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How to take admission in IGNOU MBA program

How to take admission in IGNOU MBA program | Admission Procedure , Eligibility Criteria , Fee, IGNOU Open MAT for IGNOU Distance Learning MBA program

Indian Economy is booming, simultaneously opportunities in Business management is also increasing in India. to in cash these opportunities lots of people are opting Distance Learning MBA programs as an option to do further studies. Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the most preferred open university in India among the students. In my todays post i'll discuss the procedure for taking admission at IGNOU in an Distance learning MBA program. IGNOU is the best open university in India that provides Distance Learning MBA program.  
Admission Procedure for taking admission in IGNOU MBA Program

1. Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks for general Category and 45% for Reserved Category.
Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years of supervisory/managerial/professional experience.
Professional Degree in Engineering/Technology/Medicine/Architecture/Law/Pharmacy.
Professional Qualifications in Accountancy/Cost and Works Accountancy/Company Secretaryship etc.
A Master’s Degree in any subject.

2. Clearance of OPENMAT conducted by IGNOU.
Candidates who have successfully cleared the Entrance Test for admission into Management Programme
conducted by the Institutions like CAT, MAT and State Level Tests need not appear in OPENMAT. The
cut-off percentage for admission of these candidates will be decided by the university.

3. Non-graduates (10+2 or equivalent) with six years of supervisory/managerial/professional experience are
eligible for taking admission in Diploma in Management (DIM) only (after clearing the Entrance Test).

4. There is no age bar.

5. Master’s degree awarded without a first degree is not recognised for purposes of admission to IGNOU’s
academic programmes.

Note: The university reserves the right to grant/deny admission to the candidates.

Foreign students residing in India, who have a valid student visa for the minimum duration of the programme,
are eligible to seek admission in IGNOU programmes. Such students are required to remit the fee at par with
foreign students (fee structure of foreign students could be downloaded from the website
Admission of foreign students residing in India will be processed by the International Division of the University


Those who are non-graduates and who have successfully completed DIM would be allowed to get admission into Management Programme (MBA), without re-appearing in Entrance Test (OPENMAT), after completing Bachelor’s degree, if they so desire. In such a case, they should write to Regional Director concerned enclosing attested copy of Mark-sheet as well as Degree Certificate for ‘change of stream’ (from ‘DIM’ to ‘MBA’). The students qualifying any of PG Specialisation Diplomas, if desirous of pursuing MBA, may do so by registering for required courses. However those who have done PG Specialisation Diplomas under Direct Entry stream prior to 1997 will have to qualify OPENMAT and apply for credit transfer by paying requisite fee (@Rs. 200/- per course) on prescribed form to the Registrar (SRD), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 as per credit transfer rules.


Admission to Management Programmes of IGNOU is done through OPENMAT Entrance test, held twice a
year. For appearning 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 alongwith STUDENT HANDBOOK AND PROSPECTUS. You need to send the form in the same envelope attached in the Prospectus by Registered/Speed14 Post so as to reach the IGNOU H.Q. on or before the last date printed on the application form. No other document is required to be submitted alongwith this form.

 If a student wants to appear in more than one OPENMAT Examinations s/he is required to apply separately.

Admission to the MBA, Diploma in Management, PGDIM and Post Graduate Diplomas in HRM, FM, OM, and MM, will be done on the basis of the score obtained in the OPENMAT, conducted all over India twice a year .
The candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test for admission into Management Programme, like CAT, MAT and State level tests need not appear in OPENMAT). The cut-off percentage for admission of these candidates will be decided by the university.
A result card will be sent to all the candidates who have appeared in the OPENMAT examination. 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. For admission a learner will have to apply on the specified APPLICATION FORM – Form 2 which is given in the Prospectus alongwith required documents to the Regional Director concerned.
You are advised to retain a Photo Copy of the Application Form submitted to IGNOU.

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