Common Admission Test(CAT)

Structure of CAT


Marks and Scoring: The CAT score will be calculated as per the formula, S = 3R - 1W, where S is the CAT score, R is the number of right answers and W is the number of wrong answers.
For each right answer 3 marks will be awarded and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted. In case of a tie, the existing University norms will be followed. 

Subject of Tests

Test Code

Test for B.Tech and M.Sc Photonics

101

LET (Lateral Entry to B.Tech. Programmes)

102

Aptitude Test for 5 Year B.B.A LL.B. (Hons.)/B.Com LL.B. (Hons.)

201

Test for M.A. Hindi

301

C-MAT/MAT(AIMA)/CAT-IIM for management programmes of CUSAT

401

Aptitude Test for MCA

501

Biotechnology

601

Botany

602

Chemical Engineering

603

Chemistry

604

Electronic Science

606

Engineering Science

607

Fisheries          / Fisheries Science

608

Geology

609

Law (for LL.M)

610

Life Sciences

611

Mathematics

612

Physics

613

Statistics

614

Zoology

615

Applied Economics

616

Instrumentation

617

Food Science

618

Aptitude Test for 3 year LL.B (Regular) (Evening)

619

Aptitude Test for MIP.,Ph.D and LL.M.,Ph.D

620

Group Discussion and Interview


Applicants for M.B.A (Full-time) / M.B.A (Part-time), M.B.A (International Business), M.B.A. (Travel & Tourism) will be short-listed on the basis of their scores in C-MAT (AICTE ) / MAT (AIMA)/ CAT(IIM) and will be required to attend Group Discussion and Interview.
Applicants for M. Sc Industrial Fisheries will be short-listed on the basis of their CAT score and will be required to attend interview.

CAT Rank Lists


M.B.A (F.T) / (P.T),  M.B.A (I.B) & M.B.A. (T.T.) : Rank lists for M.B.A (Full-time) / (Part-time), M.B.A (I.B.) M.B.A. (T.T.) are prepared on the combined basis of the C-MAT score (AICTE) / MAT Score (AIMA)/ CAT(IIM)  score and performance at Group Discussion and Interview as indicated below. The normalization procedure the C-MAT / MAT Score/ CAT(IIM) score will be decided by the University.

C-MAT / MAT Score  

70%

Group Discussion

15%

Interview 

15%

  Total             

100 

M.Sc. Industrial Fisheries: Rank list for M.Sc Industrial Fisheries is prepared on the combined basis of the CAT score and performance in the Interview as indicated below:

CAT Score      

85%

Interview 

15%

  Total             

100 

For all other programmes the marks secured at the Common Admission Test in the subject that qualifies the candidate for admission to the programme alone will be considered for preparing the Rank list.  However, in the case of programmes where multi-disciplinary Tests are conducted, rank lists are drawn up on the basis of the Percentile Index determined by the formula,   where n is the number of candidates appearing for the Test in a particular subject and p is the position according to the CAT score. The Percentile Indices are then integrated to obtain the relative position of the candidate in the rank list for that particular programme.


Test for First Degree programmes in Engg. & Technology (Test 101)


The test comprises of 250 objective type multiple choice questions based on Plus Two syllabus. Of this, 125 questions will be from Mathematics and 125 questions will be from Physics and Chemistry with physics to chemistry ratio maintained at 3:2. The duration of the test will be three hours and the maximum marks will be 750. The admission to following courses is based on the score in this test.

  • 5-year  Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics
  • B. Tech. course in
    • Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Safety & Fire Engineering.
  • B Tech course in Marine Engineering
  • B. Tech. course in   Instrumentation Technology
  • B. Tech. Naval Architecture & Ship Building
  • B. Tech. Polymer Science & Engineering

Candidates, appearing for Test 101 should have scored a minimum of ten marks for mathematics and 10 marks for physics and chemistry put together to be eligible to figure in the respective rank list. This requirement of minimum marks, however, will not be applicable for candidates coming under SC/ST communities

Test for Lateral Entry to III Semester B.Tech Programme (LET) (Test 102):

The Lateral Entry Test for admission to III Semester of the B. Tech course comprises 200 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in English (20 questions), Mathematics (50 questions), Engineering Mechanics (40 questions), Engineering Graphics (40 questions) and General Engineering (50 questions).  The test shall be of 3 hours duration and the maximum marks will be 600.


Aptitude Test for B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) / B. Com.,LL.B.(Hons.) (Test 201)

The Test for B.B.A., LL.B.(Hons.) / B.Com.,LL.B (Hons.) comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in General English (50 questions) Ability in Reasoning and Logical   Thinking (50 questions) proficiency in General Knowledge and Current affairs (25 questions) and in Law Related Matters (25 questions).  The maximum marks will be 450.  The candidate will have option to select either of the five year courses on the basis of their ranks.
Applicants for B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)  / B.Com.,LL.B (Hons.) irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test  201.

Test for LL.M.  (Test 610)


The Test for LL.M. comprises of two parts:
Part I – Proficiency in English, Analytical & other abilities and General Knowledge
Part II –Proficiency in the related subjects.

Test  for  M.A.  Hindi  (Test 301):


The Test for M.A. Hindi comprises 150 objective type questions at a level answerable by candidates with Hindi as a second language at degree level. 
Applicants for M.A. Hindi, irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 301.

Test for Management Programme MBA (Full Time) / (Part Time), MBA (International Business) & M.B.A. (Travel & Tourism)

For MBA courses of the University, the admission to the 2018 batch will be based on C-MAT (AICTE)/ MAT (AIMA) score and performance at Group Discussion and Interview conducted by the University. However, they must also submit their applications online to the University within the stipulated time.

Aptitude Test for MCA (Test 501)

The aptitude Test for MCA comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the aptitude and capability of an applicant for pursuing the M.C.A programme.  About 50% of the questions will be from Mathematics covering areas of Engineering Mathematics / B.Sc. subsidiary level Mathematics while the remaining questions will be to test the ability of the candidate in logical reasoning based on pictures, geometrical figures, patterns of  words, Number Sequence, Set Theory, Logic decoding etc.  Applicants for MCA, irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 501.

Tests for PG Programmes (Tests 601-604, 606-615, 617-618)

The Test for PG Programmes (Tests 601–604, 606-615, 617-618) comprises 150 objective type questions designed to assess the proficiency of the applicant at the Graduate level in the test subject chosen by the candidate.  Applicants for PG programmes (other than M.A. Hindi) may choose and specify any one of the 16 subjects (listed with Code Numbers 601–604, 606-615, 617-618) relevant to the programme for which the admission is sought. A table is given at the last page of the prospectus for quick reference of the selection of Test Subjects.         This subject could be either the main subject of the qualifying degree examination of the applicant or the subject nearest to the main subject, provided it meets the eligibility criteria prescribed for the programmes chosen.  See chapter on “How to Choose test subjects for PG Programmes-Quick reference table”

Test for M.A. Applied Economics (Test 616)

The Test for M.A. Applied Economics (Test 616) comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency of the applicant at the Graduate level in Economics. (50 % of the questions will be from Economics, 15% from Simple Mathematics, 15% from Statistics and 20% General awareness.)

Test in Engineering Science (Test 607)

The Test in Engineering Science is  for testing the aptitude of an applicant for admission to the interdisciplinary programme M.Sc. Environmental Technology (Stream 1).

Test in Life Science (Test 611)

Tests the subject knowledge as well as aptitude of an applicant for admission to the interdisciplinary programmes of M.Sc. Biotechnology M.Sc. Environmental Technology (Stream II)  M.Sc. Marine Biology  and M.Sc. Biopolymer Sciences. Questions will therefore be from areas in Life Science / Medical Science / Agricultural Science, which a graduate in any of the above branches of study, should be able to answer.

Aptitude Test for 3 year LL.B  course  (Test 619)


The Test for 3 year LL.B. Course (Test 619) comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in English (25) Comprehension ability (25) General Knowledge/Current affairs (25) Legal aptitude (50) and Logical Reasoning (25).  The maximum marks will be 450.  Applicants for the above irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programmes, have to necessarily take the Test 619.

Aptitude Test for Five year Integrated Dual Degree Programmes of MIP Ph.D Degree & LL.M (IPR) Ph.D Degree (Test 620)

The Aptitude Test for MIP Ph.D & LL.M., Ph.D. comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency in English (40 marks), General Knowledge (15 marks), General aptitude in Intellectual Property Law (20 marks), Analytical and Reasoning Ability  (40 marks) and Aptitude to do Research (35 marks).  Applicants for MIP Ph.D Degree & LL.M (IPR) Ph.D Degree, irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 620.