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/K-MAT/CAT-IIM for management programmes of CUSAT

401

Aptitude Test for MCA

501

Test for MCA Lateral Entry/MSc Computer Science
502

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 LLM(IPR) Ph.D and LL.M(IP) Ph.D
620
Test for M Voc. Mobile Phone Application Development
621

Test for M Voc. Technology and Management Consulting

622

Group Discussion and Interview

Applicants for M.B.A (Full-time) / M.B.A (Part-time) will be short-listed on the basis of their scores in C-MAT (AICTE ) /K- MAT/ 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.

Applicants for BBA LLB, B Com LLB and LLM programmes also have to attend Group Discussion and Interview in addition to the written test.

CAT Rank Lists

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

C-MAT / K-MAT/CAT(IIM) 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 

BCom LLB/BBA LLB/3 Year LLB: Rank lists for B Com LLB, BBA LLB and 3 Year LLB are prepared on the combined basis of the CAT score and performance in the Interview and Group Discussion as indicated below:

Part I of CAT  

25%

Part II of CAT

25%

Group Discussion

30%

 Interview       

20%

LLM: Rank list for LLM is prepared on the combined basis of the CAT score and performance in the Interview and Group Discussion as indicated below:

Part I of CAT  

35%

Part II of CAT

35%

Group Discussion

15%

 Interview       

15%

For all other programmes the marks secured at the CAT/DAT 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, ((n-p)/n)x100 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.

  • M.Sc. in Photonics (5-year  Integrated )
  • 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 each of the subjects mathematics, physics and chemistry 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  (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. The test is divided into two parts, Part I and Part II and the rank list will prepared based on the Score in test, Group Discussion and Interview.

Test for LL.M.  (Test 610) comprises of two parts:

Part I – Proficiency in English and General Knowledge, Analytical and reasoning capability and aptitude to do research
Part II –Compulsory papers in Law as prescribed by the Bar Council of India.

The rank list will prepared based on the Score in test, Group Discussion and Interview.

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).

For MBA courses of the University, the admission will be based on C-MAT (AICTE)/ K-MAT/CAT-IIM 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 as per the CAT 2017 Notification.

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.

Aptitude Test for MCA Lateral Entry/M Sc Computer Science (Test 502)

The aptitude test 502 comprises of 150 objective type questions to test the aptitude and capability of the applicant for persuing MCA (Lateral Entry)/Msc Computer Science. 100 questions will be from Computer science and Applications and 50 questions will be to test the ability of logical resoning.

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

The Test for PG Programmes (Tests 602–604, 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 Biotechnology (Test 601) comprises of 150 objective type questions giving equal weightage to areas of Botany, Zoology, and Chemistry. For Test Codes 602–604, 606-615, 617-618 the name of the test as given under the clause itself shall be the subject of the test.

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 LLM(IPR) Ph.D Degree & LL.M (IP) Ph.D Degree (Test 620)

The Aptitude Test for LLM(IP) Ph.D & LL.M(IPR) 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 LLM(IP) 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.

Test for M Voc. Mobile phone application development(621)

Aptitude test for M Voc mobile application development: This test shall contain questions related to the following areas. Total 150 objective type questions. 1. Engineering Mathematics-20% 2. Computer Science -20% 3. Verbal and reading comprehension- 20% 4. Logical reasoning (based on pictures, geometrical figures, patterns of words, Number sequence, Set Theory, Logic decoding, reasoning etc. – 20% 5. Programming aptitude - 20 %

Test for M Voc Technology and Management Consulting (622)

Aptitude test for M Voc Technology & Management Consulting: Total 150 objective type questions. 1. Quantitative ability- 30% 2. Data interpretation and logical reasoning- 25% 3. Verbal and reading comprehension. – 25% 4. Current affairs in Technology and business – 20%