IGNOU announces MBA Admission 2021 through OPENMAT XLIX for January 2021 Session (Registration Begins)
IGNOU MBA OPENMAT 2021 – Indira Gandhi National Open University has released the notification for MBA Entrance Test – OPENMAT XLIX for admission to various Management Programs for the academic session starting in January 2021.Candidates can register for IGNOU MBA OPENMAT XLIX through online mode only.
All the details regarding IGNOU MBA Entrance Test – OPENMAT XLIX such as application process, eligibility criteria, selection process etc. can be checked from the page below.
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IGNOU MBA OPENMAT 2021
IGNOU MBA OPENMAT 2021 Important Dates
|Opening Date of Application||March 2, 2021|
|Closing Date of Application||March 20, 2021 extended till March 25, 2021|
|Download of Admit Card||10 Days before the exam|
|OPENMAT Exam||April 11, 2021|
Courses Offered through IGNOU MBA OPENMAT XLIX
|a)||Master of Business Administration (MBA), or|
|b)||Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM), or|
|c)||Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM), or|
|d)||Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM), or|
|e)||Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM), or|
|f)||Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)|
Eligibility Criteria for IGNOU MBA OPENMAT 2021
|MBA (through Entrance Test Only)|
|Specialisation Post Graduate Diplomas (Direct Entry- Without Entrance Test) at IGNOU|
IGNOU MBA OPENMAT 2021 Application Process
|Candidates must keep following information ready before filling online Application Form|
|Payment of Application Fee|
|Through Debit/Credit Card||Candidates need to check the validity of the Debit/Credit Card, while logging on to the website for submitting Application Form. Candidates should enter the information asked for and make the required payment through Debit/Credit Card.|
|Through Net Banking||Check the balance in the account and keep all credentials ready while logging on to the website for submitting Application Form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net-Banking.|
IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Exam Pattern
|Exam Mode||The exam will be conducted through offline mode.|
|No. of Sections||The paper will have four sections – General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Reasoning.|
|Questions||There will be a total of 200 questions.|
|Total Marks||The complete exam will be of total 200 marks.|
|Time Duration||180 minutes will be given to complete the exam.|
|Marking||1 mark will be given for each correct response. There will be no negative marking.|
|Distribution of Questions|
|Sections||Number of Questions|
IGNOU OPENMAT 2021 Syllabus
|a)||Logical and Analytical Reasoning|
|b)||General English & Comprehension|
|c)||Educational & General Awareness|
|Semester I||Any five courses from MS-1 to MS-11 excluding MS-10|
|Semester II||Rest of five courses|
|Semester III||MS-10, MS-95, two specialisation courses of your choice and MS-100|
|Semester IV||MS-91, three specialisation courses from specialisation stream opted in Semester III and any one elective course|
Frequently Asked Questions regarding IGNOU Openmat
1) What is meant by the IGNOU OPENMAT exam?
Ans – IGNOU OPENMAT exam is an entrance exam that is conducted by the NTA authority, on the behalf of IGNOU, for admission to the MBA courses at the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
2) Is the OPENMAT exam compulsory to study MBA in IGNOU?
Ans – Yes, qualifying the OPENMAT exam is compulsory to study MBA in IGNOU.
3) For how many times, is the IGNOU OPENMAT exam conducted in a year?
Ans – IGNOU OPENMAT exam is conducted twice in a year.
4) If I qualify CAT/MAT exam, then do I need to sit for IGNOU OPENMAT exam again?
Ans – No, the students who have qualified CAT/MAT exam and have a valid score card, need not appear for IGNOU OPENMAT exam again. Such candidates can seek direct admission at IGNOU, but they must fulfill other eligibility criteria.
5) Is the IGNOU OPENMAT exam easy to crack?
Ans – The IGNOU OPENMAT exam is easier compared to CAT, MAT, XAT exams. Students who have prepared well and systematically are supposed to score well in the IGNOU OPENMAT exam.
6) How to study for the IGNOU OPENMAT exam?
Ans – Cracking the IGNOU OPENMAT exam needs a lot of strategic hard work. You can go through the previous years’ questions and get an idea about your preparation and decide on which topics you need to focus more. Besides you need to practice a lot of questions from each category to score well in the IGNOU OPENMAT exam.
7) What is the IGNOU OPENMAT entrance exam’s registration fee?
Ans – The registration fee for the IGNOU OPENMAT exam is Rs. 1000. This fee is not refundable.
8) Do I need to sit for any entrance exam to get admission to IGNOU MBA program?
Ans – Yes, IGNOU conducts a separate entrance exam name OPENMAT to admit students to MBA programs.
9) How much do I need to score in the IGNOU OPENMAT exam to get admission?
Ans – The qualifying cut-off for the IGNOU OPENMAT exam is 61-78 for general category students, 57-60 for OBC, 54-60 for scheduled cast, 52-53 for scheduled tribe, and 50-75 for PH.
10) How many questions are asked in the IGNOU OPENMAT exam?
Ans – In the IGNOU OPENMAT exam, there is a total of 200 questions each, and the full mark for the exam is 200.
For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website