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CUSAT Course Admissions 2024: Dates, Eligibility, Selection, Application

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CUSAT Admission Process 2024

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Q:   Can I get direct admission in CUSAT?


No, admission to all the courses is through entrance exams. For various courses such as MSc, MBA, BSc, BVoc, and Diploma courses, admission is through an in-house entrance exam: CUSAT CAT. In addition, the university also accepts national-level exams such as CAT,  CMAT,  GATE,  etc. Below is the criteria for top CUSAT courses:

Course NameCUSAT Selection Criteria

Q:   Is Class 12 marks considered for CUSAT?


Yes, CUSAT considers Class 12 score for admission to UG courses. Aspirants need to qualify a minimum of Class 12 to apply for a UG course at CUSAT. Below are some of the CUSAT UG programme along with their Class 12 requirement:

Course NameCommon Eligibility
BTechClass 12 examination of the state of Kerala or any other examination accepted as equivalent thereto with MathematicsPhysics and Chemistry as optional subjects with at least 50% marks separately and 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for SEBC candidates of Kerala)
BScClass 12 in relevant subjects with at least 50% aggregate to 75% aggregate (5% relaxation for Kerala SC/ ST)
BVocClass 12 or equivalent with at least 65% aggregate with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the Subjects (60% aggregate for SC/ ST candidates belonging to Kerala)

Q:   Will I get admission in CUSAT with 6000 rank?


Looking at the previous year CUSAT CAT cutoff, gettimg admission with a rank of 6,000 is difficult. The chances become even more less for General Category candidates. As per the previous-year data, the rank for some of the top courses were:

CourseCUSAT CAT Cutoff Rank (2023)
Integrated BSc-MSc29-55

The university might accept such as rank if applying via any other national-level entrance exam accepted for that course. Students are advised to prepare well if wishing to apply via CUSAT CAT score. Check CUSAT CAT preparation tips


Q:   How much rank is needed for CUSAT?


CUSAT CAT rank requirement varies with the course. Below are the past year CUSAT CAT ranks for some of the top courses for the reference of the students:




Naval Architecture and Ship Building265618794
Computer Science and Engineering329632723
B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering100917952733
Electronics and Communication Engineering80612881651
Information Technology94514222099

CUSAT MBA Admission 2024

8 courses 2 - 3 years
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  • Undergraduate Degree with 50% aggregate

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DatesUpcoming Events
25 Jun '24 - 9 Aug '24
MAT 2024 Registration IBT 1Ongoing
25 Jun '24 - 11 Aug '24
MAT 2024 Registration Process CBT Ongoing
11 Aug '24 - 14 Aug '24
MAT 2024 Admit Card Download IBT 1
14 Aug '24
MAT 2024 IBT 1
7 Jun '24 - 18 Aug '24
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DatesPast Events
16 Jul '24
KMAT Kerala Result 2024 (Session 2)
13 Jul '24
KMAT Kerala Result 2024 Provisional (Session 2)
30 Jun '24
KMAT Kerala 2024 Session 2
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Q:   What is the fees for MBA in CUSAT?


The total tuition fee for CUSAT MBA ranges between INR 1.2 Lacs and INR 4.7 lakh. This information is sourced from official website/ sanctioning body and is subject to change. Aspirants need to pay the course fee after completion of the selection rounds to confirm their seat. Apart from tuition fee, the total fee structure includes library fee, lab fee, caution deposit, etc.

Apart from the programme fee, aspirants also need to pay a registration fee. The application fee for General is INR 1,100. For Kerala SC/ ST candidates, there is a relaxation in the application fee.


Q:   Can I get admission in CUSAT without CAT exam?


CAT is one of the accepting exams for CUSAT MBA admission. There are two types of CAT accepted for MBA. One is CAT conducted by conducted by IIM for admission to MBA programme. The other is CUSAT CAT conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology. CUSAT CAT is accepted for MBA and other courses except PhD and Diploma programmes. Now the question is, if it is mandatory or not.

No, it is not. Aspirants who have passed KMAT or CMAT can also take admission to MBA programme. Aspirants shortlisted based on the entrance exam score are further evaluated in group discussion and personal interview round.


Q:   Who is eligible for CUSAT MBA?


After graduation, candidates can apply for CUSAT MBA. Below is detailed eligibility criteria:

  • Aspirants who have passed a bachelor's degree in any subject with at least 50% aggregate (45% aggregate for SEBC candidates of Kerala State who are certified as belonging to non-creamy layer) can apply for MBA programme.
  • Candidates belonging to Kerala Scheduled Caste (KSC) and Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) communities are eligible for applying, if they have minimum pass marks in the qualifying degree.
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CUSAT Application Process 2024

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Q:   What is the mode of application for CUSAT admissions?


The registration for CUSAT 2023 admission is carried in online mode. The steps to follow for registration and form submission are as follows:


Application Fee


INR 1,100

Kerala SC/ST candidates

INR 500

For each additional test code, INR 500 is required for general candidates and INR 250 for KSC/ KST candidates. 

Step 1: Visit CUSAT admission page and click on “New Candidate Registration”.

Step 2: Fill out personal details and reservations (if applicable).

Step 3: Upload a recent passport-size photograph in portrait orientation. Also, a scanned image of your signature in landscape orientation. The images shall be in .png or .jpg or .jpeg format.

  • For Photograph – Upload a passport-size photo with dimension 150 px X 57 px and file size not more than 500 KB.
  • For Signature – File size shall not be more than 100 KB and the dimension should be 130 px X 57 px

Step 4: Select the programme or combination of programmes.

Step 5: After submission of course details, check all the details on the short preview.

Step 6: Pay the application fee through credit/debit cards or net banking.

Step 7: Select the preferred test centre.

Step 8: Take a printout of the confirmation page and keep it safe for future requirements.


Q:   Do I need to send a copy of the confirmation page or application form to Cochin University?


No, the candidates need not send a copy of the dully-filled application form to the university. However, candidates shall keep a copy of the confirmation page with themselves until the conclusion of the admission process. This document can be required for verification purposes at the time of admission or seat allotment.


Q:   What is the next step after email validation during the CUSAT application process?


After the email validation, log in by entering the credentials on the admission portal to start filling out the application form. Moreover, ensure that the email ID provided during the registration is active till the admission process conclusion. The university sends all the updates related to admissions on the registered phone number and email ID.


CUSAT Scholarships

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Q:   Does CUSAT offer scholarships?


Yes, students of CUSAT can various the following scholarships:

  • Govt. of Kerala Portal for Student Scholarships
  • National Scholarship Portal for students
  • Commonwealth Scholarships from the UK

Candidates can apply for these scholarships by visiting the official website.


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What students say about Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi
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Top recruiting companies like Cisco, TCS, SPCL, Vedanta, Code Bita, Mahindra, SOTI, etc., visit our campus for placements.
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The companies are visiting the college, but due to their ineligibility, students are not placed in those companies.
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Think placement, think CUSAT.
Placements: College placement is attractive, but the package is less; the average package is 3.5 to 5 LPA. Mass recruiters like TCS, Infosys, and HCL also come for campus drives. The top company is Google, but it was off-campus; one student got an internship at Google via off-campus drive. The college does not give any internships, but during the privileged year, cognizant offers internships to many students with a 10,000Rs stipend, and all get the opportunity to work on projects.
Infrastructure: The college campus is located on a hilly area in the monsoon, and during the during the winter session, the atmosphere was amazing. There are a lot of animals in the college area. There is no proper range for internet and calling services. Public transport facilitates very bad timing; buses are not available. Canteen food is very overrated. Colleges have women and men hostels. Facilities are also good, including base facilities, cleaning, toilets, and good food.
Faculty: Teachers are teaching just for the exam; they just told us this is an important topic that will come up in the exam but not teach us the full concept. Teaching quality is average; teachers sometimes discourage us from doing sports and art. The college curriculum is semester-based. Every year, we have 2 semesters, and the exams are final and internal. The course is for 100 marks, of which 70 are for term-end exams and 30 are for internal exams. Internal exams included class tests, midterms, and some marks given based on behaviour.
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School of legal studies, CUSAT.
Placements: Students have been placed in institutions like the Federal Bank in previous years. This year, 10 students were placed at an esteemed institution, Manappuram Finance, with a starting package of 4.2LPA, and 2 students were placed at Plan@Earth, with a head office at Aluva, for an internship as well.
Infrastructure: The department is facilitated with an extensive and hybrid library. Students are also given access to facilities such as Manupatra, CDJ law Journal, etc. Hostels are well maintained and have access to free Wi-Fi. Study halls and areas for sports are allocated. Mess halls and TVs are provided in all hostels. There are also various other activities, such as dance classes and gymnasiums, in the girls' hostel compounds. The mess is maintained by student committees. There are 8 hostels for boys and 6 for girls, all surrounded by greenery and with good ventilation. There is a separate hostel for international students.
Faculty: The faculty members are highly knowledgeable and scholars in their fields. They are all very approachable and helpful in academic subjects and in matters such as internships, etc. The course curriculum is based on the direction by the Bar Council of India. The semester exams are standard and internal exams are conducted throughout the course, covering the syllabus.
Other: A degree in law is of great importance in prospects of acquiring central government jobs, corporate jobs, etc. Something I wish were improved is the induction of freshmen, as students may have a hard time coping to the new college atmosphere and system. Several cultural programmes are conducted every year and a university arts festival is conducted annually as well. The campus is very lively and vast and it is not at all suffocating for students. All amenities are available either within the campus or within a short walkable distance.
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Nice college with pleasant vibe.
Placements: Poor placement with below-average LPA. Many students get placed, but the annual income is very poor. Mainly, the majority of the students get placements in many companies, but the majority LPA is less than 8lcs. However, some students get good packages with higher LPA.
Infrastructure: Hostel facility is very poor, but the ambiance and vibe with friends give so many memories. The faculty in charge of the hostel is also very nice and friendly, but the main problem is the mess food; it is very poor. The curries are like flowing water, but the atmosphere is very nice.
Faculty: Teachers are very nice; the majority of them are youngsters with a friendly vibe. The college atmosphere is very cool and chill, but the exams are very tough. If you have a chance to get admission in another university, then go and take admission in that university; don't get trapped in KTU.
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Awesome faculty and good placement training sessions.
Placements: Almost 100 percent of placements are provided from the college. The training for the same starts from first year onwards. It helps to be prepared and be career-oriented. Also, there are a lot of clubs that can be participated in. There are technical and non-technical fests.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure is good. All classes have either a projector or television. The lab facilities are also good. There is a canteen inside the college that provides breakfast and lunch. There are also small convenience stores that provide both snacks and stationery.
Faculty: The syllabus is a bit tough but if you are persistent, you can easily score an 8 cumulative GPA. The faculty are awesome. They are not only supportive but also caring and loving. Semester exams are a bit tough but the faculty members help you throughout your journey.
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Absolutely satisfied with the infrastructure, faculty, and facilities.
Placements: Almost all students from our batch got placed. The top recruiters were service-based companies like Infosys, TCS, etc. The average package offered was about 4 LPA. Roles like software tester, software developer, etc., were the ones that were mostly offered.
Infrastructure: The facilities provided by the college were satisfactory. The college provided top-notch infrastructure to the students. The labs were equipped with very good-quality systems. In case of any malfunctioning or out-of-order equipment, they were immediately fixed or replaced.
Faculty: The faculty in the college is highly knowledgeable in their respective fields and provide keen and sound wisdom in those domains. All teachers are extremely helpful and approachable to the students. The course curriculum is somewhat relevant and helps the students to get their foundation right.
Other: The college also provides several opportunities through communities such as TinkerHub, etc., to learn new technologies and network with peers.
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CUSAT Admission 2024 FAQs

Q:   What is CUSAT CAT exam?


CUSAT conducts CAT (Common Admission Test) for admissions to programmes like Law, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Marine Sciences, Humanities, Science, Medical Sciences & Technology, and Social Sciences and Technology. CUSAT CAT is a computer-based test. The multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are asked in the exam. Candidates can take this test by applying online through the university website. The CUSAT CAT 2024 exam date will be released along with the official brochure. Candidates who will appear for the exam must refer to the CUSAT 2024 syllabus and exam pattern for their preparations.


Q:   I want to join CUSAT, how can I prepare for the exam, how can I crack it, and more details about it?


Check below for some key points to prepare for the CUSAT CAT:

  • Make a chart of the important formulas
  • Revision plays an important role in keeping the stuff in mind. Candidates should revise their CUSAT CAT study material in regular interval of time. 
  • Candidates must go through CUSAT CAT previous years’ question paper to understand the types of questions as well as difficulty level of the exam. Practicing previous years’ questions will help in getting more marks and a better rank.
  • If possible, candidates should buy online test series. It is not necessary to buy CUSAT CAT specific test series. Candidates can buy any test series of engineering entrance examination.

Q:   Is CUSAT CAT exam tough?


It's not about tough. Its all about your hard work and knowledge about the topic. Then everything will be similar and easy too. To get success in the examination, it is important to practice questions as much as possible; frequent revision also matters. Solve previous year's question papers so that you will get an idea of the types of questions asked. If hard work is done in the correct direction, then nothing is impossible to achieve. Stay focused, tuned in, and study hard with a plan.


Q:   What was the last date to submit the CUSAT CAT 2024 application form?


The last date to submit the CUSAT CAT 2024 application form with a fine of INR 100 was March 20, 2024. The CUSAT CAT 2024 registration started on January 27, 2024. Interested candidates filled out their CUSAT CAT 2024 application form at The CUSAT CAT application form 2024 was available only in online mode. Candidates were advised to fill out all the details in the CUSAT CAT application form 2024 carefully. The Cochin University of Science and Technology conducted the CUSAT CAT entrance exam on May 10, 11, & 12, 2024.

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Q:   Should I take admission in CUSAT?


Deciding whether or not taking admission in a university depends on a number of factors. It is a significant decision and students must ensure to consider all the factors before taking admission.

Courses: CUSAT or Cochin University of Science and Technology offers variety of UG, PG and doctoral courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Commerce, Management, Technology, and Social Sciences. BTech and MBA are the popular courses of CUSAT.

Ranking: Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is ranked 37 under the ‘University’ category by NIRF Ranking 2023. The university has also been ranked by other ranking agencies such as Times Higher Education and QS World University.

Placements: Placement is one of the crucial factor that one must consider while taking admission in a university. As per the latest media report, the highest and average package offered so far during CUSAT placements in 2024 stood at INR 25 LPA and INR 7.32 LPA, respectively.

Fee: CUSAT fee is neither too expensive nor very affordable. The fee for UG programmes ranges between INR 53,600 and INR 8.6 lakh. For PG programmes, the fee starts from as low as INR 5,000.  



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Answered a month ago

To get admission in CUSAT for BTech, you need to appear for the CUSAT CAT (Common Admission Test) exam. The eligibility criteria for BTech admission at CUSAT typically require candidates to have passed their Class 12 examination with a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Add



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The CUSAT CAT score is used to determine admission to the Integrated BSc-MSc curriculum. The Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test, or CUSAT CAT, is a computer-based exam used to narrow down potential candidates for admission to different programmes. Following the selecti




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Answered a month ago

The CUSAT CAT score is used to determine admission to the BTech programme. In order to choose applicants for BTech (LE) courses, the university also administers a Lateral Entry Test (LET). The 200 objective-type questions on the three-hour LET test are intended to assess candidates' proficiency in E




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Answered 6 months ago

Aspirants need to fill out the online form ( and submit it for being eligible to take admission. However, the seat allotment for each M.Tech programme shall be on the applicant’s GATE score. Candidates without a GATE exam score can take CUSAT DAT/ Sections A and B exam by the I



Nishtha Shukla

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Answered 6 months ago

Admission to MCA at CUSAT Kochi is through an entrance examination. Candidates can visit the university admission page ( to register themselves for CUSAT CAT  (Common Admission Test). Admission to MCA is based on the CUSAT CAT score. Candidates with a valid score in the examina



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