CUSAT CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

April 15, 2017 Gitumoni

CUSAT CAT 2017 Exam PatternCUSAT CAT 2017 Exam Pattern - The exam pattern of CUSAT CAT 2017 below on this page is given to help the candidates who are willing to appear on April 30. Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will conduct the exam for admissions to its 10 B.Tech programmes. The CUSAT CAT 2017 exam pattern contains details such as the total number of questions, marking scheme, subjects, duration and language of the paper etc. The CUSAT 2017 exam consist of 2 papers - Paper 1 and 2 to be held on the same day of the entrance examination. Paper 1 will have questions from Mathematics, while Paper 2 will cover questions from Physics and Chemistry. The CUSAT Common Aptitude Test to be conducted across 28 test centres in India and abroad. Candidates who are appearing for CUSAT 2017 must go through the CUSAT CAT exam pattern 2017 to know the overall format of the exam and obtain a good score in the entrance test to qualify for admission in 30 B.Tech engineering colleges in the state. To get all the detailed information on CUSAT CAT 2017 exam pattern read the article given below.

To prepare for the Common Admission Test in a more effective way, candidates must give this article a read. By knowing about the structure of the question paper, aspirants will be able to prepare in a more effective way for CUSAT CAT 2017. It will help students to create a proper plan for the examination. Candidates must go through the article given below to understand about the entire test pattern of the examination.


CUSAT CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

The following are the Exam Format of CUSAT CAT 2017:

Test Code: The test code for the first degree programmes in Engineering and Technology is 101.
b: Both the papers of CUSAT CAT 2017 will be held in the offline mode.

Total number of Papers

The entrance exam will consist of two papers:

  • Paper 1: This paper will comprise Questions from Mathematics
  • Paper 2: In this paper, there will be questions from Physics and Chemistry

Type of Questions: Both the papers will bear objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total number of Questions: There will a total number of 250 questions in the paper. Questions will be divided among Physics and Chemistry. The distribution of questions is given below:

  • The paper of Mathematics will bear a total number of 125 questions.
  • The other paper will also have a total number of 125 questions which will be divided among Physic and Chemistry in the ratio 3:2.
S. No. Subjects Total number of Questions
01 Mathematics 125
02 Physics 75
03 Chemistry 50

Total number of Marks: The total marks combining both the papers is 750.

Marking scheme

  • Every correct answer will be awarded 3 marks.
  • There will be a deduction of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.
  • If a question is left unattempted, no marks will be either be deducted or awarded.


  • Maximum time allotted for Paper 1: 180 minutes (3 hours)
  • Maximum time allotted for Paper 2: 180 minutes (3 hours)

The questions in both the papers will be based on the syllabus prescribed for plus two level. Candidates must also note that separate minimum score of 10 marks in each of the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is compulsory for being qualified to be included in the Rank List of CUSAT CAT 2017. This requirement, however, will not be applicable for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

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