IGNOU students have lots of confusion regarding assignments---- submission, validity, latest assignments, etc. Given are some clarifications to all your confusion point-wise.
Ans. NO! It's not really true. Once you have submitted your assignment and completed it (cleared), it is valid for the entire duration of the IGNOU programme.
Thus, even if someone fails a paper or re-registers for a paper; he/she simply has to reappear in the TEE (if he has already passed the Assignment). So, there’s no need to resubmit the IGNOU assignment for the said paper.
Ans. There is only one connection: A student has to submit an IGNOU Solved Assignment to appear in the respective subject’s TEE. If the assignment is not submitted, then the student is not allowed to apply for the respective paper in TEE. His/her TEE examination form will be accepted only when the Study Centre verifies that the assignment for the said paper has been submitted.
Except for this connection, assignments and the IGNOU term-end examination form are unconnected.
Ans. No, you can't. Irrespective of the TEE you plan to appear for, you have to submit ONLY the latest IGNOU Assignments. The latest or new IGNOU assignments are uploaded every semester. Hence, you must prepare fresh assignments meant for that semester only.
Ans. No, not necessarily. IGNOU assignments can be submitted without the TEE form. These two are not connected, that is, you can submit the IGNOU Assignments without applying for the TEEs of the respective subjects even once. But since registration for a paper is valid only for a limited period, hence it’s good to keep clearing the TEEs as well. Else, one has to re-register for the paper after a limited time.
Ans. There’s NO Fee at all for the submission of the IGNOU Assignments. The fee and Late Fee are for the submission of the Examination Form. If you submit your Examination form after the Last Date then you will have to pay the Late Fee in addition to the examination fee for each paper. The Last date to submit the TEE examination form for IGNOU Term End Examinations Without Late Fee is March 31st for June TEE and September 30th for December TEE.
Ans. Yes, you can. You can submit your assignments at your study center when it opens. Mostly IGNOU study centers remain open at the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) only. You have to submit your assignment before the last date of submission of the TEE form or the last date of assignment submission.