Admission Tests

All academic admissions are based on the merit of the applicants as determined through an admission test conducted for the purpose, subject to satisfying other prescribed eligibility criteria. (See section on “Academic programmes and Eligibility Criteria”). Foreign nationals are exempted from the above requirement of writing the admission test (See section on “International Students”). The admission tests conducted by the University are of two types viz, Common Admission Test (CAT) or Department Admission Test (DAT). Depending upon the combination of programmes an applicant chooses, he / she may have to appear for the CAT (and / or Group Discussion/ Interview) and the DAT. For certain courses, national level tests such as GATE, C-MAT, K-MAT, CAT(IIM) etc are considered as eligibility requirement. Candidates are advised to read carefully the rules in this regard and appear for such examinations that would make them eligible for the programmes they prefer to get admitted to.  No representations for redressal of grievances caused by acts of omission or non -observance of rules by the candidates in this regard will be entertained by the University.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR CAT/DAT 2017


Students who have passed the qualifying examination (prescribed under ‘Eligibility Criteria’) shall be eligible to apply for the CAT.

All UGC specified Degrees, Diplomas etc. awarded by the UGC approved statutory Universities shall be accepted as qualifying examination for admission to PG courses. Distance education Degrees/Diplomas recognized by the UGC in conformity with UGC notification of specification of degrees, for education/employment purpose in the University shall also be accepted.  Courses equivalent to 12th standard/plus two or equivalent with the required combinations and marks shall be the required qualification for undergraduate courses.     Students who have appeared or are appearing for the final year/semester examination may also apply for the Tests provided that 1. they have appeared/ are appearing  for the final year/semester exam in full and for the first time 2. they have passed all examinations prior to the final year/semester. In other words students who are appearing for compartmental/improvement/supplementary examinations are not eligible for this privilege. Such candidates who avail of this privilege have to produce the original mark lists of all semesters/years excluding the final semester/year,  relevant and previous, (including the penultimate) examinations, the Transfer Certificate and a Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended stating that they have completed the programme of study and  have appeared or are appearing for all the examinations in the courses of the final year / semester of the qualifying degree / diploma / certificate and that their results are awaited,  at the time of Counselling/admission, whichever is held earlier, failing which they will not be permitted to attend the same as the case may be. In the case of PG admissions such candidates awaiting their final year/semester results, if selected, may be permitted to join at their own risk subject to the condition they shall produce the provisional degree certificate and mark lists of the required qualification   before the date of registration for the regular first semester examination, failing which they shall not be permitted to continue the programme and shall be summarily removed from the rolls of the University. These concessions shall not be applicable to students who have failed in their qualifying examination or who have failed to acquire the required percentage of marks and subsequently have appeared for supplementary / improvement examination(s).However, for admissions to all B.Tech., M.Sc. in Photonics (5 year Integrated), and 5 year B.B.A. LL.B (Hons.)/B.Com.LL.B.(Hons.) programmes, the mark list proving the eligibility obtained in the qualifying examination has to be produced invariably at the time of admission. Those who fail to produce mark list shall not be considered for admission. For those, who pass the Plus Two or equivalent qualifying examination in a subsequent chance in the current/same year, admission to the B.Tech programmes of the University shall be governed by the current rules prescribed in the matter by the Government of Kerala.

Note: Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT-2017) will be Conducted in Online Mode only.