CUSAT CAT Counselling Process 2020

Sakunth Kumar Updated On: 13 Nov, 2019 16:40 IST

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CUSAT CAT 2020 Counselling Process

The CUSAT CAT 2020 Counselling Process for B.Tech and various other courses will be conducted by the CUSAT officials. The eligibile candidates can now register for 16 undergraduate courses which will start in the month of May. On this page, candidates can get information on CUSAT CAT 2020 counselling schedule, counselling procedure, seat allotment, admission criteria, etc. The last date to register for the counselling session of CUSAT postgraduate courses will also be notified by the respective body.

The counselling process begins once the CUSAT CAT 2020 results are announced. Only those who meet the cut-off become eligible to attend the counselling process of CUSAT CAT 2020. The counselling process is conducted online and it is organised for candidates based on the ranks secured by them in the entrance exam.

The process of counselling begins with registration, and it is followed by option entry, seat allotment, reporting to the allotted college and document verification. No candidate will be allowed to participate in the counselling process without doing registration for the same. Candidates will not be sent any individual call letter or communication related to the counselling process.

Below mentioned detailed is for only B.Tech programmes. Apart from B. Tech Programme, CUSAT CAT is also conducted for various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes such as B. Voc Business, M Sc.(5 years integrated), Law programmes, MBA, MCA, M.A programmes and M.Sc., MFSc and M. Voc programmes and M. Tech programmes.

CUSAT CAT Counselling Dates 2020

The table below contains the CUSAT CAT 2020 counselling important dates:


Tentative Date/s

Commencement of CUSAT CAT Counselling Registration/Mark Entry/Rearrangement

May 2020 Third Week Onwards

Option Registration Commencement for B.Tech Lateral Entry

May 2020 Third/Fourth Week Onwards

Conclusion of CUSAT CAT Registration for Counselling 

May 2020 Last Week

Beginning of Counselling Process

June 2020 First Week Onwards

CUSAT CAT 2020 Counselling Schedule for B.Tech / B. Tech (Lateral Entry)/ Integrated MSc

The candidates are required to be aware of the important dates related to the registration of the CUSAT CAT counselling procedure. Students can check the detailed counselling schedule of CUSAT CAT 2020 so that he/she can keep a track of important dates and events of the counselling process. All the candidates who have cleared CUSAT CAT 2020 will have to attend the counselling process for securing admission. As the counselling dates for CUSAT CAT 2020 will be different for various courses such as B.Tech/ B.Tech Lateral Entry/ Integrated M.Sc, we will attach a PDF file where candidates can get all the dates of CUSAT CAT counselling.

Detailed CUSAT CAT Counselling Process 2020

The CUSAT CAT 2020 counselling process involves the following steps:

Registration & Option Entry:

  • It is mandatory for qualified candidates to register themselves in order to participate in the counselling of CUSAT CAT 2020, Candidates can register using the username and password sent on their email IDs.
  • Once registered, the next step for candidates is to fill the choice of colleges and courses in order of their preference. At the time of choice filling, candidates should try and provide the maximum number of options.
  • It must be noted that no changes can be done once the options are locked and submitted.
  • In cases where candidates are not able to submit the form before the due date, the selected options will be automatically confirmed by the admission authorities.

Seat Allotment:

  • Once the choice filling process is over, the next important step for candidates is to take the printout of the allotted seat.
  • The seat allotment is done based on candidates' ranks, filled preferences and the number of seats available in particular courses.
  • Also, candidates are allotted seats when the process of document verification is done and the counselling fee is paid.
  • If seats still remain vacant after the subsequent rounds of counselling, a spot round of counselling will be conducted separately by the University.
  • Before reporting at the allotted college, candidates must download the counselling call letter and carry the same along with other necessary documents.

Seat Acceptance and Payment of Fee:

  • Next, the candidates will have to confirm their admission by paying the required fee. Failure to pay the CUSAT CAT 2020 admission fee within the allotted time will automatically cancel the candidate’s allotted seat. 

Reporting to allotted college:

  • Candidates must report at the counselling venue as per the specified date and time for the purpose of document verification. 
  • Once the process of document verification is done, the next step for candidates is to pay the admission fee in order to confirm their seats.
  • It is a must for candidates to confirm their seats by paying the fee as per the schedule.
  • Those who fail to show up for the counselling process as per the schedule, will not be considered for further counselling rounds.

Document Required for CUSAT CAT Counselling 2020

  • CUSAT CAT 2020 Admit Card

  • Migration Certificate (for students from outside Kerala state)

  • S.S.L.C/10th Mark list & pass certificate (CBSE, ICSE etc.)

  • Plus 2 Mark lists / and pass certificate (CBSE, ICSE etc.)

  • Proof of payment of fees

  • Certificate to prove Keralite Status, for State Merit Seats

  • Transfer Certificate/Conduct Certificate from the Institution last attended (in the English version)

  • Four passport size Photographs of the candidate

  • Community and Non-Creamy Layer certificate in the case of ‘SEBC’ candidates.

  • Community certificate issued by the Tahsildar in the case of Kerala Scheduled Caste (KSC)/ Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST)candidates.

  • Valid Physically Handicapped certificate issued by the District Medical Board of the State to which the candidate belongs to (for candidates seeking admission under physically challenged (PHC) category.


I am already in the rank list. Do I need to do online option registration for CUSAT B.Tech?

Yes, if you would like to be considered for allotment and admission at CUSAT otherwise you will forfeit your right to admission.

I have been allotted one of my lower options in CUSAT. I do not like to take it and want to wait for the allotment of my best choice. Can I do that?

Definitely Not! If anyone of your options has been allotted to you, you mustT come and take admission; only this will keep your right for automatic up gradation to your higher options. Once you get admitted to any one of your choices, all the lower options will be cancelled. If you do not come and accept the allotted admission, you will be deleted from the rank list.

How much time do I get to come and take admission in CUSAT?

After the online allotment, two days will be fixed for joining. These dates will be pre-announced. Students have to come prepared with all the relevant documents and required fees during working hours on these days, failing which they will be removed from the rank list.

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