NTA to Conduct IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam 2021 for 232 seats !!!

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), a Central University, has released PhD Admission Notification for 2021. The National Testing Agency, an Autonomous Agency under Ministry of Education, will conduct the Entrance Test.

Total PhD Seats: The total number of PhD seats are 232 across 23 subjects.

Key Dates:  

Online Submission of Application Form through Website (https://ignou.nta.ac.in/) 05 December 2021 to 22 December 2021 (upto 05:00 P.M.)

Last date of Successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI 23 December 2021 (upto 11:50 P.M.)

Eligibility Conditions: The Ph D Programme is offered in strict compliance of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for award of M.Phil/ Ph.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016 and amendments thereto from time to time.

Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with atleast 55% marks [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 to19th September,1991] excluding grace marks.

The candidates should  IGNOU-NTA PhD Admission Notification for further details.

Application fee (Non-refundable):

For Online Application to PhD Programme (July 2020), the application fee is Rs.1000/- (for candidates belonging to General/ OBC) and Rs.800/- (for candidates belonging to SC/ST/EWS)

List of Departments with Vacant PhD Seats:

Name of SubjectsNo of Seats
Anthropology5
Political Science12
Chemistry6
Geology6
Life Sciences4
Mathematics4
Commerce8
Management9
Education10
Women’s Studies9
Disciplinary Studies9
Environmental Science16
Tourism Studies10
Computer Science5
Law7
Nursing4
Translation Studies8
Vocational Education and Training10
English30
Sanskrit32
Hindi8
Urdu16
Child Development4
TOTAL232

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the PhD Admission Notification of IGNOU, uploaded on the NTA Website.