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Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) for the admission to its B.Tech, BBA, LLB, LLM, MBA, MCA, MA, MSc, M.Phil, M.Tech, Ph.D and PG Diploma Courses in CUSAT university and its affiliated colleges.

CUSAT CAT 2015 Eligibility:-

For B.Tech - Pass in the Plus Two Examination of the State of Kerala or any other examination accepted as equivalent  with subjects of  Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (PCM) as optional subjects securing a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.

For M.Tech:- Pass B.Tech/B.E/B.Sc Engineering Degree Examination in Civil Engineering branch from any University in Kerala or an examination of any other University /Institution accepted by this University as equivalent thereto with a minimum of 60% marks.Candidates who have passed Sections A&B examinations conducted by the Institution of Engineers (India) – AMIE in Civil branch shall be eligible. In addition to this the candidate must also have a valid GATE score.
For M.Phil:- Master’s Degree in Hindi with at least 55% marks.
For LLM- Bachelor’s degree in Law with at least 45% marks.
For MSc - B.Sc. degree in related discipline with 55% marks. 
For MA - B.A./B.Sc.degree
For MBA - Bachelor’s degree in any subject with 50% marks in aggregate.
For MCA - Any graduate with Mathematics as one of the main or subsidiary subjects or graduate in Electronics / Computer Science / Computer Applications/ Engineering/Technology with aggregate 55% marks in all subjects other than languages and humanities.

CUSAT CAT Registration / Application Form

CUSAT CAT 2015 Application Form / Registration:-
Candidates are advised to read carefully all information published in the web site http://cusat.ac.in or http://cusat.nic.in before submitting online application.

The online application submission is a two-stage process.

In the first stage the candidate should submit a few basic details such as Name, Date of Birth, email-id, mobile phone no, etc correctly so as to get their user-id and password by SMS/email.

In the second stage the candidate should login using this user-id and password. Immediately they will be asked to change their password. Now submit all other details required in the online registration form and upload your recent passport size (color) photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm with the file size between 4 KB and 100 KB and signature (3.5 cm x 1.5 cm with file size between 1 KB and 30 KB)

Please note that once the application is confirmed by pressing the CONFIRM button, no further changes are possible.

In the chalan payment mode, choose your bank first and then take printout of the chalan form along with the instructions page and make payment in the bank after two working days from the date of registration. Make sure that the journal number is correctly entered by the bank in the space provided in the chalan form before leaving the bank. Payment can also be made from any Internet Banking enabled SBI/SBT a/c: Login to the internet banking account. Choose “Payments/Transfers”. Choose “Power Jyothi Fee Collection (PUL). Enter the fee type as printed in your chalan and then click “Submit” button. In the “Validation Date” box enter your date of birth as printed in the chalan. In the “Fee Reference No” box, enter your registration no as printed in the chalan. Then click “confirm” button to complete the transaction. Note down your transaction number for future reference.

After completing the registration process you should logout.

Do not send any document in original or copy to the University, unless otherwise specifically requested for.

You should check your application status after two working days from the date of payment of fee. If your application is approved, you should take printout of the application confirmation page from the web site.

If the application submitted by the candidate is not approved within the time, the candidate should take necessary action as indicated in the status page.

Candidates for MBA/M.Tech programmes who are awaiting results of CMAT/ MAT/CAT (IIM) or GATE can apply online during the extended period also ie from 01-03-2015 to 30-04-2015.

The registration number should be quoted in all communications with the University.

CUSAT CAT Exam Dates

CUSAT CAT 2015 Date:-


02/05/2015, SATURDAY

09.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.


Test in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry for 1st Degree Programmes  in  Engineering and Technology (B Tech/5 YrIntegrated M.Sc. Photonics)

09.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.


Test for MA Applied Economics

02.00 p.m - 04.00 p.m


Aptitude Test for B.B.A., L.L.B. (Hons) / B.Com.,LL.B(Hons.)


Test for MA Hindi

02.00 p.m - 05.00 p.m


Aptitude Test for MIP.,Ph.D & LL.M.,Ph.D

03/05/2015, SUNDAY


Test Code


9.30.a.m. - 11.30.a.m.

 601 to 604 
606 to 615
617 to 618

Test for Post-Graduate programmes  Biotechnology (601), Botany(602), Chemical Engineering(603), Chemistry(604), Electronics(606), Engineering Science(607), Fisheries(608), Geology(609), Law (for LL.M)(610), Life Science(611), Mathematics(612), Physics(613), Statistics(614),Zoology(615), Instrumentation(617), Food Science(618)

12.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m


Aptitude Test  for M.C.A

03.00 p.m. - 05.00p.m.


Aptitude Test for 3 year LL.B. Course (Test centre only at Ernakulam)

10/05/2015, SUNDAY

10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


Test for Lateral  Entry to B .Tech Programmes

Centre of Examination

As indicated in the downloaded Admit Card


Dates will be announced later on the University website www.cusat.ac.in


CUSAT CAT Syllabus


• Sets, Relations and Functions
• Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
• Matrices and Determinants
• Permutations and Combinations
• Mathematical Induction
• Sequences and Series
• Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
• Differential Equations
• Three Dimensional Geometry
• Vector Algebra
• Statistics and Probability
• Trigonometry
• Mathematical Reasoning


• Physics and Measurement
• Kinematics
• Laws of Motion
• Work, Energy and Power
• Gravitation
• Properties of Solids and Liquids
• Oscillations and Waves
• Electrostatics
• Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
• Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
• Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
• Atoms and Nuclei
• Electronic Devices
• Communication Systems


• Some Basic concepts in Chemistry
• States of Matter
• Atomic Structure
• Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
• Chemical Thermodynamics
• Solutions
• Chemical Kinetics
• Hydrogen
• Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
• Co-Ordination Compounds
• Environmental Chemistry
• Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
• Hydrocarbons
• Polymers
• Bio Molecules
• Chemistry in everyday life
• Gaseous and Liquid States
• Extractive Metallurgy
• Energetic
• Electrochemistry
• Chemical Kinetics
• Chemical Equilibrium
• Carbohydrates
• Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
• Amino acids and Peptides

Paper Pattern

CUSAT CAT 2015 Paper Pattern - 
Engg. & Technology:-
The test comprises of 250 objective type multiple choice questions based on Plus Two syllabus. Of this, 125 questions will be from Mathematics and 125 questions will be from Physics and Chemistry with physics to chemistry ratio maintained at 3:2. The duration of the test will be three hours and the maximum marks will be 750. The admission to following courses is based on the score in this test.
•5-year Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics
•B. Tech. course in
•Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Safety & Fire Engineering.
•B Tech course in Marine Engineering
•B. Tech. course in Instrumentation Technology
•B. Tech. Naval Architecture & Ship Building
•B. Tech. Polymer Science & Engineering
Candidates, appearing for Test 101 should have scored a minimum of ten marks for mathematics and 10 marks for physics and chemistry put together to be eligible to figure in the respective rank list. This requirement of minimum marks, however, will not be applicable for candidates coming under SC/ST communities.
Test for Lateral Entry to III Semester B.Tech Programme (LET):-
The Lateral Entry Test for admission to III Semester of the B. Tech course comprises 200 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in English (20 questions), Mathematics (50 questions), Engineering Mechanics (40 questions), Engineering Graphics (40 questions) and General Engineering (50 questions). The test shall be of 3 hours duration and the maximum marks will be 600.
B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) / B. Com.,LL.B.(Hons.):-
The Test for B.B.A., LL.B.(Hons.) / B.Com.,LL.B (Hons.) comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in General English (50 questions) Ability in Reasoning and Logical Thinking (50 questions) proficiency in General Knowledge and Current affairs (25 questions) and in Law Related Matters (25 questions). The maximum marks will be 450. The candidate will have option to select either of the five year courses on the basis of their ranks.
Applicants for B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) / B.Com.,LL.B (Hons.) irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 201.
Test for LL.M:-
The Test for LL.M. comprises of two parts:
Part I – Proficiency in English, Analytical & other abilities and General Knowledge
Part II –Proficiency in the related subjects.
Test for M.A. Hindi:-
The Test for M.A. Hindi comprises 150 objective type questions at a level answerable by candidates with Hindi as a second language at degree level. 
MBA (Full Time) / (Part Time), MBA (International Business) & M.B.A. (Travel & Tourism):-
For MBA courses of the University, the admission to the 2014 batch will be based on C-MAT (AICTE)/ MAT (AIMA) score and performance at Group Discussion and Interview conducted by the University. However, they must also submit their applications online to the University within the stipulated time.
Aptitude Test for MCA:-
The aptitude Test for MCA comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the aptitude and capability of an applicant for pursuing the M.C.A programme. About 50% of the questions will be from Mathematics covering areas of Engineering Mathematics / B.Sc. subsidiary level Mathematics while the remaining questions will be to test the ability of the candidate in logical reasoning based on pictures, geometrical figures, patterns of words, Number Sequence, Set Theory, Logic decoding etc. Applicants for MCA, irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 501.
PG Programmes:-
Comprises 150 objective type questions designed to assess the proficiency of the applicant at the Graduate level in the test subject chosen by the candidate. Applicants for PG programmes (other than M.A. Hindi) may choose and specify any one of the 16 subjects (listed with Code Numbers 601–604, 606-615, 617-618) relevant to the programme for which the admission is sought. A table is given at the last page of the prospectus for quick reference of the selection of Test Subjects. This subject could be either the main subject of the qualifying degree examination of the applicant or the subject nearest to the main subject, provided it meets the eligibility criteria prescribed for the programmes chosen. See chapter on “How to Choose test subjects for PG Programmes-Quick reference table”
M.A. Applied Economics:-
Comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency of the applicant at the Graduate level in Economics. (50 % of the questions will be from Economics, 15% from Simple Mathematics, 15% from Statistics and 20% General awareness.)
Engineering Science:-
The Test in Engineering Science is for testing the aptitude of an applicant for admission to the interdisciplinary programme M.Sc. Environmental Technology (Stream 1).
Life Science:-
Tests the subject knowledge as well as aptitude of an applicant for admission to the interdisciplinary programmes of M.Sc. Biotechnology M.Sc. Environmental Technology (Stream II) M.Sc. Marine Biology and M.Sc. Biopolymer Sciences. Questions will therefore be from areas in Life Science / Medical Science / Agricultural Science, which a graduate in any of the above branches of study, should be able to answer.
3 year LL.B -
The Test for 3 year LL.B. Course:-
Comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in English (25) Comprehension ability (25) General Knowledge/Current affairs (25) Legal aptitude (50) and Logical Reasoning (25). The maximum marks will be 450. Applicants for the above irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programmes, have to necessarily take the Test 619.
Aptitude Test for Five year Integrated Dual Degree Programmes of MIP Ph.D Degree & LL.M (IPR) Ph.D Degree-
The Aptitude Test for MIP Ph.D & LL.M., Ph.D. comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in English (40 marks), General Knowledge (15 marks), General aptitude in Intellectual Property Law (20 marks), Analytical and Reasoning Ability (40 marks) and Aptitude to do Research (35 marks). Applicants for MIP Ph.D Degree & LL.M (IPR) Ph.D Degree, irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 620.

CUSAT CAT Preparation

Students must study from latest and update study materiel. The preparation books must cover the latest exam pattern and exam syllabus. A dedicated preparation time table will definitely increase the probability of success in any exam. Students should follow a pre planned time table and divide their study hours in different subjects and accordingly cover all the subjects and topics. You must keep revising their chapters with in every 2 months during their preparation. Expert guidance is must for any exam preparation.

CUSAT CAT Notification

CUSAT CAT 2015 Notification:-

Apply online on website:- http://cusat.ac.in or http://cusat.nic.in

Online registration for CAT, LET and PG programmes including M.Tech and MBA programmes (CMAT/MAT/CAT score required for MBA) - from 05.01.2015 to 24.01.2015.

Remittance of fee at Bank (through chalan/net banking - 07. 01.2015 to 29.01.2015.

Extended Online registration only for M.Tech. and MBA programme (CMAT/MATG-MAT score for MBA) (GATE score for M.Tech - 01.03.2015 to 30.04.2015

Issue and receipt of DAT Applications from Departments for admissions to M.Phil & PhD. & Diploma Programmes - 05. 01.2015 to 01.02.2015.

Downloading the Admit Card  - CAT from the website www.cusat.nic.in - 20.4.2015 to 03.05.2015.

Downloading the Admit Card – LET from the website www.cusat.nic.in - 20.4.2015 to 10.05.2015.

CUSAT CAT 2015 Time Table

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