IGNOU PhD Admission 2021-22: Dates, Application, Answer Key, Results

IGNOU PhD Admission

IGNOU PhD Admission 2021-22 – National Testing Agency (NTA) has invited online application for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) PhD Entrance Examination for PhD admission to various programs for the Academic Session 2021-22.

Check full information below here.

Latest – IGNOU PhD Entrance Score Card Released

Available PhD Programs

  • Anthropology (PHDAN)                                                           
  • Political Science (PHDPS)                                           
  • Chemistry (PHDCHEM)                                                          
  • Geology (PHDGY)                                                      
  • Life Sciences (PHDLS)                                               
  • Mathematics (PHDMT)                                                            
  • Commerce (PHDCOM)                                                           
  • Management (PHDMGMT)                                                     
  • Education (PHDES)                                                    
  • Women’s Studies (PHDWS)                                        
  • Inter Disciplinary and Trans Disciplinary Studies (PHDITS)
  • Environmental  Science (PHDEV)                                           
  • Tourism Studies (PHDTS)                                          
  • Computer Science (PHDCS)                                       
  • Law (PHDLE)                                                  
  • Nursing (PHDNS)                                                       
  • Translation Studies (PHDTT)                                      
  • Vocational Education and Training (PHDVE)               
  • English (PHDENG)                                                     
  • Sanskrit (PHDSK)                                                       
  • Urdu (PHDURDU)                                                       
  • Hindi (PHDHIN)                                                          
  • Child Development (PHDCD)                                        

IGNOU PhD Admission 2021-22 Eligibility Criteria

Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with at least 55% marks ( for General Category) in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and [50%marks in the case of SC,ST and OBC(Non-creamy Layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September,1991] excluding grace marks.

IGNOU PhD Admission 2021-22 Important Dates

Online registration and submission of Application Form (complete in all respect) through NTA Website (extended)05 December 2021 to 14 January 2022
Last date for successful transaction of Exam Fee15 January 2022
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only16-18 January 2022
Downloading of Admit Cards by the candidate’s from NTA WebsiteTo be announced later through NTA website
Date of Examination24 February 2022
Answer Keys on the Website07 March 2022
Declaration of Result on NTA Website25 March 2022
Schedule for Interview & Final SelectionTo be announced by the IGNOU

IGNOU PhD Admission 2021-22 Application Process

  • Candidates have to apply online at http://ignou.nta.nic.in/. 
  • Candidates can follow the below-mentioned step to fill the IGNOU PhD application form

Steps to Apply

  • Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using own Email Id and Mobile No.
  • Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application Number.
  • Step-3: Upload scanned images of: (i) a recent photograph (file size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in color or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background; (ii) candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb); (iii) PwD certificate (file size: 50kb to 300kb) in jpg/jpeg format.
  • Step-4: Pay fee using the Payment Gateway(s) integrated to the Online Application through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI and keep proof of fee paid.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General (UR)/ OBC-(NCL)/ General-EWS Rs.1000/-
SC/ST/PwD/Third Gender Rs.800/-

Selection Process

Stage 1 – Entrance Test

  • The Entrance Test will be conducted by NTA at National Level across the country.
  • Those who secure at least 50% marks in the Entrance Test (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.

Stage 2 – Interview/Presentation

  • Short-listed Candidates in the Entrance Test will be called for an interview/presentation of Synopsis before the Discipline specific Doctoral Research Committee.
  • Offer letters for admission will be sent to the Selected Candidates only.

Scheme of Examination

Pattern of Examination

Mode of ExaminationLAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
Test Duration3 Hours (180 minutes)
Number of questions100 (50% on Research Methodology and 50% on Specific Subject)
Medium of PaperHindi/English
Total Marks400
Marks per Question4
Negative MarkingNo Negative Marking


  • The question paper shall have total 100 questions consisting of 50% on research methodology and 50% on specific subject.
  • For Discipline Specific Syllabus for Entrance Test please refer to Information Brochure

Admit Card

  • The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website and appear for the Exam.

Answer Key

Final Answer Key

IGNOU PhD Entrance 2021-22 Results

IGNOU PhD Entrance 2021-22 scorecard is available now.

IGNOU PhD Entrance 2021-22 scorecard

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Information BrochureClick Here
Application Link (NTA)Click Here
IGNOU WebsiteClick Here