OUCET (CPGET) 2020: Notification, Exam Date, Admission, Last Date, Online Application

Exam Date : October 31, 2020

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 is the gateway to a large number of PG, PG Diploma and 5-Year integrated courses offered by various universities like Osmania, Kakatiya, Mahatma Gandhi, Satavahana, Telangana, Palamuru & Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. It is a state-level common postgraduate entrance test. 

Latest News on OUCET (CPGET) 2020

Latest Updates:

  • September 18, 2020: The registration for OUCET 2020 (CPGET 2020) is open now. Aspiring candidates will be allowed to register until October 19, 2020, without having to pay a late fee. The detailed schedule is given in the exam dates section. Click here to apply.


What is the OUCET (CPGET) Exam?

OUCET 2020 opens the gates to various postgraduate, postgraduate diploma courses as well as 5-year long integrated courses like M.A, M.Sc, M.Com, M.C.J, B.L.ISc, M.L.J.Sc, M.S.W, M.Ed, M.P.Ed & PG Diploma. Osmania University was established in the year 1918.

OUCET Exam is conducted since the Academic year 2000 - 2001 for admission to Osmania University and its affiliated institutes like Mahatma Gandhi, Palamuru Universities, etc. in the state of Telangana. OUCET 2020 is an entrance exam for admission into these educational institutions for the mentioned courses above. This exam is also known as TS CPGET, OU PGET, and recently CPGET.

Read more below to find out the detailed information regarding the OUCET/CPGET 2020 Entrance Exam.

Note: OSMANIA University has announced with an immediate effect that OUCET will be known as CPGET (Common Postgraduate Entrance Test).

OUCET at a glance
OUCET 2020 Exam Overview
Name of the Exam Osmania University Common Entrance Test 2020
New Exam Name Common Post Graduate Entrance Test
Conducting Body of OUCET 2020 Osmania University, Hyderabad
Office Location Osmania University Main Road, Amberpet, Hyderabad, Telangana
Accreditation Accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade
Exam Category Post Graduation Degree
College Category Government
Mode of Exam Offline Mode
Question Types Multiple-Choice Questions
Duration of OUCET 2020 Exam 90 minutes/ 1 Hour & 30 Minutes
Total Number of Questions 100
OUCET 2020 Marking Scheme For every correct answer (+) 1 Mark; No Negative Marking
Application Fee (For Single Subject) INR 800 (General Category); INR 600 (SC/ST Category)
Application Fee (Additional Subject) INR 400
Counselling Fee (Gen/OBC) INR 250
Counselling Fee (SC/ST/PwD) INR 200

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Exam Date

Every year, OUCET (OU PGCET) Exam Notification 2020 becomes available from April 2020 (tentatively). For 2020, the dates are postponed and the official notice will be released in the month of August, 2020. And the whole admission process will be concluded within a month or two. So, students can expect an early October 2020 date for commencement of Classes and closure of OUCET CPGET 2020 Admission process. 

Usual process: OUCET 2020 Dates will be declared by Osmania University and OUCET 2020 Exam will be conducted from October 31, 2020. Results are expected to get released after 3-4 weeks of the exam which is followed by the counselling process. The other important OUCET Exam Dates are:

OUCET Exam dates 2020
OUCET 2020 Dates (Tentative)
Last Date to Submit Application form without fine October 19, 2020
Downloading of OUCET 2020 Admit Card To be announced
OUCET 2020 Exam dates October 31, 2020 onwards
Announcement of OUCET 2020 Results To be announced
OUCET 2020 Counselling To be announced

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Since the OUCET exam is conducted for a large number of courses. Thus the eligibility condition regarding the educational background for each exam is unique. The other conditions are the same.

OUCET Age Limit

There is no age bar for the candidates appearing for OUCET (CPGET) 2020 exam.

OUCET (CPGET) Nationality Criterion

Only Indian Nationals are allowed to give OUCET exam. The candidate must satisfy the citizenship criteria of the country. Permanent residents of Telangana/Andhra Pradesh(Locals) have an 85% reservation in the seats. The remaining 15% is open to Locals as well as Non-Locals.

OUCET (CPGET) Educational Qualification 

For OUCET 2020, the candidate should have an aggregate of 40% score in graduation, to be eligible for OUCET PGCET 2020 Examination. An exemption is given to the candidates from SC/ST category, they are only required to pass the qualifying exam.

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Syllabus

OUCET Syllabus for admission into each discipline is different. There are regular and Integrated Programs as well. OUCET 2020 Syllabus for the various exam is as follows:


OUCET MBA Syllabus
PART 1 Verbal Ability, General Knowledge
PART 2 Numerical Data Analysis, Reasoning and Intelligence


OUCET M.A Syllabus
A Mathematics
B General English
C General Knowledge
D Current Affairs
E General Economics


OUCET M.Sc Syllabus
A Chemistry
B Physics
C Mathematics

5-Year Integrated Program

OUCET 5 year Integrated Programme Syllabus
M.Sc in Chemistry+M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry A Chemistry
B Physics
C Mathematics/Biology
M.A in Applied Economics A School Level Mathematics
B School Level General English
C Intermediate Level General Knowledge
D Intermediate Level Current Affairs
E Intermediate Level General Economic Concepts
MBA A Verbal Ability
B General Knowledge
C Numerical Data Analysis
D Reasoning and Intelligence

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Registration

Every year, the registration for OUCET will commence from the last week of April. Candidates will be able to register the form until the second week of June. Other details regarding registration are discussed below.

How to Apply for OUCET Exam?

The application form can be filled in the following way:

  • Registration and Fee Payment: Go to the official site of OUCET. Complete the filling of details like Candidate Name, Date of Birth, Active E-Mail Id, active mobile number, etc. Pay registration fees. Finally, you'll be receiving an SMS, with your registration ID in it.
  • Fill up Online Application for OUCET 2020: The candidate has to enter all his/her academic and other details.
  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature, and certificates.
  • Finally, submit the form and take a print out of it.

OUCET (CPGET) Application Form

OUCET Application Form can be filled through online mode only through its official website. The form would be available till October 19, 2020. The OUCET Application fee based on different categories are as follows:

OUCET 2020 Application Fee
Category Subject Fee
OC/BC Single Subject INR 800
SC/ST/PH Single Subject INR 600
All Category Additional Subject INR 400
Documents Required to Apply for OUCET (CPGET)

The candidate is required to upload the scanned images of his/her photograph, signature, and certificates. Candidates are required to upload a coloured photograph and prescribed certificates. While uploading photographs make sure image size should be less than 40kb and the signature scanned image size should be less than 30 kb. The scanned copy uploaded for OUCET CPGET 2020 must be very clear and the photograph should have a focus on the face and clear background. The candidates are also required to submit a valid category certificate to avail the benefits based on category.

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Exam Pattern

OUCET 2020 Exam will be conducted offline i.e in Pen and Paper mode. The exam will be of 90 Minutes and candidates will be required to mark on the OPTICAL MARK READER (OMR) answer sheet by DARKENING the respective ovals with a Black Ball / Blue Point Pen Only.

The number of questions will depend upon the course the candidate has applied for. For all courses except M.P.Ed., there will be 100 MCQs containing 1 mark each. For M.P.Ed., the test will contain 75 multiple choice objective questions for 75 marks. The Department of Physical Education, Osmania University will be awarding the remaining 25 marks.

Note: There is no negative marking for OUCET 2020 exam. Further, the pattern will differ based on the desired course:

CPGET Exam Pattern for MA

Exam pattern for M.A. course is provided below:

OUCET 2020 Exam pattern of MA
Section Question Number Domains
A 1 - 40 Mathematics
B 41 - 55 General English
C 56 - 70 General Knowledge
D 71 - 85 Current Affairs
E 86 - 100 General Economics

CPGET Exam Pattern for MBA

Exam Pattern for the MBA program is tabulated below:

OUCET Exam pattern of MBA
Part Section Question Number Domains
I A 1 - 25 Verbal Ability
B 26 - 40 General Knowledge
II C 41 - 70 Numerical Data Analysis
D 71 - 100 Reasoning and Intelligence

CPGET Exam Pattern for M.Sc

Exam pattern for M.Sc course is given below:

OUCET Exam Pattern of M.Sc.
Section Question Number Domains
A 1 - 34 Chemistry
B 35 - 67 Physics
C 68 - 100 Mathematics

OUCET 2020 Hall Ticket/Admit Card

OUCET Admit Card for OUCET 2020 will be available on the official site in June. Since the admit card will not be sent by post or other means, candidates are required to visit the site and download the OUCET Admit card 2020.

Also, the OUCET 2020 hall ticket may be removed just before the exam, so the candidates are advised to download it as soon as they receive the information of its release as without admit card he/she will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Note: The candidate has to fix a recent passport size photograph on the Admit card and it should be self-attested.

How to Download the OUCET 2020 Hall Ticket?

The following steps can be followed to download the admit card:

  • Go to the Official Website for OUCET 2020
  • Click on Download Hall Ticket under OUCET Notifications column in the website. You will be redirected to a web page to download the hall ticket.
  • After entering the OUCET 2020 Registration ID and Date of Birth, click on Search.
  • Download the Admit card and get it printed.

Make sure your Admit Card has information correctly spelt and the information should also match with your Photo Id. 

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Exam Centres

OUCET 2020 exam centres are assigned to each candidate by the OUCET exam authority, and it is one among these mentioned on the admit card. It will be wise to locate your OUCET Exam Centre at least a day before the exam. Mentioned below is the list of OUCET related campuses.

  • PG Centers and Affiliated Colleges of Osmania,
  • Telangana University, Telangana
  • Mahatma Gandhi and Palamuru Universities.
  • Osmania University-Main Campus.

OUCET (CPGET) Exam is conducted in 12 zones across the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Candidates get their OUCET (CPGET) centres on the basis of the choice of zone in the exam form. Please note the choice of zone will not be changed once submitted. Go to Exam Centre page to check the list of OUCET (CPGET) Exam Zones.

Documents Required at Exam Centre

The candidate needs to carry a Photo ID along with the Admit card to enter the Exam centre for OUCET 2020.

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Results

OUCET Results is expected to be out by the third week of July. It will be displayed on the official webpage. The candidates are advised to download and take the printout of the OUCET 2020 Results for future reference. Candidates need to enter their OUCET 2020 Admit Card Number and Date of Birth to check their results.

How to download the OUCET 2020 Result?

The step by step procedure for downloading the result is:

  • Go to the official website of OUCET (CPGET) 2020.
  • Enter your Login credentials, which involves your registration ID and Date of Birth to download OUCET 2020 Results.
  • The Rank card will be displayed on the screen, download it and take a print out for future reference.
  • Take a print of your OUCET (CPGET) 2020 score card.

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Cut off

After the announcement of results, the cutoff will be declared. This will be the minimum marks that the candidate should get to take admission through OUCET. These marks vary with the category that the candidate belongs to. Every year, the OUCET (CPGET) cutoff depends upon following points:

  • Number of Candidates appearing
  • Number of seats
  • Difficulty Level of paper

OUCET cutoff for various categories is:

OUCET Cutoff 2020
Category Cutoff Marks (out of 100)
General 25
OBC 25
SC No cutoff
ST No cutoff

OUCET (CPGET) Selection Process

A few days after the results are announced, the counselling will start. The counselling will be done online only. After the counselling, the candidate will get institute based on his/her marks and preference. Finally, the candidate has to submit the document and confirm his/her admission into the desired college.

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Counselling

OUCET Counselling will be done through online mode only. The dates for counselling are not finalized yet, but they'll be announced soon after the results are declared. Hence the candidate has to regularly check the official website to check the OUCET 2020 Counselling schedule and procedure. The counselling will happen in more than one round so candidates are requested to check updates for waitlists and second and third rounds of counselling. After OUCET (CPGET) Counselling, Seat-allotment and document verification, candidates will be required to submit the fee against the admission and first semester. If a candidate fails to submit the fee in due time his/her/x admission will get void.

Qualifying Marks: The qualifying marks for OUCET 2020 is 25. This is the minimum mark a candidate should score to appear for the counselling. However, there are no such criteria for SC/ST candidates.

How to submit OUCET (PGCET) Counselling Fee? 

The candidates have to pay a fee against the counselling procedure. This fee is to be submitted only online. The amount payable is INR 250 for General and OBC candidates and INR 200 for SC/ST/PwD candidates. Please make sure you present the required category certificate to avail the benefits. Follow the steps mentioned below to submit the counselling fee and register for the same. 

Step 1: Go to the OUCET (PGCET) website

Step 2: Log in using credentials

Step 3: Pay the Counselling fee using Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card

Step 4: Download the receipt and take a print of it.

OUCET 2020 Certificate Verification for Counselling:

Following certificates are required for OUCET (CPGET) 2020 counselling process:

  • High School Completion Certificate
  • Higher Secondary School Completion Certificate
  • Result sheet or Rank card of OUCET (CPGET) Exam
  • Admit card of OUCET 2020
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income Certificate
  • Community Certificate
  • Reservation Certificate (Only applicable for SC/ST)
  • Identity Proof Certificate
  • Sports Achievement Certificate (Only for Sports Quota Students)

A candidate is expected to possess these credentials for successful completion of the verification process.

How to prepare for OUCET 2020?

The difficulty level of the OUCET (CPGET) exam is considered to be moderate. Thus with consistent hard work and well-executed planning, the candidate can score good marks. The candidate should have a fair idea about the syllabus and regular practice is required in the mathematics and reasoning part of the syllabus.

OUCET Reference Books

There is no particular book or study material that is specific to the OUCET (CPGET) Exam. However, various other reference books are available that will help the candidate to prepare for the exam. Some of those books are listed below:

  • JNU MA Economics Entrance Exams - (English, Expert's Compilation)
  • The Perfect Study Resource for - Delhi University (DU) MA ECONOMICS Entrance Test 2nd Edition (English, Experts Compilation)
  • The Perfect Study Resource for - Delhi University (DU) MA ECONOMICS (Option A) Entrance Test (English, Paperback, Arihant Experts)
  • M.Com Entrance Test Guide (English, Seema Kumari)

OUCET Previous year Papers

The OUCET (CPGET) candidates can get a fair amount of insight about the syllabus after solving the previous year question papers. Moreover, the candidate can analyze his/her weak spots in the syllabus and time required to solve the entire paper. Thus, OUCET previous year papers will help him/her in planning his/her preparation.

OUCET Mock and Sample Papers

Regularly practising the CPGET mock and sample tests will help the candidate to gain speed and finally help him/her finishing the actual exam on time.

OUCET Coaching Centres

The coaching centres in Hyderabad for preparation of PG Entrance examination are:

  • Mohammedan Institute Of General Studies (Coaching Classes)
  • TIME Institute (Ameerpet)
  • Aimfill International
  • Bhargava Educational Academy (Coaching Classes)
  • Erudite Coaching Centre
  • Geography Study Circle

Courses Offered through OUCET (CPGET)

OUCET 2020 offers a very vast range of courses. Almost every PG Course is being offered through OUCET (CPGET). This is the reason why OUCET (CPGET) is a very popular exam and every year more and more candidates are appearing for the exam. The various courses that are offered through the OUCET (CPGET) 2020 are:

Courses Offered through OUCET
Course Type Course Name
Post Graduate Programmes through OUCET 2020 M.A
5-year integrated programmes through OUCET 2020 MBA
M.A. in Applied Economics
M.Sc. in Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
PG Diploma Courses for OUCET 2020 Digital Information Management
Urdu Palaeography
Applied Linguistics
Functional Hindi and Translation
Child Psychology
Archival Science and Manuscriptology
Geographical Cartography
Psychological Counselling
Advanced PG Diploma in Biostatics

Number of Courses Offered through OUCET (CPGET) 2020 in OSMANIA University

The courses offered through the OUCET (CPGET) exam at OSMANIA University are given below.

Number of Courses offered By OSMANIA University
Courses Offered in OSMANIA University Hyderabad
Post Graduate Courses in OUCET (CPGET) 2020 39
PG Diploma Courses in OUCET (CPGET) 2020 10
5 Year Integrated Programmes in OUCET (CPGET) 2020 3

OSMANIA University is one of the leading Universities in Hyderabad, and it offers a total of 52 courses.

OUCET (CPGET) 2020 Exam Code of Conduct

The following are the instructions that would ensure smooth conduction of CPGET examination on your behalf. Please feel free to go through them.

  • Test Booklet: The candidates should not remove any page(s) from the OUCET  (CPGET)2020 test-Booklet and yet if the pages are found removed, they will be presumed to have used unfair means and shall be liable for punishment.

  • The Behaviour of Candidate: Candidates shall maintain silence and focus on the OUCET 2020 question Paper only. Any communication with other candidates in the Examination Hall shall be considered as misbehaviour and the candidature of the aspirant shall be terminated.

  • Gadgets: The use of calculators, log table, communication devices such as the cellular phone or any other electronic device is not allowed inside the OUCET 2020 examination Hall.

  • Unfair Practices: If a candidate is found using unfair means or impersonating in any stage of OUCET 2020 admission, then his/her candidature shall be cancelled. He/ she will be debarred from taking the examination permanently or for a specified period according to the nature of the offence.

OUCET Exam Guidelines

  • Candidates should keep in mind that eligibility is not verified during the application process but at later stages of the admission process. So, the candidate should check eligibility carefully and apply only if he/she fulfils it.
  • Candidates appearing for OUCET 2020 examination must carry the OUCET 2020 Admit Card and original valid photo-identity proof to the exam centre.
  • Candidates are advised to take a legible, preferably colour printout of the admit card on an A4 size paper. The Admit card is valid only if the candidate's photograph and signature images are legitimate and are according to the instructions.
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the OUCET 2020 examination hall 30 minutes after the commencement of the exam.
  • Candidates will be permitted to appear for the examination only after their OUCET 2020 credentials are verified by the centre officials.

OUCET Contact Details

Feel free to contact the helpdesk below for OUCET related queries.

  • Address: The Director, Directorate of Admissions, Near PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad-500007, Telangana.
    Phone: 040-27090136
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Website: https://www.osmania.ac.in/

Frequently Asked Questions

The application process of OUCET is completely online and an interested candidate can apply to the OUCET Exam through the official website of the OUCET Exam.

No, candidates are not required to send any documents to the authorities after form filling because the application process is completely online and no document is required to be sent in physical form to the authorities.

No, you cannot change the details after submission of the form. If there are any changes needed, candidates should make those before submitting the OUCET application form.

Yes, the candidate is allowed to apply for more than one exam.

Yes, candidates can fill the OUCET/CPGET 2020 Exam form after the last date although they will be charged late fee accordingly. Candidates are requested to check the official website for more instructions regarding the same.

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Colleges which accept [OUCET]

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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Food Nutrition), batch of 2018
21 Jun 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria was bachelors degree from any science background. My admission was done through online. I have written OUCET entrance exam. The course contain nutrition and dietitics.

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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Organic Chemistry), batch of 2017
30 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Bsc with chemistry as one subject . It takes admission through oucet exam which was conducted by osmania university Oucet exam is the entrance exam. No specific cutt off as per highest mark rank to be taken.

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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Microbiology), batch of 2019
24 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

1) we must complete 3 years graduation in B.Sc. in microbiology/ Botany/zoology/biochemistry/biotechnology/forensic science/chemistry/ Nursing/ MLT anyone of these science-related subjects . 2) After passing graduation in BSc.Microbiology I wrote Entrance Exams like osmania university common entrance test(OUCET ) , we can also appear for kakatiya university common entrance test (KUCET), Hyderabad central university (HCU) , 3) cut off marks 35 marks , I belong to reservation category under BC- A I got 42 marks with 647 rank I got seat in palamuru university, Mahabubnagar

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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics), batch of 2019
05 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

We have to pass undergraduate from a recognized university then we have to write OUCET and based on rank college allocations will there.

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Master of Commerce [M.Com], batch of 2016
05 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

For getting admission, one has to complete their graduation and attend for OUCET  exam which was conducted by Osmania University. For qualifying OUCET, one has to get more than 25% marks. After getting qualified one has to attend for Certificate verification on the specified date by the University in its official website. For more information get into www.oucet.com (Osmania University common entrance test) website.

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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics), batch of 2017
04 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Firstly I have to register for the entrance of OUCET. Then after I got a notification from OUCET  I got all the required information about the entrance exam date timings etc. I wrote an entrance exam on mathematics. After writing the entrance I got rank within 1 month. Based on my rank I got the seat at st Pious college. I went for counseling and certificate verification. After every verification, I joined the course. I have 4 subjects, algebra, real analysis, mathematical methods, elementary number theory based on this we have syllabus copy according to it we are studying.

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Master of Science [M.Sc], batch of 2017
22 Jul 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

*Admission procedure is based on. Management  quota*I took the Entrance examination  OUCET  for the  MSc Nutrition course

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M.Sc (Others)microbiology, batch of 2016
09 Dec 2016
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria for getting a seat into Msc microbiology in Osmania University, Hyderabad is to qualify OUCET (MSc entrance exam) with cutoff marks of 60%.

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