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Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test

Computer Based Test

MGU CAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU)
  • Courses:M.Tech, MDS, MCA, MBA , MBBS
  • Streams:Engineering, Medical, Commerce, Management, Science

MGU CAT 2022: Application Form(announced), Fees, Eligibility, Exam Dates(announced), Syllabus

Updated On - March 01 2023 by Akriti Maurya

MGU CAT 2023 will be conducted by Mahatma Gandhi University on 06-05-2023 & 07-05-2023 . The admissions for CAT- MGU will be through a Centralized Allotment Process.  Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test will be organised annually at the National Level for admission to the various Postgraduate (PG) programs. The exam is conducted at the MGU campuses Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kochi, Kozhikode, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Candidates can check all the information regarding MGU CAT 2023 entrance exam from this article.

MGU CAT 2023 Status

MGU CAT 2023 Exam dateAnnounced

MGU CAT 2023 Dates

Candidate can check here all the important MGU CAT 2023 dates for the application form in the given table below:

CAT MGU 2023 Schedule
Online Registration Starts01-02-2023 
Last date for submission of online application01-04-2023 
Hall Tickets Available to download27.04.2023 
Entrance Test06-05-2023 & 07-05-2023 
Publication of ResultTBA
Rank List & AdmissionTBA
Commencement of classesTBA

MGU CAT 2023 Results

Candidates can get all the important information of MGU CAT Result 2023

  • The MGU CAT 2023 result is expected to out on last week of October 2023.
  • The candidates can check the MGU CAT result 2023 on the official website. 
  • Candidates should download and print these results.
  • Keep the printout handy when going for the interview and counselling.

MGU CAT 2023 Counselling

Given below are the details regarding the MGU CAT 2023 counselling, candidates must check:

  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview process.
  • Upon successfully clearing the interview process, the candidates will be eligible for admissions.
  • The allotment of seats will be based on the availability of seats, options exercised and rank obtained by the candidates.
  • The candidates get to select the preferences for their specialisation during the process of counselling.
  • The candidates must carry the following documents for the counselling process:
    • Matriculation certificate for date of birth
    • Transfer Certificate
    • Mark sheet of the institution last attended
    • Provisional certificate from the institution last attended
    • Migration certificate (if applicable)
    • Caste certificate (if applicable)
    • Income certificate (if applicable)
    • BPL certificate (if applicable)

MGU CAT 2023 Admit Card

Candidates can check all the essential information concern with the MGU CAT Admit card 2023 given below:
  • The applicants can download the MGU CAT admit card 2023 from the official website.
  • MGU CAT Admit card releasing date will be announced soon by the authority.
  • The candidates should download and print this admit card.
  • The candidates should carry this admit card with them to the examination venue.
  • The candidates should also bring along a photo of government ID proof.
  • The candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without the admit card.

MGU CAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the given below details of MGU CAT 2023 exam pattern so that they have an idea about the exam structure:

  • MGU CAT entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode(Pen and Paper).
  • Examination paper will be in English medium.
  • Candidates have just 90 minutes to solve the question paper.
  • The exam will consist of Multiple Choice (MCQ) type questions.
  • The question paper will consist of around 80 questions based on the subject that the candidate chooses to apply.
  • The examination will contain questions of objective and descriptive type for the candidates applying for the following programs:
    • MA Malayalam
    • MA English
    • LL.M.
    • Master of Tourism Management

MGU CAT 2023 Syllabus

Check the given mentioned table of MGU CAT Syllabus 2023:

MGU CAT Course wise syllabus
Program Name

M.Sc in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics and Microbiology

Graduate-level Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Microbiology.

M.Sc in Chemistry

B Sc level Chemistry

M.Sc in Computer Science

A graduate-level Computer Science, Logical Reasoning and Numerical Ability.

M.Sc in Physiology

General English 20%, Basic Mathematics20%, and BA/BSc level Psychology 60%

M.Sc in Physics

B Sc Level Physics including subsidiary Mathematics

M.Sc in Environment Science & Management or Disaster Management

Environment Science, Biosciences, General Science

MA in Politics and International Relations or Human Rights or Public Policy and Governance

 International affairs, contemporary politics and public policy, current affairs, Indian Constitution, political and economic issues in India /Kerala, and Human Rights issues. 

MA in Malayalam and English

English Language and Literature at B A-Level for M A in English and Malayalam Language and Literature at B A-Level for MA in Malayalam

MA In Gandhian Studies and Development Studies

The first one would be with questions related to the field of Gandhian Studies/Development Studies while the second part will cover a cross-section of all the Social Science disciplines

MA in Economics

  • 20 questions from  General Knowledge/Awareness
  • 60 questions from  Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Banking, International
    Trade, Public Economics and Quantitative Theory for Economics at the Graduate level.

MA in History and Anthropology

B A level History for M A in History and BA level Anthropology for M A in Anthropology

The postgraduate programme in Tourism and Traveling Management

  • English Language (30 marks)
  •  General Knowledge and Current affairs(30 marks)
  •  Travel Geography (20 marks)
  • 20% Descriptive test will contain a short essay question carrying 20 marks

Postgraduate programmes in Education

Questions  will from the  field of Education

MGU CAT 2023 Preparation Tips

MGU CAT Preparation Tips 2023 are mentioned below for the candidates who wish to score well in the MGU entrance exam examination:

  • Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as studied topics/subjects become faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • Give time for recreation which is an important part as it helps to release stress from time to time and it doesn’t pile up.
  • Solving questions will give a reality check of the preparation and scope of improvement as well.
  • Keep calm at the time of examination and focus.

MGU CAT 2023 Application Form

Candidates can fill the MGU CAT Application form 2023 from the 2nd week of February 2023 till 2nd week of June 2023 on the official website. Check the given below information related to MGU CAT registration 2023:
  • Candidates need to apply for MGU CAT 2023 online via MGU official website.
  • The candidates have to fill a registration form to get an Application Number.
  • The candidates then have to make the payment for application fee using the Application Number to log in to get admission through MGU CAT.
  • After making the payment, the candidates have to fill in the following details in MGU CAT application form 2023:
    • Personal details
    • Basic details
    • Educational details
    • Communicational details, etc.

MGU CAT Application Fees

Candidates can check the category wise MGU CAT Application Fee 2023 in the given below table:

MGU Registration Fees for CAT 2023
CategoryRegistration Fees
General CategoryRs. 1100/-
Reserved CategoryRs. 550/-
Open All India QuotaRs. 1100
International StudentsThe US $ 100
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Mode of Payment: The fee can be paid via net banking, credit card or debit card.

MGU CAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

MGU CAT 2023 Eligibility is listed course wise in the table below and all the applicants before they start filling the application form must go through it:

MGU Course Wise Eligibility
Eligibility Criteria
M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Microbiology, M.Sc. Biochemistry, M.Sc. Biophysics
Qualifying exam—B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry, Botany, Biophysics, Microbiology, Zoology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Physics.
Minimum Marks—50% marks in the qualifying exam.
M.Sc. Physics/M.Sc. Environmental Science & Disaster Management
Qualifying Examination—B.Sc. degree in Physics.
Minimum Marks—50% marks in the qualifying exam.
M.Sc. Psychology
Qualifying Examination—BA/B.Sc. in Psychology.
Minimum Marks—50% marks in the qualifying exam.
M.Sc. Computer Science
Qualifying Examination—B.Sc. degree in Computer Applications/Computer Science/BCA.
Minimum Marks—50% marks in the qualifying exam.
Qualifying Examination—LL.B. degree.
Minimum Marks—50% marks in the qualifying exam.
M.Ed. in Social Science Education, Commerce Education, IT Education, Language Education, Mathematics Education
Qualifying Examination—B.Ed. degree.
Minimum Marks—55% marks in the qualifying exam.
MA in Economics
Qualifying Examination—UG degree in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.
Minimum Marks—45% marks or equivalent degree from the MGU approved institutions.
MA Politics & Human Rights, MA Politics (Public Policy & Governance)—UGC, MA Politics & International Relations, Sponsored Programme
Qualifying Examination—
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics/ History/ Law/ Politics with 45% marks OR
  • Degree in Commerce/ Anthropology/ English/ Sociology/ Psychology/ Philosophy/ Geography with 50% marks OR
  • Graduation in Science and not less than 60% marks.
MA English
Qualifying Examination—UG Degree
Minimum Marks—45% marks or Bachelor’s degree in arts/science with minimum 50% marks.
MA Developmental Studies, MA Gandhian Studies
Qualifying Examination—Bachelor’s degree (any discipline).
Minimum Marks—45% marks.

Interested candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the course of there choice before filling the application form.

MGU CAT 2023 Highlights

Check the basic information of MGU CAT entrance exam 2023 in the given mentioned table:

MGU CAT 2023 Basic Details
Exam NameMGU CAT 2023 or Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test
Conducting BodyMahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
LevelNational Level
MGU CAT Official Website
Exam ModeOnline
Exam PurposeTo provide Master degree to deserving candidates 

Mahatma Gandhi University

Mahatma Gandhi University is formed on 02 October 1983, in Kottayam district, Kerala. The university has been approved by the UGC and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India. MGU has around 300 colleges affiliated colleges over five districts of Kerala. Governor of Kerala is the Chancellor of the university and Professor Sabu Thomas is the Vice-Chancellor. 

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MGU CAT Important Dates

MGU CAT 2023 Form Date01 Feb - 01 Apr 2023
Admit card27 Apr 2023
MGU CAT Exam Date06 May, 07 May 2023

Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Subjective, Objective

Negative Marking:



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Form Start Date:

01 Feb 2023

Form End Date:

01 Apr 2023

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