IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 Exam Pattern - All about Exam duration, Sections, Marking Scheme

OPENMAT 2020 Exam dates are announced and it is time for the candidates to get familiar with the exam pattern to crack one of the most sought after MBA entrance exams. IGNOU, a popular distance learning university, offers admission to their MBA programme through the score of OPENMAT exam. Candidates who appear for this exam are eligible to get admission in the MBA course. This year the OPENMAT XLVII edition will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) and here are the exam highlights for the aspirants.

IGNOU OPENMAT 2020 - Exam Highlights

Take a look at the basic OPENMAT 2020 exam pattern:



Number of sections

4 (English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and General Awareness)

Duration of exam

180 minutes (3 hours)

Number of questions


Type of Question

Multiple Choice Questions

Total marks


Exam Medium


Exam Mode


Marking Scheme

No negative marking, 1 mark for each question


Generally there are no major changes introduced in the OPENMAT 2020 MBA exam pattern. As per the trend, this year as well OPENMAT exam will carry 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each. At present there is no negative marking in the exam. Duration of 180 minutes (3 hours) will be allocated to the candidates to attempt OPENMAT exam.

OPENMAT 2020 - Exam Section Structure

As per the official notification released by NTA, there will be four sections in OPENMAT exam. Each section will carry different no. of questions to test the aptitude of the aspirants. Reasoning section will carry maximum no. of questions followed by Quant, English,  and General Knowledge section with least no. of questions. Take a look at the sectional bifurcation of questions and marks assigned to each OPENMAT MBA exam section:

OPENMAT Sections

No. of ques (MCQs)

Marks per section

General Awareness


30 marks

English language


50 marks

Quantitative Aptitude


50 marks



70 marks


200 MCQs

200 marks

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