IGNOU PhD Admission 2023 – Result (OUT), Registration, Exam Date, Interview

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam July 2022 – IGNOU has officially announced the registration for the entrance exam of the Ph.D. program for the year 2023. Candidates are now 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 2023


Official Date

IGNOU PhD.Online Application Start Date July 2022

21st November 2022 (Monday)

Last Date of IGNOU PhD Online Application July 2022

25th December 2022 (Sunday)

Dates of Correction in Application

To be announced

IGNOU PhD Entrance Hall Ticket Release Date

2nd January 2023 (Monday)

IGNOU Phd Entrance Exam Date 

8th January 2023 (Sunday)

IGNOU PhD Entrance Result Date

25th May 2023 (Thursday)

How to Apply for IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam 2023?

  • 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. July 2022. 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 the 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 2023 (Closed)

IGNOU PhD Entrance Application Fees 2023

  • Rs.1000/- (For All)

IGNOU PhD Entrance Online Payment Methods

  • Net Banking
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • ATM Card

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Structure 2023

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 Entrance Exam Timing: 02:00 PM To 05:00 PM

Duration of IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam: 3 Hours

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.

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 2023

IGNOU University released the PhD Entrance Exam Hall Ticket for the session 2023 here. 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.

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

IGNOU PhD Entrance Answer Key 2023

On 1st March 2023, the university has released the Answer Key for IGNOU PhD Entrance Examination that was conducted on 8th January 2023. The PhD Answer Key can be checked and downloaded till 4th March 2023. If candidates have any queries related to PhD Answer Key then they can send it on entrancetest@ignou.ac.in.

IGNOU PhD Entrance Result 2023

The university will be declare the Ph.D. Entrance Exam Result for the session of 2023 after the conduct of IGNOU PhD Entrance examination.

The candidates can check their PhD Entrance results by two methods. They can either check through Application Number and Password or Application Number and Date of Birth. Therefore, it is necessary that candidates should have their application number, correct date of birth, and security pin to download their Ph.D. Entrance scorecard on their device.

IGNOU PhD Interview Schedule 2023

As you all know that the IGNOU PhD Interview Schedule is now started to get released by the university as the university has officially declared the IGNOU entrance examination result. It is mandatory for students to appear in the selection procedure called Interview. The university will be released the Discipline 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 to IGNOU.

Click for IGNOU PhD Interview Schedule July 2022 (Released)

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 2023

After completing the process of personal interview of each candidate, the university has declared the final result of the IGNOU PhD entrance examination to start the procedure of admission to IGNOU PhD programs by paying the required fees to the university.

List of Shortlisted Candidates for IGNOU Phd Admission 2023 (Not Released Yet)

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.

FAQs – IGNOU PhD 2023

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.

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