CUSAT CAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit and Qualifications

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Feb 26, 2024

CUSAT CAT eligibility criteria 2024 deals with factors like educational qualification, age limit and age relaxation. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria for CUSAT CAT 2024 examination are different for different programs.

Candidates can find detailed eligibility criteria information in the article below. Non-compliance with the eligibility criteria could result in cancellation of candidature. 

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CUSAT CAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 Highlights

CUSAT CAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 include age limit, domicile status, educational qualifications such as eligibility marks, pass percentage and subjects pursued. The detailed eligibility criteria are mentioned below. 

  • Domicile: The Indian, Foreign, or PIO candidates are eligible to appear for the CUSAT CAT 2024 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 2024 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 2024 to be eligible for CUSAT CAT 2024. The maximum age limit for a candidate to apply for UG courses is 25 years before 30th September 2024.
  • 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 PCM 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.
General Eligibility Criteria for CUSAT CAT 2024
Domicile Indian/ Foreign/ PIO
Reservation For KSC, KST and PWD
Number of Attempts Multiple Attempts allowed
 For Undergraduate Courses 
Education Qualification 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized university/ institution 
Minimum Percentage 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Age Limit
  • Should not be younger than 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2024 
  • Must not be older than 25 years of age on or before 30th September 2024
For Postgraduate Courses
Education Qualification Bachelor's degree from any Govt. recognized university/ institution  
Minimum Percentage Varies from course to course
Age Limit No age limit 

Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech in Instrumentation Technology

Candidates should have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination from a Govt. recognized board with

  • A minimum of 60% aggregate in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (PCM) and
  • A minimum of 55% marks in Mathematics separately.

Candidates should have cleared 10+2 or equivalent examination from Kerala or any other Govt. recognized board with

  • A minimum of 60% aggregate in their choice of study and
  • A minimum of Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics as one of their optional subjects.

And those candidates who have cleared 10+2 from any Govt. recognized board with PCM as their main subjects should have

  • A minimum of 50% aggregate in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (PCM) and
  • A minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics separately. 

Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech in Marine Engineering

Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from any of the Govt. recognized boards with 

  • A minimum of 60% aggregate in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and English as their main subjects.
  • A minimum of 50% aggregate marks in English studied in either class X or XII.

For this course, candidates should also provide a physical and eye fitness certificate at the time of admission and they also have to fulfil the requirement of admissions based on the directions from the DG Shipping (Govt. of India).

CUSAT CAT 2024 Eligibility for Different Courses

Eligibility factors for other courses are mentioned in the tabular below. 

CUSAT CAT 2024 Eligibility for Different Courses
Course Name Eligibility 
B.Tech/5-year Integrated M.Sc in Photonics  For 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 Engineering Qualification: Pass in 10+2 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.
Age: The candidate’s age should not be more than 25 years as of 1st September 2024.
BBA/LL.B. (Hons)/B.Com.LL.B. (Hons.)

Qualification: 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).

Age: Must not be older than 20 years as of 1st July 2024 (22 years for SC/ST and OBC candidates).


Qualification: 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.

MCA Qualification: Science graduate with Mathematics as one of the subjects or graduate in Electronics/Information Technology /Computer Science  /Computer Applications/ Engineering/Technology with 55% aggregate marks (except language & humanities).
M Voc in Technology and Management Consulting Qualification: Candidate 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. Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in law with a minimum of 45% marks.



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