What is the system of evaluation followed by IGNOU ?

The system of evaluation in IGNOU Open University is different from that of conventional universities in India and World.

IGNOU has a multi-tier system of evaluation , as listed below:

  1. Self-assessment Exercises Within Each Unit Of Study,
  2. Continuous Evaluation Mainly Through Assignments Which Are Tutor-marked, 
  3. Practical Assignments And Seminar/Workshops/Extended Contact Programmes,
  4. Term-end Examination
  5. Project Work, Etc. - Hands on Experience on the Subject with the Practical Expertise on implementing

The evaluation of learners depends upon various instructional activities undertaken by them. A learner has to write assignment responses compulsorily before taking term-end examination from time to time to complete an academic programme.
IGNOU Evaluation System

A learner has to submit tutor marked assignments (TMA) responses to the Coordinator of the Study Centre concerned to which s/he is attached.