IRMA 2018: IRMA is a national level entrance exam for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management programme (PGDRM) offering 180 seats. IRMA 2018 is conducted by Institute of Rural Management Anand in computer-based mode. IRMA carries 40 multiple choice objective type questions. The total duration of the exam is 80 minutes. IRMA Admission test is scheduled to be held in the month of February 2018. The registration process for IRMA is expected to begin from the first week of October and will end in the third week of January, 2018 . This article of Careers360 brings to you the detailed information about IRMA 2018 regarding eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, exam pattern, result, cutoff, selection procedure, etc.
All about IRMA:
Exam Name: IRMA for Issue of Social Concern
Short Name: IRMA
Exam Type: National
Exam Category: Post Graduate
Conducting Body: Institute of Rural Management, Anand
IRMA Important Dates 2018
The table below reflects the tentative important dates for IRMA 2018:
Expected Schedule for IRMA 2018
IRMA 2018 Start Date of Application Form
First week of October
IRMA 2018 Last Date to Submit Hard Copy of the Application Form
Third week of January, 2018
IRMA 2018 Last Date to Submit Online Application Form
Third week of January, 2018
IRMA 2018 Admit Card
First week of February, 2018
IRMA 2018 Exam Date
Second week of February. 2018
IRMA 2018 Intimation for Group Activities & Personal Interview
Fourth week of February, 2018
IRMA 2018 Final Group Activities & Personal Interview
First week of March to Third week of March, 2018
IRMA 2018 Final Results
Fourth week of March, 2018
IRMA Eligibility Criteria 2018
The candidates must fulfill the below mentioned eligibility criteria for IRMA 2018.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree (10 + 2 + 3) in any discipline from a recognised university with at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ ST / DAP) aggregate marks.
Final year students of Bachelor’s degree may also apply provided they fulfill the IRMA 2018 eligibility criteria by the time of admission.
NRI, NRI sponsored applicants, Foreign Nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) must have a valid score of GMAT/ GRE Scores (taken on or after January 2012)/ CAT 2017 or XAT 2018 scores for PRM 2018 – 20 batch.
IRMA Reservation Guidelines
15 per cent
7.5 per cent
27 per cent
IRMA Application Form 2018
The application process for IRMA 2018 is expected to commence from the first week of October. IRMA 2018 application form for admission to Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) can be filled through offline and online modes. Candidates are advised to fill the application form of IRMA 2018 accurately along with the payment of the requisite fee for successful registration.
Steps to fill IRMA Application Form 2018
Candidates require to visit the official website and click on “Apply now” button.
Aspirants need to fill in the required details in the application from.
Candidates must upload their latest coloured passport size photo at the time of online registration for IRMA 2018.
Aspirants will have to pay a non refundable application fee for IRMA 2018.
Application Fee for IRMA 2018
Candidates can pay the application fee through online and offline mode. The mode of application fee payment is through Online Payment Gateway, SBI Challan, IMS Learning Centre and Demand Draft.
Application Fee for Online Applicants
No. of Programmes
General and OBC
SC/ ST / DAP
Application Fee for Offline Applicants
No. of Programmes
General and OBC
SC/ ST / DAP
Note: The application fee will be waived off for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) applicants.
IRMA Exam Centres 2018
It is expected that IRMA 2018 will be conducted in around 18 states all over India. The candidate can choose one city to appear for IRMA exam. The name of the test centre, address and other information will be mentioned on the admit card. Candidates can check the below mentioned list of IRMA 2018 exam centres:
IRMA Exam Centres
IRMA Exam Pattern 2018
IRMA is a computer based test of 80 minutes duration carrying 40 objective type multiple choice questions. There is only one section, ‘Issues of Social Concern’. Candidates will have to choose the correct answer among five options.
Marking Scheme: There is one mark allotted to every correct answer and one-fourth negative marking is applied for each incorrect answer.
IRMA Syllabus 2018
IRMA exam tests the awareness of a candidate on the Issues of Social Concern. As per the last year exam pattern, the test will include one section. The questions will be based on the topics covered under the Issue of Social Concern or General Awareness.
The important topics covered under the Issues of Social Concern are mentioned below:
Agriculture and Education
Corporate Social Responsibility
Employment and Literacy
Gender and Social Groups
Rural & Urban Population
Social & Economic Development
IRMA Admit Card 2018
Candidates can expect to download the IRMA 2018 admit card from the first week of February, 2018. They can download the admit card of IRMA 2018 by entering their credentials - Form Number and DOB. The admit card of IRMA 2018 will have candidates’ roll number, venue and time of the exam. The candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without IRMA 2018 admit card. As per the officials, no hard copies will be issued by IRMA.
IRMA Result 2018
The result of IRMA 2018 will be declared in the fourth week of February, 2018 in the form of score-cards. Candidates can visit the official website to check their IRMA 2018 result. The results will include sectional as well as overall scores of the test takers. Based on IRMA exam scores, the conducting body, IRMA will announce a shortlist of candidates after the declaration of IRMA 2018 result. The selected candidates will have to attend Group Activities and Personal Interview. The GA & PI process is expected to begin from the first week of March, 2018 and will end in fourth week of March, 2018.
IRMA Cutoff 2018
Once the result of IRMA 2018 is announced, the Institute of Rural Management Anand will release their IRMA 2018 cutoff lists for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management programme (PGDRM). The cut off mark is the minimum mark or percentile that a candidate requires to get selected for further rounds of admission process.
Candidates can check the previous year category wise IRMA cut off from below mentioned table:
Cutoff (Out of 100 Marks)
NC - OBC
IRMA Selection Process 2018
As per the IRMA 2018 selection process, the shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Activities (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The final merit list will be prepared by Institute of Rural Management Anand. IRMA will announce the shortlisted candidates' list by the fourth week of February, 2018. The final merit list is expected to be announced in the fourth week of March, 2018.
Parameters for Final Merit List
CAT 2017 or XAT 2018 Score
Issues of Social Concern Score
Group Activities (GA) Score
Personal Interview (PI) Score
Address: Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
Post Box No. 60, Anand, 388001
Contact: 02692 - 260 391 / 260 181
Fax: 02692 - 260188
Stay tuned to www.bschool.careers360.com for more news and updates on IRMA
Get real-time alerts on exam & colleges at your fingertips with Careers360 App!
Click Here to Install or Give a missed call on 08080944727 to get app link.