IGNOU (Indra Gandhi National Open University) is a distance learning Open University which was formed in 1985 has released applications for admissions in the year 2018. IGNOU offers various undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral and various others programmes which are related in the field of Art, Science, Commerce, etc. In order to get admission into various educational programmes in IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), the candidate must qualify the entrance test conducted by IGNOU itself.

IGNOU Admission 2018: IGNOU Exam Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

IGNOU (Indra Gandhi National Open University) offers admission into certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes in different fields. The University conducts various entrance exam to grant admission to candidates in various courses such as OPENMAT for the management course, B.Ed. entrance exam, M.Ed. entrance exam and B.Sc Nursing entrance exam. Candidates have to apply separately for a unique course i.e. they have to mention the course name in the application form (The course in which they are seeking the admission). Read the complete post to get more information regarding the IGNOU Admission 2018.

IGNOU Admission
IGNOU Admission

IGNOU Admission 2018 – Important Dates

M.Phill & Ph.D.

Event Date
Application starts from 20th July 2017
Last date to submit the application form 31st July 2017
Admit Card Released 14th August 2017
Exam date 20th August 2017
Result declared 23rd September 2017


Event Date
Admission Form Available 5th July 2017
Last date to submit the application form 21st August 2017
Hall ticket release 19th September 2017
Date of exam 24th September 2017


Event Date
Admission Form Available 5th July 2017
Last date to submit the application form 15th December 2017
Date of exam 4th February 2018

B.Sc Nursing

Event Date
Last date to submit the application form 11th August 2017
Hall ticket release 13th September 2017
Date of exam 24th September 2017

January Session

Event Date
Admission Form Available 4th October 2017
Last date to submit the application form To be announced


IGNOU Admission 2018 – Eligibility Criteria

IGNOU Admission eligibility varies for different courses. Candidates seeking admission in IGNOU should fall under the following criteria:

Courses Eligibility Criteria
BCA 12th or equivalent exam passed & no age limit
BA & B.Com Passed 12th or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
BSW Passed 12th or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
B.Sc 12th with science subjects or equivalent exam
MCA Bachelor degree of minimum three years from any recognized university and also hold the graduation or 12th level with mathematics subject & no age limit
MBA Bachelor degree in any stream or appearing in the final year will also eligible for apply
MA (English/ Economics/ History), MSW Bachelor or a higher degree from any recognized college
Diploma in Dairy Technology Passed 10+2 or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
Diploma in Tourism Studies Passed 12th or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU
PG Diploma in Rural Development Bachelor’s degree

IGNOU Admission 2018 – Application Form

Candidates seeking admissions in IGNOU should fill the application form either in online mode or offline mode. Visit the official website of IGNOU and complete the registration process and proceed with application process. Using the Registration ID, fill and submit the application form through the online mode. Candidates can also fill the application form in offline mode also. Candidates need to purchase the application form from all Regional Centres or Study Centres of the University which can be obtained in person.

Before filling the application form, candidates are advised to read the complete advertisement or instructions carefully. If you fulfill the eligibility criteria continue for the application process and before submitting the application form check all the details because once it is submitted no changes can be made. The online application form will be available on the official website of IGNOU.

Steps to fill the Online Application Form @ ignou.ac.in:

  1. Visit the official website of IGNOU.
  2. Click on Register Online tab.
  3. Fill the required fields and complete the registration process.
  4. Registration ID will be provided to you after the registration process.
  5. Using the Registration ID, you need to fill the online application form.
  6. Upload the Photograph and Signature.
  7. You need to upload the scanned documents such as relevant educational qualification certificates, experience certificate, category certificate, BPL certificate and other required certificates.
  8. Pay the application fee via online or offline mode.
  9. Check the filled-in application form.
  10. Click on Submit.

Note: Take the printout of the duly submitted application form for future reference.

IGNOU Admission 2018 – Application Fee

  • The application fee will be Rs. 200/- in online mode.
  • The Application fee will be Rs.250/-  in offline mode i.e. through Demand Draft.
  • The application fee may differ for different courses.
  • The application fee can be paid through Credit Card (Master/Visa), Net Banking and Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay) OR demand draft.

IGNOU Admission 2018 – Exam Pattern

  • The exam pattern and syllabus will vary as per the courses opted by the candidates.
  • The prospectus for IGNOU 2018 will be released by the university on their official website i.e. www.ignou.ac.in.
  • Candidates can check their syllabus and exam pattern according to their opt course.
  • The general topics such as attitude, quantitative analysis, logical reasoning, GK, etc. will be covered in the entrance exam of IGNOU.

We hope this information will be useful to you. Our team wishes good luck to all those candidates who are seeking admissions in IGNOU.

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