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 scores for short listing 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. According to information on the official website, the total number of seats available for PRM programmes in 2017 was 180. The IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme of IRMA, informed IRMAs website. IRMA 2017 exam registrations will begin from October , 2017 onwards. The date of the exam is yet to be announced. Candidates need to answer 40 questions on Issues of Social Concern within 80 minutes.
Institute of Rural Management Post Box No. 60, Anand 388001. Gujarat. India
|Phone||02692 - 260 391 / 260 181|
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.
Test Fees; For overseas applicants application fees is Rs 2000. 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.
c) 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.
d) Candidates can also obtain prospectus and application forms from Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand - 388 001, on payment of full fees. Candidates need to get a demand draft in favor of IRMA, payable at Anand.
All admit cards for IRMAs test (online) on Issues of Social Concern (ISC) will be send to eligible applicants. If not received, candidates can download it from the official website. The date for downloading of IRMA 2017 admits cards will be announced soon.
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.
The eligibility criteria for PRM programme is: A graduate in any discipline with at least 15 years (10+2+3) of education, having 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ST/differently able person) aggregate marks at graduation level. Final year students, who expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before June 15, 2017 can also apply. There is no age limit for the admission in PRM.
The eligibility criteria for FPRM programme is: PGDRM from IRMA or PGDRDM from IRMA with one year post-diploma work experience or; Postgraduation in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution with at least 55% marks at PG level and 50% marks at graduation (college) level or Five-year professional degree (medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc) with 60% marks and at least one year work experience or Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural sciences etc.) with 60% marks and at least three years work experience.
Applicants having valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.). The eligibility requirement for applicants from SC/ST/OBC/dap (differently abled person) is 5% less than those specified above.
There is no age limit for the admission in FPRM. In exceptional cases, a person with a high professional standing and proven competence, not possessing a PG degree but whose experience can measure up to a PG degree might also be considered for admission to the Programme. In these cases, the FPRM Executive Committee would consider the quality of the published and unpublished work and/ or professional contributions of the applicant and establish equivalence to the relevant PG course subjects, stated an official notice.