IGNOU 2020 Admission: Application Form(Extended), IGNOU Entrance Exam Date, Eligibility

The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to the candidates in Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma and Certificate programmes. The process of IGNOU Admission 2020 will start with the release of application forms by the university. The application form for different courses will be released separately. The admissions into some courses will be offered on the basis of entrance test and rest others on the basis of merit in qualifying exam. The candidates can get the important details related to the IGNOU Admission 2020 such as eligibility criteria, important dates, application process, etc from this post.

Latest News About IGNOU Admission 2020

IGNOU has commenced fresh admission for July session. The last date has been extended till 31st December 2020.

IGNOU OPENMAT has been postponed now.

IGNOU B.Ed application form will be accessible from 31st January 2020. 

NTA is conducting B.Ed and MBA entrance test for IGNOU. 

IGNOU Admission Dates 2020

The important dates related to the certain entrance exam conducted for IGNOU 2020 are given below. The final dates will be updated after the official announcement is made by the relevant authorities.

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Events Dates
Application formTo be updated
Hall ticket releaseTo be updated
Date of examTo be updated
Declaration of resultTo be updated

For B.Ed by NTA (National Testing Agency)

EventDates (Out)
Application form31st January 
Last date to apply29th February, 2020
Release of admit card1st April, 2020
Date of exam29th April, 2020
Declaration of result10th May 2020

For Post Basic B.Sc Nursing (OPENNET):

EventsTentative Dates
Last date to submit the application form3rd week of July 2019
Hall ticket release2nd week of September 2019
Date of exam4th week of September 2019
Result announcementOctober/ November 2019

IGNOU Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern for a different entrance test organized by IGNOU will be different. The duration, number of questions, total marks, marking scheme, etc. all varies from one course to another. The pattern for the B.Ed and MBA entrance exam conducted by IGNOU is given below:

For B.Ed Entrance Exam

SectionsTopics No. of questionsTotal Marks
Section IGeneral English Comprehension1010
Section IILogical & Analytical Reasoning2020
Section IIIEducational & General Awareness2525
Section IVTeaching- Learning & the School2525
Section VScience/ Mathematics/ Social Studies/ English/ Hindi2020


Topics Total Marks
General Awareness30
English Language50
Quantitative Aptitude50

IGNOU 2020 Application Form 

For the different programs offered by IGNOU, the mode of application form filling and submitting will be different. The IGNOU Admission 2020 application form for some courses will be available online on the official website, while for some other courses, it can be obtained offline from the regional center offices. The candidates will have to provide their personal and educational details into the application form. In the online form, the candidate will also have to upload the scanned copies of the required documents. After providing all the details in the application form, it will be submitted along with the requisite application fee. The application fee will vary from one course to another.

Eligibility Criteria for courses offered by IGNOU

The eligibility criteria for some IGNOU courses are given below. The detailed criteria for all the courses can be found on the official website.

  • MCA: The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 year duration from a recognized University and Mathematics as one of the subject at 10+2 level or graduation level.
  • MBA: Any graduate (including Chartered Accountancy/ Cost Accountancy/ Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks (45% for reserved category) can apply for OPENMAT.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies (BTS): 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU is required for admission in BTS.
  • BCA: The applicants who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent exam are eligible.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD): The candidate must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO): Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline or equivalent is mandatory.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC): The candidates with Graduation in Science with Chemistry as one of the subjects (including B. Pharma) are eligible.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine: The applicant should hold an MBBS degree.
  • Certificate in Tourism Studies: A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU is required.
  • Certificate in Rural Development (CRD): Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline in mandatory.

IGNOU Admission Process 

The admission into the different courses offered by IGNOU will be provided either on the basis of entrance test or as per the merit of the qualifying exam (depending on the course). A list of the candidates will be prepared according to their merit and they will be invited for counseling and admission process. The detailed information related to this will be communicated by the concerned regional center.

IGNOU Admission 2020

IGNOU Admissions Through Entrance Test

IGNOU B.Ed Admission

IGNOU MBA Admission

List of Courses

Admit Card

The admit card for the programmes for which entrance exam is to be conducted will be released on the official website of the university. The candidates will be able to download their admit card by entering their enrolment number and date of birth. The admit card will consist the details of the exam center such as venue, date and time. The candidate must carry their admit card to the exam center otherwise they will not be allowed to appear for the entrance test.


The result of the entrance exam will be announced in online mode on the official university website. The applicants will be able to check the result by providing their roll number, date of birth, etc. Based upon the marks scored in the entrance test, a merit list of the candidates will be prepared. Admissions will be granted strictly on the basis of the merit list.

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  1. Bir Singh Advocate says:

    Please confirm how application for admission to phd in law can be opted and what is the last date for admission or entrench test


    please provide suitable answer .



    please provide answer

  4. rabi says:

    pl tell me how to get online submission of application form for applying to Ph.D. in Law program at IGNOU for the current session, 2020

  5. Joy says:

    When the IGNOU application will open for MACS course.

  6. I want to do Masters in education says:

    Please guide want to do from IGNOU

  7. Anil Shravan More says:

    How can I submt Symposium for phd in Rural Development?

  8. P.vijay says:

    Was last date for applying ignou med distance mode extended to feb 29th?

  9. Ganesh Thakur says:

    Hi, how can I apply for diploma in tourism studies (dts).last date of admission fees.

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