IRMASAT 2020 Exam Pattern, Section-wise Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

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    The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has released the exam pattern for its entrance test- IRMASAT Exam. The paper pattern has been similar over the years. The exam is scheduled on February 2020 in online mode. IRMASAT 2020 is a gateway to courses like Fellowship Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) and Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM). 

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    Latest:  IRMASAT 2020 Application Form Released on September 30, 2019. Apply Here 

    Here are the key points for IRMASAT 2020 Exam pattern:

    • Total Marks- 200 marks
    • Exam Duration- 2 hours
    • Sections- Quantitative Ability, Analytical reasoning, Issue of Social concern and English Comprehension
    • Marking Scheme- +1 mark for every right answer
    • Negative Marking- -0.25 marks for every wrong answer
    Note: The paper on ‘Issues of Social Concern’ is mandatory for Indian Nationals, along with their CAT/XAT/GMAT Score. The final selection rounds will consist of Group Discussion/ Personal Interview rounds. For Foreign Nationals, their admission will be granted directly on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT Score. Click Here for IRMASAT Selection Procedure 2020

    Highlights of IRMASAT 2020 Exam Pattern

    Exam ModeOnline
    Number of Paper1
    Number of Sections4 (Quantitative Ability, Social Issues, Analytical Reasoning, English Comprehension)
    Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
    IMRA Exam Total Marks200 marks
    IMRA Exam Timing2 hours
    IMRA Exam LanguageEnglish
    Marking Scheme+1 for each correct answer
    Negative Marking-0.25 for each incorrect answer

    Distribution of Marks in IRMASAT 2020

    Questions will be divided into four sections and the marks allotted will be as follows:

    • Issues of Social Concern – 60 marks
    • English Comprehension – 40 marks
    • Analytical Reasoning – 50 marks
    • Quantitative Ability – 50 marks

    IRMASAT 2020 Exam Pattern for Issues of Social Concern

    The exam consists of questions based on Issues of Social Concern, which is a complete paper in itself. The other three sections covered in this exam are- English Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, and Quantitative Abilities.

    • The paper on ‘Issues of Social Concern’ is a unique test and the most important part of IRMASAT Exam.
    • This is one of a kind topic which is not a part of any other exam in the state.
    • Questions are framed to test the candidate’s awareness related to national scenario and issues.
    • The institute will also ask questions to check the candidate’s ability to respond to situations and offer innovative solutions practically and economically feasible.
    • This section will carry a total of 60 marks.

    Important Topics in Issues of Social Concern

    Important Topics in Issues of Social Concern
    Economy of India and problems pertaining to National Income and per capita incomeSocial and economic issues relating to poverty, inequality, employment, and literacy
    Human Development Index and its developmentsRTI
    Agriculture, farming, livestock production and managementPublic Health Issues inclusive of health education and health care
    Poverty alleviation and methods to combatNatural calamities and disaster management
    National threats and security analysisFive Year Plan

    Check Here Issues of Social Concern Test in IRMASAT 2020

    IRMASAT 2018 Paper Analysis

    • Maximum Questions were on Indian Economy (19 questions). 
    • Difficulty level of questions Agricultural and Rural development schemes, Geography was rated as Medium to Hard.
    • The overall Level of difficulty was rated as Medium.
    • Here is a brief about IRMASAT 2018 Paper Analysis for Issues on Social Concern section:
    TOPICNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Indian Economy19Medium-Hard
    Agricultural and rural development schemes8Medium
    Personalities, awards and place5Easy-Medium

    IRMASAT Preparation Books for Issues of Social Concern

    IRMA Books
    GK & Issue og Social ConcernWiley
    Social And Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk managementDeborah Oughton

    IRMASAT 2020 Exam Pattern for English Comprehension

    • This part of the paper is designed to check the fluency and grammar of a candidate.
    • The exam paper will contain paragraphs and candidates will be expected to answer the questions asked about the paragraph.
    • The questions will test the students ability to grasp data and communicate it in the right way.
    • This section will carry a total of 40 marks.

    Important Topics in English Comprehension

    Important Topics in English Comprehension
    PassagesSynonyms & Antonyms
    Error IdentificationSentence Arrangement

    IRMASAT 2018 Paper Analysis

    • There were total 50 questions in this section.
    • It did not have any Grammar questions.
    •  The level of difficulty of this section will range from Easy to Medium.
    •  There were 6 Para Jumble questions and difficulty level was rated as Hard.
    • There were 15 Cloze test questions and the level of difficulty was rated between Easy to Medium.
    • The overall difficulty level of this section was rated as Medium.
    • Here is a brief about IRMASAT 2018 Paper Analysis for English Comprehension Section:
    Type of questionNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Passage (2)29Medium
    Para jumble6Hard
    Cloze test15Easy-Medium
    Total50 -

    IRMASAT Preparation Books for English Comprehension

    IRMA Books
    Book NameAuthor
    English Grammer & ComprehensionDr. N.D.V. Prasad Rao
    English Language & Comprehension SkillSachchida Nand Jha

    IRMASAT 2020 Exam Pattern for Analytical Reasoning

    • This part of the paper is framed to check candidate’s ability to solve and decipher equation.
    • Practice is the key to solving this part.
    • Candidates will be given a set of questions and will be asked to solve a equation or relationship status.
    • This section will carry a total of 50 marks.

    Important Topics in Analytical Reasoning

    Important Topics in Analytical Reasoning
    Number SeriesArrangements
    Multi-Dimensional ArrangementFamily Structure
    Grid AnalysisSyllogisms
    Statements and ConclusionReasoning

    IRMASAT 2018 Paper Analysis

    • There were total 50 questions on this section.
    • There were two sets of Sitting arrangements and included 10 questions- 5 questions each.
    • Data arrangement, Combination questions, Logical reasoning set and Mathematical reasoning were the toughest sections and the level of difficulty was hard.
    • Odd word/letter out, Odd man out, Data sufficiency were the easiest section and candidates can easily score in these questions.
    • The overall difficulty level was rated between Medium-Hard.
    • Here is a brief about IRMASAT 2018 Paper Analysis for Analytical Reasoning Section:
    Type of questionNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Sitting arrangement (2 sets)10(5+5)Medium
    Data arrangement7Hard
    Data sufficiency5Easy
    Odd word/letter out5Easy
    Combination Question RC-CR4Medium
    Combination Question5Hard
    Logical Reasoning set based on sentence interferences5Hard
    Mathematical reasoning2Hard

    IRMASAT Preparation Books for Analytical Reasoning

    IRMA Books
    Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
    Analytical Reasoning & Logical ReasoningPeeyush Bhardwaj

    IRMASAT 2020 Exam Pattern for Quantitative Aptitude

    • This part of the paper is framed to check the candidate strength in mathematics.
    • Candidates will require practice and knowledge of equations and number system.
    • The questions will cover all aspects of Mathematics.
    • This section will carry a total of 50 marks.

    Important Topics in Quantitative Ability

    Important Topics for Quantitative Ability
    Graphical AnalysisAverages and Percentage
    Interest (Simple & Compound)Trigonometry
    GeometryPermutation and Combination

    IRMASAT 2018 Paper Analysis

    • IRMASAT 2018 had total 40 questions.
    • Data interpretation questions included Table, Pie charts, Bar graph and Line graph.
    • Data interpretation –Pie chart, Bar graph, table were the toughest questions, candidates must practice them.
    • Quantitative ability questions of Probability and Percentages were the easiest and candidates can easily score in these types of questions.
    • The overall difficulty level of Quantitative ability was rated as Medium.
    • Here is a brief about IRMASAT 2018 Paper Analysis for Quantitative Ability Section:
    Type of QuestionNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Data interpretation- Table15Medium-Hard
    Data interpretation -Pie chart5Hard
    Data interpretation- Bar graph10Medium-Hard
    Data interpretation-Line graph5Medium
    Data interpretation-Pie+ table5Easy
    Quantitative ability- Probability3Easy
    Quantitative ability-Percentages2Easy

    IRMASAT Preparation Books for Quantitative Ability

    IRMA Books
    Quantitative AptitudeDr. R.S. Aggarwal
    Quantitative AptitudeS. Chand

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    IRMASAT 2020 Qualifying Criteria

    Candidates are selected for IRMASAT based on their performance in four different platforms. The individual marks secured by candidates in the following stages will be taken into consideration.

    CAT 2017 or XAT 2020

    • Candidates should have appeared and passed in CAT 2018 or XAT 2020 to qualify for the exam
    • If the candidate has appeared and cleared both the exams, then the highest marks will be taken into consideration
    • The marks secured by the candidates is normalised to 40 and it is added along with the other elements

    Qualifying Exam conducted by IRMASAT

    • IRMASAT 2020 is conducted for a total of 200 marks
    • The paper will contain questions from four (mentioned above) subjects
    • Candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks in all the four subjects
    • The marks secured by the candidates is normalised to 10 marks

    Group Discussion

    • Candidates will be given a social topic and asked to debate on the root cause analysis, feasible and practical solutions
    • They are graded on the knowledge on the topic, ability to communicate fluently and skill to influence the group
    • The total marks awarded is 25 marks

    Personal Interview

    • Candidates will be expected to appear before a panel of faculty
    • Questions asked will be on reasons of course selection and on various social issues
    • The total marks awarded is 25 marks
    Note: The performance is summed up to 100 and the merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks secured. The grand total of the marks is taken as into consideration for the selection.

    IRMASAT 2020 Sample Papers

    • To excel IRMASAT Exam, candidates must refer IRMASAT Sample papers for a better preparation.
    • Sample papers help candidate get an idea of the Exam pattern, Type of Questions, Level of difficulty etc.
    • Practicing these papers is known to be the best preparation tool for any exam.
    • These practice papers also help manage your time effectively. You get to learn how much time is required for a particular section.

    Download IRMASAT Sample Papers

    Important Instructions for IRMASAT 2020

    • IRMASAT exam is an online exam and candidates will have to properly plan their time to succeed the exam.
    • Candidates should read the instruction given at the start of the exam.
    • The exam paper will open only after the candidate acknowledges the understanding of the instructions.
    • The exam page will contain the candidate name in the top right corner, the name of the exam in the top left corner. The right side will contain the question palette.
    • This is fixed option and helps the candidates to easily navigate between the questions. The palette has the following legends which are given below:
    1. White box – Candidate has not visited the question yet
    2. Red box – Candidate has visited the question, but has not answered it
    3. Green box – Candidate has answered the question
    4. Purple box – Candidate has marked the question for review
    • The palette will help the candidates to plan their time effectively.
    • Candidates are strongly advised to try the online demo available in the institute website for practice and to get a feel of the exam. 

    We hope this article helped you gain sufficient insights of IRMASAT Exam Pattern. Do refer to the recommended books and all important topics and you are good to go! Good Luck!

    *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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