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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

IRMASAT 2022  is the entrance test for admission to 2 years flagship PGDM (RM) programme (Equivalent to MBA) offered by IRMA Anand. The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat, conducts IRMASAT exam alongwith its GD-PI process after the shortlisting of candidates is over.  For its PGDM (RM) admission 2022, IRMA has replaced the IRMASAT 2022 by WAT 2022 of half an hour duration. The WAT will be conducted from February 15 to 28, 2022.


What is IRMASAT Exam? Check Details …

  • IRMASAT full form is IRMA Social Awareness Test
  • IRMASAT is the Institute level mandatory Social Awareness Test for admission to IRMA. So, all applicants for IRMA Admissions have to additionally appear for Issues of Social Concern test – Social Awareness Test ‘IRMASAT’
  •  IRMASAT exam is an integral part of GD-PI process for admission to 2 years flagship PGDM (RM) programme offered by IRMA Anand
  • IRMASAT entrance exam is the Social Awareness Test conducted by IRMA for PGDM (RM) admission
  • IRMASAT exam is conducted by IRMA after shortlisting the candidates on the basis of CAT/XAT entrance exam score
  • The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat conducts IRMASAT at its campus
  • The final selection at IRMA is based on the CAT/XAT exam score, performance in IRMASAT and Personal Interview.

IRMASAT 2022 Exam: Important Changes

  • IRMASAT 2022 has been replaced by Written Ability Test. Earlier, before conducting IRMASAT Entrance exam, IRMA shortlisted the candidates on the basis of CAT and XAT scores for IRMASAT. For admission 2022 also, IRMA will shortlist the students based on CAT 2021/XAT 2022 exam score for its PGDM (RM) programme.
  • IRMA has replaced IRMASAT 2022 with the 30 Minutes Writing Ability Test (WAT).
  • Now, the shortlisted candidates for IRMA Admission 2022 shall have to appear in WAT instead of earlier IRMASAT 2022 exam
  • If a candidate has appeared both in CAT 2021 and XAT 2022 exams, IRMA will consider higher score in shortlisting the candidates for WAT & PI

IRMA Anand Exam ‘IRMASAT 2022’ with WAT & PI  
A pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research, IRMA is a preferred MBA destination for CAT 2021 and XAT 2022 aspirants. For PGDM (RM) Admission 2022, following changes in IRMASAT 2022 exam are made by IRMA:


IRMASAT 2022 Replaced by Written Ability Test (WAT)
After completing the shortlisting process, IRMA will call the candidates for the next round of selection process, comprising a Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). Details are shared below:


1. WAT Process in IRMA instead of IRMASAT

  • IRMA will conduct Written Ability Test (WAT) after completion of Shortlisting of candidates for final selection round and will not conduct IRMASAT 2022 exam
  • IRMA WAT 2022 is a paper-pen based written test of 30 minutes duration
  • WAT at IRMA will be conducted on the day of candidate’s Personal Interview (PI) immediately after the briefing of the Admissions Chair
  • In the WAT, candidate will need to write about 200/300 words on a given topic and upload the scanned copy using her/ his login credentials on IRMA website
  • WAT 2022 for admission to IRMA PGDM (RM) 2022-24 batch,  is designed to evaluate a candidate's rural aptitude as well as written communication skills.

2. PI Process in Final Selection: To be conducted after WAT

  • After the WAT, IRMA will conduct Personal Interview (PI) on the same day
  • Candidates who are shortlisted for interviews with IRMA faculty, will be assessed on their managerial abilities, communication skills, and suitability for the Institute's program
  • Since the PGDM (RM) caters to organisations contributing to broad-based rural development in India, the candidate's attitude towards rural management is of particular importance.
  • Personal Interview will be conducted in OFFLINE and ONLINE mode. Candidate will be given an option for selection mode of Personal Interview.

3. IRMA Offline PI Centres
Offline Personal Interview will be conducted at five centers, If a candidate has selected offline mode for giving Personal Interview, she / he will be asked for the two preferences of centers while filling the online application form. The PI Centres are Anand, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata


Important Changes in IRMA Selection Weightages
IRMA has revised selection weightages for PGDM (RM) admission 2022 as below:

IRMA Selection 2022 Component
Weightage Percentage
CAT 2021 / XAT 2022 Percentiles
Weightage corresponds to higher percentile above the cut offs
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Evaluation of candidate's rural aptitude and written communication skills.
Personal Interview (PI)
Assessment of managerial abilities, communication skills, suitability for IRMA program
Academic Performance
Class 10-1.5; Class 12-1.5; Graduation-2
Gender Diversity
Female & Transgender-3.5; Male-0
Regional Diversity
2 marks for the candidates who have passed their 10th/12th from a school located in an aspirational district.
3 Marks for the residents from North Eastern States
Sports Diversity
Govt. Certificate of participation in sports at different levels
Academic Diversity
Non-Engineers eligible
Academic Pedigree
The institutions/universities will be decided based on government rankings – NIRF 2021 Ranking and ICAR ranking
Work Experience
0-6 Months: No Weightage; 31-36 Months-Max weightage of 5%
Sum of above all

IRMA Application Fee -Indian Nationals (Non-refundable)

Application Fee
General, General (EWS) & OBC

*Person with Disability


Candidates belonging to the BPL category will be exempted from paying application fees. However, they are required to upload scanned copy of their BPL certificate in the format prescribed by IRMA


IRMA PGDM (RM) Admission 2022: IRMASAT 2022 Important Dates
Below are the IRMASAT 2022 important dates for IRMA admission 2022 for Indian Nationals and NRI candidates for PGDM (RM) 2022-24 batch. IRMA does not propose to conduct IRMASAT 2022 and will conduct WAT 2022 of 30 minutes duration for PGDM (RM) 2022-24 batch admission

IRMA Admission Calendar 2022-24
Important dates
Last date for receipt of completed applications for Indian Nationals
January 15, 2022
Last date for receipt of completed applications for FN / OCI / PIO / CIWG / NRI / NRI Sponsored
January 15, 2022
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Online): Written Ability Test and Online Personal Interview for Indian Nationals
February 15 to 28, 2022 (Except Sundays)
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Offline On campus):
On-Campus Personal Interviews and WAT at IRMA for Indian Nationals
February 15 to 28, 2022 (Except Sundays)
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Offline Off Campus): Off-Campus Personal Interviews and WAT at selected cities for Indian Nationals
February 18 & 19, 2022 or February 25 & 26, 2022
PI round for NRIs
4th Week of March 2022
Announcement of final results for Indian Nationals
3rd week of March 2022
Announcement of final results for NRIs
1st week of April 2022
Last date for submission of acceptance of admission offer
Within 1 week after announcement of Final result

IRMA is recognized not only as an institution of excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. Its 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 unique curricula for its various programmes.


This two-year residential programme leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management PGDM (RM) at IRMA has been recognised as equivalent to a Master's degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The participants of this programme are highly valued in local, national and international cooperatives, NGOs, development organisations, and funding agencies. All participants are suitably placed in different organisations through the IRMA Campus Placement programme.


Register for IRMASAT exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 01-11-2021 10:00 AM to 15-01-2022 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 11:00 to Friday, February 18, 2022 - 16:00 (Tentative)

IRMASAT toppers

Vinay Chhalotre, Madhya Pradesh
IRMASAT 2016 - 86.00 Percentile ....
Jethwa Satyarajsinh Pradyumansinh,
IRMASAT 2016 - 85.00 Percentile ....
Sakshi, Bihar
IRMASAT 2016 - 88.28 Percentile ....
Rajat Tomar , Uttar Pradesh
IRMASAT 2016 - 98.67 Percentile ....
Mudita Vats,
IRMASAT 2016 - 82.72 Percentile ....
Jhalak Agrawal , Mathura
IRMASAT 2016 - 98.23 Percentile ....
Ebel Benny, Kochi
IRMASAT 2016 - 92.78 Percentile ....

IRMASAT Application Fees Structure

IRMASAT Application Fee 2022: Category wise Fee, Payment Mode

IRMASAT 2022 Application Fee includes the IRMA admission application fee and IRMASAT exam fee. For IRMA admission 2022, the institute will conduct WAT instead of IRMASAT. The category wise IRMASAT application fee to apply for admission at IRMA is as under.


The fee should be paid online. The amount of IRMASAT Examination Fees to be paid by the Applicant  and the mode of payment is shared below:

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IRMASAT Test Centres

Instead of conducting IRMASAT 2022, the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) will conduct Written Ability Test (WAT) of 30 minutes duration in paper-pen mode. The test will be conducted in February 2022 on different dates and in different modes.


Test in 3 Modes at different Centers

The IRMASAT 2022 now replaced by WAT 2022 will be conducted in 3 modes for shortlisted candidates at different centres and on different dates:

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IRMASAT Sample Paper

IRMASAT 2022 is replaced by WAT process in the GD/PI round and will be conducted by IRMA for PGDM (RM) admission 2022 from February 15 to 28, 2022 in online and offline mode only for shortlisted candidates. Since IRMASAT is a Social Awareness Test of 30 minutes duration which is unique in the admission process at IRMA, Anand, the WAT in IRMA is also of 30 minutes duration which also evaluates the candidate’s rural aptitude and written communication skills.


The IRMASAT Sample Paper to familarise the candidates about the IRMASAT exam is provided by IRMA on its website. It is an integral part of PI round for final admission. This year IRMA will conduct WAT & PI on the same day, instead of IRMASAT and PI round.


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IRMASAT Exam Pattern

IRMASAT 2022 exam pattern is completely changed and for admission 2022 IRMA will conduct Written Ability Test (WAT) instead of IRMASAT with time duration of 30 minutes after shortlisting the candidates for final selection round. The WAT in place of IRMASAT will be held from February 15 to 28, 2022 in three modes as a part of final selection process.


Key Changes in IRMASAT Pattern

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IRMASAT Syllabus

IRMASAT 2021 will be held at IRMA in February 2021 after shortlisting process is completed by IRMA for final selection round which comprises IRMASAT, Group Activity and Personal Interview.


IRMASAT exam syllabus defines the key source topic of ‘Issues of Social Concern’. The questions on  Social Awareness Test are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. This test is intended to test the candidate’s awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in present-day India. The important topics in IRMASAT 2021 exam syllabus are:


1. Indian Economy & Governance

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IRMASAT Eligibility Criteria

IRMASAT Eligibility 2021 for admission to IRMA PGDRM 2021 programme has not changed. The IRMASAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria and the PGDRM 2021 admission eligibility criteria at IRMA are same.


IRMASAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria: 10 Points
Following are the 10 key points to check your eligibility as per the IRMASAT eligibility criteria 2021:

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IRMASAT Admit Card

The Institute of Rural Management conducts IRMASAT along with Group Activity and Personal Interview round in final selection process for admission to PGDRM programme. As such, IRMASAT 2021 Admit Card for the IRMASAT 2021 exam scheduled in the 1st week of February 2021, is not proposed to be separately issued by IRMA. The basic reason behind it is that the IRMASAT 2021 will be conducted after first stage shortlisting by IRMA for final selection round.  Therefore, IRMASAT 2021 is now a key component along with the GA-PI round for admission and for this no Admit Card is required.


For all previous years, IRMA used to issue the IRMASAT Admit card and the applicants had to download the IRMASAT Hall ticket from the IRMA website.


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IRMASAT 2021 Result will be declared around March 15, 2021 alongwith the GA-PI process Merit list for final PGDRM admission 2021 at IRMA. Among all the key components in IRMA selection process, IRMASAT exam result commands 10% weightage.


IRMASAT Result 2021: Important Dates
Key dates regarding to IRMASAT shortlist status and IRMASAT exam Result are:

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IRMASAT Selection Process

Admission 2021 to PGDRM at IRMA is through IRMASAT 2021 selection process. The selection process consists of following parameters and is divided in four stages:

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IRMASAT Application Form

IRMASAT Application Form: Key Dates, Step by Step Process, Fee, Edit Option

IRMASAT Registration 2021 and Application submission last date for the exam is the same as is the last date to apply for IRMA admission 2021. IRMASAT 2021 will be conducted after shortlisting for GA-PI round for admission to IRMA 2021 is completed. The last date to apply for IRMASAT 2021 is likely to close on December 31, 2020. Only those candidates who have appeared or have registered to appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT 2020/XAT 2021 are eligible to apply for IRMA Admission 2021 and will be shortlisted to appear in IRMASAT 2021 exam. The date of IRMASAT 2021 exam is the first week of February 2021.


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