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IGNOU OPENMAT Eligibility 2021

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 15 Mar, 2021 11:51

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IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 will be conducted on April 11. Candidates need to be aware of the eligibility criteria before applying for admission to the management programmes at IGNOU. Candidates have to fulfil the criteria given below to get admission at IGNOU. Without meeting the eligibility criteria, no candidates will be able to get admission to the programme.

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Candidates can apply for either of the sessions depending upon when they want to take admission in the programme. The application form for IGNOU OPENMAT is available from March 3-March 15, 2021. Candidates need to be very careful with the form as any discrepancies in it will lead to rejection. Listed below are the eligibility criteria for OPENMAT 2021

    IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Eligibility Norms 

      Check the eligibility criteria of IGNOU OPENMAT provided below. 

      For Indian Candidates:

      • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline including Company Secretaryship/Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/ with 50% in aggregate for General category candidates and 45% aggregate for Reserved category(SC/ST/PwD) candidates as per Government of India rules.
      • If the candidates have a valid CAT or MAT score, then it is not necessary for them to appear for the IGNOU OPENMAT 2021.
      • Candidates can apply for the management exam on the basis of CAT or MAT scores.

      Important Points 

      • Bachelor’s degree should be of minimum of 3 years duration.

      • The university has the right to accept/deny admission of any candidate.

      • Candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria conditions mentioned in this post are not eligible to get admission into the mentioned programme.

      For Foreign Nationals:

      • Foreign candidates living in India must have a valid student visa for the minimum period of the programme to become eligible for admission.
      • Candidates will be required to remit the fees as per IGNOU's fee requirements for foreign students.
      • Candidates will also be required to get clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs / Ministry of Human Resource Development. Their admission procedure will be conducted by the International Division of the University.


      • Not only Indian candidates, but even foreign candidates are eligible to appear for the exam. 

      IGNOU OPENMAT Age Limit

      • There is no age limit set by the IGNOU authorities to take the examination. Candidates from any age group may appear for the examination. 

      Why is it Important to Check Eligibility Criteria before Applying

      It is important to check the eligibility criteria due to the following

      • Firstly, the candidates in the final year of graduation or those who have completed their graduation can fill IGNOU OPENMAT form. Hence, the candidates who want to appear for the exam in 2021 need to meet the eligibility criteria of the exam or else their application form will not be accepted.

      • There is no age limit.

      • Women candidates belonging to the reserved category will also need some kind of relaxation.

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      When will the IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 exam be conducted and what is the last date for registration?

      -tanviUpdated on April 06, 2021 12:54 PM
      • 2 Answers
      Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

      Dear Student,

      IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 exam will be conducted on April 11, 2021, and the last date to fill the application form of IGNOU OPENMAT is March 31, 2021. You can visit the official website of IGNOU to fill the application form. It should be noted that you will have to attach the scanned copy of your signature and passport-sized photographs along with the application form of IGNOU OPEN MAT. If you are facing any issue while filling the application form of IGNOU, you can get back to us.

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      What is the minimum cut off marks for general category in IGNOU OPENMAT?

      -ShrikantUpdated on November 02, 2020 10:02 PM
      • 5 Answers
      Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

      Dear Student,

      The IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 cutoff has not yet been released. However, looking at the previous-year data for IGNOU OPENMAT, we can see that:

      Qualifying Marks for IGNOU OPENMAT for General Category: 50%

      IGNOU OPENMAT Cutoff Marks for General Category: 61 - 78

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      I have not been able to download IGNOU OPENMAT admit card as it shows server down. How can I download it?

      -Sanjoy BiswasUpdated on September 24, 2020 09:33 PM
      • 1 Answer
      Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

      Dear Student,

      In case, you are facing any issue while downloading the IGNOU OPENMAT admit card, you are advised to check your internet connection. You can try reconnecting to your network. If the problem continues, you can contact the examination authority. The contact details of IGNOU OPEN examination body are available on the official website of OPENMAT.

      It should be noted that the OPENMAT examination was conducted on September 15, 2020, and the results are expected to be announced soon. The admit card of OPENMAT will be required during the counselling process. You are advised to carry the admit …


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      FAQs about IGNOU OPENMAT Eligibility

      What is the importance of checking IGNOU OPENMAT eligibility criteria?

      Checking the eligibility criteria of IGNOU OPENMAT will help you know whether you are eligible to apply for IGNOU OPENMAT or not.

      Do I have to satisfy all the eligibility criteria of IGNOU OPENMAT?

      Yes, you have to meet the complete eligibility criteria of IGNOU OPENMAT. Candidates who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will are not allowed to appear for the exam.

      Can final year candidates apply for IGNOU OPENMAT?

      Yes, candidates who have appeared for the final year examination may apply for IGNOU OPENMAT provided that they submit the required documents before the last date.

      Can candidates from outside India apply for IGNOU OPENMAT?

      Yes, candidates from outside India can apply for IGNOU OPENMAT.

      I have appeared for CAT. Do I have to appear for IGNOU OPENMAT?

      No, if you have a valid CAT or MAT score, you do not have to appear for IGNOU OPENMAT.

      What is the minimum age limit to appear for IGNOU OPENMAT?

      There is no age limit to appear for IGNOU OPENMAT.

      Is the IGNOU OPENMAT eligibility criteria the same for all categories?

      Yes, the UGNOU OPENMAT eligibility criteria is the same for all the categories except the required percentage. The minimum percentage required for general categories is 50% while the minimum percentage required for reserved category is 45%.

      What is the eligibility criteria of IGNOU OPENMAT?

      Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline including Company Secretaryship/ Chartered Accountancy or Cost Accountancy with at least 50% marks(45% aggregate for reserved category).

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