IRMASAT 2020: Exam Date, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Exam Date : February 10, 2020 To February 29, 2020
Result Date : March 24, 2020

Want to study in IRMA? It offers the illustrious Post Graduate Program in Rural Management to qualified students. IRMA offers a wide range of opportunities for all students. Prepare for the exam by going through tips and tricks given below to crack the IRMASAT.

Latest Update: IRMASAT 2020 Results have been declared. Earlier, IRMASAT Results were delayed and were scheduled to release in second week of March 2020.

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What is IRMASAT?

IRMA stands for 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. Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) Program at IRMA is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Candidates have to be qualified to take IRMASAT i.e., Social Awareness Test to get admissions for the PGDRM program.

Important details regarding IRMASAT 2020 exam are listed in the table below.

IRMA 2020
IRMASAT 2020 Exam Details
Exam Name Institute of Rural Management Anand Social Awareness Test
Exam Conducting Authority Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
IRMA Exam Mode Computer Based Test (Online)
Exam Level National Level
Courses offered through IRMA 2020 Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management, Fellow Programme in Rural Management
No of Questions 40
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 February 10, 2020 (Tentative)

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 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 program.

Level: IRMA Social Awareness Test 2020 is a National level exam that will be held only once a year after the declaration of CAT and XAT results.

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

Authority: Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has complete authority to conduct IRMASAT 2020 and the selection process.

Exam mode: IRMASAT 2020 will be conducted in online mode.

IRMASAT 2020 Exam Date

IRMASAT 2020 and the GA & PI rounds will be held on the 1st week or 2nd week of February 2020. In the article given below, you can find dates of the application form, admit card, exam date.

Candidates can follow the list given below to learn about various important dates of IRMA.

Application Start Date and Last Date: Candidates who wish to pursue programs in Rural management can apply for IRMASAT 2020. IRMA application form 2020 will be available from September 30, 2019 to January 10, 2020.

Admit Card: IRMA 2020 Admit Card will be available from January 24, 2020 (tentative) on the official website of IRMA.

Exam Date: The IRMASAT exam along with the GA & PI process will be conducted between February 10, 2020 and February 29, 2020. The dates would be different for both Indian Nationals and NRIs, dates for each of the category will be separately mentioned on the official website.

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, these dates are however tentative and might be changed once the official notifications are out.

Acceptance of Admission: Once results are declared qualified students will be shortlisted. Upon acceptance, the candidate needs to pay INR 1,00,000/- as an initial payment of tuition fee. Such a fee should be paid within 1 week of the announcement of IRMASAT results.

IRMASAT 2020 Eligibility

Make sure that you are eligible before you apply for IRMASAT. Candidates who meet with the following criteria are only eligible to apply for admission.

Qualification: Candidates who have graduated from any of disciplines, with the 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 2020. Those candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD must have scored an aggregate mark of 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 2020.

Exam: Candidates must have written either CAT 2020 or XAT 2020 exam.

NRI: NRI or NRI sponsored candidates or Overseas citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) should have written GRE or GMAT or CAT 2020 or XAT 2020 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) will be 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 will be 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.

IRMASAT 2020 Syllabus

The IRMASAT 2020 Syllabus consists of all important topics that might come for the exam. The major topics are discussed below.

Topics: IRMA 2020 topics 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.

Tips: Having good knowledge about current affairs happening around the world increases the chance of cracking the IRMA 2020 Social Awareness Test.

How to prepare for IRMASAT?

According to the syllabus of IRMASAT, 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 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 2020 Exam Pattern

Every aspirant 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.

IRMASAT 2020 Questions: IRMASAT 2020 exam is a Computer-Based Test(Online) carrying 40 objective type Multiple Choice Questions. Out of this, there will 28 paragraph based questions, 3 paragraph based fill in the blank questions and 9 standalone questions.

Time Duration and Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 80 minutes to complete IRMASAT 2020 Exam. For every correct response, candidates will be awarded by 1 and for every incorrect response, 1/4th mark will be 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 will be conducted for Executive PGDM. The admission for eligible candidates into Executive PGDM will be based on GD and PI rounds only.

How to Apply for IRMASAT Exam?

Candidates willing to apply for IRMASAT can register now in the Online mode. Candidates who have scored well (above 85 percentile) in CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 are shortlisted and those candidates are called upon for IRMASAT exam and also for Group Activity and Personal Interview on same date which will be released by IRMA as PDF in their official website.

Follow the steps given below to complete IRMASAT Registration 2020.

Online Registration

  1. Visit the official website of IRMA.
  2. Enter the candidate's valid email ID and create a new password.
  3. Fill all 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 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 2020 Application Form

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

Details required: Candidates have to enter their details such as name, DOB, contact information, academic details, contact details and their choice of course, etc in IRMASAT 2020 Application form.

IRMA 2020 Fees: Candidates can register for IRMASAT 2020 by paying 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 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.

IRMASAT 2020 Admit Card

Institute of Rural Management Anand will issue IRMASAT 2020 Admit card only by the last week of January. Candidates appearing for the exam must carry their admit cards to the exam hall on the day of the exam. Given below are details on how to download IRMASAT 2020, Admit Card.

Credentials to Download

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 2020 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.

IRMASAT 2020 Exam Centres

IRMA will conduct Social Awareness Test in 28 cities across India from February 10, 2020 to February 29, 2020. Candidates have to enter their choice of test center during the application process. Candidates should check the list of IRMASAT exam centers before choosing their test city.

IRMASAT 2020 Exam Centres are spread across 19 states in India for the benefit of students all over the country.

Mode: IRMASAT 2020 will be 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.

IRMASAT 2020 Result

Candidates can easily access their results by providing the credentials used at the time of registration. IRMASAT 2020 Result will be declared on an official website of IRMA on March 24, 2020.

Shortlisted candidates: All those candidates who are shortlisted for IRMASAT 2020 will be called for Group Activity and Personal Interview. IRMASAT Scorecard includes sectional wise performance and overall performance. IRMA results include results of both SAT exam and Group activity & Personal interview.

IRMASAT 2020 answer key: An official answer key will be 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 will be 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.

IRMASAT Cutoff 2020

IRMASAT cutoff for the academic year 2019-2021 for admission into PRM is released by IRMA is as mentioned below:

IRMASAT 2020 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

IRMASAT 2020 Counselling

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 will be eligible for the IRMASAT exam and the admission process which involves GA and PI rounds.

IRMASAT Exam Analysis

Analysis of IRMA 2018 Question Paper is as follows:

Overall Difficulty level: Candidates who wrote IRMASAT 2018 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 available after IRMASAT 2020

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. Doctoral program aims to promote rural management education, training, and research. Mentioned below is a list of courses offered by IRMA.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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).

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.

There is no correspondence course which is offered by IRMA.

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

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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 2020.

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 2020 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

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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,

To be eligible for IRMA, 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 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 2020 scores for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management 2020 - 19 (PRM 2020-19) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management 2020 (FPRM 2020).

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.