Naureen Gurung, 22 Jan 2019, #IGNOU

IGNOU MCA 2019: The School of Computer and Information Sciences of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will close the online MCA application form on January 15, 2019. Eligible candidates should ensure that they apply for IGNOU MCA 2019 before the deadline. Graduates from any stream with mathematics as one of the subjects during graduation of 10+2 level are eligible to apply for IGNOU MCA 2019. The IGNOU MCA eligibility criteria 2019 state no age bar for its candidates. Candidates are also advised to download and go through the Common Prospectus 2019-2020 thoroughly before applying for IGNOU MCA 2019. 

The entire IGNOU MCA course will last 3-6 years with the admission cycle being conducted on a bi-yearly basis i.e., on January and July. The IGNOU MCA 2019 programme has been divided into two semesters per year, each having a semester-end examination. To know more about IGNOU MCA 2019, read the full article below.

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IGNOU MCA 2019: Overview



Conducting body

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) 

Category of admission 


Frequency of admission process

Twice a year

Level of admission

National level

Mode of application


IGNOU MCA 2019: Important Dates





IGNOU MCA application form 2019 starts

November 2018


IGNOU MCA 2019 application form closes

January 15, 2019


IGNOU MCA merit list 2019 releases

Available soon


IGNOU MCA counselling 2019

Available soon

IGNOU MCA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must read the eligibility criteria of IGNOU MCA 2019 to adhere to the requirements for admission. Only those candidates who are suitable as per the IGNOU MCA eligibility criteria 2019 must fill the online application form. Check the table below to know the IGNOU MCA 2019 eligibility criteria:


IGNOU MCA Eligibility 2019

Minimum qualification

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree of any stream (minimum 3 years) from a recognized university

Mandatory subjects

Mathematics in 10+2 level or graduation


Candidates who did not have mathematics in either of the aforementioned levels must pursue and pass BCS-012 course concurrently with IGNOU MCA 

IGNOU MCA Application Form 2019: Prerequisites


Required Documents



Scanned recent, passport size photograph

Less than 100 KB


Scanned signature

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of relevant educational qualification

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of age proof


Scanned copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line

Less than 100 KB


Scanned copy of Experience Certificate (if any)

Less than 100 KB

IGNOU MCA 2019 Application Form

The online application form of IGNOU MCA 2019 was available from November 2018 onwards. IGNOU MCA 2019 aspirants must ensure that they register and submit the IGNOU MCA 2019 application form before the last date i.e., January 15, 2019. Check the steps given below to know how to fill the IGNOU MCA application form 2019:

  • Registration will be the step wherein candidates will be required to choose their username and password. The entered credentials will be immediately sent to the candidate via email and SMS. 

  • Thereafter, candidates will be asked to type in more personal, contact and academic details. 

  • The last step is to pay the IGNOU MCA fee via online or offline mode.

Fee Structure: MCA candidates will have to pay Rs. 9000 per semester (Rs 54000 overall). Non-math students will have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 1200 for BCS-012 course. Candidates can pay the fee by the methods listed below:

  • Debit/ Credit Card (Master/ Visa/ Rupay)

  • Net banking

  • ATM Card (PNB)

After the transaction has been conducted successfully, candidates can preview the completed IGNOU MCA 2019 application form and print it out for future reference. 

Candidates must check their IGNOU MCA 2019 admission status by logging in the official university website regularly.

IGNOU MCA 2019: Frequently Asked Questions

Question- Will the IGNOU MCA 2019 course material be bilingual?

Answer- No. The medium of instruction and study material of IGNOU MCA 2019 will be in English only.

Question- How can international students residing in India apply for IGNOU MCA 2019?

Answer- International aspirants will have to submit their application forms along with some important documents listed below:

  • Application form (can be obtained either from Regional Centre or IGNOU

  • Valid study visa for the minimum duration of the programme

  • Copy of passport

  • No objection certificate from the concerned Embassy in India

  • Copies of the educational certificates (translated in English if in any other language)

  • Demand draft for the requisite fee payable in equivalent INR favouring IGNOU payable at IGNOU

  • In case of equivalence is not know, an equivalence certificate may be
    obtained from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) office

Question- By when can an MCA student in IGNOU acquire his/ her final degree?

Answer- The candidates who complete assignments, practical, theory papers, project and viva are awarded the degree by IGNOU.  

Question- How many times does IGNOU conduct the term-end examination in a year?

Answer- The term-end examination of IGNOU MCA is conducted on a bi-yearly basis.

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