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IRMA - Institute of Rural Management Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • The written examination will comprise following objective type tests.
  • Each question will have 5 options.
  • The details of these tests are given below: 

Name of Test

No. of Questions


Analytical Reasoning


A composite time of 2 hours for all the four tests together.

English Comprehension


Quantitative Aptitude


Issues of Social Concern


Total Duration:- 2 Hours
Total Questions:- 200
Marking System:-

  • The weightage for the correct answer was not given in the test paper. 
  • Negative marking of 25% of the weightage of the question was mentioned


  • All these four tests would be in a composite test booklet. There will be a separate answer sheet for indicating your answers. All these 200 questions would be printed serially form Q. No. 1 to Q. No. 200. You may attempt the questions / test in any order you like. However, in your own interest you are advised not to spend too much time on any one test.
  • To qualify in the written examination, it is necessary to pass in each one of the objective tests separately.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 4
No. Of Unit 6
No. Of Chapter 58
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
  1. Agricultural
  2. Personalities
  3. Awards
  4. Rural Development
  5. Rural Economy
  6. Organizations
  1. Data interpretations
  2. Data Sufficiency
  1. Profit, Loss and Discount
  2. Percentage 
  3. Partnership
  4. Pipes and Cisterns
  5. Time and Work
  6. Time, Speed and Distance
  7. Age
  8. Averages
  9. Alligation and Mixture
  10. Race and Game
  11. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  12. Compound interest
  13. Relative speed
  14. Simple Intrest
  1. Angles, lines
  2. Properties of Circles
  3. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  4. BODMAS/Simplification
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Number System
  7. Probability 
  8. LCM and HCF
  9. Permutation and Combination
  10. Height and Distance
  11. Logarithm
  12. Linear Equation
  13. Indices
  14. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  15. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  16. Geometry and Mensuration
  17. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  18. Properties of Triangles

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy
 Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Revision of Class XI and XII concepts
Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.  
Time management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Important Instructions

Please go through the instructions mentioned below carefully. 
 1. You need to register with your valid e-mail ID and password. You need to keep record of user-id and password for future use.
2. Please ensure that correct information is entered prior to final submission. Please follow the sequence of all stages after editing (do not skip any stage) to ensure proper data entry. Any editing is possible before final submission. After final submission, it will not be possible to edit the application form.
 3. Please upload scanned or digital copy of your photograph and signature at the appropriate place in the form.
 4. In your own interest, you should keep a copy of the filled-in application form.  
 5. Examination fees once paid will not be refunded.  
6 .Applicants belonging to "BPL" category are also required to send hard copy (print out) of application form with self attested latest proof of "Below Poverty Line (BPL)" status issued by appropriate authority to get exemption from paying application. .
 7.Other applicants are not required to send hard copy of their application form.  
8. Please ensure you do not apply separately for each course.

For PRM: Applicants (other than "BPL" category and sponsored applicants) are not required to send a hard copy (print out ) of application form at IRMA.

 For FPRM: Those applicants who are seeking exemption from written test (CAT and "ISC" of IRMA) are required to send hard copy of application form with self attested certificate of UGC-JRF or PGDRM (IRMA).