IGNOU OPENMAT 2024 MBA Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

IGNOU conducts a national-level entrance exam, OPENMAT, and offers admission to MBA/PGDM at the School of Management Studies accordingly. Therefore, for the aspiring students, the NTA will release the date of IGNOU OPENMAT MBA 2024 soon. Earlier, the university was going to start the facility for interested students from May to June.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2024: Highlights

Name of the entrance exam: IGNOU OPENMAT
Duration 3 Hrs
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency
Marking scheme: 1 mark for each correct answer
Medium (language) of examination English
Mode of application Online
Mode of examination Online (CBT-Computer Based Test)
Frequency: Conducted twice in a year
Nature of questions asked MCQs
Negative marking scheme No
The total number of questions 200
Purpose Admission into MBA and PGDM programs in IGNOU

The university is going to open the registration process of form filling for the aspiring candidates of IGNOU OPENMAT MBA. Once the registration process is completed, the admit card will be released online by the university. Also, the National Testing Agency will soon release the date for the IGNOU OPENMAT exam.

So, if you are one of the aspirants of IGNOU OPENMAT, then read about the further details below in this article. Here, everything including IGNOU OPENMAT eligibility criteria, exam duration, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result, answer key, etc. have been covered.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2024: Important Dates

Scheduled releasing date of Notification for the IGNOU OPENMAT 1st week of January 2024
Starting date for filling of application form 3rd week of February 2024
Last date for filling out the application form 4th week of March 2024
Starting along with the ending date for making corrections to the application form To be updated
Date of downloading Admit card To be updated
Exam date To be updated
Result date To be updated

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are decided by the National Testing Agency. Also, there are certain academic parameters for the IGNOU MBA program for which the aspiring student must have secured the required marks in bachelor’s degree. Hence, only those students who meet this academic parameter along with other eligibilities can appear in the IGNOU OPENMAT examination.

Educational Qualification

  • The general category candidate for IGNOU OPENMAT MBA must secure at least 50% marks in academics. Besides this, the specific CGPA for qualifying for the degree is also required.
  • However, for the SC, ST, PWD category candidates, the minimum required marks along with the CGPA is 45%. Thus, only the students fulfilling this criterion in academics are eligible to give the IGNOU OPENMAT MBA entrance exam.

Age Criteria

There is no certain age limit set for the candidates for the IGNOU OPENMAT 2024. Thus, candidates from all age groups can apply for admission in IGNOU for MB courses.

IGNOU OPENMAT Application form 

The application form will be released online by the NTA. The candidates can start the procedure of application filling from the 3rd week of February. Therefore, the candidate must keep all the relevant documents ready beforehand. Besides this, the IGNOU also provides a correction window for the candidates for the documents submitted while filling out the application.

Documents required

The details of the documents required along with the IGNOU OPENMAT 2024 application form are given below. Therefore, the candidate must upload these documents in the specified format as given below:

Documents required Size of the file Specified Format
Scanned photographs of the candidates 10 kb to 200 kb JPG/JPEG
Scanned image of the candidate’s signature 4 kb to 30 kb size JPG/JPEG

Note: The photograph that is uploaded along with the application form must be taken on 7th February or after this date. Moreover, the photograph must contain the candidate’s name and the date on which the photo has captured. Also, the candidate must not wear any cap or goggles while clicking the picture for IGNOU OPENMAT 2024 application form.

Besides these documents, the candidate must also possess these documents at the time of form filling:

  • As like Adhar card for the government id proof.
  • Voter card
  • Passport number. ( If they have )
  • Ration card number
  • Bank account number
  • Pan card number
  • Or the candidates can use the other valid government ID

IGNOU OPENMAT Application Procedure

  • The candidates must follow the official registration link to get registered first.
  • Fill in all the required details as asked in the  IGNOU OPENMAT application form.
  • Later, the scanned copies of required documents must be uploaded along with the application form.
  • Thereafter, test cities for taking admission are selected by the candidate.
  • Now, the applicants are required to submit the application fee as per their category.
  • Finally, hit the submit button.
  • Once the submission is completed, the applicants must download the filled-in application form. Also, it can be printed out to be used for future purposes.

Application form fee

The application fee for the IGNOU OPENMAT 2024 is fixed by the University, i.e Rs. 800. Hence, the student can submit the application fee online using net banking, credit card, or debit card facility. However, if the candidate belongs to UR, OBC, ST, or SC EWS, then he/she has to pay only  600/- for the application procedure.

Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode Of Exam Computer or online-based exam
The total number of the question given 200
Total marks 200
The time duration for the exam Three Hours
General Awareness 30
English language 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50
Reasoning 70

IGNOU Result 2024 

Once the IGNOU entrance exam is successfully conducted, the NTA releases the results for the same on the official website. Hence, for checking results, the candidate has to fill the specified fields as application number, date of birth, and security pin on the website. Thereafter, the result will be displayed. Also, students can download the result.

The following details are mentioned in the result:

  • Candidates’ name and Roll number  as per the admit card
  • Marks scored by the candidates
  • Cast category of the candidates
  • DOB of the candidate
  • Section-wise marks scored by the aspirant.

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