NSOU 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern

NSOU organizes an entrance exam to provide undergraduate courses and Post Graduate courses in Engineering, Law, Science, Education, Management, and Commerce. In this article, we will discuss NSOU entrance exam details like Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern, etc.

NSOU Important Dates

Bachelor’s Courses

Online Renewal System Available for Students1st week of May 2023
Online Fee Submission1st to last week of May 2023
Fee Submission at any Allahabad Bank Branch1st to last week of May 2023
Submission of Payment Confirmation Receipt at Study CentreTill 1st week of June 2023


Starting of registration1st week of June  2023
Deadline of registration 3rd week of June 2023

P.G. Courses

Starting of registration3rd week of July 2023
Deadline of registration4th week of August 2023

NSOU Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for NSOU-

CoursesEligibility Criteria 
B.A. (English)Candidate must have completed 10+2 with a minimum of 40% marks in English. 
B.A.(Others)Candidate must have completed 10+2 with a minimum of 40% marks in respective subjects from a recognized board. 
B.Sc.Candidate must have completed 10+2 with a minimum of 40% marks in respective subjects from the recognized board with science subjects. 
B.ComCandidate must have passed 10+2 with commerce subjects from Recognized board. 
M.Sc.(mathematics)Honors graduate in mathematics or must have scored 50% marks in Mathematics subjects for other graduates. 
M.A.Candidates must be honored graduates or have 50% marks in graduation. 
Diploma in DTP and NetworkingCandidate must have 10th pass certificate or Entrepreneurship development and small business management, security  management and  safety skills 
Post-Graduation Diploma courses in Travel and Tourism, English Language Teaching, Public Relations, and advertising, journalism and mass communicationThe candidate must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university. 
Post-graduation diploma in taxationAny graduation/LLB/CA/CWA 
Diploma in English Language TeachingClass 12 or it’s equivalent from a recognized board 
Diploma in Naturopathy 
Diploma in Interior Decoration 
Diploma in Stress Management 
Diploma in Automobile Maintenance 
Diploma in Automobiles Sales and Marketing 
Advance Diploma in Tailoring and Dress DesigningGraduate (10+2+3) from a recognized board 
PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass CommunicationGraduate (10+2+3) from a recognized board
Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising
Diploma in Taxation
Diploma in Modern Office Management
Diploma in Retail Management
Advanced Certificate in Tailoring and Dress DesigningClass X or it’s equivalent from a recognized board
Certificate in E-Accounting and Taxation with GSTPursuing graduation from a recognized university
Certificate in Organic Agriculture and HorticultureClass 12 or it’s equivalent from  a recognized board
Certificate in Human Rights
Certificate in Consumer Affairs
Certificate in Women EmpowermentClass 8 from a recognized board
Certificate in Capacity Building and Professional Development

NSOU 2023 Application Form

You can follow these steps to fill the application form online-

  • Visit the official website of NSOU and click on the apply button- http://www.wbnsou.ac.in/
  • The application form will be opened, fill the form with accurate information and click on the Next button
  • After that, you have to upload the digital photograph, signature, and other documents
  • Now Click on the submit button, a new screen with all the information filled will appear, review the application and check for all the details again
  • Now pay the fee online using Net banking, credit card, or debit card
  • Your application is filled, take a printout of the application and payment receipt for future use

Documents required for NSOU 2023 Application Form

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The following are the documents that are necessary for filling the NSOU application form-

  • Latest Scanned photo passport size
  • 10 and 12 certificates scanned
  • Graduate/ Marks Sheet
  • Master’s Degree/ Marks Sheet
  • Scanned signature of the candidate
  • Aadhaar card number and a scanned copy

NSOU Application Fee

The application fee for NSOU is Rs.900/- which can be paid online using credit/debit card, UPI, Net banking, IMPS, etc.

NSOU Study Centre

The following are the study centre for NSOU-

  • Gurudas College, Kolkata
  • Shibpur Dinabandhu College, Howrah
  • Dum Dum Motijheel College, Kolkata
  • Bankura Christian College, Bankura
  • Pravat Kumar College, Midnapur
  • Krishna Nagar government College, Nadia
  • Bolpur College, Birbhum
  • Siliguri College, Darjeeling
  • Nabagram Hiralal Paul College, Burdwan

NSOU Admission Process

The admission process for NSOU is based on the qualifying examination. A merit list will be prepared along with a cut-off marks which is the minimum marks required by the candidates to take admission into the university.

NSOU cut-off

The cut-off mark is the minimum mark required by the candidates to pass the exam. The cut-off marks vary year to year and depend on multiple factors like the number of students participating, the toughness of the exam, and much more. A merit list will be prepared which list the candidates who have passed the score more marks than the cut-off marks.

NSOU Counselling

Counselling is a process where the candidates who have passed the Entrance examination finalize their admission to the course. In this event, you have to visit the venue on the notified date with the necessary documents and confirm your seat. You have to select the college that you want to choose as well. Make sure you have at least 2 Xerox copies of the documents mentioned below-

Documents Required for Counselling

The following are the document that you have to carry when visiting the counselling session-

  • Class 10 /high school or its equivalent examination certificate
  • Class 12 marks sheet/ grade sheet or equivalent qualifying
  • 10 recent color photographs
  • Migration/ transfer/ character certificate from the last attended institution
  • SC/ST/OBC Category certificates (if any)
  • Graduation Degree/ Marks Sheet for Masters Admission
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