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IGNOU Ph.D.

Indira Gandhi National Open University Ph.D.

Off Line Exam Date: 04 Oct 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

Off Line Exam Date: 04 Oct 2020

IGNOU PH.D. Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Courses:PhD
  • Streams:Engineering

IGNOU Ph.D. 2020 (04 Oct) : Admit Card (Released), Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - September 15 2020 by Akriti Maurya

IGNOU PhD 2020 entrance exam date has been announced by the NTA. The exam is scheduled to be held on 04 October 2020. The candidates can download the admit card by entering their Application Number & Dtae of birth. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) PhD entrance exam 2020 is organised at the National level to offer admission into PhD programmes of the university. Read the complete article to get more information about IGNOU PhD 2020 including application form, eligibility criteria, syllabus and many more from this page.

Latest Updates

  • IGNOU PhD entrance exam 2020 (July session) is scheduled to be held on 04 October 2020.
  • The admit card will has been released on the official website.

IGNOU Ph.D. 2020 Important Dates 

Candidates can check the schedule for IGNOU M.Phil and PhD Admission 2020 in the table given below.

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Dates 2020
IGNOU PhD 2020Important Dates
Releasing of online application form28 February 2020
Last date for submission of online Application form15 Jun 2020 30 June 2020
The date for opening the Correction Window16 to 20 May 2020
06 – 15 Jul 20 July 2020
Admit Card release dateAvailable
Date of Entrance test31 May 2020 04 October 2020
Date of Result08 May 2020
Date of InterviewTo be announced

IGNOU PhD 2020 Admit Card

Admit card for IGNOU PhD 2020 entrance exam will be issued by NTA on the official website expectedly by the mid of September 2020.

  • Candidates need to download and print the hall ticket for examination purpose & preserve it until the admission process gets over.
  • Only those candidates will be eligible to give the exam who hold the hall ticket.
  • Candidates have to bring the printed copy of IGNOU PhD 2020 admit card along with an original government valid ID proof.
  • Please check the admit card carefully the verify the details mentioned therein are correct, Subject Group, Date of Birth, Gender, etc.

IGNOU PhD 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check IGNOU PhD 2020 entrance exam pattern below:

Exam ModePen & Paper mode
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of questions100 questions 
Marking Scheme

+1 for each correct response 

No negative marking will be done

IGNOU PhD 2020 Syllabus

Appearing candidates of the IGNOU PhD entrance exam 2020 must be familiar with the syllabus as it helps for the preparation of the examination. The detailed syllabus has been provided in the information brochure. Candidates can click on the link provided to download the syllabus for each discipline as given below.

The syllabus of the Entrance Test is as per the ‘University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of MPhil / PhD Degrees) Regulations, 2016 consisting of 50% of Research methodology and 50% subject-specific.

IGNOU PhD 2020 Application Form

IGNOU PhD 2020 application form was available from 28 February until 30 June 2020 on the official website of the NTA. 

  • The candidates had to apply online on the web portal only.
  • No offline/hardcopy of the application form was accepted.
  • Also, they had to upload the scanned copy of all the mandatory documents asked in the prescribed format only.
  • The online registration form was to be filled with all the relevant details to avoid cancellation of candidature of the applicants.
  • Without the fee payment, the authority did not accept the application form.
  • Those who have submitted the form successfully will be issued their admit card.

IGNOU PhD 2020 Application Fee

The candidates can check online registration fee for IGNOU PhD entrance exam 2020 below:

IGNOU PhD 2020 Registration Fees
CategoryFees
 General/ OBC candidatesRs 1000/-
SC/ST/EWS candidatesRs 800/-

Fee once submitted will not be refunded by the authority at any cost.

Mode of Payment
  • Online via Debit card/ credit card/ net banking.

IGNOU PhD 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates before applying for PhD Entrance Test must ensure their eligibility to appear the test:

  • A candidate should have passed Master's Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with at least 55% marks [50%marks in the case of SC, ST and OBC(Non-creamy Layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates, or for those who had obtained their Master's Degree prior to19 September 1991] excluding grace marks.
  • Check the detailed eligibility in the prospectus attached below.

Download IGNOU PhD 2020 Prospectus Pdf

IGNOU PhD 2020 Result 

IGNOU PhD 2020 Result will be declared by NTA on its official website. Candidates will be able to check the same on the official website only.

  • Only those candidates will qualify the exam who will secure more than or equal to minimum qualifying marks as set by the exam authorised body.
  • The result will be displayed in the form of a merit list.
  • Merit list of the selected candidates is prepared on the basis of their performance in the exam.
  • Those who will secure minimum of 50% marks in the entrance exam(45% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy layers) / Differently abled persons ) will be shortlisted for the interview in order of merit subject to the maximum limit of five times of the available seats.
  • Short-listed candidates will be called for interview/presentation of Synopsis before the Discipline-specific Doctoral Research Committee.
  •  The Offer letters for admission will be sent to the selected candidates only.
  • Reservation of seats shall be as per Government of India rules.

IGNOU PhD 2020 Courses Offered

Candidates can check the list of the disciplines under IGNOU PhD admission 2020 below.

  • PhD in Anthropology
  • PhD in Economics
  • PhD in Library and Information Science
  • PhD in Political Science
  • PhD in Psychology
  • PhD in Public Administration
  • PhD in Sociology
  • PhD in Bio-Chemistry
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • PhD in Geography
  • PhD in Geology
  • PhD in Statistics
  • PhD in Law
  • PhD in Nursing
  • PhD in Social Work
  • PhD in Translation Studies
  • PhD in Vocational Education and Training
  • PhD in French
  • PhD in Food and Nutritional Science
  • PhD in Home Science
  • PhD in Commerce
  • PhD in Management
  • PhD in Education
  • PhD in Gender and Development Studies
  • PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • PhD in Dairy Science and Technology
  • PhD in Development Studies
  • PhD in Computer Science

IGNOU PhD 2020 Test Centres

While applying, candidates must select four examination city centres in order of their preference. The Examination City Centre, once opted, shall not be changed. NTA can change the examination city centre opted by the candidate, if a number of candidates are more/less at any examination city centre.

Centre CodeCentre NameCentre CodeCentre Name
AP04ChiralaAP07Guntur
AP18VisakhapatnamAP19Vizianagaram
AL01ItanagarAM01Dibrugarh
AM02AssamAM03Jorhat
AM04SilcharAM05Tezpur
AP09KakinadaAP10Kurnool
AP11NelloreAP13Rajahmundry
AP16TirupathiAP17Vijayawada
BR09ArrahBR02Bhagalpur
BR04DarbhangaBR06Muzaffarpur
BR07PatnaBR08Purnea
CH01Chandigarh/MohaliCG01Bhilai Nagar
HP01BilaspurCG03Raipur
DL01Delhi/New DelhiHR03Faridabad
UP07GhaziabadUP09Greater Noida/Noida
HR04GurugramUP14Meerut
GO01PANAJI/MADGAONGJ01Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar
GJ02AnandGJ08Mehsana
GJ10RajkotGJ11Surat
GJ12VadodaraHR01Ambala
HR10Yamuna NagarHP06Shimla
HR07KurukshetraHP03Hamirpur
JK02JammuJK04Srinagar (J & K)
JH01BokaroJH02Dhanbad
JH05HazaribaghJH03Jamshedpur
JH04RanchiKK02Belagum
KK04BengaluruKK10Hubballi(Hubli)
KK08Kalaburagi(Gulbarga)KK12Mangaluru(Mangalore)
KK14Mysuru(Mysore)KK15Shivamogga(Shimoga)
KK17UdupiKL04Ernakulam
KL07KannurKL09Kollam
KL11KottayamKL12Kozhikode
KL18ThrissurKL17Trivandrum
MP03BhopalMP06Gwalior
MP07IndoreMP08Jabalpur
MP12SagarMP13Satna
MP15UjjainMR03Amravati
MR04AurangabadMR13Jalgaon
MR14KolhapurMR16Mumbai
MR17NagpurMR18Nanded
MR19NasikMR22Pune
MG01ShillongMZ01Aizawl
NL02KohimaOR02Balasore
OR03BerhampurOR04Bhubaneswar
OR05CuttackOR06Dhenkanal
OR08RourkelaOR09Sambalpur
PB01AmritsarPB02Bhatinda
PB04JalandharPB05Ludhiana
PB08PatialaRJ01Ajmer
RJ05BikanerRJ07Jodhpur
RJ09SikarRJ11Udaipur
TN01ChennaiTN02Coimbatore
TN08MaduraiTN11Salem
TN15TirunelveliTN14Trichy
TN18VelloreTL01Hyderabad
TL02KarimnagarTL07Warangal
UP01AgraUP02Aligarh
UP03AllahabadUP04Bareilly
UP08GorakhpurUP10Jhansi
UP11KanpurUP12Lucknow
UP15MoradabadUP16Muzaffarnagar
UP18VaranasiUK01Dehradun
UK02HaldwaniUK06Roorkee
WB01AsansolWB06Hooghly
WB08KalyaniWB10Kolkata
WB11Siliguri-------- 

IGNOU PhD 2020 Highlights

Aspirants can see the table below to get a summary of IGNOU PhD entrance exam 2020:

Name of exam

Indira Gandhi National Open University PhD Entrance Exam

Conducting BodyIndira Gandhi National Open University
LevelNational Level
FrequencyTwice a Year
IGNOU PhD Official websitehttps://ignouexams.nta.nic.in/

 

 

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IGNOU PH.D. Important Dates

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Form Date28 Feb - 30 Jun 2020

Indira Gandhi National Open University Ph.D. Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours

Total Marks:

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Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

No

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Form Start Date:

28 Feb 2020

Form End Date:

30 Jun 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 30 Jun 2020
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