IGNOU PhD Admission 2021: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) are invited for NTA-IGNOU PhD Admission 2021 (PAT-2021) for admission into PhD Courses for the session 2021-24. Interested and eligible candidates can fill up the form online at official website of NTA-IGNOU i.e. https://ignou.nta.ac.in/ for IGNOU Pre Ph.D Test 2021.
Latest Update: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU Ph.D.) Entrance Examination 2021 for admission to various Ph.D. Courses for the academic session 2021-22 Exam date has released by NTA on 26th February 2022.
Apply Last Date Extended
Apply Last Date Extended
Application Start Date
Application Last Date
Application fee Payment Extended Date
Application Correction Date
16.01.2022 to 18.01.2022
Revised Date of Examination
Application Fee Details
General/BC/EBC – Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST/ EWS/Third Gender- Rs. 800/-
Application fee will be paid online through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.
IGNOU PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2021 Important Links
Step 1: Apply for registration online using your email id and mobile number @ ignou.nta.ac.in
Step 2: Login your Application Form using Application Number generated by NTA-IGNOU.
Step 3: Applicants should apply for IGNOU2021 “Online” ONLY by accessing the site ignou.nta.ac.in.
Step 4: Applicants are advised to have the following items available before starting to completing the application form: Clear passport sized photo scanned in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10kb and 200kb) in color or in black (without mask) visible including the ears on a white background.
Step 5: Pay the fee using the payment gateway via Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI .
Step 6: Applicants must upload their full handwritten signature in the appropriate box provided on the online application form.
Step 7: The applicant should ensure that the email address and mobile phone number provided in the online application form are their own (as they cannot be changed later) as communication may be sent by the NTA by e-mail or SMS.
Step 8: Print the application form and keep it for the future.
Categories of IGNOU Ph.D Courses
IGNOU Ph.D Written Test 2021 Pattern
Mode of Examination
LAN Based CBT (Computer Based Test)
03 Hours (180 Minute)
Number of Question
100 (50% on Research Methodology and 50% Of Specific Subject)
Marks Per Question
No Negative Marking
Medium of paper
English And Hindi
Eligibility Criteria for IGNOU Ph.D 2021
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 UGC-7 point scale (or an Equivalent grade in Point scale) and [50% Marks in the case of SC,ST and OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/ Differentially -Abled and other categories of candidates as per decision of UGC from the time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991] excluding grace Marks.