IRMASAT 2022  is the entrance test for admission

n 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

IRMASAT 2022 Exam: Important Changes

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

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) admi

ssion 2022 as below:

IRMA Selection 2022 ComponentWeightage PercentageRemarks
CAT 2021 / XAT 2022 Percentiles35%Weightage corresponds to higher percentile above the cut offs
Written Ability Test (WAT)  5%Evaluation of candidate’s rural aptitude and written communication skills.
Personal Interview (PI)35%Assessment of managerial abilities, communication skills, suitability for IRMA program
Academic Performance  5%Class 10-1.5; Class 12-1.5; Graduation-2
Gender Diversity  3.5%Female & Transgender-3.5; Male-0
Regional Diversity  5%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  1.5%Govt. Certificate of participation in sports at different levels
Academic Diversity  2%Non-Engineers eligible
Academic Pedigree  3%The institutions/universities will be decided based on government rankings – NIRF 2021 Ranking and ICAR ranking
Work Experience  5%0-6 Months: No Weightage; 31-36 Months-Max weightage of 5%
Total100%Sum of above all

IRMA Application Fee -Indian Nationals (Non-refundable)

CategoryApplication Fee
General, General (EWS) & OBCRs.2,000/-

*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 2022-24Important dates
Last date for receipt of completed applications for Indian NationalsJanuary 15, 2022
Last date for receipt of completed applications for FN / OCI / PIO / CIWG / NRI / NRI SponsoredJanuary 15, 2022
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Online): Written Ability Test and Online Personal Interview for Indian NationalsFebruary 15 to 28, 2022 (Except Sundays)
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Offline On campus): On-Campus Personal Interviews and WAT at IRMA for Indian NationalsFebruary 15 to 28, 2022 (Except Sundays)
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Offline Off Campus): Off-Campus Personal Interviews and WAT at selected cities for Indian NationalsFebruary 18 & 19, 2022 or February 25 & 26, 2022
PI round for NRIs4th Week of March 2022
Announcement of final results for Indian Nationals3rd week of March 2022
Announcement of final results for NRIs1st week of April 2022
Last date for submission of acceptance of admission offerWithin 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.

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:

ProgrammeGeneral & General EWSOBCSC/ST/PwDBPL
2 Years full Time PGDM (RM)2000.002000.001000.00Nil

An applicant can opt for one of the following options:

IRMASAT Application Fee Payment Schedule
You need to pay IRMASAT application fee, when the application form for IRMA admission 2022 is filled and submitted by you. The dates to pay IRMASAT Fee are:

IRMASAT Application Fee Payment Option OpensNovember 1, 2021
Last date to pay IRMASAT Application FeeJanuary 15, 2022

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

IRMASAT 2022 Paper Pattern Vs WAT Pattern 2022
IRMA will conduct WAT 2022 instead of IRMASAT. Following are key differentiating points between IRMASAT Exam Pattern and WAT pattern 2022:

      Key Points to NoteIRMASATWAT 2022
Type of TestOnline Computer Based TestPaper Pen Based Written Aptitude Test
Type of QuestionsMCQsSubjective writing of 200-300 words
Total Questions4001
Answer Options 5Nil
Negative MarkingYes, 1/4th of the Marks assigned to the questionNil
Test Duration80 minutes30 minutes
Question TopicsIssues of Social concern like poverty, Agriculture, Rural India, Recent developments, Government schemes  One topic is given to write an essay in 30 minutes
Evaluation ProcessBased on Objective TestWAT is designed to evaluate a candidate’s rural aptitude as well as written communication skills
Testing ModeComputer based exam at test centres3 Testing Modes: Online:Take Proctored Test from Home and upload on IRMA website On-Campus: Take Exam at IRMA Campus Off-Campus: Take exam at one of 5 designated Centers – Anand, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata

With scrapping of IRMASAT from its final selection process for PGDM (RM) admission 2022, IRMA has introduced and replaced it with Written Ability Test (WAT) and awards 5% weightage to it in final selection. The process is at par with other top B-schools which conduct WAT and PI in their final admission round.

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