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How to Prepare for IGNOU OPENMAT 2021

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 04 Mar, 2021 09:24

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IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Preparation Strategy

Compared to popular entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, and MAT, IGNOU OPENMAT is not a tough entrance exam, and it is easy for aspirants to clear the entrance test with a systematic preparation strategy. All the candidates who clear IGNOU OPENMAT will get admission to PG management courses offered by IGNOU. Usually, candidates prefer pursuing a Distance MBA course to achieve a better position in jobs, improve skills, etc.

Before starting the exam preparation for IGNOU OPENMAT, the aspirants must go through the exam pattern of IGNOU OPENMAT. The exam is conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based), and the exam covers topics such as Logical Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.

In order to help the IGNOU OPENMAT aspirants, we've listed some preparation tips for IGNOU OPENMAT. We hope that the below tips may help you in achieving a better score in IGNOU OPENMAT.

Section-wise Preparation Strategy for IGNOU OPENMAT

As IGNOU OPENMAT covers different subjects such as Logical Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness, it is necessary to frame a section-wise preparation strategy for effective preparation. The section-wise preparation of IGNOU OPENMAT is elaborated below.

Logical Reasoning: The Logical Reasoning section of IGNOU OPENMAT tests the problem-solving ability of the candidates. This section is also aimed to test the candidate’s capabilities to solve complex problems. As far as IGNOU OPENMAT concerned, stick to the basic concepts. Understand the basis better so that you can solve complex problems easily. Solve previous year question papers to improve accuracy. At the same time, practice enough number of mock tests to attain perfection.

Quantitative Ability: The difficulty level of the Quantitative Ability of IGNOU OPENMAT is moderate. This section tests the mathematical skills of the candidates. Refer to the syllabus prescribed by IGNOU for Quantitative Ability, and practice all the topics without fail. It is advisable to practice previous year question papers and mock tests for effective preparation.

English Language: The English language section of IGNOU OPENMAT covers topics such as Sentence Correction, Basic Grammar, Vocabulary, Synonyms, and Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks and Reading Comprehension. It is advisable to stick with the prescribed syllabus. Under the basic grammar rules and practice mock tests to attain perfection. It is mandatory to practice the previous year question papers.

General Awareness: Refer to current affairs, Manorama Year Book (Latest), GK associated with Indian Constitution, History, Politics, Trade (Import & Export) Indian Economy etc. Refer to previous year question papers to get an idea.

General Tips & Tricks for IGNOU OPENMAT

Before starting your exam preparation, refer IGNOU OPENMAT syllabus, exam pattern, and previous year question papers of IGNOU OPENMAT. Some of the important preparation tips for IGNOU OPENMAT are listed below –

Stick to the Syllabus: Questions asked in IGNOU OPENMAT exam are completely based on the syllabus prescribed by IGNOU. The questions will not be out of syllabus. Therefore, stick to the OPENMAT syllabus prescribed by IGNOU.

Refer to Previous Year Question Papers: In order to achieve a better score, refer previous year question papers of IGNOU OPENMAT. The previous year question papers play a vital role in exam preparation, and it is advisable to solve these papers. Sometimes, questions appeared in previous year question papers will appear in upcoming OPENMAT exam.

Understand the Concepts: Numerous books are available in the market for IGNOU OPENMAT exam. Get a book and start understanding or learning the topics systematically. After learning each topic, practice mock test given at the end of each chapter. It will help you to analyse your ability and improve in weak areas.

Practice Mock Tests: Practice IGNOU OPENMAT mock tests regularly to attain accuracy and perfection. After practising a mock test, analyse your performance, identify your strong and weak areas.

Instructions for the Exam Day

Candidates appearing for IGNOU OPENMAT must follow the below instructions on the day of the exam –

  • The candidates must reach the exam center at least 45 minutes before the specified time to avoid last minute rush.

  • It is mandatory to carry the IGNOU OPENMAT admit card to the exam center.

  • After entering into the exam hall, follow the instructions of the invigilator.

  • Refrain from communicating with co-examinees.

  • Answer all the questions so that you can achieve a better score.

  • Manage equal time for all the sections of IGNOU OPENMAT.

We hope that the above preparation tips and instructions for IGNOU OPENMAT were helpful to you.

All the Best!

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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
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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
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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
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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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