The Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand is a leading academic institution in rural management education and research. IRMA Anand is not only recognized as an institution of excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. IRMA Cutoff 2019 considers CAT 2018/XAT 2019 scores for shortlisting the candidates for the final selection round.

There are two shortlisting cutoffs based on the profile and profile cum merit for admission to PGDRM 2019-21 batch. The application process for Admissions 2019 at IRMA is open till December 31, 2018. The Application fee for which is Rs.1500 (to be paid online). Apart from the two distinct cutoffs, IRMA has introduced many changes in its admission criteria and admission process. IRMA cutoff 2019 for Merit-based shortlisting process are lower than the cutoffs for Profile-based shortlisting.

IRMA Cutoff 2019

IRMA CutOff 2019 for Shortlisting

This year the admission criteria for PGDRM 2019-21 batch at IRMA has been changed as the shortlisting for final selection round will be based either on the profile or on the CAT 2018/XAT 2019 scores, and only the shortlisted candidates will be able to appear in IRMASAT and GD-PI rounds. Accordingly, IRMA cutoffs for Admission 2019 differ for both the rounds. Besides, IRMA has shifted its mandatory IRMASAT to the final selection round instead of pre-requisite for shortlisting.

IRMA Cutoff 2019 – CAT 2018/XAT 2019 Scores  

IRMA gives higher emphasis on other quality parameters in its entire admission process. Accordingly, the B-school has not pegged the CAT 2018/XAT 2019 score cutoff very high. The candidates above the minimum cutoffs in the CAT 2018/XAT 2019 will be considered for the final admission round.

Entrance Exam Profile Based Cutoff percentile Non-Profile Based Cutoff Percentile
CAT 2018 80 85
XAT 2019 80 85

Profile-based Shortlisting

The applicants 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 IRMASAT and GD/PI process. However, the candidates 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 are shortlisted for profile-based calls:

  • Graduation in Development, Agriculture, Dairy, Sustainability, Public policy, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology.
  • Work experience in the Development Sector, Public Policy, Dairy.
  • Excellence in Academics with graduation from Top Universities/Colleges.

Merit-based Shortlisting

Applicants are also shortlisted separately with Non-Profile based Criteria for the IRMASAT and GD-PI rounds who fulfill the following criteria:

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

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Final Selection by IRMA

The final admission round at IRMA consists of three components:

  • IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019)
  • Group Activity (GA)
  • Personal Interview (PI)

All the shortlisted candidates will have to go through the final selection round for admissions to IRMA, Anand. These shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019), Group Activity and Personal Interview respectively.

The admission process will be held at the IRMA Campus. The final admission offer is based on a composite score, which takes into account the applicant’s profile, academic record, entrance test IRMA cutoff 2019 scores (CAT 2018/XAT 2019), Work experience (If any), Performance in IRMASAT,  Performance in Group Activity and the Personal Interview.

No IRMASAT before the Shortlisting

Shortlisting of the candidates will not be based on IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019). Only shortlisted candidates will be called to appear in IRMASAT 2019 during the final selection round. In shortlisting, IRMA will use either the CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 cutoffs to shortlist the candidates.

Maintaining its 100 percent placement record since its inception in 1979, the current batch of 180 students at IRMA was placed in three days’ time period. The average salary offered increased to Rs.11.39 lakh per annum in Placement 2018 as against Rs.10.22 lakh in the last year. The maximum salary for the batch stands at Rs.46.50 lakh and the lowest salary at Rs.3.5 lakh was offered by grassroots NGO to one of the graduates who chose to follow his dream of making a difference in the lives of the people.

Last date to Apply: December 31, 2018

IRMA Anand is closing its application process for Admissions 2019-21 batch on December 31, 2018. IRMA’s path-breaking approach is being emulated by other institutions in India and abroad. As a premier institution of professional education and development, IRMA has evolved a unique curriculum for its various programmes.

IRMA’s Programme in Rural Management (PGDRM) prepares talented young managers to assume a challenge filled responsibilities in rural cooperatives and development organizations. This two-year residential programme leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) has been recognized as equivalent to any 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 valued in local, national and international cooperatives, NGOs, development organizations, and various funding agencies.