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IRMA 2017
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IRMA Admission test is conducted by Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). IRMA test scores used for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM).

In the first stage, IRMA uses CAT/XAT scores for shortlisting candidates for admission to Post Graduate Diploma for PRM and FPRM courses. The shortlisted candidates are then called for IRMA written test on the subject of “Issues of Social Concern”. Candidates need to answer 40 questions on “Issues of Social Concern” within 80 minutes. This test is usually scheduled in the month of February. For 2017 admissions, the candidates must prepare for the exam, accordingly.

 “The IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme of IRMA,” informed IRMA’s website.

 The exam date for IRMA 2017 has been announced. The online admissions test on “Issues of Social Concern” will be conducted on February 12, 2017 (Sunday).

The Group Activity and Personal Interview for Indian Nationals will be held from March 06 to 20, 2017 (except March 12 & 14, 2017).


Minimum Criteria

IRMA 2017 eligibility criteria:

1) PRM

  • Candidate applying for PRM programme must be a graduate in any discipline from a university that is state or centrally recognized.
  • Scoring at least 50% marks is a must. This aggregate is 45% for SC/ ST/ DAP). If, in case marks are not assigned, the candidate must have scored CGPA equivalent to the previously mentioned percentages.
  • Candidates in their final year of examination are also eligible for the exam.

 

2) FPRM

  • PGDRDM or GDRM from IRMA with 1 year post-diploma and work experience (relevant) or
  • Completed PG with at least 55% marks from any discipline from an institute that is state or centrally recognized, and secured a minimum of 50% marks in graduation or
  • Hold a 5 year professional degree, and should have secured at least 60% marks and 1 year of work experience or
  • Hold a 4 year professional degree, and should have secured 60% marks and 3 years of work experience.
  • Hold valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, social work, economics sociology, commerce, psychology, etc.)
  • For reserved category candidates, the minimum aggregate percentile requirement is 5% less.

Eligibility

IRMA 2017 eligibility criteria:

1) PRM

  • Candidate applying for PRM programme must be a graduate in any discipline from a university that is state or centrally recognized.
  • Scoring at least 50% marks is a must. This aggregate is 45% for SC/ ST/ DAP). If, in case marks are not assigned, the candidate must have scored CGPA equivalent to the previously mentioned percentages.
  • Candidates in their final year of examination are also eligible for the exam.

 

2) FPRM

  • PGDRDM or GDRM from IRMA with 1 year post-diploma and work experience (relevant) or
  • Completed PG with at least 55% marks from any discipline from an institute that is state or centrally recognized, and secured a minimum of 50% marks in graduation or
  • Hold a 5 year professional degree, and should have secured at least 60% marks and 1 year of work experience or
  • Hold a 4 year professional degree, and should have secured 60% marks and 3 years of work experience.
  • Hold valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, social work, economics sociology, commerce, psychology, etc.)
  • For reserved category candidates, the minimum aggregate percentile requirement is 5% less.

Application Process

PRM and FPRM programmes have a common application form. Candidates can choose to apply via online payment gateway or via SBI challan or obtain forms from the institute via demand draft. No Refund will be made after the payment is complete.

The dates for application process have not been declared yet. The start date for IRMA 2017 application process is expected to be announced in October, 2016. The last date for receipt of completed applications online for Indian Nationals is December 30, 2016, and last date for receipt of completed applications for Foreign Nationals is March 31, 2017. 

 Applicants can choose to pay with one of the following methods:

 a) Apply online and pay through payment gateway.

b) Take a print out of SBI Challan, available on official IRMA website. Candidates can make payment at any SBI branch using the challan. SBI will then issue a unique ID number. Candidates need to use this unique ID number and apply online through IRMA website.

c) Candidates can also obtain prospectus and application forms from Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand - 388001, on payment of full fees. Candidates need to get a demand draft in favour of ‘IRMA’, payable at Anand.

 

Exam Pattern

In the IRMA admission test, candidates are tested on the subject of “Issues of Social Concern”. A total of 40 questions are asked in the admissions test. The duration of IRMA admissions test is 1 hour 20 minutes.

 Candidates can view the demo Online Mock Test on the official IRMA website.

 Till now, no changes have been announced regarding IRMA 2017 syllabus.

 

 

Syllabus

 Candidates need to answer 40 questions on “Issues of Social Concern” in one hour 20 minutes. The section generally tests the candidate‘s understanding of relevant social issues and socio-economic factors.

 


Some of the topics covered under syllabus of Issues of Social Concern are:

 

  •          Indian economy
  •          Environmental issues
  •          Human development
  •          Rural and urban population
  •          Sex ratio
  •          Social and economic development
  •          Employment and literacy
  •          Gender and social groups like caste and religion
  •          Human rights
  •          Agriculture
  •          Rural development
  •          Corporate social responsibility
  •          Health issues
  •          Education, etc

 

 

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