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Odisha CPET 2021

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 12 Oct, 2021 14:23

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About Odisha CPET 2021 (Merit List Released)

SAMS Odisha has released the Odisha CPET 2021 merit list on 12th October 2021 as per the official SAMS Odisha. The Odisha CPET 2021 exam was successfully conducted between 23rd August and 03rd September 2021. The admission process will conclude in November. 

Department of Higher Education – Odisha conducts a Common PG Entrance Test (CPET) for PG admission in state universities and colleges across the state. The candidates must note that the online application form will be 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 2021 can be checked here.

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Odisha CPET 2021 Latest Updates

  • Oct 12, 2021 02:25 PM: Odisha CPET 2021 merit list released.

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Odisha CPET 2021 Important Dates

The important dates for Odisha Common Post Graduate Entrance Test (CPET) 2021 can be checked below –

CPET 2021 online form filling start dateAugust 2, 2021
CPET 2021 online form submission last dateAugust 14, 2021
Hall Ticket for CPET 2021August 20, 2021
CPET 2021 Exam Dates23rd August to 03rd September 2021
Handing over the Entrance marks to OCAC by Entrance Examination Conducting UniversitySeptember 13th, 2021
Marks Updatation by Entrance Exam Conducting Universities to OCACOctober 05th, 2021
Graduation Marks Updation on SAMS Portal by candidatesTo be Notified
Merit List Release DateOctober 12, 2021
College/University-wide first selection list publication dateOctober 22nd, 2021
Online Deposit of admission fees by students through SAMS[Student's Account] PortalOctober 22nd to October 25th, 2021
Reporting, verification of documents, payment and admission of students at selected colleges/universitiesOctober 22nd to October 28th, 2021
Slide up consent submission by the studentsOctober 23rd to October 29th, 2021
Online admission updation of students selected in the First selectionOctober 22nd to October 29th, 2021
Publication of Provisional Allotment of seats (for Second Round Selection)November 04th, 2021
Online deposit of admission fees by the students through SAMS [Student's Account] portalNovember 04th to November 07th, 2021
Reporting of applicants at alloted institutions for taking admissionNovember 05th to November 09th, 2021
Data Updation of admitted students in the e-space by the respective institutionsNovember 05th to November 10th, 2021
Publication of Provisional List of Vacant Seats in SAMS WebsiteNovember 12th, 2021

Candidates who are waiting for final-year UG results can also apply for CPET 2021 exam.

Odisha CPET 2021 Course-Wise Exam Date

The detailed examination schedule and the latest schedule for the Odisha CPET 2021 exam has been provided here.

DateFirst Session (10 AM to 11:30 AM)Second Session (12:30 PM to 02 PM)Third Session (3 PM to 4:30 PM)
23 August 2021Anthropology (Arts & Science)
  • Geography
  • Marine Science (Oceanography)
24th August 2021Physics
  • LLM
  • Electronics and Telecommunication
25th August 2021
  • Microbiology
  • Hindi/English
  • Zoology
  • Statistics
26th August 2021
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Science
  • Odia
  • Life Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Population Studies
28th August 2021
  • Economics
  • Home Science
  • Geology
  • History
MBA (Rural Management)
30th August 2021Public AdministrationComputer SciencePublic Health
31st August 2021
  • Botany
  • Education
ChemistryLibrary and Information Science
01st September 2021
  • Urdu/Sanskrit/Santali
  • Material Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
Journalism and Mass Communication
02nd September 2021
  • Yoga and Naturopathy
  • Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Political Science
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Biotechnology
03rd September 2021
  • Electronic Science
  • Women's Studies
PsychologyMarine Science (Marine Biology)

Odisha CPET 2021 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the Odisha CPET 2021 exam are –

Name of the ExamOdisha Common PG Entrance Test
Short FormOdisha CPET
Exam DatesAugust 23 to September 3, 2021
Official Website
Purpose of the Entrance ExamThe entrance exam is conducted for admission in PG courses.
StreamsHumanities, Science, Business & Commerce
Conducting BodyDepartment of Higher Education – Odisha
Admission ProcessA merit list will be prepared on the basis of performance in the entrance exam.

CPET 2021 Application Form

The application form for CPET 2021 will be available soon. 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 2021 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 2021 Important EventsDates
Exam Date 23 Aug to 03 Sep, 2021
Registration Date 02 Aug to 14 Aug, 2021
Admit Card Date 20 Aug, 2021
Declaration of Result Date 12 Oct, 2021

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I belong to the general category and my Odisha CPET 2020 rank is 217. I appeared in the Odisha CPET English exam. Will I get a good college?

-poojaUpdated on November 30, 2020 03:19 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, 217 in Odisha CPET exam is a good score and you can get admission in the MA English programme offered by some reputed Odisha CPET participating institutions provided there are still seats vacant in those institutions. If you are looking for the list of colleges that accepts Odisha CPET exam scores for MA English admission, then the following link will prove to be very helpful for you -

If you want to find out more information regarding the Odisha CPET merit list, you are requested ...


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 ...


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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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