CUSAT CAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

CUSAT CAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

CUSAT CAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
CUSAT CAT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
October 1, 2021
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CUSAT CAT 2022 Application Forms are released on February 8, 2022. Registration is open for CUSAT CAT 2022 exam. Last date to fill the application form is March 7, 2022 (without late fees).

The Cochin University of Science and Technology will conduct CUSAT CAT 2022 on May 15 – 17, 2022 to provide admission to candidates into various courses including, B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Phil, M.Voc, MCA, B.Sc, M.Sc, B.A.LLB, LLM,

CUSAT CAT is a Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) for admission to its various UG and PG levels courses. The exam paper for B Tech consists of two papers: Paper-I and Paper-II. By January, every year the CUSAT CAT application form gets published on the official website. After completing the exam, CUSAT CAT the counselling session will be organized online. This is a university-level and computer-based entrance exam held online.

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CUSAT CAT Latest News/Update

  • The CUSAT’s authorities will soon release the CAT 2022 counseling schedule.
  • CUSAT has not postponed the CAT 2022 April Session exam due to the current COVID-19 situation.
  • The latest 2022 CUSAT CAT Notification PDF is yet not out.
  • The tentative dates for the CUSAT CAT 2022 is given here.
  • CAT 2022 first and second allotment dates have not been released by CUSAT.
  • After the result, CUSAT CAT Rank List for UG and PG courses will be released.


About CUSAT CAT and CUSAT Conducting Authority

The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a government autonomous body that conducts the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission in B Tech, UG, and PG courses offered by the University. CUSAT CAT is the exam organized annually by Cochin University of Science and Technology. It annually conducts the exam also on Lateral Entry Test (LET) and Departmental Admission Test (DAT). The exam is conducted in online mode. Candidates who want to participate in the 2022 exam must fill CAT 2022 application form if they meet the eligibility criteria. The application form was filled online on the official website of CUSAT.

The CUSAT has conducted the CAT 2021 for candidates on July 21 successfully. Admission was available into various courses following, B Tech, M Phil, M Vocation, MCA, B.A, LLB, LLM, and other programs. Counselling will be conducted for admissions through the CUSAT CAT exam for which a rank list has been released.


CUSAT CAT’s  2022 Basic Information


Exam Conducting Authority Cochin University of Science and Technology
Exam Mode Online – Computer Based
Application Fee General – Rs.1100SC/ST – Rs.500
Number of Attempts Multiple attempts allowed
Frequency of Exam Once in a year
Exam Duration 3 hours
Question type Objective or MCQ
Total number of questions 250 questions
Paper-I Math
Paper-II Physics and Chemistry
Courses Offered B Tech, M Tech, M Phil, M Vocation, LLB, MCA, MA, M Science, etc.


CUSAT CAT Exam Date 2022

CUSAT authorities have yet not announced all the important dates for the 2022 session of CUSAT CAT. Certainly, the candidates must know all the dates. Thus, they should not miss out on any of the events. The timetable below contains the names of events and their respective dates.


Do check out the complete tentative exam dates for the CUSAT 2022 examination:



Starting of application form

8th Feb. 2022

Last date to submit applications

7th March 2022

Last date to submit the application form (with late fee)

14th March 2022

MBA programs registration date

8th Feb. to 21st April 2022

MTech programs registration date

8th Feb. to 21st April 2022

Release of Admit Card

1st to 14th May 2022

Exam Date

15th to 17th May 2022

Answer key

2nd week of June 2022

Declaration of Results

3rd week of June 2022

Publish LLB and PG Seat Allotment

2nd week of July 2022


CUSAT CAT 2022 Notification

The official CUSAT CAT notification for the academic session 2022 has been released.  Details regarding the phases of the exam in 2022 are given. It will be reflected here as the dates are announced. However, till then one can conjecture the time gaps seeing the details of the 2021 exam mentioned ahead in the description..


Candidates can check CUSAT CAT 2022 notifications  and highlights below.

  • CUSAT has released the 2022 Allotment Schedule for CAT. It is starting from 8th Feb. 2022 for the B Tech course.
  • CUSAT CAT Rank List is expected to be out in 1st week of July 2022.
  • Answer Key for CAT 2022 is expected to be released in 2nd week of June 2022.
  • The seat allotment process is expected to start from 2nd week of July 2022.
  • CUSAT CAT 2022 result is expected to be out in 3rd week of June 2022.


CUSAT CAT  2022 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants applying for CAT 2022 must fulfil the eligibility criteria i.e., age requirement, qualifying %, educational qualification, nationality, etc. The CUSAT authorities have released the requirements for candidates who are willing to pursue B Tech courses through CUSAT CAT. The criteria shall vary for the various B Tech specializations as well such as Naval Architecture & Ship Building, Instrumentation Technology, and Marine Engineering. In short, those candidates who anyways apply without complying with the CUSAT CAT eligibility criteria stand at high risk of cancellation of their application.

Based on the requisites required of the student concerned the criteria are given much importance for the students to follow and apply for courses, B Tech, M Phil, M Vocation, MCA, B Science, M Science, B.A.LLB, LLM in different colleges across Kerala.


The 2022 eligibility criteria for UG Candidates appearing for CUSAT CAT are given below:

  • Candidates must pass the 10+2 exam from a recognized board or university with the required subjects.
  • Aspirants must have scored at least 50% marks in their last passed exam.
  • Candidates having any backlog in any paper in the 12th class are not eligible to apply.
  • For a 3-year LLB course, a candidate is eligible to apply if he/she is an employee of the Central Government and is staying within a radius of 30km from CUSAT – HIKKAKE CAMPUS.


Below are the eligibility criteria for PG Candidates appearing in CAT 2022:

  • Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in the required field from a recognized University.
  • The minimum marks must be at least 60% in the qualifying degree. (Note: Minimum marks required might differ for each course.)

Age criteria

There is no specific age limit specified to apply for the exam. Candidates of any age group can fill the application form and thereby participate in the counseling session if they qualify for the entrance exam. The age restriction of CUSAT CAT for the B Tech Marine Engineering program is a maximum of 25 years from the current year.


Reservation Policy

Candidates must make a quick tour of the reservation policy.

  • A certain % of the total seats is reserved for candidates belonging to the SC/ST, economically deprived categories, and if from Kerala (Communal Reservation Quota)
  • Few seats for applicants of CUSAT CAT are reserved.
  • 3% of the total seats for those candidates who are suffering from any disability are reserved (candidates with a minimum of 40% disability will only be considered except for Mechanical and Marine courses of Engineering)
  • Seats for blind candidates are reserved only in LLM courses and M.A Hindi.
  • One seat in each course for students in the sports category is reserved.
  • Some seats for Jew community candidates are reserved.


CUSAT CAT Registration: The Process of 2022

Mode of CUSAT CAT Registration for applying for: Online

Mode of Payment for application fee payment: Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card

The admission authorities of CUSAT released its CAT application form on 8th Feb. 2022. The candidates were allowed to submit the application form by 7th March without a late fee. The last date to submit the CUSAT CAT form 2022 extended till 14th March 2022 that included a late fine. The candidates must register with CUSAT before filling the application form and then provide the asked academic and personal details.


Application Form Process

Candidates applying to CUSAT CAT were required to follow the following procedure to fill in their CUSAT CAT application form for 2022.


STEP 1- Registration:

Candidates applying to CAT 2022 should register themselves by providing their details such as their name, email address, mobile number, and date of birth. The email address of the candidate becomes the user name for further reference. To verify the email Id and mobile number, the candidate receives an OTP. The then-candidate needs to verify the same by clicking on the link/OTP received.


STEP 2- Login:

After the successful registration of the 2022 exam, candidates had to login into the portal by using the login credentials (username and password) and then had to fill in the application form.


STEP 3- Filling the Application Form:

Candidates applying for the exam have to fill in their personal as well as academic details. After successful login into the portal, the following details ought to be filled:

  • Personal details such as the name, contact number, age, date of birth, gender, nationality, category, parents details, hostel accommodation (if required), local address and permanent address,
  • Academic details,
  • Course to study,
  • Exam Center,
  • Other necessary documents in PDF form.


Step 4: Upload Photograph and Signature

Candidates must upload a clear photograph and signature in the specifications mentioned below:

  • The photograph should be in JPG file format of size 4 kb-100 kb
  • The signature should be in JPG file format of size 4 kb-30 kb.

Note: If the Photograph and image shows blurred, the application form is rejected by the exam conducting authorities.


Step 4- Preview:

After successfully filing the course and other details, a preview option will be available. The candidate should preview the form and check the preview carefully. In case of any mistake, go to the required page, make the necessary correction and save the changes.


STEP 5- Payment:

After successfully filling and reviewing the application form, the candidates should pay the application form fee. The application form fee was  Rs.1100/- for the general & OBC category and Rs.500/- for the SC/ST category of CAT 2022.


CUSAT CAT Syllabus

The CUSAT CAT syllabus of CAT organized by CUSAT comprises the important contents from the exam point of view. It describes the chapters and topics of Math, Chemistry, and Physics. CUSAT CAT syllabus is based on the syllabus of Class 11 and 12. So, candidates must go through the complete syllabus who are planning to prepare for CUSAT CAT before drawing up any strategy.

The authorities of CUSAT shall do not specifically release the syllabus for CAT 2022. Generally, questions of Physics, Chemistry, and Math are from the class 11 and 12 syllabi. Candidates should go through the whole syllabus while preparing for the CUSAT CAT exam. This helps them prepare well and perform accordingly in the CUSAT CAT exam.


CUSAT CAT Exam Pattern

The CUSAT CAT exam pattern illustrates the blueprint of the CUSAT CAT question paper. Candidates must check the exam pattern to get an idea of the total number of questions, marking scheme, types of questions, etc. Essential points on the CUSAT CAT exam pattern 2021 are listed below:

  • Paper I: Math

(Total number questions = 125, Total marks allotted = 375 marks)

  • Paper-II: Physics and Chemistry

Physics     (Total number questions = 75, Total marks allotted= 225 marks)

Chemistry (Total number questions = 50, Total marks allotted = 150 marks)


Mode of exam Online
Type of ques. Objective type questions or MCQ
Total Number of Questions asked 250 questions
Language of exam English
Time Duration 3 hours
Marking Scheme Three marks for every correct answer
Negative Mark Minus of One mark for every wrong answer



CUSAT CAT Admit Card

Candidates will get CUSAT Admit Card between May 1st to 14th 2022. Candidates have to download it online by using the login credentials. The Candidate will not receive the admit card through email/post/fax. Candidates need to download their admit card themselves and bring it to the exam centre to write CAT 2022 exam. Without a hall ticket, no candidate will get permission to enter the exam hall. The admit card is an important document for entry in the exam as well as in the counselling.


The candidates have to follow certain steps to download the Admit Card:

  1. Visit the CUSAT official website.
  2.  After that, click on the tab for “CUSAT CAT Admit Card Download 2022”.
  3.  Enter the Date of Birth and Registration Number.
  4.  After filling in the details, click on the ‘submit’ tab.
  5. The online admit card for CAT 2022 will appear on the screen.
  6.  Download the admit card and keep a printout of the same for future use.



CUSAT will release the CUSAT CAT result on the website after some weeks of the exam which is expected in 3rd week of June 2022. Candidates who will participate in the 2022 exam will have the required credentials and will be able to check their results. The details required to access the result are the username and password that are provided to the candidates. CUSAT result carries various details like the name of the candidate, their roll number, marks obtained by them, rank secured, etc.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified for further rounds to complete the admission procedure.

The following are the steps to download the CUSAT 2022 results:

  • Log into the official website of CUSAT.
  • Enter the roll number and date of birth to proceed.
  • The result will appear along with the course chosen and rank list.
  • Download and keep a print of the same for future use.

Note: The CUSAT CAT Answer key is available after the completion of the concerned exam. The tentative date for its release was on the 3rd week of April.



Q1. What are courses under CUSAT CAT B Tech program?

A. The courses offered under B Tech programs are B Tech in Naval Architecture and Ship Building, B Tech in Marine Engineering, B Tech in Instrumentation & Technology, Polymer Science & Engineering.


Q2. What is the minimum % to apply for CUSAT CAT?

A. The % required to appear for B Tech in Marine Engineering, B Tech in Naval Architecture & Ship Building, B Tech in Instrumentation & Technology is 60% whereas for Polymer Science & Engineering it is 50%. However, there are can be more specific requirements for each specialization that aspirants can check on the official page.


Q3. Can an International candidate sit for the exam?

A. Yes, an international candidate meeting the eligibility criteria can sit for the exam.


Q4. Are the mobile number and email id necessary to apply for CUSAT CAT?

A. Yes, a valid mobile number and candidate’s email id are necessary to apply for CUSAT CAT.


Q5. I have secured 50% marks in my Bachelor’s Degree, can I apply for CUSAT CAT?

A. The minimum % of marks that the candidate requires is 50% in a Bachelors degree from a recognized university (45% marks for SC/ST).


Q6. Where can I download the CAT 2022 Admit card from?

A. The candidate can download the Admit Card from the university’s official website-


Q7. I have forgotten my password. Can I retrieve it back?

A. You can use the link ‘Forgot Password’ to reset the password and create a new password available on the candidate’s login page. You will require an Application Number, date of birth, and email ID to create a new password.


Q8. Will students who want to get admission only for B Tech Marine Engineering need to apply for CAT 2022?


A. Yes, students who want to get admission for B Tech Marine Engineering in the University should register for CAT 2022. However, the admission will be based on the rank scored in Common Entrance Test conducted by Indian Maritime University.


Q9. Can I update my details after submitting my application for CAT Admission 2022?

A. Editing permission is given for correcting the details, except name, Email ID & Mobile Number. For any further assistance, candidates need to send an email from their registered email Id to the help-desk email i.e.,


Q10. I wish to apply for MBA / M Tech. So, should I register for CAT 2023?

A. Candidates should register for CAT 2022 through the website. It is not necessary to attend the CAT 2023 exam.

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