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IGNOU MA Admission 2019: Courses, Last Date, Entrance Exam, Result

Updated On - March 30th 2019 by SHUBHAM GARG

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is the largest Open University in the world. IGNOU offers a plethora of under-graduate, post-graduate, doctoral, certificate and diploma courses through open and distance learning in arts, science and commerce streams. The university offers Master of Arts (MA) in 18 specializations under different schools of the university. Applications are invited for admission to MA program twice a year i.e. in January and July. To know about course fees, candidates should check IGNOU Course & Fee structure.

The specializations offered under Master of Arts (MA) program are mentioned below:

  1. Hindi
  2. History
  3. Philosophy
  4. Political Science
  5. Anthropology
  6. Psychology
  7. Sociology
  8. Public Administration
  9. Rural Development
  10. Economics
  11. Distance Education
  12. Adult Education (offered only in July session)
  13. English
  14. Development Studies
  15. Gandhi and Peace Studies
  16. Gender and Development Studies
  17. Translation Studies
  18. Women’s and Gender Studies (offered only in July session)
  • The duration of the course is two years (minimum) and can extend up to five years (maximum).
  • For admission to MA, candidate must have passsed Bachelors degree from a recognized university.
  • Selection of the candidates is done on the basis of marks secured in the qualifying degree.
  • All the specializations are offered in both January and July sessions except Adult Education and Women’s and Gender Studies.

For more admission related details, check IGNOU Admission 2019.

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  • Mode of Application



    30th Oct, 2019 - 31st Dec, 2019

Important Dates

Registration 30th Oct - 31st Dec , 2019

IGNOU MA Eligibility Criteria

Master of Arts [MA] (Adult Education) , Master of Arts [MA] (Economics) & Master of Arts [MA] (Rural Development)

For MA in all specializations (except Distance Education, Translation Studies)
Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university for admission to the course

Master of Arts [MA] (Distance Education)

Candidate should have completed graduation in any discipline OR those who have completed PGDDE are eligible for lateral entry to 2nd year of MA (Distance Education)

Master of Arts [MA] (Translation Studies)

Candidate should be a graduate in any discipline with adequate knowledge of Hindi and English

IGNOU MA Application Process


Candidates can fill and submit the application form for MA program through online mode. Interested candidates can apply by following the below-given steps:

Step 1: Registration

  • Candidates must register themselves first by creating a username and password.
  • They must fill all the necessary information like name, DOB, e-mail address and contact number. After filling the details, press ‘SUBMIT’ button.
  • Candidate’s username will be instantly sent to the registered e-mail ID and SMS.
  • Candidate must remember his/her Username and Password for subsequent login.

Step 2: Login and Fill the form

  • Candidate should login with the generated Username & Password.
  • Next, candidate should fill the application form with all the necessary details.

Step 3: Uploading Documents

Upon filling the application form, candidates should upload the scanned copy of the following documents:

  1. Scanned Photograph and signature 
  2. Scanned copy of Age Proof
  3. Scanned copy of Educational Qualification
  4. Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any)
  5. Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC
  6. Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line

Step 4: Preview

  • After uploading of the scanned documents, candidates can click the ‘next button’ for the application form preview option.
  • In case of any error, they can go back and correct the details or can refill the form.

Step 5: Fee Submission

  • Candidates can pay the program fee in addition to application fee through debit card, credit card, net banking, ATM (PNB)
  • After successful fee submission, candidates must take print out of the online application form for future correspondence.

IGNOU MA Selection Process

  • Admission is granted on the basis of marks in the qualifying degree examination.
  • University's admission committee releases the merit list as per the candidate’s marks in UG degree.
  • Shortlisted candidates have to report at the respective Regional or Study center of the university with all the required documents.

IGNOU MA Fee structure

Annual program fee must be submitted along with the application form. Fee for all the specializations is mentioned below : 

SpecializationsAnnual Fee
HistoryINR 4500
PhilosophyINR 4500
Political ScienceINR 4500
AnthropologyINR 6500
PsychologyINR 4500
Public AdministrationINR 4500
Rural DevelopmentINR 4500
HindiINR 4500
EconomicsINR 6,000
Distance EducationINR 1,350
SociologyINR 7,250
Adult EducationINR 6,000
EnglishINR 2,500
Development StudiesINR 4,500
Gandhi and Peace StudiesINR 4,500
Gender and Development StudiesINR 4,500
 Women’s and Gender StudiesINR 6,000
Translation StudiesINR 4500

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College





20 Apr, 2019 16:17
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Naresh, you can check the Detailed Fee Structure for MA in the university from here.

20 Apr, 2019 16:55
Shefu Dahiya

My BA economics exam are in june when i can take admission in MA eco ? In which session? Is i have to do the registration now !!!

18 Apr, 2019 12:18
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shefu, Jan admission cycle has been over now. You will be able to fill the application for next academic cycle from October 30, 2019 (tentatively).

18 Apr, 2019 14:28
Meghna Sharma

Last date of admission for Distance MA 2019?

15 Apr, 2019 10:47
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Meghna, last date to apply for MA admission is scheduled to be in fourth week of June, 2019 (tentatively).

15 Apr, 2019 10:55

I want to ask. Can you tell me what is addmision date of M.A for 2019 - 2020.

09 Apr, 2019 17:21
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Rahul, admission date for MA in 2019 is Oct 30, 2019 (tentatively).

09 Apr, 2019 17:34
Amna Rehman

Hello Maam, I did my graduation from Du with 47 per cent. Am I eligible for Ma political science?

09 Apr, 2019 15:09
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Amna, yes, you are eligible for the course.

09 Apr, 2019 15:35
Priyanka Nair

Hello ma'am, I have done Bcom and MBA in finance, I wish to do MA in psychology, is it possible?? What is the admission criteria.

01 Apr, 2019 15:21
shabab ahmad

Hello mam, I have done B.A in hindi from nalanda open university.But i want to do M.A in english from ignou.Can I do this?

01 Apr, 2019 15:19
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shabab, yes, you are eligible for this course.

01 Apr, 2019 15:56
manu rana

Hello Madam, I have done B.Sc (Hons.) mathematics with english as one of the subsidiary subjects in my first year only. Am I eligible for MA english or MA hindi distance education course from IGNOU? Please guide... Thank you...

26 Mar, 2019 12:04
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Manu, you are eligible for both MA in English and in Hindi as well.

26 Mar, 2019 12:27

But madam, i din't study hindi at all in graduation, not even at intermediate level... Can i still do ma in hindi from ignou?

26 Mar, 2019 15:59
Shobhna Chaturvedi

For MA in Hindi, candidate must be a graduate in any discipline. Thus, you are eligible. You may still contact the university for more clarification.

26 Mar, 2019 16:11
Ramashray sharma

Hello shobhna chaturvedi ji, I completed my graduaction from sunrise university alwar in 2014 so i want to know that, this certificate is eligible for doing MA (hindi) with IGNOU...

26 Mar, 2019 09:58
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ramashray, yes, that certificate will be considered for admission.

26 Mar, 2019 10:45
Baby Gupta

Kya hm offline admission b le skte h without Eng me

22 Mar, 2019 15:34
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Baby, admission is done through online mode only. Online registration is compulsory.

22 Mar, 2019 15:49

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