MGU CAT 2024: Application Form (Till May 5), Exam Date (May 17 - 18)

Exam Date 17 May '24-18 May '24
Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Apr 1, 2024

Latest Updates for MGU CAT

  • 01 April 2024 :

    MGU CAT Application Form 2024 last date to apply has been extended till May 5, 2024.

MGU CAT 2024 Application Form last date to apply has been extended till May 5, 2024 on the official website. On Feb 15, 2024, the Mahatma Gandhi University began accepting MGU CAT registrations online. Candidates can register by filling out the MGU CAT application form 2024 before the deadline.

On Apr 20, 2024, applicants can visit the official website to download their MGU CAT 2024 admit cards. Mahatma Gandhi University will hold the MGU CAT exam 2024 on May 17 and 18, 2024, to admit students to various postgraduate programs. Moreover, the admit card will be released on May 8, 2024.

Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test also referred to as MGU-CAT, is a university-level examination conducted by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. It is a centralized allotment process which allows the candidates to get admission to postgraduate courses offered by the university. The seat allotment will be strictly based on the options exercised, rank obtained and eligible reservations of the candidates.

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MGU CAT 2024 Application Form

MGU CAT 2024 Application Form window will close on May 5, 2024, on the official website. MGU CAT Application Window is open from Feb 15, 2024. Candidates must register themselves with their respective valid email IDs and contact numbers. The applicant should upload all other required details like educational and personal details in the application form.

MGU CAT Application Eligibility: Candidates can apply for 4 courses while applying based on their eligibility, but in the end, when selected, they are allowed to choose only one course. Candidates are advised to check MGU CAT eligibility criteria before following MGU CAT application process.

Details: The candidates applying for MGU CAT 2024 must select the examination group while filling out the application form as per their choice. All students should enter their personal details, qualification details, and contact details while filling out the application form.

Registration Payment: The payment and application process can be done only online through credit card/ debit card/ net banking. The application form charges INR 1000 for general candidates and 500 for ST/ SC categories.

Printout: Candidates are requested to keep a printout of MGU CAT application for future reference. If an applicant sends an application more than once, the application will be denied as per the rules.

Read More: MGU CAT 2024 Application Form

About MGU CAT Exam

MGU CAT is also known as Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test. MGU CAT is conducted by the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. It is conducted for the admissions of postgraduate academic programmes in the 14 Statutory Teaching Departments and One Inter School Centre of the University for the academic 2024.

Admissions to all the programmes except MBA in School of Management and Business Studies (SMBS) are based on Common Admission Test (MGU CAT). Mahatma Gandhi University Nalgonda is approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘B’ grade.

Conducting Body: Mahatma Gandhi University located is in Kottayam, Kerala. It conducts and organizes MGU CAT exam.

Courses Offered: Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam offers admissions to those candidates who are aspiring to get admission into postgraduate programs like LLM, MA, M.Sc, M.Ed. They are supposed to take up MGU CAT exam.

Frequency: MGU CAT is conducted only once in a year. 

Registration: MGU CAT aspirants can choose for a maximum of 4 academic programmes offered by the university. Candidates should make sure that they fill the application form of MGU CAT 2024 only once without making any errors.

MGU CAT exam

Candidates can refer to the below table to know more about MGU CAT exam highlights

MGU CAT 2024 Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Name MGU CAT
Full Form Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test
Conducted Body Mahatma Gandhi University
Exam Level University Level
Exam Type Post Graduation
Exam Frequency Annually
Courses Offered 27 Postgraduation Programmes under LLM, M.Ed., M.Sc., MA, etc.
Exam Duration 90 Minutes
Language English
Helpdesk 0481-2733595
cat@mgu.ac.in
Official Website www.mgu.ac.in/

MGU CAT Exam Dates 2024

MGU CAT 2024 Application Form window will close on May 5, 2024, on the official website. MGU CAT Application Window is open from Feb 15, 2024. The complete exam schedule for MGU CAT is given in the tabular below. 

MGU CAT 2024 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Upcoming Events
MGU CAT Application Form End Date May 5, 2024
MGU CAT Admit Card May 8, 2024
MGU CAT Exam May 17 to May 18, 2024
MGU CAT Result Declaration Jun 2024
MGU CAT Counselling Jul 2024
Past Event
MGU CAT Application Form Start Date Feb 15, 2024

Read More: MGU CAT 2024 Important Dates

MGU CAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

MGU CAT 2024 eligibility criteria is structured by Mahatma Gandhi University. Candidates must make sure to fulfil all the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT before proceeding with MGU CAT application form.

Applicants can go through MGU CAT eligibility criteria listed below for appearing in the entrance exam.

Qualification: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in the required field from any recognized board/ university with a minimum aggregate of 50% in any discipline.

Domicile: All the candidates except foreign students are eligible and can apply for MGU CAT . All aspirants can find the details regarding this in the official website of MGU CAT.

MGU CAT Course-Wise Eligibility Criteria

Before filling MGU CAT application form, the candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria and make sure they fulfil the criteria. The eligibility qualifications required for the postgraduate courses in MGU CAT exam are given below.

MGU CAT 2024 Course-Wise Eligibility Criteria
Post Graduates
Eligibility Criteria
M.Sc Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), (Organic Chemistry), (Physical Chemistry), (Polymer Chemistry) The candidate must have a B.Sc degree in Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as a subsidiary subject. They must have secured at least 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III.
M.Sc Physics, Specialization from Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Material Science, Applied Electronics The candidate must have a B.Sc degree in Physics with Mathematics as a subsidiary subject with at least 50% marks or its equivalent CGPA.
M.Sc Biochemistry, M.Sc Biotechnology, M.Sc Microbiology, M.Sc Biophysics B.Sc qualification in Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Physics with at least 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III.
M.Sc Environment Science and Management B.Sc degree holder in any of the following subjects: Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Life Science, Environment Science, Environment Management, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Plant or Animal Science, Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Forestry or a B.Tech in Civil/ Mechanical/ Chemical/ Environmental or equivalent examination with at least 50% marks.
M.Sc Environment Science and Disaster Management B.Sc degree in any subject with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
M.A. Malayalam A bachelor’s degree in Malayalam with minimum 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III or a degree in Arts/ Science with minimum 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part II Malayalam to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT.
M.A. English A bachelor’s degree in English with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III or degree in Arts/ Science with a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part I English to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT.
M.A. Politics and International Relations, M.A. Politics and Human Rights, M.A. Politics (Public Policy & Governance) A bachelor’s degree in Economics/ Politics/ History/ Law with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III or degree in English/ Sociology/ Anthropology/ Psychology/ Geography/ Philosophy/ Commerce with minimum 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III or a science graduate with at least 60% marks in Part III.
M.A. Gandhian Studies, M.A. Development Studies A bachelor’s degree in any subject with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT.
M.A. History, M.A. Anthropology Bachelor’s degree in the faculty of Social Sciences with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria.
M.Sc. Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences Bachelor’s degree in Arts with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III or any Science degree with a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III.
M.Sc. Psychology The candidate should be a graduate B.A./B.Sc Psychology with at least 50% marks or CGPA of 2.
M.Sc. Computer Science Candidate must have a B.Sc degree in Computer Science/ Computer Application/ BCA or any other B.Sc degree with Computer Science as the main subject.
Master of Tourism and Travel Management Specialization in Aviation Management, Tour Operations and Health Tourism The candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks in any discipline of the MGU University or any other university recognized by the Mahatma Gandhi University.
L.L.M L.L.B. graduates with a minimum percentage of 50% marks.
M.Ed in Language Education (English, Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic & Sanskrit), Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Science Education, Commerce Education, IT Education Must have a B.Ed degree with at least 55% marks or a CGPA of 2.2.
M.A. Economics Candidate must be a bachelor’s degree holder in Economics/ Mathematics/ Statistics with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Core and Complementary subjects or equivalent degree from an institution approved by Mahatma Gandhi University to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT.

Read More: MGU CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

MGU CAT Admit Card 2024

MGU CAT 2024 admit card will be released on May 8, 2024. The hall ticket will contain details like the candidate's name, exam centre, date and venue of MGU CAT  examination. It is mandatory to take the admit card to the examination hall.

Documents: It is mandatory to carry a photo identity card along with MGU CAT admit card to the examination hall. Failing to do so will result in the aspirant not being allowed to enter the examination hall.

Steps to Download MGU CAT Admit Card

The steps to download MGU CAT 2024 admit cards are below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of MGU CAT.
  • Step 2: Click on the ‘Admit Card’ link.
  • Step 3: Provide the required information like application number and password, and log in.
  • Step 4: Download and take hard copies of the admit card and preserve it for future reference.

Details Mentioned on MGU CAT 2024 Admit Card

Candidates should check the following information on MGU CAT admit card before taking the print out.

  • Candidates Name
  • Address
  • Contact Details
  • Candidates Photograph
  • Examination Centre
  • Timing of the Exam.

Read More: MGU CAT 2024 Admit Card

MGU Exam Centres 2024

Candidates will get the opportunity to select their exam centre preferences while they are filling the application form. Of the selected preferences, candidates will be assigned only one exam centre.

Exam Centres: There are four exam centres across Kerala conducting MGU CAT 2024 exams.

Preferences: Candidates can choose a maximum of 3 centres according to their preference. Candidates can give their preference from the options given below.

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kottayam
  • Kochi
  • Kozhikode
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore

Read More: MGU CAT 2024 Exam Centres

MGU CAT Exam Pattern 2024

MGU CAT exam will be conducted offline as a pen paper-based test. Hence, a candidate must get accustomed to working in computer/ laptops to perform well in the actual MGU CAT 2024 exam.

Pattern/ Duration: MGU CAT exam comprises of objective and descriptive type questions. The entire duration of the exam will be for 90 minutes. The paper will be for a total of 200 marks. For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded and there is no negative marking.

Candidates appearing for MGU CAT must check the exam pattern.

MGU CAT 2024 Paper Pattern
Particulars Details
Total Number of Questions 80
Exam Mode Offline (Pen Paper Based)
Medium of Language English
Total Duration 90 Minutes or 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Maximum Marks 200
Marking Scheme 4 Marks for Correct Answer
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

Read More: MGU CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

MGU CAT Syllabus 2024

Since MGU CAT 2024 is an entrance exam for postgraduate exams, the level will be similar to that of qualifying exams of undergraduate degree. There are totally 2 sections consisting of objective and descriptive type questions

MGU CAT syllabus depends on the type of courses a candidate has applied for. Candidates can check the course-wise syllabus for MGU CAT 2024.

MGU CAT 2024 Syllabus
Discipline Syllabus
MSc Chemistry BSc Chemistry Syllabus
MSc Physics BSc Physics and Mathematics
MSc Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Biophysics Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry and Physics at BSc level
MSc Environment Science and Management Based on subjects of basic sciences at degree level, General Aptitude and General Awareness on Environmental Sciences
MSc Environment Science and Disaster Management Based on subjects of basic sciences at degree level, General Aptitude and General Awareness on Environmental Sciences
MSc Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences Entrance Test will consist of questions in an interdisciplinary manner based on the syllabus of the qualifying examination
MSc Psychology Entrance Test will consist of questions in an interdisciplinary manner based on the syllabus of the qualifying examination
MSc Computer Science Questions from Computer Science and Logical Reasoning and Numeral Ability

Read More: MGU CAT 2024 Syllabus

MGU CAT Results 2024

MGU CAT 2024 Results will be available on the official website. Qualified candidates will be called for Group Disscusion/Interveiw round. 

Steps to Download MGU CAT 2024 Results

The candidates can follow the steps below to check and download MGU CAT results.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of MGU.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'MGU CAT Result' link.
  • Step 3: Provide the credentials like roll number, the application number, and date of birth in the given space.
  • Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Step 5: Download the result and take a print out.

Read More: MGU CAT 2024 Results

MGU CAT Counselling 2024

MGU CAT 2024 Counselling Schedule will be available on the official website. The qualified students can apply for MGU CAT 2024 counselling process after the results are declared. The counselling process will be conducted based on the merit list released at the time of result declaration, and document verification will be done in the counselling process.

Documents Required for MGU CAT 2024 Counselling

The candidates are supposed to submit the following original documents at the time of counselling.

  • TC (Transfer Certificate)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Mark list of the qualified degree examination
  • Migration Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Income Certificate

Read More: MGU CET 2024 Counselling

MGU CAT Contact Details 2024

In case of any questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details.

Address:
Priyadarsini Hills P.O
Kottayam Kerala, India
Pin - 686 560.

Phone: 0481-2733595

Email ID: cat@mgu.ac.in

Official Website: www.mgu.ac.in/

FAQs

When will the MGU CAT 2024 application form be released?

The application form for MGU CAT 2024 released on Feb 15, 2024. The last date to apply for the exam is May 5, 2024.

Who is the conducting body of MGU CAT exam?

The exam for MGU CAT is conducted by the Mahatma Gandhi University located is in Kottayam, Kerala.

What are the courses offered at Mahatma Gandhi University?

The Mahatma Gandhi University provides students with 27 postgraduate programs like LLM, MA, M.Sc, M.Ed, etc.

How many times does the MGU CAT commenced?

The MGU CAT exam is conducted once a year.

What is the exam date for MGU CAT?

The MGU CAT exam date 2024 has been scheduled for May 17 - 18, 2024.

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