IGNOU Admission 2021: Application Deadline Extended till March 15

IGNOU Admission 2021

IGNOU Admission 2021 has already been initiated and is ongoing. The deadline to apply for the January session is 15th March 2021; interested candidates can refer to this piece of information to apply. For most subjects, there is no entrance test held for admission. For courses like BEd, BSc Nursing, and MBA, OPENNET and OPENMAT 2021 are conducted.

IGNOU re-registrations are also going on, and interested applicants can apply for next semester till 15th March. The university takes the entrance exam only for MBA, B.Ed, and Post Basic Nursing. For the July 2021 session, the IGNOU re-registration process will be initiated in the last week of April, and the expected deadline to apply is the last week of September.

Some of the Upcoming exams are IGNOU OPENNET 2021, IGNOU OPENMAT 2021, and OPENMAT 2021. Read on to know about upcoming IGNOU Admission 2021 dates and the process below.

To Apply for IGNOU 2021 Admissions, visit here.

IGNOU Admission 2021

Admission to some of the IGNOU courses is on the cards in the coming days. Recently, IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Application Forms have been announced. Candidates who desire to take admission to the Post-Basic B.Sc Nursing Program can apply by 20th March 2021. The expected date for the OPENNET 2021 Exam is 11th April.

IGNOU OPENMAT-XLIX and B.Ed Entrance Test January 2021 Session registrations already started on 2nd March 2021. MBA candidates having at least 55% aggregate marks in Bachelor’s are eligible to apply for OPENMAT 2021 by 20th March 2021.

At present, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is one of the world’s largest open universities. Currently, it offers 227 academic courses through 21 schools and 67 Regional Centres spread across the country.

Students planning for IGNOU Admission are selected either through the entrance exam or based on the previous qualifying examination scores. The dates of  IGNOU admission entrance tests are listed below:

IGNOU Admission 2021: Application Process Guidelines

Aspirants planning for IGNOU admission are supposed to fill their application form in an online mode only. No other method of application will be considered. Check the points below to complete the application process successfully.

  • Candidates are supposed to fill in all the details accurately while applying. All the details, like educational, personal and communication, must be accurate.
  • Cross-check all the information mentioned while applying to avoid all kinds of problems later.
  • Candidates are supposed to fill four choices of exam city based on their preferences and proximity to the place.
  • Like a photograph, signature, etc., all the required documents must be in the specific size mentioned by the authorities.
  • The deadline to submit the form for OPENNET or OPENMAT is 20th March 2021.
  • Applicants after completing the IGNOU Admission 2021 must print out the duly-filled application form for further use.

IGNOU Admission 2021 Process: Important Documents Documents

List of the documents / details that are required while filling the IGNOU 2021 registration form include:

  • Scanned passport size photograph
  • Scanned signature
  • Class 10th and 12th marksheet and certificate
  • Graduation/ qualifying exam degree
  • Date of birth proof
  • Identity proof (such as Voter ID, Aadhar card, PAN card, driving license etc.)
  • Category certificate (if possible)
  • PWD certificate (if possible)
  • Valid email ID and mobile number

IGNOU Admission: Application Fee

  • Candidates are supposed to pay an application fee worth INR 1000.
  • The fee will be paid online mode using a credit card/ debit card or net banking.
  • The application fee, once paid, will not be refunded.

For OPENMAT, candidates are advised to go through the fee structure mentioned below:

IGNOU 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates planning for IGNOU admission 2021 must refer to the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

B.Ed. Program:

  • Qualification: Applicants applying for a B.Ed course must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering / any other stream or master’s degree from a recognized institute.
  • Marks Criteria: Candidates must have obtained at least 50% marks in their qualifying bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • In case engineering degree candidates are applying, they need to have at least 55% marks in their qualifying exam.
  • Entrance Exam: Applicants will be shortlisted based on the marks obtained by them in the IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance examination.

MBA Course in IGNOU:

  • Qualification: Candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree in any stream; the degree must be valid from a recognized board.
  • Age Criteria: There are no age limit criteria.
  • Marks Criteria: Students need to have completed their graduation with at least 50% marks; however, candidates belonging to the reserved category can apply with 45% marks.
  • Entrance Exam: Applicants are supposed to clear the IGNOU OPENMAT exam. Final year students can also give the exam.

For B.Sc. Course:

Qualification: Students must have passed 10+2 level or equivalent examination with science subject from any recognized board.

For BCA Course:

Applicants must have cleared the 10th and 12th class examination from any recognized board.

M.Tech Program:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology from any recognized institute/ university.
  • Marks Criteria: Candidates securing at least 55% of aggregate marks will be considered.

IGNOU 2021 Exam Pattern

Detailed IGNOU exam pattern for different courses is mentioned below:

For B.ED Entrance Exam:

  • Number of Questions: There will be a total of 100 questions.
  • The exam paper will be divided into two parts, i.e., A and B.
  • Total Marks: The exam will consist of 100 marks.
  • Language medium: The exam paper will be published in both English and Hindi.
  • Time Duration: The exam duration will be 2 hours.


  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Number of Sections: The paper will have four sections – General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and Reasoning.
  • Number of Questions: There will be a total of 200 questions.
  • Total Marks: The complete exam will be of a total of 200 marks.
  • Time Duration: 180 minutes will be given to complete the exam.
  • Marking: 1 mark will be given for each correct response. There will be no negative marking.

OPENNET Exam Pattern:

  • IGNOU OPENNET 2021 will comprise 120 questions.
  • All the questions will be of MCQ type.
  • Each question will be followed by 4 options, out of which one will be correct.
  • Applicants will be given a total duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.

IGNOU Scholarships

All the students planning to take IGNOU admission 2021 are eligible for the scholarships that the Government of India grants. Interested candidates can refer to the National Scholarship Portal of India’s Government website and apply to get the scholarship. For more information, students are suggested to refer to their regional centre.

Finally, we suggest students to hurry up and visit the official website to start applying from the link provided here at the top. Before applying just take a look at the Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern (For the Entrance Exams) as well. We wish all the best for your future endeavours.

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