IGNOU Entrance 2021 Eligibility, Check IGNOU OPENMAT Criteria

IGNOU Entrance 2021 Eligibility

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the premier distance education learning centre. It regulates various diploma, certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It offers programmes in the field of arts, science, commerce and other. This University conducts various entrance exams like IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII and XLVIII for management courses, IGNOU OPENNET for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing programme and many other entrance exams. Through this article, we are facilitating the candidates with IGNOU Entrance 2021 Eligibility.

IGNOU Entrance 2021 Eligibility

To be eligible for IGNOU admission, it is must for the students to meet the eligibility conditions which is set by the University. Before filling IGNOU admission form 2021, students are advised to ensure their eligibility for admission.

Eligibility requirements differ for various courses. Below, we are mentioning the IGNOU Entrance eligibility 2021 for some popular IGNOU courses.

IGNOU OPENMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

IGNOU OPENMAT XLVI and XLVII are conducted for providing admission to MBA programme in Indira Gandhi National Open University. The eligibility that must be satisfied by the candidates for IGNOU MBA, DIM, PGDIM, PGDHRM, PGDFM, PGDOM, PGDMM and PGDFMP programmes is as follows:

  • Students who have passed graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% marks will be eligible to apply.
  • The reserved category candidates shall be relaxed with 5% marks i.e. 45% marks required for SC/ST candidates.
  • In addition to graduation:
  • Either students must have 3 years managerial/supervisory/professional experience.
  • OR students holding professional degree in Engineering/Medicine/Chartered Accountancy (ICAI) /Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWAI)/Company Secretaryship (ICSI)/Law are also eligible to apply.
  • Students, who have directly enrolled for PG Specialization Diploma, can subsequently enroll for MBA after clearing of OPENMAT entrance exam.
  • The aforesaid degree must be completed with minimum 50% marks.
  • To be eligible for admission, it is mandatory for the students to qualify OPENMAT examination.
  • There is no age criteria prescribed for this exam.

Eligibility for Foreign Candidates:

  • International division of the University will process the admission of foreign candidates after getting clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs/Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Foreign candidates residing in India should have a valid VISA for course duration.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Ed. Programme:

  • Candidates must have passed bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or Master‘s Degree in Science/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity to be eligible for this course.
  • Those who have passed Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with Science & Mathematics specialization or any other equivalent qualification with 55% marks are also eligible to apply.
  • Along with fulfilling the first point, candidate must be trained in-service teachers in elementary education.


Candidates should have completed NCTE recognized teacher educations programme through face to face mode.

  • As per the norms of Central Government, reservation & relaxation of 5% will be given to the SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD candidates.
  • Kashmiri Migrants & War-widow candidates will get reservation as per University rules.

Eligibility for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme (OPENNET):

  • Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) who have completed 12th along with Diploma in General nursing and Midwifery (GNM) & having minimum 2-years experience in this profession can apply for this course.
  • Male nurses who have not done Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) should have a certificate in nursing courses (minimum duration of 6-9 months) prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council.


Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) who have passed 10th/matriculation & Diploma in General nursing and Midwifery (GNM) & having 5-years experience in this field are eligible to apply.

  • Male Nurses who have not done GNM should have a certificate in nursing courses of 6-9 duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council.
  • No age bar to apply for this course.

Also Check:

IGNOU 2021 Application Form

Eligibility for BCA & MCA:

  • Students who wish to apply for BCA course should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board.
  • For MCA programme, students have to pass the graduation with Mathematics as the compulsory subject in graduation and in 10+2.

Eligibility for M.A (Economics)

  • Minimum qualification required for admission to Master of Arts in Economics is graduation or its equivalent passed from a recognized University.

If candidates have any query regarding IGNOU Entrance 2021 Eligibility, they can ask us by commenting below.

Displaying 85 Comments
  1. Dhan kumar says:

    I want couse B.com how I should apply

  2. Bikram Talukdar says:


  3. Sanjeet naik says:

    I am a primary teacher. I was completed d.el.ed in distance mode.can i eligible for distance b.ed

  4. Hardeep B Ghosh says:

    How can I apply for major in psychology course 2021 session

  5. Sreedha M S says:

    I have completed BSc mathematics and PG diploma in Montessori TTC.Am l eligible to get a BEd degree from IGNOU in distance method.lhave 5 years teaching experience.

  6. Sreedha M S says:

    I have completed BSc mathematics and PG diploma in Montessori TTC.Am l eligible to get a BEd degree from IGNOU in distance method

  7. Mohd Latief says:

    Sir when will New registration for B.ed starts?

  8. Namrata Singh says:

    sir, may I fill up the application form for B.Ed. . I have completed my M.Sc. and also I have 2 years experience of teaching in Degree college.

  9. Bharat Sharma says:

    MA in economics

  10. Het says:

    Diploma holder exam de sakte hai ? For further MBA

  11. sushmita dhusia says:

    hello, i had complete my GNM Nursing of 3 years and half months. now i want to do DNA(diploma in nursing administration) online course from IGNOU. Is there online course are available for DNA?
    what should i do to take admission in the DNA course?

  12. Faruk Ahmed Laskar says:

    I have done my diploma after 10th from NTTF college. But In IGNOU I’m not eligible for admission. Is there any way to take admission in IGNOU?
    please suggest me .

  13. SEEMA Khandelwal says:

    Dnhe course complete frm IGNOU .can I eligible for msc nutrion nd science

  14. neha says:

    hello sir actually I passed my graduation with 49perc so can I apply for MBA in IGNOU please confirm !!

  15. shiksha says:

    I got 43 % in BA(HONS) M I ELIGIBLE FOR MA?

  16. Devendra kumar pandey says:

    I am general category student
    I have passed my undergraduation in Bsc with 49% and now I want to do MBA in operation management. sir can I eligible for this????

  17. Ann says:

    I am general category student i have passed my undergraduation in bcom with 47% ..and now i want to do masters
    Please can you suggest me…in which master course at ignou..it is eligible for student to take any master course with this marks..

  18. Ann says:

    I have passed my undergraduation in bcom with 47% ..and now i want to do masters
    Please can you suggest me…in which master course at ignou..it is eligible for student to take any master course with this marks..

  19. Dilip J Shahi says:

    Sir,I have passed matriculation-11( Higher Secondary Education ) from Gujarat,India in 1975.
    If i want to appear for any graduation (BA,B.Com,BCA )can i join IGNU

  20. Rishika sinha says:

    I have got 72% in 12th PCM. Can i get admission in IGNOU for b.com graduation? I hav low marks in maths, will it cause any problem with my admission.

  21. Shylaja M V says:

    Last date for applying MEd

  22. Parul kashyap says:

    sir ihave passed b.tech from electronics and communication and i want to do b.e.d from ignou can i eligible for this

  23. Rani mary says:

    Sir, I’ve done diploma 3 years, can I take admission in 2nd year degree?

  24. Amrit pal singh says:

    Sir a Candidate who have 39% in B.A. is eligible or not for M.A.?

  25. SUBARNA SAHA says:


  26. Anurag says:

    Sir i have got 35% in 12th Can i get admission in B.A

  27. Apurva says:

    Sir may I know,the application form date for MCA 2020

  28. Rakesh says:

    Sir mera bsc final sem ka result pending h Kya ignou m. A. With english me admission Ho skta h

  29. T.vijaya baskar says:

    I have applied today for post basic bsc nursing
    But my address was unfortunately came as wardag
    Instead of pondicherry
    What is the solution for this
    Please kindly consider and help me in this situation

  30. Rahul Gupta says:

    I got 56 percent marks in non medical (physics, chemistry and, mathematics),then I will apply for BA at ignou

  31. Lone Ranger says:

    I got 47.6 % in 12th C.B.S.E. (Non-Medical, 2012). Am I eligible to get admission in the science degree courses of I.G.N.O.U (Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry)? I’ve completed my graduation in B.A. (General with subjects : Economics, Psychology & Sociology) from Punjab University.

  32. Richa sharma says:

    I got 48% marks of graduation so I eligible for mba plz clear me

  33. Md RUHAL Amein says:

    I have secured 46% in graduation in B.com,am i eligible to get admission in M.com/MBA in ignou

  34. Vikas says:

    Currently graduated from srcc in BA Economics Hons. With 85%,can I get admission in IGNOU directly for ma economics or have to appear for some entrance.

  35. Tanvi Sawant says:

    Sir, I Have completed my MSc what to pursue MBA from IGNOU ,but the eligibility criteria needs either 3 yrs experience after graduation or a professional degree,will my msc master degree count as a professional degree?

  36. Lakshmisree says:

    Sir I complete 12th from national institute of open school. Can I able to took admission BA distance education through ignou

  37. Ankita kumari says:

    I have completed my diploma in electronic & Tele communications can I apply for graduation??

  38. Bratadeep Choudhury says:

    I have completed my graduation (BA) from Distance (Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University) which is approved by UGC (University Grand Commission)
    So can I get admission in IGNOU for MA?

  39. sheeba says:

    how to apply for post Bsc Nursing for 2019

  40. Shaista says:

    I hav completed my training in elementary education by ODL mode.
    Can i apply for B.Ed from ignou for 2019 session

  41. Saleha says:

    I am pursuing BA 3 year(political science Hon.) Can i apply B.E.D form please inform me on this email.

  42. Dawood Saheb Shaik says:

    Sir I have done 2 years Multi purpose health assistant course in 2014.can I eligible for male B.sc. nursing course. Reply please.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you must have three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with minimum of two years experience in the profession.

  43. Priya says:

    As i got 49.9% in my bcom.. can i apply for mba

  44. Shailja Sharma says:

    I have secured 45% in BA (hons) economics from a Uk university ,will I get admission in MA English?

  45. Dinesh Kumar says:

    At 49.5% in graduationone can get admission in m.sc.maths

  46. Ruchitha JVR says:

    I have finished 10th in CBSE board but I have failed in math in my 12th standard can I get admission in any degree course pls let me know sir

  47. Anshuman says:

    what is the minimum age required for applying in IGNOU BCA.Please answer me soon.

  48. Sonam says:

    I got 47 % in class 12 science can I get admission in ignou

  49. Sandeep says:

    I m 10th fail shall I study any degree now my age is 32years please advise me

  50. Puja Mahato says:

    Is Bsc maths honors is there in ignou??

  51. Rafeeq Ahmad khan says:

    Sir i have completed my graduation degree from kashmir university and now i want to take admission in MA trough ignou in public admin..but that subject is not in my graduation degree so i will be eligable for that

  52. Adarsh says:

    Sir; I wants to take admission in MBA.
    But I have obtained only 43% in graduation.
    Please reply

  53. Aryan says:

    Sir;I wants to take MA(GEOGRAPHY )
    What is your percentage requirement because I have obtained only 43% in graduation.
    Please give me detail.

  54. ezaz says:

    I got the 45 %marks in 10+2. Could I take admission in BA course?

  55. Anil says:

    Sir I have compartment in 12th
    In one subject can I get admission in bcom

  56. Vijaya says:

    For doing B.Com in IGNOU,what is the eligibility criteria for IPCC students

  57. Irfan says:

    I have done my hsc from Maharashtra State board securing 60% from science stream. I want to pursue BA from IGNOU.Am I eligible for the admission and do I meet all the criteria for the admission?

  58. Apurva Jain says:

    I m M.B.A. and B.C.A. i want to pursue M.A. in art and 1 frm ignou…so is it mandatory to do B.A. or we can get direct admission in M.A.

    Another question is..can we do B.ed from ignou without CET….or any internal entrance eligilbity exam is mandatory
    Pls answer to my both questions its urgent…thank you alot

  59. Raksha rajavat says:

    I got 49% marks in graduation.am i eligible for b.ed

  60. pls tell says:

    Sir..i have scored 45% marks in Ba in English.. please can you tell me if i am eligible for taking admission in Ma in English with 45% marks in Graduation

  61. sharan says:

    when will be M.A exams in 2018?

  62. Sanjeev kumar says:

    Sir i am passed b.sc chemistry from university mjpru .main m.sc food technology mein admission lena chahata hun to mughe iske baaee mein apni keemti sujhaab dein.

  63. Lalit kumar says:

    Sir I complete my 12th from UP baliya ..can I able to took admission in BA through ignoue

  64. soum says:

    is it important to score 50 pc to get admsn into m.a or b.ed ?

  65. S K FARUQUI says:

    what is thelastdate for phd in 2018.

  66. Marianus Lugun says:

    Sir, is there any chance to take admission in BSC degree certificate course?

  67. Uma tripathi says:

    I WILL GET ADMISSION MA IN ECONOMICS I ALREADY Complete MY Graduation 2013 so can I apply online admission registration

  68. Harasneet says:

    Sir can i fill the MAT entrance exam form with 53% in B.com (Pass Course).. Am i eligible?

  69. talib bhat says:

    sir will i get admission in pg history at provisional basis i have only one sbjt reapper. rply plz

  70. nidhi says:

    i would like to ask about ma courses
    when can i apply for it and i got 45% marks in graduation form sol and and i am from general categories
    please let me know otherwise from where i can get the prospectus

  71. Shyni says:

    Sir Have Any other nursing course

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