IGNOU OPENMAT MBA and Management Entrance Exam 2022

Get all the details about OPENMAT Entrance Exam 2022 conducted by IGNOU for admission to MBA and other Management Courses. Also get FREE resources for preparing.



IGNOU OPENMAT is the entrance exam conducted by NTA on behalf of 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.

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

Read the sections below to know more details about the OPENMAT entrance Exam. 

Note: This page is about OPENMAT Entrance Exam, it is not presently a requirement IGNOU Distance MBA admission (July 2021 and January 2022 intakes).

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 2022 is yet to be announced.  The dates of the entrance exam and the related dates can be found here:[Read More]

OPENMAT Application and Forms

If you wish to apply for OPENMAT test in 2022, then you have to apply via IGNOU website. You can submit the application online ONLY. You can get the details about the application link and how to fill the application form below. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Validity of OPENMAT Score

The results 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.


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 for OPENMAT

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. Read More


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. Read More

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 programs are given below.

  • MBA
  • Diploma in Management (DIM)
  • Diploma in Management (DIM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

FAQ - Online MBA

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions about IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance test are answered here.

OPENMAT is the management aptitude test conducted by National Testing Agency on behalf of  IGNOU for admission to its management programs including MBA

OPENMAT exam for July 2021 and January 2022 was cancelled. OPENMAT exam for 2022 is yet to be announced, stay updated regarding the same through out website. 

The last date for the next OPENMAT, i.e, OPENMAT XLV is not announced yet. 

The application for OPENMAT exam is done online thorugh IGNOU website. To know more about applying for OPENMAT, click here.

You can fill the OPENMAT application form online through IGNOU website. To know more details about how to fill the form, click here.

The OPENMAT admit card will be available for download on the IGNOU website. The latest link will be published here when it becomes available.

No, There is no negative marking for wrong answers in OPENMAT exam.

The OPENMAT exam is not easy if you don’t prepare enough. However the fact that it doesn’t have negative marking will help in clearing the exam when compared to other tests like MAT, CAT etc.

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