IGNOU Online Admission, Process, Criteria, Registration Fee, Cancellation Of Admission, And Refund Of Fee


IGNOU Eligibility Criteria for Admission


Academic qualifications

UG programmes

  • Candidates must have passed their 10+2 examination from a recognized board or university.

  • For some programmes, candidates should hold a PG diploma or be in-service/possess minimum experience.

PG programmes

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree from a recognized university.

  • For some PG courses, a degree along with a PG diploma or just a PG diploma is compulsory.


Diploma programmes

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examinations.

  • The candidates who have passed 10th examination have to take admission in BPP and Diploma programmes simultaneously

PG Diploma programmes

  • Candidates must have passed a bachelor’s degree.

  • Few PG Diploma programmes, candidates must have passed graduation in a specific programme.


IGNOU Registration Process 

Candidates who wish to register for any of the two sessions conducted by the varsity can check the IGNOU 2021 registration process to know the complete details about the registration process. Following are the steps which the candidates can go through to fill up the IGNOU registration form.

How to fill IGNOU Registration Form

Step 1 – Registration

  • Visit the official website of IGNOU.

  • Click on ‘Online Admission Open for January – 2021 session for all programmes

  • The candidates now need to read all the instruction and click on ‘Submit’ tab to proceed with the registration.2_xsI0aBI

  • Fill in the required details and click on the ‘Register’ tab.

Registration Details in IGNOU 2021 Registration Form

  1. Username

  2. Full name of the applicant

  3. Email address

  4. Password

  5. Mobile number


Step 2 – Fill up the IGNOU Application Form 2021

  • The applicants will receive an email providing the login credentials.

  • They need to login by entering the username and password and fill up the application form by entering the personal details

Personal details required for IGNOU Registration 2021

  1. Religion

  2. Guardian’s relation

  3. Category

  4. Marital status

  5. Alternate email address

  6. Mobile number

  7. Scholarship details


Programme details required in IGNOU Registration 2021

1. Mode of study

2. Programme type

3. Programme enrollment

4. Region code

5. Medium

6. Programme study centre code


Qualification details required in IGNOU 2021 Registration

  1. Year of passing

  2. Qualification

  3. Percentage of marks

  4. Main subjects

  5. Board code

  6. Board roll number

  7. Duration


 Step 3 – Choosing the mode of study material

  • Candidates now can go through the curriculum and select the mode of getting the study material.8_dOALzlR

Step 4 – Uploading the documents

  • Upload the required documents such as a scanned copy of passport size photograph, signature and previous examination mark sheets.

  • The documents must be uploaded in the prescribed format.

IGNOU Registration 2021 – Documents Required



Scanned copy of age proof

Less than 200 KB

Scanned photograph

Less than 100 KB

Scanned signature

Less than 100 KB

Scanned copy of experience certificate (if any)

Less than 200 KB

Scanned Copy of BPL certificate (if Below Poverty Line)

Less than 200 KB

Scanned copy of relevant educational qualifications

Less than 200 KB

Scanned copy of category certificate

Less than 200 KB


Step 5 – Application fee payment

  • Preview the filled-in application form to verify the filled in details.

  • The candidates need to pay the application fee through debit card, credit card, ATM card (PNB) or net banking.11_Z0P5SWK

IGNOU Registration 2021 – Payment Mode



Debit Card/Credit Card (Master/Visa/RuPay)

Select Debit Card/Credit Card option to pay the registration fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment. After successful payment, print/save the payment confirmation slip to be shown in the future as a proof.IGNOU-Registration-form

Payment by Net Banking

If candidates have a net banking account, then they can select this option. Candidates will be redirected to their bank’s website.

Payment by ATM Card (PNB)

Candidates can also pay via their ATM card. But they must make sure that the payment will be accepted only if the card is of Punjab National Bank (PNB)

Sample Image of IGNOU Registration Form


IGNOU Registration 2021 – Key Points

  • The application form of IGNOU 2021 for BEd is released separately, as the admissions on the programme will be done on the basis of an entrance test.
  • The candidates must check the eligibility criteria of the desired programmes before filling the IGNOU 2021 registration form.

  • The IGNOU registration process is conducted in the online mode.

  • The admission status of the candidates will be available on the official website of the IGNOU, after a few days of enrollment.

  • The university sends the login credentials to the students on their registered mobile numbers and email address.

  • The IGNOU registration fee can be paid through net banking, credit card, debit card, or ATM card (PNB).

Registration fee, Cancellation of Admission, and Refund of Fee

A non-refundable Registration Fee of Rs. 200/- (unless specified otherwise) shall be charged along with the programme fee of the first semester/year at the time of admission.

If a student applies for the cancellation of admission and refund of fee, the refund request will be considered as per the University policy as under:

  1. Before the last date for submission of admission form-the fee paid will be refunded after deduction of Rs.200/-
  2. Within 15 days from the last date for submission of admission form-the fee paid will be refunded after deduction of Rs.500/-
  3. Within 30 days from the last date for submission of admission form-the fee paid will be refunded after deduction of Rs.1,000/-.
  4. After 30 days from the closure of the last date-No refund will be allowed.

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