IRMASAT 2019: About

The Institute of Rural Management, Anand conducts a Social Awareness Test in addition to short listing the candidates based on their CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 or GMAT/GRE scores. The IRMASAT 2019 is an independent online test conducted by IRMA which tests a candidate’s social awareness and general aptitude.



IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT 2019)


Exam Conducting Institute

Institute of Rural Management, Anand


Exam Level

National Level


Exam Date

1st Week Of Feb'19


Exam Duration

1 Hour 20 Minutes


Exam Language



Courses Offered

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)


Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)


Application Mode



Important Dates

  1. The registration window for applying for the PGDRM course is open right now.
    • Indian nationals – Last Date is 21st January 2019.
    • Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers incGulf Countries and sons & daughters of Non Resident Indian(s)- Last Date is 31st March 2019.
  2. The IRMASAT exam will be conducted in 1st Week of February 2019.
  3. The IRMASAT admit card will be issued in the 4th Week of January 2019.
  4. Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) will be conducted in the last week of Feb’19.
  5. Final results will be declared after the completion all the rounds.
    • Indian nationals – 2nd Week of Mar’19
    • Foreign Nationals – 1st Week of May’19

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates must have a Bachelor degree in any discipline or an equivalent recognized by The Association of Indian Universities with 50% marks (45% SC/ST/DAP).
  2. Those in their final year of graduation can also apply.
  3. The Bachelor degree must be of the system 10+2+3 or an equivalent.

IRMASAT 2019: Registration

  1. The Indian candidates can apply online till 21st January 2019 -
  2. Please ensure the following while registering:
    • Credentials – Use valid email id and correct name as per records
    • Exam Scores – In case the CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 result is not declared by the time you fill your form, please enter the appropriate registration numbers.
    • Documents – Ensure size of all scanned documents is not more than 1 MB – Mark sheets (10th,12th & Graduation), Certificates (Sports, Extra-Curricular & Work Experience), Caste Certificates (OBC-NC, SC, ST & DAP).
    • Photograph & Signature – The scanned copy of photograph and signature is not more than 512 KB.
    • Sponsored Candidates must fill the appropriate form and upload it.
  1. The IRMASAT 2019 application fee is non-refundable.
    General/OBC INR 1500
    SC/ST/DAP INR 750
  2. Please keep the following things in mind while registering:
    • Make sure the information you enter is correct and verified before you finally submit the form.
    • It is advised to save a copy of the application form for future reference.

IRMASAT 2019: Selection Process

The Indian national candidates can apply using either the CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 score. Those who clear the minimum cutoff score, will be shortlisted based on their profiles for further rounds. The overall selection process is as follows:

  1. Candidates must fill the IRMASAT 2019 application form for the PGDMR 2019-21 sessions.
  2. Candidates will be shortlisted based on CAT 2018/XAT 2019 scores and assessment of their profiles.
    Selection Criteria Profile-Cum-Merit Based Non-Profile Based (Merit-Based Calls)
    CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 Score 80% and above 85% and above
    Graduation Development, Agriculture, Dairy, Public policy, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology. Any other discipline
    Work Experience Development Sector, Dairy, Public Policy. Any other sector
    Excellence Graduate from a top university or college Graduate from a reputed university or college
  3. Those who clear the above section criteria will appear for IRMASAT 2019 exam and GA & PI rounds at IRMA campus. None of the three rounds are qualifier rounds. Each round has its own weightage.
  4. Final merit list is released after assessing a candidate’s score/performance in each of the rounds.

IRMASAT 2019 : Result & Final Selection

  1. The IRMASAT results will be declared the same day the examination is conducted.
  2. Irrespective of the results, candidates will appear for the GA and PI rounds.
  3. The final merit list is based on the below components:
    • CAT 2018/ XAT 2019 Score
    • IRMASAT 2019 Score
    • Group Activity (GA)
    • Personal Interview (PI)
    • Academic Performance (AP)
    • Diversity
    • Profile

IRMASAT 2019 : Exam Pattern

IRMASAT 2019 Exam Sections No. Of Questions Marking Scheme Total Time
Correct Answer Incorrect Answer 80 Minutes or 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Issues of Social Concern 60 +1 -0.25
English Comprehension 40
Analytical Reasoning 50
Quantitative Ability 50
Total 200 200

IRMASAT 2019: Exam Syllabus


Issues of Social Concern:

This section tests a candidate on his/her general awareness in social, economic, political, rural, legal, and policy areas both at a national and international level.


English Comprehension:

This section tests a candidate on the following topics-

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability

Analytical Reasoning:

This section tests a candidate on logical and verbal reasoning.Questions can be asked based on following topics-

  • Puzzles
  • Blood Relations
  • Arrangements
  • Series
  • Statements, Arguments, Conclusions

Quantitative Ability:

This section tests on mathematical and data interpretation ability.The topics are-

  • Arithmetic
  • Modern Maths
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

IRMASAT 2019: Foreign Nationals

  1. Foreign national candidates can apply for the PGDRM course. They fall under the below categories:
    • Foreign Nationals.
    • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO).
    • Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries.
    • Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s).
    • NRI Sponsored applicants.
  2. Out of the 240 seats available for PGDRM 2019-21, 15% are reserved for foreign national students.
  3. The candidates can apply using any of the below scores-
    • GMAT or GRE Scores taken on or after January 2014
    • CAT 2018 score
    • XAT 2019 score
  4. The last date to apply for foreign national students is 31st March 2019.
  5. The candidates who clear the exam score cutoff are called for a Personal Interview (PI).
  6. The final selection is made on the basis of the exam scores and personal interview:
MBA Rendezvous

IRMASAT 2019: Contact Details

IRMA has developed an IRMA Query Management System (IRMA-QMS) in order to get a quick response for admission related queries.

  • Register using your email ID.
  • Go to the dashboard and click on – “Any Queries? Ask US”
  • Choose the query category.
  • Submit the query.

Office Address:

  • Institute of Rural Management
  • Post Box No. 60, Anand 388001. Gujarat. India.
  • Contact: 02692 - 260 391 / 260 181
  • Fax: 02692 - 260188