IGNOU OPENMAT XL 2017 Entrance Test

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) has invited applications for admission to Management Programme (OPENMAT-XL) for 2017 session.

The University will be admitting the students for the following programme starting from January 2017 through an Entrance Test to be held on Sunday October 23rd 2016 all over the country.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2017 Management Programmes

IGNOU invites applications for the following Degree / Diploma programme 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 October 23rd 2016 all over the country.

Eligibility for IGNOU OPENMAT 2017

Graduation in any discipline with 50 percent marks for general category / 45 percent for reserved category, with 3 years managerial / supervisory / professional experience (or),

Professional Degree with 50 percent 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.


The University provides for reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), OBC and Physically Handicapped (PH) learners as per the Govt. of India rules.

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There would be some relaxation in qualifying standards for SC / ST categories and female applicants.

Admission Procedure

Applicants who qualify Entrance Test can submit the registration form (Form-2) available in the ‘Student Handbook and Prospectus’ along with the hall ticket of the Entrance Test, to the respective Regional Centres along with the required fee on any day after the receipt of result card, but not later than November 30th, 2016 for admission cycles starting from January 2017.

Check out Study Materials for IGNOU OPENMAT 2017 Exam

Application Form for IGNOU OPENMAT 2017

Student Handbook and Prospectus is also available on university’s website www.ignou.ac.in

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 (DD) / 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 (DD) / IPO.

Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the website www.ignou.ac.in and sent along with a Demand Draft (DD) / IPO for Rs.1050/- for Management Programme on 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.

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

Entrance Test (OPENMAT XL 2017)

Admission to Management Programs 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 alongwith this STUDENT HANDBOOK & PROSPECTUS. Please see the instructions for filling up the OPENMAT ENTRANCE TEST – Form 1. You need to send the form in the same envelope by Registered / Speed 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. The Entrance Test will be held on the following dates:

OPENMAT XL Exam on  October 23rd 2016.

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