Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management-Executive)

Related to Admissions Process

1. How IRMA will admit students for PGDM (RM-X) 2023?

IRMA will follow the eligibility criteria and selection process decided by PGDM (RM-X) programme committee:

Eligibility criteria:

a. Graduation with 50% (45% for reserved category)

b. IRMA will use CAT 2020-2022 / XAT 2021-2023 / CMAT 2022 and GMAT 1-JAN-2021 to 25-JAN-2023 scores for admission to PGDM (RM-X) 2023. IIMs, XLRI, NTA or GMAC have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme of IRMA.

c. Minimum five year’s work experience

Selection Process:

a. Apply on-line with eligible criteria b. Personal interview at IRMA Campus c. Comprising all scores, declaration of final selection of candidates.

Application fees for the programme is Rs. 2,500/-


Sr. No.  Component  Total Fee of the programme (Rs.) 1 st Installment payable at the time of Admission   2 nd Installment payable before start of Term III
1 Tuition Fee  995,000 515,000  480,000 
2 Refundable Security Deposit 15,000  15,000  -
3 Total Fee 1,010,000  530,000 480,000 


Apply online and pay through payment gateway of banks

Educational loans would be available from various banks to applicants enrolling at IRMA for the programme. Nationalized Banks in and around the town provide student friendly education loan services for IRMA students. The education loan facilities are available from IDBI Bank, OBC Bank, Canara Bank for PGDM (RM-X) students. 

Total number of seats available for PGDM (RM-X) is 60. 

There is no age limit for the admission in PGDM (RM-X) programme of IRMA.

There is no such management quota for admission to this programme.

IRMA does not offer any correspondence course.

Last Date for receipt of filled-in application for the programme is February 02, 2023.

IRMA Online Application Form portal is made available during the process. Visit: https://irma.ac.in/programmes/pgdmx-r-executive-post-graduate-diploma-in-management-rural/admissions/admissions-calendar to apply online and pay through payment gateway preferably.

The valid Entrance Tests are:

Sl. No.

Name of Entrance


Validity of the scores of tests conducted in following years



2020, 2021 and 2022



2021, 2022 and 2023



From 1-Jan-2021 till 25-Jan-2023




A graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of education, having 50 per cent (45 per cent for Reserved Category) aggregate marks at the graduation level can apply for admission. The percentage of aggregate marks is to be calculated as per the practice followed by the concerned university or institution. In case the university/institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IRMA by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100. 


As IRMA has provided weights to different selection components to be assessed for admission as shown in a Table hereunder, it was decided to go by “Profile Based Score” which will be used for preparing a merit list for admission. This method for considering admissions to this programme will replace the method of cut-off. 

 Weightage of selection components 

Sl. No.




Score of the Entrance Test



Academic Performance (AP)



Exotic Careers



Interview and Group Discussions



Extra-curricular Activities and Sports



Gender diversity





The requisite payment should be made through payment gateway of YES Bank/ ICICI Bank

Out of all the scores (CAT/XAT/ GMAT/CMAT), the highest score will be considered for selection process.

IRMA does not offer any other formal specialization than the Rural Management itself through its Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management - Executive). However, students are given choice to select their optional courses during the last classroom term, i.e., Term-IV.

No. This is a fully residential programme. You have to stay on the campus during class- room terms in the Studio-apartment which could accommodate a small family.

You do not have to send the hard copy of filled application form to IRMA.

Yes, accommodation with family is available for the students for this programme. We will provide studio apartments to the students.

The duration of the programme is 15 months.

Yes. This programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Yes, you will be facilitated with campus placement drive by IRMA Placement Committee.

IRMA students are highly valued by cooperatives, NGOs, government development agencies, national and international donors engaged in promoting rural development, various Boards set up by Government, PSU Banks and private sector banks, Corporates in CSR, Ministries of State Governments and Central Government, World Bank etc.

Placement will be facilitated by IRMA Placement Office on rolling. IRMA's placement support is provided to students in a process that conforms to IRMA objectives.

IRMA participants are highly valued by cooperatives, NGOs, government development agencies, and national and international donors engaged in promoting rural development. The distinguishing feature of all these bodies is their willingness and ability to make effective use of young and well-trained professional managers. The five-day campus recruitment programme organised by the Campus Placement Office will be held after Term III. The jobs offered to the participants might vary widely. The job offers might be in areas such as planning and information systems, production management, marketing, finance, accounts, human resource development, rural development, natural resource management dairies, service organisations etc.

IRMA seeks to ensure that its participants are offered competitive remuneration. IRMA has enlisted over 650 organisations that are designated for the purpose of placement of its graduates. The list is ever increasing, and attempts are made every year to enlist more organisations that can offer challenging careers to IRMA students. Consistent with its objectives, IRMA's placement support is confined to placing students with the designated organizations. IRMA desires that its graduates seek employment only with these designated organisations. It may be noted that IRMA's placement facility is not open to candidates who have been sponsored by organisations with currency of their jobs.


Following details about different entrance tests are made available to the candidates who are aspiring to apply for this programme: (Pl go to Table-1).

Table-1: Basic Information for Entrance Tests 


Common Admission Test

Graduate Management Admission Test

Xavier Aptitude Test







standardized test


standardized test


standardized test

Developer / administrator

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

Graduate Management Admission Council


XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI (XLRI)

Knowledge / skills tested

Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Analytical


Quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, integrated reasoning, analytical writing.

1.   Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)

2.   Decision Making (DM)

3. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)

4.   General Knowledge (GK)


Admission to post- graduate management programs

Admissions in graduate management

programs of business schools.

For applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes.

Year started

1950; 68 years

1953; 65 years ago

60 years ago


3 hours

3.5 hours

3 hours

Score / grade range

-100 to 300

200 to 800.

To get

a percentile above 99 and close to 100

in XAT, you need

to score above 36– 40 marks

Score / grade


1 year

3 Years

1 year


Once a year (usually in November/Decemb


Multiple times a year.

There are no restrictions for the number of attempts or age

for XAT

Countries / regions

354 centres in 99

cities and towns all over India.

600 test centers in 114 countries

46 centers all over India

Admissions Office

Mr. Janak R. Brahmbhatt
Manager (Academics)
Phone No.: 02692-221657

Mr. Chandrakant Parmar
Phone No. 02692-221659
E-mail: admis@irma.ac.in 

WhatsApp No.: 90237 30310