IRMA Issues of Social Concern to be computer based test
Sreetama Datta, 04 Aug 2014, #IRMASAT
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Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) had earlier announced about the conduct of Issues of Social Concern entrance exam as part of the admission process for the candidates shortlisted through CAT 2013. In the latest information shared by IRMA, it is announced that the Issues of Social Concern will be conducted in a computer based format.

 

However, the date of the exam has not been declared by IRMA. The application process is going on at present and the last date of application is Monday, January 20, 2014.

 

Issues of Social Concern Pattern

Issues of Social Concern will be held in a computer based format. The exam will have 40 questions with duration of 25 minutes. It is a multiple choice objective type test where each question will have 5 options. There will be 1/4 negative marking scheme for each wrong answer. However, IRMA has not mentioned the marks for each question.

Tackling the computer based pattern of Issues of Social Concern

Though the erstwhile IRMA entrance exams were held in paper pencil based form, this year onwards IRMA has introduced the computer based test. Though there is no question wise time limit, there will be a countdown timer on the top right side of the screen. As soon as the countdown finishes, the exam will end by default.

 

You have to select the correct option with the mouse click and click on the tab ‘Save & Next’. You can also click on the ‘Mark for Review & Next’ in case you want to come back to the answer or not sure about the correct answer. According to IRMA, the Marked for Review status simply acts as a reminder that you have set to look at the question again. If an answer is selected for a question that is Marked for Review, the answer will be considered in the final evaluation. To deselect a chosen answer, click on the chosen option again or click on the Clear Response button. Remember that the questions that are saved or marked for review after answering will only be considered for evaluation.

 

After clicking the Save & Next button on the last question for a section, you will automatically be taken to the first question of the next section. Candidates will not be allowed to “finally submit” unless they have exhausted the actual test time.

Points to remember

  • Note your roll number, password, date, time and venue address of the examination given in the call letter.

  • Paste a recent passport size photograph of your’s on the call letter before coming to the test center.

  • Along with your call letter, you have to bring an identity proof which can be PAN Card/Passport/Driving License/Voter’s Card with photograph/Photo Identity proof issued on original letter head by a Gazetted Officer/People’s Representative or Identity Card issued by a recognized College/University (valid in current year)/ Aadhar Card with a photograph/Employee ID.

  • Personal items apart from a ball point pen will not be allowed inside the test center. The list includes but not exhausted to electronic items, books, notebooks, bags etc.

 

Types of questions

The Issues of Social Concern pattern won’t be much different from the pattern of the section in the erstwhile IRMA entrance exam. It will be a mix of static GK and current affairs based on the social, rural and economic aspects of Indian society.

Some of the sample questions of the Issues of Social Concern test are given as follows:

Q: Which of the following statement(s) best describes what ‘poverty’ is?

(A) It is minimum level of living rather than a reasonable level of living

(B) It is a condition in which a person / family does not have full time employment.

(C) It is a condition in which the income of the family falls below the average income of a family in the country.

(1) Only B (2) Only A (3) Only C (4) Both A and B (5) All A, B & C.

Q: Which of the following schemes of the Govt. of India is / are designed specially to help farmers in India?

(A) Kisan Credit Card (B) Priority Sector Lending (C) Subsidy on Fertilizers

(1) Only A and B (2) Only B and C (3) Only A and C (4) Only A (5) All A, B & C.

Q: Farmers in India certainly get subsidy on which of the following commodities of Agricultural use?

(A) Tractors (B) Chemical Fertilizers (C) Seeds

(1) Only A (2) Only B (3) Only C (4) Both A and B (5) All A, B & C.

Who can take the Issues of Social Concern test?

Any candidate who has taken CAT 2013 exam can take the Issues of Social Concern test to be conducted by IRMA. Apart from fulfilling the basic eligibility criteria of CAT, you must also be passionate about rural management. Since it is a niche sector, you should be sure about your career aspirations before applying for IRMA.

Also Read:

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