AIOU B.A Admission criteria (B.A General, B.Com, B.A Library & Information Sciences and B.A Mass Communication)

The admission criteria to get admission in B.A level programs is given below:

  • To get admission in any Bachelor Degree Program of Allama Iqbal Open University the first prerequisite condition is you must already passed all compulsory courses including English in Higher Secondary School Certificate (F.A, F.Sc Exams) and also in your Secondary School Certificate Exam (Matric). 
  • AIOU will not grant admission on provisional certificates issued by schools and colleges. Moreover web results print out will not be accepted for the purpose of admission. Intersected candidates who want to get admission in AIOU B.A level programs are required to attach attested photocopies of F.A/F.Sc Certificates or attested copies of result card issued by any HEC recognize university or board.
  • Candidates having certificates in Sanwia e Aama / Fazil Arabi / Urdu etc are required to attach (Equivalence Certificate) issued by Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) with the admission form. 

  • Students must write name of group and courses with course codes of their choice as group and courses will not be changes once the admission would be finalized. 
  • Graduate from Allama Iqbal Open University as well as other universities can take admission additionally in any one or more courses. The university will not issued bachelor degree to such students however if they successfully cleared courses then the university will issue them additional pass certificates for particular courses. 
  • Students who cleared HSC level exam from AIOU are required to attach attested photo copy of provisional or F.A, F.Sc Certificate with the admission form. (Admission will not allowed on result cards copies). 
  • Non Muslims students are required to take Ethics as Compulsory subject instead of Islamiat which is compulsory for Muslim Students. Non-Muslim could not take Islamiat and Muslim could not take Ethics as Half credit course in their bachelor degree program. 
  • Candidates who are taking admission for the first time are required to deposit registration fee also alongwith admission fee otherwise admission will not be granted. However students who already deposited registration fee not required to deposit again. 
  • Incomplete admission forms will not be considered and returned back to the students duly highlight objections. Students will require completing all requirements and removing objections after that university will give admission in the next semester. Therefore to save time please carefully read all instructions given on admission form and prospectus and filled up the form properly and attached all required documents and again review it properly and then send it to the university otherwise you will be responsible if your admission form rejected by the AIOU due to any shortfall. 
  • As the admission got finalized and books dispatched to the students the admission will not be cancelled and fee will not be refunded.

 AIOU B.A Admission criteria (B.A Dars e Nizami Group):
  • Sanwia Khasa & Intermediate with English or Dars e Nizami Intermediate level course must be passed before to to get admission in B.A Dars e Nizami (Shahadat ul Aalia) program. Attached attested photocopies of these certificates otherwise admission will not be granted. 
  • Students who have passed F.A level compulsory papers on the basis of *HEC recognized Deeni Madaris (See List) Degrees and certificates are eligible to get admission in B.A Dars-e-Nizami Program however it is compulsory for them to attached equal to F.A level (Equivalence Certificate) issued by Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) with the admission form. In case of not attaching this IBCC F.A Equivalence certificate admission form will not be considered. 
Information and Common instructions for all Bachelors level programs (B.A General, B.Com, B.A Library & Information Sciences and B.A Mass Communication, B.A Dars – e - Nizami)
  • Every AIOU Bachelor level program consists of four semesters in which students will study two full credit courses in each semester. 
  • To get Bachelor Degree students will require passing 8 credit courses or equivalent. 
  • B.A General Group students have to pass 2 compulsory and 6 elective subjects for successfully completion of bachelor degree. 
  • Likewise students of B.A Library and Information Sciences and Mass Communication Group must pass 06 Full credit compulsory and 02 Full credit elective courses to get their final bachelor degree.
  • All 08 Full credit courses are compulsory in B.Com & B.A (Dars-e-Nizami) program.
  • Student of B.Com have to go under 3 months internship in an organization, Bank or reputed industry at the end of last semester exam. 
  • On depositing some additional fee students of B.Com can take computer courses if facility of computer study centers is available in their areas. Those who chose computer courses have to attend computer classes in the approved study centers. Passing of midterm exam is compulsory with at least 80% of attendance. In the following places facility of computer study centers are available:
    • Sindh Province:   Karachi, Hyderabad
    • Punjab Province: Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Chakwal, Attock, Wah Cantt, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Multan, Wehari, Sialkot, Gujrat, Sheikhopura, Dera Ghazi Khan, Layya, Jhang, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Toba Tek Singh, Qasoor, Lahore, Bakkhar
    • Balochistan Province:     Quetta
    • KPK Province:    Haripur, Peshawar City, Abbottabad, Peshawar Cantt, Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Swat, Manshera
    • Islamabad / Northern Areas / Azad Kashmir: Islamabad, Mirupur (AJK), Bhimbar, Jehlum, Muzzaffarabad (AJK)
  •  The University will not send books to students of deeni madaris of such subjects which they are already reading in their institutions. However AIOU will dispatch assignments and appoint tutors for each course who evaluate and check the assignments written by students.
  •  AIOU will take exam in its own mode of some subjects that taught in syllabus of Deeni Madris. Some other courses that are not taught in the Madris will be teach by AIOU through distance education being their importance and requirement.  
  •  It is compulsory for all B.A level students to must be passed Englsih Part-I before taking admission in English Paper Part-II. Moreover both these courses could not be taken in one semester.


  1. Where is the branch of AIOU in Karachi ?

  2. Karachi AIOU Regional Office Regional Campus, Allama Iqbal Open University St # 6, D-1, Block No. 14, Federal 'B' Area KARACHI 75950. Telephone no. (021) 99246099 - 101.

  3. If we already doing then can we take addmission in BA from AIOU?

  4. is its degree considered registered or approve by HEC ???

  5. is AIOU degree Registered or Affiliated by HEC??

  6. Degree issued by AIOU is 100% recoginzed and regiserted by HEC and Government of Pakistan.

  7. kia meri koi help ker skta hy k mai AIOU mai admission kesy loon aur agar kisi k pas BA ka Admission Form filled hy to please mujhy send ker den Help k liy. My Email Id is

  8. AOA, Waqas bahi ap meray is blog ka admission page visit karain aur wahan par latest admissions 2013 ki maloom hain jis main sara procedure aur tareqa kar diya gaya hay. ap ney agar BA main admission lena hy to phir sab sy phelay ap ko B.A ka PROSPECTUS AIOU ki sale points par at Main Campus AIOU University H-8 Islamabad sy ya, Regional Campuses and Coordinating Offices sy hasil kia ja sakta hy. Qeemat 50/- rupay hay prospectus ki. Is prospectus main Admission form aur tamam maloomat darj hain.

  9. kia AIOU ma English Literature ka Subjects majod ha ??

  10. Kia mai AIOU islamabad se private kar sakta hun? If yes then what is the procedure?

  11. Ap B.Com kar saktay hain but remember Student of B.Com have to go under 3 months internship in an organization, Bank or reputed industry at the end of last semester exam. please contact university for further guidelines.

  12. i m studnt of aiou i hav some prblms no 1 k mjhy buks ghlt mli means k admsn 436 me lia or buks ien 484 or 485 codes ki bt jb rong buks waps bhejin to crct buk code 436 abi tk nai mli jb k 436 code ki 1st asgnmnt ki last date prso yani 15 july he,nw plz hlp me,my rol no is aq477617,smstr sprng 2013.

    1. Zeeshan do not waste time just download course code 0436-Seerat-e-Tayyaba assignment question paper from aiou website and prepare it and send it to your concerned tutor before the last date i.e. 15th July 2013. You can get the book temporarily from your friends or from the market or simply you can give answers from reading of available books in your home with some help of internet.

      For your assistance I have given a link here where you can download assignment. Please visit this link:


      When you send assignment then follow up with university the issue of book you still not received.

  13. ba me admission k lyea mje info chayea

    1. Ap ko jis kisam ki information darkar ho wo complete likhain aur apni previous education bhi lekhain aur name/city waghara b likh dain ta k ap ko proper maloomat de ja sakay.

  14. hello ,
    im from pakistan but living in belgium i want to do my ba from aiou. but its not possible for me to come every year to pak to give exam, so can i do it online ? if its yes then how would i give exams online and how i will receive books ?? thanks

  15. AIOU not offer courses online. You can do B.A from virtual university of Pakistan for further guidance please visit virtual university of Pakistan website.

  16. My ny kust university sy regular ek sal kr lia hy lkn ub mjy job mil gai hy kia ub my AIOU sy next year private kr skti hou .r agar kr skti hou to plz mjy addmission date r mokamal process send kr dain r ha agar kisi k paper fail ho to os ka kia process ho ga

    1. Please contact on Bachelor Admission department of AIOU on telephone number 051-9057435 they will guide you well in your case that you can get admission for the next year or not?

  17. Sir can u tell me when will aiou books deliver....????? I m ba student" of aiou.... &waiting for books.... its my first semester....

  18. Tahir.
    kya koi bata sakta k F.A karne k baad mein aiou mein k liye admission le sakta hun yah nahi mere number 473 hain total 1100

  19. kya koi bata sakta hai k F.A k baad mein kar sakta hun aiou se mere num F.A mein 473 the total 1100