Port Blair, Nov. 22: IGNOU has invited application for OPENMAT XXXIII examination scheduled to be held on 3rd February 2013. The University will admit students for the Degree/ Diplomas in Management starting from July 2013 session via an Entrance Test ‘OPENMAT- XXXIII,’ held on 3rd February 2013 all over the country.

The Eligibility for admission to the OPENMAT-XXXIII is Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks for General Category and 45% for Reserved Category; or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of supervisory/ managerial/ professional experience, or Professional Degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Medicine/ Architecture/ Law/ Pharmacy; or Professional Qualifications in Accountancy/ Cost and Works Accountancy/Company Secretary ship etc; or Master's Degree in any subject Clearance of OPENMAT conducted by IGNOU.

Candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test for admission into Management Programme conducted by the institutions like CAT, MAT and State Level tests need not appear in OPENMAT.  The cut off percentage for admission of these candidates will be decided by the university on-graduates (10+2 or equivalent) with six years of Managerial/ supervisory/ professional experience are eligible for taking admission into Diploma in Management only after clearing the entrance test. The minimum Duration is one year and maximum duration is three years of this programme, the Medium of instruction is English and there is no maximum age limit.

Student Handbook & Prospectus for Management Programme can be obtained from IGNOU Regional Centre, Port Blair by paying Rs. 500 in cash at the respective sale counters. Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the website: www.ignou.ac.in and sent along with a DD/IPO for Rs.550/- in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.