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Indira Gandhi National Open University Management Aptitude Test [IGNOU OPENMAT] 2017

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Indira Gandhi National Open University OPEN Management Admission Test (IGNOU OPENMAT) is conducted by School of Health Sciences (SOHS),  Indira Gandhi National Open University for admission into post- graduation degree and diploma courses in management twice in a year. The test is conducted twice in a year. Following are the management courses offered by IGNOU:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University Management Aptitude test is commonly known as IGNOU OPEN MAT. The national level entrance test is apt for candidates looking to seek admission into the MBA programmes of the University.

The aptitude test is formulated to judge the aptitude the candidate has in the field of management. Besides admission to the MBA courses, the entrance exam is also used to gain admission into other diploma management programmes of the open university.

OPENMAT is conducted bi-annually—once in September/October and once in February. OPENMAT for 2016-2017 session will be held on 23 October 2016 and 15 February 2017.

Date of Examination 05 February 2017
Time of Examination 9:00 AM
Examination Fees Rs.1500
Candidates interested to get admission into the MBA course via Open MAT must have-

Completed a three-year graduation degree after completing 10+2, in any stream. The degree will need to be recognized by the university. The minimum marks required at the graduation level is 50 per cent.
A professional degree in law/company secretaryship /cost accountancy/medicine/engineering with at least per net marks also makes a candidate eligible for OPENMAT.
For candidates belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes, war widows, Kashmiri migrants and physically handicapped categories; the minimum marks at graduation level is set at 45 per cent.
Candidates must have experience for at least three years as a manager or supervisor in a competent organization after having completed their graduation.
Foreign Students

Besides the above academic qualifications, foreign nationals willing to apply for OPENMAT must-

Have a valid Visa for the entire course duration.
Have a clearance certificate from the Human Resource Development Ministry or the Ministry of External Affairs. The IGNOU International Division will complete the relevant procedure.
Starting date of registration 20 August 2016
Last date of registration 01 December 2017
The IGNOU OPENMAT syllabus is mentioned below as per sections that appear in the main exam-

  • Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonym
  • Vocabulary
  • Passage comprehension
  • Language skills
  • Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Passage-based questions
General Awareness
  • Current affairs
  • General knowledge
  • Who’s Who
  • General Science
  • Sports
  • Economic Study
  • General Polity and History of India
Reasoning Ability
  • Verbal analysis
  • Analogy
  • Thinking ability
  • Number Series
  • Letter Series
  • Coding
  • Relationships
  • Direction and Distance
  • Linear sitting arrangement
  • Ranking test
  • Cubes and cubical dice
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Arithmetic
  • H.C.F and L.C.M
  • Calendar
  • Ages
  • Boats and Streams
  • Square Root
  • Decimals
  • Number systems
  • Linear equations
  • Algebra
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Algebra
  • Simple and compound interties
  • Inequations
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Work and time
  • Permutation and combination
  • Geometry
  • Quadratic equations
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Averages
Mode of application
Candidates interested to apply to the OPENMAT exam for admission to the IGNOU MBA programmes courses will need to fill up FORM 1.

The application form for OPENMAT 2016-17 will be up on the website www.ignou.ac.in. The candidates must download the PDF version of the form and fill it in manually.
All basic details such as date of birth, identity and residential details as well as latest contact details must be mentioned clearly.
Candidates can also get the physical form from an IGNOU MBA Management prospectus.   The same will cost INR 1000 from a Regional Centre of IGNOU.
Indira Gandhi National Open University Management Aptitude Test [IGNOU OPENMAT] 2017 scores Indira Gandhi National Open University Management Aptitude Test [IGNOU OPENMAT] 2017
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