CUSAT CAT 2018 – The computer-based CUSAT CAT 2018 entrance exam will be conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) from April 28, 2018. The application form of CUSAT CAT 2018 is open in online mode from February 7 to 28. To fill the CUSAT CAT 2018 application form, candidates have to get registered and pay the applicable application fee. While filling the application form, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria of the programme they are applying to as otherwise, application forms would be rejected. For instance, the eligibility criteria of B.Tech Marine Engineering are different from B.Tech Instrumentation Technology. After the conclusion of CUSAT CAT 2018, the official answer key will be released which will help candidates calculate their probable scores; a window will also be provided for candidates to post their complaints against the answer keys. The result of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be declared around the third week of May 2018. Based on the scores obtained by candidates in CUSAT CAT, merit list would be drawn and candidates will be called for CUSAT CAT 2018 counselling.
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CUSAT CAT 2018 – Quick Facts
Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test
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What's New in CUSAT CAT 2018?
Provision of Scholarship at CUCEK
Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanadu (CUCEK) is offering scholarship for B.Tech programmes from the academic year 2018-19. 10% of the students (on the basis of their CUSAT CAT 2018 rank) in each B.Tech branch at the institute are eligible for 50% of Tuition Fee (offered as Scholarship).
Additional seats at exam centres
Some of the seats have been added to CUSAT CAT exam centre at Malappuram, Wynad and Pathanamthitta. Thus, candidates, who wish to change their exam centres of CUSAT CAT 2018 to any of these 3 centres may send a mail to the university at [email protected] with their Registration Number, Name and present Centre allotted. The mail must be sent on or before February 23, 2018.
The important dates of CUSAT CAT 2018 covers all the key events related to the entrance examination, including start date of application form, submission deadline, and exam date.
CUSAT CAT 2018 Notification
February 1, 2018
Start of CUSAT CAT 2018 Online Registration
February 7, 2018
Last date to fill CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form (without late fee)
February 28, 2018
Start date of CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form with late fee (Rs. 100)
March 1, 2018
Last date to fill CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form with late fee
March 3, 2018
Extended deadline for CUSAT CAT 2018 Application fee payment
February 7 to March 5, 2018
CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card availability
April 15, 2018
Last date to download CUSAT CAT 2018 Admit Card
April 28, 2018
CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam
April 28, 2018 (9:30 am to 12: 30 pm)
Publication of CUSAT CAT 2018 Answer Key
First week of May 2018
Declaration of CUSAT CAT 2018 Result
Third week of May 2018
Publication of separate Rank List for B Tech Marine Engineering
Second week of June 2018
Before applying for the entrance exam, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria of CUSAT CAT 2018. Among the key eligibility criteria include a pass in 12th examination in 10+2 system from a recognized board or its equivalent, with minimum 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Additionally, each B.Tech programme has its own set of specific eligibility criteria; for example, to apply for B.Tech in Instrumentation, candidates need to have obtained at least 50% marks in Mathematics in Class 10th. On the other hand, for those opting for Marine Engineering, the upper age limit is likely to be 25 as on September 1, 2018.
The online application form of CUSAT CAT 2018 is available from February 7 to 28 in online mode only. To fill the CUSAT CAT 2018 application form, candidates need to go through three steps:
Step 1: Registration
To get registered, candidates have to enter personal details, including name, email address and date of birth. The email ID used for registration will be the user name. Upon successful registration, OTP will be sent to the candidate email ID and registered mobile number.
Step 2: Filling of CUSAT CAT Application Form 2018
Candidates need to log in using the user name and password to fill the application form of CUSAT CAT 2018. The CUSAT CAT application form 2018 has a number of fields like address, nationality and parents’ name. Candidate must ensure that they enter only genuine information. The candidate will also be required to upload scanned copies of photograph and signature and furnish course details.
Step 3: Payment of Application Fees
To complete the application process, the candidate has to pay the requisite CUSAT CAT 2018 application fee.
Candidates have to pick their choices of CUSAT CAT exam centres at the time of filling the application form. The list of CUSAT CAT 2018 centres is listed in the table below.
How to Prepare for CUSAT CAT 2018
It is not toil that always counts, but how that toil has been channeled. Candidates preparing for CUSAT CAT 2018 therefore needs to put in place a study plan that takes into account factors like the type of questions asked, marking scheme, and topics covered. Once the candidate knows about the finer details of the exam, he/she can tackle each of these issues effectively. For example, for tackling multiple choice tests, taking mock tests can be an effective ploy.
The exam pattern of CUCAT CAT 2018 will give the candidate insights about the entrance examination, like the marking scheme, subjects covered, and test duration. Being familiar with the CUSAT CAT exam pattern 2018 will make it easier to plan and prepare for the exam. For example, CUSAT CAT has 125 questions on Mathematics for a total of 375 marks. On the other hand, Chemistry has 50 questions for a total of 150 marks. This shows that Mathematics carries more weightage than Chemistry and candidates need to prepare accordingly.
CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Pattern
Type of question asked
For each correct response, 3 marks will be awarded.
1 mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt
Objective Multiple Choice Questions Based on 10+2 syllabus
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), which is the exam conducting body, doesn’t generally release any CUSAT CAT syllabus. However, going by trends of previous years it is expected that the syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be based on the syllabus of Class XI and Class XII of the state board. Also, if the exam conducting body by any chance decides to release the CUSAT CAT syllabus 2018, it will be updated on this page.
The CUSAT CAT 2018 syllabus is an important element that the candidate must consider when preparing for the exam; ready only those topics included in the syllabus. Also for effective preparation, the candidate may place the different topics covered in the CUSAT CAT syllabus 2018 under different heads like easy, moderate, difficult. It will enable the candidate to streamline his/her preparation by setting priorities.
The admit card of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be available in online mode only from April 15 to 28. The CUSAT CAT 2018 admit card is an important document that candidates need to carry to the exam hall to be able to take the entrance examination. To download the CUSAT CAT admit card 2018, candidates have to log in using their registration/application number and date of birth. The admit card of CUSAT CAT 2018 will display information like the name of the candidate, roll number, exam data and venue, and also photograph and signature. Along with the admit card, the candidate must also bring along a valid IP proof (Voter ID card, driving license, etc.) to the exam hall.
The answer key of CUSAT CAT 218 will be released by the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) post conclusion of the CUSAT CAT 2018 exam and before the declaration of result. By consulting the CUSAT CAT 2018 answer key, candidates can verify their answers against the ones given on the answer key and calcuate their probable score. In case the candidate finds any discrepancy in the CUSAT CAT answer key 2018, there is also the facility to register complints. The CUSAT CAT body will evaluate all such complaints and make corrections if needed to the answer key. To check the answer key of CUSAT CAT 2018, candidates will have to log in using their roll number, date of birth, and date of exam.
The result of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be declared tentatively in the third week of May 2018. To check their results, candidates will have to log in to the result portal using theit CUSAT CAT 2018 Roll Number. Candidates must download and take printout of the CUSAT CAT result 2018, as it will be required to complete other admission formalities. Prior to the declaration of result, the rank list of CUSAT CAT 2018 would be announced. Post declaration of result, qualified candidates have to participate in option entry and mock counselling. Candidates will be shortlisted and called for counselling based on their CUSAT CAT 2018 scores.
It is essential that candidates score equal to or above the CUSAT CAT 2018 cutoff score determined by the admission authorities to be eligible for admission. If a candidate scores below the CUSAT CAT 2018 cutoff score, he/she will not be considered for admission. A number of factors like availability of seats, difficulty level of question papers, and number of candidates appearing the test will determine the cutoff of CUSAT CAT 2018. Also, each branch of the participating institutes of CUSAT CAT 2018 will have their own individual cutoff. Candidates can get an idea about the kind of scores they need to score in CUSAT CAT 2018 to get admission into their favourite college and branch by consulting previous years’ cutoff trends.
The counselling of CUSAT CAT 2018 will start tentatively in the third week of May 2018. To participate in CUSAT CAT 2018 counselling, candidates need to get registered (Option Registration) and exercise choice filling; during the process candidates have to fill in their choice of college and branch. Candidates are advised to enter as many choices as they can to have maximum chances of admission. Upon completion of the Option Registration process, candidates will be able to download the CUCAT CAT counselling letter; CUSAT CAT authorities will not send any separate invitation to candidates. On the day of counselling, the candidate must bring along all relevant documents.
The Counselling of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be done as per the merit list of CUSAT CAT 2018, with candidates ranked higher in the list getting preference over those ranked lower. The seat allotment of CUSAT CAT 2018 will be conducted online, based on the options entered by the candidate and his/her merit rank. Post seat allotment, candidates need to report at the alloted institute within the prescribed time and date.