CUSAT CAT 2017 – The CUSAT Common Aptitude Test (CAT) will be conducted by the Cochin University of Science and Technology on April 30, 2017, in the offline mode. The application form was available online from February 08 to 28, 2017. Candidates who wish to apply for CUSAT CAT 2017 can register from March 01 to 10, 2017 with a late fee. It is important for every CUSAT CAT aspirants to successfully register for the aptitude test to get access to the admit card which is issued from April 18 to 30. Through CUSAT CAT 2017 around 30 undergraduate engineering colleges will offer admission into a total number of 10 B.Tech courses on the basis of the merit list which will be prepared after the result is declared. Admission will be granted only to those candidates who satisfy all the requirements of eligibility defined by the conducting authority. Interested candidates may scroll down and read the article given below to get information about CUSAT CAT 2017 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam pattern and more.
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- Exam Name: Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test (CUSAT CAT) 2017
- Organised by: Cochin University of Science and Technology.
- Candidates have to qualify CUSAT CAT 2017 to avail admission to various undergraduate engineering courses in Cochin University of Science and Technology.
- The Participating Institutes of CUSAT CAT 2017 offers around 10 undergraduate engineering programmes.
- The eligibility criteria set by the University must be fulfilled to appear in the examination.
- The Rank list of the candidates will be released after the announcement of the result.
- The counselling and seat allotment will be done for the candidates qualifying in the examination.
- Candidates have to register online and submit their option entry to participate in the seat allotment process
Check the schedule of CUSAT CAT2017 from the table given below:
|S.No.||CUSAT CAT Events||Important Dates|
|1||Date of Notification||February 08, 2017|
|2||Start date for online registration||February 08, 2017|
|3||Last date for online submission||February 28, 2017|
|5||Online registration with late fee starts from||March 01, 2017|
|6||Last date to submit the application form with late fee||March 10, 2017|
|7||Last date to remit the application fee||March 13, 2017|
|8||Availability of admit cards||April 18 to 30, 2017|
|9||CUSAT CAT 2017 Examination Date||April 30, 2017|
|10||Result Declaration||Last week of May 2017|
|11||Counselling of CUSAT CAT 2017||2nd week of July 2017|
- The admit card of CUSAT CAT 2017 is available to download from April 18 to 30, 2017.
- Candidates will require logging in with their registration number and date of birth to download their admit card.
- Before downloading the admit card, candidates must ensure that all the details mentioned on the admit card are correct.
- No other mode will be available to get access to the admit card.
- It is mandatory for candidates to have possession of their admit card on the examination day. Candidates without the admit card will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
- Candidates must keep the admit card safe and secure for future correspondence.
All the candidates who wish to appear in the examination must check the Eligibility Criteria of CUSAT CAT 2017 before applying for the same. Only the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria levied by the University will be considered for admission. The CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria is given in the table below:
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Candidates have to apply for CUSAT CAT 2017 in the online mode. It is a two stage process. Candidates can check the steps given below:
Registration: Candidates have to fill in their name, date of birth, email id, mobile number etc correctly to register and create an account. After the registration is successfully done, the User ID and password will be sent via email/SMS to the candidate.
Filling up of Application Form: Candidates have to enter all the required details in the form such as age, reservation category, OEC status, annual family income, eligibility qualification, test centre according to their preference, test subject etc. After entering all the details, they have to click on the “Next Button”
Uploading of Photo and Signature: At this stage, Candidates will require uploading scanned copies of their passport sized photograph and signature in the form. The files should be in JPG format. The images will be uploaded as per the specifications mentioned in the prospectus.
Payment of Fee
Candidates have to pay the fee in the online mode through Debit/Credit card or Net Banking. The fee structure is given below:
Fee Structure for CUSAT CAT 2017 Application Form
|General Category||Rs. 1000|
|Candidates applying under NRI Quota||Rs. 6000|
|International Students||US $ 100|
|Additional fees for candidates opting centres at Dubai||Rs. 10,000|
Note: The candidates will have to remit Rs. 100/- over the requisite fee amount while submitting the application form with late fee.
Print out of the Application Form
After the successful submission of the application form, candidates must download and take a print out of the form and retain it for future reference.
CUSAT CAT 2017 will be held in 27 cities across the country and 1 abroad. Candidates will require applying for the exam centre at the time of filling up the online application form. Recently, the two Exam Cities of CUSAT CAT 2017 has been added. Check the lists of cities below:
The Syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2017 comprises of all the topics from which questions will be asked in the examination. Candidates must have complete knowledge about the syllabus to prepare accordingly for the examination. The subject wise syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2017 is given in the table below:
The Exam Pattern of CUSAT CAT 2017 consist of all the features of the question paper like the no. of papers, total no. of questions, duration etc. Candidates can check the exam pattern below:
|No. of Papers||
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Total no. of Questions||Mathematics: 125
Physics+ Chemistry: 125 in the ratio 3:2
|Marking Scheme||Candidates will be awarded 3 marks for every correct response. For each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted|
Candidates who wish to appear in CUSAT CAT 2017 should practice Sample Papers of CUSAT 2017 for better performance. Candidates should solve sample papers to get a better idea of the question paper. Sample papers will aid the candidates in understanding the marking scheme, important topics to cover, the weightage of marks, the difficulty level of the paper etc. It will also prove beneficial at the examination time as with regular practice, candidates will be able to manage their time accordingly, stop making silly mistakes etc. Overall, it will give the candidates an experience of the main exam in advance. Therefore, candidates are advised to download and start practising CUSAT CAT 2017 Sample Papers.
The Answer Key of CUSAT CAT 2017 will be published by the University after the exam. The answer key is vital for the students as it helps the candidates to cross check their marked answers with that of the answer keys. With the help of the official answer key, candidates can calculate their expected marks and analyse their performance.
- The Result of CUSAT CAT 2017 will be declared online in the last week of May, 2017.
- Candidates can check their result by entering their roll no.
- No other mode will be available for the candidates to check the result.
- After the declaration of the result, a rank list will be prepared for the qualified candidates.
- The Rank List of CUSAT CAT 2017 will be prepared only for the qualified candidates.
- Candidates have to obtain a place in the rank list in order to take admission.
- The participating Institutes will allot seats to the candidates in various undergraduate engineering courses on the basis of the ranks obtained by them in CUSAT CAT 2017.
The Participating Institutes of CUSAT CAT 2017 will declare the cutoff of various courses individually after the result and the Rank List of CUSAT CAT 2017 are published. Only the candidates who meet the cutoff set by various institutes will be considered for the seat allotment process in various undergraduate engineering courses.
The Counselling of CUSAT CAT 2017 is expected to be held in the 2nd week of July 2017. 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 2017 counselling letter. No individual call letter / communication will be sent by post to the candidates.
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%|
|5.||Other Backward Hindu (OBH)||03%|
|6.||Latin Catholic including Anglo-Indian(LC)||03%|
|7.||Other Backward Christian (OBX)||01%|
|10.||Pot-making Communities (PMC)||01%|
|12.||Physically Handicapped Candidates||03%|
|Total SC/ST/SEBC/PH seats||43%|
The Seat Allotment of CUSAT CAT 2017 will be done on the basis of the ranks secured by the candidates in CUSAT CAT 2017. To participate in the seat allotment process, candidates will have to register and fill in the option of courses and institutes according to their preference. Candidates also have to submit the required documents for verification. Candidates who fail to produce their documents will not be allotted seats.
CUSAT CAT 2017 Programmes Offered
The CUSAT offers a total of 11 number of engineering courses. Check the names of the programmes in the list below.
|S No.||Programme Names|
|2||Computer Science & Engineering|
|3||Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|5||Fire & Safety Engineering|
|6||Electronics and Communication Engineering|
|9||Naval Architecture & Ship Building|
|10||Polymer Science and Engineering|
The Participating Institutes of CUSAT CAT 2017 will grant admission to the qualified candidates into various engineering programmes. The candidates will be given admission on the basis of their performance in CUSAT CAT 2017. The first 10 Participating Institutes of CUSAT CAT 2017 is listed below:
|S No.||Name of the Institutes|
|1||M.G. College Of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram|
|2||Central Institute Of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), Kochi|
|3||Institutions Under Southern Naval Command Head Quarters, Kochi (SNCHQ)|
|4||Sarabhai Institute Of Science And Technology, Thiruvananthapuram|
|5||College Of Engineering, Kollam|
|6||Co-Operative Institute Of Technology, Kozhikode|
|7||T.K.M. Institute Of Technology, Kollam|
|8||K.V.M. College Of Engineering And Information Technology, Alleppey|
|9||Toc-H Institute Of Science And Technology, Kochi|
|10||College Of Engineering, Govt. ITI Campus, Thiruvananthapuram|
The Director, IRAA,
Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Cochin University P.O.,
Kochi – 682 022,
Kerala, India.Phone: +91 – 0484 – 2577159 / 2577100
Official Website: http://cusat.nic.in/