Cochin University of Science and Technology-Common Admission Test (CUSAT CAT )
Exam Date: 29/04/2023 Exam State: All India Last Date: 26/02/2023

Exam Details

Cochin University of Science and Technology cunducts Common Admission Test (CUSAT CAT 2023) for eligible candidates to get admission in various  programs. It is University level exam by the name CUSAT CAT.

Programs offered for 10+2 Qualified Candidates

  • B Tech (8 semesters) – Civil / Mechanical / Electrical & Electronics / Electronics & Communication / Computer Science & Engineering / Information Technology / Safety and Fire Engineering / Naval Architecture and Ship Building / Instrumentation Technology / Polymer Science & Engineering/Marine Engineering
  • MSc (Five year Integrated Program) Photonics
  • MSc (Five year Integrated Program) Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Statistics
  • BBA LLB - 5 year Integrated Program
  • B Com LLB - 5 year Integrated Program
  • Voc – 3 Year Degree Programme in Business Process and Data Analytics

Programs for Candidates with  year Engineering Diploma

  • Lateral Entry to 3rd semester of B Tech – Civil / Mechanical / Electrical &Electronics / Electronics & Communication / Computer Science &Engineering / Information Technology / Safety and Fire Engineering /Instrumentation Technology / Polymer Science & Engineering 

Programs for candidates with Graduation Degree

  • Three year LLB (Evening)
  • M Sc Mathematics
  • M Sc Physics
  • M Sc Chemistry
  • M Sc Statistics
  • M Sc Computer Science with specialization in Soft Computing
  • M Sc Electronic Science
  • M Sc Instrumentation
  • M Sc Biotechnology
  • M Sc Microbiology
  • M Sc Marine Biology
  • M Sc Industrial Fisheries
  • M Sc Hydrochemistry
  • M Sc Oceanography
  • M Sc Marine Geology
  • M Sc Marine Geophysics
  • M Sc Meteorology
  • M Sc Environmental Technology - Stream 1 - Environmental Engineering
  • M Sc Environmental Technology - Stream 2 - Environmental Biotechnology
  • M FSc Seafood Safety and Trade
  • MA Applied Economics
  • MA Hindi Language and Literature
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • MCA (Lateral Entry)
  • M Voc Mobile Phone Application Development
  • M Voc Technology and Management Consulting
  • LLM (1 year)
  • LLM (IPR) 1 year
  • LLM (IP) PhD (5 year Integrated Program)
  • LLM (IPR) PhD (5 year Integrated Program)

Post Graduate Programs in Engineering

  • M Tech (Full-Time) (18 Specializations)
  • M Tech (Part Time) (5 Specializations)

Programmes after Post-Graduation

  • M Phil
  • PhD 

Programmes after Ph.D.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF)

Diploma/Certificate Programs

  • Certificate Program in French (1 Year)
  • Certificate Program in German (1 Year)
  • PG Diploma in Communicative English (1 Year)
  • Integrated Diploma in Japanese (1 Year)
  • PG Diploma in Translation, Journalism and Hindi Language Computing (1 Year)
  • PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (1 Year)
  • Executive P.G. Diploma in Android Application Development (1 Year)
  • Executive P.G. Diploma in Management Consulting (1 Year)
  • Short Term Programs in Communicative English / French / German Japanese & Arabic
  • Certificate Course in Communicative Hindi (3 Months)

CUSAT CAT 2023 Test Centres in India and Abroad

For First Degree Programs (B Tech, M Sc (Five year integrated) in Photonics, Integrated M Sc in Science (Five year) Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Statistics): The CAT will be conducted on All India basis with test centres in (Dubai), New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Mangalore, Jamshedpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Patna, Bokaro, Ranchi, Varanasi, Kota and all the District Head Quarters of Kerala; viz. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasaragod.

For PG Programs, BBA LL.B (H), B.Com. LL.B (H), LL.M (IP) PhD, LL.M (IPR) PhD, Three Year LL.B and Lateral Entry, Tests will be conducted at all the District Headquarters of Kerala. Apart from this, for PG Programmes test centres will be available at Coimbatore, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Ranchi also. However, if sufficient candidates are not registered at any of these centres, such centres will be cancelled and the candidates will be allocated to any other available centres.

If sufficient number of candidates is not opting for Dubai the centre may be cancelled. In case of cancellation of Centres in UAE, candidates will have to write their exams at Ernakulam.

The DATs are conducted in the University campus by the concerned Departments/Schools/Centres of the University. The dates of these tests will be announcedseparately by the respective Departments.


Computer Based Test (CBT) will be conducted on 29th, 30th of April 2023 and 01st May 2023


B.Tech : Candidates has to pass 10+2  from recognised institute/ university with PCM secured at least 50% marks.

B.Tech. in Marine Engineering: Pass in 10+2 from recognised institute/ unviersity with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subjects with a PCM average of not less than 60% marks and minimum 50% for Mathematics alone.

Should have passed English at 10th or 12th Standards with 50% marks (applicable to SC/ST candidates also).

B.Tech Lateral Entry: Any three year Diplomain Engineering /Technology awarded bya Board of TechnicalEducation recognisedby the Department ofTechnical Education,Government of Kerala,with not less than 60%marks. The maximumage prescribed is 25years as on 1st July ofthe current academicyear.

B .Voc. Business Process and Data Analytics:  Candidate pass 10+2 examination of any state/national board or equivalent examination with at least 75% marks and having studied Mathematics or Statistics as one of the optional subjects.

M.Sc. (5 year Integrated) Photonics Program, MSc (5 year Integrated) Program  Mathematics/Statistics / Physics/ Chemistry:  Pass in Plus Two examination of the State of Kerala with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional subject or any other examination accepted as equivalent thereto securing a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together.

BBA LLB/B.Com. LLB: (i) At the time of admission the candidate should have passed 10+2 with at minimum 60% marks including languages in Sciencegroup/Commerce group or with at least 55% marks including languages in Arts/Humanities stream.

(ii) Should not have completed 20 years of age as on the 1st July of the year ofAdmission; 22 years in the case of SC/ST/SEBC candidates.

LLB, 3 years Evening Programs: The candidate should secure minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying degree examination.

LLM, 1 Year Program: Pass in Bachelor’s Degree in Law with 55% marks from any University of Kerala or an examination of any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent there to. 

1 year LLM(IPR) offered at IUCIPRS:  Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Law degree not mandatory for foreign students) with 55%marks from any of the Universities in Kerala or an examination of any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto.

5 year integrated LLM (IPR) PhD and/or LLM (IIP) Ph.D. of IUCIPRS:

LLM (IPR) Ph.D.: Bachelor’s Degree in Law with 55% from any of the Universities in Kerala or an examination in any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto, and should have obtained rank in the Common Admission Test conducted by the University.

LLM (IP) Ph.D.: Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Political Science, History, Management and Science & Technology with 55% marks from any of the Universities in Kerala or an examination of any other Universities accepted by the University as equivalent thereto and should have obtained rank in CAT conducted by the University. In the absence of Students from disciplines mentioned above students with Bachelor’s Degree in Law shall be considered.

MCA: Any Science graduate with Mathematics as one of the subjects or graduate in Electronics / Information Technology/Computer Science / Computer Applications/ Engineering/ Technology with aggregate 55% marks in all subjects other than language and humanities.

For MCA Lateral Entry - Duration 2 year: A candidate must have to pass with not less than 55% marks in recognized regular Bachelor degree in Computer Science / Information Technology / Computer Applications / Computer Science and Engineering of minimum three year duration.

M.Sc. : Candidate should pass B.Sc. in related stream with not less than 55% marks.

M.A. : B.A. in  related stream.

Master of Fisheries Science: Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries/FoodTechnology/ Food Science/Microbiology/Biochemistry/ Zoology with at least 55%marks in optional subjects. Bachelor’sdegree in Fisheries includes IndustrialFisheries / Aquaculture / Fishery Science/Industrial Fish and Fisheries / B.F.Sc.(Nautical Science). Bachelor’s degree inFood Technology / Food Science includesB.Tech / B.E. / B.Sc. in Food Science andTechnology / Food Science andManagement /Food Science / FoodTechnology /Food processing Technology /Food Science and Quality Control. 

M Voc. Program: Candidate should pass grauation in relates stream with not less than  60% from recognised university.

M.Tech.: Candidates pass B.E./B.Tech. with 60% marks in related stream are eligibile for admission test. in Computer and Information Science.

Certificate Programs: Pass in Pre-degree/PlusTwo/any 3 year diploma.

PG Diploma Programs: Bachelor’s degreeholders of anyUniversity acceptable bythe University. 

Note: Candidate belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are eligible for 5% relaxation in qualifying marks (only candidate belonging to Kerala state).

Admission process

All Candidates applying for Common Admission Test 2023 (CAT 2023) should submit their applications online.

International candidates and those applying for the B.Tech. lateral entry programme (for Diploma-holders)/ M.Tech. should also submit their applications online.

Candidates for Ph.D./M. Phil./ M.A. Translation-German & Russian / Diploma/Certificate programmes need not submit online application form.

They can obtain the printed applicationform from the departments concerned by paying the required application fee through Demand Draft, drawn in favour of "Registrar, CUSAT" payable at Ernakulam. 

Application for all Courses (Other than Post Doctoral/ Diploma/Certificate Programs):

  • General Category Candidates Rs.1,100/-
  • For Kerala SC/Kerala ST candidates) Rs.500/-
  • Candidates who apply under NRI Quota/Children of Indian Gulf Workers (CGW) Rs. 6,100/-  In case of CGW candidates belongingto KSC/KST fees is Rs. 5,500/-

Note: Candidates opting test center at Dubai should remit an additional amount of Rs. 10,000/-(Rupees Ten thousand only)

For PhD and M Phil Programs:

Rs. 1,100/- (Rupees One Thousand only) (Rs. 500/-(Rupees Five Hundred only) for Kerala SC/ST Candidates) to be paid by  Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Registrar, CUSAT payable at Ernakulam campus branch and to be submitted to the respective departments/schools where the candidate intend to apply for M. Phil. / Ph. D. programme to obtain the application forms.

Application fee for Post Doctoral/Diploma/Certificates Programs:

  • General Category Candidates Rs. 100/-
  • SC/ST Category Candidates Rs. 50/

Application fee for International Students:

  • For all courses US$100

Important Dates

CUSAT CAT 2023 Dates

Computer Based Test (CBT 2023)

29th, 30th of April 2023 and 01st May 2023

Online Registration for seats reserved for International Candidates

27 Jan 2023


Last date to apply without late fee

26 Feb 2023

Online Registration for seats reserved for International Candidates

27 Jan to 17 April 2023

Issuance and receipt of applications for Ph.D, PDF, DiplomaPrograms etc. from the Department/ Schools/ Centres concerned 27 Jan to 17 April 2023

Online Registration to M Tech Programs 

 27 Jan to 8 April 2023

Downloading of Admit Cards

18 April to 01 May 2023

Declaration result

1st week of May 2023

Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Cochin University P.O.,
Kochi - 682 022,