IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2020: OPENMAT Application Form


IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Application form will be started from 31 January 2020. The Indira Gandhi National Open University is the best university across India for distance education. The main goals of the university are making higher education accessible every citizen of India by providing education to the doorstep. To achieve this, University starts this programme through schools of studies which is headed by the Director who arranges all the activity regarding the programme. The aspirants who wish to take admission into the management programme first have to fill the application form and qualify the entrance examination that will be managed by the university. Before filling up the entrance exam applicants must sure to fulfil all the eligibility criteria. Students can check the details regarding the IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2020 i.e. application form, Eligibility criteria, selection process etc.

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Latest Update: IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Application form will be released on 31 January 2020.

IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2020 Important Date


Aspirants can check the important events and their date in the following table:

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Event Date (OPENMAT)
Start Date of Application Form 31 January 2020
Last Date for Submission of Application Form 29 February 2020
Availability of Admit Card 01 April 2020
Entrance Examination 29 April 2020
Answer key April 2020
Result Declaration 10 May 2020
Counselling To be announced

IGNOU MBA 2020 Application form

NTA will release the application form for IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 on 31 January 2020. The applicants can read all the information including eligibility criteria before apply and final submission of application. It is suggested to applicants retain a photocopy of the final submission of the application form.

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Fee Structure

The applicant has to pay Rs.1800/- as fee Structure Course fee per course. It can be paid through a Bank Draft obtained from any one of the scheduled banks in favour of IGNOU. It should be payable at the city where applicant’s Regional Centre is located (both at the time of Admission and Re-registration). It is advised to applicants that please write Name, Enrolment Number and address on the back of the Bank Draft. It is also not adjustable for any other program of this university.

Filled in the application form for Entrance Test ‘OPENMAT-XLIII’ must reach, the Registrar (SED), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, by Registered Post/Speed Post.

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) (The People’s University), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, Website www.ignou.ac.in

IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the minimum required criteria for IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2020:

  • Candidate must hold graduation degree with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category as per government of India rules.

  • He/she must Clear the OPENMAT conducted by IGNOU.

  • There is no age limit for admission to the above program.


The University facilitates the reservation of seats for reserved category i.e. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, a non-creamy layer of OBC, War Widows, Kashmiri Migrants, and Physically Handicapped Learners, as per the Govt. of India rules, for admission to its various programmes. But, submission of a forged certificate under any category shall lead not only to the cancellation of admission but be legally implicated as per government of India rules too.

Admit card 2020

MBA 2020 admit card for the IGNOU OPENMAT will be issued by the exam conducting authority after successful completion of the application process. Admit card will only be issued for those candidates who are eligible for the MBA Programs. Admit card is an important document which is necessary at the time of examination. Candidates should keep safe this important document until the admission process. Applicants can download their hall ticket from www.ignou.ac.in.

Exam Pattern

Sections Number of Questions
English Language 50
General Awareness 30
Reasoning 70
Quantitative Aptitude 50
Total 200 questions

OPENMAT Syllabus

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks based on word Meanings
  • Relation pair of words
  • Sentence Correction
  • Idioms

Quantitative Ability

  • Profit and Loss
  • Averages
  • Basic Geometry
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentages
  • Number Systems
  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Linear Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences and Series
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Set Theory
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Mensuration


  • Assertion and reasons
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Cause and Effect
  • Coding and decoding
  • Critical reasoning
  • Family tree
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Symbol Based problems
  • Visual reasoning
  • Cubes
  • Pie Charts

IGNOU MBA 2020 Entrance Exam

The admission in management courses of IGNOU will be done based on the OPENMAT Entrance exam. It is conducted twice a year. For appearing in the entrance exam, Candidate has to fill the application form for OPENMAT Entrance Test. Applicants can appear in any one of the above exams. If students wishing to appear in more than one exam, then He/she has to apply separately.

Management Programme

Applicants can apply for below courses which are offered by School of Management Studies, IGNOU:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA),

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM),

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM),

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDM),

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM),

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

IGNOU MBA Entrance Test 2020 Result

The applicant will get admission based on the OPENMAT 2020 result. Result card will be sent to all candidates who have appeared in the OPENMAT exam. It will refer whether the student has qualified or not qualified for admission based on the cut-off score as decided by the university. After qualifying in OPENMAT, the candidate will have to apply for admission on the specified application form.

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