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Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Admission test

Institute of Rural Management Anand Admission test

IRMA Admission test is conducted by Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). IRMA test scores used for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). Candidates who wish to take admission in IRMA are required to appear an additional test on “Issues of Social Concern” conducted by the IRMA. Admissions in IRMA will be done through CAT /XAT scores. Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand provides admission to Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Fellowship Programme in Rural Management (FPRM).

In the first stage, IRMA uses CAT/XAT scores for shortlisting candidates for admission to Post Graduate Diploma for PRM and FPRM courses. The shortlisted candidates are then called for IRMA written test on the subject of “Issues of Social Concern”. Candidates need to answer 40 questions on “Issues of Social Concern” within 80 minutes. This test is usually scheduled in the month of February. “The IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme of IRMA,” informed IRMA’s website.

Pattern

In the IRMA admission test, candidates are tested on the subject of “Issues of Social Concern”. A total of 40 questions are asked in the admissions test. The duration of IRMA admissions test is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Candidates can view the demo Online Mock Test on the official IRMA website.

Till now, no changes have been announced regarding IRMA 2017 syllabus.

Examination Center

IRMA 2017 is likely to be conducted in the following cities:

CodeExam City
ADAhmedabad
AGAgartala
BGBengaluru
BHBhubaneswar
BLBalurghat
BPBhopal
CHChandigarh
CnChennai
CCKolkata
COCochin
DPDurgapur
DHDelhi
DBDhanbad
DGDibrugarh
GTGuntur
GHGuwahati
HYHyderabad
IMImphal
JPJaipur
KHKharagpur
KNKanpur
MDMalda
MNMangalore
MBMumbai
NLNainital
NGNagpur
PTPatna
PUPune
RPRaipur
RNRanchi
SLShillong
SGSiliguri
SRSrinagar
STSurat
TZTezpur
VNVaranasi
VPVisakhapatnam

Syllubus for Institute of Rural Management Anand Admission test

IRMA first uses CAT/ XAT scores to shortlist candidates. Selected candidates are thereafter called for IRMA online admission test on the subject of “Issues of Social Concern”. Candidates need to answer 40 questions on “Issues of Social Concern” in one hour 20 minutes. The section generally tests the candidate‘s understanding of relevant social issues and socio-economic factors.

Some of the topics covered under syllabus of Issues of Social Concern are:

Indian economy
Environmental issues
Human development
Rural and urban population
Sex ratio
Social and economic development
Employment and literacy
Gender and social groups like caste and religion
Human rights
Agriculture
Rural development
Corporate social responsibility
Health issues
Education, etc

Institute of Rural Management Anand Admission test Notification

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application Form Availability 1st October 2016
Last date to submit offline application form (for Indian nationals) 23rd December 2016
Last date to submit online application form (for Indian nationals) 30th December 2016
Last date to submit application form (for foreign nationals) 31st March 2017
Admission Test on “Issues of Social Concern” 12th February 2017
Intimation about Group Activity and Personal Interview (for Indian Nationals) 18th February 2017
Group Activity and Personal Interview (for Indian Nationals) conducted on 6th March to 20th March 2017 (except 12th and 14th March)
Telephonic Personal Interview for Overseas candidates Last week of April 2017
Final Result Announcement By 31st March 2017

Eligibility for Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Admission test

PRM

Candidate applying for PRM programme must be a graduate in any discipline from a university that is state or centrally recognized.

Scoring at least 50% marks is a must. This aggregate is 45% for SC/ ST/ DAP). If, in case marks are not assigned, the candidate must have scored CGPA equivalent to the previously mentioned percentages.

Candidates in their final year of examination are also eligible for the exam.


FPRM

PGDRDM or GDRM from IRMA with 1 year post-diploma and work experience (relevant) or

Completed PG with at least 55% marks from any discipline from an institute that is state or centrally recognized, and secured a minimum of 50% marks in graduation or

Hold a 5 year professional degree, and should have secured at least 60% marks and 1 year of work experience or

Hold a 4 year professional degree, and should have secured 60% marks and 3 years of work experience.

Hold valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, social work, economics sociology, commerce, psychology, etc.)

For reserved category candidates, the minimum aggregate percentile requirement is 5% less.


“In exceptional cases, a person with a high professional standing and proven competence, not possessing a PG degree but whose experience can measure up to a PG degree might also be considered for admission to the Programme. In these cases, the FPRM Executive Committee would consider the quality of the published and unpublished work and/ or professional contributions of the applicant and establish equivalence to the relevant PG course subjects,” stated an official notice.

Institute of Rural Management Anand Admission test Application

PRM and FPRM programmes have a common application form. Candidates can choose to apply via online payment gateway or via SBI challan or obtain forms from the institute via demand draft. No Refund will be made after the payment is complete.

Mode of Payment

Applicants can choose to pay with one of the following methods:

a) Apply online and pay through payment gateway

b) Take a print out of SBI Challan, available on official IRMA website. Candidates can make payment at any SBI branch using the challan. SBI will then issue a unique ID number. Candidates need to use this unique ID number and apply online through IRMA website.

c) Candidates can also obtain prospectus and application forms from Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand - 388 001, on payment of full fees. Candidates need to get a demand draft in favour of ‘IRMA’, payable at Anand.

Admit Card

All admit cards for IRMA’s test (online) on ‘Issues of Social Concern (ISC)’ will be send to eligible applicants. If not received, candidates can download it from the official website.

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