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IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus 2021

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 04 Mar, 2021 09:44

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IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 will be the same as any other management exam. IGNOU OPENMAT is conducted twice a year,  for admission to the MBA programme. IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 syllabus includes topics from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. IGNOU has not set any syllabus for the OPENMAT entrance examination and the syllabus is not given in the OPENMAT prospectus. The list of topics mentioned in this article is on the basis of the previous years’ IGNOU OPENMAT question papers. Listed below are the four sections of IGNOU OPENMAT 2021.

  • General Awareness- This will have questions pertaining to the current affairs, constitution, government, laws, achievements, history, geography, famous people, economy, politics etc

  • English Language-This section will have reading comprehension and candidates will have to answer multiple-choice questions based on the passage. It will also have questions from grammar and vocabulary, antonyms, synonyms etc.

  • Reasoning-This section will test a candidate’s reasoning skills and questions will be from topics such as critical reasoning, statements, and conclusions, symbol-based problems etc.

  • Quantitative Aptitude-This section will test a candidate’s quantitative and numerical ability. Some of the most common topics are algebra, HCF, LCM, statistics, trigonometry and number systems.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Section-Wise Syllabus

Given below are the various topics under every section 

English Language

Idioms and PhrasesChoose Analogous Pair
AntonymsEnglish Comprehension
SynonymsPair of Words
Sentence ImprovementFill in the blanks

Quantitative Aptitude

Pipes and CisternsDecimals and Fractions
SimplificationMixture and Allegation
SetsProfit and Loss
Time and WorkCalendar
TableProblems on Train
Permutation and CombinationsProbability
Volume and Surface AreaNumber System
Square rootAverage
Algebraic EquationsAges
Area and ParameterClocks and Discount
LCM and HCFCompound Interest


Direction and distanceComplete word Analogy
Analytical reasoningNumber series test
Logical reasoningLetter series test
Mixed and Substitution codingCubes and dice questions
Decision MakingNumber Analogy test
Blood relationsNumber Test
Letter testRanking Test
Logical diagrams--

General Awareness

Person, Places, AwardsEnglish Language
History of IndiaCountries
General KnowledgeWorld Organisations
General AwarenessSports CE
Quantitative Aptitude--

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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
  • 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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