OUAT 2021 – Notification, Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus

OUAT 2021 Exam

OUAT 2021

Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) will conduct OUAT 2021 for admission in UG, PG, Ph.D, Diploma and Doctoral level courses. The exam is held in offline mode and candidates of respective course have to fulfill eligibility criteria before applying. Candidates who apply, get admit card and then they have to appear for the exam. Candidates who qualify OUAT 2021 are called for counselling and are granted admission based on allocated rank, in OUAT and affiliated colleges.

OUAT stands for Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology. The university level exam is also called by the same name. It is conducted separately for UG, PG, Ph.D admission. There are 07 UG programmes, 16 Master’s programmes in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, 16 disciplines in Agriculture, 1 discipline in Fishery Science, 3 disciplines in Agricultural Engineering, 1 discipline in Community Science, and 5 disciplines in Forestry Science. In case of Doctoral programmes, course credit system are available in 14 disciplines in Agriculture, 12 disciplines in Veterinary Sciences and AH, 1 discipline in Fishery Sciences, and 03 disciplines in Agril Engg. Check more details on OUAT 2021 below.

OUAT 2021 Exam Dates

OUAT 2021 UG PGPh.D
Availability of application form 1st week of Feb 20214th week of May 20214th week of Jul 2021
Last date to submit Form (Form A only for UG courses)2nd week of Apr 20214th week of Jun 20212nd week of Aug 2021
Availability of admit card 1st week of May 20214th week of Jun 20213rd week of Aug 2021
OUAT 2021 exam date 3rd week of May 20214th week of Jun 20214th week of Aug 2021
Declaration of entrance rank2nd week of Jun 2021
Submission of application Form B 2nd week of May 2021
Availability of rank card2nd week of Jul 20213rd week of Jul 20211st week of Sep 2021
Commencement of counselling3rd week of Jul 20213rd week of Jul 20212nd week of Sep 2021
Admission to state govt.
sponsored candidates
4th week of Jul 2021
Admission to balance seat if any
Orientation programme4th week of Jul 20214th week of Jul 2021
Beginning of classes1st week of Aug 20214th week of Jul 20213rd week of Sep 2021

Dates for College of Basic Science & Humanities For Doctoral Programmes

OUAT 2021Dates
Availability of form4th week of Nov 2021
Last date to submit the form1st week of Dec 2021
Uploading of qualifying exam marks 1st week of Dec 2021
Availability of admit card 2nd week of Dec 2021
Exam date 3rd week of Dec 2021
Availability of rank card 4th week of Dec 2021
Commencement of counselling4th week of Dec 2021
Beginning of classes4th week of Dec 2021

OUAT 2021 Expected Exam Date

As we know OUAT entrance exam is conducted for various UG, PG and Doctoral courses. The dates for all the entrance exams are different. Check the expected dates for OUAT 2021 given below.

CoursesExpected Exam Date
UG3rd week of May 2021
PG4th week of Jun 201
Doctoral 4th week of Aug 2021

These expected dates are on the basis of last to last year. Due to the pandemic, last year, the exams were delayed. Hence, this year, it is expected to be held in usual timeline.

YearUGPGDoctoral
202011 Oct 202011 Oct 202015 Nov 2020
201919 May 201930 Jun 201924 Aug 2019

Courses Offered via OUAT 2021

The candidates who qualify OUAT 2021 can take admission into following courses:

  • UG programme (Except B.V.Sc & AH) – 4 years
  • B.V.Sc & AH – 5.5 years (including 1 year internship)
  • Master’s programme – 2 years
  • Doctoral programmes – 3 years (Includes course work and research work for thesis)
UG Courses Offered via OUAT 2021PG Courses Offered Via OUAT 2021Doctoral Programmes Offered Via OUAT 2021
B.Sc (Hons.) AgricultureM.Sc (Ag)Ph.D (Agriculture)
B.Sc (Hons.) HorticultureM.Sc (Ag) StatisticsPh.D (Vety Science)
B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry M.Sc (Ag) BiotechnologyPh.D (Agril Engg)
B.V.Sc & AHM.V.ScPh.D (Fishery Science)
B.Tech (Agri Engineering)M.Tech (Agri Engineering)Ph.D Physics
B.F.ScM.F.Sc (Aquaculture)Ph.D Chemistry
B.Sc Hons. Community ScienceM.Sc (Community Science)Ph.D Mathematics
M.Sc (Forestry)Ph.D Botany
Ph.D Zoology
Ph.D Microbiology

OUAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Check the exam pattern given below for OUAT 2021.

The exam pattern mentioned below is according to the last year’s information

For UG

Type of questions: There are multiple-choice questions in the test

Medium of exam: The medium of instruction of examination is English only

Duration: The candidates are given 2 hours to complete the test

Maximum marks: The test is of 200 marks in total

Marking scheme:

  • Each question is of 01 marks
  • There is no negative marking in case of wrong answers

Distribution of questions

SubjectsMarks
Physics66
Chemistry 66
Mathematics / Biology 68
Total 200

For PG and Ph.D

Duration: The duration of the exam is 2 hours

Type of questions: The test is objective in nature for both PG / Ph.D level. In other words, the test consists of multiple-choice questions

No. of questions: There are 200 questions

Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, 02 marks are awarded. There is no negative marking and every un-attempted question leads to 0 marks.

Note: For M.Sc (Ag) programme, the question paper is divided into 2 parts; Part A and Part B. There are total 180 MCQs in Part A (Non-Crop Specific) and 40 questions in Part B (Crop Specific). The candidates have to attempt all questions in Part A and any 20 questions in Part B.

OUAT 2021 Application Form

The candidates can fill OUAT 2021 application form at ouat.nic.in. Check the important points that are expected to apply related to the application form given below.

  • The candidates must enter the correct email id and mobile number in the application form as all the information regarding the admission will be conveyed on these platforms.
  • Before submitting the application form, make sure to check all the particulars entered in the application form. Make correction if needed.
  • The application fee payment is an important step to submit OUAT 2021 application form. Without the fee payment, the applicants will be rejected and candidates cannot appear for the entrance examination. Also, he / she will be out of the admission process.
  • Once the application fee has been submitted, a message will be sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number and email id.
  • After the payment of application fee, the candidates can take the printout of the submitted application form.
  • The candidates are not advised to send the hardcopy of the submitted application form or any other documents to the university.

For UG Courses: There are 2 parts of OUAT application form 2021 (Form A & B) for UG courses. The Form B is submitted after the conduct of entrance examination. The submission of Form B is compulsory for the candidates seeking admission in UG courses.

Application Fee: The candidates are required to pay Rs 1400 (amount as per last year). It can be submitted using debit card / credit card / net banking.

Note: For admission into Diploma in Polytechnic courses, the candidates have to pay Rs 750.

OUAT 2021 Admit Card

The important points related to OUAT 2021 admit card are given below.

  • OUAT admit card releases at ouat.nic.in and ouat-lokaseba-odisha.in.
  • In order to download OUAT 2021 admit card via online mode, the candidates have to enter their application number and date of birth.
  • Alternatively, it can be downloaded via student’s login by entering the email, mobile number, OTP, application number and captcha.
  • The admit card releases via online mode at the official website only. No admit card is sent to the candidates via post.
  • All the candidates appearing for OUAT 2021 need to take the printed copy of the admit card positively to the exam centre.

Note: Along with OUAT 2021 admit card, please bring a valid id proof and a black / blue ball point pen. The acceptable id proofs are (PAN card / passport / voter id card / driving license / aadhar card with latest photograph / students’ id card issued by college / school last attended / nationalised bank passbook with photograph)

OUAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria with Courses

Before filling the application form, the candidates must meet all the eligibility requirements specified by the official authority for courses available at UG, PG, Doctoral level. Check the eligibility criteria given below.

For UG Courses

Age Limit: The candidates must be 17 years of age, as on 31 Dec 2021.

Course nameMin. qualificationSubject in +2 Science or
equivalent
B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture– 10+2 in science / equivalent with 50% aggregate marks.
– SC / ST / PwD / PMSSS (For B.Sc (Hons.) Ag at CA,BBSR, / Kashmiri Migrant / Kashmiri Pundit (Non Migrant) / Kashmiri Hindu Families, 40% aggregate marks are needed
PCM or PCB
B.Sc (Hons.)
Horticulture
-do--do-
B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry-do--do-
B.V.Sc & AH-do-PCB
B.Tech (Agril Engg) -do-PCM
B.F.Sc -do-PCB
B.Sc (Hons.) Community
Science
-do-PCM or PCB

For Diploma in Agro Polytechnic

CourseMin EligibilitySubjects in +2 Science / Equivalent
Agriculture Science – The candidates must have completed
+2 Science with min 45% aggregate marks (40% for SC / ST)
PCM or PCB
Horticulture Science-do--do-
Fishery Science-do-PCB
Animal Science-do-PCB

For PG Courses

Domcile Requirements

  • The candidates who have passed HSSC or equivalent exam with Odia as MIL from any school of Odisha are not required to submit a Residential certificate.
  • The candidates who did not have Odia as MIL but their parents are permanent residents of Odisha must submit the Residential certificate issued by the concerned Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar/ Assistant Tehsildar / District Magistrate / Their employer concerned.
  • The candidates who did not have Odia as MIL and their parents are also not permanent residents of Odisha but are serving under Govt of Odisha / Central Govt. / Public Undertaking or any university in Odisha must submit a certificate to this effect from the Head of institution where their parents are working.
  • Odia candidates who are permanently living outside Odisha must submit a relevant certificate proving their Odisha origin either from the employer of their parents / Tahsildar / District Magistrate of the district in which they are residing. Alternatively, a Certificate to this effect can also be submitted from the Additional Tashildar / District Magistrate of their native place in Odisha.
  • Other state candidates have to submit the domicile certificate of their native states.

Note: The 1st and 4th point are not applicable to ICAR / VCI Foreign Candidates / State Govt. sponsored candidates / Candidates under Kashmiri Migrants / Kashmiri Pandit (Non- Migrant) / Kashmiri Hindu (Non-Migrant) Families.

Name of courseCollege nameMin requirements
M.Sc (Ag)College of Agriculture, BhubaneshwarB.Sc (Ag) / B.Sc (Hons.) Agril / B.Sc (Hort) /
B.Sc (Hons.) Hort from the university recognized by Central State govt
M.Sc (Forestry)College of Forestry, BhubaneshwarB.Sc (Forestry) / B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry from the universities
recognized by Central govt.
M.Sc (Community Science)College of Community Science, BhubaneshwarB.Sc (Home Science), B.Sc (Hons.) Home Science from the universities recognized by Central govt
M.F.Sc (Aqauaculture)College of Fisheries (Rangeilunda, Berhampur)B.F.Sc from the recognized State / Central govt.
M.Tech (Agril Engg)College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, BhubaneshwarB.Tech (Agril Engg) / B.Sc (Agril Engg & Tech) from the universities recognized by Central / State Govt
M.V.Sc College of Veterinary Science, AH,
Bhubaneshwar
B.V.Sc & AH from the universities recognized by State / Central Govt.
M.Sc (Ag.) BiotechnologyCollege of Agriculture, BhubaneshwarB.Sc (Ag) / B.Sc (Hons.) Agril / B.Sc (Hort) /
B.Sc (Hons.) Hort / B.Sc (Forestry) / B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry from the universities recognized by State / Central Govt.
M.Sc (Ag)
Statistics
College of Agriculture, BhubaneshwarB.Sc (Ag) / B.Sc (Hons.) Agril / B.Sc (Hort) /
B.Sc (Hons.) Hort / B.V.Sc & AH / B.Tech (Agril Engg)from the universities recognized by Central / State Govt

Minimum marks required for entry into Master’s programmes

Eligibility Criteria for Doctoral Programmes

Minimum marks: The candidates must have minimum 65% in Master’s degree.

CoursesCollegeMin. Requirements
Ph.D (Agriculture)College of Agriculture, BhubaneshwarB.Sc (Ag) / B.Sc (Hort) / M.Sc (Ag) /
M.Sc (Hort) from the universities recognized by Central / State Govt
Ph.D (Vety. Science)College of Veterinary Science & AH, Bhubaneshwar B.V.Sc & AH, M.V.Sc & AH from the universities recognized by Central / State Govt
Ph.D (Fishery Science)College of Fisheries (Rangeilunda, Berhampur)B.F.Sc and M.F.Sc from the universities recognized by Central / State Govt
Ph.D (Agril Engg)College of Agricultural Engg &
Tech, Bhubaneshwar
B.Tech (Agril Engg) / B.Sc (Agril Engg & Tech) / M.Tech (Agril Engg) / M.Sc (Agril Engg & Tech) from universities recognized by State / Central Govt.

For Doctoral Programmes in the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities

Course Min. Eligibility
Ph.D in Physics, Chemistry,
Mathematics, Botany, Zoology
– The candidates must have completed M.Sc in the relevant discipline with min 55% marks from any recognized university
Ph.D in Microbiology– The candidates must have done M.Sc in Microbiology from any of the UGC recognized universities with at least 65% or OGPA of 6.5 from 10.0 point scale

OUAT 2021 Exam Centre

Check the exam centre for OUAT 2021 given below.

The list given below is as per last year’s information brochure

OUAT 2021 Exam Centre
Angul
Balasore
Balangir
Baragarh
Bhadrak
Baripada
Berhampur
Bhawanipatna
Cuttack
Bhubaneshwar
Jajpur
Dhenkal
Jagatsinghpur
Jeypore
Jharasugudha
Kendrapara
Khudra
Keonjhar
Phulbari
Nayagarh
Puri
Rourkela
Rayagada
Sambalpur

Important Books for OUAT 2021

Check the list of the books for the preparation of OUAT 2021

BooksLinks
OUAT Entrance GuideCheck Price Here
B.Sc. Agriculture Pravesh Pariksha 2020 (Old edition) Check Price Here
OUAT Check Price Here
OUAT Entrance guide for BSC & Btech Check Price Here
A Competitive Book of Agriculture for UPSC, PSCs ARS/SRF/JRF, Pre PG & Ph.DCheck Price Here

Exam Day Guidelines

The candidates are required to follow the below-given instructions on the day of the examination.

  • The candidates must report to the test centre according to the reporting time mentioned in their admit card.
  • No candidates shall be allowed to enter the examination 15 minutes after the starting of the exam.
  • OMR sheets consists of 2 copies ie. original copy and candidate’s copy. The candidates must not fold the OMR answer sheet and separate them while answering.
  • Before leaving the examination hall, make sure the original OMR sheet has been handed to the invigilator. You can take the candidate’s copy with yourself at the end of the examination.
  • Be cautious while darkening the circles for the roll number as any mistake in darkening the roll number shall lead to loss of identity and the candidate will be liable for rejection.
  • The candidates can do rough work in the space provided in the question booklet. Rough work must not be done in the OMR answer sheet.
  • Make sure to not bring any prohibited materials like mobile phone, papers, any other electronic devices.
  • The candidates have to put their full signatures in the attendance sheet and have to enter their question booklet series as well.
  • Before answering any questions, make sure that the quastion booklet / OMR answer sheet is complete. If any mistake is there, report to the invigilator immediately and ask for a fresh question booklet or OMR answer sheet.
  • Do not put any sign or identification mark etc in OMR answer sheet. If candidates do this, they will be liable for rejection.
  • The candidates must cooperate with the invigilators and obey the instructions.
  • If any unfair means is adopted by the candidate during the examination, then he / she will be liable to be debarred from the entrance examination.

OUAT 2021 Result

Result for OUAT releases in the online mode only at ouat.nic.in or ouat-lokaseba-odisha.in. Some important points related to OUAT 2021 result are given below.

  • The result is declared in the form of a rank card at the candidate’s login.
  • The rank card is not sent via post. However, in case of Doctoral entrance test, a SMS is sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number about the declaration of the result.
  • To check OUAT 2021 result, the candidates are required to enter their application number and date of birth.

OUAT 2021 Selection Process

OUAT entrance examination is conducted for the admission into UG, PG and Ph.D programmes. Check the selection process for every degree level given below.

For UG

  • There is a single common entrance examination for the admission into UG courses such as B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture, B.Sc (Hons.) Horticulture, B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry etc.
  • For the admission into UG courses, the admission is done on the basis of the merit (weighted score). This weighted score is calculated according to the candidate’s performance in academic career and entrance examination.

If two or more candidates have the same weighted score, then the following tie-breaking criteria will be followed to resolve the ties:

  • Firstly of all, the candidates with higher marks in the entrance exam will be considered
  • Then, percentage in class 10+2 Science or equivalent shall be taken into account
  • Next, percentage of HSC marks will be taken into account
  • Then, higher marks in PCB / PCM will be taken into account

Calculation of weighted score for UG courses

ParticularsPercentage of reservation
HSC or equivalent25%
+2 Science or equivalent (PCB / PCM)25%
Entrance Examination50%
Total100%

For PG

  • The admission into PG programmes will be done on the basis of the merit.
  • There shall be a common merit list for admission into master’s programme of a specific faculty.
  • The merit list for PG programme shall be prepared as per the marks of the entrance exam + weightage on extracurricular activities

If there is a tie, the following order shall be followed to resolve the tie:

  • Highest entrance marks followed by highest OGPA (Overall Grade Point Average) or percentage of marks in the qualifying exam (Graduation)
  • Then, percentage in 10+2 Science or equivalent will be considered
  • Next, highest percentage of marks in class 10th shall be considered

For Doctoral Programmes

  • The selection of the doctoral programme shall be done according to the merit of the candidates.
  • Separate merit lists will be published for different programmes.
  • The merit list shall be prepared according to the performance of the candidates in the entrance exam.

Tie-Breaking:

  • Highest entrance mark in Master’s level
  • Next, the marks at Graduation level are considered
  • Then, the marks in +2 Science / equivalent are considered

For Admission into Diploma Agro-Polytechnic

  • The selection is done according to the percentage of marks in HSC or equivalent and +2 Science or equivalent exam as per 50:50 basis.

OUAT 2021 Counselling

The candidates who are included in the merit list are required to participate in OUAT 2021 counselling. The details for counselling are released online at ouat.nic.in. The counselling is conducted via online mode.

The counselling process is given below (For UG courses)

  • Registration for online counselling
  • Choice filling
  • Seat allocation
  • Locking of seat allotted / Upgradation of seats
  • Payment for accepting the seat
  • Verification of documents
  • Admission

OUAT 2021 Seat Intake

Check the seat intake given below for the courses offered via OUAT 2021.

For UG Courses

  • Click here to check UG courses breakup of seats.
  • Click here to check PG and Doctoral programme seat intake.

OUAT 2021 Fee Structure

Check the fee structure given below for OUAT 2021.

For UG Courses

Registration FeeRs 250
Recognition FeeRs 130
Identity Card and Library CardRs 60 + 60
Library Caution Money Rs 610
Laboratory Caution Money Rs 1210
Cultural FeeRs 730
Fee for sports including Yoga Rs 730
Orientation ProgrammeRs 300
Development Fee
B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture / B.Sc (Hons. Hort) /
B.Sc (Hons.) Forestry / B.F.Sc / B.Tech (Agril Engg)
Rs 36,300
B.V.Sc & AHRs 50,820
B.Sc (Community Science)Rs 12,100

Fee Structure for Master’s and Doctoral Programme

Only once at the time of admissionMaster’s programmePh.D programme
Counselling FeeRs 500Rs 500
Registration FeeRs 220Rs 220
Recognition FreeRs 110Rs 110
Identity CardRs 60Rs 60
Library Card (Rs 55 for Doctoral programmes offered at
College of Basic Science and Himanities)
Rs 60Rs 60
Library Caution Money Rs 1100Rs 1100
Laboratory Caution MoneyRs 1100Rs 1100
Development Fee and Computer Lab FeeRs 13,200Rs 19,800
Cultural FeeRs 660Rs 660
Sports Fee with YogaRs 660Rs 660

For Diploma Courses at Agro-Polytechnic

Fee to be paid once at the time of admissionAmount
Registration FeeRs 220
Recognition FeeRs 110
Identity CardRs 110
Laboratory Caution Money Rs 550
Development FeeRs 2200

About OUAT

Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology was set up in the year 1962. It was established under the provisions of Orissa Act, 1961. The university offers education in Horticulture, Agriculture, Veterniary Science and Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Fishery Science etc.

The university offers courses at UG, PG, Diploma and Doctoral levels. The university 11 constitutent colleges. OUAT has 4 academic campuses across Odisha situated at Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Chiplima, Rangeilunda.

Official Website: ouat.nic.in

Contact Details:

Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology Bhubaneswar-751003 Odisha, India. 
Email: registrarouat[at]gmail[dot]com
PBX Phone -: (0674)-2397970/2397818/ 2397719/ 2397669 / 2397719 / 2397919 / 2397868 

FAQs for OUAT 2021

Ques. What is the official website for OUAT 2021?

Ans. The official website for OUAT 2021 is ouat.nic.in.

Ques. In what mode UG entrance exam is conducted?

Ans. UG entrance exam is conducted in the offline mode.

Ques. For how many courses, OUAT entrance exam take places?

Ans. OUAT takes place for many programmes at UG, PG, Doctoral and Diploma level.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in OUAT 2021?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in OUAT 2021.

Ques. Can I fill OUAT 2021 application form via offline mode?

Ans. OUAT 2021 application form cannot be filled via offline mode. It can be filled only via online mode.

Ques. What do I have to carry OUAT 2021 admit card?

Ans. You are required to carry a valid id proof along with OUAT 2021 admit card.

Ques. For which programmes, I have to fill Form B?

Ans. You are required to fill Form B at the time of applying for UG programmes.

Ques. How is the result for the entrance examination?

Ans. You can check the result for the entrance examination by entering the application number and date of birth.