IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Date, Registration, Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility

IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII 2020: National Testing Agency has been announced the IGNOU Admission 2020 for OPENMAT XLVII (MBA programs). Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is conducted the IGNOU MBA OPENMAT 2020 entrance examination for the qualifying candidates. IGNOU online registration will start on 31st January 2020 and close on 29th February 2020. IGNOU 2020 B.Ed & OPENMAT (MBA) examination will be conducted on 29th April 2020. It is a university level entrance examination to provide the admission into MBA/PGDHRM/PGDFM/PGDOM/PGDMM/PGDFMP programmes based on candidate’s performance in the OPENMAT 2020 examination. Below candidates can get more details about the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 examination.


IGNOU 2020 OPENMAT Exam Dates

Events Dates
Starting Date of Online Application Form 31st January 2020
Closing Date for Submission of Application Form 29th February 2020
Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fees 29th February 2020
Correction in Particulars of Application Form 2nd or 3rd week of March 2020 (tentative)
Downloading of Admit Cards 1st April 2020
Date of Examination 29th April 2020
Centre, Shift of Examination As indicated on the Admit Card
Answer Key & Challenge of Answer Key To be announced
Announcement of Result 10th May 2020
Summary of IGNOU 2020 Examination
Examination Name Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)  OPENMAT (MBA) – 2020
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination Level All India Level Entrance Test
Frequency of Examination Once a year
The validity of OPENMAT 2020 Score 2020-2021 Academic Session Official Websites https://www.ntaignou.nic.in


Eligibility Criteria & Qualifications of  OPENMAT XLVII

Students should check and ensure the eligibility criteria of OPENMAT admission before starting to fill the online application form.

Age Limit

There is no age limit for appearing in the OPENMAT XLVII

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates should secure any graduate (including Chartered Account/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks for the general category for reserved category as per the Govt of India rules.
  • Students should ensure that his/her Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) should meet the required eligibility percentage.
  • Candidates who have enrolled directly for Post Graduate Diploma Specialization can subsequently enroll for Management program after cleared the OPENMAT entrance examination.



Indira Gandhi National Open University provides the reservation of seats for the candidate’s category wise as per the Government of India rules. The reservation seats are applicable for Scheduled Castes, Schedules Tribes, Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer), War Widows, Kashmiri Migrants and Physically Handicapped Learners for admission into various programmes.

About OPENMAT XLVII 2020 MBA Programmes
Duration of Course Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Medium of Instruction English
Programme Fees Rs. 1800/-
Program Structure The MBA programme consists of 21 courses

MS-1 to MS-09 and MS-11

Five Courses (Specialization streams)

Compulsory courses (MS-10, MS-91, MS-95)

Elective Courses (MS 92/93/94/96/97)

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Application Form

Candidates should ensure the eligibility criteria for applying the application form for IGNOU OPENMAT 2020. Commonly the application process has five steps to complete the entire sections of its. All these sections are mentioned below as follows.

  1. Registration
  2. Filling the Application Form
  3. Uploading Photograph and Signature
  4. Pay the Application Fees
  5. Print Confirmation Page
Necessary Documents for filling Application Form

Students should keep the original documents in their hands during filling the online application form. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.

  • A Computer with Internet Connectivity
  • Candidate’s scanned photograph and signature images in JPG/JPEG format only
  • Copy of Board/University Certificate
  • Qualifying Degree Certificates or last semester mark sheet
  • A valid Email id, Mobile Number
  • Aadhar card
  • Type of Identification (Bank A/c Number/Passport Number/Ration Card/Other Govt ID)
  • Category Certificate
  • Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate
  • Internship Completion Certificate
  • If you want to pay online mode must have the valid credit card/debit card/Net Banking account

Procedure for Filling Application Form

Step 1: Registration

Candidates should visit the official page of NTA OPENMAT XLVII 2020. In Registration stage, applicants should provide the basic details such as the full name, date of birth, mother and father name, and valid email id, mobile number as mentioned in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate. After submitting the valid details, the application number will send to the registered email address and mobile number. This log in credential will useful for complete the remaining part of the application process.

Note: Only one email address and one mobile number are valid for one application

Step 2: Filling the Application Form

Candidates should log in with valid application number has generated at the time of registration stage. In this stage, applicants should fill their details such as their Category, and also have to fill the educational details like qualifying degree certificates and mark sheets. Applicants should need to select any four cities of their choice of examination centre of OPENMAT 2020. All the details are should be verified by the candidate before submitting the entered details. So, candidates are advised to fill carefully with valid details during filling the application form of OPENMAT XLVII 2020.

Note: If once submitted the Application form, under no circumstances the choice of cities for the examination centre filled in the application form shall be changed by the NTA.

Step 3: Uploading Photograph and Signature

After filling the personal and education details in the application form, candidates should have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature. The candidate’s photograph and signature should be scanned in the format of JPG/JPEG. The photograph should not be with cap or goggles. The photograph should be colored or black/white (clear contrast). Applicants should put his signature on a white paper by a black ink pen for uploading.

  • The size of the scanned candidate’s photograph must be between 10kb to 200kb.
  • The size of the scanned candidate’s signature should be between 4kb to 30kb.

Note: Candidate’s photograph is to be used for uploading on the application form and also for pasting on the Attendance Sheet at the exam centre. Candidate must check and ensure that the uploaded images are clear and proper.

Step 4: Pay the Application Fees

Mode of Payment – Application fees may be submitted through any of the following modes using payment gateway of concerned banks.

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • UPI

After verifying and submit the personal and educational details, students have to pay the examination fees. The application should be paid by the candidates as per their category wise. Students who have successfully paid the application fees only will be considered to take the entrance test of OPENMAT. Application fees should be paid in the online mode such as the Credit/Debit/Net banking.

Note: Application fees shall not be refunded at under any circumstances if the application is rejected or the candidate is found to be ineligible or candidate is unable to appear in the examination.

OPENMAT Application Fees

Category Application Fees
General/Unreserved/OBC Non-Creamy Layer/ SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 600/-


Note: Applicable Service/Processing charges and GST will be paid by the candidates.

Step 5: Print Confirmation Page

Students should print the confirmation page once the payment has successfully paid. Applicants are considered for participation in the OPENMAT XLVII examination that only candidates who have received the confirmation page after payment of fees. Students can check their confirmation of payment transaction at NTA OPENMAT 2020 official website. In case the confirmation page is not generated after payment of application fees then the transaction is canceled, and the amount will be refunded within 15 days of the last date of submission of the application form to the concerned candidate’s account.


Examination mode Computer Based Test
Question Paper Language English
No. of Sections General Awareness

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude


No. of Questions 200
Time Duration 3 Hours
Maximum Marks 200

IGNOU OPENMAT Marking Scheme

Sections No. of Questions Marks
General Awareness 30 30
English Language 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Reasoning 70 70
Total No. of Questions: 100 Total Marks: 100

 Note: For each correct answer candidates will get 1 marks and there are no negative marks for incorrect/unattempted questions.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Syllabus

The Indira Gandhi National Open University OPENMAT (Open Management Aptitude Test) syllabus is categorized into 4 different types. Candidates are advised to prepare themselves well below mentioned each and every category. It can be listed as follows.

  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
Subjects Important Topics
General Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Achievements
  • Awards
  • Abbreviations
  • Constitution
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Sports
  • Laws
  • Organizations
English Language
  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Improvements
  • Spot the Errors
  • Para Jumbles
  • Clauses
  • Word Associations
  • Para Completion
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Grammar
  • Parts of Speech
  • Match the Columns
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Synonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Common Errors
  • Active Voice and Passive Voice
  • Punctuations
  • Determiners
  • Reported Speech
  • Sentence Formation
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the blanks
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Number Systems
  • Algebra
  • Ratios
  • LCM and HCF
  • Mean, Mode, Medium
  • Progressions
  • Percentages
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Logarithm
  • Geometry Progression
  • Time, Speed, Distance
  • Surds and Indices
  • Bar, Line, Pie Graphs
  • Sequence and Series
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Statistics
  • Arithmetic Progression
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Set Theory
  • Data Comparison
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Alpha Numeric Symbol Series
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Assumption, Premise, Conclusion
  • Cubes
  • Verbal Analogy
  • Critical reasoning
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Letter Series
  • Cause and Effect
  • Clocks, Cubes, and Dices
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Inequalities
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Odd one out
  • Syllogism
  • Miscellaneous
  • Seating arrangements
  • Symbol based problems
  • Family tree
  • Visual reasoning
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Pie charts

OPENMAT XLVII 2020 Admit Card

Admit Card will be provided to the candidates who have successfully submitted the online application form. Applicants have to download the admit card from the NTA official website. Students will be permitted to take the OPENMAT 2020 examination who have kept the downloaded copy of the admit card to the examination centre.

All the candidates are advised to read the important instructions specified on the admit card carefully and follow them during the examination. In case applicants who are unable to download admit cards from the OPENMAT 2020 official page may approach the Helpline between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

How to download the OPENMAT 2020 Admit card

Candidates should follow the below-mentioned simple steps for how to download the OPENMAT XLVII 2020 Admit card.

  1. Visit the OPENMAT XLVII official page
  2. Select the link for Download Admit card
  3. Enter the Application Number and password then submit it.
  4. Candidates respected admit card will open on the screen.
  5. Take two or more copies for the exam uses.
Important Instructions for Applicants
  1. Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card before going for the examination. Students should bring the following documents on the examination day to the exam centre. It can be listed as follows.
  • Print copy of Admit card
  • Candidate’s passport size photograph
  • Anyone of the authorized Govt photo ID (PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhar)
  1. Examiners should report at the examination centre two hours before the commencement of the examination.
Exam Preparation Tips for OPENMAT 2020

There are some useful tips are mentioned below for candidates can get more ideas to the OPENMAT examination

  • Candidates can take Mock Test will be available in the online mode at NTA official website for knowing the examination pattern and how to handle the time management also from this test.
  • Exam applied candidates are should focus the OPENMAT previous years old question paper for the practice purposes. Candidates can check and download the previous year question papers/sample papers according to their selected subject.
  • Students should take the number of online tests of OPENMAT exam to practice themselves to achieve the eligibility criteria to get the admission into the well-reputed universities/colleges/institutes.

OPENMAT 2020 Mock Test

Candidates whoever wants the basic awareness about the examination and how to face the questions and how the questions will be asked can be known clearly from this type of Mock Test. If applicants prepare a number of mock test it will be led to get higher marks in the examination. Candidates can take and prepare themselves well to the examination as per their applied examination and its syllabus based.

Display of Answer keys and Recorded Responses

After the OPENMAT 2020 examination, National Testing Agency will display recorded responses of the candidates. Candidates can check it from the NTA official page www.nta.ac.in, and NTA OPENMAT official page https://ntaignou.nic.in.  Approximately the recorded responses of candidates, and answer keys will release before the declaration of the OPENMAT result.

OPENMAT 2020 Answer Key

After the examination concludes, the answer key will be announced by the exam conducting authority at the NTA official website. Students who are all participated in the OPENMAT XLVII 2020 exam can check and download the answer keys. Approximately the provisional answer key will be released before the announcement of the result and also candidates’ responses. Candidates can download the OPENMAT 2020 Answer Key pdf in the online mode of its official page.

Students can check their correct and incorrect answer from that answer key. Subsequently, the final answer key shall issue after some days from the announcement of provisional answer key. Candidate’s results will be finalized based on the final answer has been released by the exam conducted authority.

OPENMAT XLVII 2020 Challenging the Answer key

After the declaration of the provisional answer key, candidates can raise their hands for the answer to questions that they think are wrong. They can participate in the contest to provide their suggestions about that the answer the question with paying the applicable fees for each question within the stipulated time. The paid amount will not be refunded.

How to challenge the OPENMAT 2020 Answer Key

Applicants who wish to participate in the event of challenging the answer key should follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Visit the OPENMAT official page
  2. Select the link for the contest of challenging the answer key
  3. Provide your valid reason for that assumed answer to the question.
  4. Pay the application fees for that concerned questions

OPENMAT 2020 Result

OPENMAT 2020 result will be declared by the National Testing Agency once the examination has been completed. Students who wish to know their result has to check the OPENMAT 2020 official page. Candidates may expect the announcement of the All India Rank list or merit list after a week form the declaration of the OPENMAT XLVII 2020 result. Students can get the admission in the Indira Gandhi National Open University based on their obtained merit list, category, and reservation policies, etc.

How to check and download the OPENMAT 2020 Result

Aspirants should follow the below-mentioned instruction for how to check the result of NTA OPENMAT XLVII 2020 examination

  1. Go to the OPENMAT 2020 official page
  2. Choose the suitable link for OPENMAT 2020 Result
  3. Provide the valid details and then submit it
  4. The requested result will be open on the screen
  5. Take a printout for further upcoming processes.

OPENMAT 2020 Cutoff Marks

The cutoff mark is the required percentile marks for getting an admission into an institution/university/college. After the result declaration, NTA will release the All India merit list for the qualified candidates. All the participating institutes are shall announce their required cutoff marks for the admission of postgraduate courses at their campuses. Candidates who meet the necessary cut off marks to the institutes can apply the counselling process on that institute through its official page.

Qualifying Criteria for IGNOU 2020

The qualifying criteria for MBA/PGDHRM/PGDFM/PGDOM/PGDMM/PGDFMP courses as mentioned below as per the candidate’s category wise.

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
General (Unreserved) 50th Percentile
Reserved 45th Percentile

OPENMAT 2020 Score Card

Students can download their merit list after it is announced by the NTA. Students can download it from the NTA website. Candidates can get the admission into the participating institutes/universities they have to apply the particular institutes according to the merit list. The seat will be allocated by the particular institute after their selection processes.

Details mentioned on the Score Card

OPENMAT scorecard contains the details about the candidate and examination. That important details are listed as follows.

  • Candidate Name & Roll Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Examination
  • Category & Gender
  • Overall Rank and Percentage
  • Maximum and Secured Score
  • Category wise Rank

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Counselling

Indira Gandhi National University will organize the counselling for the qualified candidates at the IGNOU regional centers. Students should participate in the counselling as per the schedule mentioned in the call letter. The counselling process may be different as per the candidates selected courses. All the shortlisted candidates are advised to inform the allotted institution to confirm their seats within the stipulated time period or else the seat will be cancelled. Candidates will be admitted to the course after the process of document verification.

Documents needed for Counselling Process
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • 10th and 12th Certificated and Mark Sheets
  • Community Certificate
  • Provisional and Degree Certificates
  • Internship Certificates
  • Photocopy of OPENMAT Admit card

Shortlisted candidates will get a call letter from the counselling authority. Students should have to attend the counselling process in either online or offline mode. At the time of counselling candidates should keep the original certificates with them for verification purpose. The seat allotment will be based on the counselling.

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