IGNOU Admission 2018: Registration, Exam Dates, OPENMAT

IGNOU Admission 2018 IGNOU 2018 Registration Last Date for OPENMAT XLII exam has been extended till 21st August 2017. IGNOU Admission 2018 for various courses will be done on the basis of entrance test or qualifying examination. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was established in the year of 1985. This university offers admission in certificate, diploma, degree & doctoral programmes in different fields. The university conducts various entrance exam to offer admission in different courses like OPENMAT for management course, B.Ed. entrance exam, M.Ed. entrance exam and B.Sc Nursing entrance exam. IGNOU 2018 Hall Ticket for M.Phil & Ph.D courses has been released now. Through this article, candidates can check complete information about IGNOU 2018 Admission.

Application Form Eligibility Exam Dates

Courses FAQs

IGNOU 2018 Notifications – OPENMAT XLII Registration Date Extended

newiconIGNOU 2018 Registration Last Date for OPENMAT XLII exam has been extended till 21st August 2017. Click here for registration details.

IGNOU 2018 Hall Ticket for M.Phil & Ph.D courses has been released on 14th August 2017. Click here for hall ticket details.


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IGNOU 2018 Prospectus for B.Ed course has been released now. Click here to view prospectus.

IGNOU 2018 Student Handbook & Prospectus for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing course has been released now. Click here to view details.

IGNOU 2018 Registration Last Date for MBA, B.Sc (N) & other courses has been extended till 11th August 2017. Click here for registration details.

Click here to view MBA Prospectus 2018.

IGNOU Exam Dates

The official exam dates of IGNOU 2018 are given below:

M.Phill & Ph.D.Application starts from20th July 2017
Last date to submit the application form31st July 2017
Admit Card Released14th August 2017
Exam date20th August 2017
OPENMAT XLIIAdmission Form Available5th July 2017
Last date to submit the application form21st August 2017
Date of exam24th September 2017
OPENMAT XLIIIAdmission Form Available5th July 2017
Last date to submit the application form15th December 2017
Date of exam4th February 2018
B.Sc NursingLast date to submit the application form11th August 2017
Date of exam24th September 2017

IGNOU Application Form 2018

Check how to fill the IGNOU application form 2018:

  • Candidates can get the application form through both online and offline mode.
  • Application form for OPENMAT XLII & XLIII has been released from 5th July 2017.
  • Candidates can purchase the application form from all Regional Centres/Study Centres of the University which can be obtained in person.
  • Last date to submit the application for OPENMAT XLII has been extended till 21st August 2017.
  • Candidates have to make payment through post by sending a Demand Draft.
  • Application form can also be submitted via online by creating a User ID in official website.
  • Candidates have to submit the scanned photograph, signature, age proof, relevant educational qualification, experience certificate, category certificate, BPL certificate & other required certificates.
  • Don’t forget to keep printouts of the result for further use.

Application Fee:

  • Application fee will be Rs. 200/- by online mode and Rs.250/- through Demand Draft.
  • Fee can be made through Credit Card (Master/Visa), Net Banking & Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay) or demand draft.

Eligibility Criteria

Here we are providing the qualification eligibility criteria for various courses offered by IGNOU:

  • MBA: Bachelor degree in any stream or pursuing in final year will also eligible for apply.
  • BCA: 12th or equivalent exam passed & no age limit.
  • 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.
  • MA (English/Economics/History), MSW: Bachelor or a higher degree from any recognized college.
  • BSW: Passed 12th or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU.
  • BA & B.Com: Passed 12th or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU.
  • B.Sc: 12th with science subjects or equivalent exam.
  • PG Diploma in Rural Development: Bachelor’s degree.
  • Diploma in Tourism Studies: Passed 12th or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU.
  • Diploma in Dairy Technology: Passed 10+2 or equivalent or BPP from IGNOU.

IGNOU Courses

IGNOU offers various certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral courses in different fields. The courses offered by the IGNOU university are listed below:

Diploma Course:

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education/ Tourism Studies/ Nutrition & Health Education Aquaculture/ Panchayat Level Administration & Development/ Creative Writing in English /Urdu/ Women Empowerment & Development/ HIV and Family Education/ Paralegal Practice/ Nursing Administration/ BPO Finance & Accounting and Critical Care Nursing.

Bachelors Degree:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. with major in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Botany & Zoology)/ Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)/ Bachelor of Arts (BA with major in Hindi, English, History, Mathematics, Urdu, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology)/ Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)/ Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLIS)/ BA (Tourism Studies) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).

Master Degree:

MA (Philosophy)/ MA (Education)/ MA (Gandhi and Peace Studies)/ MA (Extension & Development Studies)/ MA (Anthropology)/ MA (Distance Education)/ MA (English)/ MA (Hindi)/ Master of Social Work/ Master of Social Work (Counseling)/ MA (Gender & Development Studies)/ MA (Psychology)/ MA (Public Admin.)/ MA (Rural Development)/ MA (History)/ MA (Political Science)/MA (Sociology)/ MA (Tourism Management)/ Master of Commerce (M.Com.)/ Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)/ MA (Translation Studies)/ MA (Economics)/ M.Sc. (Dietetics and Food Services Management)/ Master of Computer Applications (MCA) & M.Sc. Mathematics with Applications in Computer Science.

PG Diploma Course:

PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking/ Rural Development/ Translation/ International Business Operation/ Gandhi & Peace Studies/ Disaster Management/ Applied Statistics/ Journalism & Mass Communication/ Analytical Chemistry/ Environment and Sustainable Development/ Audio Programme Production/ Higher Education/ Educational Management & Administration/ Educational Technology/ School Leadership & Management/ Pre Primary Education/ Information Security/ Intellectual Property Rights/ Pharmaceutical Sales Management/ Social Work among the Tribals/  Criminal Justice/ Folklore & Culture Studies/ Hospital & Health Management/ Extension & Development Studies/ Urban Planning & Development and Geriatric Medicine.

PG Certificate and Other Certificate Courses:

Advanced Certificate: Power Distribution Management and Information Security

PG Certificate: Extension & Development Studies/ Adult Education/ Bangala-Hindi-Translation/ Cyber Law/ Patent Practice/ Agriculture Policy/ Geoinformatics and Information/ Gandhi & Peace Studies/ Malayalam-Hindi-Translation & Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired.

Certificate: Indigenous Art Practices/ Karnatak Music/ Visual Arts-Painting/ Bharatanatyam/ Arabic Language/ Applied Arts/Performing Arts- Theatre Arts Hindustani Music/ Environmental Studies/ NGO Management/ Teaching English/ Functional English (basic level)/ Urdu Language/ HIV & Family Education/ Social work and Criminal Justice System/ Business Skills/ Disaster Management/Health Care Waste Management/ French Language/ Community Radio/ Tourism Studies/ Food & Nutrition/ Home Based Health Care/ Nutrition & Child Care/ Rural Development/ Newborn & Infant Nursing/ Maternal & Child Health Nursing/ Sericulture/ Water Harvesting & Management/ Beekeeping/ Human Rights/ Co-operation/ Cooperative Law & Business Law/ Poultry Farming/ Organic Farming/ Anti Human Trafficking/ International Humanitarian Law/ Laboratory Techniques/ Value Education/ Communication & IT Skills/ Consumer Protection/ Information Technology, Guidance/ Energy Technology & Management and Competency in Power Distribution.

IGNOU Exam Pattern & Syllabus

  • IGNOU 2018 exam pattern & syllabus will vary as per the courses opted by the students.
  • The prospectus for IGNOU 2018 will be released by the university.
  • Candidates can check their syllabus and exam pattern according to their opt course.
  • The general topics covered in the entrance exams are attitude, quantitative analysis, logical reasoning, GK, etc.

Preparation Tips

  • The basic step for IGNOU Exam preparation is to gather all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus.
  • Make a proper time-table and never make long study periods, include short breaks in every hour.
  • Mark the topics in which you feel difficulty and discuss them with your teachers & classmates.
  • Consider the good books and other study materials for exam preparations.
  • You should be in good physical & mental condition to score better in the examination.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The application will be available via online & offline mode.
Answer: There is no age limit to apply for BCA.
Answer: There is no need to create more than one email for applying multiple programmes.
Answer: You can check our above section of application form in which we have provided the complete procedure.
Answer: This University offers admission in Diploma, Bachelor, Master, PG Diploma & other Certificate courses.
Answer: You can pay by online mode and through Demand Draft.
Answer: For admissions in MBA, you must have a bachelor degree in any stream or pursuing in the final year.
Answer: Yes, it is compulsory to upload the scanned images of required documents while applying online.
Answer: You can visit the exam pattern section given above.

Answer: Admissions into M.Phill & Ph.D programmes will be done through entrance exam organized by the university.

Still any question, leave your comment.

IGNOU Hall Ticket 2018

  • Candidates can access their IGNOU admit card 2018 before one or two weeks from the examination date.
  • Candidates can get their admit card via online mode through the website.
  • The admit card will contain exam related details like candidate name, roll number, exam centre, etc.
  • Candidates have to bring their admit card with them at the time of examination in the exam hall.

IGNOU Result 2018

  • IGNOU 2018 Result will be released within one month after the examination.
  • Candidates can check their results through online mode.
  • Students have to enter their hall ticket number to view the result.
  • After qualifying the entrance exam, students can proceed for further admission process.

IGNOU Cut-off

IGNOU cut-off will be announced after the commencement of the written examination. Cut-off marks are the minimum qualified marks which have to be scored by the candidate to qualify the exam. The cut-off is prepared on the basis of numbers of students appeared in the exam, seat available in colleges, difficulty level of exam and many others set by the exam conducting authority.

IGNOU Admission 2018

  • Admission to different courses offered by the IGNOU University will be done through entrance examination.
  • Admissions are also done on the basis of merit list of the entrance examination.
  • Candidates have to go through the counselling process to get admission.
  • Candidates are required to choose their preference during the counselling process.
  • Seats will be allotted to candidates, according to their rank, filled choices & availability of seats.

Documents Required:

Documents required to be attached with admission form is listed below:

  • Score card of entrance exam (if any)
  • Pay order/Demand draft
  • Photograph
  • 10+2 or graduation level certificate
  • Experience certificate (if required)
  • Category certificate (Candidates belong to any reserved category (SC/ST/PH/OBC (non-creamy layer))
  • Age certificate (if applicable)
  • Graduation certificate (for PG courses)

For further queries regarding IGNOU Admission 2018, you can leave your queries below.

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  1. Avneet Kaur says:

    2How will we get to know if the openmat application form submitted by us is accepted or not??

  2. Avneet Kaur says:

    How will we get to know if the openmat application form submitted by us is accepted or not??

  3. P.ayyasamy says:

    Med 2017 entrance exam application last date wanted

    • Prasanta Bhattacharya says:

      Please let me know the last date of application in taking admission in M. Ed course of IGNOU

  4. KALIM UDDIN says:

    Give infomation about ignou b.ed entrance form filup date

  5. Aamir khan says:

    सर मुझे Bsc करनी हे Biology से क्या मेरा admission फीस 01 yers fees कितनी होगी

  6. Kiran shaw says:

    When will be M.A.(hindi) classes started?

  7. Inferno kaur says:

    I m post graduate in MSc psychiatric(mental health) nursing .completed in july 2013.when I will b eligible for Phd entrance exam.

  8. I want to do phd from delhi says:

    I want to do P.Hd from Delhi as my center.. Is it a regular course or correspondence?.. I want some information on M. Phil in English too..
    Thank you.

  9. Shailaja says:

    What difference between openmat xl & openmat XL1 ?

  10. Shima says:

    Application form for post basic nursing home 2018 ,last date of application,adress Bangalore.

  11. Gregory Majhi says:

    Can we do two studies at a same time…ex..m.ed and p.hdd

  12. Reymann says:

    Is there any mode of contact info with the University like a contract number or mail to interact about the course and other info

  13. ARIJIT MONDAL says:

    What is the new process of IGNOU PHD through online
    New rule

  14. Palak says:

    website to get the openmat form online

  15. Pragya says:

    PhD in 2018,please guide how can I move further n what is the whole process,also tell ignou centre is there in Pune?

  16. Pragya says:

    I want to do PhD in management.please tell through management PhD is possible in ignou,if yes what is the procedure?

  17. surendrakumar.k.s. says:

    Now in Mar- Ivanious college, Thiruvananthapuram Centre have conducted MA(psychology)Distance course, or fot the year 2018-20.

  18. shahdab zarger says:

    What is last date of IGNOU bsc nursing 2018

  19. GREESHMA MENON says:

    I am awaiting for B.com final result from Delhi University and I want to do M.Com from IGNOU. What is the date of filling application and what is the procedure & fees?

  20. Anita says:

    Is OPENMAT XL and XLI is applicable for MBA by distance learning too?

  21. reeni says:

    When will be the announcement for post bsc nursing?

  22. Gracy Veigas says:

    Post basic Bsc nursing application online,
    Can apply now?

  23. gurpreet says:

    sir i want to know about b.ed course like admission form,entrance exam. when i apply it,kindly mention last date of entrance exam for session 2017-18.

  24. Shraddha Goswami says:

    I want to know that when would be forms for B.ed,and MSc would be out for the admission in 2018

  25. Vijaykumar Parmar says:

    Dear Sir,

    This is to inform you that I would like to take admission in MBA as Correspondence student from IGNOU at Panvel in first sem. of 2018.

    Can you please help me for the following query.

    1. What is the last date of submission of the OPENMAT Entrance test for admission of first Sem. of 2018?
    2. What is date of Entrance test?

    Hoping to positive responses please

  26. Gayatri Gupta says:

    Post basic bsc nursing entrance exam form kab fill hoge

  27. Chhaya kumari says:

    Plz tell me when will get and apply the form for bsc. Nursing.

  28. rukhsana siraj says:

    Sir plz let me know that for phd nursing entrance is there or net has to be qualify and fee plz.and oblige

  29. Kusum rani says:

    Please tell me about post basic b.sc nursing k form kb tk niklege

  30. Ramoksungla jamir says:

    Admission for post basic bsc nursing

  31. Netram Sahu says:

    Ignou se ham PGDCA karna chahate hai cg me study center batai please

  32. Heena Lalwani says:

    When will the forms of openmat exam get issued..??

  33. Anamika Das says:

    Is It essential to attach the documents of teaching experience along with the application form or else it can be given at the time of admission?

  34. Nidhi Shah says:

    Ignou me m.com ka admission kis month me hota h 2017 me admission krana h

  35. harishankar rajak says:

    मुझे पंचयात से संबंधित कोर्स करना है इसकी कितनी फीस एक साल की जमा होती है
    में बीकॉम पीजीडीसीए मेरे पास कोर्स कर चुका हू मुझे कोर्स बताए जिससे शासकीय ना्ैकरी कर सकू मेरा मोबाइल न मुझे जानकारी दे धन्‍यवाद

  36. upendra nath tiwari says:

    I want to do cplt from allahabad centre

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