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IGNOU MBA Admissions 2018

Updated On - February 14th 2018

Ranked among the largest open universities in the world, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers a wide range of academic programmes, both short-term as well as long-term, leading to Undergraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Degrees and Doctoral Degrees. The School of Management Studies at IGNOU Delhi offers a wide range of Programmes which consists of regular MBA along with PG diploma and diploma courses.

For the January session of the academic year 2018-19, IGNOU Delhi offers the following programmes under the School of Management:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), or
  • Diploma in Management (DIM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM), or
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

For Management Programmes, admission announcements are issued twice a year March/April and September/October. Entrance Tests are held twice a year on the first Sunday of February and on the first Sunday of August. Completed applications for MBA admission are generally accepted till mid-July and MBA Entrance Test (OPENMAT-XL) is conducted in the month of August/ September every year. The OPENMAT result card will be sent to the students within 6-7 weeks from the date of the OPENMAT examination.

Candidates will be required to submit the filled-in application form along with the attested copies of documents as specified by the university. Candidates can download the application form available at the university website and are required to send it upon completion along with a Demand Draft of INR 1050 (Rupees one thousand fifty only), drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at New Delhi. 

Note: Foreign students residing in India who possess a valid student visa for the minimum duration of the programme are eligible to seek admission in IGNOU programmes.

  • Mode of Application



    30th Nov, 2018 - 15th Feb, 2019

Important Dates

Registration 30th Nov, 2018 - 15th Feb, 2019
OPENMAT Entrance Date 04th Feb, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

MBA/PGDM & PG Diploma in Management

Candidate must satisfy the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for admission to IGNOU Management programmes

  • Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category as per Government of India rules, with 3 years’ managerial/supervisory/professional experience. (OR) Professional Degree with 50% marks in: Engineering/Medicine/Chartered Accountancy (ICAI)/Cost Accountancy (Cost and Works Accountancy) (ICAI/ICWAI)/Company Secretaryship (ICSI)/Law.
  • Candidate must have cleared OPENMAT, conducted by IGNOU
  • There is no age bar

Application Process

MBA/PGDM & PG Diploma in Management

‘Student Handbook & Prospectus’ for Management programme can also be obtained from the Director, (SSC), IGNOU Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 or from any Regional Centre upon submitting INR 1000 through cash in person or by sending INR 1050 through demand draft (DD)/ IPO in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi/ city of Regional Centre. Please write your name and address on the back of DD/IPO

Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the official IGNOU website and send upon completion along with a DD/IPO for INR1050 in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi/ city of Regional Centre through Registered post/ Speed post.

Duly filled-in applications must be sent by registered post/ speed post to the following address:

The Registrar {SED)


Maidan Garhi

New Delhi - 110068


Selection Process

MBA/PGDM & PG Diploma in Management

Admission to Management Programmes of IGNOU is done through OPENMAT Entrance test, held twice a year. For the academic year 2018-19, OPENMAT will be held on the following dates:

OPENMAT XLII - 20.08.2017 (Sunday, 10.00 a.m. — 1.00 p.m.)
OPENMAT XLIII- 04.02.2018 (Sunday, 10.00 a.m. — 1.00 p.m.)

Walk in Admission

Candidates who qualify the OPENMAT entrance test can submit the registration form available in the “Student Handbook & Prospectus” along with the hall ticket of the entrance test, to the respective Regional Centres along with the required fee after the receipt of Result card.

To know more about IGNOU admission for other courses, students can check IGNOU Admissions 2018-19

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



1 Comment
Vinay kumar

Sir mujhe mba me admision lena tha kab hoga

21 Sep, 2017 15:57
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Vinay, If you want to get admission IGNOU for MBA course then, please contact to the admission cell 011-29571000, 29572218

21 Sep, 2017 17:39

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