IRMA Admission 2020 Announced – IRMASAT Exam removed from consideration for initial shortlist. Only to be taken into account for GDPI round. Check out the details of IRMA Admission 2020.

IRMA Admission 2020

IRMA Admission 2020 Important Dates

  • Application Open Date for Admission 2020: September 27, 2019
  • Last date to Apply for Admission: January 10, 2020
  • Application Submission: Online Process
  • Application Fee: Rs.1500/-

IRMA Admission 2020: Key Points

  • Two shortlisting criteria – Profile Based and Non-Profile Based  Introduced
  • IRMA will use CAT 2019 and XAT 2020 scores to shortlist candidates
  • Shortlisting will not be based on IRMA Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT)
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called to appear in IRMASAT 2020
  • IRMASAT, an exam on ‘Issues of Social Concern’ will be held at IRMA at the time of interview and  will be one of the components in final selection process.

IRMA Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IRMA Admission process:

Step 1: Apply and Appear in CAT 2019/XAT 2020
The candidate must have appeared or have registered to appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT 2019/XAT 2020

Step 2: Register and Apply for IRMA Admission
Carefully register and apply online for admission to IRMA. While applying, the applicant is required to pay the application fee. You need to follow the sequence of all stages after editing (do not skip any stage) to ensure proper data entry. Any editing is possible before final submission. After final submission, it will not be possible to edit the application form. 

Step 3: Shortlist
The first shortlisting includes the candidates, short-listed for Interview round on the basis of their profile. The second shortlisting includes the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their entrance exam score. 

Step 4: Take IRMASAT & Attend PI Round
After the Shortlisting process, all the profile based or non-profile based shortlisted candidates have to appear in IRMASAT, Group Activity followed by Personal Interview. The process will be held at IRMA.

Step 5: Final Admission Offer
Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April/First week of May 2020 on the basis of Final Merit Score

IRMA Cut Offs
The admission criteria for PGDRM at IRMA has been changed. Now the shortlisting for final selection round will be based either on profile or on the CAT/XAT score, and only the shortlisted candidates will be able to appear in IRMASAT and GD-PI

IRMA Admission: CAT/XAT Score Cut Off  
IRMA gives higher emphasis on other quality parameters in its admission process. Accordingly, the B-school has not pegged the CAT, XAT score cut off very high. The candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2019/XAT 2020 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Entrance Exam
Profile Based Cut off percentile
Non-Profile Based Cut off Percentile
CAT 2019
80
85
XAT 2020
80
85

IRMA cut offs for Admission differ for both the rounds. The shortlisting cut offs  based on profile and cut offs for Merit based exam score are different. Besides, IRMA has shifted its mandatory IRMASAT to final selection round instead of pre-requiste for shortlisting.

How to Apply for Admission at IRMA
IRMA Application fee is Rs.1500/-. The application fee is to be paid online only. Candidates seeking admission to PGDRM programme at IRMA, Anand should also appear in CAT 2019 or XAT 2020.

Profile Based Shortlisting Criteria at IRMA
The applicants who are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles should also meet a minimum qualifying score in the entrance exam. Candidates who fulfill the following criteria can be shortlisted for profile based calls:

  • Graduation in Development, Agriculture, Dairy, Public policy, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology
  •  Work experience in Development Sector, Dairy, Public Policy
  • Excellence in Academics with graduation from Top universities and Colleges
  • Candidates who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2019/XAT 2020 and fall in the Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GD/PI process

Non-Profile Based Shortlisting Criteria
Applicants are also shortlisted separately with Non-Profile based Criteria for IRMASAT and GD-PI round: 

  • Candidates who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2019/XAT 2020 and fall in the Non-Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GD/PI process.
  • Both IRMASAT 2020 and GD/PI process will be conducted at IRMA for shortlisted candidates
  • Mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing for next stage of Admissions process

IRMA Final Selection Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to IRMA, Anand
  • Short listed candidates will be called for selection process at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2020 (IRMASAT 2020), Group Activity and Personal Interview.
  • Both IRMASAT and GD/PI process will be conducted at IRMA for shortlisted candidates.
  • The final admission offer is based on a composite score, which takes into account the applicant’s profile, academic record, entrance test scores (CAT 2019/XAT 2020), Work experience (If any), Performance in IRMASAT,  Performance in Group Activity and Personal Interview.

IRMA Placements 2019: Average & Highest Salary Up
IRMA has yet again achieved 100% placement in 2019 just in three days’ time with higher average and maximum salary for its 38th batch of PGDRM 2017-19.  

The average salary offered by business sector organizations stood at Rs.14.24 LPA and that for the development sector organizations (NGOs, cooperatives, and Government Development Agencies) stood at Rs.10.43 LPA. The median salary stood at Rs.11.47 LPA. The maximum salary offered stands at Rs.50.31 lakhs. Overall Average salary stood at Rs.12.84 lakhs. The minimum salary consciously chosen by a student in the development sector stood at Rs.6.20 lakhs.

Like last year, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) emerged as the single largest recruiter with 20 selections. Cooperatives/Producers Collectives as a sector recruited a total of 32 candidates. Among multinational and national agribusiness corporations, Tolaram, Kewalram (Afriventures), ITC Agribusiness Division, ADM Agro, Godrej Agrovet, National Bulk Handling Corporation, Seedworks, Adani Wilmar, were the most prominent recruiters.

Recruiters from the FMCG and retail sector included names like Pidilite, Future Group, Grofers, Big Basket, Metro Cash & Carry, Ninjacart, among others. Other recruiters included banking, finance, and insurance companies such as ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, Fullerton, Vivriti Capital, Northern Arc, Caspian Impact Investments, ICICI Prudential, Bharati AXA, Reliance General Insurance, along with several small finance banks.