IGNOU PhD Admission 2024👨‍🎓 Exam Dates (Out Now), Get All Admission Information Here 🎯

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IGNOU is a popular university for distance education that offers a variety of programs for students. All the programs offer quality education and good career opportunities. To get admission into some of these programs, students must clear the entrance examination. Today we will talk about related details to get admission to the IGNOU PhD program. 

IGNOU PhD 2024 Latest Updates📌

The tentative date for Ph.D. entrance examination is 8 January 2024 and the IGNOU PhD entrance exam result will be available on 24th May 2024.

IGNOU PhD 2024 Exam Dates📍

Below you can find the relevant exam dates for the PhD program 2024 exam.

EventDate (Tentative)
IGNOU PhD Admit Card2 January 2024*
Date of Ph.D. Entrance Examination8 January 2024*
Date for Display of QP and Challenge of Provisional Answer the Key through the University website07 to 09 February 2024*
IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Result24 May 2024*

IGNOU PhD 2024 Question Pattern📄

The complete exam pattern of IGNOU PhD Entrance Test is given below:

Exam ModeOnline (Computer-Based Test)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (Objective Type)
Number of Questions100
Negative MarkingNo marks will be deducted for wrong answer.

Also Read: How to Submit Assignment in IGNOU

IGNOU PhD 2024 Syllabus 📚

The doctoral program at IGNOU is offered in 12 different streams which are listed below in tabular form along with the eligibility criteria and Number of seats. 

Streams for Ph.DEligibility CriteriaNo. of Seats
GeologyPost-graduation in Geology or Geological Science or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geophysics or Hydrogeology or Geomatics or Geo-informatics or Remote Sensing and GIS from any recognized university20
FrenchMA in French02
Journalism and Mass CommMaster’s Degree or M.Phil. Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication15
StatisticsPost-Graduation in Statistics/ Applied Statistics with min 55% from any recognized university08
GeographyM.A./ M.Sc. in Geography, Earth Systems Science and Relevant Discipline of Geospatial Technology16
Gender and Development StudiesMaster’s degree in Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies with 55% marks. OR Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies or with demonstrable evidence of teaching or research and publications in the area of Gender Studies or Gender and Development Studies06
Women StudiesMaster’s degree in Women’s Studies or Gender Studies with min 55% marks. OR Master’s degree in other streams with one or two courses in the area of Women’s/ Gender Studies and with demonstrable evidence of teaching and / or research and publications in the area of Women’s /Gender Studies07
BiochemistryMaster’s Degree or any other equal qualification from a recognized university09
Fine ArtsM. Phil in a relevant field with minimum 55% marks from any recognized university or Institution. OR Master’s Degree in Fine Arts/ Visual Arts/ Drg. and Ptg. / Design with at least 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ ST)01
Theatre ArtsM. Phil in relevant field with at least 55% marks. OR M. P. A. in Theatre Arts with minimum 55% marks02
PhysicsM.Phil. in Physics with course work and UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC/ CSIR-NET (including JRF) / SLET/ GATE or should be a teacher fellowship holder05
ChemistryMaster’s Degree or M Phil Degree in Chemistry
Public AdministrationMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Pub Administration03
PsychologyMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Psychology02
NursingMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Nursing04
Library and Informative ScienceMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Library and Informative Science03
AnthropologyMaster’s Degree or M.Phil Degree in Anthropology02
Computer ScienceMCA, BE/B.Tech (With CS/IT), M.Sc Computer Science
EconomicsMaster’s degree or M.Phil in Economics
SociologyMaster’s Degree
EnglishMaster’s Degree

IGNOU PhD 2024 Eligibility Criteria ✅

To get admission into the Ph.D. program at IGNOU, you need to have a Master’s degree and an MPhil degree in any of the specializations with an aggregate of a minimum of 55% marks from any recognized university and 50% for the SC/ST/OBC/PH category students. You are required to clear the entrance exam and the interview round conducted by the university.

IGNOU PhD 2024 Application Process 💻

December 25, 2023, is the last date to apply for the IGNOU PhD program. You can apply for the exam at ignouphd.samarth.edu.in. 

IGNOU PhD 2024 Admit Card 👇

The exact dates for the examination are yet to be released. The tentative date for the release of the admit card is 2nd January 2024. The admit card will be released on the official website of IGNOU.

IGNOU PhD 2024 Answer Key ✍️

The answer key for IGNOU PhD 2024 will be released within 1-2 weeks after the exams are conducted. As of now, there is no official release date confirmed by the official authorities. You will be able to check the answer key at the official website of IGNOU.

IGNOU PhD 2024 Result 🎯

The dates for the IGNOU result is expected to be released on 24 May 2024. Students will be able to check the results at the official website of the IGNOU. You just need to provide your credentials at the respective site to get the result details for your exam.

IGNOU PhD 2024 Selection Process 📋

Students are required to clear their entrance examination and the interview round conducted by the university. As they are the mandatory steps to get admission into PhD course at the IGNOU university.

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Can I take admission in IGNOU PhD in January 2024?

Yes, you can take the admission in IGNOU Janurary 2024 session but for that you need to clear the entrance test first.

What is the last date for PhD admission in IGNOU?

The last date for the admission to this program is yet to be released by the university.

Can I do my PhD from IGNOU?

Yes, you can for a Ph.D. from IGNOU regularly and full-time.

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