IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff: Shortlisting Criteria and Selection Process

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
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    IIM Raipur is one of the 9 new IIMs established for offering management programs and was ranked at the 19th position in the NIRF 2019 Management rankings. With a highest international offer of Rs. 46 LPA and the highest domestic placement package of Rs.28.12 LPA for the batch of PGP Batch of 2018-2020, there has been a commendable growth in the institute’s already steadily improving placement records. 

    Update:CAT 2020 Notification is expected to release on last Saturday of July 2020 by IIM Indore. 

    The institute offers admission in a full-time, residential Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP). IIM Raipur Admission Criteria consists of 2 stages- Shortlisting for Personal Appearance (PA) and Final Selection. Candidates must clear the minimum CAT Cut off and sectional cut off to get shortlisted for PA.

    • A general category individual must secure around 95 percentile overall in CAT 2020 to be eligible for admission.

    • IIM Raipur will consider the entireacademic and work profile of an applicant, in case he/she clears the PA round.

    • Final admissions will be given on the basis of a consolidated merit list.

    • The reservation policy of IIM Raipur is as per the GOI rules. 

    Direct Link to Check Final PGP Shortlist of IIM Raipur

    The final result for IIM Raipur PGP (MBA) were announced on May 22, 2020. Candidates can check their admission status by entering your CAT 2019 registration number and Email Id at IIM Raipur website as shared below.

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    CAT Cutoff for IIM Raipur

    CAT Cutoff for IIM Raipur

    Clearing CAT Cut off is the sole factor for getting shortlisted for the Personal Appearance round. The minimum cut-offs of CAT percentile required in each section and overall percentile for shortlisting candidates is tabulated below:

    IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2019

    CategoryVerbal and Reasoning Comprehension (VARC)Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)Quantitative Aptitude (QA)Overall

    IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2018

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionOverall Cut Off

    IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2017

    CategoryVerbal and Reasoning Comprehension (VARC)Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)Quantitative Aptitude (QA)Overall
    General 80808090

    Shortlisting Criteria for PA Round

    Shortlisting Criteria for Personal Appearance (PA) Round

    IIM Raipur will prepare a list of participants who have been selected for PA based on their percentile score in CAT 2020. The institute has laid down some specific admission criteria which a candidate needs to fulfill to be eligible for shortlisting. To be eligible for this round, candidates have to qualify sectional cutoff along with the overall CAT Cutoff.

    CAT Score will be the sole factor for getting shortlisted for PA round. The category- wise CAT Cut Off is given in the table below:

    IIM Raipur Cutoff for the PGP Batch - 2020-22

    CategoryVerbal and Reasoning Comprehension (VARC)Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)Quantitative Aptitude (QA)Overall
    Scheduled Castes50505060
    Scheduled Tribes30303040
    Differently Abled Person (DAP)30303040

    Every individual deemed eligible as per the above table may or may not find a place in the shortlist. The cut off is only indicative and may actually be higher in accordance with the performance of participants.

    1. The admission committee will decide the number of candidates to be called for the Personal Appearance process as per merit and category.

    2. The cut off may undergo changes if the desired number of individuals do not qualify for PA.

    3. The 9 new IIMs have adopted a common process for WAT & PI.

    4. If an applicant has appeared for PA process in any of the older IIMs, then he/she may be exempted from appearing in this round provided the older IIMs share their WAT & PI score with the institute.

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    Written Analysis Test and Personal Interview

    Written Analysis Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI)

    Candidates shortlisted for Personal Appearance Round have to give Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. After this, they will be given scores out of 100, by considering various factors. Steps involved in final shortlisting of candidates in IIM Raipur Admission Criteria are mentioned below:

    Written Ability Test 

    WAT & PI round is an integral process of IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2020. You will have to write a short essay on the topic given by the organizing institute within a time limit of about 30 minutes.

    Topics provided will be such that they evaluate your creative thinking ability and socio-political awareness. You may also be given topics related to economic and business affairs or sports for WAT.

    Personal Interview 

    You will have to appear in front of a panel for the PI round. The panel generally consists of 2 members. Questions about your academic profile, quality of work and personal characteristics will be asked in the interview.

    Preparation of IIM Raipur Admission List

    Preparation of IIM Raipur Admission List

    IIM Raipur Merit List will be announced on the basis of candidate’s performance in PI & WAT. The merit list will consider scores obtained in both stages and profile. As you can from the table below, the Candidate's Profile has the maximum weightage for deciding your final rank in the merit list. It consists of 3 fields- Academic Profile, Work Experience, and Diversity. 

    CAT Score35%
    Personal Appearance (35%)WAT- 10%
    PI- 25%
    Profile (38%)Academic Profile- 10%
    Work Experience- 8%
    Gender Diversity- 8% 
    Academic Diversity- 4%

    In the academic profile, candidates will be given 5 points for their entire educational background till graduation. The marking of points will be done in the manner represented below:

    Range of Marks (%)Class 12Graduation
    Below or equal to 5500
    55.01 to 6011
    60.01 to 7022
    70.01 to 8033
    80.01 to 9044
    Greater than 90.0155

    The next field is work experience which will have a weightage of 6. Relevant experience in terms of completed months will be considered. The points will be awarded as per the table below:

    Number of MonthsScore
    6 or less0
    7 – 122
    13 – 184
    19 – 246
    25 – 368
    37 – 426
    43 – 484
    49 or More0

    The last factor is diversity which consists of 2 components- Gender and Academic Diversity.

    • IIM Raipur wishes to promote Gender Diversity by ensuring a better balance between male and female students.

    • Hence, female candidates can enjoy the benefit of gender diversity factor to increase their chances of admission in the Institute. An additional 8 weightage is assigned to them.

    • For Academic Diversity, points are allotted depending on various academic disciplines.

    • Candidates will be awarded 4 points if they belong to any stream of graduation other than engineering.

    • This is to ensure that there is diversity in academic backgrounds in the IIMs.

    Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

    Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

    The batch size of IIM Raipur is 280 for MBA program. Students will be sent offer letter by the institute. Admission offers will be given on the basis of CAT score, PA round and Profile.

    • If you wish to accept the offer, you must submit an Offer Acceptance form.
    • It has to be submitted along with an acceptance fee of INR 50,000.
    • This fee which will be adjusted with the Term 1 fees.
    • Candidates can withdraw the paid amount before regsitration after deduction of processing charges of INR 10,000.
    • After registration, no refund will be given to the applicant.

    IIM Raipur Fee Structure for PGP

    IIM Raipur Fee Structure for PGP 2020

    The fee structure of Post Graduate Program in Management 2020-22 at IIM Raipur is tabulated below:

    1st Year Fees
    Particulars1st Term2nd Term3rd TermTotal (Rs.)
    Medical Insurance Charges1,200.00--1,200.00
    Students’ Association Fees6,000.00--6,000.00
    Alumni Activities2,400.00--2,400.00
    Total (1st Year)2,51,100.002,23,500.002,23,000.006,97,600.00
    Caution deposit30,000.00--30,000.00
    Total (Including Caution deposit)2,81,100.002,23,500.002,23,000.007,27,600.00
    2nd Year Fees
    Particulars4th Term5th Term6th TermTotal (Rs.)
    Medical Insurance Charges1,200.00--1,200.00
    Total (2nd Year)2,43,900.002,24,700.002,24,200.006,92,800.00
    Total Fees (excluding boarding charges)14,20,400.00

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: Can a foreign candidate apply for the PGP program at IIM Raipur?

    Ans. Yes, the program is open for overseas and foreign students. Candidates fulfilling basic eligibility criteria can apply for the program.

    Question: What is the eligibility criteria for a foreign candidate to apply for management program at IIM Raipur?

    Ans. The minimum eligibility criteria for overseas/foreign students willing to apply for PGP program is given below:

    • Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA i.e. 6 CGPA on a 10-point scale.
    • Candidate must have a valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score of 650 and above.
    • They must have TOFEL passing certificate with a score of 80 in case of IBT or 520 in case of PBT.

    Question: Which documents will be required at the time of application for the program?

    Ans. Candidates must download the international application form and send the completed application by post along with the requisite documents listed below. The application packet must include copies of the following documents:

    • Completed Application Form
    • A copy of the latest GMAT scores duly attested (original to be verified at the time of admission, if selected) along with TOFEL.
    • Three letters of recommendation from a competent authority (Teacher/Employer).
    • A Statement of Purpose
    • Attested photocopy of Passport
    • A non-refundable application processing fee of US $ 200 (Demand Draft drawn in favor of Indian Institute of Management, Raipur and payable at Raipur, India)

    Question: Which are the mandatory documents required for admission in IIM Raipur?

    Ans. Candidate must have the following document (original documents along with photocopies):

    1. Degree/ Pass Certificate of the qualifying examination, which includes SSC, HSC, and Bachelor’s Degree.
    2. Mark sheets of the qualifying examination.
    3. Student visa in the original.
    4. A photocopy of their passport.
    5. Equivalence and eligibility certificate from Association of Indian Universities wherever applicable.
    6. Duly filled and signed declaration forms – Parent and Student
    7. Recent passport size photographs – 4 Nos.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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