CUSAT CAT 2023: New Dates, New Beginnings!

The exam will be conducted in online mode, and the duration of the exam has been reduced to 2 hours. It will consist of 120 objective type questions, and each correct answer will carry three marks. The exam will be divided into two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A will consist of 60 questions from Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, while Part B will have 60 questions from the relevant subjects of the selected program.

Apart from these changes, CUSAT-CAT 2023 is focused on providing students with a seamless and efficient exam experience. The university has taken several steps to ensure that the exam is conducted in a fair and transparent manner. With a new exam pattern, the university aims to assess the students’ aptitude and problem-solving skills accurately. So, if you’re ready to take on the challenge, get ready for a memorable experience!

Get Ready for CUSAT-CAT 2023: Here’s What You Need to Know!

As the exam is conducted in online mode, candidates must be well-versed with the computer-based testing environment. It is essential to get familiar with the exam pattern and practice previous years’ question papers. This will help you understand the exam structure and assist you in managing your time effectively. Additionally, stay updated with the latest news and information about the exam dates, application process, and admit card download.

Moreover, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria laid down by the university to apply for the exam. The application process is typically online, and candidates can fill in the application form by visiting the official website. Keep all the necessary documents ready and ensure that you meet the application deadline.

The Common Admission Test of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is scheduled to be conducted in various centres of the country.

All admissions except Ph.D/ All Diploma Courses

The candidates who wish admissions for programmes other than Ph.D/ All Diploma Courses in CUSAT should apply for CAT through this portal. Applications in any other method will not be accepted.

Applicants for MBA programme need to register for CUSAT CAT-2023 through this portal and complete the application process. Candidates with a valid KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM)Score can apply for MBA programmes. These candidates will be ranked on the basis of KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM) Score, Group Discussion and Interview. However, those candidates, without valid score for the time being can register now and they will be provided the opportunity to enter the valid score of KMAT & CMAT before the closure of the application for the MBA program of SMS, CUSAT.

Students who wish to get admission for BTech Marine Engineering at KMSME in CUSAT, should register for CAT 2023, select Course B.Tech and complete the center selection step also. The applicants need to appear for the Common Entrance Test conducted by Indian Maritime University (IMU) and the admission shall be based on the IMU rank. For more details click here.

For M.Tech programmes, preference will be given to candidates with valid GATE score in the respective subject. In the absence of candidates with valid GATE score, candidates without GATE score will be admitted on the basis of their performance in Department Admission Test (DAT) to be conducted by the Departments concerned.

Admission to Ph.D/ All Diploma Courses

For admissions to Ph.D/ All Diploma Courses in CUSAT need not apply online through this portal. The application will be available from the Departments concerned. For details, please check the website
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Online Registration for CAT (All PG and UG Programmes except Ph.D, M.B.A, M.Tech and Diploma Programmes) 27/01/2023 to 10/03/2023
(with fine upto 15/03/2023)
Remittance of fee (online only) – For UG & PG Programmes 27/01/2023 to 16/03/2023
Online Registration to MBA programmes 27/01/2023 to 30/04/2023
(with fine upto 03/05/2023)
Remittance of fee (online only) – For MBA 27/01/2023 to 04/05/2023
Online Registration to M.Tech programmes 27/01/2023 to 08/04/2023
(with fine upto 17/04/2023)
Remittance of fee (online only) – For M.Tech 27/01/2023 to 18/04/2023
Online Registration for seats reserved for International Candidates 27/01/2023 to 17/04/2023
Issuance and receipt of applications for Diploma Programmes from the Department/Schools concerned 27/01/2023 to 17/04/2023
Issuance and receipt of applications for Ph.D/PDF Programmes from the Department/Schools concerned 27/01/2023 to 17/04/2023
Downloading of Admit Cards (UG & PG Programmes) 18/04/2023 to 06/05/2023.
Computer Based Test (CBT) : 3rd , 4th , 5th and 6th May 2023.