IRMA 2018 – The IRMA Social Awareness Test is conducted by Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) for admissions to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). IRMA 2018 will be conducted on February 4, 2018 in online mode across 28 exam centres. There are total 240 Seats for PGDRM programme in IRMA. IRMA online registration has started from October 12, 2017. The last date to apply for IRMA 2018 both online and offline is December 31, 2017. To be eligible for IRMA 2018 candidates must have XAT 2018 and CAT 2017 scores. The exam comprises 40 questions relevant to the issues of social concern. On the basis of candidate’s score in CAT, XAT, IRMASAT scores candidates will be called for group activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI). Final selection will be done on the basis of CAT, XAT, IRMASAT scores and performance in GA and PI. Specific weight ages will be assigned to these factors to arrive at the final merit list.Read below for more details on IRMA 2018 eligibility, application, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus and sample papers.
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 Starts – October 12, 2017
- IRMA 2018 Date – February 4, 2018
The application process of IRMA exam has started on October 12, 2017. The candidates must keep a track of the IRMA dates 2018 to ensure that no deadlines are missed. The table given below provides information on important dates of IRMA 2018.
IRMA Important Dates 2018
|1||IRMA application starts||October 12, 2017|
|2||IRMA application ends||December 31, 2017|
|3||Issue of IRMA Admit Card||February 1, 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|
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
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
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 December 31, 2017. 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|
The admit card of IRMA 2018 will be issued only to those candidates who successfully submit the application form on February 1, 2018. IRMA admit card will be released online and the candidates must download and print the same. The admit card contains several important details. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the IRMA 2018 admit card to the examination centre on the day of the exam.
IRMA 2018 is a computer-based test. The total duration of the exam is 80 minutes. In ‘Issues of Social Concern’ test, a total of 40 questions is asked. Only objective type questions are asked in the exam. 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. The exam is held in a single session and the questions are based on a wide variety of social issues.
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. It is important for the candidates to keep a track of the latest happenings on this topics.
IRMA is a national level entrance exam conducted in around 28 cities 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.
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.
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 year’s IRMA cutoff.
|Category||CAT 2016 (Percentile)||XAT 2017 (Percentile)||ISC Marks (Out of 40)|
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.