IRMASAT 2023: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Result

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) 2023 ( IRMASAT )

Saumya Jain

Saumya JainAssistant Manager- Content

Updated on Sep 6, 2022 14:27 IST

IRMASAT 2023 application process will likely begin in the last week of September 2022. The application process will likely end in the month of January 2023. IRMASAT 2022 results were released online on the official website in March 2022. In 2022, the IRMASAT exam was not conducted. The candidates were selected for the interviews on the basis of CAT or XAT scores. 

What is IRMASAT?

IRMASAT or IRMA Social Awareness Test is conducted by the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). IRMASAT scores are considered for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM). The IRMASAT 2023 exam is usually conducted in computer-based test mode. Admission to IRMA’s PGDRM course is done on the basis of CAT/XAT scores. The admission process includes – Application submission, Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The IRMASAT 2023 application form will be available online on the official website of IRMA.

For admissions, IRMA will be shortlisting prospective candidates on two calls:

  • Merit-based Calls: The selection committee will decide the category-wise cutoff for candidates who appeared for CAT 2022 or XAT 2023.
  • Profile-cum-merit based Calls:

Candidates who fulfil the following criteria will be shortlisted for profile-based calls:

  • Graduation in Agri Packaging and Processing, Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Cooperation related to Agricultural Cooperatives, Dairy Technology, Fishery, Food Processing, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Horticulture or Veterinary from recognised universities and colleges.
  • Work experience in the Development Sector, Social Impact, Livelihoods, Policy and Advocacy, Agriculture and Allied Sectors.

IRMASAT 2023 Exam Highlights

Check the table below to know the IRMASAT 2023 highlights.



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 below:

Eligibility Criteria for Domestic Candidates:

  • Candidate applying for PGDRM programme must be a graduate in any discipline from a university that is state or centrally recognised.
  • Candidates must have scored at least 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent CGPA. This aggregate is 45 per cent for SC/ ST/ DAP.
  • Candidates in their final year of the examination are also eligible for the IRMASAT 2023. They are required to submit proof of qualifying the final year by September 2023, failing which their candidature will be cancelled.
  • Candidates must have scored 85 percentile or above in CAT 2022 or XAT 2023. These candidates will be eligible for getting shortlisted for Merit-based Calls.
  • Candidates must have scored 80 percentile or above in CAT 2022 or XAT 2023 and should fulfill the Profile-based Call criteria as mentioned above.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Candidates:

  • The candidate must be a Graduate in any stream with at least 50% aggregate or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • They must have appeared in GMAT/GRE (from 2015 onwards) and have a score that meets the minimum cut off criteria set by IRMA.
  • Foreign candidates do not have to appear in IRMASAT, but they will be required to participate in Group Activity and Personal Interview round.

Eligibility Criteria for Sponsored Candidates:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree, in any discipline, from a recognised university/institution.
  • The candidate should have worked with the sponsoring organization for a minimum of two years (as of July 1, 2023) as a regular employee on a full-time basis.
  • The sponsoring organization should be willing to grant uninterrupted leave to the applicant (if selected) for the period of study at IRMA.
  • The sponsoring organization should undertake to make arrangements for payment of fee and other dues of the applicant to IRMA.
  • If rejoining within three years for completing the second year of the programme to obtain a “PGDRM”, she/he must be working with the same organisation that sponsored her/him for the CRM and she/he needs to acquire a “NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE (NOC)” from it.
  • There is no age limit to appear for IRMASAT.

Qualifying Marks

Qualifying marks for IRMASAT 2023 are mentioned below:

  • Candidates who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2022/XAT 2023 and fall in the Profile-cum-merit based call criteria will be eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT 2023 and GA/PI process
  • Candidates who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2022/XAT 2023 and fall in the Merit-based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT 2023 and GA/PI process
  • Both IRMASAT 2023 and GA/PI process will be conducted online this year for shortlisted candidates. Earlier the GA/PI process used to be conducted at IRMA campus.

IRMASAT 2023: Important Dates and Events 

The table below depicts the important dates and events related to IRMASAT 2023 admission. Check the table now

Events Dates* Salient features
Registrations begin Last week of September 2022 The IRMASAT application forms will be available online on the official website of IRMA
Last date of application Second week of January 2023 No applications will be accepted beyond this date
IRMASAT 2023 Personal Interview Third week of February 2022\3 The IRMASAT 2023 exam will be conducted online and candidates can choose their preferred date and slot. Personal Interviews will be conducted online through the Zoom application as well as offline. Candidates can choose their preferred date and slot and city
Off-Campus Personal Interviews

Third and fourth week of February 2023

The candidates can appear for offline PI in five cities
IRMASAT result 2023 declaration

To be announced

The results along with the scorecard will be announced on the official website of IRMA
Personal Interview for NRIs Fourth week of March 2023 NRIs will have to appear for PI round online
Result declaration for NRIs First week of April 2023 The results for PI will be announced in the first week of April 2023 online
Last date of submitting the acceptance form First week of April 2023 Candidates will have to submit the acceptance form along with a part fee of Rs 1 lakh
Class commencement First week of July 2023 Classes will commence for all courses

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

IRMASAT 2023 Registrations

IRMASAT application process is an online one. The IRMASAT application form 2023 will be available online on the official website of IRMA ( Students who wish to appear for the IRMASAT 2023 exam are required to fill out the online application form and complete the registration process by paying the application fee. The IRMASAT application process includes the following steps:

  • Creating a new user profile by filling out the IRMASAT registration form with details such as name, date of birth, gender, email ID and phone number, etc.
  • Filling out the complete IRMASAT application form using your number and password.
  • Uploading the required documents in the prescribed format.
  • Paying the IRMASAT application fee via credit/debit card, internet banking, UPI or other banking wallets.

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Admission Process for IRMASAT 2023

The IRMA admission process includes six steps:

IRMASAT admission process

IRMASAT 2023 Admission Process

  • STEP 1: IRMASAT 2023 registration

To register for IRMASAT 2023, the candidate is required to create a login ID on the official website of IRMA by furnishing basic personal details such as name, date of birth, email ID and phone number.

  • STEP 2: Filling IRMASAT 2023 application form

Once the candidate has successfully created a login ID for IRMASAT 2023, he/she can log in on the IRMA website and fill the online application form. The IRMASAT application process will be complete only after the payment of the application fee.

  • STEP 3: Payment of application fees

The IRMASAT application fee can be paid online through credit card/debit card or net banking. IRMASAT 2023 application fee is Rs 1500 for General category candidates. Candidates belonging to reserved category have a fee concession. 

  • STEP 4: IRMASAT 2023 admit card

IRMASAT 2023 admit cards were available for download on the official IRMA website from the scheduled date notified in the admission calendar. The candidates must carry their IRMASAT admit cards to the exam hall and also keep them safe till the end of the admission process.

  • STEP 5: IRMASAT 2023 exam

IRMA test or IRMASAT is usually conducted in the computer-based test mode. In 2022, the IRMASAT exam was not conducted and the students were required to appear for the Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. In 2023, the selection criteria is expected to be the same. 

  • STEP 6: IRMASAT 2023 result

The IRMASAT result will be announced online. The candidates can check their scores on the official website by using their PIDs. After the result is declared, selected candidates will be invited for Personal Interviews and Group Activity rounds. Candidates failing to appear in this round will lose the chance of securing a seat in the institute. 

IRMASAT 2023: Exam Centres

IRMASAT 2023 and Written Ability Test-Personal Interviews (WAT-PI) will be conducted online and offline this year. In an official announcement, IRMA notified that both the WAT and Personal Interview (WAT-PI) will be held online as well as offline. Previously, IRMASAT was conducted only at the IRMA campus. 

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IRMASAT 2023: Important FAQs

Q: Is CAT or XAT score mandatory to appear in IRMASAT?

A: Yes, CAT 2022 or XAT 2023 scores are prerequisites for domestic candidates for appearing in IRMASAT. For International/NRI/PIO candidates, GMAT and GRE scores are mandatory.

Q: What is IRMASAT?

A: IRMASAT is a Social Awareness Test wherein candidates are tested on the subject of “Issues of Social Concern”. The candidates have to answer 40 questions in 80 minutes. The questions will be from socio-economic topics, like Indian economy, rural development, agriculture, employment and literacy, etc.

Q: How can I access the IRMA admission form?

A: IRMA application forms (IRMASAT application forms) are available on the official website. The forms can be submitted in online mode only.

Q: Is there any scholarship scheme at IRMA?

A: Yes, IRMA provides scholarships and financial assistance to deserving candidates through various schemes and scholarships. Scholarships for SC/ST Students Up to 12 SC students can avail this scholarship. The scholarship covers tuition fees, non-refundable charges, lodging and boarding expenses, cost of books, stationery, and a personal computer. Up to five ST candidates can avail this scholarship. It covers tuition fees, boarding and lodging expenses, book grant, and a one-time grant for the purchase of a personal computer. Scholarships for Students with Disabilities IRMA offers scholarships to students with disabilities through the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Bridge Fund A fund of INR 50 lakh has been set aside by the Institute for students with a weak financial background. Educational Loans IRMA PGDRM students can avail education loan service from Canara Bank, Anand, Central Bank of India, Anand, and Bank of Baroda, Anand.

Q. How many times is IRMASAT held in a year?

A. IRMASAT is held once a year.

Q. What is the eligibility for IRMASAT 2023 exam?

A. Any graduate candidate with 50% aggregate from a state or central university can apply for the exam. Candidates who have scored 85 percentile in CAT 2022 or XAT 2023 will be eligible to get a merit-based call and candidates who have scored 80 percentile in CAT 2022 or XAT 2023 will be eligible for profile-based calls.

Q. Can I fill the IRMASAT application form offline?

A.No, the IRMASAT application form 2023 was available online only on the official website.

Q. What is the purpose of IRMASAT 2023?

A. IRMASAT is conducted for admission to the PGDM programme of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand.

Q. Is there any marks relaxation for the reserved category student in the IRMASAT 2023 exam?

A: Yes, candidates belonging to reserved categories will get 5% relaxation. They will be required to have scored 45% aggregate in graduation.

Q. How many sections does the IRMASAT 2023 exam have?

A. According to the IRMASAT 2023 exam pattern, the exam will have only one section which will include topics related to Issues of Social Concern.

Q. How many questions will the IRMASAT question paper have?

A. The IRMASAT question paper will have 40 questions in total, and each question will carry one mark.

Q. Where will the WAT-PI round be held for IRMASAT?

A. The WAT-PI round will be held online as well as offline this year in five cities, i.e. Anand, Guwahati, Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore.

IRMASAT 2023 Contact Information

Institute of Rural Management

Post Box No. 60, Anand 388001.

Gujarat. India.

Contact: 02692 - 260-391 / 260-181

Fax: 02692-260188


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