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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) conducts OPENMAT 2019 entrance exam for admission to various post graduate management programs. The entrance test is held twice a year – for 2019, the first exam is known as OPENMAT XLIV and the second one is known as OPENMAT XLV.

Apart from the MBA programs, the IGNOU School of Management Studies offers admission to various other management programs also.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Courses

List of IGNOU Doctoral Degree in Management

  1. Doctor of Philosophy in Management (PHDMGMT)

List of IGNOU Master's Degree in Management

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master of Business Administration (Banking & Finance) (MPB)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  5. Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management
  7. Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  8. Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice

List of IGNOU Diploma Programs in Management

  1. Diploma in Management (DIM)

List of Certificate Programs in Management

  1. Certificate in NGO Management (CNM)

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidate should have successfully completed their graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved category), with 3 years of managerial/supervisory/professional experience.
  2. The candidates are required to hold a Professional Degree with a minimum of 50% marks in Engineering/Medicine/Chartered Accountancy (ICAI)/Cost Accountancy (Cost and Works Accountancy) (ICAI/ICWAI)/Company Secretary ship (ICSI)/Law.
  3. There is no age bar to apply for IGNOU OPENMAT.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Candidates

  1. Foreign students should have a valid student visa for the minimum duration of the program.

  2. Admission of foreign students residing in India will be processed by the International Division of the University after ensuring their antecedents from the Ministry of External Affairs/Ministry of Human Resource Development.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Application Process

  1. Candidates can obtain the student handbook and prospectus from the Director (SSC), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 or from any Regional Centre of IGNOU.
  2. Click here to download the application form from the IGNOU's official website 

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Application Fees

For all candidates: Rs. 1050

The application fees can either be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi/City
By Cash at the respective sales counter.

P.S.: Candidates who wish to pay by cash, need to pay Rs 1000

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Admission Process

Candidates can try for admissions in the IGNOU Distance MBA program twice every year (November and May). He/she will be assured admission if:
  1. They attain the minimum cut off marks or more in OPENMAT Entrance Exam Conducted by IGNOU.

  2. They meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the management programs offered by IGNOU.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Exam Dates

The Entrance Test will be held on the following dates:
  1. OPENMAT XLIV- 16.12.2018 (Sunday, 10.00 a.m. — 1.00 p.m.)
  2. OPENMAT XLV - 03.02.2019 (Sunday, 10.00 a.m. — 1.00 p.m.)

Validity of IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Score

  1. Candidates will be eligible to seek  admission in any of the two semesters by IGNOU after qualifying the Entrance Test (OPENMAT).

Find below the last  dates  for submission of the Application Form (Form-2) for Admission to these semesters are as follows :

For those qualifying December 2018 Test (OPENMAT-XLIV) — 
For 1st Sem. 2019 (January 2019) – to be notified by SED.
For 2nd Sem. 2019 (July 2019) – 31st May, 2019

For those qualifying February 2019 Test (OPENMAT-XLV) — 
For 1st Sem. 2019 (July 2019) – 31st May, 2019
For 2nd Sem. 2020 (January 2020) – 30th November, 2019

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Syllabus

The IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 will comprise of the following fields:
  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  • No. of Questions: 200
  • General Awareness : 30 Questions
  • English Language: 50 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 50 Questions
  • Reasoning: 70 Questions
  • Duration: 3 hrs

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Exam Centers

IGNOU OPENNMAT 2019 will be conducted at various centers across India. Candidates can choose their preferred exam centre while filling in the application form. The list of IGNOU exam centers are:
  1. Agartala
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Aizwal
  4. Aligarh
  5. Bangalore
  6. Bhagalpur
  7. Bhopal
  8. Bhubaneshwar
  9. Bijapur
  10. Chandigarh
  11. Chennai
  12. Cochin
  13. Darbhanga
  14. Dehradun
  15. Delhi
  16. Deoghar
  17. Gangtok
  18. Guwahati
  19. Hyderabad
  20. Imphal
  21. Itanagar
  22. Jabalpur
  23. Jaipur
  24. Jammu
  25. Jodhpur
  26. Jorhat
  27. Karnal
  28. Kolkata
  29. Koraput
  30. Lucknow
  31. Madurai
  32. Mumbai
  33. Nagpur
  34. Noida
  35. Panaji
  36. Patna
  37. Pune
  38. Raipur
  39. Rajkot
  40. Ranchi
  41. Shimla
  42. Trivandrum
  43. Varanasi
  44. Vijayawada
  45. Visakhapatnam

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Contact Information

School of Management Studies,

Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Maidan Garhi,
Management Projects ,
Phone Numbers:+91-29573041 +91-29534372 ,
Email IDs
New Delhi - 110068
Phone: +91-011-29532073
Fax: +91-011-29532078

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Question Paper Pattern

No. of Questions: 200 MCQs (all compulsory)
Total Marks: 200 (1 mark for every correct answer)
Duration: 3 hours

The number of questions per sections are generally as follows:

Section Name: General Awareness

General Knowledge
No. of Questions: 6

World Organizations
No. of Questions: 2

Sports CE
No. of Questions: 1

Person, Places, Awards
No. of Questions: 3

No. of Questions: 1

No. of Questions: 1

General Economic Study
No. of Questions: 1

General Science
No. of Questions: 7

National CE
No. of Questions: 4

Democratic Polity
No. of Questions: 1

History of India
No. of Questions: 3

Section Name: English Language

English Comprehension
No. of Questions: 15

No. of Questions: 5

No. of Questions: 5

Pair of Words
No. of Questions: 5

Sentence Improvement
No. of Questions: 10

Idioms and Phrases
No. of Questions: 5

Choose Analogous Pair
No. of Questions: 5

Section Name: Quantitative Aptitude

Number System
No. of Questions: 7

No. of Questions: 1

Decimals and Fractions
No. of Questions: 1

No. of Questions: 6

No. of Questions: 2

Algebraic Equations
No. of Questions: 4

No. of Questions: 1

No. of Questions: 1

No. of Questions: 1

No. of Questions: 1

No. of Questions: 5

Profit and Loss
No. of Questions: 1

Time and Work
No. of Questions: 1

Problems on Train
No. of Questions: 1

Pipes and Cisterns
No. of Questions: 1

Mixture and Allegation
No. of Questions: 1

No. of Questions: 2

Area and Parameter
No. of Questions: 2

Clocks and Discount
No. of Questions: 2

Permutation and combinations
No. of Questions: 1

No. of Questions: 1

Square root
No. of Questions: 1

Compound Interest
No. of Questions: 1

Volume and Surface Area
No. of Questions: 1

IGNOU OPENMAT 2019 Syllabus

Find below the list of questions spread across four sections:

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Arithmetic
  2. Statistics
  3. Related Quantitative Aspects
  4. Data Analysis and Interpretation

English Language

  1. Grammar
  2. Sentence Correction
  3. Synonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. One word Substitution
  6. Pairs expressing relationships
  7. Idioms and phrases


  1. Puzzles
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Analytical Ability
  4. Analogy
  5. Logic
  6. Diagrams

General Awareness

  1. Indian Business Environment
  2. Social Events
  3. Cultural Events
  4. Global Environment
  5. Management
  6. Awards
  7. Science and Technology
  8. Humanities
  9. Economics
  10. Political Events
  11. Historical Events
  12. Sports
  13. Personalities and Achievements
  14. Current Affairs

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