OUCET 2020 Eligibility

Exam Date : November 6, 2020

The OUCET Entrance exam is being conducted every year for various postgraduate courses, Post Graduation diploma & Integrated courses. In the same way, OUCET 2020 will be conducted this year in July. Students can apply for the exam by filling the application form on the official website.

OUCET Eligibility Criteria 2020 

OUCET 2020 Syllabus has fleshed out certain eligibility criteria for admission into various courses. Also, the candidates are advised to check out the OUCET Exam pattern to understand the structure of the Examination.

Students can know about the details of the eligibility criteria by reading this page completely.

  • Nationality Criterion: Only the citizens of India are eligible to apply for OUCET 2020 entrance exam.
  • Domicile Criterion: Permanent residents of Telangana/Andhra Pradesh or candidates from the other states can also apply through the 15% seats reservation.
  • University Board Criterion: Candidates should also satisfy the Local/Unreserved status requirements as constituted in the Telangana State Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions) of 1974, and the amendments that were made subsequently. 
  • The criterion for a Non-Indian: Candidates not of Indian origin should satisfy the rules of the Universities concerned, before applying for OUCET 2020.

OUCET 2020 Educational Qualification

The Educational Qualification criteria for taking the OUCET are as follows:

  • Duration: Courses offered through OUCET 2020 are of 2 years duration.
  • Minimum Eligibility Score: Candidates must have completed an undergraduate course in B.Sc. or B.A. and passed an equivalent examination with a minimum of at least 40% aggregate score.
  • Candidates under reservation (SC or ST), are required only to clear the OUCET 2020 Entrance exam. Also, those candidates should have done an Undergraduate course in B.Sc. or B.A. and completed it successfully. Moreover, the requirement of SC/ST candidates is a minimum pass mark in the qualifying examination.
  • Final Year Candidates: An applicant appearing for his or her final examination in their Bachelor's Programme is also eligible to apply for the entrance test. Candidates are required to produce marks memo and original mark sheet/ certificate at the time of admission. Again reiterating an important fact, in the case of SC/ST candidates having a minimum pass mark in the qualifying examination is sufficient.

OUCET 2020 Exam Age Limit

The Age limit criteria for taking the exam are as follows:

  • For SC/ST Candidates: The maximum eligible age for obtaining a Fee Reimbursement in OUCET 2020 concerning SC/ST category is 34 years. However, there is no age restriction to attempt the OUCET 2020 examination.
  • For EBC/Minorities/PwD: The maximum eligible age for obtaining a Fee Reimbursement in OUCET 2020 for candidates under the category of EBC/Minorities/Disables is 30 years. These specifications are as per the rules of the Government of Telangana State.

OUCET 2020 Qualifying Exam Criteria

To be eligible for admission into any programme under the OUCET, the candidate must have:

  1. Passed the Qualifying Examination and secured the prescribed minimum marks in the subject or programme concerned as mentioned in the information brochure.
  2. Qualified in Osmania University Common Entrance Test conducted by the University in the concerned subject in which admission is sought. But the qualification itself at the Entrance Test alone does not confer any right of admission into a course.
  3. In addition to being qualified at the Common Entrance Test, a candidate will be eligible for admission only if he/she passes the qualifying examination before the commencement of admissions process and secure the prescribed minimum marks in the subjects or programmes.

Other Important Points Regarding OUCET Exam Eligibility

Some general criteria for the OUCET 2020 Exam:

  • Candidates who have completed their UG course (which comprised of a single subject) in Open or Distance Education, are not eligible to appear for OUCET 2020 exam.
  • Above all candidates are requested to ensure whether they satisfy the eligibility criteria framed in the OUCET Syllabus.
  • To know more about OUCET 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates can also visit the official website.

List of OUCET 2020 Courses and Subjects Codes

Given below is the list of courses and their corresponding subject codes: 

OUCET (CPGET) Fine Arts Courses

OUCET (CPGET) Fine Arts Courses
Subject Code Name of Subject
11 M.A. Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology (AIHCA)
12 M.A. Arabic
13 M.A. English
14 M.A. Hindi
15 M.A. Kannada
16 M.A. Marathi
17 M.A. Persian
18 M.A. Sanskrit
19 M.A. Telugu
20 M.A. Urdu
21 M.A. Islamic Studies
22 M.A. Linguistics
23 M.A. Philosophy
24 M.A. Theatre Arts

OUCET (CPGET) Faculty of Social Sciences Courses

OUCET (CPGET) Faculty of Social Sciences Courses
Subject Code Name of the Subject
31 M.A. Economics
32 M.A. Gender Studies
33 M.A. History
34 M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication
35 M.Lib.I.Sc. (2 years)/Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.Lib.I.Sc) (1 year)
36 Master of Library and Information Science (M.Li.I.Sc) 1-year course
37 Master of Social Work (M.S.W)
38 Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
39 Master of Tourism Management (MTM)
40 M.A. Political Science
41 M.A. Psychology
42 M.A. Public Administration
43 M.A. Sociology

OUCET (CPGET) Faculty of Commerce Courses

OUCET (CPGET) Faculty of Commerce Courses
Subject Code Name of the Subject 
51 M.Com

OUCET (CPGET) Faculty of Education Courses

OUCET (CPGET) Faculty of Education Courses
Subject Code Name of the Subject
56 M.Ed.
57 M.P.Ed.

OUCET (CPGET) Faculty of Science Courses

OUCET (CPGET) Faculty of Science Courses
Subject Code Name of the Subject
61 M.Sc. Botany
62 M.Sc. Chemistry
63 M.Sc. Computer Science
64 M.Sc. Electronics
65 M.Sc. Geography
66 M.Sc. Geo-informatics
67 M.Sc. Geology
68 M.Sc. Mathematics
69 M.Sc. Physics
70 M.Sc. Statistics
71 M.Sc. Zoology
72 M.Sc. Biochemistry/Environmental Science/Forensic Science/Genetics/Microbiology (BCESFSG&M)
73 M.Sc. Biotechnology
74 M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics
75 M.Sc. Food Science & Technology
76 M.Sc. Psychology

OUCET (CPGET) PG Diploma Courses

OUCET (CPGET) PG Diploma Courses
Subject Code Name of the Subject
81 PGD in Child Psychology
82 PGD in Geographical Cartography
83 PGD in Psychological Counselling
84 PGD in Sericulture

OUCET (CPGET) 5 Years Integrated Programme Courses

OUCET (CPGET) 5 Years Integrated Programme Courses
OUCET (CPGET  ) Subject Code Name of the Subject
91 Bio-Technology (5 years Integrated)
92 Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry (5 years Integrated)
93 Economics (5 years Integrated)
94 M.B.A. (5 years Integrated)

OUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Aggregate: Candidates should have passed the qualifying examination with minimum 40% marks in the aggregate of Part-II (or Part-I) for languages.
  • Compartment: Candidates who have passed their Undergraduate exam compartmentally are also eligible. However, they should not have scored less than the minimum 40% marks in the aggregate of Part II.

OUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences

Course Duration Entrance Test to be taken Eligibility Conditions
M.A English Two Years English Must have studied the concerned language either in Part-I or in Part-II of the qualifying examination for at least two years and a minimum of 200 marks.Must have obtained 40% marks in that part (Part-I or Part-II of the qualifying examination), where the candidate has studied the concerned language.
M.A Hindi Two Years Hindi
M.A Telugu Two Years Telugu
M.A Arabic Two Years Arabic
M.A Urdu Two Years Urdu
M.A Sanskrit Two Years Sanskrit
M.A Kannada Two Years Kannada
M.A Marathi Two Years Marathi
M.A Persian Two Years Persian  For Persian, in addition to above 1 & 2, any graduate with Persian or Arabic or Urdu as one of the languages either in Part-I or Part-II is eligible.
M.A Economics Two Years Economics  40% marks in Part-II of the graduation with Economics subject as an optional. The candidate must have studied at least four papers of 100 marks each in Economics subject at graduation level. 
M.A History Two Years History  40% marks in Part-II of the graduation with History subject as an optional. The candidate must have studied at least four papers of 100 marks each in History subject at graduation level. 
M.A Political Science Two Years Political Science  40% marks in Part-II of the graduation with Political Science subject as an optional. The candidate must have studied at least four papers of 100marks each in Political Science subject at graduation level.
M.A Public Administration Two Years Public Administration  40% marks in Part-II of the graduation with Public Administration subject as an optional. The candidate must have studied at least four papers of 100marks each in Public Administration subject at graduation level.
M.A Philosophy Two Years Philosophy  Any B.A/B.Sc /B.Com. Graduate (except oriental) with 40% marks. 
M.A Sociology Two Years Sociology Any Graduate (except oriental) with 40% marks.
M.A MSW Two Years MSW Any Graduate (except oriental) with 40% marks.
M.A AIHCA` Two Years AIHCA Any Graduate (except oriental) with 40% marks.
Journalism and Mass Communication Two Years Journalism and Mass Communication Any Graduate (except oriental) with 40% marks.
B.Lib.I.Sc. One Year M.Lib.I.Sc (2 years) /
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.Lib.I.Sc)
Any Graduate with 40% marks.
M.Lib.I.Sc Two Years
M.Lib.I.Sc One Year M.Lib.I.Sc (1 year) B.Lib.I.Sc. with 40% marks.
M.A Psychology Two Years Psychology  40% marks in Part-II with Psychology as an optional at B.A. / B.M.R. / M.Ed. / M.A.(Education) / M.Sc. (Home Science) / Diploma in Child Psychology or Industrial Psychology.
M.A Islamic Studies Two Years Islamic Studies  Any graduate with Islamic studies / Philosophy / History / Commerce / Sociology / Political Science / Economics / Urdu / Persian / Arabic as one of the optional in Part-II with 40& marks.
or
Any graduate with Arabic / Persian / Urdu as the second language in part-I with 40% marks.
or
Any graduate (with 40% marks) with Diploma in Arabic / Persian / Urdu from OU or any recognized institution by OU.
M.A Linguistics Two Years Linguistics A Graduate (with 40% marks in Part-II) in B.A. / B.Sc./ B.Com. with any language subject having studied for two years for a minimum of 200 marks.
M.A Theatre Arts Two Years Theatre Arts  Any B.A/B.Sc /B.Com. Graduate (except oriental) with 40% marks. The candidates must have a minimum of two years of stage experience. The knowledge of Telugu is desirable. Candidates who are dumb, deaf or blind or stammer or Physically Handicapped are not eligible. Candidates qualified for the entrance test have to appear for an aptitude test.

Note:

  • B.Com candidates are not eligible for M.A. Economics.
  • For languages course, a candidate with an undergraduate programme in B.E., B.Tech, B.Pharm etc is not eligible.
  • The candidates with other than B.A./B.Sc./B.Com, the qualifications like B.E., B. Tech., B. Pharmacy, LLB (5 yrs), B.C.A., etc. must go through the eligibility conditions before applying to ensure their eligibility.

OUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Faculties of Science

  • Qualification: Candidates should have done the course in B.Sc., B.A., and completed its equivalent examination with minimum 40% marks in the aggregate of Part-II (for SC/ST candidates, a pass in the qualifying examination is sufficient) and studied the subject(s) mentioned in column(3) of the Table below as optional(s) at the bachelor’s degree level.
  • The candidates who have passed their bachelor's programme exam compartmentally, and secured the required percentage of marks are also eligible.

OUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Faculties of Science

Subject (s) Entrance Test to be written Subject(s) compulsory to have been taken at Under Graduate Level
Botany Botany Botany
Zoology Zoology Zoology
Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry
Computer Science Computer Science Mathematics and Computer Science Mathematics and Computer Applications
 Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Science  Mathematics Mathematics
 Statistics, Applied Statistics Statistics Statistics, and Mathematics
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Geophysics Physics Physics and Mathematics
Electronics Electronics Electronics and Mathematics
Geography Geography B.A. with Geography or B.Sc. with Geography
Geology, Applied Geochemistry Geology Geology
Geo-informatics Geo-informatics B.A. with Geography or B.Sc. / B.Tech. / B.E. / B.C.A Graduate
 Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics, Microbiology  Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics, Microbiology (BCBTESFSG&M)
  • For all the courses under BCBTESFSGM, the candidates must have studied Chemistry as one of the optional subjects in Part-II at B.Sc. level.
  • In addition to the above, one of the following subjects must have also been studied as one of the optional in Part-II at the graduate level: Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology.
  • However, for Biochemistry and Forensic Science courses, candidates with Physics as one of the optional, in addition to (1) above, at graduation level are also eligible. 
Nutrition & Dietetics Nutrition & Dietetics
  • The candidates must have studied Chemistry as one of the optional subjects in Part-II at B.Sc. level.
  • In addition to the above, one of the following subjects must have also been studied as one of the optional in Part-II at graduation level: Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology.
  • In addition to (1) & (2) above, the candidates must have studied any one of the following as optional subject at graduation level: Food and Nutrition, Applied Nutrition & Public Health, Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics and Food Science & Quality Control.

Note:

  • The candidates having a graduation in B.Pharm./B.Sc.(MLT)/B.Sc. (Nursing)/B.Sc. (Agriculture)/ B.Sc (Home Science)/ B.Tech./ B.E. are not eligible for M.Sc. Courses. However B.E./B.Tech graduation is eligible for M.Sc (Geo-Informatics) and any B.Sc. graduates are eligible for M.Sc. (Geography).
  • Candidates who have passed B.Sc. (Chemical Technology) in Loyola Academy, Secunderabad is eligible for admission into M.Sc. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biochemistry.
  • Candidates who have passed B.Sc. with i) Maths, Physics and Computer & Information Science offered by University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad ii) B.Sc. (Computer Science Engineering) offered by Loyola Academy, Secunderabad is eligible for admission into M.Sc. Computer Science. However, BCA candidates are not eligible for M.Sc. Computer Science.
  • Candidates who have passed B.Sc. with Biological Chemistry offered by University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad are eligible for admission into M.Sc. (Chemistry) and BCBTESFSG&M courses.

Reservation for in-service teachers/Laboratory Assistant:

  • Two seats in each of the subjects, viz. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology are reserved for in-service Teacher / Lab. Assistants sponsored by the relevant authority, are subject to appearance and qualifying at the Entrance Test.
  • Out of these two seats, one seat is reserved for teaching candidates and the other one is for Lab Assistant.

The criteria for admission are given below:

  • Entrance test: The candidate should qualify for the Entrance Test in the subject(s) concerned.
  • Service: The candidates should have put in a minimum of three years of continuous service.
  • Teacher candidates are to be sponsored by the Director of School Education, Government of Telangana. The Laboratory Assistants should be sponsored by the Director of Higher Education, Govt. of Telangana. (this applies to Laboratory Assistants working in Govt. Colleges and Govt. Aided Private Colleges). For Laboratory Assistants Working in Campus and Constituent Colleges of O.U., a letter of permission from the Registrar, Osmania University should be submitted. Such Teacher candidates/Lab. Assistants have to submit the relieving order from their respective institutions before joining the course without which, their admission will not be entertained. 
  • Supernumerary seat for M.Sc. Geophysics: One supernumerary seat is reserved for a nominee of National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) at the University College of Science. They are required to take the Entrance Test and become eligible.

OUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Faculty of Commerce

The following table contains the various Commerce Courses and their corresponding details.

OUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Faculty of Commerce 

Commerce Duration Entrance Test to be taken Eligibility Conditions
M.Com Two years M.Com B.Com. with 40% marks in Part-II (A pass in the qualifying examination is sufficient for SC/ST candidates)
M.Com Two years
P.G. Diploma in Taxation One year

OUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Faculty of Education

The following table contains the courses of Education and their corresponding details

OUCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Faculty of Education 

Course Duration Entrance Test to be taken Eligibility Conditions (as per NCTE Guidelines)
M.Ed.* Two years M.Ed. B.Ed. Degree with 55% Marks (50% for SC/ST/BC candidates)
M.P.Ed. Two years M.P.Ed B.P.Ed./B.P.E. with 55% Marks (50% for SC/ST/BC candidates)

 *Special category seats are within the sanctioned intake. 

Eligibility for OUCET 2020 PG Diploma Course

The following table contains the list of PG diploma courses and their corresponding details

Eligibility for OUCET 2020 PG Diploma Course 

Course Eligibility Conditions
 P.G. Diploma in Digital Information Management (PGDD IM)  A pass in M.Lib.I.Sc or B.Lib.I.Sc. or an equivalent course. 
 P.G. Diploma in Applied Linguistics  P.G. Degree in Language/Literature or M.Sc. in Speech and Hearing or any other related subject which offers any one of the branches (Theoretical or Applied) of linguistics as one of the papers.
P.G. Diploma in Museology  For fresh candidates: i) A Pass in M.A. (A.I.H.C.A.) with 50% marks with Museology as one of the subjects of study or ii) A pass in M.A. (History) with Medieval History paper as a specialization with 50% marks. For in-service candidates: i) A pass in Bachelor Degree with 3 years of relevant experience in museums. Out of 12 seats, 6 seats will be offered for fresh candidates and remain 6 seats for the in-service candidates.
P.G. Diploma in Archival Science and Manuscriptology   For fresh candidates: A pass in M.A. (A.I.H.C.A) / M.A (History) / M.A. (Indian Culture) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.For in-service candidates: I) A Bachelor Degree with 3-year relevant experience in Archives / Record rooms and libraries including Oriental manuscript libraries. Out of 12 seats, 6 seats are offered for fresh students and remaining 6 seats are offered for in-service candidates.
PG Diploma in Geographical Cartography   i) B.A., B.Sc., or M.Sc. degree of a recognized University in Geography, Geology, Economics, Statistics or Mathematics with 40% of marks in the aggregate or ii) Five-year Diploma in Architecture, Fine Arts or Commercial Arts with a minimum of 40% marks in the aggregate or iii) Bachelor of Architecture or iv) Graduate of any University with 40% of marks in the aggregate with at least one year experience in mapping in a Government / Quasi-Government Institution. 
 PG Diploma in Psychological Counselling  B.A. Psychology/ B.Ed./ Degree or Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology/ B.Sc. Nursing/ B.S.W./ M.Sc. Home Science with Child Development/ Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy/ Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Law/ P.G. Diploma in Marriage and Family Counselling/ P. G. Diploma in Child Psychology/ P. G. Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. For applying to the course, a minimum of 40% marks in the qualifying examination is required. 

*A pass in the qualifying examination is sufficient for SC/ST candidates. 

Eligibility Conditions for OUCET 2020 5-year Integrated P.G. Programmes

The following table contains the list of 5-year integrated PG programs and their corresponding details

Eligibility Conditions for OUCET 2020 5-year Integrated P.G. Programmes 

Name of the Course  Eligibility Conditions   Entrance Test that has to be taken
M.Sc. in Chemistry  The Applicants must have passed 10+2 education (Intermediate or equivalent with MPC / BPC/ MBPC Groups) as recognized by Board of Intermediate Education, T.S. with a  minimum of 50% marks (a pass mark is sufficient for SC/ST candidates). Chemistry(5yrs.) 
M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry 
 M.A. in Applied Economics The Applicants must have passed 10+2 education (Intermediate or equivalent with 50% marks (a pass mark is sufficient for SC / ST candidates).  Economics(5yrs.) 
M.B.A The Applicants must have passed 10+2 education(Intermediate or equivalent) with 50% marks (a pass mark is sufficient for SC / ST candidates). M.B.A(5yrs.)

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