IRMASAT 2022 (From 15 Feb) – Registration (Last Date – 27 Jan), Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

IRMASAT 2022 – IRMA Anand will close the IRMASAT registration on January 27, 2022. Interested candidates can complete the registration on the official website i.e. irma.ac.in. Institute of Rural Management Anand Social Aptitude Test (IRMASAT) is a management entrance test conducted for admission into the PGDM (RM) program of IRMA Anand. To register for IRMASAT 2022 candidates need to have a valid email address and a valid mobile number. Candidates can refer to this page for other information such as important dates, how to apply, eligibility criteria, selection process, syllabus, preparation, etc.

IRMASAT 2022

 Latest – IRMASAT 2022 registration will end on Jan 27, 2022. Click here to know more.

The IRMA selection process is divided into 3 parts – IRMA Written Ability Test, and the Personal Interview. On the account of the COVID-19 pandemic, GA has been removed and the weightage of GA has been allotted to the personal interview.

IRMASAT Dates 2022

IRMA has released the event-wise schedule of the selection process for admission in PGDM – Rural Management.

IRMASAT eventDates
Start date of the registration process10 Nov 2021
Last date of the registration process15 Jan 2022 27 Jan 2022
Last date of the registration process for NRI / NRI sponsored / Foreign nationals / OCI / PIO / CIWG candidates15 Jan 2022 27 Jan 2022
IRMA Written Ability Test 2022 exam date15 – 28 Feb 2022
IRMASAT personal interview15 – 28 Feb 2022
IRMA Offline Personal Interview18-19 Feb 2022
25 – 26 Feb 2022
Result announcement3rd week of March 2022
Last date of submitting IRMA acceptance form with an initial fee of Rs 1000007 days after the result announcement
Last date of depositing the remaining 1st-year fees7 days after the acceptance form submission
Personal interview for NRI / NRI sponsored / Foreign nationals / OCI / PIO / CIWG candidates4th week of Mar 2022
Result announcement of NRI / NRI sponsored / Foreign nationals / OCI / PIO / CIWG candidates1st week of Apr 2022

IRMASAT 2022 Application Form

IRMA is yet to start the registration for IRMASAT 2022. Candidates can refer to the information given below to know more about IRMASAT 2022 application form.

How to apply for IRMASAT 2022?

Candidates can refer to the below steps to know about how to fill in the IRMASAT application form.

1st Step – Visit the official website of IRMA i.e. irma.ac.in.

2nd Step – Register yourself on the admission portal. Fill in the details – Name, a valid e-mail address, a valid mobile number, create a password, select state, city, and course for which you are applying.

The password you are creating must fulfill the below criteria.

  • It should be of minimum 8 characters
  • At least one upper case letter, one number (0-9), and one special character should be present.

3rd Step – A verification email will arrive in the inbox of your email address. Click on the link given in that verification email and it will directly take you to the application form.

4th Step – Now you will be on your dashboard. Click on the “Apply Now” button to process further.

5th Step – Now fill in the basic details like applicant type, gender, date of birth, PwD status (if applicable), the sponsored applicant (if applicable).

6th Step – Now upload your photograph and signature according to the format required. Then click on the button to have your application considered for profile-based selection. Then click on Next.

7th Step – Fill in the general information like annual income, parents name, mother tongue. Then click on Next.

8th Step – Fill in your correspondence and permanent address details. Then click on next.

9th Step – Fill in your academic details like current education status, X, XII, graduation marks. Click on next.

10th Step – Fill in the work experience details (if applicable) and click on next.

11th Step – Upload the documents like X certificate, XII certificate, Graduation certificate, graduation mark sheet.

12th Step – Complete the payment process and download the application form receipt.

IRMASAT Application Fee 2022

Candidates can refer to the below table for application fees for IRMASAT 2022. This table is based on the information available for the 2021 session.

CategoryApplication Fees
General / General EWS / OBCRs 2000
SC / ST / DAPRs 1000
NRI / Foreign nationals / OCI / PIO / CIWGRs 3000

Image Specifications for IRMASAT 2022

Candidates need to keep the below-mentioned points in mind while uploading their photographs and signatures.

  • Format of the photgraph and signature must be either PNG or JPEG.
  • Size of the images should not exceed 512 KB. Dimension of the images should be 200 px tall and 150 px wide.
  • Photo must have either white background or light colored background.
  • Photograph must not be older than 6 months old.
  • Candidate’s eyes must be open and without sunglasses. Face must be clearly visible and directed towrds the center. Shoulder tops must be clearly visible.

Documents needed to fill the IRMASAT Application Form 2022

Candidates need to keep these documents handy while filling out the IRMASAT application form.

  • Photograph
  • X certificate
  • XII certificate
  • Graduation marksheet
  • Graduation certificate
  • Work Experience documents (if applicable)

IRMASAT Syllabus 2022

IRMASAT syllabus 2022 consists of 2 sections – Issues of Social Concern and Reading Comprehension. Candidates can refer to the below information for topics of Issues of social concern.

Issues of Social Concern – This section evaluates the candidate’s understanding and views on different socio-economic, socio-political, social affairs. IRMA does not provide definite topics for this section. But by taking a look at the sample paper available on the official website candidates can refer to these topics for preparation of this section.

  • Human Rights
  • Environmental issues and regulations
  • Important laws, articles in the Constitution of India.
  • Agricuture in India and agriculture related regulations
  • National & International agricultural related councils, organizations, awards, books & their authors.
  • Features, goals, acheivements and milestones of different agriculture related schemes – MNREGA, PMJDY, PMKSY, PMKMDY, PMFBY, PKVY, PMGSY, SGSY, DDUGKY, PMSBY, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, .
  • Goals, achievements and milestones of Green revolution, White revolution, co-operative movement in India, Swachch bharat mission.
  • Government reports about different stats on agriculture and rural india.
  • Different Social movement and government schemes like – women empowerment, Beti bachao Beti padhao, Net neutrality, Gender equality, Social activism.

IRMASAT Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates can refer to the following table for the IRMASAT exam pattern.

IRMA Anand Entrance Test is divided into two parts – Written ability Test (WAT) and (PI). On the written ability test candidates will be provided a topic on which they have to write 200-300 words in 30 minutes. After the candidates are shortlisted on the basis of WAT they will be called for a personal interview on the same day.

IRMASAT Exam Preparation 2022

Candidates who wish to prepare for IRMASAT should prepare for both sections separately. For reading comprehension, candidates do not need to prepare something extra than what they prepared for CAT/XAT. For the preparation of Issues of Social Concern, candidates can follow the below-mentioned tips.

  • To prepare for recent government schemes and policies candidates should read newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express, The Economist.
  • For agriculture and rural development candidates can refer to Yojana and Kurukshetra.
  • Candidates can refer to the sample paper available on the official website i.e. irma.ac.in.

Candidates can refer to the following table for the buying link of the books for IRMASAT 2022

Books NameBuying Link
Yojana MagazineClick Here
Kurukshetra MagazineClick Here

IRMASAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates who wish to appear for IRMASAT 2022 must know the required eligibility criteria. They can refer to the below points for the same.

  • Aspirants should have obtained a graduation degree in any discipline from a UGC recognized university / college.
  • Candidates should have atleast 50% aggregate in their graduation.
  • Candidates in the final year of graduation may also apply but theyhave to ensure that all their examinations are completed till the commencement of classes.
  • Aspirants must have to submit their scores for CAT 2021 or XAT 2022. Because after the preparation of merit list on the basis of marks obtained in CAT 2021 or XAT 2022, shortlisted candidates will be allowed to appear for IRMASAT 2022.
  • IRMA shortlist the candidates for IRMASAT 2022 on the basis of two different merit calls:
    • Merit-based Calls – In this list candidates will be selected on the basis of their scores in CAT 2021 or XAT 2022.
    • Profile cum Merit based calls – In this candidates will be selected on the basis of scores obtained in CAT 2021 or XAT 2022. And they should have done their graduation in any of these discipline – Agri Packaging and Processing, Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Cooperation – only agriculture cooperatives, Dairy Technology, Fishery, Food Processing, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Horticulture, Veterinary.

Seat Availability in IRMASAT 2022

IRMA is still yet to be release seat details for the PGDM (Rural Management) for the 2022-24 session. Candidates can refer to the below information which is based on the 2021-23 session.

  • Number of Seats in PGDM (RM) for 2021-23 are 240.

IRMASAT Reservation Policy 2022

Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned information for the reservation policy of IRMA for IRMASAT.

  • 5% seats are reserved for the students who belong to NRI category.
  • 15% seats are available for the candidates who belong to Foreign nationals / OCI / PIO / CIWG categories.
  • In the above 15% seats, 1/3 seats are reserved for candidates whobelong to CIWC category.
  • For SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD, IRMA follows the researvation policy of the government of India.

IRMASAT Admit Card 2022

IRMASAT admit card 2022 will be available on its official website i.e. admission.irma.ac.in. Candidates can log in to the portal with help of a login ID and password.

Steps to download IRMASAT Admit Card 2022

  • Visit the official website of IRMASAT.
  • Log in to portal using the registered email id and password (email id and password should be entered correctly).
  • Click on the download admit card.
  • Take the print out for the future reference.

Details mentioned in IRMASAT Admit Card 2022

  • Name
  • Signature
  • Photgraph
  • Date of Birth, Address
  • IRMASAT 2022 registration/application number
  • IRMASAT 2022 exam date, time and venue.
  • Complete address of the exam center.
  • Important instructions regarding the admit card and exam.

IRMASAT Test Center 2022

Candidates will be provided the option to choose the venue for the personal interview. They can select if they want to appear for an Online Interview or Offline Interview.

The centers where candidates can opt for offline interviews are.

  • Anand
  • Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Kolkata

IRMASAT 2022 Selection Procedure

The detailed selection procedure for Indian Nationals can be divided into two stages which have been discussed in the following section.

Stage I: Shortlisting candidates on the basis of their CAT/XAT scores

In the first stage, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their either CAT score or XAT score, depending on which one is higher. Shortlisted candidates will be informed about their selection via email or text message to their registered mail address and phone number.

Stage II: WAT and Interview Procedure

The second stage of IRMASAT 2022 can be further subdivided into two parts, the Written Ability Test (WAT) and the Personal Interview (PI).

Written Ability Test (WAT): The first round, shortlisted candidates have to appear immediately after the briefing of the Admissions Chair, on the particular day of their personal interview, is the Written Test Ability (WAT). This will be an offline test of 30 minutes which will be taken by the candidates using pen and paper. They will be required to write an essay of 200 to 300 words on a given topic and upload the scanned answer booklet to the IRMA website using their specific login credentials. This test is used to analyze the knowledge of candidates on rural aptitude as well as test their written communication abilities.

Personal Interview (PI): The next round, candidates have to appear for is the Personal Interview (PI) session where the candidates will be tested on their managerial abilities, communication skills, and their suitability for the program. Another important aspect is to test the candidates on their rural management as the PGDM (RM) course is specific to organizations dealing with rural development in the country. The personal interview will be conducted in either online mode or offline mode depending on the choice of the particular candidate. The offline Interview will be held in 5 cities namely, Anand, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata. Candidates opting for an offline interview will be asked to enter a choice of 2 among the 5 above-mentioned centers. IRMA has to right to change or cancel any personal interview center.

Final Selection

The final selection of the candidates for admission will be based on the following criteria:

  • 35% weightage to the percentile of marks obtained in either CAT or XAT examination
  • 35% weightage to the marks obtained in the Personal Interview (PI) round
  • 5% weightage to the marks obtained in the Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • 5% weightage to the academic performance throughout (1.5% to 10th standard marks, 1.5% to 12th standard marks, 2% marks to Graduation)
  • 3.5% weightage to Gender Diversity (3.5% for females and transgenders, 0% for males)
  • 5% weightage to Regional Diversity ( 2 marks will be added to the fin score of the particular candidate who provides valid proof of passing their 10th/ 12th standard examination from a school situated in an aspirational district, 3 marks will be added to the final score of the candidates belonging to the North-Eastern states of India, provided they produce a valid domicile certificate)
  • 1.5% weightage to Sports Diversity ( Candidates, providing government certificates for their participation in sports at different levels, will receive extra marks in their fin score)
  • 2% weightage to Academic Diversity ( Candidates from any discipline other than the Engineering stream will receive benefits)
  • 3% weightage to Academic Pedigree (NIRF 2021 rankings for Engineering, Dental, Pharmacy, Law, Medicine and other colleges and ICAR rankings for agricultural universities will be used to determine this)
  • 5% weightage to Work Experience (Only full-time and paid employments will be considered and experience will be calculated in months as of September 30, 2021)
Experience in MonthsScore (Maximum – 5 marks)
<=60
7 to 121
13 to 182
19 to 243
25 to 304
31 to 365
37 to 424
43 to 483
49 to 542
55 to 601
>600

IRMASAT Result 2022

IRMASAT result 2022 is announced on the official website i.e. irma.ac.in. After the candidates have filled out their application form, a list of shortlisted candidates is released. Only those candidates are allowed to appear for IRMASAT, GA, Personal interviews. The final result of IRMASAT is developed on the basis of many things. Candidates can find the weightage of every criterion from the table given below.

IRMASAT CriteriaWeightage
CAT / XAT35%
IRMA Written Ability Test5%
Personal Interview35%
Academic Performance5%
Gender Diversity3.5%
Regional Diversity5%
Sports Diversity1.5%
Academic Diversity2%
Academic Pedigree3%
Work Experience5%
Total 100%

Scholarship at IRMA Anand

There are various financial assistance programs available for the needy students at IRMA, some of which are discussed below.

IRMA Scholarship

20 students pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) will be eligible for this scholarship worth 1.17 crore. Out of 20, 10 scholarships will be available for the general pool and 10 scholarships will be available for females. The scholarship amount will cover 50% of the tuition fees of the students. In the first year, scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the overall selection merit of the IRMASAT admission procedure, and in the second year, scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance that is the CGPA of the first year.

Mirae Asset Foundation (MAF) Scholarship

4 students are eligible for this scholarship every year out of which 2 students are selected from the first year and 2 from the second year. The scholarship amount is rupees 5 lakhs per student every year and it is evaluated yearly at the beginning of the academic year.

SC Scholarships

4 students at IRMA are eligible for this scholarship provided by The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India which covers the entire cost of education. This scholarship includes tuitions fees, non-refundable charges, boarding and lodging expenses, cost of books, stationaries, and a personal computer.

ST Scholarships

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India provides a full scholarship for the SC students at IRMA. This scholarship covers tuition fees, boarding and lodging expenses, book-grant and a one-time grant for purchasing a personal computer.

IDFC First Bank MBA Scholarship

Meritorious students from the weaker sections of society who are keen on pursuing an MBA are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship amount is rupees 1 lakh per year for students pursuing their degrees at IRMA.

Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Schemes

As per AICTE rules, IRMA provides the Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme for eligible students.

Educational Loans

Students pursuing their degree at IRMA are eligible for various educational loans provided by a number of banks.

About Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

IRMA was established in 1979 under the leadership of Dr. Verghese Kurien. Dr. Verghese Kurien is also known as the “Father of White Revolution”. IRMA was established with the joint efforts of SADC, Govt. of India, Indian Dairy Corporation, NDDB, and Govt. of Gujarat. IRMA provides different programs in rural management such as:

  • PGDM (Rural Management)
  • FPM (Rural Management)
  • PGDM (Rural Management – Executive)
  • MDP

IRMA’s PGDM (RM) is recognized as a Master’s degree by AICTE and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). IRMA is spread over a 60 acre of campus. The campus is equipped with all the state-of-the-art facilities like Library, lecture halls, auditoriums, student hostels, high-speed WiFi & LAN. The campus also provides indoor and outdoor sports facilities for sports like football, badminton, cricket, boxing, billiards, table tennis, etc.

Some of the notable rankings of IRMA is:

  • #12 in Top B-School of India by Times B-School survey 2021
  • #21 in Top B-School of India by The Week magazine 2021
  • #14 in Top B-School of India by Business Today 2021
  • #6 in Top B-School of West zone by The Week magazine 2021

Some of the notable alumni of IRMA are:

  • Satish Babu – Director, ICFOSS
  • Raju Narisetti – Founder, Mint Newspaper
  • Sandeep Dikhsit – Member of Parliament
  • Dr. Sankar Datta – Acadmic and professional development worker
  • R.S. Sodhi – AMUL

IRMA Placements for PGDM (Rural Management)

In terms of placement, IRMA is one of the top b-schools in India. The average salary in the year 2020 at IRMA for PGDM (RM) was 10.78 Lacs PA.

Some of the companies that selected students from IRMA for the PGDM (RM) program are:

  • AMUL
  • Mother Dairy
  • ITC Limited
  • Big Basket
  • adani Wilmar
  • Fullerton India
  • METRO wholesale
  • Grofers
  • National Dairy Development Board
  • HDFC Ergo
  • UNICEF
  • Cargill
  • IDFC Bank
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • Reliance Foundation
  • Future Group
  • ICICI Bank
  • YES Bank

Placement Stats of IRMA for PGDM (RM)

YearMaximum Salary (per annum)Average Salary (per annum)
202226.5015.00
202119.0010.10
202052.0010.78
201950.3112.84
201846.5011.39
201746.5010.22
201627.398.56

IRMA PGDM (RM) Fee Structure

Candidates interested in PGDM (Rural Management) provided by IRMA can refer to the below for its fee structure. The below table is according to the data available for the 2021-23 session.

CategoryTuition Fee(2 years)Other Fee (Charges and Deposits – for 2 years)
Indian NationalsRs 11,74,990Rs 3,42,110
NRI / Foreign nationals / OCI / PIO / CIWG31,390 USDRs 1,17,100

Important Downloads

DocumentDownload PDF
Information brochureClick here
Selection CriteriaClick here

FAQs about IRMASAT 2022

Q. How difficult is IRMASAT 2022?

A. Difficulty level of IRMASAT is easy to moderate but because of the vast area of the syllabus, it requires a lot of preparation.

Q. Is CAT compulsory for admission into IRMA?

A. Yes CAT is compulsory to take admission into IRMA because a candidate can only appear for IRMASAT on the basis of their scores in CAT / XAT.

Q. Is IRMA a good college?

A. IRMA is regarded as one of the finest b-schools in India providing rural management. Also, the campus of IRMA is equipped with every facility. The placement at IRMA is very good in comparison with other colleges providing rural management.

Q. How is IRMA placement?

A. The highest package at IRMA for PGDM in Rural Management for the year 2020 was 52 Lacs per annum. The average placement in 2020 was 10.78 Lacs.

Q. How can I appear for IRMASAT 2022?

A. A candidate can appear for IRMSAT by filling up the application form on its official website i.e. admission.irma.ac.in.

Q. What is IRMASAT 2022?

A. IRMASAT 2022 is the exam conducted by IRMA for admission into its PGDM (Rural Management) program.

Q. What is the application form fee for IRMASAT 2022?

A. The application form fee for Gen/EWS/OBC is Rs 2000, for SC/ST/PwD is Rs 1000. For NRI / Foreign nationals / OCI / PIO / CIWG application fee is Rs 3000.

Q. What is the admission procedure for PGDM (RM) at IRMA?

A. Candidates will be shortlisted by IRMA based on their CAT/ XAT score, whichever is higher. These shortlisted candidates will then be called for a Personal Interview (PI) session.

Q. In which mode will the application form for IRMASAT 2022 be available?

A. The application form for IRMASAT 2022 has to be filled up online and the application fee has to be paid through the specified payment gateway.

Q. What is the total number of seats available in the PGDM (RM) program for the year 2022-24?

A. A total of 240 seats are available to the candidates for the PGDM (RM) course for the academic year 2022-24 of which 5% of the seats are for the NRI category of candidates.

Q. What is the age limit for admission to the PGDM (RM) course?

A. There is no restriction on the age for admission to the PGDM (RM) course.

Q. Are there any seats reserved for candidates belonging to the Management Quota for the PGDM (RM) program?

A. No, there is no concept of Management Quota seats in the PGDM (RM) program at IRMA.

Q. Which one between the CAT and XAT scores will be considered if a candidate provides both?

A. A higher score either in CAT or XAT examination will be considered in case a candidate provides both.

Q. What is the weightage for Academic Performance in IRMASAT 2022?

A. There is 5% weightage for academic performance in IRMASAT 2022 distributed as 1.5% for 10th standard, 1.5% for 12th standard, and 2% for graduation.

Q. Who will the Gender Diversity weightage be beneficial too?

A. The weightage for gender diversity will be applicable for females and transgender candidates.

Q. How will the work experience weightage work in IRMASAT 2022?

A. There will be a 5% weightage for work experience (only full-time and paid employments will be considered and experience will be calculated in months as of Sep 30, 2021).

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