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  • IGNOU OPENMAT is an entrance exam conducted by the Indira Gandhi National Open University, for admission of candidates to its MBA programme. . It is basically a test of Management Aptitude.

Indira Gandhi National Open University OPEN Management Aptitude Test (IGNOU OPENMAT) 2018

Indira Gandhi National Open University OPEN Management Aptitude Test (IGNOU OPENMAT) 2018

Venue: Pan India
Exam Date: 4-2-2018.

What is the test about?

Indira Gandhi National Open University OPEN Management Aptitude Test will be conducted for the admission of candidates into various PG degree and diploma courses in the field of Management study offered by IGNOU.

Who is eligible?

IGNOU OPENMAT Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must have 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in graduation.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years managerial or supervisory or professional experience.
  • Aspirants having professional degree with 50% in the field of Engineering or Medicine or CA or ICWA or CS or Law may also be eligible to appear the examination.
  • Foreign students residing in India who have a valid student visa for the minimum duration of the program can be eligible for admission to IGNOU programs.
  • Admission of foreign students who reside in India shall be processed by the International Division of the University, after ensuring their antecedents from the Ministry of External Affairs/Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Age no bar.

What are the test syllabus, duration and format?

Exam Pattern:

  • 200 Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Four sections.
  • 3 hours.


  • General Awareness: 30 Questions
  • English Language: 50 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 50 Questions
  • Reasoning: 70 Questions

General Awareness

Current Affairs (India):

Constitution, Government, History, Geography, Laws, States, Achievements, Organizations, Economy, Politics, Famous People.


Countries, World Economy,Organizations, Leaders, Summits.


Industry, Trade, Science, etc.

English Language

  • Reading and Comprehension.
  • Grammar.
  • Vocabulary.

Quantitative Aptitude

Arithmetic Progression, Geometric Progression, Geometry, Algebra, Ratios and Proportions, LCM, HCF, Statistics, Mean, Median, Mode, Permutations, Combinations, Progressions, Number Systems, Trigonometry, etc.


Cause and Effect, Coding and Decoding, Assertion and Reasons, Visual Reasoning, Critical Reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Statements and Assumptions, Statements and Conclusions, Family Tree, Symbol Based Problems, etc.

Key dates for application and registration

Registration has to be done by 15-12-2017.

Who conducts the test?

Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Which colleges/institutes accept the test?

Indira Gandhi National Open University. 


Maidan Gandhi,
New Delhi 110068

Website: http://www.ignou.ac.in/


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