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IGNOU MBA Admissions 2020: Courses, Application, Date, Entrance Exam, Selection

Updated On - July 31st 2019 by MANSI TOPA

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers a wide range of academic programs. The School of Management Studies at IGNOU Delhi offers an MBA along with PG diploma and diploma courses. 

Read more: IGNOU Admission 

IGNOU Delhi offers the following programs under the School of Management:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), or
  • Master of Business Administration (Banking and Finance)
  • 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)

The maximum duration for completing this management program is five years. For Management Programmes, admission announcements are issued twice a year March/April and September/October. Students must possess a bachelor's degree from any recognized board or university and there is no age limitation for the course. They must appear for the exam conducted by IGNOU.

MBA (Banking and Finance) was launched as a result of an MoU between IGNOU and IIBF in order to provide an avenue for postgraduate academic qualification for the members of the IIBF.

The OPENMAT result card will be sent to the students within 6-7 weeks from the date of the examination. 

Candidates will be required to submit the filled-in application form along with the attested copies of documents as specified by the university along with a Demand Draft of admission fee, drawn in favor of IGNOU and payable at New Delhi. 

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

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    06th May, 2020 - 25th Jun, 2020

Important Dates

Registration for OPENMAT-XLV 06th May - 25th Jun , 2020
Admit card 10th Jul, 2020
OPENMAT-XLV Exam 27th Jul, 2020

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 programs

  • 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.
  • Candidate must have cleared OPENMAT, conducted by IGNOU
  • There is no age bar

Eligibility for Re-Admission or Re-Registration

Students must complete their chosen course within 4 semesters if he or she is not able to complete then they have to fill the application form for re-registration or re-admission.

Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance) & Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Banking)

This course was launched as a result of an MoU between IGNOU and IIBF in order to provide an avenue for postgraduate academic qualification for the members of the IIBF.

For admission to the MBA (Banking & Finance), the candidate should satisfy the following conditions

  • Must have graduated from a recognized University.
  • Candidate should have passed the CAIIB examinations of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and awarded the requisite qualification/credentials thereof, by the Institute.
  • S/he should be working in the banking or financial services sector for a period of at least two years

Application Process

Students must fill up the application form for the OPENMAT entrance testwhich has to be filled online.

They must keep the following information ready before filling the online Application Form:

  • Govt Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card)
  • Address for communication, Mobile Number, email id, etc.
  • Scanned images of latest Photograph
  • Scanned image of Signature
  • Bank Account details 

To apply for the "OPENMAT" entrance examination the candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official IGNOU website.
  • Register and create Login Credentials.
  • Fill the application form.
  • Upload the images of the photograph and signature.
  • Select the exam center.
  • Verify the details.
  • Pay application fees.
    Application Fee: INR. 1000/-
  • Submit the form.

Candidates are advised to print at least four copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.

NOTE: This application process is for students seeking admission for the first time for any re-admission, re-registration or continuation students have to fill a different application form available on the official website online. Students can even pay the application fee for it online. 

For MBA (Finance and Banking)

The application form and the prospectus can be downloaded from the university’s website.

  • The candidate must fill every requisite detail.
  • Affix a self-attested photograph.
  • Select the course.
  • Select the study center.
  • Verify the details.
  • Sign the declaration.

The application form is to be sent to the Regional Centre along with the following documents:

  • Attested copies of certificates in support of educational qualifications.
  • Attested copy of IGNOU’s Grade Card as proof of having registered for the program
  • Experience Certificate (wherever required)
  • Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates (wherever required)
  • Identity Card 
  • Program fee INR. 1800/-

The fee can be paid via Demand Draft drawn in favor of IGNOU and payable at the city where the preferred Regional Centre is located. The fee can also be paid through bank challan.

Selection Process

MBA/PGDM & PG Diploma in Management

Admission is done through the OPENMAT Entrance test, held twice a year.

  • The result of the OPENMAT exam would be displayed on the university’s website and the NTA website.
  • The result card would be sent to all the candidates who have appeared in the OPENMAT examination.
  • It will indicate whether the candidate has qualified or not qualified for admission on the basis of the cut-off score.
  • On the basis of the merit, students can proceed with the admission process. 
  • The application form along with the relevant documents must be sent to the regional office of IGNOU. 

OPENMAT score of July 2019 is valid for admission in– First semester January 2020 & second semester July 2020

OPENMAT score of February 2020 is valid for admission in– First semester July 2020 & second semester January 2021

Documents to be attached: 

  • Attested copies of certificates proving your educational qualifications
  • Original of the OPENMAT scorecard
  • Original of the OPENMAT Hall ticket
  • Category Certificate in the case of SC/ST/OBC students
  • Experience Certificate

Admission to MBA (Banking and Finance)

Admission will be offered to all the eligible candidates subject to a maximum limit mutually agreed upon between IGNOU and IIBF.

Contact Details

The Registrar
Student Registration Division (SRD)
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, India

Phone: 011-29532741
Fax: 011-29532686

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



Verma Alka

i have completed my with 49% marks from du . i have 2 yr job can iget admission in MBA

20 Aug, 2019 15:31
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Alka, you will be eligible for the course only if you have scored 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates). Thus, if you belong to general category, then you are not eligible. However, admission will be done on the basis of marks in OPENMAT conducted by the university.

20 Aug, 2019 17:16
kamla rawat

i have completed my graduation with 43% marks from DU. but I do not have any work experience. so can i get admission in MBA or MA in Ignou or Delhi University.

30 Jul, 2019 13:41
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Kamla, admission dates for this session has already gone. However, notification for admission in 2020 will be released in June, 2020.

30 Jul, 2019 14:39
kamla rawat

you mean i get admission in MBA or MA in Ignou 2020 .

31 Jul, 2019 13:44
Shobhna Chaturvedi


31 Jul, 2019 14:40


22 Jul, 2019 16:08
mannu singh

Hi Hemangi, No announcements are made by the university till now for the second Openmat entrance exam, For the latest updates please check the official website.

23 Jul, 2019 10:43
Ashwani Thapliyal

I am btech graduate. I also have to give openmat for doing mba???

19 Jul, 2019 13:01
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ashwani, yes, OPENMAT is compulsory to take admission in MBA. All the students need to appear in this exam.

19 Jul, 2019 13:14
Ashwani Thapliyal

I have heard from someone that btech grad dont need to give opeman.

19 Jul, 2019 13:35
Sujata Gaur

Hi Ashwani, OPENMAT is compulsory for every candidate who is seeking admission in IGNOU MBA.

26 Jul, 2019 15:51
tanvir kadri

i wanted to apply for MBA course, will you plz help me regarding that.

02 Apr, 2019 18:24
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Tanveer, kindly go through the article above for the desired information.

02 Apr, 2019 18:31
Reetu Rani

Hlo guys please mujhe ase btaiye ingno m hindi and English medium dono m mba hoti h kya

02 Apr, 2019 11:48
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Reetu, to know the medium of the course, visit the official website or contact the university at 011-29571000,29572218.

02 Apr, 2019 12:36

In which branch can I apply for MBA (Beneficial for further future job seeking).. I'm bcom degree Holder.from du

07 Mar, 2019 12:24
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Yami, it would be advisable if you choose the course as per your preference and field of interest.

07 Mar, 2019 12:34
Parveen Mittal

When the registration for the MBA 2019 course will be open as the current session dates is now over?

13 Dec, 2018 16:09
Akansha Expert

Hi Parveen, The admission for this January session is going on You may please check the official website to register yourself in IGNOU.

13 Dec, 2018 17:51
Abhijit Roy

I am now studying final year of degree engineering. Can I apply for MBA admission 2019?

26 Oct, 2018 19:11
Akansha Expert

Hi Abhijit, The Admission to MBA course of IGNOU is done through OPENMAT Entrance test. while the admission was closed. or you will get the application in January session 2019.

29 Oct, 2018 12:11
Abhijit Roy

So can I sit openmat exam which will held December 16?

29 Oct, 2018 12:27
Akansha Expert

Hi Abhijit, Yes you can apply for OpenMat, as you may please check the official website to know more eligibility.

29 Oct, 2018 14:34
Naveen Kotnala G

i have completed my graduation with 50% marks from DU. but I do not have any work experience. so can i get admission in MBA. which contact no. you have mentioned in below. 

18 Oct, 2018 17:06
Akansha Expert

Hi Naveen, You can visit the university as you can, get the relevant information about the Admission.

18 Oct, 2018 17:49

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