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Indira Gandhi National Open University - [IGNOU], New Delhi - Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.} (Psychology)

Indira Gandhi National Open University - [IGNOU], New Delhi - Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.} (Psychology)

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Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.} (Psychology)

duration 3 Years
course typeDegree
type of courseGraduation


Course Description

B.A. in Psychology is a 3-years course offered by Indira Gandhi National University (IGNOU). To achieve a degree in BA psychology, students have to complete 96 credits spread across 3 years. Each credit corresponds to 20 hours. 

Even though the course is designed for 3 years duration, students can opt to complete within a maximum of 6 years. For a Major in Psychology, students have to select 1 elective each from Group I and II, 3 practical papers and Internship in Psychology. 

IGNOU BA Psychology: Key Highlights 

Course NameBachelor of Arts in Psychology (BAPC)
Course LevelGraduation
Course Duration3 Years (Minimum) 6 Years (Maximum for Completion)
Credits96 Credits
University Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Course FeeRs. 5,250
Eligibility Criteria Students completed 10+2 schooling 
Admission CriteriaNo Admission Test Applicable
Admission Cycle
  1. January Session: 1 June - 31 October
  2. July Session: 1 December- 31 April

eligibility criteria

The general principles of IGNOU rely on openness, and flexibility that apply to its eligibility criteria as well. Students who have successfully completed 10+2 are eligible for admission in BAPC. No admission test is required, students will get admission on applying for the course. 

Admission Guidelines

IGNOU BA Psychology Admissions 2020

IGNOU begins admissions into various courses, letting out announcements through its official portal. For BA Psychology admissions 2020 in ODL (Open and Distance Learning) mode, processes have begun.

  • Admissions are entertained in two cycle:
  1. January Session: 1 June- 31 October (without late fee) and 1 November- 30 November (with late fee Rs 200/-)
  2. July Session: 1 December- 30 April (without late fee) and 1 May- 31 May (with late fee Rs. 200/-)

Admission 2020: How to apply?

The step for online applications for admission in BA Psychology is as follows:

  1. Reach out the official website:
  2. On the homepage, click on the link showing Admissions to Programmes in 2020
  3. New users have to register first. Hit the ‘Click Here for New Registration’ button.
  4. You will be redirected to the Student Registration Form. 
  5. Fill up the details and provide a valid email address and contact details. These will be required for confirmation of registration and for future communication as well.
  6. After registration is over, use the registered username and password to log in and apply for the course. 

Course Details

IGNOU BA Psychology Fee Structure

  • Total course fee for the entire program is Rs. 5,250.
  • Students have to pay Rs. 1,750 for each year.
  • Additionally Rs. 500 is required separately for each practical paper. 

Course Duration

The BAPC course is designed in a way that can be completed within 3 years. However, IGNOU allows learners to complete the course within a maximum of 6 years, failing which a new admission will be required. 

Credit System

The university follows a credit system, contributing 36 credits to each year. Students need to obtain 96 credits in all to attain the degree of BA in Psychology.

Each credit is equivalent to 30 hours, thus entailing a learner has to devote 24 hours to complete an 8 credits-course.

IGNOU BA Psychology Syllabus

The course structure for BA in Psychology is as follows:

YearCourse Credits
Year-IFoundation Course16
BPC 001 General Psychology4
BPC 002 Developmental Psychology4
BPC 003 Research Methods4
BPC 004 Statistics Psychology4
Total Credits for Year-132 Credits

Year II
Foundation Course8
BPC 005 Theories of Personality4
BPC 006 Social Psychology4
BPCL 007 Practicals in Psychological Testing4
1 Course (Group-1)4
BPCL 008 Practicals in Psychology4
1 Course (Group-2)4
Total Credits in Year 232 Credits
Year IIIBPCE 022 Practicals in Clinical Psychology4
BPCE 023 Internship in Psychology4
Application Oriented-Course16
Other Discipline Course8
Total Credits in Year 332 Credits

IGNOU BA Psychology Term-End Examination

Term-end examination is the core of the evaluation system carrying 70% weightage in final results. To be eligible for appearing in term-end exams, students are required to:

  • Pay course fee
  • Opted for prescribed courses
  • Submitted assignment for respective courses
  • Submitted examination form within the stipulated time

To appear for the term-end exam, students have to fill an online exam form available on the official website of IGNOU and pay the exam fee for each subject through credit or debit card.

Term-End Exam Form 2020: How to apply?

To apply for Term-End examinations, follow these steps:

  1. On the official website of IGNOU, go to the Register Online tab.
  2. From the drop-down menu, choose Term-End Exam
  3. Check the detailed information before filing the form
  4. Check on the declaration stated below and proceed online form-fillup
  5. Fill the details and pay Rs. 150 for each course through debit or credit card.


After the results are announced on the official website of IGNOU, for any unsatisfactory results, students can apply for revaluation of each course. At present both, offline and online mode for revaluation application is available. 

IGNOU BA Psychology Assignments 

Assignment is a part of continuous assessment for IGNOU programmes. Assignments carry 30% weightage.

  • All these assignments are Tutor-Marked Assignments, meaning students have to submit one assignment on each course to their respective study centres. 
  • Students are not eligible to appear for term-end exams if assignments are not submitted before filling up the examination form.
  • Students need to secure passing grades in assignments, or else they will have to re-submit fresh copies of assignments.
  • Assignments are not subject to revelation. 

As of now, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought about gradual disruption in the process. Leading to which, IGNOU has for the first time provided an online assignment submission link. 

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    MA in Economics course is a Distance course. Study material is provided which you will have to refer and do by yourself. Thus you have offline study material provided by IGNOU for the course. To know more about the course, Click here.

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    Hi Depp Shikha, Admission to the B.Ed program is done on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance test, conducted by IGNOU at all India level. The total fees for B.ed. is ?50,000. The application procedure is given below:

    1. The candidate will be required to submit the duly filled-in application form along with self-attested copies of documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form.
    2. The program fee should be submitted only through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor of “IGNOU”, payable at the city where the Regional Centre is situated.
    3. The original documents should be submitted later by the students for verification, upon receiving offer letter for admission. 

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    09 Aug, 2020 17:27

    Dear Raj

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