Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) located in Anand, Gujarat will conduct Issues of Social Concern Test (IRMASAT) 2020 for admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) programme. The IRMASAT 2020 exam will be held from February 10-29, 2020 for a total of 240 seats. In order to be eligible for the national-level exam, candidates must be graduates and have valid CAT 2019/XAT 2020 scores. The computer-based test evaluates General Knowledge skills, related to socio-economic issues of the test takers. It is conducted for 80 minutes duration at various test centres across India and carries 40 questions. After IRMASAT 2020, selected candidates will be invited for Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds at IRMA campus. A final merit list will be prepared after the selection procedure which will enlist the candidates eligible for admission in PGDRM in IRMA.
Upcoming Dates and Events
30 Sep, 2019 - 10 Jan, 2020
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
26 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
10 Feb, 2020 - 29 Feb, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
02 Mar, 2020 - 14 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
The eligibility criteria for IRMASAT 2020 is prescribed by Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), the exam conducting body. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the IRMASAT 2020 eligibility criteria before applying for the exam as stated below:
• To appear for the exam, it is a must to have a Bachelor’s degree (10 + 2 + 3) from a recognised university in any discipline with a minimum of 50 percent aggregate marks.
• Aspirants who belong to SC/ ST or DAP category are given a relaxation of 5 percent. They should have secured at least 45 percent aggregate marks in their graduation.
• According to the IRMASAT eligibility criteria 2020 for foreign Nationals, NRI and NRI sponsored applicants, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Children of Indian workers in Gulf Countries, these candidates must possess a valid score of GMAT/ GRE Scores (taken on or after January 2014)/CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 scores for admission in PRM 2020 – 22 batch.
• As per the eligibility criteria, a valid score of at least one of the exams - CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 is a must.
Candidates of General Category, who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2019/XAT 2020 will be eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT 2020 and selection process under Merit -cum-profile based call.
• Students in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for IRMASAT 2020 but must keep in mind to complete their degree with requisite aggregate CGPA for admission in IRMA.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT | Other
The application form of IRMASAT 2020 is available in online mode only. The conducting body of the exam, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), released the application form of IRMASAT 2020 on September 30, 2019. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of IRMASAT 2020 before filling the application form and paying the application fee. The application process will conclude on January 10, 2020. Read below to understand the details of IRMASAT 2020 application such as dates, fee, how to apply etc.
How to Fill IRMASAT Application Form 2019 – Online Mode
To perform the IRMASAT application process, candidates had to follow the steps given below:
• New user registration - Visit the IRMA official website and click on “Apply Now” button. Fill up details as asked like email ID, personal, educational, and other details in the fields provided.
• Upload photograph and signature - Candidates must upload a coloured scan of their latest passport size photo of 150 X 180 pixels and scanned signature in the size 150 X 70 pixels.
• Payment of Application Fee - A non-refundable application fee must be paid using any of the payment modes like Online ICICI Payment Gateway, SBI Challan and IMS Learning Centre.
Application Fee for IRMASAT 2019
Fee in Rupees
The exam pattern of IRMASAT is prescribed by Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). The computer-based test is of 80 minutes duration carrying 40 objective type questions (MCQs) on General Awareness and topics covered under Issues of Social Concern.
IRMASAT Exam Pattern 2019
Duration of the Test
Total Number of Sections
Total Number of Questions
Number of options
Marks per question
Negative marking for wrong answer
One fourth or 0.25 of the allotted marks
Exam Structure of IRMASAT 2019
Type of Questions
No. of Questions
Paragraph Based Fill in the Blanks
The admit card of IRMASAT 2020 will be issued probably in the fourth week of January in online mode only. Candidates whose application gets accepted by the examination authority were issued the IRMASAT 2020 admit card which could be downloaded till the day of the exam. Candidates must take a print of the IRMASAT admit card and carry it to the exam on test day.
Pertinent information like candidate name, roll number, photograph and signature, test venue etc. is mentioned on the admit card. Without IRMASAT 2020 hall ticket, candidates were not allowed to appear for the exam. Any errors found on the admit card must be brought to the notice of IRMA immediately. Remember to retain the admit card till the admission process, as it is required during the selection process.
The IRMASAT 2020 result will be announced in last week of February in online mode. It will be available in the form of score-cards and can be checked on the official website of IRMA. The overall and sectional scores of the test takers will be mentioned in the result of IRMASAT 2020. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of result to attend Group Activities and Personal Interview as part of the selection procedure.
The cutoff of IRMASAT 2020 will be released by the exam-conducting body. As per the IRMASAT cutoff, a valid score in CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 (any one) is required, along with a minimum score in IRMASAT 2020 to qualify for the selection rounds. Only those candidates fulfilling the cutoff criteria were called for Group Activity and Personal Interview by IRMA.
IRMASAT Cutoff for CAT 2019
The institute accepts CAT 2019 score as one of the eligibility criteria after which it released in the fourth week of February. The CAT cutoff for previous year is 80 percentile.
IRMASAT Cutoff for XAT 2020
The XAT cutoff required to be eligible for IRMA selection is 80 percentile.
IRMASAT Cutoff for IRMASAT 2020
The score of IRMASAT 2020 will also be duly considered for shortlisting purpose. IRMASAT 2020 will carry a weight of 10 marks out of the total 100 marks (allotted to CAT/XAT score, IRMSAT, GA and PI as part of final selection).
IRMASAT 2019 Cutoff (Previous Year)
80 percentiles for Profile Based Calls
85 percentiles for Non Profile Based Calls
IRMASAT Cutoff - previous year
Cutoff (Out of 100 Marks)
NC - OBC
Final Selection List
Weightage (in percentage)
CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 Score
Issues of Social Concern Test Score (IRMASAT) 2019
Group Activity (GA) Score
Personal Interview (PI) Score
The IRMASAT 2020 selection procedure comprises of a three-step process. The first two steps require the aspirants to appear for CAT or XAT followed by IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT). Based on their performance, they will be shortlisted on the basis of IRMASAT cutoff 2020. The third and final step of the selection process requires these shortlisted candidates to attend the Group Activities (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The GA and PI will take place between from February 10 and February 29, 2020. After this, a final merit list of IRMASAT will be announced in the first or second week of March, 2020.
Parameters to Shortlist Applicants for GA & PI
CAT 2019 or XAT 2020
80 per cent
IRMASAT ISC 2020 Marks
20 per cent
The Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds of 2020 are a part of IRMA selection process. Candidates who will be shortlisted on the basis of IRMASAT 2020 cutoff and CAT/XAT cutoff will be called to attend the GA and PI between February 10 and February 29, 2020. A final merit list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared as per weightage given to the four parameters (CAT/XAT, IRMASAT 2020, GA and PI). This list will include the names of candidates eligible for admission in the PGDRM programme of IRMA in 2020-22 batch.
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that the cutoff varies every year. There are several factors determining the cutoff such as:-
However, based on previous years cutoffs, it is expected that the Cat and XAT cutoff for OBC NCL candidates will be somewhere around 70 percentile. For your reference, I am sharing a link with you which consists of all the necessary information of the exam along with the expected cutoff.
I hope you found this answer helpful. God luck for your future.
Hello Abhishek Das.
I am sorry to say, but no there is no Agri Business Management in IRMA, Anand, Gujarat. But there are companies which recruit the students to Gujarat.
The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation is the single largest recruiter these years in IRMA. It recruited 20 candidates from IRMA.
Hope it helps you.
My name is Shivansh Mishra and I am the Communications Manager of IRMA.
do not need any work experience
to apply to our flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM).
For any more queries, you can WhatsApp me on our official number 7069066711.
IRMA's flagship PGDRM course presents a lot of opportunities in diverse sectors.
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