IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 Application: Form-Filling, Registration & Correction

IGNOU OPENMAT is a popular MBA entrance test. Do you want to register for this test? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 application process.


In this post, readers will find the following details – IGNOU OPENMAT application form (dates and details), registration process (step by step guide), documents required and application fee. In short, this post contains all the important details that you need to know about IGNOU OPENMAT application process.


Let us take a quick look at OPENMAT application process-overview. Here it is –

Name of entrance exam:IGNOU OPENMAT
Mode of application process:Online


IGNOU stands for Indira Gandhi National Open University. IGNOU has revolutionized the ‘distance learning’ sector in India! Thanks to IGNOU, students across India are able to enjoy the benefits of distance education. This Open University is known to offer UG, PG and Doctoral Degree programs.


When it comes to management education, IGNOU is known to offer programs such as – MBA and PG Diploma in Management (PGDM) programs. Bachelor’s Degree holders or candidates who possess and equivalent qualification are eligible to pursue these PG level management programs.


OPENMAT examination is conducted to facilitate admission of eligible candidates into PG level management programs (MBA and PGDM programs) offered by IGNOU. OPENMAT stands for Open University MBA Admission Test.


After going through this post, readers will find answers to the following questions – How to register for IGNOU OPENMAT 2022? How to fill OPENMAT application form? What’s the last date to submit OPENMAT application form? How to correct my OPENMAT application form? And other questions.


In this post, I’ve covered the following topics – important dates, registration process, form-filling process, uploading relevant documents, payment of application fee and general instructions. Let us begin –


Important dates

Online application process will start onJanuary/February, 2022
Last date to submit application formMarch, 2022
Form correction window will open onMarch/April, 2022
Admit card will be released onApril, 2022


How to apply for IGNOU OPENMAT, some of you may ask. Come, let us take a closer look at the application process –


IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 Application Process

An eligible candidate may apply for OPENMAT online. The application process is quite simple. It consists of the following stages –

  • Registration
  • Form-filling
  • Uploading relevant documents
  • Payment of application fee
  • Submitting the application form


Let us take a closer look at each stage. Let us check out the steps involved in each one of these stages –


IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 Registration Process

  1. Visit the official website of IGNOU (ignouexams.nta.nic.in).
  2. Click on ‘application form for OPENMAT’ button.
  3. Click on ‘new registration’ button.
  4. Go through the set of instructions.
  5. Click on ‘I have downloaded…’ tab.
  6. Click on ‘click here to proceed’ button.
  7. Fill up the registration form by entering the following details – personal details, contact details and address.
  8. Choose a strong password. Configure your security question.
  9. Enter security pin or captcha code.
  10. Click on ‘submit’ button.
  11. Review your application form.
  12. Click on ‘edit registration form’ button to make changes to the form.
  13. Verify the particulars by clicking on relevant boxes.
  14. Click on ‘I agree’ tab.
  15. Click on ‘final submit’ button.
  16. Click on ‘yes’ button.
  17. Registration process is complete. Your application number will be displayed on screen.
  18. Click on ‘complete application form’ button to proceed.


IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 Application Form

After completing registration process, an applicant may proceed to the next stage and fill up his/her application form. Come, let us check out the steps involved in this process –


Steps to fill IGNOU OPENMAT application form

  1. After completing registration, click on ‘complete application form’ button. Alternatively, you may even visit the IGNOU exams website (ignouexams.nta.nic.in) and login.
  2. Access your application form and enter personal details, preferences, academic details, additional information and employment details.
  3. Enter the security pin.
  4. Click on ‘submit’ button.
  5. Review your application form.
  6. Verify the particulars by clicking on relevant boxes.
  7. If you want to make changes, click on ‘edit application form data’ button.
  8. Click on ‘I agree’ tab.
  9. Click on ‘final submit’ button.
  10. Click on ‘upload images’ button.
  11. Use the ‘choose file’ option to upload relevant images.
  12. Enter the security pin.
  13. Click on ‘I have verified uploaded images carefully’ button.
  14. Click on ‘upload’ button.
  15. Click on ‘pay examination fee’ button.
  16. Select preferred mode of payment and pay the application fee.
  17. Download your filled application form and take its printout for further use/reference.


Details required

Enter the following details while filling up the application/registration form –

  • Personal details: Candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, category, disability (if any), social status, territory, family income, religion, nationality, marital status, type of ID proof and ID proof number.
  • Contact details: Email id, mobile number and landline number (optional).
  • Address: Address of residence, city/town/village, district and pin-code.
  • Preferences: Test you are applying for, choice of exam center, state code and regional center.
  • Academic details: Pass status, course/stream name, board/university name, year of passing/appearing, result mode, marks secured, roll number, institute name and address etc.
  • Documents: Scanned images of candidate’s passport size photograph and signature specimen.


IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 Application Fee

General/OBC800 INR


Let us check out the list of documents required –


Important documents required

  • A valid email id
  • An active mobile number
  • Academic certificates
  • Scanned documents (photograph & signature)
  • ID card
  • Credit/debit card for paying application fee


Keeping the above mentioned things/documents ready will simplify the application process. For example – keeping academic certificates/mark-sheet ready will help you enter the details quickly.


Guidelines for scanned images

While filling up the application form, a candidate is supposed to upload the following documents –

  • Latest passport size photograph of the candidate
  • Candidate’s signature specimen


PhotographJPG or JPEG10-200KB
SignatureJPG or JPEG4-30KB


  • All scanned images must be clear, not blurry.
  • Upload your latest passport size photograph.
  • Don’t wear cap/mask/sun-glass/dark glass while getting the photograph clicked.
  • Signature specimen must be on white paper.
  • Sign using black or blue inked pen only.


IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 Application Form Correction

The NTA allows candidates to make changes to their application form (even after submitting it). For this purpose, they have ‘application correction window’. While the window is open, candidates may make permissible changes to his/her application form. Follow these steps to rectify errors in your application form –

  • Visit the official website of IGNOU exams (ignouexams.nta.ac.in).
  • Enter your credentials and sign in.
  • Find ‘remove image discrepancy’ link and click on it.
  • Make changes wherever necessary.
  • Submit the application form and take its printout for further use/reference.


Let us check out whether you are eligible to apply for OPENMAT or not –


General instructions

  • Make sure that you are eligible to apply (before filling the application form).
  • Fill up and submit the application form before the deadline.
  • Fill up the application for correctly. Revise it before submitting.
  • Enter a valid email id while registering.
  • Enter a working mobile number while registering.
  • Keep necessary documents ready while filling up the form.
  • Make sure that scanned documents adhere to the guidelines set by the authorities.
  • Take printout of the form/confirmation page.
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