OUCET 2024 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2024 Notification

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Exam Name Osmania University Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As OUCET
Organizing Authority Osmania University
Official Website
Exam Type University Level Entrance Examination
Programs Offered Post Graduate courses, Post Graduate Diploma courses and 5 year integrated programmes
Mode of Exam Computer Based
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 90 minutes
Exam Date 11th June 2018


What is OUCET?

 OUCET Exam also known as the Osmania University Common Entrance Test is a University level entrance exam conducted by the Osmania University. Established in 1918, The University prides itself in being the seventh oldest University in the country and it is named after the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab Osman Ali Khan.

It is an entrance exam conducted for Post Graduate courses, Post Graduate Diploma courses and 5 year integrated programmes. The universities where candidates can seek admission after taking this exam are Osmania University, Telangana University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Palmuru University. ] The dates for OUCET 2018 are yet to be declared.

OUCET 2018 exam took place from 11th June 2018.

Structure of OUCET exam

It is important to note that the mode of the examination is offline and while the general pattern for all the courses remains same (Masters in Physical Education i.e. M.P.Ed being the exception), the sections in the question paper varies depending on the course one is seeking admission for.

Duration: As it has already been mentioned, the duration of the test is 90 minutes.

Sections: The entrance exam for MBA consists of two parts, part-I part-II with each of the parts having 2 further sections.

Section-A of Part I consists of 25 questions dealing with verbal ability. Section-B of part I consists of 15 questions dealing with General knowledge. The first section of the second part i.e. part C consists of 30 questions dealing with numerical and data analysis and last section also consists of 30 questions and includes questions on reasoning and intelligence.

The following table will give an overview of the information provided above-

Part Section Number of questions Area dealt with
I A 25 Verbal Ability
B 15 General Knowledge
II C 30 Numerical and data analysis
D 30 Reasoning and Intelligence

Exam pattern for MA

The question paper contains 5 sections. Section A contains forty questions dealing with mathematics, section B has 15 questions related to General English, section C ,D and E – all have 15 questions each dealing with General Knowledge, Current Affairs and General economics respectively.

Section Number of question Area dealt with
A 40 Mathematics
B 15 General English
C 15 General Knowledge
D 15 Current Affairs
E 15 General Economics

Exam pattern for M.Sc

There are 3 sections. Section A contains 34 questions dealing with Chemistry, Section B has 33 questions which include questions on Physics and the last section deals with Mathematics and it also has 33 questions.

Section Number of Questions Area dealt with
A 34 Chemistry
B 33 Physics
C 33 Mathematics

Exam pattern for Masters in Physical Education (M.P.Ed)

The entrance will have 75 questions, multiple choice, each question carrying one mark. The remaining 25 marks will be awarded by the Department of Physical Education, Osmania University for the Sports achievement of the candidates.

All the questions for the entrance exam are multiple choice and one mark is awarded for each correct answer and there is no negative marking. So the maximum marks for all the Entrance exam is 100. And the medium of giving the examination is English.

OUCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

For Arts and social sciences

Candidates should have passed in the qualifying examination with not less than 40%marks in the aggregate of part II (or part I) for languages. Candidates passing the examination compartmentally and securing required percentage in the marks are also eligible.

  • However, for SC/ST candidates, a pass in the qualifying exam is sufficient

For science courses

Candidates should have passed B.A, B.Sc. or the equivalent exam with not less than 40%marks in the aggregate of part II.Candidates passing the examination compartmentally and securing required percentage in the marks are also eligible.

  • Candidates passing the examination compartmentally and securing required percentage in the marks are also eligible

For commerce courses

Graduation in commerce with 40% marks in part II is essential.

  • A pass certificate is enough for SC and ST candidates
  • There is no age restriction for applying

Application forms and submission procedure


The starting date for OUCET 2018 registration and fee payment will start from 1st week of April 2018. The deadline for the registration is 2nd week of May and if it exceeds to 3rd week of May, a late fee of INR 500 will be included.

For general category, the application fee for one subject is INR 400 while for SC/ST/PH it is INR 350 and for both the categories the fee for any additional subject is INR 250.

The registration fee for OUCET 2018 can be paid at any TS/AP Online centres or by using credit/debit/ net banking.

It must be remembered that the entire application process is online.

Documents that will be required during the application process are

  • Recent scanned passport size photo
  • Scanned copy of the signature of the candidate
  • Copy of caste certificate( if applicable)
  • Copy of Physically Challenged Certificate (if applicable)

The following are the steps to fill the application form:

STEP-1: Registration

A new webpage will appear, there click on the “New Registration for OUCET 2018” link. It will redirect you to the registration form.

Fill in the basic details like candidate name, DOB, email address, phone number etc

STEP-2: Payment of fee

After the payment, the candidate will receive his/her registration id via SMS or mail. That registration number is to be carefully noted down

STEP-3: Fill the application form

After that, the form will appear and then it has to be filled giving the right details

STEP-4: Upload signature and photo

Once all the information is uploaded, click on the save option

Detail must be checked before clicking the final submission link. Once submitted, the form can no more be edited.

A copy of the form must be printed and kept for future use.

Admit Card

Students can download the admit card from the official website around 3rd week of May.

The students can download it from the official site using their registration number and date of birth. The admit card is to be printed so, that it can be produced at the venue of the examination.
The admit card will contain details like

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date and venue of examination
  • Exam centre
  • Admit card number
  • Name of the parents and instructions to the candidate.

The admit card must be kept very carefully and any kind of tampering, duplication or plagiarism of the admit card will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate.

Along with the admit card the student must carry a photo identification proof with himself/herself to the examination centre

Admission Procedure

Results will be announced on 15th June 2018 and the counselling process will start from 9th July.

The results can again be accessed from the official site upon entering the hall ticket. i.e admit card number and the date of birth of the candidate. The scorecard must be printed and kept for further use.

After the declaration of the results, the process of counselling and start and the admission of the candidate into a particular college depend on the mark s/he has scored in the entrance examination. It also depends on the recognition of the college by the statutory bodies and the option of the college exercised in counselling.

However, it must be remembered that 85% of the seats are reserved for local candidates while the rest 15% are left for the other candidates. The cutoff percentage for qualifying OUCET 2018 is 25%. However, candidates belonging from SCs and STs have no qualifying cut off.

The following documents are required during the counselling process:

  • Original transcripts of college or other qualifying examination
  • 10th boards mark sheet
  • 12th boards mark sheet
  • Rank card of OUCET 2018
  • Hall ticket of OUCET 2018
  • Residence proof
  • Transfer certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • Community certificate
  • Reservation certificate( if applicable)
  • Sports certificate( if applicable)


The notification for the OUCET 2018 is to be released on 21 April 2018.


The following is the syllabus for the various examinations conducted for OUCET 2018:

OUCET 2018 Syllabus for Arts and Social Work

Course in OUCET 2018 Syllabus for OUCET 2018 Marks
Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology ·         Fundamentals of Indian Archaeology

·          Indian Art and Architecture

·         Indian History from the earliest time to the present day including political

·          social

·          economic

·         religious and cultural aspects.

Arabic ·         Grammar 40
·         Prose

·          Poetry and Grammar

Journalism and Mass Communication ·         Reading Comprehension

·          Sentence Construction

·          Identifying Grammatical Errors

·          Spelling

·          Antonyms

·          and Synonyms

·          Logic

·          and Reasoning

·         Media Awareness

·          Current Affairs

·          General Awareness

·          Words Frequently used in Media

M.I.Lib.Sc/ B.I.Lib.Sc ·         Books

·          Periodicals

·          Reasoning

·          Mental Ability

·          and Arithmetic

·         General Knowledge

·          Awareness

·          Current Affairs

Economics ·         Indian Economy and Economica Development

·          Structure of Indian Economy

·          Indian Agriculture

·          Industry

·          and Services

·         Telangana State Economy

·         Micro Economics

·          Customer Behaviour

·          Theory of Production and Cost

·          Structure

·          Market

·          Factors Pricing

·          Macro Economics

·          Theories of Employment


Syllabus for OUCET 2018 Commerce

Course in OUCET 2018 Syllabus for OUCET 21018 Marks
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


Syllabus for OUCET 2018 – Science

Course in OUCET 2018 Syllabus for OUCET 2018 Marks
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 d-block elements

·          Chemistry of f-block elements

·         Organo metallic 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 inter conversions

·         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


OUCET 2018 Syllabus for PGDC

Course in OUCET 2018 Syllabus for OUCET 2018 Marks
Applied Lingustics ·         Language 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

·         Provides languages data and students are expected to analyze the same 60
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 60
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

·         RasthaBhasha

·          Type of Official letters & Aspects of Official Language

·          Status of Official Language in Indian Constitutions

·          General awareness of Hindi as National Language

·          language of the Media

·          Hindi as Language of Administration

·          Banking

·          Judiciary

·          Commerce & Business etc

Geographical Cartology ·         Regional Geography of India and Telangana 40
·         Principles of Physical Geography

·          Social & Economic Geography

Museology ·         Art History of Indian

·          Fundamentals of Museology

·          Major Indian Museums

·         History of Indian from the earliest times to the present day 60
Psychological Counseling ·         Behaviour

·          Biological basis of behavior

·          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 40

OUCET 2018 Syllabus for 5 Year Integrated Programs

Course in OUCET 2018 Syllabus for OUCET 2018 Marks
M.Sc. in Chemistry + M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry Chemistry 34
Physics 33
Mathematics/ Biology 33
M.A. Applied Economics Mathematics – School Level 40
General English – School Level 15
General Knowledge-Intermediate Level 15
Current Affairs-Intermediate Level 15
General Economic Problems & Concepts-Intermediate Level 15
M.B.A. Verbal Ability and General Knowledge 25
General Knowledge 15
Numerical Data Analysis 30
Reasoning and Intelligence 30

OUCET 2018 Important Dates

The important dates for OUCET 2018 are as shown below:

Event Dates
Notification and Beginning of online applications 21 April 2018
Last date to submit the online applications 11 May 2018
Last date to submit the online application with a late fee of Rs 200 15 May 2018
Last date to submit the online application with a late fee of Rs 500 22 May 2018
Application form Correction will be available from 16 to 18 May 2018

List of OUCET Examination Centres

The various exam centers conducting OUCET 2018 are given below:

  • PG Centers and Affiliated Colleges of Osmania, Telangana
  • Mahatma Gandhi and Palamuru Universities.
  • Osmania university main campus.

Contact Details

For more information regarding the OUCET 2018, kindly contact the following:


The Director,

Directorate of Admissions,

Near PGRR Centre for Distance Education,

Osmania University Campus,



Phone: 040-27090136

Email: admissions@osmania.ac.in

MobileNumber: 9177675987

Official website: http://oucet.ouadmissions.com/

List of colleges accepting OUCET score

The following colleges accept the OUCET 2018 scores:

  • Osmania University
  • Telangana University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Palamuru University

OUCET Result

OUCET 2018 Result will be announced by the 3rd week of May, 2018 via online mode.

Candidates will be able to receive their results by entering the hall ticket number.  The candidate’s name, marks, roll number, rank, exam center and other information will be displayed in the result.

Candidates are requested to take a printout of the result for further reference.


The following is the minimum cut off criteria of the OUCET 2018 for taking admission in Osmania University:

  • Minimum cut off mark in OUCET 2018 is 25%.
  • Candidate must score at least 25 marks out of total 100 marks in OUCET 2018.
  • Candidate belonging to SC / ST have no qualifying percentage marks for OUCET 2018.

Score Validity

The validity of the examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of OUCET 2018 score will be for the academic year 2018-19 only.

Every candidate will get only one chance to write OUCET for a particular academic year. Request for multiple attempts in any scenario will not be entertained by the exam conducting body.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The following is the OUCET Seat Allotment Reservation for the various candidates:

Local and not local aspirants

  • 85% seats in seat matrix is reserved for the local candidates in the subject to other reservations and community in force.
  • Remaining seats of 15% are available to local and not local aspirants.

Scheduled Class/ Scheduled Tribe / Backward Class

Category Reservation
Scheduled Tribe 6 %
Scheduled Class 15 %
Backward Class Group A 7 %
Backward Class Group B 10%
Backward Class Group C 1%
Backward Class Group D 7 %
Backward Class Group E 4%
OUCET 2018 Counselling Schedule

OUCET 2018 Counselling will begin in first week of June 2018.

The counselling and seat allotment is a completely online process. So candidates must register online once the counselling notification is updated on the official website. Then only candidate will be called for certificate verification and exercising the web options.

After seat allotment, candidates can download the seat allotment order and report to the allotted college.


The following is the list of documents required by the University of Osmania at the time of counselling:

  • Sports certificate
  • Local or non-local proof
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Community certificate
  • Reservation certificate( If required)
  • Secondary class certificate
  • Senior secondary class certificate
  • Rank card of OUCET 2018
  • Admit card of OUCET 2018
  • Original certificate of qualifying marks




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