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Institute of Rural Management Anand [IRMA] 2019

Exam Description:

About IRMA 2017:

Institute of Rural Management , Anand (IRMA) is a well-known institute offering unique postgraduate and doctoral level programmes. 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:

Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management

Fellowship in Rural Management

Exam Mode    Online



Application Process begins

September 20, 2018

Application Process ends

January 21, 2019 (over)


February 11-23, 2019

Final result announcement

First week of March, 2019

Date of Examination 11 February 2019
Time of Examination 9:00 AM
Examination Fees Rs.1200
Institute of Rural Management Anand [IRMA] 2019 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for IRMA 2019

Basic IRMA Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to appear for PRM Eligibility Criteria:

The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/DAP) from 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 2015 or XAT 2016 scores to satisfy eligibility.
FPRM Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must satisfy one of the following eligibility criteria:

PGDRDM from IRMA with one year post diploma work experience;
Post graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution with 55% marks at PG and 50% marks at Graduation (college) level;
Five-year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc.) with 60% marks and at least one year work experience;
Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc.) with 60% marks and at least three years' work experience;
Applicants having a valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.).
UGC JRF is mandatory, only NET is not sufficient for getting exemption from IRMA admissions test. SC/ST/OBC/DAP applicants are eligible for 5% relaxation in the marks specified above.
Starting date of registration 20 November 2018
Last date of registration 21 January 2019

Syllabus of IRMA 2019:

The questions in the IRMA examination are based on the subject on language and mathematical reasoning.

IRMA Syllabus for English Comprehension:

There will be 2 Comprehension passages and each will be around 200-300 words.

For this IRMA test section, a candidate with a better grip over the English vocabulary will have an advantage. The topics include:


Fill in the blanks


Synonyms & Antonyms

Syntax and correct grammar

Dictionary meanings of different words

Mark the error

Jumbled sentences

Idiomatic Usage


IRMA Syllabus for Quantitative Ability:

This IRMA test section will challenge the candidate’s Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency skills.

The candidates with a better grip over Mathematics will have an advantage in this IIRMA test section.

The topics and sub-topics for Quantitative Ability are as follows:

Data interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Bar graph

Pie chart

Line graph


Averages and Percentages Based

Problem Solving


Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Profit and Loss

Work and time

Ratio and Proportion

Permutation and Combination

Modern math

Mixtures and Alligations






2D and 3 D Geometry

Pipes and Cisterns


IRMA Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning:

The candidate’s deduction ability will be challenged in this IRMA test section.

The IRMA syllabus for this section is as follows:

Topics under Logical Reasoning

Multi-Dimensional Arrangement

Strong and weak Arguments

Family Tree





Numerical grid

Topics under Verbal Reasoning


Critical Reasoning


Issues of Social Concern IRMA Syllabus:

This is the unique part of the IRMA examination. This IRMA test section will be challenging the candidate’s knowledge on the national as well as the international scenario.

The syllabus for this IRMA psychometric test –

Millennium development goals, human development, HDI and its achievements by India.

Issues arising from the social and economic exclusion of large sections from the benefits of development such as poverty and inequality: poverty levels; poverty line; disparities in income, employment and literacy by rural-urban background, and gender and social groups like caste and religion.

a] The Indian economy and issues relating to India’s national income and its composition; per capita income, etc.

Right to information; Issues relating to good governance and accountability to the citizens including the maintenance of human rights, and of probity in public life.

Agriculture in India, crop and livestock production systems.

Health issues including the management of public health, health education, and ethical concerns regarding health-care.b] Five Year Plan- goals, planning in India, targets and strategies.

c] Rural poverty alleviation and development programmes– goals, features and major achievements: green revolution, operation flood, NREGA, ICDS, IAY, SSA, and NRHM.

Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources.

Internal security, Naxalism, and related issues such as the preservation of communal harmony.

Mode of application
Application Process for IRMA 2019:

The filing of IRMA form begins from Oct 2018, you can log in to the official IRMA website https://www.irma.ac.in.

The process of application will last from second week of October 2018to 30th Dec 2018.

IRMA Registration of applicant.
Visit the official IRMA website and download the IRMA Application form.
Choose your preferred IRMA exam center.
Complete details about your education and work experience as it might help strengthen your IRMA Application Form.
Upload photograph and signature as it will be printed on your IRMA Admit Card.
The IRMA forms are accepted until 30th Dec 2018 in case of online submission and until 23rd Dec 2018 for receipt of filled in IRMA applications.

Fees for IRMA Application Form:

The IRMA Application fees can be paid online or through a challan.

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/-)

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