The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the university. CUSAT CAT 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on May 10, 11, and 12, 2024.

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


Important Dates:

  • Application Start Date: January 27, 2024
  • Application Last Date: February 26, 2024
  • Exam Dates: May 10, 11, & 12, 2024
  • Admit Card Download Date: April 25, 2024 (tentative)
  • Result Declaration Date: May 25, 2024 (tentative)


  • Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination as prescribed by the University for the respective programmes are eligible to apply.
  • For more details on eligibility criteria, please refer to the official CUSAT CAT brochure.

Application Process:

Candidates can apply for CUSAT CAT 2024 online through the official website of the university. The application fee is Rs. 1000 for general category candidates and Rs. 500 for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

  • The application process for CUSAT CAT 2024 is completely online.
  • Candidates can visit the official website of CUSAT Admissions to register and apply.
  • The application fee varies depending on the program and category of the candidate.

Exam Pattern:

  • The CUSAT CAT is a computer-based test (CBT) conducted in online mode.
  • The exam duration is 2 hours.
  • The question paper consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology (for BTech Biotechnology only), and English.
  • The marking scheme is +4 for a correct answer and -1 for a wrong answer.


The syllabus for CUSAT CAT 2024 covers Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, English, and General Knowledge. The specific topics covered in each subject may vary depending on the program.

Selection Process:

The selection of candidates for admission to CUSAT is based on the marks obtained in the CUSAT CAT and other selection criteria as prescribed by the university.

Important Links:

Tips for Preparing for CUSAT CAT:

  • Start your preparation early and make a study schedule.
  • Be familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Practice solving MCQs from previous years’ question papers and model test papers.
  • Focus on your weak areas and work on improving them.
  • Time management is crucial, so practice solving questions within the stipulated time limit.
  • Stay calm and focused during the exam.

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