Institute of Rural Management (IRMASAT) 2022

Institute of Rural Management (IRMASAT) 2022

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamNational Level

IRMASAT or IRMA Social Awareness Test is conducted by the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). IRMASAT scores are considered for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). The IRMASAT 2022 exam is usually conducted in the computer-based test mode. Admission to IRMA’s PGDRM course is done on the basis of CAT/XAT scores. The admission process includes – Application submission, IRMASAT 2022, Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI). The IRMASAT 2022 application form will be available on the official website of IRMA.

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 2021 or XAT 2022 
  • Profile-cum-merit based Calls:

Candidates who fulfill 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 

IRMASAT 2022: Eligibility Criteria (PGDRM)

Eligibility Criteria for Domestic Candidates:

  • Candidate applying for PGDRM programme must be a graduate in any discipline from a university that is a state or centrally recognised
  • Candidates must have scored at least 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA. This aggregate is 45% for SC/ ST/ DAP
  • Candidates in their final year of the examination are also eligible for the IRMASAT 2022. They are required to submit proof of qualifying the final year by September 2022, failing which their candidature will be canceled
  • Candidates must have scored 85 percentile or above in CAT 2021 or XAT 2022. These candidates will be eligible for getting shortlisted for Merit-based Calls
  • Candidates must have scored 80 percentile or above in CAT 2021 or XAT 2022 and should fulfill the Profile-based Call criteria as mentioned above 

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Candidates:

  • The candidate must be a Graduate in any stream with at least 50% aggregate or equivalent from a recognised university
  • They must have appeared in GMAT/GRE (from 2015 onwards) and have a score that meets the minimum cut off criteria set by IRMA
  • Foreign candidates do not have to appear in IRMASAT, but they will be required to participate in Group Activity and Personal Interview round

Eligibility Criteria for Sponsored Candidates:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree, in any discipline, from a recognised university/institution
  • The candidate should have worked with the sponsoring organization for a minimum of two years (as of July 1, 2022) as a regular employee on a full-time basis
  • The sponsoring organization should be willing to grant uninterrupted leave to the applicant (if selected) for the period of study at IRMA
  • The sponsoring organization should undertake to make arrangements for payment of fee and other dues of the applicant to IRMA
  • If rejoining within three years for completing the second year of the programme to obtain a “PGDRM”, she/he must be working with the same organisation that sponsored her/him for the CRM and she/he needs to acquire a “NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE (NOC)” from it
  • There is no age limit to appear for IRMASAT

IRMASAT Syllabus 2022

The questions asked in IRMASAT 2022 will be based on the topics covered under the Issue of Social Concern or General Awareness. The important topics covered are mentioned below:

  • Agriculture and Education

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Environmental Issues

  • Employment and Literacy

  • Gender and Social Groups

  • Health Issues

  • Human Development

  • Human Rights

  • Indian Economy

  • Rural Development

  • Rural & Urban Population

  • Social & Economic Development

IRMASAT Exam Pattern 2022

IRMASAT 2022 is a computer-based test of 80 minutes duration. A total of 40 objective type multiple choice questions will be asked from the topic ‘Issues of Social Concern.’ Candidates will be offered five choices out of which they need to mark one correct response.

Marking Scheme: One mark will be awarded for every correct answer and one-fourth negative marking will be applied for each incorrect answer.

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Reference Books

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Recommended Books

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Application Start Date :

14th October 2021

Application End Date :

3rd November 2021

Exam Date :

7th February 2022

Result Date :

14th March 2022

Conducted By :

Institute of Rural Management, Anand

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