Candidates who are interested in appearing for the Open Management Admission Test (OPENMAT) conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) can obtain the prospectus and student handbook from the office of Registrar, IGNOU, New Delhi. They can also obtain the student handbook and prospectus from all the recognized regional centres and study centres. The candidates can also download the prospectus and student handbook from the official website of the university. The students who are downloading the application form need to send a bank demand draft of the requisite amount, drawn in favour of IGNOU. Advertisements carrying all the information and details regarding the dates and application forms are released in all the leading national as well as regional dailies of the country. The advertisements are usually released in the months of April and October. The students must remember that the completed application form should reach the office of Registrar before the last date of submission.
Eligibility Criteria for Open Management Admission Test (OPENMAT) - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Candidates who are interested in appearing in the OPENMAT should have any of the below mentioned qualifications -
Candidates seeking admissions in the Diploma in Management (DIM) course need to have any of the above listed criterion or a pass certificate 10+2 or its equivalent examination. They need to have a minimum of 6 years of supervisory, professional or managerial experience. However, there is no age bar for taking admissions in any of the management programmes.
Pattern of Examination
The test pattern of Open Management Admission Test (OPENMAT) organized by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) comprises a total of 200 objective types of questions with multiple options. It is of 3 hours duration.
The question brochure of this common entrance test consists of the several sections that are as follows -
The test booklet of Open Management Admission Test (OPENMAT) is specially designed OMR answer sheet. There is no system of negative marking in this entrance test.
For the IGNOU OPENMAT that is Open Management Admission Test conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University, there is no pre-defined or pre-set syllabus. This entrance test contains four main sections - General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The students need to prepare according to the question pattern and its sections.
The candidates are short listed on the basis of their performance or marks obtained in aggregate in all the sections of the written test. Candidates who qualify the test are entitled to take admissions into the various management degree programmes offered by IGNOU in any of the subsequent semesters.
Open Management Admission Test (OPENMAT) organized by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the mode through which the capability, analytical and knowledge skills are measured and whether they are eligible for the professional management courses or not.