List of Entrance Exams conducted by IGNOU

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the Leading Open University in India and has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. The University began by offering two academic programmes in 1987, i.e., Diploma in Management and Diploma in Distance Education.


Today, the university has 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centres, around 2,667 learner support centres and 29 overseas partner institutions. The University offers about 274 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programmes.

IGNOU also conducts entrance exams for  B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic), B.Ed. and PhD. programmes. Let’s have a look at IGNOU’s entrance exam details for various courses:

Entrance Tests by Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU)

IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam (OPENNET)

The post basic B.Sc. Nursing is a three year degree programme for in-service nurses the admission to which in IGNOU is conducted through an entrance examination which is the OPENNET. There are Programme Study Centres, which are existing Colleges of Nursing, already conduction Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme or B.Sc. Nursing Programme. These Colleges of Nursing are recognized by the Indian Nursing Council. The programme has been revised based on the revised syllabus of INC (2001). The Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme comprises 108 credits (40 credits in theory and 68 credits in practical).

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test

Indira Gandhi National Open University conducts an entrance exam for the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme.  In order to take admission in the IGNOU B.Ed Programme one has to clear the IGNOU B.Ed admission cum entrance test. The B.Ed. Programme of IGNOU aims at developing the understanding and competencies required by practising teachers for effective teaching-learning process at the secondary stage. The programme also provides opportunities of sharing experiences gained by practising teachers. B.Ed programme of IGNOU is recognized by all member Universities of Association of India Universities (AIU) and is at par with Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates of all Indian Universities/Institutions.

IGNOU PhD Entrance Test

The IGNOU PhD Entrance Test is conducted by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for admission to the PhD Programme offered by various schoold of the varsity.  The Ph D Programme is offered in strict compliance with the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for award of Ph.D Degree) Regulations, 2022 and amendments there to from time to time. Admission to the Ph.D Degree Programmes is strictly on merit, based on the performance in the Entrance Test and Interview. The syllabus of the Entrance Test is as per the ‘University Grants Commission (UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for award of Ph.D Degree) Regulations, 2022 comprising 50% on Research methodology and 50% on specific subject. The question paper shall have questions consisting of 50% on research methodology and 50% on specific subject. The Entrance Test shall carry a weightage of 70% and 30% weightage shall be given to the interview/viva.

Admission Notifications for IGNOU all Courses can be seen here

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