OUCET 2024 Exam Pattern and Syllabus: Overview of Marking Scheme and Total Marks


OUCET 2024 Exam Pattern: Osmania University will release the OUCET 2024 exam pattern on its official website, providing an overview of the Common Postgraduate Admission Test. The exam pattern details include the total number of questions, marks, duration, mode, and marking scheme. Candidates should familiarize themselves with the exam pattern to prepare effectively.

Following is the complete course wise exam pattern:

Parts Subjects Marks
Part AChemistry40
Part B Botany, physics, zoology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology60

For admission into M.Sc. Biotechnology:


Part AChemistry40
Part BBiotechnology60

OUCET Exam Pattern for MA

The question paper pattern for the MA:

SectionQuestion Number Domains
A1 – 40Mathematics
B41 – 55General English
C56 – 70General Knowledge
D71 – 85Current Affairs
E86 – 100General Economics

OUCET Exam Pattern for MBA

The question paper pattern for the MBA course:

PartSectionQuestion NumberDomains 
IA1 – 25Verbal Ability
B26 – 40General Knowledge
IIC41 – 70Numerical Data Analysis
D71 – 100Reasoning and Intelligence

OUCET Exam Pattern 2024 for M.Sc

The question paper pattern for the MSc course: 

SectionQuestion NumberDomains 
A1 – 34Chemistry
B35 – 67Physics
C68 – 100Mathematics

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.

Name of the bookAuthor / Publications
M.Com Entrance TestGuideSima Kumari
JNU Economic Entrance ExaminationArihant Publications
Perfect Study Resource for Delhi UniversityArihant Publications

OUCET Syllabus For Science Courses

  • 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, Biotechnology, Seed Technology, and Horticulture
  • Chemistry:
  • Coordination Chemistry, Spectral and Magnetic Properties of Metal Complexes
  • Reactivity and Stability of Metal Complexes, Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
  • Nitrogen and Heterocyclic Compounds, Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, Proteins
  • Mass Spectrometry, Chemical Kinetics, Photochemistry, Thermodynamics
  • Separation Techniques, Spectrophotometry, Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Drugs, Formulations, Pesticides, Green Chemistry, Macromolecules
  • Material Science, Catalysis, Atomic Structure, Quantum Mechanics
  • Chemical Bonding, Inorganic Qualitative Analysis, Organic Chemistry, Stereochemistry
  • Pericyclic Reactions, Synthetic Strategies, Halogen Compounds, Hydroxy1 Compounds
  • Carbonyl Compounds, Carboxylic Acids, Active Methylene Compounds, Interconversions
  • Gaseous State, Liquid State, Solid-State, Solutions, Colloids, Surface Chemistry
  • Phase Rule, Dilute Solutions, Electrochemistry, Cell Structure, Biomolecules
  • Computer Science:
  • PC Software, C Programming, Fundamentals of Computers
  • Word Basics, Headers and Footers, Tables, Graphics, Templates, Mail Merge
  • MS Access, Forms, Data Editing, Sorting, Printing Reports
  • Relational Databases, MS Excel, Formatting, Functions, Charts, Graphics
  • Structures, Pointers, Operation on Bits, Preprocessors
  • Object-Oriented Programming, Decision Making, Branching, Packages, Interfaces
  • Multithreaded Programming, Applets, Data Structures
  • Relational Database Model, Normalization, DBMS Transaction Management
  • Data Warehouse Concepts, Database Administration
  • Electronics:
  • Digital Electronics, Microprocessor, Combinational and Sequential Circuits
  • Microcomputers, Microprocessors, 8085 Instruction Set, Peripherals
  • AC Fundamentals, Passive Networks, Network Theorems, Oscilloscope
  • RC, 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
  • Mapping Techniques, Elements, Principles of Physical Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Geo-Informatics:
  • Map Scales, Types of Maps, Sampling, Relief Profiles, Graphic Communication
  • Projections, Digital Cartography, Database Management
  • GIS, Spatial Data Structures, Non-Spatial Data Structures
  • Spatial Data Analysis, Aerial Photographs, Satellite Imagery
  • Digital Image Processing, Remote Sensing, GPS Concepts
  • Integration of GIS, RS, GPS, Database Connectivity in Visual Basic
  • Geology:
  • Paleontology, Indian Geology, Economic Geology
  • Groundwater Exploration, Physical Geology, Crystallography, Mineralogy
  • Optical Mineralogy, Petrology, Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks
  • Structural Geology
  • Mathematics:
  • Linear Differential Equations, Solid Geometry, The Plane, The Line, The Sphere
  • Cones, Cylinders, Conicoid, Real Numbers
  • Differentiation, Integration, Multiple Integrals, Vector Calculus
  • Vector Differentiation, Groups, Rings, Linear Algebra
  • Physics:
  • Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, Electromagnetic Induction, AC
  • Semiconductor Devices, Atomic, Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics
  • Vector Analysis, Mechanics of Particles, Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Continuous Media, Central Forces, Vibrations
  • Complex Vibrations, Vibrations of Bars, Ultrasonics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases, Thermodynamics, Optics, Polarization
  • Statistics:
  • Analysis of Quantitative Data, Probability, Random Experiment
  • Mathematical Expectation, Discrete, Continuous Distributions
  • Theory of Estimation, Statistical Tests, Categorical Data Analysis
  • Large Sample Tests, Nonparametric Tests, Tests for Two Independent Samples
  • Designs of Experiments, Sample Surveys, Time Series Analysis
  • Index Numbers, Demand Analysis, Vital Statistics, Indian Official Statistics
  • Zoology:
  • Animal Physiology, Genetics, Evolution
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hematology, Immunology
  • Invertebrates, Cell Biology, Biomolecules, Chordates, Embryology
  • Ecology, Zoogeography
  • Biochemistry:
  • Coordination Chemistry, Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
  • Nitrogen Compounds, Heterocyclic Compounds, Carbohydrates
  • Amino Acids, Proteins, Mass Spectrometry, Chemical Kinetics
  • Photochemistry, Separation Techniques, Spectrophotometry
  • Molecular Spectroscopy, Drugs, Formulations, Pesticides
  • Green Chemistry, Macromolecules, Material Science, Catalysis
  • Atomic Structure, Quantum Mechanics, Chemical Bonding
  • Inorganic Qualitative Analysis, Organic Chemistry, Stereochemistry
  • Pericyclic Reactions, Synthetic Strategies, Halogen Compounds
  • Hydroxy1 Compounds, Carbony1 Compounds, Carboxylic Acids
  • Active Methylene Compounds, Interconversions
  • Gaseous State, Liquid State, Solid-State, Solutions, Colloids, Surface Chemistry
  • Phase Rule, Dilute Solutions, Electrochemistry
  • Cell Structure, Biomolecules, Nutrition, Endocrinology, Physiology, Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry, Enzymology, Biological Oxidations, Photosynthesis
  • Biotechnology:
  • Fundamentals of Biotechnology, Biochemical Techniques
  • Intermediary Metabolism, Biocatalysis, Molecular Biology
  • Genetic Engineering, Application of Biotechnology
  • Genetics:
  • Mendelian Principles, Molecular Genetics, DNA Structure
  • Genome Organization, Gene Mutation, Repair Mechanisms
  • SOS, Fine Structure Analysis, Gene Expression, Regulation
  • Transposable Elements, Recombinant DNA Technology, Genes in Population
  • Genetic Diversity, Quantitative Traits, Population Improvement
  • Origin of Life, Phylogenetic Analysis, Evolutionary Trends
  • Industrial Applications, Immunogenetics, Crop Improvement
  • Animal Improvement, Genetics of Human Diseases, Gene Therapy
  • Genetics and Society
  • Microbiology:
  • Scope of Micro

OUCET Syllabus for PGDC

  • Applied Linguistics:
  • Study of languages spoken in India and the world
  • Literary works in various languages and their authors
  • Characteristics of major Indian languages
  • Language families, including tribal languages
  • Analysis of language data
  • Archival Science and Manuscriptology:
  • Fundamentals of Archival Science
  • Basic Elements of Manuscriptology
  • Indian Archives and Andhra Pradesh State Archives
  • History of India from the early historic period to the present day
  • Child Psychology:
  • Importance of studying child development
  • Methods of child study
  • Factors influencing development, both physical and mental
  • Emotional, social, and language development
  • Significance of parenting
  • Digital Information Management:
  • Information retrieval systems
  • Library cataloging and indexing systems
  • Library automation, networking, and information technology
  • Information systems and programs
  • Reference and information sources and services
  • Library information and management
  • Nature of information, information communication, infometrics
  • Functional Hindi and Translation:
  • Principles of translation and linguistics
  • Hindi grammar and technical terminology
  • History of the Hindi language and its dialects
  • Hindi as Raj Bhasha and Rastha Bhasha
  • Types of official letters and aspects of official language
  • Status of official language in the Indian Constitution
  • General awareness of Hindi as the national language
  • Geographical Cartology:
  • Regional geography of India and Telangana
  • Principles of physical geography
  • Social and 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:
  • Behavior and its biological basis
  • Cognitive processes
  • Motivation and personality
  • Parenting styles and adjustment
  • Socialization and health
  • Contemporary societal problems
  • Urdu Paleography:
  • Same as M.A Urdu

5-Year Integrated Programs for OUCET Syllabus

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


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