Programme Syllabus for Entrance Examination
M.A. in Odia Section-A: 30 Questions (30 Marks) will be asked on:
Linguistics,Grammar, Metre and Rhetoric (Chhanda & Alankar)
Section-B: 70 Questions (70 Marks) 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.
M.A. in English Section-A: 30 Questions (30 Marks) will be asked on:
Basics of English Language and Functional English Grammar Section – B: 70 Questions (70 Marks) will be asked on:
History of English Literature, Genre Studies (Forms of Literature), Literary Terms, Basics of Literary Theory and Criticism
M.A. in Hindi 1. History of Hindi Language and Literature - 25 Questions (25 Marks)
2. Works of prominent personalities of Hindi Language and Literature- 25 Questions (25 Marks)
3. Functional Hindi 25 Questions (25 Marks)
4. Questions on General Hindi Grammar/Linguistics- 25 Questions (25 Marks)
M.A. in Sanskrit Section-A: 30 Questions (30 Marks) will be asked on:
Grammar: knowledge of shabdarupa and dhaturupa, knowledge of vacya-parivartana, Samjna, Paribhsha, Karaka portions only from Siddhanta Kaumudi. Section –B: 70 Questions (70 Marks) will be asked on:
a Poetics: Chapter I & VI of Sahityadarpana.
b Chhandas (from Chhandomanjari): Mandakranta, Shardulavikridita, Malini, Shikharini, Drutavilamvita, Arya, Bhujangaprayata, Sragdhara.
c Alankaras (from Sahityadarpana): Upama, Vibhavana, Vakrokti, Yamaka, Slesa, Utpreksha, Anuprasa.
d General Outlines of Authors: Kalidasa, Magha, Bharavi, Sriharsha, Bhavabhuti, Sudraka, Jayadeva.
e Literature: Abhijnanashakuntalam, Shishupalavadham (1st Canto), Kumarasambhavam (5th canto), Shrimadbhagavadgita (chapters 2 and 15).
f History of Sanskrit Literature (General outlines): Veda (Vedic Samhitas, Aranyakas, Brahmanas, Upanishads, Vedanga), Puranas, Classical Sanskrit Literature (Kavyas, Mahakavyas, Khandakavyas, Natakas, Gadyasahityas).
M.Sc. in Anthropology Section-A: 30 Questions (30 marks) will be based on:
General aptitude, Basic English grammar, reasoning, arithmetic, general science, and general knowledge. Section-B: 70 Questions (70 marks) will be based 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.
M.A. in Sociology Section -A: 30 Questions (30 Marks) from General Knowledge (English Grammar, General Awareness / General Knowledge)
Section- B: 70 Questions (70 Marks) from subject specific questions (Basic Concepts in Sociology; Classical Sociological Theories; Indian Society; Social Change and Development; Social Research and Methods)
M.A. in Economics Section -A: 30 Questions (30 Marks) from Genral Knowledge, English, Reasoning and Numerical Ability. Section- B: 70 Questions (70 Marks) on Subject Awarness 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.
M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication (J&MC) English language capability 20 Questions (20 Marks)
Analytical and comprehension skills 20 Questions (20 Marks)
General awareness (with focus on events of the past one year) 20 Questions (20 Marks)
Traditional General Knowledge 20 Questions (20 Marks)
Basic awareness on mass media (folk media, print media, electronic media and new media) and recent trends/developments in media 20 Questions (20 Marks)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) 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.
5-year Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics Section- A: 10 Questions (10 Marks) General Appitude
Section- B: 90 Questions (90 Marks) on the following areas:
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.
Bachelor of Computer Application- BCA 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.
M.Sc. in Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources Section-A: 30 Questions (30 Marks) will be based on:
General Science and General Knowledge. Section-B: 70 Questions (70 Marks) will be based on:
B.Sc. level Fundamental aspects of Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Bio-technology, Bio-informatics, Forestry, and Marine Biology.
Master of Business Administration – MBA 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.
M.Sc. in Statistics Section- A: 30 Questions (30 Marks) Questions will be based on General Aptitude and Analytical Skills.
Section- B: 70 Questions (70 Marks) Questions will be based on Mathematics, Statistics and Fundamental of computer from the following areas: Sets, Sequences, Series, Limits, Continuity, Differentiation, Integration, Graphs of Functions, Vector Space, Matrices, Determinants, Linear transformations. Linear Programming Problem – Graphical Solution. Fundaments of Computer.
Elementary Probability – Events, Independent Events, Conditional Events, Bayes’ Theorem, Chebyshev’s Inequality. Random Variables and their Distributions – Binomial, Poisson, Geometric, Negative Binomial, Uniform, normal, Exponential, Gamma, Beta. Inference- Methods of Moments and ML estimation, Test for Mean and Variance of the normal distribution, Contingency Tables, Simple Linear regression.

(For more details please see the prospectus 2019 -2020)