The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) will be conducting Institute of Rural Management Anand Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT) 2018 entrance examination for the admission to the students in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM).
The candidate must be a graduate with a minimum 15 years of education (10+2+3). Open category & OBC candidates must obtain at least 50 per cent aggregate marks in graduation. SC/ST/DAP candidates must obtain a minimum of 45 per cent aggregate marks in graduation. Final year graduation candidates can apply provided they must complete their degree on or before June 2018. Candidates must have a score of CAT 2017 and XAT 2018.
For FPRM, the candidates must have nPGDRM from IRMA or Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development(PGDRDM) PGDRDM from IRMA with one-year post diploma work experience or
Postgraduation in any discipline with 55 per cent at PG and 50 per cent in graduation from a recognised university or
Candidates must have five-year professional degree in medicine, veterinary science, architecture etc with 60 per cent and at least one-year work experience or
nFour-year professional degree in engineering, agricultural sciences etc with 60 per cent and at least three years work experience
nApplicants must have a score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines such as management, economics, social work, sociology, psychology, commerce, etc. UGC JRF is mandatory for applying to FPRM programmes besides National Eligibility Test (NET).
The eligibility requirement for SC, ST, OBC and DAP candidates will be 5 % less than those given above.
Applicants with PGDRM from IRMA and having score of UGC JRF in relevant disciplines are exempted from the admission test and they will be directly called for interview.
IRMA will use CAT 2017/ XAT2018 and IRMASAT 2018 scores for admission to PGDRM 2018-20. All applicants for IRMA admissions have to additionally appear for IRMASAT. PGDRM participants are selected on the basis of entrance exam, group activity, and personal interview.
Applicants from NRI / NRI sponsored applicants / foreign nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) may apply through GMAT/ GRE scores (taken on or after January 2013) / CAT2017 / XAT2018 scores for PGDRM 2018 - 20.
IRMA is conducted on the ‘Issues of Social Concern’. The test is conducted online for 80 minutes duration. According to IRMA exam pattern, the test comprises questions from topics relevant to social issues such as Indian economy, health issues, environmental issues, agriculture, human rights etc. The test carries total 40 objective-type multiple choice questions. There will negative marking of 1/4 marks for wrong answers.
The examination will be conducted at 28 exam centres on February 4, 2018. The last date to apply is before 31 December 2017. For more information, log on to irma.ac.in.
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