IGNOU OPENMAT syllabus and the topics are created in order to test your overall 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.
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Note: OPENMAT entrance exam is not currently a requirement for IGNOU Distance MBA admission (2023 Intakes). The information given below is valid only when OPENMAT exams are conducted again.
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OPENMAT Exam Pattern
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OPENMAT exams usually have the same pattern every year. There will be a total of 200 Multiple Choice Questions which you will have to complete in 3 hours time. The questions are divided into four sections. They are:
- General Awareness : 30 Questions
- English Language: 50 Questions
- Quantitative Aptitude: 50 Questions
- Reasoning: 70 Questions
According to the OPENMAT exam pattern, there are 200 questions to be solved in 3 Hours. So for sections like General Awareness, don’t spend a lot of time thinking of an answer. If you are unable to answer a question in the first reading, simply leave the question and move to the next question. Attempt all the questions you know and then try for the questions you are somewhat doubtful. This way you can save a lot of time and attend maximum number of questions.
OPENMAT Exam Syllabus
The list of topics given below cover the syllabus prescribed for OPENMAT entrance test. Detailed information about the topics are given in the boxes below.
India:Constitution, Government, Laws, Famous People, Achievements, Organisations, History,Geography, Economy, Politics, States.
World: Countries, Organisations, Leaders, World Economy, Summits.
Science,Industry, Trade etc.
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.
This sections 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.
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.
OPENMAT Exam Syllabus
We have created a dedicated section to help you prepare for OPENMAT. This section contains all the useful resources and Books that can help you a lot. See our OPENMAT Preparation Tips Page. If you prepare well enough, you will be qualified in the Exam and eventually selected for admission to the MBA Program from IGNOU.
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