Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test 2020

counselling: 01 Jun - 10 Jun 2020 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

counselling: 01 Jun - 10 Jun 2020

CUSAT CAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUST)
  • Courses:B.Tech
  • Streams:Engineering

CUSAT CAT 2020: Application Form ( Last Date Extended), Eligibility, Download Brochure Pdf

Updated On - March 25 2020 by Gaurav Sharma

CUSAT CAT 2020 hall ticket will be released on 27 March on the official website. Applicant will be able to download their admission ticket till 19 April 2020. CUSAT-CAT 2020 Exam will be held on 18 - 19 April 2020. Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test is an entrance exam being organized at the University Level by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). This exam is conducted to enroll the eligible candidates into B.Tech, BBA/LL.B (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B (Hons.), B.Tech with Integrated, M.Tech, MCA. This exam is organized as the Common Entrance Test (CAT), Lateral Entrance Test (LET), and Department Admission Test (DAT) to provide admission into the programs mentioned above. The candidates can also apply based on their KMAT/CMAT/CAT (IIM) and GATE exam score in this university. Read the complete article to know more about CUSAT CAT 2020.

CUSAT CAT Latest Update

All the events of CUSAT CAT 2020 have been postponed due to Covid-19. New dates of CUSAT CAT 2020 will be announced soon on the official website of CUSAT.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Application Form

CUSAT CAT 2020 Registration Form will be available on 08 January 2020. The candidates need to know all the details about CUSAT CAT Application Form 2020 to avoid any mistakes while filling the application form. The details about the application form are given below:

  • Candidates can fill the CAT registration form through online mode only.
  • The application form can be submitted without any late fee until 31 January 2020.
  • They can also submit the application form with late fee till 07 February 2020.
  • The applicants willing to apply for: Diploma, post-graduation diploma, M. Phil, Ph.D., and certificate programs might get a written application through the mail from the concerned department.
  • If candidates applying based on their KMAT/CMAT/CAT (IIM) or GATE score need to mail their Mark list/ Score Sheet (soft copy) to Cochin University (CUSAT) on or before the last date for submitting the online application form. 

CUSAT CAT 2020 Application Fee 

The candidates can pay the CUSAT CAT application fee 2020 using any of these modes: Credit card/Debit card or Net Banking. The application fee will differ according to the category to which the candidate belongs.  

The details about the application fee for different courses are provided in the table hereby:

CUSAT 2020 Registration fee

Category Name

Application Fee 

Candidates opting for State Merit/All India Quota seats (other than NRI/International/PIO/Children of Indian Gulf Workers)

Rs. 1000

ST/SC Category ( from Kerala state)

Rs. 500

International Candidate / PIO

Rs. US$ 100

Children of Indian Gulf Workers (CGW)

Rs. 6100 (Rs. 5500 for SC/ST Candidates of Kerala state)

NRI Quota category  (except CGW candidates)

Rs. 5000

Ph.D. and M.Phil Programmes

Rs. 1,100 (Rs. 500 for SC/ST Candidates of Kerala state)

PDF, Diploma, Certificate Programmes

Rs. 100 (Rs. 50 for SC/ST Candidates)

Candidates opting for Dubai as Test Centre

Rs. 10,000

NOTE: Application fee once remitted is not refundable under any circumstances.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Minimum basic requirements and eligibility to apply for each program

The candidates need to first carefully look at the CUSAT CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria required to appear in CUSAT entrance test so that their application form does not get canceled afterward. The details about CUSAT CAT eligibility criteria 2020 are provided hereby:

  • Candidates of Kerala state belonging to Scheduled Caste (KSC) and Scheduled Tribe (KST) categories are eligible for applying for the exam, only if they have minimum passing marks in the qualifying examination.
  • SEBC candidates of Kerala State who are certified as belonging to non-creamy layer are eligible for 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks for qualifying examination, provided that the candidates have passed the qualifying examination.
  • For admission to M. Tech programs, candidates with a valid GATE score in the specified subject are eligible for 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks for qualifying examination, provided that the candidates have passed the qualifying examination.
  • Undergraduate Programmes in the following chapters: All undergraduate programs, except the Three Year LL.B program, are designed for students who have completed their 12th Grade (Plus 2) with required eligibility conditions. Only graduates with prescribed eligibility conditions can apply for the three-year LL.B program.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Admit Card

CUSAT CAT 2020 Admit Card will be available on 27 March 2020. Candidates can download the Hall ticket of CUSAT Common Entrance Test 2020 till 17 April 2020. The details about CUSAT CAT 2020 Admit Card are given hereby:

  • CUSAT Common Admission Test hall ticket will be available through online mode only.
  • Candidates need to enter their: application number, user name, and password to download their admit card.
  • Also required to download the admit card and also take a print out of it.
  • Aspirants also need to carry their admit card with them on the exam day without which they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates need to have all the important information regarding the CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam Pattern; this would help them to prepare for CUSAT entrance in a structured and in planned way. 

The details about the CUSAT CAT exam pattern 2020 for are mentioned hereby:

  • Exam Mode: The CUSAT CAT exam would be conducted through online mode (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: The candidates would be given 180 minutes (3 hours) to solve the question paper.
  • Marking Scheme: The candidates will be given 3 marks for every correct response and one mark will be deducted for every wrong response.

There will be various courses for which CUSAT CAT exam 2020 will be conducted. Every course will be having different questions, subjects, etc. The candidates can get the information related to exam pattern for some courses in the table given below:

Course Name

No. of sections in each course

Total No. of questions

1st-year B.Tech/ Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics







BB.A.LL.B. (Hons.)/B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)

General English


Reasoning and Logical Thinking Ability


General Awareness and Current Affairs


Law-Related Matter





Logical Reasoning





Comprehension Ability


General Knowledge/ Current Affairs


Legal Aptitude


Logical Reasoning


Applicants are advised to solve previous year question papers to know more about Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test 2020 paper questions.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Syllabus

The candidates are advised to once go through the CUSAT CAT 2020 Syllabus before they start preparing for their CUSAT exam. This would help to keep a record of what all topics the candidates have covered and hence prepare accordingly for the exam. 

  • For B.Tech and 5 Year Integrated M.Sc. Programs: The syllabus includes: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  • For Lateral Entry of B.Tech Programme: The syllabus includes: English, Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Graphics and General Engineering.
  • For BBA LL.B (Hons) /B.Com LL.B. (Hons.): The syllabus includes General English, Ability in Reasoning and Logical Thinking, General Knowledge and Current Affairs and Law-Related Matters.
  • For 3 year LL.B. Course: The syllabus consists of English, Comprehension Ability, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Preparation Tips

The preparation tips given below will help the candidates to prepare for CUSAT entrance exam:

  • The candidates need to make a proper time table and follow it properly so that they can be consistent in their preparation for the exam.
  • Must know about the exam pattern and topic wise syllabus before they begin their preparation for the exam. 
  • Need to be regular in their revision as only revision regularly will help the candidates to get good marks in CUSAT CAT 2020.
  • Also, they need to give as many mock tests they can and solve all the question papers of the previous year.
  • Must avoid junk food and need to have a balanced diet.
  • The candidates also need to have proper rest and practice yoga or meditation to get relieved from stress.

Download CUSAT CAT 2020 Information Brochure PDF

CUSAT CAT 2020 Answer Key

The Cochin University (Cochin University of Science & Technology) will release the CUSAT CAT 2020 answer key on its official website. The information about CUSAT 2020 Response Key is given below:

  • The answer key will be released as soon as the exam gets over.
  • The response key will be available through online mode only.
  • The candidates can refer to the answer key and hence calculate their score.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Result

Cochin University would be declaring the CUSAT CAT 2020 Result by the first week of May 2020.

  • Candidates need to enter their roll number to login to their account and check their results.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for the admission process based on the merit list which will be released by the University.
  • Only those applicants having their names on the merit list will be eligible for further admission process.
  • The seats will be allocated based on the criteria.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Counselling 

CUSAT CAT 2020 Counselling will start from the first week of June 2020 after the declaration of result. Information about CUSAT CAT Counselling is provided hereby:

  • The counseling process will be conducted after the CUSAT result has been declared.
  • Candidates will be allotted the seats based on their rank in the merit list. 
  • Also, the candidates must compulsorily be present on the counseling day.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Highlights

Candidates can check the CUSAT Common Admission Test 2020 examination given below:

CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam Information

Exam Name


Conducting Body

Cochin University of Science and Technology


University Level


Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses

CUSAT CAT 2020 Official website

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission into various under-graduate and post-graduate courses.








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CUSAT CAT Important Dates

CUSAT CAT 2020 Form Date08 Jan - 31 Jan 2020
CUSAT CAT 2020 Admit card27 Mar - 19 Apr 2020
CUSAT CAT 2020 Result01 May - 08 May 2020 (Tentative)
counselling01 Jun - 10 Jun 2020 (Tentative)
CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam Date18 Apr - 19 Apr 2020

Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Objective

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


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