IRMA 2013-15 admission test had four sections like the previous years’ question papers. Students had to attempt the four sections in a total of 2 hours.

Section Total questions Time
English Comprehension 50 2 Hours composite
Quantitative Ability 50
Analytical Reasoning 60
Issues of social concern 40


This year the biggest change has of course been in the distribution of questions across sections. English Comprehension had 50 questions and Reasoning had 60 questions,while for Social Concerns the number of questions had dropped to 40. There was negative marking of one-fourth for each incorrect answer.

English Comprehension: A big departure from previous years, this year English Comprehension in IRMA did not have any grammar questions (aside from one question, part of an RC, where the student had to paraphrase a given sentence from the passage) featured 2 RCs and had a form of Parajumble unique to IRMA. There were two RC Passages (Topics: a) The quality of National Statistics  b) Contemplating Policy) with  14  questions from Vocabulary and 2 questions on idioms. Like last year there was a Cloze test only with 15 blanks and easy-moderate options. The Parajumble (6 questions based on one paragraph) questions were difficult.

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
RC Passage (2 Passages)  29 Easy-Medium
Parajumble 6 Difficult
Cloze Test 15 Easy-Medium
Total 50


Quantitative Ability: Like last year, most of the questions were of Data Interpretation.. Most of the DI sets were calculation based. This section was almost a copy of the QA section of IRMA FLT given by CL this year. An attempt of 20-25 questions is a good attempt.


Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation –  Table based 15(5+5+5) Moderate – Tough
Data Interpretation – Pie chart 5 Moderate -Difficult
Data Interpretation – Bar graph 10(5+5) Moderate – Tough
Data Interpretation – Line graph 5 Easy
Data Interpretation – Pie + Table 5 Moderate – Tough
Quantitative Ability – Probability 3 Easy
Quantitative Ability – Percentages 2 Easy
Data-Sufficiency 5 Easy


Analytical Reasoning :

There were 60 questions in this section. The surprise came in the form of 5 questions in a DI –CR format. Instead of a passage, certain data and advertisements were shared and reasoning questions were asked on the basis of these. There were 5 questions on Syllogisms (Statement Conclusion), 3 questions on Odd word out, 5 Critical Reasoning questions and 2 Decision making questions. There were also 4 RC – CR combination questions. In AR selection of questions was important as the 7 question arrangement set was difficult, while the 5 question circular arrangement set was easy. A mathematical operator based set was also easy. Input output question set was of moderate level difficulty. An attempt of 18-22 questions within 40 minutes is a very good attempt in this section.

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Sitting arrangement (2 sets) 10(5+5) Moderate
Data Arrangement 7 Tough
Data Sufficiency (reasoning based) 5 Easy-Moderate
Statement – conclusion (syllogism) 5 Easy
Odd word/letter out 3 Easy
Odd man out 2 Moderate
Combination Question: RC – CR 4 Moderate
Combination Question: DI – CR 5 Tough
Decision Making – CR 2 Moderate
Logical reasoning set based on sentence inferences 5 Tough
Input – Output 5 Moderate
Symbol based reasoning 5 Moderate
Mathematical Reasoning 2 Moderate

Issues of Social Concern:

This year this section was thankfully found manageable by most students. More emphasis was laid on Static GK whereby 23 questions out of 40 were asked from this area. Overall topic-wise the most important areas were Indian Economy and Agricultural and Rural Development. Questions from these two areas were moderate to difficult.

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Indian Economy 19 Moderate-Difficult
Agriculture and Rural Development Schemes 8 Moderate
Geography 5 Moderate
Personalities, awards and place 5 Easy-Moderate
Misc 3 Easy


Estimated Cut: Off Marks (IRMA 2013-15)

Section  2011 (Percentile Cutoff) 2010 (Percentile Cutoff) 2012 Predicted Cutoffs

Analytical Reasoning




Quantitative Ability




English Comprehension




Issues of Social Concern








All the best!

Team CL

Disclaimer: The analysis and predicted cutoffs are based on inputs from our students and experienced faculty. CL Educate Ltd does not take responsibility for any decision taken based on this information.




    • Anchal, IRMA has positive discrimination policies for admissions to disadvantaged sections of the society. For BPL candidates IRMA offers the following benefits:
      Application fee – Waived. Prospectus, application form, sample question paper etc. are supplied for free by IRMA to such applicants.
      Course fee – Scholarship and fee exemption for SC/ST/BPL candidates is available

    • Malik, I do not have this data but please prepare well for the GE+Interview because many students with high written score do not get into IRMA while those with lower written test score are able to make it.
      Till noe there is no clarity of the number of seats in IRMA so assume that it remains unchanged at 120 only.

  1. Sir,
    Thank you for this anlysis.I wanted to ask you that does irma hae seperate cut off’s for female candidates.

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