IGNOU- Courses, Fee, Eligibility, Admission & Entrance test 2020

About IGNOU

IGNOU campus

Indira Gandhi National Open University was established in 1985 by an act of parliament.
the university started with the strength of 4528 students by offering education in two academic programs
(i) Diploma In Management
(ii) Diploma in Distance Education

Today the university has a strength of over 3 million students from Indian and Abroad.
The university has 21 schools and 67 regional centers and 29 international partner institutions.
The university offers 228 academic programs including certificate, diploma, degree, and doctoral programs.
The university has a strength of about 810 faculty members, and 574 academic staff at the headquarter and regional centres.

Schools of Studies

IGNOU comprises of 21 schools which offers 280 programmes including doctoral, degree, diploma, and certificates programs to the students from all parts of India and Abroad.

  • School of Agriculture (SOA)
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences (SOCIS)
  • School of Continuing Education (SOCE)
  • School of Education (SOE)
  • School of Engineering and Technology (SOET)
  • School of Extension and Development Studies (SOEDS)
  • School of Foreign Language (SOFL)
  • School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS)
  • School of Health Sciences (SOHS)
  • School of Humanities (SOH)
  • School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SIOTS)
  • School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS)
  • School of Law (SOL)
  • School of Management Studies (SOMS)
  • School of Performing and Visual Arts (SOPVA)
  • School of Sciences (SOS)
  • School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
  • School of Social work (SOSW)
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality Service Management (SOTHSM)
  • School of Translation Studies and Training (SOTST)
  • School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET)

Institutes/Centres

  • Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention centre(CC)
  • Campus Placement Cell (CPC)
  • Centre for Internal Quality Assurance (CIQA)
  • Centre for online Education (COE)
  • Electronica Media Production centre (EMPC)
  • Hindi Cell (HC)
  • Horticulture Cell (HC)
  • National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS)
  • National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE)
  • National ODL Centre for Local Government (NOCLG)
  • Public Information Unit (PIU)
  • Research Unit (RU)
  • Security Development (SD)
  • Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE)
  • Students Service Centre (SSC)
  • Vigilance Cell (VC)

Regional Centres

Regional centre means a centre which is established by the university for coordinating and monitoring the work of study in any region and for performing other functions.
The University comprises of 56 regional centres and 11 Recognized regional centres. the university operates with the help of these regional centres and extends the network of IGNOU to the deprived, rural, remote, socially and physically disadvantaged segments of the population.
These regional centres help in providing quality and cost-effective education to these peoples.

List of Centers

1. Agartala Regional Centre
2. Bangalore Regional Centre
3. Bijapur Regional Centre
4. Darbhanga Regional Centre
5. Delhi-03 Regional Centre
6. Hyderabad Regional Centre
7. Jaipur Regional Centre
8. Karnal regional centre
9. Koraput Regional centre
10. Nagpur Regional Centre
11. Port Blair Regional Centre
12. Rajkot Regional Centre
13. Shimla Regional Centre
14. Varanasi Regional Centre
15. Ahmedabad Regional Centre
16. Bhagalpur Regional centre
17. Chandigarh Regional Centre
18. Dehradun regional Centre
19. Deoghar Regional centre
20. Imphal Regional centre
21. Jammu regional Centre
22. Khanna Regional Centre
23. Lucknow Regional centre
24. Noida Regional Centre
25. Pune Regional centre
26. Ranchi regional centre
27. Siliguri Regional Centre
28. Vatakara Regional centre
29. Aizawal Regional Centre
30. Bhopal Regional Centre
31. Chennai regional centre
32. Delhi-01 Regional Centre
33. Gangtok Regional Centre
34. Itanagar Regional Centre
35. Jodhpur Regional centre
36. Kohima Regional Centre
37. Madurai regional Centre
38. Panaji Regional Centre
39. Raghunathganj Regional Centre
40. Saharsa Regional centre
41. Srinagar regional Centre
42. Vijayawada Regional centre
43. Aligarh Regional Centre
44. Bhubaneshwar Regional Centre
45. Cochin regional centre
46. Delhi-02 Regional centre
47. Guwahati regional centre
48. Jabalpur Regional centre
49. Jorhat Regional centre
50. Kolkata Regional centre
51. Mumbai Regional Centre
52. Patna Regional Centre
53. Raipur Regional Centre
54. Shillong Regional Centre
55. Trivandrum Regional centre
56. Visakhapatnam Regional centre

IGNOU Courses & Fee structure

IGNOU courses and fee structure

IGNOU offers more than 280 programmes to its students including doctoral programmes, master’s programmes, bachelors programmes, diploma, advanced diplomas, PG diploma, certificates and non credits courses. The university also offers education to the rural, remote, physically and socially deprived classes of society.

Doctoral Degree

Course NameMinimum
Duration
Maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee (Rs.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture Extension (PHDAGE)3 years6 Years16800
Ph.D in Dairy Science and Technology (PHDDR)3 yaers6 Years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce3 years 6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science3 years 6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in English3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Extension & Development Studies3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Food & Nutrition3 years6 years16800
Ph.D. in Gender and Development Studies3 years 6 years16800
Ph.D. in Women’s Studies3 years 6 yaers16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Hindi3 years 6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in History3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Journalism and Mass Communication3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Information in Library and Information Science3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Management3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Performing and Visual Arts with Specialisation in Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, and Music3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Law3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Life Science3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Education3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Rural development3 years6 years16800
Ph.D. in Arabic3 years6 years16800
Ph.D in French3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Social work3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology3 years6 years16800
Ph.D in Distance Education3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics3 years6 years16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Tourism and Hospitality3 year6 year16800
Ph.D. in Translation Studies3 year6 year16800
Doctor of Philosophy in Vocational Education3 year6 year16800

M.Phil. Programme

Course Name Minimum
Duration
Maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee Rs.
M.Phil in Chemistry1 year2 years12600
Master of Philosophy in Commerce1 year2 years12600
M.Phil in Economics1 year 2 years12600
m.Phil in Geography1 year2 years12600
Master of Philosophy in Journalism and Mass Communication1 tear2 years12600
Master of Philosophy in Theatre Arts1 year2 years12600
Master of Philosophy in Political Science1 year2 years12600
Master of Philosophy in Sociology1 year2 years12600
Master of Philosophy in Social Work1 year2 years12600
M.Phil. in Distance Education1 year2 years12600
Master of Philosophy in Translational Studies1 year2 years12600

Master’s Degree

Course NameMinimum
Duration
Maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee Rs.
Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance)2.5 years8 years37800
Master of Business Administration2 years5 years37800
Master of Commerce2 years5 years11000
Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate Governance2 years5 years7000
Master of Computer Application3 years6 years72000
Master of Science (Food & Nutrition)2 years5 years32400
MA in Distance Education2 years5 years12000
Master of Education2 years4 years40000
Master of Arts (Education)2 years5 years16200
Master of Arts in Adult Education2 years5 years14400
Master of Arts (English)2 years5 years12000
Master of Arts in Extension and Development Studies2 Years5 Years9000
Master of Arts in Development Studies2 years5 years10800
Master of Commerce in Finance & taxation2 years5 years7000
Master of Arts in Gandhi & Peace Studies2 years5 years9000
MA in Gender and Development Studies2 years5 years10800
Master of Arts in Women’s & Gender Studies2 years5 years14400
Master of Arts (Hindi)2 years5 years12000
Master of Arts (History)2 years5 years9000
Master of Science (Hospitality Administration)2 years4 years10000
Master of Arts (Sanskrit)2 years4 years12000
Master of Arts (Hindi) (Online)2 years4 years12000
Master of Arts (Philosophy)2 years5 years9000
Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication2 years4 years25000
Master of Library and Information science1 year4 years9000
Master of Commerce in Management Accounting and Financial Strategies2 years5 years7000
MSc(Mathematics with Application in Computer Science)2 years4 years26400
Master of Arts (Political Science)2 years5 years9000
MA in Psychology2 years5 yaers15800
Master of Arts (Public Administration)2 years5 years9000
Master of Arts (Rural Development)2 years5 years9000
Master of Science (Counselling and Family Therapy)2 years4 years33600
Master in Anthropology2 years5 years16800
Master of Social Work2 years5 years32400
Master of Social Work (Counselling)2 years5 years15000
Master of Arts (Sociology)2 years5 years9000
MA in Distance Education2 years5 years10800
Master of Tourism and Travel management2 years5 years12000
MA in Translation Studies2 years5 years10800

Bachelor’s Degree

Course NameMinimum
duration
Maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee Rs.
Bachelor of Arts3 years6 years6000
Bachelor of Arts (General)3 years6 years7200
B.A Honours History3 years6 years9600
B.A. Honours Psychology3 years6 years11400
B.A. Honours Political Science3 years6 years9600
B.A. Honours Sociology3 years6 years9600
B.Sc. Honours Anthropology3 years6 years15600
Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Accounting and Finance 3 years6 years6000
BCom with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration 3 years6 years6000
Bcom with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting3 years6 years6000
B.Com. General3 years6 years8100
Bachelor of Business Administration in Retailing3 years6 years27000
Bachelor of Computer Application3 years6 years40200
B.A. Economics (Honours)3 years6 years9600
Bachelor of Education2 years5 years50000
Bachelor of Education (Hospitality and Hotel Administration)3 years6 years12700
Bachelor of Arts (General)3 years6 years8100
Bachelor of Arts (General) in Urdu3 years6 years8100
Bachelor of Arts (General) in Hindi3 years6 years8100
Bachelor of Arts (General) in Sanskrit3 years6 years8100
Bachelor of Honours Degree Programme (English)3 years6 years7200
Bachelor of Honours Degree programme (Hindi)3 years6 years7200
Bachelor of Library and Information Science1 year4 years6000
BSc Nursing (Post Basic)3 years5 years54000
BSc3 years6 years12500
Bachelor of Science3 years6 years12500
Bachelor of Social Work3 years6 years12000
B.A. in Vocational Studies and Tourism Management3 years6 years12000
B.A. in Tourism Studies3 years6 years10200

Diploma Courses

Course NameMinimum
Duration
Maximum
Duration
Total course Fee Rs
Diploma in Agriculture1 year3 years6500
Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration & Development1 year4 years3000
Diploma in Event Management1 year3 years8000
Diploma in Dairy Technology1 year4 years14400
Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education1 yaer4 years2000
Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development1 year 4 years3600
Diploma in Creative Writing In English1 year4 years3800
Diploma in Fish Products Technology1 year4 years10800
Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education1 year4 years2000
Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables1 year4 years14400
Diploma in Critical care Nursing1 year3 years5000
Diploma in HIV and Family Education1 year4 years3000
Diploma in Meat Technology1 year4 years14400
Diploma in Nursing Administration1 year3 years9000
Diploma in Paralegal Practice1 year3 years8400
Diploma in Elementry Education2 years4 years12000
Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals Pulses and Oilseeds1 year4 years13200
Diploma in Teaching German as a foreign language1 year4 years7000
Diploma in Tourism Studies1 year4 years4200
Diploma in Urdu1 year3 years1600
Diploma in BPO Finance and Accounting1 year3 years19200
Diploma in Modern Office Practice1 year3 years6000
Diploma in Watershed Management1 year4 years12000

PG Diploma Courses

Course NameMinimum
Duration
Maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee Rs.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production1 yer4 yeras12000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Application1 year4 years21600
Post-Graduate Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies1 year4 years2200
Post-Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science1 year4 years7000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health1 year3 years6600
Post-Graduate Diploma in Hotel Operation1 year3 years9000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication1 year3 years12500
Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work Counselling1 year4 years13200

PG and Advance Diploma

Course NameMinimum
Duration
Maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee Rs.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning and Development1 year3 years5400
Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry1 year3 years9600
Post-Graduate Diploma in Book Publishing1 year4 years8000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Criminal justice1 year3 years10800
Post-Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management1 year4 years5000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Adult Education1 year4 years7200
Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Technology1 year3 years6600
Post-Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development1 year3 years6600
Post-Graduate Diploma in Extension and Development Studies1 year3 years4500
Post-Graduate Diploma in Development Studies1 year3 years5400
Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Management1 year4 years14400
Post-Graduate Diploma in Gandhi and Peace Studies1 year3 years3500
Post-Graduate Diploma in Women’s and Gender studies1 year3 years7200
Post-Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine1 year3 years21000
Post-Graduate Diploma in HIV Medicine1 year3 years60000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management1 year32 years11000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education1 year4 years4000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights1 year3 years10200
Post-Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking1 year4 years18000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management1 year3 years10800
Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management1 year3 years10800
Post-Graduate Diploma in Operation Management1 year3 years10800
Post-Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations1 year3 years9000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial market Prices1 year3 years10800
Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management1 year2 years10800
Post-Graduate Diploma in Maternal & Child Health1 year3 years23000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management1 year3 years8400
Post-Graduate Diploma in Plantation Management1 year4 years6600
Post-Graduate Diploma in Pre-Primary Education1 year4 years9600
Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Administration1 year4 years6600
PG Diploma in Mental Health1 year4 years9000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural development1 year4 years2000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy1 year3 years16800
Post-Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management1 year2 years6000
Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics1 year3 years6000
PG Diploma in Translation1 year4 years3600
Post-Graduate Diploma in Information Security1 year3 years21600

PG and Advanced Certificates

Course NameMinimum
Duration
maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee Rs.
Post Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Policy6 months2 years3600
Post Graduate Certificate in Bangla-Hindi Translation6 months2 years1800
Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law6 months 2 yera8400
Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education6 months2 years3600
Post Graduate Certificate in Extension and Development Studies6 months2 years2500
Post Graduate Certificate in Climate Change6 months2 years3800
Post Graduate Certificate in Gandhi and Peace Studies6 months2 years2000
Post Graduate Certificate in Malayalam-Hindi Translation6 months2 years1800
Post Graduate Certificate in Patent Practice6 months2 years9600
Post Graduate Certificate in Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired6 months2 years6000
Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management6 months 2 years5400
Post Graduate Certificate in Geoinformatics6 months2 years5000
Advanced Certificate in Information security6 months2 years5400

Certificate Programmes

Course NameMinimum
Duration
Maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee Rs.
Certificate in Bee Keeping6 months2 years1400
Certificate in Business Skills6 months 2 years2500
Certificate in Community Ratio6 months2 years6600
Certificate in Competency in Power Distribution6 months2 years3600
Certificate in Consumer Protection6 months2 years1800
Certificate in Disaster Management6 months2 years2000
Certificate in Energy Technology and Management6 months2 years3000
Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language6 months2 years2400
Certificate Programme in Functional English (Basic Level)6 months2 years4000
Certificate in Environmental Studies6 months2 years2000
Certificate Programme in Value Education6 months2 years1800
Certificate in Food & Beverage Service Operation6 months2 years3000
Certificate in Food & Nutrition6 months2 years1100
Certificate in German Language6 months2 years2500
Certificate in Persian Language6 months2 years1800
Certificate in Front Office Operation6 months2 years3000
Certificate Programme in Peace Studies and Conflict Management 6 months2 years3500
Certificate in Guidance6 months2 years1400
Certificate in Health Care Waste Management6 months2 years3000
Certificate Programme in Yoga6 months2 years5000
Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance6 ,onths2 years6500
Certificate in Home Health Assistance6 months2 years6000
Certificate in Phlebotomy Assistance 6 months2 years7500
Certificate in General duty Assistance6 months 2 years6000
Certificate in First Aid6 months2 years3500
Certificate in HIV and Family Education6 months2 years1500
Certificate in Home Based Health care6 months2 years2000
Certificate in Housekeeping Operation6 months2 years3000
Certificate in Information Technology6 months2 years6000
Certificate Programme in Laboratory Techniques6 months2 years3500
Certificate in International Humanitarian Law6 months2 years2700
Certificate in Anti-Human Trafficking6 months2 years1400
Certificate in Co-operation, Co-operative Law6 months2 years8400
Certificate in Human Rights6 months2 years2400
Certificate Programme in Library and Information Science6 months 2 years2000
Certificate Programme on Life & Thought of B.R. Ambedkar6 months2 years1000
Certificate in NGO Management6 months2 years1800
Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing6 months2 years5500
Certificate in Newborn & Infant Nursing6 months2 years5500
Certificate in Community Health6 months2 years15000
Certificate in Nutrition & Childcare6 months2 years1500
Certificate in Organic Farming6 months2 years4800
Certificate in Performing Arts- Bharatnatyam6 monthd2 years4000
Certificate in Performing Arts- Hindustani Music6 months2 years4000
Certificate in Performing Arts- Karnatak Music6 months2 years4000
Certificate in Performing Arts- Theatre Arts6 months2 years4000
Certificate in Visual Arts- Painting6 months2 years4000
Certificate in Visual Arts- Applied Arts6 months 2 years4000
Certificate in Poultry Farming6 months2 years3600
Certificate Programme in Rural Development 6 months2 years1500
Certificate in French language6 months2 years6600
Certificate in Arabic Language6 months2 years1800
Certificate in Russian language6 months2 years2500
Certificate in Spanish Language & Culture6 months2 years4500
Certificate in Korean Language & Culture6 month2 years2500
Certificate in Japanese Language6 months2 years5400
Certificate in Sericulture6 months2 years4200
Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System6 months2 years1500
Certificate in Tribal Studies6 months2 years1000
Certificate Programme in Teaching of Primary School mathematics6 months2 years1800
Certificate in Tourism Studies6 months2 years1800
Certificate in Urdu language6 months2 years1200
Certificate in Communication and IT Skills6 months2 years5400
Certificate in Fashion Design6 months2 years5000
Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management6 months2 years2400

Non-Credit Programmes

Course NameMinimum
Duration
Maximum
Duration
Total Course Fee Rs.
Awareness Programme on dairy Farming2 months2 months1100
Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables1.5 months1.5 months1000
Certificate in Motorcycle Service and Repair2 months6 months1200
Appreciation Course on Environment3 months1 years1400

IGNOU Courses Eligibility

The university has prescribed eligibility criteria for the students seeking admission in IGNOU.
IGNOU does not conduct entrance exams for each course (Except management programs and B.Ed. program). The admission to various courses is offered on the eligibility criteria of the course.
The candidates seeking admission into IGNOU must fulfill the eligibility criteria of the respective program.
The complete information about the courses along with eligibility criteria is available on the university website www.ignou.ac.in
The candidates can get all information regarding the respective course here.

IGNOU Admission Process

IGNOU admission process
  • The admission process for Indira Gandhi National Open University is made online by the university.
  • The application form for admission in various programmes is available on the official website of the university ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in or ignou.ac.in
  • The application form other than the online mode will not be accepted by the university.
  • The candidate does not need to visit the regional centre for admission form.
  • The admission into various programmes of the IGNOU will be considered on the basis of eligibility.
  • The university has decided eligibility criteria for the programmes. The candidate who fulfils the eligibility criteria will be selected by the university.
  • The candidate must fill the online application form and submit it with self-attested documents required by the university.
  • the candidate does not have to appear for any entrance test for admission in IGNOU (Except for the admission in management programmes and B.Ed. Programme)

Submission of Online Application Form

The candidate filling the IGNOU application form must follow the foolowing steps:

  • The candidate should Open the URL (https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in)
  • the candidate must complete the registration process on the website.(it will create ‘User Name’ and ‘Password’ for the candidate).
  • User Name’ and ‘Password’ is informed at registered mobile number and email address through SMS and email.
  • The candidate should Re-login to the system using ‘User Name’ and ‘Password.’
  • The candidate must fill Admission Form online.
  • The candidate must upload his recent passport size Photograph (maximum size 100KB  in JPG format).
  • The candidate must upload his specimen signature (maximum size 100KB  in JPG format).
  • The candidate must upload scanned copies of the relevant documents (maximum size 200KB each document in JPG/PDF format).
  • The candidate must read the instruction and declaration carefully by clicking the ‘Declaration’ box.
  • The candidate must review his data and confirm the details.
  • The candidate should Make a payment of Fee through the Credit Card/Debit card/Net Banking.
  • The payment confirmation message is sent to the candidate through SMS and email.
  • Press the Next button to see the form preview.
  • After the final submission of the online application form, the candidate may download the filled-in application form and keep a printout for your record.
  • The application fee for IGNOU admission form is 1000/– course.

Documents required at the time of application form filling.

  • Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB)
  • Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB)
  • Scanned copy of Age Proof (less than 200 KB)
  • Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification (less than 200 KB)
  • Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any) (less than 200 KB)
  • Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC (less than 200 KB)
  • Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line(less than 200 KB)

Entrance Test

IGNOU entrance test openmat
  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University conducts entrance test for admission into some of its management programmes and B.Ed. programme.
  • The Online admission test for management programmes is named OPENMAT.
  • The exam is conducted twice a year.
  • The online admission test for B.Ed. programmes is conducted by NTA every year on national level.

OPENMAT

  • IGNOU consider the admission into its Management programs on the basis of merit of OPENMAT exam.
  • The exam is conducted twice a year.
  • NTA is the governing authority that conducts the OPENMAT exam.
  • The candidate seeking admission in management programs of IGNOU are advised to fill the separate application form available at the NTA website ntaignou.nic.in
  • The application fee for the OPENMAT entrance exam is Rs. 1000/-
  • The candidate must deposit the fee online using debit card/ credit card/ net banking only.
  • The admit card will be issued to the candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria.
  • the admit card will not be issued to the candidates whose application form is found incomplete.
  • The candidate should note that no admit card will be sent to the candidate by post.
  • The candidates are advised to download the admit card form the NTA website.
  • The candidate should report at the given time and date at the prescribed test centre for the OPENMAT test.

Programmes offered through OPENMAT entrance test are:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice

Steps to complete the application process

  • The candidate must apply for online registration (fill in the basic details) and note down the system generated Application No. for future reference
  • The candidate must fill the online application form
  • The candidate must upload scanned images of the candidate’s photograph (between 10 kb – 200 kb) and candidate’s signature (between 4 kb – 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format
  • The candidate must make payment of fee using debit card/ credit card/ net banking and keep the proof of fee paid.
  • The candidate must print at least four copies of confirmation page after successful remittance of fee

B.Ed. Entrance Test

  • IGNOU offers admission into B.Ed programs on the basis of merit obtained in the B.Ed. entrance exam conducted by NTA on a national level.
  • The candidate willing to take admission in B.Ed programme must appear for this entrance test.
  • The entrance test will be conducted by NTA.
  • The admit card for the entrance test will be uploaded on the NTA website.
  • The candidate is advised to download the admit card from the NTA website and keep the admit card for future reference.
  • The final admission to the program shall be subject to their rank in the merit list in the Entrance Test and production of proof of their eligibility at the time of the last date of submission of application for admission to B.Ed.programme along with original certificates and programme fee.
  • Candidates seeking admission to the B.Ed. programme are advised not to pay the programme fee along with the online entrance form.

Author’s View

Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU, a central university established in 1985. The university has made its national and international presence in such a short time. The university has 21 schools and 67 regional centres. The university offers education in more than 280 programmes. The university’s education pattern helps student in remote, rural socially, and physically deprived areas.The university considers the admission of the candidates on the basis of eligibility of the candidate. The students who do not have access to physical institutions and are not economically strong or are working professionals and can not attend physical classes, this university is the best option for them. The university is affiliated by UGC.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s

How many courses are there in IGNOU?
IGNOU offers more than 280 programmes to its students including doctoral programmes, master’s programmes, bachelors programmes, diploma, advanced diplomas, PG diploma, certificates and non credits courses. to get detail information click here
Do i have to attend classes in IGNOU?
the students are not required to attend physical classes daily however they should attend classes for practical work
What is the mode of application for admission in IGNOU?
IGNOU has made all the admission process online. The students seeking admission in IGNOU must fill the online application form available at the university website ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in or ignou.ac.in
What is the course fee at IGNOU?
the course fee for various programmes at IGNOU is different. The university charges a reasonable fee from the students. The details for the 2020 fee structure is here
Is it possible to pursue multiple course at IGNOU in same year?
Students who are already enrolled in a programme of one year or longer duration can also simultaneously register themselves for any Certificate programme of 6 months’ duration.
Does IGNOU offers distance courses?
Yes, Indira Gandhi National Open University offers distance programmes to its students however all courses are not available in distance learning mode. The university offers limited courses in distance learning mode. For details click here
How can i get admission into MBA at IGNOU?
The admission into MBA and some other management programs are considered on the based on the merit of OPENMAT entrance exam conducted by NTA (National testing Agency) for details click here
What are bachelor courses offered at IGNOU?
Total there are 29 bacelor courses offered by IGNOU in regular and distance learning mode. the complete list of bachelor’s programmes is here
What is a regional centre in an open university?
Regional centre means a centre which is established by the university for coordinating and monitoring the work of study in any region and for performing other functions.
How many regional centre are there under IGNOU?
The University comprises of 56 regional centres and 11 Recognized regional centres. the university operates with the help of these regional centres and extends the network of IGNOU. For complete list click here
What is the use of Regional Centres?
the university operates with the help of these regional centres and extends the network of IGNOU to the deprived, rural, remote, socially and physically disadvantaged segments of the population.
These regional centres help in providing quality and cost-effective education to these peoples.
What documents are required at the time of application?
1. Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB)
2. Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB)
3. Scanned copy of Age Proof (less than 200 KB)
4. Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification (less than 200 KB)
5. Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any) (less than 200 KB)
6. Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC (less than 200 KB)
7. Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line(less than 200 KB)
What is the eligibility for admission in IGNOU?
The candidates seeking admission into IGNOU must fulfill the eligibility criteria of the respective program.
The complete information about the courses along with eligibility criteria is available on the university website www.ignou.ac.in
How to get admission in B.Ed. at IGNOU?
IGNOU offers admission into B.Ed programs on the basis of merit obtained in the B.Ed. entrance exam conducted by NTA on a national level.
The final admission to the program shall be subject to their rank in the merit list in the Entrance Test and production of proof of their eligibility at the time of the last date of submission of application for admission to B.Ed.programme along with original certificates and programme fee.
How many Master’s Programmes are offered at IGNOU?
IGNOU offers total 40 master’s programmes inlcuding MA, MBA, MCA, M.Com. and some other courses. Complete list is given here
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