CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus – Get Here for B.Tech, Other Courses

CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus – The candidates can download CUSAT Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 syllabus from this page. In order to prepare for the exam, it is important to know the syllabus. CUSAT CAT is held for admission into various UG and PG courses, so the syllabus for each course differs. The syllabus for CUSAT CAT includes the topics and units from which questions are asked in the exam. Check more details on CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus below.

CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus

The latest syllabus for CUSAT 2021 has been announced with the information brochure of the exam. Check the subject-wise syllabus given below.

Note – Officially, only exam pattern and a broad view of the syllabus is available. We have also provided some important topics are as per the analysis of experts, past year exam and other things.

Therefore we recommend you to check this, plus official information brochure while preparing for CUSAT CAT 2021.

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: B.Tech and M.Sc (5 year Integrated) in Photonics / Integrated M.Sc in Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Statistics

The official information brochure says the following about CUSAT CAT 2021 syllabus.

Important topics given below are as per past year exam analysis and topics that usually come under the general syllabus mentioned above .


  • Algebra
  • Sets and Functions
  • Relations and Functions
  • 3D Geometry
  • Probability
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Vectors
  • Linear Programming
  • Calculus


  • Units and Measurements
  • Physical World
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • System of Particles and Rotational Motion
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Oscillations
  • Gravitation
  • Motion on a Plane
  • Motion in a Straight Line
  • Kinetic Theory
  • Waves
  • Electric Charges and Fields
  • Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids
  • Electrostatics
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Thermal Properties of Matter
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Optics
  • Electronic Devices
  • Gravitation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter


  • Electrochemistry
  • Solid State
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Solutions
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Amines
  • Redox Reactions
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • p-block elements
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Structure of Atom
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter
  • Biomolecules
  • Coordination Compounds
  • d and f block elements
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry


  • English Language
  • Numerical Reasoning & Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning Ability

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: BBA LLB / B.Com LLB

Law Related Matters

Reasoning / Logical Thinking

  • Alphabet Test
  • Classification
  • Analogy Test
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Number Series
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Blood Relations
  • Puzzle Test
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram
  • Cube and Dice
  • Completion of Series

General English

  • Spotting Errors
  • Re-arrangement
  • Sentence improvement
  • Spelling Test
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • One word substitution
  • Singular and Plural
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension

GK / Current Affairs

  • History
  • Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • General Knowledge
  • General Science

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: LLB

English Language and Comprehension

  • Jumbled Word / Sentences
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Incorrect sentences
  • Unseen passages
  • Essay Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

General Knowledge

  • Important Awards
  • Sports
  • Science & Art
  • Literature
  • Overview of History and Geography
  • Science and Environment
  • Indian Constitution
  • Major UN Body functions

Logical Reasoning

  • Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Analogy

Legal Aptitude

  • Contracts and Constitutional Law
  • Intellectual and Property Rights
  • International Law and Torts
  • IPC and CrPC

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: LLM / LLM (IPR)

  • Proficiency in English and GK
  • Analytical Reasoning Capability
  • Law related questions (As prescribed by Papers by BCI)

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: LLM (IPR) Ph.D

  • Proficiency in English
  • General Knowledge
  • General Aptitude in Intellectual Property Law
  • Analytical and Reasoning Ability
  • Aptitude to do Research

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: MCA

  • 50% of the questions will be from Mathematics covering areas of Engineering Mathematics / B.Sc subsidiary level Mathematics
  • Remaining questions on Logical Reasoning: Based on Pictures, Geometrical Figures, Pattern of Words, Number Sequence, Set Theory, Logic Decoding

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: MCA Lateral Entry

  • 100 questions will be from Computer Science and Applications covering areas like C, C++, Database Management Systems, Algorithms, Data Structures, Operating Systems (From bachelor level)
  • 50 questions on Logical Reasoning: Based on Pictures, Geometrical Figures, Pattern of Words, Number Sequence, Logic Decoding, Basic Mathematics etc

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: MA Applied Economics

  • Tests the proficiency of candidates in Economics at Graduate level
  • 50% questions from Economics
  • 15% questions from Simple Mathematics
  • 15% questions from Statistics
  • 205 questions from General Awareness

CUSAT CAT Syllabus 2021: MA Hindi Language and Literature

  • The syllabus is based on the topics studied by candidates in Hindi as a second language at degree level.

CUSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Given below is the exam pattern for CUSAT 2021.

As of now, the mode of the exam has been announced. The other details given below is according to the last year’s exam details.

  • CUSAT Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based test
  • The test comprises of multiple-choice questions
  • The candidates are given 03 hours to complete the test. In case of B.Voc programme, the duration of the test is 2 hours
  • 03 marks are awarded for each correct answer
  • 01 mark is deducted for each incoorect answer

Check the course-wise distribution of questions given below.


TopicsNo. of questions

B.Tech LET

TopicsNo. of questions
Proficiency in English20
Engineering Mechanics40
Engineering Graphics40
General Engineering50


QuestionsNo. of questions
Numerical Reasoning Ability60
Proficiency in English Language45
Logical Reasoning Ability45


PartsTopicsNo. of questions
Part I Law Related Matters25
Reasoning / Logical Thinking50
Part IIGeneral English50
GK / Current Affairs25
Total 150


QuestionsNo. of questions
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning25
Proficiency in English25
Comprehensive Ability25
GK / Current Affairs25


QuestionsNo. of questions
Proficiency in English and GK50
Analytical Reasoning Ability50
Compulsory Papers in Law as prescribed by BCI50


TopicsNo. of questions
Proficiency in English40
General Knowledge 15
General Aptitude in Intellectual Property Law20
Analytical and Reasoning Ability40
Aptitude to do Research35


50% questions from Mathematics
Remaining questions on Reasoning
Total questions = 150

MA Applied Economics

TopicsPercentage of questions
Simple Mathematics15%
General Awareness20%

MA Hindi

TopicsNo. of questions
As per topics studied in Hindi as a second language at degree level150

Suggested Books for CUSAT 2021

There are a lot of books available in the market for the course-wise preparation of CUSAT. However, it is advised to prepare from 2-3 books only. Given below are some books that can be referred for the preparation of CUSAT.

NCERT Solutions Mathematics 12thBuy Here
NCERT Solutions Physics 12thBuy Here
NCERT Solutions Chemistry 12thBuy Here
Self Study Guide For LLB Entrance Examination 2021 Buy Here
Universal’s Guide to LL.M. Entrance ExaminationBuy Here
A Complete Study Package for MCA Entrances Buy Here
M.A. Economics Entrance Test GuideBuy Here

Preparation Tips for CUSAT 2021

Given below are some tips that can be followed by the candidates to score better in CUSAT 2021.

Know the Syllabus: It is important to know the syllabus properly before starting the preparation. So, check the topics and chapters for the course in which admission has to be taken.

Prepare a time-table: After checking the syllabus, make a proper study plan. Divide the syllabus according to the most important topics and less important topics. In the time-table, mention the daily or monthly targets and then follow them wholeheartedly.

Make notes: While preparing, make notes. Mention the important facts and figures in these notes. These notes care usefulwhen something has to be revised.

Solve previous year question papers: To know what type of questions have been coming in the exam, weightage of questions, difficulty level of questions, it is important to solve the previous year question papers. So, do not forget to solve the last 5-6 years question papers.

Revision: Be consistent when it comes to revision. Start the revision at the early stages of preparation only. This will help in remembering the concepts for a longer period of time.

Frequently Asked Questions on CUSAT CAT 2021 Syllabus

Ques. Does CUSAT officially release syllabus for CAT?

Ans. Yes, CUSAT releases the syllabus for Common Admission Test (CAT) officially along with notification of the exam.

Ques. What is the syllabus for B.Tech course?

Ans. The questions in B.Tech course are framed according to the topics studied in Plus Two Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in CUSAT CAT?

Ans. Yes, 01 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer in CUSAT CAT.

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