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IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2021

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 04 Mar, 2021 09:23

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IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) conducts IGNOU OPENMAT for candidates who wish to take admission in the UG and PG diploma courses in management. This test takes place twice a year and it is important for students to have an idea about the IGNOU OPENMAT exam pattern to perform well in the exam.

The exam pattern of IGNOU OPENMAT remains usually the same every year. The paper will have 200 questions in total and the duration of the exam is 3 hours. The questions will be divided into four sections:

  • General Awareness-This section will have 30 questions

  • Quantitative Attitude-This will have 50 questions

  • Reasoning-This section will have 70 questions

  • English Language-This will have 50 questions

Since the candidates will have to solve 200 questions in 3 hours, it is advisable to not waste a lot of time thinking. For instance, in the general awareness section, if a candidate is unable to answer a question initially, it is better to move on to the next question than waste time getting stuck over one question.

It is important for the candidate to attempt all the questions he/she knows and then go for the questions he is not sure about, this will help save time. Candidates also need to prepare while keeping the exam pattern in mind as that will help them in thorough preparation and will also keep them focused. 

    IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2021

    Listed below is the IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 

    Sections

    Number of questions

    Duration

    General Awareness

    30

    3 hours

    English Language

    50

    Quantitative Aptitude

    50

    Reasoning

    70

    Total

    200

      Section-Wise Distribution of Questions

      The tables below mention the number of questions section-wise which are asked in IGNOU OPENMAT

      English Section

      Topics

      Number of Questions

      Synonyms

      5

      Antonyms

      5

      Sentence Improvement

      10

      Pair of Words

      5

      Phrases and Idioms

      5

      Choose Analogous Pair

      5

      Total

      50

      General Knowledge Section

      Topics

      Number of Questions

      World Organisations

      2

      Sports CE

      1

      Countries

      1

      General Knowledge

      6

      Person, Places, Awards

      3

      Sports

      1

      General Knowledge Study

      1

      National CE

      4

      General Science

      7

      Democratic Policy

      1

      History of India

      3

      Total

      30

      Reasoning Section

      Topics

      Number of Questions

      Decision Making

      5

      Number Test

      3

      Ranking Test

      2

      Logical Diagrams

      5

      Logical Reasoning  

      5

      Direction and Distance

      2

      Analytical Reasoning

      15

      Mixed and Substitution Coding

      3

      Blood Relations

      5

      Number Analogy Test

      5

      Letter Test

      1

      Total

      70

      Number Series Test

      2

      Complete Word Analogy

      4

      Letter Series Test

      2

      Cubes and Dice questions

      5

      Total

      70

      Quantitative Aptitude Section 

      Topics

      Number of Questions

      LCM and HCF

      1

      Simplification

      6

      Decimals and Fractions

      1

      Number System

      7

      Algebraic Equations

      4

      Average

      2

      Percentage

      1

      Ages

      1

      Calendar

      1

      Sets

      1

      Table

      5

      Profit and Loss

      1

      Time and Work

      1

      Pipes and Cisterns

      1

      Problems on Train

      1

      Mixture and Allegation

      1

      Logarithms

      2

      Clock and Discount

      2

      Areas and Parameter

      2

      Probability

      1

      Square Root

      1

      Volume and Surface Area

      1

      Compound Interest

      1

      Total

      50

        IGNOU OPENMAT Marking Scheme 2021

        Let's take a look at the IGNOU OPENMAT marking scheme

        • Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer.
        • There is no negative marking.

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        Related Questions

        When will the IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 exam be conducted and what is the last date for registration?

        -tanviUpdated on April 06, 2021 12:54 PM
        • 2 Answers
        Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

        Dear Student,

        IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 exam will be conducted on April 11, 2021, and the last date to fill the application form of IGNOU OPENMAT is March 31, 2021. You can visit the official website of IGNOU to fill the application form. It should be noted that you will have to attach the scanned copy of your signature and passport-sized photographs along with the application form of IGNOU OPEN MAT. If you are facing any issue while filling the application form of IGNOU, you can get back to us.

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        What is the minimum cut off marks for general category in IGNOU OPENMAT?

        -ShrikantUpdated on November 02, 2020 10:02 PM
        • 5 Answers
        Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

        Dear Student,

        The IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 cutoff has not yet been released. However, looking at the previous-year data for IGNOU OPENMAT, we can see that:

        Qualifying Marks for IGNOU OPENMAT for General Category: 50%

        IGNOU OPENMAT Cutoff Marks for General Category: 61 - 78

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        I have not been able to download IGNOU OPENMAT admit card as it shows server down. How can I download it?

        -Sanjoy BiswasUpdated on September 24, 2020 09:33 PM
        • 1 Answer
        Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

        Dear Student,

        In case, you are facing any issue while downloading the IGNOU OPENMAT admit card, you are advised to check your internet connection. You can try reconnecting to your network. If the problem continues, you can contact the examination authority. The contact details of IGNOU OPEN examination body are available on the official website of OPENMAT.

        It should be noted that the OPENMAT examination was conducted on September 15, 2020, and the results are expected to be announced soon. The admit card of OPENMAT will be required during the counselling process. You are advised to carry the admit …

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