IRMA, a renowned academic institution in rural management education and research has restructured its PGDRM Admission 2019 process with some noteworthy changes. The last date to apply for IRMA admissions 2019 is on or before December 31, 2018. Shortlisting for final admissions 2019 will be based either on the profile or on the CAT/XAT scores, and the shortlisted candidates based on their profiles are offered a relaxation of 5 percentile score as compared to exam score based upon the shortlisting criteria.

IRMA Admissions 2019: Significant Changes

  • Profile-based shortlisting criteria has been introduced.
  • IRMASAT, an exam based upon ‘Issues of Social Concern’ will no more be the shortlisting criteria which will be held as one of the components in the final selection process
  • CAT 2018 and XAT 2019 are the mandatory exams for shortlisting candidates for final selection round.

IRMA Admissions,2019 : Profile Based Shortlisting

Profile-Based Shortlisting with Relaxed Percentile

Shortlisting for final admissions 2019 will be based either on the candidate profile or on the CAT/XAT score respectively, and only the candidates shortlisted will be able to appear for IRMASAT and GD-PI.

The shortlisted applicants on the basis of their profiles are offered a relaxation of 5 percentile as compared to exam score based shortlisting criteria. However, these candidates are required to meet a minimum qualifying score in the entrance exam.

The candidates, those included in the profile based shortlisting criteria, require a minimum score of 80 percentile in CAT 2018 or XAT 2019, while the candidates shortlisted on the basis of entrance exam score need to score a minimum percentile of 85 in CAT 2018 or XAT 2019. 

Entrance Exam

Profile Based cut-off percentile

Non-profile Based cut-off percentile

CAT 2018 80 85
XAT 2019 80 85

Eligible Candidates for Profile-Based Calls

Candidates who fulfill the following criteria are shortlisted by IRMA for profile based calls:

  • Graduation in Development, Public Policy, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology, Agriculture, Dairy.
  • Work experience in Dairy, Public Policy, Development Sector.
  • Excellent Academic record with graduation from Top universities and colleges.
  • Candidates those who score above 80 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Profile-based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for the final selection round by IRMA.

IRMA Applications 2019: Registration Process ends On Dec 31, 2018

You can register and apply for IRMA Admission, 2019 in simple steps. IRMA Application fee costs Rs.1500/-. The application fee is to be paid only through online mode. IRMA has terminated the offline application process. The last date to apply for IRMA Admissions, 2019 is December 31, 2018. For candidates seeking admission to PGDRM programme 2019-21 at IRMA, Anand, it is mandatory to appear in CAT 2018 or XAT 2019.

Application Process for IRMA Admissions 2019

IRMA application process can be completed in nine simple steps as follows:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IRMAAt the official IRMA admission application window ‘Register’, Login as a new user by inserting your Name, Email ID, Mobile number.

Step 2: Complete Basic Details and Upload a Photograph. The next page on the IRMA Admission portal requires your personal details along with your photograph on this page. IRMA further asks you whether you wish to be considered for Profile-based shortlisting on this page, if ‘Yes,’ you will be considered for this unique process and if ‘No,’ you will be considered only for the entrance exam score based shortlisting process.

Step 3: General Information regarding your parents’ details, income, and other particulars.

Step 4: Enter Details regarding Address. A separate page to enter correspondence and permanent address has been created on the IRMA Application form.

Step 5: Course Selection & Academic Records. Next page on the application form requires you to fill up your course selection details along with all your academic details from class 10 onwards.

Step 6: Work Experience and other extra-curricular activities. If you have participated in sports, extra-curricular activities, or if you have work experience post your graduation, you should enter the details in the relevant fields. This helps in profile-based shortlisting.

Step 7: Uploading Academic Documents. On this page upload certificates from class 10 onwards until Graduation.

Step 8: Declaration. A separate declaration form has been added to the application form, for which you have to click on ‘I Agree’ box and also write your name and guardian’s name in the given spaces respectively.

Step 9: Make Payment of the Application Fee. IRMA asks you to make payment of application fee after the application form is complete. This is the final step in filling the application form. Payment can be made through Credit/Debit card, Net Banking, and other instruments.

An Insight onto Non-Profile Based Shortlisting Process

Applicants are also shortlisted separately with Non-Profile based Criteria for the final selection round at IRMA. Following candidates will be considered by IRMA for non-profile based shortlisting:

  • Candidates those who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Non-Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GD/PI process.
  • Both IRMASAT 2019 and GD/PI process will be conducted at the IRMA campus for shortlisted candidates.
  • Mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure shortlisting for the next stage of the admissions process.

IRMA has a consistent record of 100% placements and the Placement 2018 for the 37th batch concluded this February. The average compensation offered increased to Rs.11.39 LPA in Placements 2018 as against Rs.10.22 lakh in the previous year. The maximum salary for the batch stands at Rs.46.50 lakh and the lowest salary at Rs.3.5 lakh.

Click here to read the complete IRMA Placement Report 2018

IRMA has been working constantly with its client organizations to integrate the emerging needs into its academic programme by periodically revising the curriculum. It is recognized not only for its excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. Its path-breaking approach is being recognized by other institutions in India and abroad. As a premier institution for professional education and development, it has evolved a unique curriculum for its various programmes

IRMA’s Programme in Rural Management (PGDRM) prepares talented young managers to take up challenge-filled responsibilities in rural cooperatives and development organizations. This two-year residential programme for Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) has been recognized as equivalent to a Master’s Degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The participants of this programme are highly recognized in local, national and international cooperatives, NGOs, development organizations, and various other funding agencies. All candidates are placed in different organizations through the IRMA Campus Placement programme.

The ideal candidates that IRMA mainly looks for are the youngsters with an urge to contribute to change.