**What is OPENMAT?**

OPENMAT is Management Entrance test conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University for admission into MBA degree and Post Graduation diploma programmes.

**Courses:**

- Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 2 years
- PGDHRM / PGDFM / PGDOM / PGDMM / PGDFMP – 1 year

**Related:** IIT CAT Entrance Exam Syllabus

**IGNOU OPENMAT **Tentative Dates:

OPENMAT is conducted two times in a year first in Feburary month and then in August Month.

Application Form: Application forms are available at regional centres of IGNOU, Army, Navy and Assam Rifles. Candidate can also download the application form from IGNOU website and sending Demand Draft in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi. Candidate will need to send filled application at IGNOU head Quarters by Speed or Registered Post.

**OPENMAT** Eligibility Criteria

Any graduate with 50% marks in Graduation exam can apply for OPENMAT Entrance exam.

### OPENMAT Exam Pattern:

**Exam Type:** Objective questions

**Subjects / Topics:** General Awareness (30 questions) , English Language (50 questions), Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions), Reasoning (70 questions)

Usually IGNOU study centre is Entrance Exam centre.

**Related:** IIM CAT Sample Papers

### OPENMAT Sample Practice Questions:

**GENERAL AWARENESS:**

**Ques.** UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is observed on :

(1) 6 th July (2) 15th September (3) 13th October (4) 18th November

**Ques.** When was Delhi made the capital of India ?

(1) 1910 (2) 1911 (3) 1947 (4) 1942

**Ques.** Commonwealth Day is celebrated on ____ .

(1) 15th July (2) 26th December (3) 24th May (4) 10thAugust

**Ques.** Which one of the following is not a land – locked country?

(1) Thailand (2) Afghanistan (3) Nepal (4) Bhutan

**Ques.** What is the full form of ‘NBFC’ as used in the financial sector?

(1) New Banking Finance Company (2) Non – Banking Finance Company (3) New Business Fund Company (4) National Banking and Finance Company

**Ques.** Which one of the following causes the disease ‘Swine Flu’ ?

(1) Bacteria (2) Helminthic worm (3) Protozoan (4) Virus

**Ques.** The source of oxygen during photosynthesis is : (1) air (2) Carbon Dioxide (3) water (4) chlorophyll

**Ques.** The ‘Indian Standard Time’ is measured at :

(1) Allahabad (2) Bhopal (3) Jaipur (4) Mumbai

**Ques.** ‘Short Sightedness’ or ‘Myopia’ can be corrected by using:

(1) Convex Lens (2) Concave Lens (3) Cylindrical Lens (4) Bifocal Lens

**Ques.** The paintings of Ajanta depicts stories of the:

(1) Ramayana (2) Mahabharata (3) Jatakas (4) Panchatantra

**Ques.** The Vice – President of India is elected by the:

(1) Members of both the houses of parliament (2) Elected members of both the houses of parliament (3) Members of Parliament and the Vidhan Sabhas (4) Members of Rajya Sabha and the Vidhan Parishads

**Ques.** The largest gland in the human body is :

(1) Liver (2) Pancreas (3) Thyroid (4) Gall bladder

**Ques.** A nautical mile is equal to :

(1) 2050 meters (2) 1575 meters (3) 2000 meters (4) 1852 meters

**Ques.** Vitamin A is abundantly found in :

(1) Carrot (2) Brinjal (3) Tomato (4) Potato

**Ques.** Where is the ‘Silent Valley’ located in India?

(1) Gujarat (2) Madhya Pradesh (3) Karnataka (4) Kerala

**Ques.** The President of India to have served for two terms in the office was:

(1) Dr. S. Radha Krishnan (2) Dr. V. V. Giri (3) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (4) Dr. Zakir Hussain

**Ques.** What is the local name of Mohenjodaro ?

(1) Mound of the Dead (2) Mound of the Great (3) Mound of the living (4) Mound of the sun

**Ques.** Khajuraho Temples were built by the rulers of:

(1) Eastern Ganga Dynasty (2) Chandella Dynasty (3) Kushans (4) Pandyas

**Ques.** To an astronaut in space, the sky appears to be :

(1) White (2) Blue (3) Red (4) Dark

**Ques.** Who among the following was considered by Gandhiji as his political Guru ?

(1) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (2) Dadabhai Naoroji (3) Motilal Nehru (4) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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**ENGLISH LANGUAGE:**

Each of these questions consists of a word in capital letters followed by four alternative words or phrases. From among the alternatives, choose the word most nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters in each case.

**Ques.** NONCHALANT

(1) anxious (2) coy (3) excited (4) offhand

**Ques.** PROFANE

(1) blasphemous (2) skilled (3) sacred (4) underhanded

**Ques.** ABHORRENT

(1 ) critical (2) coercive (3) repugnant (4) cruel

**Ques.** TEMPERANCE

(1) self-restraint (2) self – pity (3) anger (4) impudence

**Ques.** VILIFY

(1) exalt (2) appease (3) defame (4) defy

Each of these questions consists of a word in capital letters followed by four alternative words or phrases. From among the alternatives, choose the word most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters in each case.

**Ques.** ANOMALOUS

(1 ) hostile (2) normal (3) vigorous (4) outrageous

**Ques.** BESMIRCH

(1) defame (2) demonstrate (3) praise (4) mystify

**Ques.** DAUNT

(1) frighten (2) encourage (3) run (4) sadden

**Ques.** DIABOLICAL

(1) resourceful (2) zealous (3) candid (4) angelic

**Ques.** EPHEMERAL

(1) fleeting (2) permanent (3) rapid (4) dull

**Related:** Quantitative Aptitude Sample Paper

**QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE:**

**Ques.** The sum of first 45 natural numbers is :

(1) 1035 (2) 1280 (3) 2070 (4) 2140

**Ques.** In a division sum, the divisor is 10 times the quotient and 5 times the remainder. If the remainder is 46, what is the divident ?

(1) 4236 (2) 4306 (3) 4336 (4) 5336

**Ques.** Which of the following is a pair of co-primes?

(1) (16, 62) (2) (18, 25) (3) (21, 35) (4) (23, 92)

**Ques.** The sum of two numbers is 216 and their HCF is 27. The numbers are:

(1) 27, 189 (2) 81, 189 (3) 108, 108 (4) 154, 162

**Ques.** 2 – [2 – {2 – 2(2 + 2)}] = ?

(1) –4 (2) 4 (3) 6 (4) –6

**Ques.** The least number of 4 digits which is a perfect square is :

(1) 1000 (2) 1016 (3) 1024 (4) 1036

**Ques.** The average of first five multiples of 3 is :

(1 ) 3 (2) 9 (3) 12′ (4) 15

**Ques.** The average age of students of a class is 15.8 years. The average age of boys in the class is 16.4 years and that of girls is 15.4 years. The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the class is :

(1) 1 : 2 (2) 2 : 3 (3) 3 : 4 (4) 3 : 5

**Ques.** The difference between a number and its three-fifth is 50. What is the number?

(1) 75 (2) 100 (3) 125 (4) 150

**Ques.** The product of two numbers is 120 and the sum of their squares is 289. The sum of the number is:

(1) 20 (2) 23 (3) 169 (4) 64

**Ques.** In 10 years, A will be twice as old as B was 10 years ago. If A is now 9 years older than B, the present age of B is :

(1) 19 years (2) 29 years (3) 39 years (4) 49 years

**Ques.** In an examination, 35% candidates failed in one subject and 42% failed in another subject while 15% failed in both the subjects. If 2500 candidates appeared at the examination, how many passed in either subject but not in both?

(1) 325 (2) 1175 (3) 2125 (4) 2275

**Ques.** If a quarter Kg of potato costs 60 paisa, how many paise will 200 gm cost?

(1) 48 paise (2) 54 paise (3) 56 paise (4) 72 paise

**Ques.** 2 men and 7 boys can do a piece of work in 14 days; 3 men and 8 boys can do the same in 11 days. Then 8 men and 6 boys can do three times the amount of this work in

(1) 18 days (2) 21 days (3) 24 days (4) 30 days

**Ques.** A tap can fill a tank in 6 hours after half the tank is filled, three more similar taps are opened. What is the total time taken to fill the tank completely?

(1) 3 hours 15 min (2) 3 hours 45 min (3) 4 hours (4) 4 hours 15 min

**Ques.** A man in a train notices that he can count 21 telephone posts in 1 minute. If they are known to be 50 metres apart, then at what speed is the train travelling?

(1) 55 km/hr (2) 57 km/hr (3) 60 km/hr (4) 63 km/hr

**Ques.** A clock is started at noon. By 10 minutes past 5, the hour hand has turned through:

(1) 1450 (2) 1500 (3) 1550 (4) 1600

**Ques.** In how many ways can the letters of the word “APPLE” be arranged?

(1) 720 (2) 120 (3) 60 (4) 180

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**REASONING:**

Find the missing term in each of the following series.

**Ques.** 1, 6, 15, ? 45, 66, 91

(1) 25 (2) 26 (3) 27 (4) 28

**Ques.** 10,000, 11,000 , 9,900 , 10,890 , 9,801 ?

(1) 10, 241 (2) 10, 423 (3) 10, 781 (4) 10, 929

**Ques.** Find the next term in the series: BMO , EOQ , HQS ?

(1) KSU (2) LMN (3) SOV (4) SOW

**Ques.** Which term will replace the question mark in the series: ABD, DGK, HMS, MTB, SBL ?

(1) ZKU (2) ZKW (3) ZAB (4) XKW

**Ques.** Choose an alternative to show the relationship as the words of the given pair bear: Wimbuldon trophy: Tennis :: Walker’s cup: ?

(1) Hockey (2) Polo (3) Golf (4) Wrestling

**Ques.** Choose one number which is similar to the number in the following set: (992, 733, 845, 632)

(1) 114 (2) 326 (3) 425 (4) 947

**Ques.** Choose that set of numbers from the four alternatives, that is similar to the given set: (2, 4, 16)

(1) (2, 7, 8) , (2) (2, 9, 16) (3) (3, 21, 24) , (4) (4, 16, 18)

**Ques.** Choose the group of letters which is different from others:

(1) BCD (2) KMN (3) QRS (4) GHI

**Ques.** In a certain code language RUSTICATE is written as QTTUIDBSD. How would STATISTIC be written in that code:

(1) RSBUJTUHB (2) RSBUITUHB (3) RSBUIRSJD (4) TUBUITUMB

**Ques.** In a certain language MADRAS is coded as NBESBT, how is BOMBAY coded in that language:

(1) CPNCBX (2) CPNCBZ (3) CPOCBZ (4) CQOCBZ

In a certain code language

(A) ‘pit dar na’ means you are good

(B) ‘dar tok pa’ means good and bad

(C) ‘tim na iok’ means they are bad

**Ques.** In that language which word stands for ‘they’ ?

(1) na (2) tok (3). tim (4) pit

**Ques.** To find the answer to the above question, which of the given statement can’t be dispensed with?

(1) Only A (2) A or B (3) A or C (4) none of the above

Directions: Read the information given below and answer the questions that follows: There are six persons A, B, C, D, E and F. C is the sister of F. B is the brother of E’s husband. D is the father of A and grandfather of F. There are two fathers, three brothers and a mother in the group.

**Ques.** Who is the mother ?

(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D

**Ques.** Who is E’s husband ?

(1) B (2) C (3) A (4) F

**Ques.** How many male members are there in the group ?

(1) One (2) Two (3) Three (4) Four

**Ques.** How is F related to E ?

(1) Uncle (2) Husband (3) Son (4) Daughter

**Ques.** Which of the following is a group of brothers ?

(1) ABF (2) ABD (3) BFC (4) BDF

Study the given information carefully and answer the questions that follows:

(i) Eleven students A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K are sitting in the first row of the class facing the teacher.

(ii) D who is to the immediate of F is second to the right of C

(iii) A is second to the right of E who is at one of the ends

(iv) J is the immediate neighbour of A and B and third to the left of G

(v) H is to the immediate left of D and third to the right of I

**Ques.** Who is sitting in the middle of the row?

(1) B (2) C (3) G (4) I

**Ques.** Which of the following group of friends is sitting to the right of G ?

(1) CHDE (2) CHDF (3) IBJA (4) ICHDF

**Ques.** Which of the following statement is true in the context of the above sitting arrangement?

(1) C is sitting between A and B (2) D is sitting between E and F (3) B is sitting between J and I (4) None of these

**Ques.** In the above sitting arrangement which of the given statement is superfluous?

(1) (i) (2) (ii) (3) (iii) (4) none is superfluous

**Ques.** If E and D, C and B, A and Hand K and F interchange their positions which of the following pairs of students is sitting at the ends?

(1) D and E (2) E and F (3) D and K (4) K and F

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