OUCDE / PGRRCDE 2021: Application Form, Date, Results

Exam Date

Nov 6, 2021

Candidates who are aspiring to pursue courses through distance mode of education can take the OUCDE 2021 exam conducted by Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University. The courses offered through distance modes are MBA (2 years) & M.C.A. (3 years) & M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, B.A, B.Com, B.B.A, P.G. Diploma. OUCDE is a prominent exam to partake in a distance education learning program.

Candidates could apply for this exam only through online mode on the official website. Traditionally, the PGRRCDE entrance exam was conducted in the pen and paper-based mode. Further details about the PGRRCDE admission is given in detail in the article below.

Latest Updates: The university has made the OUDCE 2021 eligibility card and hall ticket live. The candidates can go to the official website and download the OUCDE admit card 2021 online.

More information regarding the exam is available on the page below.



OUCDE/PGRRCDE is an entrance exam conducted by the Osmania University Centre of Distance Education in Hyderabad for admissions into different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. OUCDE is short for Osmania University Centre of Distance Education and is also known as PGRRCDE which stands for Professor G. Ram Reddy Centre of Distance Education. Interested candidates can go to the official website of OUCDE/PGRRCDE and apply for their desired course. Before starting an application, candidates should make sure they fit in the OUCDE/PGRRCDE eligibility criteria of their course of choice and then only apply for the respective course.

OUCDE Highlights
Full Form Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education Entrance
Level State
Conducting Body Osmania University
Courses Offered MBA (2 yrs) & M.C.A. (3 yrs) & M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, B.A, B.Com, B.B.A, P.G. Diploma
Mode Offline i.e Pen and Paper Based Test
Duration 90 minutes
Medium English
Official Website www.oucde.net

OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Exam Dates

All aspiring candidates can learn about the important dates here below. However, the dates provided are tentative and might be changed. Hence it is important to visit this page regularly. 

OUCDE Exam Dates
OUCDE Events Dates
PGRRCDE Application Window Sep 15, 2021
Admit Card Download Date Ongoing
PGRRCDE Exam Date Nov 6, 2021 
Result Date To be Announced

Note: Remember these dates will be changed once the official PGRRCDE notification is released on the official website.

OUCDE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There's no particular set of restrictions for the selection of candidates and anyone who fulfils the set prerequisites, can enrol themselves on the distance learning program. Here's a list of a few requirements set by Osmania University to apply for the courses listed by them.

OUCDE 2021 General Eligibility Criteria

There's no age restriction for admission to any course.

Candidates from all over India will be admitted without any Entrance Test provided the candidates fulfil the requisite qualifying conditions mentioned for the course.

Candidates from abroad are also eligible for admission to all courses provided:

  • They fulfil the requisite qualifying conditions mentioned in the prospectus.
  • They furnish an address in India for Correspondence and dispatch of study material and information.
  • PGRRCDE does not entertain correspondence on the foreign address.
  • They should come to Hyderabad for writing the examinations until they complete the course.

Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination conducted by the Board/University which are under the jurisdictional area of the other States shall have to obtain an Eligibility Certificate from the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Osmania University to the effect that they are eligible for admission into the university courses.

OUCDE 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Post Graduate Courses

The eligibility criteria differ for each program. The different criteria for different programs are given below.

M.A. (English/Hindi/Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu)

A candidate should have passed the U.G. Degree Examination and studied the subject concerned at U.G. Level. B.E./B.Tech./B.C.A. Candidates are not eligible for all language courses. Those who have passed P.G. Diploma in Sanskrit are eligible for M.A.(Sanskrit).

M.A. (Economics/Politica Science/History)

A candidate should have passed B.A. Degree Examination and studied the subject concerned at the U.G. level.

Based on the course chosen by the candidate, the eligibility or the minimum qualification varies. Students can learn about the criteria in detail here below.


Admission to the MBA program can be taken place through 2 different routes.

Either the candidates who have qualified the ICET (Integrated Common Entrance Test) 2021 for MBA/MCA.
The aspiring candidates should qualify for the entrance test conducted by Osmania University.

The candidate should have passed Bachelor's Degree Examination from Osmania University or any other University recognized by Osmania University with a minimum of three years of duration securing at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC/ST/BC categories) in the qualifying Examination.

PGRRCDE Notification for Entrance Test for Admission into MBA (2 yrs) & M.C.A. (3 yrs) through Distance Mode Applications through online mode are invited for entrance test and admissions into M.B.A.(2 yrs.) and M.C.A.(3 yrs.) courses offered by PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University under distance mode for the academic year 2021-21.

Note: The ICET 2021 qualified candidates are eligible for direct admission and need not apply online.

OUCDE 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Program Eligibility Criteria

2 years course
A Graduate qualifying TS ICET /AP ICET – 2021
ET conducted by PGRRCDE, OU.


3 years

Any Graduate qualifying TS ICET /AP ICET – 2021
ET conducted by PGRRCDE, OU

MA (English/Hindi/Sanskrit/Telugu/Urdu)

2 years

The candidate should possess a Bachelors degree (3-year duration) and studied the concerned subject at the U.G. level.

M.A. (Economics / Pol. Science /History / Psychology)

2 years

The candidate should possess a Bachelors degree (3-year duration) and studied the concerned subject at the U.G. level.


2 years

Candidate should possess a Bachelors in Commerce (3-year duration) at U.G. level.

M.Sc (Mathematics/Statistics)

2 years

  • The candidate should possess a B.A./B.Sc. (3 years duration) / BE/ B.Tech and should have studied Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects at UG level.
  • Those who have passed P.G. Diploma in Mathematics are also eligible for M.Sc.(Maths).

  • AMIE Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering Examination conducted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Bombay are also eligible.


3 years

Inter or 10+2 level of examination pass


3 years

Inter or 10+2 level of examination pass


3 years

Inter or 10+2 level of examination pass

OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Registration

The application for the OUCDE 2021 exam was available in September. Candidates could apply for the exam by visiting the website online mode only. The OUCDE/PGRRCDE application process is divided into five steps: 

  • Registration
  • Fee Payment
  • Files/Document Uploading
  • Filling Application
  • Printing Application 

It is important to keep these instructions in mind before applying for the exam.

  • Have a valid email ID and phone number. This is important because all further communication will be done to this id and number.
  • Fill in all the essential details on the application form.
  • Upload all the relevant documents.
  • Finally, one must pay the PGRRCDE exam application fee.
  • It is important to take a printout of it for future use.

Documents Required to Fill OUCDE/PGRRCDE Application Form

The candidates must keep the required documents handy while filling up the OUCDE 2021 application form. Find the list of documents provided below that will be required.

  • Passport size photograph with clear background (Preferably white) and the focus should be on the face.
  • Educational Details: Relevant mark sheets. (10th and 12th mark sheets for UG course and UG mark sheets for PG course.)
  • Signature 

Application Fee

The application cost of PGRRCDE is INR 900. The payment of the fees for the OUCDE/PGRRCDE Exam can be made online through a debit card/net baking. Applicants should go to the official website of OUCDE/PGRRCDE to make the payment for the exam. All applicants can use any of the following modes to pay for OUCDE Entrance Exam. Online payment can be made through:

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking

Keep a receipt of payment and note down the application/reference number for future reference. Offline payment can be made through Demand Draft, taken in favour of DIRECTOR, PGRRCDE” payable at Hyderabad. 

OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Admit Card

Candidates have to carry the admit card to the exam centre without fail. Anyone without the PGRRCDE hall ticket will not be allowed inside the exam hall. 

All eligible candidates who have applied for the exam can download the admit card on the official website. To download the hall ticket of the OUCDE Exam they have to enter the login credentials which include the Registration Id and Date of Birth. Take a hard copy of the same. Please check the details mentioned are legit and correctly spelt as the same info will go on and might create an issue if not matched with your other official ID cards such as Aadhar Card. As any discrepancy will lead to the cancellation of your exam result or selection into PGRRCDE courses. 

Steps to Download OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Admit Card 

The candidates can download the OUCDE 2021 admit card by visiting the official website. The link to download the OUCDE admit is active now. It is advised that the candidates download the admit card as soon as possible.

  • Step 1: Go to the OUCDE/PGRRCDE Website
  • Step 2: Go to the Admission Section
  • Step 3: Click on the PGRRCDE Login Link
  • Step 4: Use Login credentials to process
  • Step 5: Admit card will appear, check the details and download it.

Details Mentioned on OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Entrance Test Admit Card

Candidates need to check if their admit card contains the following details

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • OUCDE/PGRRCDE Registration number
  • PGRRCDE Entrance Exam date
  • Timings of exam 
  • Centre of exam
  • Contact details
  • Important Instructions

The details of the exam centre will be given on the admit card. Candidates should locate the exam centre at least a day before the exam to avoid any last-minute hassle. Also, a candidate is required to carry at least one photo Id along with admit card in print. The photo Id can be Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Voter ID, etc.   

OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Exam Pattern

While preparing for the exam it is important to know about the exam pattern, it helps one to prepare well and score in the exam. The paper pattern of PGRRCDE is discussed here. The PGRRCDE exam time table 2021 is released by the conducting body on the official website.

The question paper consists of 3 sections. There will be a total of 100 questions in the paper each carrying one mark. Each question will have four options and one has to choose the right answer. Each question will have one right answer.

OUCDE 2021 Exam Pattern
Sections Topics No. of Questions
Section A: Analytical Ability
Data Sufficiency 10
Problem Solving 25
Section B: Mathematical Ability
Arithmetical Ability 20
Algebraical and Geometrical Ability 15
Statistical Ability 5
Section C: Communication Ability
Vocabulary 5
Business & Computer Terminology 5
Functional Grammar 5
Reading Comprehension 10
Total Number of Questions 100

Candidates must use only a black or blue ballpoint pen while shading the answer. If a candidate shares more than one answer then that question will not be evaluated. So before answering a question, it is important to be very careful, because the answer choice once marked cannot be easily erased or changed.

OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Exam Syllabus

The subject-wise PGRRCDE syllabus is mentioned below in detail. It is divided majorly into three sections. These sections carry marks in 35: 40: 25 ratio respectively.

PGRRCDE 2021 Syllabus
Analytical Ability Analogies Of Numbers And Alphabet
Blood Relationships
Coding And Decoding Problems
Completion Of Blank Spaces
Data Analysis
Date, Time & Arrangement Problems
Missing Number In A Sequence Or A Series
Odd Thing Out
Seating Arrangements
Symbol And Notation Interpretation
Mathematical Ability Algebra
Allegation & Mixtures
Number System
Permutations & Combinations
Pipes and Cisterns
Profit and Loss
Quadratic and linear equations
Quadratic Equation
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Work and Time
Communication Ability Antonyms
Business Terminologies
English Grammar
English Usage Errors
Fundamentals of Computer
Jumbled Paragraph
One-Word Substitution
Paragraph Completion
Reading Comprehension
Sentence Correction
Sentence Improvement

OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Results

The results will be declared by the PGRRCDE authorities on the official website. Candidates can download the scorecard by entering their login credentials such as email, the application number, etc. All aspirants can expect their results post the exam.

It is important to download the scorecard for future reference. The Candidates can download their scorecards log on to cde.ouadmissions.com

How to Check OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Result?

Once the authorities will announce the OUCDE 2021 result online the candidates will require to download the result online. Keep checking the official website for updates. Candidates must also check the details on the OUCDE 2021 scorecard and reach out to the authorities in case of any discrepancy.

  • Step 1: Visit the OUCDE/PGRRCDE website
  • Step 2: Go to Admission Section
  • Step 3: Click on the Result Link
  • Step 4: Download the Result PDF
  • Step 5: If the result is not declared in a list then use login credentials to check the individual result.
  • Step 6: Download the scorecard.

Details on OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Entrance Test Score Card

Check the following details after downloading the OUCDE/PGRRCDE scorecard. If the scorecard shows any discrepancy then lodge a formal complaint to the authorities. The scorecard is the most important document as it will be used during the counselling process and verification before admission.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Registration Number
  • Candidate's qualifying status
  • OUCDE/PGRRCDE Section-wise score
  • Total Score

OUCDE/PGRRCDE 2021 Counselling

The PGRRCDE counselling is the final step in the admission process for this distance learning program. Candidates are suggested to keep visiting the page for an update on the same. The counselling process will happen post declaration of exam results. You will be required to submit a fee against the admission and first semester. If you fail to do so in due time, your seat allotment will become void.

You will be required to go through verification of documents for the admissions, following is the list of documents required:

  • 10th and 12th mark sheets
  • Character Certificate
  • Aadhar Card
  • PGRRCDE Admit Card
  • PGRRCDE Score-cards
  • Passport size Photographs
  • UG Marksheets
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)


OUCDE offers a plethora of courses for candidates from various fields. The courses run by the university are of distance learning, in which no regular classes are required, though exams are conducted. The OUCDE/PGRRCDE students are required to appear for exams at the university itself. Also, the OUCDE offers one Online Course, the online course is of PG Diploma in Data Science. The OUCDE multiple Diploma, UG, and PG courses. All the courses have different eligibility criteria and duration based on their specialization. The list mentioned below is of the courses offered by the OUCDE.

Course Duration
MBA 2 Years
MCA 3 Years
M.A. (Urdu/Hindi/Telugu/Sanskrit/English) 2 Years
M.A. (Philosophy/Sociology/Public
Personnel Mgt./Public Administration)
2 Years
M.A. (Economics/Pol. Science/History/Psychology 2 Years
M.Com 2 Years
M.Sc 2 Years
M.Sc. (Mathematics) 2 Years
M.Sc. (Statistics) 2 Years
P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications 1 Year
P.G. Diploma in Bioinformatics 1 Year
P.G. Diploma in Business Management 1 Year
P.G. Diploma in English Language Teaching 1 Year
P.G. Diploma in Mathematics 1 Year
B.B.A 3 Years
B.Com (General) 3 Years
B.A (Mathematics & Statistics) 3 Years
B.A 3 Years

OUCDE Contact Details

The candidates can reach out to the University anytime during the application process. Below are the details provided for the candidates to connect with the authorities as and when required.

Postal Address:

Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education
Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007

Phone: 040-27091605, 27098350, 27097548, 27682275

Helpdesk: 8985032856, 8985032876

Fax: 040-27097687

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.oucde.net


What is the mode of the OUCDE/PGRRCDE Exam?

The OUCDE/PGRRCDE Exam is conducted offline only i.e. It is a paper and pen based test.

How many times can I take the OUCDE/PGRRCDE Exam?

There is no restriction when it comes to taking the OUCDE/PGRRCDE Exam. Candidate can take the OUCDE/PGRRCDE Exam any number of times.

What is the duration of the OUCDE/PGRRCDE  Exam?

The duration of the OUCDE/PGRRCDE is of 90 Minutes which is one and a half hours.

Is there sectional time off for the OUCDE/PGRRCDE Exam?

No, the OUCDE/PGRRCDE Exam does not have any sectional time off.

What is the registration fee for the PGRRCDE Exam?

The registration for the PGRRCDE Exam is INR 900. Candidates can pay the exam fee by going to the official website of PGRRCDE during the application process.




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