IGNOU OPENMAT Application 2018 XLII (42nd) January & XLIII (43rd) July Session MBA Entrance Exam


Candidates are informed that IGNOU OPENMAT Application forms have been released by Indira Gandhi National Open University. Students who want to take admission in management programs in this University they have to qualify OPENMAT XLII (42nd) January & XLIII (43rd) July Session. Aspirants who meet with the eligibility criteria can apply for IGNOU OPENMAT MBA Entrance Exam. Applicants are informed that OPENMAT Entrance Exam is going to conduct on scheduled date. Interested candidates can submit online application before the last date as mentioned below via registration link that is ignou.ac.in. For obtaining more information regarding IGNOU OPENMAT Application 2018 such as Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria etc you may go through this web page which is well prepared by the team of indguru.com  

Programmes offered by IGNOU

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Diploma in Management (DIM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates are interested to apply for the OPENMAT 42nd and 43rd entrance exam have to satisfy eligibility norms before applying. Candidates must have done Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category as per Government of India rules, with 3 years’ managerial/supervisory/professional experience. OR Professional Degree with 50% marks in: Engineering/Medicine/Chartered Accountancy (ICAI)/Cost Accountancy (Cost and Works Accountancy) (ICAI/ICWAI)/Company Secretaryship (ICSI)/Law. Any age of applicants are eligible to apply as there is no age limit to apply for IGNOU OPENMAT exam.

Fee Structure

Course fee of Rs. 1500/- 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 programme of this university. 


There is no particular syllabus decided for the exam. Candidates must study broadly to the entire subject to crack this exam. Topics are given below.

  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning


Application Form for Admission to Management Programme will be submitted only at the time of first entry to the programme. Subsequent continuation in the programme will be through RE-REGISTRATION FORMS. You may also use the photocopies of these forms.

Sr. No. July Session January Session Late Fee
1. 1st February to 31st March 1st August to 1st October Nil
2. 1st April to 30th April 3rd October to 31st October Rs. 200/-
3. 1st May to 31st May 1st November to 30th November Rs. 500/-
4. 1st June to 20th June 1st December to 20th December Rs. 1000/-
Procedure to apply for IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Exam

First of all, applicants need to visit official website of IGNOU, www.ignou.ac.in. Afterwards select ‘OPENMAT Entrance Test Form” from the moving line present in the homepage. Download the application form or prospectus. Fill the application form carefully including all essential details in respective manner. After completely fill up the form applicants should attach the entire required document belonging to age, qualification and demand draft of Rs. 1500/-. No fee is to be sent with OPENMAT Form (Form-1), except in case where the form has been downloaded from the website. Then send your Application Form for Entrance Test (OPENMAT) FORM-1 by Registered/Speed Post at below mentioned address.


Registrar SED,

Block 12 IGNOU,

Maidan Garhi New Delhi – 110 068

Documents to be Attached

  • Demand Draft or Challan in case of offline payment or System generated form in case of online payment.
  • Certificate in support of the category
  • Self attested copy of Caste certificate (for SC / ST / OBC category candidates only)
  • Self attested copy of the disability certificate
  • Mark-sheet/ certificate from 10th to P.G. Degree, NET / JRF / Fellowship award letters etc
  • NOC / sponsorship letter from present employer, if employed

Indira Gandhi National Open University will issue OPENMAT admit card at least two weeks before the exams. Applicants can stay in touch with us and we will update them regarding OPENMAT 42nd and 43rd OPENMAT hall ticket or applicants can download it from official web page if Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Important Dates

Date of entrance test Last date to submission of OPENMAT entrance test application form Validity Of OPENMAT Score Card Last date to submission application form for admission
Third week of August (OPENMAT-XL) Mid month of July 2017
  • 1st Sem. 2018 (January 2018)
  • 2nd Sem. 2018 (July 2018)


  • Last week of November 2017
  • Last week of May 2018 (OPENMAT-XL)
First week of February 2018 (OPENMAT-XLI) Mid month of December 2017 (OPENMAT-XLI)
  • 2nd Sem. 2018 (July 2018)
  • 1st Sem. 2018 (January 2019)


  • Last week of May 2018
  • Last week of November 2018 (OPENMAT-XLI)

IGNOU OPENMAT Application 


Candidates who want to attain more details concerning IGNOU OPENMAT Application may go through with the Official Notification as stated above. Keep visiting this web portal to obtain latest updates for IGNOU OPENMAT Application Form 2018 or other information such as Result, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern etc.

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