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The last date to apply for CUSAT CAT 2018 without late fee is 8th March 2018. To register now, click on the “Apply Now” option given below. The candidates who missed the last date can register from 1st March to 3rd March 2018 by paying the late fee of Rs.100/-.

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) conducts Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission into the College/Institute affiliated with it. CUSAT is a government-owned autonomous science and technology university located in Cochin, Kerala, India. This exam is a gateway for students who want to get enrolled for various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research programme in the field Engineering, Law and Management. This article will guide the applicants on how to apply for CUSAT CAT for the academic session 2018-19.

Important Dates Related to CUSAT CAT 2018-19

The official authority has released the notification of CUSAT CAT for the academic session 2018-19. The dates for the examination has also announced by the authority. The below table is updated as per with the official notification.

S. No Activity Dates
1. Release of admission brochure 2018 7th February 2018
2. Release of online application form 8th February 2018
3. Last date of registration without late fee 8th March 2018
4. Date of registration with late fee of Rs.100/- 1st March to 3rd March 2018
5. Extended date of online registration form for M. Tech programme 15th Mar to 21st April 2018
6. Extended date of online registration form for M. Tech programme with late fee of Rs. 100/-  22nd April to 30th April 2018
7. Online Registration by International Students 7th Feb to 30th April 2018
8. Issue and receipt of offline Applications from Dept’s for admissions to M.Phil & PhD.&Diploma Programmes  7th Feb to 5th Mar 2018
9. Date to pay the application fee 7th Feb to 5th Mar 2018
10. Availability of Admit Card 2018  15th – 29th April 2018
11. CUSAT CAT 2018 Examination 28th and 29th April 2018

Application Form for CUSAT CAT 2018

Aspirants need to know the eligibility criteria required for the choice of course made by him/her before going to fill up the application form. Syllabus and question paper of common admission test vary for different courses. To know about the eligibility criteria, applicants can refer to “CUSAT CAT 2018”. Application form for CUSAT CAT has been released on 8th February 2018. The aspirants can register and fill up the application form online until 8th March 2018 without late fee.

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Indians, as well as foreign citizens, are eligible to apply for CUSAT CAT 2018. Applicants are instructed to read the Official Admission Brochure of CUSAT CAT 2018 carefully before going to fill up the application form.

Step by Step guide to Register and Apply for CUSAT CAT 2018

Step 1: Registration For CUSAT CAT 2018

This is the first and foremost stage to apply for the examination. Applicants need to visit the official website of Cochin University of Science and Technology. After clicking on “proceed” button, the registration page will display on the screen. Candidates are required to enter the following details:-

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Choosing of Nationality
  • Mobile Number
  • Email- ID
  • Select and enter security pin
NOTE: The applicant will receive One Time Password (OTP) at the given mobile number and have to enter OTP to verify. After creating a new account, a username and password will be sent to the registered Email-ID.

Step 2: Fill up the CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form

Coming to the second stage which is application form filling. Candidates need to login by entering the username and password in order to fill up the application form. The application form is divided into two pages. In the first page, applicants have to enter the following details

S. No Section Details required
1. Personal Information
  • Date of Birth
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Resident State
  • Name and occupation of Father.
  • Name and occupation of Mother.
  • Category
  • Annual Income of parents
  • Select annual family Income range
  • City
  • Street
  • State/Province
  • Postal Code
  • Country

On filling up the above information, click on the “NEXT” button to move to the next page. In that page, applicants need to fill up the following details

  • Select Reservation Category (if applicable).
  • Select Academic Qualification for the course/courses one wish to opt for.
  • Applicants need to choose course of their choice. Candidates can select one or multiple courses according to their wish.
  • Select stream/subject combination of the degree.
NOTE: If the applicant want to make correction on the first page, then click on “Previous” button otherwise click on “NEXT” button.

Step 3: Uploading the Documents

After entering the all the general information, candidates need to upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature as per the specification given below”

Image Size Dimension Format
Photograph 4KB to100KB (3.5×4.5)cm JPG
Signature 1KB to 30KB (3.5×1.5)cm JPG
NOTE: After uploading the scanned images, read the content of declaration box and select the “I Agree” box.

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee

After uploading the scanned images, candidates will be directed to the application fee payment page. Amount to pay as application fee depends on the category of the candidates. Application fee varies for the different category of the candidates. The application fee for all the category is provided in the table below:-

S. No Category Amount (Rs.)
                            APPLICATION FEE FOR ALL COURSES (OTHER THAN POST                                                               DOCTORAL/DIPLOMA/CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES)
1. General Candidates 1000
2. SC/ST Candidates 500
3. Candidates who apply under NRI Quota/ Children of Indian Gulf Workers (CGW) 6000
4. General Candidates 100
5. SC/ST Candidates 50
6. For all courses US$100
NOTE 1: Payment can be only made online either by using credit/debit card or through net banking.

NOTE 2: After successful payment of application fee, candidates need to select the test centre as per their suitability.

Step 5: CUSAT CAT 2018 Application form submission

After paying the application fee, the applicant needs to click on “submit” option to have a look at the preview of the filled application form. If a student wants to make any correction in the application form, click on “Back” option. If there is no changes to be made in the application fee, then read and select the “declare” box and finally click on the “Submit” option.

Step 6: Printout of Application Form

After the submission of all the details, a registration number will appear on the screen. candidates must note down the same for future use.  A PDF file of the filled up application form along with the uploaded images will appear on the screen. Applicants are advised to download the PDF and take the print out of the same for future use.

Step 7: Checking of CUSAT CAT Application Status

Applicants must ensure that whether their application form submitted online is accepted or not by the official authority. After three days from the date of payment of application fee, applicants must check their application status on the official website by entering the username and password (generated during registration). If your application is approved, you should download and take printout of the application confirmation page from the web site.

Correction of CUSAT CAT 2018 Application Form

Request for change/edit in any field in the application form will not be entertained under any circumstances once it is submitted. So, candidates are advised to enter the details carefully while filling up the application form.

Examination Center for CUSAT CAT 2018

CUSAT Common Admission Test will take place in many cities across India and Dubai. Applicants need to choose one examination centre as per their choice from the down drop list while filling up the application form. Examination city chosen will be mentioned on the admit card. The list of the examination center is provided in the table below.

S. No Programmes Center
1. For First Degree Programmes (i.e. B.Tech and M.Sc. in Photonics (5 year Integrated): Dubai*, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Jamshedpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Patna, Bokaro, Ranchi, Varanasi, Kota and all the District Head Quarters of Kerala; viz. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Adoor (Pathanamthitta), Thodupuzha (Idukki), Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kalpetta (Wayanad) and Kasaragod.
2. For PG Programmes, BBA, LLB (Hons), B.Com, LLB (Hons.), LLM(IP) PhD, LLM(IPR) PhD, 3 Year LLB and Lateral Entry Tests The CAT/LET will be conducted at all the district headquarters of Kerala.

Courses Offered via CUSAT CAT 2018

Degrees offered by the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and its affiliated colleges in mentioned in the table below. To know about courses offered under each degree in the participating Institute, refer the Official Notification of CUSAT CAT 2018

S. No Degree
1. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
2. Five year Integrated MSc in Photonics
3. Five year Honours B Com LLB and BBA LLB
4. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Three Year
5. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Lateral Entry
6. Master of Science (M.Sc) Programmes
7. Master of Fisheries Science (MFSc)
8. MA in Hindi and Applied Economics
9. Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
10. MCA Lateral Entry
11. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
12. Masters of Laws (LLM)
13. Master of Vocation (Mvoc)  Programmes
14. Maser of Technology (M.Tech) Programmes
15. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Programmes
16. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programmes

So, Aspirants who want to take the CUSAT CAT for the academic session 2018-19 must fill up the application form. They must read this article to know how to apply for the CUSAT examination.

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