Staff Reporter

KOCHI: As many as 35,400 students have registered for the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) for admission to its B.Tech and postgraduate programmes. The tests will be held on May 13 and 14.

The test will be held online at 84 centres in the country and abroad. Last year, 35,000 students had appeared for the test. Of the total candidates,

28,862 have applied for the test for B.Tech programmes. The number of applications received from students across the State: Thiruvananthapuram-1,212; Kollam-596; Pathanamthitta-367; Alappuzha-590; Kottayam-1,123; Thodupuzha-319; Ernakulam-3,942; Thrissur-2,131; Palakkad-481; Malappuram-521; Kozhikode-1,114; Kalpetta-122; Kannur-932; Kasaragod-127. The list of candidates outside the State and abroad: Chennai-105; Bangalore-294; Hyderabad-72; Mumbai-166, Kota-1,405; Varanasi-2,531; Allahabad-236; Lucknow-485; Ranchi-4,624; Jamshedpur-952, Kolkatta-1,380; New Delhi-2,955; Dubai-95.

Arrangements made

Vice-Chancellor of Cusat P.K. Abdul Azis said here on Monday that all arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the test. The examination proceedings will be recorded to ensure transparency. Special squads will conduct surprise visits at the test centres, he said.

The question paper for B.Tech programmes will be returned to the candidates. The score won by each candidate will be published along with the rank.

The answer key for the B.Tech examinations will be published on May 16. The key will be available on the Cusat web site,

Admit cards are available on the web site. About 90 per cent of the students have downloaded the admit card from the web site. Students, who find it difficult to download the admit cards, can call up at 0484-2575959, 2577159.