Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) offers distance learning education for students from matric level to PhD level. AIOU was established in 1974 and is the first distance learning education university not only in Pakistan but also in Asia. Apart from normal education.
AIOU also offers certificate and diplomas in different fields. There is no age limit for taking admission in AIOU due to which it is the largest university according to the number of students. Every year, thousands of students take admissions in AIOU for different classes. Along with distance learning education, AIOU also provides regular classes for higher level education like PhD and PMhil and also for technical courses like computer and IT related subjects.
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AIOU starts admissions twice in a year in autumn and spring semesters. Along with that, few higher degree classes and education courses are offered once in a year. The admission process of various classes start couples of months before the start of regular classes while interested candidates are informed through newspapers and official website of AIOU.
Through past papers, students can get an idea about the types of questions that are expected to come in the exams while model papers provide complete guide to the new paper pattern and syllabus adopted by the university. Past papers can be purchased from the market while AIOU issues the model papers and the students can download the papers from the official site of the board.
AIOU releases the date sheets of the exams and roll number slips of students couple of months before the start of the exams. Date sheets show the examination schedule while roll number slips inform the students about their roll numbers, examination venue, time table and other details. Date sheets can be seen through AIOU Tutor website while the university mails the roll number slips to the mentioned addresses of the students.
Allama Iqbal Open University issues the results of different classes after two or three months of their exams. Soon after the result announcement, the results are available at the official site of the university while students receive their result cards few days after the result announcement by post.