How to Apply for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019

Shreya Sareen Updated On: 18 Dec, 2018 15:38 IST

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How to Apply for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019

The application form for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 has been released by IGNOU on 22nd October 2018. The entrance test of-IGNOU OPENMAT XLIV will take place on December 16, 2018, for the candidates looking at pursuing PG programmes such as PGDM and MBA. Candidates who have submitted the form will be able to get the admit card from 10th December onwards.

For this session, only online forms are available. Candidates who are interested in distance learning can apply for the IGNOU MBA programme.

Candidates need to follow few instructions to fill in the IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 application form which are available on the official website or are also written on the application form bulletin. But once the form is submitted, candidates cannot make any correction. The application form is published online only on the official website and the candidates will not get any printed application form to fill in. Candidates have the option of filling in the application form for IGNOU OPENMAT XLV until the 4th week of January.

Candidates also need to keep a track of the important dates regarding the registration process or the application form filling process of IGNOU OPENMAT 2019. Listed below are the important dates for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019. 

Important Dates for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019

The table below has all the important dates for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019


Dates for IGNOU XLIV

Dates for IGNOU XLV

IGNOU Application form release date

October 22nd, 2018

3rd week of December 2018

Last date for IGNOU application form submission

November 18, 2018

4th week of January 2019

The date for generating IGNOU OPENMAT Admit Card

December 10, 2018

(Already begun)

End of January 2019


December 16, 2018

Beginning of February 2019

IGNOU OPENMAT Result Announcement

2nd week of December 2018

2nd week of June 2019

Deadline for filling in application form  2

End of December 2018

End of May 2019

End of June 2019

End of December 2019

Documents Required for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019

Candidates need the following documents while filling in the IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 application

  • Work Experience Certificates
  • Academic Certificates
  • Aadhar number
  • Scanned photograph and Signature

Candidates need to upload the signature and scanned documents in a specific format. The university has released guidelines for the same

  •  The photograph should be less than 100 KB in size and should be in JPG/JPEG format
  • The signature should be less than 50 KB in size and should be in JPG/JPEG format

Online Application Process for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019


  • The first step is Registration and generation of User ID and Password. Click on the tab “Register Online”.
  • After this, the drop-down list will display several options. Candidates must select the “Online Admission” tab.
  • They will be directed to the online admission system (OAS) homepage initiated by IGNOU University.
  • Here, candidates will have to click on the tab indicating 'Register Yourself'.
  • Enter basic details such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email address, gender, nationality, and password.

Login and filling up of details:

  • In this step, candidates will have to provide their choices of Programme type, Regional centre, Medium, Study centre code, and State code.
  • After that, they must enter other details such as Employment status, Scholarship details, and Academic details,  and click on the 'Continue' tab.

Upload the Documents:

  • After submitting all the login credentials, the next step is to upload the scanned photographs/images and signature.
  • Candidates need to upload the scanned images of their recent photograph, signature in JPG format with size not more than 100KB.
  • After this, they must pay the application fee.
  • They must click on the 'Next' tab and then they will be redirected to the payment page.

Payment of Fees:

  • Candidates will have to click on the drop-down button and select the mode of payment i.e. net banking, credit card, debit card, etc.
  • Candidates will have to enter details such as email address, mobile number, card type, name on the card, expiry date, CVV, etc.
  • The Application Fee is INR 1000/-.
  • The next step is to click on the 'Pay' tab.

Confirmation Page:

Candidates should print the acknowledgment receipt and keep a copy of the same with them for future use and they will also receive an email and SMS regarding successful submission of the application form.

Application Fee for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019

The online application fee for IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 is Rs.1000 and it is the same for all the candidates. This fee has to be paid in the last step of the application process and only after the fee payment has been successful, candidates will be able to take the examination.

Candidates can make the payment through any of the following modes

  • Netbanking
  • Credit Cards (Master/Visa)
  • Debit Cards (Master/Visa/Rupay)

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