IRMA is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. IRMA offers Programme in Rural Management (PRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). IRMA uses CAT Score for admission to Post Graduate Diploma for PRM and FPRM courses.

All the applicants who appeared for CAT or XAT are called for IRMA written test in the subject of Issues of Social Concern.

IRMA 2017 Admission Test

Important Dates

  • Start of Registrations: October, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: December, 2016
  • Date of Exam: February, 2017

Application Fees

The application fee is waived off for applications from 'Below Poverty Line' (BPL) card holder families. For General and OBC (Other Backward Classes) category applicants, IRMA fee is Rs 1,200 for one programme and Rs 1,600 for both the programmes. For SC, ST and disabled candidates, application fee for IRMA is Rs 600 for one programme and Rs 800 for both the programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

For PRM course, you should have completed your graduation from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years (10 plus 2 plus 4) of education and secured aggregate 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST/DAP) or you have completed an equivalent GPA from any recognized institution/university.

For FPRM course, you should have done PGDRM from IRMA along with one year of work experience in post diploma; post graduation in any discipline from a recognized institution or university along with 50 percent of aggregate marks at PG level and 50 percent of marks at graduation level.


IRMA conducted its own entrance examinations till 2012 and did not accept CAT scores. There were 10,859 registrations for IRMA’s Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) 2013-15 program and 1,385 applications for Fellow Program in Rural Management (FPRM) 2013. But the institute started accepting CAT scores from 2013 to grant admission to its FPRM and PRM programs.

Exam Pattern

The test on "Issues of Social Concern” is of 25 minutes duration. It consists of 40 questions.

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