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CUSAT CAT 2018 is an entrance exam for admission to Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). It is a computer-based exam which will be conducted on 28 and 29 April 2018. CUSAT CAT provides admission to eligible candidates in various undergraduate & postgraduate programmes (other than MPhil & MTech) on the basis of CAT Rank. The application process will start in January 2018.

CUSAT CAT exam is for the students of Kerala origin who satisfy the domicile requirements as given below in the eligibility section but there are also some all India seats. Out of the total approved self-financing seats for B.Tech Programme, 40% seats are earmarked as All India Merit seats, and both Keralites and Non- Keralites are eligible for admission. These are the seats with higher fee rate. This page discusses CUSAT Admission in Following Courses

  • UG Courses- B.Tech
  • PG Courses-  MA  Applied Economics, MA Hindi, MCA (LET), M.sc. Computer Science, MBA, three year LLB, M Voc, Other PG Courses
  • Integrated Courses- BBA /B. Com LLB Hons, M.Sc Photonics.

Latest Update: Candidates are informed that the notification for Academic Admission 2018 will be published on 1 February 2018.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Dates



Dates 2017                                                    

Dates 2018 (Will be Announced Soon)        

CUSAT CAT Application Begins
(For all UG courses except for M.Phil and PhD)

8 February 2017

January 2018

CUSAT CAT Application Ends

28 February 2017


CUSAT CAT Application last date with Fee

10 March 2017


Last date of Remittance of Fees for Online registration

13 March 2017


CUSAT CAT Application Extended Period for MTech and MBA

15 March - 21 April 2017

1 to 30 April 2018

With Late Fee for MBA and MTech

30 April 2017


CUSAT CAT Admit Card 

15-30 April 2017

15 April 2018 to 1 May 2018

CUSAT DAT Application Period for M.Phil, PhD and Diploma

8 February - 15 March 2017


CUSAT Exam Date
Various PG programmes and B.Tech. Lateral Entry
(for admission to the third Semester of B.Tech.
Programmes except for Ship Technology and
Marine Engineering)

29 April 2017

28 April 2018

(All B.Tech. Programmes, M.Sc. Photonics (5 yr. Integrated),
5 year BBA LL.B (Hons.),
5-year B.Com LL.B (Hons.), and PG programmes of M.A Hindi, MA Economics, MCA Lateral Entry,
M.Sc. Computer Science and Dual Degree programme of LLM(IP).Ph.D and LL.M(IPR).Ph.D)

30 April 2017 

29 April 2018

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CUSAT CAT Eligibility criteria

Domicile Criteria

Who is classified as a Keralite for the purpose of appearing in CAT?

  • He/she or his/her father/mother was born in Kerala OR
  • He/she has been a resident of Kerala for a period of 5 years within a period of 12 years OR
  • He/she has undergone his/ her school studies from class 8 - class 12 in an Education Institution(s) in Kerala
  • Children of AIS (All India Services) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala Circle are deemed to be Keralites.

Students from outside Kerala are eligible to appear in CUSAT CAT 2018 and can opt for All India Quota Seats (AIQ) or All India Merit Seats.

All India Quota Seats in CUSAT: For B.Tech admission in following courses 10% seats are reserved for students on all India basis and remaining 90% seats for Keralites. These are the seats with regular fee

BTech Courses in CUSAT

  • B.Tech Naval Architecture & Ship Building
  • B.Tech Instrumentation Technology
  • B.Tech Polymer Science & Engineering
  • 5-year Integrated M.Sc in Photonics

Academic Qualification - Course wise





B.Tech in Instrumentation

Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM)




B.Tech in Marine Engineering

  • Eligibility on the basis of directions given by D.G.Shipping
  • Medical fitness Certificate obtained from Medical Examiners
    approved by DG Shipping
  • Vocational/Diploma holders cannot apply
  • Max Age Limit: 25 years as on September 1, 2018

Class 12 with PCM & optional subjects

60 (overall)



English (Class 10 or 12)


B.Tech in Naval Architecture
& Ship Building 

Class 12 with PCM & optional

60 (overall)





  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering,
  • Computer Science Engineering,
  • Information Technology,
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety & Fire Engg,
  • Polymer Science Engg
  • 5year Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics

Class 12 with PCM




Courses offered in CUSAT

  • B.Tech/B.Tech Lateral Entry
  • M.Tech
  • MA
  • M.Sc
  • LLB
  • B.Com LLB / BBA LLB
  • Master of Vocation (M.Voc)
  • M.FSc
  • MBA
  • MCA/MCA Lateral Entry
  • LLM
  • LLM with PhD
  • M.Phil
  • Master of Intellectual Property Rights with PhD
  • Ph.D
  • Post Doctoral Research

CUSAT CAT Application form and Admit Card

Candidates applying for CUSAT CAT 2018 are required to submit their CUSAT CAT 2018 application form online by visiting the official CUSAT website.

The Steps to fill CUSAT CAT Application form are

  • STEP 1: Register and Login
  • STEP 2: Fill Online Application Form
  • STEP 3: Upload Photo and Signature
  • STEP 4: Payment of Application Fee

CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form


The candidates willing to appear in CUSAT CAT 2018 can pay the application fee from both online and offline mode. The application fee and the course fee is mentioned in following tables. 

CUSAT 2018 Application Fee

Category of Student Fees
General Rs. 1000
SC/ST Rs. 500
NRI  Rs. 6000
International students / PIO children / Children of Indian Gulf Workers US $100

Candidates opting Dubai as a test centres
(in addition to the above-listed fee)

Rs. 10000


Candidates applying for both the B.Tech program & Lateral Entry


Category of Student Fee Amount
General Rs. 1,000 + 1,000
SC/ST Rs. 500 + 500

Candidates having both Plus-Two and three-year Diploma qualifications and intending to apply for both regular B.Tech programmes and Lateral Entry to B Tech Programmes are required to submit separate applications.

Application Fee Payment

  • Online: Candidates can pay for CUSAT CAT 2018 Application form online via internet banking at SBI or SBT only.
  • Offline: They can also make payment via bank e-challan which is to be paid in cash at State Bank of India or State Bank of Travancore.

CUSAT CAT Fee Structure 2018



Annual Course Fee (INR)

State Merit (SM)

All India Merit (AIM)


(Civil Engg., Computer Science & Engg.,
Electrical and Electronics Engg.,

Electronics & Communication Engg.,
Information Technology,

Mechanical Engg. Safety & Fire Engg.) 

Rs. 30555

Rs. 59205

Rs. 194695

B.Tech. (Marine Engineering)

Rs. 228570

Rs. 305830

Rs. 629030

B.Tech. (Instrumentation Technology) 

Rs. 21910

B.Tech.(Naval Architecture & Ship Building) 

Rs. 18700

B.Tech.(Polymer Science & Engineering) 

Rs. 17050

5 years Integrated M.Sc. (Photonics)

Rs. 25565

Lateral Entry to B.Tech. for (Civil Engg., Computer Science & Engg., Electrical and Electronics Engg.,
Electronics & Communication Engg., Information Technology,
Mechanical Engg., Safety & Fire Engg.

Rs. 51153

Lateral Entry to B.Tech. For Instrumentation Engg.

Rs. 18230

Lateral Entry to B.Tech. for  Polymer Science and Engineering

Rs. 13820

 Children of Gulf Workers: The tuition fee shall be US$3000 per year, payable at the beginning of the academic year.

CUSAT Fee for International Candidates



Self Financing Students
Fee Per Annum

ICCR Scholars
Fee Per Annum













5-year Integrated Programmes



PG Diploma (Languages)


US$350 per course

PG Diploma (Others)

US$1000 per course

US$500 per course

Certificate Languages Courses

US$500 per course

US$250 per course

Other Certificate Courses US$750 per course US$350 per course


CUSAT CAT Result and Counselling

The students need to score Minimum of ten marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry in CUSAT CAT 2018 to be eligible to figure in the respective rank list. The minimum marks requirement is not applicable to candidates under SC/ST.

CUSAT CAT Marking and Scoring: The CAT score will be calculated as per the formula, S = 3R - 1W, where S is the CAT score, R is the number of right answers and W is the number of wrong answers.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Result

Relaxation in Marks: SEBC (Socially & Economically Backward): Marks relaxation by 5% in all courses except in B.Tech in Marine Engineering. No relaxation in marks for SC/ST candidates.

Foreign Nationals /PIO /Children of Indian workers in Gulf Countries

  • They are not required to take CUSAT CAT 2018. They can apply either on self-financing basis or
  • Through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) attached to the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. 

CUSAT CAT Counselling 2018

CUSAT CAT Exam pattern

CUSAT CAT 2018 Question paper will comprise  250 objective type multiple choice questions based on class 12 syllabus. The duration of the test will be three hours and the maximum marks will be 750. For each right answer 3 marks will be awarded and for each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. There is negative marking in CUSAT CAT 2018


Number of Questions









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CUSAT CAT Exam Timing

CUSAT CAT Important details

Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad (COCEK) Seats Distribution

 Courses Kuttanad in 
Pulinkunno Campus
  No. of Seats 
B. Tech in Civil Engineering 60 90
B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering 60 90
B.Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering 60 60
B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering 60 90
B.Tech in Information Technology 60 90
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering 60 90
B. Tech in Safety & Fire Engineering 60 60
  Department of Polymer Science & Rubber Technology, Main Campus- Thrikakara
B.Tech in Polymer Science & Engineering 20

  Department of  Instrumentation, Main Campus- Thrikakara
B.Tech in Instrumentation Technology 28  
  Kunjali Marakkar 
B.Tech in Marine Engineering
(Residential Programme)
  Department of Ship Technology   
B.Tech in Naval Architecture & Ship Building 40
  International School of Photonics 
5-year Integrated M.Sc in Photonics 20  

CUSAT Answer Key 2018

CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Centres

The entrance test CUSAT CAT and LET will be conducted in all India basis in the given below test centres.

Kota Varanasi Ranchi
Bokaro Patna Lucknow
Allahabad Jamshedpur Bangalore
Chennai Mumbai Kolkata
New Delhi Dubai All the District Head Quarters of Kerala*


*Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Adoor (Pathanamthitta), Thodupuzha (Idukki), Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kalpetta (Wayanad) and Kasaragod

If the sufficient number of candidates are not there in Dubai Centre they will have to appear for the exam in Ernakulam 

CUSAT has three Campuses

  • Main Campus- Kalamassery, Kochi
  • Kuttanadu Campus (CUCEK) a Pulinkunno, Alappuzha
  • Marine Campus- Near Fine Arts Hal, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi – 6

CUSAT Mock Test Available - Check Here

The Cochin University of Science and Technology will start the mock test for the candidates. The CUSAT exam mock test will be available on the official website of CUSAT and the candidates can refer to the website with the help of the link given below. The candidates are suggested to read all the instructions and guidelines before taking the test.

CUSAT Mock Test

Click Here for Mock Test
(Link Will be Available Soon )

Every candidate who is preparing to appear in the CUSAT 2018 exam should take the mock test as it helps a lot to improve you. Mock tests state the students that which topics they have already learned and what else are yet to prepare.

CUCET BTech Seat Distribution

CUCET BTech Seat Distribution


The Director, 
International Relations and Academic Admission (IRAA)
CUSAT, Kochi -682022.

Phone: 0484-2577100, 2862255, 2577159, 2577290, 2577550
Fax: 0484-2577688 
Email: helpdesk@cusat.nic.in, irra.cusat@gmail.com, registrar@cusat.ac.in

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