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Hello Dear IGNOU Students,

I noticed that many students are worried about the preparation of IGNOU Tutor Marks Assignments and submission many are confused about the last date of assignment submission and selecting the correct session of the assignment.

Indira Gandhi National Open University- IGNOU” is a National Open University of India and offered big range of courses under distance education system, where student takes admission and study from home and takes weekly classes.
This allow the working people to add one more additional qualification to their profile which is great for their promotion and career enhancement.


The notable thing is that IGNOU has two Admission Sessions.

#1- July Admission Session: Every year in the month of July admission are taken and the exam is conducted in the next year May-June Month. Suppose you take Admission in July 2017 than your Exam will be held in May-June 2018 “Hence your Session will be – JULY 2017 - JUNE 2018 for the particular year”.

#2- January Admission Session: This is the second admission cycle which you can say Calendar Year Session, Mean Admission and Exams happens in the same Year. Suppose you take Admission in JAN 2017 than you exam falls Due in DECEMBER 2017, Hence your session will be ”JAN-2017 to DEC-2017”.

I believe now you got an Idea how the admission cycle works and what is your session. Coming to the next point which is most important, that is Assignment Submission, Exams are conducted two times in a year May-June & December

Assignment Work are to submit before every exam, For May-June exams the last date to Submit TMA work by 31-March and For December Exam TMA Work to be submitted by 30 September.

Now the question is, Which Assignment you need to Submit?

Assignments are uploaded by IGNOU on the website https://webservices.ignou.ac.in/assignments/ every year. One Session assignments work are submitted for both JULY & JANUARY Admission Session.

For the example, if you have taken admission or you have cleared exam and promoted to next year of the course in JULY 2016 then you need to Submit the assignment for session 2016-17, And if you have taken admission in Jan 2017 then also you need to Submit the same assignment work for the session 2016-17.

JULY SESSION Means- Your Course Started in the Month of July.
JANUARY SESSION Means- Your Course Started in January.

Both the Session has the Same Tutor Marks Assignment Work for the student which they need to submit before the exam of the particular session.

Hope this article will help you to clear the confusion about the session. You may ask the additional questions in by commenting on the article below.

  • Sep 21, 2017
  • Category: IGNOU