OUCET (Osmania University Common Entrance Tests)-2018 Syllabus




Part – A: (40 Marks)
Fundamentals of Indian Archaeology, Indian Art and Architecture

Part – B: (60 Marks)
Indian History from the earliest time to the present day including political, social, economic,
religious and cultural aspects



Part – A (40 Marks)Part – B (60 Marks)
Comprehension of a passage (10 marks)
Sentence Construction (5 marks)
Identifying Grammatical Errors (5 Marks)
Spelling (5 marks)
Antonyms and Synonyms (10 marks
Logic and Reasoning (5 marks)
Media Awareness (20 Marks)
Current Affairs (20 Marks)
General Awareness (10 Marks)
Words Frequently used in Media (10 Marks)


Part-A: (40 Marks)

Indian Economy and Economic Development: Meaning of Economic Growth & Development,
Measures of Economic development – GNP PCI PQLI and HDI, Factors influencing economic
development- Balanced and unbalanced growth. Choice of Techniques, Concept of Sustainable
Development and Inclusive Growth, Structure of the Indian Economy: Basic features; Natural
resources Land, water and forest resources; Basic Demographic features – Growth of population
– Rural and Urban population, Occupational distribution of population – distribution; National
Income in India – Trends and composition Poverty and unemployment; Current Five year plan – Objectives and Allocation of Resources; L P G Policies in India. Indian Agriculture: Nature and
importance, Trends in Agricultural area, Production and productivity; Factors determining
Productivity; Irrigation; New agricultural strategy; Agricultural marketing and prices; Rural
Credit- Micro Finance and SHGs. The problem of food security; Industry and Services;
Structure Growth and employment of Industry; Industrial policies of 1956 and 1991, Growth and
Problems of small scale industries, Foreign Capital and Aid, FEMA, Disinvestment policy in India
–FDI; Growing importance of service sector in India – Education and Health. Telangana State
Economy: Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) – Trends and Composition; Demographic
features, Agriculture – Land Utilisation, Cropping pattern and irrigation; Industry – Growth
structure and employment of Industry; Poverty and Unemployment in Telangana State; Service
sector in Telangana State.

Part-B: (60 Marks)

Micro Economics: Introduction: Nature, Definition and Scope of Economics – Methodology in
Economics – Micro and Macro; Static and Dynamic, Normative and positive, Inductive and
Deductive Analysis, Partial and General Equilibrium – Choice as an economic problem.
Consumer Behaviour; Utility Analysis – Cardinal and Ordinal Approaches – Law of Diminishing
Marginal Utility, Law of Equi-Marginal Utility, Indifference-Curves – Properties of indifference
curves – Price (Budget) line – Equilibrium of the consumer with the help of indifference curves,
Consumption Curve and Income Consumption Curves – Derivation of Demand Curve from
Indifference Curves. Demand Analysis – Law of Demand, Elasticity of Demand – Price, Income
and Gross elasticity; Demand forecasting – meaning and factors influencing demand – Consumer
surplus – Engel curve, Theory of Production and Costs: Objectives of a firm – Production
function – Cobb-Douglas Production function – Isoquant – Factor Substitution – Law of variable
proportions, Law of Returns to Scale – Expansion path – Different Concepts of Revenue and
Costs and their interrelationship Equilibrium of the firm – Break – Even analysis. Market
Structure: Markets forms – Perfect and imperfect markets, Perfect Competition – Price
Determination – Equilibrium of a firm and industry under perfect competition – Monopoly – Price
determination under monopoly – Price discrimination – Monopolistic competition – Price
determination. Oligopoly (Kincked demand curve). Factors Pricing: Marginal productivity theory
of distribution – Theories of wage determination – Wages and collective bargaining, Minimum
Wage – Rent – Scarcity rent; Differential rent – Quasi rent. Interest – Classical and Neo- Classical
theories, Profit – Dynamic, Innovations, Risk and Uncertainty theories.

Macro Economics: National Income: Meaning, Definition and Importance of Macro Economics – National Income; Meaning, Definitions; National Income, GNP & NNP, GDP, Personal Income (PI),
Disposable Income (DI), Per Capita Income (PCI), Real National Income (RNI) – Methods of
Estimation of National Income (NI) – Measurement of National Income and trends in India:
Simple Numerical illustrations. Theories of Employment: Classical theory of employment- Say’s
law of markets – Keynesian theory of employment – Consumption function – APC, MPC, APS &
MPS, factors influencing consumption – Investment function MEC and Rate of Interest and the


concept of Multiplier – Accelerator with simple Numerical illustrations. Money – Gresham’s Law
– R.B.I. Classification of Money – M1, M2, M3, M4, Theories of Money – Fisher’s quantity
theory of Money, Cambridge approach (Marshall and Keynes), Liquidity preference. Trade Cycles
and Inflation: Trade cycles – Meaning and definition – Phases of a trade cycle – Inflation – Concept & Measurement of Inflation. Types of Inflation – Causes and effects of inflation – Measures to control inflation & Recession. Elements of Financial System: Banking, Basic
concepts, Functions of Commercial banks – The process of credit creation – Concept of Non
Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) – Functions of the Reserve Bank of India – Methods of
Credit control – Quantitative and Qualitative Methods – Concept of Stock Market – Meaning,
functions and importance of Stock Market – Primary and Secondary Markets. Concepts of (a)
Shares (b) Debentures, Role of SEBI in regulation of Stock Market, Insurance – Types of
Insurance –Life Insurance and General Insurance



Part-A (40 Marks)
Spelling of Words, Correct form of sentences, Basic Grammar (Gender, Case, Tense Number),
Meaning of the words.

Part-B (60 Marks)
History of Hindi Literature; Basic Hindi Grammar (Theory); Hindi, Prose, Poetry and Fiction etc;
General Awareness about Hindi Language and Literature.



Part – A (40 Marks)
1. Fundamental beliefs and practices of Islam. Prophethood, Revelation. Compilation of the
Qur’ an. Economic, Political and Ethical teachings of the Qur’ an. Hadith: Definition,
Compilation and types of Hadith. 2. Source of Islamic Law, Schools of Islamic Law, Marriage,
Dissolution of marriage, Inheritance

Part – B (60 Marks)
3. Pre-Islamic Arabia: Geo-political, Social and religious conditions. Life of the Prophet and Early
caliphate. 4. The Umayyads and the Abbasids: Administration, Society, Contribution to Science,
Literature, Fine Arts & Architecture, Petty Dynasties. 5. Concepts of Ummah, Khilafah and
Imamah. Muslim Philosophy: Mutalzilities, Asharites. Sufism: Origin and development. Sufis
and Sufi orders.

Suggested Readings:
1. P.K. Hitti, History of the Arabs
2. Muinuddin Nadavi, Tarikh-i-Islam, Vol-I to IV
3. Ameer Ali, The Spirit of Islam
4. Shibli Numani and Suleman Nadvi, Sirat al-Nabi
5. C. Brockelman, History of Islamic people
6. A.A.A. Fyzee, outlines of Muhammadan Law
7. M. Hamiddullah, Introduction to islam

8. Muzaffaruddin Nadvi, Muslim thought and its sources
9. M.M.Sharif, A History of Muslim Philosophy Vol. I&II
10. Abbus salam Nadvi, Tarikh e-Fiqh e-Islami.
11. Aslam Jairajpuri, Tarikh al – Ummat, Vol – I to VIII
12. Mulla, Principles of Mahammadan Law



Part – A (40 Marks)
Popular ideas and beliefs about language. Countries/States and their official languages.
Languages and the scripts in which they are written. Names of the language families to which a
given language belongs to. Largest/Second largest spoken language in a country/region.
Awareness of language related subjects. Famous authors of the world and the language in which
they wrote/have been writing. World famous books and the language in which they are written.
General English: awareness of English alphabets and the sounds they represent, spelling, basic
knowledge of English grammar, synonyms and antonyms.

Part – B: (60 Marks)
This section consists of 60 bits based on the natural/hypothetical language data to test the
Analytical ability of the candidate.


(One Year Programme)

Part – A (40marks)
1. Library Classification 2. Library Cataloguing 3. Library Management

Part – B (60 Marks)
1. Reference and Information Sources and Services 2. Library and Society
3. Introduction to Computers.



Part-A: (40 Marks)

Part-B: (60 Marks)
Life histories of the following Poets and Authors: Rudaki, Firdausi, Unsari, Nizami, Attar, Rumi,
Khayyam, Amir Khusro, Saidi, Hafiz, Iqbal, Chahar Maqala by Nizami aroozi Samarqerndi,
Anwar-e-soheli by Mulla Waiz Kashif. Translation: Lessons prescribed for second language.



Part-A: (40 Marks)

Political Thought:1. Ancient Indian Political Thought: a) Sources of Ancient Indian Political
Thought b) Manu: Varnadharma and Dandaneeti c) Kautilya: State and Society d) Goutama
Budha: Dharma and Sangha. 2. Modern Indian Political Thought: a) Gandhi: Ahimsa and
Satyagraha b) Nehru: Democratic Socialism c) Ambedkar: Annihilation of Caste d) M.N. Roy:
Radical Humanism. 3. Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas,
Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, J.J Rousseau, Jermy Benthom, J.S. Mill, Hegel, Marx
and Gramsci. International Relations: 1) International Relations: Evolution, Nature, Scope and
Significance. 2) History of International Relations: Rise of Sovereign Nation State System. First
World War, Second World War – Impact on International Relations. 3) Concepts of International
Relations: Power – Elements of National Power, Cold War, Super Power, Regional Power,
Unilateral Hegemony – Uni- Polarity, Bipolarity, Multipolarity & Security. 4) International
Political Economy: i) Historical Overview: Colonialism, Decolonisation, Developing Nations and
problems. ii) International Financial Institutions: World Bank, WTO Functions and Role iii)
Globalisation and its Impact on Developing Nations. 5) International organizations: United
Nations, Structure and Role, Need for revision of the charter, Regional Organisations, European
Union, SAARC and ASEAN. 6) International Security: Arms Race,Arms Control and
Disarmament, Issues in Nuclear Politics. 7) Foreign Policy: India’s Foreign Policy, Determinants
and Features, Non-Alignment, Evaluation and Relevance – Recent Trends. 8) Contemporary
Issues in International Relations: Environment, Human Rights and Terrorism.


Part-B : (60 Marks):

Political Science Concepts, Theories and Institutions:
1. Introduction: Definition, Scope and Importance of Political Science. 2. Approaches to the
Study of Political Science: Liberal and Marxist. 3. State: Nation and Civil Society. 4.
Sovereignty: Monism and Pluralism. 5. Theories of Origin of the State: Social Contact and
Evolutionary (Historical). 6. Concepts: a) Law: Sources of Law and Concepts of Rule of Law. B)
Liberty and Equality – Their Relationship. C) Theories and kinds of Rights; Human Rights. d)
Power and Authority. 7. Ideologies: Individualism, Anarchism, Fascism and Socialism. 8. Forms
of Government: a) Democracy: Direct (Direct and Democratic Devices) and Indirect. b) Unitary
and Federal c) Parliamentary and Presidential 9. Theory of Separation of Powers: 10. Organs
of Government: a) Legislature: (i) Unicameral and Bi-cameral (ii) Powers and Functions b)
Executive: (i) Powers and Functions c) Judiciary: (i) Powers and Functions (ii) Independence of
Judiciary and Judicial Review. Indian Government and Politics: 1.Salient Features of Indian
Constitution: A Comparative Perspective with the Constitutions of UK, USA and Switzerland
2.Evolution of Indian Constitution – Nationalist Movement and Philosophical Foundations
3.Indian Federation – Centre – State Relations – Recent Trends 4.Fundamental Rights and
Duties, Constitutional Remedies with special reference to writs – Directive Principles of State
Policy 5.President – Election, Powers and Functions – Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
6.Parliament-Composition, Powers and Functions 7.Judiciary-Supreme Court, Composition,
Powers, Functions and Judicial Review – Judicial Activism 8.Party System: National and
Regional Parties; Coalitional Politics 9.Election Commission – Electoral Reforms and Voting
behaviour 10.State Government – Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers- Powers and
Functions 11.Social and Economic Factors – Language, Religion, Caste and Regional Identities
12.Social Movements: Agrarian, Working Class, Women, Tribal, Dalit and Environmental
13.Challenges to National Integration – Communalism and Terrorism 14.Local Government
Institutions – 73rd & 74th Constitutional Amendments.



Part-A (40 Marks)

I: Human Resources Management:
1. Meaning, Nature, Scope and Significance of Human Resource Management
2. Human Resource Strategy and Planning
3. Recruitment, Selection, Appointment and Promotion
4. Pay – Components, principles of Pay & Pay Commissions
II: Capacity Building:
5. Performance Appraisal – Rewards and Incentives Management
6. Human Resource Development-Concept of HRD; Training-Objectives, Types, Evaluation
7. Employee Capacity Building Strategies and Total Quality Management
8. Human Resource Management Effectiveness and Human Resource Audit
9. Issues in HRM-Downsizing, Outsourcing, Consultancies


III: Financial Management:
10. Meaning, Scope and Importance of Financial Management
11. Budget-Concept, Principles of Budgeting; Preparation. Enactment and Execution
12. Organization and functions of the finance Ministry
13. Union-State Financial relations and the role of the Finance Commission
14. Parliamentary Financial Committees-Public Accounts Committee, Estimates Committee
and Committee on Public Undertakings and Comptroller and Auditor General of India

IV: Materials Management:
15. Procurement
16. Storage and Distribution
17. Logistics Management


Part-B (60 Marks)
I. Introduction:
1. Meaning, Nature, Scope and importance of Public Administration
2. State and Evolution of Public Administration
3. Relationships with other Social Sciences: With special reference to Political Science,
Economics, Sociology, Psychology
4. Politics & Administration Dichotomy – Woodrow Wilson and F.J. Goodnow


II. Theories and Approaches:
5. Classical Approach: Henri Fayol, Gulick and Urwick
6. Scientific Management Approach: Taylor
7. Bureaucratic Approach: Max Weber and Karl Marx
8. Human Relations Approach-Elton Mayo
9. Behavioural Approach-Herbert Simon
10. Socio-Psychological Approach: Hierarchy of Needs: Abraham Maslow; Theory X and
Theory Y: Doglas Mc Gregor
11. Ecological Approach: Riggs

III. Concepts and Principles of Public Administration:
12. Administrative Planning
13. Leadership and Supervision
14. Communication and Public Relations


IV. Emerging Trends:
15. New Public Administration : Minnowbrook I & II
16. Public Administration and Public Policy
17. New Public Management
18. Governance
19. Public Administration in the context of Globalization, Privatization and Liberalization
20. Post Modern Public Administration

I. Historical Background:
1. Evolution of Indian Administration – Ancient, Medieval and British Periods Continuity
and Change in Indian Administration after Independence
2. Context of Indian Administration-Social, Economic and Political

II. Central Administration:
3. Union Government and Administration-President, Prime Minister, Council of
Ministers, Central Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Committees and Prime
Minister Office
4. Union and State Relations and Agencies-Administrative Relations-Inter State Council,
Finance Commission, All India Services. Planning Commission, National Development
5. Public Enterprises in India: a) Forms of Public Enterprises: b) Privatization and Disinvestment


III. State and District Administration:
6. State Government and Administration: Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers,
Secretariat & Directorates, General Administration Department and Chief Secretary. 7. District Administration: Changing Role of District Collector, Mandal and Village
Administration in Andhra Pradesh.
8. Local Governments – Rural and Urban – Structure and functions – 73rd and 74th
Constitutional amendments.

IV. Administrative Accountability:
9. Control over Administration:
a. Legislative and Judicial Control
b. Lok Pal, Lokayukta and Central Vigilance Commission
c. Consumer Protection Forums
d. Right to Information Act (RTI)
e. National and State Human Rights Commissions
10. Administration of Welfare Programmes for Weaker Sections-SCs, STs, BCs Women and

V. Emerging Issues:
11. Administrative Reforms, Recommendations of important Commissions and Second ARC.
12. Mechanisms for Disaster Management
13. Governance and e-Governance Applications in Indian Administration
14. Public Private Partnerships and Voluntary Sector



Part-A: (40 Marks)
Principles of Sociology:

Sociology-Definition, Nature and Scope-Its relation to the other Social
Sciences-Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, History and Political Science. A brief
introduction-Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Durkheim, Weber and Karl Marx. Human societyIts
nature, characteristics and functions-Individual and society-Socialization, its meaning- process and agencies-theories of Socialization-Cooley, Mead and Frued-Culture and personality;
Social structure and organization: Social groups, (Primary & Secondary, Formal & Informal, In
and out groups); Institutions, Associations and Communities, Role, Status, Norms, Values,
Power and Authority; Social disorganization and social control-Agencies of Social control;
Heredity and environment-their influence on the individual-Nature and social selection and
social heritage; Social Interaction-Associative and Disassociative Social Processes, Cooperation,
Accommodation, Assimilation, Acculturation and Integration and Competition and Conflict;
Forms and functions of Social Stratification-Caste, Class and Status groups.

Indian Society:

Indian Society-Racial, Linguistic, Culture and religious divisions; Hindu forms of
Marriage, Nature of Family-Status of Women in Hindu Society; Social Organization of Minorities- Muslims, Christians and others-their marriage and family patterns; Indian Tribes-Major forms of
their social and religious organizations-Clan, Kinship, Marriage, Family: Social problems- Casteism, Untouchability, Dowry, Poverty, Unemployment, Beggary, Crime, Delinquency,
Prostitution, Alcoholism and Communal tensions, Child Labour, Environmental problems and
violence against women; Social change in modern India-Sanskritization, Westernization and


Part-B: (60 Marks)
Social Anthropology:

Definition and Meaning of Anthropology, Nature and Scope of
Anthropology, Divisions of Anthropology and their relationship, Social Anthropology-Definition,
Nature, Scope and its relationship with other Social Sciences; Definition and concept of Culture,
Characteristics of Tribal Society, Difference between Tribal and Non-Tribal Societies; Family,
Marriage and Kinship: Definition, Characteristics and functions, Ways of acquiring mates and
forms of Marriage; Definition, Characteristics and functions of family. Types of Family; Definition
of kinship and Kinship Terminology: Kinship group lineage, Clan, phratry and Moiety; Tribal
Economy: General features of Tribal Economy. Forms of Tribal Economy, Reciprocity,
Redistribution and Exchange; Political Organization: General features of Tribal Polity. Forms of
Tribal Political Organization. Tribal law and Justice; Religious Organization: Definition, Forms
and Functions of Religion. Definition, Forms and Functions of Magic. Relationship between
Religion, Magic and science. Tribes of India: Geographical distribution of Tribes in India. Racial
and Linguistic classification of Indian Tribes Socio-Economic features of Indian Tribes; Tribal
welfare: Culture contract and Allied problems. Policy towards tribes in Pre-independent Indian
Constitutional safeguards for tribes. Tribes in Andhra Pradesh–A board outline. Tribal
Development in India and Andhra Pradesh.



Part – A (40 Marks)
1. Introduction: The Nature of Modern Psychology-psychological conception of Man-Branches of
Psychology. Methods of Psychology-Experimental method, observation of method, case study method;
survey method. 2. Biological basis of behaviour: (a) Nervous system and its organization – The structure
of neuron-Central nervous system-Brain and Spinal Cord-Localization of Brain functions-Autonomic
nervous systems (b) Harmonal basis of behaviour-The major endocrine glands and their functions;
Mechanisms of heredity-Chromosomes and genes. Influence of heredity and environment on behaviour.
3. Sensation and perception (a) Sensory processes – vision, audition, Chemical senses, sense of
equilibrium and kinesthetic sense (b) Perceptual processes: Principles of perceptual organization- Attention and perception-perception of space, perception of Movement-Perceptual constancies Illusions.
4. Motivation: Psychological motives-psycho social motives – unconscious motivation – Maslow’s theory
of motivation. 5. Emotion: Primary emotions-Development of emotions – Psychological changes in
emotion-Theories of emotions-James-Lange, Cannon-Bard and Schachter. 6. Learning: Conditioning- Classical conditioning and operant conditioning-Cognitive learning-Motivation and learning-Transfer of
training. 7. Memory and Forgetting: Kinds of retention-Retrieval processs-Nature of forgetting-Improving
memory. 8. Thinking: Concept formation-Reasoning: problem-solving-creative thinking. 9. Development
of Behaviour: Principles of development-stages in development-developmental tasks. 10. Intelligence
and Aptitude: Nature of Intelligence-Measurement of intelligence-Distribution of Intelligence-genetic
basis of Intelligence-Theories of Intelligence-Sp; earman, Thurstone-Guilford-Aptitude-Aptitude tests.


Part – B (60 Marks)
1. Personality: Approaches to the study of personality-Psychoanalytic – Behavioristic –Humanistic-Trait
factor approach – Personality assessment. 2. Psychology of Adjustment: Dynamics of Adjustment- Conflict-Frustration-Anxiety – Defense Mechanisms. 3. Abnormal Behaviour: Neurotic Reactions:
Anxiety reactions-Obsessive and compulsive reactions Phobias – Dissocitive reactions conversion
reactions – Neurotic Depression. 4. Abnormal Behaviour, Psychotic reactions: Schizophrenia, Manic- depressive Psychosis, organic and toxic psychosis. 5. Applications of Psychology-Educational
Psychology, Clinical, organizational Psychology. 6. Altered states of consciousness: Sleeping and
dreaming-Hypnosis-Meditation –Drug induced states. 7. Elementary Statistics: Frequency distribution- Measures of Central tendency-Measures of variability-Coefficient of Correlation. 8. Nature of scope of
Social psychology, Relation to General Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Methods of Social
Psychology. 9. Socialization: Some common features of all Societies-The Transformation of non-social
neonate into social adult; problems involved in Socialization. 10. Social norms, roles and status:
Features of Social norms – formation of norms. Social role-Features-Social status, Social perception. 11.
Communication: Nature of Communication-Communication-process-Communication among animals,
Mass media communication. 12. Social motivation and Social incentives. Social drives, Need for
affection. Dependences, aggression, self assertion, achievement motive, Social incentives-Rewards and
punishment. 13. Social attitudes: Importance of social attitudes-Distinctive features of social attitudes- Formation of attitude, Measurement; method of equal appearing intervals-Likert method of summated
ratings-Method of social distance. 14. Public Opinion: Basis steps in opinion formation-Guaging public
opinion-Analysis of editorials: letters to the editors etc. 15. Propagandas propaganda and education;
propaganda and suggestion, techniques of propaganda. 16. Prejudice: Stereotypes and social distance- Growth of Prejudice; Methods of reducing prejudice. 17. Collective behaviour: Crowds; Blumer’s
classification-Brown’s classification-a Mobs and audience. Characteristic of Mob behaviour-varying
thresholds of mob behaviour, kinds of mobs. Audience, other mass phenomena Rumours and mass
hysteria. 18. Kinds and formation of groups. Kind of groups: Primary and Secondary, formal and
informal, In groups and out-groups. Memberships groups and reference groups. Essential properties of
small information groups. Group dynamics. 19. Leadership Types of leaders. An experimental study of
leadership-Important kinds of leadership-Authoritative and democratic leadership; Theories of
leadership-Trait theories, Behavioristic Theories; Contingency theories.

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