June 30, 2017 Plabita

CUSAT CAT 2017CUSAT CAT 2017 - Cochin University has released the last rank for the fifth round of CUSAT CAT 2017 counselling on June 28, 2017. Candidates who have been allotted seats have to make the requisite payment on or before July 01, 2017. The counselling and admission for candidates who have been allotted seats in the fourth and fifth round of CUSAT CAT 2017 seat allotment will be done on July 05. The admission process for candidates through CUSAT CAT is being carried out for only those candidates who have qualified the entrance exam held on April 30, 2017. The result of CUSAT CAT 2017 was declared by the University on May 18. Candidates are granted admission solely on the basis of their position in CUSAT CAT 2017 rank list provided they fulfill all the eligibility norms defined by the University for admission. Through CUSAT CAT, eligible candidates are being admitted into nearly 30 undergraduate engineering colleges offering approximately 10 B.Tech programmes. To get complete information about CUSAT CAT 2017 important dates, eligibility criteria, counselling, seat allotment and more, read the article given below on this page.     

CUSAT CAT 2017 Counselling

The registration for CUSAT CAT counselling 2017 started from May 19. Candidates who registered successfully for CUSAT CAT counselling and have filled in their choices are allotted seats as per the rank secured by them in the entrance exam. Cochin University is conducting the counselling of CUSAT CAT in five rounds. After each round of counselling and seat allotment, candidates who have been allotted a seat are required to report to their respective institute with all the necessary documents for verification within the given period of time.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Result

  • The Result of CUSAT CAT 2017 has been declared online on May 18, 2017.
  • Candidates can check their result by entering their roll number
  • The result of CUSAT CAT displays the score and rank obtained by the candidates
  • No other mode will be available for the candidates to check the result.

Salient Features

  • Exam Name: Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test (CUSAT CAT) 2017
  • Organised by: Cochin University of Science and Technology.
  • Candidates have to qualify CUSAT CAT 2017 to avail admission to various undergraduate engineering courses in Cochin University of Science and Technology.
  • The Participating Institutes of CUSAT CAT 2017 offers around 10 undergraduate engineering programmes.
  • The eligibility criteria set by the University must be fulfilled to appear in the examination.
  • The Rank list of the candidates will be released after the announcement of the result.
  • The counselling and seat allotment will be done for the candidates qualifying in the examination.
  • Candidates have to register online and submit their option entry to participate in the seat allotment process

CUSAT CAT 2017 Important Dates

Check the schedule of CUSAT CAT2017 from the table given below:

S.No. CUSAT CAT Events Important Dates
1 Date of Notification February 08, 2017
2 Start date for online registration February 08, 2017
3 Last date for online submission February 28, 2017
5 Online registration with late fee starts from March 01, 2017
6 Last date to submit the application form with late fee March 10, 2017
7 Last date to remit the application fee March 13, 2017
8 Availability of admit cards April 18 to 30, 2017
9 CUSAT CAT 2017 Examination Date April 30, 2017
10 CUSAT CAT Result declared on May 18, 2017
11 Counselling of CUSAT CAT 2017 (Registration) May 19, 2017

CUSAT CAT 2017 Answer Key

The Answer Key of CUSAT CAT 2017 was published by the University on May 03. The answer key is vital for the students as it helps the candidates to cross check their marked answers with that of the answer keys. With the help of the official answer key, candidates can calculate their expected marks and analyse their performance.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Rank List

  • The rank list of CUSAT CAT was declared in the online mode on May 18, 2017
  • The Rank List of CUSAT CAT 2017 has been prepared only for candidates who qualified the entrance examination
  • Candidates have to obtain a place in the rank list in order to take admission.
  • The participating Institutes of CUSAT CAT allot seats to the candidates in various undergraduate engineering courses on the basis of their position in the rank list of CUSAT CAT.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Cut-off

The cutoff of CUSAT CAT is the last rank that candidates need to secure to qualify for admission. CUSAT CAT cutoff is determined by various factors such as total number of qualified candidates, number of seats, reservation criteria, difficulty level of the question paper etc. Only the candidates who meet the cutoff set by various institutes are considered for the counselling and seat allotment process in various undergraduate engineering courses

CUSAT CAT 2017 Reservation of Seats

The seats in the engineering courses in the colleges of CUSAT will be reserved for candidates under SC/ST and SEBC candidates. Check the list below.

S.No. Categories Percentage of Seats
1. Kerala SC candidates 08%
2. Kerala ST candidates 02%
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Kerala
3. Ezhava / Thiyya / Billava (ETB) 09%
4. Muslim (MSM) 08%
5. Other Backward Hindu (OBH) 03%
6. Latin Catholic including Anglo-Indian(LC) 03%
7. Other Backward Christian (OBX) 01%
8. Dheevara (DHV) 02%
9. Viswakarma (VSK) 02%
10. Pot-making Communities (PMC) 01%
11. Kudumbi (KMB) 01%
12. Physically Handicapped Candidates 03%
Total SC/ST/SEBC/PH seats 43%


CUSAT CAT 2017 Seat Allotment

The Seat Allotment of CUSAT CAT 2017 is done on the basis of the ranks secured by the candidates in CUSAT CAT 2017. To participate in the seat allotment process, candidates had to register and fill in the option of courses and institutes according to their preference. Candidates who are allotted seats have to submit the required documents for verification. Candidates who fail to produce their documents will not be allotted seats under any circumstances.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Programmes Offered

The CUSAT offers a total of 11 number of engineering courses. Check the names of the programmes in the list below.

S No. Programme Names
1 Civil Engineering
2 Computer Science & Engineering
3 Electrical and Electronics Engineering
4 Information Technology
5 Fire & Safety Engineering
6 Electronics and Communication Engineering
7 Mechanical Engineering
8 Instrumentation Technology
9 Naval Architecture & Ship Building
10 Polymer Science and Engineering
11 Marine Engineering

CUSAT CAT 2017 Participating Institutes

The Participating Institutes of CUSAT CAT 2017 will grant admission to the qualified candidates into various engineering programmes. The candidates will be given admission on the basis of their performance in CUSAT CAT 2017. The first 10 Participating Institutes of CUSAT CAT 2017 is listed below:

S No. Name of the Institutes
1 M.G. College Of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram    
2 Central Institute Of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training (CIFNET), Kochi
3 Institutions Under Southern Naval Command Head Quarters, Kochi (SNCHQ)
4 Sarabhai Institute Of Science And Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
5 College Of Engineering, Kollam
6 Co-Operative Institute Of Technology, Kozhikode
7 T.K.M. Institute Of Technology, Kollam
8 K.V.M. College Of Engineering And Information Technology, Alleppey
9 Toc-H Institute Of Science And Technology, Kochi
10 College Of Engineering, Govt. ITI Campus, Thiruvananthapuram

CUSAT CAT 2017 Admit Card

  • The admit card of CUSAT CAT 2017 was available to download from April 18 to 30, 2017.
  • Candidates were require logging in with their registration number and date of birth to download their admit card.
  • Before downloading the admit card, candidates should have ensured that all the details mentioned on the admit card are correct.
  • No other mode will be available to get access to the admit card.
  • It is mandatory for candidates to have possession of their admit card on the examination day. Candidates without the admit card will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
  • Candidates must keep the admit card safe and secure for future correspondence.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates who wish to appear in the examination must check the Eligibility Criteria of CUSAT CAT 2017 before applying for the same. Only the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria levied by the University will be considered for admission. The CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria is given in the table below:

Criterion Requirements
Subject Combination
  • Compulsory subjects: Physics & Mathematics.
  • Optional Subjects: Chemistry
Academic Criteria
  • Candidates must qualify 10+2 examination or any other equivalent examination of the state of Kerala with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together. 

For Instrumentation Technology 

  • Candidates must qualify 10+2 examination or any other equivalent examination. Candidates must secure a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Mathematics, physics, Chemistry collectively and at least 55% marks in Mathematics.  
  • Candidates belonging to the state of Kerala must secure 50% marks in Mathematics as well as an aggregate of 55% marks in PCM put together.
  • For Marine Engineering - The candidates must have passed the qualifying examination or any other equivalent examination from the sate of Kerala with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as a separate subject. The candidate must have obtained not less than 60% marks in PCM and minimum 50% in Mathematics also. He/She should have passed in English in class X and XII with 50% marks.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Application Form

Candidates have to apply for CUSAT CAT 2017 in the online mode. It is a two stage process. Candidates can check the steps given below:

Stage 1:

Registration: Candidates have to fill in their name, date of birth, email id, mobile number etc correctly to register and create an account. After the registration is successfully done, the User ID and password will be sent via email/SMS to the candidate.

Stage 2:

Filling up of Application Form: Candidates have to enter all the required details in the form such as age, reservation category, OEC status, annual family income, eligibility qualification, test centre according to their preference, test subject etc. After entering all the details, they have to click on the “Next Button”

Uploading of Photo and Signature: At this stage, Candidates will require uploading scanned copies of their passport sized photograph and signature in the form. The files should be in JPG format. The images will be uploaded as per the specifications mentioned in the prospectus.

Payment of Fee

Candidates have to pay the fee in the online mode through Debit/Credit card or Net Banking. The fee structure is given below:

Fee Structure for CUSAT CAT 2017 Application Form

Category Fee
General Category Rs. 1000
SC/ST Rs. 500
Candidates applying under NRI Quota Rs. 6000
International Students US $ 100
Additional fees for candidates opting centres at Dubai Rs. 10,000

Note: The candidates will have to remit Rs. 100/- over the requisite fee amount while submitting the application form with late fee.

Print out of the Application Form

After the successful submission of the application form, candidates must download and take a print out of the form and retain it for future reference.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Exam Centres

CUSAT CAT 2017 was held in 27 cities across the country and 1 abroad. Candidates required applying for the exam centre at the time of filling up the online application form. Recently, the two Exam Cities of CUSAT CAT 2017 has been added. Check the lists of cities below:

S.No. Exam Centres
1 New Delhi
2 Kolkata
3 Mumbai
4 Chennai
5 Bangalore
6 Jamshedpur
7 Allahabad
8 Lucknow
9 Ranchi
10 Varanasi
11 Kota
12 Thiruvananthapuram
13 Kollam
14 Adoor (Pathanamthitta)
15 Thodupuzha (Idukki)
16 Alappuzha
17 Kottayam
18 Ernakulam
19 Thrissur
20 Palakkad
21 Malappuram
22 Kozhikode
23 Kannur
24 Kalpatta (Waynad)
25 Bokaro
26 Patna
27 Kasaragod
28 Dubai

Candidates applying under NRI QuotaCUSAT CAT 2017 Syllabus

The Syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2017 comprises of all the topics from which questions will be asked in the examination. Candidates must have complete knowledge about the syllabus to prepare accordingly for the examination. The subject wise syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2017 is given in the table below:

Subjects Units
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems
  • Physics and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Rotational Motion
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Some Basic concepts in Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  • Organic compounds containing Oxygen
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
  • Hydrogen
  • Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • Co-Ordination Compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
  • Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • p – Block Elements: Group – 13 to Group 18 Elements
  • d – and f – Block Elements
  • Bio-Molecules
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications
  • Sequences and Series
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Co-Ordinate Geometry
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combinations

CUSAT CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern of CUSAT CAT 2017 consist of all the features of the question paper like the no. of papers, total no. of questions, duration etc. Candidates can check the exam pattern below:

No. of Papers
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Chemistry
Duration 3 hours
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total no. of Questions Mathematics: 125
Physics+ Chemistry: 125 in the ratio 3:2
Total: 250
Total Marks 750
Marking Scheme Candidates will be awarded 3 marks for every correct response. For each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted

CUSAT CAT 2017 Sample Papers

Candidates who wish to appear in CUSAT CAT 2017 should practice Sample Papers of CUSAT 2017 for better performance. Candidates should solve sample papers to get a better idea of the question paper. Sample papers will aid the candidates in understanding the marking scheme, important topics to cover, the weightage of marks, the difficulty level of the paper etc. It will also prove beneficial at the examination time as with regular practice, candidates will be able to manage their time accordingly, stop making silly mistakes etc. Overall, it will give the candidates an experience of the main exam in advance. Therefore, candidates are advised to download and start practising CUSAT CAT 2017 Sample Papers.

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