IRMASAT 2020 Exam Pattern: Know the Changes introduced in Social Awareness Test

IRMASAT exam pattern is designed and defined by the exam regulatory authority, Institute of Rural Management Anand. The IRMA Exam is conducted on the issues of Social Awareness Concern. The IRMA exam pattern is a crucial aspect for the candidates preparing for the IRMASAT Exam. It will provide a thorough idea about the total number of questions, marking scheme, section-wise syllabus, total marks and time duration to complete the test.

IRMA exam is an online based test for 120 minutes duration. The syllabus for IRMA test mainly revolves around social awareness topic, and questions from Indian Economy, Environmental Issues, Health Issues, Human Rights and Agriculture are asked in the exam. The test has a total of 40 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). It is to note that 1/4th marks out of the total marks assigned will be deducted for every wrong answer. Therefore, guess work will not work in IRMA 2020 exam. On the basis of written test performance, candidates will be shortlisted for Group Activity (GA) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

IRMASAT 2020: Exam Structure

Candidates can take a look at the exam structure of IRMASAT to gain fair idea about various aspect that will impact their preparation strategy:

IRMASAT Exam Components

IRMASAT Exam Pattern

Total number of Questions


Time Duration

80 Minutes

Number of Sections

4 (Quantitative Ability, Social Issues, Analytical Reasoning, English Comprehension)

Marks per question


Negative marks per question


Exam Mode


Type of Questions


IRMA 2020 - Exam Pattern Analysis

IRMA exam is conducted to judge applicants’ ability to understand and resolve social issues. The question paper carries 40 MCQs and time allotted to complete the test is 80 minutes. Candidates must choose only one correct answer out of 5 options for every question. In addition, candidates should refrain from doing guess work as it may result in negative marking.

According to previous year’s question paper, questions are generally asked from current general awareness topics. Out of 40 questions asked in the exam, 28 questions are passage based group questions and 12 are stand-alone questions. The exam structure of IRMA exam is given below:


IRMASAT 2020 exam will be conducted for admission to PGDRM and FPRM courses. On the basis of CAT and XAT scores, candidates will be shortlisted for IRMASAT exam. Based on the IRMASAT written test result, candidates will be called for Group Activity and Personal Interview Rounds. Final admission will be conferred based on XAT, CAT and IRMASAT scores along-with the performance in GA and PI.

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