IRMASAT Exam Pattern


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Updated on
November 17, 2021

IRMASAT 2022 exam pattern is completely changed and for admission 2022 IRMA will conduct Written Ability Test (WAT) instead of IRMASAT with time duration of 30 minutes after shortlisting the candidates for final selection round. The WAT in place of IRMASAT will be held from February 15 to 28, 2022 in three modes as a part of final selection process.


Key Changes in IRMASAT Pattern

  • IRMASAT 2022 is replaced by WAT 2022. Earlier, before conducting IRMASAT Entrance exam, IRMA shortlisted the candidates on the basis of CAT and XAT scores for IRMASAT. For admission 2022 also, IRMA will shortlist the students based on CAT 2021/XAT 2022 exam score for its PGDM (RM) programme.
  • WAT carries a weightage of 5% in final selection
  • Unlike IRMASAT which had 80 minutes duration, WAT has a time duration of 30 minutes
  • Unlike a computer based IRMASAT, the WAT at IRMA is a paper pen based test 
  • Now, the shortlisted candidates for IRMA Admission 2022 shall have to appear in WAT instead of earlier IRMASAT 2022 exam
  • If a candidate has appeared both in CAT 2021 and XAT 2022 exams, IRMA will consider higher score in shortlisting the candidates for WAT & PI

IRMASAT 2022 Paper Pattern Vs WAT Pattern 2022
IRMA will conduct WAT 2022 instead of IRMASAT. Following are key differentiating points between IRMASAT Exam Pattern and WAT pattern 2022:

Key Points to Note
WAT 2022
Type of Test
Online Computer Based Test
Paper Pen Based Written Aptitude Test
Type of Questions
Subjective writing of 200-300 words
Total Questions
Answer Options
Negative Marking
Yes, 1/4th of the Marks assigned to the question
Test Duration
80 minutes
30 minutes
Question Topics
Issues of Social concern like poverty, Agriculture, Rural India, Recent developments, Government schemes
One topic is given to write an essay in 30 minutes
Evaluation Process
Based on Objective Test
WAT is designed to evaluate a candidate's rural aptitude as well as written communication skills
Testing Mode
  1. Computer based exam at test centres
3 Testing Modes:
Online:Take Proctored Test from Home and upload on IRMA website
On-Campus: Take Exam at IRMA Campus
Off-Campus: Take exam at one of 5 designated Centers - Anand, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata

With scrapping of IRMASAT from its final selection process for PGDM (RM) admission 2022, IRMA has introduced and replaced it with Written Ability Test (WAT) and awards 5% weightage to it in final selection. The process is at par with other top B-schools which conduct WAT and PI in their final admission round.

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