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IRMA Preparation Tips 2018

Rajat Kumar updated on : 21 Sep, 2017 0

IRMA Preparation Tips 2018 – Institute of Rural Management Anand will organize a national level examination. IRMA 2018 exam will be conducted in the second week of February. The online application process will start from 1st October 2017. Unlike other examinations of MBA admission, there aren’t many sections. This exam only has one section which covers the subject ‘Issues of Social Concern’. There are objective type questions which will be both stand alone questions and questions based on passage group. A big part of the syllabus will be covered by topics such as politics, economics and social issues. As per the experts’ advice for IRMA preparation 2018, studying the schemes and policies which the government launches will be good for exam point of view. Along with this, it is good to stay in touch with the latest events and current affairs, government activities etc. In this article, we will discuss IRMA preparation tips 2018 which every candidate should apply and follow in order to crack IRMA 2018.

Before we move to IRMA preparation, first let us know the exam pattern and exam syllabus of IRMA 2018.

As per exam pattern of IRMA 2018, there will be 40 questions in total and the total time given will be 80 minutes. The language of the exam will be English. If we talk about the marking scheme, 1 mark will be given to every correct answer and 1/4th marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

The main purpose of this exam is to check the awareness and understanding of the students on social issues and other such concerns. It is very important to understand the exam syllabus before we start preparing. The main topics which are covered in IRMA exam 2018 are listed below:

  • Rural Development
  •  Urban Population
  •  Indian Economy
  •  Human Development
  •  Human Rights
  •  Gender Groups
  •  Social Groups
  •  Health Issues
  •  Environmental Issues
  •  Education Issues
  •  Employment
  •  Literacy
  •  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  •  Agriculture
  •  Internal Security
  •  Disparities in Income
  •  Right to Information
  •  Sex Ratio
  •  Poverty Alleviation

IRMA Preparation Tips 2018

As per the exam syllabus of IRMA 2018, prescribed by Institute of Rural Management, Anand, there will be only one section and questions will be asked on ‘Issues of Social Concern’. Looking at the past trends of IRMA exam and experts’ advice, we have prepared some of the most important IRMA preparation tips 2018 for the candidates. Based on the IRMA preparation tips 2018, candidates can develop their own preparation strategies of IRMA 2018 and can crack this exam easily. As performance in any exam depends on how well you have prepared, hence IRMA preparation tips 2018 which we have mentioned here will help the students a lot so that they can perform well in the exam. These preparation tips of IRMA 2018 are highly effective and productive.

  • Keeping track of all current events

Studying and keeping a regular track of current events happening in the country, should be the priority of the candidates. They must regularly read newspapers like The Hindu, magazines like Times, Business Today etc. in order to stay in touch with the news and events. Reading editorial of the newspapers will help a lot in understanding the government activities.

  • Focusing on National Events

If we look at the previous exam papers of IRMA, we will find that national affair was given much Weightage. And international affair section had very few questions. Moreover, the questions covering international affair section were comparatively easier to answer. Hence, it is expected that this time too there can be quested based on national events. Read more and more on this topic. Reading year books will help a lot in preparing. Candidate should keep in mind that they need to practice the international news topics as well.

  • Reading everyday strengthens skills

A big focus should be on reading every day. Skipping a single day of reading means spoiling the schedule. Hence, as per IRMA preparation tips 2018, we recommend you to keep a tight schedule of reading every day. And reading should be constructive which means reading editorials of the newspapers, column articles, non – fiction books based on current topics. Reading about government policies and plans, schemes etc. will help the candidates a lot as there will be many questions based on these topics.

  • Action Plan

A strategic action is the foundation of any exam preparation. Every candidate should make a study plan according to their comfort and time. It should be noted that the study plan should be flexible so that little breaks can be taken in between. This means, the study plan should be practice and it shouldn’t be too difficult to implement.  In the study plan of IRMA, the candidate should focus more on difficult topics.

  • Making notes of information

At time, candidates may get confused with loads of information. Hence, making short notes can clear the confusion. Keeping notes for memorizing and retaining information is a good option and candidate should follow it. Remembering all the things can be little messy task. Making notes and practicing can help and avoid this trouble.

These are some important IRMA preparation tips 2018 which every candidate should practice. However, IRMA preparation tips 2018 aren’t only limited to the ones mentioned here. Candidate can develop their own preparation strategies for IRMA though candidates can make their action plan on the basis of IRMA preparation tips mentioned here.

IRMA exam is conducted by Institute of Rural Management, Anand. The candidates, who want to take admission in post graduate diploma in rural management or fellowship program in rural management, can take this exam. The institute will consider CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 scores in order to shortlist the candidates for appearing in the exam. Though there is no role of IIMs in selection process of IRMA. Candidates will be issued admit cards only on successful submission of IRMA application form and fee payment.


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