Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Admission 2024: Eligibility & Selection Criteria

South West Delhi, Delhi

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Admission 2024 Update: The deadline for registering for the IGNOU Entrance Test 2024 is set for January 3, 2024, according to the Indira Gandhi National Open University. Candidates aiming for the B.Ed, B.Sc, and Ph.D. entrance exams can sign up on the official IGNOU portal. Those seeking admission to the Ph.D (July 2023 Session), B.Sc Nursing, or B.Ed (January 2024 Session) are subject to a ₹200/- late fee. The examination is slated for January 7, 2024, and will last for 2.5 hours, conducted at various locations across the country.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Admission 2024: Through its extensive infrastructure of 69 Regional Centres, 2063 Learner Support Centres, and 25 Overseas Study Centres, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) provides 35 programs globally for distance/part-time education through various entry points.

IGNOU serves over 3 million students globally, delivering distance education via its 21 Schools of Studies, 67 Regional Centres, about 2667 Learner Support Centres, 810 faculty members, and 29 foreign institutes. Currently, IGNOU provides a comprehensive selection of more than 200 Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Doctoral programs, available in both open and Online Distance Learning (ODL) formats.

IGNOU's premier courses include the B.Ed, MA, and MBA programs. While direct admissions are available for the majority of IGNOU's courses, entrance tests are held specifically for the B.Ed, B.Sc Nursing, M.Phil, and Ph.D. programs.

IGNOU B.Ed admission requires a Bachelor's or Master’s degree with at least 50% in areas like Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, or Humanities. Alternatively, a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks is accepted, provided the applicant also holds a certificate as an in-service elementary school teacher or possesses an NCTE-recognized teacher education certificate. The tuition fee for the B.Ed program is INR 55,000.

For IGNOU's MBA admission, applicants need a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent higher degree from an accredited university. Direct admissions are available for this program, and the tuition fee is INR 62,000. Similarly, for the MA program at IGNOU, candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent higher degree from a recognized institution. Direct admissions are also offered for the MA program. The fee for the IGNOU MBA program varies based on the specific type of program chosen.

IGNOU UG Admission 2024

IGNOU UG admission is mostly direct and entrance-based. A detailed course-wise list of eligibility, selection process, and reservation policy is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Relaxation/Reservation

BA

HSC (10+2) with 50%

Direct Admission

-/-

B.Sc

HSC (10+2) with 50%

Direct Admission

-/-

B.Ed

Bachelor/Master’s degree with 50% in Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanities 


, or, 


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 55% marks

Trained in-service teachers in elementary school


NCTE-recognised teacher education

5% marks in minimum eligibility to SC/ST/OBC-NC/PwD candidates


Relaxation to Kashmiri migrants/war widow candidates will be given as per the University Rules

IGNOU BA Admission 2024: School of Humanities

IGNOU BA admission in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, etc., mandates minimum criteria. A list of course-wise admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below: 

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

English 

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 13,500

Hindi

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 13,500

Urdu

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 12,000

Sanskrit

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 7300

IGNOU BA Admission 2024: School of Social Sciences

IGNOU BA admission in Anthropology, Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, etc., mandates a minimum criteria. A detailed course-wise list of admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

Political Science

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 9600

History

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 9600

Economics

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 9600

Sociology

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 9600

Anthropology

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 13,500

IGNOU B.Ed Admission 2024: School of Education

IGNOU BA admission in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology and Adult Education.mandates:

Eligibility Criteria: 

Candidates should meet one of the following qualifications:

  1. a) A minimum of fifty percent marks in either a Bachelor’s Degree or a Master’s Degree in Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, Humanities, or a Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with a focus on Science and Mathematics, with at least 55% marks, or any equivalent qualification.
  2. b) The B.Ed. (ODL) program is open to the following categories:

(i) In-service teachers trained in elementary education.

(ii) Candidates who have successfully completed a teacher education program recognized by the NCTE through face-to-face mode.

  • A relaxation of 5% in the minimum eligibility marks will be granted to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD candidates as per Central Government regulations.
  • Kashmiri Migrants and war widows will receive reservation benefits as outlined by University Rules.

IGNOU BA Admission 2024: School of Social Work

IGNOU BA admission in Social Work mandates a minimum criteria. A detailed course-wise list of admission criteria for is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

Social Work

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Higher Secondary Certificate Degree (10+2) or equivalent

Direct Admission

INR 12,000

IGNOU PG Admission 2024

IGNOU PG admission is direct and entrance based. A detailed course-wise list of eligibility, selection process, and reservation policy is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Relaxation/Reservation

MBA

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree with 50%

Direct Admission

5% marks in minimum eligibility to SC/ST/OBC-NC/PwD candidates

MA 

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree with 50%

Direct Admission

-/-

IGNOU MA Admission 2024: School of  Humanities

IGNOU MA admission in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, etc., mandates minimum criteria. A detailed course-wise list of admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

English 

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 13,200

Hindi

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 13,200

Urdu

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 12,600

Sanskrit

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 14,000

IGNOU MA Admission 2024: School of  Social Sciences

IGNOU MA admission in Anthropology, Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, etc., mandates a minimum criteria. A detailed course-wise list of admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

Political Science

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 9000

History

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 9000

Economics

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 12,000

Sociology

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 7300

Anthropology

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 18,300

IGNOU MBA Admission 2024: School of Management

IGNOU MBA admission in Banking & Finance, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, and Marketing Management, etc., mandates a minimum criteria. A detailed course-wise list of admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

MBA (Online)

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)

Direct Admission

INR 62000

Banking & Finance

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)

Direct Admission

INR 62000

Human Resource Management

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)

Direct Admission

INR 62000

Financial Management

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)

Direct Admission

INR 62000

Operations Management

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)

Direct Admission

INR 62000

Marketing Management

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)

Direct Admission

INR 62000

IGNOU M.Ed Admission 2024: School of Education

IGNOU M.Ed admission in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology and Adult Education, etc., mandates a minimum criteria. A detailed course-wise list of admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

Education

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 16,200

Distance Education

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 12,000 (Distance)


INR 12,000 (Online)

Adult Education

(Min Duration- 2 years

 Max Duration- 4 years)

Bachelor’s degree or any other Higher degree from a recognised University

Direct Admission

INR 14,400

IGNOU PhD Admission 2024

IGNOU PhD admission is through the institute’s entrance based. A detailed list of eligibility, selection process, and reservation policy is given below: 

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Relaxation/Reservation

Ph.D

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

5% marks in minimum eligibility to SC/ST/OBC-NC/PwD candidates

IGNOU PhD Admission 2024: School of Humanities

IGNOU admission in doctoral programs in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, etc., mandates a minimum criteria. A course-wise list of admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

English 

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16800

Hindi

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16800

Urdu

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16800

IGNOU PhD Admission 2024: School of Social Sciences

IGNOU admission in doctoral programs in Anthropology, Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, etc., mandates a minimum criteria. A course-wise list of admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

Political Science

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16800

History

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16800

Economics

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16800

Sociology

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16800

Anthropology

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16800

IGNOU PhD Admission 2024: School of Education

IGNOU admission in doctoral programs Education and Distance Education mandates a minimum criteria. A course-wise list of admission criteria for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Criteria

Program Fee

Education

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 16,800

Distance Education

(Min Duration- 3 years

 Max Duration- 6 years)

Master’s degree with 55% marks (50% for reserved category candidates)

IGNOU Entrance examination

INR 33,600

IGNOU Admission 2024: January Session Details

The registration window for admission to different courses at IGNOU has already begun since December 31, 2023. Candidates are advised to register themselves before January 31, 2024.  For more information, please visit the official website. 

Particular

Details

Registration Start Date

December 15, 2023

Registration End Date

January 31, 2024

Entrance Tests

B.Ed Entrance Test, OPENNET, IGNOU PhD Entrance exam

Registration Modes

Online & Offline

Registration fees

INR 300

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the eligibility criteria for the Masters in Arts program at IGNOU?

Possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher qualification from a recognized university constitutes the sole essential criterion for entry into IGNOU's MA program. Direct enrollment is facilitated upon fulfilling this requirement.

What is the eligibility criteria for admission to the MBA program at IGNOU?

Possession of a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) from a recognized university constitutes the sole prerequisite for direct enrollment into IGNOU's Master of Business Administration program.

What is the eligibility criteria for admission to the B.Ed program at IGNOU?

Whether you hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, Humanities, or a Bachelor's in Engineering or Technology focused on Science and Mathematics, with at least 55% marks, you're eligible to apply. Even equivalent qualifications are welcome!

What is the selection criteria for admission to the B.Ed program at IGNOU?

The B.Ed. (ODL) course is available for the following groups: Teachers currently in service with training in primary education, and individuals who have completed a teacher training program acknowledged by the NCTE via traditional classroom instruction.

What is the program fee of the MA program at IGNOU?

The tuition for the MA program at IGNOU is INR 13,200.

What is the program fee of the MBA program at IGNOU?

The tuition for the MBA program at IGNOU is INR 62,000.

What is the program fee of the B.Ed program at IGNOU?

The tuition for the B.Ed program at IGNOU is INR 55,000.

What is the program fee of the Ph.D program at IGNOU?

The tuition for the Ph.D program at IGNOU is INR 16,800.

What is the eligibility and selection process for admission to the PhD program at IGNOU?

For admission to the Ph.D. program at IGNOU, candidates must possess a Master's degree with at least 55% marks (or 50% for those in reserved categories) from an accredited university. Additionally, candidates are required to pass the institute's entrance exam.

Which programs at IGNOU are entrance-based?

IGNOU offers leading programs such as B.Ed, MA, and MBA. While several of IGNOU's courses allow for direct admissions, entrance tests are organized specifically for the B.Ed, B.Sc Nursing, M.Phil, and Phd courses.

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