5% relaxation will be given to the GATE qualified candidates

  • Moreover, those candidates applying for post-doctoral, M.Phil, Ph.D., Diploma or certificate programs, have to pay the fee through a Demand Draft from SBI or SBT drawn in favour of:

The Registrar,

CUSAT payable at Ernakulam.

What is the CUSAT B. Tech Entrance 2020 Exam Pattern?

Subjects from which questions are derived will vary depending upon the course in which admission is sought. The paper pattern for common admission test:

S. No Particulars Details
1. Mode of Examination It will be an Online examination
2. Type of Questions The questions asked in the paper will be MCQ – type
3. Duration of the exam 3 Hours
4. Marking Scheme For every correct response, 3 marks will be rewarded
5. Negative Marking For every wrong response, 1 marks will be deducted

There will be two papers, both of which has to be attempted.

  • Paper 1 – 125 Questions (Mathematics)
  • Paper 2 – Physics (75 Questions), Chemistry (50 Questions)

CUSAT CAT 2020 Admit card

  • CUSAT CAT 2020 Admit card has been available on the official website for which link available here.
  • Moreover, candidates can log in using their registration details and download the admit card.
  • Further, It is mandatory to reach the examination centre with the admit card.
  • No candidate under any circumstances will be allowed to write the examination in the absence of an admit card.
  • Also, the candidates must preserve the admit card for future use.
  • Furthermore, every candidate should carry a valid Govt.
  • ID proof to the examination centre along with the admit card.

Time Table for CUSAT CAT 2020

S.No. Subject Test Code Date & Time
1. Test in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry for
Technology (B Tech/ M.Sc. (5 year Integrated )
101 28 April 2020

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2. Test for MA Applied Economics 606 9.30 a.m. -11.30 a.m.
3. Aptitude Test for B.B.A. L.L.B. (Hons) 201 2.00 p.m. – 4.00
4. Test for MA Hindi 301 2.00 p.m. – 4.00
5. Aptitude Test for Lateral Entry to MCA/MSc 502 2.00 p.m. – 4.00
6. Aptitude Test for LLM(IP) PhD. 610 2.00 p.m. – 4.00
7. Biotechnology (601), Botany(602), Chemical
Engineering(603), Chemistry(604),
Electronics(606), Engineering Science (607),
Fisheries(608), Geology (609), Law (for
LL.M)(610), Life Science (611), Mathematics (
612), Physics(613), Statistics (614), Zoology
(615), Instrumentation(617) and Food Science
(618), Microbiology (623)
Test for Post-
601-618, 623
09.30 a.m. – 11.30
 8. Test for M Voc Programme in Technology and
Management Consulting
 622 03 pm to 5 pm
  9. Aptitude test for MCA  501 12 noon to 2 pm
 10. Test for M Voc Programme in Mobile Phone
Application Development
 621 12 noon to 2 pm
 11. Test for 3 years LLB Programme  619 3 PM to 5 PM
 12. Test for Lateral Entry to B.Tech Programmes 102 2 pm to 5 pm

CUSAT CAT Engineering Entrance Exam 2020 Test Centres

There are may CUSAT CAT Centres in India. Candidates can fill the choice of CUSAT CAT 2020 while filling the application form. The list of CUSAT CAT 2020 centres are listed in the table given below:

S. No. Exam Centres
1. New Delhi
2. Varanasi
3. Chennai
4. Bangalore
5. Kalpatta (Wayanad)
6. Lucknow
7. Thiruvananthapuram
8. Allahabad
9. Thodupuzha (Idukki)
10. Malappuram
11. Kolkata
12. Kota
13. Kollam
14. Alappuzha
15. Adoor
16. Thrissur
17. Kannur
18. Kozhikode
19. Palakkad
20. Kasaragod
21. Dubai
22. Ranchi
23. Patna
24. Mumbai
25. Bokaro
26. Jamshedpur
27. Kottayam

CUSAT Entrance Exam 2020 Results

  • Results for CUSAT CAT 2020 can be downloaded from the official website.
  • Furthermore, candidates will need to enter the admit card details to access the result.
  • A merit list will be generated for the candidates based on their performance in the CUSAT entrance test.
  • Consequently, depending upon the score obtained, candidates will be called for counselling.
  • Moreover, candidates qualifying the entrance test can get admission at these campuses-
  1. Firstly, the main Campus situated at Kalamassery, Kochi-22 (Campus 1)
  2. Next, Kuttanadu Campus (CUCEK) situated at Pulincunnoo, Alappuzha district  (Campus 2)
  3. Lastly, Lakeside Campus situated on the banks of Cochin Estuary and adjacent to Fine Arts Hall, Kochi – 16 (Lakeside Campus).

CUSAT Admission 2020

  • Candidates who have filled the application form for CUSAT CAT 2020 and have submitted the prescribed fee will be only considered for CUSAT CAT 2020 and allied admission procedures (except for the programme M.Tech Marine Biotechnology).
  • All admissions are based on the merit list prepared from the entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • On the basis of the valid score/rank obtained in the prescribed test/examination and marks obtained in the group discussion/interview, the admissions will be offered.

CUSAT Entrance Exam Highlights

Name of Examination

Cochin Institute of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

Commonly Known As

CUSAT Entrance
Exam Conducting Body Cochin Institute of Science and Technology (CUSAT)
Examination level

National Level Exam


UG/PG Entrance

Purpose of Exam

Admissions into B.Tech, M.Sc (Photonics, Computer Science, Marine), BBA LL.B., B.Com LL.B., MA, MIP-PhD, LLM-PhD, MCA/MCA.

Mode of Examination


Duration of the exam

3 Hours

Total Marks


CUSAT CAT 2020 Official Links

For More details Candidate can visit the Official Website: CLICK HERE

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List of Engineering Entrance Examination 2020

Ongoing/Upcoming Admissions Form


13 Oct 2019-03 May 2020


27 Sep 2019-29 Feb 2020


20 Feb 2020-25 Apr 2020


19 Sep 2019-31 Mar 2020

NIIT University Admission

15 Oct 2019-04 Apr 2020


23 Sep 2019-31 Mar 2020


05 Oct 2019-15 Mar 2020


    • Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject with 50% marks to apply for all part time and full time MBA programmes offered by SMS , CUSAT