IRMA 2018 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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    IRMA conducted its test on February 4, 2018 (Sunday). It should be noted that IRMA will give 20% weightage to this test while shortlisting candidates for the personality assessment round for admission to its Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) and CAT will determine the balance 80% weightage in this shortlisting. Check IRMA Cut off 2018

    • GK section was the most difficult section and in this section low sectional cut-off is expected. Check IRMA Paper Analysis 2018
    • Quantitative ability and English Comprehension was easier as compared to AR section which was a bit tricky.
    • IRMA 2018 Qualifying candidates will appear for GD/PI rounds from February- April.
    • For Indian Nationals, the final IRMA Result will be declared on March 15. For Foreign Nationals, the final merit list will release on May 1, 2018.

    How to check IRMA 2018 Answer Key?

    • IRMA is expected to release the official answer keys or solution papers towards the end of February 2018, on the official website www.
    • The answer key will list answers to the entrance test’s questions in accordance with the sections as per IRMA Question Paper
    • The Answer keys help candidates to measure their performance in the exam before the result is declared.

    The IRMA 2018 Answer Key can be accessed by following the steps listed below:

    1. Visit the official website of IRMA
    2. Click the link “IRMA 2018 Answer Key”
    3. Enter details of Question Booklet set code, as demanded.
    4. The official IRMA Answer Key will be displayed on-screen.
    5. Download, save and obtain prints of the Answer Key for further reference.

    Note: IRMA does not have any provision for candidates challenging the Answer Key or re-evaluation of Answer Sheets.

    IRMA 2018 Paper Analysis

    Most of the questions were on Government Schemes or government institutions. Some such questions asked by IRMA included:

    1. When was NABARD founded?
    2. ASHA is a part of which mission or scheme?
    3. Abbreviation of acronym -. DAPP

    Topics of the passages were IRDP schemes, women-oriented schemes, educational initiatives of the government, short-term migration, and death due to cold. The standalone questions were both on static GK as well as current affairs related to reports and indices, Five-Year Plans, Committees, Institutions and Schemes. Some of the questions were as follows:

    1. What is the projected unemployment rate for 2018?
    2. Who was tasked with revising the formula given by the Tendulkar committee?
    3. What is the new scheme on SC/ST and women called?
    4. In which city/state is NDDB located?
    5. Which institution is the biggest stakeholder in Regional Rural Banks?

    According to IMS experts, attempting 14 to 15 questions out of 31 passage based questions and four to five questions out of nine questions in 80 to 85 per cent accuracy would be considered good performance. IRMA Result 2018 will be declared on March 15.

    IRMA 2018 Cut Off

    Cut Off score is the minimum qualifying score or the least percentile that candidates should score in order to be considered for admission in IRMA 2018. The cut off score is the summation of candidates’ performance in CAT/XAT, IRMASAT as well as Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds. IRMA Cut off 2018 for the current year is expected to be released by April 2018.

    The weightage allocated to different stages of selection is tabulated below:

    Selection stagesWeightage
    CAT/XAT score + IRMA SAT50%
    Group Activity25%
    Personal Interview25%

    On the basis of previous year’s trends, the expected cut off score for IRMA 2018 is tabulated below:

    CategoryCut Off Score (Maximum Score = 100)
    OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)45.5614
    Disabled Person29.9890

    IRMA 2018 cut off for different categories can also be determined on the basis the percentile scored by candidates in CAT/XAT/IRMA SAT. The expected IRMA 2018 cut off is tabulated thus:

    CategoryCAT Score 2018 (in percentile)XAT Score 2018 (in percentile)IRMA SAT Marks (out of 40)
    OBC- Non Creamy606010.5
    Disabled Person45458.0



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