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Admission to Management Programs (MP)-OPENMAT-XLIII for July 2018

IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 - IGNOU has released the notification for MBA Entrance Test - OPENMAT XLIII for admission to the various Management Programs starting from July 2018

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The University will be admitting students for the Programs mentioned below starting from July 2018 through an Entrance Test, to be held on Sunday, the 24th June 2018 all over the Country

Students can also seek admission to Post Graduate Diploma Programs at serial no. 2 to 6 through (Direct Entry) without appearing in OPENMAT entrance exam
All the above programs have multi-media design, and technology aided delivery systems

The complete detail of IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2018 - OPENMAT XLIII such as application form, eligibility criteria, selection process etc is given below.

Details of IGNOU

  • IGNOU, the National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning (ODL), with international recognition and presence, shall provide seamless access to Sustainable and Learner - Centric Quality Education, Skill Up-gradation and training to all by using innovative technologies and methodologies required for promoting integrated national development and global understating.



Important Dates IGNOU MP-OPENMAT XLIII 2018

  • Walk in Admission: 31st May 2018
  • Last Date for Submission of filled-in Application Form (Form 1) for appearing in Entrance Test, OPENMAT XLIII is 01st June 2018
  • OPENMAT XLIII Exam Date: 24th June 2018 (Sunday, 10.00 am - 01.00 pm) - All over the Country
  • For Admission Cycle starting from July 2018


Also See: MBA Entrance Exam 2018




Courses Offered through IGNOU OPENMAT-XLIII

  • School of Management studies offer Master of Business Administration (MBA) and various Post Graduate Specialisation Diplomas
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), or
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)
  • All the above programmes have multi-media design, and technology aided delivery systems. These are offered through countrywide network of study centres.
  • The University will be admitting students for the above Degree/Diplomas in Management starting from July2018 through an Entrance Test ‘OPENMAT-XLIII’ to be held on Sunday, the 24th June 2018 for MBA & PG Specialisation Diplomas



Eligibility Conditions

MBA (through Entrance Test Only)

  • The eligibility criteria for admission to MBA Program would be as per the AICTE norms viz.
  • Any graduate (Including Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category as per government of India rules
  • Clearance of OPENMAT conducted by IGNOU
  • There is no age bar for admission to the above program
  • Note: Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3-year duration


Specialisation Post Graduate Diplomas (Direct Entry- Without Entrance Test)

  • Any Graduate (including Chartered Accountancy/ Cost Accountancy/ Company Secretary ship) with 50% marks for General Category /45% for Reserved Category as per Government of India rules
  • Students who have directly enrolled for PG Specialisation Diploma, can subsequently enroll for MBA after clearing of OPENMAT entrance exam
  • Full Credit transfer would be given for completed courses. For further details refer to the separate ‘Students Handbook & Prospectus’ which is available on University website www.ignou.ac.in
  • There is no age bar for admission to the above program


Walk in Admission

  • Candidates who qualify Entrance Test can submit the registration form (Form-2), available in the ‘Student Handbook & Prospectus’ along with the hall ticket of the Entrance Test, to the respective Regional Centres along with the required fee on any day after the receipt of result card, but not later than 31st May 2018 for admission cycle starting from July 2018




Admission Procedure

  • Admission to the Management Program(MBA and specialisation PG Diplomas in HRM, FM, OM, MM and FMP) will be done on the basis of the score obtained in the OPENMAT, conducted all over India twice a year as per above schedule. A result card will be sent to all the candidates who have appeared in the OPENMAT Exam
  • It will indicate whether the candidate has qualified or not qualified for admission on the basis of cut-off score as decided by the University
  • After qualifying in OPENMAT, a learner will have to apply for admission on the specified APPLICATION FORM (Form 2) which is given in the Prospectus along with required documents to the Regional Director concerned
  • Semester I: Any five courses from MS-1 to MS-11 excluding MS-10
  • Semester II: Rest of five courses
  • Semester III: MS-10, MS-95, two specialisation courses of your choice and MS-100




  • The University provides reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, non-creamy layer of OBC, War Widows, Kashmiri Migrants and Physically Handicapped Learners, as per the Govt. of India rules, for admission to its various programmes.
  • However, submission of forged certificate under any category shall lead not only to cancellation of admission but also be legally implicated as per govt. of India rules



Application Procedure

  • Availability of Student Handbook & Prospectus: Student Handbook & Prospectus for Management Program 2018 can be obtained from the Director (SSC), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 and from any Regional Centre of IGNOU by sending a sum of Rs.1050/- each through a Demand Draft/IPO in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi/city of Regional Centre concerned or by paying Rs.1000/- in cash at the respective sales counters. Please write your name and address on the back of the DD/IPO
  • Application Form and Prospectus can also be downloaded from the websitewww.ignou.ac.in and sent along with a DD/IPO for Rs.1050/- in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi by Registered/Speed Post to Registrar (SED), IGNOU Block No. 12, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068
  • Prospectus will be sent to such applicants after receipt of Rs. 1050/ as written above



Fee Structure

  • Course fee of Rs,1800/- per course can be paid through a Bank Draft obtained from any one of the scheduled banks in favour of IGNOU and should be payable at the city where your Regional Centre is situated(both at the time of Admission and Re-registration). Please write your Name, Enrolment Number and address on the back of the Bank Draft to ensure proper credit to your fee account
  • Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances. It is also not adjustable against any other program of this university
  • Filled in form for Entrance Test ‘OPENMAT-XLIII’ must reach, the Registrar (SED), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068, by Registered Post/Speed Post on or before 01st June 2018


Admit Card

  • For the June term end exam, IGNOU has released admit cards. Admit cards for Delhi NCR will be released next week. The University has also released the list of proposed exams centers.
  • For more details, refer prospectus/website www.ignou.ac.in


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