IGNOU Entrance Exam Application Form Out for B.Sc, B.Ed & PhD, Check Details

New Delhi, November 22, 2022 – IGNOU Entrance Exam – The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will release the application forms for entrance examination of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) courses.


Interested candidates can visit the official website of IGNOU – ignou.ac.in, to apply for the entrance examination. The last date to take admission in the above-mentioned courses is December 20, 2022.

IGNOU Entrance Exam – General Overview


Name of Exam IGNOU Entrance Exam
Courses Available
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
  • Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BSN)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Application Start Date November 21, 2022
Application End Date December 20, 2022
University Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Registration Fee INR 1000
Mode of Application Online
Official Website ignou.ac.in

IGNOU Entrance Exam – Eligibility Criteria

  • To apply for a bachelor’s program, candidates should pass the Class 10 and 12 board exams or an equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • To apply for a master’s program, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
  • To apply for PhD programmes, candidates must have a master’s degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate.

IGNOU Entrance Exam – How to Apply?

Interested candidates can check the steps mentioned below to fill out the application form – 


Step 1: Visit the official website of IGNOU – ignou.ac.in

Step 2: Click on the “Application form for B.Ed/PhD/B.Sc” link on the homepage.

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Step 2: Click on the “B.ED/B.Sc/PhD” option.

Step 3: Register yourself by providing the required information.

Step 4: Fill in the login credentials to access the application form.

Step 5: Fill out the required information on the application form.

Step 6: Upload the scanned documents.

Step 7: Pay the application fee and submit the application form.

Step 8: Download the application form and take a printout for future reference.


IGNOU Entrance Exam – Duration of Courses


Course Duration
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) 2 years
Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BSN) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Minimum – 2 years
  • Maximum – 5 years

IGNOU Entrance Exam – Age Limit

Course Age Limit
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) No age limit
Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BSN) No upper age limit
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) No age limit

IGNOU Entrance Exam – Syllabus

Syllabus for B.Ed


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Syllabus
First Year
  • Contemporary India and Education
  • Pedagogy of Art 
Second Year
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Yoga
  • Physical Education
  • Reading and Reflecting

Syllabus for B.Sc (Nursing)

First Year Nursing Foundation – BNSL-101
Applied Sciences – BNSL-102
Nursing Foundation
Applied Sciences
Maternal Health Nursing
Communication English
Behavioural Sciences
Maternal Health Nursing
Behavioural Sciences – BNSL-105
Second Year Medical-Surgical Nursing – BNS-106
Pediatric Nursing – BNS-107
Mental Health Nursing – BNS-108
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Pediatrics Nursing – BNSL-107
Mental Health Nursing – BNSL-108
Third Year Community Health Nursing – BNS-109
Nursing Administration – BNS-110
Nursing Education and Research – BNS-111
Community Health Nursing
Nursing Education and Research
Computer in Nursing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the last date to fill out the entrance exam forms at IGNOU?

Candidates need to fill out the entrance exam forms for B.Sc (Nursing), B.Ed and PhD before December 20, 2022.

What are the eligibility criteria for PhD courses at IGNOU?

Candidates should have a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in their last examination.

What is the upper age limit for pursuing PhD at IGNOU?

There is no age limit for pursuing PhD at IGNOU. Candidates need to meet the eligibility to apply for the offered courses.

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