IRMA Selection Process 2018: The selection procedure of IRMA 2018 is a three-step process followed by IRMA. For the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) aspirants, appearing for CAT or XAT followed by IRMA Issues of Social Concern are the first two steps of the selection procedure. Based on their performance, IRMA will shortlist candidates fulfilling the IRMA cutoff. In the third and final step of the IRMA 2018 selection process, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Group Activities (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Institute of Rural Management Anand will announce the list of shortlisted candidates by the fourth week of February, 2018. The final merit list of IRMA will be tentatively announced in the fourth week of March, 2018. This article of Careers360 brings to you detailed account of IRMA selection procedure 2018.
The table below brings to you the timelines of IRMA 2018 selection procedure:
Important Dates for IRMA Selection Procedure 2018
Exam Date of IRMA 2018
Second week of February, 2018
Result Date of IRMA 2018
Fourth week of February, 2018
GA & PI Round of IRMA 2018
First week of March to Third week of March, 2018
Final Result of IRMA 2018
Fourth week of March, 2018
If a candidate is able to clear the IRMA 2018 cutoff, then he/she will be shortlisted to appear for Group Activities (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The final merit list of IRMA 2018 will be generated based on candidate’s performance in IRMA 2018, selection rounds and CAT 2017 and XAT 2018. If a candidate has appeared for both CAT 2017 and XAT 2018, then higher score among the two tests will be considered.
IRMA 2018 Selection Procedure
Candidates need to know the below-mentioned steps of IRMA selection procedure 2018:
Test takers will have to submit a valid score of one of the exam among CAT 2017 and XAT 2018. The highest of the two scores will be considered for admission
Candidates need to appear for IRMA 2018
Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Activities (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
Parameters to Shortlist Applicants for GA & PI
CAT 2017 or XAT 2018
80 per cent
IRMA ISC 2018 Marks
20 per cent
The candidates will be shortlisted for GA & PI based on their overall performance in CAT 2017 or XAT 2018 and IRMA on ISC 2018 scores. There can be a separate cutoff for CAT/ XAT and IRMA 2018 scores. The tentative shortlist cut off is mentioned in the table below.
Expected IRMA Cut off 2018
CAT Percentile 2017
XAT Percentile 2018
IRMA on ISC Marks (Out of 40)
NC - OBC
The final merit list will be prepared by the exam conducting authority, IRMA on the basis of below-mentioned factors and weightages.
Weightage for Final Merit List
CAT 2017 or XAT 2018
IRMA on ISC 2018
Group Activities (GA)
Personal Interview (PI)
The cut off for IRMA will be announced once the result of IRMA 2018 is declared. Candidates scoring less than the required cutoff will not be shortlisted for the further rounds. The table below reflects the previous year cut off for IRMA on ISC for final selection.
IRMA 2017 Cutoff
Cutoff (Out of 100 Marks)
NC – OBC
IRMA on Issues of Social Concern 2018 is a national level entrance exam conducted by IRMA for admissions to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) programme offering 180 seats.
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