KUFOS 2021: Entrance Exam, Admissions, Application Form, Admit Card, Exam Date, Syllabus, Results, Admission, Courses

Exam Date

Jun 19, 2021

Result Date

Jun 30, 2021

Jun 19, 2021 | Engineering, Law


The first of it's kind, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, (KUFOS) was established in December 2010 by an act passed by Kerala Legislative. The institute is dedicated to providing education in the field of oceans and aquaculture given the fact that a large portion of Kerala greatly depends on seafood and its related practices.

Latest Updates:

  • May 6, 2021: The last date to fill in the application form for KUFOS PG Admission 2021 is extended up to May 31, 2021 (Indian Students), June 30, 2021 (Foreign Students).


What is KUFOS CAT?

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) conducts an annual common admission test that offers admissions to their Post Graduate and PhD programs at the institute. Special privileges are provided to children of fishermen, Kashmiri migrants, foreign nationals, and state-sponsored candidates by government departments who shall receive a seat on supernumerary basis.

There are several courses offered at KUFOS in ocean studies and study of fisheries like MBA, MSc, MFSc, LLM, MTech, PG Diploma, PhD, and other degree programs. Candidates seeking admission into any one of the above programs at the KUFOS have to appear for the KUFOS CAT Exam which is an entrance test for all these courses. Candidates can register for the KUFOS CAT Exam by going to the official KUFOS website and applying for the KUFOS CAT. Applicants are advised to check if they fit the eligibility criteria before applying to the KUFOS CAT Exam. After the exam list of candidates who qualified in the KUFOS CAT will be released on the official website then these candidates shall be called for further rounds like GD and PI for the KUFOS admission process. Read below for more information on the KUFOS CAT.

The following table gives the highlights of the KUFOS CAT.

KUFOS CAT at a glance
Entrance Exam Name KUFOS Common Admission Test
Conducting Body Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Level State
Category UG, PG and PhD.
Mode Offline (Pen and Paper Based Test)
Medium English
Helpdesk 0484 2701085
E-mail [email protected]
Selection Process Entrance Exam and GD/PI

KUFOS CAT 2021 Exam Date

The complete schedule for the notifications, exams, and last date of application for KUFOS CAT is given in the table below. Please note that the schedule for Indian Student and Foregin Students may differ for KUFOS. Also, the dates for Post Graduate Programmes and Ph.D. Programmes will be different as well.

KUFOS 2021 Exam Date
KUFO CAT Events Dates for Post Graduate Programmes Dates for Ph.D. Programmes
KUFOS CAT For Indian Students
KUFOS CAT Date of notification Apr 9, 2021 Apr 9, 2021
KUFOS CAT Last date of online application May 31, 2021 Jul 21, 2021
KUFOS CAT admit card release date Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021
KUFOS Entrance Exam 2021 date Jun 29, 2021 Aug 2, 2021
Declaration of result Jun 30, 2021 Aug 10, 2021
Date of admission for PG program/
Interview and Admission for Ph.D./PDF Programme
Jul 5 - Jul 6, 2021 Aug 10 - Aug 18, 2021
Start of the academic program Aug 2, 2021 Aug 23, 2021
KUFOS CAT For International Students
KUFOS CAT Date of Notification Apr 9, 2021 Apr 9, 2021
KUFOS CAT Last date of Application Jun 30, 2021 Aug 10, 2021
Date of Admission Aug 2, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

KUFOS Courses Offered

KUFOS offers a variety of different courses in their Post Graduate and PhD programs. Read below to check out some of their exclusive programs.

KUFOS UG Courses

KUFOS offers only one UG course i.e, B.F.Sc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science). Admission to this course can be done in two methods, as follows:

  1. Based on the candidate's score in KEAM, followed by an interview.
  2. On-spot admission to seats that remain vacant.

KUFOS Masters in Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc.)

  • M.F.Sc. Aquaculture
  • M.F.Sc. Aquatic Animal Health Management
  • M.F.Sc. Aquatic Environment Management
  • M.F.Sc. Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology
  • M.F.Sc. Fish Processing Technology
  • M.F.Sc. Fisheries Engineering and Technology
  • M.F.Sc. Fisheries Resource Management

KUFOS Masters in Science

KUFOS Masters in Technology

  • M.Tech. Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • M.Tech. Ocean and Coastal Safety Engineering
  • M.Tech. Coastal and Harbour Engineering


  • LLM Maritime Law

KUFOS Diploma

  • PG Diploma in Aquarium Science and Technology
  • PG Diploma in Industrial Aquaculture
  • Diploma in Brackish water and Marine Aquaculture

KUFOS Ph. D. Programmes

Doctoral degree programs leading to PhD are being offered by the five Faculties. The Faculties are:

  • Faculty of Fisheries
  • Faculty of Ocean Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Ocean Engineering
  • Faculty of Climate Variability and Aquatic Ecosystem
  • Faculty of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences

Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme

Offered by the five faculties. The faculties are:

  • Faculty of Fisheries
  • Faculty of Ocean Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Ocean Engineering
  • Faculty of Climate Variability and Aquatic Ecosystem
  • Faculty of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences

KUFOS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

KUFOS CAT has a defined eligibility criteria, candidates should check their eligibility before applying to the exam.

KUFOS CAT Reservation Rules

  • The reservation norms prescribed by the Government of Kerala will be applicable for admission to all courses. A list of communities to be considered under the SC/ST category will be as per the list approved by the Govt. of Kerala. Percentages of reservation for eligible communities are furnished in Annexure III. For admission, SC/ST candidates will be given a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Sports Quota: Reservation under Sports Quota is available for the following programs:
    One seat in each of the P.G. programs where the sanctioned intake is 30 or more. The candidate applying for sports quota should forward a copy of the confirmation page of online registration along with attested photocopies of sports merit certificates (highest achievements in each event) to the Secretary, Kerala Sports Council, Thiruvananthapuram - 695001. The Sports Council will allot marks to the candidates according to their proficiency in sports. The maximum mark for proficiency is 500.
  • The minimum achievement required for consideration: Representing the Educational District / Sports School / Sports Hostels in the Kerala State Schools Championship and winning third place. The Sports Council shall forward the list along with a copy of the confirmation page of the students applied to KUFOS. The marks awarded to the candidates for proficiency in sports by the Kerala Sports Council will be added to the marks obtained by the respective candidates in the concerned Common Admission Test (provided they are ranked in the Common Admission Test). In the case of Management Programmes C-MAT(AICTE)/K-MAT/ CAT(IIM) Kerala score will be added to the marks awarded by the Kerala Sports Council.

The merit list for each course would be prepared based on inter se merit of Post Graduate, Ph.D., and PDF Programmes of the candidate computed as above. At the time of preparation of the rank list under sports quota, if there is any tie in the total marks, it will be resolved by the same principle of resolution of a tie for the preparation of CAT Rank list. The seats under sports quota will be filled up according to the rank from the merit list prepared for Sports.

The sports quota rank list for will not be considered for filling up other categories of seats such as general merit for KUFOS. Candidates who claim reservation under Sports Quota should produce, at the time of counselling, a certificate of eligibility for selection under this quota issued by the Kerala Sports Council, as per the guidelines published by them. The achievements in two financial years (1st April to 31st March) previous to the year of selection shall alone be considered.
However, in the case of competitions that are not organized annually the immediately previous competitions shall be deemed as held in the previous two financial years for this selection.

  1. Children of Ex-Servicemen (ESM): One seat is reserved under this category for children of Ex-servicemen in one PG program other than M.F.Sc, M.Tech. Every year the ESM seat is rotated among the courses in alphabetical order. Based on the rotation of seat, during the 2020-21 academic year, one supernumerary seat under ESM shall be provided to MSc. Disaster Management.
  2. Lakshadweep Quota (LQ): From 2018-19 onwards one supernumerary seat for two PG courses offered by KUFOS has been set aside for students hailing from Lakshadweep.ThestudentsshouldregisterwiththeLakshadweepAdministration and only those students recommended by the Lakshadweep Authority shall be entitled to the seats. Following the current rotation pattern, one seat each in MSc Earth Science and MSc Environmental Science has been reserved for LQ students during 2020-21.
  3. Physically Challenged (PHC): Certificate from the District Medical Board as stipulated under relevant rules of Government of Kerala in the matter to be produced in original. The certificate produced should be either in Malayalam or English and should specify the percentage of disability and should have been issued not earlier than 12 months before the date of counselling/GD/interview/admission whichever is earlier. The percentage of disability shall not be an index for gaining eligibility/admission. Admission shall be based on the merit of the candidates. If necessary, a medical board constituted by the University will examine individual cases before admission. The decision of the board will be final. 5% of seats of MSc courses are reserved for the physically challenged candidates with at least 40% disability. The seats allotted to physically challenged candidates are supernumerary.
  4. Son/Daughter of defence killed/disabled/missing in action category – From 2018-19 One supernumerary seat for one PG course offered by KUFOS set aside for Son/Daughter of defence killed/disabled/missing in the action category. Based on the rotation of seat, during 2020-21 academic year one supernumerary seat under son/daughter of defence killed/disabled/missing in action category shall be provided to MFSc Aquatic Animal Health Management.

KUFOS 2021 Application Form

From the academic year 2019-20 onward, the university has initiated an online application system for its Post Graduate, Diploma and PhD programs. Students are directed to visit the KUFOS website admission.kufos.ac.in and follow the online application instructions provided.

Candidates can register their names on the website, log in, submit the application form online, make payment of fees, check the status of the application, download hall tickets for the entrance examination and check the status of their admission from the online application portal. Candidates can submit online application through the online application portal following guidelines mentioned therein.

The candidate should take a print out of the application and produce the same along with proof of remittance of prescribed fee and copies of relevant certificates at the time of admission. Foreign/Person of Indian Origin (PIO)/Overseas Indian Citizen (OIC) and NRI candidates can also apply through the online mode. Foreign/NRI students need not write the entrance examination of KUFOS.

From the academic year 2019-20, the University has made available the facility of 'Pre-Admission Online Registration' to the aspiring students. Applicants seeking admission to the courses offered by the University who register through this portal shall be given timely updates on the issue of notification, the status of their application form; intimation on the date of examination, declaration of results, etc.

How to fill KUFOS Application Form?

Follow the steps below to fill in the application form.

  • Go to the official website of KUFOS at www.kufos.ac.in.
  • Under the “Academics” tab, click on the “Admissions” option.
  • It takes you to an external admissions portal with all the details and links for the new application.
  • Create a new profile and fill in all the credentials with legit information.
  • After providing all the personal and relevant information, you can apply for the desired courses next.
  • If you're eligible for a reservation, then fill in the required information in the concerned section.
  • Apply and make the payment before the due date.

KUFOS 2021 Application Fee

The candidates have to pay an amount against the application fee of KUFOS, the amount is based on the category of a candidate.

  • General Category: INR 1100 (Rupees One thousand and one hundred only) for one to five programs of KUFOS.
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (native of Kerala only): INR 550 (Rupees five hundred and fifty only) for one to five programs of KUFOS.

Only those candidates who choose the option “NRI” under the head “Special Reservations” while applying on-line/offline has to remit the additional fee of INR 5500 over and above the normal fee of INR 1100 (INR 550 in the case of SC/ST Candidates).

For admission to any KUFOS CAT academic program offered by the University, students who are studying in the final semester/year of the qualifying examination can also apply. However, their admission will be provisional pending fulfilment of eligibility.

Students can apply for five programs at a time. If they wish to apply for more than five programs they have to remit additional application fees as per the table below.

KUFOS Application Fee for multiple programs
No. of KUFOS Programs Application Fee - General Application Fee - SC/ST
1-5 INR 1100 INR 550
6-10 INR 2200 INR 1100
11-15 INR 3300 INR 1650

The KUFOS application fee should be paid online through SBI Collect, the instructions for which are available on the KUFOS website. No other mode of payment will be accepted for KUFOS. The online payment for KUFOS should be made within the next three days of submission of application. Students need not send any hard copy of the KUFOS application to the University by post.

The candidate should take a print out of the application and produce the same along with proof of remittance of prescribed fee and copies of relevant documents at the time of admission. The application fee once remitted will not be refunded under any circumstances.

KUFOS CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The medium of KUFOS CAT 2021 will be English. Check the table below to know more about the KUFOS CAT pattern.

KUFOS CAT Exam Pattern
Duration of Exam 2 hours
Marking Scheme +4 for Correct Answer & -1 for Wrong Answer
Total no. of questions 100

KUFOS CAT 2021 Syllabus

KUFOS CAT Syllabus covers the topics from the UG content of respective courses. KUFOS has released a document containing all the topics which will hold importance in the exam.

The syllabus for many KUFOS exam CAT Courses is the same, those courses are given only one subject code, candidates should not get confused over their choice of course while referring the syllabus. KUFOS exam CAT Syllabus is available for every course on the official website. Candidates can find their updated syllabus by clicking on the admission syllabus tab on the dashboard of KUFOS website. By clicking on the said link candidates will be redirected to a PDF in new window, the KUFOS syllabus of each course is seggragetd based on their course category.

KUFOS CAT 2021 Admit Card

The KUFOS CAT Admit Card will contain your Roll Number and Center Details. Make sure you keep it to the exam hall. The KUFOS CAT Admit Card will be released on the website. Keep a track of this page to get notified on the activities of KUFOS.

Steps to download KUFOS CAT Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the official Website of KUFOS

Step 2: Find the KUFOS CAT Admit Card link in the notification box, click on it.

Step 3: A login page will appear, use your credentials to go through it.

Step 4: KUFOS Admit Card will appear, review it, and download it.

Step 5: Take a print of your KUFOS CAT Admit Card.

If the details mentioned in the KFOS CAT Admit Card do not conform with the details you put in the application form or are spelt incorrectly, then connect with exam authority, asap. This is to avoid any complication while the KUFOS verification process at the exam centre and counselling process.

KUFOS Entrance Exam Result

For admissions into various courses at KUFOS CAT, the results will be declared post-exams. Candidates can find their KUFOS CAT results by visiting the website and downloading the merit list. Also, you can check your KUFOS results by logging in with your credentials on the official website. The KUFOS releases the name of toppers in every course.

Also, a Rank list will be released which will be the basis of the KUFOS CAT Counselling process.

How to check KUFOS CAT Result?

Step 1: Go to the official website of KUFOS

Step 2: On KUFOS home page, a login window will appear, fill your credentials, and enter a captcha code, then click on submit.

Step 3: Your KUFOS profile will appear, click on the result link.

Step 4: Download the KUFOS result, and take a print of it.

Candidates should note that the KUFOS will release a consolidated rank list prior to the counselling process. The rank list will be prepared after considering tie-breakers, category, and various eligibility and reservation criteria of KUFOS. Candidates should download it for future reference and to comprehend with their chances of getting admission.

KUFOS UG and PG Admission 2021

Candidates should be ready for the KUFOS admission process, once the exam is done. You will be required to submit the KUFOS admission fee once the seat is allotted. The KUFOS admission process is most likely to happen in one or two rounds depending upon the filling of seats. The documents required for KUFOS should be available in both soft and hard copy. KUFOS Candidates will be required to submit the Admission Fee and the first-semester fee in a stipulated time, failing to do so will cause into voiding of their seat allotment. Moreover, KUFOS candidates will have to produce their documents for verification. The documents you might require are:

  • Transfer certificate
  • Previous Marksheets
  • KUFOS CAT Admit Card
  • KUFOS CAT Score Card
  • Aadhar card
  • UG Marksheets
  • Character Certificate
  • Category Certificate (If applicable)

KUFOS offers reservation to the candidates only on the basis of norms set by Govt. of Kerala.

KUFOS Helpdesk

Admission Helpline: 0484 2701085

Email: [email protected]

Contact Address: Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Panangad P.O., Kochi, Kerala- 682 506.


What is the full form of the KUFOS?

The KUFOS stands for Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies. To find more information, candidates can visit the official website of the KUFOS.

What is KUFOS?

The KUFOS stands for Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies which formed by the state of Kerala. The KUFOS is dedicated to studies of the ocean and fisheries.

How many courses are offered at KUFOS?

The KUFOS offers total 4 courses which are across 2 streams. Candidates can find more information about the courses in the official website of the KUFOS.

Is KUFOS a recognized university?

Yes. KUFOS was formed by the state government of Kerala and it is recognized by the University Grant Commission[UGC].

How can I apply to KUFOS courses?

The application mode for the KUFOS in online. Candidates can go to the official website of KUFOS and apply for the desired course from there.




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