Application Form (Out), Exam Date Out, Eligibility, Exam Pattern


CUSAT Exam 2022 – Cochin University of Science and Technology has extended the last date to submit the CUSAT CAT 2022 (UG,PG,MBA) application form till March 25, 2022 without fine and March 31, 2022 is with late fine. Candidates can fill the CUSAT CAT 2022 application form online on the official website, which is Whereas, CUSAT CAT 2022 exam is going to be held on May 15, 16 and 17, 2022. CUSAT, or Cochin University of Science and Technology, conducts the Common Admission Test for admission to all UG and PG Programme except Ph.D. and Diploma Programmes. It is a university-level entrance exams for candidates who wish to study at the university. It is held once a year. To know more details on CUSAT 2022 such as its eligibility, exam pattern, important dates, read the page below.

Latest – The last date to submit the CUSAT CAT 2022 (UG,PG,MBA) application form is extended till March 25, 2022 without fine and March 31, 2022 is with late fine. Click here to apply online.

CUSAT 2022

For more information about CUSAT 2022, have a look at the table given below.

CUSAT CAT / CUSAT Admission 2022 Events Dates
Start of CUSAT registration 2022 for admissions, and CUSAT CAT 2022 08 Feb 2022
Last date to submit CUSAT CAT 2022 application form for all UG, PG, MBA programs (except PhD, Diploma)  25 Mar 2022
Last date to submit CUSAT CAT 2022 application form for all UG, PG, MBA programs (except PhD, Diploma) with late fee 31 Mar 2022
Remittance of fee (online only) 08 Feb – 15 Mar 2022
Online Registration for seats reserved for International Candidates 08 Feb – 30 Apr 2022
Online Registration to M Tech Programmes 08 Feb – 21 Apr 2022
Online Registration to M Tech Programmes with fine 30 Apr 2022
Issuance and receipt of applications for Ph.D, PDF, Diploma Programmes etc. from the Department/Schools/Centres concerned 08 Feb – 30 Apr 2022
Downloading of Admit Card 01 – 14 May 2022
CUSAT CAT 2022 Exam Date 15, 16 and 17 May 2022
Declaration of results To be announced!

Note: The candidates who wish admissions for programmes other than Ph.D/ All Diploma Courses in CUSAT should apply for CAT through this portal. Candidates with a valid KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM)Score can apply for MBA programmes. These candidates will be ranked on the basis of KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM) Score, Group Discussion and Interview. For M.Tech programmes, preference will be given to candidates with valid GATE score in the respective subject. In the absence of candidates with valid GATE score, candidates without GATE score will be admitted on the basis of their performance in Department Admission Test (DAT) to be conducted by the Departments concerned.

CUSAT CAT 2022 Overview

Aspects  Details 
Name of Examination  CUSAT CAT 2022 
Full name  Cochin University of Science and Technology Exam Common Admission Test  2022 
Conducting Authority  Cochin University of Science and Technology 
Mode of Application form  Online mode 
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test 
Duration of Exam  3 hours 
Courses Offered  B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Phil, MCA, MA, etc 
Official Website 


CUSAT CAT 2022 Application Form

Candidates seeking admission into CUSAT CAT 2022, can apply online on the official website. Those who fulfill the elgibility criteria of the desired course can register online to appear the test. Check the overview of how application form is filled and submitted.

  • Go to the official website.
  • Register by entering the details like name, parent’s name, gender, category.
  • Enter the personal details, contact details, address details by logging in with the credentials sent after the registration.
  • Upload the documents in the proper format.
  • Select the course in which you want to take admission.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Select the test centre for the test.
  • As the last steps, take a printout of the application form.

Application fee – Candidates need to pay the following amount of the application fee.

Categories of seats / applicants Application fee
Opting for State Merit / All India Quota seats (other than NRI / International / PIO / Children of Indian Gulf Workers) Rs. 1100
For Kerala SC/ Kerala ST candidates to appear for a maximum of two test codes Rs. 500
For general candidates Rs. 500
For seats reserved for International Candidates/PIO US$ 100
Children of Indian Gulf Workers Rs. 6100
CGW candidates belonging to KSC / KST Rs. 5500
NRI Seats (except CGW candidates) Rs. 5,000

Application fee for PhD and M Phil Programmes

Category Application fee
All category Rs. 1100
Kerala SC / ST Rs. 500

Application fee for Postdoctoral Fellowships, Diploma and Certificate Programmes

Category Application fee
All category Rs. 100
Kerala SC / ST Rs. 50

Mode of payment – Online using any one the below channels

  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Net banking

CUSAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

CUSAT sets some terms and conditions for the students who want to pursue any of the course from the university. So, before heading for filling the application form, candidates must ensure that eligibility criteria provided below is fulfilled.

  • Kerala Scheduled Caste (KSC) and Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) candidates ? The candidates who have passed qualifying examination in the desired course with minimum marks can apply.
  • SEBC of Kerala State – Candidates belonging to non-creamy layer are going to get 5% relaxation in the minimum marks for qualifying examination.
  • For M.Tech programme – For applying to this programmes, candidates must have a valid GATE score in the required subject and are eligible for 5% relaxation.
  • Undergraduate Programmes ? For undergraduate programs, except 3 year LLB programme, candidates who have completed their 10+2 with required eligibility conditions can take admission.
  • LLB ? Candidates who have passed 10+2 can apply for 3 year LLB programmes.

CUSAT CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

It is essential to check the exam pattern before the exam because it specifies the duration of the exam, total number of questions, marking scheme which is beneficial for the candidates for preparing a study plan. Below provided CUSAT exam pattern is based on last year record.

  • Mode of exam – Online (CBT)
  • Duration of exam – 3 hours
  • Type of question – MCQ
  • Marking scheme – +3 marks for every correct answer and -1 marks for every incorrect answer

Distribution table of questions of each course

B Tech & M Sc (5 year integrated) Photonics Programme – Minimum marks required is 10 marks in each subject

Section Questions
Mathematics 125
Physics 75
Chemistry 50
Total 250

B Tech LET Programm – maximum marks is 600

Section Questions
Mathematics 50
English 20
Engineering Mechanics 40
Engineering Graphics 40
General Engineering 50
Total 200

B.Voc Course

Section Questions
Numerical Reasoning ability 60
English 45
Numerical Reasoning ability 45
Total 150

M Sc Programme in Sciences (5 year)

Section Questions Marks
Mathematics 125 375 marks
Physics 75 225 marks
Chemistry 50 150 marks
Total 250 600


Part I Questions
Law related matters 25 questions
Reasoning/ Logical thinking 50 questions
Part II
General English 50 questions
GK/Current Affairs 25 questions

LLM (IPR) PhD and /or LLM (IP) PhD

Sections Questions
Proficiency in English 40 questions
General Knowledge 15 questions
General aptitude in Intellectual Property Law 20 questions
Analytical and Reasoning Ability 40 questions
Aptitude to do Research 35 questions

MCA /MCA Lateral Entry Programmes

Section Questions
Computer Science and Applications covering areas 100
logical reasoning 50
Total 150


Section Questions
Computer Science and Applications covering areas 100
logical reasoning 50
Total 150

MA Economic Programmes

Section Questions
Economics 50%
Simple Mathematics 15%
Statistics 15%
General awareness 20%
Total 150

CUSAT 2022 Preparation Tips

Apart from knowing the exam pattern and books, it is important for the candidates to follow some preparation tips for scoring well in the exam. Check the expert tips suggested here.

  1. Maintain a proper time table: Before starting with the preparation, make sure to plan out how much time will be devoted to a particular section. Follow the same time-table till the end of examination.
  2. Understand the concept: It is important for the candidates to understand the concepts behind a particular topic or problem rather than mugging up the topics.
  3. Watchyoutube videos: If you are not satisfied with any concept or topic, check the youtube videos on that topic and clear the doubts.
  4. Practice previous year question papers: Before appearing in any exam, it is important to practice as many question papers/sample papers for qualifying the exam.
  5. Revise: Revision is the most important technique to qualify the examination, so revise all the topics and chapters till a day before the exam.

CUSAT CAT 2022 Admit Card

Admit Card for CUSAT Common Admission Test releases online at the official website of the exam conducting body. Candidates can download CUSAT 2022 hall ticket by enetring the email id and password. It is necessary to carry the admit card to the exam centre as without it, candidates cannot give the examination. It specifies the name and address of the candidates, exam date, exam time, address of the exam centre etc.

CUSAT 2022 Result

Candidates can check their respective result for CUSAT CAT from the official website of CUSAT. For checking CUSAT 2022 result, candidates need to provide their user id and password. After the declaration of result, a merit list is also published which indicates the rank of the candidates. The shortlisted candidates are then, required to appear for the counselling process.

CUSAT CAT 2022 Counselling

A schedule for CUSAT counselling is published on the official website of CUSAT. The candidates who got the higher rank has to appear for the counselling round. Candidates are required to appear the address of counselling with having the photocopies as well as original documents.

CUSAT CAT 2022 Seat Allotment

CUSAT releases the seat allotment list for various UG, and PG programs for 2022 session. Candidates who will allotted seats have to upload certificate and Payment before prescribed last date. If any one fail to submit documents and fees, their allotment will be cancelled. Candidates need to upload following documents for verification.

Certificates to be Uploaded upon receiving allotment

  • S.S.L.C / 10th Standard Certificate & Mark List.
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard).
  • Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination.
  • Mark List / Consolidated Mark List of the qualifying examination.
  • Self-Declaration stating “Nationality”
  • Transfer Certificate from the Institution/Department last attended.
  • Character Certificate from the Institution/Department last attended.
  • Others (Caste certificate/ EWS Certificate/ Sponsorship Certificate).


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Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) was founded in the year 1971. It has affiliations with UGC, NAAC, ACU, NBA. It offers undergraduate as well as post-graduate programmes. The admission in both the degrees are done through Common Admission Test (CAT). CUSAT was ranked between 801-1000 category by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is situated in Kochi, Kerala.

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CUSAT CAT 2022 Exam Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is the mode of CUSAT CAT 2022?

Ans : CUSAT CAT 2022 is conducted as computer-based test.

Q2: What is the duration of CUSAT CAT 2022?

Ans : The duration of CUSAT CAT 2022 is 3 hours.

Q3: I am applying for MBA, so do I need to appear for CUSAT CAT?

Ans : No, you do not need to appear in the exam, however, you need to fill the application form.

Q4: Is CUSAT CAT only for UG programmes?

Ans : CUSAT CAT is conducted for taking UG and PG programmes both.

Q5: From where I can check my result for CUSAT CAT 2022?

Ans : You can check your CUSAT CAT 2022 result at

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