IRMA 2018: An Overview of all the Details


IRMA 2018 is an entrance examination to grant admission into various courses, which will be organized by the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand. IRMA provides admission in different types of courses such as Fellowship Programme in Rural Management (FPRM), Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM), etc.  On the basis of CAT 2017 and XAT 2018, the candidate can get admission into FPRM & PGDRM courses. Candidates taking admissions on the basis of CAT & XAT have to qualify an online entrance examination test known as IRMASAT – IRMA Social Awareness Test which is organized by IRMA to allow admission into these courses. IRMA 2018 registration form will be available from 1st October 2017. Candidates can find related details to IRMA in this article.

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Candidate can check the tentative date of IRMA 2018 given below:

Starting date of online application form                        1st October 2017

Last date of offline application form                               4thWeek of December 2017

Last date of online application form                               3rd week of January 2018

Online entrance exam                                                        2nd Week of February 2018

Group Discussion and Personal Interview Session      1st to 3rd Week of March 2018

Result announcement                                                        Last week of March 2018

IRMA Registration Process 2018

Instructions for IRMA 2018 application form are given as below:

  • Candidate can start registration for IRMA 2018 through both online and offline modes.
  • The application procedure will be started from 1st October 2017.
  • After making the payment of required fee through DD, the candidate can obtain offline application form by the Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand – 388001.
  • Candidate can make payment of application fee through both- online and offline mode.
  • Those candidates who are applying through offline mode have to send the application form along with necessary documents to the authority address.

IRMA 2018 Application Fee

  • Candidates can make payment through E-challan /net banking of SBI bank challan /debit-card.
  • The detail of application fee for different categories are given below :
Course Online Application Fee Offline Application Fee
General& OBC SC/ST/DAP General & OBC SC/ST/DAP
One Course Rs.1200/- Rs.600/- Rs.1275/- Rs.675/-
Two Courses Rs.1600/- Rs.800/- Rs.1675/- Rs.875/-

Eligibility Criteria

IRMA 2018 declares different eligibility criteria for different courses which are given below:


  • Candidates must have qualified bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized university.
  • Candidates must have obtained minimum 50% marks for general category and 45% for SC/ST/DAP.
  • Candidates must have qualified CAT 2017 exam or XAT 2018 exam.


  • Candidates must have qualified PGDRM from IRMA/post graduation in any stream/ five or four-year professional degree courses like engineering, agricultural, science, etc.
  • Post Graduated candidates must have secured 55% at PG level and 50% at graduation level.
  • Candidates must have qualified with CAT 2017 exam or XAT 2018 exam.

IRMA Exam Pattern

The exam pattern will consider the following points:

  • The duration of exam will about 80 minutes duration.
  • The exam will be organized through online mode.
  • Total 40 questions will be asked.
  • The questions will be of multiple-choice questions.
  • The question paper will be asked in the English Language.
  • One mark will be given for each correct answer.
  • 1/4 will be deducted for any wrong answer of a question.
  • Consider below pattern for question paper:

IRMA Syllabus

Candidates have to answer 40 questions on “Issues of Social Concern” in 80 minutes. The section mostly checks out the candidate’s understanding of related social issues and socio-economic factors.

Topics which are covered under syllabus are:

  • Indian Economy
  • Human Development
  • Social and Economic Development
  • Human Rights
  • Agriculture
  • Health Issues
  • Education
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Rural Development
  • Urban and Rural population
  • Environmental Issues
  • Gender and social groups like cast, religion.

IRMA 2018 Admit Card

All admit cards of IRMA entrance test will be sent to the candidates by post. If they do not receive, then candidates can download it from the official website of IRMA. The admit card details are given below:

  • Admit card is mandatory to enter the examination hall.
  • Candidate must check all printed details on admit card thoroughly.
  • Admit card will contain the name of the candidate, application number, Exam date, venue of an exam, exam time, contact details of candidates, passport size photo of the candidate.
  • It is compulsory to bring on photo ID proof along with admit card at the time of examination.

IRMA 2018 Result

Candidate can check their result of online admission test through online mode. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the next admission procedure of admission conducted by IRMA. Candidates have to take the printout of a result and keep it safe until the admission process completes.

IRMA Admission Process

  • After qualifying the entrance test for admission, candidates have to qualify group activities, personal interview and other rounds for admission.
  • Final result for admission will be declared in the last week of March 2018.