IGNOU PhD & OPENMAT (MBA) July 2020 Registration Date Extended Due to Lockdown
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The online application process for PhD and OPENMAT (MBA) Entrance Examination- July 2020 has been extended upto May 15, 2020, by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The application process was commenced by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on February 28, 2020. The candidates who aspire to take admission can apply upto May 15 (till 11:59 PM) in the online mode. The application form is available on the official website, ignouexams.nta.nic.in.

However, if any candidate wants to make changes in the application form, he/ she is requested to revisit his online Application Form on 1st & 2nd May 2020, during the “Registration Correction Window” Period and make necessary corrections.

 Earlier the online application process for IGNOU PhD & OPENMAT 2020 was concluding on March 31, 2020.

IGNOU PhD & OPENMAT 2020 Important Dates

Events Dates
Date of commencement of online application February 28, 2020
Revised closing date of online application May 15, 2020
Admit Cards release date To be Announced
Date of examination To be Announced


IGNOU PhD & OPENMAT 2020 Application Fees:

For OPENMAT XLVII - Candidates will have to pay Rs 800/- if belonging to UR, OBC category and Rs 600/- if belonging to SC, ST and EWS category. 

For PhD - Candidates belonging to General/ OBC category will have to pay Rs 1000/- and Rs 600/- if belonging to SC, ST and EWS category. 

IGNOU PhD & OPENMAT 2020 Eligibility criteria

Eligibility Criteria and Qualifications for admission to the PhD programme
 Master's Degree from a University recognized by UGC in the relevant discipline with atleast 55% marks,
- 50%marks in the case of SC, ST and OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates.

Eligibility Criteria and Qualifications for admission to MBA programme
-  Any graduate (including Chartered Accountancy/ Cost Accountancy/ Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category as per government of India rules. (In case of grading system, students should ensure that his/her CGPA should meet the eligibility percentage requirement).
- Clearance of OPENMAT entrance test of IGNOU conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

IGNOU PhD & OPENMAT 2020: How to Apply?

Candidates who wish to apply for the IGNOU PhD & OPENMAT (MBA) July 2020 can follow the simple steps given below.
  • Visit the official website of IGNOU at ignou.ac.in
  • On the homepage, click on the link that reads, "Online registration for PhD and OPENMAT (MBA) Entrance-Examination -JULY 2020"
  • You will be directed to the NTA official website
  • Select the desired course link you want to apply for
  • Fill the application form and pay the application fees
  • Take a print of the application and click on the final submit link

IGNOU PhD & OPENMAT 2020 Exam Pattern:

PhD Entrance Exam - The question paper shall have a total of 100 questions consisting of 50% on research methodology and 50% on a specific subject. All the questions shall be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with 4 options and only one correct answer. There shall be no negative marking

OPENMAT Entrance Exam - The question paper consists of four sections. All these tests will be conducted in one session of 3 hours. The total number of questions for all the four tests is 200 and each question carries 1 mark. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

Test I comprises of 30 questions of General Awareness,

Test II consists of 50 questions of the English language,

Test III is of Quantitative Aptitude which consists of 50 questions, and

Test IV is of Reasoning consisting of 70 questions

Important Links:

IGNOU Application Form: ignouexams.nta.nic.in

Official Website: ignou.ac.in