Aug 29 2017

IGNOU OPENMAT XL MBA Entrance Exam 2017 Notification and Dates #mba #exam


IGNOU OPENMAT XL MBA Entrance Exam 2017 Notification and Dates

Indira Gandhi National Open University – IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Exam 2017

IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2017 – OPENMAT XL: IGNOU has released the notification for MBA Entrance Test – OPENMAT XL for admission to the various Management Programmes starting from January 2017.

The complete detail of IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2017 – OPENMAT XL such as application form, eligibility criteria, selection process etc is given below.

IGNOU OPENMAT MBA Entrance Exam 2017

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.

The University will be admitting students for the programmes mentioned below starting from January 2017 through Entrance Test, to be held on 23rd October 2016 (Sunday) all over the Country.

Important Dates for IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2017 – OPENMAT XL

Last Date for Receipt of request for ‘PROSPECTUS’ by post is 30th August 2016
Last Date Filled in Form must reach the Regional Centre concerned on or before 09th Sept. 2016
Date of Entrance Test (OPENMAT-XL), which will be conducted on 23rd October 2016 (Sunday)

Courses Offered through IGNOU OPENMAT-XL

IGNOU invites applications for the following Degree/Diploma Programmes in Management:

MBA (Master in Business Administration)

DIM (Diploma in Management)

PGDIM (PG Diploma in Management)

PGDHRM (PG Diploma in Human Resource Management)

PGDFM (PG Diploma in Financial Management)

PGDOM (PG Diploma in Operations Management)

PGDMM (PG Diploma in Marketing Management)

PGDFMP (Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice)

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 2017 through an Entrance Test OPENMAT-XL to be held on Sunday 21st August 2016 all over the country.

Eligibility Conditions

A Candidate should be Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category, with 3 years managerial/supervisory/professional experience (or);

Professional Degree with 50% marks in Engineering/Medicine/Chartered Accountancy (ICAI)/Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA)/Company Secretaryship (ICSI)/Law.

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.


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.

ENTRANCE TEST (OPENMAT XL and XLI) for 2017 Admissions

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 XL – The Entrance Test will be held on 23rd October 2016 (Sunday, 10.00 am to 01.00 pm)

OPENMAT XLI – 05th February 2017 (Sunday, 10.00 am to 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 Examinations s/he is required to apply separately.

Validity of OPENMAT Score

Candidates who have qualified for admission on the basis of the score obtained in the Entrance Test (OPENMAT) will be eligible to seek admission into Management Programme in any of the following two semesters. For example, a student who qualifies for admission in October 2016 OPENMAT, may take admission in any of the following two semesters i.e. either in January 2017 or July 2017 Semester.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the Management Programme (MBA, DIM, PGDIM and 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.

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.

Application Form

Student Handbook and Prospectus is also available on University s Website

Student Handbook and Prospectus for Management Programme-2017 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.

Filled in form must reach, the registrar (SED) IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 by registered Post/Speed Post on or before 30th August 2016

Hall Ticket

Hall Tickets will be provided to the candidates before ten (10) days of the entrance test. In case of non-receipt of Hall Ticket three (03) days before the entrance test, 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 Exam. In case of non-receipt of the result card, result card can be downloaded from the IGNOU Website

For more details, refer prospectus/website

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