IGNOU PhD 2021 – Eligibility, Entrance Exam, Date, Admission 2021

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam 2021 – IGNOU has yet to announced the registration for the entrance exam of the Ph.D. program for the year 2021. Candidates will be soon able to fill their online entrance application form for taking admission to the Ph.D. programs by IGNOU. Candidates have to wait for sometime who wants to appear for the Ph.D. entrance examination. Candidates are requested to read the article carefully to know the complete details of IGNOU PhD Entrance Eligibility, Registration Procedure, Fees, Syllabus, Dates, and many more.

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IGNOU PhD Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have a master degree completed from a recognized institution with minimum 55% marks.

Note – SC/ST/OBC candidates will have a relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum percentage criteria

IGNOU PhD Course Duration

The minimum course duration for a particular Ph.D. program will be of 3 years and the maximum duration for completing the program is 6 years.

Available Categories of IGNOU PhD Courses

  • Full Time
  • Part-Time

It is to inform all candidates that both category students have to attend the classes at the allotted centre to accomplish their course work given by the university. The student must have 80% attendance in the course work to get eligible for the term-end examination.

IGNOU PhD Entrance Registration & Exam Date 2021

IGNOU Ph.D. Online Application Start Date

To Be Announced

Last Date of PhD Online Application

To Be Announced

Release Date of PhD Entrance Hall Ticket

To Be Announced

IGNOU Phd Entrance Exam Date 

To Be Announced

IGNOU PhD Result Declaration Date (Final)

To Be Announced

How to Apply for PhD Entrance Exam 2021?

  • Students can easily apply for Ph.D. Entrance Examination through online mode. Interested candidates have to click on the given application link and then click on the “Online Application Form” link for Ph.D. 2021. After the click, you will go to the registration section where you have to click on New Registration to begin your registration procedure.
  • Candidates have to fill all sections including Registration and Application Form without any spelling mistakes
  • Once you fill the above details, it mandatory to upload your recent passport size scanned photograph and digital signature. A scanned photograph must be less than 200 KB in size and Signature must be less than 30 KB. After uploading, you have to re-verify your application with all the details that you provide to the university before submitting it. You can also get a print of your Application form before proceeding for payment.
  • After checking your application, candidates have to pay their application form by online mode. After completion of payment, you will get payment receipt so keep it safe with you for any future reference.
  • After successful payment, you will receive a notification or confirmation via SMS or through your registered email ID. If you didn’t get any confirmation then, please contact the IGNOU Ph.D. support team as fast as possible.
  • Candidates have to note down their Application Number for login to the Ph.D. entrance portal for downloading their Admit Card and Result in the future.

It is compulsory to register yourself to fill your application form online. Once you have paid your fees for the entrance exam will not refundable to the candidate in any circumstances. There are no documents to needed submit while filling an application form for Ph.D.  All original documents will have to produce at the time of the Interview taken by the university.

Click to Fill IGNOU PhD Online Application for 2021 (Not Started)

IGNOU PhD Entrance Application Fees 2021

  • Rs.1000/- (General)
  • Rs 800/- (SC, ST & EWS)

IGNOU PhD Entrance Online Payment Methods

  • Net Banking
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • ATM Card

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Structure 2021

We can understand that many of the students are confused regarding the syllabus and structure of the Ph.D. Entrance Examination. Here, we have an answer for almost all the questions of the students so let’s started. The Ph.D. entrance test will be based on MCQs and there will be a total of 100 questions will be asked in the paper and each question will have 1 mark.

As per the Ph.D. Bulletin, the Ph.D. entrance examination syllabus structure strictly based on the UGC guidelines which mean 50% question will be based on Research methodology and 50% question will be based on a specific subject. We want to relieve all interested students who want to appear in the Ph.D. entrance exam that there is no negative marking in the entrance.

IGNOU PhD Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted for the Ph.D. program by proceeding through two stages called Entrance Exam and Interview. IGNOU Ph.D. entrance examination will have a weighted of 70% while the personal interview will have a weighted of 30% so candidates have to start the preparation according to it.

Click to Download IGNOU PhD Bulletin 2021

If candidates want more details and have any queries or questions related to IGNOU PhD vacancies, offered courses, eligibility, available seats then we request you to explore the Ph.D. Bulletin at once to get the answer to all your queries.

IGNOU PhD Entrance Hall Ticket 2021

IGNOU University will be release the PhD Entrance Exam Hall Ticket for the session 2021. Candidates will be able to download their hall ticket for their entrance examination from the following link and keep the print copy of the hall ticket with you while reaching the exam centre.

Click for PhD Entrance Hall Ticket 2021

If you face any difficulties while downloading your hall ticket then do contact the officials of IGNOU NTA for resolution of the issue.

IGNOU PhD Entrance Result 2021

The university will be declare the Ph.D. Entrance Exam Result for the session of 2021 after the closing of application of PhD Entrance examination.

Click for PhD Entrance Result 2021

Candidates have to enter their application number, correct date of birth, and security pin to download their Ph.D. Entrance scorecard on their device.

IGNOU PhD Interview Schedule 2021

As you all know that the PhD entrance examination was declared a few days ago. The students have to appear in the next selection procedure called Interview. The university has just released the School wise Phd Interview List with the exact schedule so candidates are requested to explore the list of their program interviews and do reach on time to get selected for Phd admission in IGNOU.

Click for PhD Interview Schedue 2021

If your program is not available in the above list then do check this page on a regular basis to get the schedule of your Phd interview.

IGNOU PhD Interview Result 2021

After completing the process of personal interview of each candidates, the university will declare the final result of the IGNOU PhD entrance examination to start the procedure of admission in IGNOU PhD programs by paying the required fees to the university.

Candidates are requested to go through the final list to check whether they are shortlisted or passed to get admission in their selected PhD program or not. Candidates can find their name from the list or you can also confirm through your application number for the IGNOU PhD entrance examination.


Can I Do PhD program from IGNOU?

Yes, Eligible candidates can do PhD from IGNOU

Is IGNOU PhD program Distance or Regular?

IGNOU PhD programs are the regular program and running under the guidelines of UGC.

Is Part-Time or Full-Time PhD Valid?

Of course, it is valid across India.

Is the IGNOU PhD program Recognized by the UGC?


How can I get PhD from IGNOU?

To get a PhD from IGNOU, you have to pass the entrance exam, interview, and course work (theory and practical).

Do I Need to Pass Entrance for Taking Admission in PhD?

Yes. It is compulsory for all interested candidates.

23 thoughts on “IGNOU PhD 2021 – Eligibility, Entrance Exam, Date, Admission 2021”

  1. Respected sir/mam,
    I want to know that do Raipur branch offer PhD course or it is available only in Delhi.
    As I had heard news that from 2017 cycle it will be available in Raipur branch also.
    Thank you!

  2. Hi,
    I have done my on line payment for PhD entrance exam
    “IPAY/ESHP/CITRUSPSPL/100900238/IGNOU11143218752209 ”
    I don’t have any confirmation mail regarding this. so can you please send me an enrollment number/ identification number so that i can download my hall ticket.

    My email id : candy.preetham@gmail.com
    Mobile: 9482329766/ 9980209766
    No.102, Esther Harmony,

    kindly advise
    candida preetham

  3. Hi,
    I have done my on line payment for PhD entrance exam

    I don’t have any confirmation mail regarding this. my enrollment no. is 681020954 but still not getting hall ticket .Plz guide me in this case so that i can download my hall ticket. for 4th March 2018 PHD entrance exam

    No.102, Esther Harmony,

    kindly advise
    candida preetham

  4. How many times ,In a year ignou conducts Mphil entrance test? Please reply.
    In 2020 When Mphil entrance will be conducted?

  5. Sir .. I am a NET holder . I heard that NET holders need not to write IGNOU PhD Entrance exam. What is the other option for NET holders to appear Interview ??

  6. Hello
    My name is Deepshika
    I want to take admission in phd in history but there is no history option in the NTA form
    What should I do?
    I have filled the first page of the NTA form but the next page there is no option in history on the subject list

  7. Is it possible to commence PhD/Mphil entrance as on 29 of april 2020? If no then possibility of the exam. date.

  8. mam/sir, i have submitted my phd online examination form , can u please guide me how to get an admit card as i am unable to do it and the timing of online examination

  9. R/Authorities ,
    *I’m appearing for TEE JUNE 2020 ,MA Psychology final year ,,Am I eligible for this PhD entrance ?
    * Is Jabalpur RC ,a authorized study centre for PhD in Psychology , am I able to attend local classes for the Doctoral course here ?
    * What is the process for guid allotments , whether from Delhi only or available at RC JABALPUR ?

  10. Sir/Madam,

    If I pass PhD Entrance, how long can I postpone joining? Is there a couple of years’ validity for the certificate please?


  11. I had also filled Ph.D. entrance form in May 2020 but i didn’t get any mail from NTA to download admit card. Please confirm is it available on IGNOU website only or I got any mail to download admit card. I think entrance happened and by mistake i didn’t attended that??
    Please confim

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