IGNOU OPENMAT is the entrance exam conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University, for admission to its MBA program. It is an aptitude test designed to assess the candidate’s aptitude in Management.

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Apart from MBA it is also considered for admission to various other Management programs offered by School  of Management Studies under IGNOU.

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Exam Dates and Frequency

The OPENMAT entrance test is conducted twice every year usually in the months August and February. The entrance exams for the year 2018-2019 are OPENMAT XLII (42nd)  and OPENMAT XLIII (43rd). The dates of the entrance exam and the related dates can be found here:

OPENMAT 2018 Dates

OPENMAT Application and Forms

If you wish to apply for OPENMAT test in 2018, then you have to use the application FORM 1 and fill it up and submit it to the concerned address. You can get the details about the application forms and how to fill the application form below.

Application Forms

Test Syllabus

The OPENMAT test syllabus is designed to check the candidates overall aptitude in Management. You will be tested the on the basis of the following topics:

  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning

The detailed syllabus, list of topics and  exam patterns can be obtained from the link below.

OPENMAT Syllabus Full

Previous Year Question Papers

The question papers for the OPENMAT entrance exams conducted in the previous years can help you understand the pattern of questions and help you prepare better. You can obtain the solved and unsolved question papers for the past years from our question papers page.

Previous Year Questions

Validity of OPENMAT

The reslults of OPENMAT are valid for two semesters after qualification. You will be qualified in the OPENMAT entrance exam if  you score the cut off marks or above. You can seek admission to IGNOU MBA or other management programs for the 2 subsequent  semesters after qualification in OPENMAT. This means that there will be two admission openings every year and you can choose for admission in any one of the two sessions.


This section helps you find the books that you would find useful in your preparation for OPENMAT exam. These books are specially authored to meet the requirements of students appearing for OPENMAT Exam.

Books for OPENMAT Preparation


The results for the exam are published on the IGNOU official website and the Score Card is dispatched to your address via post.

How to Prepare

We have created a section on how to prepare for the OPENMAT entrance exam. We have collected all the resources for exam preparation. You can also get exam tips and help from our experts. The resources are FREE of cost for you.

Prepare for OPENMAT Exam

Courses Covered by OPENMAT

If you are qualified you can get admission to the MBA program by IGNOU and other Diploma courses in Management. The list of the diploma porograms are given below.

  1. Diploma in Management (DIM)
  2. Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  5. Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
  6. Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  7. Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

Last Updated: January 2, 2018