IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Overview: Conducted by the largest open university of India, IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 is a university-level MBA entrance exam. The exam is held by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) but is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA) since last year. The exam is held in computer-based mode and is used as a primary screening test to shortlist candidates for admission to MBA programmes offered by the university. For 2021 session, the exam was held on 11th April 2021 while the final result for the same was announced on 5th July 2021. The exam is the gateway for admission to various PG Management programmes including MBA, PGDHRM, PGDFM, PGDOM, PGDMM and PGDFMP, offered by the School of Management Studies, IGNOU.
IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
One of the most important aspects that any MBA aspirants should consider before registering for IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 exam is to go through the exam eligibility criteria. In terms of academic qualifications, the institute requires bachelor's degree/graduation from any discipline including Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship. In terms of marks, candidates need to score aggregate 50% marks in graduation exam to be eligible for IGNOU OPENMAT. There is no age limit as far as IGNOU MAT 2021 eligibility is concerned.
IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Registration
Typically, the application and registration process for IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 begins in the month of March 2021. Like all major MBA entrance exams, the application process for IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 is held in online mode via the official website i.e. ignou.ac.in. Candidates need to register themselves first using their basic credentials before proceeding to filling the application form for the entrance exam. The MBA entrance exam form asks candidates to provide personal details about themselves and their academic details and achievements that they have secured so far. Following this, candidates need to upload the supporting documents including scanned copy of the passport size photograph and signature. The final step in the application process is payment of the application fee which is also to be done in through digital payment channels.
IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Important Dates
For 2021 session, the IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 exam dates have not been notified yet for the December 2021 session. For the March session, the exam was held on 11th April 2021 and the result was announced on 5th July 2021. As soon as the new dates for the IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 December Session are announced, the same would be updated here promptly. Until then, candidates are advised to bookmark this page and visit it regularly to get latest updates about IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Important Dates.
IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Syllabus
IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 syllabus covers four key sections from which the questions are asked in the examination. These include General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. All the key topics covered under each of these sections are quite similar to those followed for other MBA entrance exam including CAT, XAT and MAT. The detailed syllabus for IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 exam can be found at the link provided below:
IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Pattern
As far as exam pattern is concerned, the IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 consists of four key sections i.e. General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The exam pattern consists of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which are asked in the exam with 200 marks – i.e. one mark for each question. In terms of section-wise weightage, Reasoning has the highest weight of 70 marks followed by English Language and Quant with 50 Marks each; while General Awareness is worth only 30 marks in the total exam pattern. Candidates can click on the below-given link for detailed understanding of IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Exam pattern.