MGU CAT 2022 – Application Form (Available), Dates (Out), Syllabus, Exam Pattern

MGU CAT 2022 – The application form for MGU CAT 2022 has released. Candidates can fill the form from the official website cat.mgu.ac.in. The last date to fill the form is April 04, 2022. The final confirmation of the application form will be provided on April 08, 2022. The schedule for MGU CAT 2022 has also released. The hall ticket will be released on May 17, 2022. After this, the exam will be held on May 28 & 29, 2022. The result for the exam will be released on June 21, 2022.

Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test (MGU CAT) is conducted by Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU). It is a university-level entrance exam for the candidates who want to seek admission in various postgraduate programs such as MA, LLM, M.Ed, etc. This common entrance exam is conducted in offline mode in the various centers. The candidates need to submit the application form online and get themselves registered on the official website (mgu.ac.in). Candidates may have passed any degree in Arts or Science with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. On this page, you will find different information about the application form, exam pattern, exam preparation, result, etc.

MGU CAT 2022

Latest – MGU CAT 2022 application form has released. Click here to fill the form.

Latest – The information brochure for MGU CAT 2022 has released. Download here.

Latest – MGU CAT 2022 schedule has released. Download here.



MGU CAT 2022 Dates

The dates for MGU CAT 2022 has been released on the official website. Candidates can check the dates from the table below.

MGU CAT 2022Dates
Application form starts7th March 2022
Application form ends (last date)7th April 2022
Final confirmation of application 8th April 2022
Release of Admit Card17th May 2022
Date of examination28th – 29th May 2022
Declaration of result21st May 2022

MGU CAT 2022 Overview

Here is the overview of the MGU CAT exam-

ParticularsDetails
Exam NameMGU CAT
Full-FormMahatma Gandhi University Common Admission test
Conducting BodyMahatma Gandhi University
Official Websitemgu.ac.in
Held for (Course)Postgraduate
Level of ExamUniversity
CampusKottayam
Who can applyGraduation passed or appearing
Registration modeOnline
Exam ModeOffline(Pen and paper test)
Exam Dateto be announced
Difficulty Level of QuestionsModerately difficult
Total Questions80 questions
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Mode of Question PaperEnglish
Marks Per Question1 mark
Negative MarkingNo
Duration90 Minutes

MGU CAT 2022 Syllabus

There are various types of programs, the syllabus of each program is given below-

Name of the ProgramSyllabus
M Sc in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics and
Microbiology
Graduate-level Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Microbiology
M Sc in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), M Sc in
Chemistry (Physical Chemistry), M Sc in Chemistry (Polymer
Chemistry) and M Sc in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)
B Sc level Chemistry
M Sc. in Computer ScienceGraduate-level Computer Science, Logical Reasoning and Numerical Ability
M Sc. in PsychologyGeneral English, Basic Mathematics, and BA/BSc level Psychology
M Sc. in PhysicsB Sc Level Physics including subsidiary Mathematics
M Sc. in Environment Science & Management, M Sc in Environment Science and Disaster ManagementEnvironment Science, Biosciences, General Science
M.Sc. Mathematics, M.Sc. StatisticsMathematics, Probability & Statistics, Computing & General Mental Ability.
M Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningGraduate-level Computer Science, Logical Reasoning and Numerical Ability
M Sc. in NanoScience and Nanotechnology (Physics)B Sc Level Physics including subsidiary Mathematics
M Sc. in NanoScience and Nanotechnology (Chemistry)B Sc level Chemistry
M Sc. in Data Science & AnalyticsGraduate-level Mathematics, Probability & Statistics, Computing & General Mental Ability
M Sc. in Food Science and TechnologyB.Sc. Life sciences
M Sc. in Botany and Plant Science TechnologyB.Sc. Life science
M A Politics and International Relations (program 1); M
A Politics and Human Rights (program 2); M A Politics
Public Policy and Governance (program 3)
International affairs, contemporary politics and public policy, current affairs, Indian Constitution, political and economic issues in India /Kerala, and Human Rights issues.
M A in Malayalam; M A in EnglishEnglish Language and Literature at B A-Level for M A in English and Malayalam Language and Literature at B A-Level for M A in Malayalam
M A in Gandhian Studies; M A in Development StudiesThe question paper will have two components. The first one would be with questions related to the field of Gandhian Studies/ Development Studies while the second part will
cover a cross-section of all the Social Science discipline
M A EconomicsGeneral Knowledge/Awareness, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Banking,
International Trade, Public Economics and Quantitative Theory for Economics at the Graduate level
MA in History (program 1);
M A in Anthropology (program 2)
B A level History for M A in History and BA level Anthropology for M A in Anthropology
MA Social Work in Disability Studies and ActionGeneral Knowledge, Indian society, economy, and polity.
Postgraduate Programme in Tourism and Travel
Management: Master of Tourism and Travel Management
English Language, General Knowledge and Current affairs, and Travel Geography
Postgraduate Programme in Education: Master of
Education (MEd)
the subject field of Education
Master of Physical Education and Sports
(M.PES)
syllabus of BPEd,/BPES/ BPE

MGU CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The Candidates should see the exam pattern very well in order to understand the examination really well.

  • Total Questions – 80 questions
  • Duration of test – 90 minutes
  • Type of Questions – Multiple choice Questions
  • Marks given in Correct Answer – 1 Mark
  • Negative Marking – No negative marking
  • Mode of Exam – Offline (Pen and Paper test)
  • Medium of Language- English
  • Candidates have to write the descriptive answers for the following subjects-
    • MA Malayalam
    • MA English
    • LLM
    • Master of Tourism Management
  • There are four options to which one option is selected by the candidates.
  • The marks scored by the candidates will be converted to 1000.
  • NCC candidates may be awarded extra 5 marks if they show genuine certificate of NCC.

MGU CAT 2022 Books

Some of the basics books which you may refer to are-

Books NameBuying Link
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay Click Here
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Arun Sharma Click Here
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar Click Here
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K.Sinha Click Here
M.Sc. Biotechnology and Biochemistry by Dr. B.B SinghClick Here
Bird’s Higher Engineering Mathematics by John BirdClick Here
A Textbook of Discrete Mathematics by Harish MittalClick Here
Biochemistry by U. SatyanarayanaClick Here
Botany For Degree Students by Dr B. P. Pandey and S. Chand PublicationsClick Here
Zoology for all Degree Students by Dr. V. K. Agarwal and S. Chand PublicationsClick Here
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Gautum PuriClick Here
Medical Microbiology by Cedric MimsClick Here

How to Prepare for MGU CAT 2022

  • Time Management is the key to success as said so you should devote atlease few hours to study daily which increase your efficiency and you will give the exam more effectively.
  • It is advised that the candidate should reach the exam center 30 minutes prior to the actual time.
  • Written notes, electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited in the exam center.
  • Before starting the preparation, analyze the syallbus very well.
  • Practice from the previous question papers and solve mock tests.
  • Make a daily Time-table for each section to have a thorough knowledge of each topic.
  • Before one month of the exam, take enough mock tests and solve previous question paper(atleast last 10 years).
  • Learn short-cut tricks for quantitative skills section.
  • Go through the whole syllabus and check whether you have left anything or not.
  • Do not learn any new topics at the last moment, just revise whatever you have already studied.
  • Have a good sleep before the exam and do not take stress.

MGU CAT 2022 Cut-off

The Cut off is disclosed after the result is announced. Bases on the scored the candidates will get. the cut-off for each year is decided. The Candidate who passes the minimal qualification and passes the cut-off will be called for the counseling process. The Factors which are considered are-

  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • The availability of seat
  • The number of applicants

MGU CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Name of the ProgramEligibility
M Sc in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics and MicrobiologyBSc degree in Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Physics with not less than 50 % marks
M Sc in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), M Sc in
Chemistry (Physical Chemistry), M Sc in Chemistry (Polymer
Chemistry) and M Sc in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)
BSc in Chemistry with Mathematics as one of the Subsidiaries with not
less than 50% marks
M Sc. in Computer ScienceBSc in Computer Science/ Computer Application/BCA or any other B Sc
Degree with Computer Science as the main subject with not less than 50% marks
M Sc. in PsychologyPass in B.A/BSc Psychology with not less than 50 % marks
M Sc. in PhysicsBSc in Physics with Mathematics as one of the subsidiaries with not less than 50% marks
M Sc. in Environment Science & Management, M Sc in Environment Science and Disaster ManagementB.Sc Degree in any one of the following subjects (Botany / Zoology
/ Chemistry / Physics / Geology /Geography / Life Science /Environment Management /Microbiology / Biotechnology /Biochemistry / Plant or AnimalScience / Agriculture / Fisheries /Aquaculture / Horticulture / Forestry ) or B.Tech in Civil / Mechanical /Chemical or Environmental with not less than 50% marks in Part III or CGPA not less than 5 at 10 point
scale or CGPA not less than 2.5 at 5 point scale
M.Sc. MathematicsB.Sc. Degree in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics with at least 50% marks ( CGPA 5.0 out of 10.00
M.Sc. Statistics BSc degree in Mathematics or Statistics main /B.Sc. (Triple main) with Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science as main subjects or
B.Sc./B.Voc. Data Science/Data Analytics or B.E/B.Tech (Computer Science) with at least 50% marks CGPA 5.0 out of 10.
M Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningFirst-class Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Computer Applications/Information Technology/ Cyber Forensic /Electronics / Any
another degree in Science with Computer Science or Computer Applications as major components or B.Tech Degree in Computer Science / IT / Electronics or an equivalent degree recognized by the Mahatma Gandhi University
M Sc. in NanoScience and Nanotechnology (Physics)B. Sc in Physics with Chemistry and Mathematics as subsidiaries with not
less than 60% marks
M Sc. in NanoScience and Nanotechnology (Chemistry)B. Sc in Chemistry with Physics and Mathematics as subsidiaries with not
less than 60% marks
M Sc. in Data Science & AnalyticsB.Sc. Degree in Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Science main /
B.Sc. (triple main) with Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science as
main subjects or BCA, B.Sc./B.Voc. Data Science or Data Analytics, B.E./
B. Tech. ( CS or IT) with at least 50% marks (CGPA 5.0 out of 10.00 under
grading system) for the optional subjects taken together, provided the
candidate has studied at least 2 courses in Probability / Statistics at
degree level.
M Sc. in Food Science and TechnologyBachelor’s / B. Voc. degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Food Science & Technology, Food Technology & Quality Assurance, Food Science & Quality Control, Food processing, Home Science with Chemistry (as
auxiliary), Microbiology or Life Science stream with a minimum of
50 % marks in aggregate
M Sc. in Botany and Plant Science TechnologyBachelor’s degree in Botany or Botany-Biotechnology (double main)
with not less than a CCPA of 5.00 out of 10.00 in the Core Group (Core +
Open + Complementary) under the 10+2+3 systems
M A Politics and International Relations (program 1); M
A Politics and Human Rights (program 2); M A Politics
Public Policy and Governance (program 3)
BA in Economics/ Politics/ History/Law with not less than 45% marks for Part III or B A in English/Sociology/Anthropology/ Psychology/Geography/ Philosophy/ Commerce with not less than 50% marks in Part III or B Sc in any branch with not less than 60% marks
M A in MalayalamBachelor’s degree in Malayalam with not less than 45% marks (or CGPA of
1.8) in Part III or degree in Arts/Science with a minimum of 50% mark
M A in English Bachelor’s degree in English with not less than 45% marks in Part III or degree in Arts/Science with a minimum of 50% marks
M A in Gandhian Studies; M A in Development StudiesPass in any graduate program with not less than 45% marks
M A EconomicsBachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, or statistics Passed with minimum 45% marks or equivalent degree from the MGU approved institutions.
MA in History (program 1);
M A in Anthropology (program 2)
Bachelor’s degree in the faculty of Social Sciences with not less than
45% marks
Postgraduate Programme in Tourism and Travel
Management: Master of Tourism and Travel Management
Bachelor’s degree (including professional degrees) with not less
than 50% marks
Postgraduate Programme in Education: Master of
Education (MEd)
B Ed with not less than 55% marks

MGU CAT 2022 Application Form

The Application Form needs to be filled in Online Mode. It is the first step for applying for the Examination.

How to Apply for the Application Form?

  • STEP 1: Visit the official webiste.
  • STEP 2: Click on ‘apply online’.
  • STEP 3: Now create an account by entering the basic details and create a password using special characters.
  • STEP 4: An application No. will be generated on the registered email id, login through it.
  • STEP 5: Upload a recent passport size photograph.
  • STEP 6: After uploading the photo fill all the personal information like name. date of birth, caste, gender etc.
  • STEP 7: Now enter the educational qualification details and and select any 4 acedemic programs and select your preferred choice of exam center.
  • STEP 8: After selecting the examination center the registration fees has to be paid.
  • STEP 9: Check everthing and the click on the “Submit” button.

MGU CAT 2022 Application Fees:

The fees have to be paid in Online mode through Debit Card, Credit Card, or Netbanking. The Fee is Non-Refundable.

Categoryfees
GeneralRs.1100/-
SC/STRs 550/-

Image Specifications:

  • The photograph should be coloured and also scanned.
  • It should be of good quality.
  • Caps or dark glasses are not acceptable.
  • There should be no reflection in the photo.
  • Do not upload any selfies, group photos and casual photos.
SpecificationsPhotograph
FormatJPG/JPEG/GIF/PNG
SizeBelow 30 kb
Dimension200px X 150 px

What are the documents required for the Application form?

  • Higher Secondary Certificate
  • Degree certificate
  • ID proof
  • Scanned Photo
  • Scanned signature
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical Certificate(if applicable)
  • Online banking trasaction details for making payment.

MGU CAT 2022 Reservation Policy

The Reservation is divided into different categories. This data is according to last year.

  1. Reservation for International Students– 20% of seats or 2 seats whichever is higher is reserved for foreign students.
  2. Reservation for native of Union territories/States other than Kerala– 20% of the total seats except for some programs are reserved.
  3. Reservation for Differently Abled Persons (PD)- 5% of the total seats are reserved.
  4. Reservation for Transgender Candidates– 2% additional seats are reserved for this category
  5. Special Reservation
    • Economically Weaker Section (EWS)- 10% of the total seats are reserved for applicants belonging to Economically Weaker section.
    • Teacher Quota- One seat is reserved as Teachers Quota.

6. Mandatory Reservation-

a) For Non-Professional Programme-

Categories% of reservation
Ezhava, Thiyya & Billava 8
Muslims7
Latin Catholics other than Anglo Indians 1
Other Backward Christians 1
Other Backward Hindus 3
Scheduled Caste 15
Scheduled Tribe 5
EWS 10

b) For Professional Programmes-

Categories% of reservation
Ezhava, Thiyya & Billava 9
Muslims8
Other Backward Hindus 3
Latin Catholics other than Anglo Indians3
Dheevara and related communities2
Viswakarama and related Communities2
Kusavan and related communities1
Other Backward Christians1
Kudumbi1
Scheduled Caste 8
Scheduled Tribe 2
EWS 10

MGU CAT 2022 Seat Allocation

If the Number of Applicants is more than the seats available then the cut-off will be high. And if the No. of Applicants is less than the seats available then the cut-off will be below. Here is a list of all the colleges given with the number of seats specified according to State quota, All India Open Quota, and International Quota. The Data given below is according to the last year.

Name of the Program Seats in State quota Seats in All India Open Quota Seats in International Quota
M Sc in Biochemistry1022
M.Sc. in Biotechnology1022
M.Sc. in Biophysics512
M.Sc. in Microbiology1022
M Sc in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), M Sc in
Chemistry (Physical Chemistry), M Sc in Chemistry (Polymer
Chemistry) and M Sc in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)
822
M Sc. in Computer Science2532
M Sc. in Psychology1022
M Sc. in Physics2042
M Sc. in Environment Science & Management, M Sc in Environment Science and Disaster Management1022
M.Sc. Mathematics2044
M.Sc. Statistics 2044
M Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning1212
M Sc. in NanoScience and Nanotechnology (Physics)1022
M Sc. in NanoScience and Nanotechnology (Chemistry)1022
M Sc. in Data Science & Analytics2044
M Sc. in Food Science and Technology2022
M Sc. in Botany and Plant Science Technology1022
M A Politics and International Relations (program 1)1533
; MA Politics and Human Rights (program 2); M A Politics Public Policy and Governance (program 3) 511
M A in Malayalam1022
M A in English 1022
M A in Gandhian Studies; M A in Development Studies1222
M A Economics1642
MA in History (program 1);
M A in Anthropology (program 2)
2044
Postgraduate Programme in Tourism and Travel
Management: Master of Tourism and Travel Management
2022
Postgraduate Programme in Education: Master of
Education (MEd)
5000

MGU CAT 2022 Slot Booking

Slot Booking is a process where the Candidates can choose their preferred date and timings from the given slots specified by the exam. Slot booking is very important-

  • You will not be able to write the exam without it.
  • You cannot get admission in the college.
  • If you fail to book the slot then your slot will be booked by some other candidate.
  • All your application money will be wasted as it is non-refundable.

MGU CAT Admit Card 2022

Admit Card is released online through the official portal. The steps to download it are mentioned below-

  • STEP 1: Visit the official website.
  • STEP 2: Click on the link of “MGU CAT Admit Card 2022”
  • STEP 3: Login with the application no. and password.
  • STEP 4: The Admit card will appear on the screen.
  • STEP 5: You can now view it and download it.

Details needed to get it are-

  • Application Number
  • Password

Details mentioned in the Admit card are-

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Application form no
  • Roll no
  • Exam Date, Venue and timing.
  • Reporting time
  • Language of the Examination
  • Signature
  • Photograph

Things to be carried with admit card are-

  • Driving Licence
  • Passport
  • Aadhar Card
  • Voter ID
  • PAN Card

MGU CAT 2022 Answer Key

Steps to download the answer key are-

  • Go to the official website.
  • Find the News and Events option.
  • Search for MGU CAT Answer Key 2022 link.
  • Click on it and the answer key will be displayed on the screen.
  • You can download it and can also take a hard copy of them.

MGU CAT 2022 Result

Mahatma Gandhi University releases the result on its official website. The Candidates can view their result by the steps mentioned below-

  • STEP 1: Go tot he official website.
  • STEP 2: Go to the  ‘MGU CAT Result’ link and click on it.
  • STEP 3: Enter your Application No. and Password.
  • STEP 4: The result will be displayed in the PDF format.
  • STEP 5: You can view and download it.

Details mentioned in the result are-

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of the examination
  • Marks secured
  • Name of the course
  • Sectional marks
  • Rank of the candidate

MGU CAT 2022 Counselling

The Counselling will be done by Mahatma Gandhi University. The Candidates who score above the qualifying score are called for the Counselling process.

The Documents required for the counseling process-

  • Certificate to prove date of birth
  • High secondary marksheet
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Caste Certificate(if applicable)
  • Valid ID proof
  • Income Certificate(if applicable)

The candidates who are shortlisted are called for the counseling procedure. Their candidates are required to verify all the necessary documents.

MGU CAT 2022 Participating Institutes

College NameCourse offered
School of Behavioral SciencesM.Sc. Psychology
MA Social work in Disability Studies and Action
School of BiosciencesM.Sc. Biochemistry
M.Sc. Biotechnology
M.Sc. Microbiology
M.Sc. Biophysics
School of Computer SciencesM.Sc. Computer Science   
School of Environmental SciencesM Sc in Environment Science & Management
M Sc in Environment Science and Disaster Management
School of Gandhian Thought and Development StudiesM A in Gandhian Studies
M A in Development Studies
School of Indian Legal ThoughtL.L.M
BBA LLB
School of International Relations and PoliticsM.A. Politics & International Relations
M.A. Politics and Human Rights
M.A. Politics (Public Policy & Governance)
School of Chemical SciencesM.Sc. Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)
M.Sc. Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)
M.Sc. Chemistry (Physical Chemistry)
M.Sc. Chemistry (Polymer Science)
School of lettersM.A. Malayalam
M.A. English
School of Pure and Applied PhysicsM Sc in Physics
School of Social SciencesM.A. History
M.A. Anthropology
School of Tourism StudiesMaster of Tourism and Travel Management 
School of Pedagogical SciencesMaster of Education (MEd) Programme with Specialization in Language Education
School of Physical EducationMaster of Physical Education and Sports (M.PES)
School of Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsMSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
School of Energy MaterialsM. Tech Energy Science
School of Mathematics and StatisticsMSc Statistics.
MSc Mathematics.
School of Food Science and TechnologyM Sc Food Science and Technology
School of Nano Science and TechnologyMSc Nano Science and Technology (Physics
MSc Nano Science and Technology (Chemistry)
M. Tech in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

About Mahatma Gandhi University of MGU CAT 2022

Mahatma Gandhi University was established on Gandhi Jayanti day which is 2nd October 1983. It is established in the Kottayam district of Kerala State. It has 300 affiliated colleges spread to over 5 districts in Kerala. This University is funded by the University Grants Commission and the Government of Kerala. The campus is in Suburban.

FAQs about MGU CAT 2022

Who conducts MGU CAT 2022?

The Mahatma Gandhi University conducts MGU CAT Exam 2022.

What is the Application fee for MGU CAT 2022?

For the general category, it is Rs 1100/- and for the SC/ST Category, it is Rs 550/-

I want to apply for three programs. Is it possible?

Yes, you can select up to four programs while filling the application form.

What is the duration of the exam and how it is conducted?

The duration of the exam is 90 minutes and it is conducted offline.

What is the Eligibility Criterion for doing MA in English?

The eligibility criterion is a Bachelor’s degree in English with not less than 45% marks or a degree in Arts/Science with a minimum of 50% marks.

What are the details to be filled in while downloading the admit card?

The candidate need to enter the Application Number and password to download the admit card

Can I change my allotted MGU CAT exam center?

No, once it is allotted the exam center cannot be changed.

Is there any Exam Centre outside India?

No, all the centers are in India.

What shall I do if there is an error on the Admit card?

You should immediately contact the official authorities of Mahatma Gandhi University(MGU).

How many times does the MGU CAT exam occur in a year?

It is conducted once a year.

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