CUSAT CAT Exam Pattern 2024 – Questions, Marking Scheme

Updated By Aman Agarwal on 11 Jun, 2024 13:15

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CUSAT CAT Exam Pattern 2024

CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam Pattern is set by Cochin University of Science & Technology for various programmes including B.Tech, B.Com, MA, MCA, M.Sc, LLB and Doctorate Degree etc.

Applicants must check the CUSAT CAT 2024 exam pattern for all the offered programmes from the prospectus linked below and get an idea about the varieties of questions, number of questions, marking scheme and other details related to the pattern of the exam.

Understanding the exam pattern will help in better exam preparation. In order to clear the examination with good scores, candidates can check the detailed exam pattern and syllabus of CUSAT CAT 2024 to get a clear picture of the question paper and then start preparing for the examination accordingly.

Find the detailed pattern of CUSAT CAT 2024 exam on this page, that will help the aspirants in their preparation. 

CUSAT CAT 2024 Prospectus PDF Download

AP EAMCET Result 2024 Live Updates

  • Jun 11, 2024 01:00 PM:

    Name of the Course

    Expected Rank Range (including all categories)

    Biotechnology

    41,000 - 1,60,000

    Chemical Engineering

    29,000 - 66,000

    Civil Engineering

    32,000 - 88,000

    Computer Science

    3,900 - 4,500

Highlights of CUSAT CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Here is a subject-wise summary of the exam pattern of CUSAT CAT -

B.Tech programme or M.Sc (Five Year Integrated) in Photonics or M.Sc (Five Year Integrated) in Computer Science, M.Sc. in Mathematics (5-Year Integrated), M.Sc. in Chemistry (5-Year Integrated) and M.Sc. in Physics (5-Year Integrated)

Below is a quick overview of the exam pattern for majority of the B.Tech programme or M.Sc (Five Year Integrated) in Photonics or M.Sc (Five Year Integrated) in Computer Science, M.Sc. in Mathematics (5-Year Integrated), M.Sc. in Chemistry (5-Year Integrated) and M.Sc. in Physics (5-Year Integrated) -

  • The examination will contain 225 objective type multiple choice questions based on class 12 syllabus.

  • Out of these 250 questions, 90 will be from Mathematics, 75 from Physics and 50 from Chemistry.

  • The examination will be held for 3 hours.

  • The medium of the question paper is in the English language.

  • There will be a set of questions to be asked about the various topics mentioned in each part of the syllabus.

  • Questions will be prepared according to the syllabus and equal weight will be given to all the topics.

  • Each question will be awarded 3 marks for the correct answer and for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

  • There will be no deduction for unanswered questions.

Note: Applicants applying for the B.Tech programme or M.Sc (Five Year Integrated ) in Photonics or M.Sc (Five Year Integrated ) in Computer Science will have to score a minimum of 10 marks in Mathematics and 10 marks combined from Physics and Chemistry subjects to qualify for the CUSAT CAT ranking list.

However, this requirement will not be applicable for those who come under the Kerala Scheduled Caste and Kerala Scheduled Tribe communities.

B.Voc Programmes

Below is a quick overview of the exam pattern for B.Voc programmes -

  • The examination will include 150 objective type questions.
  • The major sections include English Language, Numerical Reasoning and Comprehension and Logical Reasoning ability.
  • There will be 60 from the Numerical Reasoning ability, 45 each from English Language and Comprehension and Logical Reasoning sections.
  • Each correct answer adds 3 marks to the total score and deducts one mark for wrong attempts.

M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (5-Year Integrated)

Here is a synopsis of the exam pattern for M.Sc in Biological Sciences (5-Year Integrated)

  • The entrance test will have multiple choice questions of 10+2 level.
  • Negative marking is applicable and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded with +3.

BBA LLB (H) and / or B.Com LLB

Candidates can select either BBA LL.B or B.Com LL.B or both while completing their online application. If both programmes are chosen, the allotment will be determined by the chronological order of the courses chosen by the applicants.

Check out the major points regarding the BBA LLB (Honours) and / or B.Com LLB (Honours) -

  • Candidates have a total of 150 objective type questions to attempt, which is common for BBA LLB (Honours) and / or B.Com LLB (Honours).
  • Candidates will get 3 marks each for the correct answers and one mark will be subtracted for the wrong ones.

Detailed Exam Pattern of CUSAT CAT 2024

Check out the detailed exam pattern of CUSAT CAT 2024 for the offered programmes -

B.Tech programme or M.Sc (Five Year Integrated) in Photonics or M.Sc (Five Year Integrated) in Computer Science

Here is the section-wise marking scheme for the B.Tech Programme, M Sc (Five year integrated) in Photonics / M Sc (Five year integrated) in Computer Science -

Sections

Number of  Questions

Total Marks

Total Duration

Mathematics

90

270 (90*3)   

3 hours (180 Minutes)

Physics

75

225 (75*3)

Chemistry

60

180 (60*3)

Total

225

675

B.Voc Programmes

Here is the section-wise marking scheme for the B.Voc courses - 

Sections

Number of  Questions

Total Marks

Total Duration

English Language

45

135 (45*3)   

2 hours (120 Minutes)

Numerical Reasoning 

60

180 (60*3)

Comprehension and Logical Reasoning ability

45

135 (45*3)

Total

150

450

M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (5-Year Integrated)

Here is the section-wise marking scheme for the M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (5-Year Integrated)

Sections

Number of  Questions

Total Marks

Total Duration

Physics 

75

225 (75*3)

3 hours (180 Minutes)

Chemistry 

60

180 (60*3)

Biology 

90

270 (90*3)

Total

225

675

BBA LLB (H) and / or B.Com LLB (Honours)

Here is the section-wise marking scheme for BBA LLB (Honours) and / or B.Com LLB (Honours) -

Sections

Topics

Number of  Questions

Part I of Test 201 

Reasoning / Logical thinking

50

Law related matters 

25 

Part II of Test 201 

General English 

50

GK / Current Affairs 

25

The rank list for BBA LLB (H) and / or B.Com LLB (Honours) will be created as per the below criteria -

Part I of CAT - 50% weightage 

Part II of CAT - 50% weightage

Marking Scheme of CUSAT CAT Exam Pattern 2024

Candidate will be awarded 3 marks for every correct response answer and 1 mark is deducted from the total marks for every incorrect response given by them. Candidate will not be given negative marking if he / she leaves the question unanswered.

CategoryMarking Scheme
For correct response+3 marks
For incorrect response-1 mark
No responseZero mark

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FAQs about CUSAT CAT Exam Pattern

What is the language in which the CUSAT CAT exam is conducted?

The CUSAT CAT exam is conducted in the English language only. 

Is there negative marking in the CUSAT CAT exam?

Yes, there is a provision of negative marking in the CUSAT CAT exam. For every wrong answe -1 is deducted.

What courses are offered through the CUSAT CAT exam?

Numerous courses are offered through the CUSAT CAT exam; these include B.Tech, M.Sc., BA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB, MBA, B.Voc programs etc.

What is the mode of CUSAT CAT exam?

The mode of the CUSAT CAT exam is online in various exam centres allotted by the official conducting body.

 

When will the CUSAT CAT 2024 exam be conducted?

The CUSAT CAT 2024 exam will be conducted between May 10,11,12, 2024.

What should I do as soon as I finish my test?

You should follow the instructions of the invigilator to save your test work once you are done with your exam.

Is it necessary to have computer skills to be able to appear for the online exam of CUSAT CAT?

Yes, the candidate should have a basic familiarity with the use of computers like use of keyboard and mouse operation. It is the responsibility of the candidate to acquire these skills before taking the test.

Do I get any rough sheets for rough work?

No separate sheet will be given to candidates for rough work.

What is the nature of CUSAT CAT test?

It is an objective type test with multiple-choice answers.

Can I use a calculator in the CUSAT CAT exam?

Use of electronic devices like mobile phone, calculator, iPod, etc. is not allowed in CUSAT CAT. Also, materials like log table, book, notebook, etc. should not be carried to the examination hall.

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