CUSAT 2020: CAT Application Form, Dates (Out), Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

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CUSAT Exam PatternCUSAT CAT 2020 Exam Date has been Announced on 12th November 2019. The Exam will be held on 18th – 19th April 2020. Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will conduct the Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test (CUSAT CAT) 2020 in April. It is a combined entrance examination for all those candidates who want to get admission in various UG & PG courses affiliated to it.

The entrance examination will be conducted in online mode only. The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) conducts the Common Entrance Test (CAT), Lateral Entrance Test (LET), Departmental Admission Test (DAT), group discussion and (if applicable) admission to its various programs. Applicants must obtain a valid score/grading on the admission examination to be eligible for admission.

CAT is carried out for admission to B.Tech, M.Sc (Photonics, Informatics, and Marine), BBA LL.B., B.Com LL.B., the MA, MIP-Ph.D, LLM-PhD, MCA / MCA (Lateral Input), LLB, M.Voc, M.FSc, etc. Get the details of CUSAT 2020, including the CUSAT CAT Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card, exam template, etc.

CUSAT CAT 2020 Notification  – Exam Date Announced

 CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam Date has been Announced now, the Exam will be held on 18th April – 19th April 2020. Click Here to Check Exam Date Details.

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CUSAT Highlights

Exam NameCUSAT
Full-FormCochin University of Science & Technology
Exam TypesUG & PG Level
Exam LevelNational
Courses OfferedEngineering, Science, Technology, Humanities, Law & Management
Conducting BodyCUSAT Common Admission Test (CAT)
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
Exam Date 18th – 19th April 2020
Exam Duration03 hours
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CUSAT Exam Dates 2020

Here, candidates can check the exam dates of CUSAT CAT 2020:

EventsDates (Annoucned)
CUSAT Cat 2020 Notification1st January 2020
Start of CUSAT Online Registration3rd January 2020
Last date to fill the Application Form (without late fee)Last week of February 2020
Application form apply with late fee1st week of March 2020
Last date of application with late fee2nd week of March 2020
Availability of admit Card3rd week of April 2020
CUSAT CAT 2020 Exam18th – 19th April 2020
Declaration of Result1st week of May 2020
Counseling –Option Entry1st week of June 2020

CUSAT Application Form 2020 

Candidates can get the details for the CUSAT CAT 2020 Application Form, including the application fee and modes of payment.

  • Aspirants can fill the CUSAT 2020 Application Form in online mode only.
  • The Application Form shall be available on 3rd January 2020 tentatively.
  • Applicants are first required to complete the registration process; after that, they can proceed towards filling details in the Application Form.
  • Without the payment of the application fee, the Application Form will not be submitted.
  • Applicants must take the printout of the confirmation page. It is proof of the successful submission of the Application Form.
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology had made available CUSAT CAT 2020 Application Form for admissions to various B.Tech programs in online mode in February 2020.
  • The Application Form of CUSAT CAT 2020 without late fee was available until February.
  • Applicants are required to fill in their details in the Application Form of CUSAT CAT 2020 like name, email id, contact number, educational background, etc.

Application Fee

The candidates need to pay CUSAT CAT 2020 application fee as mentioned below through online mode of payment using credit card/debit card/net banking.

CategoryApplication fee
General Category CandidateRs. 1000/-
ST/SC Category Candidates of KeralaRs. 500/-
International Candidate / PIO/ Children of Indian Gulf Workers(CGW)Rs. US$ 100
NRI QuotaRs. 5000/-
Ph.D. and M.Phil ProgrammesRs. 1,000 (Rs. 500 for SC/ST Candidates)
PDF, Diploma, Certificate ProgrammesRs. 100 (Rs. 50 for SC/ST Candidates)
Candidates opting for Dubai as Test CentreRs. 10,000/-

Fee payment can be made through SBI or SBT Challan or credit card/debit card/Net banking.

CUSAT 2020 Eligibility

Essential eligibility requirements needed to be met by the aspiring candidates to be considered Eligible for CUSAT CAT 2020-21.


  • Candidates belong to Kerala SC (KSC), and Kerala ST (KST) communities are eligible for applying.
  • SEBC candidates of Kerala State those are certified as belonging to non-creamy layer are eligible for 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks for qualifying examination.

For UG Courses

  • Qualifying Exam: For all UG programs, the candidate should have completed their 12th from a recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks: For UG Programmes (except Marine Engineering), SEBC candidates belong to the Non-Creamy Layer of Kerala State have to obtain 45% in PCM (Physics, Chemistry Mathematics) taken together.
  • B.Com LLB/BBA LLB: 10+2 examination should be passed with 60% marks (for science group) and 55% marks (for Arts/Commerce/Humanities group).
  • Age Limit: 20 years as on 1st July 2020 (22 years for SC/ST and OBC candidates).
  • LLB: Graduation in any stream from a University recognized from CUSAT by securing 40% aggregate marks (35% for SC/ST).
  • Appearing candidates may also apply.
  • B.Tech with Integrated M.Sc: The candidate must have passed the 10+2 with at least 50% marks in Mathematics alone, and 50% marks in PCM combined from Kerala state or recognized board.
  • B.Tech Marine Engineering: The applicant must have qualified 10+2 examination with at least 60% of marks combined in English and PCM, and with a minimum of 50% of marks separately in Mathematics.

For PG Courses

  • MCA: Science graduate with Mathematics as one of the subjects or graduate in Electronics/Information Technology/Computer Science/Computer Applications/ Engineering/Technology with 55% aggregate marks (except language & humanities).
  • LL.M.: Bachelor’s degree in law with a minimum of 45% marks.
  • M.Tech Course: Candidates those applying on the basis of GATE score card can avail the 5% relaxation in the qualifying examination marks.

CUSAT 2020 Exam Pattern

First Degree Programmes

  • Mode: The CUSAT CAT 2020 will be conducted through the online process (CBT).
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct response, three marks will be awarded, and for the wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
  • No of Questions: The question paper will comprise of 250 objective type multiple-choice questions.
  • 125 questions will be asked from Mathematics and 125 questions from Physics and Chemistry.
  • Duration: The duration of this exam will be three hours.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 750 marks.

Lateral Entry to III Semester B.Tech Programme (LET)

  • Mode: The CUSAT CAT 2020 will be conducted through the online process (CBT).
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct response, three marks will be awarded, and for the wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
  • No of Questions: The question paper will consist of 200 objective type questions.
    • 20 questions will be asked in English, 50 from Mathematics, 40 from engineering Mechanics, 40 from Engineering Graphics and 50 from General Engineering.
  • Duration: The duration of this test will be 3 hours.
  • Total Marks: The maximum mark will be 600.
  • CUSAT CAT is held for various course of study. Each session contains a different number of questions, subjects, etc. The examination pattern for some of the classes is given below:
  • Examination Mode: CUSAT CAT will be conducted in online mode (CBT).
  • Question Paper Type:The question paper will contain objective type questions.
  • Number of Questions: Each course has a different number of questions.
  • Subjects: Each course will include different items.
  • Exam Duration: The time allotted to answer the questions will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme:3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer, and one mark will be deducted from each incorrect response.
CoursesSectionsNumber of Questions
First Year B.Tech/Integrated M.Sc in PhotonicsMathematics125
BBA LL.B. (Hons.)/B.Com.LL.B. (Hons.)General English50
Reasoning  and Logical Thinking Ability50
General Awareness and Current Affairs25
Law-Related Matters25
Logical Reasoning75
Comprehension Ability25
General Knowledge/Current Affairs25
Legal Aptitude50
Logical Reasoning25
M. Voc (Technology And Management Consulting)Quantitative ability30% questions
Data interpretation & logical reasoning25% questions
Verbal & reading comprehension25% questions
Current affairs in technology and business20% questions

CUSAT 2020 Syllabus

Since the curriculum of each course is different, the university will publish the program of each course on its website. B. Tech’s freshman program will be based on more than two (12) standards. It will contain Math, physics, and chemistry questions. Candidates can verify the program according to the course chosen by them.

  • For B.Tech and 5 Year Integrated M.Sc. Programs: The syllabus consists of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  • For Lateral Entry of B.Tech Programme: English, Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Graphics and General Engineering.
  • For BBA LL.B. (Hons.)/B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.): syllabus consist, 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 Admit Card 2020

Candidates participating in the CUSAT 2020 will be able to get their admit card through online mode. It will be available in the month of April 2020. The candidate will need to furnish their details such as application number, user name, and password so as to get their admit cards.

The availability of the CUSAT 2020 Admit card for CAT will be from the third week of April 2020. The admit card will be issued online on the official website of CUSAT. However, the link for downloading the admit card will also provide here.

CUSAT Result 2020

CUSAT will announce the result of the Common Admission Test (CAT) in the last week of May 2020. Candidates can check their CUSAT 2020 Result by entering roll number.

The result of CUSAT 2020 will be uploaded to the university website in the third week of May 2020. Candidates can see their results in online mode. Candidates may also obtain CUSAT to cut the 2020 notes after being published by the university.

The university will also publish the correction key CUSAT after a few days of the end of the exam. Candidates can check their questions marked on the exam with the help of the answer key.

CUSAT 2020 Counselling

The CUSAT 2020 Counselling will be started after the few weeks of the result declaration. The counseling schedule will be posted on the official website. The CUSAT Counselling will be held for all the passing candidates. No Individuals call letters/ communications will be sent to the candidates by post.

In the counseling process, candidates have to register themselves for admission to various academic programs of the University. The registration will be done only through the login portal, the link that is available at the time of counseling. Registered candidates will be allotted seats as per their rank and availability of the places.

CUSAT Counselling 2020 will be conducted for the rank holders who have qualified the CAT. The counseling schedule will be published on the official website of the University after test results. Filling of choices for courses will be allowed at the time of counseling. Seats are offered by options filled for the courses and seat availability for that particular class.

CUSAT Admission 2020

The candidate with better ranks in the merit list will be allotted the seats in the counseling rounds. The candidate will be able to get selected according to the merit list as declared by the authority.

  • Applicants who have submitted an application for CAT 2020 and have submitted the prescribed fee will only be considered for the CAT 2020 and Allied Admission Procedures (with the exception of the M.Tech Marine Biotechnology program).
  • All admissions are based on the merit of the candidates prepared for the entrance test done by the university.
  • Based on the valid scores/scores obtained from the prescribed test/test and the score obtained in the group/interview discussion, admissions will be offered.

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