IGNOU OPENMAT Exam pattern, Previous papers and Books

IGNOU OPENMAT is conducted every year in the month of February & August for selection of stude...

IGNOU OPENMAT exam pattern, Previous papers and BooksIGNOU OPENMAT is conducted every year in the month of February & August for selection of students for IGNOU MBA distance education program. How do you prepare for this exam? Where to find the Sample/Previous year’s exam papers of IGNOU OPENMAT and which books to study for this exam? This is the subject matter of this blog article, to provide you the prep materials for IGNOU OPENMAT with an analysis of IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern.

If you do not know what is IGNOU OPENMAT but would like to know, please go through my previous blog article titled: IGNOU OPENMAT 2012/2013/2014 Exam Date, Eligibility & Forms which tells you why to appear for it and how to apply for the same.

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern:
Exam pattern of IGNOU OPENMAT has been consistent for last 5 years, with a single paper IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Patternconsisting of four test section, section-wise question and mark distribution of which is given in tabular form at right.

These 200 questions worth 200 marks are to be answered in 3 hours – roughly 1minute per question (54 seconds to be exact). Questions are reported to be basic and hence you should not have any problem in answering OPENMAT questions.

As you can see in above exam pattern analysis of IGNOU OPENMAT, maximum weightage has been given in the Test of Reasoning (35%) and the least in General Awareness (only 15%). So you must prepare yourself accordingly – put the maximum emphasis on doing Reasoning paper well.

IGNOU OPENMAT Exam Pattern is very similar to two other MBA entrance exams in India – MAT & ATMA as you can see in the following comparison of the two exams and tally the same with that of OPENMAT pattern given above:The topics are similar and hence you can use the sample papers & books for MAT & ATMA to prepare for IGNOU OPENMAT as study material.

Download Previous 5 years Exam papers of IGNOU OPENMAT:
To give you samples of what type of questions are asked in IGNOU OPENMAT exam, I had searched on the net for previous years exam papers of IGNOU OPENMAT – I had a hard time in finding the right web page in IGNOU website. Equally harder was locating the IGNOU OPENMAT exam papers of past years as that page is cluttered with previous years papers of other IGNOU exams.

Anyhow, I could find all the available old exam papers of OPENMAT and you can download it from following direct links of IGNOU website:
Click here to download OPENMAT-XX Exam Paper 2006
Click here to download OPENMAT-XXI Exam Paper 2007
Click here to download OPENMAT-XXII Exam Paper 2007
Click here to download OPENMAT-XXIII Exam Paper 2008
Click here to download OPENMAT-XV Exam Paper February 2009
Click here to download OPENMAT-XXVII Exam Paper February 2010

In addition to above old OPENMAT papers you can also use the following downloadable solved MBA entrance exam papers of MAT:
Full length solved paper of MAT February-2008 exam
Full length solved paper of MAT December-2007 exam
Full length solved paper of MAT-2007 exam
MAT Mock Test-3
MAT Mock Test-2
MAT Mock Test-1

Prep Books for IGNOU OPENMAT:
Which are the recommend books for IGNOU OPENMAT – this question has no single answer - it depends on which area you feel you are weak at and also how much time you have, to prepare for OPENMAT.

The general thumb rule for preparation for any exam is: if you have time, go for in-depth study topic-wise. But if you are short of time, go for a single guide book that covers all the topics. Therefore based on this thumb rule, you can use following books to prepare for IGNOU OPENMAT exam.

These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com which offers huge discounts upto 30%, apart from free shipping/postage in India if the order exceeds Rs. 100/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

Guide-Books for MBA Entrance Exam:
TMH Study Package For Management Aptitude Test (MAT) by Sharma & Arun (Publisher: Tata Mgraw Hill)
List Price: Rs. 425, Offer Price:Rs. 378, Discount:Rs. 47 (11%)

The Pearson MAT Super Course by Time (Publisher: Pearson)
List Price: Rs. 499, Offer Price: Rs. 474, Discount: Rs. 25 (5%)

MAT (Topicwise Analysis & Solutions) by G. K. Publishers
List Price: Rs. 295, Offer Price: Rs. 277, Discount: Rs. 18 (6%)

Prep Books for IGNOU OPENMAT specific test-sections:
List Price: Rs.260/=; Offer Price: Rs.208/=; Discount: Rs. 52/= (20%)
List Price: Rs.340/=; Offer Price: Rs.323/=; Discount: Rs. 17 (5%)
Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal Publisher: S. Chand Publisher
Price: Rs. 415, Rs. 291, Discount: Rs. 124 (30%)
A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal Publisher: S. Chand
Price: Rs. 125/=; Offer Prce: Rs. 98/=;Discount: Rs. 27/= (22%)

I hope with above prep materials for IGNOU OPENMAT Exam you would be able to crack the exam easily. I would be on the look out for more study materials and post the same as and when I find them. So keep visiting me!

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