IGNOU PhD Program Admission 2021 Application form, Dates, Eligibility

IGNOU Ph.D Admission 2021


Indira Gandhi National Open University announces Entrance Exam for Admission to PhD Program for Session 2021-22

IGNOU PhD Admission – National Testing Agency (NTA) inviting online application for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) PhD Entrance Examination for admission to various PhD program for the Academic Session 2021-22 commencing in January 2022


IGNOU PhD Admission Dates 2021-22

  • Online registration and submission of Application Form (complete in all respect) through NTA Website: 05th December 2021 to 22nd December 2021
  • Last date for successful transaction of Exam Fee (through Canara Bank/ ICICI Bank / Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI): 23rd December 2021
  • Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only 24th to 26th December 2021
  • Downloading of Admit Cards by the candidate’s from NTA Website: To be announced later through NTA website
  • Date of Examination: 16th January 2022 (Sunday)
  • Answer Keys on the Website: To be announced later through NTA website
  • Declaration of Result on NTA Website: To be announced later through NTA website
  • Schedule for Interview & Final Selection: To be announced by the IGNOU


PhD Courses Offered at IGNOU

  • Psychology; Anthropology; Sociology; Library and Information Science; Political Science; Public Administration; History; Gender and Developmental Studies; Women’s Studies; Geography; Translation Studies; Statistics; Food and Nutritional Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Geology; Management; Life Silences; Commerce; Hindi; Distance Education; Nursing; Social Work; Physics; Biochemistry and Chemistry


IGNOU PhD Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021-22

  • Candidates must have done their post-graduation in the relevant discipline.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% in their post-graduation. There is a relaxation of 5% marks for reserved candidates (SC/ST/OBC).
  • Candidates who have completed their MPhil (along with course work) or have cleared NET or any other equivalent exam will be exempted from appearing in IGNOU entrance exam.


IGNOU PhD Admission Application Process 2021-22

  • Candidates can apply online at http://ignouexams.nta.nic.in/. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned step to fill the IGNOU application form


Steps to Apply

  • Step 1 – The candidate will have to visit the official website of IGNOU to register and apply online.
  • Step 2 – On visiting the homepage of IGNOU, you will have to search for the link ‘Online Admissions 2021’.
  • Step 3 – On clicking the link, the candidate will be directed to a new page and will have to click on the link ‘Click Here for New Registration’.
  • Step 4 – From there, you will have to fill up all the required details such as personal and academic details.
  • Step 5 – Once all the details are filled, you will have to upload scanned images of your passport-sized photograph and signature. The image should be in JPG/JPEG format and its size should not exceed more than 50KB.
  • Step 6 – After the images have been successfully uploaded, you will then have to proceed to pay the application fee.
  • Step 7 – The candidate will have to pay the application fee via online mode i.e. via Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card.
  • Step 8 – Once the payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation mail and an SMS on the registered mobile number.
  • Step 9 – With all the formalities completed, candidates are advised to take a print out of the confirmation page as it will come handy for future purposes.


Application Fee (Non-refundable)

  • For Online Application to PhD Program (December 2021)
  • General/ OBC – Rs.1000/-
  • SC/ST/EWS – Rs.800/-


Selection Process

Stage 1 – Entrance Test

  1. The Entrance Test will be conducted by NTA at National Level across the country.
  2. No separate communication shall be sent to candidates in this regard.

Stage 2 – Interview/Presentation

  1. Short-listed Candidates in the Entrance Test will be called for an interview/presentation of Synopsis before the Discipline specific Doctoral Research Committee.
  2. Offer letters for admission will be sent to the Selected Candidates only.


Admit Card

  • The admit card can be downloaded from the University’s website www.ignou.ac.in or; university issues Examination Hall Ticket to the students at least two weeks before the commencement of Term-end Exam.

For more details and to apply online, please visit official website



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