IRMASAT 2018 was conducted on 4th February at various centers across nation. Exam takers who appeared in the MBA entrance exam shared their feedback about the overall experience of IRMASAT. But before we move on to read the IRMA exam analysis, let us first briefly analyse exam pattern of IRMA:
IRMA exam was conducted in ONLINE mode across various test centers. Unlike other MBA entrance exam, IRMA exam had one section only wherein there were 40 questions to test the aptitude of the candidates. Time of total 80 minutes was allotted to the exam takers to solve 40 questions, which comes to 2 minutes time for each question.
All the 40 questions were multiple choice-based and candidates were supposed to choose right options from the five options provided in each question. In few questions, options had close proximity which confused the exam aspirants and made it difficult for them to pick the right option.
For every incorrect attempt, 1/4th marks were to be deducted. This makes it evident that IRMASAT also invites negative marking. An exam taker cannot attempt IRMASAT exam mindlessly if he/she is not sure about the answer to the question being asked in the exam.
The previous section was all about IRMASAT exam pattern that is generally asked every year. Coming over to the level of difficulty, IRMASAT is an MBA entrance exam whose difficulty level is high and candidates also shared that IRMASAT 2018 was more difficult to crack than the previous year.
Coming over to the topics being touched upon in IRMASAT, out of 40 questions, 28 questions were passage based and 12 questions were asked from other topics such as government schemes in the recent years, social economic issues, economic development and applications based current affairs. The aim of these questions is to probe into the awareness level of IRMA aspirants.
Other passage based questions (i.e. 28 questions) were also on the topics related to schemes launched by Government of India. In IRMASAT, there were nine passages. Candidates cannot expect the same number of questions to be asked in each passage.
As there are too many passages involved in IRMASAT exam, this makes the exam more lengthy to attempt and difficult to solve. Solving passage requires high level analytical, logical, and critical thinking skills. It is indeed time consuming activity and needs practice and patience to pick and choose the right choice of the question from the passage.
Candidates belonging to General category can expect the cut-off score of 15 marks in the IRMASAT 2018 exam. Considering the level of difficulty mentioned by the candidates, it is quite possible that students scoring 15 marks or above will get a call from IRMA for further rounds.
Candidates preparing for IRMASAT must read Yojanas/schemes/plans launched by the current government and should thoroughly understand the objectives and achievements of those policies and initiatives.
All the information pertaining to financial and non-financial institutions that are instrumental in economic development of the nation are of great importance. Government schemes and institutions like NABARD, NDRI, IARI, ICAR, NDDB, 5-year plan, GFCF, JNNURM, NITI Aayog, Human Development Index, Unemployment levels in India, etc should be the focus area of IRMA aspirants. Alongside, international economic development indices and bodies such as IMF, World Bank should also be stressed upon during the preparation. It is also important to focus on the initiative of UN, especially the ones that have direct or indirect bearing on economic and social development of our economy.
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