IRMA MBA Admission 2018-20 (Result Declared)

Last Date to Apply

22 February 2018

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About IRMA MBA Admission

IRMA MBA Admission 2018-20 will be based on CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 scores. All the applicants who wish to take admission in IRMA have to additionally appear for the online test that is “Issues of Social Concern” (ISC) to be conducted on 4 February 2018 for PGDRM. On this page, the details regarding the IRMA MBA Admission 2018-20 is given below. Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) is India's leading school in Rural Management that is committed to acting as the catalyst and facilitator for rural prosperity. IRMA or Indian Institute of Rural Management Anand offers two Post-Graduate Programmes namely:

  • PGDRM: Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management. It is two years fully residential programme
  • FPRM: Fellow Programme in Rural Management. It is a three years residential programme.
  • Total PRM Seats in IRMA- 240 seats

Latest Update: Candidates are informed that the IRMASAT Result 2018 & Cut-Offs has been declared on 17 February 2018. The direct link to check IRMASAT Result is available on this page below.

  • The last date to apply for IRMA FPRM 2018 application Form is extended up to February 22, 2018.

IRMA Admission Dates 2018-20



Filling of Application Form starts

October 2017

Last date to apply for FPRM (Both Online and Offline) - Extended Date

22 February 2018

Last date to apply Online for NRI/PIO/FN
and children of Indian workers of Gulf Countries

31 March 2018

IRMA’s online Admissions Test for PGDRM (IRMASAT)

4 February 2018

IRMASAT Result - Declared!

17 February 2018

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IRMA MBA Admission Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the PGDRM and FPRM is different for both the programmes. The candidates willing to seek admission in a programme of their choice should read and understand the eligibility criteria given separately below:

Age Limit: For both the above two courses there is no age limit to apply.

IRMA PGDRM Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification: The candidate must hold a Bachelors’ Degree in any Discipline with a minimum of 15 years of education and at least having 50% (45% in case of SC/ST/DAP) aggregate marks at the Degree level may apply.

  • Those applicants, who expect to fulfill the eligibility requirements before June 2018 may also apply.

Nationality: In addition to the Indian candidates, the Foreign Nationals/PIO/Children of Indian workers in Gulf Countries and sons and daughters of NRIs are also eligible for IRMA PGDRM Admissions.

CGPA and Percentage: The percentage of aggregate marks are calculated as per the practice followed by the concerned University or Institution. In case University cannot convert the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence will be established by IRMA by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100.

IRMA FPRM Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Only Indian Nationals can apply for FPRM

The candidates seeking admission to FPRM 2018 needs to satisfy any one of the following conditions:

  • PGDRM from IRMA
  • PGDRM from IRMA with one of year post-diploma work experience
  • Post-graduation in any discipline from any recognised University or Institution with 55% marks at PG and 50% marks at Graduation (college) level
  • Five-year professional degree (medicine, veterinary Science, architecture etc.) with 60% marks and at least one-year work experience
  • Four-year professional degree (engineering, agricultural Sciences etc.) with 60% marks and at least three years of work experience
  • Applicants having valid score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc).
  • UGC JRF is mandatory, the only NET is not sufficient for getting an exemption from admissions test.

It is to be noted that the eligibility requirements for applicants from SC/ST/OBC/dap (differently abled person) is 5% less than those specified above.

IRMA MBA Admission Application form and Admit Card

IRMA Application Process can be made both Online and Offline by the candidates. The application form will be available from the second week of October 2017. Candidates can apply for both the PGDRM and FPRM Programme by using a single Application Form only. Both the Online and Offline Process will be mentioned below:

Click here to Apply

  • Offline Process: IRMA Offline application form or in the form of hard copy along with prospectus and sample question paper will be available after the payment of complete application fee. The hard copy of the application form can be obtained from Admissions Office, IRMA, Anand-388001.
  • Online Process: The candidates need to apply Online on the official website of IRMA and fill in the complete details in the application form. Apart from the Indian Nationals, the Foreign Nationals/PIO/NRIs and Children of workers in Gulf countries need to apply online.

Payment of IRMA Application fee

The candidates who have applied Online can make payment through the following modes:

  • Online Payment Gateway: The candidates can make payment through Online Payment Gateway that is by using Credit Card/Debit Card or Net Banking. Overseas candidates need to apply online and pay through the payment gateway.
  • IMS Learning Centre: Candidates can make payment at any of the IMS learning centres, after getting the IMS Receipt they may apply through IRMA website by using IMS Receipt number.
  • SBI Challan: The candidates need to take a print out of the SBI Challan that is available in the admission link of IRMA website as well as in the following link and make payment at any of the SBI branches.

Click here to Download SBI Challan

Submission of IRMA Application form

The duly filled in IRMA Application Form hard copy need not be sent to the concerned authority by all other applicants. But the BPL (Below Poverty Line) and Sponsored candidates need to send the hard copy of the duly filled in IRMA Application Form. The BPL category candidates also need to send a latest BPL proof along with the Application Form issued by the appropriate authority to the following address:

Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
Gujarat, India

Correction in IRMA Application Form 2018

The candidates need to follow all the mandatory instructions before filling the IRMA Application Form. The candidates can edit their online application form before final submission. Once they click on the Submit button, they will be allotted a form number using which the entries can be edited. 

Once the application forms are edited the candidates are advised to take a print-out of the submitted application form and make corrections as required and send the application form to the address given above.

IRMA MBA Admission Fees

Application Fees are different as per the categories. The candidates belonging to the respective categories must pay their application fee accordingly.The fee has to be paid through online mode only that is Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking.

IRMA Application Fees


Number of Programme

General & OBC



Rs. 1400

Rs. 700


Note: Application fees will be waived for applicants belonging to “Below Poverty Line (BPL)” families.

IRMA Fee Structure for PGDRM/ FPRM


Course  Course Fee
PGDRM  Rs. 11,50,000
Deposits and Other Activities Charges Rs. 58,400( only in the first year)
Mess Expenses Rs. 4000 monthly
Students Activity Fund Rs. 3000


IRMA MBA Admission 2018-20

IRMA MBA Admission Result and Counselling

Admission in PGDRM and  FPRM will be based on CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 scores. In addition to this, all the candidates will have to compulsorily appear for "Issues of Social Concern" test (online) on 4 February 2018.


The IRMASAT PGDRM Result 2018 has been released on 17 February 2018 on the official website of IRMA. Candidates can click on the following link to check their IRMASAT PGDRM Result 2018.

Click Here to Check Result

IRMA PGDRM Cut-Off Marks for 2018-20 Admission

Category wise cut-offs marks for candidates in Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) for PGDRM 2018-2020 are listed in the table below:


CAT 2017 Percentile

XAT 2018 Percentile

(Out of 40)





OBC (Non-Creamy)












Differently Abled Person





Selection Procedure for IRMA PGDRM/ FPRM

  • PGDRM admission will be based on Admissions Test, Group Activity, and Personal Interview.
  • FPRM students are selected on the basis of the academic qualification, test scores, research proposal, and reservation.
    • The candidate with PGDRM qualification from IRMA and applicants or a valid UGC JRF score in relevant disciplines (management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc.) are exempted from taking the admissions test and will be directly called for the FPRM interview.
  • The candidates must note that for admission in IRMA it is compulsory for them to appear for CAT 2017/ XAT 2018 and "Issues of Social Concern (ISC)" test conducted by IRMA.

Selection Procedure for FN/ PIO /Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of NRI:  IRMA PRM Admission for from Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non-Resident Indian(s) applicants may apply through GMAT/ GRE Scores (taken on or after January 2013) / CAT2017/ XAT 2018 scores.

  • Applicants would be shortlisted on the basis of above-mentioned test score and Telephonic Personal Interview.

Note: Candidates must note that XLRI and IIMs play no role in the selection or admission process of IRMA.

Other IRMA Related Dates for FPRM


Intimation of Personal Interview 20 March 2018
Personal Interview Dates 9 to 14 April 2018
Announcement of final results  Second/third week of May 2018
Classes on Bridge Courses 28 May to 2 June 2018
Induction Program 14 to 16 June 2018
Beginning of First Term 18 June 2018


Other IRMA Related Dates for PGDRM


Intimation for Group Activity and Personal Interview to Indian Nationals

12 February 2018

Group Activity and Personal Interview for Indian Nationals

26 February to 10 March 2018

Announcement of final results (for Indian Nationals)

15 March 2018

Last date for submitting acceptance form with initial fee (online) of Rs. 25,000

22 March  2018

Last date to deposit the first year fee (online)

15 April 2018

Telephonic Personal Interview (TPI) for Foreign Nationals and NRI

23 to 27 April 2018

Announcement of final results (for Foreign Nationals)

1 May 2018

Classes on Bridge Courses

28 May to 2 June 2018

Induction Program

4 June to 17 June 2018

Beginning of First Term

18 June 2018

IRMA MBA Admission Exam pattern

IRMASAT will be a written test.

  • Type of Test: Objective type
  • Duration of Exam: 2 hrs
  • Number of Questions: 40 Question
  • Total Marks: 100 Marks
  • Sections/subjects: 4 
  • There will be Negative Marking in IRMA SAT 

IRMA PGDRM/ FPRM Exam Pattern 2018


Name of Test

Number of Questions

Analytical Reasoning


English Comprehension


Quantitative Aptitude


Issues of Social Concern


Total Marks


IRMA ISC Test Syllabus

IRMA ISC Test Syllabus

IRMA MBA Admission Important details

IRMA Scholarship and Stipend
Scholarships are available for the meritorious students. Education loans are also provided by banks enrolled with IRMA. 

Fellowship Monthly  Rs. 18,000
Fellowship amount when the Scholar clear 
Comprehensive Qualifying Examination
Monthly Rs. 20,000
Contingency Grant  Annually (for 4 years) Rs. 20,000

IRMA Campus Placement

IRMA has 100% placement record. The students from IRMA are highly valued by National and International Development Organizations, funding agencies, cooperatives, and NGOs. Graduation fellows (FPRM) from IRMA have joined faculty positions in IIMs, and other reputed Institutions/ Universities. The last 4 years salary packages & placement summary of IRMA Campus are mentioned below:

Salary Packages Offered in IRMA Campus

Salary Packages for Last 4 Years (in Rs. Lakh/ Per Annum)






Average salary

7.59 8.22  8.56 10.22

Median Salary

7.00 8.00 8.40 8.40 

Maximum salary

19.00 15.50  27.39 46.50

Minimum salary

3.00 3.60 3.00 4.50 


Placement Summary of IRMA Campus

Placement Summer






Participants in placement





 No. of PPOs accepted





 No. of Job offers received





Total No. of Organizations
participated in placements





 No. of organizations where
participants are placed





 No. of New Organization in
IRMA’s placement process





IRMA MBA Admission Contact

Mr. Janak R. Brahmbhatt
Manager (Academics) Admissions Office,
IRMA, Anand- 388 001

Phone No.: (02692) 221 657/659/940
Fax No.: (02692) 260188
E-mail: admis@irma.ac.in

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