Central University of Orissa - CU Orissa Entrance Exam 2016

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Central University of Orissa – CU Orissa Entrance Exam 2016

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 2016 – 2017.

CUO Entrance Exam 2016 Eligibility Criteria

S.No Course Eligibility No. of Seats Admission Procedure Exam Pattern
1 M.A in Odia A 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). 30 The 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.
2 M.Phil in Odia Any candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Odia from a recognized University / Institution (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates). 6 The selection for M.Phil will be on the basis of Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test.
3 PhD in Odia Any candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Odia from a recognized University / Institution (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates). 3 The selection for Ph.D. will be on the basis of Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test
4 M.A. in Hindi A 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 ). 16 The 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)
 5 M.A. in Sanskrit A 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). 16 The 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
 6 M.A in English A 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). 30 The 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 Grammar
Section – 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
 7 M.A in Sociology Any Graduate with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University /Institution. (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates). 30 The 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)
 8 M.Phil in Sociology Any candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Sociology from a recognized University / Institution (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates). 5 The selection for the M.Phil. Program will be on the basis of the Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test.
 9 PhD in Sociology Any 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. 1 The selection for Ph.D. Program for this current academic session (2016-17) 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.
 10 M.Sc in Anthropology Any 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). 30 The 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.
 11 M.Phil in Anthropology Any candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in Anthropology from a recognized University / Institution (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates). 5 The selection for M.Phil. Programme will be on the basis of Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test
 12 PhD in Anthropology Any 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. 2 The selection for Ph.D. Program for this current academic session (2016-17) 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.
 13 M.A in Economics A 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) 30 The 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
14 M.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). 30 The 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 Discussion The 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)
 15 M.Phil. in Journalism & Mass Communication Any 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). 4 The selection for the M.Phil. program will be on the basis of the Entrance Examination followed by Viva-voce Test.
 16 Ph.D. in Journalism & Mass Communication Not Offered
 17 Bachelor 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). 50 The 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 ComprehensionSECTION II :Logical & Analytical ReasoningSECTION III :Educational & General AwarenessSECTION IV :Teaching-AptitudePart „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.
 18 5-year Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics Any 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 programme. 20 The 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.
 19 BCA Any 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). 30 The 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.
 20 M.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). 30 The 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.
 21 M.Phil. in BCNR Any 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). 10 The selection for the M.Phil. program in BCNR will be on the basis of the Entrance Examination followed by a Viva-voce Test.
 22 Ph.D. in BCNR Any 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. 03 The selection for Ph.D. Program for this current academic session (2016-17) 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.
 23 MBA -2yr full time Programme Any Graduate with minimum 60% marks in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution (5% relaxation will be given to SC / ST / PwD candidates ). 30 The 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 AwarenessThe 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.
 24 M.Sc. in Applied Statistics & Informatics A 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) 16 The 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 2016

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CUO Entrance Exam 2016 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 ( noncreamy 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

Reservation of Seats for Kashmiri Migrant students during the academic session 2015- 16 (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 2016-17 :

  1. Relaxation in cut-off percentage upto 10% subject to minimum eligibility requirements.
  2. Increase in intake capacity upto 5% course wise.
  3. Reservation of atleast one seat in the merit quota in technical / professional Institutions.
  4. 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:

  1. Widows / Wards of the defence personnel killed in action;
  2. Wards of the serving personnel and ex-serviceman disabled in action;
  3. Widows / Wards of the defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service;
  4. 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 programme. 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 2016 Exam Centres

Sl. No.  State Centre
01 Odisha Koraput, Bhubaneswar, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak,Rourakela, Sambalpur, Bhawanipatna, Berhampur and Baripada
02 Andhra Pradesh Vishakhapatnam
03 West Bengal Kolkata
04 Chhattisgarh Raipur
05 Jharkhand Ranchi

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CUO Entrance Exam 2016 Exam Schedule

Date 1st Session 2nd Session 3rd Session
9:00am – 11:00am 12.00pm – 2.00pm 3.00pm – 5.00pm
21st May, 2016
  • M.A. in Sanskrit
  • MBA
  • M.Sc. in Anthropology
  • M.A. in Hindi
  • M.Phil. in
    • Anthropology
    • Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources
    • Journalism & Mass Communication
    • Odia
    • Sociology
  • M.A. in Economics
  • Ph.D. in  Odia
22nd May, 2016
  • BCA
  • B.Ed.
  • M.A. in Odia
  • M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • 5–year  Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics
  • M.Sc. in Applied Statistics and Informatics
  • M.A. in English
  • M.A. in Sociology
  • M.Sc. in Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources

CUO Entrance Exam 2016 Application Form

Online Application Form :

Offline Application Form :

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CUO Entrance Exam 2016 Results

Central University of Orissa 2016 Entrance Exam results will be declared on 31st May, 2016

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CUO Entrance Exam 2016 Important Dates

Scheduled Activity Date
Date of Advertisement 1st April, 2016
Starting date for selling of Prospectus cum off-line application form and filling up of online application form 4th April, 2016
Closing date of online application and selling of Prospectus cum off-line application form 2nd May, 2016
Last date of receiving of hard copy of application form 9th May, 2016
Distribution of Hall Tickets to the candidates applied both on- line and off-line (through online only) 16th May, 2016
Date of Entrance Examinations 21st & 22nd May, 2016
Publication of Entrance Examination Results 31st May, 2016
Date of viva-voce for Research Programs / MBA / M.A. in J&MC To be informed through CUO website
Declaration of the results of Research Program To be informed through CUO website
Announcement of 1st and 2nd Merit list of UG/PG programs 27th June 2016
Date of admission of 1st Merit list Candidates 4th & 5th July, 2016
Declaration of 2nd   merit list 6th & 7th July, 2016
Completion of Admission Process 8th July, 2016
Commencement of Classes 13th July, 2016

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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