There was no surprise element in the IRMA test. The pattern and difficulty level remained the same as it was in the past few years. As in the past few years, there were 200 questions to be solved in 2 hours and there was negative marking of ¼ . The sections and the number of questions in each section also remained unchanged. It was mentioned that candidates were expected to show competence in each section, so there are chances of sectional cutoffs.
SECTION 1 : ENGLISH :
There were 40 questions in this section. As can be expected RC was based on a topic related to agricultural issue. Other questions were typical English usage questions on fill in the blank, passage building , synonyms, antonyms etc.
SECTION 2 : MATHS :
It had 50 questions based on DI and Quantitative ability. 25 questions were on DI based on 5 case lets on graphs, tables and venn diagram. The other 25 questions were on arithmetic, number system The questions were on BODMAS, Number system, Mensurations, Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Profit & Loss, Geometry , Compound & Simple Interest, Venn Diagrams etc. (UrPercentile.com)
SECTION 3 :REASONING :
This section had 50 questions . Questions were based on Analogies , Odd man Out, Cause and Effect, Coding- decoding , Strong / Weak Arguments, Statement and conclusions, Probably True- Definitely True- Probably False- Definitely false , Decision making , Course of Action, statement implications.
SECTION 4: GENERAL AWARENESS ;
There were 60 questions in this section. Questions were based on general awareness, agricultural issues, recent policies, budget and policies effecting the rural areas and agricultural areas, recent happening in World bodies like ASEAN, WTO, G-8, UN etc, Impact on rural and agricultural areas of different policies , Ozone day, Schemes for social welfare etc.
We at UrPercentile.com expect the Cut off to be 98 marks for IRMA with 20 marks in each section and 88 marks for XIMB ( Rural Management course)