IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2017


IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2017IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2017 – IGNOU conducts OPENMAT exam twice in a year. The OPENMAT XLI is scheduled to be held on February 05, 2016. All the candidates must go through the IGNOU OPEN MAT 2017 Exam Pattern for better preparation. The exam pattern has not been changed since years now and this year it will be on the similar line. The aspirants should ensure that they have in and out knowledge of the pattern as it helps in having better understanding of the syllabus and topics to be studied. Also, one can easily have an idea about the number of sections, types of questions, duration and marking scheme etc., by analyzing the test pattern. This article lists all the facets of IGNOU OPEN MAT 2017 Exam Pattern.


IGNOU OPENMAT 2017 Exam Pattern 

IGNOU is the most renowned name of India. It offers high-quality teaching with ODL (Open and distance learning) facility. Exam pattern refers to the format followed by the authority in the examination. The candidates are advised to prepare for exam keeping the entrance exam pattern in mind. This will keep them focused and lead to comprehensive preparation. 

OPENMAT exam is divided into four sections.

Sections are as follow – 
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude

  • There are 200 MCQs of one mark each.
  • Every correct answer is rewarded with 1 mark.
  • Remember that negative marking is not included in OPENMAT examination.
  • OMR sheets must be filled by only blue or black ball point pen as per the Exam Pattern of IGNOU OPENMAT 2017 Exam.
  • Duration of 3 hours is provided in order to solve the questions.
  • Every section contains a different number of questions.

IGNOU OPENMAT  Exam Pattern 2017 – No. of Questions per section

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2017 – For General Awareness

TopicsNo. of Questions
General Knowledge6
World Organizations2
Sports CE1
Person, Places, Awards3
General Economic Study1
General Science7
National CE4
Democratic Polity1
History of India3

 IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2017 – For English Language

TopicsNo. of Questions
English Comprehension15
Pair of Words5
Sentence Improvement10
Idioms and Phrases5
Choose Analogous Pair5

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2017 – For Quantitative Aptitude

TopicsNo. of Questions
Number System7
LCM and HCF1
Decimals and Fractions1
Algebraic Equations4
Profit and Loss1
Time and Work1
Problems on Train1
Pipes and Cisterns1
Mixture and Allegation1
Area and Parameter2
Clocks and Discount2
Permutation and combinations1
Square root1
Compound Interest1
Volume and Surface Area1

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2017 – For Reasoning

TopicsNo. of Questions
Cubes and dice questions5
Decision Making5
Ranking Test2
Number Test3
Logical diagrams5
Direction and distance2
Logical reasoning5
Analytical reasoning15
Blood relations5
Mixed and Substitution coding3
Letter test1
Number Analogy test5
Complete word Analogy4
Number series test2
Letter series test2

Syllabus of IGNOU OPENMAT exam

General Awareness:

  • General Knowledge
  • Countries
  • Sports CE
  • Persons, awards
  • National CE
  • History Of India
  • Democratic policy

IGNOU OPENMAT 2017 Syllabus – English:

  • Antonym
  • Synonym
  • Choose the pair
  • Comprehension
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Choose analogous pair
  • Sentence improvement

IGNOU OPENMAT 2017 Syllabus – Quantitative aptitude:

  • Number system
  • HCF and LCM
  • Averaging
  • Number series
  • Decision making
  • Fractions
  • Simplification
  • Profit loss
  • Permutation and combination
  • Percentages
  • Ages


  • Cubes and dice questions
  • Number test
  • Direction and distance
  • Logical diagrams
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Blood Relation
  • Number series
  • Letter series
  • Complete word analogy
  • Number analogy test
  • Letter test

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