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Osmania University Common Entrance Test (OUCET)

Osmania University Common Entrance Test (OUCET)


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  1. Important Dates
  2. Eligibility Criteria
  3. Registration Fee
  4. Details about Seats :-
  5. How to Apply
  6. Exam Pattern
  7. Syllabus
  8. Admit Card / Hall Ticket
  9. Cutoff
  10. Results
  11. Contact Details

Osmania University Common Entrance Test (OUCET) is conducted by Osmania University for admissions into various PG, PG diploma and Five year Integrated Programmes offered by Osmania, Telangana, Mahatma Gandhi and Palamuru Universities. Directorate of Admissions, OU has been successfully carrying out the gigantic task of conducting entrance tests and admissions to various courses offered by Osmania, Palamuru, Telangana and Mahatma Gandhi Universities and their affiliating institutions since 2000-2001 academic year.

Candidates can get the full details of OUCET Exam 2017 such as Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates and much more on this post.

About OUCET Exam
Exam Name: Osmania University Common Entrance Test
Conducting Institute: Osmania University, Hyderabad
Commonly called as: OUCET
Exam Level: University Level

Important Dates

OUCET Exam Dates
Events Dates
Issue of Notification : 2nd Week Of April 2017
Date of commencement of online applications : 2nd Week Of April 2017
Last Date for submission of online applications (Without late fee) 2nd Week Of May 2017
Last Date for submission of online applications (With a late fee of Rs 500/-) 3rd Week Of May 2017
Commencement of Entrance Tests from Last Week Of May 2017 * (tentatively)

Eligibility Criteria

Languages :
i) Must have studied the concerned language either in Part-I or in Part-II of the qualifying examination for at least two years and for a minimum of 200 marks. for atleast two years and for a minimum of 200 marks.

ii) 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.

iii) For Persian, in addition to above, any graduate with Persian or Arabic or Urdu as one of the languages either in Part-I or Part-II is eligible.

Economics*/ History/ Political Science/ Public Administration :

- 40% marks in Part-II of the graduation with concerned subject as an optional. The candidate must have studied at least four papers of 100 marks each in the concerned subject at graduation level.

Philosophy / Theatre Arts :
- Any B.A./B.Sc. /B.Com. graduate (except oriental)with 40% marks.

Sociology / MSW /AIHCA :
- Any Graduate (except oriental) with 40% marks.

M.C.J. :
- Any Graduate (except oriental) with 40% marks

B.L.I.Sc./M.L.I.Sc. (2 yrs.Integrated) :
- Any Graduate with 40% marks.

M.L.I.Sc. :
- B.L.I.Sc. with 40% marks.

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.

Islamic Studies
- Any graduate with Islamic studies / Philosophy /History / Commerce / Sociology / Political Science /Economics /Urdu / Persian / Arabic as one of the optionals in part-II with 40% marks. or
- Any graduate with Arabic / Persian / Urdu as 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.

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.

Master Of Science

  1. All the courses are of two years duration.
  2. Candidates should have passed B.Sc., B.A., or its equivalent examination with not less than 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.
  3. Candidates passing the bachelor’s degree examination compartmentally are also eligible provided they secured not less
    than 40% marks in the aggregate of Part - II.

Master Of Commerce
- B.Com. with 40% marks in Part-II

Faculty Of Education
1 M.Ed. : B.Ed. Degree with 55% Marks (50% for SC/ST/BC candidates)
2. M.P.Ed. : B.P.Ed./B.P.E. with 55% Marks (50% for SC/ST/BC candidates)

PG Diploma Courses:
- Candidate Should Have Master Degree With Aggregate of 50%.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee for a single subject OBC Candidates is Rs. 450
Registration Fee for a single subject for SC/ST/PH candidates. Rs. 350
Registration Fee For each additional subject For all categories Rs. 250

Details about Seats :- Name of university Total number seats
1 Osmania University 13,027
2 Telangana University 1,990
3 Mahatma Gandhi University 2630
4 Palamur University 1234
5 Campus College Seats at 4 University and rest in Affiliated Universities 4500

How to Apply

  • The Students interested in notification of OUCET 2017 should first click on Direct Link
  • Enter the OUCET notification 2017
  • After appearing students has to look at full notification about Eligibility criteria.
  • Then Fill application form about applicants details like name, date of birth, etc..
  • Make payment of application fee or registration fee
  • After completion of online form press “Submit” button.
  • At last, Take printout of application for future reference

Exam Pattern

  • The entrance tests in all the subjects except that of M.P.Ed. will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions for 100 marks.
  • For M.P.Ed. Course the 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 for the Sports achievements of the candidates.
  • The entrance test will be of 90 minutes duration.
  • 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 entrance test.

Pattern of Entrance Test for Admission to M.Sc.

  • M.Sc Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics, Microbiology and Nutrition & Dietetics is as follows:
  • Candidates have to appear for a common entrance test, comprising of Part-A Chemistry for 40 Marks and Part-B (One of the optionals studied at B.Sc. level for 60 Marks.
  • The optionals are Physics, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Exam Pattern for Admission to Integrated PG Programmes

For 5 Yrs Integrated PG Programmes, the entrance test patterns are as follows:


  • The paper has two parts – A & B.
  • Part – A: Section-AVerbal Ability containing 1 to 25 and Section-B General Knowledge containing 26 to 40.
  • Part – B: Section-C (Numerical Data Analysis) containing 41 to 70 and Section-D Reasoning and Intelligence) containing 71 to 100 multiple choice questions with four alternatives a, b, c & d.

M.A. Applied Economics

The paper has five parts– A, B, C, D & E.

  • Part – A (Mathematics) containing 1 to 40,
  • Part– B General English containing 41 to 55,
  • Part – C (General Knowledge) containing 56 to 70,
  • Part – D Current Affairs containing 71 to 85 and
  • Part – E (General Economics) containing 86 to 100 multiple choice questions with four alternatives a, b, c & d.

M.Sc in Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • The paper has four sections – A, B, C & D.
  • Section– A Chemistry containing 1 to 34,
  • Section – B Physics containing 35 to 67,
  • Section – C Mathematics containing 68 to 100 multiple choice questions with four alternatives a, b, c & d. Sections A & B are common for both M.P.C & B.P.C students.
  • Section – C Mathematics is for M.P.C students and
  • Section – D Biology is for B.P.C students.


OUCET Syllabus For PG Courses
OUCET Syllabus For PG Diploma Courses

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.


Osmania University PGCET 2017 is an Entrance Test for admission into post graduation courses (M.Sc, M.A, M.Com, M.C.J, B.L.I.Sc, M.L.I.Sc, M.S.W, M.Ed, P.G Diploma course and 5 years Integrated Engineering programmes) in Osmania University , Telangana, Mahatma Gandhi and Palamuru universities in their campus & its affiliated colleges. The minimum cutoff marks of OUCET is 25% and there is no cutoff for SC/ST category.


  1. Visit Osmania University Official Website.
  2. Select the appropriate link of OUCET 2017 Results click here for OU Results port.
  3. Click here OUCET 2017 Results window will be opened. In that enter your Hall Ticket Number or Roll Number and Date of Birth correctly.
  4. Click on Submit or Search button.
  5. OUCET 2017 Results will be displayed for the specified number.
  6. Take a print of it or save it.

Contact Details

The Director,
Directorate of Admissions,
Near PGRR Centre for Distance Education,
Osmania University Campus,
Hyderabad-500007, AP

Phone : 040-27090136
Email : [email protected] (Send only admissions related queries)


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