IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Important Details: Application, Dates, Exam Pattern & More

  • By Sneha Dasgupta
  • 19 March 2020

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam on behalf of the university for admission in MBA and PGDM programmes. This computer-based exam has a duration of 180 minutes and is conducted twice every year. The IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII will consist of a total of 200 questions. This exam has no age bar for any person who wishes to appear for the exam.  This year, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exam has been postponed to September. NTA, the conducting body of OPENMAT has announced that the exam was held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII Answer Keys were released on October 9 and candidates could submit objections till October 11. As many as 18,352 candidates had registered for the exam. Important: The last date to submit the application form for IGNOU OPENMAT has been extended till 15th September 2020 In addition, the registration process for the IGNOU MBA entrance exam began on 28th February 2020 and is currently ongoing and candidates seeking admission in IGNOU Management Courses should completely fill the application form latest by 23rd March 2020. The IGNOU OPENMAT exam is conducted twice every year for sessions in January & July. OPENMAT 2020 admit card date is yet to be announced.  In conclusion, you can fill the IGNOU OPENMAT application form for 2020 July session by clicking on the link given below. 

Important: Fill the IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII Application form here. 

Get all the information regarding IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam like steps to fill the application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern etc. in this article. However, before moving on let us take a quick look at IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam highlights given below. 

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020: An Overview

Name of the ExamIGNOU OPENMAT  XLVII
Courses offeredMBA and other management programmes
Last date to submit corrected application form28th March 2020 30th April 2020 15th September 2020
Date of exam29th April 2020 15th September 2020
Mode of RegistrationOnline
Download admit card3rd September 2020 
Fee payment modeOnline
Duration of Exam180 Minutes
Negative MarkingNo negative marking
Maximum Marks200
Subject SectionGeneral Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning  English Language

MBA & PGDM Courses offered at IGNOU

  1. Master of Business Administration
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in the following -
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Markets Practice

IGNOU OPENMAT Eligibility Criteria

A candidate should meet the eligibility requirements before applying for IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII exam. The IGNOU OPENMAT eligibility requirements are as under:

  • Candidates must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university OR
  • A professional degree holder in Engineering/Medicine/Law/Chartered or Cost Accountancy (ICAI/ICWAI)/Company Secretary-ship (ICSI).
  • He/she should have scored at least 50% (45% for reserved category candidates) marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Candidates have to qualify the entrance exam for admission in MBA programmes.
  • There is no age bar for candidates who wish to appear in the OPENMAT exam.

IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII Application Form

The IGNOU MBA entrance exam form 2020 can only be filled online. The form has been available since February 28 till March 23, 2020. The candidates who is a graduate in any discipline with 50% marks for general category (45% for the reserved category) are eligible to apply for OPENMAT XLVII. The application fee for general category is Rs 800/- and for reserved categories is Rs 600/-. The payment for the application form can only be done online either through debit/credit card or through Net banking. The application process includes registration, filling of the form, uploading photograph and signature, paying fee and printing of confirmation page. To know how to apply, documents to upload in the application form and other details, keep reading below.

How to fill the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Application Form

The candidates are recommended to go through the following instructions for submitting the application form. Above all, read all the information carefully before proceeding to apply online. Check the following information with regard to the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Application Form:

  • You can fill the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 application form by clicking on the link given in this article or by clicking here. 
  • Online Application Form may be submitted by accessing NTA website https://ignouexams.nta.nic.in. Most importantly, the Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted.
  • Candidates can also download the application form from the official website of IGNOU.
  • Moreover, before filling the online entrance form, please read carefully regarding the eligibility and programme details given in e-prospectus available at https://ignouexams.nta.nic.in.
  • Fill the application form correctly and do not leave any mandatory field.
  • In addition, no documents are required to attach with the application form, except digital photograph and signature. 
  • Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph and Candidate’s Signature, most importantly, in the correct format. 
  • http://www.ignouhelp.in/ignou-OPENMAT/

Document

Size of the File

Format of the File

Scanned photograph of the candidate10 kb to 200 kbJPG/ JPEG
Scanned image of the signature4 kb to 30 kbJPG/ JPEG

 

  • Above all, The payment of fees can be done in online mode only.

The following is the application fees for the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020. 

OPENMAT XLVII- UR, OBC-NCL category Rs 800/-
SC, ST, EWS Rs 600/-

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Test cities

The IGNOU OPENMAT is a national level entrance exam that is conducted in 131+ cities. Exam centres of IGNOU OPENMAT are:

Centre Code

City

Address

101HYDERABADPONUGOTI MADHAVA RAOLAW
102NELLOREIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
103VIJAYAWADAIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
104GUNTURIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
105WARANGALIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
106ANANTAPURIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
107HYDERABADIGNOU SC, VIVEKANANDA SCHOOL
108KURNOOLIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
109VISAKHAPATNAMIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
110KAKINADAIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
111HYDERABADAURORA DEGREE COLLEGE,
148KHAMMAMIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
0152PVIZIANAGARAMIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
0153PMAHABOOBNAGARIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
155HYDERABADINDIRA PRIYADARSHINIGOVT
157HYDERABADIGNOU SC, S.D.SIGNODIACOLLEGE
159TIRUPATHIIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
0165PKAMAREDDYIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
179KARIMNAGARIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
184KADAPPAIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
201PORT BLAIRIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
203ANDAMANGOVERNMENT MODEL SR. SEC.
204CAR NICOBARMODEL PRIMARY SCHOOL
205NANCOWRIESR. SECONDARY SCHOOL
206CAMPBELL BAYCOAST GUARD PUBLICSCHOOL
208MAYABUNDERM.G. GOVERNMENTCOLLEGE
301ITANAGARIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
302BOMDILAIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
303PASIGHATIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
304KHONSAIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
305TEZUIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
306ZIROIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
0310PEAST KAMENG 
401GUWAHATILOW BUILDING
402DERGAOND.K.D. COLLEGE
403TINSUKIAWOMEN’S COLLEGE
404BONGAIGAONIGNOU STUDY CENTRE
405SILCHARG.C. COLLEGE
407DIBRUGARHDEPT. OF COMPUTER STUDIES
408GUWAHATIHANDIQUE GIRL’S COLLEGE
410JORHAT,C.K.B. COMMERCECOLLEGE
411BARPETABAJALI COLLEGE
0412PGUWAHATIBANIKANTA COLLEGE OFTEACHER
413LAKHIMPURLAKHIMPUR COMMERCE COLLEGE
414KOKRAJHARKOKRAJHAR COLLEGE
0415DHAILAKANDIDR. SHASHI BHUSHAN INSTITUTE
0416DGOLAGHATD.R. COLLEGE
0420DNAGOANGRAM VIKAS PARISHADRANGALOO
0421DSONITPURCHAIDUAR COLLEGE
0430DDHUBRINORTHEASTERN CENTREFOR
431SIVASAGARSIBSAGAR GIRLS COLLEGE
435MORIGAONJAGIROAD COLLEGE
454HAFLONGGOVT. COLLEGE
455TEZPURDARRANG COLLEGE

Note: Candidates should make a note that once an exam centre is filled in the application form, it won’t be changed afterwards. Hence, candidates must make a thoughtful choice while making the selection of the IGNOU OPENMAT test centre.

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates are advised to check the exam pattern thoroughly before appearing in the entrance exam. Check the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus below.  The total of 200 questions are divided in the following manner across all the sections:

Section

Number of Questions

General Awareness30 questions
Quantitative Aptitude50 questions
Reasoning70 questions
English or Verbal Ability50 questions

Note: The marking scheme is +1 FOR EVERY CORRECT ANSWER with NO negative marking. 

It is important that you attempt all the questions you are sure about and then go for the questions you are not so sure about, this will help save time. Candidates also need to prepare while keeping the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam pattern in mind as that will help them thoroughly prepare and will also keep them focused. Also read: IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Pattern Valid Proof of Identification Along with the admit card, in addition, carry a photo ID as a secondary identity proof. In other words, you can carry any of the following documents as your ID proof:

  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Syllabus

The IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 syllabus is created to assess the candidates’ overall aptitude in management. The syllabus for the IGNOU MBA entrance exam is not officially released, however, it is quite similar to other management competitive exams. In conclusion, the syllabus for IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 preparation includes four sections General Awareness, English or Verbal Ability, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

  • General Awareness: This section includes questions from current affairs, latest happenings, changes in laws and regulations, famous people, award winners, economics, politics etc.
  • English & Verbal Reasoning: This section assesses the candidate on their language ability. For instance, it includes questions on grammar, vocabulary, antonyms, synonyms etc.
  • Logical Reasoning: This section tests candidates on their reasoning skills and critical thinking ability, statements & conclusions, symbol-based problems etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: This questions in this section test the students on their numerical abilities and mathematical reasoning, HCF, LCM, trigonometry  & numerical system etc. In other words, the questions test your numerical ability.

To read more about the IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII Syllabus click here. 

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Admit Card

he IGNOU OPEN MAT 2020 admit card is required by candidates to enter the examination centre. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII admit card on 9th April 2020. The IGNOU 2020 hall ticket will be available for download on the official website in online mode only. To download the IGNOU admit card 2020, candidates need to log in using their OPENMAT 2020 registration ID and password. OR

Download IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Admit card here.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Preparation Tips

The IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 admit card is out 9th April 2020. So, make a time table, practice mocks and for the general awareness section, keep yourself updated with the latest happenings. The following are some more preparation tips to help you ace the IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII.

  1. Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: You must know about the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Pattern, syllabus, and other details for ease of preparation. 
  2. Create a time table and follow it: It is crucial you adhere to the time table you have made until the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam. In other words, make sure to give equal preparation time to all sections. 
  3. Take a look at previous papers: Prepare previous year sample papers.
  4. Get your basics right. Have a clear understanding of concepts: In addition, it is advised that you clear your basics first before preparing for any new topics when it comes to the IGNOU MBA entrance exam. 
  5. Mock tests: Solve as many mock tests as possible in a timed fashion. Moreover, this will help you check how accurate and fast you are answering in the mock tests. 
  6. Avoid new topics at the last moment: avoid preparing new topics at the very last minute as this may result in last moment confusion between concepts.
  7. Revision: Once you have finished studying and started mocks, keep revising in the topics remain so that they remain fresh in your memory. For this, you need to formulate a revision plan, in other words, it is a crucial preparation technique. 
  8. Have a question-solving strategy in place: Learn to pick out those questions first that you are comfortable answering. Keep the tougher ones for later. 

To get section-wise IGNOU OPENMAT preparation tips, click here.

OPENMAT Exam Day Guidelines

Here are some points that you must keep in mind for the exam day:

  1. Don’t forget to carry a print out of your admit card. Digital, scanned or photocopy of the admit card is not accepted as a valid document. 
  2. Reach your exam centre 1 hour before the reporting time
  3. In addition, do not carry electronic items to the exam venue. 

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Result

The OPENMAT 2020 result will be declared on 10th of May. To download the IGNOU MBA entrance exam results, you must visit the official NTA IGNOU web link. lastly, the candidates who make the cut-off will be eligible to apply to the postgraduate and masters programs in Business Administration. Take a quick look at the important dates for the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020.

IGNOU OPENMAT EventDate
OPENMAT Exam 15th September 2020
Result declaration10th October 2020

For more information, read IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Result

In conclusion, IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 is one of the most popular national level exams to pursue programmes online or distance mode. IGNOU OPENMAT enables students to get admission into the national university for a distance MBA or PGDM program. One can also explore full-time or regular MBA programs with a cutting-edge curriculum, preparing you for the ever-changing business world like the one offered at Sunstone. 

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