Kerala University Common Admission Test

Computer Based Test

KU CAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Kerala University (KU)
  • Courses:MBA
  • Streams:Management

KU CAT 2021: Application Form(Extended), Eligibility Criteria, Counselling

Updated On - September 18 2021 by Akriti Maurya

KU CAT 2021 is known as Kerala University Common Admission Test application form last date has been extended until 20 September by the University Of Kerala. This is University Level Examination which offers MBA courses into various Kerala colleges. Kerala University will be considered KMAT, CAT or CMAT examination scores. All the candidates can get the whole information and details regarding KU CAT 2021 on this page.

KU CAT 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check KU CAT status from below:

Exam Status

Official notification released

Latest Updates

KU CAT 2021 application form last date has been extended until 20 September 2021 for University Institutes of Management (UIM) admission.

KU CAT 2021 Dates

following are the important dates of KU CAT 2021
Schedule of Institute of Management in Kerala (IMK) 
Notification of AdmissionsReleased!
Last Date for Online application
17 Jul 2021

13 September 2021

Date of Group Discussion and Personal InterviewSeptember 2021
Publication of Rank ListOctober 2021
CounselingOctober 2021
Classes StartOctober 2021
Spot Admission, if neededOctober 2021
Admission ClosesOctober 2021
Schedule of University Institutes of Management (UIM) of University of Kerala 
Last date of receipt of completed online application form
31 Jul 2021

20 September 2021

Conduct of Group Discussion and Personal interview PhaseCancelled
Release of Provisional Rank List27 September 2021
Counselling04 to 07 October 2021
Commencement of classes online 11 October 2021
Spot Admission if needed at respective centresWithin 7 days

KU CAT 2021 Application Form

KU CAT 2021 Application Form is available only at the official website. Candidates can apply at the official website of the Kerala University. Below mentioned are the steps candidates must go through while filling the Kerala University CAT online Registration form :
  • Registration of the candidates wherein they are going to put up their email, mobile number and personal details.
  • Candidates must upload the scanned copy of their photograph and signature.

KU CET 2021 Application Fee

Mode of payment: The application fee of examination can be paid through Challan or Demand Draft (DD) at any branch. 
  • The registration fee for the admission is Rs.600/- for general category and Rs.300/- for SC/ST category. 

KU CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

KU CAT 2021 Eligibility is given below that should be checked by the candidates to know their eligibility:
  • Candidates should have a degree from an Indian university that is recognized by the Kerala University.
  • Must have passed the qualifying examination with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Applicants who belong to SC/ST category will get preferences according to the rules specified by the Kerala University.

KU CAT 2021 Syllabus

KU CAT 2021 Syllabus given-below in detail. It is advised to read the syllabus thoroughly to prepare accordingly. The topics in the Common Admission Test syllabus are given below:
Quantitative Ability
  • Numbers and Ages, Problems on Trains, Time and Work Partnership, Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F, Time and Distance, Compound Interest, Simple Interest, Permutations and Combinations, Odd Man Out, Quadratic Equations, Ratio and Proportion, Mixtures and Allegations, Problems on Numbers, Races and Games, Boats and Streams, Percentages, Areas, Averages, Indices and Surds, Pipes and Cisterns, Problems on Numbers, Volumes, Profit and Loss, Simple Equations, Mensuration, Simplification and Approximation and Probability. 
Verbal Ability and Comprehension
  • Sentence Completion, Active and Passive Voice, Spelling Test, Spotting Errors, Error Correction (Underlined Part), Fill in the Blanks, Antonyms, Synonyms, Prepositions, Passage Completion, Error Correction (Phrase in Bold), Substitution, Sentence, Arrangement, Transformation, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Improvement, Para Completion, and Joining Sentences
Logical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Puzzles, Analytical Reasoning, and Data Sufficiency
Data Interpretation
  • Interpretation and then analysis of data based on text, graphs (line, area), Tables, Venn diagram, Charts (column, bar, pie), etc.
General Awareness
  • Current Affairs, Awards, Authors, Book, General Knowledge, General Science, International & National Organizations, Abbreviations, Environment, History, Geography, Budget, Indian Economy, Abbreviations.

KU CAT Preparation Tips

While preparing for KU CAT, candidates can follow the below tips for preparation: 

  • Candidates should be able to manage their time wisely to not get exhausted during their study time exam.
  • A proper schedule should be made and followed for the preparation of exam.
  • While studying for KU CAT, aspirants should take enough breaks to make sure that their mind is calm and composed.

KU CAT 2021 Result

KU CAT 2021 Result will be declared by KU CAT 2021.
  • KU Common Admission Test does not exist anymore, the scores of KMAT, CAT & CMAT are accepted for direct admission.
  • Only the score obtained in the entrance exam will be considered for preparing the rank list. The original scorecards are scanned and mailed to [email protected]. before the last date of receipt of filled in the application. Those failing to submit the same will not be included in the rank list.

KU CAT 2021 Merit List

The KU CAT 2021 merit list will prepare based on the factors like Entrance Exam, GD, Interview.
  • The weightage of the Entrance Exam is 70%
  • The weightage of the Group Discussion is 15%
  • The weightage of the Interview is 15%

KU CAT 2021 Counselling

KU CAT 2021 Counselling will start after the declaration of result.
  • It includes the Group Discussion and Interview.
  • Some of the seats are reserved for SC/ST category students.
  • KU CAT offers admission to MBA courses at various colleges at Kerala University.

KU CAT 2021 Seat Matrix

Seat Matrix for Kerala University Common Admission Test 2021 is as follows:

Seat Matrix of KU CAT
Seat Reservation Per cent Of
Merit (Based on merit)50 %
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC)
(a) Ezhava (EZ)                                       8%
(b) Muslim (MU)                                    7%
(c) Latin Catholic /SIUC (LC)                  1%
(d) Other Backward Christian (BX)        1%
(e) Other Backward Hindu (BH)             3%
*Economically backward among forwarding communities (BPL)10%

Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes

  • Scheduled Castes                 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes                   05%

KU CAT 2021 Admit Card

KU CAT 2021 Admit Card will be released by Kerala University. The scores of KMAT, CAT & CMAT are accepted for direct admission. Details of the Hall ticket of these exams is given below:
Steps to download KU CAT, Admit Card
  • Visit the KU official website. 
  • Search for the link “Download hall ticket”.
  • You will be redirected to a new page where you can download your admit card.
  • Enter your registration number and date of birth.
  • Click on the “submit” button.
  • Download and take a print for further use

The information that will be printed on your admit card will be as follows:

  • Name of the candidate 
  • Name of father of the candidate
  • Date of birth of the candidate 
  • Roll Number of the candidate
  • Test Centre allotted to the candidate 
  • Date and time of examination of the candidate 
  • Important instructions for the exam to the candidate

KU CAT 2021 Highlights

Check the overview of the Kerala University Common Admission Test exam here:
Exam Name

Kerala University Common Admission Test (KU CAT 2021)

Conducting Body

University of Kerala


University Level


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Kerala Official Website


Appliction Link
Exam Purpose

To offer admission in MBA in Kerala University Colleges

About Kerala University (KU)

The University of Kerala is amongst the first 16 Universities in India previously known to be the University of Travancore established in 1937. The University follows the Choice-based credit and semester system for masters programmes. The University is involved in publishing since 1946 the Journal of Indian History.

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KU CAT Important Dates

KU CAT 2021 Form Date01 Jul - 20 Sep 2021
Result Date27 Sep 2021

Kerala University Common Admission Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

01 Jul 2021

Form End Date:

20 Sep 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 20 Sep 2021
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