CUSAT CAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Aptitude Test)

CUSAT CAT 2021 Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result and Counselling

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) conducts the  Common Admission Test (CAT), Lateral Entry Test (LET), Department Admission Test (DAT), Group  Discussion and Interview (if applicable) for admission to its various programmes. The application form of CUSAT CAT 2021 will be available only in online mode, tentatively till the second week of February 2021.

The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a government-owned self-governing university located in the Kochi district of Kerala. It offers 9 different faculties at present, which include engineering, environmental studies, humanities, law, marine sciences, medical sciences and technology, science, social sciences and technology has 27 departments for UG, PG, and research programs.

CUSAT 2021 Notification

CUSAT 2021 Exam Date (Tentatively)

Events Tentative Dates
Commencement of Application form process 2nd week of January 2021
Late date to fill the application form 2nd week of February 2021
Last date to submit the application form (with late fee) 3rd week of February 2021
Release of Admit Card 1st week of April 2021
Exam Date 3rd week of April 2021
Declaration of Results 2nd week of May 2021
Start of Counselling Process 1st week of June 2021

CUSAT 2021 Application Form

The online application form of CUSAT CAT 2021 is expected to be available in the second week of February, 2021. To fill the CUSAT CAT application form, candidates need to go through three steps:

Step 1: Registration

To get registered, candidates have to enter personal details, including name, email address and date of birth. The email ID used for registration will be the user name. Upon successful registration, OTP will be sent to the candidate email ID and registered mobile number.

Step 2: Filling of CUSAT CAT Application Form 2021

Candidates need to log in using the user name and password to fill the CUSAT CAT 2021 application form. The CUSAT CAT application form has a number of fields like address, nationality and parents’ name. Candidate must ensure that they enter only genuine information. The candidate will also be required to upload scanned copies of photograph and signature and furnish course details.

Step 3: Payment of Application Fees

To complete the application process, the candidate has to pay the requisite CUSAT CAT 2021 application fee.

Application Fee

General- Rs. 1,000

SC/ST - Rs. 500

CUSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • All Indian/Foreign/PIO candidates are eligible to sit for the CUSAT test.
  • Candidates belonging to the Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) and Kerala Scheduled Cast (KSC) communities are eligible only if they have minimum passing marks in the qualifying examination except for Marine Engineering to satisfy the eligibility criteria for CUSAT CAT.
  • For all UG courses (except Marine Engineering), the eligibility criteria for SEBC candidates with Non-Creamy Layer Status of Kerala State into B.Tech programme is minimum 45% in Mathematics and 45% in PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) put together in the qualifying examination for candidates to satisfy the eligibility criteria.
  • For PG Courses, SEBC-NCL candidates of Kerala state are given a relaxation of 5% in the minimum marks for or unless otherwise specified.
  • Candidates applying for M.Tech Programmes with a valid GATE score card are eligible for 5% relaxation in the qualifying examination marks.
  • Candidates who want to pursue a B.Tech programme, they should have qualified class 12th from the state of Kerala or any other equivalent board with PCM.
  • Candidates applying for MBA programmes should clear MAT 2021 / C-MAT 2021/ CAT 2021 examination to satisfy the eligibility criteria for CUSAT CAT 2021.
  • Those candidates who want to get admission into the M.Tech programme (except Marine engineering), have to clear GATE 2021 or DAT 2021 (conducted by the university) to satisfy the eligibility criteria.

CUSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CUSAT CAT is held for various course of study. Each course contains different number of questions, subjects, etc.

Examination Mode: CUSAT CAT will be conducted in online mode (CBT).

Question Paper Type: The question paper will contain objective type questions.

Number of Questions: Each course has different number of questions.

Subjects: Each course will include different subjects..

Exam Duration: The time allotted to answer the questions will be 3 hours.

Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.


Total Questions

Maximum Marks












750 Marks

CUSAT 2021 Syllabus

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), which is the exam conducting body, doesn’t generally release any CUSAT CAT syllabus. However, going by trends of previous years it is expected that the syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2021 will be based on the syllabus of Class XI and Class XII of the state board.

CUSAT 2021 Admit Card

Availability of CUSAT 2021 admit card for CAT will be from the 20th Mar to 6th April 2021. The admit card will be issued online on the official website of CUSAT.

How to download the CUSAT CAT 2021 Admit Card:

  • Go to the official CUSAT CAT 2021 website.
  • Click on the link for admit card.
  • Log in using the CUSAT CAT 2021 register number and password given at the time of CUSAT CAT application.
  • The CUSAT CAT 2021 admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the CUSAT CAT 2021 admit card and print it.

CUSAT 2021 Result

The result of CUSAT CAT 2021 will be declared tentatively in the monnth of May 2021. To check their results, candidates will have to log in to the result portal using theit CUSAT CAT 2021 Roll Number.

How to check the CUSAT CAT result 2021:

  • Visit the official CUSAT CAT 2021 website.
  • Click on the link given to check the CUSAT CAT 2021 results.
  • A new page opens up. Enter the required details and click on submit.
  • The results will be displayed on the screen.
  • Print a few copies of the CUSAT CAT 2021 result for future reference.

CUSAT 2021 Counselling

The counselling of CUSAT CAT 2021 will start tentatively in the third week of May 2021. To participate in CUSAT CAT 2021 counselling, candidates need to get registered (Option Registration) and exercise choice filling; during the process candidates have to fill in their choice of college and branch.

The Counselling of CUSAT CAT 2021 will be done as per the merit list of CUSAT CAT 2021, with candidates ranked higher in the list getting preference over those ranked lower. The seat allotment of CUSAT CAT 2021 will be conducted online, based on the options entered by the candidate and his/her merit rank. Post seat allotment, candidates need to report at the allotted institute within the prescribed time and date