IGNOU B.Com Course 2024 – Exam Date, Syllabus and Fee

Check out the details regarding IGNOU B.Com Course 2024 – Exam Date, Syllabus and Fee. If you are searching for IGNOU distance BCom course details 2021, then you are in the right place. Here we are providing detailed information about the distance B.Com program in IGNOU. The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) program in both January and July academic sessions. It is a three-years degree program that includes courses worth 96 credits Where each credit is equivalent to 30 study hours which consists of all the learning activities.

Therefore, the students who are pursuing the IGNOU B.Com program have to pass out all the courses (96 credits) within the maximum program duration to make themselves eligible for this bachelor’s degree.

IGNOU B.Com Course 2024 – Exam Date, Syllabus and Fee

While pursuing the IGNOU B.Com, the students have to choose the subjects in all three years from three different types of courses which has been mentioned below:

  • Foundation Courses (24 Credits)
  • Elective Courses (56  or 64  (not less than 48 credits))
  • Application Oriented Courses (16 or 8)

Apart from these courses, the students also need to study an awareness course on the environment ‘An Introduction to the Environment’ (NEV1). But there will be no examination conducted for this program.

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B.Com Degree from IGNOU University

About Course

The full form of B.Com is Bachelor of Commerce. It is a Bachelor Degree Programme which is offered in both the admission cycle i.e January and July. It comes under the School of Management Studies (SOMS). All Students without a formal qualification of 10+2 or its equivalent can take admission to the Bachelor of Commerce program.

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It is an opportunity for those students who want to pursue their education in the field of Commerce and do not have any formal qualification of 10+2. After completing the B.Com course, students can go for higher studies such as the Master of Commerce.  As there is a minimum component of application-oriented courses, the student is exposed to vocational/professional expertise. To know more about the B.Com discipline, please visit the official website at www.ignou.ac.in.


The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers IGNOU B.Com Admission in both January as well as July academic cycles. The university offers Bachelor of Commerce(B.Com)- Bachelor’s Degree Programme via two different streams. These are mentioned below:

  •  Non-formal: The non-formal stream is for those students who have not passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination. They have to pass a Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme of IGNOU to qualify for admission to B.A., BTS, B.Com. & BSW.
  • Formal: A Formal stream of admission is 10+2 or its equivalent examination.

B.com Specialization Courses

  • Bachelor Of Commerce (General)
  • Bachelor Of Commerce with major in Taxation (B.com Taxation)
  • Bcom With Major In Corporate Affairs And Administration
  • Bcom With Major In Financial And Cost Accounting
  • Bachelor Of Commerce With Major In Accountancy And Finance (B.com Finance)


To know more about the B.Com discipline, you can visit your nearest IGNOU Regional Centre. Also, you can visit the university’s official website at www.ignou.ac.in. The candidates who are interested in joining this course, they need to obtain the IGNOU Common Prospectus from their nearest Regional Centres personally by visiting there for sum of Rs.200/- or they can also order the prospectus by sending a Demand Draft(DD) of Rs.250/- in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi/city of concerned Regional Centre to the following address: Registrar (Student Registration Division), Indira Gandhi National Open College, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68.

The prospectus can also be downloaded from the university website in the form of a soft copy. The applicants can check the last date for receipt of the request for prospectus by post can be checked in IGNOU Admission advertisement. The learners can also download the prospectus from the university official website at www.ignou.ac.in in the form of a PDF file.

IGNOU B.Com Courses & Syllabus Details

The list of courses available under each of the 3 categories is given in the tables follow :

The university follows the credit system. One credit is equal to 30 hours of learner’s study time. To earn a Bachelor’s Degree (BCOM), a learner has to earn 96 credits in a minimum of three years with 32 credits per year. For earning 96 credits, a student has to opt for courses from three categories.

(1) Foundation Course

(2) Elective Courses and

(3) Application-Oriented Courses as given hereunder.

ProgramFoundation CoursesElective CoursesApplication Oriented Courses
BCOM24 Credits56 Credits or 64 Credits (not less than 48 credits from Commerce)16 or 8 Credits

In addition to these courses, all BDP students have to study an awareness course on the environment entitled -‘An Introduction to the Environment’ (NEV1). The course aims to improve the understanding and enrich knowledge about the prevalent environmental concerns and issues; and management of various environmental problems. There will be no examination for this course.


In order to enable you to complete the Bachelor of Commerce Programme within the minimum period of three years, you are allowed to take courses worth 32 credits in each year. In the first year of study, you should take the prescribed credits in Foundation Courses (BSHF 101, FEG 1 or FHD 2 and FEG 2 or any one of MILs or FST 1), and the remaining credits in Elective Courses. In the second year, you should take the remaining credits of Foundation Course and Elective Courses. In the third year, you should take 16 or 24 credits in Elective Courses and 16 or 8 credits in Application Oriented Courses.

How to Choose Courses for B.Com.

In order to enable you to complete the B.Com Programme within the minimum period of three years, you are allowed to take 32 credits worth of courses each year.

In the first year, you should take 16 credits of Foundation Courses (BSHF 101, FEG 1 or FHD 2 and FEG 2 or any one of the MILs). Eight credits of Elective Courses in Commerce (ECO 1 and ECO 2) and 8 credits of Elective Courses in Other Disciplines either from Group 1 or 2.

In the second year, you should take 8 credits of Foundation Courses (FST 01) and 24 credits of Elective Courses in Commerce (ECO 3, ECO 5, ECO 6 or ECO 13, ECO 7, ECO 12 and ECO 14).

In the third year you should take 16 credits of Elective Courses in Commerce ECO 8, ECO 9, ECO 10 & ECO 11), and 8 to 16 credits in Application-Oriented Courses. You should take 8 credits in elective courses in other disciplines. It shall be noted that the commerce-based Application-Oriented courses are AMK 1, AED 1, AOM 1, ASP 1 and BCOA 1.


The learner should be having 10+2 qualification is eligible for admission. The learners who have not completed the 10+2 but if they have completed Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme (BPP) from IGNOU are also eligible for admission.

Please check the details mentioned below about the IGNOU B.Com program before taking admission. These are as follows:

  • The medium of Instruction: English and Hindi
  • Program Duration: The learner pursuing the B.Com need to complete the Bachelor Degree within the minimum duration of 3 Years  and maximum duration of 6 Years
  • Fee Structure: The total program fee is Rs. 6,000/- which the learner has to pay year wise @Rs. 2,000/- per year.
  • Age Requirement: No bar.

Admissions open for July-2021 Session
Note : Last date for Fresh Admission without Late Fee is : 31st October, 2021

Note: Please contact Regional Centre or download the latest prospectus to check the latest Fee details as it may vary with the fee mentioned on this website.


[Compulsory 24 Credits (1st year 16 credits, IInd year 8 credits)]

Course CodeTitle of the Course Credits
Compulsory Courses
BSHF 101Foundation Course in Humanities & Social Sciences 8
FST 1Foundation Course in Science & Technology 8
FEG 1Foundation Course in English-1Choose anyone4
FHD 2Foundation Course in Hindi-24
Optional Courses (Choose anyone)
FAS 1Assamese 4
FBG 1Bengali 4
FEG 2English 4
FGT 1Gujarati 4
BHDF 101Hindi 4
FKD 1Kannada 4
FML 1Malayalam 4
FMT 1Marathi 4
FOR 1Oriya 4
FPB 1Punjabi 4
FTM 1Tamil 4
FTG 1Telugu 4
FUD 1Urdu 4
BSKF 1Sanskrit 4
BBHF 1Bhojpuri 4
BMAF 1Maithilee 4
Total Credits of Foundation Course24


Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
EHD 1Hindi Gadya8
EHD 2Hindi Kavya8
EHD 3Hindi Sahitya ka Itihas evam Sahitya Parichaya8
EHD 4Madhya Kaleen Bhartiya Sahitya: Samaj aur Sanskriti8
EHD 5Adhunik Bhartiya Sahitya: Rashtriya Chetna aur Navjagran8
BHDE 106Hindi Bhasha : Itihas aur Vartman8
BHDE 107Hindi Sanrachna8
BHDE 108Prayojanmoolak Hindi8
BEGE 101From Language to Literature8
BEGE 102The Structure of Modern English8
BEGE 103Communication Skills in English8
BEGE 104English for Business Communication8
BEGE 105Understanding Prose8
EEG 6Understanding Poetry8
BEGE 107Understanding Drama8
BEGE 108Reading the Novel8
BULE 1Elements of Urdu Structure8
BULE 2History of Urdu Language8
BULE 3Urdu Poetry8
BULE 4Urdu Fiction8
BULE 5Urdu Non-Fiction Prose8
BULE 6History of Urdu Literature8
Political Science
EPS 11Political Ideas and Ideologies8
BPSE 212Government and Politics in India8
EPS 3Modern Indian Political Thought8
EPS 15South Asia: Economy, Society and Politics8
EPS 6Government and Political in East and South East Asia8
EPS 7International Relations8
EPS 8Government and Politics in Australia8
EPS 9Comparative Government and Politics8
EHI 1Modern India: 1857-19648
EHI 2India: Earliest Times to the 8th Century A.D.8
EHI 3India: From 8th Century to 15th Century A.D.8
EHI 4India: From 16th to Mid 18th Century8
EHI 5India: From Mid 18th to Mid 19th Century8
EHI 6History of China and Japan : 1840-19498
EHI 7Modern Europe: Mid Eighteenth to Mid Twentieth Century8
BECE 15Elementary Mathematical Methods in Economics8
BECE 16Economic Development: Comparative Analysis & Contemporary Issues8
EEC 7Industrial Development in India8
EEC 10National Income Accounting8
EEC 11Fundamentals of Economics8
BECE 2Indian Economic Development: Issues and Perspectives8
EEC 13Elementary Statistical Methods and Survey Techniques8
BECE 214Agricultural Development in India8
Public Administration
EPA 1Administrative Theory8
BPAE 102Indian Administration8
EPA 3Development Administration8
EPA 4Personnel Administration8
EPA 5Financial Administration8
EPA 6Public Policy8
ESO 11The Study of Society8
ESO 12Society in India8
ESO 13Sociological Thought8
ESO 14Society and Stratification8
ESO 15Society and Religion8
ESO 16Social Problems in India8
BPY 1Indian Philosophy: Part I4
BPY 2To be taken together Logic: Classical and Symbolic4
BPY 3Ancient and Medieval Philosophy4
BPY 4To be taken together Religions of the World4
BPY 5Indian Philosophy: Part II4
BPY 8To be taken together Modern Western Philosophy4
BPY 6Metaphysics4
BPY 7To be taken together Ethics4
BPY 9Contemporary Western Philosophy4
BPY 10To be taken together Epistemology4
BPY 11Philosophy of Human Person4
BPY 12To be taken together Philosophy of Science and Cosmology4
BPYE 1Philosophy of Religion4
BPYE 2To be taken together Tribal and Dalit Philosophy4
BPC 1General Psychology4
BPC 2To be taken together Developmental Psychology4
BPC 3Research Methods in Psychology4
BPC 4To be taken together Statistics in Psychology4
BPC 5Theories of Personality4
BPC 6To be taken together Social Psychology4
BPCL 7*Practicals in Psychological Testing4
BPCL 8*To be taken together Practical in Experimental Psychology4
BPCE 11School Psychology4
BPCE 13Motivation and Emotion4
BPCE 14Psychopathology4
BPCE 15Industrial and Organisational Psychology4
BPCE 17Introduction to Counseling Psychology4
BPCE 18Neuropsychology4
BPCE 19Environmental Psychology4
BPCE 21Forensic Psychology4
BPCE 22*Practicals in Clinical Psychology OR
Practicals in Industrial &
Orgnisational Psychology OR
To be taken together
Practicals in Counseling
BPCE 23*Internship in Psychology4
  1. *Courses are compulsory for B.A. (Psychology) major students. These courses would not be offered to B.A. General Students.
  2. The course BPCE 22 should be related to theory course BPCE 14/BPCE 15/BPCE 17.
  3. The student is required to choose 4 credit courses from BPCE 14/BPCE 15/BPCE 17.
  4. The student is required to choose 4 credit courses from BPCE 11/BPCE 13/BPCE 18/ BPCE 19/BPCE 21
  5. Psychology courses are available in English medium only.
Rural Development
*** BRDE 101Rural Development: Indian Context8

*** (This course in Rural Development may also be opted by Sociology students for major in Sociology)

(Learners who successfully complete 48 credits in any one discipline will be given a B.A. major degree after completion of 96 credits whereas others will be awarded, B.A General Degree). However, for a B.A.(Major) degree in Mathematics learner should complete 40 credits including MTE1, MTE2, MTE4 and MTE9 (in all worth 28 credits)

ECO 1Business Organization 4
ECO 2Accountancy-1 4
ECO 3Management Theory 4
ECO 5Mercantile Law 4
ECO 6Economic Theory 4
ECO 7Elements of Statistics 4
ECO 8Company Law 4
ECO 9Money, Banking & Financial Institutions 4
ECO 10Elements of Costing 4
ECO 11Elements of Income Tax 4
ECO 12Elements of Auditing 4
ECO 13Business Environment 4
ECO 14Accountancy-II 4
MTE 1Calculus 4
MTE 4Elementary Algebra

To be taken together


MTE 5 Analytical Geometry2
MTE 2Linear Algebra 4
MTE 6Abstract Algebra 4
MTE 7Advanced Calculus 4
MTE 8Differential Equations 4
MTE 9Real Analysis 4
MTE 10Numerical Analysis 4
MTE 11Probability and Statistics 4
MTE 12Linear Programming 4
MTE 13Discrete Mathematics 4
MTE 14Mathematical Modeling 4

Mathematics elective courses are offered to B.Com. students as well. However, these courses should not be opted by students coming to B.Com through BPP. It is strongly recommended that only those students who have studied Mathematics as a subject in 10+2 should opt for the Mathematics electives.


MTE1 is a pre-requisite for MTE7 to MTE10.
MTE7 is a pre-requisite for MTE11.
MTE7 is a co-requisite for MTE8.
MTE8 is a pre-requisite for MTE14.

Co-requisite and pre-requisite courses refer to the courses which the learners are strongly advised to register for and complete, so that the related courses could be studied easily. Otherwise, it is not a compulsory directive. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you opt for these courses as advised.
IGNOU will try to make every effort to conduct Laboratory Courses in the programme at the Study Centre chosen by you. But in case of any difficulty, you may be advised to attend the Laboratory Courses at some other Study Centre. You should be prepared for such a situation.

Application-Oriented Courses

The third component of the Bachelor’s Degree programme comprises Application Oriented Courses. These courses are developed to equip you in some areas of your choice, which requires applications of skills. You must select at least 8 credits worth of courses from this group. You are allowed to select a maximum of 16 credits from this group. If you have opted for a total of 64 credits in elective courses, you should take only 8 credits under Application Oriented Courses.

Alternatively, if you have taken only 56 credits in elective courses, you are allowed to take 16 credits in Application Oriented Courses. The detailed list of the Application Oriented Courses currently available is given below.

List of Application Oriented Courses for B.Com.

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
AFW(E)Feature Writing (English)4
BHDA 101xHHMK ^T 3fft ^R eR^T (f^Nt)4
AWR(E)Writing for Radio (English)4
BRPA 101Radio Lekhan (Hindi)4
ATR 1Translation(English)8
ACC 1Organizing Child Care Services8
ANC 1Nutrition for the Community8
AHE 1**Human Environment (6 Credits Theory + 2 Credits Project)8
AMK 1*Marketing4
AED 1*Export Procedure and Documentation4
AOM 1*Office Organization and Management4
ASP 1*Secretarial Practice4
AMT 1**Teaching of Primary School Mathematics (6 Credit Theory + 2 Credit Project)8
ACS 1Consumer Studies8
CTE 3Teaching Strategies4
CTE 4Teaching English-Elementary4
CTE 5Teaching English-Secondary School (With CTE 3 take anyone either CTE 4 or CTE 5)4
AST 1***Statistical Techniques4
AOR 1Operational Research4
+AEC 1*Environmental Chemistry (6 Credit Theory + 2 Credit Project)8
APM 1*Integrated Pest Management8
BCOA 1Business Communication and Enterpreneurship (English Medium only)4

*Commerce based Application-oriented Courses. However, students are free to choose any Application-oriented Course(s) of their choice. Among 4 credit Application Oriented Courses, they have to choose at least two 4 credit courses to make up 8 credits in total.

** All these courses have a theory component of 6 credits and a project/Lab component of 2 credits. The project is to be submitted in SED at IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068.

*** +2 level of mathematics is a pre-requisite.

+ CHE1, CHE 2 and CHE 3(L) are pre-requisite for this course. This course is only for those who have studied Chemistry up to 10+2 level.


Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
FEG-02Foundation Course in English4
FST-1Foundation Course in Science and Technology8
FEG-1Foundation Course in English-14
FHD-2Foundation Course in Hindi-24
FHD-1Foundation Course in Hindi-14
MSW-009Community Organisation Management for Community Development8


Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
ECO-1Business Organisation4
ECO-03Management Theory4
ECO-05Mercantile Law4
ECO-06Economic Theory4
ECO-07Elements of Statistics4
ECO-08Company Law4
ECO-09Money, Banking and Financial Institutions4
ECO-10Elements of Costing4
ECO-11Elements of Income Tax4
ECO-12Elements of Auditing4
ECO-13Business Environment4


Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
AFW-(E)Feature Writing4
AWR-(E)Writing for Radio4
AWR-(H)Radio Lekhan (Hindi)4
CTE-03Teaching Strategies4
CTE-04Teaching English (Elementary School)4
CTE-05Teaching English (Secondary School)4
AOM-1Office Organisation Management4
ASP-1Secretarial Practice4
AHE-1Human Environment6
AMT-01Teaching of Primary School Mathematics6
AMK-1Marketing -AMK-1 4
AED-1Export Procedures and Documentation4
ACC-1Organizing Childcare Services8
ANC-1Nutrition for the Community-ANC-18
ACS-1Consumer Studies- ACS- 18
Total Credits 96

Students are free to choose any Application Oriented Course from the list given above subject to fulfillment of prerequisites. However, they have to opt at least two 4 credit courses to make up 8 credits in total.

  • Programme Coordinator:  Prof. M.S.S. Raju
  • Contact No.011-29573032
  • Email id: [email protected]

Hope you like this article IGNOU B.Com Course Details 2024. We have provided the course details regarding bachelor of commerce programme in IGNOU, prospectus, fee details, admission procedure, eligibility, course & syllabus structure in this article.


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