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Ultimate guide to prepare for OUAT

With its diverse climate, perfect for the growth of a variety of crops, it is no surprise that India features as one of the world’s leading agricultural nations. Moreover, 50 per cent of India’s population is employed by the agricultural sector, and while a majority of this is unskilled labour, there are many available courses and high quality educational institutions for the study of agriculture as a discipline.

One of these prestigious institutes is the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). To admit students to their courses, each year the university conducts entrance exam known as OUAT entrance exams. The entrance test consists of two compulsory subjects – Physics & Chemistry, and an elective of either Biology or Mathematics.

Like most entrance exams, to clear the OUAT takes dedication, perseverance and hard work. Clear minded and planned preparation, though, can dramatically increase your odds of clearing this test. To help you get started, here are some important tips to prepare for the OUAT so you can do your best in the examination hall:

Goal of the Program:

To develop human and farming community potential

To enhance sustainable use of agricultural resources

To develop food and other bio-based products for value-addition and new uses


Create study plan: Creation of a solid study plan is an art. You will have to create a plan which can be successfully executed. Give more time to difficult topics related to agriculture and farming.

Practice papers: There are several online practice papers available for students. Solving such practice papers will help you to identify and assess your strengths and your weaknesses. Use this analysis to identify your target areas. Every attempt will make you realize something that you missed earlier.

Exam pattern:

OUAT entrance exam is of 2 hours and the total marks for the same is 200 (66 in Physics, 66 in Chemistry, 68 in Mathematics or Biology)

The exam is divided into 4 sections- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, with a choice between the last two sections.

The exam comprises of multiple choices questions.


Read the questions properly: Some questions can be really confusing. Always read the questions carefully to understand what is required and answer them with great concentration.

Calculating tricks: Solving lengthy equations in a short duration can be tough. If you, too, find Mathematics challenging, you should access websites that teach calculation tricks for solving difficult math problems quickly.

Exam Syllabus:

Physics- Work Energy and Power, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Oscillations and Waves, Rotational Energy, Thermodynamics, Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Gravitation, Electrostatics and etc.

Chemistry- Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.

Mathematics- Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications, Sequences and Series, Limit Continuity and Differentiability and etc.

Biology- Ecology and Environment, Biotechnology and its Applications, Sexual Reproduction and Biology and Human Welfare.


Stay mentally and physically active: Don’t stress yourself over the extensive syllabus. Keep your mind stress-free and healthy. Sleep well and maintain a proper diet to keep yourself energetic and fresh for the exam.

Abhinav Jha

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