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CPGET is the abbreviation of the Common Post Graduate Entrance Test (previously known as OUCET). It is conducted by Osmania University located in Hyderabad for postgraduate programmes, integrated programmes and diploma courses. The CPGET is a gateway to admissions to several universities in the state. In this blog, we will discuss the important details pertaining to the CPGET exam 2021 like syllabus, participating universities, pattern, dates, and eligibility criteria. 

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Exam Name Common Post Graduate Entrance Test
Former Name of the Exam Osmania University Common Entrance Test 2021
Acronyms OUCET / CPGET
Conducting Body of OUCET 2021 Osmania University, Hyderabad
Exam Category Post Graduation Degree
Mode of Exam Offline Mode
Question Types Multiple-Choice Questions
Duration of OUCET 2021 Exam 90 minutes/ 1 Hour & 30 Minutes
Total Number of Questions 100
OUCET 2021 Marking Scheme For every correct answer (+) 1 Mark; No Negative Marking
Application Fee (For Single Subject) INR 800 (General Category); INR 600 (SC/ST Category)
Application Fee (Additional Subject) INR 400
Counselling Fee (Gen/OBC) INR 250
Counselling Fee (SC/ST/PwD) INR 200
Official Website http://tscpget.com/CPGET/CPGET_HomePage.aspx

What is CPGET?

The OUCET Test is also known as CPGET (Common Post Graduate Entrance Test). Every year, Osmania University [Hyderabad] conducts its own entrance test to grant admission to students under various postgraduate and graduate diploma courses.

  • Popular applicable courses are Masters of Arts, MCom, PGD in Geographical Cartography, Masters of Education, Master of Science, etc.
  • Apart from this, OUCET, which is also called Common Postgraduate Entrance Tests [CPGET] offers students an opportunity to enrol in 5-year integrated programs like MBA, MA Economics, MA Political Science, MSC Geology, etc.
  • The above-mentioned courses along with other ones are offered by Osmania University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Telangana University, and other affiliated institutes in the state of Telangana.

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CPGET 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of Application Form Last week of April 2021
Application Form Deadline 2nd week of June 2021
Last Date to Fill Application Form with Late Fee of Rs. 500 4th week of June 2021
Last Date to Fill Application Form with Late Fee of Rs. 2000 Last week of June 2021
Availability of Admit Card One week before the date of exam
OUCET or CPGET 2021 Exam Dates 2nd week of July 2021
Result Last week of July 2021

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CGPET (OUCET) Participating Universities

Following are the universities where you can the OUCET or CPGET test results: 

  • Osmania University
  • Telangana University
  • Palamuru University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Kakatiya University
  • Satavahana University

CPGET (OUCET) Courses Offered

There are several courses for which you can apply through the CPGET Exam. CPGET Exam is specially for Masters and Integrated Exams. Here are the courses available for OUCET:

Faculties  Courses 
Faculty of Arts Ancient Indian
History Culture and Archaeology (AIHCA)
Islamic Studies
Theatre Arts
Faculty of Social Science Economics
Gender Studies
Journalism and Mass Communication Library
Library and Information Science
Social Work 
Human Resource Management
Tourism Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Faculty of Commerce MCom
Faculty of Education M.Ed.M.PEd
Faculty of Science Botany
Computer Science
Biochemistry / Environmental Science / Forensic Science / Genetics / Microbiology
Nutrition & Dietetics
Food Science & Technology
P.G. Diploma Child Psychology
Geographical Cartography
Psychological Counselling
Integrated Programs Bio-Technology
Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Eligibility Criteria

Be it the MCA entrance exams or various MBA entrance exams, a candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the university or the institution. Glance through the following points to understand the prerequisites for CPGET: 

Nationality and Domicile

  • The candidate should be of Indian nationality for CPGET. 
  • Applicants must belong to the state of Telangana. But admission is also open to Non-local students too.
  • While 85% of seats are reserved for local students, 15% are for outsiders. 

Educational Qualifications

The Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science/BA/BCom degree with at least 40% aggregate in the final result. Those who have pursued bachelor’s courses apart from the aforementioned ones need to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Further, there is no age limit to appear for CPGET/OUCET 

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OUCET (CPGET) 2021 Application Form

  • The application has to be submitted in online mode. Candidates should go through all the details before filling out the forms.
  • The next step in the CPGET/OUCET application process is to upload the relevant documents. This includes passport sized pictures, signature, caste certificate, income and PH certificate [if required], and Aadhaar number.
  • Once completed, you can log in by using your registration ID phone number. Take the print out of the fee receipt and application form for future references.

OUCET (CPGET) Exam Registration Fees

The registration fee of CPGET/OUCET exam is:

General/OBC for One Subject INR 800
SC/ST for One Subject INR 650
Fees for Additional Subject (All Category) INR 450

CPGET 2021 Admit Card 

Candidates can download their admit card through the official website by entering their unique student ID and Password. Here are some important details pertaining to the admit card of the exam-

Details Required to Download Admit Card

  • Application ID
  • Password

How to Download the Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of CPGET/OUCET.
  • Log in using your application ID and password.
  • Click on CPGET 2021 Admit Card”
  • The admit card will be displayed on your device screen
  • Take printouts of the Admit Card for further use.

Importance of CPGET 2021 Admit Card

  • Applicants must bring their admit card to the exam center
  • Candidates without admit cards will not be allowed to write OUCET (CPGET) 2021. 
  • The admit card is valid for admission to the year 2021 – 2022 only

CPGET Exam Pattern

OUCET is a gateway to enroll into a postgraduation course of your choice in the coveted Osmania University. Since there are scores of programs available, the syllabus and the exam pattern will vary accordingly. The general pattern though remains the same for all i.e, 100 marks question paper which has to be completed in 3 hours [excepting M.P.Ed]. We have tabulated the curriculum of some of the courses below:


Section Question Number Topics in OUCET Marks
A 1-25 Verbal Ability 25
B 26-40 Basic General Knowledge 15
C 41-70 Numerical Data Analysis 30
D 71-100 Reasoning and Intelligence 30

MA Political Science

Part Topics Marks
A Theories, Concepts, and Institutions
related to Political Science
B Indian Government and Politics, Constitution Development,
Statutory Commissions, Local Government, Parliament,
The legislature, etc.
Political Thought, Marxist Philosophy, Social Contractualists, etc. 30

M. Sc Geography

Part Topics in OUCET Marks
A 1. Mapping
2. Human & Economic Geography
3. Regional Geography [Telangana]
B 1. Physical Geography
2. Economic Geography

PGD in Radiological Physics

Part Topics in OUCET Marks
A 1. Classical Mechanics
2. Quantum Mechanics
3. Numerical Methods & Mathematical Physics
B 1. Solid State Physics
2. Electronics
2. Nuclear Physics


Tabulated below is the syllabus for the CPGET exam 2021-

Courses  Topics 
MA Economics  Macro Economics: Introduction, theories of outputs and employment, inflation and business cycle, investment and theories of interest rate
Micro Economics: Introduction, theory of consumer behavior, theory of production, supply and demand analysis, production costs- concept and types
MCom Part A: Financial accounting, business laws, corporate accounting, auditing, fundamentals of information technology
Part B: Business economics, financial services banking and insurance, general English, business organization and management, general knowledge and current affairs, business statistics
PGD Applied Linguistic Literary work in language and author, Languages and their relationships, Features of Major Indian languages, Language families and tribal language
Post Graduation In Public Administration Material management, Public management, Introduction to public management Theories and approach, Concept and principles of public administration

Sectional Marking Scheme 

Course in OUCET (CPGET) 2021 Section: Applicable Marks
M.Sc. in Chemistry + M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry -Chemistry: 34
-Physics: 35
-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

Seat Allotment 

For the admissions through OUCET Exam, every year certain seats are allied for local as well as not local aspirants. Along with this certain reservations are made for the reserve categories. Let us take a look at the seat allotment of the OUCET exam 2021-

Local and Not Local Aspirants

  • 85% of seats in the seat matrix are 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

  • Scheduled Tribe: 6 %
  • Scheduled Class: 15 %
  • Backward Class:
  • Group A: 7 %
  • Group B: 10%
  • Group C: 1%
  • Group D: 7 %
  • Group E: 4%

How to Prepare for CPGET exam?

The entrance exam is conducted to check the candidates’ proficiency in their subject of expertise so the best way to prepare is to study the undergraduate study material, books and assignments. Candidates should also look up previous year question papers to understand the exam pattern and marking scheme for the exam. Some common tips for preparing for competitive exams are-

Time Management
Solving Previous Year question papers
Giving Mock Tests
Covering the syllabus and revision

CPGET Previous Year Question Papers

Solving the previous year questions paper is an essential part of your preparation plan. Candidates can find question papers on the official website of Osmania University or can find some previous question papers and sample papers in the preparatory books mentioned below.

CPGET Mock Test

The Mock tests for CPGET is available on the official website. Candidates will need their login details to access the official mock tests.

Mock Test 1 and 2: Click here

Books for CPGET Exam 

For all the aspirants who are eager for qualifying for the CPGET/OUCET exam, here are some of the top books that can help you prepare well-

  • The Perfect Study Resource for – Delhi University (DU) MA ECONOMICS (Option A) Entrance Test (English, Paperback, Arihant Experts)
  • M.Com Entrance Test Guide (English, Seema Kumari)
  • JNU MA Economics Entrance Exams – (English, Expert’s Compilation)
  • The Perfect Study Resource for – Delhi University (DU) MA ECONOMICS Entrance Test 2nd Edition (English, Experts Compilation)

Cut Off for CPGET Exam 

Once the result is out, the cut off is released by the official authorities. It depicts the minimum score that one shall have to get admitted in the particular course. There are certain parameters upon which the cut off depends-

  • Number of Candidates appearing
  • Number of seats
  • Difficulty Level of paper

Here are the standards numbers for cut off-

Category Cutoff Marks (out of 100)
General 25
OBC 25
SC No cutoff
ST No cutoff

List of Centres for CPGET Exam

Here are the centres where you can take the OUCET Exam:

  1. Hyderabad West – Kukatpally, Patancheru and surrounding areas
  2. Hyderabad North – Medchel, Gandimaisamma, Old Alwal and surrounding areas 
  3. Hyderabad East – Mallapur, Ghatkesar and surrounding areas
  4. Hyderabad South – L.B.Nagar, Hayathnagar, Karmanghat and surrounding areas
  5. Adilabad
  6. Karimnagar
  7. Khammam
  8. Kodad
  9. Nalgonda
  10. Mahabubnagar
  11. Warangal 
  12. Nizamabad

CPGET Exam Schedule

Since there are multiple courses in the OUCET exams, each will be held on a different date. Here are some of the important details you need to know regarding the exam schedule:

  1. The first exam was on 2nd December 2020.
  2. The last exam was on 14 December 2020
  3. The exams were held in three different slots as 9:30-11, 1-2:30 and 4:30-6.

CPGET Results 

The exams for OUCET have already been held and the date for 2021 is yet to be released. But you can check the results of the exam when they will be available.

  1. You can check the results on the official website of the conducting organisation. The admission and counselling for CPGET 2020 is underway.
  2. Candidates will be admitted to the universities as per their ranks in the exam
  3. The entrance rank cards will also be available on the aforementioned websites
  4. For this rank card, you need to download it and affix your latest passport size photo in the space provided.
  5. The card is mandatory for certificate verification during your admission.

CPGET Counselling

After the result, the counselling has started. The seats will be allotted as per the marks obtained in OUCET. Candidates have to register on the official website to appear for the counselling procedure. It is important to note that there would be some reservations for students belonging to the SC/ST/OBC categories. The documents required to be taken for the seat allotment are: 

  • Sports certificate (if any)
  • Local or non-local proof
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Secondary class certificates
  • Bachelor’s degree certificates
  • Rank card of OUCET 2021
  • Admit card of OUCET 2021
  • Reservation certificates, if any

Contact Details 

Here are the official contact details of the governing body-

  • Address: The Director, Directorate of Admissions, Near PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad-500007, Telangana
  • Phone: 040-27090136
  • E-mail: admissionsou@gmail.com
  • Website: www.osmania.ac.in


What is the difference between CPGET and OUCET?

CPGET and OUCET are two different names for the same entrance exam conducted by the Osmania University. OUCET was the former name of CPGET. It is conducted for admissions to several universities in the state for postgraduate programmes, integrated programmes and diploma courses..

How do you apply for OUCET?

The applications for OUCET also known as CPGET will be available on the official website. Candidates can apply for the entrance exam online.

Is application form for CPGET out?

The online application form will be released in the last week of April 2021. Interested candidates can fill out the form on the official website.

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