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IGNOU OPENMAT Preparation Tips

26 Aug 2021 15:43:35 PM

IGNOU OPENMAT exam last minute tips and preparation strategy are helpful for the candidates appearing for the MBA Entrance exam on 29th April. These are essential tips that will help you excel in the exam.

National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct IGNOU OPENMAT XLVII on April 29, 2020 . With so less time in hand, it is advisable that you should take a look at the last minute preparation tips to get ready for the exam on the D-day. Aspects such as OPENMAT admit card, OPENMAT MBA exam important topics, OPENMAT exam pattern might skip your mind due to the exam jitters. However, at this hour, it becomes quite strategic to get a grasp on all the important areas which might affect your performance in the exam. OPENMAT last minute tips and preparation strategy will remind you all that you might be missing out at the eleventh hour.

So, read OPENMAT exam last minute tips to excel in the upcoming exam:

Don't forget to carry OPENMAT Admit Card

Admit card is a very important document required at the test venue. NTA released the OPENMAT MBA Admit card for the candidates on 29th April and you can download it from the official website i.e. ntaignou.nic.in. Keep aside a hard copy of the OPENMAT admit card a day before the exam. Read here how to download the OPENMAT MBA Admit card

Download OPENMAT Admit Card 2020

Apart from your OPENMAT Admit Card, carry BLUE / BLACK Ball Point Pen. Do keep a valid identity proof such as PAN Card, Voter ID etc for the purpose of verification at the OPENMAT test center.

Brush-up your concepts: Important Topics for OPENMAT MBA

A quick brush up of the important topics generally helps in boosting the memory power. It is advisable to take a final look at all the important topics whose probability to come in the exam is high. Here is a list of all the important topics for your reference:

S. No.

OPENMAT MBA Exam Sections

OPENMAT Important topics



Assertion and reasons, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Cause and Effect, Coding and decoding, Critical reasoning, Family tree, Statements and assumptions, Statements and conclusions, Symbol Based problems, Visual reasoning etc.


English Language

Reading and Comprehension, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, Sentence correction, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, and Jumbled sentences among other topics


Quantitative Aptitude

Algebra, Ratios and Proportions, LCM, HCF, Statistics, Mean, Permutations and combinations, Progressions, A.P. and G.P., Geometry, Number Systems, Trigonometry etc.


General Awareness

Current Affairs, Indian Constitution, Important Laws, Famous Personalities, Achievements, Organisations, History, Geography, Economy, Politics, States. World Countries, Organisations, Leaders, World Economy, Summits, Science, Industry, and Trade etc.

OPENMAT Exam Pattern is the key

Your sound understanding of the OPENMAT MBA exam pattern can take you a long mile. There will be four sections in the exam namely, General Awareness (30 questions), English language (30 questions), Reasoning (70 questions) and Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions). In all, a candidate has to attempt 200 Multiple Choice Questions in 180 minutes (3 hours).

Here is a snapshot of all the important details on the basis of which your aptitude will be tested in the MBA Entrance exam:

Exam pattern

Online Exam

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (Objective type)

No. of questions


Time duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

No. of sections


Exam language


OPENMAT 2020 Marking Scheme

Marks per question


Negative Marking

No negative marking

Practice OPENMAT previous year papers

To prepare for OPENMAT MBA exam, you can refer to the previous year papers which are available for free to download on the official website. Click on the link provided below and download all the previous year OPENMAT question papers to assess your performance in the upcoming exams.

OPENMAT MBA Exam - Previous year papers - Download Now

A quick recap of the previous year OPENMAT question papers will give you a reality check of your preparation till date. It will also help you understand the pattern and time that you might consume in solving each question.

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