IGNOU Distance MBA Admission Procedure 2024

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Admissions to IGNOU Distance MBA program takes place twice every year usually in January and June.  You will be assured admission if you:

  1. Meet all the eligibility requirements for the MBA program offered by IGNOU.

Read the sections below to know more about the steps involved in getting admission in IGNOU for MBA.
The date has been extended to 15th July 2024

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Last date for IGNOU Distance MBA admission 15th July 2024

Admission Procedure: Overview

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This is the general overview of the steps that you need to go through while taking admission for the IGNOU MBA program. 

Note: Aspirants do not have to attend the OPENMAT Entrance Exam for MBA admission at IGNOU (Applicable for January 2024 admissions).

Click on each step to read more in detail. You can also watch the animated video below to know more about the steps involved in admission.

Step 1: Check your Eligibility

Firstly, before attempting to get admission, You should verify the eligibility criterion requirements for admission.

Graduation is the basic eligibility criterion for admission to IGNOU distance MBA. To know in detail about the eligibility criterion click here.

If you meet the requirements then check the next step.



Step 2: Obtain the Prospectus

To have an in-depth idea of the management programs and MBA offered by IGNOU and also to get the application forms you should obtain the prospectus. You can get the prospectus by

Step 3: Register on IGNOU Website

You must register yourself on IGNOU’s official admission portal, which can either be accessed through IGNOU’s official website or the following link:


To register yourself, click on the “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” button seen in the upper left corner of the page in the above link.

Step 4: Logging in and Filling the Online Admission Form

After registering yourself on IGNOU’s official admission portal, you must log in to the IGNOU admission portal and start filling out your IGNOU Distance MBA admission form. Follow the steps below:

  • Log into the IGNOU’s admission portal by entering your Username, Password, and Captcha code.
  • After logging in, you’ll be presented with a length admission form that includes numerous categories, the categories you must fill are:
    • Personal Details
    • Program Details
    • Qualification Details
    • Course Details
    • Correspondence Details
  • All the pages must be filled with care and should be reviewed multiple times before proceeding to the next step.
  • More information regarding the admission form and important tips that can assist you while filling out the form can be found on our Application Forms and Procedure page.

Step 5: Uploading the Required Documents

After filling out the form and reviewing it thoroughly, we can proceed to the next step which involves the uploading of necessary documents. You are expected to have the following documents in your hand (the file size of the digital documents should be equal to or less than the size mentioned next to the name of the document):

  • Scanned photograph (100 KB)
  • Scanned signature (100 KB)
  • Scanned copy of age proof (200 KB)
  • Scanned copy of relevant qualification certificates (200KB)
  • Scanned copy of relevant experience certificates, required for IGNOU MBF program (200 KB)
  • Scanned copy of category certificates, for SC/ST and OBC applicants (200 KB)
  • Scanned copy of BPL certificates, for Below Poverty Line applicants (200 KB)

All the required documents must be uploaded and must be thoroughly reviewed before proceeding forward.

Step 6: Paying the Application Fee and Submitting

After finishing the IGNOU MBA admission form and uploading all the necessary documents, we can now proceed toward the final step of IGNOU Distance MBA admission. An application fee of ₹ 200 must be paid before submitting the application, the fee can be paid through the following methods:

  • Credit card (Mastercard/ Visa)
  • Debit card (Mastercard/ Visa/ Rupay)
  • NetBanking

Once the fee has been paid, you can now submit your IGNOU Distance MBA admission form.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is essential that you review the application form multiple times to make sure that all the information that you’ve provided is correct and up-to-date.


The basic eligibility for IGNOU’s distance MBA program is to have a valid bachelor’s degree from a recognized university (for additional details visit our [eligibility] page).

Yes, the IGNOU MBA admission process can be completed entirely through their online admission portal.

IGNOU’s MBA program is a well-reputed management program in India. It certainly will assist you in landing a desirable job or obtaining a promotion in your present organization.

The basic eligibility for the IGNOU Distance MBA program is having a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

IGNOU’s MBA programs are accredited by both UGC and AICTE. It is also often regarded as one of the best distance MBA programs available in India.

You can apply for IGNOU Distance MBA program through IGNOU’s official admission portal.

The admission form for IGNOU’s distance MBA program can be accessed through IGNOU’s official admission portal.

IGNOU’s Distance MBA programs are one of the most well-rounded and reputed distance MBA programs.

All eligible candidates can apply for IGNOU MBA admission. The admission process will be based on merit.

The OPENMAT entrance exam has been canceled for the time being. Currently, the OPENMAT exam is not required for IGNOU MBA admission.

Candidates must have scanned copies of all essential documents while filling out the IGNOU MBA admission form. Documents include scanned copies of photographs, signatures, qualification certificates, BPL certificates (if applicable), category certificates (if applicable), age proof, and relevant experience certificates (if any).

The last date to apply for IGNOU Distance MBA admission is 15th July 2024 (January 2024 session).

IGNOU opens admission for their reputed MBA programs twice a year. January and June are the two admission windows.

Before submitting, candidates must thoroughly review their application forms and must make sure that every piece of information given is legitimate. Mistakes or false information in the application form will lead to the rejection of the application.

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