IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Date – Revised Schedule, Updates & Highlights

NTA (National Testing Agency) has recently issued the IGNOU OPENMAT exam date 2020. This national level entrance test, conducted for Indira Gandhi National Open University (for admission to its MBA/PGDM programmes), will be conducted on 15th September 2020. The exam authority has also announced 31st August 2020 as the release date of IGNOU OPENMAT admit cards.  

Indira Gandhi National Open University conducts the IGNOU OPENMAT entrance test twice every year in more than 100 cities across the country. However, in the year 2020, NTA will be taking over as the official exam conducting authority, and hold the IGNOU OPENMAT in a Computer-based Test (CBT) mode. 

Initially, IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 was scheduled to be conducted on 29th April 2020. However, the exam date was rescheduled due to COVID-19.

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IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Date 2020 – Schedule

As per the updated notification, the IGNOU OPENMAT exam for admission to MBA and other Management courses will be conducted on 15th September 2020 (Tuesday). The decision of releasing the  IGNOU OPENMAT exam date has been made in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The National Testing Agency has also informed that the Entrance Test for OPENMAT XLVII (MBA) 2020 will be conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

Candidates will find important events and their respective dates associated with IGNOU OPENMAT exam in the table below:

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Important Dates

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Events Important Dates
Availability of IGNOU OPENMAT application form 28th February 2020
Last date to fill the OPENMAT application form 30th June 2020 by 5 PM (extended)
Last date for application fee payment  30th June 2020 (by 11:59 PM)
Application for Form Correction Window 6th July 2020 to 20th July 2020
IGNOU OPENMAT admit card release date 31st August 2020
IGNOU OPENMAT exam date 15th September 2020
Release of IGNOU OPENMAT Answer Key 9th October 2020
Announcement of IGNOU OPENMAT Result 29th October 2020

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Date – Submission of Application Form

National Testing Agency or NTA started the registration process for IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 on 28th February 2020. Candidates were able to submit the IGNOU OPENMAT application forms till 30th June 2020 (5 PM), whereas the application fee payment slot was open till 30th June 2020 (11:59 PM). 

Candidates submitted their application forms via online mode by accessing the NTA website (http://www.ntaignou.nic.in./). Candidates had to follow five major steps to complete the application form submission process – 

  1. Registering online 
  2. Filling the application form
  3. Uploading documents
  4. Payment of application fee
  5. Submitting the application form after final confirmation

IGNOU OPENMAT Application Fee

Candidates need to pay the registration/application fee for IGNOU OPENMAT to apply for the examination. Before making a payment, the candidates should carefully read all the eligibility criteria. Candidates must note that the application fee amount is non-refundable.

Before filling up the form, the candidate is advised to make a duplicate copy and fill it up first. Any mistakes or fields left out accidentally may lead to the rejection of the application form.

The fee structure for IGNOU OPENMAT as per candidate categories is as follows:

IGNOU Application Fee Structure

Category Application Fees
SC, ST, EWS Rs. 600/-
UR, OBC-NCL Rs. 800/-


As per the latest announcement, IGNOU OPENMAT-XLVII MBA and management entrance exam 2020 will take place in only one shift. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours, and it will be conducted from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. 

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Date – Admit Card

31st August 2020 is the revised date for the release of IGNOU OPENMAT admit card 2020. Candidates can start collecting their IGNOU OPENMAT admit cards by logging into the official IGNOU website (https://ignouexams.nta.nic.in/) using their OPENMAT registration ID and password. They can download the admit cards by entering their Registration ID and date of birth. 

IGNOU OPENMAT admit card is a crucial document. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall without his/her admit card. Candidates must verify all the information mentioned on the admit card (like exam date, test centre address, time, etc.) and fix the errors (if any) to avoid cancellation of candidature.

Note: For any error in the OPENMAT admit card (incorrect information, spelling mistake, etc.), candidates must contact the given helpline numbers 0120-6895200 between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Day Guidelines

While appearing for the IGNOU OPENMAT entrance test, candidates must remember a few points:

  1. Carry the OPENMAT admit card without fail
  2. Do not carry valuable items or electronic devices to the exam hall
  3. Try to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the designated reporting time

Candidates need to carry any one of the original Photo ID Cards specified below (not their xerox copies) along with the admit card: 

  1. Aadhar card
  2. Voter ID card
  3. PAN card
  4. Driver’s license
  5. Passport

Note: Xeroxed, scanned or digital photocopy of the admit card is unacceptable as a valid document

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What is the new IGNOU OPENMAT exam date?

As per the announcement from National Testing Agency, IGNOU OPENMAT entrance test will be conducted on 15th September 2020

Do I need to upload any documents while filling the OPENMAT application form?

No. Candidates don’t require uploading any document like a birth certificate or mark sheet at the time of filing the OPENMAT application form.

What is the age limit for IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII exam 2020?

There is no university-specific age limit for candidates who wish to appear for IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII.

Do I have to appear for the IGNOU OPENMAT exam in offline mode?

No. The National Testing Agency has informed that the entrance test for OPENMAT XLVII (MBA) 2020 will be conducted in CBT or Computer Based Test mode.

What is the duration of IGNOU OPENMAT exam?

The exam duration for IGNOU OPENMAT is 180 minutes or 3 hours.

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