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IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus 2020-21 Section- Wise MBA Syllabus, Exam Pattern PDF


National Testing Agency conducts IGNOU OPENMAT Exam for admission into MBA course. Detailed IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus is provided here for better preparation of entrance test. Candidates can download IGNOU MBA Syllabus PDF and IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern section wise to know the marking distribution and the topics included in those sections.

Overview of IGNOU OPENMAT 2020:

Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam NameIndira Gandhi National Open University MBA Admission Test 2020
Common Name of the examIGNOU OPENMAT 2020
Exam CategoryPostgraduate Level
Level of ExamNational Level
Application form Dates of IGNOU OPENMAT 2020From 28-02- 2020 to 15-06-2020 (Extended)
IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam DateNotified Soon

Applying candidates must go through all these sections, so as to score good marks in the examination. The entrance test is taken for checking the ability and knowledge of students. Eligible candidates can improve their performance in the exam by practicing from the given IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus 2020-21.


  • Four sections of paper will be there i.e. General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
  • Time Duration of exam is 180 minutes, i.e. 3 hours.
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • For correct answer, 1 mark will be given.
SectionNumber of questionsMarks per section
General Awareness3030
English language5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050


The syllabus comprises of four sections such as General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The topics included in these sections are:

General Awarenesscurrent affairs, politics, economy, famous people, geography, history, achievements, laws, government, constitution etc.
English Languagereading comprehension, grammar including Idioms, Sentence Corrections, Relation Pair of Words, Fill in the blanks based on word meanings, Synonyms and Antonyms etc.
Quantitative AptitudeArithmetic, statistics, data analysis and interpretation
ReasoningPuzzles, verbal ability, analytical and decision making ability, analogy, logic and diagrams

The topics included in IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus are again subdivided into sub-topics:

IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus- General Awareness:

IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus- English Language

  • Reading Comprehension – Passages,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Pairing of words,
  • Sentences,
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Analogous Pair

IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus- Quantitative Aptitude

IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus- Reasoning

  • Diagrams and figures
  • Statements
  • Direction and distance
  • Logical reasoning
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Blood relations
  • Mixed and Substitution coding
  • Number Analogy test
  • Complete word Analogy
  • Number series test
  • Letter series test

Download: IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus PDF

The minimum duration of IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII (MBA) 2020 Course is of 2 years. However, the maximum exam duration can be of five years. Selection of the candidate will be on the basis of marks secured in the entrance test.

We hope that the information provided above about IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus 2020-2021 by is useful for the students. Sectional wise exam weightage is also provided on this page, so candidates can make their preparation strategy accordingly.

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