CUSAT Common Admission Test(CAT) 2020 exam on April 18 & 19

How to apply for Common Admission Test(CAT) 2020 conducted by Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala? Check out this article to know the details of CAT 2020 regarding its eligibility, application fees, forms, selection procedures, exam centres, contact address and important dates.

Cochin University of Science and Technology also familiar to people as CUSAT is one of the famous educational institutions of our country. Located in Kerala state, every year lots of students from India and abroad seek admission to CUSAT for various undergraduate, PG, M.Phil, Diploma and Ph.D programs. For undergraduate and PG programs, CUSAT conducts a Common Admission Test(CAT) while there will be a departmental test if you wish to get admission for M.Phil and PhD programs. If you would like to get admission in CUSAT for programs except for M.Phil, PhD as well as Diploma courses 2020, then you need to attend the Common Admission Test also known as CAT 2020 conducted by CUSAT. The details are mentioned below.

Programs offered in CUSAT


  1. B.Tech programs: The courses like B.Tech in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture & Ship Building offered by CUSAT requires candidates to meet certain medical conditions. In general, candidates who have passed class 12 with at least 45% marks in Mathematics and 45% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply for B.Tech programs 2020 in CUSAT. There is a slight difference in eligibility criteria for some B.Tech programs like Instrumentation Technology, Naval Architecture and Ship Building, Polymer Science and Engineering as well as Marine Engineering courses offered by CUSAT. For more details like eligibility criteria for B.Tech programs 2020 at CUSAT, visit the official website

  2. MBA programs: Candidates with a valid KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM)Score can apply for MBA programs. The selection of the candidates will be based on their KMAT/CMAT/CAT(IIM) Score, Group Discussion and Interview

  3. M.Tech programs: For M.Tech programs, candidates with a valid GATE score in the respective subject will be given preferences. If there are no candidates with a valid GATE score, then those without GATE score will be given admission based on their DAT performances conducted by the concerned departments

Where to apply?

The candidates who wish admissions for programs other than M.Phil / Ph.D/ All Diploma Courses in CUSAT should apply for CAT - 2020 through Cochin University official website.

Application fees

  • Unreserved category students: Rs 1000/-
  • Reserved category students: Rs 500/-

How to pay the application fees?

Candidates are requested to pay the application fees in online mode only through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

Exam pattern

For B.Tech and 5 year M.Sc programs, the test consists of objective type questions from Mathematics(120 questions), Physics(75 questions) and Chemistry(50 questions). This exam will be of 3-hour duration.

Exam centers

The CUSAT Common Admission Test(CAT) 2020 will be conducted in various centers of India and Dubai. Below are the centers.
  • Varanasi
  • Allahabad
  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Ernakulam
  • Thodupuzha
  • Malappuram
  • Kalpetta
  • Kollam
  • Kolkata
  • Bangalore
  • Kota
  • Lucknow
  • Kozhikode
  • Kannur
  • Kasaragod
  • Ranchi
  • Dubai
  • Jamshedpur
  • Patna
  • Bokaro
  • Mumbai
  • Palakkad
  • Thrissur
  • Adoor (Pathanamthitta)
  • Alappuzha
  • Kottayam

How to get admission to M.Phil/Ph.D/Diploma programs 2020 at CUSAT?

If you wish to get admission to M.Phil / Ph.D/ All Diploma Courses in CUSAT for the year 2020, then you need to get the applications from the concerned departments.

Important dates

  • Common admission test(CAT) 2020 date: April 18 and 19
  • Date of notification: 1 January 2020
  • Date of online registration: From January 3 onward

Contact information

There are 3 campuses of CUSAT located in various parts of Kerala state, India. The address for each of them is mentioned below.
  • Cochin University of Science & Technology-Thrikkakra Campus
    South Kalmassery,
    Kerala state,

  • Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanadu, Alappuzha
    Pulincunnu P.O.
    Alappuzha District 68850
    Kerala state,

  • Cochin University of Science & Technology,Lake Side Campus
    (Marine Science Campus)
    Foreshore Road,
    Pallimukku 682016

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