IRMA is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. IRMA uses CAT or XAT scores for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management and Fellow Programme in Rural Management. All applicants have to additionally appear for IRMASAT test.

Important Dates

  • Start of Registrations: October, 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: January. 2019
  • Date of Exam: February, 2019
  • Declaration of Final Results: March, 2019

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.

Selection Procedure

IRMA uses CAT or XAT scores for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management. IRMA additionally conducts an entrance test of its own, called IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT). It is a compulsory online test held every year to assess the knowledge about issues of social concern. 

PRM participants are selected on the basis of the Admissions Test, Group Activity, and Personal Interview.

Exam Pattern

Exam Format: Computer based

Duration: 80 minutes

Number of questions: 40

Negative marking: Yes, ¼th mark allotted to that question

About IRMA

The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), established in 1979 by the father of white revolution Dr Verghese Kurien, is a pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research. It is India’s leading school in rural management committed to acting as the catalyst and facilitator of rural prosperity. IRMA educates those inspired to work with organisations serving the rural sector and engaging directly with rural communities.​

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