OPENMAT XLVI (July 2019) will be valid for admission either in January 2020 or July 2020
OPENMAT is a national level entrance exam for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses offered at School of Management Studies, IGNOU. OPENMAT exam is conducted twice a year i.e. in July and January. OPENMAT scores of one session are valid for one year i.e. if the exam is held in July then the same score can be used for January and July (the following year) and, likewise, OPENMAT exam held in January-February can be used for July and and January next year. Candidates can opt for admission in any of the cycle as per the score validity.
OPENMAT admission cycle is as under:
Candidates must have completed their bachelor degree/graduation from any discipline including Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship.
The minimum duration of bachelor degree must be three-years.
General category candidates should have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects in graduation.
Candidates beloning to reserved categories i.e. SC, ST, PWD should have obtained 45% marks in graduation degree.
There is no age limit for admissions, neither upper age limit nor lower age limit.