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Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) is a well-known institute offering unique postgraduate and doctoral level programs. IRMA is located in Anand, Gujarat and is founded by Dr. Verghese Kurien. IRMA Institute conducts a national level entrance examination for admission to its rural management programs.
The IRMA national level examination is online and only those candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for the IRMA examination. IRMA Institute provides admission in two courses in Rural Management. The IRMA examination is conducted in January and the candidates need to keep in mind that the CAT scores will be considered in the final IRMA results. The candidates need to fulfill the IRMA eligibility criteria in respective courses including the work experience, if necessary.
Courses offered through IRMA:
IRMA Exam Details
Institute of Rural Management, Anand
Also Known as
Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)
IRMA Exam Date
12th February 2018
Last date for receipt of completed IRMA applications in hard copy for Indian Nationals:
December 23, 2017
Last date for receipt of completed IRMA applications online for Indian Nationals:
December 30, 2017
Last date for receipt of completed IRMA applications for Foreign Nationals:
March 31, 2018
IRMA’s online Admissions Test on “Issues of Social Concern (ISC)” for Indian Nationals:
February 12, 2018
Intimation for Group Activity and Personal Interview to Indian Nationals:
February 18, 2018
Group Activity and Personal Interview for Indian Nationals:
March 06 to 20, 2018 (except March 12 & 14, 2018)
Telephonic Personal Interview (TPI) for Foreign Nationals:
Last week of April 2018
The announcement of final IRMA results (for Indian Nationals):
March 31, 2018
Last date for submitting acceptance form with initial fee (online):
April 07, 2018
Last date to deposit the IRMA first year fee (online):
May 01, 2018
Classes on Bridge Course on Mathematics:
June 05 to 10, 2018
Induction IRMA Programme:
June 12 to 25, 2018
The beginning of IRMA First Term:
June 26, 2018
Age Limit for IRMA 2018:
No age limit as such.
Required Education Qualification:
The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/DAP) from a recognized University to be eligible.The candidates appearing in their final year of Graduation can also eligible to apply for the IRMA Exam.
Candidates must also have valid CAT 2017 or XAT 2017 scores to satisfy eligibility.
Criteria for FPRM:
Candidates must satisfy any one of the followings to stand eligible:
PGDRM from IRMA.
Interested Candidates can start the application process by logging into the official website of IRMA 2018.
Official Website of IRMA:
Availability of Application:
The process of application will last from 2nd October 2017 to 20th January 2018
Last Date for Applying:
The last date for applying for the IRMA 2018 examination is until the 20th January 2018, in the case of online submission and until 23rd Dec 2017 for receipt of filled in IRMA applications.
Application Form to IRMA:
The application process for IRMA 2018 can be done online or offline by visiting the IRMA website and downloading Application Form provided. Candidates can choose their preferred IRMA exam center. Candidates should provide details about their Education and Work experience as it might help strengthen their IRMA Application Form. Candidates will have to Upload a scanned photograph and signature as it is required to print it on the Candidates IRMA Admit Card.
The IRMA Application fees can be paid Online or through a Challan, according to the Candidates sole choice.
For General Candidates,
the fee per IRMA program is Rs. 1200/- (SC/ST/DAP: Rs.600/-)
For General Candidates,
the fee for two IRMA programs is Rs. 1600/- (SC/ST/DAP: Rs.800/-)
Seat Reservation Criteria:
SC-15%, ST-7.5%, Other Backward Classes-27%.
The registration for the IRMA examination can be done by both online or offline methods. The aspiring IRMA candidate can download the form from the official IRMA website. The IRMA forms are accepted up to # for a hard copy of IRMA application and up to 30th Dec 2017 for online submission of IRMA forms.
Final Date Of Submission For Foreign Nationals:
By the 31st of March 2018.
Final Date of Submission for Indian Nationals:
By the 23rd of December 2017 (hard copy) and by 30th December 2017 (online submission).
Availing the Admit Card:
Candidates can download/print the Admit Card by logging into the official website for IRMA 2017 examination. Candidates will have to enter their Application Number and DOB, to get their Admit Card.
Details on IRMA 2017 Admit Card:
The IRMA 2017 Admit Card is an important document which has to be carried by the Candidate appearing for the IRMA 2017 examination center. The Admit Card consists of information such as The Name of the Candidate, Exam date and Time, Exam center address and the Candidate's User ID No./Registration Number.
Mode of IRMA Exam:
The IRMA examination is in English and is conducted in an online mode. It will be a multiple choice examination with five options available for each question.
Duration of Exam:
Duration of the exam is 120 minutes (02 hours).
Total of 200 Marks is allotted.
Exam Paper Sections:
The IRMA examination paper consists of three sections as stated below, however, it also consists of a psychometric test, known as Issues of Social Concern.
The questions in the IRMA examination are based on the subject of Language, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Abilities. Candidates are advised be thorough with the topics under these sections for the IRMA 2017 examination.The IRMA examination test's the Candidate's ability in English and Calculations.
Availability of IRMA 2017 Results:
The results of IRMA will be available on 31 March 2017.
How to Obtain IRMA Score Card:
The IRMA results can be checked from the official IRMA website with the use of their IRMA Roll Number. IRMA will release the result for PRM and FPRM on its official website.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. Overseas candidates are selected on the basis of their GMAT and GRE score.
There is a five stage IRMA selection procedure of the candidates. The IRMA 2018 selection Procedure will give weight age to CAT 2016 or XAT 2016 score along with the score of Issues of Social Concern test conducted.
After the release of the IRMA 2017 results, the eligible Candidates are notified for the counselling session. The IRMA 2017 counselling is a 5 stage process for the selection of the Candidates.
Candidates eligibility will be based on the CAT 2017 or XAT 2017 scores along with the Issues of Social Concern test scores.
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.
No, the exam is conducted for admission to its rural management programs only.
Yes, the university offers postgraduate level programs.
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.
No, the University offers only Postgraduate and Doctoral level programmes.
The founder of the Institute of Rural Management is Dr. Verghese Kurien.
Yes, the CAT scores will be considered in the final IRMA results.
Yes, the university offers doctoral level programmes.
The IRMA exam is conducted for admissions to its rural management programs.
The Conducting Authority of IRMA 2017 examination is Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).
The candidates' CAT scores will be considered in the final IRMA results.
The IRMA 2017 is a national level examination conducted in online mode only.
IRMA 2017 entrance examination is for admission to its rural management programs.
IRMA is located in Anand, Gujarat and IRMA institute conducts entrance examination for admission to its rural management programs in national level.
IRMA Institute provides admission in two courses in Rural Management.