IGNOU Distance MBA Important Dates 2024

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IGNOU has further eased the requirements for getting admission to the much-desired Distance MBA program by halting the OPENMAT entrance exam, for now. Aspirants can now look for IGNOU Distance MBA admission through IGNOU’s common admission portal available on their official website. You should complete all the necessary procedures in time to ensure getting admission to the IGNOU Distance MBA program.

To learn more details about the admission process for the IGNOU Distance MBA program, kindly visit our Admission Procedure page. For a detailed and helpful breakdown of the IGNOU MBA admission forms, go to our Admission Forms and Procedure page.


Read the following sections to know more about last dates and other important dates for 2024 academic year

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Important dates for IGNOU Distance MBA Admission

Note: The OPENMAT entrance exam has been canceled for the time being. During the session, admissions shall be considered on a merit basis.

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Online admission starts (Jan 2024) 20th Dec 2023
Last day for application 15th July 2024
Dates for correction in the application TBA

Link: https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/index.php/registration/user/register

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Entrance exams are conducted twice every year. The important dates of entrance exam for IGNOU correspondence MBA is given below.

The OPENMAT entrance exam that was previously required for IGNOU Distance MBA admission (except for IGNOU’s MBF program) has been dismissed for now. Aspirants can apply for IGNOU’s Distance MBA program through their official admission portal, which can either be accessed through IGNOU’s official website or through the link below:

IGNOU Distance MBA admission link: https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/index.php/site/index

For IGNOU MBA Admission help visit our Admission Procedure page.

OPENMAT Entrance Exam Dates

The dates on which the entrance tests are conducted are listed below:

The OPENMAT entrance exam is no longer a requirement for IGNOU’s Distance MBA program. Aspirants seeking admission to IGNOU’s MBA program are requested to visit IGNOU’s official admission portal to apply for the MBA program (link given above).

If you are interested in knowing about the OPENMAT exam, visit our OPENMAT page for details.


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IGNOU does offer a correction window for those who might’ve made a few unintentional errors in their applications.

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IGNOU MBA admission windows open twice each year. January and June are usually when the admission starts.

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IGNOU has made it much easier for aspirants to gain admission to their reputed distance MBA program by eliminating the need for the OPENMAT entrance exam. The admission process itself will be based on the merit of the applicant.

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Yes, IGNOU’s distance MBA program is recognized by all the important authorities such as UGC and AICTE. It is certainly a valid degree for those who wish to pursue higher education or even Ph.D.

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IGNOU’s MBA programs are well-reputed and widely popular. It will most definitely help a job-seeker in landing his/her dream job.

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IGNOU’s distance MBA program is an ideal MBA program for most working professionals for its flexibility and unmatched reputation among peers.

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No, work experience is not a mandatory requirement for IGNOU distance MBA admission.

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

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The OPENMAT entrance exam has been canceled for now. Candidates can apply directly for admission.

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The IGNOU Distance MBA admission opens twice every year (January and June of each year to be precise).

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OPENMAT exam has been canceled for now and no results shall be announced.

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Candidates can apply for IGNOU’s distance MBA admission through IGNOU’s official admission portal.

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