IRMA 2023: Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

IRMA 2023 admission process will be carried out by the Institute of Rural Management, Anand to grant enrolment to the candidates into Fellowship Programme in Rural Management (FPRM), Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and other courses. The admission into PGDRM course will be offered on the basis of entrance exam conducted by the institute IRMASAT or on the basis of CAT/ XAT scores followed by interview. The candidates of foreign nationals/ PIO/ OCI will however be admitted only on the basis of GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ XAT. There is no entrance exam for admissions into FPRM courses are the admissions will be granted on the basis of multiple parameters like academic qualification, standard fellowship test scores, research proposal and interview.

The interested candidates can get the complete details of the IRMA 2023 admissions such as application form, admit card, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc from this post.

IRMA 2023 Important Dates

The tentative dates of IRMA admission 2023 are provided in the table below. The actual dates haven’t been announced yet and will be updated here as soon as it is released by the relevant authority.

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Activities Dates
Online application form Sep 2022
Deadline for submission of application online Jan 2023
Deadline to submit the form by FN / PIO / OCI / CIWG / NRI Sponsored/ NRI Mar 2023
Notification about Group activity and personal interview to be held for Indian nationals Jan to Feb 2023
Group activity and personal interview to be held for Indian nationals Feb 2023
Final result for Indian nationals March 2023
Deadline for the submission of acceptance form along with initial fee of Rs. 25000/- Within 01 week after announcement of final result
Deadline for depositing first year fee Within 15 working days after announcement of final result
Personal Interview to be held for OCI / FN / PIO / NRI / CIWG /NRI Sponsored 2nd or 3rd week of Apr 2023
Final result for OCI / FN / PIO / NRI / CIWG /NRI Sponsored 4th Week of Apr 2023

IRMA Eligibility Criteria 2023

The candidates who wish to take part in the IRMA 2023 admission process must fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

For PGDRM course:

  • The candidates who have done graduation in any discipline by scoring a minimum aggregate of 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ DAP candidates) can apply.
  • The candidates appearing in the final year exam are also considered eligible for the entrance test IRMASAT.

For FPRM course:

  • The applicants with a postgraduate or equivalent degree/ diploma earned from a recognized university/ institution in any discipline with minimum 55% marks (50% for the reserved category candidates) or equivalent grade can apply.
  • The candidate should also hold a valid score card of last five years of any of the following standard qualifying exams- CAT/ XAT, GMAT/GRE, UGC-JRF/ NET, CSIR-JRF/ NET, ICAR-SRF, ICAR/ ASRB-NET and GATE.

IRMA Application Form 2023

The application form for IRMA 2023 admissions will be made available in both online as well as offline mode. The online application form can be obtained from the official website and the offline application form from the IRMA Admissions Office or through post by sending a DD drawn in favor of the “Institute of Rural Management Anand” payable at par at Anand. The FPRM applicants will have to pay an amount of Rs. 75/- (in addition to the application fee) to avail the application form via post. The candidates will have to provide the basic personal qualification and other details asked in the application. The duly-filled application form can then be submitted along with the required application fee.

Address to request for application form:

Mr. Janak R. Brahmbhatt | Manager (Academics)

Admissions Office, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

Anand: 388 001, Gujarat

Application fee:

For PGDRM course:

  • General/ OBC candidates: Rs. 1400/-
  • SC/ ST/ DAP candidates: Rs. 700/-
  • Foreign national candidates: Rs. 2000/-
  • BPL candidates: Exempted from paying the application fee

For FPRM course:

  • General/ OBC candidates: Rs. 1400/-
  • SC/ ST/ DAP candidates: Rs. 700/-
  • BPL candidates: Exempted from paying the application fee

IRMA 2023 Exam Pattern

The basic overview of the IRMA exam pattern 2023 is given below:

Exam Mode Online
Type of Question Objective type
No. of Question 40
Duration 80 minutes
Language English
Marking Scheme 1 mark will be given for each correct answer
Negative Marking ¼ mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

How to prepare for IRMA 2023?

The candidates of Indian nationality who wish to get enrolment into the PGDRM courses offered by IRMA will have to clear its entrance exam (except those who have cleared CAT 2022/ XAT 2023). Keeping in mind those candidates, below here we are providing certain strategies that will help them in preparation for their IRMASAT:

  • Prepare a timetable. A timetable can help you in efficiently managing and distributing your time between different subjects of study.
  • Make short notes. Making notes of key topics is important as it can help you at the time of last moment revision.
  • Collect the material for your studies from reliable sources in order to ensure their genuineness.
  • Practice mock tests and sample papers to get an overview of the exam pattern. It will also help you in discovering your strong and weak points.
  • Revise on a frequent basis. Revision after a prolonged time is never recommended as it can be both hectic and overwhelming. So, try to revise everything you study on a daily or weekly basis.

IRMA Admit Card 2023

The admit card for IRMA 2023 PGDRM entrance exam will be made available to the candidates who have submitted their application successfully. The candidates will be able to download the admit card by visiting the official website of IRMA. The candidates are required to take a printout of the admit card and must carry it to the exam center along with an identity proof. The admit card should be preserved until the complete process of admission is over.

IRMA 2023 Result

IRMA result 2023 will be announced by the exam conducting authorities. The result will be uploaded on the official website of IRMA and the candidates will be able to check their result online. The final result will be released only for those candidates who clear both written test and interview round. The qualified candidates will then be considered for granting final admission subject to fulfillment of other criteria.

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