IRMA accepts CAT and XAT scores for the admission process and conducts its own entrance exam - IRMASAT (IRMA Social Awareness Test) as well. You need to obtain a valid score in CAT or XAT and qualify IRMASAT in order to enter the admission process of IRMA.

Qualifying candidates are called further for Group Activity and Personal Interview. For admissions, IRMA gives two types of calls to the aspiring candidates:

1. Merit-cum-profile based call: For graduate candidates from Development, Agriculture, Dairy, Public policy, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology domains

Candidates of General Category, who score above 80 percentile in CAT / XAT are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GA and PI process under Merit-cum-profile based call.

2. Merit-based call (Non-Profile Based Call) 

Candidates of General Category, who score above 85 percentile in CAT / XAT and fall in the Non-Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GA and PI process.


All the applicants have to appear for IRMASAT. Its score is also considered for the shortlisting purpose. IRMASAT is an objective type test carrying 40 questions to be solved in 80 minutes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduate in any discipline from any recognised university, with a minimum of 15 years of education.

  • 50 percent or above (45 percent or above for SC/ST/DAP) aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA at the graduation level.

  • Final year students can apply.

Selection Process

  1. Candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria (CAT / XAT score + IRMASAT score) are called for Group Activity and Personal Interview.

  2. The final selection is based on tests score + GA + PI.

Final Selection List

The final selection of students for PGDRM programme at IRMA is done as per the parameters given below:

Parameter Weightage
CAT or XAT Score 35%
Issues of Social Concern Score (IRMASAT) 10%
Group Activity (GA) Score 10%
Personal Interview (PI) Score 20%
Academic Performance 5%
Diversity 5%
Profile 15%
Total 100%