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IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023

IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023

IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023 Apply Online for 200 Junior Assistant-cum-Typist Posts IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023, Eligibility, Online Registration Form

IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023 Inviting Online Applications for IGNOU Recruitment of Junior Assistant-cum-Typist (JAT) 2023 National Testing Agency (NTA) is inviting online application for Indira Gandhi National Open University Recruitment of Junior Assistant-cum-Typist (JAT)-2023.  The schedule of Examination activities is as follows:

IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023 Fee Details and Important Dates:

Online Submission of Application Form

22 March 2023 (From 10:00 A.M)

Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking up to 11:59 pm

20/04/2023 (up to 23:50 hrs.)

Operationalization of Help Line/Call Centre

011-69227700 & 011-40759000


Fee Payable by Candidate:


Application Fee (Rs.)


Unreserved (UR), OBC (NCL) & EWS


Processing charges & Goods and Service Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate to the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator, as applicable.





Correction in Particulars of Application Form on website only

21/04/2023 to 22/04/2023 (upto 23:50 hrs)

Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website by the Candidates who have submitted Applications with successful payment of prescribed fee online through from the Portal (http://recruitment.nta.nic.in)/Issue of Hall Ticket/Admit Card.


To be announced later through the Website

Date of Examination

To be announced later through the Website

Duration of Examination

As mentioned in the “Scheme of Examination”

Timing of Examination

As indicated on Admit Card

Centre, Date and Shift of the Examination

As indicated on the Admit Card

Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys

To be announced later through the Website



Declaration of Result on NTA website

To be announced later through the Website


[*OBC-NCL (Other Backward Classes)-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) as per the Central List of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes. The candidates falling in this list (available on http://www.ncbc.nic.in/) may mention OBC-NCL in the Category Column. State list OBC-NCL Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose Unreserved/General.]

IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023 Registration and Application Process

  1. The aspiring applicants satisfying the eligibility criteria in all respect can submit their application only through ON-LINE mode. The On-line applications can be filled through the website https://ignourecruitment.nta.nic.in/ from 22-03-2023 to 20-04-2023. No documents including the Registration Slip of on-line application form are required to be sent in Physical form. However, all the applicants are advised to keep a copy of registration slip with them, along with proof of payment for their
  2. The candidature of such applicants who fail to complete the online application by the stipulated date, will not be considered and be No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
  3. Those applying in response to this advertisement, should satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the post applied They must be fulfilling all the eligibility criteria as on the closing date of online submission of applications, failing which their application will be summarily rejected.
  4. The candidate must ensure that images of the photo, signature and thumb impression should be as per the Guidelines mentioned in the Upload Image Instructionsand are clearly visible in preview at the time of filling of application in online mode.
  5. Before filling and submitting the online form, candidates should download the Information Brochure, advertisement and read them

The candidates are advised to ensure the following points before filling the Online Application Forms

  1. The Candidate must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are of their own (which cannot be changed later) as communication may be sent by NTA through e-mail or
  2. Online submission of application may be done by accessing the NTA official website: https://recruitment.nta.nic.in/.
  3. Online Application Form cannot be withdrawn once it is submitted
  4. A candidate is allowed to submit only one Application If a candidate submits more than one Application Form, his/her candidature will be cancelled.

Steps to Complete the Application Process:

Application Form may be submitted in the following four simple steps:

Step I

Registration for online application.

Step II

Filling of Online Application Form.

Step III

Choice of Examination Centre.

Step IV

Uploading scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph and Candidate’s Signature in

JPG/JPEG format.

Step V

Payment of fee using suitable mode of payment as per details given in this section.


1.The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step-IV and Step-V are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

2.No request for refund of fee once remitted/paid by the candidate, will be entertained by NTA/IGNOU under any circumstances.

3.There is no provision to upload any certificate/marks sheet etc., with the application.

4.Please keep the following safely with you till the examination process is completed:

  • The printouts of the Confirmation Page of Online Application Form.
  • Print Proof of fee paid.
  • Photographs (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form).
  • Copy of the Admit Card. 

Before beginning the process of filling the Online Application Form, please keep the following information ready with you:

  • Identity Details like Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/Election Card (EPIC No.)/Passport Number/Ration Card Number/PAN Number/Other valid Government identity proofs.
  • Address for communication, Mobile Number, email id etc.
  • Scanned images of latest Photograph (size of 10 kb to 200 kb) in JPG/JPEG format
  • Scanned image of Signature (size of 4 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/JPEG format
  • Scanned images of all other documents (size of 50kb to 300kb) in JPG/JPEG format only
  • Bank details for payment of Fee, for uploading as part of submission of online application
  • Copy of Board/University Certificate for Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name and Date of Birth.

Step I: Registration for Online Application:

  • Fill in the basic information and note down the system generated Application
  • Candidate’s Name/Mother’s Name/Father’s Name: Provide Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name as given in the 10th/Matric/Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/University Certificate.
  • Date of Birth: Provide Candidate’s date of birth as recorded in Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/University certificate in ‘dd/mm/yyyy’
  • Mobile Number and e-mail Address: Candidates must provide own Mobile Number and e-mail address.
  • (Please note only one e-mail address and one Mobile Number are valid for one application)

Step II: Filling the Online Application Form:

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) – Non-Creamy Layer as per the Central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website (www.ncbc.nic.in). Thus, the candidates falling in this list only may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list of OBC Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose ‘Unreserved’.
  • Provide complete postal address with PIN Code (Mailing Address as well as Permanent Address).

Step III: Choice of Examination Centre

  • The City for examination will be chosen by the applicants after submission of examination fees on first come ,- first serve basis. However, before submitting the fee, candidate can check the availability of the seat. It may be noted that if the last few seats are available in a city; these may get filled by the time of completing the payment formalities. The applicants can choose any available city which will be immediately allotted to the applicant. Please note that this will be active only after payment of fees.
  • There will be a drop down list of States, then choose the city where the applicant wishes to give the examination in online computer based test mode.
  • The city of examination once chosen and allotted, cannot be changed and request in this regard will not be
  • NTA will allocate the examination centre in the chosen city, which will be displayed in the admit card.
  • NTA may change the chosen city and/or the allocated centre for logistic and administrative

Step IV: Uploading the Scanned Images & Selection of Test Centre:

  1. Uploading the Candidate’s Photograph:
    • Passport size photograph is to be used for uploading on Online Application Form and also required for pasting on Attendance Sheet at the time of examination
    • The candidate should scan his/her passport size photograph for uploading. File size must be between 10 kb to 200
    • The photograph must be latest indicating clearly the name of candidate along with the date of taking the photograph. Photograph should not be with cap or
    • Spectacles are allowed if being used
    • Polaroid and Computer generated photos are not
    • Applications not complying with these instructions or with unclear photographs are liable to be
    • Candidates may please note that if it is found that photograph uploaded is fabricated i.e. de- shaped or seems to be hand-made or computer made, the form of the candidate will be rejected and the same would be considered as using unfair means and the candidate would be dealt with
    • Application without photograph shall be The photograph need not be attested. Candidates are advised to take passport size colour photographs with white background.

b. Uploading Candidate’s Signature:

  • The candidates are required to upload the full signature in running hand writing in the appropriate box given in the Online Application Form. Writing full name in the Box in Capital letters would not be accepted as “signature” and the Application Form would be Further, unsigned Online Application Forms will also be rejected.
  • The candidate should put his full signature on white paper with Black Ink pen and scan for File size must be between 4 kb to 30kb (JPG/JPEG format).

c. Uploading all other documents

  • The candidates are required to upload all other documents after scanning them with a file size between 50kb to 300 kb in JPG/JPEG
Step V: Payment of Application Fee

Application Fee Payable by Candidate







Method of Fee Payment

After completing Step 3 of online Application Form, candidates may remit the examination fee (Step 4) by choosing the following options:

1. Through Debit/Credit card – Candidates need to check the validity of the Debit/Credit Card, while logging on to website for submitting Application Form. Candidate should enter the information asked for and make the required payment through Debit/Credit Card.

2. Through Net Banking - Keep all credentials ready while logging on to website for submitting Application Form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.

Note: In case, the fee payment status is not ‘OK’, the candidates are advised as following:

  • If the fee is paid through credit/debit card and status is not OK, it means the transaction is cancelled. Therefore, such candidates have to pay the fee once again and ensure the OK fee status.
  • ·For cancelled transactions, the amount will automatically be refunded to concerned Credit/ Debit card within 15 days of last date of submission of Application Form.

Recruitment of non-teaching staff:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) invites Online applications for recruitment to the non-teaching post of Junior Assistant cum Typist (JAT) from the eligible candidates, in the prescribed application form available on the Website www.ignou.ac.in or https://recruitment.nta.nic.in as per details given below. Tentative notified vacancies are mentioned against the post as on date of advertisement and the same may be liable to change.

IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023 Details of Post & Eligibility Requirements:



Name of the post

Pay Matrix

Age Limit

(in years)

Vacancy Category-wise

Total No. of Posts

Horizontal Reservation

Essential Qualifica-tions







Ex- Service man

Meritorio us Sports person





Junior Assistant – cum-Typist (JAT)


(19900-63200) Level 02 of 7th CPC









































10+2 With a Typing speed of 40 w.p.m. in English and 35 w.p.m. in Hindi on Computer


  1. A candidate must be either:
    1. a citizen of India or
    2. a subject of Nepal or
    3. a subject of Bhutan or
    4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India Or
    5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in
  2. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above, shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  3. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination, but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age Relaxation:

a. Cut-off date to determine eligibility in terms of age of candidates will be 31-03-2023.
b. SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWBD candidates who opt to apply for unreserved vacancies will not be eligible for age relaxation or relaxation in cut-off marks which are otherwise allowed to those belonging to these Further, reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWBD) who become eligible by virtue of age relaxation applicable in their case, will be considered only for reserved seats of the category to which they belong even if they have the merit to be considered otherwise for UR.
c. Age relaxation permissible to various applicants is as under: -



Age Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit (Beyond 27 years)



5 years



3 years

3. (i)


10 years



13 years



15 years


Ex-Servicemen and commissioned Officers including ECO/SSCOs

Period of Military service plus 03 years

5. (i)

Disabled Defence Services personnel

Up to 45 years of age


Disabled Defence Services personnel (SC/ST)

Up to 50 years of age


Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.

Up to 35 years of age


Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST).

Up to 40 years of age

7. (i)

Meritorious Sportspersons

5 years


Meritorious Sportspersons (SC/ST)

10 years

 A. Guidelines for conducting written examination for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities above 40% vide letter dated 29 August 2018 from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Provisions relating to Persons with Disability (PwD):

As per Section 2(t) of the RPwD Act, “Persons with Disability (PwD)” means a person with long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment which, in interaction with barriers, hinders his full and effective participation in society equally with others.

According to Section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016, “persons with benchmark disabilitiesmeans a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

Facilities for PwD candidates to appear in the exam.

As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(Divyangjan) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment issued from time to time on the subject: “Written Examination for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities”, for the candidate with one of the benchmark disabilities [as defined in Section 2(r) of RPwD Act, 2016], holding a Disability Certificate in the prescribed format in the Rights of Person with Disabilities Rules, 2017

  1. The facility of Scribe, in case he/she has a physical limitation and a scribe is essential to write the examination on his/her behalf, being so certified in the aforesaid format by a CMO/Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government Health Care
  2. Compensatory time of one hour for examination of three hours duration, whether such candidate uses the facility of Scribe or  not.
Services of a Scribe

As per the office memorandum of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (Reference: F.No. 34-02/2015-DD-III dated August 29, 2018), the PwD candidates who are visually impaired OR have a disability in the upper limbs OR have lost fingers/hands thereby preventing them from properly operating the Computer Based Test platform may avail the services of a scribe (amanuensis).

The scribe will help the Candidate in reading the questions and/or keying in the answers as per the directions of the Candidate. A scribe will NEITHER explain the questions NOR suggest any solutions.

PwD candidates who desire to avail the services of a scribe need to opt for this during the online registration.

If it is found at any stage that a candidate has availed the services of a scribe and/or availed the compensatory time, but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe and/or grant of compensatory time, the candidate will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking, counselling, and admission. In case such a candidate has already been admitted to any Institution, the admission of the candidate will be cancelled.

The NTA does not guarantee any change in the category or sub-category (PwD status) after the submission of the Online Application Form, and in any case, no change will be entertained by NTA

Candidates must note that the benefit of reservation will be given to them subject to verification of documents. If it is discovered at any stage that a candidate has used a false/fake/incorrect document, or has furnished false, incorrect, or incomplete information, in order to avail the benefit of reservation, then such a candidate shall be excluded from all admission processes. In case such a candidate has already been given admission, the admission shall stand cancelled.


  1. The minimum degree of disability should be 40% (Benchmark Disability) in order to be eligible for availing reservation for persons with specified
  2. The extent of “specified disability” in a person shall be assessed in accordance with the “Guidelines for the purpose of assessing the extent of specified disability in a person included under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016)” notified in the Gazette of India by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment [Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)] on 4 January
  3. No change in the category will be entertained after the last date specified by NTA.

 Guidelines for conducting written examination for persons with specified disabilities covered under the definition of Section 2(s) of the RPwD Act, 2016 but not covered under the definition of Section 2(r) of the said Act, i.e. persons having less than 40% disability and having difficulty in writing

  1. These guidelines may be called as Guidelines for conducting written examination forpersons with specified disabilities covered under the definition of Section 2(s) of the RPwD Act, 2016 but not covered under the definition of Section 2(r) of the said Act, i.e. persons having less than 40% disability and having difficulty in
  2. The facility of scribe and/or compensatory time shall be granted solely to those having difficulty in writing subject to production of a certificate to the effect that person concerned has limitation to write and that scribe is essential to write examination on his/her behalf from the competent medical authority of a Government healthcare institution.
  3. The medical authority for the purpose of certification as mentioned in point (II) above should be a multi-member authority comprising the following: -
  1. Chief Medical officer/Civil Surgeon/Chief District Medical Officer........ Chairperson
  2. Orthopaedic/PMR specialist
  3. Neurologist, if available*
  4. Clinical Psychologist/Rehabilitation Psychologist/ Psychiatrist/Special Educator
  5. Occupational therapist, if available*
  6. Any other expert based on the condition of the candidate as may be nominated by the Chairperson. (* the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/Chief District Medical Officer may make full efforts for inclusion of neurologists, occupational therapist from the nearest District or the Medical College/Institute, if the same is not available in the district)"
Compensatory time not less than 20 minutes per hour of the examination should be allowed for persons who are eligible for getting In case the duration of the examination is less than an hour, then the duration of the compensatory time should be allowed on pro- rata basis. Compensatory time should not be less than 5 minutes and should be in the multiple of 5.

IGNOU JAT Recruitment 2023 Scheme Of Examination

There will be Computer Based Test (CBT) to be conducted in bilingual (Hindi/English) form by NTA. On the basis of CBT, the merit list will be prepared keeping the number of candidates to be qualified as ten times the number of vacancies.

(MCQ Type)

Test Components

Duration: 2 hours



No. of Questions



General Awareness




Reasoning and General Intelligence




Mathematical Abilities




Hindi/English Language and Comprehension




Computer Knowledge Module






Note*- Extra time will be given to PwBD candidates as per GoI norms

 Tier II

The candidates qualified in the CBT of Tier I, will have to undergo skill (Typing) test which will be of Hindi or English language and will be qualifying in nature subject to minimum qualifying speed as mentioned in the advertisement.

The detailed examination process and syllabus mentioned are given below:


Skill Test/Typing Test

Qualifying in nature subject to minimum qualifying speed.

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