IGNOU Distance MBA Application Forms and Procedure 2022

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For getting admission to IGNOU Distance MBA, you have to fill two application forms and submit to IGNOU. They are:

  1. OPENMAT Form Online (presently not required as the examination has been temporarily scrapped).
  2. Admission form.

The application procedure is in two steps:

  1. Applying For Entrance Exam.  (Not required currently).
  2. Applying For Admission.

You have to fill up and submit two forms as part of the application procedure. Read the sections below to know more about the application forms.

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Form 1: Entrance Exam Application Forms

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IMPORTANT NOTE: OPENMAT Entrance exam conducted by NTA is usually required for IGNOU MBA but the exam has been temporarily scrapped. Thus, OPENMAT application is not currently required for MBA admission. Application form can be directly filled from the IGNOU’s official website.

The first step in the application procedure is to apply for the OPENMAT entrance exam. The application to OPENMAT entrance exam is completely online through IGNOU website. Now you can submit the application for OPENMAT exam ONLY via IGNOU website online.

Link for applying for OPENMAT exam online: https://testservices.nic.in/examsys/root/Home.aspx?enc=Ei4cajBkK1gZSfgr53ImFV5lck2uN3TpLWnZAmJtBeYPh0z5Dq2nxH5F1IYV6ZYO 

How to Fill the OPENMAT Application Form

NOTE: This is section is regarding OPENMAT Entrance Exam and is not currently a requirement for IGNOU MBA admission. 

All the fields are easily understandable from the field names, with the exception of fields 1, 2 and 3.

Field 1: Regional Center Code

Here you have to select Regional Center nearest to you. The list containing the regional centers and their contact information is given in the Student Hand Book and Prospectus. The list of IGNOU Regional Centers is also available here.

Field 2: Exam/Study Center Code

Select the Study Center most convenient for you to attend. Please note that this is the center where you will be required to attend the counselling sessions for your courses as well as attend the exams for the courses.

The Entrance Test Center allotted however, may not necessarily be the same as the Study Center of your choice.

The list of study centers can be found in the Appendix 3 of the Prospectus and Student Handbook. After you choose the Study Center, then you have to enter the Code corresponding to the Study Center in the field 2 of the application form.

Field 3: State Code

In this field you have to enter the code corresponding to the State of your residence. The State Codes can be found in the Appendix 4 of the Prospectus.

The rest of the fields are easy to fill and easily understandable.

Please take care to provide the correct details, otherwise the application forms would be rejected by IGNOU.

Make sure that the application form is submitted before the last date for submitting online application. 

Please Note: Our Homepage contains information on various other management and MBA programs from IGNOU

Form 2: Admission Application Form

Currently, students can apply for IGNOU MBA program through the online application portal available in the official website of IGNOU. https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/index.php/site/index

How to Fill the Application Form 2

Almost all the details to be filled in the IGNOU MBA admission application form is easy to understand. The details of the fields which might confuse some applicants are given below.

Field 4: Study Centre Code
This is the code for the Study Center from which you would like to attend counselling sessions and other learning activities. This center must be selected in such a way that it is easy for you to attend the weekend counselling sessions on the scheduled dates. The codes for the Study Centers are given in the Appendix 3 of the Prospectus. We have also compiled the list of study centers here.

Field 3: Regional Center Code
This is the code for the Regional Center under which your Study Center is functioning. This is the place where you would be submitting your Admission Application Form, Course Fee and other Documents. The list of the Regional Centers along with their codes are available in the Appendix 2 of the prospectus. 

Please Note: Our Homepage contains information on various other management and MBA programs from IGNOU

Documents to be Submitted Along with Admission Application Form

Given below is the checklist of important documents to be attached along with the admission application form for MBA. Scanned copies of the follwing are required:



Category Certificate

(For SC/ST/OBC Candidates)

Experience Certificate

(For Non Professional Graduates, For details see : Eligibilty Criteria)

OPENMAT Hall Ticket and Score Card

Not required currently for IGNOU MBA admission

Please Note: The formats for the Category Certificate and Experience Certificate is available in the Prospectus.

The admission fee must be paid online, using credit cards (Mastercard/Visa), debit cards (Mastercard/Visa/Rupay) or through net banking. The uploaded documents are expected to be the scans of the originals, it is suggested to do the same. 

Note: Forging incorrect information or suppression of information shall lead to rejection of the application. 

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