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: Admission Calendar | PGDRM 2018-20

Last date for receipt of completed applications in hard copy for Indian Nationals

December 31, 2017

Last date for receipt of completed applications online for Indian nationals

December 31, 2017

Last date for receipt of completed applications for Foreign Nationals and NRI

March 31, 2018

IRMA’s online Admissions Test – “IRMASAT” for Indian Nationals

February 04, 2018

Intimation for Group Activity and Personal Interview to Indian Nationals

February 12, 2018

Group Activity and Personal interview for Indian nationals

February 26 to March 10, 2018

Announcement of final results (for Indian nationals)

March 15, 2018

Last date for submitting acceptance form with initial fee (online) of Rs. 25,000/-

March 22, 2018

Last date to deposit the first year fee (online)

April 15, 2018

Telephonic Personal Interview (TPI) for Foreign Nationals and NRI

April 23 to 27, 2018

Announcement of final results (for Foreign Nationals)

May 1, 2018

Classes on Bridge Courses

May 28 to June 02, 2018

Induction Programme

June 04 to June 17, 2018

Beginning of First Term

June 18, 2018

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Late Registration – Online: 31-12-2018 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00 (Tentative)

IRMASAT toppers

Vinay Chhalotre, Madhya Pradesh
IRMASAT 2016 - 86.00 Percentile ....
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Jethwa Satyarajsinh Pradyumansinh,
IRMASAT 2016 - 85.00 Percentile ....
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Sakshi, Bihar
IRMASAT 2016 - 88.28 Percentile ....
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Rajat Tomar , Uttar Pradesh
IRMASAT 2016 - 98.67 Percentile ....
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Mudita Vats,
IRMASAT 2016 - 82.72 Percentile ....
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Jhalak Agrawal , Mathura
IRMASAT 2016 - 98.23 Percentile ....
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Ebel Benny, Kochi
IRMASAT 2016 - 92.78 Percentile ....
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IRMASAT Application Fees Structure

Examination Fees for Online Applicant, Examination Fees for Applying in Hardcopy

Programme General OBC (Non Creamy) DAP SC ST Overseas BPL
Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management 1400.00 1400.00 700.00 700.00 700.00 2000.00 Nil


An applicant can opt for one of the following options:

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IRMASAT 2018 Test Centres

The Test Centres for IRMA's on online test "IRMASAT" are:

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IRMASAT Sample Paper

This handout contains details pertaining to various aspects of the online exam you are going to undertake and important instructions about related matters. You are advised to study the handout

carefully as it will help you prepare for the examination. To check how the online test works click here


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