OUCET Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Total Marks

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Jan 18, 2024

Latest Updates for OUCET

  • 17 May 2024 :

    OUCET (CPGET) exam date 2024 is scheduled for Jul 5, 2024.

OUCET exam pattern 2024 will be released by Osmania University to provide an overview of the Common postgraduate admission test. Osmania University will publish OUCET exam pattern 2024 on its official website. OUCET 2024 exam pattern includes information such as the total number of questions, marks, exam duration, test mode, and marking scheme.

In this section, let us have a look at the OUCET Exam Pattern. Candidates preparing for the exam should have proper knowledge of the exam pattern to do well in the exams.

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OUCET Exam Pattern 2024

OUCET 2024 Exam will be conducted online mode by the Osmania University of Hyderabad. The exam is conducted for admissions into their undergraduate, postgraduate, and research-level courses. Check out the OUCET Eligibility to see whether you cleared all of the criteria to take the exam. The OUCET 2024 is a half-hour-long examination that consists of multiple-choice questions to be answered on an OMR answer sheet.

The OUCET exam pattern is different for all the courses offered with the OUCET Exam, and we have listed it down accordingly. 

The whole OUCET (CPGET) exam pattern is as follows:

  • Exam Mode: OUCET (CPGET) examination will be done entirely online.
  • Duration: The entrance tests in all the subjects will be of 90 minutes in duration the question paper consists of 100 objectives (multiple choice only) type questions for 100 marks.  
  • Topics: The entrance test will consist of any 3 or 4 varieties of objective type items such as analogies, classification, matching, comprehension of a research study/experiment /theoretical point of view, etc., with multiple answers besides the usual multiple-choice items. The items will be framed only from the syllabus of the entrance test.
  • Pattern: The pattern of the Entrance Test for Admission into M.Sc. Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics and Microbiology are as follows. Candidates have to appear for a common entrance test, namely BCESFSG&M comprising Part-A (Chemistry for 40 Marks) and Part-B (One of the optional studied at B.Sc. level among the optional subjects: Physics, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology and Biochemistry) for 60 Marks.
    The pattern of the Entrance Test for Admissions into M.Sc. Bio-Technology comprising Part-A (Chemistry for 40 marks) and part-B (Bio Technology for 60 Marks) 

Following is the complete course wise exam pattern:

For M.Sc. Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Genetics and Microbiology:

OUCET 2024 Exam Pattern
Parts  Subjects  Marks
Part A Chemistry 40
Part B  Botany, physics, zoology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology 60

For admission into M.Sc. Biotechnology:

OUCET 2024 Exam Pattern
Parts Subjects Marks
Part A Chemistry 40
Part B Biotechnology 60

Question Structure for Different Courses

  • UG Courses: All of the 100 questions in the question paper will be mostly based on Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English.
  • PG Courses: All of the 100 questions will be based on the corresponding undergraduate course taken by the candidate in the past.
  • M.P. Ed Course: The OUCET 2024 entrance test will be of 75 multiple choice objective questions for 75 marks. The remaining 25 marks will be awarded by the Department of Physical Education, Osmania University.

OUCET Exam Pattern for MA

The question paper pattern for the MA:

OUCET Exam Pattern for 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

OUCET Exam Pattern for MBA

The question paper pattern for the MBA course:

 OUCET Exam Pattern For 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

OUCET Exam Pattern 2024 for M.Sc

The question paper pattern for the MSc course: 

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

OUCET Books 2024

OUCET does not have any prescribed books for the preparation of its entrance test. However, the books of other entrance tests might as well be just as helpful and they can be used for OUCET exam. Some of the OUCET books that can be helpful for the preparation are as follows.

Caption
Name of the book Author / Publications
M.Com Entrance TestGuide Sima Kumari
JNU Economic Entrance Examination Arihant Publications
Perfect Study Resource for Delhi University Arihant Publications

OUCET Syllabus 2024

The questions paper will be based on the type of course that the candidate has applied for during the registration process for the exam.

Candidates will be assessed differently for each postgraduate program. Make sure that you follow the OUCET Eligibility to check whether you have cleared all of the criteria for taking the exam.

OUCET Syllabus For Commerce 

The syllabus for the OUCET/ CPGET 2024 for Commerce Subjects is given below.

  • M.Com: Business Law, Finance Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Auditing, Fundamentals of IT, Business Economics, Business Organization and Management, Business Statistics, Financing Services - Banking and Insurance, General English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

OUCET Syllabus For Education Courses

The OUCET syllabus 2024 for the Education related courses is given below in the table.

  • M.Ed: Philosophical Perspectives of Education, Sociological Perspectives of Education, Assessment of Learning, Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, School Organizational and Management, Health and Physical Education, Contemporary Education in India, Inclusive Practices, Environmental Education, Issues and Concerns, Pedagogy including methodical Issues.
  • M.P.Ed: History, Principles and Foundation of Physical Education, Anatomy and Physiology, Modern Olympic Movement, Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Health Education and Environmental Studies, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Management, Sports Training, Concepts of Wellness Management, Sports Psychology and Sociology, Sports Medicine Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Sports Management, Concepts of Yoga, Officiating and Coaching, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, Research and Statistics in Physical Education, Marks awarded for Sports Achievements by Department of Physical Education, Osmania.

OUCET Syllabus For Science Courses

OUCET 2024 Syllabus for Science subjects is given below.

  • Botany: Evolution of Life and Diversity of Microbes, Bacteria, Cyanobacteria, Algae and Fungi, Lichens, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany, Anatomy, Embryology, Taxonomy, Medicinal Botany, Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Biodiversity and conservation, Physiology, Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, Seed Technology and Horticulture.
  • Chemistry: Coordination Chemistry, spectral and magnetic properties of metal complexes, reactivity of metal complexes, stability of metal complexes, hard and soft acids and bases, Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, nitrogen compounds, heterocyclic compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, mass spectrometry, Chemical kinetics, Photochemistry, thermodynamics, separation techniques, Spectrophotometry, Molecular Spectroscopy, drugs, formulations, pesticides, green Chemistry, Macromolecules, Material science, Catalysis, Atomic structure and elementary quantum mechanics, Chemical bonding, General principles of inorganic qualitative analysis, theory of quantitative analysis, evaluation of analytical data, Molecular symmetry, s-block elements, p-block elements, Chemistry of the d-block elements, Chemistry of the f-block elements, Organometallic compounds, theories of bonding in metals, Metal carbonyls, and related compounds. Structural theory in Organic Chemistry, Acyclic hydrocarbons, Alicyclic hydrocarbons, benzene, and its reactivity, polynuclear hydrocarbons, stereo Chemistry of carbon compounds, Introductory treatment to pericyclic reactions, synthetic strategies, asymmetric synthesis, Halogen compounds, hydroxy1 compounds, carbony1 compounds, carboxylic acids and derivatives, active methylene compounds, exercises in interconversions. Gaseous state, liquid state, solid-state, solutions, colloids and surface Chemistry, phase rule, dilute solutions, electrochemistry.
  • Computer Science: PC Software, C Programming, Fundamentals of Computers, Word Basics, Working with Headers and Footers, Tables, Graphics, Templates, Mail Merge, Point, MS Access, Forms, Entering and Editing Data, Finding Sorting and Displaying Data, Printing Reports, Relational Databases, MS Excel, Formatting, Introduction to Functions, Excel Charts, Excel Graphics, Working with functions, Working with Structures, Pointers, Operation on Bits, Preprocessors, Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming, OOPS Concepts in Java, Decision Making and Branching, Decision making and Looping, Packages and Interfaces, Multithreaded Programming, Applets, Data Structures, Relational Database Model, Normalization, Interaction with Databases and construction of Information System, Transaction Management in DBMS, Data warehouse Concepts, Database Administration.
  • Electronics: Digital Electronics and Microprocessor, Combinational and Sequential Circuits, Introduction to Microcomputers and Microprocessors, Instruction Set of 8085, Interfacing Peripherals and Application, AC Fundamentals, Passive Networks, Network Theorems, Cathode Ray Oscilloscope, RC and RL Circuits, Resonance, PN Junction, BJT, FET, UJT, SCR, Photoelectronic Devices, Power Supplies, Rc Coupled Amplifier, Feedback, Operational Amplifiers, Application of Op-Amps, Communications.
  • Geography: Human and Economic Geography, Regional Geography of India with Special Reference to Telangana, Mapping Techniques, Elements and Principles of Physical Geography, Economic Geography.
  • Geo-Informatics: Map Scales, Types of Maps, Sampling, Relief Profiles, Graphic means of communication, Projections, Digital Cartography, Database management. GIS-Spatial Data Structures – Raster & Vector, Non-Spatial Data structures-Hierarchical, Network, Relational and object-oriented models. Spatial Data Analysis-overlay, Buffering proximity. Aerial Photographs & satellite imageries – High and Medium Resolution data, Utility of Aerial photographs, comparison of Aerial photographs & Map, Digital image processing-supervised and unsupervised classification, Image Rectification, ground truth location on satellite imagery, Remote sensing platforms & sensors, Georeferencing, GPS concepts. Integration of GIS, RS & GPS-Their applications. Database connectivity in Visual Basic. Fundamentals of C-Language, Internet Mapping.
  • Geology: Paleontology, Indian Geology, Economic Geology, Ground Water Exploration, Physical Geology, Crystallography, Mineralogy, Optical Mineralogy, Petrology, Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Structural Geology.
  • Mathematics: Linear differential equations, Differential equations of the order but not of the first degree, Applications of first-order differential equations, Higher order linear differential equations, Solid Geometry, The Plane, The Line, The Sphere, Cones, Cylinders and Conicoid, Real Numbers, Differentiation and Integration, Multiple integrals and Vector Calculus, Vector differentiation, Groups, Rings, Linear Algebra.
  • Physics: Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, Electromagnetic induction, Varying and alternating currents, Semiconductor devices, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics, Vector analysis, Mechanics of particles, Dynamics of a rigid body, Mechanics of continuous media, Central forces-nature, Fundamentals of Vibrations, Complex Vibrations, Vibrations of bars, Ultrasonic, Kinetic theory of gases, Concept of ensembles, Aberrations and methods of their minimization, Interference and its theories, Polarization.
  • Statistics: Analysis of Quantitative Data, Probability, and Random Experiment, Mathematical Expectation, Discrete Distributions, Continuous Distributions, Theory of Estimation, Statistical Tests, Analysis of Categorical Data, Large Sample Tests, Nonparametric tests, Tests for two independent samples, Designs of Experiments, Designs of Sample Surveys, Time Series Analysis, Index Numbers, Demand Analysis, Vital Statistics, and Indian Official Statistics.
  • Zoology: Animal Physiology, Genetics & Evolution: Physiology of Digestion, Physiology of respiration, Physiology of Circulation, Physiology of Excretion, Physiology of muscle contraction, Physiology of nerve impulse, Physiology of Endocrine System, Physiology of Homeostasis, Genetics, Organic Evolution, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hematology, Immunology, Animal Biotechnology: Fisheries and Aquaculture, Clinical Science: Hematology, Immunology, Important Human Parasites, Animal Biotechnology, Biology of Invertebrates and Cell Biology, Cell Biology, Biomolecules of the cell: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Nucleic acid, Biology of Chordates, Embryology, Ecology and Zoogeography, Embryology, Ecology, and Zoogeography.
  • Biochemistry: Coordination Chemistry, spectral and magnetic properties of metal complexes, reactivity of metal complexes, stability of metal complexes, hard and soft acids and bases, Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, nitrogen compounds, heterocyclic compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, mass spectrometry, Chemical kinetics, Photochemistry, thermodynamics, separation techniques, Spectrophotometry, Molecular Spectroscopy, drugs, formulations, pesticides, green Chemistry, Macromolecules, Material science, Catalysis. Atomic structure and elementary quantum mechanics, Chemical bonding, General principles of inorganic qualitative analysis, theory of quantitative analysis, evaluation of analytical data, Molecular symmetry, s-block elements, p-block elements, Chemistry of the d-block elements, Chemistry of the f-block elements, Organometallic compounds, theories of bonding in metals, Metal carbonyls, and related compounds. Structural theory in Organic Chemistry, Acyclic hydrocarbons, Alicyclic hydrocarbons, benzene, and its reactivity, polynuclear hydrocarbons, stereo Chemistry of carbon compounds, Introductory treatment to pericyclic reactions, synthetic strategies, asymmetric synthesis, Halogen compounds, hydroxy1 compounds, carbony1 compounds, carboxylic acids and derivatives, active methylene compounds, exercises in interconversions. Gaseous state, liquid state, solid-state, solutions, colloids and surface Chemistry, phase rule, dilute solutions, electrochemistry, Elementary aspects of cell structure-function, tissues, and body fluids, Chemistry, physiological role and metabolism of biomolecules like carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, Lipids & nucleic acids, Basic aspects of nutrition, endocrinology & Physiology, clinical biochemistry, enzymology, biological oxidations, photosynthesis, Physiological role of vitamins and minerals, Basic aspects of immunology, Replication, transcription and protein synthesis, Fundamental aspects of microbiology, Elementary aspects of R-DNA technology and genetic engineering, Principles, methodology and applications of various biochemical techniques used in biochemistry.
  • Biotechnology: Same Part A as Bio-Chemistry, Fundamentals Of Biotechnology, Biochemical Techniques Intermediary metabolism and biocatalysis, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Application of Biotechnology.
  • Genetics: Same Part A as Bio-Chemistry, Mendelian Principles: Law of segregation-Law of Independent Assortment, Extension to Mendelian segregation patterns, Molecular Genetics, DNA as the genetic material, Nucleic acids, Genome organization, Gene mutation and repair mechanisms, SOS, Fine structure analysis of the gene, Gene expression, regulation of gene expression, Transposable elements, Recombinant DNA technology, Genes in population and evolution Genetic diversity in natural populations, Quantitative traits and population improvement, The origin of life, Phylogenetic analysis and evolutionary trends, Applied Genetics: Industrial applications of microbial genetics, Immunogenetics, Genetic engineering and crop improvement, Genetic engineering and animal improvement, Genetics of human diseases and gene therapy, Genetics, and society.
  • Microbiology: Same Part A as Bio-Chemistry, Scope and importance of Microbiology, Spontaneous generation, Sterilization methods, Bacterial classification, Discovery and nature of viruses, Respiration, Fermentation, Antibiotics, DNA and RNA structures, Transcription and translation, Bacterial plasmids and transposons, DNA damage and repair mechanisms, Mutations, Gene transfer mechanisms, Types of immunity, Bacterial toxins, virulence and attenuation, Airborne diseases, Food water-borne diseases and Bloodborne diseases, Drug resistance, Microorganisms in relation to plant growth, Biological nitrogen fixation, Biofertilizers, Microorganisms of the environment, Microbial interactions, General account of food .preservation, Screening and isolation of industrially useful microbes, strain improvement and fermentation, Fermentor, Immobilization Industrial production of Alcohols, Glutamic acid, Citric acid, vitamin B12, Enzymes, and Antibiotics.
  • Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Science & Quality Control, Nutrition for family, Dietetics & Therapeutic Nutrition, Community Nutrition & Public Health.

OUCET Syllabus for 5 Year Integrated Programs

The following table consists of a list of 5 Year Integrated Courses and their corresponding details.

  • M.Sc. in Chemistry + M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/ Biology.
  • M.A. in Applied Economics: Mathematics - School Level, General English - School Level, General Knowledge-Intermediate Level, Current Affairs-Intermediate Level, General Economic Problems & Concepts-Intermediate Level.
  • M.B.A.: General Economic Problems & Concepts-Intermediate Level, General Knowledge, Numerical Data Analysis, Reasoning and Intelligence.

OUCET Syllabus for PGDC

OUCET Syllabus 2024 for various subjects under PGDC is given below.

  • Applied Linguistics: The language that is spoken in India and in the World, Great Literary works in languages and their authors, Languages and their relationships, Characteristic features of major Indian languages, Language families - Tribal languages, Provide languages data and students are expected to analyze the same.
  • Archival Science and Manuscriptology: Fundamentals of Archival Science, Basic Elements of Manuscriptology, Indian Archives, Andhra Pradesh State Archives, History of India from the early historic period to the present day.
  • Child Psychology: Significance of studying child Development, Methods of Child study, Factors influencing development, Factors influencing Physical and meter development, Emotional Development, Social Development, Language Development, Significance of parent.
  • Digital Information Management: Information retrieval systems, Library Cataloguing, Indexing Systems, Library Automation, Networking and Information Technology, Information Technology, Information Systems, Reference & Information Sources and Services, Information Systems and Programmes, Library Information and Management, Nature of Information, Information Communication, Infometrics, Library Management.
  • Functional Hindi and Translation: Principles of Translation, Principles of Linguistics, Hindi Grammar, Technical Terminology, History of Hindi Language, Dialects of Hindi, Hindi as Raj Bhasha, Rastha Bhasha, Type of Official letters & Aspects of Official Language, Status of Official Language in Indian Constitutions, General awareness of Hindi as National Language, the language of the Media, Hindi as Language of Administration, Banking, Judiciary, Commerce & Business etc.
  • Geographical Cartology: Regional Geography of India and Telangana, Principles of Physical Geography, Social & Economic Geography.
  • Museology: Art History of India, Fundamentals of Museology, Major Indian Museums, History of India from the earliest times to the present day.
  • Psychological Counseling: Behaviour, Biological basis of behaviour, Cognitive processes, Motivation, Personality, Parenting styles, Adjustment, maladjustment and readjustment causes, Socialization, Health and illness, Problems of contemporary society.
  • Urdu Paleography: Same as M.A Urdu

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