IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand)

Sunday, February 4, 2018

IRMA 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Results and Counselling

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is a National level entrance exam for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management programme (PGDRM) offering 240 seats. IRMASAT 2018 is conducted by Institute of Rural Management Anand in computer-based mode. IRMA 2018 will be conducted on February 4, 2018 in online mode across 28 exam centres. Candidates must ensure that they have either CAT 2017 or XAT 2018 registration Id's with them as it is a mandatory requirement for filling the IRMA 2018 application form.  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 Notification

Institute of Rural Management Anand has released the IRMA 2018 application form on October 12, 2017. IRMA Entrance Test will be held in 4th February 2018.

IRMA 2018 Exam Dates



IRMA application available

12th October 2017

IRMA application ends

31st December 2017

Issue of IRMA Admit Card

1st February 2018

IRMA 2018 Exam

4th February  2018

Intimation for Group Activity and Personal Interview

12th February 2018

Group Activity and Personal Interview

February 26 to March 10, 2018

IRMA result to be announced           

15th March 2018

IRMA 2018 Application Form

The candidates who can satisfy the above mentioned eligibility norms; they can apply for IRMA 2018. The online application portal of IRMA opens on 12th October 2017.     

Steps to fill IRMA application form

Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Entering basic details

Step 3: Uploading photograph and signature

Step 4: Filling general information

Step 5: Paying application fees

IRMA Application Form 2018 – Offline Application

To fill the IRMA application form 2018 offline, the candidates need to purchase the prospectus along with the form from the Admission office of IRMA. The candidates need to fill the application form of IRMA 2018 and send it to the office. The fee should be paid through Demand Draft (DD). The DD should be drawn in favour of Institute of Rural Management payable at ‘Anand’. The DD should be mailed along with the IRMA application form 2018.

IRMA Application Form:

Number of Programs

OBC & General


One Program



Two Program



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IRMA 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • The Candidates appearing in their final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for the IRMA Exam.
  • The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/DAP) from recognized University.
  • Candidates must have valid CAT 2015 or XAT 2017 scores to satisfy eligibility criteria

Check detailed IRMA 2018 Eligibility Criteria

IRMA 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: Online

Number Question: 40 Questions

Type of Question: Objective

Exam Duration: 80 Mints

Language: English    

Negative Marking: 1/4 Marks will be deducted for in correct answer.

IRMA Test Sections

Number of Questions

English Comprehension


Quantitative Ability


Analytical Reasoning


Issue of Social Concern




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IRMA 2018 Syllabus

The questions which are generally asked in the exam are on topics which cover social issues and general awareness concerns. As per the previous trends of exam syllabus of IRMA, following are the main topics which are covered in this exam:

  • Social development and economic development
  • Rural development
  • Urban population
  • Indian economy
  • Human development
  • Human rights
  • Gender groups
  • Social groups
  • Health issues
  • Environmental issues
  • Employment and literacy
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Internal security
  • Disparities in income
  • Right to information
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Sex ratio

Get complete IRMA 2018 Syllabus

IRMA Previous Year Question Papers

The previous year question papers of IRMA gives candidates details about the topic-wise distribution of questions, number of questions, marks and weight-ages of topics. IRMA previous year question papers will help candidates get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam.

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IRMA 2018 Admit Card

The institute is likely to announce the release of IRMA admit card in the first week of February 2018.

How check IRMA 2018 Admit Card

  • The IRMA Admit Card can be checked from the official IRMA website that is
  • The IRMA Institute will also send the admit card physically via post.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear for the IRMA examination without a valid IRMA issued admit card.
  • Aspiring IRMA Candidates will be permitted entry only if they have a valid admit card issued by IRMA (Anand)

IRMA 2018 Exam Canters

IRMA 2018 Result

  • The IRMA results can be checked from the official IRMA website with the use of their IRMA Roll Number.
  • The results of IRMA will be available on 31 March 2018.
  • The final IRMA result will be the compilation of CAT and IRMA score and the ratio will be 80:20.
  • The final IRMA result will also comprise of the marks obtained in Group Activity and Personal Interview.
  • The Overseas candidates are selected on the basis of their GMAT and GRE Score.

IRMA 2018 Counselling

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 2018 Preparation Tips

Given below are some useful preparation tips for IRMA 2018 exams. These tips will make the exam preparations easier for the candidates.

Study Plan

Candidates should create a study plan. While most candidates understand the importance of creating a plan, they often end up creating a plan which is not practical or very difficult to execute. This should be avoided. Also, while creating a study plan, the candidates must give more time to the topics that they find difficult.


Developing a habit of reading is of great importance. Candidates can start with reading articles in newspaper and magazines and later move on to columns, editorials and non-fiction books. Moreover, to prepare for IRMA 2018, candidates need read about various social schemes (yojanas) launched by the government from time to time. Having knowledge and understanding of these schemes is crucial to achieve success in this exam.

Keep a track of current events

When it comes to devising IRMA preparation strategy, current affairs should be the first priority for candidates. Candidates must regularly read newspapers, magazines to stay updated on current happenings on social issues.

Focus more on national events

An analysis of IRMA previous year question papers that most of the questions asked in IRMA test are based on national affairs. Only a few questions are based on international events. Also, the questions based on international affairs are comparatively easier. Therefore, while preparing for IRMA 2018, candidates are advised to focus more on national events. However, international events should not be completely overlooked.