IGNOU 2019, IGNOU Exam Date & Centres, IGNOU Syllabus, IGNOU Eligibility, IGNOU Admit CardGNOU is one of the largest Open University in the world. IGNOU is basically for Indira Gandhi Open University, the university is well known by “IGNOU”. IGNOU is the head body under which various colleges and institutions are covered. IGNOU was established by passing the act of Parliament in 1985. UNESCO declared the Indira Gandhi Open University as the largest Institution of the Higher Learning in 2010. This Open University provides admission on the basis of various courses.

IGNOU is one of the largest University with the main aim of providing the different courses under one roof, the University offers various programs to the different college which are affiliated with the IGNOU. Candidates can check the courses and the colleges to the official website.

How to Fill IGNOU Application Form?

Candidates aspiring to get admission in any of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields, they are required to fill the application form through online process from the Official website of IGNOU. The Detailed Information of the application form is given below.

Application Form Required Information

  1. The IGNOU Application form for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be available from the last week of July.
  2. IGNOU Application form date will vary according to the courses.
  3. Before filling the online application form the candidates are required to keep ready the following documents; like the scanned photograph, signature, category certificate, age proof, educational certificate, BPL, and work experience certificate.
  4. Candidates have to select the course according to their preference and fill the application form carefully.
  5. Candidates after filling the IGNOU Application form need to upload all scanned document.
  6. Candidates are required to submit the application form before the due date.
  7. On the successful registration, username and password will be sent to you via email id or the registered mobile number.
  8. Make the payment of the application fees as prescribed by the IGNOU.

Steps To Register for Admission

  • Go to the Official website of IGNOU and Login with the respective username and password
  • Add all the details asked like personal details, qualification, and contact information
  • Upload all the scanned documents
  • Pay the Fees via debit card/credit card/net banking
  • Print the Application Form for the Future Reference

IGNOU Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates applying for the IGNOU Admission process need to meet the eligibility criteria candidates in case fails to meet the Eligibility criteria won’t be allowed for the Admission Process. IGNOU though have provided the eligibility rules that applicants must satisfy before the Application Process.

IGNOU Eligibility Criteria according to the Course

Courses Eligibility
B.Sc Minimum Qualification- 10+2 (with science subjects) or the exam equivalent
BCA 10+2 from the any recognized Board
MCA Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination or the bachelor degree holder
MBA Bachelors Degree from the recognized University or the candidate must at least be in the final year
BA/BSW/B.Com 10+2 or BPP from IGNOU or any examination equivalent
MA Graduation Certificate from the recognized board
PGD (Rural Development) Bachelor’s Degree
Diploma (Dairy Technology and Tourism Studies) BPP from IGNOU or 12th (any examination equivalent to it)

Candidates before filling the application form are required to check the above eligibility criteria and can apply for the particular for which he is eligible for, the eligibility criteria vary from one course to another. Candidates firstly have to meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria on the basis of courses applied.

IGNOU Exam Dates:

Exam Dates will be released by the authority of IGNOU on its official website. Exam Dates will be officially announced by the IGNOU. The University has released the official announcement regarding the OPENMAT XLIV exam. Here are some of the tentative dates.

Application Form 22 October 2018 The first week of November 2019
Last Submission Date 15 November 2018 The third week of December 2018
Examination Date The first week of February 2019
Admit Card (Availability) The third week of January 2019
Result December 2018 The second week of June 2019

IGNOU Exam Pattern:

IGNOU Exam Pattern is as similar to any of the entrance exam pattern. The Exam Pattern consists of different sections which will test your knowledge in Aptitude and the language command. The section generally in the IGNOU Exam Pattern is Four. Candidates will be tested on the basis of awareness, reasoning, English language, and Quantitative Aptitude.

The authorities will conduct the exam in an Offline mode and the answers should be marked in the OMR Sheet only properly.  Candidates will be provided the Booklet to mark the Answers and candidates will have to mark the answers with the HB pencil on the answer sheet only.

Duration 180 Minutes
Number of Questions 200
Negative Marking No Negative Making
Marking Scheme One marks for each correct answer
Maximum Marks 200 Marks

Sections Divided into the IGNOU Exam Pattern

The Examination Paper will be divided into four sections, for each section, there is the number of questions that candidates have to solve for getting passed in the examination, though there is no negative marking so candidates can do better. The Sections namely are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Awareness, and Reasoning. Candidates can see the number of questions from the below table:

Section Number of Questions
General Awareness 30
English Language 50
Reasoning 70
Quantitative Awareness 50

IGNOU Exam Centres:

IGNOU has allotted many of the Exam Centres in all the cities and the states. Candidates will be given choice to select the examination centers while filling the application form. IGNOU has almost covered the 650 Exam Centres. Candidates are advised to select the nearest exam center for the examination. Candidates have to fill the exam center code while filling the Examination Form. Candidates can check the official website to check the list of exam centers of the IGNOU and accordingly they can choose the nearest exam centers.

(Note- Once the Exam Centre is allotted to the candidates it won’t be changed anyhow.)

IGNOU Admit Card:

IGNOU Admit Card will be released by the University on the official website of the IGNOU. Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form will be eligible to download the Admit Card. Candidates whose application form are rejected won’t be able to download the IGNOU Admit Card.

How to download the IGNOU Admit Card 2018?

Candidates are advised to follow the below steps and download the IGNOU Admit Card:

  1. Go to the Official Website
  2. Go the Entrance Admit Card
  3. Enter your enrolment number, name, and date of birth.
  4. Select the Programme
  5. Submit
  6. Your Admit Card will be Displayed
  7. Download and Print the Admit Card

Admit Card is the mandatory document for all the candidates for the exam purpose.

IGNOU Exam Syllabus:

Candidates can refer the IGNOU Syllabus for the entrance examination and prepare accordingly. Candidates are required to check the topics carefully to prepare for the examination, below you can check the IGNOU Syllabus section wise

General Awareness

  • Constitution
  • Government
  • Laws and Famous People
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Politics
  • States
  • World
  • Science, Industry, and Trade

English Language

  • Comprehension
  • Passage and Reading
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms and Antonyms

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Progression
  • Geometry, Number System, and Trigonometry


  • Assertion
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Symbol Based Problem
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Family Tree

IGNOU Preparation Tips:

Candidates willing to prepare for the IGNOU Examination will have to make a particular plan and concentrate on it to crack the exam. Below are the few tips that candidates are advised for the better preparation.

How to Prepare?

  1. Understand the IGNOU Syllabus carefully go through each of the topics mentioned above from the examination point of view.
  2. Make a proper timetable and create a plan to study
  3. Make a Target and then Study
  4. Prepare a short information and notes for the quick revision
  5. Health is said to be the wealth, take care of your health properly.
  6. Solve all the sample papers and previous year question papers.

Important Books for IGNOU Preparation:

Candidates generally look after the best books when it comes to an Examination. The books will help the candidates in the preparation of the examination. Candidates can choose the best books amongst the following to crack the examination.

Book Author
S.Chand Quantitative Aptitude R.S Aggarwal
Sultan Quantitative Aptitude S.P.Gupta and P.K.Gupta
Objective General English S.P.Bakshi
Logical Reasoning R.S.Aggarwal
Ramesh Logical and Analytical Reasoning A.K.Gupta
Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning R.S.Aggarwal

IGNOU Results:

Every Year IGNOU Examination has held the University, candidates appear in the examination will wait for the IGNOU Results. The results will be declared in the month of August on the official website of IGNOU. The results every year declared in the third week August. Candidates are advised to keep the Admit Card safe for the future reference.

Events Dates
Exam Schedule 1 to 22 June 2018
Result 3 July 2018
Result Term End 9 August 2018

How To Check IGNOU Results?

Candidates can check the result online of the official website of the IGNOU. Below are the steps that candidates are supposed to follow for the IGNOU Results:

  1. Go to the official website of IGNOU
  2. Enter your nine-digit enrolment number
  3. Click on Submit

The results will be displayed on the screen. Candidates are advised to take out a print of the result for the future reference. Candidates who are not satisfied with the scores can apply for the improvement as per the rules of IGNOU. More details regarding the Improvement can be checked on the IGNOU official website.

IGNOU Previous Year Cut off List:

IGNOU will release the cut off list on the official website through online mode. Candidates are allowed to check the IGNOU 2019 Cut off list. Cut off is the minimum marks are candidates are required to obtain in the IGNOU Examination for the Admission Process. In case, the candidate fails to meet the cut off list then he/she will not be further taken for the Admission Process. After the declaration of Result, candidates can release the cut off list. The cut off list by the IGNOU will vary according to the courses and the categories

Previous Year Cut Off List:

Below is the last year’s cut off list according to which the Cut off list of 2019 can be expected:

Category Cut Off
OBC 78-61
General 60-57
SC 60-54
ST 53-52
PH 75-50

The article is all about the IGNOU, the Open University, application form, eligibility criteria, syllabus, etc. Candidates can refer the above article for all the relevant information regarding the Examination. Candidates willing to apply can go through the article to know everything related to the IGNOU Examination and Preparation.