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CUSAT CAT 2019 Answer Keys(Released), Dates, Pattern and Syllabus

Updated On - April 16th 2019

CUSAT CAT is national level exam conducted by Cochin University for admission to B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Phil, M.Voc, MCA, MBA, MA, M.Sc, LLB, BBA programs offered by various colleges under the university. 

Latest: CUSAT CAT 2019 Answer Keys has been released on official website. 

  • Cochin University has prescribed the minimum eligibility criteria which candidates need to fulfill to apply for the exam. Check CUSAT CAT Eligibility
  • 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 Admit Card from March 20, 2019 to April 04, 2019.
  • This year, CUSAT CAT 2019 will be conducted in theonline mode on April 6 to 7, 2019 for various courses.
  • Candidates have to answer 250 multiple choice questions in 3 hours. Check CUSAT CAT Exam Pattern
  • After the exam is conducted successfully, CUSAT CAT 2019 Result will be declared on the official website,

Highlights of CUSAT CAT 2019

Highlights of CUSAT 2019 Exam are tabulated below:

Exam Highlights
Conducting BodyCochin University
Application Mode of CUSAT CAT 2019Online
Duration of CUSAT CAT 20193 hours
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Questions
Paper 1Mathematics
Paper 2Chemistry and Physics
Courses offeredB.Tech, M.Tech, M.Phil, M.Voc, MCA, MBA, MA, M.Sc, LLB, BBA etc.

Important Dates for CUSAT CAT 2019

Tentative schedule of CUSAT CAT 2019 is given in the following table.

Application Process Commencement (except Ph.D/M.Phil/Diploma or certificate programs)January 30, 2019
Last date to fill the Application FormFebruary 21, 2019
Last day of submitting the form with late feeMarch 01, 2019
Starting date MTech Application Form dateMarch 15, 2019
Last date of MTech Application Form dateApril 21, 2019
Starting date of Application Process for International studentsJanuary 30, 2019
Last date of Application Process for International StudentsApril 30, 2019
Starting date of Application Process Ph.D, M.Phil, Diploma ProgrammesJanuary 30, 2019
Last date for form submission for Ph.D, M.Phil, Diploma ProgrammesMarch 31, 2019
Availability of online Admit CardMarch 20 to April 07, 2019
Date of CUSAT CAT 2019 ExaminationApril  06 – 07, 2019
Declaration of ResultMay 2019
Commencement of counselling processJuly 2019

CUSAT CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Cochin University has prescribed the minimum CUSAT CAT eligibility criteria 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.

CUSAT CAT 2019 Application Form

CUSAT CAT 2019 Application Form can be filled online from January 30, 2019. 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 2019 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 2019 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 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 2019 Application fee

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

CategoryApplication fee
GeneralINR 1000
International CandidatesUSD 100
NRI CandidatesINR 6000

Note: Fee once paid will not be refunded.

CUSAT CAT 2019 Admit Card

CUSAT CAT 2019 Admit Card can be downloaded by visiting the official website from March 20 to April 07, 2019 onwards. It is essential to download CUSAT 2019 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 2019 Admit Card:

Step 1: Visit the CUSAT CAT 2019 official website

Step 2: After visiting the website, click on the tab for “CUSAT 2019 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 2019 Test Centers

Candidates are required to select their preferred exam center while filling the application form. Selection of exam center should be done carefully as it is not possible to change the center afterward. List of exam centers is given below:

DubaiNew Delhi
District Head Quarters of KeralaThiruvananthapuram
KollamAdoor (Pathanamthitta)
Thodupuzha (Idukki)Alappuzha
KannurKalpatta (Waynad)

CUSAT CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CUSAT CAT 2019 is conducted for courses of various fields, therefore exam pattern for each exam differs. Each exam has different paper code. The exam is, however conducted in online mode. Given below are the exam codes for each exam.

Program / Subject of TestTest Code
Test for all B Tech and MSc Photonics (5 year integrated) Comprising of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry101
B Let (Lateral Entry to B Tech)102
Aptitude Test for 5 Year Honours degree in B.B.A, LL.B/ B.Com, LL.B.201
Test for M.A. Hindi301
Aptitude Test for MCA501
Aptitude Test for MCA Lateral Entry (MLET)/ MSc (Computer Science)502
Biotechnology-Comprises of Zoology, Botany and Chemistry601
Chemical Engineering603
Electronic Science606
Engineering Science607
Fisheries / Fisheries Science608
Law (for LL.M Programmes)610
Life Sciences611
Applied Economics616
Food Science618
Aptitude Test for 3 year LLB (Evening) (Regular)619
Aptitude Test for LLM(IPR) PhD / LLM(IP) PhD620
Aptitude Test for M Voc Mobile Phone Application Development621
Aptitude Test for M Voc Technology and Management Consulting622

Calculation of Marks in CAT

CUSAT CAT marks can be calculated through a formula, S = 3R - 1W. The abbreviations have been expanded below,

S: Score obtained in CAT exam

R: Number of Right Answers

W: Number of Wrong Answers

For programs where score in based on more than one test, rank lists are drawn up on the basis of the Percentile Index determined by the formula, [(n+1-p)/n)]x S x 100

n: is the number of candidates appearing for the Test in a particular subject

p: is the position according to the CAT score

S: is the actual score of the candidate.

The Percentile Indices are then integrated to obtain the relative position of a candidate in the rank list for a particular program.

Detailed CUSAT CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CUSAT CAT 2019 Result

CUSAT 2019 Result will be declared on the official website on May 25, 2019 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,
  • 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 2019 Answer Key will be released after conduction of the exam. It is expected to be released on May 6, 2019. 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.

CUSAT CAT 2019 Cut Off

CUSAT CAT 2019 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

CUSAT CAT 2019 Counselling

CUSAT CAT 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Counselling

Candidates appearing for CUSAT CAT 2019 Counselling have to carry two sets of photocopies along with the original certificates of the following listed documents:

  • CUSAT CAT 2019 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 2019 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.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

Fee Structure

  • 1000


  • 500


  • NOTE: International Candidates fee is USD 100 and for NRI Candidates fee is INR 6000.


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1 Comment

Mphil hindi, last date of online regisration

27 Feb, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

CUSAT 2018 Application Form has been released from February 7, 2018.The application form can be filled till February 28, 2018.

25 May, 2018 11:29

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