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CUSAT 2023: CAT, Application Form (Extended), Dates, eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

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CUSAT CAT 2023 Application Form Last Date has been Extended till 15th March 2023. The Time for another essential update! You all must have heard about this famous and reputed university which is widely represented as CUSAT and stands for Cochin University of Science and Technology. The exam is organized every year and is widely known as CAT, which means Common Admission Test to provide admission to the candidates in the university in several courses. 

Generally, the entrance exam is for Undergraduate and Postgraduate admissions offered by the University. The University provides a wide range of courses, some of which are in the streams of Engineering, Commerce, Humanities, Law, management, and so on. Regarding the campuses, CUSAT currently owns three different campuses, which are situated in Kochi and Alappuzha. 

The university is responsible for conducting PG course exams, known as DAT. There is also an option to secure admission in the university using the GATE score and MAT score, depending on the course. The article here presents information about all the essential aspects of the CUSAT. You will learn about the dates, registration, exam pattern, counselling procedure etc. Hence, this article is apt if you are willing to be admitted here. 

CUSAT 2023 Notification – Application Extended

New CUSAT CAT 2023 Application Form Last Date has been Extended till 15th March 2023.. Check the CUSAT CAT Application Details.

CUSAT Notification CUSAT Admission 
CUSAT Important Dates CUSAT Application Form 
CUSAT How to Apply CUSAT Admit Card
CUSAT Answer key CUSAT Result/Rank list 
CUSAT Cut OffCUSAT Counselling
CUSAT EligibilityCUSAT Exam Pattern
CUSAT SyllabusCUSAT Preparation
CUSAT Previous Year Question Paper

CUSAT 2023 Highlights

One must not forget to look at the highlights section and note down specific essential points related to the entrance exam.  Without going into the detailed notification, you can understand the essential aspects of the exam by going through the tabular representation mentioned below. 

You can gather the information about the name, level, authority conducting exam, category etc from the table below. It will make certain aspects related to the entrance exam clear in your mind and you can decide aptly whether you should apply for the exam or not. 

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ParticularsDetails
Name of the ExamCUSAT CAT 2023
Name of the UniversityCochin University of Science & Technology
Exam Conducting AuthorityCUSAT 
Course TypesUndergraduate and Postgraduate courses
Categories of the CoursesEngineering, Management, Law, Commerce, Humanities, 
Level of ExamUniversity level
Mode of Submitting an application formOnline
Exam ModeOnline (Computer Based Test)
Helpline Number+91(484)2577290, +91(484)2862281
Email Address
controlex@cusat.ac.in
Official Websitehttp://www.cusat.ac.in/

CUSAT 2023 Exam Dates

The candidates must remember the dates on which the exam is proposed. Under no circumstances should they forget the exam dates; the preparation must be according to the dates.

The tentative dates of the exam are mentioned below. Candidates should refer to the same and start their studies. But remember that these dates are liable to change if unavoidable circumstances arise. So, look at the expected exam dates and the dates of other important events. 

EventsDates (Announced)
Beginning of the Online Registration27th January 2023
Final Date to submit the application form26th February 2023
15th March 2023
Final Date of Registration along with the Late FeeMarch 2023
Payment of the Application FeesApril 2023
Beginning of the Registration for MBA27th January – 30th April 2023
Beginning of the Registration for M. Tech27th January – 31st May 2023
Final Date to submit the Form for M. Tech with late feeTo be Announced
Issuance and Receipt of applications for DiplomaTo be Announced
Issuance and Receipt of applications for PhD and PDF programmesTo be Announced
Release of the Admit cards1st May 2023
Dates of the Exam10th, 11th and 12th May 2023

CUSAT 2023 Application Form

The candidates must fill out and submit the application form on time. The last date to fill the application form will be mentioned in the official notification. Take note of the same. Here are certain really important details of the application form for the entrance exam.

  • Interested and eligible candidates need to fill out the application form for participating in the entrance exam only through the online mode. Any other mode of application forms will not be released. 
  • As per the latest sources, the application form will be released in the second week of February 2023. The date is tentative. 
  • All interested and eligible candidates need to fill out the application form by putting in their personal details which include the candidate’s name, valid and working email ID, Phone number, qualification details, and so on. The details must be filled correctly and carefully. 
  • The form will be rejected if the form is not filled correctly and as per the instructions. 
  • According to the latest sources, the final date till which the application form can be submitted is the fourth week of March 2023. 
  • Don’t forget to take the printout of the application form and also the receipt of the payment made for any future reference in the exam. 
  • Any hardcopy need not be sent to the official authorities. 

How to fill out the Application Form?

After having certain relevant information about the entrance exam, the next crucial step is to fill the application form correctly and as per the instructions of the authorities. So, for your help, we have provided the simple steps that can be followed. 

  • Go to the official website of CUSAT 2023. 
  • Candidates must click on the tab that says “New Candidate Registration” and fill in the required details and submit.
  • Fill in the personal details and educational qualifications such as the name, address, mobile number, email ID etc. 
  • Next step will be to upload the required documents in the scanned format and in the required dimensions. You can take help from the online websites and the MS paint. 
  • Candidates need to choose the program in which they desire to apply. They can apply for either undergraduate programs or postgraduate programs. 
  • Finally, make the payment of the prescribed application fee and then click on the submit button.
  • Candidates also need to choose the most desirable exam centers as per their convenience and preference from the list and then finally submit it. 
  • Take the printout of the application form and keep it safe till the admission process is complete. 

CUSAT 2023 Application Fee

The truth and the bitter fact is that the form will not be submitted finally if you fail to make the payment as per your category. The fee varies according to the caste and you need to look at the same before proceeding to form. 

  • The mode of payment of the application fee is only online. 
  • Application fee in the online mode can be made using the credit card and the debit cards. 
  • The fee once paid will not be refunded or transferred under any circumstances. 
  • The distribution of the application fees is provided below. 
Name of the CategoryApplication Fee
Unreserved CategoriesRs. 1000/-
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled TribesRs. 500/-
NRI candidatesRs. 5,000/-
KST and KSC candidatesRs. 5,500/-
International candidatesUS$ 100/-
Aspirants who wish to take exam in DubaiRs. 10,000/-

CUSAT 2023 Aplication Form Correction

For your information, CUSAT does not offer any correction window or facility for making the changes in the application form once submitted. Hence, candidates are requested to fill out the application form correctly and with the true details to their knowledge. 

CUSAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants, you must be aware and should have complete knowledge of the eligibility conditions. Not only will the complete information work but you also must fulfill the eligibility criteria. If the candidates are found not eligible for the entrance exam, they will be debarred from the process. 

The eligibility criteria vary as per the courses. The different courses along with the eligibility criteria is mentioned below. I hope you get a better understanding of the same. 

Undergraduate Courses

B.Tech Marine Engineering

Qualification Required: All the interested candidates must have completed their Intermediate exam from the Kerala Board or any other equivalent examination from a recognized board or university. 

Subjects Required: The aspirants must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English in their qualifying exam. These subjects are necessary. 

Marks Required: All the candidates must have secured a minimum of 60% marks in an aggregate while 50% marks are required in the mathematics subject only. SC and ST are not provided any relaxation. 

Age Limit: Age needs to be considered before applying for an exam. The age limit which has been prescribed for the course is as such. The maximum age limit needs to be 25 years of age on the date 1st September of the Admission year. Candidates who exceed the limit will not be allowed to appear for the exam. 

BBA/LLB (Hons.)/ B. Com. LLB. (Hons.)

Qualification Required: All interested candidates need to have completed their class 12th from a recognized board or university. 

Marks Required: All interested candidates need to have secured a minimum of 60% marks in the stream of Science and Commerce and 55% marks in the stream of Humanities. 

Relaxation: All the candidates who belong to SC, ST, and SEBC categories need to have scored a minimum of 50% marks in Intermediate to get admission. 

Postgraduate Courses

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Qualification Required: All interested candidates need to possess a degree in Graduation from a recognized board or university. 

Marks Required: All the candidates who are applying must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. 

Relaxation: Candidates belonging to the SEBC category can get a relaxation of up to 5% in the minimum marks they need to apply. 

Master of Computer Application (MCA)

Qualification Required: The candidates who are interested in applying in this course need to have completed their BCA which is a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering or equivalent degree from a recognized board or university. OR

Candidates need to have completed B. SC, B. Commerce, and BA with mathematics as a subject in class 12th or in graduation. 

Marks Required: All interested candidates must have obtained at least 50% marks in their qualifying examination. 

CUSAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The Commission or the exam authority fixes the pattern before releasing the official notification. Understanding of the same is essential to begin your studies and also to allocate a certain time to the section. 

The exam pattern for several courses is provided below. Go through them carefully and form a strategy.   

  • Exam Mode: The latest sources suggest that the exams will be organized online, also known as Computer Based Test.
  • Duration of the Exam: The total allotted to solve the entrance exam is 3 hours. 
  • Total Questions: The total number of questions will be 250. 
  • Questions Type: All the questions will be objective (MCQs). 
  • Marking Scheme: Every correct answer will be awarded one mark each.
  • Negative Marking: A negative marking of 1 for an incorrect answer. 

B.Tech Exam

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsTime Allotted
Chemistry5030 min
Physics7560 min
Mathematics12590 min
Total250180 min (3 hours)

B. Com/BBA/LLB (Hons.) Exam

SubjectsNumber of Questions
General English50
Logical Reasoning and Ability50
General knowledge and current affairs25
Questions related to Law25
Total150

LLB Exam

SubjectsNumber of Questions
Comprehension ability25
English25
Legal aptitude50
Logical reasoning25
General knowledge and current affairs25
Total150

LLM Exam

SubjectsNumber of Questions
Knowledge of English & GK50
Analytical Reasoning Capability50
Compulsory papers in law as prescribed by Bar Council of India50
Total150

CUSAT 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for the courses is different. Candidates need to go through the entrance exam syllabus for which they applied. Only the syllabus can enlighten you with all the crucial exam topics. One must try to cover almost all the syllabus topics and revise them repeatedly to perform in the best manner. 

The topics for different subjects are mentioned below. Please take a glance at the same. 

Name of the SubjectTopics 
Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Measures of Dispersions and Probability
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus 
  • Number System
  • Sequence
  • Series
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic and Differential equations
Physics
  • Units and Measurements
  • Motion in a straight line
  • Motion in a plane
  • Laws of motion
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion
  • Oscillations
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanical Properties of solids
  • Mechanical Properties of fluids
  • Thermal Properties of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory
  • Waves
  • Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
  • Wave Optics
  • Electric Charges and Fields
  • Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
  • Current Electricity
  • Moving Charges and Magnetism
  • Magnetism and Matter
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • Atoms
  • Nuclei
  • Semiconductor Electronics
  • Communication Systems
Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  • States of matters: Gases and Liquids
  • Stoichiometry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Equilibrium and Acid-Bases
  • Hydrogen and its compounds
  • The s – Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • p-Block Elements
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry and Chemical Kinetics
English
  • Comprehension
  • Antonyms 
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Error detection
  • Omission
  • Spellings
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Grammar
  • Figures of Speech
Logical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Arguments and Conclusions
  • Missing Numbers
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Latest current affairs and current events
  • Geography of India
  • History of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Everyday Science
  • General Science
  • Biotechnology
  • nanotechnology
  • Environmental Science
  • General Physics
  • General Chemistry
  • Life Science
  • Persons in News
  • International Organizations
  • Games & Events
  • Awards & Honours
  • Books & Authors
  • Science & Technology
Law
  • Law related questions as prescribed by Bar Council of India

CUSAT 2023 Preparation Tips

Some of the tips for your help are provided below.

  • Candidates must make a suitable timetable and stick to it until the examination. 
  • The division of the time to each of the subjects should be done correctly.
  • Practice the mock tests and the previous year’s question papers to better understand the exam. 
  • Exercise and eat healthily. 
  • Be patient. 

CUSAT 2023 Books

Some of the books are provided here for your reference. 

SubjectsBooks Recommended
Logical Reasoning Ability and General Intelligence
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
  • A new Approach to Reasoning by B.S Sijwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey
  • Book on Quicker Maths by M. Tyra
  • Competitive Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S Aggarwal
English Language and Comprehension
  • General English by Agarwal Examcart
  • General English by S.C Gupta
  • General English High School English Grammar and Composition by BookWren & Martin
General Awareness
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Year Book by Malayala Manorama
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • English Newspapers
  • English Magazines.
  • NCERT Books of Class IX and X for History, Geography and Polity and other subjects related to general awareness. 
Physics
  • NCERT 11th and 12th
  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
  • Understanding Physics by D.C Pandey 
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov
Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandy
  • NCERT 11th and 12th
Mathematics
  • Mathematics Book by Amit Agarwal
  • Algebra SK Goyal (Arihant)
  • Objective Mathematics by RD Sharma
  • The Elements of coordinate geometry by S L Loney

CUSAT 2023 Admit Card

The admit cards will not be provided to any candidates offline or by postal. Everyone needs to download the same from the official website. The admit card must be brought to the exam hall along with an ID. 

The admit card for PG and UG is expected to be released around May and June 2023 respectively. Keep an eye on the official updates. 

CUSAT 2023 Exam Centres

Candidates must choose any exam center from the list according to their will. Some of the exam centers are listed below. 

New DelhiVaranasi
ChennaiBangalore
KalpettaLucknow
ThiruvananthapuramAllahabad
IdukkiMalappuram
KolkataKota
KolamAlappuzha
AdoorThrissur
KannurKozhikode
PalakkadKasargod
DubaiRanchi
PatnaMumbai
BokaroJamshedpur
Kottayam

CUSAT 2023 Answer Key

The answer key is expected to be released after the successful completion of the exam. They will be available only in the online mode. The answer key will be available most likely in the month of June 2023. 

Candidates can raise the objection and the final answer key will be released before the results and after taking the objection into consideration. 

CUSAT 2023 Results

The results are also expected to be released around the month of June 2023 for those candidates who have attempted the exam. It will be released in online mode and candidates can check it using their application number. 

CUSAT 2023 Counselling Procedure

The counseling is the last stage for admission and it is expected to begin from the second week of June 2023 in an online mode for all the courses. It will be conducted as per the merit list. Candidates need to register themselves if they want to be part of the counseling process. Here are certain documents that would be required. 

  • Admit card
  • Scorecard
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Intermediate and Matriculation mark sheets
  • Counseling letter

FAQs

Question- What will be the exam mode?

Ans- It will be conducted in an online mode. 

Question- Is there any negative marking?

Ans- Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1.

Question- Can the form be submitted offline?

Ans- No, the form has to be submitted online manner. 

Question- What will be the type of questions?

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Ans- The questions will be objective. 

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