The OPENMAT is a single level examination which is of 3 hours duration. The exam paper consists of 200 questions in total.


The question paper is divided in 4 sections namely

  • Section I comprises of 30 questions on General Awareness.
  • Section II includes 50 questions on English Language
  • Section III consists of 50 questions on Quantitative Aptitude
  • Section IV includes 70 questions on Reasoning

Every correct answer fetches one mark and there is no negative marking for any wrong answers. All the four tests will be given in a composite test booklet. The test booklet contains 200 objective type multiple choice questions and a specifically designed OMR response sheet. For each question, there are four answer choices suggested and the candidates have to select the right answer from amongst the given answers. In case they find that none of the four alternatives is correct, they have to mark ‘O’

The IGNOU University decides the cut off marks. The minimum marks required to get admittance is from 60% to 70%.

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