Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management)

FAQ- Admissions Process Related

1. How IRMA will admit students for PGDM (RM) 2022-24?

IRMA will shortlist candidates on the basis of CAT2021 and XAT2022 scores.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview.

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

Applicant can apply online and pay through payment gateway.

The total number of seats available for PGDM (RM) 2022-24 is 240.

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


IRMA does not offer any correspondence course.

There is no age limit for admission to PGDM (RM) of IRMA.

There is no management quota for admission to PGDM (RM) at IRMA.

The last date for applying to PGDM (RM) 2022-24 (Indian Nationals) is January 15, 2022.

Last date for applying for Non Resident Indian(s) is January 15, 2022.


Applicants who are in the final year of their graduation can apply if they expect to complete all the requirements of graduation before July 04, 2022.

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

No. Admissions to the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) is not open to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries.

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

You do not have to send the hard copy (print out) of filled application form.

The distribution of Academic Performance is given below:

  • 10th Std.: 1.5%
  • 12th std.: 1.5%
  • Graduation: 2%

Female and Transgender Candidates will be given the benefit of the Gender Diversity.

Benefit of Regional Diversity will be given as per the details given below:


  1. Final Selection will give a 2% bonus to candidates who have completed their 10th or 12th from an aspirational district. A valid proof of passing 10th and/or 12th grades from an aspirational district must be submitted. A list of Aspirational Districts can be found on the IRMA website:      




2. Those from the North Eastern State of Domicile will be rewarded with a 3% bonus in the final                 selection if they provide a valid domicile certificate.

Candidates with a government certificate of their participation in sports at different levels will receive marks corresponding to the level of participation.

Candidates from any discipline other than Engineering discipline will get the benefit of Academic Diversity.

Academic Pedigree will be based on NIRF Ranking 2021  for Engineering, Universities, Colleges, Pharmacy, Law, Medicine disciplines (https://www.nirfindia.org/2021/Ranking.html) and the ICAR Ranking 2019 (https://icar.org.in/sites/default/files/AU-RANKING-LIST-2019.pdf) for Agricultural Universities.

Benefits of Work Experience will only be granted to individuals who are/were employed on a full-time basis. The experience obtained as of September 30, 2021 will be taken into consideration. Work experience is scored according to:

Experience in Month Score (Maximum - 5 Marks)
<=6 0
7 to 12 1
13 to 18 2
19 to 24 3
25 to 30 4
31 to 36 5
37 to 42 4
43 to 48 3
49 to 54 2
55 to 60 1
>60 0