MGU CAT 2018: Registration, Syllabus, Pattern, Exam Dates

MGU CAT 2018Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test or MGU CAT 2018 is a university level entrance examination which is conducted by the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The test is carried out in every year by the M.G University itself. The MGU CAT examination selects the best candidates for admission to their various (26 Programmes) Post Graduate (PG) courses under M.G University and its affiliated institutions. It’s also known as the university level entrance examination. The admission to PG courses will be done on the basis of centralized allotment process.

All the admission procedures are carried out through online process except M.Ed. For M.Ed programmes apart from the CAT entrance exam score, marks in the qualifying examination will also be considered. The online application process usually starts during the month of March. Here provides all the important events of MGU CAT 2018.

MGU CAT Notification 2018

The MGU CAT 2018 notifications are available now. Candidates can continuously monitor the official web portal of MGU to know more about notifications, applications, exam dates etc. Here we are providing the tentative dates of all events of MGU CAT.

MGU CAT  Organizing Authority 2018

MGU CAT Entrance exam is conducted in every year by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. All notifications are published by MGU in their respective web portal. The rules and Regulations for MGU CAT 2018 entrance exam are created and maintained by the conducting authority. The official website of M.G university is and

MGU CAT Important Dates 2018

Here provides MGU CAT 2018-19 Entrance Exam dates which are Tentative. It may change according to the final decision of the conducting authority. Candidates can go through the events to get an overall idea of MGU commencement of application to result announcement events. The Tentative dates are as follows:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online Applications will open on March 2018, 3rd week
Last date for Applying online May 2018, 2nd week
Admit card release May 2018, 3rd week
MGU CAT 2018 Exam Date May 2018, 4th week
Final Result will be available on June 2018, 2nd week
Rank List Publication of MGU CAT June 2018, 2nd week
Counseling Process will starts from June 2018, 3rd week

MGU CAT Application Form 2018

The candidates can apply for MGU CAT 2018, by checking their eligibility criteria first. The Date of online application process will be published on the web site of conducting authority.

  • Candidates can apply for MGU CAT entrance exam 2018 through online mode only from the official web site of MGU.
  • Candidates need to enter all the essential information such as personal details, educational details and etc during the application fill up process.
  • After filling up the application form, candidates have to be paid the application fee before 3rd week of May 2018 through online mode.
  • Candidate who have been applied for MGU CAT, are advised to take print out of the application form submitted, for further reference if necessary.
  • The last date for applying through online is 2nd week of May 2018.
  • Aspirants, whom are applying for M.Ed course must have to send their filled application form along with essential certificates to the address following;

Director,                                                                                                                       School of Distant Education,                                                                                                 M.G University,                                                                                                             Kottayam,                                                                                                                           Kerala – 686560

Application Fee

The application fee of MGU CAT 2018-19 will vary depending on the category of candidates applying for MGU CAT entrance exam. The fees can be paid by online mode or at the nearest Akshaya Centre. The application fees are as follows;

  • For General (GEN) candidates, application fee is Rs. 500/-
  • For Scheduled Cast (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST), the application fee is Rs.250/-

For Online mode, candidates can prefer:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Internet Banking
  • ATM
  • Cash Cards

Candidates can prefer any mode as per their easiness and availability.

MGU CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria will be different according to the courses for which the candidate is seeking admission for. Before applying for MGU CAT 2018, candidates are advised to check whether they are eligible or not to apply. The basic eligibility criteria are as follows;

Courses Eligibility Criteria
M.Sc Physics
  • Candidates must have completed their 3 years bachelors’ degree course in the corresponding stream from any of the recognized university with a minimum of 50% aggregate mark.
M.Sc Psychology
  • BA/ B.Sc Psychology passed candidates with minimum of 50% aggregate marks can apply
M.Sc Computer Science
  • Candidates who hold minimum of 50% aggregate marks from any of the following bachelors degree such as:
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • B.Sc Computer Application
  • BCA

Are eligible to apply.

M.Sc Biotechnology, M.Sc Microbiology, M.Sc Biochemistry, M.Sc Biophysics
  • Candidate with any of the following bachelors degree i.e, B.Sc streams with minimum of 50% marks are eligible;
  • Bio-Technology
  • Bio – Chemistry
  • Bio – Physics
  • Micro – Biology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry Or
  • Physics
M.Sc Environment Science & Disaster Management
  • Candidate who possess a pass in bachelors degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in any stream are eligible to apply.
M.A. Economics Candidates must hold bachelors degree in any of the following stream

  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Economics

With a minimum of 45% of aggregate marks, from MGU approved Institutions.

M.A English
  • Applicants who have been completed their B.A course or any other bachelors course in arts/ science with 45% of marks are eligible to apply.
M.A. Development Studies, M.A. Gandhian Studies
  • 45% of marks from any of the bachelor’s degree are compulsory to apply.
MA Politics & Human Rights, MA Politics (Public Policy & Governance) – UGC , MA Politics & International Relations, Sponsored Programme
  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree in History/ Law/ Economics/ Politics with 45% marks.


  • Degree in Commerce/ English/ Sociology/ Anthropology/ Psychology/ Philosophy/ Geography with 50% marks.


  • Graduates with 60% of marks science stream can also apply.
  • LL.B passed candidates with minimum 50% marks is eligible to apply.
M.Ed in Social Science Education, Commerce Education, IT Education, Language Education, Mathematics Education
  • B.Ed completed candidates with 55% of aggregate marks are only required to apply.

MGU CAT 2018 Examination Pattern

The examination pattern of MGU CAT 2018 is as follows; It helps to get an overall view of CAT Examination.

  • Mode of Exam: The MGU CAT examination will be conducted either in online or offline mode as per the final decision of the conducting authority.
  • Type of Questions: All the questions will be of multiple choice objective type questions except for:
  • MA Malayalam
  • MA English
  • LLM
  • Master of Tourism Management
  • Duration of Exam: The total duration of MGU CAT examination is 1 hour and 30 minutes i.e, 90 minutes in total.
  • Marking Scheme: It will be changes according to the course for which the candidate is applied.

MGU CAT Exam Centre 2018

The MGU CAT 2018 entrance exam will be conducted within and Outside Kerala.

  • The Test Centres within Kerala are;
    • Thiruvananthapuram
    • Kottayam
    • Kochi
    • Kozhikode
  • The Exam Centres outside Kerala for other candidates are;
    • Bangalore
    • Chennai
    • Hyderabad
    • Delhi
    • Mumbai

Candidate can select a maximum of 3 centres according to their preference.

MGU CAT 2018 Syllabus

The MGU CAT entrance examination syllabus will be varied according to the course for which the candidate is applied for. The syllabus will be published in official web portal by the university itself; candidates can check the web portal to get daily updates.

MGU CAT 2018 Seat Reservation

The reservation of seats will be done on the basis of category of candidates, whom are applying for MGU CAT 2018. Sometimes it may also depend on other factors too.

Category of Candidates Reservation of Seats
Blind, Deaf, Orthopedically challenged (Persons with Disability – PwD) 3%
Economically Backward among Forward Communities (EBFC) 7.5 % (For Professional Courses), 6.5 % (For Non- Professional Courses)
Teacher Quota (M.Ed Only) One Seat
Foreign Students Quota 10% of seats or Two seats

MGU CAT Admit Card 2018

The admit card for candidates who has been applied for MGU CAT 2018 exam will be available during 3rd week of May 2018. The candidates are allowed to download their admit card from the official web site of conducting authority after it is available there. Admit card will consist of essential information such as Registration Number, Exam Date, Exam Centre, Exam Time and etc details.  It’s also advised to keep the admit card until the whole process gets over. In case of loss of admit card candidates are not allowed to enter into exam hall.

MGU CAT Result 2018

The final result of MGU CAT 2018 entrance exam will be declared during 2nd week of June 2018. Candidates can check their result by logging in to the official web portal of MGU CAT. A separate merit list will be prepared by the conducting authority for further admission process. Candidates are advised to take a print out of the score card and keep it with them, for later on process.

MGU CAT Counseling 2018

The eligible candidates are called for Counseling process by the starting of 3rd week of June 2018. The date and time of Counseling process will be notified in the official web portal of MGU. Candidates can continuously monitor to get details of the same.  Candidates can select their preferred course during the Counseling process. The seats will be allocated to candidate based on the rand secured in the entrance exam, No of seats available and etc factors. All the candidates are requested to download their score card for the Counseling process, along with original certificates and documents.

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