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Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)

FAQ- Admissions Process Related

1. How IRMA will admit students for PGDRM 2020-22?

IRMA will shortlist candidates on the basis of CAT2019 and XAT2020 scores.

Shortlisted 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.

IIMs and XLRI have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme of IRMA.

Application Fees Structure

Category Application  Fee
General & OBC Rs.1,500/-
SC/ST/dap* Rs.750/-

*dap- differently abled person

Applicant can apply online and pay through payment gateway.

Short listed candidates will be called at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2020 (IRMASAT 2020), Group Activity and Personal Interview.

The total number of seats available for PRM 2020-22 is 240.

Fifteen percent of the approved intake is allocated for admitting students from Foreign Nationals/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries. One third (1/ 3) of these 15% seats are reserved for the Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries. 

Five percent (5%) of seats within “Approved Intake” are allowed for admission under NRI category.

 

Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) can seek admission on the basis of their GMAT Scores (taken on or after January 2015) / CAT 2019 / XAT 2020 scores for PGDRM 2020 - 22.

IRMA does not offer any correspondence course.

There is no age limit for admission to PGDRM of IRMA.

There is no management quota for admission to PGDRM at IRMA.

Last Date for applying to PGDRM 2020 - 22 (Indian Nationals) is January 10, 2020.

Last date for applying for Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and sons & daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) is March 30, 2020.

YES.

NRI Sponsored applicant can apply for PGDRM through GMAT (taken on or after January 2015) / CAT2019 OR XAT2020 scores.

Applicants who are in the final year of their graduation can apply if they expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before the programme starts (Induction Programme of PRM41).

Out of both scores (CAT/XAT) the higher score will be considered for selection process.

IRMA provides a Sample Test Paper only. The Sample Test Paper gives some examples about the nature of questions in different sections of the written Test. You have to prepare accordingly. There is no further guidance available in this regard.

Yes. You can apply under both the categories Foreign Nationals/NRI and Indian Nationals.

For Admissions 2020 (PGDRM41), IRMA will be giving two types of calls to the prospective candidates:

1. Profile Based Calls

2. Non Profile Based Calls

Candidates who fulfill the following criteria can be shortlisted for profile based calls:

1. Graduation in: Development, Agriculture, Dairy, Public policy, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences, Food Technology.

2. Work experience in: Development Sector, Dairy, Public Policy.

3 Excellence: 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 GA/PI process.

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 GA/PI process.

Both IRMASAT 2020 and GA/PI process will be conducted at IRMA for shortlisted candidates.

Disclaimers:

1. IRMA reserves the rights for considering application under Profile Based Selection.

2. Candidates should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting for next stage of Admissions process.

IIMs and XLRI have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of academic programmes at IRMA.