By Harshita Mehrotra

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

16th March, 2020

According to the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam pattern the exam consists of 200 questions to be completed in 3 hours.  However, the IGNOU paper pattern remains unchanged year after year. In other words, the NTA or IGNOU has not released an official syllabus but we have studied and compiled the exam pattern based on previous years papers.

The OPENMAT IGNOU exam takes place twice every year. The IGNOU MBA exam consists of four sections, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Verbal Ability. So for sections like General Awareness, don’t spend a lot of time thinking of an answer. If you are unable to answer a question in the first reading, simply leave the question and move to the next question.

Below given is the scheme of the IGNOU examination as per National Testing Agency(NTA).

Credits: Official NTA website

National Testing Agency (NTA), is all set to conduct the IGNOU MBA entrance exam on 29th April 2020. The IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII application form releases on the official website ( and can be filled until 23rd March 2020.

The IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 can be given by any candidate with an aggregate of 50% marks in their graduation. In conclusion, the exam will facilitate your admission into the PG & MBA programs given by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The release date for the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 admit card is 9th April 2020.

To get all the details pertaining to the exam pattern, number. of questions, marking scheme and much more, read on.

Also, read IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Syllabus all details here.

The IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The first step to prepare for the exam is to study the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam pattern carefully. Firstly, the exam consists of 200 questions of one mark each. Moreover, the best part of IGNOU OPENMAT  exam pattern is that this exam has no negative marking for incorrect answers. Above all, the thing to keep in mind even while preparing is that the OPENMAT exam is 180 minutes or three hours long.

Look at the MBA IGNOU entrance test exam pattern at a glance below,

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam date 29th April 2020
Number of Questions 200 questions
Total marks 200, 1 mark each
Negative marking No negative marking
Total time 180 minutes or 3 hours

The MBA IGNOU entrance test 2020 exam pattern generally stays the same throughout the year. In addition, it is quite similar to other MBA entrance exams pattern. The questions of the OPENMAT XLVII exam are divided into four sections:

  • General awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English or Verbal Ability

As the candidates’ have to solve many questions in 3 hours, therefore, it is advisable to not waste a lot of time thinking. Moreover, and most importantly, the exam scheme is such that it requires time management, identification of the type of question and difficulty level.

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The total 200 questions are divided in the following manner across all the sections:


Number of Questions

General Awareness 30 questions
Quantitative Aptitude 50 questions
Reasoning 70 questions
English or Verbal Ability 50 questions

Keep in the mind the IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 exam pattern, above all, it will help you thoroughly prepare and remain focused throughout the entire process.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Marking Scheme

  • The IGNOU OPENMAT consists of 200 questions, so a total of 200 marks
  • +1 mark is awarded for every correct answer
  • No negative marking

Note: It is important to attempt all the questions, even the ones you are not so sure about.

Since there is no negative marking, attempt all, just make sure that you do the ones you know before the questions you are not so sure about.

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