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Osmania University OUCET 2018 Notification, Eligibility, Application, Dates

Osmania University OUCET 2018 Notification - Common Entrance Test

Osmania University Common Entrance Tests (OUCET) are being conducted by Osmania University for admissions into various PG, PG Diploma and 5-Year Integrated Programs offered by Osmania, Telangana, Mahatma Gandhi and Palamuru Universities in their campus, constituent and affiliated colleges for the academic year 2018-19

The Directorate of Admissions, Osmania University has been successfully carrying out the gigantic task of conducting entrance tests and admissions into various courses offered by the University and its affiliating institutions since 2000-2001 academic year


Important Dates

Date of Commencement of Online Registration & Submission of Applications: 21st April 2018

Last Date for Submitting the Online Application: 19th May 2018

Last Date with a Late Fee of Rs.200/-: 26th May 2018

Last Date with a Late Fee of Rs.1000/-: 01st June 2018

Availability of Hall Ticket: June 2018 (expected)

Commencement of Entrance Tests from:  13th to 14th June 2018


OUCET 2018 Courses Details

  • M.A., M.Sc., M.Com. M.C.J, B.L.I.Sc, M.L.I.Sc, M.S.W, M.Ed., M.P.Ed., P.G Diploma Courses and 5-yr Integrated Programs
  • PG Courses - 39 Seats
  • PG Diploma Courses: 10 Seats
  • 5-year Integrated Program: 03 Seats

Osmania University PG Courses Offered
Faculties of Arts & Social Sciences

  • M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology; Arabic; English; Hindi; Islamic Studies; Kannada; Linguistics; Marathi; Persian; Philosophy; Sanskrit; Tamil; Telugu; Urdu; Economics; History; Political Science; Psychology; Public Administration; Sociology and Theatre Arts
  • M.C.J., B.L.I.Sc., M.L.I.Sc and M.S.W

Faculty of Science

  • M.Sc. in Astronomy/Astrophysics; Botany; Bio-Chemistry; Chemistry (Inorganic/Organic/Physical Organic/Physical/Analytical*/Pharmaceutical*/Pharmaco informatics*); Electronics; Geography; Geo-informatics; Geology; Genetics; Mathematics (Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/ Mathematics with Computer Science); Micro Biology; Physics; Statistics/Applied Statistics; Zoology; Geophysics; Applied Geochemistry; Environmental Science; Computer Sci.; Biotechnology; Nutrition & Dietetics; and Forensic Science

Faculty of Commerce

  • M.Com; M.Com (IS) (Master of Commerce in Information Systems)* and; PG Diploma in Taxation

List of PG Courses Offered by Other Universities
Telangana University

  • M.A in English, Hindi, Telugu Studies, Urdu, Economics & Mass Communication & Public Admin; M.Sc in Biotechnology, Botany, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Geo-informatics, Physics with Electronics, Applied Statistics and Mathematics; M.S.W and M.Com (E-Commerce)

Mahatma Gandhi University

  • MA in English & Applied Economics; M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry (Organic), Mathematics, Physics and Geology; M.Com & MSW

Palamuru University

  • MA in English, Telugu and Political Science; M.Sc. in Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology and Physics; MSW, M.Com and M.Ed

OUCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria


  • The candidate should be an Indian National
  • The candidates should satisfy local/unreserved status requirement as laid down in the Telangana educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions) order 1974 and the amendments made there to from time to time. The candidate other than Indian Nationals should satisfy the rules of the Universities concerned

Educational Qualifications

  • All the courses are of two years duration
  • Candidates should have passed B.Sc., B.A (or) equivalent exam will not less than 40% in the aggregate (part-2) (For SC/ST candidates a pass in the qualifying exam is sufficient) and studied the subjects given in official website
  • Candidates passing the Bachelors degree exam compartmentally are also eligible provided they secured not less than 40% aggregate marks and a pass in the qualifying exam is sufficient for SC/ST
  • Candidates who have already passed their qualifying Degree Exam are also eligible provided they secured not less than 40% marks in aggregate (part-2 eligibility) (or) who have appeared for the final exam are also eligible

Age Limit

  • There is NO age restriction for appearing for OUCET-2018; the maximum eligible age for obtaining Fee/Scholarship reimbursement is as per the Govt. of Telangana State rules

Important Note

  • Candidates who have completed degree with single subject in open/distance mode of education are not eligible PG Courses
  • The reimbursement of fee/Scholarship is not allowed for the candidate who per use 2nd PG Program
  • PG & PG Diploma courses offered by Osmania, Telangana, Palumuru , MG University's and eligibility conditions available website www.osmania.ac.in
  • Candidates are advised to ensure that they are eligible for the course /subject they are applying for


OUCET 2018 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 Dept. 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. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics, Microbiology and Nutrition & Dietetics is as follows: Candidates have to appear for a common entrance test, namely BCBTESFSGMN&D 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)

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

  • MBA - The paper has two Parts - A & B. Part-A: Section-A (Verbal 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
  • Syllabus and model papers available in website www.ouadmissions.com or www.osmania.ac.in

Registration Fee & Payment

  • Fee for a single subject is Rs.450/- for OC/BC applicants and Rs.350/- for SC/ST/PH applicants.
  • For each additional subject, the fee is Rs.250/- for all categories and Late fee (applicable) opting any of the following modes through TS /AP Online Centers in Telangana/AP and also through Payment of Gateway (Debit Cards/Credit Card/Net Banking


OUCET 2018 Application Procedure

  • For registration, the candidates have to visit the websites www.ouadmissions.com or www.osmania.ac.in
  • Before submission of online application, the candidates must keep ready the scanned copies of latest passport size colour photograph, his/her signature, the certificate of caste (If applicable) and PH certificate (If applicable)
  • These scanned copies have to be uploaded while filling up online application; candidate has to login to website, www.ouadmissions.com or www.osmania.ac.in using their registration ID, registered mobile number and date of birth to fill and submit the Online Application
  • Before submitting the online application, the candidate must view and verify the application to ensure that all the entries, including the uploaded photograph and the signature, are correct
  • The candidate must also take a printout of the application for future reference
  • The candidate will be held personally responsible for any incorrect /inconsistent entries in the online application form; the University reserves the right to cancel the admission at any stage if the particulars furnished by the candidate are found to be incorrect


Osmania University, Hyderabad

(Directorate of Admissions), Near PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad-500007, Andhra Pradesh, Tel.: 040-27090136, Websites www.osmania.ac.in or www.ouadmissions.com


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