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Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM)

FAQ- Admissions Process Related

1. How IRMA will admit students for PGDRM 2019-21?

IRMA will shortlist candidates on the basis of CAT2018 and XAT2019 scores.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection process at IRMA where they will have to take the IRMA Social Awareness Test 2019 (IRMASAT 2019), 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 2019 (IRMASAT 2019), Group Activity and Personal Interview.

The total number of seats available for PRM 2019-21 is 240. Fifteen percent of the approved intake is allocated for admission to Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries and Sons & Daughters of Non Resident Indian(s) / NRI Sponsored applicants.

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/ GRE Scores (taken on or after January 2014) / CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 scores for PGDRM 2019 - 21.

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 2019 - 21 (Indian Nationals) is now January 21, 2019.

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 31, 2019.

YES.

NRI Sponsored applicant can apply for PGDRM through GMAT / GRE Scores (taken on or after January 2014) / CAT2018 OR XAT2019 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 PRM40).

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 2019, 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 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GD/PI process.

Candidates who score above 85 percentile in CAT 2018/XAT 2019 and fall in the Non-Profile based call criteria are eligible to be shortlisted for IRMASAT and GD/PI process.

Both IRMASAT 2019 and GD/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.