Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has successfully conducted the entrance test for “Issues of Social Concern” on February 12, 2017. The exam was held across 27 cities of the country such as Delhi, Bangalore, Nagpur, Chennai, Ranchi, Rajkot, Dehradun etc. Only candidates who carried with them their admit card were only allowed to enter the test centre and take the exam. IRMA 2017 entrance test was compulsory for the candidates who wish to take admission to Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management 2017-19 (PRM). Along with the score of this test, the candidates were required to have score of CAT 2016 / XAT 2017.
The questions in the test were asked as per the IRMA 2017 exam pattern only. It was a computer-based test. A total of 40 objective-type questions in the test. Each question had 5 options and the candidates were required to mark one correct answer. The candidates were given 80 minutes to answer these questions. The main purpose of this IRMA entrance test is to check the candidate’s General Knowledge, awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in India.
The difficulty level of this entrance test was moderate to difficult. The candidates who were in regular touch with the current affairs did find attempting the test a bit convenient. According to the marking scheme, the candidates will get 1 mark each for marking a correct answer and 1/4th mark per question will be deducted for answering every wrong answer. According to the experts, the good attempt in the test will be marking around 22-24 questions correctly.
The IRMA 2017 entrance test will be announced by the Institute on February 18, 2017. It will be declared online and the candidates will be able to check the same by logging into their student account. They will be required to enter their respective IRMA 2017 application form number and their date of birth.
IRMA’s Programme in Rural Management (PRM) is a two-year fully residential programme, which is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). This programme is recognised as an equivalent to a master’s degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).