IRMA 2017 – The rural management aspirants can still apply online for the Issue of Social Concern of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) until January 20, 2017. Earlier, the last date to apply online for the test was December 30, 2016. The application process started on October 01, 2016, and the offline application mode ended on January 16, 2017. The institute will conduct the entrance test on February 12, 2017, for admission into the rural management programmes. The candidates eligible for the test can apply from the article below. It must be noted that only the candidates filling the application form on or before the last date will be issued the admit card and will be able to appear for the test. The list of shortlisted candidates for the Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds will be issued on February 18, 2017. Check this article for more details on the IRMA 2017, application process, fee details, admit card, test pattern, syllabus, result, etc.
The table provides all the important dates related to Post Graduate Diploma In Rural Management (PRM).
|Last Date To Submit Applications In Hard Copy For Indian Nationals||December 23, 2016|
|Last Date To Submit Applications Online For Indian Nationals for PRM & FPRM programmes||January 16 & 20, 2017|
|Last Date To Submit Applications For Foreign Nationals||March 31, 2017|
|Online Admissions Test On “Issues Of Social Concern (ISC) For Indian Nationals||February 12, 2017|
|Intimation For Group Activity And Personal Interview For Indian Nationals||February 18, 2017|
|Group Activity And Personal Interview For Indian Nationals||March 06 – 20, 2017|
|Telephonic Personal Interview (TPI) For Overseas Applicants||4th Week Of April 2017|
|Declaration Of Final Results||March 31, 2017|
The candidates can click on the caption-head here to check all the important dates related to admission process etc.
Summary of the Exam
Name Of The Exam – Issues of Social Concern
Exam Type – National
Exam Mode – Online
Exam Level – Postgraduate
Conducting Body – Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
Before filling in the application form, the candidates are required to make sure that they are eligible to apply. If the candidates fail to meet the eligibility criteria, then the candidature will be canceled in the admission process. The eligibility criteria for PRM and FPRM vary from each other. Therefore, candidates are advised to carefully go through the list of eligibility criteria below.
PRM Eligibility Criteria:
- The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/DAP) from recognized University.
- The candidates appearing in their final year of Graduation can also apply.
FPRM Eligibility Criteria:
- The candidates must have a GDRM & PGDRM degree from IRMA with 1-year post-diploma and work experience.
A Post Graduate degree in nay discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks and 50% in graduation.
A five-year professional degree with a minimum of 60% and a work experience of 1 year.
A four-year professional degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks and a work experience of 3 years.
- The candidates must have a UGC JRF score in a relevant discipline.
- Candidates belonging to the reserved categories 5% less than the required percentage.
Note: Apart from the candidates with a valid UGC JRF score must appear for the CAT 2016 or XAT 2017 prior to applying for IRMA 2017. The candidates with a UGC JRF score are directly eligible for interview rounds.
To apply for IRMA test on social concern, the candidates are required to fill in an application form. The IRMA Application Form 2017 is available in both online and offline mode. It has been released on October 1, 2016. The interested candidates can visit the IRMA office to purchase the offline application form. The last date to submit the form in offline mode is December 23, 2016. However, the online registration will conclude on December 30, 2016.
IRMA Application Fee 2017
All the applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee. The candidates applying via online mode can pay the requisite fee through credit/debit card or net banking. Payment of the application fee can also be completed via SBI e-challan.
The candidates can check the amount of application fee from the table below.
|Indian Nationals||Overseas Candidates|
Online Fee Payment
The entrance test for Issue of Social Concern will be held across 27 cities. During the registration of the test, the candidates are required to select any of the test city from the list. The candidates must carefully select the test city because later IRMA won’t entertain the requests for changes in the test city. The candidates can click on the sub-heading above to check the list of IRMA 2017 test Cities. These test cities will have many test centres. The IRMA admit card will furnish the complete address and various rules regarding the IRMA test centres.
Candidates preparing for IRMA 2017 must be familiar with the exam pattern to know the various aspects of the question paper. The exam pattern will help the IRMA aspirants to prepare a strategy for the examination. Some facts of the exam pattern are –
- The exam will be conducted in online mode.
- Type of questions – objective type.
- Each question will have 5 options.
- Duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
Unlike other entrance tests for management admission, IRMA conducts a psychometric test known as the Issue of Social Concern. It is important for the candidates to be familiar with the syllabus for the test. With the help of the syllabus, the candidate will become familiar with the topics and sub-topics. Also, the syllabus will help the candidates to avoid wasting time with unnecessary topics. The questions in IRMA 2017 will be based on English Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Analytical Reasoning. For more details on the IRMA syllabus, the candidates can click on the sub-heading above.
The Hall Ticket for FPRM and PRM will be available online on the official website of IRMA. However, the institute will be sending a hard copy of the IRMA Admit Card to every candidate via post or courier. The Admit Card is an important document and the candidates must bring it to the exam hall. If a candidate fails to provide the admit card in the exam hall, then the candidate will not be allowed to appear the exam. The IRMA Hall Ticket will contain the details of the candidate’s Roll No., Venue & date of the exam, etc.
IRMA will release the result for PRM and FPRM on its official website. The final result of IRMA will be the compilation of CAT and IRMA score and the ratio will be 80:20. The final result will also comprise of the marks obtained in Group Activity and Personal Interview.
The cutoff scores are the minimum marks that the candidates must score to be eligible for the Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds. Based on various factors, the Institute will announce the cutoff marks for IRMA 2017. it is expected that the cutoff scores will be similar to that of the previous year.
The selection process for IRMA is different for Indian National candidates and International Candidates. The selection processes for Indian National candidates are as follows –
- The candidates must have a valid CAT 2016 Score.
- For selection into PRM, the candidate’s performance in Written Exam, Group Activity and Personal Interview will be taken into account.
- For selection into FPRM, the candidate’s performance in Written Exam, Personal Interview, and Essay Presentation will be considered.
- The candidates having a PGDRM qualification from IRMA and a valid UGC JRF score need not require appearing in the IRMA entrance test. They are directly eligible for Personal Interview. These candidates are required to attach a self-attested copy of their UGC JRF along with the Application Form.
The Overseas candidates are selected on the basis of their GMAT and GRE score. These selected candidates are required to appear for a telephonic interview.
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