Exam Conducting Body:Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUST)
CUSAT CAT 2023: Exam Date (Out), Application Form, Eligibility Criteria
Updated On - May 11 2023 by Abhinandan Singh
CUSAT CAT 2023 Application form is released 28 January 2023. The CAT 2023 registration process will end on 26 February. 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.sc, 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 scores at this university. Read the complete article to know more about CUSAT CAT 2023.
CUSAT CAT Latest Updates
The answer key for CUSAT CAT 2023 has been released by Cochin University.
The answer key can be downloaded by candidates through their login credentials on the official website admissions.cusat.ac.in.
The exam was held from May 3, 2023.
Candidates can challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancies until May 12, 2023.
The marking scheme for the exam awards 3 marks for every correct answer and deducts 1 mark for every incorrect answer.
Candidates can use the answer key and marking scheme to calculate their scores.
The objection link is active in the candidate profile on the official website.
The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) has released the admit card for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 on April 22, 2023.
Candidates can download the admit card from the official website at admissions.cusat.ac.in.
The CAT examination 2023 is scheduled to be held from May 3, 2023, to May 6, 2023.
Candidates will need their CUSAT registration number and date of birth to download the CUSAT CAT 2023 admit card.
Candidates can check CUSAT CAT status from below:
CUSAT CAT Dates
CUSAT CAT 2023 Registration
29, 30 April 2023, 1 May 2023
CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Dates
Candidates can find important dates related to CUSAT CAT from the given table below:
CUSAT CAT Exam Dates
CUSAT CAT application form 2023 release date
January 27, 2023
Last date to fill the application form (extended)
March 10, 2023
Last date to fill the application form with fine
March 15, 2023
Release of CUSAT CAT admit card
April 18, 2023
CUSAT CAT Exam 2023
April 29 to May 1, 2023
Announcement of CUSAT CAT result
To be notified
Counselling and admission process
To be notified
CUSAT CAT 2023 Application Form
CUSAT CAT 2023 Registration Form is released online on the official website.The candidates need to know all the details about CUSAT CAT Application Form2023 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 until May 2023.
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 2023 Application Fee
The candidates can pay the CUSAT CAT Application Fee 2023 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:
Candidates opting for State Merit/All India Quota seats (other than NRI/International/PIO/Children of Indian Gulf Workers)
ST/SC Category ( from Kerala state)
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)
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
NOTE: Application fee once remitted is not refundable under any circumstances.
CUSAT CAT 2023 Admit Card
The Admit Cards for (UG & PG Programmes) will be available from April 18 to May 1. The details about CUSAT CAT 2023 Admit Card are given hereby:
CUSAT Common Admission Test hall ticket is 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 printout of it.
Aspirants also need to carry their admit cards with them on the exam day without which they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
CUSAT CAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates need to first carefully look at the CUSAT CAT 2023 Eligibility required to appear in the CUSAT entrance test so that their application form does not get canceled afterward. The details about CUSAT CAT eligibility criteria 2023 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 the 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 2023 Exam Pattern
The candidates need to have all the important information regarding the CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Pattern; this would help them to prepare for CUSAT entrance in a structured and in a planned way.
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.
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:
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.)
Reasoning and Logical Thinking Ability
General Awareness and Current Affairs
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs
Applicants are advised to solve previous year's question papers to know more about Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test 2023 paper questions.
CUSAT CAT 2023 Syllabus
The candidates are advised to once go through the CUSAT CAT 2023 Syllabus before they start preparing for their CUSAT exam. This would help to keep a record of 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 2023 Preparation Tips
The preparation tips given below will help the candidates to prepare for the CUSAT entrance exam:
The candidates need to make a proper timetable 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 2023.
Also, they need to give as many mock tests as 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 relief from stress.
CUSAT CAT 2023 Answer Key
The Cochin University (Cochin University of Science & Technology) will release the CUSAT CAT 2023 answer key on its official website. The information about CUSAT 2023 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.
To offer admission into various undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
About Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a government-owned autonomous science and technology university founded in 1971 in Kochi, Kerala. It has three campuses - Kuttanad, Alappuzha. The university awards degrees in engineering and science at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. In the 2016-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, CUSAT is the only institution in Kerala, is one among the 31 institutions in the country to be ranked in the global survey.
CUSAT CAT Important Dates
CUSAT CAT 2023 Admit card
18 Apr - 01 May 2023
CUSAT CAT 2023 Form Date
27 Jan - 26 Feb 2023
CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Date
29 May - 01 Jun 2023
Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test Exam Pattern
Question Paper Type :
Multiple Choice Questions, Objective
NOTE:1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1: Is CUSAT CAT easy?
Ques 2: Is there is any negative marking in CUSAT CAT?
Ques 3: How many entrance exams are conducted by Cochin Science and Technology University (CUSAT)?
Ques 4: In which mode CUSAT CAT 2022 is conducted?
Ques 5: What is CUSAT CAT?
Ques 6: I am doing final year of the qualifying academic programme. Can I apply for admission in CUSAT?
Ques 7: What is the placement record of CUSAT?
Ques 8: When CUSAT CAT 2022 will be conducted?
Ques 9: When will the registration process for CUSAT 2022 begin?
Ques 10: When is the deadline for CUSAT 2022 submissions?
Ques 11: What is the deadline for submitting applications for the M.Tech. programme?
Ques 12: Is it possible to submit the application in offline mode?
Ques 13: What kinds of questions will be asked in the exam?
Ques 14: What will the CUSAT 2022 examination marking scheme be?
Ques 15: Is there going to be any negative marking in this exam?
Ques 16: Will there be any penalty points for questions that aren't attempted?
Form Start Date:
27 Jan 2023
Form End Date:
26 Feb 2023
The last date to submit the form was on 26 Feb 2023
Is there any age limit for cusat Msc courses