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Open Management Admission Test is a common entrance test conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University for admitting candidates to its management programs. This entrance exam is held twice in a year usually in the month of February and August. Candidates seeking admission to various management programs in IGNOU have to pass the entrance exam. The exam is held twice a year i.e first Sunday of august and first Sunday of February every year. IGNOU OPENMAT Offers a wide range of management courses includes Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Programs offered by IGNOU are:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Diploma in Management (DIM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidate should have Graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% marks for General Category and 45% for Reserved Category.


Bachelor's degree with 3 years of Supervisory / Managerial / Professional Experience, or Professional Degree in Engineering / Technology / Medicine / Architecture / Law / Pharmacy or Professional Qualifications in Accountancy / Cost and Works Accountancy / Company Secretaryship etc., or Masters Degree in any subject.

Candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test for admission into Management Programme conducted by the institutions like CAT, MAT and State Level tests need not appear in OPENMAT.

Non-graduates (10+2 or equivalent) with six years of Managerial / Supervisory / Professional Experience are eligible for taking admission into Diploma in Management only after clearing the Entrance Test.

Application Procedure and Fee:

Student brochure for Management Programme' will be available in the Regional Centre ((RC) Madurai (or) the Learner Support Centers (LSC) listed below by sending a sum of Rs.550/- through a Demand Draft / IPO in favour of “ IGNOU “ payable at Madurai or by paying Rs.500/- in cash at the RC/LSC sale counters. Please write your name and address on the back of the DD / IPO, Last date for receipt of request for ‘PROSPECTUS' by post is 25th December. 2010.

Dully filled in form for Entrance Test (Form 1) “OPENMAT-XXIX” must reach the below address by Registered Post/Speed Post on or before 31st December, 2010.

The Registrar (SED), Block 12,

IGNOU, Maidan Garhi,

New Delhi – 110068,

OPENMAT Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the website: www.ignou.ac.in

Applications are available in the below IGNOU Centers:

Coimbatore: G.R.D. College of Science (0422-2592399)

Madurai: Thiyagarajar College (0452-2311221)

Tirunelveli: Sadakathullah Appa College (0462-2541050)

Ayikudi: Amar Seva Sangam (04633-267670)

Tuticorln : V.O.C. College (0461-2310906)

Thiruchirapalli: Bishop Heber College (0431 -2772200)

Sattur: Sri. S. R.N. M. College (04562-263699)

Uthamapalayam: H.K.RowtherHowdia College (04554-265225)

Dindigul: RVS College of Engineering & Technology (04551 -227230)

Ooty: Mother Nivedita Tribal Vidyalaya (0423-2444400)

Erode: Kongu Engineering College (04294-225252)

Gobi: Gobi Arts & Science College (04285-240117)

Pollachi: Sree Ramu College of Arts & Science (04259-286230)

Thanjavur: Periyar Maniammai University (04362-264600)

Walk in Admission (Management Programme only)

Candidates who have cleared the entrance test can submit the registration form (Form-2), which is available in the ‘Student Handbook & Prospectus along with the hall ticket of the Entrance Test to the respective Regional Centre Madurai along with the required fee on any day after the receipt of result card for admission cycle starting from July, 2011.

Note: Provision for on line registration for admission into the Management Programme to the successful candidates will be made available on the university website ww.ignou.ac.in after declaration of the entrance test result.

Important Dates:

Date of Entrance Test :                 

(Openmat-XXIX ) 06.02.2011                      

(Openmat-XXX) 21.08.2011

(Openmat-XXXI ) 05.02.2012

Last Date of Submission of the entrance test form (Form 1) at University headquarters 




Eligible to take admission in (validity of open mat score)               

2nd Sem., 2011 (July, 2011)

Ist Sem., 2012 (January, 2012)

Ist Sem., 2012 (January, 2012)

2nd Sem., 2012 (July, 2012)

2nd Sem., 2012 (July, 2012)

Ist Sem., 2013 (January, 2013)

Last Date of Submission of application form for admission at the concerned regional center along with result card, identity card and other relevant documents

31st May, 2011

30th November, 2011

30th November, 2011

31st May, 2012

31th May, 2012
30th November, 2012

Contact Details:

School of Management Studies

IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068

Phone: 91-011- 29532073, 29534905

Fax : 91-011- 29532078

E-mail :  Contact

Website :  www.ignou.ac.in

List of Regional Centers of IGNOU:

1. H.No. 3-5-909, Himayat Nagar, Main Road Hyderabad-500029

2. JNR Mahavidyalaya Port Blair-744104, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

3. Navagiri Road, 1st Bye-Lane, Chandmari, Guwahati - 781003.

4. 2 nd Floor, BISCOMAUN Tower, West Gandhi Maidan, Patna-800001

5. 52, Tughlakabad Instt. Area, Near Batra Hospital, New Delhi-110 062.

6. Opp. Nirma Instt. of Technology, Sarkhej-Gandhi Nagar, Highway, Chharodi, Ahmedabad-382481

7. Old Govt. College Campus, Railway Station Road, Karnal-132001

8. Rain Basera Building, Khalini, Shimla-171002

9. N.S.S.S. Kalyan Kendra No. 293, 39 th Cross, 8 th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560082

10. Kaloor, Cochin-682017

11. Sanchi Complex, Opp. Board of Secondary Edn.., Shivaji Nagar., Bhopal-462016

12. 1 ST Floor, MSFC Building, 270, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune -411016

13. Sunny Lodge, Nongthyammai, Nong Shilliang, Shillong-793014

14. C-1, Institutional Area, Bhubaneshwar-751013

15. 70/79, Sector -7, Patel Marg, Mansarovar, Jaipur-302020

16. C.I.T. Campus, Taramani, Chennai-600113

17. B-1/33, Sect.-H, Aliganj, Lucknow-226024

18. Bikash Bhawan, 4 th Floor, North Block, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata- 700091

19. Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, Rajghat, New Delhi-110002

20. SPMR College of Commerce, Canal Road, Jammu -180001

21. Mantoo House, Raj Bagh, Near Masjid AL -Farooq, Sri Nagar -190008

22. Nanoor, Khera, Tapovan Raipur Road, Dehradun-248001, Uttaranchal

23. 457/A, Ashok Nagar, Ranchi-834002 (Jharkhand)

24. Gairigaon, Tadong, PO Shumbuk House Gangtok, Sikkim-737102

25. Hornhill Complex, ‘C' Sector (Near Central Sch.) Naharlagun, Itanagar-791110

26. Asha Jina Complex North AOC, Imphal, Manipur-795001

27. Lal Buaia Building, M.G. Road, Khatla, (Near Central YMA OFF.), Aizwal, Mizoram-796001

28. MBB College Compound, PO Agartala College, Agartala, Tripura-799004

29. NH.39, Opp. Dzuvuru (Mohn Khola) I.O.C. Kohima, Nagaland-797001

30. ITI Building, Bulepur, (District Ludhiana) Khanna-141401 (31) Rest House & EM, Office Hall, Sector-1, Shankar Nagar, Raipur-492007


31. 2 nd FLR, Rajshekhar Bhavan Rani Durgavati Vishvavidhylya Campus, Pachpedhi Jabalpur-482001 (Madhya Pradesh)

32. Distt, agriculture Office Road, Behind Panchayat Bhavan Koraput-764020, (Orissa)

NOTE: Applicants from Army, Air Force Navy A. Rifles and CRPF can obtain "Student Handbook & Prospectus" from the following Recognised  Regional Centres:

33. Brig. Edu. HQ Central Command,Lucknow, U.P.

34. Col. Edu. HQ Northern Command, Udhampur, J&K

35. Col. Edu. HQ Western Command, Chandimandir, Haryana

36. Col. Edu. HQ Southern Command, Pune, Mahrashtra

37. Col. Edu. HQ Eastern Command, Kolkata W.B

38. HQ WAC, IAF, Subroto Park, New Delhi-110010

39. HQ CAC, IAF, Bamrauli, Allahabad-211012, U.P.

40. HQ EAC, IAF, C/O-99 APO -Shillong., Meghalaya

41. HQ MC, TAF, Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur-440007

42. HW SWAC, IAF, Sec-9 Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat-382009

43. HQ SAC, IAF Post: Arkunum, Trivandrum-695011

44. HQ TC, IAF, Post: JC Nagar, Bangalore-560006

45. 68, Race Course, New Delhi-110003

46. NAVAL HQ. R.K. Puram New Delhi -110066

47. HQ. Western Naval Command Mumbai-400001

48. HQ. Eastern Naval Command Visakhapatnam-530014

49. HQ. Southern Naval Command Kochi-682004

50. Directorate General, Assam Rifles (DGAR), Laitumukhrah, Shillong-793003.

51. Group Centre, CRPF, Jharodakalan, New Delhi-110071.

52. Group Centre, CRPF, Avadi, Chennai-600065.

53. Group Centre, CRPF, Amerigon, Guwahati, Assam-781023.

54. Bantalab, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir-181123.

55. Group Centre, CRPF, Lucknow-226002.

56. Group Centre, CRPF, Gandhinagar, Gujrat-382042.

57. GC, CRPF, Hyderabad-600065.

Sample Paper with answers:


1 . What does the abbreviation "ASSOCHAM" stand for ?

(1)Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry

(2)Associated Chambers of Chemicals and Metals

(3)Association of Chemists and Metallurgists

(4)Association of Chemists, Horticulturist, Anthologists and Metallurgists

Answer: (1)Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry

2.Who is the author of the book "Romancing with Life" ?

(1) Bill Clinton (2) Kapil Dev (3) Devanand (4) Shashi Tharoor

Answer: (3) Devanand

3.What does the letters XP stand for in the product Microsoft XP ?

(1) Extended product (2) Extra Pampering

(3) Experience (4) Entry level product

Answer: (3) Experience

4. Pablo Picasso, the famous painter was :

(1) French (2) Italian (3) Flemish (4) Spanish

Answer: (4) Spanish

5.Which Mughal Emperor prohibited the use of tobacco ?

(1) Baber (2) Jahangir(3) Aura ngzeb (4) Muhammed Shah

Answer: (2) Jahangir

6.Which of the following does not have an Oil Refinery ?

(1) Tarapore (2) Digboi (3) Barauni (4) Mangalore


7.The Nobel Prize for literature in the year 2009 was won by :

(1) Ada Yonath (2) Herta Mueller (3) Carol Greider (4) Jean-Marie Gustave le Clezio

Answer: (2) Herta Mueller

8.The year in which the first man landed on the Moon was :

(1) 1962 (2) 1965 (3) 1969 (4) 1970

Answer: (3) 1969

9.The country rated highest on the Human Development Index as per the UNDP, HDI-2009

report is :

(1) Sweden  (2) Norway (3) Australia (4) U.S.A.

Answer: (2) Norway

10.The first Indian sports woman to win a medal in World Athletics is :

(1) P.T. Usha (2) Shiny Wilson (3) Anjali Bhagwat (4) Anju B. George

Answer: (4) Anju B. George

11.Durand Line is the line dividing :

(1) Poland and Germany (2) Pakistan and Afghanistan

(3) India and Tibet (4) France and Germany

Answer: (2) Pakistan and Afghanistan

12.A south Rajasthani tribe earning its living by song and dance :

(1) Moors (2) Khasis (3) Garasia (4) Mayas

Answer: (3) Garasia

13.During Cardiac failure, which of the following is advised as a first aid ?

(1) Mouth to mouth resuscitation (2) Giving external cardiac massage

(3) Giving cool water to drink (4) Giving complete body massage

Answer: (1) Mouth to mouth resuscitation

14The video games Xbox is a product of :

(1) Sega (2) Sony (3) Intel (4) Microsoft

Answer: Microsoft

15.The main chemical substance present in the bones and teeth of animals is :

(1) Sodium chloride (2) Sugar (3) Calcium phosphate (4) Calcium sulphate

Answer: (3) Calcium phosphate

16.Why is it easier to swim in sea than in a river ?

Density of sea water is lower than the density of the river water

Density of sea water is higher than the density of the river water

Waves in the sea help us to float

River is less deeper than sea

Answer: Density of sea water is higher than the density of the river water

17.Hydrogen was discovered by :

(1) Priestley (2) Boyle (3) Charles (4) Cavendish

Answer: (4) Cavendish

18.Eudiometer is used for measuring :

Volume changes in chemical reactions between gases

Electric current of small magnitude

Distance covered by wheeled vehicles


Measuring optical activity

19. The biggest Delta in the world is the :

(1) Sicily Delta (2) Ganges Delta (3) Caspian Delta (4) Nippon Delta

Answer:(2) Ganges Delta

20.Which part of the body is affected by "Meningitis" ?

(1) Lungs (2) Intestines

(3) Lining of the chest wall (4) Spinal cord and Brain

Answer: (4) Spinal cord and Brain

21.Which is the world's tallest structure ?

(1) KVLY-TV mast (2) Burj Khalifa (3) Taipei Towers (4) CN Tower

Answer: Burj Khalifa

22.Which company's famously advertised vision statement is 'The Network is the Computer' ?

(1) Cisco Systems (2) Lucent Technologies

(3) Sun Microsystems (4) Nortel Networks

Answer: (3) Sun Microsystems

23.The Essar group of companies has been promoted by :

(1) Ruias (2) Ambanis (3) Goenkas (4) Kanorias

Answer(1) Ruias

24.The acronym USB stands for :

(1) Universal System Board (2) Universal Synchronized Bus

(3) Universal Serial Bus (4) Universal System Bus

Answer: (3) Universal Serial Bus

25.'Make Believe' is the tag line of which company ?

(1) Philips (2) Motorola (3) Sony Ericsson (4) Nokia

Answer: (3) Sony Ericsson

26.Which is the third highest peak in India ?

(1) Kanchenjunga (2) Nanga Parbat

(3) Gasher Brum (4) Dunagiri

Ans: (1) Kanchenjunga

27.The country that accounts for nearly one-third of the total teak production of the world is :

(1) Bangladesh (2) Zambia (3) Myanmar (4) India

Answer: 3) Myanmar

28.The city that is the biggest centre for manufacture of automobiles in the world ?

(1) Gurgaon (2) Tokyo (3) Detroit (4) Berlin

Answer: 3) Detroit

29.World Literacy day is celebrated on :

(1) 8ot hAugust (2) 8th September (3) 8th October (4) 8th July

Answer: 2) 8th September

30. The place that is known as the roof of the world is :

(1) Cuba (2) Japan (3) Tibet (4) Romania

Answer: 3) Tibet


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