Feb. 5, 2018
Indira Gandhi National Open University Openmat

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IGNOU OPENMAT XLIII 2018: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will conduct IGNOU OPENMAT XLIII on March 4, 2018. IGNOU OPENMAT XLII application closed on December 15. IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 admit card will be released in January. The entrance test comprise questions from General Awareness, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning covering 3 hour duration. IGNOU OPENMAT result will be declared in April tentatively. Admission will be offered to candidates for MBA and other management programmes based on their IGNOU OPENMAT scores. Candidates declared qualified as per IGNOU OPENMAT XLIII 2018 result have to apply for admission to the management programmes. Candidates qualifying the February session can take admission in July 2018 or January 2019. IGNOU OPENMAT scorecard will be sent to candidates by post. Candidates can check below for more details on IGNOU OPENMAT XLIII 2018 exam pattern, syllabus, result and cutoff.


General Facts

  • Name of Exam IGNOU Open Management Entrance Examination
  • Commonly known as IGNOU OPENMAT
  • Conducting Authority - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
  • Level of Exam National Level (held twice in a year)

IGNOU OPENMAT Important Dates 2018 (XLIII)

The table given below provides information on the important dates of IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 XLIII exam

S. No.
Last date to submit IGNOU OPENMAT XLIII application form
December 15, 2017
Postpond to March 04, 2018
Release of IGNOU OPENMAT admit card
Before March 04, 2018
Declaration of IGNOU OPENMAT XLIII result
April 2018


IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Centres 2018

OPENMAT XLIII will be held across 56 regional centres. Candidates will be allotted test centres as per their preferences entered at the time of application. The name and address of IGNOU OPENMAT exam centres will be mentioned in the admit card. In case there is any correction or change in the address, candidates have to send the request to the concerned Regional Directors who will process it to SRD, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068. Request for change in study centre will be accepted subjected to availability of seats.

IGNOU OPENMAT Admit Card 2018

IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 XLIII admit card will be issued to candidates before March 04, 2018. To download IGNOU OPENMAT admit card candidates have to enter their enrollment number. The admit card will be issued to candidates whose applications are accepted by the exam conducting body. IGNOU OPENMAT admit XLIII will also be sent to candidates by post. Candidates have to take their admit card along with photo-identity proof to appear for the exam. IGNOU OPENMAT admit card will have candidate’s details, date, time and address of exam centre.

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern 2018

IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 provide details regarding exam pattern, marking scheme, number of sections, total marks and number of questions. According to IGNOU OPENMAT exam pattern, the test carries 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs) from four sections - General awareness, English language, Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning ability. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours. There is no negative marks for wrong answers whereas for correct answer, candidates will score 1 mark. For more details, candidates can check IGNOU OPENMAT XLIII exam pattern below.

Number of Questions
General awareness
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability


IGNOU OPEN MAT Syllabus 2018

The entrance exam have 4 sections. The following section will feature details of the each section. All the candidates are advised to stick to the exam syllabus while preparing for it. This will ensure that their preparation is not a haphazard one. Always keep in mind that the questions in the final exam will be asked from the syllabus itself.

Sections in Exam
  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

IGNOU OPENMAT Answer Key will be released after completion of the test. IGNOU OPENMAT answer key XLIII will not be released by the examination authority. The answer key will be made available online in PDF format. Using IGNOU OPENMAT answer key 2018 candidates will be able to check the correct answers and calculate their probable score.


The result of IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 XLIII will be declared in April. IGNOU OPENMAT result will be available online. To check the result, candidates have to enter enrolment number. The scorecard will be sent to candidates who will appear in IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 XLIII exam. It will mention the qualifying status of candidates based on IGNOU OPENMAT cutoff. Shortlisted candidates have to apply for admission to various management courses.


The cutoff is the minimum marks which is decided by IGNOU and applied for shortlisting the eligible candidates for admission. The IGNOU OPENMAT cutoff is determined by considering various factors such as the number of applicants, the difficulty level of the test, previous cutoff etc. According to the experts, the cutoff for XLIII is expected to remain quite similar to that of OPENMAT XLII.

IGNOU OPENMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

You can only apply for IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 only if you will be satisfying the eligibility norms. Without the satisfaction of eligibility criteria, no candidate will be considered for admissions. The eligibility criteria for OPENMAT 2018 Exam is as follow -
  • The candidate must be a graduate with at least 50% marks (45% for candidates belonging to reserved categories)
  • If the student has taken CAT/MAT and cleared the exam, then he or she needs not appearing in the entrance examination.
  • There is no age limit for the aspirant that clearly means that aspirant of any age is eligible for the test.

IGNOU OPENMAT Application Form 2018

The application form must be filled in order to appear in the entrance exam. The form has to be filled online. Candidates can fill and send the form to IGNOU HQ. The amount of fee to be paid along with the form of IGNOU OPENMAT 2018 XLIII exam is Rs. 1050/-. The fee submission could be done via Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.
Note -
  • All the information submitted in the application form of exam should be correct and complete as once the information has been submitted, no one will be allowed to change it at any stage.
  • Application form after the last date will not be accepted under any circumstance as per the norms of IGNOU OPENMAT 2018.
  • The filled application form must be submitted offline on the given address:
Registrar SED
Maidan Park
New Delhi 110068