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IGNOU MA Admission 2019: Eligibility, Last Date, Entrance Exam, Fees

Updated On - July 31st 2019 by SAPNA MALIK

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) offers a plethora of undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral, certificate and diploma courses through open and distance learning in arts, science, and commerce streams. IGNOU offers Master of Arts (MA) in 18 specializations under different schools of the university. The duration of MA course is 2 years.

Candidates holding a bachelor degree from a recognized university are eligible to apply for admissions. Applications to MA program are invited twice per year i.e. in January and July. To know about course fees, candidates should check IGNOU Course & Fee structure

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



    01st Jun, 2019 - 14th Aug, 2019

Important Dates

Registration 01st Jun - 14th Aug , 2019

IGNOU MA Eligibility Criteria

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

MAHindiCandidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university for admission to the course
Political Science
Public Administration
Distance Education
Adult Education (offered only in July session)


Development Studies
Gandhi and Peace Studies
Gender and Development Studies
Translation Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies (offered only in July session)

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, i.e
    • Photocopy of ID proof
    • Photocopy of all the marks sheets of Graduate course.
    • Photocopy of 10+2 marks sheet.
    • Age proof/ 10+2 Marks Sheet.

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



Navjyoti Kumari

I have completed last year now I want to applyfor M.A (political science) am I eligible for this course? Olso I want to know d last date of registration in ignou..

16 Aug, 2019 14:47
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Navjyoti, yes, you are eligible for the course as any student who has completed graduation is considered eligible. However, Aug 14, 2019 (tentatively) was the last date to apply for admission.

16 Aug, 2019 15:37
Farhath Fatima

Hello sir, I completed my graduation in 1997 Bcom but I don't have Hindi as second language in graduation now I want to do MA Hindi can I apply for MA Hindi by IGNOU please help me sir

15 Aug, 2019 22:51
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Fatima, yes, you are eligible for admission as there is no upper age limit for the candidates enrolling in the university.

16 Aug, 2019 15:44
manisha soni

Hello sir, i have completed my graduation and i want to do M.A. in hindi plz let me clear can i do this or not and what is the last date of admission and the admission date is extended or not

14 Aug, 2019 13:46
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Manisha, Aug 14, 2019 (tentatively) was the last date to apply for admission. Yes, you may apply for admission if you have done graduation in the relevant discipline. However, admission would be approved only on the basis of merit in qualifying degree.

14 Aug, 2019 14:42
shreya singh

i am pursuing PGDM and it is my last year. Am i eligible to do M.A. in English while pursuing PGDM?

13 Aug, 2019 14:39
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shreya, no two degrees can be pursued simultaneously from the same university or another university. Therefore, you may apply for admission in MA after completion of PGDM which you are currently pursuing.

13 Aug, 2019 14:46
Prashant Ranjan

Hello, sir i have completed my graduation i economis hon's .can i eligible to do m.a in english.

12 Aug, 2019 11:41
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Prashant, yes, you are eligible to take admission in this course.

12 Aug, 2019 13:07
Geetanjali Sharma

Hello sir, i have completed bsc nursing from hpu. I want to do M.A In psychology please let me clear can i do this or not before last date...

09 Aug, 2019 08:35
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Geetanjali, yes, you are eligible to take admission in this course as candidates who have done graduation in any stream are eligible.

09 Aug, 2019 10:00
Jaya Shrinivasan

hello sir, i have completed by B.Com Graduation from DU open university, I wanted do M.A in Hindi please let me can i do this course from IGNOU because last date is 14th August 2019.

08 Aug, 2019 17:55
Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

08 Aug, 2019 18:08
ekta yadav

I had completed my Graduation Bcom from DU in year 2015. Then I took admission in IGNOU MCOM in year 2017. But i couldn't complete the course due to some family reasons till now. I want to get admission in MA public administration.Being a commerce student am I eligible to get admission for the same ? If yes then from when the admission procedure for 2019 will start?

03 Aug, 2019 14:27
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ekta, yes, you are eligible for this course. Admission process has already started and would end on Aug 14, 2019 (tentatively).

03 Aug, 2019 14:41
dinesh solanki

Hello I done my graduation from ipu but my provisional will come after 15 August same case in degree how I fill the form but my result had come

02 Aug, 2019 10:08
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Dinesh, you can apply for admission to IGNOU. Provisional certificate is to be submitted at the time of document verification, till then, you can take printout of the result and it would be considered valid.

02 Aug, 2019 10:41

May I know the last date to apply MA course

01 Aug, 2019 21:19
Suresh Vishnoi

Hi Srikanth, the Last date for MA Course is Aug 14, 2019 (tentatively).

09 Aug, 2019 17:20

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