Cochin University of Science And Technology (CUSAT 2016) is back with more opportunities, more career options and more challenging cutoff lists as well. As it is well known that CUSAT is a reputed entrance exam for many professional courses in Coaching University of Science and Technology,Kochi . Before getting glued to the study chair for the CUSAT 2016 preparation, certain things must be known related to the CUSAT like syllabus, Eligibility criteria, Exam pattern, Study plan, recommended books, tips and tricks cutoff etc.
The CUSAT 2016 syllabus is based on the +2 academic mathematics, physics and chemistry. The exam covers the 11th and 12th syllabus. There is nothing to worry about the syllabus but the core knowledge of the basic subjects is compulsory. All the questions asked in the exam will definitely be from the 11th and 12th syllabus but the level may be tougher and twisted. The main challenge is to solve more questions in limited time period. The primary subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English. Having an overall knowledge of these subjects along with the problem solving speed can definitely lead to secure reputed CUSAT rank for 2016.
CUSAT is not a different exam, its syllabus and pattern is similar to that of other entrance exams like JEE Main and JEE Advanced. There are many books available in the market to prepare for the CUSAT exams but choosing the proper one that goes to the previous year questions and patterns matters. CUSAT is basically the overall 11th and 12th academic knowledge judging exam. The books that can help to prepare for the CUSAT 2015-2016 exams are
- Concept of Physics- HC Verma (Volume one and two)
- Physics- Resnick Halliday (Vol I and Vol II)
- Objective Mathematics by R.D.Sharma
- NCERT Mathematics for 11th and 12th
- Physical Chemistry- O.P Tondon
- Inorganic Chemistry- O.P.Tondon
- Organic Chemistry by Arihant
- Arihant JEE and Regional entrance exam guides for engineering
For Detailed List of Books visit: Best Books for CUSAT Preparation
For the CUSAT preparation, a proper study plan needs to be followed. Making a time table to give a particular subject few hours a day can be beneficial and then after completing all the subjects, making important notes from them. Practicing the old sample papers keeping the latest syllabus, information and exam pattern in mind can also be helpful during the CUSAT preparation. All the four subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English must be prepared equally. The most common reason for the failure in CUSAT exams is preparing the strong and interesting subject only. CUSAT sets the entrance question paper by keeping the equal importance of all the three subjects in mind and hence all of them should be studied properly.
Before starting the CUSAT preparation, the eligibility criteria must be known. The +2 marks decide the basic eligibility to sit in the CUSAT exam. The overall eligibility criteria is mentioned below for the CUSAT 2015-2016.
For Engineering, the eligibility criteria is
- For an applicant, +2 exams must be passed out from a recognized state or central board which may be Kerala based or other state based.
- For mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, minimum aggregate of 50% required for applying for the CUSAT exam.
- For Mathematics, minimum 50 % needed in +2.
For Detailed Eligibility of each branch visit: CUSAT Eligibility Criteria
An applicant must be familiar with the exam pattern of the CUSAT exams. The latest CUSAT pattern is mentioned below.
CUSAT mainly focuses on Mathematics and Physics. Total 250 questions are asked in a CUSAT exam. There are 125 questions from mathematics. One must know all the math formulas and theories completely to crack the exam. The next major part is Physics from which 75 questions are asked. Rest 50 questions are divided among English and Chemistry, from both the parts, 25 questions are asked. All the questions will be objective and a maximum time limit of 3 hours will be provided. Every question will have few options and negative marking for each wrong answer will be there.
The main tips for preparation are to maintain the objective question solving speed and refer to the previous year sample papers. CUSAT repeats several previous year asked question and hence revising the same may be beneficial for an applicant.
- Online registration start for CUSAT- January 2016
- Entrance exam: May 2016
- Result declaration- 26 May 2016