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IRMA Syllabus 2018

Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has declared the updated syllabus for its entrance exam for this year. There have not been any major changes over the years though. The syllabus for IRMA describes all important chapters and topics and also the weightage each of them carries.

  • IRMA Syllabus 2018 will be based on the topics studied at Graduation level.
  • Candidates in IRMA 2018 will be tested in 4 main areas viz. English, Quantitative Ability, Analytic Reasoning and Issues of Social Concern.
  • The exam is set to be conducted in February 2018.
  • The section on Issues of Social Concern will have the maximum weightage (60 marks). The level of difficulty of this section is generally medium.
  • The English Comprehension section will be of total 40 marks. The level of difficulty of this section is generally medium again.
  • The section on Analytical Reasoning will be of 50 marks. The level of difficulty of this section is generally medium to high.
  • The section on Quantitative Ability is also of 50 marks. The level of difficulty of this section is again medium to high.
  • There are a total of 200 questions that must be completed in 2 hoursCheck now  IRMA Sample Papers

IRMA Exam is conducted to grant admission to candidates in Fellowship Programme in Rural Management (FPRM), Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Certificate in Rural Management. Candidates will be shortlisted for further selection rounds on the basis of their overall and sectional scores. 

IRMA 2018 Exam Pattern

Before proceeding to the syllabus, it is important to learn about IRMA Exam Pattern. It gives you a basic structure of the expected paper. Here is IRMA 2018 Exam Pattern for your reference:

Exam ModeOnline
Number of Paper1
Number of Sections4 (Quantitative Ability, Social Issues, Analytical Reasoning, English Comprehension)
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
IMRA Exam Total Marks200 marks
IMRA Exam Timing2 hours
IMRA Exam LanguageEnglish
Marking Scheme+1 for each correct answer
Negative Marking-0.25 for each incorrect answer

IRMA 2018 Syllabus for Issues in Social Concern

  • Candidates from Indian Origin will have to take additional efforts to prepare for this paper.
  • There will be a total of 60 questions in this section.
  • Questions will be framed to check and test the strength of the candidates in the national and international issues.
  • Candidates will also be questioned on past, present and future plans in various government initiatives.
  • The topics which are covered are:
  1. Human Resource and Development – The questions will be related to human development index and the important milestones in it.
  2. Poverty – Questions relating to Poverty status, Impact of literacy and employment
  3. Inequality – questions will be related to various socio groups and sects like religion, caste, etc
  4. Economy – Questions related to budget, economy status of indian, steps taken by government, socio economic issues
  5. Right to information – This will relate to the citizen responsibility and accountability, human rights, etc
  6. Agriculture – Initiatives taken by Government to protect / promote agriculture, various types of production systems, etc
  7. Health Issues – Initiatives taken by Government to manage public health, Health care developments and scope of development
  8. Five-year plan – Target & Strategies
  9. Poverty in Rural India – Various plans taken by the Government to combat poverty, schemes implemented, Milestones in the past years, Long time goals
  10. Environment – Issues faced, steps taken to combat issues
  11. National Security – Security measures taken and related issues

IRMA Preparation Books for Issues of Social Concern

IRMA preparation books
GK & Issue og Social ConcernWiley
Social And Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk managementDeborah Oughton

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IRMA 2018 Syllabus for Quantitative Ability

  • This session is divided into two parts- Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Problem-Solving.
  • The first part will be used to check the candidate’s ability to analyze the available data and provide necessary solution. Questions can be in the form of graphical representation like Bar graph, Pie chart and Line graph or Numerical representation like Tables, Average and Percentage Based.
  • The second part is designed to test the candidate’s ability to solve arithmetic problems. This is used to test the keenness and attention to details.
  • This section will carry a total of 50 marks.
  • Candidates will be questions on the below topics:
IRMA Syllabus for Quantitative Ability
Profit & LossPermutation & Combination
Work Time AnalysisMixtures & Allegations
Time & SpeedStatistics

IRMA Preparation Books for Quantitative Ability

IRMA Books for Quantitative Ability
Quantitative AptitudeDr. R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative AptitudeS. Chand

IRMA 2018 Syllabus for Analytic Reasoning

  • This section consists of two parts – Logical Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning.
  • The session is designed to check the candidate’s ability of analysis and conclusions.
  • Candidates will have to read thoroughly and understand the question before answering.
  • This section will carry a total of 50 marks.
  • The most important topics include:
IRMA Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning
Family TreePuzzles
CodesSeries / Arrangements
Multi-Dimensional ArrangementsStatements and Conclusion
Critical ReasoningSyllogism

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IRMA Preparation Books for Analytical Reasoning

IRMA books for Analytical Reasoning
Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
Analytical Reasoning & Logical ReasoningPeeyush Bhardwaj

IRMA 2018 Syllabus for English Comprehension

  • This part of the paper is designed to check the fluency and grammar of a candidate.
  • The exam paper will contain paragraphs and candidates will be expected to answer the questions asked about the paragraph.
  • The questions will test the student’s ability to grasp data and communicate it in the right way.
  • This section will carry a total of 40 marks.
  • Here are all the important topics of the English Comprehension section in IRMA 2018:
IRMA Syllabus for English Comprehension
VocabularyGrammatical Error
SynonymsError Correction
AntonymsJumbled sentences
Idioms -

IRMA Preparation Books for English Comprehension

IRMA  Books forĀ English Comprehension
Book NameAuthor
English Grammer & ComprehensionDr. N.D.V. Prasad Rao
English Language & Comprehension SkillSachchida Nand Jha

IRMA 2018 Sample Papers

  • To excel IRMA Exam, candidates must refer IRMA Sample papers for a better preparation.
  • Sample papers help a candidate get an idea of the Exam pattern, Type of Questions, Level of difficulty etc.
  • Practicing these papers is known to be the best preparation tool for any exam.
  • These practice papers also help manage your time effectively. You get to learn how much time is required for a particular section.
  • Often, questions coming from past year papers are common. Hence, another reason to go through them.

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