Hyderabad: Admissions into postgraduate courses will now be done through a Common PG Entrance Test (CPGET). A notification to this effect has been released by the Osmania University. The scores obtained by students in the CPGET will be used for admissions into various postgraduate, PG Diploma and five year integrated programmes offered by Osmania, Kakatiya, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad, Satavahana, Telangana, Mahatma Gandhi and Palamuru universities.
Earlier, OU used to conduct the OU Common Entrance Test (OUCET) and candidates were given PG admissions into the university, Telangana University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Palamuru University and Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. Kakatiya University had its own entrance test.
The CPGET will be held in computer based mode and the tests are likely to commence from June 14. OU, which is conducting the test, will release the detailed schedule of entrance tests on its website by June 1.
The registration fee for a single subject is Rs.800 for OC/BC candidates and Rs.600 for SC/ST/PH students. Candidates who wish to appear exam in more than one subject to have pay an additional fee of Rs.400 for all categories.
OU has advised students to ensure that they are eligible for course/subject as it is not verified at the time of application or during the conduct of the entrance test.
“The verification will be done only during the admissions. Hence, candidates are advised to ensure that they are eligible for the course/subject they are applying for,” officials said.
The maiden CPGET will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for all subjects except for MPEd as it contains 75 MCQs and 25 marks are given by the Department of Physical Education for sports achievements of the candidates.
The entrance test for admission into MSc courses like Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics and Microbiology will have part A comprising questions from chemistry for 40 marks and part-B which will have questions from optional subjects studied at BSc level for 60 marks.
OU said after announcement of result, admissions would be conducted through web based counselling.
Admission of a candidate into the same course which he/she has already completed either through regular or through distance mode from any recognized university/institute is not allowed, OU said, adding that it was applicable even if the course was completed with different specialization.
The online registration is underway and last date to apply through the website http://tscpget.com is May 30. Candidates can also submit applications online by paying a late fee of Rs.500 and Rs.2,000 till June 8 and 11 respectively.