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CUSAT CATCochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: 12th
  • Duration-:3 Hours
  • Stream-: Engineering
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Online
  • Total Questions-: 250

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CUSAT CAT 2018

Updated On - February 8th 2018

CUSAT CAT is an entrance exam conducted by Cochin University for admission to B.Tech programs offered by various colleges under the university. Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria set by Cochin University have to fill CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form before February 28, 2018.

  • Online Registration starts from February 07, 2018. 
  • Candidates can fill submit the form with fine is March 3, 2018.
  • International candidates can apply till April 30, 2018.
  • The application fee for Indian candidates is INR 1000; INR 500 for SC/ST candidates from Kerala.
  • Successfully registered candidates will be able to download CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card from April 15, 2018 to April 30, 2018.
  • CUSAT CAT 2018 will be conducted in the online mode in the last week of April 2018.
  • Candidates have to answer 250 multiple choice questions in 3 hours.
  • After the exam is conducted successfully, CUSAT CAT 2018 Result will be declared on the official website, cusat.nic.in.

CUSAT CAT is conducted every year to admit eligible candidates to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering, medical, law and many other courses offered across its 23 campuses. CUSAT CAT is gateway to many 3-year and 5-year engineering courses. Candidates clearing the written test will have to pass the interview/group discussion rounds for final admission (applicable for few courses).

Important Dates for CUSAT CAT 2018

CUSAT CAT 2018 is tentatively scheduled on April 30, 2018. Candidates can fill the online application from February 08, 2018 and they are required to fill the form before February 28, 2018. Tentative schedule of CUSAT CAT 2018 is given in the following table.

Event

Date (tentative)

Application Process Commencement

February 08, 2018

Last date to fill the Application Form

February 28, 2018

Last day of submitting the form with late fee

March 06, 2018

Starting date of Application Process for International students

February 08, 2018

Last date of Application Process for International Students

April 30, 2018

Availability of online Admit Card

April 15, 2018 onwards

Date of CUSAT CAT 2018 Examination

April  2018

Declaration of Result

May 25, 2018

Commencement of counselling process

July 11, 2018

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The Counselling of CUSAT CAT 2018 is expected to be held in the 2nd week of July 2018. The counselling will be done only for the qualified candidates. The selected candidates will require registering online and submit their option entry. After logging in, candidates will have to download their CUSAT CAT 2018 counselling letter. No individual call letter / communication will be sent by post to the candidates.

Tentative Time Table For Cat 2018

Aptitude test for MCA

28/04/2018                                                                                            SATURDAY

09.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

101

Test in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry for Technology (BTech/M.sc.(5 year integrated)Photonics/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Statistics)

09.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

616

Test for MA Applied Economics

02.00 p.m - 04.00 p.m

201

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

301

Test for MA Hindi

02.00 p.m - 04.00 p.m

502

Aptitude Test for Lateral Entry to MCA/MSc

620

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

29/04/2018                                                                                    SUNDAY

Time

Test Code

Subject

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

Test for PostGraduate Programmes  601-618, 623

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) and Food Science (618), Microbiology (623)

12.00 Noon. - 02.00 p.m

622

Test for M Voc Programme in Technology and Management Consulting

12.00 Noon - 02.00 pm

103

Test for B Voc in Business Process and Data Analytics

12.00 Noon - 02.00 p.m

501

Aptitude test for MCA

03.00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m

621 

Test for M Voc Programme in Mobile Phone Application Development

03.00 pm - 05.00 pm

619

Test for 3 year LLB Programme

02.00 pm - 05.00 pm

102

Test for Lateral Entry to B Tech Programmes

Centre of Examination

As indicated in the downloaded Admit Card

Counselling

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

CUSAT CAT 2018 Counselling

CUSAT CAT 2018 Counselling will be conducted for successful candidates as per their rank in the merit list. Candidates, who will qualify the entrance exam, will be given a chance to participate in the counseling. Candidates have to select their preferred colleges and streams and allotment will be done on the basis of rank in the Merit list. Candidates should keep the following points in mind while appearing for CUSAT CAT 2018 Counselling:

  • Candidates are required to register themselves at the counseling venue.
  • Qualified candidates will be allotted their preferred branches & colleges as per their rank in the merit list.
  • Candidates should carry original documents at the time of counseling.
  • If candidates fail to report at the allotted institute as per the mentioned date, their seat shall be cancelled.

Documents Required for CUSAT CAT 2018 Counselling

Candidates appearing for CUSAT CAT 2018 Counselling have to carry two sets of photocopies along with the original certificates of the following listed documents:

  • CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card
  • Class 10 Mark Sheet
  • Class 10 pass certificate
  • Class 10+2 Mark Sheet
  • Class 10+2 pass certificate
  • Migration Certificate (Students from Universities outside Kerala state) 
  • CUSAT CAT 2018 Application registration confirmation page
  • Domicile Certificate to prove that the candidate belongs to Kerala.
  • Transfer Certificate from the school/Institution last attended in English
  • Four passport size photographs
  • Conduct/Character Certificate from the school/Institution last attended (in English) 
  • Candidates belonging to reserved category ‘SEBC’ need to carry Community Certificate and Non-Creamy Layer Certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Sports Eligibility Certificate issued by Kerala State Sports Council for candidates who want admission under sports quota.
  • Community certificate issued by the Tahsildar for claiming admission under Kerala Scheduled Caste (KSC)/ Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) category if mentioned in the application form.
  • Candidates who want to claim fee concession should bring OEC certificate issued by the competent authority 
  • Physically Handicapped certificate for candidates seeking admission under physically challenged (PHC) category

Final admission will be given to candidates who produce the required documents during the counselling. For courses such as BBA LLB and BCom LLB, candidates will have to clear the group discussion and interview round for final admission. 15% weightage on GD and Interview will be given individually for candidates pursuing LLM courses.

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CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form

CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form can be filled online from January 20, 2018 to February 15, 2018. Candidates are advised to read official notification carefully in order to avoid any kind of error in the application form. Candidates can follow the following steps to fill online application form. Candidates must first choose from the 2 options available in the registration page:

  • Online Registration Indian Citizen/NRI
  • International Candidates/PIO/Children of Indian Gulf Workers

Step 1: Registration Process

  • Candidates have to register online by filling personal details such Name, Phone Number, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, and e-mail ID.
  • A user ID and password is generated at this stage details for which are sent on email ID and mobile number.
  • Candidates are advised to change the allotted password.

Step 2: Fill CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form

Detailed educational qualification, Date of Birth, Category of candidates, Nationality, Address, Annual Income of Parents and other details are required to be filled in the application form. Candidates should fill all the details carefully before submitting their application form. Any incorrect information in the application form can lead to cancellation of the candidature.

Step 3: Upload Photograph and Signature

Candidates are required to upload photo and signature in the specifications given below:

  • Photograph should be of JPG file format of size 4 kb to 100 kb
  • The signature should be of JPG file format of size 4 kb to 30 kb.
  • Photograph and image should not be blurred otherwise application form will be rejected by exam conducting authorities.

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay the CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Fee online by opting any of the three methods given below:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking

There is no other method to pay the application fee.

Candidates applying on the basis of GATE or any other management examinations must email their scores to helpdesk@cusat.nic.in before the online submission of application form. No help will be provided in case a candidate loses or forgets his/her email ID, password or mobile number.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Application fee

The application fee as per the category of candidates is given below:

Category

Application fee

General

INR 1000

SC/ST

INR 500

International Candidates

USD 100

NRI Candidates

INR 6000

Note: Fee once paid will not be refunded.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Cochin University has prescribed the minimum eligibility criteria for CUSAT CAT 2018 which candidates need to fulfill to apply for the exam. Candidates from Kerala Scheduled Caste and Kerala Scheduled Tribe are eligible to apply if they have minimum pass marks. Candidates applying for M.Tech programs are eligible for 5% relaxation if they have a  valid GATE score.

Eligibility criteria for CUSAT CAT for UG courses are as follows:

  • Candidates are required to pass 10+2 examination from a recognized board or university with required subjects.
  •  Aspirants must have scored at least 50% marks in their qualifying examination.
  • Candidates having any backlog in 10+2 are not eligible to apply.
  • Eligibility for 3 year LLB course is that a candidate must be an employee of Central Government and be staying within a radius of 30 km from CUSAT, Thrikkakara campus.

The eligibility criteria for postgraduate courses is as follows:

  • Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in the required field.
  • The minimum marks required in qualifying degree is at least 60%.
  • Note that minimum marks required may differ for each course.

Important Dates for CUSAT CAT 2018

CUSAT CAT 2018 is tentatively scheduled on April 30, 2018. Candidates can fill the online application from February 08, 2018 and they are required to fill the form before February 28, 2018. Tentative schedule of CUSAT CAT 2018 is given in the following table.

Event

Date (tentative)

Application Process Commencement

February 08, 2018

Last date to fill the Application Form

February 28, 2018

Last day of submitting the form with late fee

March 06, 2018

Starting date of Application Process for International students

February 08, 2018

Last date of Application Process for International Students

April 30, 2018

Availability of online Admit Card

April 15, 2018 onwards

Date of CUSAT CAT 2018 Examination

April  2018

Declaration of Result

May 25, 2018

Commencement of counselling process

July 11, 2018

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Syllabus for Physics

  • 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

Syllabus for Chemistry

  • 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

Syllabus for Mathematics

  • 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 

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CUSAT CAT 2018 Cut Off

CUSAT CAT 2018 Cut Off will be declared by exam conducting authorities which will form the basis for counselling. Cut off varies for different colleges and streams. There are certain parameters on which cut off depend as mentioned below:

  • Number of candidates applying for the exam
  • Difficulty level of the examination
  • Number of vacant seats in different institutes
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CUSAT CAT 2018 Reservation of Seats

The seats in the engineering courses in the colleges of CUSAT will be reserved for candidates under SC/ST and SEBC candidates. Check the list below.

S.No.

Categories

Percentage of Seats

1.

Kerala SC candidates

08%

2.

Kerala ST candidates

02%

Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Kerala

3.

Ezhava / Thiyya / Billava (ETB)

09%

4.

Muslim (MSM)

08%

5.

Other Backward Hindu (OBH)

03%

6.

Latin Catholic including Anglo-Indian(LC)

03%

7.

Other Backward Christian (OBX)

01%

8.

Dheevara (DHV)

02%

9.

Viswakarma (VSK)

02%

10.

Pot-making Communities (PMC)

01%

11.

Kudumbi (KMB)

01%

12.

Physically Handicapped Candidates

03%

Total SC/ST/SEBC/PH seats

43%

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CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card

CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card can be downloaded by visiting the official website from April 15, 2018 onwards. It is essential to download CUSAT 2018 Admit Card to appear for the exam as entry without admit card is not permitted in the examination hall.

The following steps can be followed to download CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card:

Step 1: Visit the CUSAT CAT 2018 official website

Step 2: After visiting the website, click on the tab for “CUSAT 2018 Admit Card Download”.

Step 3: Enter the Registration Number and Date of Birth

Step 4: After filling the details, click on the ‘submit’ tab.

Step 5: The online admit card for will appear on the screen.

Step 6: Download and print copies of the same. Admit card should be preserved for further use.

Note: In case candidates have any issue or discrepancy in the admit card, they can conduct exam conducting authorities on the following number:

Contact Number: 1800 266 7754

CUSAT CAT 2018 Result

CUSAT 2018 Result will be declared on the official website on May 25, 2018 after the successful conduction of the exam. The result will be declared online and candidates will not be informed individually about the result. After the declaration of result, merit list of candidates will also be released as per the marks obtained by candidates.

Steps to download the scorecard is as follows:

  • Log in the official website, cusat.nic.in
  • Enter your roll number, date of birth and date of exam
  • The result will be displayed along with course choice and rank
  • Download and keep a copy of the same

CUSAT 2018 Answer Key will be released after conduction of the exam. It is expected to be released on May 6, 2018. Candidates can check answers of their attempted questions from the answer key and can count the probable score. Candidates are also given chance to raise an objection in case they found any mistake in the answer key.

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