IGNOU PhD Admission 2024: Eligibility, Entrance, Fees, Last Date

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam July 2023 – IGNOU will soon officially announce the registration for the entrance exam of the Ph.D. program for the year 2024. After official notification, the candidates will be able to fill out 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 Admission 2024

The university conducts the IGNOU PhD Entrance Examination once a year to start the process of IGNOU PhD Admission for the year 2024. The admission to the Phd programs is strictly based on a performance achieved in the PhD Entrance Examination and Interview. Thereafter, IGNOU will release the final list of shortlisted candidates who are selected to get admission in selected disciplines. Therefore, the candidates who want to take admission to IGNOU PhD programs in any of the available disciplines should get to know about the eligibility, selection process, and exam structure.

IGNOU PhD 2024 Highlights


IGNOU PhD Admission

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam 204

Mode of Exam





Part-Time & Full 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 be eligible for the term-end examination.

IGNOU PhD Eligibility 2024

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

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

IGNOU PhD Entrance & Admission Date 2024


Expected Dates

IGNOU PhD.Online Application Start Date July 2023

1st December 2023

Last Date of IGNOU PhD Online Application July 2023

30th December 2023

Last Date of Correction in Application

30th December 2023

IGNOU PhD Entrance Hall Ticket Release Date

January 2024

IGNOU Phd Entrance Exam Date 

January 2024

IGNOU PhD Entrance Result Date

May 2024

How to Apply for IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam 2024?

  • 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 2023. 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 in the above details, it is 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 provided to the university before submitting it. You can also get a print of your Application form before proceeding with payment.
  • After checking your application, candidates have to pay their application fee by online mode. After completion of payment, you will get a 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 to login into the Ph.D. entrance portal to download their Admit Card and Result in the future.

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

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IGNOU PhD Entrance Application Fees 2024

  • Rs.1000/- (For All)

IGNOU PhD Application Fees Payment Methods

  • Net Banking
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • ATM Card

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Structure 2024

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% of 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 2024

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 weightage of 70% while the personal interview will have a weightage of 30% so candidates have to start the preparation according to it.

  • Click to Download IGNOU PhD Bulletin July 2023 (Not Released)

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 2024

IGNOU University will be release the PhD Entrance Exam Hall Ticket for the session 2024 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.

  • Click for IGNOU PhD Entrance Hall Ticket 2024 (Not Released)

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 2024

In March 2024, the university will release the Answer Key for IGNOU PhD Entrance Examination that will be conducted in January 2024. The PhD Answer Key can be checked and downloaded till March 2024. If candidates have any queries related to PhD Answer Key then they can send them on entrancetest@ignou.ac.in.

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IGNOU PhD Entrance Result 2024

The university will be declare the Ph.D. Entrance Exam Result for the session of 2024 after the conduct of IGNOU PhD Entrance examination.

  • Click for IGNOU PhD Entrance Result 2024 (Not Released)

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 2024

As we all know, IGNOU will start to release the schedule of PhD Interviews after the declaration of the IGNOU PhD entrance examination result. It is mandatory for students to appear in the selection procedure called Interview. The university will release 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.

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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 2024

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 2024 (Not Released)

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.

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FAQs – IGNOU PhD Admission 2024

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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  2. Sir

    I am interested in Phd ( Renewable Energy and Electric Mobility) and Whether Study Center Code : 1315P and 1317P, NITK, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka is included for Exam/Paper Submission for Phd ( Renewable Energy and Environment) and MSc ( Renewable Energy and Environment) , BTech ( Mechanical Engineering) by IGNOU for Academic Session 2023 – 2024.

  3. i have completed my MA in sociology by ignou on 2023.now i want to apply for PHD pls guide me the prosess

  4. I am a government teacher then how can I take admission in phd. If distance course of phd is available then only I can take admission. Is it available. please reply.

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