IRMASAT 2023: Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

Jaya Laxmi
Jaya Laxmi

Updated on - Nov 24, 2023

IRMASAT 2023 exam notification will be released soon on the official website by the conducting authorities. Want to study at IRMA? It offers the illustrious Post Graduate Program in Rural Management to qualified students. IRMASAT stands for Institute of Rural Management Anand Social Awareness Test, which is an admission test for admission to 2 years flagship PGDRM programs (similar to MBA) offered by IRMA, Anand.

IRMA offers a wide range of opportunities for all candidates. To know more about IRMASAT 2023, read the below article.

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IRMASAT 2023 exam notification will be released soon on the official website by the conducting authorities. IRMA is India's leading college in Rural Management and was established in 1979 at Anand, Gujarat. IRMA provides management training, support, and research facilities for students who are committed to Rural development. Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) Programme at IRMA is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Candidates have to qualify for the IRMASAT, i.e. the IRMA Social Awareness Test to get admissions into the PGDRM program at IRMA.

Important details regarding the IRMASAT 2023 exam are listed in the table given below.

Full Name Institute of Rural Management Anand Social Awareness Test
Exam Conducting Authority Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
IRMA Exam Mode Online, i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Exam Level National Level
Courses offered through IRMA 2023 Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management, Fellow Programme in Rural Management
Number of Questions 40
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marking scheme For every correct answer +1 mark is awarded
Negative Marking -1/4 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

Background: IRMA was ranked 29 among different management colleges in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017 and 20 in India by Outlook India's "Top 100 Management Colleges" in 2016.

Courses: IRMASAT 2023 offers admission to 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM), Fellow Programme in Rural Management, Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive PGDM), and certificate in rural program.

Level: IRMA Social Awareness Test 2023 is a national level exam that is held only once a year after the declaration of CAT and XAT results.

Enrollment: Total number of seats available for the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) is 240. There is over 25 academic staff. The co-founder of Amul, Varghese Kurien is the founder of IRMA.

Authority: Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has complete authority to conduct IRMASAT 2023 and the selection process.

Exam mode: IRMASAT 2023 will be conducted in the online mode.

IRMASAT 2023 Exam Date

IRMASAT 2023 tentative exam dates are given below to learn about various important dates of IRMA.

IRMASAT 2023 Exam Dates
IRMASAT 2023 Important Events Dates
IRMASAT 2023 Application Start Date To be Announced
IRMASAT 2023 Application Form Deadline To be Announced
IRMASAT 2023 and Online Personal Interviews Feb 15, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023 (Except Sundays)
IRMASAT 2023 Offline Personal Interviews at IRMA Feb 15, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023 (Except Sundays)
IRMASAT 2023 Offline Personal Interviews at Selected Cities Feb 18 and 19, 2023
Feb 25 and 26, 2023
IRMASAT 2023 Result Date Third week of Mar 2023
IRMASAT 2023 Personal Interviews for NRIs Fourth week of Mar 2023
IRMASAT 2023 Final Results for NRIs First week of Apr 2023
IRMASAT 2023 Final Date of Submission of Acceptance Letter Within a week of the announcement of the final results
Commencement of Classes at IRMA First week of Jul 2023

Read More: IRMASAT Important dates

IRMASAT 2023 Eligibility

The IRMASAT 2023 eligibility criteria are designed by the IRMA, Anand. Candidates must make sure to fulfill all the eligibility criteria for IRMASAT 2023 before proceeding to the IRMASAT 2023 application form. Applicants must go through the IRMASAT 2023 eligibility criteria listed below for appearing in the entrance exam. Aspirants who meet the following criteria are only eligible to apply for admission.

Qualification: Candidates who have graduated from any of the disciplines, with an education of a minimum of 15 years i.e., 10+2+3 sequence, and have scored an aggregate mark of 50% or more are eligible to apply for IRMASAT 2023. Those candidates who belong to SC/ST/PwD must have scored an aggregate mark of at least 45% or more in their graduation or bachelor's degree.

Final Year: Candidates who are pursuing the final year of their graduation degree can also apply for IRMASAT but they must complete all the requirements of graduation before 1st July 2023.

Exam: Candidates must have written either CAT 2023 or XAT 2023 exam.

NRI: NRI or NRI sponsored candidates or Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) should have written GRE or GMAT or CAT 2023 or XAT 2023 and must have an eligible score.

Minimum Score for merit-based calls: Candidates must have scored 85 percentile or above in CAT or XAT, only those candidates are allowed to write IRMASAT after which the group activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) is conducted. Candidates will get to know this information through their admit cards. This is on the basis of merit.

Minimum Score for Profile cum merit-based calls: The minimum score based on profile selection is 80 percentile in CAT or XAT exam. Profile-based selection is based on three criteria that are explained below.

  • Excellence: Graduation from top universities or colleges
  • Work Experience: Candidates with work experience from these sectors would be preferred: Social Impact, Community Development, Livelihoods, Policy and Advocacy, Agriculture, and Allied sectors.
  • Graduation: Aspirants graduated in any of the fields like Social sciences, Development studies, Agriculture and Allied
    sciences will have better chances of selection.

Age limit: There is no age limit to apply for the IRMASAT exam.

Read More: IRMASAT Eligibility Criteria

IRMASAT 2023 Syllabus

The IRMASAT 2023 syllabus consists of all important topics that might come for the exam. Candidates must be aware of the syllabus before appearing for the exam. The major topics are discussed below, which might help the applicant to score good marks.

Topics: IRMASAT 2023 syllabus includes General Knowledge, Current Affairs and topics on issues of Social Concern like:

  • IRDP Schemes
  • Short-term Migration
  • Women-Oriented Schemes
  • Educational Initiatives by Government
  • Education and Agriculture
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities
  • Literacy and Employment
  • Environmental concerns
  • Health issues
  • Gender and social groups
  • Human Development
  • Indian Economy
  • Urban and the Rural Population
  • Rural Development
  • Economic and Social Development
  • Sex ratio

Read More: IRMASAT 2023 syllabus

How to prepare for IRMASAT?

According to the IRMASAT 2023, it is quite evident that the exam is all about issues that are of social concern. Mentioned below are a few tricks that one can implement to crack the IRMASAT 2023 exam with ease.

Keep yourself updated - Make sure that you keep yourself updated by reading newspapers and books daily. This will help you to stay in touch with the current events. Reading newspapers would help you understand government policies, plans, and schemes in a better way. As many questions would be asked on the basis of this topic.

Make a study plan for yourself - Proper strategic plans are stepping stones to success for any entrance exams. Make a study plan according to your time and comfort. The study plan should be practical and flexible.

IRMASAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Every aspirant should know about the IRMASAT 2023 exam pattern before he/she appears for the exam because the level of the examination is high. Candidates should be aware of details regarding the question paper pattern, marking scheme, and time duration before the exam. This would help them in scoring good marks and would help them to stand out in the examination.

IRMASAT 2023 Questions: IRMASAT 2023 exam is a computer-based test (online) carrying 40 objective type Multiple Choice Questions. Out of this, there will be 28 paragraph-based questions, 3 paragraph-based fill-in-the-blank questions, and 9 stand-alone questions.

Time Duration and Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 80 minutes to complete IRMASAT 2023 exam. For every correct response, candidates are awarded by 1 and for every incorrect response, 1/4th mark is deducted. Each question is provided with 5 options.

Many questions asked in the exam are half the amount of time given which is an advantage for a candidate to score more marks and to answer carefully to avoid negative marking.

Admissions for PGDM: No test is conducted for Executive PGDM. The admission for eligible candidates into Executive PGDM is based on GD and PI rounds only.

Read More: IRMASAT 2023 exam pattern

How to Apply for IRMASAT 2023 Exam?

Candidates willing to apply for the IRMASAT 2023 can register themselves through the online mode. Candidates who have scored well (above 85 percentile) in CAT or XAT are shortlisted, and the shortlisted candidates are then called upon for the IRMASAT 2023 exam, and also for the Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) on the same day, the date for which is released by IRMA as a PDF file on IRMA's official website.

Follow the steps given below to complete IRMASAT registration 2023:

IRMASAT 2023 Online Registration

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IRMA.
  • Step 2: Enter the candidate's valid email ID and create a new password.
  • Step 3: Fill in all academic and personal details of the candidate.
  • Step 4: Upload copies of photograph and signature.
  • Step 5: Complete the process by paying for the application form.

IRMASAT 2023 Offline Registration

You have to collect an application form from the IRMA admission office. Then send a demand draft to the following address.

Manager (Academics),
Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMASAT)
Anand – 388 001, Gujarat

IRMASAT 2023 Application Form

The application form for PGDM and Executive PGDM is different in IRMASAT 2023. Candidates can fill up the  IRMASAT 2023 application form through the official website of IRMA, which was available from the last week of September 2020. Follow the steps given below to successfully download IRMASAT application form 2023.

  • Step 1: Candidates have to enter their details such as name, DOB, contact information, academic details, contact details and their choice of course, etc in IRMASAT 2023 application form.
  • Step 2: Candidates can register for IRMASAT 2023 by paying IRMASAT 2023 application form fees of INR 1500/- for General/OBC (non-creamy) and INR 750/- for DAP/SC/ST and INR 2000 for overseas candidates.

And application fee for the Executive PGDM course is INR 2500/- for all candidates.

In the previous years, application fees of candidates who fall in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) are waived off by IRMA.

Payment mode: Candidates can pay IRMA application fee via online digital payments like SBI Challan, ICICI Online payment gateway, Demand Draft (DD) and IMS Learning Centre.

Read More: IRMASAT 2023 application form

IRMASAT 2023 Admit Card

Candidates appearing for the exam must carry their admit cards to the exam venue on the day of the examination. Given below are details on how to download IRMASAT 2023 Admit Card.

Credentials to Download IRMASAT 2023 Admit Card

To download the admit card, a candidate should enter the registration number and password. Admit card contains details such as registration number, exam centre, examination date, and IRMASAT 2023 exam time, candidates photo, etc.

  • Availability: IRMASAT admit card is sent as a hard copy to candidates by IRMA but, if the same is not received by a candidate before the exam date then he/she has to download it from the official website.
  • Photograph and Print: Admit card should be taken only as color print out and the photograph pasted along with admit card should be colored photograph and should match with one which is provided in the application form.
  • Documents: It is mandatory to carry along an identity card to the examination hall, failing in it, candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Note: Admit card should be kept safe till the end of the admission process. Falling to comply with any of the above will not be entertained and a candidate is not allowed to the exam hall.

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IRMASAT 2023 Exam Centres

IRMA will conduct a Social Awareness Test in 28 cities across India from #from_date to #to_date. Candidates have to enter their choice of test center during the application process. Candidates should check the list of IRMASAT 2023 exam centers before choosing their test city.

IRMASAT 2023 Exam Centres are spread across 19 states in India for the benefit of students all over the country.

Mode: IRMASAT 2023 was conducted online to access a candidate's awareness of social concern issues. Change of exam test centers won't be entertained after the application form is processed.

Read More: IRMASAT 2023 Exam Centres

IRMASAT 2023 Result

Candidates can easily access their results by providing the credentials used at the time of registration. IRMASAT 2023 results are declared on the official website of IRMA after the successful completion of the IRMASAT 2023 exam.

Shortlisted candidates: All those candidates who are shortlisted for IRMASAT 2023 are called for Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI). IRMASAT Scorecard includes sectional wise performance and overall performance. IRMA results include results of both SAT exam and Group activity & Personal interview.

IRMASAT 2023 answer key: An official answer key is published a few days before the declaration of result.

After results, cut off is released and then another shortlisted PDF is released which indicates students who are eligible for the admission into Post Graduation Diploma in Rural Management Program.

Does IRMA accept XAT score?

IRMA accepts XAT scores and students who clear the percentile set by the institute are eligible to attend the IRMASAT exam along with the further selection rounds like GA and PI.

IRMA also accepts the CAT score for admission. Students are selected for the programme based on merit or on the basis of profile. These details regarding selection are discussed above under the eligibility section.

Read More: IRMASAT 2023 results

IRMASAT 2023 Cut-off

IRMASAT 2023 cut-off for this academic year for the admission into the PRM is released by IRMA is as mentioned below in the given table:

IRMASAT 2023 Cut Off
Category of candidates Percentile scored in CAT 2018 or XAT 2019
ST 50
SC 60
DAP 60
OBC (NC) 70

80 percentile for Profile Based Calls
85 percentile for Non-Profile Based Calls

Sponsored 60

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IRMASAT 2023 Counselling

The admission process for IRMA starts after declaration of results. Candidates are called upon for the counselling based on 2 types of categories:

  1. Profile-based calls
  2. Merit-based calls

Profile Based Calls: Applicants who are falling under this category are selected based on the profile, provided they have secured the minimum percentile in either of CAT/XAT exam.

  • Excellence in Academics: Candidates who have done their graduation degree from recognized top colleges or universities.
  • Working Experience: Candidates who have worked previously for Development Sector, Policy and Advocacy, Agriculture and Allied activities and Livelihood industry.
  • Graduation: Candidates who have done their graduation in Agriculture and Allied science, Development, Dairy, and Public policy, Social Sciences.

Merit-based Calls: Candidates who clear the minimum cutoff of 85 percentile and above in CAT or XAT exam are eligible for the IRMASAT exam and the admission process which involves GA and PI rounds.

Read More: IRMASAT 2023 Counselling

IRMASAT Exam Analysis

Analysis of IRMASAT previous years' question paper is as follows:

Overall Difficulty level: Candidates who wrote IRMASAT earlier felt that the overall difficulty level of the examination was moderate to tough.

Section-wise difficulty: Candidates felt that the paragraph-based Fill-ups and stand-alone questions were moderate.

IRMASAT Analysis
Question Types No of Questions Difficulty Level
Paragraph Based 28 Tough
Paragraph Based Fill up blanks 3 Moderate
Stand Alone 9 Moderate to Tough

Courses Offered through IRMASAT 2023

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) offers a variety of courses. They offer different courses through IRMASAT 2023 for candidates who are willing to pursue a career in the field of rural management. The doctoral program aims to promote rural management education, training, and research. Mentioned below is a list of courses offered by IRMA which will help the applicants for their better understanding.

Note: It does not offer any correspondence course to candidates

Courses offered by IRMA
Exam Courses
Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)
Fellowship Programme in Rural Management
Certification in Rural Management
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (Executive PGDM)

IRMASAT Contact Details

Following is the IRMA Contact details:

Address: Institute of Rural Management, Post Box No. 60, Anand 388001, Gujarat. India.

Contact: 02692 - 260 391 / 260 181

Fax: 02692 - 260188


How can I get admission into IRMA?

You have to first check IRMASAT Eligibility criteria and see whether you are satisfying all conditions. Then you should have scored 80 or more percentile in CAT 2020 or XAT 2020. According to priority if you are shortlisted you can attend the IRMASAT Exam and group activity and personal interview. If you have scored above the cut off marks in IRMASAT then you will be provided admission into IRMA.

Can I attend for IRMASAT through CMAT Exam?

No, candidates are not selected based on CMAT Scores. Only CAT and XAT scores are taken into consideration also IIM\'s or XLRI doesn\'t have any role in selection or admission procedure. All rights of admission are purely reserved by the IRMA.

Is IRMA a government institution or college?

IRMA is neither partially nor completely owned by government of India or by any other state government. It is an autonomous institution. PGDRM and FPRM are approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

Where are the test centres for writing IRMASAT exam?

Candidates are called upon to IRMA for writing IRMASAT exam which is conducted through online mode. There are 28 cities which are selected as exam centres in India.

Do IRMA offer any correspondence course?

There is no correspondence course which is offered by IRMA.

If I provide both CAT and XAT scores, which one do you consider?

One in which the candidate has scored more will be considered for selection or admission process.



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