IGNOU MBA Entrance Test – OPENMAT 2022


OPENMAT 2022 is an entrance exam conducted for admission to MBA courses in IGNOU. The candidates who willing to do management course conducted by this IGNOU must have to fulfill the eligibility criteria as per the AICTE norms. Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in to achieve the objectives of making higher education accessible to everyone by providing education to the doorstep of the students. All the details regarding to the IGNOU MBA Entrance Test has been provided below.


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IGNOU conducts MBA Entrance Exam for admission two times in a year. The eligible candidates willing to take admission into the MBA Program must have to qualify the Entrance Test ie known as OPENMAT. Other details regarding the Entrance Test has been given below.

The main aim of the IGNOU Open University is also setting and maintaining standards in distance education in the country as an apex body. With a view to this the University operates through Schools of Studies. Each Schools is headed by a Director who arranges all the activity related to the programme.

IGNOU OPENMAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for admission to IGNOU MBA 2022 provided here below through OPENMAT:

Aspect Criteria
Age Limit There is no upper age limit to apply for OPENMAT
Degree Candidates must have a graduate degree in any discipline in order to apply for OPENMAT for IGNOU MBA 2022.
OR Candidates who have completed Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy and Company Secretaryship are also eligible to apply.
Minimum Marks in Qualifying Exam Candidates must have obtained at least 50% marks in the graduate degree exam in order to apply.
For candidates belonging to reserved categories, the minimum qualifying marks is 45%.

Note: Candidates must necessarily clear the OPENMAT entrance in order to become eligible for IGNOU MBA 2022.

IGNOU MBA 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus of the OPENMAT is consist of the subjects of General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of each subject below.

General Awareness

Topic Sub-Topics
Current Affairs of India Indian Constitution, Government, Law,
Famous People, Achievements, Organizations,
History, Geography, Economy, Politics, States
World Countries, Organizations, Leaders, Global Economy, Summits
Science Physics, Biology, Chemistry
Industry Statistics, CEO etc.
Trade Export, Import, Balance of Trade etc.

English Language

  • Reading & Comprehension
  • English Grammar
  • Fill up the blanks
  • Sentence Correction
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms & Antonyms

Quantitative Ability

  • Algebra
  • Ratios & Proportions
  • LCM & HCF
  • Statistics
  • Mean, Mode & Median
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Arithmetic & Geometric Progressions
  • Geometry
  • Number Systems
  • Trigonometry


  • Assertions & Reasons
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Cause & Effect
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Family Tree
  • Statements & Assumptions
  • Statements & Conclusions
  • Symbol Based Problems
  • Visual Reasoning

How to Prepare for IGNOU MBA 2022 Entrance Exam?

Candidates aiming to appear in the OPENMAT for IGNOU MBA 2022 must ensure that they start preparations well in time. With the availability of the official syllabus and exam pattern, candidates can refer to the following tips to start preparing for the exam.

#1: At first, know the syllabus in details. Identify important topics and prioritize the topics as per difficulty level and time taken to prepare.

#2: Refer to good knowledge resources including previous year papers and solved papers.

#3: For the General Awareness section, candidates must refer to current affairs sources like newspapers and other online sources.

#4: Prepare for static GK by practicing extensively. Make use of books and also refer to online GK practice questions to brush up the knowledge.

#5: Candidates are advised to refer to CAT, CMAT books for preparations of the Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude sections.

#6: Focus on the basics of Grammar and practice English Comprehension and language exercises. Refer to good books for English proficiency build-up.

Reservation Rules

Last year, certain reservation rules were applicable on IGNOU MBA admissions which are likely to be implemented in IGNOU MBA 2022 admissions through OPENMAT. Reservations for the following categories of candidates are expected to be available for IGNOU MBA 2022.

  • Scheduled Castes
  • Scheduled Tribes
  • OBC (Non-creamy Layer)
  • War Widows
  • Kashmiri Migrants
  • Physically Disabled

IGNOU MBA 2022 Application Form

IGNOU registration and form fill up process is conducted online at the official website ie ignouexams.nic.in. No other form of application is accepted under any circumstances. We are detailing the step by step process to register and apply for OPENMAT for IGNOU MBA 2022 on the application form page.

IGNOU MBA Admit Card 2022

IGNOU MBA 2022 Admit Card for OPENMAT is released at the official website as per schedule before the exam. Candidates have to download the admit card by logging in to the website using the Application Number and Date of Birth. The center details, date and time are specified in the Admit Card. In addition, the admit card also contains important exam instructions which must be carefully followed by the candidates.

IGNOU MBA 2022 Result

  • IGNOU releases the results of OPENMAT for IGNOU MBA through the official website only.
  • Based on these trends, it is expected that IGNOU MBA 2022 Result will be released at ignou.ac.in as per schedule after the exam.
  • Based on the qualification of the candidate in the OPENMAT exam they will be offered admission to IGNOU MBA 2022 through admission form fill up,

Steps to check result >> In order to download the IGNOU MBA 2022 Result, candidates must visit the official website as per schedule. Thereafter, one can download the result by entering the “Enrollment Number”. The link to download the result is activated on the website as it is released online.


The Indira Gandhi National Open Universityabbreviated as IGNOU is a centrally run open university in India, It was established in the year 1985 by the Government of India and is located at Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. Named after former Indian Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, IGNOU has a total active enrollment of more than 4 million students throughout the country, The University operates through its Schools of Study located in various cities across India.

Providing a range of UG and PG degree coursesIGNOU was established with the aim to serve the Indian academic scenario by means of distance and open education, The University operates with the vision to make quality higher education available to all segments of the society. The University acts as a national resource center while thriving continuously to promote and standardize distance education in India.

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