IRMA 2019

31 Dec, 2018

IRMA 2019 – IRMA, an elision for Institute of Rural Management, convenes an entrance test every year known as IRMA SAT. This entrance test i.e. IRMA 2019 will be conducted for the candidates who have completed their graduation and seeking for the postgraduate programs Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Fellow Program in Rural Management (FPRM). This exam will be facilitated across the nation in various cities for the total number of 240 seats. Apart from the Indian students, the foreign students can also participate in this exam on the basis of their CAT/ XAT/ GMAT score. Even the students from India who will appear in CAT/ XAT/ GMAT will just need to qualify Social Concern Issues test to get admission through IRMA 2019. It is mandatory for the candidates to first check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form that has been released from 18th September 2018 and today is the last date i.e. 31st December 2018 for the candidates willing to pursue Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from IRMA. Apart from eligibility criteria, candidates need to know the important dates of every event related to IRMA SAT, application form, exam date, exam centres, result, selection etc. and further, to gain all these information in detail, all the candidates need to scrutinize the article thoroughly.

IRMA 2019 Latest Updates

newIRMA 2019 Application Form last date 31st December 2018 Click Here to fill application form

IRMA 2019 Key Highlights

Name of Exam IRMA SAT
Apex Body Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
Exam Type Post- Graduate Entrance Exam
Frequency Once in a year
Official Website
Mode of Exam CBT (Computer-based Test)
Duration of Exam 120 Minutes/ 80 Minutes for CAT/XAT/GMAT Scorecard Holders

IRMA 2019 Important Dates Overview

S.No. IRMA 2019 Events Exam Dates
1 Date of Application form 18th September 2018
2 Last submission date of the application form (for Indians) 31st December 2018
3 Last submission date of application form (Foreign nationals) to be announced by the conducting body
4 Social Concern Test issues 2nd week of February 2019
5 Information about Group Activities and Personal Interview 3rd week of February 2019
6 Final group activities and Personal Interview 1st week to the 2nd week of March 2019
7 Announcement date for final results 4th week of March 2019

IRMA 2019 Application Form

  • The IRMA 2019 application form for PGDRM program can be obtained through online mode.
  • The window for application form has been started from 18th September 2018 through online mode
  • The last date for submission of application form is until 31st December 2018 for Indian candidates and for foreign nationals, the last date for the submission of application form is yet to be announced by the examination conducting authority.

    Online Process of Filling the Application Form for PGDRM Program

    • Go to the official website of IRMA.
    • Initiate with the registration by entering the basic personal details such as name, valid email id, mobile number etc. to generate USER ID and PASSWORD.
    • Feed the application form with your personal as well as academic details.
    • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in the predefined format i.e. of size not more than 512 KB.
    • Candidates belonging to the reserved category i.e. OBC(Non-creamy)/SC/ST/DAP have to upload their category certificate with the size not more than 1 MB.
    • Go ahead with the last step of paying the application fee of Rs. 1500/- for general category candidates and for the reserved category applicants, the application fee is Rs. 750/- to be submitted along with the application form before the deadline in online mode.

    Online & Offline Application Fee Payment Modes   

    Choose the apt payment gateway to submit the application fee via appropriate medium if you choose to pay offline. The candidates can visit any of the SB branches and make the SBI challan of the fee amount to submit the same for offline application mode. The challan will be made in favor of IRMA and payable at “Anand”

    The fee structure for application form would be:

    Category General and OBC SC/ST/DAP  BPL Foreigners
    Fee INR 1500 INR 750 Nil INR 2000

    IRMA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

    Eligibility Criteria for PRM or PG Diploma in Rural Management:

    The candidates who have completed their graduation in any of the streams with a minimum education of 10+2+3 education and scored at least 50% marks in aggregate can appear for the IRMA 2019 examination. But, for the candidates, who fall under the category of SC or ST or DAP, 45% marks are required for the eligibility. The overall percentage calculation of the total marks is calculated through the process of the university or institute. In the colleges or universities where the provision of changing the CGPA into the equivalent marks, the pattern of IRMA’s should be followed. This pattern says that the scored CGPA is divided with the maximum CGPA and then the score is multiplied by 100.

    Eligibility Criteria for FRM or Fellow Programme in Rural Management:

    The aspirants are expected to have completed the Graduation in any of the streams from the reputed university and attain at least 55% score at the Post Graduation level and 50% marks at the graduation level. Those who have done the professional course of five years in medicine, architecture or veterinary science through some acclaimed university only and carry at least one year experience are also eligible for the exam. Apart from this, the applicants need to carry the degree of four-year professional course in engineering and agricultural science with the minimum of 60% marks in aggregate and also the work experience of 3 years.

    The candidates who have achieved the score of UGC JRF into the related streams in various disciplines like commerce, sociology, economics, social work psychology, Management, etc. can also appear for IRMA 2019. If the candidate comes under the reserved categories of SC or ST or OBC, he or she will be granted the relaxation of 5% marks as eligibility criteria.

    IRMA 2019 Age Criteria

    The age criteria for IRMA demand the candidates be less than 20 years at the time of appearing for the examination. Those who are more than 20 years of age cannot apply for this test.

    IRMA Reservation Criteria

    The conducting body follows the reservation criteria laid by the effective regulatory body. Below table will help the aspirants have an idea of reservation criteria of IRMA 2019.

    Category Reservation
    Differently-abled Persons 3%
    NC-OBC 27%
    SC 15%
    ST 7.5%

    IRMA 2018 Exam Pattern

    The exam pattern of IRMA 2018 is expected to remain same as the previous year.  Check out the below information to get knowledge of the exam pattern:

    Exam Mode Computer-based Test
    Exam  Duration 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
    No. of Questions 200
    Type of Questions MCQs (Multiple Type Questions)
    Marking Scheme +1 for Each Correct Answer -0.25 for Each Wrong Answer

    Section-wise Division of Question Paper

    1. Quantitative Ability – 50 questions
    2. Issues of Social Concern – 60 questions
    3. English Comprehension – 40 questions
    4. Analytical Reasoning – 50 questions

    IRMA Exam Pattern for CAT/XAT/GMAT Scorecard Holders

    • Separate IRMA SAT Test will be conducted for such candidates.
    • The duration of their test will be 80 minutes.
    • The question paper will consist of 40 questions.
    • Marking scheme will remain unchanged i.e. +1 for right answer and -0.25 for wrong answer.

    IRMA 2019 Syllabus

    The syllabus of IRMA 2019 will be helpful to the candidates in planning their study accordingly. As we know, this exam is divided into 4 sections; hence, the below tables will assist you in understanding the topics aspirants need to cover while studying for IRMA 2019:

    IRMA Syllabus for Quantitative Ability

    Work Time Analysis Mixtures & Allegations
    Time & Speed Statistics
    Profit & Loss Permutation & Combination
    Probability Partnership
    Interest Ratio
    Algebra Trigonometry

    IRMA Syllabus for Verbal & Logical (Analytical) Reasoning

    Puzzles Arguments
    Multi-Dimensional Arrangements Statements and Conclusion
    Family Tree Puzzles
    Critical Reasoning Syllogism
    Codes Series / Arrangements

    IRMA Syllabus for English Comprehension

    Antonyms Jumbled sentences
    Idioms Error Correction
    Synonyms Grammatical Error

    Important Topics in Issues of Social Concern

    Economy of India and problems pertaining to National Income and per capita income Social and economic issues relating to poverty, inequality, employment, and literacy
    Human Development Index and its developments RTI
    Agriculture, farming, livestock production and management Public Health Issues inclusive of health education and health care
    Poverty alleviation and methods to combat Natural calamities and disaster management
    National threats and security analysis Five Year Plan


    IRMA 2019 Admit Card

    The candidates who have passed all the eligibility criteria of IRMA need to take the admit card through online mode.

    • Simply visit the official website of IRMA.
    • Click on the link ‘Download IRMA Admit Card’
    • Admit Card will appear on the screen.
    • Take the 2-3 printouts of the admit card for further reference.

    All the candidates should carry their valid photo ID proofs with the admit card while appearing at the exam center. The admit card should be preserved until the admission process gets over.

    IRMA 2019 Exam Centres

    IRMA 2019 will be facilitated by the conducting body in all the major cities of India to ensure the maximum participation of the examinees. The exam centres will be allotted as per the preference of the students expressed while filling the application form.

    Check the below table to know the cities which are to be designated to conduct IRMA 2019:

    List of Exam Centres
    Hyderabad / Rangareddy / Secunderabad Udaipur Kochi / Ernakulam
    Guwahati / Ri Boi / Mirza Ranchi Vishakhapatnam
    Greater Kolkata / Kalyani Nagpur Bhubaneswar / Cuttack / Khurda
    Coimbatore Rajkot Dehradun
    Chennai Raipur / Bhilai / Durg Pune / Pimpri Chinchwad / Talegaon
    Chandigarh / Mohali / Panchkula Patna / Hajipur / Bihta Thiruvananthapuram
    Bhopal / Vidisha Mumbai / Navi Mumbai / Thane Indore / Dewas
    Bangalore / Tumkur Lucknow / Barabanki / Sitapur / Unnao Delhi NCR (Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida)
    Anand / Changa / VV Nagar Jaipur Varanasi

    IRMA 2019 Admissions Rules

    IRMA offers the admission for the post graduation course. The course for PRM admission will be a full time 2 years and that for FPRM is a full time 7 Years.

    For Indian Nationals:

    • The candidates who are applying for the test from online mode are expected to make the payment of Rs. 1200/- for a single programme (if he or she comes in the category of General or OBC) and Rs. 600/- (if he or she belongs to the category of SC or ST or DAP). The applicants who are aspiring to appear for both the programmes will have to pay Rs. 1600/- (if they belong to the category of Gen or OBC) and Rs. 800/- (if they come under the category of SC or ST or DAP).
    • The candidates who are submitting the form through offline mode will have to arrange for the Demand Draft of Rs 1275/- for a programme (if he or she belongs to the category of Gen and OBC) and Rs. 675/- (if he or she belongs to the category of SC or ST or DAP). The candidates who are appearing for both the programmes will have to submit the payment of Rs. 1670/- (in case he or she comes under Gen and OBC Category) and Rs. 870/- (if he or she belongs to the category of SC or ST or DAP).

    For Overseas Candidates

    • The overseas candidates are required to submit the application fee of Rs. 2000/- at the time of online application for the test.

    IRMA 2019 Result

    The result will be published on the official website in the 4th week of March 2019. Below steps will help students check their result:

    • Go to the official website of IRMA.
    • Click on the link for ‘IRMA 2018 Result’.
    • The scorecard will display on the screen.
    • Take 2-3 printouts of the scorecard.

    IRMA 2019 Expected Cutoff

    • The result of IRMA 2019 will be followed by the cutoff.
    • Both the cutoffs i.e. sectional and overall will be considered.
    • Only those candidates will be shortlisted for admission round who meet or go beyond the cutoff.

    Below is the expected cutoff of IRMA 2019 which will help candidates assume the scenario in a better way:

    Category Cutoff Marks
    ST 24.3972
    SC 35.0049
    PwD 29.9890
    OBC (NC) 45.5614
    General 51.9122

    The cutoff marks shown in the table are given out of 100.

    IRMA 2019 Counselling Procedure

    The selected candidates through IRMA 2019 will have to log in the official website of IRMA to verify the counselling dates. The applicants who are shortlisted for counselling are expected to possess their original certificates original and mark sheet with them at the time of counselling. Imagine the case where the candidate fails to obtain the above-mentioned documents like certificates and mark then and there without any delay. The time when the procedure of counselling will begin is March 2019.

    IRMA 2019 Merit List

    The final merit list of IRMA 2019 will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by the candidates in IRMA SAT/ CAT/ XAT, GD & PI rounds. The expected weighatge can be assumed with the help of the below table:

    Merit List for Indian Students

    Stage Weightage (%)
    Academic Performance Rating (10th, 12th 5 and Graduation) 5
    CAT/XAT 35
    Diversity Rating (Gender, Sports, Extra Curricular and Academic Background) 5
    GD 15
    IRMASAT 10
    PI 30

    Merit List for Foreign Students

    Stage Weightage (%)
    PI 40

    With this, the IRMA aspirants will explicitly get the description of everything right from the admission process, dates of the important events, selection criteria of the candidates and their eligibility details to the age criteria, a process of applying, admit card, result, counselling procedure and what not.


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