OUCET (CPGET) 2023: Counselling Round 1 Web Option (Till Sep 26)

Sep 26, 2023 | Arts, Commerce


OUCET (CPGET) 2023 option window will be active on the official website at cpget.tsche.ac.in till Sep 26, 2023, and candidates edit the options till Sep 26, 2023. OUCET (CPGET) counselling round 1 provisional seat allotment will be released on Sep 29, 2023, and the seat allotted candidates must report by Oct 4, 2023.

Latest Updates on OUCET (CPGET)

OUCET (CPGET) 2023 is the gateway to many 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 exam. 

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OUCET (CPGET) Counselling 2023

TS CPGET/OUCET Counselling 2023 dates have been informed officially to the selected candidates. OUCET counselling 2023 registration process closed on Sep 22, 2023. The web option window is active from Sep 23 - 26, 2023. Candidates will be called based on the merit rank secured.

Candidates will be allotted institutions based on their overall performance. Candidates who are provided seats must report to their allotted institutes within the given time period. Candidates can check the TS CPGET 2023 counselling dates from the table below.

TS CPGET Counselling Dates 2023
Event Dates 
CPGET 2023 Round 1 Counselling Registration Sep 5 - 22, 2023
Round 1 Certificate Verification Sep 23, 2023
Round 1 Exercising Web Options Sep 23 - 26, 2023
Round 1 Web Option Edit Window Sep 26, 2023
CPGET 2023 Round 1 Provisional Seat Allotment Sep 29, 2023
Reporting to Colleges (Round 1) Oct 4, 2023
CPGET 2023 Round 2 Counselling Registration Oct 6, 2023
Round 2 Verification of Certificates Oct 2023
Round 2 Web Option Exercising     Oct 2023
Round 2 Web Option Editing    Oct 2023
CPGET 2023 Round 2 Seat Allotment Oct 2023
CPGET 2023 Reporting Window to the Allotted Colleges Oct 2023
CPGET 2023 Round 3 Counselling Registration Oct 2023
Round 3 Online Verification of Certificates Oct 2023
Round 3 Verifications of NCC / PH / CAPVenue: Directorate of Admissions, Osmania University, Hyderabad-007 Oct 2023
Round 3 Self Verification Oct 2023
Round 3 Web Option Exercising Oct 2023
Round 3 Web Option Editing Oct 2023
CPGET 2023 Round 3 Seat Allotment Oct 2023
CPGET 2023 Round 3 Seat Allotment Oct 2023
Reporting to the Allotted College Oct 2023

OUCET Counselling will be done online mode only. 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 Counselling, Seat-allotment, and document verification, candidates must submit the fee against the admission and first semester. If a candidate fails to submit the fee in due time, his/her admission will get void.

Qualifying Marks: The qualifying mark for OUCET 2023 is 25. This is the minimum mark a candidate should score to appear for 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 for 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 of 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, cpget.tsche.ac.in
  • 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 2023 Certificate Verification for Counselling

The following certificates are required for OUCET (CPGET) Counselling 2023 process:

  • High School Completion Certificate
  • Higher Secondary School Completion Certificate
  • Result sheet or Rank card
  • Admit Card
  • 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 to successfully complete the verification process.

Read More: OUCET Counselling 2023


OUCET 2023 opens the gates to various postgraduate and 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.

The 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 2023 is an entrance exam for admission into these educational institutions for the above-mentioned courses. This exam is also known as TS CPGET, OU PGET, and recently CPGET.

Read more below to find out detailed information regarding the entrance exam.

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

OUCET Exam Overview 2023
Name of the Exam OUCET / CPGET / TS CPGET / OU PGET
Full Form Common Post-Graduate Entrance Test
Conducting Body Osmania University, Hyderabad
Exam Level National Level
Application Mode Online
Languages English
Exam Mode Offline/Pen and Paper Based
Official Website cpget.tsche.ac.in
Helpline +91 9063273353 , +91 9908703353

Courses Offered through OUCET (CPGET)

OUCET 2023 offers a very vast range of courses. Almost every PG Course is offered; this is the reason why it is a very popular exam, and every year, more and more candidates are appear for the exam. The various courses that are offered through the OUCET (CPGET) 2023 are:

Courses Offered through OUCET
Course Type Course Name
Post Graduate Programmes M.A
5-year integrated programmes MBA
M.A. in Applied Economics
M.Sc. in Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
PG Diploma Courses 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) 2023 in OSMANIA University

There are several courses offered with CPGET results. 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) 2023 39
PG Diploma Courses in OUCET (CPGET) 2023 10
5 Year Integrated Programmes in OUCET (CPGET) 2023 3

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

OUCET (CPGET) Exam Dates 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Exam Dates 2023 was published at cgpet.tsche.ac.in. The CPGET 2023 counselling round 1 web option entry window is active from Sep 20 - 22, 2023. The important dates are tabulated below:

OUCET CPGET Exam Dates 2023
OUCET CPGET 2023 Dates
Last Date for submission of online applications Jun 11, 2023
Last date with a late fee of INR 500/- Jun 15, 2023
Last date with a late fee of INR 2000/- Jun 20, 2023
OUCET CPGET Application Form Editing Jun 12 - Jun 15, 2023
OUCET CPGET Admit Card Dates Jun 25, 2023
OUCET CPGET Exam Dates Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2023
OUCET Answer Key Jul 21, 2023
OUCET Answer Key Objection Jul 24, 2023
OUCET CPGET Result Aug 22, 2023
OUCET CPGET Counselling Start Date Sep  5 -15, 2023

Read More: OUCET Exam Dates 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Eligibility Criteria 2023 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.

Age Limit

There is no age bar for the candidates appearing for OUCET (CPGET) 2023 exam.

Nationality Criteria

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.

Educational Qualification 

For OUCET 2023, the candidate should have an aggregate of 40% score in graduation to be eligible for the OUCET (PGCET) 2023 Examination. An exemption is given to the candidates from SC/ST category; they are only required to pass the qualifying exam.

Read More: OUCET(CPGET) Eligibility Criteria 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Registration 2023

OUCET registration 2023 date will be announced on the official website. Candidates will have a timeline given for corrections also if any. The dates for the correction window will also be announced soon. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility before applying for the exam. 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 filling in details like Candidate Name, Date of Birth, Active E-Mail Id, active mobile number, etc. Pay registration fees. Finally, you'll receive an SMS with your registration ID in it.
  • Fill up the Online Application for OUCET 2023: 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 printout of it.

OUCET (CPGET) Application Form

OUCET Application Form can be filled out online mode only through its official website. The form will be available until a given date. The application fee based on different categories are as follows:

OUCET Application Fee 2023
Category Subject Fee
OC/BC Single Subject INR 800
SC/ST/PH Single Subject INR 600
All Category Additional Subject INR 450

Documents Required to Apply for OUCET (CPGET)

The candidate must upload 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, the 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 2023 must be obvious, and the photograph should focus on the face and clear background. The candidates must also submit a valid category certificate to avail of the benefits based on category.

Read More: OUCET Application Form 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Admit Card 2023

OUCET admit card 2023 was released on Jun 25, 2023. It was available on the official site for candidates to download. Since the admit card will not be sent by post or other means, candidates must visit the site and download the OUCET Admit Card 2023.

Also, the OUCET 2023 hall ticket will be removed just before the exam, so the candidates are advised to download it as soon as they received the information of its release, as without admit card, they will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Note: The candidate has to fix a recent passport-size photograph on the admit card, which should be self-attested.

How to Download the OUCET 2023 Hall Ticket?

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

  • Step 1: Go to the Official Website
  • Step 2: Click on Download Hall Ticket under OUCET Notifications column on the website. You will be redirected to a web page to download the hall ticket.
  • Step 3: After entering the Registration ID and Date of Birth, click on Search.
  • Step 4: Download the admit card and get it printed.

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

Read More: OUCET Admit Card 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Exam Centres 2023

Exam centres are assigned to each candidate by the exam authority, and it is one of 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 related campuses.

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

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

Documents Required at Exam Centre

The candidate must carry a Photo ID and the admit card to enter the Exam centre for OUCET 2023.

Read More: OUCET Exam Centre 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Exam Pattern 2023

OUCET 2023 Exam will be conducted offline i.e. in Pen and Paper mode. The exam will be for 90 Minutes, and candidates are 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 depends upon the course the candidate has applied for. For all courses except M.P.Ed., 100 MCQs are 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 award the remaining 25 marks.

Note: There is no negative marking for the OUCET 2023 exam. Further, the pattern will differ based on the desired course:

CPGET Exam Pattern for MA

The exam Pattern for the M.A. course is provided below:

OUCET Exam Pattern 2023 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

The exam Pattern for the MBA program is tabulated below:

OUCET Exam Pattern 2023 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

The exam Pattern for the M.Sc course is given below:

OUCET Exam Pattern 2023 of M.Sc.
Section Question Number Domains
A 1 - 34 Chemistry
B 35 - 67 Physics
C 68 - 100 Mathematics

Read More: OUCET Exam Pattern 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Syllabus 2023

The syllabus for admission into each discipline is different. There are regular and Integrated Programs as well. OUCET Syllabus 2023 for the various exam is as follows:


OUCET MBA Syllabus 2023
PART 1 Verbal Ability, General Knowledge
PART 2 Numerical Data Analysis, Reasoning and Intelligence


OUCET M.A Syllabus 2023
A Mathematics
B General English
C General Knowledge
D Current Affairs
E General Economics


OUCET M.Sc Syllabus 2023
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

Read More: OUCET Syllabus 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Reference Books

There is no book or study material specific to the OUCET (CPGET) Exam. However, various other reference books are available to help the candidate 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)

How to Prepare for OUCET 2023?

The OUCET (CPGET) exam's difficulty level is considered 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.

Read More: OUCET Books 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Coaching Centres 2023

The coaching centres in Hyderabad for preparation for the 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

OUCET Previous year Papers

Candidates can get a fair amount of insight into the syllabus after solving the previous year's question papers. Moreover, the candidate can analyze his/her weak spots in the syllabus and the time required to solve the entire paper. Thus, OUCET's previous year's 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 gain speed and finally help him/her finish the exam on time.

OUCET (CPGET) Answer Key

TS CPGET 2023 preliminary answer key and response sheet was released on Jul 21, 2023 after the examination was over. Candidates can log in to the official website to download the answer key and as well as response sheet. Students were able to check the answer key and raise an objection till Jul 24, 2023. The answer key can be accessed from the official website by entering their credentials. The final answer key will be released with all the corrections (if there are any).

How To Check OUCET Answer Key

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to check the OUCET answer key.

  • Step 1: Candidates must navigate to the official website, i.e, cpget.tsche.ac.in
  • Step 2: On the Navigation panel look for 'Master Question Paper with Preliminary Key' and click on it
  • Step 3: Now select the correct course and click on it
  • Step 4: You will be presented with a PDF
  • Step 5: You can download OUCET answer key PDF and check the same.

Read More: OUCET Answer Key 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Results 2023

Osmania University declared the TS CPGET results 2023 on Aug 22, 2023, on the official website at cpget.tsche.ac.in. The candidates are advised to download and take the printout of the OUCET Results 2023 for future reference. Candidates need to enter their Admit Card Number and Date of Birth to check their results.

How to Download the OUCET 2023 Result?

The step-by-step procedure for downloading the result is as follows:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website
  • Step 2: Enter your Login credentials, which involve your registration ID and Date of Birth, to download OUCET 2023 Results.
  • Step 3: The Rank card will be displayed on the screen; download it and take a printout for future reference.
  • Step 4: Take a print of your scorecard.

Read More: OUCET Results 2023

OUCET (CPGET) Cut Off 2023

After the announcement of the results, the cutoff will be declared. These 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 cutoff depends upon the following points:

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

OUCET cutoff for various categories is:

OUCET Cutoff 2023
Category Cutoff Marks (out of 100)
General 25
OBC 25
SC No cutoff
ST No cutoff

Read More: OUCET Cut Off 2023

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 the OUCET 2023 examination must carry the 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 A4 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 2023 examination hall 30 minutes after the commencement of the exam.
  • Candidates will be permitted to appear for the examination only after their OUCET 2023 credentials are verified by the centre officials.

OUCET (CPGET) 2023 Exam Code of Conduct

The following are the instructions to ensure the smooth conduct of the 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)2023 test booklet and yet if the pages are removed, they will be presumed to have used unfair means and shall be liable for punishment.

  • The Behaviour of the Candidate: Candidates shall maintain silence and focus on the OUCET 2023 question paper only. Any communication with other candidates in the Examination Hall shall be considered misbehaviour, and the candidature of the aspirant shall be terminated.

  • Gadgets: The use of calculators, log tables, and communication devices such as the cellular phone or any other electronic device is not allowed inside the OUCET 2023 examination Hall.

  • Unfair Practices: If a candidate is found using unfair means or impersonating at any stage of OUCET 2023 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 Contact Details

In case of any queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

Address: The Director, Directorate of Admissions, Near PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad-500007, Telangana.

OUCET Helpline Number: 040-27090136, +91 9063273353 , +91 9908703353

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.osmania.ac.incpget.tsche.ac.in


When does the preliminary answer key of OUCET exam will be out?

OUCET preliminary answer key was released on Jul 21, 2023. Candidates can challenge the preliminary answer key till Jul 24, 2023.

When does OUCET counselling round 1 registration will begin?

OUCET counselling 2023 round 1 registration will take place from Sep 5 - 22, 2023. The document verification will be done on Sep 23, 2023.

I made mistakes in the form. Can I change it after the submission of the form?

No, you cannot change the details after the submission of the form. If there are any changes needed, candidates should make those before submitting the OUCET application form 2023.

Can a candidate fill applications for more than 1 exam?

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

Can I fill out the CPGET/OUCET 2023 Exam form after the last date?

Yes, candidates can fill out the OUCET/CPGET 2023 Exam form after the last date although they will be charged a late fee accordingly. Candidates are requested to check the official website for more instructions regarding the same.

What is the OUCET (CPGET) exam date 2023?

OUCET (CPGET) 2023 exam was held from Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2023.

When will the OUCET admit card 2023 be issued?

CPGET admit card 2023 was released on Jun 25, 2023. Candidates were able to download the admit card at cgpet.tsche.ac.in using their login credentials.

Where do I get the OUCET application form 2023?

The application process for OUCET is completely online and an interested candidate can apply to the OUCET Exam through the official website of the OUCET Exam 2023.


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