ignou admission 2022

IGNOU 2021 Admission, Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

IGNOU 2021: The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers a plethora of courses in the field of arts, commerce, management, etc. Bachelors, masters, diploma, doctoral and other degree programmes are offered by the university. For certain courses, entrance tests are conducted. For some others selection of the candidates is done on the basis of their merit in the qualifying exam. Candidates interested in securing admission into this university can apply online. Get detailed information about the IGNOU Admission 2021 from this article below.

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IGNOU application form for the Jan 2021 session has been released on 3rd Feb 2021. The last date for form submission is 15th March 2021.

IGNOU Admission 2021 Important Dates

The tentative dates related to the IGNOU Admission 2021 for various courses for which entrance exam is conducted are provided below:

For B.Ed & MBA:

ActivitiesTentative Dates
Online application form release date3rd week of June 2020
Last date to submit the application form1st week of July 2020
Release of admit card2nd week of July 2020
Date of entrance testLast week of July 2020
Declaration of resultTo be announced later

For Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

ActivitiesTentative Dates
Online application form release dateTo be announced later
Last date to submit the application formIn the month of October 2020
Release of admit cardTo be announced later
Date of entrance testTo be announced later
Declaration of resultNovember 2020/ December 2020
Date of counselingDecember 2020/ January 2021
Final admissionIn the month of January 2021

IGNOU Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021

The course-wise eligibility criteria for IGNOU Admission 2021 are provided below:

For bachelor’s degree course:

  • BA, B.Com, BBA (Retailing), BCA and B.Sc (Hospitality and Hotel Administration): The candidates should have passed class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board.
  • Ed: A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Sciences/ Social Sciences/ Commerce/ Humanity with 50% marks or BE/ B.Tech degree with 55% marks is required.

For master’s degree course:

  • MBA: Any graduate (Including Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category candidates) is eligible.
  • Com, MA: Candidates with any bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.
  • MCA: Those with a bachelor’s degree in any stream and Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level or graduation level can apply.
  • Sc (Food and Nutrition): B.Sc Home Science with specialization in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition or PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition or Graduate (B.Sc. Hons.) or equivalent (MBBS, BHS etc.) from any of the following backgrounds: Home Science/ Food Science and Technology, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical along with the DNHE or CNCC or CFN offered by IGNOU is required.
  • Ed: The applicants with B.Ed scoring 55% marks in aggregate with 2 years of experience can apply.

Diploma course:

  • Diploma in Aquaculture: The candidates should have cleared their class 12th exam with Science stream.
  • Diploma in Event Management: A pass in class 12yth exam with English as a subject is required.
  • Diploma in Critical Care Nursing: In-service Nursing professionals with GNM/ B.Sc/ M.Sc Nursing are eligible.

Postgraduate diploma course:

  • PG Diploma in Audio Programme Production: The candidates with any graduation degree are eligible to apply.
  • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication: A bachelor’s degree with 2 years experience in a media/ communication organization is required.
  • PG Diploma in Computer Applications: Those with a bachelor’s degree in any stream and Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level or graduation level can apply.

IGNOU Admission Application Form 2021

The candidates will be able to fill the application form for IGNOU admission 2021 through online mode. For MBA & B.Ed, the form will be made available on the NTA website www.ntaignou.nic.in and for rest other courses, on the IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in.

  • The candidates might need to register themselves providing basic personal details in order to obtain the application form.
  • In the application form, other personal information and academic details of the candidates will be asked.
  • Copies of candidates’ photograph and signature in scanned format should also be uploaded into the application form.
  • After all the details are entered into the application form, it can be submitted online along with the required application fee.
  • Candidates are suggested to take a printout of the submitted application form and keep it with them for future correspondence.

Application fee:

  • The application fee for MBA & B.Ed courses will be Rs. 600/- and for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing it is Rs. 1000/-.
  • Payment of the application fee can be done online using the facility of net banking or debit or credit card.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for IGNOU MBA, B.Ed & Post Basic B.Sc Nursing programs is provided below:


  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Duration of exam: 180 minutes
  • Number of questions: 200
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 200
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for every right answer
Topics No. of questionsTotal marks
English Language5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
General Awareness3030

For B.Ed:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Duration of exam: 120 minutes
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 100
  • Question paper language: English & Hindi
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for every right answer
  • Negative marking: Not applicable
Topics No. of questionsMaximum marks
General English Comprehension1010
Logical & Analytical Reasoning2020
Educational & General Awareness2525
Teaching- Learning & the School2525
Science/ Mathematics/ Social Studies/ English/ Hindi2020

For Post Basic B.Sc Nursing (OPENNET):

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Duration of exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 120
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 120
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for every right answer
  • Negative marking: Not applicable

Courses offered

The following UG, PG and Diploma courses are offered at the IGNOU:

Bachelor’s degreeBA

Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Accountancy and Finance

B.Com with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration

B.Com with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting

B.Com General

Bachelor of Business Administration in Retailing

Bachelor of Computer Applications

B. A. Economics Honors

Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Science (Hospitality and Hotel Administration)

BA (General)

BA (General) in Urdu

BA (General) in Hindi

BA (General) in Sanskrit

Bachelor of Library and Information Science

B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic)


Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Social Work

B.A. (Vocational Studies) Tourism Management

Master’s degreeMBA (Banking & Finance)



M.Com in Business Policy and Corporate Governance


M.Sc (Food and Nutrition)

MA (Economics)

MA in Distance Education


MA (Education)

MA in Adult Education

MA (English)

MA in Extension & Development Studies

MA in Development Studies

M.Com in Finance & Taxation

MA in Gandhi and Peace Studies

MA in Gender and Development Studies

MA in Women’s and Gender Studies

MA (Hindi)

MA (History)

M.Sc (Hospitality Administration)

MA (Philosophy)

MA in Journalism & Mass Communication

Master of Library and Information Science

Master of Commerce in Management Accounting & Financial Strategies

M.Sc (Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science)

MA (Political Science)

MA in Psychology

MA (Public Administration)

MA (Rural Development)

M.Sc (Counseling and Family Therapy)

Masters in Anthropology

Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work (Counseling)

MA (Sociology)

MA in Distance Education

Master of Tourism & Travel Management

MA in Translation Studies

Diploma coursesDiploma in Aquaculture

Diploma in Panchayat Level Administration & Development

Diploma in Event Management

Diploma in Dairy Technology

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education

Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development

Diploma in Creative Writing in English

Diploma in Fish Products Technology

Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education

Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables

Diploma in Critical Care Nursing

Diploma in HIV and Family Education

Diploma in Meat Technology

Diploma in Nursing Administration

Diploma in Paralegal Practice

Diploma in Elementary Education

Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds

Diploma in Teaching German as a Foreign Language

Diploma in Tourism Studies

Diploma in Urdu

Diploma in BPO Finance & Accounting

Diploma in Modern Office Practice

Diploma in Watershed Management

PG diploma coursesPG Diploma in Audio Programme Production

PG Diploma in Computer Applications

PG Diploma in Folklore and Culture Studies

PG Diploma in Sustainability Science

PG Diploma in Environmental & Occupational Health

PG Diploma in Hotel Operation

PG Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication

PG Diploma in Social Work Counseling

IGNOU Admission 2021 Admit Card

  • The admit card to appear in the entrance exam conducted by the NTA will be uploaded on website https://ignouexams.nta.nic.in/
  • For the entrance exam conducted by IGNOU, the admit card will be released on the website of the university.
  • Candidates will be able to download their admit card using their application number, date of birth, etc.
  • After downloading, the candidates should check the details in the admit card and if any discrepancy is found, it should be communicated to the appropriate authorities for correction.
  • The admit card must be carried by the candidates while appearing for the exam or else they will not be allowed to give their exam.

IGNOU Admission Result 2021

  • The result of the entrance exam conducted for IGNOU admissions will be declared online.
  • A merit list of the candidates will be drawn by the authorities on the basis of their marks in the entrance exam.
  • For courses for which there is no entrance test, the list will be drawn on the basis of candidates’ marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Candidates will be invited to attend the further rounds of admission as per their names in the merit list.

IGNOU Admission Process 2021

  • Details related to the admission process will be intimated to the candidates via the IGNOU website.
  • Candidates shortlisted for the admission process will have to report to the university to get their documents verified.
  • After the documents and the eligibility of the candidates are verified, they will be granted final enrolment.
  • Enrolled candidates will then be provided the study material related to their course.
  • In case of failure to secure admission with the stipulated time frame, the candidature of the applicants will be cancelled.

IGNOU Admission 2021 FAQs

Question: Can I obtain IGNOU application forms from regional centers?

Answer: No. The application form for IGNOU admission will only be released on the official website of the university.

Question: Do I need my admit card if my entrance test is over?

Answer: Yes. The admit card will be required at the time of securing admission into the university and therefore should be kept safe.

Question: What if my payment gets deducted and the status of payment shows not complete?

Answer: In such case, you need to make re-payment of the application fee. Any fee that is deducted twice will be refunded back to your account.

Question: In case I am not happy with my result, it there any way I can ask for re-evaluation?

Answer: No. The university does not provide any provision for re-checking or re-evaluation of the result.

Question: If a candidate who does not meet the eligibility criteria gets admission, what will happen next?

Answer: If an ineligible candidate is able to secure admission using any unfair means, his/her candidature will be cancelled at any later stage when this ineligibility is discovered.


  1. Raman Utkarsh janaki

    Entrance exam 2021 date for admission to PhD in hospitality and hotel management.I am final year M.SC.student in hotel management and administration.

  2. Hii i am looking for BLIS course and i want to know when will admissions are taking place

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