Feb. 6, 2018
Institute of Rural Management Anand

IRMA 2018IRMA 2018 – The computer based test of IRMA has been conducted on February 4. The result of IRMA will be declared on February 12. The test comprised total 40 objective type questions on issues of social concern. Most of the questions were on government schemes or government institution. The overall paper was moderate. Candidates will be shortlisted for Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) based on the scores of CAT 2017 or XAT 2018 and entrance test. Shortlisted candidates have to appear for the GA and PI scheduled to be conducted from February 26 to March 10. Candidates will be offered admission for 240 seats in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) programme based on a candidate’s performance in IRMASAT, GA, PI and CAT/XAT. The final result of IRMA will be declared on March 15. Read this article to know more on IRMA 2018 result, cutoff and selection procedure.


IRMA 2018 An Overview

  • Exam Name: IRMA
  • Conducting Institute: Institute of Rural Management Anand
  • Mode of Test: Computer based
  • Purpose of Test: Shortlisting candidates for PRM and FPRM programme
  • Application Process Started from: October 12, 2017
  • IRMA 2018 Date: February 4, 2018

IRMA Important Dates 2018

The table given below provides the important dates of IRMA. 

IRMA Important Dates 2018

S. No. Events Dates
1 IRMA application starts October 12, 2017
2 IRMA application ends January 20, 2018
3 Issue of IRMA Admit Card January 29, 2018
4 IRMA 2018 Exam February 4, 2018
5 Intimation for Group Activity and Personal Interview February 12, 2018
6 Group Activity and Personal Interview February 26 to March 10, 2018
5 IRMA result to be announced March 15, 2018


IRMA Admit Card 2018

The admit card of IRMA 2018 has been issued on January 29. Candidates have to download the admit card online. To download IRMA admit card, candidates have to enter their form or roll number and date of birth. The admit card will be issued to only those candidates who have registered for the exam before the last date. The admit card contains information pertaining to candidates, date, time and address of test centre. 

IRMA Exam Pattern 2018

IRMA 2018 is a computer-based test. The total duration of the exam is 80 minutes. Candidates will have to answer 40 questions within 80 minute. The exam will have questions on General Awareness and topics covered under Issues of Social Concern. All questions will be objective type. Every question has five options and the candidates must select the right one. As far as the marking scheme is concerned, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. 

IRMA Syllabus 2018

IRMA 2018 comprises Issues of Social Concern test. The questions in this test are based on India's economy, development goals, Human Development Index, disparities in income, the right to information, agricultural system, rural development policy, health issues, poverty alleviation, primary education, internal security, environmental issues etc. 

IRMA Test Centres 2018

IRMA is a national level entrance exam conducted in around 28 exam centres across the country. Some of the major cities where the IRMA 2018 is conducted include Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Mumbai, Pune etc. The candidates can indicate their preference of the IRMA exam centre 2018 in the application form. However, the IRMA reserves the right to allot any test centre to the candidate.

IRMA Result 2018

The result of IRMA 2018 will be announced on March 15, 2018 . On the basis of the IRMA result of online test, candidates are shortlisted for Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) round. On the basis of the overall scores of the candidates, the final selection list is prepared. The successful candidates are offered admissions in the PGDRM programme offered by IRMA.

IRMA Cutoff 2018

The cutoff is the minimum marks that the candidates must score to qualify for the next round. Along with the announcement of the result, IRMA will announce cutoff marks. The candidates can check the table given below for information on last years IRMA cutoff.

IRMA Cutoff for final selection


IRMA Selection Procedure 2018

The candidates who wish to pursue PRM programme from IRMA must appear for Common Admission Test 2017 or Xavier Aptitude Test 2018. IRMA shortlists candidates for Issues of Social Concern exam on the basis of CAT/ XAT scores. The shortlisted candidates need to appear for IRMA 2018 test. The candidates who meet the cutoff criteria of IRMA exam are invited for Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI). On the basis of the overall performance of the candidates, IRMA releases the final selection list. This concludes the selection process.

IRMA Eligibility Criteria 2018

It is important for the candidates to make sure that they are eligible for the exam. If the candidates fail to prove their eligibility, they will be disqualified from the examination. The eligibility criteria for IRMA 2018 is as follows -

PRM Eligibility Criteria

Graduation with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST candidates)

Final year students can also apply

There is no age limit for applying to IRMA 2018

FPRM Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must have any one of the following -
    • A PGDRM or GDRM degree from IRMA with 1 year post-diploma and work experience
    • A PG degree from recognized university with at least 55% marks in PG and 50% marks in graduation
    • A five-year professional degree with at least 60% marks and 1 year work experience
    • A four-year professional degree with at least 60% marks and 3 year work experience
  • UGC JRF score in relevant discipline

15% of the approved intake is allocated for admission to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) / NRI Sponsored applicants.

IRMA Application Form 2018

The candidates who fulfil the above-mentioned eligibility criteria can fill the application form for IRMA 2018. The application process for IRMA exam 2018 has started on October 12. The candidates can fill the application form for online or offline.The last date of IRMA 2018 application form of both online and offline is January 20, 2018. A valid email id is required for registration. Also, scanned images of passport size photo and signature should be kept in handy. All the details must be filled correctly. Along with submitting the application form for Issues of Social Concern test, the candidates must also pay the application fee online. To apply offline, the candidates need to purchase IRMA application form 2018 from the IRMA admission counter. The candidates can fill the form and mail it to the admissions office of IRMA. The fee can be paid via DD drawn in favour of IRMA payable at Anand.

IRMA Application Fee 2018

The candidates applying for IRMA 2018 must pay the specified fee offline or online. The table given below provides the details of IRMA application fee 2018 -

Category Online Fee Payment Offline Fee Payment (Demand Draft)
  One Programme Two Programmes One Programme Two Programmes
General Rs. 1200 Rs. 1600 Rs. 1275 Rs. 1675
SC/ ST/ DAP Rs. 600 Rs. 800 Rs. 675 Rs. 875