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CUSAT CAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Things To Know Before Applying


Before applying for CUSAT CAT 2023, it is very important to know what are the eligibility criteria for the application. Before filing the CUSAT CAT 2023 application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria. 

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) has released the CUSAT CAT 2023 eligibility criteria in the official notification. The eligibility criteria of CUSAT CAT 2023 include educational qualification, age limit and mandatory subjects.

Latest Updates:
– CUSAT CAT 2023 Application Form closes on February 26, 2023. Apply Soon
– CUSAT CAT 2023 exam will be held from April 29, 30 and May 1, 2023.

CUSAT CAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

CUSAT CAT eligibility criteria 2023 should be the first thing candidates should know before applying for CUSAT 2023 application form. Authority will only allow eligible candidates to participate in this examination. If any candidates are not eligible at any point in time, they will get disqualified from their candidature.

Here, for the ease of candidates, we have mentioned all the eligibility norms set by conducting authority to be eligible for CUSAT 2023 examination.

The basic eligibility for CUSAT CAT admission includes passing the 10+2 boards with 50% marks. Other specifications are as follows:

  • Domicile: The Indian, Foreign, or PIO candidates are eligible to appear for the CUSAT CAT 2023 examination.
  • KST and KSC category: The Kerala Scheduled Tribe (KST) and Kerala Scheduled Caste (KSC) candidates are eligible for examination only if they secure the minimum aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • Number of attempts: The candidates can attempt the CUSAT CAT multiple times as long as they satisfy other eligibility criteria.
  • Age limit: The candidates must be 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2023 to be eligible for CUSAT CAT 2023. The maximum age limit for a candidate to apply for UG courses is 25 years before 30th September 2023. For postgraduate courses, candidates must be less than 22 years of age. For M.Phil and PhD courses, the age of candidates must be less than 28 years. For doctorate candidates, the age limit criteria are 45 years.
  • Qualifying marks: For all the reserved category candidates, a minimum of 50% aggregate marks are required to qualify for the examination, and for the rest, a minimum of 60% marks in Mathematics and 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Maths separately.
  • Backlogs: Candidates having any backlog in 10+2 for UG courses and graduation for PG courses are not eligible to apply.
  • Consideration of Gate Scorecard: The candidates applying for M.Tech Programmes with a valid GATE scorecard are eligible for 5% relaxation in the qualifying examination marks.

Eligibility as per Program Opted for CUSAT CAT 2023

Eligibility criteria for other courses are mentioned below in the table: 

Course NameEligibility Criteria
B.Tech/5-year Integrated M.Sc in PhotonicsFor B. Tech, the candidate must pass the 12th examination from the Kerala state or an equivalent examination with PCM. A minimum of 50% aggregate in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (PCM) and 50% marks in Mathematics separately. 
B.Tech Marine EngineeringA candidate must pass the 12th examination of the state of Kerala or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English, securing at least 60% aggregate marks in PCM and 50% marks individually in Mathematics. 
They must have also passed English in 10th and 12th standard with 50% marks.Vocational/diploma candidates are not eligible to apply.
BBA/LL.B. (Hons)/B.Com.LL.B. (Hons.)Candidates should have passed the 12th examination with a minimum of 60% marks (for the science group) and 55% marks (for the Arts/Commerce/Humanities group).
LL.B.Candidates must possess graduation in any discipline from a college recognized by Cochin University by securing 40% aggregate marks (35% for reserved category).
Pursuing Candidates: Appearing candidates may also apply.
MCAScience graduates with Mathematics as one of the subjects or graduates in Electronics/Information Technology /Computer Science  /Computer Applications/ Engineering/Technology with 55% aggregate marks (except language & humanities).
M. Voc in Technology and Management ConsultingCandidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with an aggregate of 60% in MBA or B.Voc degree in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks.
LL.M.Bachelor’s degree in law with a minimum of 45% marks.
PhD Candidates must hold a full-time master’s degree in order to apply. The Post-graduate degree must be from a reputed university recognized at least within the country. A minimum of 55% marks or 6 CGPA on a scale of 10 is mandatory in order to apply for a PhD course. 
For SC/ ST candidates, the percentage required Is 45%.
Post-doctoral FellowshipThe minimum requirement is a recognized Doctoral degree with a minimum of 2 years of research experience. Candidates will be given 25,000 INR per month for the research programme.

FAQs on CUSAT CAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The following are some of the most frequent queries about the CUSAT CAT 2023 eligibility criteria:

Q: Is there any relaxation for reserved categories in the CUSAT CAT?

Ans: Yes, there is almost a 5% relaxation for reserved categories in CUSAT CAT.

Q: What is the age limit required for taking CUSAT CAT 2023 undergraduate courses?

Ans:  The maximum age to apply for CUSAT CAT 2023 undergraduate courses is 25 years.

Q: Who is eligible for the Mandatory Communal Reservation Quota in CUSAT CAT 2023?

Ans: Candidates who belong to Kerala SC/ST and socially backward classes are eligible for CUSAT CAT 2023.

Q: I have 50% marks in my 10+2. Can I apply for CUSAT CAT 2023?

Ans: The minimum percentage that the candidate requires in 10+2 is 50%. So, you can apply.

Q: How many seats are available for a person with a disability in CUSAT CAT 2023?

Ans: For the physically challenged candidates (with about 40% disability), the university reserves 3% of the seats.

We hope this information on the CUSAT CAT 2023 eligibility criteria has helped you. If you have any queries, you can visit our website and ask your queries, and we will be glad to help you. 

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