Central University of Orissa – CU Orissa Entrance Exam 2017

The Central University of Orissa invites application for All India Entrance Exam ( AIEE ) for admission to M.A. / MSc / B.Ed. / M.Phil / Ph.D. / BCA / MBA / Integrated Courses for the academic year 2017 – 2018.

The University offers two years full time Master’s Degree Programs in Odia, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Journalism and Mass Communication, Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Business Management and Statistics except Mathematics ( which is a 5-year Integrated program offering the Masters Degree ), BCA ( Bachelor of Computer Applications ) which is an undergraduate program of three years and B.Ed. ( Bachelor of Education ) program of two years. The University has provision in M.Phil. and PhD program in five subjects i.e. Anthropology, Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Journalism and Mass Communication, Odia and Sociology. However, for the Academic Session 2017 – 18, only PhD program is open in two subjects, namely, Odia and Biodiveristy and Conservation of Natural Resources. There will be no M. Phil. program for the Academic Session 2017 – 18.

CUO Entrance Exam 2017 Eligibility Criteria

S.NoCourseEligibilityNo. of SeatsAdmission ProcedureExam Pattern
1M.A in OdiaA Graduate with Odia as a subject at the graduation level with minimum 50% in aggregrate and in the respective subject from a recognized University / Institution. ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).30The selection for the M.A. in Odia will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The entrance examination for M.A. in Odia will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each. The written test will be based on the Graduation standard in the following areas
Section - A ( 30 Marks ) questions will be asked on : Linguistics, Grammar, Metre and Rhetoric
Section - B ( 70 Marks ) questions will be asked on: History of Odia Literature ( Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary Literature ), Development of Odia Language, Folk Literature, Literary Terms ( Indian and Western ), History of Indian and Western Literature and Western Literary Movements.
2M.Phil in OdiaAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Odia from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).6The selection for M.Phil will be on the basis of Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test.
3PhD in OdiaAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Odia from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).3The selection for Ph.D. will be on the basis of Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test
4M.A. in HindiA Graduate with Hindi as a subject at graduation level with minimum 45% marks in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution. (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).16The selection for the M.A. in Hindi will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The entrance examination for M.A. in Hindi will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark for each question. The written test will be based on Graduation standard related to the following areas  :
1. History of Hindi Language and Literature ( 25 Marks )
2. Works of prominent personalities of Hindi Language and Literature ( 25 Marks )
3. Scientific and academic topic related to Hindi Language and Literature ( 25 Marks )
4. Questions on general Hindi grammar / Linguistics ( 25 Marks )
 5M.A. in SanskritA Graduate with Sanskrit as a subject at the graduation level with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution. ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).16The selection for the M.A. in Sanskrit will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The Entrance Examination will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each. The written test will be on Graduation Standard on the following areas :Section – A ( 30 Marks ) questions will be asked on: Grammar : knowledge of shabdarupa and dhaturupa, knowledge of vacya-parivartana, Siddhanta Kaumudi (Samjna, Paribhsha, Karaka only ).Section – B ( 70 Marks ) questions will be asked on : Poetics, Chandas, Alankaras, General Outlines of Authors, Literature, History of Sanskrit Literature
 6M.A in EnglishA Graduate with English as a subject at the graduation level with minimum 50% marks in the respective subject and aggregate from a recognized University / Institution. ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).30The selection for M.A. in English programme will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The Entrance Examination for M.A. in English will consist of 100 Multiple Choice Objective Questions carrying one mark each. The written test will be based on the Graduation standard related to the following areas :Section – A (30 Marks) questions will be asked on: Basics of English Language and Functional English GrammarSection – B (70 Marks) questions will be asked on : History of English Literature, Genre Studies ( Forms of Literature ), Literary Terms, Basics of Literary Theory and Criticism
 7M.A in SociologyAny Graduate with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University /Institution. (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates).30The selection for the M.A. in Sociology will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The Entrance Examination for M.A. in Sociology will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each. The written test will be based on the Graduation standard related to the following areas:30% Marks from General Knowledge ( English Grammar, General Awareness / General Knowledge )70% Marks from subject specific questions ( Basic Concepts in Sociology; Classical Sociological Theories; Indian Society; Social Change and Development; Social Research and Methods )
 8M.Phil in SociologyAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Sociology from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).5The selection for the M.Phil. Program will be on the basis of the Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test.
 9PhD in SociologyAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Sociology from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ), and awarded RGNF / MANF / National Fellowship for OBC, from UGC.1The selection for Ph.D. Program for this current academic session ( 2017 - 18 ) will be from among the awardees of RGNF / MANF / National Fellowship for OBC, from UGC through a Viva-voce Test and the Career Score. Candidates have to apply for the program. However, no Entrance Examination will be held.
 10M.Sc in AnthropologyAny Science Graduate with minimum 55% marks or 50% marks in aggregate for any Arts Graduate from a recognized University / Institution. ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).30The selection for the M.Sc. in Anthropology will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The Entrance Examination for M.Sc. in Anthropology will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each. The written test will be based on the Graduation standard.Section - A : (30 marks) questions will be asked on: General aptitude, Basic English grammar, reasoning, arithmetic, general science, and general knowledge.Section - B : (70 marks) questions will be asked on: Theories of Evolution, Human Evolution, Primates, Basics of Human Genetics, Human Cytology, Basics of Human Physiology, Human Ecology, Nutritional Epidemiology, Basic Bio-Statistics, Indian Society, Reconstruction of the Past, Geological Time Scale, Indian Prehistory, Understanding Culture, Demographic profile of Indian Populations, Understanding the diversity of Indian social structure, Indian Geography, Constitutional safeguards for the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes.
 11M.Phil in AnthropologyAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Anthropology from a recognized University / Institution (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates).5The selection for M.Phil. Programme will be on the basis of Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test
 12PhD in AnthropologyAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Anthropology from a recognized University / Institution (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates), and awarded RGNF / MANF / National Fellowship for OBC, from UGC.2The selection for Ph.D. Program for this current academic session ( 2017 - 18 ) will be from among the awardees of RGNF / MANF / National Fellowship for OBC, from UGC through a Viva-voce Test and the Career Score. Candidates have to apply for the program. However, no Entrance Examination will be held.
 13M.A in EconomicsA Graduate with Economics Honours / Major having minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution; or a Graduate in Commerce / Statistics / Mathematics / Engineering or any other Social Science subjects with 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates)30The selection for the M.A. in Economics will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The Entrance Examination for M.A. in Economics will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each. The Entrance Examination will be based on the Graduation standard and it will comprise of the following areas :Section I : 30% questions from Genral Knowledge, English, Reasoning and Numerical Ability.Section II : 70% questions on subject areas comprising of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Indian Economy, Economics of Growth and Development, Public Economics, History of Economic Thought, Mathematics for Economics, Statistics for Economics, International Trade, and Monetary Economics
14M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication ( J & MC )Any Graduate with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).30The selection for M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination followed by an Interview / a Group DiscussionThe Entrance Examination for M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each. The written test will be based on the following areas :
English language capability ( 20 Marks )i) Analytical and comprehension skills ( 20 Marks )
ii) General awareness ( with focus on events of the past one year ) ( 20 Marks )
iii) Traditional General Knowledge ( 20 Marks )
iv) Basic awareness on mass media (folk media, print media, electronic media and new media) and recent trends / developments in media ( 20 Marks )
 15M.Phil. in Journalism & Mass CommunicationAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in J&MC from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).4The selection for the M.Phil. program will be on the basis of the Entrance Examination followed by Viva-voce Test.
 16Ph.D. in Journalism & Mass CommunicationNot Offered
 17Bachelor of Education ( B.Ed. )Candidates with at least 50% marks in Bachelor's Degree ( Science / Arts ) and / or at least 50% marks in the Master's Degree ( Science / Arts ), at least 55% marks in Bachelor‟ in Engineering or Technology with specialisation in Science and Mathematics. A relaxation of ( 5% of marks will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).50The selection for the candidates will be based on the performance in the Entrance Test.The Entrance Examination for B.Ed. will consist of 100 multiple choice objective type questions carrying 1 mark each. The test will consist of two parts : Part "A" & Part "B". Part "A" is compulsory for all, includes the following four sections and each section carries 20 marks.Section I : General English Comprehension
Section II : Logical & Analytical Reasoning
Section III : Educational & General Awareness
Section IV :Teaching-Aptitude Part "B" is optional for Subject Competence Test and it carries 20 marks. A Candidate has to opt for only one subject from part "B". The subject competencies are on i. English, ii. Mathematics, iii. Science and iv. Social Science. Duration of the test is two hours.
 185-year Integrated M.Sc. in MathematicsAny candidate who has passed the 10+2 examination in Science from a recognized Board with Mathematics and Physics as subjects securing minimum 55% in aggregate and 55% in Mathematics. ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ). Those who have passed the graduation degree are not eligible for joining this program.20The selection for the candidates will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The Entrance Examination for 5-year Integrated M.Sc. program in Mathematics will consist of 50 Multiple Choice Objective Questions carrying two mark each.
Section - A : ( 10 Questions ) General Aptitude ( 20 Marks )
Section - B : (40 Questions) Questions on the following areas ( 80 Marks ): Complex number, Quadratic Equations, Logarithms, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theory, AP, GP, Matrix, Determinants, System of Linear Equation, Trigonometry, Real valued functions of a real variable, Limit, Continuity, Differentiation, Maxima and Minima, Tangent, Normal, Coordinate Geometry, Straight Lines, Conic Section, Plane, Straight Line in a space, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Vector, LPP, Probability.
 19BCAAny student who have passed 10+2 examination in Science / Arts / Commerce from a recognized Board with minimum 55% marks in aggregate ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).30The selection for the candidates will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The Entrance Examination for Bachelor in Computer Application ( BCA ) will consist of 100 Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQ ), out of which 60% questions will be from General Aptitude ( up to 10+2 level ), English Grammars, General Knowledge and 40% questions from Computer Fundamentals.
 20M.Sc. in Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources ( BCNR )A Graduate with Major subject / Honours in branches like Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Forestry, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics at Graduation level with minimum 55% marks in aggregate as well as in respective subject from a recognized University/Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).30The selection for the M.Sc. in BCNR will be based on the performance in the entrance examination.The Entrance Examination will consist of 100 multiple choice objective questions carrying one mark each.The Entrance Examination will be based on the Graduation standard related to the following areas :Section - A  : (30 marks) questions will be based on: General Science and General Knowledge.
Section - B : (70 marks) questions will be based on: B.Sc. level Fundamental aspects of Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, Bio-informatics, Forestry, and Marine Biology.
 21M.Phil. in BCNRAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in subjects like Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Forestry, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).10The selection for the M.Phil. program in BCNR will be on the basis of the Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test.
 22Ph.D. in BCNRAny candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in subjects in branches like Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Forestry, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics at graduation level with minimum 50% marks in aggregate as well as in respective subject from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST candidates ) and awarded RGNF / MANF / National Fellowship for OBC, from UGC.03The selection for Ph.D. Program for this current academic session ( 2017 - 18 ) will be from among the awardees of RGNF / MANF / National Fellowship for OBC and other National Fellowships through a Viva-voce Test and the Career Score. Candidates have to apply for the program. However, no Entrance Examination will be held.
 23MBA -2yr full time ProgrammeAny Graduate with minimum 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ).30The selection for the candidates will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination followed by GD and/or PI.The test will consist of 100 Multiple Choice Objective type Questions divided into four Sections and each section consists of 25 questions of 01 mark each. The duration of the Entrance Examination is two hours.
Section - I : Proficiency in English
Section - II : Test of Reasoning
Section - III : Numerical Ability
Section - IV :Business Awareness. The student selected on the basis of Entrance Examination will be notified on the University website and they will be called for Group Discussion and /or Personal Interview to be held at Central University of Orissa, Koraput. The date and time of GD and /or PI will be notified on the university website.
 24M.Sc. in Applied Statistics & InformaticsA Graduate in Arts / Science with Mathematics / Statistics as a subject and secured minimum 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution. ( 5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates )16The selection for the M.Sc. in Applied Statistics & Informatics will be based on the performance in the Entrance Examination.The Entrance Examination for admission to the M.Sc. program consists of multiple choice objective type questions. The examination will consist of two parts, Section  A and Section B.Section - A will consist of 10 objective questions of two marks each based on analytical skills.
Section  - B will have 40 objective questions carrying two marks each based on Mathematics and Statistics.

CU Orissa Age Limit 2017

  • Maximum age limit for Masters Program : 30 years
  • Maximum age limit for Integrated Program : 25 years
  • No age limit for B.Ed and M.Phil / Ph.D Program

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CUO Entrance Exam 2017 Reservation of Seats

Reservation of seats for SC and ST candidates

In accordance with the policy of the Government of India and the guidelines of the University Grants Commission, the University has reserved 15% of seats in each course for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and 7.5% for those belonging to the Scheduled Tribes, with a provision for inter-changeability between these categories, wherever necessary. Candidates should submit a copy of the certificate of their caste / tribe from a Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar / Mandal Revenue Officer at the time of interview, admission / counselling.

Reservation of Seats for OBC candidates

In accordance with the policy of the Govt. of India and the guidelines of the University Grants Commission, 27% of the seats in each course are reserved for the OBC ( non creamy layer category ) candidates. There is no relaxation in minimum qualifications for admission and no concession in the entrance examination fee for the OBCs. Candidates claiming reservation under this category must enclose the self-attested copy of the OBC ( non – creamy layer ) certificate issued by a competent authority in the format prescribed by Government of India not later than 6 months from the time of admission without which their claim will not be considered under OBC category.

Reservation of Seats for the Persons with Disability ( PwD ) candidates :

A supernumerary reservation of 3% of seats on approved intake in each course is provided for the physically challenged candidates having a minimum degree of disability to the extent of 40% provided that their physical disability does not come in the way of pursuing the course. This is split into: 1% for visually challenged ( VH ), 1% for hearing impaired ( HI ) and 1% for orthopaedically handicapped ( OH ) candidates with a provision of inter changeability. The minimum eligibility requirements prescribed are relaxed in their cases as in the cases of the SC / ST candidates. The candidates under this category should take the entrance examination for admission

  • Physically challenged candidates are required to submit a certificate from a Medical Board / Civil Surgeon of a Govt. Hospital indicating the extent of visual / physical disability and also the extent to which the disability hampers the candidate in pursuing her / his studies. The candidates under this category are exempted from the payment of tuition and other fees to the University.
  • The candidates under this category may have to undergo a fresh medical examination, if so prescribed by the University, before being admitted.
  • Visually challenged candidates appearing for the entrance examinations will be given an extra time of 20 minutes per each one hour paper of examination. The University will provide scribes for such candidates.

Reservation of Seats for Kashmiri Migrant students ( Vide UGC letter D.O. No. F.1-13/2010 CPP-II dated 23rd March, 2015 ) :

As per the MHRD Instructions, the following concessions will be provided to the Kashmiri migrant students during the academic session 2017 – 18 :

  • Relaxation in cut-off percentage upto 10% subject to minimum eligibility requirements.
  • Increase in intake capacity upto 5% course wise.
  • Reservation of atleast one seat in the merit quota in technical / professional Institutions.
  • Waiving of domicile requirements.

Reservation of seats for the wards of Ex-Servicemen and self :

In addition to the above, 5% of seats reserved for wards of the defence personnel / self as per the rules and the details are as follows:

  • Widows / Wards of the defence personnel killed in action;
  • Wards of the serving personnel and ex-serviceman disabled in action;
  • Widows / Wards of the defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service;
  • Wards of defence personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to military service;

Reservation in seats for PwD, Wards of Ex-Serviceman and others should be supernumerary seats over and above the approved intake in each program. Please note that the above 6 categories of candidates need to produce original certificates at the time of admission, failing which it will not be considered.

CUO Entrance Exam 2017 Application Form

The Application Form will be available from the official website of www.cuo.ac.in.

Candidates who want to apply through on-line for the programs are requested to log-in to the University website www.cuo.ac.in from 4th May, 2017 onwards.

The closing date of the online application is 9th June, 2017.

The processing fee is Rs. 500/- for General / OBC and Rs. 250/- for SC / ST / PwD candidates through online payment. For each program the candidate has to apply separetely along with the prescribed fee.

After the completion of the online application, the candidates are required to send a hard copy of the application form along with the Hard copy of the payment by Speed Post to the following address :

The Controller of Examinations,
Central University of Orissa,
Landiguda,
Koraput – 764021,
Odisha.

The hard copy of the Application Form must reach the Central University of Orissa on or before 16th June, 2017 ( Any postal delay will not be entertained ).

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CUO Entrance Exam 2017 Exam Centres

The Central University of Orissa will conduct its Entrance Examination in the following centres :

Sl. No. StateCentre
01OdishaKoraput, Bhubaneswar, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak,Rourakela, Sambalpur, Bhawanipatna, Berhampur and Baripada
02Andhra PradeshVishakhapatnam
03West BengalKolkata
04ChhattisgarhRaipur
05JharkhandRanchi

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CUO Entrance Exam 2017 Results

Central University of Orissa 2017 Entrance Exam results will be declared on 8th July, 2017.

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CUO Entrance Exam 2017 Important Dates

Scheduled ActivityDate
Date of Advertisement30th April, 2017
Filling up of online application form4th May, 2017
Closing date of online application form9th June, 2017
Last date of receiving of the hard copy of application form16th June, 2017
Distribution of Admit Card to the candidates ( through online only )23rd June, 2017
Date of Entrance Examinations1st & 2nd July, 2017
Publication of Entrance Examination Results8th July, 2017
Declaration of Merit List and Waiting List8th July, 2017
Publication of Ranks of MBA Entrance Examination for PI / Viva voce8th July, 2017
Date of viva-voce for Research Programs / MBATo be informed through CUO website
Declaration of the results of Research Programs / MBATo be informed through CUO website
Date of admission for Merit List Candidates ( for B.Ed )17th July, 2017
Date of admission for Merit list and Waiting list Candidates ( for 5yr-Integrated M.Sc in Mathemetics & BCA )18th July, 2017
Date of admission for Wait list Candidates ( for B.Ed )18th July, 2017
Date of admission for Merit List and Waiting List Candidates ( other programs )19th July, 2017
Commencement of Classes ( for 1st Semester )20th July, 2017

CUO Entrance Exam 2017 Exam Schedule

Date1st Session2nd Session3rd Session
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM12.00 PM - 2.00 PM3.00 PM - 5.00 PM
1st July, 2017
  • MBA

  • M.Sc. in Anthropology

  • M.A. in Hindi

  • M. A. in Sanskrit

  • M.A. in Odia

  • BCA

  • M.A. in Economics

  • Ph.D. in  Odia

  • Ph.D. in Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources

2nd July, 2017
  • B.Ed.

  • M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication

  • 5–year Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics

  • M.A. in English

  • M.A. in Sociology

  • M.Sc. in Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources

  • M. Sc. in Applied Statistics and Informatics

Contact Details

Central University of Orissa Landiguda,
Koraput-764021, Odisha (India),
Telephone No : 06852-288200, 288210,
Fax No : 06852-288225,
Email : info@cuo.ac.in,
website : www.cuo.ac.in

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