About IRMASAT 2019

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) located in Anand, Gujarat will conduct Issues of Social Concern Test (IRMASAT) 2019 for admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) programme. The IRMASAT 2019 exam will be held in the month of February 2019 for a total of 240 seats. In order to be eligible for the national-level exam, candidates must be graduates and have valid CAT 2018/XAT 2019 scores. The computer-based test will evaluate General Knowledge skills, related to socio-economic issues of the test takers. It will be conducted for 80 minutes duration at various test centres across India and carries 40 questions. After IRMASAT 2019, 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.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Institute of Rural Management Anand
Duration 1 Hour 19 Minutes

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IRMASAT 2019 Important Dates

18 Sep, 2018 - 31 Dec, 2018 Application | Mode: Online
29 Jan, 2019 (Tentative) Admit Card | Mode: Online
11 Feb, 2019 - 23 Feb, 2019 Counselling | Mode: Offline
11 Feb, 2019 - 23 Feb, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online
01 Mar, 2019 - 08 Mar, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online

IRMASAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for IRMASAT 2019 is prescribed by Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), the exam conducting body. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the IRMASAT 2019 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 2019 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 2013)/CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 scores for admission in PRM 2019 – 21 batch.

    • As per the eligibility criteria, a valid score of at least one of the exams - CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 is a must.

Candidates of General Category, who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT 2019 and selection process under Merit -cum-profile based call.

    • Students in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for IRMASAT 2019 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

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1500
ST, SC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 750

The application form of IRMASAT 2019 is available in online mode only. The conducting body of the exam, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), released the application form of IRMASAT 2019 on September 18, 2018. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of IRMASAT 2019 before filling the application form and paying the application fee. The application process will conclude on December 31, 2018. Read below to understand the details of IRMASAT 2019 application such as dates, fee, how to apply etc.

How to Fill IRMASAT Application Form 2019 – Online Mode

To perform the IRMASAT application process, 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                                                       




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IRMASAT E-books and Sample Papers

IRMASAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of IRMASAT 2019 will be 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.

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80 Minutes




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Negative marking for wrong answer


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Exam Structure of IRMASAT 2019                                                                                                                                


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IRMASAT 2019 Admit Card

The admit card of IRMASAT 2019 will be issued in the fourth week of January in online mode only. Candidates whose application gets accepted by the examination authority will be issued the IRMASAT 2019 admit card which can 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 2019 hall ticket, candidates shall not be 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.

IRMASAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Meghalaya Ri Bhoi
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Delhi Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Haryana Faridabad
Gujarat Anand
Jharkhand Ranchi
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Talegaon Dhamdhere
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Punjab Mohali
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Telangana Hyderabad
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Rajasthan Jaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai
West Bengal Kolkata

Documents Required at Exam

  • IRMASAT 2019 admit card
  • Valid photo ID proof

IRMASAT 2019 Result

The IRMASAT 2019 result will be announced in the third 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 2019. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of result to attend Group Activities and Personal Interview as part of the selection procedure.

IRMASAT 2019 Cutoff

The cutoff of IRMASAT 2019 will be released in the fourth week of February by the exam-conducting body. As per the IRMASAT cutoff, a valid score in CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 (any one) is required, along with a minimum score in IRMASAT 2019 to qualify for the selection rounds. Only those candidates fulfilling the cutoff criteria will be called for Group Activity and Personal Interview by IRMA.

IRMASAT Cutoff for CAT 2018

The institute will accept CAT 2018 score as one of the eligibility criteria after which it will release the cutoff in the fourth week of February. The CAT cutoff for this year is 80 percentile. 

IRMASAT  Cutoff for XAT 2019

The XAT cutoff required to be eligible for IRMA selection is 80 percentile. 

IRMASAT Cutoff for IRMASAT 2019 

The score of IRMASAT 2019 will also be duly considered for shortlisting purpose. IRMASAT 2019 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 Cutoff                                                                                                                                                




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Personal Interview (PI) Score



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IRMASAT 2019 Selection Process

The IRMASAT 2019 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 2019. The third and final step of selection process requires these shortlisted candidates to attend the Group Activities (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The GA and PI are expected to take place between February 11 and February 23, 2019. After this, a final merit list of IRMASAT will be announced in the first week of March, 2019.

Parameters to Shortlist Applicants for GA & PI                                                                              




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CAT 2018 or XAT 2019


80 per cent


IRMASAT ISC 2019 Marks


20 per cent


IRMASAT 2019 GD and PI Process

The Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds of  2019 are a part of IRMA selection process. Candidates who will be shortlisted on the basis of IRMASAT 2019 cutoff and CAT/XAT cutoff will be called to attend the GA and PI between February 11 and February 23, 2019. A final merit list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared as per weightage given to the four parameters (CAT/XAT, IRMASAT 2019, GA and PI). This list will include the names of candidates eligible for admission in the PGDRM programme of IRMA in 2019-21 batch.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • IRMASAT 2019 admit card
  • IRMASAT 2019 score card
  • Valid photo ID card
  • Mark sheets and certificates of Class X, Class XII and Bachelor's Degree

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