CUSAT COMMON ADMISSION TEST (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. Negative marks will be given for each wrong answer. In case of a tie, the existing University norms will be followed.
The Structure of CAT
The CAT comprises the following:
- Test for B.Tech and M.Sc Photonics 101
- LET 102
- Aptitude Test for B.B.A LL.B. (Hons.) 201
- Test for M.A. Hindi 301
- Aptitude Test for MBA (FT.) / (P.T.), MBA (IB.) & M.B.A. (T.T.) 401
- Aptitude Test for MCA 501
- Biotechnology 601
- Botany 602
- Chemical Engineering 603
- Chemistry 604
- Electronic Science 606
- Engineering Science 607Fisheries 608
- Geology 609
- Law (for LL. M) 610
- Life Sciences 611
- Mathematics 612
- Physics 613
- Statistics 614
- Zoology 615
- M.A. Applied Economics 616
Group Discussion and Interview
Applicants for B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M., M.B.A (Full-time) / M.B.A (Part-time), M.B.A (International Business), M.B.A. (T.T.) & M.Sc. Industrial Fisheries will be short-listed on the basis of their performance at the CAT and will be required to attend Group Discussion and / or Interview.
CAT Rank Lists
Rank lists for B.B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.), LL.M., M.B.A (Full-time) / (Part-time), M.B.A (International Business) M.B.A. (T.T.) & M.Sc. Industrial Fisheries are prepared on the combined basis of the CAT score, performance at Group Discussion and / or Interview as indicated below :
B.B.A.LL.B.(Hons), LL.M., M.B.A (FT) / (P.T), M.B.A (International Business) & M.B.A. (Travel & Tourism)
CAT Score 70% + Group Discussion 15% + Interview 15% = Total 100
M.Sc. Industrial Fisheries
CAT Score 85% + Interview 15% = Total 100
For all other programmes the marks secured at the Common Admission Test 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.
Candidates, appearing for Test 101, Test for First Degree programmes in Engineering and Technology, should have scored a minimum of ten marks in each of the papers (101-MA and 101-PC) 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.
i) Test for First Degree programmes in Engg. & Technology
The Test comprises two papers:
a. ) Mathematics (Test 101)
b. ) Physics and Chemistry (Test 101)
Each of these papers consists of 125 objective type questions. Physics and Chemistry (plus two level) paper maintains a ratio of 3:2. All candidates applying for any of the following first degree programmes in Engineering & Technology have to necessarily take both the papers of the Test 101.
5-year Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics
B. Tech. course in Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engg., Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engg., Safety & Fire Engg.
B. Tech. course in Instrumentation Technology
B. Tech. Naval Architecture & Ship Building
B. Tech. Polymer Science & Engineering
ii) Aptitude Test for B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (Test 201)
The Test for B.B.A. LL.B.(Test 201) 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. Applicants for B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to
necessarily take the Test 201.
iii) Test for LL.M. (Test 610)
The Test for LL.M. (Test 610) comprises two parts :
Part I – Proficiency in English, Analytical & other abilities and General Knowledge
Part II – Proficiency in the related subjects.
iv) Test for M.A. in Hindi
The Test for M.A. in Hindi (Test 301) comprises 150 objective type questions at a level answerable by candidates with Hindi as a second language at degree level. It is open to all candidates, subject to their satisfying the respective eligibility criteria prescribed.
Applicants for M.A. in Hindi, irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 301.
v) Aptitude Test for Management Programme MBA (Full Time) / (Part Time), MBA (International Business) & M.B.A. (Travel & Tourism)
The aptitude Test for MBA (F T.) / (P.T.), MBA (International Business) & M.B.A. (Travel & Tourism) (Test 401) comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test proficiency in English Language, S.S.L.C. level mathematics, reasoning ability and general awareness in the area of Business/ Economics/ Commerce. Applicants for any of the above programmes, irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 401.
vi) Aptitude Test for MCA (Test 501)
The aptitude Test for MCA (Test 501) 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, Logicdecoding etc. Applicants for MCA, irrespective of whether or not they are applicants for any other programme, have to necessarily take the Test 501.
vii) Tests for PG Programmes (Tests 601- 615)
The Test for PG Programmes (Tests 601- 615) comprises 150 objective type questions designed to test the proficiency of the applicant at the Graduate level in the subject of his / her choice. Applicants for PG programmes (other than M.A. Hindi) may choose and specify any one of the 14 subjects (listed with Code Numbers 601 to 615) relevant to the programme for which the admission is sought. The table, Selection of Test Subjects – CAT for PG Programmes, given at the last page of this book, is a quick reference chart of the subjects in which the CAT for PG programmes is conducted and the programmes for which admission can be sought by taking the Test in a particular subject. 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.
viii) 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 th 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.)
ix) Test in Engineering Science (Test 607)
This is for testing the aptitude of an applicant for admission to the interdisciplinary programme M.Sc. Environmental Technology (Stream 1).
x) Test in Life Science (Test 611)
This is for testing the subject knowledge as well as aptitude of an applicant for admission to the interdisciplinary programmes of M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Environmental Technology (Stream II). 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.
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