IGNOU Distance MBA Eligibility Criteria 2024

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Graduation is the basic eligibility criteria for admission to IGNOU MBA. If you fulfill the eligibility conditions then you can get admission for MBA in 2024 intake sessions.

Read the sections below to know more about the eligibility criteria.

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Eligibility Criteria : Details

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The eligibility criteria for admission to IGNOU’s distance learning MBA and other Management programs are as follows:
You must fulfill all the requirements below to be qualified for admission. These criteria are in accordance with the AICTE norms.

  1. Age Restrictions: There are no age restrictions for admission to IGNOU’s management programs.
  2. You Should be a graduate in any discipline and must have 50% marks for graduation if you are from general category. However, if you belong to the reserved category, then you need to have only 45% marks for graduation. This also includes Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship graduates.

Note: OPENMAT Entrance test has been temporarily cancelled and is not presently required for IGNOU MBA admission.

Eligible candidates can visit our Admission Procedure page to know details about the IGNOU Distance MBA admission. Our Admission Forms and Procedure page will assist you in filling out the IGNOU Distance MBA admission forms.

Eligibility for Foreign Students

Are you from a country (nationality) than India?

You too can take admission for IGNOU’s  MBA, if you fulfill all the above criteria and :

  1. You  must have a valid student Visa for the duration of the course.
  2. You will need a clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs/  Human Resource Development Ministry. This procedure will be carried out by the International Division of IGNOU.

The fee structure for foreign students is different from Indian nationals. You will also need to remit the fees as per the fee requirements of IGNOU for foreign students. The fee details can be obtained from the official website of IGNOU at www.ignou.ac.in


Candidates who have successfully completed their 3-year bachelor’s program with a minimum score of 50% are eligible for the IGNOU Distance MBA program.

Every candidate must upload their Bachelor’s degree certificate and mark list while seeking admission to IGNOU’s distance MBA program.

Yes, the IGNOU Distance MBA program (along with IGNOU Online MBA) is an excellent option for working professionals. Aspirants working in the Banking and Finance sector can instead opt for the IGNOU Distance MBF program.

No, you can complete your bachelor’s degree in any area of your liking.

No, work experience is not an eligibility requirement for IGNOU’s MBA programs but it is required for IGNOU’s MBF program.

A senior citizen is indeed eligible for the IGNOU Distance MBA program.

OPENMAT exam is not currently required for IGNOU MBA admission

As a PG program, IGNOU’s distance MBA program comes with no age restriction. Anyone with a valid bachelor’s degree can apply for the program.

The eligibility requirement for international students are as follows:nSuccessful completion of a 3-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university).nA valid student’s visa for the duration of the program.nA clearance certificate from the Ministry of External Affairs/Human Resource Development Ministry.

The eligibility requirement for SC/ST candidates is to complete their 3-year bachelor’s degree program with a passing score of at least 45%.

Eligibility requirements for the IGNOU MBF program are as follows: nSuccessful completion of 3 years of bachelor’s degree program with a minimum score of 50%. nMust clear the CAIIB exam conducted by IIBM (Indian Institute of Banking and Finance). nA work experience of at least 2 years in the banking and finance sector.

The candidate must complete their bachelor’s degree program with a minim score of 50% (45% for reserved categories).

Anyone who has successfully completed their 3-year bachelor’s degree can apply for IGNOU’s Distance MBA program.

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