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IGNOU Admission 2019: Application form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Pattern

Indira Gandhi National Open University is one of the most popular and biggest universities in India. Every year, the university offers admission to various graduate, post-graduate, diploma & certificate study course through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) modes. The university organizes different entrance examination such as M.Phill & Ph.D., IGNOU OPENMAT XIV, B.Ed. entrance exam, OPENMAT XV, and B.Sc Nursing entrance examination etc for offering admissions to eligible candidates in their preferred academic course. The IGNOU 2019 admission application form will be obtainable through online as well as offline modes. Aspirants can check all important details about IGNOU Admission 2019 from the article mentioned below on this page.

Latest: The Application Form for all the Master, Bachelors, Diploma and Certificate courses for IGNOU 2019 January session is available from 6th November 2019. 

Ongoing Admission 2019
Admission open for 290 courses at Manipal University Apply Here

The candidates can apply till 31st December 2019. Apply Here

IGNOU B.Ed application process has been started from 22nd October 2018 Apply Here

List of courses offered at IGNOU

UG degree courses:

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)/ Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts in Hindi, History, English, Mathematics, Economics, Urdu, Philosophy, Public Administration, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology)/ Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLIS)/ Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)/  Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and BA (Tourism Studies).

Postgraduate Courses:

MA in Philosophy, Education, Gandhi and Peace Studies, Extension & Development Studies, Anthropology, MA (English), Hindi, Gender & Development Studies, Psychology, Translation Studies, Economics, Rural Development, Political Science, Tourism Management/ Master of Social Work/ Master of Commerce / Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)/ Master of Computer Applications (MCA) & M.Sc. Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science

PG Diploma Course:

IGNOU offers PG Diploma courses in various fields such as Library Automation and Networking/ Translation/ Rural Development/ International Business Operation/ Disaster Management/ Gandhi & Peace Studies/ Journalism & Mass Communication/ Applied Statistics/ Analytical Chemistry/ Audio Programme Production/ Environment and Sustainable Development/ Higher Education/ Educational Technology/ Educational Management & Administration/ Pre Primary Education/ School Leadership & Management/ Information Security/ Pharmaceutical Sales Management/ Intellectual Property Rights/ Social Work among the Tribals/ Folklore & Culture Studies/ Criminal Justice/ Hospital & Health Management/ Urban Planning & Development/ Extension & Development Studies and Geriatric Medicine

Diploma Courses:

The university offers diploma programme in Tourism Studies/ Early Childhood Care and Education/ Nutrition & Health Education Aquaculture/ Creative Writing in English / Panchayat Level Administration & Development/ Urdu/ HIV and Family Education/ Women Empowerment & Development/ Paralegal Practice/ BPO Finance & Accounting/ Nursing Administration and Critical Care Nursing

IGNOU Admission 2019 Important dates (tentative)

Candidates can check the expected schedule for various IGNOU entrance exams from the table below:

Events For M.Phill & Ph.D OPENMAT XIV OPENMAT XV B.Ed. 
Starting of application form July 2019 July 2019 July 2018 22nd October 2018
Last date to submit the application form July 2019 August 2019 December 2018 15th November 2018
Availability of admit card August 2019 September 2019 January 2019
Date of exam August 2019 September 2019 February 2019
Announcement of result September 2019 December 2019 March 2019

IGNOU Eligibility criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria for the various courses offered by IGNOU will be varied from each other. Candidates should satisfy the necessary eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Below, candidates can check the course wise eligibility criteria for IGNOU Admission 2019.

Courses Minimum Eligibility criteria
MBA Candidates should have completed Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institution. Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply
MCA Candidate should have done graduation or 12th level examination with mathematics subject
BCA Should have passed 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board
BA/B.Com/BSW Those who have completed 12th or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU are eligible to apply
MA (English/Economics/History), MSW Candidate should hold Bachelor or a higher degree from any recognized college
PG Diploma in Rural Development Candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree
B.Sc Candidate should have done 12th or equivalent examination with science subject
Diploma in Dairy Technology/ Diploma in Tourism Studies Should have completed 12th or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Application Process for IGNOU Admission 2019

Candidates are advised to read the information brochure and eligibility criteria for the course in which they are applying before filling the application form. The university will release the application form for various courses on different dates. The admission application forms will be available in online and offline modes. For online application, candidates need to visit the official website of university. In case of offline application mode, the application form will be obtainable at regional and various study centers of the IGNOU. Candidates can check some important instructions related IGNOU application process below:

  • Candidates have to fill the application form very carefully to apply for IGNOU courses.
  • For each course, the application form will be available on different dates.
  • Before filling the form, applicants should keep ready with required documents such as scanned photograph, signature, category certificate, age proof, educational certificates, BPL certificate, and work experience certificates.
  • Candidates have to select the desired programme and fill the required details as asked application form carefully.
  • After completing the application filling up process, candidates have to submit the duly filled application form before the due date.
  • On successful registration, username and password will be sent to the candidate’s email Id via SMS.
  • Make the payment of applicable application fee as per the prescribed payment gateway.

Exam pattern & Syllabus

The exam pattern & syllabus for IGNOU admission 2019 will be varied course wise. Candidates need to check the complete syllabus and the respective exam pattern according to the course they opted. Basically, the entrance test will include the topics like quantitative analysis, attitude, logical reasoning, GK, etc. Candidates can check the IGNOU syllabus in detail from the official website.

Hall Ticket /admit card

Most likely, the admit card of IGNOU entrance exams will be issued at least two weeks before the date of examination. IGNOU admit card will be released in online mode at the university’s official website. Candidates can download the admit card by submitting their login details.


The officials will release the IGNOU 2019 result for different entrance tests on different dates.  Candidates can check their result through online mode from the official website. To check the result online, candidates need to enter their registration number or roll number in the specified fields. Candidates are advised to keep their IGNOU scorecard safe till the admission process.

IGNOU Admission process 2019

After the announcement of result, the IGNOU admission process will be commenced. Selection of candidates will be strictly based on the choice filling, and regional merit in the entrance exam. The selected candidates will be invited to appear for the counselling procedure which will be conducted at the respective Regional Centers of IGNOU. The final admission will be confirmed only after the verification of required document during IGNOU counselling. It is mandatory for the candidates to report in the allotted Institution/college within a given time period to verify their seat.

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  1. Shivani Dhigaan says:

    In which month B. Ed entrance form comes out??

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