Odisha CPET 2020

Updated By Abhik Das on 26 Nov, 2020 20:52

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About Odisha CPET 2020 (Merit List Out)

The merit list for Odisha CPET 2020 was released on November 21, 2020. Department of Higher Education – Odisha conducts a Common PG Entrance Test (CPET) for PG admission in state universities and colleges across the state. The department has implemented CPET from the year 2020. The official notification for Odisha CPET 2020 has been released. The entrance exam was conducted from October 12 to 22, 2020 instead of from 10th October to 19th October. The candidates must note that the online application form has been available through the official website of SAMS Odisha, and the candidates can also fill the same through the direct link available on this page. All the details about Odisha CPET 2020 can be checked here.

Odisha CPET 2020 Brochure

Odisha CPET Merit List 2020 (Out)

The Higher Education Department of Odisha Government has released


Odisha CPET Counselling 2020

SAMS Odisha has confirmed the official dates and process


Odisha CPET 2020 Exam Pattern

Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) Odisha has confirmed the


List of Odisha CPET 2020 Examination Centres

Candidates appearing for the Odisha CPET 2020 exam must


Upcoming Exams :

Odisha CPET Results 2020 (Out)

Odisha CPET 2020 result was released on the 21st of


Odisha CPET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Interested Odisha CPET applicants must be well-aware of the


Odisha CPET 2020 Hall Ticket (Released)

SAMS Odisha has released the hall ticket for CPET


Odisha CPET Answer Key 2020

With the conclusion of the Odisha CPET 2020 exam


Odisha CPET Participating Colleges & Seat Matrix 2020

Given below is the list of CPET 2020 participating


Know best colleges you can get with your Odisha CPET score

Odisha CPET 2020 Important Dates

The important dates for Odisha Common Post Graduate Entrance Test (CPET) 2020 can be checked below –



CPET 2020 online form filling start date

August 12, 2020

CPET 2020 online form submission last date

September  10, 2020 (Application process Over)

Hall Ticket for CPET 2020

September 30, 2020

CPET 2020 Exam Dates

12th October to 22nd October 2020

Updating UG Marks on SMAS Portal

22nd October 2020

Marks Updatation by Entrance Exam Conducting Universities to OCAC02nd November 2020
Graduation Marks Updation on SAMS Portal by candidatesNovember 17, 2020

Merit List Release Date

November 21, 2020

College/University-wide first selection list publication date    05th December 2020
Reporting, verification of documents, payment and admission of students at selected colleges/universities09th December to 11th December 2020
Slide up consent submission by the students09th December to 12th December 2020
Online admission updation of students selected in First selection12th December 2020

Candidates who are waiting for final-year UG results can also apply for CPET 2020 exam.

Odisha CPET Examination Schedule 2020

The detailed examination schedule and the latest schedule for the Odisha CPET 2020 exam has been provided in the table below - 

Date10:00 to 11:30 AM12:30 to 2:00 PM3:00 to 4:30 PM
12th October 2020Anthropology (Science & Arts)
  • Geography

  • Marine Science (Oceanography)

MBA (Business Administration)
13th October 2020Physics
  • Electronics & Telecommunication

  • LLM

14th October 2020
  • English/Hindi

  • Microbiology

  • Statistics

  • Zoology

15th October 2020
  • Sociology

  • Environmental Science

  • Odia

  • Life Science

  • Philosophy

  • Population Studies

16th October 2020Home Science/Economics
  • History

  • Geology

MBA (Rural Management/Rural Development)
17th October 2020Public AdministrationComputer Science
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

  • MBA (Travel and Tourism)

19th October 2020
  • Education

  • Botany

ChemistryLibrary and Information Science
20th October 2020
  • Material Science

  • Urdu/Sanskrit/Santali

  • Linguistic

  • Mathematics

Journalism and Mass Communication
21st October 2020
  • Yoga and Naturopathy

  • Bio-Diversity and Wildlife Conservation

  • Political Science

  • Bioinformatics

22nd October 2020
  • Electronic Science

  • Women's Studies

PsychologyMarine Science (Biology)

Odisha CPET 2020 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of Odisha CPET 2020 exam are –

Name of the Exam

Odisha Common PG Entrance Test

Short Form

Odisha CPET

Exam Dates

October 10 to 19, 2020

Official Website


Purpose of the Entrance Exam

The entrance exam is conducted for admission in PG courses.


Humanities, Science, Business & Commerce

Conducting Body

Department of Higher Education – Odisha

Admission Process

A merit list will be prepared on the basis of performance in the entrance exam.

CPET 2020 Application Form

The application form for CPET 2020 has been available from August 12, 2020 (2:00 PM). The candidates must note that the detailed application process and the fee have been updated here. The candidates can click on the application section on this page to register for the entrance exam. The entire application process will be online, and the candidates will have to upload a passport size photograph and signature along with the application form.

CPET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed a Bachelor’s degree with minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for the entrance exam. Candidates who are waiting for final-year UG results or yet to write final-year exams are also eligible to appear for the entrance exam. The candidates must choose the PG course, which is relevant to his/ her qualification in UG degree.

Important Dates

Odisha CPET 2020 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 12 Aug to 20 Sep, 2020
Exam Date 12 Oct to 22 Oct, 2020
Admit Card Date 30 Sep, 2020
Declaration of Result Date 21 Nov, 2020

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Related Questions

How we will know that in which College/University we are selected for studying PG after the merit list is out?

-AnonymousUpdated on November 23, 2020 04:15 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the Odisha CPET officials release the merit list which contains the name of the candidates along with the name of the institutions where they have been allocated seats. You will have to go to the official website of SAMS PG Odisha and enter your Odisha CPET hall ticket number and select your PG admission subject to access your Odisha CPET merit list. You will find out your merit rank and name of the institute which has been allocated to you in the same.


My Odisha CPET rank is 2270. In which colleges can I apply for admission with this rank?

-Sasmita paniUpdated on November 23, 2020 01:08 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, first of all, many congratulations on securing a good rank in the Odisha CPET exam. Now, as far as the colleges are concerned, you have a good chance of securing admission in one of the top-ranked Odisha CPET institutions. But there are certain factors which will play an important role like the course in which you wish to take admission, how many seats in that course do your favourite institutions have, the reservation policy of the institutions, your choice of institutions and courses etc. So, as of now, it is quite hard to identify the name of those ...


When will be the Odisha CPET merit list for 2020-21 released?

-priya raUpdated on November 17, 2020 01:30 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, according to the latest information brochure available on the official website of SAMS PG Odisha, the Odisha CPET 2020 merit list will be released on the 21st of November. Earlier, it was supposed to be released on 16th November 2020 but has been postponed by a few more days. The admission process will conclude by 21st December 2020. For all the important details regarding the Odisha CPET merit list and the process that follows after the declaration of the merit list, please click on the following links - 


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FAQs about Odisha CPET

How many colleges in Odisha accept the Odisha CPET scores for admission purpose?

Almost 25 colleges accept the Odisha CPET scores for admission purpose.

Do I have to pay additional application fee if I apply for more than one subject in the Odisha CPET exam?

Yes, for each additional subject you apply for through the Odisha CPET application fee, you have to pay INR 200/-.

Into how many courses are admission offered through the Odisha CPET exam?

Through Odisha CPET exam, interested candidates can apply for admission into 81 postgraduate degree programmes in various Odisha CPET participating colleges.

What is the minimum qualifying marks required to apply for Odisha CPET 2020?

All the applicants of Odisha CPET must have a minimum of 45% of marks in Bachelor's or UG degree.

When will be the Odisha CPET 2020 result declared?

The Odisha CPET 2020 result will be declared on the 25th of October 2020.

Is the Odisha CPET application process an online process?

Yes, the Odisha CPET application process is a fully online process.

When will be the Odisha CPET 2020 entrance exam conducted?

The Odisha CPET 2020 exam has been scheduled to be conducted between 30th September 2020 and 07th October 2020.

Why is Odisha CPET conducted?

Odisha CPET is conducted for admission into various postgraduate degree programmes in the fields of Science, Humanities, Business and Commerce.

Who conducts the Odisha CPET exam?

The Odisha CPET exam is conducted by the Department of Higher Education of Odisha.

Has the registration process for Odisha CPET 2020 started?

Yes, the registration process for Odisha CPET 2020 has started and the last date to register for Odisha CPET 2020 is 31st August 2020.

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