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Cochin University Science & Technology Admission Test- B.Tech (CUSAT CAT - 2017)

Online | Institute Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.1000 | SC / ST - Rs.500
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jan 20, 2017
Admit Card Date
Apr 15, 2017
Test Date
Apr 30, 2017
Result Date
May 29, 2017

CUSAT CAT 2017 - Application Steps

Create Login ID
  • Login to the official website. .
  • Click on the link “New Candidate Registration” .
  • Then press the button Create User.


  • A user-id and password will be created which will be sent to the candidate via mail or SMS.
  • Candidates will need to login with the given user ID and password. Candidates will have to enter all the details as asked in the application form.
Completing the Online Form
  • Enter correctly the candidates name, date of birth & age exactly as given in the qualifying certificate.
  • Use a VALID Email ID and an active mobile phone number of the candidate or parent.
  • Choose a User Name of your choice with at least 6 characters using alphabets and/or numbers only .
  • Do write down the approved user name.
  • Choose the correct options out of the 3 options given in the login creation page.
Uploading Scan Copy of Documents
  • Participants should upload all scanned copy of their Documents in required size and format.
  • Documents may include Passport size photograph, Community/Caste Certificate (only if the applicant belongs to OBC/SC/ST), Educational Documents, Identity Proof, Domicile Certificate(if applicable) and other supporting documents as mentioned.
Payment of Fees

There are three options for payment of fee:

  • Bank challan
  • SBT or SBI with internet banking facility
  • Credit/debit card or through internet banking


Downloading Registration Form
  • Candidates must ensure to take a print out of the “Confirmation Page” and retain it for future reference.

How to Apply for CUSAT CAT 2017

  • Candidates should apply on-line and make the fee payment on or before the last dates prescribed.
  • On-line applications shall be submitted only through the official web site

Steps for on-line application:-

  • Creating a login ID – Login to the web site .Click on the link “New Candidate Registration” and enter correctly the candidates name, date of birth & age exactly as given in the qualifying certificate.
  • Use a VALID E-mail ID and an active mobile phone number of the candidate or parent. Choose a User Name of your choice with at least 6 characters using alphabets and/or numbers only. Do write down the approved user name. Choose the correct options out of the 3 options given in the login creation page.

Note:-that the e-mail id & mobile number us ed for login creation will be known as the registered e-mail id/mobile number and all communications will be s ent to the s ame only.Therefore candidates are advis ed to write down the us er id and pas s word of their e-mail and us e only the mobile number in their cus tody and keep the s ame active till the end of admission procedures.

  • A one-time password (OTP) will be sent to the registered E-mail ID and mobile number of the candidate. Candidate should login to the site website for the first time using this password and change the password immediately.
  • Candidate will not  be able to proceed further in the application procedure without the user name and  pas sword. Hence candidates s hould write down and s ecure the s ame till the end of  admission process.
  • Login again using the user ID and Password and select the correct option from the 3 options listed on the left top corner and proceed till final submission following the instructions that appear on the screen.
  • Payment of fee is possible only two working days after the on-line submission of application.
  • There are three options for payment of fee:-
    • Option 1: Download and print the chalan form of SBI or SBT from the home page of the candidate and present the same to any SBI branch or SBT branch (do not use SBI chalan at SBT counter and vice-versa) and make the payment at the bank counter.
    • Option 2: This option can be exercised through any bank account in SBT or SBI with internet banking facility.
    • Take a printout of the chalan of the bank (SBI or SBT as the case may be) through which on-line payment is to be m ade.
    • Log-in to the on-line banking page. Click the link “ Third Party Transfer “and select the option “ Power Jyothi Fee Collection (PUL)”. Enter the “Fee Type” as entered in the chalan and submit. Enter y our date of birth as “ Validation Date “and register number as “ Fee Reference Number” both of which are printed in the chalan form.
    • Option 3: Log in to the home page of the Candidate. Click on the option “Online Payment” and proceed.
    • In this m ode, payment can be m ade either by using credit/debit card or through internet banking.
  • There is no need of submitting any details of the fee payment on-line.But three working days after the paym ent of fees the canidates m ust make sure that the “application status” is “confirmed” and should take a print out of the “confirmation page”,which shall be signed by the candidate and parent and retained by the candidate. The same shall be kept in hand by the candidate for producing the same on demand during the time of Test/Interview/Group Discussion/Counseling/Admission. The confirmation page is the proof of successful submission of application.
  • If by any chance the confirmation is not received after 3 days from the date of payment, it should be brought to the notice of the IRAA Unit of CUSAT immediately.
  • After the final on-line submission further modifications are NOT possible and all further procedures will be absolutely based on the inputs given by the candidate during on-line submission.
  • Therefore the candidate alone will be responsible for loss of any chance or candidature by way of wrong entries.
  • No enquiry regarding lost/forgotten password or user ID or mobile number or Email ID will be entertained.

Eligibility for CUSAT CAT 2017

Important points related to Eligibility criteria of CUSAT CAT 2017 (full-time B.Tech programmes) Candidates must have passed class XII or equivalent exam from state board of Kerala or any other recognized board/university. They must have studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects with 50% aggregate marks in class XII or equivalent exam. The candidates must have scored minimum 50% aggregate marks in Mathematics in class XII or equivalent examinations. SC/ST category candidates must have passed class XII or equivalent exams with minimum qualifying marks for admissions to various B.Tech programmes, except for B.Tech in Marine Engineering. CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria for different B.Tech programmes Apart from meeting the basic eligibility criteria of CUSAT CAT 2017, the applicants are also required to meet the following eligibility conditions for B.Tech admissions in different programmes. CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria of B.Tech inInstrumentation Technology Candidates are required to have secured minimum 55% aggregate marks in Mathematics in class XII or equivalent exam. They should have obtained minimum 60% aggregate marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria of B.Tech inMarine Engineering The upper age limit of applicants must be 25 years as on September 1, 2017. Applicants must have scored minimum 60% aggregate marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistryin class XII or equivalent test. They must have obtained a minimum aggregate marks of 50% in English studied in either Class X or XII. However, this eligibility condition is only applicable in case of SC/ST candidates. The candidates must carry a medical fitness certificate obtained from Medical Examiners approved by DG Shipping. They have to fulfil the requirement of admissions based on the directions from the DG Shipping (Govt. of India). Candidates with a vocational degree or other diploma are not eligible. CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria of B.Tech. in Naval Architecture & Ship Building Candidates should have passed Class XII or equivalent exam from Kerala state board or any other board. They must have scored a minimum aggregate marks of 60% in the qualifying exam. The aspirants should have passed class XII scoring minimum 50% aggregate marks in Mathematics only. They are also required to have scored a minimum aggregate marks of 50% in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry taken together in class XII. The article above is based on last year official notifications.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Important Instructions

  1. Use of electronic gadgets such as cellphone ,papers , calculators etc, is not permiited inside the examination center.
  2. Candidates indulging in any form of malpractice will be evicted from the exam hall.
  3. Please inform the invigilator in case of any technical issuses.
  4. Please do not talk to or disturb other candidates.
  5. You cannot leave exam room before submitting the paper & before the expiry of scheduled duration of test.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Relaxation Policy

State Merit Seats (SM):

  • Out of the total approved seats of Self-financing B Tech Programmes 50% are earmarked as State Merit Seats with lower rate of fees. Keralites, as defined in this prospectus, and who have selected Keralite status in the on-line application alone can opt for State Merit Seats.

 All India Merit Seats (AIM):

  • Out of the total approved seats of Self-financing B Tech Programmes 40% seats are earmarked as All India Merit Seats with higher rate of fees. Both Keralite and Non-Keralite candidates can opt for AIM seats.

All India Quota (AIQ):

  • For the regular B Tech Programmes viz.B Tech in (Naval Architecture and Ship Building), B Tech (Instrumentation Technology) and B Tech (Polymer Science Engineering) and for all programmes other than B Tech Programmes 10% of the total approved seats are earmarked as All India quota. Both Keralites and Non-Keralites are eligible to be considered against AIQ.  

 Non-Resident Indian Seats (NRI):

  • Out of the total approved seats of B Tech self-financing programmes, 10% seats are set apart as NRI seats with a different fee structure. Similarly 10% of the total seats of LLB and LLM programmes and all undergraduate and post graduate programmes that do not require AICTE approval are reserved for NRI candidates on supernumerary basis. NRI Status is not essential to apply for these seats. Those who intend to be considered to NRI seats should choose NRI as special reservation and in the case of B Tech Programmes, shall invariably opt for AIM seats at the time of option registration. Candidates who applied as NRI shall be considered to SM seats only if they opt for the same as one of their choices during option registration and if they are eligible for the same.


  • Besides communal reservation, specified numbers of seats are set apart under “Special Reservation” as detailed below. All applicants under this quota have to appear for the Common Admission Test/ Department Admission Test, as the case may be, unless otherwise specified.  

Physically Challenged:

  • Physically challenged persons with minimum of 40% disability as certified by the Medical Board stipulated under relevant rules of Government of Kerala in the matter, are eligible for reservation. The certificate produced should be either in Malayalam or in English. 3% seats are reserved for physically challenged candidates for all B.Tech courses, except B.Tech Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ship Building, Instrumentation, Polymer Science & Engineering and Safety & Fire Engineering. One seat each for all other academic programmes except M.Sc. (Industrial Fisheries) is reserved for physically challenged candidates. The seats allotted to physically challenged candidates are supernumerary in nature. A certificate of disability in original from the District Medical Board certifying the percentage of disability issued not earlier than 12 months prior to the date of counseling / GD / interview / admission, whichever is earlier, has to be produced by the candidate. The percentage of disability shall not be an index for gaining eligibility / admission. Admission shall be based on merit of the candidates. A medical board constituted by the University will examine individual cases prior to admission. The decision of the board will be final.  


  • Reservation for Blind candidates is applicable only for MA (Hindi) and LLM programmes. The certification requirement is same as applicable to the Physically Challenged (detailed above)  

Sponsorship from Lakshadweep Administration:

  • One supernumerary seat under All India Merit quota is reserved in each BTech Programmes of SOE and CUCEK for candidates from Lakshadweep who are sponsored by Lakshadweep Administration. The candidates will be ranked among them on the basis of their rank in JEE conducted by the CBSE in the current year.  

Candidates from Jammu & Kashmir:

  • Two seats under supernumerary quota are reserved in the University for students from Jammu & Kashmir for general courses as stipulated by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Candidates authorised by AICTE only will be admitted to these seats. Interested candidates may check AICTE website and act according to the instructions given there of.

CUSAT CAT Application FAQ

1) How do I do online registration for CUSAT B.Tech?

Please visit website for online option registration .

2) What is the fee Amount for CUSAT B.Tech Entrance Exam?

The application fee is Rs. 1000/- for the general candidates and Rs. 500/- for the SC/ST candidates.

3) What is the procedure for applying online?

Challan payment mode: Choose your bank first and then take printout of the challan form along with the instructions page and make payment in the bank after two working days from the date of registration. Make sure that the journal number is correctly entered by the bank in the space provided in the challan form before leaving the bank.
Net Banking mode: Payment can also be made from any Internet Banking enabled SBI/SBT a/c: Login to the internet banking account. Choose "Payments/Transfers". Choose "Power Jyothi Fee Collection (PUL). Enter the fee type as printed in your challan and then click "Submit" button. In the "Validation Date" box enter your date of birth as printed in the challan. In the "Fee Reference No" box, enter your registration no as printed in the challan. Then click "confirm" button to complete the transaction. Note down your transaction number for future reference.
Online(using debit/credit card only) : Login to candidate Home page and click the link "Online Payment".

4) In Which Month Conducts CUSAT B.Tech Entrance Exam?

Generally this Exam conducts in the Last week of April every year.

5) Which are the recommended browsers for applying online?

Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer 10.0 or lower.

6) Is it compulsory to do all the steps mentioned for applying online in a single sitting?

You should create the login details ie user-id and password in one sitting. The password will be sent to you by email. In the second stage you should login using the login details received in your email and then change your password.

Now in the next step you should re-login using the new password and fill the remaining part of the application in one sitting.

7) I forgot to note down my Registration number during the Candidate registration process. How can I get the Registration number?

Login to your home page. There you will get all details about your application.

8) I forgot my password. What is the procedure to retrieve the password?

Using the link ‘Forgot Your Password’ in online application, you can reset your password. User name, DOB, email-id, Security Question and answer to it should be provided for resetting the password.

9) Is it compulsory to have an Email-ID and Mobile number?

Yes, Email-ID and mobile number are mandatory for all candidates. Active Email-ID and mobile number of parents can also be used.

10) I am not able to upload the photo. What is the reason?

Photo to be uploaded should have the specified dimensions and size. Upload your recent passport size (color) photograph (132 x 170 pixels with the file size between 4 KB and 100 KB) and signature (132 x 57 pixels with file size between 1 KB and 30 KB). Refer the link "Uploading Photo & Sign" in the Application Portal.

11) Is there any specified formats for community certificate and income certificate?

No. Please read relevant information provided in the link “Reservations” on the Application Portal.

12) I selected Challan mode of payment. Can I pay the application fee from my netbanking Account?

Yes, but after two days of registration. Login to your netbanking account(SBT/SBI)->choose Third Party Transfer->Select Power Jyothi Fee Collection (PUL)-> in the Fee Type box type the fee type of your bank(106 for SBT, 103 for SBI) ->In the Validation date box, type the Date of birth of the candidate->in the Fee reference box, type the register number-> now press Confirm button and complete the transaction as you do normally.

13) I have successfully submitted the application and remitted the application fee. But I cannot download my Registration Confirmation Page?

Registration Confirmation Page will be available for download in your home page immediately after your application is approved. Please check your application status.

14) What are the possible reasons for rejection of an application?

  • Application fee not paid
  • Photograph not clear.
  • Signature not clear.
  • Please refer the link "Uploading Photo & Sign" in the Application Portal.

15) Shall I send the confirmation page to the University?

No. You need not send any document to the University unless otherwise specifically mentioned in your application status page.

16) How do I solve the problem that some unexpected data being shown in my online application? How to solve this?

If you are not using Firefox, shift the browser to it. Most of the time, problem will be solved by clearing the cache of the browser. For clearing the cache, press Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys from the browser and follow instructions therein.

17) Which is the last date for submission of application?

Application can be submitted online till 5.00 pm on Second week of February.

18) How do I know whether my application is approved?

Click the 'Application Status' bar in your home page in the Application portal.

19) How shall I get the Admit Card for the Entrance Examination CUSAT B.Tech?

  • The Admit Card should be downloaded from the website  Admit cards will not be issued to candidates whose application is rejected.
  • Can I change any data given in the application once the application is submitted.
  • No. You can verify all details given in the application (displayed in the preview page) before final submission.

20) Will Admit card be sent to me by post?

No. Admit cards will not be sent by post from this office to the candidate. The Admit cards should be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his home page.

21) Where will the exam centres be formed for CUSAT B.Tech Entrance exam?

CUSAT will be held in many cities across the country and abroad. Candidates will require applying for the exam centre at the time of filling up the online application form.The test will be conducted at 26 cities.