What is IRMASAT?

IRMA Social Awareness Test is a national-level entrance test, conducted by the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) for admission to its Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management Programme (PGDM-RM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM).

Am I eligible for IRMASAT?

The minimum eligibility criteria for IRMASAT is graduation. You must score 85 percentile or above in CAT or XAT and you need to fulfil any one of the following conditions:

  • You hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with the required marks, awarded by any recognized University or educational institution.
  • You are appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination.
  • You have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results.

Required Marks:

  • 50% if you belong to General, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) or Other Backward Castes – Non Creamy (NC-OBC) category.
  • 45% if you belong to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Persons with Disability (PwD) category.

For admissions, IRMA will be shortlisting prospective candidates on two calls:

  • Merit-based Calls: The selection committee will decide the category-wise cutoff for candidates who appeared for CAT or XAT
  • Profile-cum-merit based Calls: Candidates who fulfil the following criteria will be shortlisted for profile-based calls:
    • Graduation in Agri Packaging and Processing, Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Cooperation related to Agricultural Cooperatives, Dairy Technology, Fishery, Food Processing, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Horticulture or Veterinary from recognised universities and colleges
    • Work experience in the Development Sector, Social Impact, Livelihoods, Policy and Advocacy, Agriculture and Allied Sectors

When can I take the test?
  • September – October
  • October – February
Test Date
  • Third Week of February
Results Declaration
  • Second Week of March
What is the pattern of the test?
Overall Duration
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
Overall Marks
  • 40
Marking Scheme
  • Total 40 questions that are paragraph based fill in the blanks paragraph-based descriptive,and standalone
  • Social Awareness
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