IRMASAT Counselling 2022 Seat Allotment: Check Dates, Fees & Procedure

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

Saumya Jain

Saumya JainAssistant Manager- Content

Updated on Nov 14, 2022 16:44 IST

IRMASAT 2023 Personal Interview will likely begin in the third week of February 2023. Candidates will have the option to select their time slot and city while filling the IRMASAT application form 2023. IRMA doesn’t conduct any counselling process. Admissions are done on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT/GRE scores, IRMASAT scores, performance in Personal Interviews, academic history and work profile. After the IRMASAT 2023 exam and Personal Interview (PI) are conducted, the final merit list of candidates selected for admission is released (tentatively in the month of March). Selected students will then have to submit the initial admission fee to confirm their admission. This year, IRMASAT PI will be conducted online as well as offline. The weightage of the online interview will be 35% of the selection process. 

IRMASAT 2023 Selection Process

The IRMASAT 2023 selection process includes two steps; i.e. Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. Read below to know more about the two:

Written Ability Test (WAT): The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for the WAT round. Candidates will be assigned a topic on the spot to write on in about 200-300 words. It will be a paper-based test for 30 minutes. After they have written about the topic, candidates will be required to upload a scanned copy of the test using their login credentials, i.e. User ID and Password. The WAT round is designed to evaluate the candidates' rural aptitude as well as written communication skills. 

Personal Interview (PI): A Personal Interview is conducted to test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of rural issues of the country and find out if they have the aptitude to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of a management professional operating in cooperatives, NGOs and development organisations. A Personal Interview is a more personalized round in which the candidates get to interact face to face with the selectors. They are judged on their communication skills, aptitude for the rural management field and suitability for the programme.

The final selection of candidates for 240 seats in PGDRM is based on their performance in CAT 2023/XAT 2023, IRMASAT, Personal Interview, Academic Performance and Diversity. Each of these parameters has been allotted a particular weightage.

The Personal Interview will be conducted online as well as offline. Candidates who opt for the offline mode for PI can choose the two preferred cities while filling the IRMASAT 2023 application form. The offline PI round will be conducted in five cities, i.e. Anand, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata. 

Note: For foreign candidates, the Personal Interview is done telephonically.

IRMASAT 2023 Counselling Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IRMASAT 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Mar '23

IRMASAT 2023 result declaration

DatesPast Exam Dates

13 Feb '23 -

5 Mar '23

Online Personal Interview

Selection Criteria for IRMA 2023 Admission

For IRMASAT Admissions 2023, IRMA will select candidates under two categories:

1. Merit-cum-profile based call

2. Merit-based call (Non-Profile Based Call)
Candidates who fulfill the following criteria may be shortlisted for Merit-cum-profile based calls:

  • Graduation in: Development, Agriculture, Dairy, Public policy, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology
  • Work experience in Development Sector, Dairy, Public Policy
  • Excellence: Graduation from top universities and colleges

A minimum qualifying percentile has been fixed for the selection of candidates for IRMASAT 2023 and GA and PI. Candidates of General Category, who score 80 percentile or above in CAT 2021/XAT 2023 are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT 2023 and GA and PI process under merit-cum profile-based call. Candidates of General Category, who score 85 percentile or above in CAT 2021/XAT 2023 and fall in the Non-profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT 2023 and GA and PI process. Cut off for the candidates of reserved categories will be decided separately at the appropriate time.

Minimum cutoffs required to qualify for IRMASAT 2023 GA/PI

The minimum cutoff criteria for qualifying IRMASAT 2023 is depicted below.


CAT2019/XAT 2023 cut off percentile

For merit-cum profile-based call to General Category students

80% and above

For Non-Profile-based call to General Category students

85% and above

For Reserved category students

To be announced

IRMASAT 2023 Final Selection Criteria

Check the table below to know the final selection criteria weightage. This year GA will not be a part of the selection process and the weightage of GA will be assigned to the online personal interview. 



CAT 2021/XAT 2023


Personal Interview




Academic Performance 

5% (Class 10: 1.5%, Class 12: 1.5%, Graduation: 2%)

Gender Diversity


Regional Diversity


Sports Diversity 1.5%
Academic Diversity 2%
Academic Pedigree 3%
Work Experience 5%



IRMASAT 2023 Final Selection Criteria Details

Solely meeting the eligibility criteria for IRMASAT 2023 does not guarantee admission to IRMA. Following factors will also be taken into consideration:

  • Stage 1: Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the scores obtained by them in CAT 2021/XAT 2023 (whichever is higher)
  • Stage 2: Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for WAT-PI rounds where they will be evaluated on their communication skills, managerial abilities, rural aptitude and written communication skills. 
  • 3.5% weightage will be given for gender diversity where 3.5% weightage is given to women and transgenders and 0% to male candidates
  • If an applicant provides valid proof of having passed their Class 12 or Class 10 from a school located in an aspirational district, they will get two marks in their final score. The candidates belonging to North-eastern states will be provided three marks, provided they submit a valid domicile certificate. 
  • If a candidate provides a government-issued certificate of their participation in sports at different levels they will be awarded marks corresponding to the level of their participation
  • Candidates from any discipline except Engineering will be given the benefit of 2% of Academic Diversity
  • The institutes/universities will be decided based on government rankings – NIRF 2021 Ranking and ICAR ranking for Agricultural Universities
  • Only full-time paid employment experience will be considered as of September 30, 2021. Check the table below to know more:
Experience (in Months) Score (Maximum 5 marks)
7 to 12




















Documents to Carry During WAT-PI Rounds

The following documents are to be carried at the time of IRMASAT 2023 WAT and Personal Interview:

  • IRMASAT 2023 scorecard
  • CAT/XAT/GMAT/GRE scorecard
  • Class 10 marksheet
  • Class 12 marksheet
  • Graduation marksheet
  • Date of birth proof
  • Address proof
  • Work experience letter (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate

FAQs Regarding IRMASAT Selection Process

Q: What is the weightage of IRMASAT 2022 exam in the selection procedure?

A: IRMASAT 2022 carries 10% of the overall weightage.

Q: How will I get to know of my selection?

A: Candidates selected for admission to IRMA will be informed through email.

Q: In which colleges other than IRMA can I apply for admission through IRMASAT?

A: IRMASAT is exclusively conducted for admission to IRMA.

Q: What is IRMA course fee?

A: The course fee for PGDRM course is INR 13 lakh and for the FPRM course, the course fee is INR 92,000.

Q: Is there any Reservation Policy for seat allocation at IRMA?

A: Yes, there is a category-specific reservation in IRMA. 15% seats are reserved for SC category students, 7.5% for ST category and 27% seats are reserved for NC-OBC category students.

Q: My graduation score is less than 50 percent in aggregate, am I eligible for IRMASAT admission?

A: Yes, candidates with less than 50% in aggregate in graduation are eligible for IRMASAT admission only if they belong to reserved category.

Q: Do I need to fill a separate form for IRMA GD/PI?

A: No, to participate in the GD/PI round, the candidates do not have to fill a separate form.

Q: When will IRMASAT cut offs be announced for 2022 admission?

A: IRMASAT cut offs for 2022 admission will be announced on the same day of result declaration.

Q: Will there be sectional-cut offs for IRMA admission too?

A: The admission authorities will consider scores of CAT/XAT, IRMASAT, WAT/PI, Academic Performance, etc. for admission to IRMA.

Q: Where do I have to report for the GD/PI round? I belong to the 'Foreign Nationals' category.

A: The GD/PI round for candidates belonging to Foreign Nationals category will be done telephonically.

Q. Is the IRMASAT counselling fee refundable?

A: No, the IRMASAT counselling fee is not refundable if the candidates do not secure their seats.

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