IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus 2020

Updated By Deepika Narwal on 22 Aug, 2019 17:02

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IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 will be the same as any other management exam. IGNOU OPENMAT is conducted twice a year,  for admission to the MBA programme. IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 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 2020.

  • 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 2020 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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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 card ...


Is IGNOU OPENMAT Computer Based?

-ARUN ROYUpdated on September 23, 2020 02:07 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

IGNOU OPENMAT was conducted in three formats online, offline and MCQ on 15th September 2020. The online exam was a computer-based examination. You can check all important details such as dates and exam pattern from the official website of IGNOU. Besides this, the result of IGNOU  OPENMAT will also be declared on the official website of IGNOU OPENMAT. You can check these links provided below to know more about the IGNOU OPENMAT exams.

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