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CUSAT CAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Pattern will be decided by Cochin University of Science & Technology for various courses. The courses include LLB, B.Tech, B.Com, MA, MCA, M.SC and Doctorate Degree. 

  • Questions will be multiple choice and the exam syllabus vary for each exam.
  • The exam will contain around 150 questions for all major courses except engineering.
  • Engineering exam will contain 250 questions and the exam for Lateral entry students will contain 200 questions the exam will be conducted for 3 hours.
  • Each question will be allotted 3 marks for the right answer and for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.
  • Marks will not be deducted for unanswered questions.
  • The exam paper might be divided into different parts.
  • Each part will have a set of questions asked from the various topics mentioned in the syllabus.
  • Questions with be framed as per the syllabus and equal weight age will be given to all topics.

CUSAT CAT is designed to test the basic knowledge and deep understanding of the subjects. Questions will be spread across various topics mentioned in the syllabus and would be divided into various segments.


CUSAT CAT 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam ModeOnline only
Number of Papers2 (for engineering)
Question Paper TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Total questions

150 questions for all papers
200 questions for engineering
250 for Lateral Entry

Exam Duration3 hours
Marking3 marks for correct response
1 mark deducted for incorrect response
Language of question paperEnglish

CUSAT CAT 2018 Marking Scheme

Candidate will be awarded 3 marks for every right answer written by him/ her. 1 mark is deducted from the total marks for every wrong answer given by the candidate. Candidates will have to score a minimum of 10 marks in each subject to qualify for the ranking list. Candidate will not be given negative marking, if he/she leaves the question unanswered.

In a case of error in question, candidates are likely to be awarded full marks, subject to the decision of the university. The highlights of the marking scheme is as follows.

CourseNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksMinimum PapersCorrect AnswerNegative Answer
Engineering250750 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
B.Tech Programs – Lateral Entry200600 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
M.Sc Computer Science150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
B B A, LLB (Hons), B.Com,150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
LLM150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
M.A.Hindi150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong 7answer
MCA150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
PG Programmes150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
M.A Applied Economics150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Engineering Science150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Life Sciences150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Integrated Dual Degree Programme of LLM (IP) and LLM(IPR)150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Master of Vocation – Mobile Phone Application Development150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Master of Vocation – Technology and Management Consulting150450 marks10 marksThree marks will be awarded for every right answerOne mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus

CUSAT CAT 2018 Syllabus varies for each course. The syllabi for  varies courses are as follows

CoursePaperSyllabus
EngineeringMathematics & ScienceMathematics This includes Number System - Sequences, Series, Complex Numbers Equations - Quadratic Equations, Differential Equations Logical and Reasoning - Sets, Relations, Functions, Mathematical Reasoning Algebra - Vector Algebra, Matrices, Determinants Geometry - Co - ordinate Geometry Integrals – Calculus Physics The topics in physics include Electronics - Current Electricity Velocity - Laws of Motions, Oscillation and Waves Gravitations Basis - Physics , Measurement Isotopes - Atom and Nuclei Forces - Gravitation, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Transmission - Communications Systems Kinetic Theory of Gases Light - Optics Temperature - Thermodynamics Chemistry The topics in Chemistry include Atomic Study - Atomic Structure, Hydrogen, Chemical Bonding, Molecular Structure, Hydrocarbons Organic Chemistry - Characterization and Purification Environmental Chemistry Surface Chemistry Kinetics - Chemical Kinetics Matter - States, Block Elements Equilibrium
B.Tech Programmes – Lateral EntryEnglish, Mathematics Engineering, Mechanics, Engineering Graphics, General EngineeringThe English section will contain questions relating to vocabulary, cognitive skills, comprehension and grammar Mathematics – Basics, Algebra, Geometry, Equations, etc. The Engineering subjects will comprise the syllabus of the first two years
M.Sc Computer Science & MCA –Lateral EntryComputer Science and Applications, Logical ReasoningComputer Science This will cover C, C++. DBMS, OS, Algorithms, etc. Logical Reasoning Pictorial representations, Logical decoding, Basic Maths, etc.
BBA LLB (Hons) & B.Com LLB (Hons)Law, Reasoning, General English, Current AffairsThe syllabus of Law will comprise of the subjects relating to the Bar Council of India
L L MLaw, Reasoning, General English, Current AffairsThe syllabus of Law will comprise of the subjects relating to the Bar Council of India
M A HindiHindi
PG ProgrammesThis will contain questions from the subject itselfEntire syllabus of the subject
M.A Applied EconomicsEconomics, Mathematics, Statistics, General Awareness
LL BLaw, Reasoning, General English, Current AffairsThe syllabus of Law will comprise of the subjects relating to the Bar Council of India
Integrated Dual Degree Programme of LLM (IP) and LLM(IPR)AptitudeThis will contain questions from English Proficiency, Current Affairs, Logical reasoning, Analytics and Research
Master of Vocation – Mobile Phone Application DevelopmentMathematics, Logical ReasoningRefer S.No 1 for Mathematics and S No 2 for Logical reasoning
Master of Vocation – Technology & Management ConsultingAptitudeThis will contain questions from English Proficiency, Current Affairs in Technology and business, Logical reasoning, Analytics and Research
MCAMathematics, Logical ReasoningRefer S.No 1 for Mathematics and S No 2 for Logical reasoning

Important Instructions

CUSAT CAT 2018 will be held in the online mode in different sessions. Instructions to be followed on the exam day are given below:

  • Candidate will be given a rough sheet for working and calculations.
  • You can carry a set of stationary inclusive of pen, paper, eraser, sharpener and scale.
  • Electronic items of any kind are prohibited inside the exam hall.
  • Candidate will be checked before the start of the exam.
  • If the invigilator finds any kind of unauthorized materials, then the candidate might be disqualified.
  • Carefully plan and work out each level as the exam screen will automatically log out at the end of three hours.
  • The list of question numbers will be displayed on the right side of the screen; this will help the candidate from knowing the number of questions answered the questions to be rechecked and the questions that you might not know the answer for.
  • The questions will be coded in three colours for identification purposes.

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