IGNOU OPENMAT 2022? - Exam Date, Syllabus, Registration

IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 - Exam Date, Syllabus, Registration

OPENMAT is the standard entrance examination conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University for those students who wish to pursue MBA from IGNOU. This aptitude test is conducted in order to check applicants’ aptitude in management at the national level. OPENMAT Examination is conducted twice a year, once in January and the other one in July. Besides MBA, OPENMAT is also considered for several other management courses. IGNOU OPENMAT is a 3-hour examination that includes 4 sections General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning.

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OPENMAT Entrance Exam: Quick Information

The quick information about the OPENMAT Aptitude Test is given below. You can go through to get quick information about the test. To get the detailed information you can click on the tab to discover more. The IGNOU OPENMAT exam for MBA or other management course is conducted by the university twice a year in respect to the January and July sessions.

It is mandatory to clear OPENMAT to get admission to any management course at IGNOU. OPENMAT exam is easy as compared to other entrance exams CAT, XAT, and MAT for admission to MBA courses. The detailed information about the OPENMAT exam is given below.   


Key Highlights for IGNOU OPENMAT

Features Details
OPENMAT full form OPEN MBA Admission Test
Exam Conducting Authority Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Exam Mode Computer-Based Test mode
Frequency of Exam Twice a year
Exam Duration Three hours
Courses Offered MBA/PGDM (various specialisations)
Exam Date Cancelled
Score Validity One year (for two sessions)
Official Website www.ignou.ac.in

IGNOU OPENMAT Important Notice 2022-2023

IGNOU has decided not to conduct the OPENMAT aptitude entrance examination for the year 2022. The OPENMAT entrance examination has been exempted for July 2022 and January 2022 sessions. Students interested can directly apply for the MBA courses through the online registration link before the due date.

OpenMat Important Dates 2022

Important Event Dates
Registration Commencement for July 2022 Session 31st January
Last Date to Register for IGNOU MBA Admission 31st January
Issuance of IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 Admit Card Exam cancelled
IGNOU OPENMAT 2022 Exam Date (July session) Exam cancelled
Declaration of IGNOU OPENMAT Result to be Announced

Instructions and Procedure for Filling the OPENMAT Application Form

Students who wish to take admission to Indira Gandhi National Open University for any MBA specialisation can check out the mentioned steps for the IGNOU MBA admission process through the OPENMAT exam.


Candidates looking to take admission in MBA/PGDM courses of IGNOU have to apply for the OPENMAT entrance examination, in order to do so, the students will have to visit the official website and register themselves with the required information. The information required consists of personal details, academic qualification, course desired, exam center location. Once the information is filled in successfully students will also have to upload the required documents.

Admit Card

A week before the entrance examination is conducted students will receive their admit cards. Admit card holds all the information like date, timings, exam center code, exam center name, details, and a few instructions to keep in mind for the examination.

OPENMAT Examination Day

On the decided date of the examination, students will have to appear for their entrance to their allotted exam center. The examination will be conducted in the form of Multiple choice questions. There will be 200 MCQs each containing questions from Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness subjects. Any student without their admit card will not be allowed to attend the entrance examination.


Every year the result for OPENMAT is announced on the official website of IGNOU by National Testing Agency. In order to check results students are required to fill in their login credentials like application number and date of birth. Students can download their results by using their enrolment number.

IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance Exam Syllabus 2022-2023

The list of the topics that are required to prepare to pass the OPENMAT examination are given below for your references: A, B, C, D.


The pattern of the IGNOU OPENMAT exam is similar every year. The exam contains 200 multiple choice questions and the time given to complete the exam is 3 hours. The questions are divided into 4 sections which are: General Awareness (30 Questions), English Language: 50 Questions, Quantitative Aptitude: 50 Questions, Reasoning: 70 Questions

A) General Awareness

India: Constitution, Government, Laws, Famous People, Achievements, Organisations, History, Geography, Economy, Politics, States. World: Countries, Organisations, Leaders, World Economy, Summits. Science, Industry, Trade etc.

B) English Language

Reading and Comprehension: You will be asked to read passages and then answer the multiple choice questions based on the passage. Grammar: These questions would test your skills in English grammar. This section contains questions like fill in the blanks, sentence correction etc. Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms etc.

C) Quantitative Aptitude

This section tests your numerical and math skills. The most frequent topics are: Algebra, Ratios and Proportions, LCM, HCF, Statistics, Mean, mode, median, Permutations, combinations, Progressions, Arithmetic, Progression, Geometric Progression, Geometry, Number Systems, Trigonometry etc.

D) Reasoning

This section checks your reasoning skills. The commonly asked topics are: Assertion and reasons, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Cause and Effect, Coding and decoding, Critical reasoning, Family tree, Statements and assumptions, Statements and conclusions, Symbol Based problems, Visual reasoning etc.

IGNOU Openmat Steps

Register Yourself
Prepare for the Exam
Download Admit Card
Appear for the Exam
Check the Result

IGNOU Distance MBA OpenMat FAQ (2022-2023)

Do you have any query related to MBA distance education OpenMat in this year? Get every details only at IGNOUADMISSIONS portal.

For January 2022 session OPENMAT will not be conducted.

Candidates who wish to apply for the IGNOU OPEN MAT must do so between the months of March and April.

No, IGNOU OPEN MAT is not difficult for those who are prepared and eager to take it.

To register for OPEN MAT 2022, candidates must complete an application form and enrol for the 2022 session.

Candidates must fill out the registration form for OPEN MAT 2022 in the month of March 2022.

No, the OPEN MAT is not difficult for those who have prepared for the exam.

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