The July 2022 session of IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 won't be held. On or before July 31, qualified candidates may immediately apply for the MBA programmes through the online registration link. IGNOU's MBA admissions process for 2022 opened for registration on June 5. Candidates who complete the online MBA registration process must pay a processing fee of INR 200 in addition to the semester cost. These semester courses are available through IGNOU, however registration and payment of fees are necessary before each semester. IGNOU has not yet stated whether MBA admission in subsequent sessions would be based on merit or through entrance tests.


A nationwide entrance exam called OPENMAT is required for enrollment in IGNOU's MBA programmes. Twice a year, in the months of July and January, NTA administers the IGNOU OPENMAT examination. For admission to any of the sessions, candidates may apply. OPENMAT is taken into account for a number of different management courses provided by the School of Management Studies within IGNOU in addition to MBA. The exam lasts three hours and is given as a computer-based test. The four sections of the IGNOU OPENMAT exam papers are General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2022: Exam Highlights



Exam name


OPENMAT full form

OPEN MBA Admission Test

Exam conducting authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam conducted for

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Exam mode

Computer-Based Test mode

Frequency of exam

Twice a year

Exam duration

Three hours

Courses offered

MBA/PGDM (various specialisations)

Exam date

OPENMAT cancelled for July 2022 admission

Score validity

One year (for two sessions)

Official website


IGNOU OPENMAT Important Dates 2022

Check the vital dates of the IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 exam for July session in the table below:



Registration commencement for July 2022 session


Last date to register for IGNOU MBA admission


Issuance of IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 admit card

Exam cancelled

IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 exam date (July session)

Exam cancelled

Declaration of IGNOU OPENMAT result

to be announced

Management Courses Offered at IGNOU

School of Management Studies under IGNOU offers admission to these management programs as under:

Programme Details

Course Duration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Minimum two years

Maximum four years

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

Minimum one year

Maximum three years

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

Minimum one year

Maximum three years

Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)

Minimum one year

Maximum three years

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

Minimum one year

Maximum three years

Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

Minimum one year

Maximum three years

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Banking & Finance

Minimum two years

Maximum four years


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