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IRMA Selection Process 2019 - Check IRMA Admission Details

Updated On - September 24th 2018

IRMA Selection Process 2019- Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) follows a three-step process to select candidates for its flagship programme, Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM). A total of 180 seats are filled through IRMA Exam.

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  • The first step requires the applicants to clear either CAT/ XAT exam.
  • Shortlisted candidates need to appear for IRMASAT, conducted by IRMA itself.
  • Next, qualifying candidates are invited for Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds.
  • Lastly, the final merit list is released in March, consisting names of selected candidates.
  1. For those candidates who have appeared for both CAT and XAT, the higher score among these two tests will be considered for the merit list.
  2. Foreign nationals are exempted from appearing in IRMASAT.Important Dates for IRMA Selection Procedure 2019.

Important Dates for IRMA Selection Procedure 2019

Given below is a tentative schedule for the selection rounds of IRMA Exam 2019:

EventDate (Tentative)
IRMASAT 2019 Exam DateAround the second week of February 2019
IRMASAT 2019 ResultAround the fourth week of February 2019
GA & PI Round of IRMASAT 2019Between the first week and the third week of March 2019
Declaration of final resultAround the fourth week of March 2019

Detailed IRMA 2019 Selection Procedure

Mentioned below are the steps for IRMASAT selection procedure 2019. Candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with the procedure.

Step 1- Consideration of CAT/ XAT Scores

  • Aspirants will have to submit a valid score of at least one of these two exams, CAT and/or XAT.
  • In case both these scores are available and submitted, highest of the two scores will be considered for admission.

The tentative schedule for both the exams is mentioned below:

EventsCAT 2018XAT 2019
Application startsAugust 9, 2018August 16, 2018
Application endsSeptember 25, 2018November 30, 2018
Exam DatesNovember 28, 2018January 7, 2019
Announcement of ResultSecond week of January 2019January 31, 2019

Step 2- Appearing in IRMA Exam 2019

  • After completing the above-mentioned step, candidates need to appear for IRMA 2019.
  • The test will be conducted as computer-based exam.
  • The duration of exam is 120 minutes
  • The question paper consists of 200 objective type questions each of 1 mark. It is divided into four sections-
  1. Issues of Social Concern – 60 questions
  2. English Comprehension – 40 questions
  3. Analytical Reasoning – 50 questions
  4. Quantitative Ability – 50 questions

Check IRMA 2019 Exam Pattern

Step 3- Invitation for GA & PI rounds

  • After completing the above two steps, candidates appear for Group Activities (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
  • Candidates are shortlisted on their overall performance in CAT or XAT and IRMA Exam scores.
  • There is a separate weightage for all three exams, as given below:
ExamWeightage (%)
CAT 2017 or XAT 201980
IRMASAT 2019 Marks20

IRMASAT 2018 Cut-off

Listed below is the previous year cut-off for the final selection of IRMASAT:

CategoryCut-off (Out of 100 Marks)
NC – OBC45.56
Person with Disability29.98

Expected IRMASAT Cut off 2019

The cut-off for IRMA will be announced once the result of IRMA 2019 is declared in February. Candidates scoring less than the required cut-off will not be shortlisted for the further rounds. The expected shortlist cut-off for 2019 is mentioned in the table below.

CategoryCAT Percentile 2017XAT Percentile 2019IRMASAT Marks (Out of 40)
NC - OBC606010.5
Person with disability45458.0

Read more on IRMA Cutoff

IRMA 2019 Final Merit List

The exam conducting authority, i.e., IRMA will create the final merit list of candidates based on the various parameters. For Indian students, the parameters and their weightage is mentioned below.

CAT 2017 or XAT 201940 Marks
IRMASAT on ISC 201910 Marks
Group Activities (GA)25 Marks
Personal Interview (PI)25 Marks
Total100 Marks

Preparation of IRMA Merit List for Foreign Candidates

IRMA follows a different approach to calculate the marks of foreign nationals, since they are exempted from appearing in IRMASAT. Check the details below:

StageWeightage (%)

Candidates selected for IRMA 2019 Counselling Process should follow the steps given below:

  1. They need to register themselves at the official website of IRMA.
  2. After registering, lock preferences of colleges within the given time period.
  3. No further changes will be allowed once the choices are locked.
  4. Candidates will be allotted colleges on the basis of merit-cum-preference.

Candidates will need to contact the respective colleges and take the necessary documents with them for IRMA 2019 admission.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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