IGNOU Entrance 2020

About IGNOU Entrance Exam 2020-21:

IGNOU Entrance Exam 2020-21 is an all India Entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on the behalf of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). This exam is conducted to take admission to any undergraduate, postgraduate, Diploma programs, certificate courses, and PG Diploma courses. The exam is conducted through online mode and has both distance and regular courses. IGNOU is the largest open university in the World which offers 227 academic programs through 67 Regional Centres spread across the country. The online registration for most of the courses starts in the month of November and remains till February. For some specific courses, this date may vary. 

To get admission in IGNOU, you have to register yourself through the official website of IGNOU. After that, take IGNOU Entrance Exam 2020-21 to get enrolled in this reputed university. Here, all the details of the registration form, syllabus, important dates, result links, admit card link is given. Take proper surfing to our website College Disha to know more about this exam as well as other government and non-government exams. In addition to this, we provide up to 50% scholarship to the students who take admission through College Disha. We have a team of career counselors who will help you to take admission in your favorite or selected college. To know the process for scholarship visit College Disha. You will come to know about the several courses and exams that will take your career to another level. Do visit this website.

IGNOU Entrance Exam 2020-21 Key Highlights

Name of the Exam

IGNOU Entrance Exam

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once in a year

Exam Mode


Duration of the Exam

2 / 3 hours (depends on the type of course)

Medium of Paper


Exam Purpose

Admission to various courses

Test Cities


Test Takers

More than 50,000

Exam Helpdesk Number


Official Website


IGNOU Entrance Test 2020-21 Key Dates

Starting date of Online Registration

November 2020

Closing date of Online Registration

February 2021

Admit card release date

March 2021

IGNOU Entrance Exam

April 2021

Result date

May 2021

IGNOU Entrance Exam 2020-21 Eligibility Criteria and Fees



Fees per year


10+2 or it's equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

INR 2,700


12th with science subject

INR 4500


Any graduate degree

INR 6000


B.Sc degree in the related field

INR 16,200


B.Com degree

INR 7,500


Graduation with more than 49.99% marks

INR 37,800


Minimum 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity



B.Ed. (55% marks) with 2 years teaching/professional experience in a Government/ Government recognized school/NCTE recognized teacher education/research institution in education

INR 40,000


12th or it's equivalent

INR 27,000


12th or it's equivalent

INR 30,000

B.L.I.Sc. (Bachelor of Library and Information Science)

i) Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks ( 45% for students of SC/ST/OBC/PH category) OR ii) Bachelor’s degree with a Diploma ( one year) in Library Science OR iii) Bachelor’s Degree with two years of working experience in a Library & Information Centre

INR 5,000

BPP (Bachelor Preparatory Programme)

No formal qualification. The candidate must be at least 18 years of age

INR 1,000

BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)

12th or it's equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

INR 12,000







12th pass out



Panchayat Level Administration & Development 

12th pass out

INR 3000


Dairy Technology

12th pass out or BPP from IGNOU 

INR 12,000


Early Childhood Care and Education

12th pass out

INR 2000


Women’s Empowerment and Development

12th or it's equivalent or non-12th candidates with three years working experience as development workers at any level

INR 3000


Creative Writing in English

All applicants who are 12th pass will be admitted. Anyone without 10+2 but 20 years old and above will also be admitted

INR 3000


Fish Products Technology

12th pass out or BPP from IGNOU

INR 9,000


Nutrition and Health Education

12th pass out

INR 2,000


Value-Added Products From Food and Vegetables

12th pass out or BPP from IGNOU

INR 12,000 


Critical Care Nursing

In-service Nursing professionals- GNM/BSc /MSc N

INR 5,000


HIV and Family Education

12th pass out

INR 3000



Graduation in any discipline with 50 % marks for general category and 45 % for a reserved category with 3 years managerial/supervisory/professional experience

INR 7,500


Meat Technology

12th pass out

INR 12,000


Nursing Administration

Nurses with B.Sc or Post Basic Degree or GNM Diploma and Registered as RNRM with 2 years of working experience

INR 9,000


Paralegal Practice

12th or BPP from IGNOU

INR 7000


Elementary Education

The untrained permanent teachers should have passed the 12th standard exam with 50% marks and above, teaching at the primary and elementary level (standard I to VIII) in recognized schools. The teachers should have a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the time of seeking admission

INR 12,000


Value-added Products from Cereals, Pulses, and Oilseeds

12th pass out or BPP from IGNOU

INR 11,000


Tourism Study

12th Pass out

INR 3,500



10th pass (with Urdu as one of the subjects) or its equivalent or a Certificate in the Urdu language from IGNOU

INR 1,500


BPO Finance & Accounting

12th or its equivalent - with English as a compulsory subject and 50% aggregate or bachelor’s degree and above

INR 16,000


Watershed Management

12th pass out and BPP from IGNOU

INR 10,000

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