Institute of Rural Management Anand organizes an annual national level entrance exam, namely, IRMASAT (IRMA Social Awareness Test) for providing admissions to its AICTE approved 2-year programme, Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM). The official notification for IRMASAT 2019 will be announced by IRMA in due course. IRMA provides 240 seats in PGDRM for prospective students. In this article, we discuss the salient features of the entrance test, on the basis of past trends:
IRMA 2019 Highlights
|Name of Exam||IRMASAT 2019 (IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019)|
|Organizing Body||Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)|
|Exam Type||Post- Graduate|
|Method of Application||Online and Offline|
|Method of Exam||Online|
|Period of Exam||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Programs Provided||Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)|
|Eligibility Criteria||Graduate with at least aggregate score of 50% (45% for reserved category aspirants); Valid CAT/XAT scores for Indian nationals and GMAT/GRE scores for NRI/OCI/Foreign Nationals|
Since the official notification for IRMA 2019 has not been announced yet, we have structured a tentative event calendar for the same, on the basis of earlier years’ trends. Please note that registration deadline and dates for results are normally separate for Indian and Foreign participants.
|Availability of IRMA 2019 Online Application Form||October 2018 - January 2019|
|Online Application Form Submission Deadline for Foreign Nationals||March 2019|
|Availability of IRMA 2019 Hall Ticket||February 2019|
|IRMA 2019 Exam Date||February 2019|
|Group Activity and Individual Interview||February - March 2019|
|Individual Interview for Foreign Nationals||April 2019|
|Declaration of IRMA 2019 Final Result for Indian Participants||March 2019|
|Declaration of IRMA 2019 Final Result for Foreign Participants||May 2019|
IRMA provides an AICTE approved two-year program, Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) which has been given equivalent status to Master’s Degree in Rural Management by AIU and accredited by NBA as well. The eligibility conditions for the program are listed thus: IRMASAT is organized to select students for PGDRM.
IRMA takes in a total of 240 students every year for the PGDRM program. The reservation of seats for specific categories is tabulated below:
|OBC (non-creamy layer)||27%|
|Variously Abled Persons (DAPs)||3%|
Participants can apply for IRMA 2019 in both online and offline methods. The online application form can be reached on the official website of IRMA while the hardcopy of the application form can be procured against the payment of a demand draft drawn in favor of ‘Institute of Rural Management Anand’, payable at Anand.
The Application window for Indian participants will be open tentatively from October 2018 until January 2019 while the submission deadline for the same will be March 2019 for aspirants under the Foreign Category. Please note that participants applying via the offline method of application obligatory to send the duly filled-in form well in time so as to avoid the cancellation of their candidature. It must be sent to:
The Manager (Academics)
Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA),
Anand – 388 001, Gujarat
Steps involved in IRMA 2019 Online Application Procedure are listed below:
IRMA 2019 Application fee can be paid in both offline and online methods.
IRMA 2019 Application Fee category-wise:
|Category||General and OBC||SC/ST/DAP||BPL||Foreigners|
|Fee||INR 1400||INR 700||Nil||INR 2000|
Participants who have submitted IRMA 2019 Application Form clear in all respects along with payment of the requisite fees will be allotted IRMA 2019 Hall Ticket. The same has to be downloaded from the official website. Please note that there are no other means of reaching the document other than downloading from the website.
IRMA 2019 Hall Ticket will be available online, a couple of weeks prior to the scheduled exam date. will be printed on the Hall Ticket. Aspirants obligatory to carry the Hall Ticket along with a valid photo ID proof and a photograph similar to the one affixed in the application form, in person to appear for the entrance exam. Details like Participant’s name, Registration Number, Photograph, Date of Birth, Exam Venue, Exam Date, and Timings, etc.
The steps involved in downloading the IRMA 2019 Hall Ticket:
IRMA organizes its entrance test in 28 centers across India. Participants are advised to report at the exam center minimum an hour prior to the commencement of the test. Here follows an indicative list of exam centers for IRMA 2019.
|Indicative list of IRMA 2019 Exam Centers|
IRMASAT tests participants’ awareness regarding prevalent social allots. The test poses 40 questions on the topic which obligatory to be responded in 80 minutes. The tentative IRMA 2019 Exam Format is tabulated below: There have not been any major changes in IRMA Exam Format over the last few years.
|Exam Format Highlights Table|
|Method of Examination||Online|
|Medium of Examination||English|
|Number of Questions||40|
|Type of Questions||MCQ type|
|Topic Covered||Allots of Social Concern|
|Period of Exam||80 minutes|
|Marking Scheme||+1 for each accurate response -0.25 for every inaccurate response|
IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT) aims to evaluate aspirants’ awareness of present national allots and topics of social relevance in current-day India. It also suggests a list of topics given below that aspirants should research on, in preparation for IRMASAT: IRMA has, on its website a set of Mock Test and Sample papers for its entrance exam.
IRMA 2019 results will be announced separately for Indian participants and participants of Foreign National category. The results for both categories will be released online and aspirants can download their scorecards from the official website by using their login credentials. Results for the former are expected in March 2019 while the latter will be declared in May 2019.
To download the IRMA 2019 scorecard, aspirants obligatory to follow the steps given below:
IRMA prepares the final merit list by taking into account aspirants’ scores in CAT/XAT, IRMASAT, GD & PI rounds respectively. The distribution of weight between the various components on IRMA 2019 result is tabulated below:
|Category||External Entrance Scores**||IRMASAT Score||Group Activity Score||Individual Interview Score|
** Please note that External Entrance score refers to the CAT/XAT score in case of Indian Participants and GRE/GMAT score in case of Foreign Participants.
CAT/XAT scores are used to screen Indian Participants, while for foreign participants, GMAT or GRE scores are considered valid. The at least cut-off scores for these exams are decided by the exam organizing authority and the same is used for analyzing aspirants’ overall performance.
IRMA 2019 Cut Off will be released when the selected aspirants are intimated for group activity and individual interview rounds. The cut-off scores are decided on the basis of the overall performance of the aspirants in the entrance exam. IRMA 2017 cut off has been tabulated below.
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
On the basis of IRMA 2019 final results and the merit list thereof, shortlisted aspirants will be provided admission to the PGDRM program at IRMA. IRMA Merit list will include the names and details of the qualified students. There will be two further selection rounds viz. Group Discussion and of Individual Interview. Students who will be selected in the merit list and score more than the cut off marks will be considered for admission.
IRMA prepares the final merit list by taking into account the marks secured in CAT/XAT, IRMASAT, GD & PI rounds. Their respective weight is given below:
IRMA follows a various approach to calculate the marks of foreign nationals since they are exempted from appearing in IRMASAT. Check the details below:
Aspirants selected for IRMA 2019 Counseling Procedure should follow the steps given below:
Aspirants will obligatory to contact the respective colleges and take the necessary documents with them for IRMA 2019 admission.
Ques. Can I apply for the FPRM via IRMA 2019?
Ans. As per past advertisement for IRMA and other information on the official website, IRMASAT is organized for admission into the PGDRM program only.
Ques. Is PGDRM program equivalent to a Master’s degree?
Ans. Yes, PGDRM is a 2-year full-time program equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Rural Management as adjudged by the Association of Indian University (AIU).
Ques. How will the aspirants be selected for the Group Activity and Individual Interview Rounds of IRMA 2019?
Ans. Summation of CAT/XAT scores and score secured in IRMASAT will be considered for shortlisting aspirants for the Group Activity and Individual Interview Round.
Ques. Can I change my test center for IRMASAT?
Ans. IRMA will not entertain any request for change of test center for IRMASAT
Ques. Can I track the status of my IRMA application?
Ans. In the Admissions section of the official website, there is a link titled Application Status. One can navigate via this link & follow the instructions to track the application status.