CUSAT CAT 2023 - Application Form(Started), Exam Dates(Out), Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Counselling & Result

Last Modified on : 23 May 2024

The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) conducts the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to B.Tech and PG courses offered by the university. Other than CAT, the university also conducted Lateral Entry Test (LET) and Department Admission Test (DAT) for admission to different courses. Here, we will be covering the CUSAT 2023 Common Admission Test for details such as eligibility, pattern, syllabus, application process, admit card, and result.

CUSAT 2023 Latest Update -

  • The university has released the Application form for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 on 27th January 2023.
  • The last date to fill in the application form is 26th February 2023.
  • The exam will now be held on the 29th & 30th of April and 1st May 2023 fro PG and UG Course. 

CUSAT CAT 2023 - Quick Overview

Exam Name

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

Exam Conducting Body

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Official Website

Exam Level

University Level

Courses Offered

UG and PG

Exam Mode


Application Mode


Help Desk



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CUSAT CAT 2023 Important Dates

Candidates must know all the important dates related to various exam events.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Events

Important Dates

Application process begins

27th January 2023

Application process ends

26th February 2023

Remittance of fee

27th January to 7th March 2023

Admit card release

18th April - 1st May 2023


29th and 30th April 2023

1st May 2023

Answer key availability

April/May 2023

Result announcement

May/June 2023


June/July 2023

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CUSAT CAT 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

CUSAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The CUSAT CAT exam for B.Tech admission comprises two papers. The distribution of marks and questions is as under:



Number of Questions

Maximum Marks (3 marks per question)

Paper I




Paper II











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Question Type - Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)

Exam Duration - The exam will be of 3 hours duration.

Negative marking - Applicable. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Syllabus for CUSAT CAT 2023

The CUSAT CAT syllabus is based on the class 11th and 12th syllabus of CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards. Here are the detailed syllabi for all subjects.


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


Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry, Atomic Structure, States of Matter, Gaseous and Liquid States, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Solutions, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Hydrogen, Coordination Compounds, Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals), Environmental Chemistry, Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Polymers, Biomolecules, Chemistry in everyday life, Extractive Metallurgy, Energetic, Electrochemistry, Chemical Equilibrium, Carbohydrates, Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding, Amino acids and Peptides


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

CUSAT CAT 2023 Eligibility

Candidates must make sure that they meet the eligibility conditions to avoid the cancellation of candidature at any stage.

Age Limit

There is no specific age limit for the entrance exam.

Educational Qualification

B.Tech in Marine Engineering

  • Must have secured minimum 60% aggregate marks in class 12th or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects from Kerala Board or any other recognized board.
  • Must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English in the qualifying exam.
  • Obtained minimum 50% marks in English in class 10th or 12th.
  • Candidates need to submit a physical fitness and eye fitness certificate, which must be obtained from Medical Examiners and approved by DG Shipping.

B.Tech in Naval Architecture and Ship Building

  • Must have scored 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in class 12th or equivalent exam from Kerala Board or other recognized board.
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are compulsory subjects along with other subjects.
  • Must have scored 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics when taken together.
  • Must have obtained 50% in Mathematics.

B.Tech in Instrumentation and Technology

  • Must have obtained 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, taken together.
  • Obtained 55% in Mathematics.

B.Tech in Polymer Science and Engineering

  • Passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with 50% aggregate marks from a recognized board.
  • Secured 50% in Mathematics.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Application Process

The application form for CUSAT CAT 2023 was released online on the official website. The application forms for the year 2023 were released on 27th January 2023 and are available till the 26th February 2023. Here is the process for filling out the application form.

Documents Required

A scanned image of the following documents needs to be uploaded while filling out the application form. The specifications for documents are as under:


Size/ Dimensions




Less than 500 KB/ 150px X 180px

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Recent, passport size, colored


Less than 100 KB/ 130px X 57px

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The signature must be done on white paper

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CUSAT Application Fee

Category-wise application fee for the entrance exam is mentioned under:


Application Fee

Those opting for State Merit/ All India Quota seats (other than NRI/ PIO/ International/ Children of Indian Gulf Workers)

₹ 1100

ST/ SC (from Kerala state)

₹ 500

International candidate/ PIO

US $ 100

Children of Gulf Workers (CGW)

₹ 6,100 (₹ 5500 for SC/ ST)

NRI quota category

₹ 5,000

Those opting for Dubai as Test Centre

₹ 10,000

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CUSAT 2023 Application Process

  • Visit the official website at and click on the new registration link.
  • Enter the details and submit the same. An activation link will be sent to your email ID. Click the link to activate your account.
  • Now, log in using your credentials and fill out the application form. Proceed to the document upload process.
  • Upload the scanned image of the photograph and signature.
  • Select the course you have opted for.
  • Make the fee payment as per the category you belong to.
  • Select the exam centers.
  • Have a final preview of the application form and check if all information is correct.
  • Submit the application form, the confirmation page will appear on the screen and take a print of the same.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Other Details

CUSAT CAT Exam Centers

The exam cities are announced through the official brochure. Candidates can select the exam city while filling the application form. Here is the list of exam cities:

New Delhi





























Dubai - Overseas centre

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CUSAT 2023 Admit Card

The CUSAT CAT 2023 admit card will be released online on 18th April to 1st May 2023. Candidates can download the same using the username and password. Check all the details in the admit card and report any discrepancies to the exam conducting authority. Download the admit card and take a clear printout. It is a mandatory document that needs to be carried to the examination hall. 

CUSAT CAT 2023 Result

CUSAT CAT 2023 result will be announced online on the official website. Candidates can log in using their credentials and their result. The result will contain details including the score obtained and the rank of the candidate. Qualified candidates will be shortlisted for the counselling process.

CUSAT 2023 Counselling

CUSAT 2023 counselling will be conducted for those whose names are mentioned in the rank list. Such candidates are first required to register for the counselling process online and fill in their choices of courses and colleges. Based on this information, seat allotment will be done.

CUSAT CAT Frequently Asked Questions

The last date for application submission was 26th February 2023.

The exam will be held from 29th, 30th April and 1st May 2023.


The admit card will be released between 18th April tp 1st May 2023.

The answer key will be released in April/May 2023.