CUSAT CAT 2018 is conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). The examination for B.Tech courses was held April 28, 2018. CUSAT CAT is a university level examination, held for admissions in various UG and PG Programmes in the university. Since the examination is now over, the results for the same has been released on June 05, 2018. Also, the counselling dates have been announced on the official website. The option registrations/counselling of CUSAT CAT 2018 B.Tech admission will start from June 07, 2018. The instructions for counselling is given below on this page.

Your admission will be based on the performance on this admission test. Read below the details of CUSAT CAT 2018 and the admission process of CUSAT in B.Tech. Courses. Candidates who are looking for M.Tech admissions will have to appear in Departmental Admission Test (DAT) and not in CUSAT CAT 2018.



Admissions to all the courses in B.Tech will be done through CUSAT CAT 2018. The examination is now over. The official Answer key of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be available soon. Know the important CUSAT CAT 2018 Dates from the table below:

CUSAT CAT 2018 Important Dates
Start of Online Application Form fillup 07 Feb 2018
Last date to submit Application Form without fine 28 Feb 2018
Online application form fillup with fine 01 Mar 2018
Last date to submit Application Form with fine 08 Mar 2018
Last date to submit the fees (online only) 12 Mar 2018
Downloading the Admit Card 15 to 28 Apr 2018 17 Apr 2018 Onwards
CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam for B.Tech 28 Apr 2018
Release of official Answer Key First week of May 2018
Declaration of Result May 2018 05 Jun 2018
Counselling dates 07 Jun 2018

The CUSAT CAT Exam 2018 was conducted in online mode only. It was Computer Based Test (CBT) held at various centres.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Result and Rank List

The CUSAT CAT 2018 Result will be calculated using the following 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.

The Rank List will be prepared based on the scores of the candidates in CUSAT CAT 2018. Yow will need to score a minimum of 10 marks in each of the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for being qualified to be included in the CUSAT CAT 2018 Rank List.

Tie Breaking process: If there is a tie in the scores of the candidates then the following methods will be used to break the tie-

  • The marks of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will be considered in the
    same order.
  • If the tie continues the total number of correct answers of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry will be considered in the same order.
  • If the tie continues after applying the above two conditions, dates of birth of the candidates in the descending order will be considered.
  • If the tie continues after applying the above three conditions, the names of the candidates in alphabetical order will be considered.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Answer Key

Now since the examination has concluded, Cochin University of Science and Technology will release the Official CUSAT CAT 2018 Answer Key. The answer key will be available online. Also, the university has given a tentative time of availability of the answer keys, which is in the first week of May 2018 itself. Thus, stay updated about the release of CUSAT CAT 2018 Answer Key from this page regularly. As soon as the answer keys are released it will be made available here.

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CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card

The candidates who have successfully applied for CUSAT CAT 2018 exam via the online application form will now need to download their Admit Card from the website, The admit card will not be sent to any candidate via post or any other medium, it has to be downloaded from the website only.

  • Click Here to Download the CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card.

The CUSAT CAT 2018 will be held in an All India Basis for admission in various B.Tech courses in the university. Below are the CUSAT CAST Test Centres for B.Tech.

Centres in other states
New Delhi Bokaro
Kolkata Patna
Mumbai Lucknow
Chennai Ranchi
Bangalore Varanasi
Jamshedpur Kota
Centres in Kerela
Thiruvananthapuram Palakkad
Adoor (Pathanamthitta) Malappuram
Thodupuzha (Idukki) Kozhikode
Alappuzha Kannur
Kottayam Kalpatta (Waynad)
Ernakulam Kasaragode

The CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card will be available until April 28, 2018. The test centre where the candidates will have to appear for the examination will be indicated on the admit card as per the choice of the candidates exercised during the online application form fillup.

Admission Process of CUSAT

For admission in the B.Tech Course at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) the candidates will have to follow the following admission process:


CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Pattern for admission in B.Tech courses is as follows. You must take a note of it to stay prepared for the exam by knowing the structure of the question paper and the marks distribution.

  • Mode of Exam: Online only (CBT)
  • Total number of questions: 250
  • Type  of question: MCQ
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Total Duration: 3 Hours (09.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.)
  • Marking scheme: +3 for correct answers and -1 for wrong answer
Subject No. of Questions Marks
Mathematics 125 375
Physics 75 225
Chemistry 50 150
Total 250 750

Note: A minimum score of 10 marks in each of the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is compulsory for being qualified to be included in the CUSAT CAT 2018 Rank List. This requirement of minimum marks, however, will not be applicable for candidates coming under Kerala Scheduled Caste and Kerala Scheduled Tribe communities.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus for B.Tech – Download PDF

For admission in B.Tech courses, the candidates will have to cover the entire class 12 syllabus to qualify the CUSAT CAT 2018. The CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus will include the following chapters form Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics
Vector Algebra
Measures of Dispersions and Probability
Coordinate Geometry
CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus for Physics
Units and Measurements
Motion in a straight line
Motion in a plane
Laws of motion
Work, Energy and Power
Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion
Mechanical Properties of solids
Mechanical Properties of fluids
Thermal Properties of Matter
Kinetic Theory
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Wave Optics
Electric Charges and Fields
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Current Electricity
Moving Charges and Magnetism
magnetism and Matter
Electromagnetic Induction
Alternating Current
Electromagnetic Waves
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
Communication Systems
CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus for Chemistry
Atomic Structure
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
States od matters: Gases and Liquids
Chemical Equilibrium and Acid-Bases
Hydrogen and its compounds
The s – Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
p-Block Elements Group 13(Boron Family)
p-Block Elements Group 14(Carbon Family)
Environmental Chemistry
Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principles and Techniques and Hydrocarbons
Solid State
Electrochemistry and Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry
General Principles of Metallurgy
p-Block Elements
d and f block elements and coordination compounds
Chemistry in everyday life
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Organic compounds containing C, H and O (Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids)
Organic compounds containing Nitrogen

Download CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus PDF

  • Download CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics.
  • Download CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus for Physics.
  • Download CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus for Chemistry.

CUSAT CAT 2018 Preparation

To prepare for CUSAT CAT 2018, you need a plan, as the CUSAT CAT 2018 exam date is near, you have only around 1 month left to prepare. Aspiring candidates have already started with their preparation here are some last minute tips to crack CUSAT CAT 2018.

  1. Know the Exam Pattern.
  2. Know the Syllabus.
  3. Know the important chapters.
  4. Know the important books for preparation.
  5. In this last 1 month, focus on solving mock tests/previous year question papers and sample papers.
  6. Brush up your memory by revising the important chapters.
  7. Learn all the formulas in every subject by heart.
  8. Know the shortcut formulas to solve the questions in speed.
  9. Practise improving accuracy along with the speed.
  10. Majority of questions are from mathematics. So concentrating more on mathematics, to fetch a good score in the exam
  11. Mechanics in Physics and Organic chemistry in Chemistry are the important chapters to score in CUSAT CAT.

Here are the important chapters for CUSAT CAT 2018:

Physics: Magnetic Effect of Current, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion

Chemistry: Transition elements (d and f blocks), p-block elements, s-block elements, chemical equilibrium and organic chemistry

Mathematics: Probability, vectors, 3D Geometry, Complex Numbers, trigonometry, indefinite integration, matrices and determinants

CUSAT CAT 2018 Important Books:

Do complete the NCERT Text Books of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of class 12. Below are few reference books that will help you prepare better:

  1. Mathematics: R.S. Agarwal
  2. Organic Chemistry: Arihant Publication
  3. Understanding Physics: D.C. Pandey

CUSAT CAT 2018 Counselling

Candidates whose names will apply in the rank list will have to appear in the counselling process. The schedule of the counselling process will be announced after the CUSAT CAT 2018 Result. No separate call letter will be sent to the candidates, qualifying candidates must look out for the notification regarding the counselling process. As per your rank, you will be needing to attend the counselling process in person.

CUSAT CAT 2018: Courses offered under B.Tech Programme

Through the CUSAT CAT 2018 examination, the qualifying candidates can take admission to the following departments/courses.

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Computer Science and Engineering
  3. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  4. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  5. Information Technology
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Safety and Fire Engineering
  8. Marine Engineering
  9. Naval Architecture and Ship Building
  10. Polymer Science and Engineering
  11. Instrumentation Technology

CUSAT CAT 2018 Seat Matrix

Following are the availability of seats in the various B.Tech courses offered through:

Courses Total Seats
Civil Engineering 135
Computer Science and Engineering 135
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 105
Electronics and Communication Engineering 135
Information Technology 135
Mechanical Engineering 135
Safety and Fire Engineering 60
Marine Engineering 80
Naval Architecture and Ship Building 42
(15 seats reserved for Naval candidates)
Polymer Science and Engineering 20
Instrumentation Technology 28

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Information Brochure of CUSAT CAT 2018 is Available Here.

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