IGNOU Bachelors Preparatory Programme

IGNOU BPP Admission, Eligibility, Fee, Courses, Programme Structure

ignou bpp admission eligibility, procedure
Written by Sumit Sharma

IGNOU BPP Admission 2019

The Bachelor’s Preparatory programme is offered by School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Ignou. It has been designed with the main objective to provide an opportunity to those learners who want to pursue study in Bachelor Degree but do not have the essential qualifications.

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The programme has a minimum duration of six months. However, the university provides the relaxation to the students to complete it in a maximum duration of 2 years. The Ignou BPP Admission is a must for those students who do not have the formal qualification of 10+2 but they want to do graduation.

The admission in BPP is offered to those students only who have not passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination and attained the age of 18 years/as on 1st April and 1st October for January & July session respectively. But, they still want to get admission to degree programme such as BDP, B.A., B.Com, BSW, BTS, etc.

It is a non-formal way to pursue education to complete graduation degree certificate. However, this Bachelor’s Preparatory programme is not equivalent to 10+2 and has no credit weightage. It is only valid for admission to IGNOU’s non-formal stream of BA/ B.Com. / BSW / BTS, etc.

There are certain eligibility conditions and important things about Ignou BPP admission which the applicant must know before applying for admission. We have mentioned these details below:

  • Eligibility: There is no such formal qualification required for the candidates seeking admission in Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  • Course Duration: The student should pass or clear all the courses of this programme within the minimum duration of 6 months and maximum duration of 2 years.
  • Programme Fee: The total fees for this programme is Rs. 1,200/- which students need to pay during the admission process.
  • Note : Please confirm the latest fees for the programme as it may change during the course of time.
  • Age Limit: There is no minimum and maximum age bar for this course.

Admission Procedure:

The Bachelor’s Preparatory programme is one of the most demanding courses among the students who have not passed 10+2 examination.The admission is provided by the university in both January and July session.

The admission related advertisement is published in the local dailies and on the official website of the university at www.ignou.ac.in in the months of April-May and Oct- Nov.

The university offers the ‘Round the Year Admission’ to this programme through its ‘walk-in Admission’ scheme.The candidates can download the Walk-in Admission form from the university website.

To apply for admission to this programme, the learners need to visit their nearest Ignou Regional Centre and obtain the prospectus from there.The admission forms and other required forms, enrollment card are provided in the prospectus itself.

The university also provides the option for learners to apply for admission through it online admission portal. So, the students can also fill up Online admission form while sitting at home. They just need to have the working computer and internet connection.

Admission Status:

After applying for admission, the students can check out their registration status on the university official website. It should be noted that the university may take 20-25 days in updating your registration details on the website. So, you should keep patience after applying for admission.

After checking the admission status, the student should immediately contact their concerned regional centre in case if any discrepancy found in the name, date of birth, etc. Also, the students will be able to check out their admission status by entering their nine digit enrollment number which is very much important to know for any student.

Syllabus & Courses:

The programme comprises of a total of three courses.These are mentioned below with their Courses code and name :

Course Code Course Name
 PCO-1  Preparatory Course in Commerce
 OMT-101  Preparatory course in General Mathematics
 OSS-101  Preparatory course in Social Sciences

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Sumit Sharma

My Educational Qualifications includes Master of Business Administration(MBA) from IGNOU, B.E. Computers from University of Jammu. I like to help IGNOU students, write blogs, update latest information related to education.

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