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CUSAT CAT ENGINEERING 2017 OVERVIEW

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CUSAT CAT 2017 engineering exam (Cochin University of Science & Technology Common Admission Test) is held for admission to B. Tech programme. It is conducted for candidates seeking admission to various colleges under Cochin University.

The candidate must go through the CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam. CUSAT CAT 2017 Application Process will start from January 20, 2017 onwards. The candidates can apply in online mode only. There will be 250 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and the candidates will be given 3 hours to complete the exam.

The candidates will be able to download CUSAT CAT 2017 Admit Card from the official website from April 15, 2017 onwards. CUSAT CAT 2017 Result will be out in May, 2017. Only those candidates who have scored qualifying marks in the exam will be called for the counselling process.   

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CUSAT CAT 2017 Engineering Exam Important Dates

The CUSAT CAT 2016 exam will be held on April 30, 2016. The application process will begin from January 20, 2017 onwards. The other important dates related to the CUSAT CAT 2017 are given below:

EventsDates
Commencement of Application ProcessJanuary 20, 2017
Last date to fill the Application FormFeb 15, 2017
Payment of Application FeeJanuary 22, 2017
Last date to deposit Application FeeFebruary 22, 2017
Commencement of Application Process for International studentsJanuary 20, 2017
Last date of filling the application form for International StudentsApril 30, 2017
Release of Admit CardApril 15, 2017
Last date to download admit cardApril 30, 2017
Date of ExaminationApril 30, 2017
Beginning of Counseling ProcessJuly 11, 2017
Declaration of ResultMay 25, 2017


CUSAT CAT 2017 Engineering Exam Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must fulfill the CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria for applying. In case a candidate fails to fulfill the eligibility, then his or her candidature will be cancelled.

The minimum eligibility criteria in brief for CUSAT CAT 2017 Engineering Exam are as follows:

  1. The candidate must have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized board or university.
  2. The main subjects must be physics, chemistry and mathematics and the combined percentage of all 3 subjects should be 50%.
  3. The candidate must have no backlog or re-test in the class 12 exam.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria for few B.Tech programs is different. Check below the eligibility details:

  • B. Tech Instrumentation Technology

The candidate must have cleared 10+2 examination from a recognized board with 60% marks. The candidates of SEBC (Socially and Educationally backward candidates) have to score a minimum of 55%. The main subjects are physics, chemistry and mathematics. The candidate must have secured 50% marks in mathematics separately.

  • B. Tech Naval Architecture & Ship Building

The candidate must have cleared 10+2 examination from a recognized board marks with physics, chemistry and mathematics as main subjects. He or she must have score minimum 60% marks. The candidate must have secured 50% marks in mathematics alone. There is no relaxation in percentage.

  • B. Tech Polymer Science and Engineering

The candidate has to clear the examination of class 12 from the state of Kerala. The minimum percentage required is 50% combining all the three main subjects. The main subjects are physics, chemistry and mathematics. Overall percentage required is 50%. 


CUSAT CAT 2017 Application Process

Candidates can apply online for CUSAT CAT 2017 Engineering Exam from January 20, 2017 to February 15, 2017. The application process is a simple 2 step process:

Step 1: Registration Process

The candidate has to give details as asked on the official website. The candidate has to give the details such as Name, Phone Number, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Email ID. The candidate will be given a user ID and password at this stage. The details will be received on email id and mobile number. The change of password must be done.

Step 2: The User ID and Password obtained at the CUSAT CAT 2017 registration process will be used for filling the application form. The candidate must upload the scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature. The size of the photo must be less than 100 KB and signature must be less than 30 KB.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Application fee

CUSAT CAT 2017 Engineering Exam application fee is Rs.1000 for the general category candidates. The application fee is Rs.500 for the SC/ST candidates.

The application fee can be paid by the following two modes:

Offline or Challan payment mode: The candidate can download the challan form from the official website. The candidate has to get the challan filed within 48 hours.  The candidate has to fill the journal number online on the official website. The CUSCAT application form will not be accepted without the fee.

Online mode-Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking mode: For Net Banking, login to the internet banking account and select the option "Power Jyothi Fee Collection (PUL).  Do the process further as asked.

CUSCAT 2017 application fee details vary with the category of the applicant. The application fee details for various categories are as follows:

Category detailsApplication fee
International candidatesUS$ 100
NRI SeatsRs.6000
General candidates (seats other than NRI & International/PIO/Children of Indian Gulf Workers)Rs.1000
SC/ST candidatesRs.500
Candidates for Dubai Test centreRs.10000

CUSAT CAT 2017 Admit Card

The CUSAT CAT 2017 Admit Card will be available for download on the official website from April 15, 2017 onwards. The candidate must download the CUSAT 2017 admit card to appear for the exam. The candidate cannot enter the CUSAT test center without the admit card.

Steps to download the CUSAT CAT 2017 Admit Card are given below:

  1. Open the official website and go to the link available online for admit card download.
  2. Click on download CUSAT CAT 2017 Admit Card.
  3. Enter the details of username, password and date of birth as given in the application form.
  4. Click on login button.
  5. CUSAT CAT 2017 Admit card appears on the screen.
  6. View and download the admit card.

Please note: No candidate will be given any notification for the admit card download. The candidate has to download the admit card on their own before the last date.

Contact details in case of any issue: In case of any issue the candidate can call on the phone number 1800 266 7754 (09:00 AM to 06:00 PM except on Sundays).


CUSAT CAT 2017 Test Centers

The CUSAT CAT 2017 test centers are the list of centers available for the examination. The centers are located in all the major cities of India. The candidate has to write the code for the center in the application form. The centers have to be filled as per the preference. The center once allotted cannot be changed. The centers are as follows:

  • Dubai
  •  New Delhi
  •  Kolkata
  •  Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore
  •  Jamshedpur
  •  Allahabad
  •  Lucknow
  • Ranchi
  •  Varanasi
  •  Kota a
  •  District Head Quarters of Kerala
  •  Thiruvananthapuram
  •  Kollam
  •  Adoor (Pathanamthitta)
  •  Thodupuzha (Idukki)
  •  Alappuzha
  •  Kottayam
  •  Ernakulam
  •  Thrissur
  •  Palakkad
  •  Malappuram
  •  Kozhikode
  • Kannur
  •  Kalpatta (Waynad)
  • Kasaragod

CUSAT CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

CUSAT CAT 2017 Exam Pattern gives detail about the duration of the exam, the number of questions and number of sections in the exam. The exam is conducted in the online mode only. The candidate is advised to reach the exam centre 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam.

Check CUSAT CAT Engineering Practice Papers

Number of questions250
Type of questionsObjective
Total number of questions in mathematics section125
Total number of questions in physics and chemistry combined125
Total time allotted3 hours
Total marks750
Marks for every correct answer3
Negative marking for every wrong answer1

The score calculation formula is S=3R-1W

S= total CUSAT CAT 2017 score

R= Number of right answers

W= Number of wrong answers


CUSAT CAT 2017 Results

CUSAT CAT 2017 exam will be declared on the official website in the month of May, 2017. The candidates who have cleared the exam will appear for the CUSAT CAT 2017 counseling. Please follow the steps below to check CUSAT CAT 2016 Results:

  1. Open the official website and click on the link for CUSAT CAT 2017 Result.
  2. The candidate is directed to a new webpage. The page will ask you for the User name and password as per the CUSAT CAT 2017 application form details.
  3. Click on “Submit” button and the candidate will get the CUSAT CAT 2017 score card.

CUSAT CAT 2017 Rank List

CUSAT CAT 2017 rank list can be checked once the result is published. CUSAT rank list is in PDF format and contains the list of all the candidates who have cleared the minimum marks required for a particular B.Tech branch. The candidate can follow the simple 4 step process to get the access to the CAT 2017 rank list:

  1. Open the official website and look for the link for the CUSAT CAT 2017 result.
  2. Click on the link for the result.
  3. Put in the username and password as asked.
  4. Click on submit button and the rank list will be displayed.

 


CUSAT CAT 2017 Cut Off

The CUSAT CAT 2017 cut off can be checked online. The minimum cut off depends on the following:

  • Availability of seats
  • Number of participants competing for the seat
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of participants

The CUSAT CAT rank list will give the clear understanding of the CUSAT CAT 2017 cut off.


CUSAT CAT 2017 Reservation

The CUSAT CAT 2017 reservation criterion is as per the government scheme. The candidates of the state of Kerala are getting state benefits. The reservation claim requires the candidate to produce valid reservation certificate at the time of CUSAT CAT 2017 counselling. The candidates apart from KST (Kerala Schedule Tribe) and KSC (Kerala Schedule cast) are coming under SEBC (Socially and Educationally Backward Classes) scheme. 

The candidates are getting 40% reservation due to special reservation category scheme. The candidates are getting reservation as per the scheme below:

CategoryPercentage Reservation
Kerala Scheduled Castes (KSC)8 %
Kerala Scheduled Tribes (KST)2%
Ezhava/Thiyya/Billava (ETB)9%
Muslim (MSM)8%
Other Backward Hindu (OBH)3%
Latin Catholic including Anglo- Indian (LC)3%
Other Backward Christian (OBX)1%
Dheevara (DHV)2%
Viswakarma (VSK)2%
Pot-making Communities (PMC)1%
Kudumbi (KMB)1%
Total reservation40%

CUSAT CAT 2017 Seat Matrix

Given below is the number of seats available in various colleges of Cochin University is given below:

B. Tech ProgrammeSeats
B Tech Civil Engineering90
B Tech Computer Science & Engineering90
B Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering60
B Tech Electronics and Communication Engg.90
B Tech Safety & Fire Engineering60
B Tech Information Technology90
B Tech Mechanical Engineering90
B Tech Civil Engineering45
B Tech Computer Science & Engineering45
B Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering45
B Tech Information Technology45
B Tech Electronics and Communication Engg.45
B Tech Mechanical Engineering45
B Tech Instrumentation Technology28
B Tech Marine Engineering(Residential Programme)80
B Tech Naval Architecture & Ship Building43
B Tech Polymer Science and Engineering20

CUSAT CAT 2017 Counseling

The CUSAT CAT 2017 counseling starts in the month of July 2017. The schedule is applicable to all the rank holders. Check below the list of the rank holders:

RankCounseling Dates
1 to 1500July 11, 2017
1501 to 3000July 12, 2017
3001 to 4500July 14, 2017
4501 to 6000July 15, 2017
Counseling for candidates in waiting listJuly 18, 2017
6001 to 8500July 19, 2017
8501 to 11100July 20, 2017
Counseling for candidates in waiting list from July 19 to July 20July 22, 2017
First spot admissionAugust 4, 2017
NRI spot admissionAugust 12, 2017

The candidate has to come for the counseling procedure to get the documents verified and move through the counseling process. Check the steps for CUSAT CAT 2016 process:

  1. Registration: The candidate has to get them registered within morning 9.00 am-10.00 am. The candidate has to register and then only can come appear for admission/ seat allotment.
  2. Allotment: The seat allotment will be done according to the choices given. The list will be updated after each allotment.
  3. Eligibility Verification: The original documents will be verified at the counter.
  4. Challan Generation And Fee Payment: candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can get the challan for fee payment.
  5. Issue of Provisional Admission Letter: The candidate who has paid the fee will be given the admission letter. The candidate has to produce it at the college for admission.
  6. Higher Option Cancellation: The candidate can opt this choice only once in the counseling cycle. The cancellation will lead to loss of a seat that was allotted. This also will be done through the receipt generated by the counter of registration.

Documents required at the time of CUSAT CAT 2017 Counselling

The candidate has to appear in person with a parent or guardian at the time of counseling. The candidate has to report on time at the counseling center. No request for change will be accepted at the time of counseling. The candidate who has filled the seat choices online is only eligible for counseling. Candidate can check the list of documents required below:

  • CUSAT CAT 2017 admit card
  • Class 10 and 12 mark sheets
  • Character certificate from the previous institution in English
  • TC (Transfer certificate) in case of a migration
  • 4 passport size photographs
  • Certificate to prove Keralite Status
  • Reservation certificate for students who claim reservation
  • Class 10 and 12 pass certificate

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