IRMASAT 2022  is the entrance test for admission to 2 years flagship PGDM (RM) programme (Equivalent to MBA) offered by IRMA Anand. The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat, conducts IRMASAT exam alongwith its GD-PI process after the shortlisting of candidates is over.  For its PGDM (RM) admission 2022, IRMA has replaced the IRMASAT 2022 by WAT 2022 of half an hour duration. The WAT will be conducted from February 15 to 28, 2022.

What is IRMASAT Exam? Check Details …

  • IRMASAT full form is IRMA Social Awareness Test
  • IRMASAT is the Institute level mandatory Social Awareness Test for admission to IRMA. So, all applicants for IRMA Admissions have to additionally appear for Issues of Social Concern test – Social Awareness Test ‘IRMASAT’
  • IRMASAT exam is an integral part of GD-PI process for admission to 2 years flagship PGDM (RM) programme offered by IRMA Anand
  • IRMASAT entrance exam is the Social Awareness Test conducted by IRMA for PGDM (RM) admission
  • IRMASAT exam is conducted by IRMA after shortlisting the candidates on the basis of CAT/XAT entrance exam score
  • The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat conducts IRMASAT at its campus
  • The final selection at IRMA is based on the CAT/XAT exam score, performance in IRMASAT and Personal Interview.

IRMASAT 2022 Exam: Important Changes

  • IRMASAT 2022 has been replaced by Written Ability Test. Earlier, before conducting IRMASAT Entrance exam, IRMA shortlisted the candidates on the basis of CAT and XAT scores for IRMASAT. For admission 2022 also, IRMA will shortlist the students based on CAT 2021/XAT 2022 exam score for its PGDM (RM) programme.
  • IRMA has replaced IRMASAT 2022 with the 30 Minutes Writing Ability Test (WAT).
  • Now, the shortlisted candidates for IRMA Admission 2022 shall have to appear in WAT instead of earlier IRMASAT 2022 exam
  • If a candidate has appeared both in CAT 2021 and XAT 2022 exams, IRMA will consider higher score in shortlisting the candidates for WAT & PI

IRMA Anand Exam ‘IRMASAT 2022’ with WAT & PI  
A pioneering academic institution in rural management education and research, IRMA is a preferred MBA destination for CAT 2021 and XAT 2022 aspirants. For PGDM (RM) Admission 2022, following changes in IRMASAT 2022 exam are made by IRMA:

IRMASAT 2022 Replaced by Written Ability Test (WAT)
After completing the shortlisting process, IRMA will call the candidates for the next round of selection process, comprising a Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI). Details are shared below:

  1. WAT Process in IRMA instead of IRMASAT
  • IRMA will conduct Written Ability Test (WAT) after completion of Shortlisting of candidates for final selection round and will not conduct IRMASAT 2022 exam
  • IRMA WAT 2022 is a paper-pen based written test of 30 minutes duration
  • WAT at IRMA will be conducted on the day of candidate’s Personal Interview (PI) immediately after the briefing of the Admissions Chair
  • In the WAT, candidate will need to write about 200/300 words on a given topic and upload the scanned copy using her/ his login credentials on IRMA website
  • WAT 2022 for admission to IRMA PGDM (RM) 2022-24 batch,  is designed to evaluate a candidate’s rural aptitude as well as written communication skills.
  1. PI Process in Final Selection: To be conducted after WAT
  • After the WAT, IRMA will conduct Personal Interview (PI) on the same day
  • Candidates who are shortlisted for interviews with IRMA faculty, will be assessed on their managerial abilities, communication skills, and suitability for the Institute’s program
  • Since the PGDM (RM) caters to organisations contributing to broad-based rural development in India, the candidate’s attitude towards rural management is of particular importance.
  • Personal Interview will be conducted in OFFLINE and ONLINE mode. Candidate will be given an option for selection mode of Personal Interview.
  1. IRMA Offline PI Centres
    Offline Personal Interview will be conducted at five centers, If a candidate has selected offline mode for giving Personal Interview, she / he will be asked for the two preferences of centers while filling the online application form. The PI Centres are Anand, Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata

Important Changes in IRMA Selection Weightages
IRMA has revised selection weightages for PGDM (RM) admission 2022 as below:

IRMA Selection 2022 ComponentWeightage PercentageRemarks
CAT 2021 / XAT 2022 Percentiles35%Weightage corresponds to higher percentile above the cut offs
Written Ability Test (WAT)  5%Evaluation of candidate’s rural aptitude and written communication skills.
Personal Interview (PI)35%Assessment of managerial abilities, communication skills, suitability for IRMA program
Academic Performance  5%Class 10-1.5; Class 12-1.5; Graduation-2
Gender Diversity  3.5%Female & Transgender-3.5; Male-0
Regional Diversity  5%2 marks for the candidates who have passed their 10th/12th from a school located in an aspirational district.3 Marks for the residents from North Eastern States
Sports Diversity  1.5%Govt. Certificate of participation in sports at different levels
Academic Diversity  2%Non-Engineers eligible
Academic Pedigree  3%The institutions/universities will be decided based on government rankings – NIRF 2021 Ranking and ICAR ranking
Work Experience  5%0-6 Months: No Weightage; 31-36 Months-Max weightage of 5%
Total100%Sum of above all

IRMA Application Fee -Indian Nationals (Non-refundable)

CategoryApplication Fee
General, General (EWS) & OBCRs.2,000/-


*Person with Disability

Candidates belonging to the BPL category will be exempted from paying application fees. However, they are required to upload scanned copy of their BPL certificate in the format prescribed by IRMA

IRMA PGDM (RM) Admission 2022: IRMASAT 2022 Important Dates
Below are the IRMASAT 2022 important dates for IRMA admission 2022 for Indian Nationals and NRI candidates for PGDM (RM) 2022-24 batch. IRMA does not propose to conduct IRMASAT 2022 and will conduct WAT 2022 of 30 minutes duration for PGDM (RM) 2022-24 batch admission

IRMA Admission Calendar 2022-24Important dates
Last date for receipt of completed applications for Indian NationalsJanuary 15, 2022
Last date for receipt of completed applications for FN / OCI / PIO / CIWG / NRI / NRI SponsoredJanuary 15, 2022
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Online): Written Ability Test and Online Personal Interview for Indian NationalsFebruary 15 to 28, 2022 (Except Sundays)
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Offline On campus):On-Campus Personal Interviews and WAT at IRMA for Indian NationalsFebruary 15 to 28, 2022 (Except Sundays)
IRMASAT Exam Date 2022 (Offline Off Campus): Off-Campus Personal Interviews and WAT at selected cities for Indian NationalsFebruary 18 & 19, 2022 or February 25 & 26, 2022
PI round for NRIs4th Week of March 2022
Announcement of final results for Indian Nationals3rd week of March 2022
Announcement of final results for NRIs1st week of April 2022
Last date for submission of acceptance of admission offerWithin 1 week after announcement of Final result


IRMA is recognized not only as an institution of excellence in teaching and research but also for having successfully created the new discipline of rural management. Its path-breaking approach is being emulated by other institutions in India and abroad. As a premier institution of professional education and development IRMA has evolved unique curricula for its various programmes.

This two-year residential programme leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Management PGDM (RM) at IRMA has been recognised as equivalent to a Master’s degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The participants of this programme are highly valued in local, national and international cooperatives, NGOs, development organisations, and funding agencies. All participants are suitably placed in different organisations through the IRMA Campus Placement programme.


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