What Are the Registration Process For IGNOU- Guide 2021

What are the Registration Process for IGNOU

Registration at IGNOU for admission to different courses has started for the July 2021 session on June 11. The last date of registration for the session of July 2021 is 15 July. IGNOU offers admissions in two sessions, January and July. The admission for the January session has been closed in the month of April. Read the article below to know more details about the IGNOU registration and other admission processes like eligibility criteria and examination forms.

IGNOU Registration

Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admissions to UG, PG, PG Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Certificate and Doctoral level programmes in different fields of arts, science and commerce. The registration for these courses started for the July 2021 session from June 11. However, the university takes admission twice a year for January and July sessions and admissions for the January session are already closed in the month of April. You can apply for any of the courses online by visiting the official website of IGNOU.

IGNOU Registration 2021 Dates

Students are required to submit their documents so that the university can verify their eligibility for the program. Candidates get the confirmation mail once the university verifies all the documents of students. So if you are wondering what documents you have to submit then you can refer to the list below along with their specifications.

Admission session Registration date Last date of registration
January 2021 session February 3, 2021 April 30, 2021
July 2021 session June 11, 2021 July 15, 2021

IGNOU Registration Process 2021

Candidates who are wishing to take admission at IGNOU for any course in any of the two-sessions need to follow certain steps. The steps with detailed information are mentioned below for your preferences.

Step 1 - Registration

  • Visit the official website of IGNOU.
  • Click on ‘Online Admission Open for January - 2021 session for all programmes.
  • The candidates now need to read all the instructions and click on the 'Submit' tab to proceed with the registration.
  • Fill in the required details and click on the ‘Register’ tab.

Registration Details in IGNOU 2021 Registration Form

  • Username
  • Full name of the applicant
  • Email address
  • Password
  • Mobile number

Step 2 - Fill up the IGNOU Application Form

  • The applicants will receive an email providing the login credentials.
  • They need to log in by entering the username and password and fill up the application form by entering the personal details

Personal details required for IGNOU Registration 2021

  • Religion
  • Guardian’s relation
  • Category
  • Marital status
  • Alternate email address
  • Mobile number
  • Scholarship details

Program details required in IGNOU Registration 2021

  • Mode of study
  • Programme type
  • Programme enrollment
  • Region code
  • Medium
  • Programme study centre code

Qualification details required in IGNOU 2021 Registration

  • Year of passing
  • Qualification
  • Percentage of marks
  • Main subjects
  • Board code
  • Board roll number
  • Duration

Step 3 - Choosing the mode of study material

Candidates now can go through the curriculum and select the mode of getting the study material.

Step 4 - Uploading the documents

  • Upload the required documents such as a scanned copy of passport size photograph, signature and previous examination mark sheets.
  • The documents must be uploaded in the prescribed format.

IGNOU Registration 2021 - Documents Required

Documents Specifications
Scanned copy of age proof Less than 200 KB
Scanned photograph Less than 100 KB
Scanned signature Less than 100 KB
Scanned copy of experience certificate (if any) Less than 200 KB
Scanned Copy of BPL certificate (if Below Poverty Line) Less than 200 KB
Scanned copy of relevant educational qualifications Less than 200 KB
Scanned copy of category certificate Less than 200 KB

Step 5 - Application fee payment

  • Preview the filled-in application form to verify the filled in details.
  • The candidates need to pay the application fee through debit card, credit card, ATM card (PNB) or net banking.

IGNOU Registration 2021 - Payment Mode

Mode Description
Debit Card/Credit Card (Master/Visa/RuPay) Select the Debit Card/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 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 Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of IGNOU 2021 before filling the application form for the new academic session. The IGNOU 2021 eligibility criteria may vary depending upon the programmes applied. Following is the IGNOU eligibility criteria 2021 for various level programmes offered by different schools of the university.

IGNOU Eligibility Criteria

Level Academic qualifications
UG programmes - Candidates must have passed their 10+2 examination from a recognized board or university.
- For some programmes, candidates should hold a PG diploma or be in-service/possess minimum experience
PG programmes - Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree from a recognized university.
- For some PG courses, a degree along with a PG diploma or just a PG diploma is compulsory.
Diploma programmes - Candidates must have passed 10+2 examinations.
- The candidates who have passed the 10th examination have to take admission in BPP and Diploma programmes simultaneously
PG Diploma programmes - Candidates must have passed a bachelor's degree.
- In few PG Diploma programmes, candidates must have passed graduation in a specific programme.


Registration is mandatory to submit the admission forms for any course at IGNOU. Without registration, you can not take admission to any of the courses. Registration for the July session has been started on June 11. The last date for July registration is 15 July 2021. Register before the due date if you don’t want to waste your year.


⭐ How can I Pay the IGNOU Registration Fee?

The application fee of IGNOU can be paid through net banking, credit card, debit card or ATM card (PNB).

⭐ The application fee of IGNOU can be paid through net banking, credit card, debit card or ATM card (PNB).

Candidates who have missed the last date of IGNOU registration will not be able to enrol themselves for the particular session. They can enrol themselves in the next session of IGNOU.

⭐ When will IGNOU July 2021 Registration Start?

The IGNOU July 2021 registration started on June 11.

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