OUCET (CPGET) 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.
What is OUCET (CPGET) Exam?
OUCET 2020 opens the gates to various 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.
Note: OSMANIA University has announced with an immediate effect that OUCET will be known as CPGET (Common Postgraduate Entrance Test).
|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|
|OUCET 2020 Exam Date||July 8, 2020 to July 20, 2020|
|Exam Category||Post Graduation Degree|
|Official Website||CPGET 2020|
|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 600/- (General Category); INR 800/- (SC/ST Category)|
|Application Fee(Additional Subject)||INR 400/-|
- What is OUCET?
- OUCET Exam Date
- OUCET Eligibility
- OUCET Syllabus
- OUCET Registration
- OUCET Exam Pattern
- OUCET Admit Card
- OUCET Exam Centres
- OUCET Result
- OUCET Cutoff
- OUCET Selection Process
- OUCET Counselling
- How to prepare for OUCET?
- OUCET Coaching Centres
- Courses offered through OUCET
- Guidelines for OUCET
- OUCET FAQs
- OUCET Contact Details
- Related Exams
OUCET Exam Dates
OUCET Exam Notification 2020 will be available from the month of April 2020 (tentatively). OUCET 2020 Dates will be declared by Osmania University and OUCET 2020 Exam will be conducted from July 8, 2020 - July 20, 2020 (expected). Results are expected to get released after 3-4 weeks of the exam. The other important OUCET Exam Dates are:
|OUCET 2020 Dates (Tentative)|
|Last Date to Submit Application form without fine||4th Week of April|
|Downloading of OUCET 2020 Admit Card||1st Week of June|
|OUCET 2020 Exam dates||2nd Week of July|
|Announcement of OUCET 2020 Results||July 2020|
OUCET Eligibility Criteria 2020
Since 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.
Age: There is no age bar for the candidates appearing for OUCET 2020 exam.
Nationality Criterion: Only Indian Nationals are allowed to give this 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. Remaining 15% is open to Locals as well as Non-Locals.
Qualification: The candidate should have an aggregate of 40% score in graduation, in order to be eligible for OUCET 2020 Examination.
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:
|PART 1||Verbal Ability, General Knowledge|
|PART 2||Numerical Data Analysis, Reasoning and Intelligence|
5-Year Integrated Program
|M.Sc in Chemistry+M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry||A||Chemistry|
|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|
|C||Numerical Data Analysis|
|D||Reasoning and Intelligence|
The registration for OUCET will commence from the last week of April. Candidates will be able to register the form until 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 Application Form can be filled through online mode only through its official website. The form would be available till May 30, 2020. The OUCET Application fee based on different categories are as follows:
|Category||No. of Subjects||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
The candidate is required to upload the scanned images of his/her photograph, signature and certificates. Candidates are required to upload a colored photograph and prescribed certificates. While uploading photograph make sure image size should be less than 40kb and signature scanned image size should be less than 30 kb.
OUCET 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:
Exam Pattern for MA
Exam pattern for M.A. course is provided below:
|A||1 - 40||Mathematics|
|B||41 - 55||General English|
|C||56 - 70||General Knowledge|
|D||71 - 85||Current Affairs|
|E||86 - 100||General Economics|
Exam Pattern for MBA
Exam pattern for MBA program is tabulated below:
|I||A||1 - 25||Verbal Ability|
|B||26 - 40||General Knowledge|
|II||C||41 - 70||Numerical Data Analysis|
|D||71 - 100||Reasoning and Intelligence|
Exam Pattern for M.Sc
Exam pattern for M.Sc course is given below:
|A||1 - 34||Chemistry|
|B||35 - 67||Physics|
|C||68 - 100||Mathematics|
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.
OUCET 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.
- PG Centers and Affiliated Colleges of Osmania,
- Telangana University, Telangana
- Mahatma Gandhi and Palamuru Universities.
- Osmania University-Main Campus.
Documents Required at Exam Centre
The candidate needs to carry a Photo ID along with the Admit card in order to enter the Exam center for OUCET 2020.
OUCET 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 2020.
- Enter your Login credentials, which involves your registration ID and Date of Birth in order to download OUCET 2020 Results.
- The Rank card will be displayed on the screen, download it and take a print out for future reference.
After the announcement of results, the cutoff will be declared. This will be the minimum marks that the candidate should get in order to take admission through OUCET. These marks vary with the category that the candidate belongs to.
OUCET cutoff for various categories is:
|Category||Cutoff Marks (out of 100)|
OUCET Selection Process
A few days after the results are announced, the counseling will start. The counseling will be done online only. After the counseling, the candidate will get institute on the basis of his/her marks and preference. Finally, the candidate has to submit the document and confirm his/her admission into the desired college.
OUCET Counselling will be done through online mode only. The dates for counseling 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 in order to check the OUCET 2020 Counselling schedule and procedure.
Qualifying Marks: The qualifying marks for OUCET 2020 is 25. This is the minimum mark a candidate should score in order to appear for the counseling. However, there are no such criteria for SC/ST candidates.
OUCET 2020 Certificate Verification for Counselling:
Following certificates are required for OUCET 2020 counseling process:
- High School Completion Certificate
- Higher Secondary School Completion Certificate
- Result sheet or Rank card of OUCET 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 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 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 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 practicing the 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 centers 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
OUCET 2020 offers a very vast range of courses. Almost every PG Course is being offered through OUCET. This is the reason why OUCET 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 2020 are:
|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|
|Functional Hindi and Translation|
|Archival Science and Manuscriptology|
|Advanced PG Diploma in Biostatics|
Number of Courses Offered through OUCET 2020 in OSMANIA University
The courses offered through OUCET exam at OSMANIA University are given below.
|Courses Offered in OSMANIA University Hyderabad|
|Post Graduate Courses in OUCET 2020||39|
|PG Diploma Courses in OUCET 2020||10|
|5 Year Integrated Programmes in OUCET 2020||3|
OSMANIA University is one of the leading Universities in Hyderabad, and it offers a total of 52 courses.
OUCET 2020 Exam Code of Conduct
The following are the instructions that would ensure smooth conduction of examination on your behalf. Please feel free to go through them.
Test Booklet: The candidates should not remove any page(s) from the OUCET 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 misbehavior 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 canceled. He/ she will be debarred from taking the examination permanently or for a specified period according to the nature of the offense.
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 fulfills it.
- Candidates appearing for OUCET 2020 examination must carry the OUCET 2020 Admit Card and original valid photo-identity proof to the exam center.
- Candidates are advised to take a clearly legible, preferably color 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.
Q. Where do I get the OUCET application form?
Ans. The application process of OUCET is completely online and a candidate can apply through the official website of the OUCET Exam.
Q. Am I required to send the documents to authorities after form filling?
Ans. No, The application process is completely online and no document is required to be sent in physical form to the authorities.
Q. I made mistakes in the form. Can I change it after the submission of the form?
Ans. No, you cannot change the details after submission of the form.
Q. Can a candidate fill applications for more than 1 exam?
Ans. Yes, the candidate is allowed to apply for more than one exam.
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.