PGDM- December 3rd week 2018
IGNOU MBA admissions are done on the basis of OPENMAT Entrance Test held twice in a year. IGNOU offers various management programs for the years 2018-19 in first and second semester respectively for all the candidates who want to pursue MBA courses in distance mode. Scroll down for details on IGNOU MBA Admissions. About 28,000 candidates are going to appear for the OPENMAT exam going to conduct by IGNOU. The candidate should choose for registration of those management courses only which are on offer during a particular semester. IGNOU offers following management courses:
IGNOU Admission in Management programs based on OPENMAT Entrance Test held twice in a year. The OPENMAT entrance tests known as OPENMAT XLII and OPENMAT XLIII. The date of conducting both OPENMAT XLII and OPENMAT XLIII exams are given in the table below.
(The details given on this page is for the MBA and Specialisation Post Graduate
Diploma Programmes only)
Latest Update: OPENMAT exam 2018 has postponed. Earlier the exam was scheduled to be conducted on 4 March 2018 which has now been postponed indefinitely. The notification for the same is attached below.
IGNOU OPENMAT Last date for submission
21 August 2017
|15 December 2017|
Ten days before the Entrance Test
|IGNOU last date to apply for PGDM courses||31 December 2017|
IGNOU MBA Exam Date
24 September 2017
4 March 2018
Validity of OPENMAT Result
Sem 1: January 2018
Sem 2: July 2018
Sem 1: July 2018
Sem 2: January 2019
The maximum duration of the MBA Programme is 8 (eight) years. However, if the candidate is not able to complete the course in Eight years he/ she will have have to fill a separate admission form (Form 3). In this case, the candidate will not have to appear in OPENMET again.
Age: There is no age limitation for MBA in IGNOU.
Academic Qualification: Applicants must be graduated in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for reserved category) with 3 years managerial/supervisory/professional experience.
Professional/Bachelors Degree with 50% marks in Engineering/Medicine/Chartered Accountancy (ICAI)/ Cost Accountancy (Cost and Works Accountancy) (ICAI/ ICWAI)/ ICSI Law.
Foreign Students: students from foreign countries living in India on a valid student visa for the minimum duration of the programme are eligible to apply for the admission to IGNOU MBA programmes.
The applicants seeking admissions to the IGNOU MBA programmes have to apply offline only for OPENMAT XLII and XLIII, Applicants have to fill and send the two application forms namely Form 1 and Form 2. Applicants can either purchase the prospectus and handbook from the IGNOU offices which will have a form 1 in a separate envelope or they can download the forms from the links given below.
STEP 1: The candidates have to enter their educational and basic details in the application form via blue/black ball point pen only.
STEP 2: Applicants have to affix their passport size photograph duly attested by the candidates.
STEP 3: Applicants have to fill the details accurately any ambiguity in information may lead to the termination. Applicants have to select their study centres which will be their exam centre also.
STEP 4: The candidates have to download and fill the form 2 for MBA Admissions. Applicants have to enclose the given below following documents before submission.
STEP 5: Applicants have to now send both the application forms enclosed in an envelope whose detailed procedure is discussed below.
The applicants can pay for the OPENMAT Application form in cash at the IGNOU centre or via demand draft. In case the form has been downloaded from the website, a demand draft of Rs 1500 drawn in favour of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi has to be sent along with OPENMAT form. The prospectus will be sent to such candidates after receipt of the form along with the demand draft.
Applicants have to submit the application form offline only, there is no provision of submitting the application form online. Applicants have to send the Form 1 duly filled along with all the documents attached to the given below address via speed post/registered post.
Block 12 IGNOU,
New Delhi - 110 068
Form 2 Submission: Applicants have to send the form 2 to their nearest regional offices in person or via mail along with the enclosed with copies of above-mentioned documents and Demand Draft for the fee of the programme at Rs 1,500 per course. Please ensure that you have written your name, programme code and address on the back of the demand draft.( The fee can be paid by way of Demand Draft drawn in the name of IGNOU and payable at the city where your Regional Centre is located).
The candidates have to make the payment of IGNOU MBA Fee of Rs 1500.
OPENMAT will be the 180-minute test with 200 multiple choice questions. Applicants will be given OMR sheets where they have to encircle the right choices using a pen only.
The OPEN MAT Exam will have 4 sections with the questions distribution as follows:
|Test||Number of Questions|
|Test - I General Awareness||30|
|Test - II English Language||50|
|Test - III Quantitative Aptitude||50|
|Test - IV Reasoning||70|
|Total Questions||200 Questions|
MBA Schedule for students after admission in IGNOU.
IGNOU has a Campus Placement Cell (CPC) that conducts on-campus and off-campus placement and employability enhancement activities at the headquarters and some Regional Centres. There is no guaranteed placement for the students.
Student Registration Division (SRD)
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, India
Phone No. :011- 29532741
Fax No. : 011- 29532686