The National Testing Agency will conduct entrance examinations of IGNOU's MBA (OPENMAT) and BEd programmes for January 2020 admissions, the varsity said.
The examinations will be conducted by the National Testing Agency on July 27 this year in more than 100 cities across the country.
The NTA has been conducting computer-based entrance test for higher educational institutions.
Professor Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor of IGNOU said the decision to seek NTA's help has been taken because of the agency's expertise in holding entrance exams transparently, efficiently and swiftly and also the fact that the NTA is a government agency.
If the experiment goes well, IGNOU is contemplating to go for online examination for its popular programmes as well, he said.
Registration for the entrance test will be online soon. The last date of online registration will be July 1.