IGNOU Registration 2020
Vishwas Garia, 3 days ago, #IGNOU

IGNOU Registration 2020 – Indira Gandhi National Open University has started IGNOU 2020 registration for January session for all the UG and PG courses in online mode at ignou.ac.in. Candidates seeking admission in various programmes need to first go through IGNOU registration to fill the application forms. To initiate the IGNOU registration 2020, candidates can register for the course by clicking on the link given below. In order to register, candidates have to visit ignou.ac.in, which is the official website of IGNOU and register online. After the successful registration, students have to fill in important details like personal details, academic qualification details, programme details, course details, and correspondence details. Students must keep in mind that once the IGNOU 2020 registration form is submitted, it will not be changed later. Therefore, candidates are advised to fill all the details carefully during registration and ensure that there are no mistakes.


Students who are willing to take admission in IGNOU for various UG, PG, Certificate and Diploma programmes offered by the university can apply for the IGNOU registration 2020 till the scheduled deadline only. The registration process for admission in IGNOU for the July session will start from the month of May 2020.

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IGNOU holds its registration process for the January and July cycle. The January cycle for IGNOU registration form for the next academic year commences from November month of every year and for July cycle in May. Candidates may read this article to know more details about dates, IGNOU registration process, eligibility criteria, documents, fees, and how to fill IGNOU registration form.

IGNOU 2020 Registration


January Cycle Dates

July Cycle Dates

Fresh Admission Registration Date

November 15, 2019

May 2020

Fresh Admission Registration Last Date

December 2019

September 2020

IGNOU Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before proceeding with the registration of IGNOU 2020, candidates should make sure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria of IGNOU for the course/s of their choice. Non-fulfilment of the eligibility criteria may result in the cancellation of candidate’s form of IGNOU registration 2020, even at a later stage. Aspirants can check the eligibility criteria for IGNOU 2020 admission given below in a nutshell.

  • For Master’s courses, candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree from a recognised university. The minimum aggregate requirements and compulsory subjects to have been studied may vary as per IGNOU courses. For some master’s courses, a bachelor’s degree along with a PG diploma or just a PG diploma may be compulsory.

  • For bachelor’s courses, candidates should have cleared their 10+2 from a recognised board or should have done a Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU. However, some courses may require candidates to have completed their graduation/hold a PG diploma/be in-service/possess minimum experience.

IGNOU Registration Process 2020

Candidates who do not know how to apply for IGNOU 2020 registration can go through the following steps. With the help of the following steps, candidates can register for IGNOU 2020 and fill the application form easily.

IGNOU 2020 registration - Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website of IGNOU. (www.ignou.ac.in)

  • Click on ‘Online Admission Open for January - 2020 session for allProgrammes'


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  • Fill in the details and click on ‘Register’3_h176Pvi

Step 2: Fill in the form of IGNOU registration 2020

  • Login by entering Username and Password

  • Enter Personal detailsimageedit_9_8776259496

  • Fill-in 'programme' details6_brZgP5t

  • Fill 'Qualification' details7_mIfLAYL
  • View the curriculum and choose the mode of getting the study material8_dOALzlR
  • Upload documents9_a9dCwmL
  • Preview the filled-in application form
  • Pay the fee by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking11_Z0P5SWK

Documents Required for IGNOU Registration 2020



Scanned photograph

Less than 100 KB

Scanned signature

Less than 100 KB

Scanned copy of age proof

Less than 100 KB

Scanned copy of experience certificate (if any)

Less than 100 KB

Scanned Copy of BPL certificate (if Below Poverty Line)

Less than 100 KB

Scanned copy of relevant educational qualifications

Less than 100 KB

Scanned copy of category certificate

Less than 100 KB

Step 4: Pay the for IGNOU registration 2020

  • Candidates can remit the IGNOU registration online through a secured gateway provided by the university

  • The registration fee can be paid via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/ATM Card (PNB)

IGNOU Registration 2020 - Payment Mode



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

Select Debit/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.

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)

IGNOU Examination Form 2020

The university will start the registration of IGNOU 2020 examination form for December Term End Examinations from the first week of September 2020. Candidates can fill the examination form of IGNOU 2020 for December TEE till the first month of October without any late fee. However, applicants will have to pay extra fees for late submissions until the first week of November 2020. To fill the IGNOU 2020 examination form for December term-end examinations, candidates will be required to login into IGNOU portal using their enrolment ID and programme code. The examination fee of IGNOU for each practical and theory course is Rs.150, which can be paid using a credit card, debit card or net banking. Candidates can check the status of IGNOU 2020 examination form after 72hrs of registration. The examination fee of IGNOU 2020 is non-refundable.

IGNOU Examination Form 2020 - Important Dates


January Cycle Dates

July Cycle Dates

Term End Exam Form Submission

First week of November 2020

To be notified

Last date to fill the exam form without late feeFirst week of October 2020

To be notified

Late fee of Rs. 500Third week of October 2020

To be notified

Late fee of Rs. 1000First week of November 2020

To be notified

Request for Term End Exam centre change

First week of September 2020 - First week of October 2020

To be notified

Term End Examination

First week of December 2020 - Fourth week of Dember 2020

To be notified

How to Fill IGNOU Examination Form

Candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for IGNOU examination form 2020.

Steps to fill IGNOU 2020 Term End Examination Form

Step 1: Visit the official website of IGNOU


Step 2: Read all the guidelines and instructions. Tick the box given for declaration.

Step 3: Click on ‘Proceed to fill online examination form’

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Step 4: Enter the Programme code, Enrollment number and select the mode of payment.


Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’

Step 6: Fill in the examination form

Step 7: Remit the fee

IGNOU Examination Fee 2020

Mode of Payment

Examination fee

Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking (Only through HDFC or IDBI Bank)

Rs.150 (per theory course)

Rs.150 (per practical course)

IGNOU 2020 Registration - Points to Remember

  • The entire registration process including re-registration of IGNOU 2020 will be conducted solely in online mode.

  • The username and password generated after registration of IGNOU 2020 should be retained by the candidates till the time they are enrolled with the university.

  • Candidates’ application form may get rejected by the university due to discrepancies or errors.

  • A print out of the completed application form must be taken out and retained by candidates for future references.

  • Candidates should ensure that they check the eligibility criteria for the courses of their choice and fulfil them before proceeding with IGNOU registration 2020. Candidates’ application form will be rejected if they do not fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IGNOU Registration 2020

Question: When will the IGNOU registration start?


The registration process of IGNOU 2020 for January cycle has started on November 15, 2020. While, the IGNOU 2020 registration for the July cycle will be started from the month of May.

Question: What will be the mode of IGNOU registration 2020?


The mode of IGNOU 2020 registration is online. 

Question: What will be the mode of fee payment against IGNOU 2020 registration?


The mode of fee payment is online. Candidates will have the option to choose either Net Banking or Credit/Debit card or ATM(PNB) to conduct their payments to complete registration.

Question: What if I miss the last date of IGNOU registration 2020?


Candidates will not be able to register for IGNOU anymore beyond the last date. Since candidates are provided with an ample amount of time for registrations, they should be ideally done with IGNOU 2020 registration well within time.

Question: What all details will I have to fill for registration with IGNOU 2020?


Candidates will be required to enter their name, parents’/husband’s names, date of birth, email ID, gender, mobile number, username, password to complete the registration process.

Question: What after IGNOU registration 2020 process?


Candidates will be sent a username and password via email and SMS upon successful IGNOU 2020 registration. Using these credentials, they will have to login again to fill the application form.

Question: What all details do I need to enter in the IGNOU application form 2020?


After registration with IGNOU 2020, candidates will have to select the course they want to apply for and details related to their qualifications. Additionally, candidates will have to upload the following documents - scanned copies of signature and photograph (less than 100 KB), scanned copies of experience certificate, age proof certificate, BPL certificate if any (less than 400 KB). 

Question: Can I change the details in the IGNOU 2020 application form after submission?


After providing all the details in every section of the form, the website will ask if candidates want to make any changes. Select ‘Next’ to continue. However, if candidates want to make any changes, they must select ‘Edit’ and correct the mistakes accordingly

Question: What credentials will be needed for IGNOU re-registration 2020?


Candidates will need enrolment number and password to login for the re-registration process. After entering the details, candidates will have to fill in the course details (elective or optional courses from the given groups). 

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Hello Nishant,
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