IGNOU OPENMAT 2012 Notification
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Structure and Syllabus of IGNOU OPENMAT  

The duration of IGNOU OPENMAT is 180 minutes. It holds 200 objective type questions.

English Language-50 questions

General Awareness-30 questions

Quantitative Aptitude-50 questions

Reasoning-70 questions

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have completed their graduation in any stream with 50% marks are eligible to appear for OPENMAT. Candidates belonging to reserved category can apply if they have a minimum score of 45%.Candidates having a Bachelors degree along with three years of experience in managerial, professional or supervisory experience can appear for this exam. Those who have passed State Level Test or CAT or MAT entrance exam for management programmes are not required to appear for OPENMAT.

Students from other countries who are residing in India are eligible to appear for OPENMAT provided they submit a valid student visa for the enrolled course duration.

How to Apply?

Application forms for OPENMAT ENTRANCE TEST –form 1 can be purchased from any of the IGNOU branches across the country. It is also available in all of the regional branches of IGNOU. Along with the application form a Students Handbook and a prospectus will be provided to the candidates. The handbook and prospectus is also available online.

Students can visit the official website of IGNOU and download them by paying Rs 500/-. The fees can be sent as a Demand Drat in favour of IGNOU. The application form has to be sent along with the prospectus by Post. Candidates can chose either registered or speed post so that the forms are submitted on or before the last date. No documents or certificates are required to be sent with the form.

Names and places of IGNOU Learner Support Centres where the Application forms are available

    * Ayikudi: Amar Seva Sangam (04633-267670)
    * Coimbatore: G.R.D. College of Science (0422-2592399)
    * Dindigul: RVS College of Engineering & Technology (04551 -227230)
    * Erode: Kongu Engineering College (04294-225252)
    * Gobi: Gobi Arts & Science College (04285-240117)
    * Madurai: Thiyagarajar College (0452-2311221)
    * Ooty: Mother Nivedita Tribal Vidyalaya (0423-2444400)
    * Pollachi: Sree Ramu College of Arts & Science (04259-286230)
    * Sattur: Sri. S. R.N. M. College (04562-263699)
    * Thanjavur: Periyar Maniammai University (04362-264600)
    * Thiruchirapalli: Bishop Heber College (0431 -2772200)
    * Tirunelveli: Sadakathullah Appa College (0462-2541050)
     Tuticorln : V.O.C. College (0461-2310906)
    * Uthamapalayam: H.K.RowtherHowdia College (04554-265225)

Important Dates

    * Date of First  Entrance Exam is by  end of February, 2012
    * Application forms will be available by October beginning, 2011/2012
    * Final date of submission of application form by middle of December, 2011/2012
    * Date of second Entrance Exam is by middle of August, 2012
    * Application forms can be purchased from beginning of March, 2012
    * Final Date of  reception of  complete application form is by last week of May, 2012

Reference Books for IGNOU OPENMAT

    * Manorama Year Book 2011
    * S.Chand Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Fully Solved) , by R. S. Aggarwal
    * Pearson Quantitative Aptitude For CAT And Other MBA Entrance Exams by Time
    * Sultan Quantitative Aptitude by S. P. Gupta & P. K. Gupta
    * Ramesh Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A. K. Gupta
    * Upkars Quicker Reasoning Test by Dr. M. B. Lal & A. K. Singh
    * Upkars New Paradigm Reasoning Test by Editorial Board of Pratiyogita Darpan

Contact Address for IGNOU OPENMAT

    * The Director, School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068
    * Phone: 011-29532073
    * Fax: 011-29532078
    * Email:
    * Website:

How and Where To Get the Results?

Results will be published on the official website of IGNOU. Candidates can follow this link. Register number as well as center code has to be entered to see the result.


The IGNOU University decides the cut off marks. The minimum marks required to get admittance is from 60 to 70%

Score Validity

The validity period of the score is one year.