IGNOU 2021 – Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date Sheet, Syllabus, Pattern

Indira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Exam or IGNOU Exam is conducted every year by National Testing Agency. This is a National Level exam conducted for students willing to pursue various diploma, under-graduate and post-graduate courses. The MBA exam will be conducted in two sessions and B.Ed. exam will be conducted once in January. All the students who wish to complete their education through open university can apply for this exam. The exam will be conducted offline and results will be announced on the official website.

In this article, we will talk about Indira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Exam and all the details regarding this exam. We will talk about IGNOU Exam Date, syllabus, application form, registration, eligibility criteria etc. in the article given below.

Highlights of IGNOU 2021

Exam NameIndira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Exam
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
Exam LevelCertificate, Diploma, UG and PG
Exam CategoryNational Level
Mode of ApplicationOffline/Online
Language of ExamEnglish and Hindi
Mode of ExamOffline
Exam TypeMCQs
Official Websitehttp://www.ignou.ac.in/

IGNOU 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Diploma in Tourism Studies/Diploma in Dairy Technology:

  • The candidate must hold have passed their 12th standard or equivalent exam from any approved board.
  • Those students who have passed BPP from IGNOU can also apply.

BA/B. Com/BSW

  • The candidate must hold have passed their 12th standard or equivalent exam from any approved board.
  • Those students who have passed BPP from IGNOU can also apply.

BCA

  • The candidate must hold have passed their 12th standard or equivalent exam from any approved board.

PG Diploma in Rural Development

  • The candidate must hold have graduated in any discipline from any approved university.

MBA

  • The candidate must hold have graduated in any discipline from any approved university.

MCA

  • The candidate must hold have done BCA or a graduate degree with mathematics as a subject in 10+2.

MA (English/Economics/History), MSW

  • The candidate must hold have graduated in any discipline from any approved university.

IGNOU 2021 Exam Dates

IGNOU exam date-sheet for B.Ed.

EventsDates
IGNOU application process starts (B.Ed.)To be notified
Last date of IGNOU exam form submissionlast week of June 2021
Issue of admit card2nd week of September 2021
IGNOU exam date4th week of September 2021
Result announcementTo be notified

IGNOU exam date-sheet for OPENMAT

EventsDates
January sessionJuly session
IGNOU application process starts (OPENMAT)To be notifiedTo be notified
Last date of IGNOU exam form submissionDecember 2020, 3rd weekJuly 2021, 3rd week
Issue of admit cardJanuary 2021, 4th weekAugust 2021, 1st week
IGNOU exam dateFebruary 2020, 1st weekAugust 2021, 3rd week
Result announcementTo be notifiedTo be notified

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IGNOU 2021 Preparation Tips

  • Check out the whole syllabus before you start the preparation.
  • Make a schedule of your day and follow it strictly.
  • Revise topics that you have already covered regularly.
  • Study from good books and study sources.
  • Solve practice questions and mock test papers.
  • Keep yourself healthy by doing exercise and keeping your diet balanced.

IGNOU 2021 Exam Pattern

For B.Ed.

Exam ModeOffline
Duration of Exam2 Hours (120 minutes)
Number of Questions100 Questions
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Parts2 parts ( A & B)
Sections5 sections
LanguageHindi & English
Total Marks100 Marks
Marking SchemeFor every Correct answer: +1
Part ASubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Section 1General English & Comprehension1010
Section 2Logical and Analytical Reasoning2020
Section 3Educational & General Awareness2525
Section 4Teaching Learning2525
Part B
Section 5Attempt any one subject: Maths Science Hindi Social Studies English2020

For OPENMAT

Exam ModeOffline
Duration of Exam3 Hours (180 minutes)
Number of Questions200 Questions
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Sections4 Sections
LanguageEnglish
Total Marks200 Marks
Marking SchemeFor every Correct answer: +1
SectionsNumber of Questions
English Language50
General Awareness30
Reasoning70
Quantitative Aptitude50
Total200 Questions

IGNOU 2021 Application Form

The registration process of IGNOU exam 2021 will contain 3 steps- registration, application form and application fee.

IGNOU Registration

IGNOU Exam
  • On the homepage, click on the “Sign In” tab given at top right corner.
IGNOU Registration
  • The registration form will open in front of, there enter your name, mobile number, email ID, password and CAPTCHA code.
  • Once you register yourself, the registration number will be sent to your registered email ID and mobile number.

IGNOU Application Form

  • Now, go back to the homepage of the website and enter your registration number, password and CAPTCHA code in the “User login” section.
  • Then, click on “Login” tab given below, the application form will open on your screen.
  • Enter your basic information, parental information, bank details, qualification details, address details etc.
  • Once, you enter all the information you need to upload scanned copy of all the required documents.
  • In the last, step you need to pay the application fee through online mode.
  • After, all the processes are complete you will receive a text containing your application number and password.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
For General CategoryRs. 800
For SC/ ST/ EWS categoryRs. 600

IGNOU 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for all the programs will be released by IGNOU through their official website. The admit card will be made available few days before the examination date. The students who have applied for IGNOU exam can download the admit card by login into their profile. The admit card will contain name of student, exam venue, exam timing, reporting time, photograph and signature. In case, any of the information is missing on the admit card contact the authorities immediately.

IGNOU 2021 Result

The exam results of the entrance exam for various programs will be announced on the official website of Indira Gandhi National Open University. The students who are able to secure marks equal to the cut off or above will get through the admission process. The results will contain merit list of all the students along with their marks and rank. The selection of students will be done on the basis of their marks and rank. Those who qualify the exam need to go to the instate and get your document verification done.

IGNOU 2021 Syllabus

IGNOU Syllabus for B.Ed.

  • Educational & General Awareness
  • General English & Comprehension
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • Teaching Learning

Note: The part B of the question paper will be from class 9th and 10th as per the CBSE/NCERT syllabus.

IGNOU Syllabus for OPENMAT

  • English Language
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning

IGNOU FAQs

What is the IGNOU registration date for 2021?

The registration process will take place in the month of January 2021 the exact date will be announced by the university very soon.

What is the application fee for IGNOU exam 2021?

CategoryApplication Fee
For General CategoryRs. 800
For SC/ ST/ EWS categoryRs. 600

In which language the IGNOU 2021 exam take place?

The exam will take place in both Hindi and the English language depending on the course you have applied for.

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