IRMASAT Selection Process 2023

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The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is a prestigious educational institution that offers Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) program. To get admission into this program, applicants must undergo a rigorous selection process that consists of three stages, which are; eligible CAT/XAT score, IRMASAT exam, and personal interview. The selection process evaluates candidates’ knowledge, skills, and motivation to pursue a career in rural management. The process ensures that only the most deserving candidates are admitted into the program. Let’s explore this blog to know about the IRMASAT Selection process in detail.

Name of the exam IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT) 
Conducting Body Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)
Level of Exam National 
Frequency of examAnnual
Mode of exam Online 
Duration of Exam1 hour 20 minutes
Total number of Seats20

Important Dates

The scheduled dates for the selection process for IRMASAT have been given below. Candidates are advised to visit the official website for any updates.

List of candidates who have qualified for
To be announced
IRMASAT 2O23to be announced
Online personal interview13th February to 5th march (except Sundays
Offline personal interview13th February to 5th march (except Sundays
Declaration of results4rth week of march
Last day to apply for admissionWithin a week of the announcement of the result.

Also Read: IRMASAT Application Process

Selection Process for the PGDRM programme at IRMA

Candidates applying for admission to IRMA are selected either on the basis of merit or on the basis of profile cum merit. The process of selection has been given in the following steps.

CAT/XAT Scores

Candidates are required to have a required CAT or XAT score to be eligible for admission through this process. IRMA uses CAT/XAT scores to shortlist candidates for the Personal Interview round. Only those candidates who have successfully passed the IRMASAT exam will be called for the interview.

Profile Based and Non-profile-based selection process:

  1.  Students who have scored 85% or higher are taken into consideration based on their merit. Later, they will be called for a personal interview round.
  2. To get shortlisted on the basis of their profile, candidates must get a minimum score of 80% in the CAT or XAT exam. Candidates who have graduated in any of the following fields are preferred. Candidates who have graduated in any of the following fields are preferred.

Additionally, Candidates who have impressive work experience in the policy, development, or agricultural-related fields will be given preference.

  1. IRMASAT exam: The next step is to appear for the IRMASAT exam, which is a computer-based test (CBT) that assesses the candidate’s analytical and reasoning abilities, social awareness, and English language proficiency.
  1. Personal Interview: Candidates who cleared the IRMASAT exam are then called for a Personal Interview (PI) round. It will be conducted online and offline mode. The PI round assesses the candidate’s overall personality, attitude, and suitability for the IRMA program.
  1. Final admission Offer: The candidate’s overall profile, including academic achievements, work experience, and extracurricular activities, are considered during the selection process along with their performance in the CAT/XAT entrance exam, group activity, and personal interview. This is because IRMA fosters diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Also Read: IRMASAT Result 2023

Evaluation Criteria for IRMA’s Final Selection

There are a number of components that are considered during the IRMA selection process. A breakdown of the weightage of the various components can be seen below:

CAT/XAT Score35%
IRMASAT Score10%
Personal Interview30%
Academic Qualifications5%


Q.1. Is there a maximum age limit to apply for the PGDRM programme of IRMASAT?

No, there is no age restriction to apply for the PGDRM programme of IRMASAT.

Q.2. What is the selection process for foreign nationals?

Foreign nationals are chosen based on their GRE or GMAT scores, followed by interviews.

Q.3. How many rounds does the IRMA selection process have?

Students have to go through three stages to get admission to the PGDRM programme of IRMA.
1. Selection on the basis of CAT/XAT score
3. Interview

Q.4. What is the weightage for GA rounds?

From this year on, there will be no group activity (GA) rounds. Previously, the weightage of the GA was 10%, but this year it has been added to the personal interview rounds (30%), which previously used to be 20%.

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