Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)

The application period for IRMASAT 2023 is anticipated to open in the final week of September 2022. Most likely, the application procedure will be completed in January 2023. Results for IRMASAT 2022 were made available online in March 2022 on the official website. The IRMASAT test was not given in 2022. Depending on their CAT or XAT results, the candidates were chosen for the interviews.

What is IRMASAT?

  • The Institute of Rural Management Anand administers the IRMASAT, often known as the IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMA). Admission to the Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management is based on IRMASAT scores (FPRM). The IRMASAT 2023 examination is typically administered using a computer. CAT/XAT scores are used to determine admission to the PGDRM programme at IRMA. Application submission, the Written Ability Test (WAT), and a personal interview make up the admissions procedure (PI). On the IRMA's official website, the application form for the IRMASAT 2023 will be accessible.
  • On two calls, the IRMA will shortlist potential applicants for admissions:
  • • Merit-based Calls: For applicants who took the CAT 2022 or XAT 2023, the selection committee will determine the category-wise cutoff.
  • Profile-cum-merit based Calls:

For profile-based calls, candidates who meet the following requirements will be shortlisted:

• A degree from a reputable university or college in agribusiness packaging and processing, agriculture, agriculture engineering, cooperatives connected to agriculture, dairy technology, fisheries, food processing, food science, food technology, forestry, horticulture, or veterinary medicine.

• Work experience in the fields of development, social impact, livelihoods, advocacy, policy, and agriculture and related industries.

IRMASAT 2023 Exam Highlights

For information on the highlights of IRMASAT 2023, see the table below.



Exam Name

IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT) 

Conducting Body

Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)

Exam Level

National Level Exam

Exam Frequency

Once a Year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

80 minutes



Exam Purpose

Admission into IRMA

Course Offered


No. of Test Cities


Number of Seats


5% seats for the NRI category

Exam Helpdesk No.

02692 - 260 391

Exam Website


IRMASAT 2023: Eligibility Criteria (PGDRM)

The detailed IRMASAT 2023 eligibility criteria is given here:

Eligibility Criteria for Domestic Candidates:

• Candidates for the PGDRM programme must have graduated in any discipline from a state- or centrally-recognized university.

• Candidates must have earned an overall grade point average (CGPA) of at least 50%. The combined percentage for SC, ST, and DAP is 45%.

• Candidates who are taking the test in their final year may also apply for the IRMASAT 2023. By September 2023, they must provide documentation proving they qualified for the last year; else, their candidacy will be withdrawn.

• The candidate's CAT 2022 or XAT 2023 score must have been at least 85 percentile. These applicants will be qualified to be called for calls based on merit.

• Candidates must meet the aforementioned Profile-based Call requirements and have at least an 80 percentile score on the CAT 2022 or XAT 2023.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Candidates:

• The applicant must hold a graduate degree in any field from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 50%.

• They must have taken the GMAT or GRE (as of 2015) and have a score that satisfies the minimum requirements established by IRMA.


• Foreign applicants will be required to participate in the Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds even though they are not needed to take the IRMASAT.

Eligibility Criteria for Sponsored Candidates:

• The applicant must be in possession of a Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university or institution.

• The candidate should have been a regular, full-time employee of the sponsoring organisation for at least two years (as of July 1, 2023) before applying.

• If the applicant is accepted, the sponsoring organisation must be prepared to give them continuous leave for the duration of their studies at IRMA.

• The sponsoring organisation must agree to make arrangements for the applicant's fee and other IRMA obligations.

• She/he must be employed by the same organisation that sponsored her/him for the CRM and obtain a "NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE (NOC)" from it if rejoining within three years to complete the second year of the programme and obtain a "PGDRM."

• There is no maximum age for taking the IRMASAT.

Qualifying Marks

The following is a list of the IRMASAT 2023 qualifying scores:

• Candidates who meet the profile-cum-merit based call criteria and achieve a CAT 2022/XAT 2023 score over 80 percentile are eligible to move on to the GA/PI process and IRMASAT 2023.

• Candidates who meet the merit-based call requirements and achieve a CAT 2022/XAT 2023 score of at least 85 percentile are eligible to be shortlisted for the IRMASAT 2023 and GA/PI process.

• For candidates who have been shortlisted, the IRMASAT 2023 and GA/PI processes will also be done online this year. Earlier, the IRMA campus was the site of the GA/PI procedure.

IRMASAT 2023: Important Dates and Events 

The crucial dates and occasions connected to IRMASAT 2023 admission are shown in the table below. Now examine the table.

IRMASAT 2023 Highlights  
Full-Form Institute of Rural Management, Anand Social Awareness Test
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National Level
Courses Offered Management
Conducting Body Institute of Rural Management, Anand
Application Mode Online
Official website
Helpline 02692 – 260 391 / 260 181
IRMASAT Important Dates 2023  
IRMASAT 2023 Important Dates for PGDM(RM-X)   
Events Dates (Announced)
Online Admissions application portal opens Started
Last date for receipt of completed applications 27th January 2023
Intimation for Personal Interview 3rd  February 2023
Personal Interview 10th February 2023
Announcement of final results 24th February 2023
Last date for submitting acceptance form 3rd March 2023
Last date to deposit the first installment fee 24th March 2023
Last date of Withdrawal As per prevailing AICTE Norms
Induction Programme 22nd – 26th May 2023
Beginning of First Term 29th May 2023
IRMASAT 2023 Important Dates for PGDM (RM)  
Events Dates (Announced)
Application Form Starting Date Released
Application Form Last Date 31st December 2022
Intimation for Personal Interview (PI) Mar-23
Personal Interview Dates Apr-23
Announcement of final results Apr-23
Classes on Bridge Course Jun-23
FPRM Induction Programme Jul-23
Beginning of First Term Jul-23

*Please Note: The dates mentioned above are tentative and may change.



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