Common Post-Graduate Entrance Test
Common Post-Graduate Entrance Test

CPGET Syllabus 2023 : Check Subject-wise Syllabus for Admission to Postgraduate Courses

The CPGET exam syllabus 2023 is released by Osmania University on its official website. The CPGET syllabus consists of all the topics and sub-topics that will be covered in the examination for the specific subjects and postgraduate courses.
CPGET Syllabus 2023

CPGET Syllabus 2023

CPGET Syllabus 2023: Osmania University releases the Common Post-Graduate Entrance Test (CPGET) syllabus in PDF format on its official website. The syllabus is different for each postgraduate course and gives a detailed outline of the topics and sub-topics related to the subject. The syllabus is available for subjects that fall under various faculties such as the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Science. 

Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the syllabus and CPGET exam pattern for their chosen subject. Being aware of the syllabus and exam pattern will help students to create an informed preparation strategy for themselves. To score well in the CPGET exam, candidates need to study all the topics and sub-topics mentioned in the syllabus for their selected postgraduate course. 

To download the CPGET syllabus, students need to visit the CPGET official website and click on the ‘syllabus’ link under the ‘information’ section. The CPGET 2023 exams were held June 30, 2023 till July 10, 2023. Before appearing for the examination, candidates need to prepare for it thoroughly by studying according to the given CPGET syllabus and exam pattern.

CPGET Syllabus 2023

Candidates can download the CPGET syllabus for different postgraduate courses from the CPGET official website. The CPGET syllabus lists out all the topics and sub-topics that will be covered in the entrance examination for the different subjects. Aspirants need to go through the syllabus in order to know what needs to be studied during CPGET exam preparation. Ideally, candidates should aim to cover all the topics for the subjects to which they are applying while preparing for the exam. 

M.A. English

Part A (40 Marks)

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Jumbled Words
  • Sentence Correction
  • Spelling and Punctuation

Part B (60 Marks)

  • Literary Forms
  • History of English Literature
  • Literary Terms
  • Books and Authors
  • Poetry Comprehension 
  • Prose Comprehension
  • Literary Movements

M.A. Linguistics

Part A (40 Marks)

  • Popular Beliefs and Ideas about Language
  • States, Countries, and their Official Languages
  • Languages and their Scripts
  • Names of Language Families
  • Largest/Second Largest Spoken Language in Region or Country
  • Awareness of subjects related to languages
  • Famous Authors of the World and the language in which they wrote/have been writing
  •  General English
  • World Famous Books and the language in which they are written 

Part B (60 Marks)

  • Natural/Hypothetical Language Data to Assess Candidate’s Analytical Ability

M.A. Philosophy

Part A (40 Marks)

  • Indian Philosophy and its Characteristics
  • The Definition of Philosophy along with its Different Branches 
  • Nature, Scope, and Definition of Ethics
  • Value, Scope, and Definition of Logic

Part B (60 Marks)

  • Problem of Substance, becoming sophists, and the problem of being
  • Plato and his theoretical ideas, Socrates and his methods, Aristotle and his ideas on the theory of causation
  • Modern Western Philosophy
  • Hegel's Dialectical Methods, Pragmatism, and Existentialism, Marxist Historical Approach 
  • Carvaka Philosophy, Jainism and Buddhism, Sankhya and Yoga Schools of Thought
  • Vaisesika and Nyaya’s theories of knowledge, Vedanta and Mimamas Schools of Philosophy
  • Ethics of Bhagavad Gita, Doctrine of Purusharthas, Ashramadharmas 
  • Gandhian Ethics, Concepts of Satyagraha and Ahimsa, Ambedkar’s Philosophy

M.A. Economics

  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Theory of Consumer Behaviour
  • Concepts and Types in Production Costs
  • Analysis of Supply and Demand
  • Theory of Production
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Interest Rate Theories and Investment
  • Theories of Output and Employment
  • Demand for Money and Supply of Money
  • Business Cycles and Inflation
  • Objectives of Firm and Types of Revenue
  • Monopoly and Perfect Competition
  • Oligopoly Markets and Monopolistic Competition
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Distribution and Factor Pricing
  • Introduction to Public Economics
  • Public Expenditure
  • Taxation and Public Debt
  • Fiscal Policy and Federal Finance
  • Budget
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Factors in Economic Development
  • Theories of Economic Development
  • Theories of Under Development
  • Theories of International Trade
  • Trade and Growth
  • Balance of Payments
  • Barriers to Trade

M.A. Sociology

Part A (40 Marks): Principles of Sociology

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociological Theories
  • Society
  • Typology of Sociology
  • Society and Individual
  • Community- Association-Social Group
  • Elements of Social Structure and Social System
  • Social Integration
  • Socialization
  • Social Institutions
  • Economy
  • Polity
  • Social Stratification and Mobility
  • Caste, Class, Gender, and Estate
  • Theories of Social Stratification
  • Ethnicity and Diaspora
  • Social Control : Deviance and Conformity
  • Means and Agencies of Social Control
  • Social Change
  • Theories and Factors of Social Change
  • Sociological Thought

Part B (60 Marks) : Indian Society

  • Perspectives on the Study of Indian Society
  • Ethnic Formation of Indian Society
  • Hindu Social Order
  • Emergence of Buddhism and Jainism
  • Advent of Islam
  • Colonial Period
  • Emergence of Modern Structures and Classes

M.A. Political Science

Part A (30 Marks): Political Science - Theories, Concepts, and Institutions

  • Political Science - Definition and Scope, Political Science as Policy Science
  • Political Science and its relations with other fields of social studies
  • Different Approaches to the Study of Political Science
  • Theories Regarding Origin of the State
  • Concepts in Political Science
  • Law
  • Liberty and Equality
  • Rights
  • Forms of Government
  • Theory of Separation of Powers
  • Organs of Government

Part B (40 Marks): Indian Government and Politics

  • Nationalist Movement and Development of the Constitution
  • Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
  • Statutory Commissions for the Protection of Rights
  • Social and Political Movements in India
  • Union Government
  • Parliament
  • Supreme Court
  • State Government
  • High Court
  • Union-State Relations
  • Local Self Government
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions
  • Urban Self-Governing Bodies
  • Poltical Process
  • Nature of Indian Political Party System
  • Pressure Groups
  • Media
  • Right to Information Act
  • Electoral Politics
  • Voting Behaviour

Part C (30 Marks): Political Thought

  • Political Thought
  • Social Contractualists
  • Marxist Philosophy
  • Indian Political Thought


Part A (40 Marks)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Income Tax
  • Business Laws

Part B (60 Marks)

  • Business Economics
  • Business Organisation and Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • General English


Part A (40 Marks)

  • Philosophical Perspectives of Education
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Sociological Perspectives of Education
  • Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

Part B (60 Marks)

  • School Organisation and Management
  • Contemporary Education in India
  • Environmental Education : Issues and Concerns
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Inclusive Practices
  • Pedagogy including methodological issues

M.Sc. Botany

Part A (40 Marks)

  • Microbial Diversity
  • Algae
  • Fungi
  • Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany
  • Taxonomy of Angiosperms
  • Ecology

Part B (60 Marks)

  • Plant Anatomy
  • Embryology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Physiology

M.Sc. Zoology

Part A (40 Marks)

  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Immunology and Animal Biotechnology

Part B (60 Marks)

  • Animal Diversity – Invertebrates 
  • Ecology, Zoogeography and Animal Behavior
  • Animal Diversity- Vertebrates and Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution

M.Sc. Physics

  • Mechanics
  • Waves and Oscillations
  • Thermodynamics
  • Optics
  • Electromagnetism and Electrostatistics
  • Magnetostatics
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Modern Physics

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who releases the syllabus of CPGET exam ?

Osmania University releases the syllabus of CPGET exam on its official website.

Why is the CPGET syllabus important ?

The CPGET syllabus is important as it will help the candidate to create an informed exam preparation strategy. Candidates will get to know which topics and sub-topics need to be studied during exam preparation. 

What does the CPGET syllabus mention ?

The CPGET syllabus mentions the topics and sub-topics for each subject of all the postgraduate courses. 

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