IGNOU to conduct OPENMAT XXXIV for Management Programmes 2014

The Open Management Test (OPENMAT) is conducted twice a year by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA), postgraduate diploma and diploma programs in management.

IGNOU will conduct OPENMAT XXXIV on 8 September, 2013. Based on this OPENMAT score, candidates may be eligible to seek admission in different management courses that begin by January 2014 as well as July 2014.


The following management programs are offered by IGNOU:

  • 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 Operations Management (PGDOM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

OPENMAT exam dates

IGNOU has declared the OPENMAT XXXIV examination schedule for admission to its various management courses.

Entrance test date

Last date to submit OPENMAT exam application form (FORM 1) at IGNOU headquarters

OPENMAT score is valid for admission to

Last date to submit application form for admission (FORM 2) at concerned Regional Centre

8 Sept., 2013

8 August, 2013

Semester that begins in Jan. 2014

30 Nov., 2013

Semester that begins in July 2014

31 May, 2014

Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for applying to IGNOU's management programmes are given below.

1. Graduation in any discipline with 50 percent marks (general category) and 45 percent (reserved category.) After graduation, the candidates must also have at least 3 years of managerial/ supervisory/ professional work experience.
Professional degree with 50 percent marks in either engineering, medicine, chartered accountancy (ICAI), cost and works accountancy (ICWAI), company secretaryship (ICSI) or law.

2. Qualify in the OPENMAT conducted by IGNOU.

3. Candidates of any age can apply.

Exam pattern

Get details about the exam on our OPENMAT exam pattern page.

Application process

The student handbook and prospectus for IGNOU OPENMAT 2013 can be obtained from the Registrar (SED), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110 068 and from the regional centres of IGNOU (whose addresses are available on www.ignou.ac) by sending a sum of Rs. 1,050 through a demand draft in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi/city of concerned Regional Centre. Please write your name and address on the back of the demand draft. The fee may also be paid through bank challan.

The application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the website: www.ignou.ac.in and sent along with a demand draft for Rs. 1,050 in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi by registered/speed post to Registrar, SED, Block 12, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068.

The prospectus will be sent to applicants after receipt of Rs. 1,050 as explained above. The completed form for the test must reach the Registrar (SED), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068, by registered post/speed post on or before the last date on the application. Only send the fee with the OPENMAT form if the form was downloaded from the website.

OPENMAT results

The result cards will be sent to all candidates who appear for IGNOU OPENMAT within six to seven weeks from the date of the exam. The result card would indicate the qualifying status of the candidate. The OPENMAT result cards can also be downloaded from the IGNOU website.

Admission to management programmes

If the OPENMAT result card indicates that a candidate has qualified for admission to the management programmes, then he/she should apply for admission using the "application form (form 2)."


"Application Form For OPENMAT," Indira Gandhi National Open University, http://ignou.ac.in/userfiles/OPENMAT%20Entrance%20Form%282%29.pdf

"Management Programme 2014," Indira Gandhi National Open University, May 2013, http://www.ignou.ac.in/userfiles/MBA%20Prospectus%202014.pdf

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