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Given below are the details on IGNOU PhD Admission 2022 notification with its dates, eligibility criteria and requirements. Applications are accepted by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for Ph.D. Admission twice in a given year .i.e. in January and July respectively. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for IGNOU Ph.D. Admission. This university conducts an entrance test that is patterned on UGC and CSIR exam. Candidates holding an M.Phil degree or those with required eligibility and experience are exempted from appearing for the university's entrance test.

IGNOU PhD Admission -

Apply online at website - https://ignou.nta.ac.in from 05.12.2021 to 14.01.2022 (upto 11:50 pm)

Date of Examination -  24th February 2022..

Exam Fee -

General(UR)/OBC-(NCL)/General-EWS - Rs 1000/-
SC/ST/PwD/Third Gender - Rs 800/-

Mode of Payment - Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI

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Master's Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with at least 55% marks ( for General Category)in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)and[50%marks in the case of SC,ST and OBC(Non-creamy Layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's Degree prior to 19th September,1991] excluding grace marks.
IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Pattern -

Mode - LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)

Duration - 3:00 Hours (180 minutes*)

Number of questions - 100  (50% on Research Methodology and 50% on Specific Subject)

Medium of Paper - Hindi/English

Total Marks - 400

Marks per Question - 4

Negative Marking - No Negative Marking

i) Each question carries 04 (four) marks

ii) For each correct response, candidate will get 04 (four) marks.

iii) There shall be no negative marking.iv)Un-answered/un-attempted will be given no marks.

IGNOU PhD Admission 2021 Information Brochure

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University  IGNOU

    The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education.
    Address : Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, IGNOU Rd, New Delhi 110068.