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IGNOU OPENMAT Test XLIII for MBA Admissions in 2018

IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2018 -: IGNOU has released the notification for MBA Entrance Test -XLIII for admission to the various Management Programmes starting from January 2018

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


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.

Courses Offered through IGNOU OPENMAT- XLIII

School of Management studies offer Master of Business Administration (MBA) and various Post Graduate Specialisation Diplomas

a. Master of Business Administration (MBA), or

b. Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM), or

c. Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM), or

d. Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM), or

e. Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM), or

f. Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

All the above programmes have multi-media design, and technology aided delivery systems. Theses are offered through countrywide network of study centres.

The University will be admitting the students for the above Degree/Diplomas in Management starting from January 2018 through an Entrance Test "OPENMAT- OPENMAT XLIII - 04th February 2018 (Sunday) all over the country.

Eligibility Conditions for IGNOU OPENMAT 2018

Eligibility for admission to Management Program

The eligibility criteria for admission to MBA programme 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

here is no age bar for admission to the above programme

Note: Bachelor’s Degree means Bachelor’s Degree of not less than 3-year duration

Entrance Test (OPENMAT XLIII)

Admission to Management Programmes of IGNOU is done through OPENMAT Entrance test, held twice a year. For appearing in the entrance test (OPENMAT) a student has to fill up Application Form for OPENMAT ENTRANCE TEST (Form 1) which is provided separately in an envelope along with this Student Handbook & Prospectus

The Entrance Test will be held on the following dates:

OPENMAT XLIII - 04th February 2018 (Sunday, 10.00 am - 01.00 pm)

A student can appear in anyone of the above OPENMAT Examinations. If a student wants to appear in more than one OPENMAT Exams, she/he is required to apply separately

Admission Procedure

Admission to the Management Programme (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 alongwith 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.

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 No. & 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.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 Application Form

Student Handbook and Prospectus is also available on University’s Website

Student Handbook and Prospectus for Management Programme 2018 can be obtained from the Director (SSC) IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 and from all the Regional Centres 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 concerned Regional Centre or by paying Rs.1000/- in cash at the respective sale Counters

Please write your name and address on the back of the Demand Draft/IPO

Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the website and sent along with a DD/IPO for Rs.1050/- for Management Programme n favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi by Registered /Speed Post to Registrar (SED), IGNOU Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, Prospectus will be sent to such applicants after receipt of Rs.1050/- as explained above.

Last Date for Submission of filled-in Application Form (Form 1) for appearing in Entrance Test, OPENMAT XLIII, is 15th July 2017* and 15th December 2017 respectively

Hall Ticket

Hall Tickets will be only uploaded on the University website 10 days before the exam. Candidate can download hall ticket from IGNOU website ( and report to the examination centre for appearing in the entrance test

The OPENMAT Result Card will be sent to the students within 6-7 weeks from the date of the OPENMAT Examination. In case of non-receipt of the result card, result card can be downloaded from the IGNOU website

For more details, refer prospectus/website


Schedule of activities for OPENMAT- XLIII Entrance Test

Last Date for Submission of filled-in Application Form (Form 1) for appearing in Entrance Test, OPENMAT XLIII, is 15th December 2017 respectively

Date of Entrance Test:

OPENMAT XLIII: 04th February 2018 (Sunday, 10.00 am - 01.00 pm)

Last Dates for Submission of the Application Form (Form-2) for Admission to these Semesters are as follows:

For those qualifying February 2018 Test (OPENMAT-XLIII):

For 1st Sem. 2018 (July 2018): 31st May 2018

For 2nd Sem. 2019 (January 2019): 30th November 2018



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