How to Prepare for OPENMAT Entrance Exam [2024]

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OPENMAT entrance test conducted by IGNOU tests your overall eligibility to be in the management field. You should be able to perform well in all the four areas tested in OPENMAT.

Performing well not only ensures that you get qualified and eventually get admission to MBA or any other management program but also will be a great confidence and esteem booster. 

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OPENMAT Exam Syllabus/Topics

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One of the foremost things you should be aware of while preparing for any exam is the syllabus.

While the official IGNOU prospectus doesn’t give any clear cut syllabus (It does list out the 4 Major topics), we through our analysis of the previous year question papers have come up with comprehensive list of subtopics that are frequently asked for OPENMAT. The four main topics for OPENMAT exam are: 

    General Awareness Tips

    The test in General Awareness is to check whether you are aware of the events and things happening around you on a daily basis. You can improve your awareness and knowledge level with the following:  

    Read Newspapers Daily

    Yes! the good old newspaper. If you have the time, then make it a habit to read the daily newspaper. It gives you a ton of information about various things like Politics, Science, Sports, Bureaucracy, Governments, National and International Events etc.

    You don’t necessarily have to read all the news completely but skim through the contents to have an overall idea.

    Year Books and General Knowledge Books

    This is an oldie but a goodie. You can get yourself a copy of a Year Book like the popular Manorama Yearbook or similar to get the complete years information. You could simply use them while travelling or during leisure time. We will update this section with useful books soon. Stay Tuned.

    Mobile Apps

    There are many mobile applications out there which gives you insight into current affairs. This is quite convenient because it can be used anywhere.We will update this section with useful apps soon. Stay Tuned. 

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      Reasoning Skills Tips

      Your reasoning ability depends on how well you are able to interpret the given data. The data may not be presented in a straightforward way. You have to deduce the answer from the set of data given. The data may be in the form of sentences, pictures, diagrams etc.Read Newspapers Daily

      Books Available

      Logical reasoning books by top authors are available on the market. These books contain strategies and tricks on how to approach different types of reasoning problems commonly asked for competitive exams. listed below are some of the top books on logical reasoning.

      1. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by R. S.  Aggarwal
      2. A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal
      3. How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

      All the above listed books are available online on

      Previous Year Questions

      You can also refer to our previous year question papers section to download old OPENMAT question papers. The question papers are a gold mine of information for anybody preparing for OPENMAT. You can get the pattern of questions as well use the questions as practice questions. 

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      Important Links

      Apart from preparation tips for OPENMAT exam, You might also be interested in the following on OPENMAT entrance exam. These will help you in preparing for OPENMAT exam. 

      OPENMAT Previous Year Question Papers

      Download all the previous year question papers.

      OPENMAT 2019 Examination Dates

      See All the important dates regarding OPENMAT entrance test.

      OPENMAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

      Prepare better for OPENMAT using the syllabus and exam pattern.

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