IRMA Issues of Social Concern to be computer based test
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.
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I am a graduate in BVSc &AH with CGPA of 7.3. currently i am working in cooperative sector named as Sangam dairy.I had a work experince of 28 months in cooperative dairy sector.On which percentile of CAT and XAT I get a call from IRMA. And what are my chances of selection after i get a call
The cutoff for general category admission in IRMA remains the highest with 85 percentile in both CAT and XAT. IRMASAT is conducted for admission to PGDRM program. The cut off scores of IRMASAT and CAT/XAT are released separately.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection process at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2021 (IRMASAT), Group Activity and Personal Interview.
Based on your scores in all the listed examination, you will be selected with your final percentage aggregate calculated at the end.
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Will IRMA accept students in the campus for the current year PGDM(RM) 2021-23 program?
I hope you are doing good. I would glad to inform you that application forms of many buisness schools has been postponed due to the lockdown which includes IRMS also . Take it as your golden period as you got time extension for gd and pI .
For now ,applications forms has not relaeased but will be released very soon for 2021-2023 program
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Please provide me with the details of refund policy of IRMA. I have been selected for IRMA and I havent received any reply from their admission committee. Thanks in advance!
The IRMA refund policy states that if IRMA recieves information about the widthrawal of a student from the programme,before the induction programme starts, they will fine 1000/- rupees from the fees,and return the rest of the fees.
IRMA Refund Rules of PGDRM40 (2019 – 21) will be applicable if the student withdraws after joining the Induction Programme.
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Does Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand accept freeship card? I am a girl from gujarat belonging to SC category.
Institute of Rural Management Anand is an autonomous institution and premier business school located in Anand Gujarat, India with the mandate of contributing to the professional management of rural organisations.
Yes,they do accept have similar facilities like the freeship card for the poor applicants.
The financial assistance that is provided by the University are :
Scholarships for SC / ST Applicants : It covers the entire cost of education of SC / ST applicants are available at IRMA. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has allocated four scholarships to IRMA for SC participants. The scholarship covers fees, non-refundable charges, lodging and boarding expenses, and cost of books, stationery, and personal computer ( http://www.socialjustice.nic.in ).
Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme and Fee Exemption : The Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme, as per the AICTE rules, is available at IRMA. IRMA also firmly believes that no one should be deprived of education for lack of financial resources. Hence, IRMA is open to providing financial assistance to meet the PRM tuition fees of extremely poor applicants. Participants can request for Exemption only after joining.
Educational Loans : Educational loans are available from various banks to applicants enrolling at IRMA.
To know more details about the scholarship and application process you can refer to the official website
- https://www.irma.ac.in/ and
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CAT percentile is 83.93. Can i be shortlisted for GLIM, GIM, TAPMI, IRMA,BIM or KJSIMR?
If good profile, yes, you do have chances for some like GL