Jagran Josh offers answers to the frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of CUSAT CAT-2015.

Question: Now that the CUSAT CAT results are out, what am I to do next?
Answer: Next procedure will be online registration of preferred options (Option Registration) and registration of the +2 marks obtained, if you are an applicant for B. Tech courses.
PG students do not have to do option registration. For them, centralized counseling will be done at CUSAT campus after the publication of BA/B. Sc results of universities in Kerala.
For courses with GD/ Interview, the next step will be to appear for these on dates to be announced by respective departments. The students called for GD/Interview will be published in the website
Question: I am Lateral Entry candidate. How do I proceed further for getting admission CUSAT CAT?
Answer: You have to register online at when the option registration is started. The dates will be announced in the news papers. You can also keep updated by visiting the website.
Question: I have **** rank. What is my chance of getting admission to ****** course?
Answer: For all such queries please follow the counselling results.
Question: I am already in the rank list. Do I need to do online option registration for CUSAT CAT?
Answer: Yes, if you would like to be considered for allotment and admission at CUSAT otherwise you will forfeit your right to admission.
Question: How do I do online registration for CUSAT CAT?
Answer: Please visit website for online option registration and registration of +2 marks obtained. This will start after the publication of +2 results.
Question: Will students be informed individually about the counseling details for CUSAT CAT?
Answer: No, all relevant information/ announcement will be through the web site only. Students are advised to keep updated.
Question: What is meant by “Free” and “Payment” seats in the counselling of CUSAT CAT?
Answer: A lower level of tuition fee (~Rs. 25000/ per annum) has been fixed for 50% of the seats. These are “Free” seats and only “Keralite” students are eligible to be considered under this category. For the other 50% of the seats, the tuition fee is Rs. 50,000/= (Rupees fifty thousand only). This is “Payment” category seats. It is open to all the students.
Question: When do I have to come to CUSAT for counseling?
Answer: After the online registration of options, the University will make allotment based on your CAT rank and reservation category and publish it on the website. Answer: Those who have been given allotment must come to CUSAT for taking admission i.e. for making payment and verification of certificates. These dates will be pre announced on the net.
Question: I do not see my name in the allotment list of CUSAT CAT counselling. Should I come to University now?
Answer: No, you need not come to university till you are allotted any of your options.
Question: I have been allotted one of my lower options in CUSAT. I do not like to take it and want to wait for the allotment of my best choice. Can I do that?
Answer: Definitely Not! If any ONE of your options has been allotted to you, you MUST come and take admission; only this will keep your right for automatic up gradation to your higher options. Once you get admitted to any one of your choices, all the lower options will be cancelled. If you do not come and accept the allotted admission, you will be deleted from the rank list.
Question: How much time do I get to come and take admission in CUSAT?
Answer: After the online allotment, two days will be fixed for joining. These dates will be pre-announced on the . Students have to come prepared with all the relevant documents and required fees during working hours on these days, failing which they will be removed from the rank list.
Question: What documents do I have to carry with me at the time of admission in CUSAT?

  1. The TC, +2 Mark list, + 2 Pass certificate, 10th Mark list, 10th Pass certificate, Birth certificate for all general category students.
  2. For Keralite students- proof of keralite status to be produced (Birth certificate of either of parents/ Passport of either of parents/ school study proof of students etc (For details see Academic Handbook on the website.
  3. For reservation students – caste or special – relevant documentary proof and income certificate (not “Non- creamy layer” certificate) wherever necessary are to be produced. For Sports quota and Navy Cadets, relevant document are to be produced.

Question: How much money do I have to carry for the admission in CUSAT?
Answer: Please see the fee schedule given in the Academic Hand Book P.85. (Follow)
Question: Can I cancel my higher options in CUSAT CAT counselling?
Answer: Yes, you can cancel you higher option by submitting a request in writing to the Director, IRAA any time after taking admission for any of the courses. Since up gradation to higher options is an automated process, you should specifically cancel your higher options if you plan to continue with the current allotment. Remember you can only cancel the higher option as a whole and NOT PARTIALLY.
Question: How can I cancel my admission in CUSAT? How much money will I lose?
Answer: You can cancel you admission any time after taking admission provided you give the request in writing to the Principal/ Head of the Department. Depending on when you are discontinuing the relevant refund rules (click) (P. 90 of AHB) will be applicable.

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