IGNOU OPENMAT 2024 Entrance Application Forms and Procedure

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In order to attend the OPENMAT management entrance test for admission to MBA and other diploma programs conducted by NTA on behalf of IGNOU, you have to fill the relevant application form online. You can submit the application forms online via IGNOU website ONLY.

Note: The below information is regarding OPENMAT exam, it is presently not a requirement for IGNOU Distance MBA admission (2023 Sessions). 

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Registration for the OPENMAT entrance exam is done exclusively online through the IGNOU website. You should fill the application form and pay the exam fee online before the deadline for OPENMAT exam registration. The link to apply is given below.  

The above link may not work before the notification for the next OPENMAT exam is released.  Currently the link is not working. It is expected to work once the notification for OPENMAT exam is released by IGNOU.

The instructions for filling the application form are given below. If you have any doubts regarding entrance exam, you can contact us.

Instructions and Procedure for Filling the OPENMAT Application Form

This section covers info on the form filling procedure. Read on to know more. 

You can follow the instructions below to fill and send the OPENMAT application form. 

  1. While filling the fields 1,2 and 3, refer to the appendixes section for relevant codes. The appendix section of the prospectus contains the details like regional center code, state code etc. For detailed information on filling the application forms read this.
  2. While filling the state code, regional center code and the study center code, care should be taken to fill the correct places that are convenient for you.
  3. All other fields in the OPENMAT application form are self explanatory and instructions and codes are given alongside each field.
  4. Apply to OPENMAT only via IGNOU website. 
  5. Apply on IGNOU website on or before the last date of application. 

Know all the important dates  regarding OPENMAT here. All the late applications will be rejected by IGNOU.  

What to Do After Applying for OPENMAT

After you have applied you can prepare yourself for the exam with with the exam preparation resources and tips we have created just for you:


  1. OPENMAT Books and Guides. These are the books created exclusively for OPENMAT students.
  2. Previous Year Question PapersYou can download the previous year questions in pdf form.
  3. Also read our own preparation tips and resources here. These are the resources and list of resources curated by us. 

What to do if you qualify OPENMAT?

If you qualified OPENMAT you can take admission to MBA or other Diploma in Management courses by applying for admission. You will be admitted if you have qualified in the exam and the eligibility criteria for the program you intend to pursue. The details about the distance MBA can be found here in this page.  

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