CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam – Eligibility Criteria, Exam Center, Dates…!

CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam

CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology) conducts entrance exam like CAT (Common Admission Test), LET (Lateral Entry Test) and DAT (Departmental Admission Test) every year. Out of which CUSAT (CAT) is conducted to get admission into the B.Tech Programme and all other PG programmes. Qualifying which candidates will get admission to various academic programs of the university.   

Recently the university has announced exam dates for the CUSAT CAT entrance exam. Those who all are interested to apply for such are requested to take complete information like, it’s eligibility criteria, fee details, exam centers and most important of all exam dates.

CUSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants come under Kerala Scheduled Cast (KSC) and Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) communities are applicable for applying if they have scored minimum pass marks in the qualifying exams. This condition is not valid for Marine Engg candidates.

For the graduate programs, SEBC applicants of Kerala State with Non-Creamy Layer Status will get 5% relaxation in the minimum required marks for qualifying exam.

For M.Tech programs, aspirants valid GATE score card are applicable to get 5% relaxation in the qualifying exam marks.

Other than this various other programs have different sets of eligibility criteria. Just take a look…!

BBA/LL.B. (Hons)/B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)        

  • +2 exams should be passed with 60% marks for science stream background and 55% marks for Arts/Commerce/Humanities group.
  • Age is 20 years as on 1st July 2018 (22 years for SC/ST and OBC candidates).

B.Tech/5-year Integrated M.Sc in Photonics         

  • Candidates must have passed + 2 exam from Kerala state or equivalent examination with PCM.
  • Aggregate marks of 50% are required in Mathematics individually and 50% marks in PCM putting together.


  • Must have passed graduation with 40% aggregate marks and 35% marks for SC/ST from a university recognized from CUSAT.


Passed science graduate with mathematics as compulsory subjects or graduate in Electronics/Information Technology /Computer Science /Computer Applications/ Engineering/Technology with at least 55% aggregate marks.

M Voc in Technology and Management Consulting

  • Must have passed Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or B.Voc degree in relevant discipline with aggregate 60% marks.
  • M. Bachelor’s degree in law with 45% minimum marks.

B.Tech Marine Engineering      

  • Aspirants must have scored at least 60% marks in PCM and 50% marks individually in mathematics.
  • Age must not be more than 25 years as on 1st September 2018.

CUSAT 2018 Fee Details

  • SC/ST Category Applicants – Rs.500/-
  • General Category Applicants – Rs.1000/-
  • Applicants who apply under NRI Quota (For B.Tech Programs only) – Rs.5000/-
  • Applicants opting test centers at Dubai should pay Rs 10,000/- in addition to the above

Charges for Diploma / Certificate Programs

  • SC/ST Category Applicants – Rs.50/-
  • General Category Applicants – Rs.100/-

Application Fee for International Students: For all courses – US$100.

CUSAT 2018 Exam Centers

For B.Tech & 5 year Integrated M.Sc in Photonics:

Test centers selected for CAT entrance exam is Jamshedpur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Dubai, Allahabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Ranchi, Varanasi, Kota and all the District Head Quarters of Kerala; viz. Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Adoor (Pathanamthitta), Ernakulam, Thodupuzha (Idukki), Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kalpatta (Waynad) and Kasaragod etc.

For PG Programs, LLB (Hons), LLM, B.Com, BBA, LLB (Hons), MIP., PhD, PhD, 3 year LLB & Lateral Entry Tests:

The CAT/LET is taken on the district headquarters of Kerala. DAT are conducted in the University campus by the individual Depts/Schools/Centres of the university. Each department will announce the dates of these tests separately.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Important Dates

Online registration date for CAT-(All PG and UG Programmes except M.Phil. ,Ph.D.and Diploma programmes)-

7th February to 28th Feb 2018(with fine upto 05/03/2018)

Remittance of fee (online only)

07/02/2018 to 05/03/2018

Extended date limit for online registration of M.Tech programmes

15/03/2018 to 21/04/2018(with fine upto 30/04/2018)

Issue and receipt of applications for Ph.D,M.Phil,Diploma Programmes etc is opened from:

07/02/2018 to 05/03/2018

Admit Cards Can Be Downloaded From

15/04/2018 to 29/04/2018

Exam date  for CUSAT CAT 2018

28th & 29th April 2018

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