Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test

Computer Based Test

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 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.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
  • 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
  • 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 2023 RegistrationRegistration Started
Exam Status 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 dateJanuary 27, 2023
Last date to fill the application form (extended)March 10, 2023
Last date to fill the application form with fineMarch 15, 2023
Release of CUSAT CAT admit cardApril 18, 2023
CUSAT CAT Exam 2023April 29 to May 1, 2023
Announcement of CUSAT CAT resultTo be notified
Counselling and admission processTo 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 Form 2023 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:
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 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. 
The details about the CUSAT CAT exam pattern 2023 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.
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:
Exam Pattern
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'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.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Result

Cochin University would be declaring the CUSAT CAT 2023 Result online.
  • Candidates need to enter their roll number to log in 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 2023 Counseling 

CUSAT CAT 2023 Counseling will start soon after the declaration of the result. Information about CUSAT CAT Counseling is provided hereby:
  • The counseling process will be conducted after the CUSAT result has been declared.
  • Candidates will be allotted seats based on their rank in the merit list. 
  • Also, the candidates must compulsorily be present on the counseling day.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Centre

Check the exam center for CUSAT CAT 2023 given below.

RanchiKalpetta (Waynad)
KotaAbu Dhabi
New DelhiAdoor
KolkataThodupuzha (Idukki)
Test Centres For PG Programmes, LLM (IP) Ph.D., LLM (IPR) & 3 Year LLB BBA, LLB (Hons), B.Com, LLB (Hons.) and Lateral Entry Tests:
Thodupuzha (Idukki)Kannur
AlappuzhaKalpetta (Waynad)

CUSAT CAT 2023 Highlights

Candidates can check the CUSAT Common Admission Test 2023 examination given below:

CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Information
Exam Name


Conducting Body
Cochin University of Science and Technology

University Level

Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses
CUSAT CAT 2021 Application Form Link

Apply Here

CUSAT CAT 2021 Official website
Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose
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.

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CUSAT CAT Important Dates

CUSAT CAT 2023 Form Date27 Jan - 26 Feb 2023
CUSAT CAT 2023 Admit card18 Apr - 01 May 2023
CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Date29 May - 01 Jun 2023

Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test 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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