IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 – NTA will conduct IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 on September 15 in a computer base mode. The admit card has been released on September 3, 2020. National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts IGNOU OPENMAT all over India twice a year in the month of January and July for admission into the MBA Programs. The exam was supposed to be conducted on July, 2020, however, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 15, 2020. OPENMAT 2020 score will remain valid for the next two-semester and candidates qualifying OPENMAT 2020 in July can take admission till January and July semesters of the following year.
The Admission to the MBA Program will be on the basis of the OPENMAT Score. The application form was available from February 28 to June 30, 2020 in online mode. This article contains all the relevant details about IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 such as application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, result, etc.
Latest – IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Admit Card Released
IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 – Overview
|Name of the Exam||IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII|
|Purpose of Exam||Admission to Indira Gandhi National Open University MBA Programs|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Level of Exam||University Level|
|Frequency of Exam||Twice in a year|
|Mode of Exam||Computer based test (CBT)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Validity of score||One year (for two sessions)|
OPENMAT XLVI scores valid till July 2020
OPEMMAT XLVII scores valid till January 2021
IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Important Dates
Candidates must keep a track of important events and their deadline so as to avoid missing any deadline related to the exam. Given below are some of the important dates of IGNOU MBA entrance examination 2020:
IGNOU OPENMAT Important Dates 2020
|Availability of application form||February 28, 2020|
|Last date for the filling of application form||June 30, 2020 (5:00 pm)|
|Last date for submitting application fee||June 30, 2020 (11:50 pm)|
|Registration Correction Window||July 6 to July 15, 2020|
|Issuance of OPENMAT admit card||September 3, 2020|
|Examination date of OPENMAT XLVII||September 15, 2020|
|Result declaration||To be notified|
IGNOU OPENMAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
Aspirants meeting the eligibility criteria for the OPENMAT 2020 will only be allowed admission in the MBA Programs. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria below before moving ahead with the application process.
- The aspirants are required to have a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years.
- They need to have at least 50 percent marks in the graduate degree.
- No age bar is specified for the candidates.
Note: 5 percent relaxation of marks in the bachelor’s degree will be provided to the candidates belonging from the reserved category.
|Serial number||Category||Academic Details|
|1||General Category||Candidates are required to secure an aggregate of at least 50 % marks in their bachelor’s degree.|
|2||SC, ST, PWD||Candidates are required to secure an aggregate of at least 45 % marks in their bachelor’s degree.|
IGNOU OPENMAT Application Form 2020
The application form of IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 had been released by the National Testing agency in online mode. It is important for the candidates to ensure that all the required information is ready before they start filling up the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 application form. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to complete the application process.
1st Step: Click on the official link and register.
2nd Step: Fill the required details to complete the application form.
3rd Step: Scan the required documents and upload them in the given box.
4th Step: Submit the fees required as per your category.
5th Step: Click on the submit tab.
6th Step: Take the print out of the application form after downloading it.
Programmes Offered by IGNOU OPENMAT 2020
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM),
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)
IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Reservation Criteria
The reservation criteria for IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 is as per the government of India norms. Reservation is available for the categories mentioned below:
- Scheduled Castes
- Kashmiri Migrants
- The non-creamy layer of OBC
- War Widows
- Scheduled Tribes
- Physically Handicapped
IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Centres
The candidates are required to select the exam center according to their convenience for appearing in the entrance examination. Candidates can go through the list of exam centers given below to choose a preferred exam center.
IGNOU OPENMAT Test Centres
|ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR||PORT BLAIR|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||Jammu|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||Srinagar|
|UTTAR PRADESH||Noida/Gr Noida|
IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2020
Candidates preparing for the entrance examination can go through the exam pattern of IGNOU OPENMAT 2020. The exam paper is divided into four sections and consist of 200 questions. Candidates will get 1 mark for each correct answer and there is no negative marking for wrong answers. The maximum time allotted to the candidates is 180 minutes (3 hours).
IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Pattern
|Name of sections||Number of questions|
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IGNOU OPENMAT Syllabus 2020
The entire syllabus for IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 is divided into four parts. Aspirants are advised to prepare for the exam as per the recommended syllabus so as to score high marks in the exam. For the convenience of the candidates appearing for the examination, some of the important topics are mentioned below:
- Reasons and assertion
- Pie charts
- Visual reasoning
- Symbol based problems
- Statements and conclusions
- Statements and assumptions
- Family tree
- Critical reasoning
- Coding and decoding
- Cause and effect
- Assumption – Premise – Conclusion
- Coordinate geometry
- Mixtures and allegations
- Set Theory
- Permutation and Combination
- Surds and Indices
- Sequences and series
- Binomial Theorem
- Complex Numbers
- Linear equations
- Quadratic Equation
- Simple and Compound Interest
- Time and Ratio
- Profit and Loss
- HCF and LCM
- Sentence Corrections
- Relation pair of words
- Fill in the blanks based on word meanings
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Reading Comprehension
- Current Affairs
IGNOU OPENMAT Admit Card 2020
IGNOU MBA 2020 admit card is available online to only those candidates whose application forms were submitted successfully. The admit card is made available on September 3, 2020. No hard copy of admit card will be sent. Candidates must download it from the official website. It is to be noted that no candidate will be allowed to the exam hall without admit card.
IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
Candidates are advised to read the instructions given in the admit card before appearing for the examination. Some of the important IGNOU OPENMAT exam guidelines are mentioned below:
- Do not forget to carry the printed copy of the Admit card
- Do carry a government-approved photo id proof such as Aadhar, Voter Id card, etc.
- Reach the exam center one hour before the schedule of the examination
IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Answer Key
National Testing Agency will upload the IGNOU OPENMAT answer key 2020, response sheet of the candidate and the draft answer key, one week after the exam get over. Candidates can check their answers and can challenge incorrect answers by providing relevant proof. Candidates need to pay a sum of Rs 1000 to challenge an answer. If the objection raised is valid the candidate will get a refund of Rs 1000 in his bank account.
IGNOU OPENMAT Result 2020
The result of IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 will be declared in online mode on the official website. NTA or IGNOU will not be responsible for sending the results individually to the candidates. All the candidates are required to follow the steps given below to check their IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 result:
- Go to the official website of IGNOU
- Click on the tab ‘IGNOU OPENMAT Result 2020’
- Login using your credentials
- Result will display on the screen
- Take a printout of the result
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