The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research is a preferred MBA destination for CAT 2016 aspirants. Today, IRMA is recognized not only as an institution of excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. Its path-breaking approach is being emulated by other institutions in India and abroad. As a premier institution of professional education and development IRMA has evolved unique curricula for its various programmes.

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IRMA's Programme in Rural Management prepares talented young managers to assume challenge-filled responsibilities in rural cooperatives and development organisations. This two-year residential programme leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) has been recognised as equivalent to a Master's degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The participants of this programme are highly valued in local, national and international cooperatives, NGOs, development organisations, and funding agencies. All participants are suitably placed in different organisations through the IRMA Campus Placement programme.


IRMA will use CAT 2017 / XAT 2018 scores for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management 2018- 20 (PGDRM 2017-19). All applicants for IRMA Admissions have to additionally appear for Issues of Social Concern test – Social Awareness Test ‘IRMASAT 2018’


PRM participants are selected on the basis of the above mentioned Admissions Test, Group Activity, and Personal Interview. It is compulsory for applicants to appear for CAT 2017 / XAT 2018 and IRMASAT 2018.   


Important dates

"IRMASAT" - The IRMA Social Awareness Test will be held in February 2018. 
 IRMA online application portal opens on October 1, 2017. 


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Exam dates and schedule

IRMASAT Application Fees Structure

Examination Fees for Online Applicant Examination Fees for Applying in Hardcopy

No. of Programme General & OBC SC/ST/dap No. of Programme General & OBC SC/ST/dap
One Programme Rs. 1200/- Rs. 600/- One Programme Rs. 1275/- Rs. 675/-
Two Programmes Rs. 1600/- Rs. 800/- Two Programmes Rs. 1675/- Rs. 875/-


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IRMASAT 2018 Test Centres

The Test Centres for IRMA's test (online) on "Issues of Social Concern" are:

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