IRMA 2020

Exam Date : 9th February 2020
Result Date : 31st March 2020

Want to study in IRMA? IRMA offers a wide range of opportunities to all the students. Prepare yourself by going through the tips and tricks given below to crack the IRMA exam.

What is IRMA?

The IRMA full form is the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), which is India's leading college in Rural Management, was established in 1979 at Anand, Gujarat. IRMA provides management training, support and research facilities for students who are committed to Rural development.IRMA Exam

  • Background: IRMA was ranked 29 among different management colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017 and 20 in India by Outlook India's "Top 100 Management Colleges" in 2016.
  • Courses: IRMA 2020 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 programme.
  • Level: IRMA Social Awareness Test 2020 is a National level exam which will be held only once a year after the declaration of CAT, XAT GMAT and Mini GMAT exams.
  • Enrollment: The total number of seats available for the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management(PGDRM) is 240. There are over 25 academic staffs. The co-founder of Amul, Varghese Kurien is the founder of IRMA.
  • Authority: The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has the complete authority to conduct IRMA 2020 and conducting IRMA 2020 selection process.
  • Exam mode: The exam for IRMA 2020 will be conducted in online mode.

The important details regarding the IRMA 2020 exam are listed in the table below.

IRMA 2020
IRMA SAT 2020 Exam Details
Exam Name Institute of Rural Management Anand, Social Awareness Test (IRMA SAT 2020)
Acronym IRMA 2020
IRMA 2020 Exam Conducting Authority Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)
IRMA 2020 Exam Mode Computer Based Test (Online)
IRMA 2020 Exam Level National Level
Courses offeredthrough IRMA 2020 Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management, Fellow Programme in Rural Management
No of Questions 200
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Marking scheme For Every Correct Answer Plus (+) 1 Mark.
Negative Marking Negative (-) 1/4 Mark for every Incorrect Answer.
IRMA 2020 Exam Date 9th February 2020

Exam Dates

IRMASAT 2019 will be held on the 1st week of February 2020. The official notification for IRMASAT 2020 is yet to be announced. In the article given below, you can find the dates of the application form, Admit Card, exam date. 

IRMA SAT 2020:

  • Application Form: Candidates who wish to pursue programmes in Rural management can apply for IRMA SAT 2020. The IRMA application form 2020 will be available from 4th October 2019 to 15th January 2020.    
  • Admit Card: The IRMA 2020 Admit Card will be available from 2nd February 2020 on the official website of IRMA.
  • IRMA 2020 Exam Date: The exam will be conducted on 9th February 2020.

IRMA 2020 for Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (Executive PGDM):

  • Application Form: IRMA 2020 Application Form for Executive PGDM course will be available from 1st July 2020 to 16th August 2020.


Make sure that you are eligible before you apply for IRMA. Candidates who meet with the following norms are eligible to apply for admission.

  • Qualification: A graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years of education (10+2+3), having 50% aggregate marks in their graduation can apply for IRMA 2020. SC/ST/PWD candidates need to obtain 45% aggregate in their graduation for applying to the same programme.
  • Age limit: There is no age limit to apply for IRMA 2020 exam and IRMA does not offer any correspondence course to candidates.


Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has already updated the syllabus for the entrance exam this year. Only slight changes have been made to the Syllabus. IRMASAT 2020 Syllabus consists of all the important topics that might come for the exam and also their mark weightage.

  • Topics: The topics for IRMA 2020 includes General Knowledge, Current Affairs and topics on issues of Social Concern like IRDP Schemes, Short-term Migration, Women-Oriented Schemes, and Educational Initiatives by Government.
  • Tips: Having good knowledge about the current affairs happening around the world increases the chance of cracking the IRMA 2020 Social Awareness Test.

How to Apply for IRMASAT?

Candidates willing to apply for IRMASAT can register now in either Online or offline mode.


Follow the steps given below to complete the IRMASAT Registration 2020.

  • Online Registration
  1. Visit the official IRMASAT official website. 
  2. Enter the candidate's valid Email- Id and create a new password.
  3. Fill all the academic and personal details of the candidate. 
  4. Upload copies of photograph and signature.
  5. Complete the process by paying for the application form.
  •  Offline Registration 

You have to purchase the application form from the IRMA Admissions office. Then send a demand draft to the following address.

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

Application Form

Application Form for PGDM and Executive PGDM are different in IRMA 2020. Follow the steps given below to successfully download the IRMA Application Form 2020.

  • Details required: Candidates have to enter their personal details such as name, DOB, contact information, their academic details, contact details and their choice of course etc in the IRMA Application form 2020.
  • IRMA 2020 Fees: Candidates can register for IRMA SAT 2020 by paying the IRMA 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 Executive PGDM course is INR 2500/- for all candidates.

Exam Pattern

Candidate should know about the IRMASAT 2020 exam pattern before he/she appears for the exam. Candidates should be aware of details regarding the question paper pattern, marking scheme and time duration before the exam.

  • IRMA 2020 Questions: IRMA 2020 exam is a Computer-Based Test(Online) carrying 200 objective type Multiple Choice Questions. Out of this, there will 28 paragraph based questions.
  • Time Duration and Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 120 minutes to complete the IRMA 2020 exam. For every correct response, the candidate will be awarded by 1 and for every incorrect response, 1/4th mark will be deducted.
  • there will not be conducted any test for Executive PGDM. Admission for Executive PGDM will be based on GD and PI.

Admit Card

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) will issue the IRMASAT 2020  admit card only by the last week of January.  The candidates appearing for the exam must carry their IRMASAT admit cards to the exam hall and they should keep it safe till the end of the admission process. Given below are the details on how to download the IRMASAT 2020 Admit Card. 

  • Credentials to Download: In order to get the IMRA Admit card 2020, the candidate should enter registration number and password. The admit card contains details such as Registration Number, exam Centre, examination Date and IRMA 2020 Exam Time, candidates photo etc.
  • Documents: It is mandatory to carry along with identity card to the examination hall, failing in it the candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

How to prepare for IRMA?

According to the syllabus of IRMA, 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 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 the stepping stones to success for any entrance exams. Make a study plan according to your time and comfort. The study plan should be something practical and flexible.

Exam Centres

IRMA will conduct the IRMA 2020 Social Awareness Test in 28 cities across India on 9th February 2020. Candidates have to enter their choice of test centre during the application process. Candidates should check the list of IRMASAT exam centre locations without fail before choosing their test city. 

The IRMASAT Exam Centres 2020 are spread in 28 cities across 19 states in India.

  • Mode: The IRMA 2020 will be conducted online to access a candidate's awareness of social concern issues. Change of exam test centres won't be entertained after the application form is processed.


Candidates can easily access their results by providing the credentials used at the time of registration. The IRMA 2020 Result will be declared on the official website of IRMA on 31st March 2020.

  • Shortlisted candidates: All those candidates who are shortlisted for IRMA 2020 will be called for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • IRMA 2020 answer key: The official answer keys will be declared a few days before the declaration of result.


The counselling process for IRMA 2020 will start after the declaration of the results. The IRMA 2020 counselling starts from 1st January 1970. Only after the evaluation of both the entrance test and the Group Activity/Personal Interview, a candidate will be allotted a seat in IRMA 2020.

IRMA Exam Analysis

Paper Analysis of IRMA 2018:

  • Overall Difficulty level: The candidates who wrote IRMA 2020 felt that the overall difficulty level of the examination was Moderate to Tough.
  • Sectionwise difficulty: Candidates felt, while paragraph based Fill-ups and stand-alone were moderate, the Paragraph was quite difficult to answer.
IRMASAT Analysis

Question Types

No of Questions

Difficulty Level

Paragraph Based



Paragraph Based Fill up blanks



Stand Alone


Moderate to Tough

Courses available after IRMA SAT

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) offers a variety of courses. They offer different courses 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 IMRA.

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

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
  • Website:

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Colleges which accept [IRMA]

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA], batch of 2019
08 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria to get into Ananda College is to pass class 12
  • IRMA examination score is taken into consideration for the admission 

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2016
28 Dec 2016
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria for joining Saurashtra University is clearing the IRMA exam.

Discussion Forum

Is there any correspondence course of IRMA 2019?

Is there any correspondence course of IRMA 2019?

Asked By: Debolina raj,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Debolina,

No, there is no correspondence course of IRMA 2019.

Good Luck!

Will there be any negative marking in IRMA 2019?

Will there be any negative marking in IRMA 2019?

Asked By: sameer reddy,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Sameer,

IRMA 2019 will be having (-)1/4 negative marking in the paper.

Good Luck!

What books should I refer for IRMA exam preparation?

What books should I refer for IRMA exam preparation?

Asked By: jyotika,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Jyotika,

You can refer to the below-given books for IRMA preparation:

  • The Pearson guide to quantitative aptitude for MBA entrance examinations by Dinesh Katthar
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations(English) 7th Edition
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning(English) Revised edition

Click here to know about other reference Books

I have secured 46% in my graduation.Am I eligible for IRMA 2019?

I have secured 46% in my graduation.Am I eligible for IRMA 2019?

Asked By: meera,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Meera,

General and OBC category candidate must score 50% in graduation. SC/ST and PWD candidates must have 45% in their graduation. Click here to know about IRMA 2019 Eligibility Criteria.

Good Luck!!

Hi, I am Sanjay Can I change my test center of IRMASAT?

Hi, I am Sanjay Can I change my test center of IRMASAT?

Asked By: Sanjay,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Sanjay,

No, The request for the change of IRMASAT Test Centres will not be entertained.

Good Luck.

Hi, I am Tarun need to know Does Institute have seats for Management Quota in PGDRM?

Hi, I am Tarun need to know Does Institute have seats for Management Quota in PGDRM?

Asked By: Tarun,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Tarun,

There is no management quota for admission to PGDRM at IRMA.

Good Luck.

PRM and FPRM admissions through IRMA 2017

How will IRMA admit students for PRM 2017-19 FPRM 2017?

Asked By: Gishnu Suresh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

IRMA will use CAT 2016/XAT 2017 scores for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management 2017 - 19 (PRM 2017-19) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2017 (FPRM 2017).

Application forms (online/hard copy) for IRMA admissions will be available from October 2016.

All applicants for IRMA Admissions have to additionally appear for Issues of Social Concern test.

IIMs and XLRI have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme of IRMA.

IRMA 2017 Other courses

Does the university offer any other course apart from Rural management?

Asked By: Prashant Bhardwaj,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, the exam is conducted for admission to its rural management programs only.

IRMA 2017 Postgraduate programs

Does the university offer any postgraduate programs?

Asked By: Vishal B,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the university offers postgraduate level programs.

IRMA 2017 exam summary

Can you give me a summary of the IRMA exam?

Asked By: Madhav Jha,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) exam is conducted by the Institute of Rural Management, Anand. It is a National level exam. The board offers only Postgraduate and Doctoral level programmes.