IGNOU Admission 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Selection Process

IGNOU 2020 Admission process for various courses is likely to start from the month of October 2019. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) invites application form for different courses/programme through online mode. In this regard, the University publishes the notification on its official website informing all the concerned, who are willing to pursue higher studies through distance mode. It is important to inform you there are approximately 227 Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses are running in the University. Candidates should know that the IGNOU runs academic class in two sessions i.e. from January and July. Interested candidates can apply for any session as per the suitability. There are various popular programmes such as B.Ed., M.Ed., B.A., B.Com, MA, MBA, BCA etc. are available in the University. Here in this article, interested candidates can check crucial information regarding IGNOU Admission 2020.

IGNOU Admission 2020: Exam Dates

The aspirants can check here tentative dates of the IGNOU programmes for the academic year commencing from 2020. There are various courses running in the University but here we are providing dates for B.Ed. and MBA (OPENMAT) programmes:


Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of online application form3rd week of October 2019
Closing date of application3rd week of November 2019
Release of Admit Card2nd week of December 2019
Date of Exam3rd week of December 2019
Announcement of ResultJanuary 2020


Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of online application formMay 2020
Last date for online application formJune 2020
Availability of admit cardJune 2020
Date of ExamJune 2020
Result DeclarationJuly 2020

B.Ed. Entrance Exam (January Session)

The interested candidates can check here admission schedule of the IGNOU B.Ed. 2020 below. These dates are tentative in nature. We will update the actual dates later after release of the official notification:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of B.Ed. application form1st week of November 2019
Due date for applying online2nd week of November 2019
Admit Card release dateNovember – December 2020
Date of ExamDecember 2020
Result DeclarationJanuary 2020

B.Ed. Entrance Exam (August Session)

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of B.Ed. application formFebruary 2020
Last date for submitting application formMarch 2020
Admit Card release dateNovember – December 2020
Date of ExamDecember 2020
Result DeclarationJanuary 2020

IGNOU 2020 Application Form

The application form for IGNOU 2020 academic programmes for different courses can be submitted as per the following guidelines:

  • IGNOU 2020 application form for OPENMAT is expected to be released in the 3rd week of October 2019.
  • Candidates can apply for different programmes through online mode. There is no other way or platform to submit application form.
  • Candidates must fill particulars including personal details, academic qualification and address correctly in the application form.
  • Any chance of modification or correction in the application form will not be provided later after submission of the application form.
  • The registration process consist of various steps such as Online Registration, Filling details in the application form, Images/Documents uploading and payment of the registration fee.
  • We recommend the applicants to read all the information carefully before submitting application form.
  • After submitting the form, take printout of the application for further process.

Application Fee

The application fee will be Rs.1000/- per application. Payment of the fee can be paid through online mode such as net banking, debit/credit card. Registration fee is mandatory which will be non-refundable in nature.

IGNOU 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Check eligibility criteria for IGNOU 2020 OPENMAT and B.Ed. Programme below:

For B.Ed. Programme

  • Qualifying Exam: One who has completed Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree programme from a recognized University will be eligible OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology with Mathematics and Science streams or any equivalent qualification with at least 55% marks.
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidates should have scored at least 50% in the qualifying exam in different streams like Commerce, Science, Humanity and Social Sciences
  • Ed. Entrance Test: Applicants must qualify the IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test for getting admission in the B.Ed. Programme.

For Management Courses

  • Qualifying Exam: The candidates should have completed bachelor degree along with professional degree in Law/Medicine/Engineering/ICAI/ICWAI/ICSI mandatorily.
  • Qualifying Marks: The applicants must have secured 50% (45% marks for reserved category) marks in graduation level.
  • The aspirants must qualify the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam for getting admission.
  • Age limit: No age bar for appearing in the IGNOU Exam.

For Other Programmes:

  • BCA: Applicants should have completed 12th standard or its equivalent exam from a recognized university with mathematics subjects.
  • Sc.: 12th Standard or its equivalent exam from a recognized board/institute.
  • BBA: Applicants need to be completed 12th standard or equivalent exam from a recognized institute/board.

IGNOU Admission 2020 Exam Pattern

The entrance test for various courses will be different based on syllabus and stream. Here candidates can check OPENMAT 2020 and IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2020 exam pattern:


  • Exam Mode: It is a pen and paper based test (offline).
  • Test Duration: 3 hours will be given to complete the exam.
  • of Questions: Total 200 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Total Marks: 200 marks, it means each question will carry 1 mark.
  • Subject Section: There will be four sections General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
  • Negative Marking: No provision of negative marking is there.
  • The subject-wise distribution of the question will be as per the following manner:
SectionNo. of Questions
General Awareness30
Quantitative Aptitude50
English Language50
Total 200 Questions

IGNOU B.Ed. Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode: Offline i.e. pen and paper based test.
  • Test Duration: 120 minutes will be provided to complete the test.
  • of Questions: Total 100 questions will be there in the test.
  • Total Marks: It will be of 100 marks question paper.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be granted for each correct response.
  • The subject-wise distribution of the question will be as per the following manner:
SectionSubjects No. of Questions Max Marks
Section IGeneral English & Comprehension1010
Section IILogical & Analytical Reasoning2020
Section IIIEducational & General Awareness2525
Section IVTeaching Learning2525
Section VMathematics/Hindi/English/ Science/Social Studies2020
Total 100100

IGNOU 2020 Admit Card

The IGNOU 2020 admit card will be released online on the official website of the IGNOU. Once you submit the application form then you can download the admit card as per the instructions within the stipulated time frame. No printed version of admit card will be sent to any applicant.

OPENMAT January session admit card will be released in the 2nd week of December 2019 while August session admit card will be released in the month of June 2020.

The admit card for IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test 2020 will be released in the 2nd week of December 2019. Candidate must carry the admit card while appearing in the entrance test otherwise the examination authority has all rights reserved to cancel the candidature.

IGNOU Entrance Test 2020 Result

The IGNOU 2020 entrance test result will be announced through online mode after completion of the entrance test. Candidates have to visit official website for downloading the result. The result will consist of information like candidature marks/qualifying status.

OPENMAT 2020 January session result will be declared in the month of January 2020 while August session result will be declared in the July 2020.

Admission in any course will be held only on the basis of merit. The competent authority will prepare a merit list of the candidates based on marks or rank secured in the exam. Thereafter, qualified candidates will be called for appearing in the counselling process.

IGNOU Admission 2020 Counselling

The meritorious candidates will be invited to attend the counselling process for further admission procedure. Candidates have to report to the regional centre of the IGNOU as per the directions. Counselling process will be completed in different sessions and timing as per the course and stream.

During the counselling process, candidates have to submit application form, printout of the result, category certificate if applicable and other documents as per the directions. We recommend the students to follow all the admission related rules till admission is not completed.

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