CUSAT CAT 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

CUSAT CAT or Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test is an entrance exam offering candidates admission into various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and diploma courses. Candidates can apply to different fields of Engineering, Humanities, Technology, Science, Law, and Management. In this article, we will discuss CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Date, Registration, Revised Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility, etc.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Important Dates

CUSAT CAT 2023 Notification ReleasedJanuary 2023
Start of CUSAT Online RegistrationJanuary 2023
Last date to fill the application form (without late fee)February 2023
Application form apply with late feeFebruary 2023
Last date of application with late feeFebruary 2023
Remittance of the fee (online only)February 2023
CUSAT 2023 Merit ListSeptember 2023
CounselingSeptember 2023
Commencement of B.Tech Lateral Entry Option RegistrationSeptember 2023
First B.Tech commencementOctober 2023
End of Mark Entry and Option Registration and rearrangement of B.TechOctober 2023
End of B.Tech Lateral Entry Option RegistrationOctober 2023
Second B.Tech Lateral Entry Allotment and Commencement of Online Fee Remittance and Commencement of rearrangement of OptionsOctober 2023
End of fee payment for B.Tech Lateral Entry first Allotment and end of option rearrangementsOctober 2023
Third B.Tech/Int. MSc (photonics)/Int. MSc in Sciences /B.Voc. Allotment and Commencement of online fee remittanceOctober 2023
End of fee paymentOctober 2023

CSAC CAT Courses Offered

  • B.Tech/ Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics
  • BB.A.LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • MCA
  • LL.B.

CUSAT CAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of CUSAT CAT is as follows-

  • The candidate must be a permanent citizen of India

For Undergraduate Courses

  • B.Tech with integrated M.Sc- Candidate must clear the 12th class from a recognized board with at least 50% marks in mathematics alone, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics combined
  • B.Tech Marine Engineering- Candidate must have qualified 10+2 examination with at least 60% of marks combined in English and PCM, and with a minimum of 50% of marks separately in Mathematics
  • BBA/LL.B (Hons)/B.Com.LL.B (Hons.)- The Candidate should have a qualified 12th class with a minimum of 60% marks in any stream

For Postgraduate courses

  • M.Tech – Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in B.Tech or BE from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks. A candidate who qualified GATE Exam will have to show the scorecard for the admission
  • L.L.M –Candidate should have a Graduation degree in Law with at least 45% of marks

CSAC CAT Admission Process

The Application form of CSAC CAT can be filled online. The following are the steps by step application process-

  • Visit the official website of the CSAC-
  • Click on the ‘New Candidate Registration’ and start filling in the required details like email ID password etc.
  • Now, verify the email by clicking on the verification link send by CSAC
  • Now, Log in to your account and click on the apply button
  • A form will appear, fill the form with correct information
  • Now upload your scanned passport size photograph
  • Now you have to upload the scanned copy of all the certificates and documents mentioned below
  • Now a payment gateway will open where you have to pay the application fee using Credit/Debit, UPI,  Banking, or challan
  • Take a printout of the payment confirmation slip and the application for future uses

Documents required for CSAC Admission

The following are the list of documents required for CSAC Admission-

  • Scanned Passport Size photograph under 1 MB
  • Scanned copy of class  10th, passed certificate/ Mark Sheet showcasing all the marks obtained in the subjects
  • Graduate Degree/ Mark Sheet
  • Aadhar Card

Application Fee

The application fee for the CSAC CAT entrance examination is as follows-

CategoryApplication Fee
PDF, Diploma, Certificate ProgramsINR 100
Ph.D. and M.Phil. ProgramsINR 1000
Candidates opting for AIQ (All India Quota) SeatsINR 1000
NRI Quota CategoryINR 5000
Children’s of Indian Gulf WorkersRs. 6100 (Rs. 5500 for SC/ST Candidates of Kerala state)
International CandidatesINR 7000
Candidates opting for Dubai as Test CentreINR 10,000

 CUSAT CAT Examination Pattern

The following are the examination pattern of CUSAT –

CourseSectionsNo. of questions
B.Tech/ Integrated M.Sc. in PhotonicsMathematics125
BB.A.LL.B. (Hons.)/B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)General English50
Reasoning and Logical Thinking Ability50
General Awareness and Current Affairs25
Law-Related Matter25
Logical Reasoning75
Comprehension Ability25
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs25
Legal Aptitude50
Logical Reasoning25

CUSAT CAT Syllabus

CUSAT CAT entrance examination is divided into three Section- Section -A, Section -B & Section -C. The following are the syllabus of the CUSAT CAT syllabus-


  • Speed
  • Force
  • Gravitation
  • Work
  • Domestic Electric Circuit
  • Wave Speed
  • Human Eye
  • Heat
  • Electricity
  • Microscope
  • Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
  • Energy
  • Solar System
  • The Universe
  • The Earth
  • Galaxy


  • Difference types of substances and their nature
  • Air
  • Human Dependence on Natural Resources
  • Electro-Chemical Cell
  • Chemical bond
  • Physical and Chemical Change
  • Classification of matter
  • Types of Fuel
  • The necessity of Balanced Diet
  • Electrolysis
  • Mineral Cycle
  • Ecological Balance


  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Circle
  • Number Systems
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Statistics & Probability

General English

  • Grammar
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Voice
  • Narration
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Jumbles Words
  • Spelling Errors
  • Clauses
  • Sentences: Simple, Complex, and Compound

Reasoning and Logical Thinking Ability

  • Analogies
  • Figures/Verbal Classification
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Calendar
  • Number/Symbol Series
  • Question-related to the dictionary
  • Vien Diagram /Dice
  • Puzzle/Tabulation
  • Non-verbal series
  • Logical Deduction
  • Number System
  • HCF & LCM
  • Arithmetic Problem (Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Problem on age, Simple & Compound Interest, etc)
  • Simplification
  • Series Completion
  • Venn Diagrams Analysis Test
  • Tests of Alphabet
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Relationship Test
  • Direction Test
  • Seating Puzzles
  • Ranking
  • Letter-Number Game Test
  • Substitution and Interchanging
  • Principles of Series
  • Principle of Classification
  • Cube Pyramid Games
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Force in Arguments
  • Assumptions
  • Course of Action

General Awareness and Current Affairs

  • History
  • Geography
  • Inventions & Discoveries
  • Neighboring Countries of India
  • Unemployment in India
  • Indian Financial System
  • Types of Bank in India
  • Types of Bank Accounts
  • Functions of Banks
  • Countries, Capital & Currency
  • Governors in India
  • Members of Parliament
  • Members of Rajya Sabha
  • Members of Lok Sabha
  • Prasad Scheme
  • List of Indian Navy Chief Admirals
  • List of Highest Mountains in India
  • List of Longest Rivers in the World
  • List of Phobias/Fear
  • List of Sports Term
  • List of Companies Taglines
  • List of Insurance Companies in India
  • Important Principles of Insurance
  • List of Airports in India
  • List of World Largest Libraries
  • List of Longest Bridges in India
  • List of Languages of the World
  • List of Famous Books And Authors
  • Aarogya Setu
  • PM CARES Fund


  • Indian polity including Executive, Judiciary and Legislature
  • Law prepositions with facts
  • Constitution
  • Legal maxims
  • Law of Torts, Contracts
  • Important Judgments

CUSAT CAT 2023 Admit Card

The admit card is the most important document without which you will not be allowed to participate in the examination. You can download the admit card of CUSAT CAT on the official website for CUSAT CAT 2023.

CUSAT CAT 2023 Exam Result

The examination result of the CUSAT CAT will be released after 2-3 weeks of examination. You can find the exam result on the official website of the CUSAT C-CAT.

CUSAT CAT Counselling

A counseling session will be organized for the candidates who have qualified for the entrance examination. Based on the merit list, the candidates will be offered different colleges to choose from. You can choose the colleges based on your liking, fees, location, etc. when appearing for the counseling session of a particular college, the candidate must provide relevant documents in original as well as a printout. The following are the list of documents that are required during the counseling session-

  • 10th Mark Sheet and Certificate
  • Category Certificate if applicable
  • Character Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Any other document as per the instructions

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