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Form Date: 09 Aug - 09 Sep 2021 (Tentative)

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Form Date: 09 Aug - 09 Sep 2021

DUCET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Courses:M.A (Hon)
  • Streams:Arts

DUCET 2021: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Updated On - July 21 2021 by Akriti Maurya

DUCET also known as Dravidian University Common Entrance Test  is organized by Dravidian University to offer admission to the candidates in various postgraduate courses such as MA, M.Sc, MLISc, M.COM, MSW, etc. Those applicants are wishing to get admission to these courses; they can fill the application form on the basis of their eligibility criteria. Aspiring candidates must have to be updated from this site to know the schedule of this examination. Every year many of the applicants appear in this examination. Through this article, applicants will know the detailed information of DUCET 2021 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria and more.

DUCET 2021 Dates

Candidates can check the important dates and events related to Dravidian University Common Entrance Test from the table given below.

DUCET 2021 Schedule
EventsDates (Tentative)
Commencement of Application FormAugust 2021
Last date to submit application formFirst week of November 2021
Date of examinationSecond week of November 2021
ResultThird week of November 2021
AdmissionsFourth week of November 2021

DUCET 2021 Application Form

Candidates aspiring and eligible can fill the application form of the DUCET examination from April 2021 till November 2021. The application form filling procedure has mentioned below for the candidates and they have to follow it.

Online Mode

  • First of all, candidates have to go on the official website of Dravidian University and click on the admission link.
  • Candidates have to click on DUCET Application and Hall Ticket link from the drop-down list and they have to register themselves using a valid Email ID and Phone Number.
  • Through using login details, applicants can fill the application form with all the correct and complete details.
  • The applicants have to download and take the print out of the application form for further use. 

Offline Mode

  • Candidates can also purchase the application form from the university office by paying the application fee in cash.
  • In the application form, they have to fill in all the required details and submit the required documents to the registrar office. 
Documents to be submitted with Application Form
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Conduct Certificate
  • SSC and Intermediate Pass certificate
  • Degree marks and provisional Certificate
  • Original Caste Certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • Relevant Certificate in case of Physical Disability
  • Relevant Certificate in case of NCC/ NSS/ Any other sport
  • Discharge Certificate or Service Certificate in case of children of armed personnel.
  • Migration Certificate (In case of other university students)
  • 4 passport size recent photographs
  • Demand Draft in the name of Registrar Dravidian University payable at Kuppam
  • 2 self-Addressed postcards
  • 2-9×20 cm self-addressed covers with INR 5 postal stamp affixed on them

DUCET 2021 Application Fee

The application fee can be paid through demand draft in the name of the university and the application fee is

CategoryRegistration Fee
GeneralRs. 500
SC/ST/PwDRs. 250

DUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, the candidates need to check the eligibility of the courses. These are the terms and conditions set by Dravidian university for various programmes. Check the eligibility criteria given below.

M.A. in Philosophy & Linguistics, Folklore and Tribal Studies, History, Archaeology & Culture (2 years duration)
  • For this course, the candidates must have any degree.
M.A. in English
  • The candidates must have any degree with English under Part 1 or Part 2
M.Sc Herbal Sciences
  • The candidates must have B.Sc with Chemistry and any two subjects in Life Sciences
M.A. in Kannada Language & Translation Studies, M.A. Telugu
  • Any degree with Kannada or Telugu under part 1 or part 2
M.Sc. Biotechnology
  • The candidates must have B.Sc with chemistry and any two subjects in Life Sciences.
M.Sc. Zoology
  • The candidates must have a B.Sc degree in Zoology
For M.Com
  • For M.Com, the candidates must have done B.Com.
  • For pursuing MBA, the candidates must have done BBA.
  • The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with mathematics as one of the subjects.
For M.Sc. Computer Science
  • The candidates must have done B.Sc. Computer Science with mathematics combination.
For M.Sc. Mathematics
  • For pursuing this course, the candidates must have a degree with mathematics as main subject or degree with Statistics, Economics and Mathematics.

Candidates who have qualified any PGCET 2020 organized by the Andhra Pradesh Government Universities, can also apply for admission into programmes at Dravidian University.

DUCET 2021 Exam Pattern

All those have applied in this examination must need to prefer the exam Pattern for the better preparation of examination and the exam pattern details are:

Mode of ExamOffline
Type of QuestionObjective Type
Medium of ExamBilingual (Telugu + English)
Maximum Marks100
Duration of Exam100 minutes
Division of Exam2 Group-1 and Group-2

DUCET Syllabus

In the DUCET examination, the questions will be asked from the Syllabus such as

  • Group 1- Philosophy, linguistics, Folklore, and Tribal Studies, History, Library, Social Work, Rural Development Management, Sociology
  • Group-2- Bio-Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology

DUCET 2021 Admit Card 

Check all the details releated to DUCET 2021 Admit Card from the points below:

  • Candidates need to fill and submit the admit card and sent it along with the application form to the official address of the Dravidian University.
  • The admit card is generally published and released in one week before the DUCET exam is to be conducted.
  • So, in short, the candidates who have filled and submitted the application form only they can attain their admit card.
  • At the examination center, candidates have to carry the required documents along with Admit Card. 
  • There are some details which are mentioned on the admit card and that includes name and address of the candidates, exam date and time, address of the exam centre etc.

DUCET 2021 Result

The result for Dravidian University Common Entrance Test (DUCET) is released over the official website. The candidates can straightway check their respective result as it is going to be released in the form of pdf format and does not need login credentials in order to be viewed. DUCET 2020 Result is released in the form of merit list. The merit list consists of the name of the candidates as well their hall ticket number which makes it easy for them to see if they are shortlisted for the counselling or not.

Merit List

A merit list will be made after the DUCET results have been announced. The list will contain the names of candidates based on their rank and marks secured. Rank wise candidates will be called to the university for the counselling session. The merit list will also be released on the official website of the university. Candidates who have qualified, will be notified of the same.

DUCET 2021 Counselling 

Dravidian University calls the qualified candidates of DUCET 2021 examination for the Counselling Round. Qualified candidates must reach the Counselling Center at the time allotted to them by the University. Candidates must go with the original copy of all the required documents. During DUCET 2021 Counselling, apart from the documents the eligibility of the candidates are also matched with the eligibility criteria set by the university for different courses.

DUCET 2021 Courses Offered

Following programmes are being offered by Dravidian University for the academic session 2021-2022.

Regular PG Programmes
  • M.A. Telugu/English/Kannada/Tamil/Philosophy/ Linguistics/ History/ Folklore
  • M.Sc. Herbal Sciences
  • M.Ed.
Self-Financing PG Programmes
  • M.Sc. Botany/Zoology/Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics
  • M.Com.
  • M.S.W.
  • M.Lib.I.Sc.
  • MA (Performing Arts/ Tourism Management)
Other Self-Financing Programmes
  • P.G. Diploma in Folkloristics/Tourism/ Translation
  • Diploma in Yoga and allied sciences/ Tamil / Tulu/Malayalam
  • Certificate Programmes in Tamil /Tulu /Malayalam /Academic Writing
Note: The Admission into MCA (Regular) + MCA(Self-financing)/ MCL(Regular) + MCL(Self-financing)/ MBA/ B.Ed./ T.P.T./ B.P.Ed. are going to be made through ICET/ Ed.CET/ LP CET/ PECET exams conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

DUCET 2021 Highlights

Candidates can check the basic information of DUCET 2021 entrance exam from the given below table:

Exam Name

DUCET 2021 or Dravidian University Common Entrance Test

Conducting Body

Dravidian University


University Level


M.A.Telugu/English/Kannada/Tamil/Philosophy/ Linguistics/ History/ Folklore, M.Sc. Herbal Sciences, M.Ed.

UPCET Official website


Exam Mode


Exam Purpose
To offer admission to various postgraduate courses.

About Dravidian University

Dravidian University was established through a Legislature Act of Andhra Pradesh and progressed as an Inter – State Institution. The neighboring Governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala have extended initial support which enabled the University to take up constructions of Vemana Bhavan, Thiruvalluvar Bhavan, Narayanaguru Bhavan and Basava Bhavan remembering the great Social Saints of the South who enriched the different language cultures with their great thoughts. The main vision of Dravidian University is to increase the knowledge of the students in all aspects of languages and literature.

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DUCET Important Dates

Form Date09 Aug - 09 Sep 2021 (Tentative)
Admit card20 Oct 2021 (Tentative)
Exam Date28 Oct 2021 (Tentative)


Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 36 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

09 Aug 2021

Form End Date:

09 Sep 2021

The forms will open on 09 Aug 2021



Examination Date (Online):

28 Oct 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 500

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