Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management)

FAQ- Selection Process of PGDM (RM)

1. What is the educational requirement for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management)?

Ø  A Graduate from any discipline, with a minimum of 15 years of education and 50% or above [45% or above for SC/ST/OBC (NC)/General (EWS)/PwD*] aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA at the graduation level is eligible to apply for IRMA’s PGDM (RM) programme.


Ø  The percentage of aggregate marks is to be calculated as per the practice followed by the concerned university or institution. If the university/institution does not have a scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, IRMA will establish the equivalence by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100.


Ø  Candidates in the final year of the bachelor’s degree may also apply if they would furnish evidence of meeting the minimum eligibility criteria by September 2024.


Ø  Final year candidates should have passed all of their graduation examinations before the start of the program (July 01, 2024). The candidates failing to meet the minimum eligibility criteria will be asked to withdraw from the programme. The Fees paid by such candidates will be forfeited unless IRMA fills their vacant seats through new admissions.

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IRMA encourages students from diverse educational streams to apply. There is bonus point given to reward academic diversity. Please refer to Selection Process related FAQ No. 8.

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

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

IRMA will shortlist candidates on the basis of CAT2023 / XAT2024 / CMAT2023 scores.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to write IRMA Written Ability Test (IWAT) and to attend Personal Interview (PI).

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

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 bonus point with 2% weightage in final score computation 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 having the valid domicile certificate from any of the from the North Eastern States (Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur) will be rewarded with a bonus point with 3% weightage in the final score computation.

Visit the page Important Downloads to view the current list of aspirational districts (https://irma.ac.in/uploads/article/pdf/List-of-Aspirational-Districts-20231016091255.pdf).

Candidates with a valid certificate of their participation in sports / Extra-Curricular Activities at different levels will receive marks corresponding to the level of participation.

Candidates from any discipline other than Engineering and Agriculture and Allied disciplines will get the benefit of Academic Diversity score, which has 2% weightage in final selection process.

Academic Pedigree score will be based on NIRF Ranking 2023  for Engineering, Dental, Pharmacy, Law, Medicine, Architecture, other Colleges and Agriculture and Allied disciplines (https://www.nirfindia.org/2023/Ranking.html).

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, 2023 will be taken into consideration. Work experience will be scored according to the following matrix:


Experience in Months 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
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Mr. Janak R. Brahmbhatt
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