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IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Test XXXVI 2015 Notification

MBA OPENMAT XXXVI January 2015 Session

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi has been established by sub-section (2) of section (1) of the IGNOU Act, 1985 (50 of 1985) vide Notification No. F.13-12/85-Desk (U) dated September 19, 1985 issued by the Department of Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India, New Delhi.

OPENMAT Programme Structure

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Diploma in Management (DIM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

Eligibility for IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Test XXXVI 2015

  • Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks for general category / 45% for reserved category, with 3 years (post-qualification) managerial / supervisory / professional experience.


  • Professional Degree with 50% marks in Engineering / Medicine / Chartered Accountancy (ICAI) Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA) / Company Secretary Ship (ICSI) / Law.
  • Clearance of OPENMAT XXXVI conducted by IGNOU.
  • There is no age bar.

Entrance Test (OPENMAT XXXVI 2015)

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 which is provided separately in an envelope along with this Student Handbook and Prospectus.

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 along with this form. The Entrance Test will be held on the following dates:

OPENMAT XXXVI on 17th August 2014, Sunday

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.

Admission Procedure for IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Test XXXVI 2015

Admission to the 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 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. After qualifying in OPENMAT, a learner will have to apply for admission on the specified Application Form which is given in the Prospectus along with required documents to the Regional Director concerned.

Incomplete and late application forms will be summarily rejected without referring to the candidate.

The students are, therefore, advised to fill all the relevant columns carefully and enclose application form for admission along with the requisite fee through a Bank Draft, copies of testimonials as evidence of age, caste, experience, educational qualifications and any other certificate, if required, original hall ticket for OPENMAT entrance test and the result card. The university will not accept any statement from the students about their ignorance in meeting these requirements.

Reservation for IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Test XXXVI 2015

The University provides for reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBC and Physically Handicapped learners as per the Government of India rules. There would be some relaxation in qualifying standards for SC/ST categories and female candidates.

Fee Structure for IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Test XXXVI 2015

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 Number and address on the back of the Bank Draft to ensure proper credit to your fee account.

Course fee can also be paid through bank challan (both at the time of Admission and Re-registration) at the designated Indian Bank and IDBI Bank branches given in Appendix-9 of the Prospectus. Two copies of the challan will be returned to you by the bank out of which copy marked as “University’s copy” should be submitted to the Regional Centre along with Admission/Re-registration form.

Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances. It is also not adjustable against any another programme of this university.

Important Dates for IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Test XXXVI 2015


Date of Entrance Test 17th August 2014, Sunday

Last Date: Filled in form for Entrance Test ‘OPENMAT XXXVI’ must reach, the Registrar (SED), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, by Registered Post/Speed Post on or before 15th July 2014

Important Note for OPENMAT

Application Form for OPENMAT (XXXVI) Entrance Test, as the case may be, has been provided in a separate envelope along with this Student Handbook and Prospectus.

Hall Tickets will be provided to the candidates before 10days of the entrance test. In case of non-receipt of Hall Ticket 3days before the entrance test, candidate can download hall ticket from IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in  and report to the examination centre for appearing in the entrance test.

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.

Those who qualify for admission will have to apply on the admission form (Form – 2) given in this prospectus to the Regional Director concerned. Such students will have a choice to take admission in any of the two subsequent semesters, i.e., one who qualifies the Entrance Test in August 2014 may take admission in the semester commencing January 2014 or July 2014. Similarly, the student who qualifies in February 2014 OPENMAT will be eligible for seeking admission in July 2014 or January 2015.

 For more details please visit www.ignou.ac.in

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