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IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff 2021: Shortlisting Criteria, Fees, Selection Process & Placement

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Jun 28, 2021

IIM Raipur CAT Cut Off for GN and reserved category candidates (EWS, NC OBC, ST, etc.) was 93 and 40 to 74 percentile respectively for shortlisting of 2021-23 batch candidates. The shortlisted candidates were further judged on various parameters. The Weightage to bachelors degree marks and academic diversity is 5 % and 4% respectively. Work experience weightage is 8%. Check CAT IIM Selection Process

IIM Raipur has released the final admission list for MBA batch 2021-23 on May 221, 2021 on the official website. IIM Raipur Ranking is 9th among the top 25 Government B-Schools in India, and 17th Rank by Jagran Josh, and 32 by Business World. IIM Raipur placements are quite good with an average CTC of INR 15.2 LPA and the highest CTC offered (Domestic) of INR 28.12 LPA. Check IIM Raipur Placements

CAT Latest Updates:

  • May 15: IIM Udaipur will release the final admission list with the name of qualified candidates to offer admission on May 21, 2021. Check Here
  • May 13: IIM Shillong and other IIMs are also expected to release the result in the 3rd week of May. Check Here

Direct Link to Check IIM Raipur 1st Admission Merit List PGP 2021-23       

A general category individual must aim 95 percentile (overall) in CAT to become eligible for the admission process. From the cut off tables provided below we can check the qualifying CAT cut off has been increased so candidates are advised to aim high to get admission in the next batch of IIM Raipur. 

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IIM Raipur CAT Cutoff

IIM Raipur CAT Cut Off 2020

Clearing CAT Cut off is the sole factor for getting shortlisted for the Personal Appearance round. Check CAT Score Calculation Process

Category Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) Overall
General 70 70 70 93
EWS 50 50 50 74
NC-OBC 50 50 50 74
SC 35 35 35 54
ST 27 27 27 40
DAP 27 27 27 40

IIM Raipur Cutoff for CAT 2019

Category Verbal and Reasoning Comprehension (VARC) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Overall
General 80 80 80 90
EWS 80 80 80 85
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP/PWD 30 30 30 40
IIM Raipur Shortlisting Criteria

IIM Raipur Shortlisting Criteria

IIM Raipur will prepare a list of participants who have been selected for PA based on their percentile score in CAT. 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.

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.
IIM Raipur WAT & 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. 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 IIM 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.

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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. 

Category Weightage
CAT Score 35%
Personal Appearance (35%) WAT- 10%
PI- 25%
Profile (38%) Academic Profile- 10%
Work Experience- 8%
Gender Diversity- 8% 
Academic Diversity- 4%
Total 100

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 12 Graduation
Below or equal to 55 0 0
55.01 to 60 1 1
60.01 to 70 2 2
70.01 to 80 3 3
80.01 to 90 4 4
Greater than 90.01 5 5

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 Months Score
6 or less 0
7 – 12 2
13 – 18 4
19 – 24 6
25 – 36 8
37 – 42 6
43 – 48 4
49 or More 0

Read: CAT Score vs Percentile

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

Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

The batch size of IIM Raipur is 350 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

IIM Raipur Fee Structure for PGP

The fee structure of Post Graduate Program in Management 2021-23 at IIM Raipur is tabulated below:

1st Year Fees
Particulars 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term Total (Rs.)
Fees 2,41,500.00 2,23,500.00 2,23,000.00 6,88,000.00
Medical Insurance Charges 1,200.00 - - 1,200.00
Students’ Association Fees 6,000.00 - - 6,000.00
Alumni Activities 2,400.00 - - 2,400.00
Total (1st Year) 2,51,100.00 2,23,500.00 2,23,000.00 6,97,600.00
Caution deposit 30,000.00 - - 30,000.00
Total (Including Caution deposit) 2,81,100.00 2,23,500.00 2,23,000.00 7,27,600.00
2nd Year Fees
Particulars 4th Term 5th Term 6th Term Total (Rs.)
Fees 2,42,700.00 2,24,700.00 2,24,200.00 6,91,600.00
Medical Insurance Charges 1,200.00 - - 1,200.00
Total (2nd Year) 2,43,900.00 2,24,700.00 2,24,200.00 6,92,800.00
Total Fees (excluding boarding charges) 14,20,400.00
IIM Raipur Placements

IIM Raipur Placement

Key Highlights:

  • Highest CTC: 46,00,000/-
  • Average CTC (Top 25 %) : ₹ 21,28,372/-
  • Average CTC (Top 25 %) : ₹ 21,28,372/-

IIM Raipur Placement by Industry and Pay Scale

Sector  Percentage  Average Salary in INR
BFSI 20 16,46,649/-
Strategy / Consult 18 16,40,497/- 
IT 18 14,11,837/-
Others  17 13,39,970/-
Manufacturing  16 13,03,506/-
FMCG 6 18,03,818/-
E commerce 5 19,54,900/ -

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Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Raipur Admission 2021 FAQs

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.

CAT 2021 : 4 answered questions


Ques. What would my score have to be to get a call from any of the top IIM or other B-Schools like FMS, SP Jain, XLRI, ISB, MDI, etc.?

● Top Answer By Udita Mishra on 05 Jul 21

Ans. My brother is a CAT aspirant and has done extensive research on the cutoff for reputed B-Schools. Here is what he had to say about it.  Most of the colleges mentioned above take admission through CAT. So, if you are a general category student then you will need to score around 90-95% in order to get accepted at MDI, IMI, TAPMI, Great Lakes, KJ Somiya, and new IIMs.  In order to get admission at top IIMs, FMS, or ISB you will have to score at least around 98.5 or above.  XLRI takes admission through XAT and the cutoff is similar and around 99 percentile.  Hope this gives you some idea about the cutoff required for admission at these B-Schools.Read more
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Ques. How can a student with low academics get placed in B schools like XLRI, FMS, JBIMS, MDI, etc.?

● Top Answer By Damini Das on 28 Jun 21

Ans. It is important to know about the factors that might help you to get admission to B-schools. If you ask me, XLRI, MDI, JBIMS, and a few of the newer and baby IIMs have admission policies with distributed weight-age systems. Not only CAT cut off but also they do a selection on the profile basis. They check for job experience and other skill sets if any. You may face tough interrogation during the Interview process as you have low academic scores but it may also be overlooked if your CAT scores are high and your profile is good. Also, if you have any decent work-ex, it can make an impression on the selection committee. Moreover, you should score at least 60% in your academic career as most organizations require this. Exception cases are considered provided one is able to display significant tech skills/managerial qualities or a high score on the job requisite skills matrix. If in case you have less than 60%, you are already out of IIMs criteria and your chance to get into IIMs. Also, colleges like FMS give more weightage on CAT scores and less on academics.Read more
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Ques. What are my chances for IIM B,C or XLRI BM if I score 99.5%+ in CAT and XAT?

● Top Answer By Rahul Regi on 18 Jun 21

Ans. If you have a 99.5+ percentile in CAT, you have a good chance to get selected in IIM A, B, C, or XLRI. One of my friends was in a similar situation and these points helped him understand the proper requirements to get an interview call from these institutes. An overall good academic profile is definitely required. Mostly, the academics of college, 10th and 12th are considered.  In IIM interviews, there are several candidates with 90+ percentages in 10th and 12th, and 80+ percentages in engineering.  So, good academics can make a huge difference. Candidates in the SC category even get seats in IIM A, B, C, XLRI, etc with a 95+ percentile score in CAT and with some high academics.  So, the 99.5 percentile for an SC student is an excellent score. During the initial shortlisting, sports and other extracurricular activities don't matter much. But, in interviews, it can turn out to be an important point of discussion. For summer and final placements, extra-curricular definitely helps a lot. For the rest of IIMs, 90+ percentile is a sufficient score. There are several students with 91-92 percentile and got admission in IIM L, I, and K. So, the chances of new IIMs to shortlist such a candidate is very high. For XLRI, the score required for Business Management is 96 percentile, and for Human Resource Management, it is 93/ 94+ percentile in XAT. So, a student with a 99.5 percentile is sure to get shortlisted. Getting 99.5 percentile in CAT/ XAT is not an easy task, and requires a lot of hard work, dedication towards studies, and a never-give-up attitude. Such a score has good chances in all the top Business Schools in India.Read more
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Ques. What should be my CAT percentile and how can I get a call from IIM A/B/C/L/I/K, FMS and XLRI?

● Top Answer By Ajay Singh on 30 May 21

Ans. You will not get a call from IIM A or IIM B if your 12th marks are low. Neither IIM K will call you as they do not give weightage to 10th marks, but to 12th and graduation score. You can get a call from IIM-K if you have a percentile between 97-98. The percentile you need to get a call from other IIMs are as follows: IIM C- To get a call from IIM-C you need above 99.5 percentile, which is likely to decrease the increasing diversity. IIM L- You need above 99.2 percentile, which is likely to decrease the increasing diversity. FMS- You need 98.5 percentile and 99.5 percentile for conversion, XLRI- XAT score in BM should be 95 percentile for call and 99.2 percentile for conversion. And in HRM 90 percentile for getting a call, and 9 percentile for conversion.  Therefore, you need to work hard and get above 90 percentile to get a call from IIMs. Read more
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md hussain ansari
Is IIM Raipur better in placement than IIM Udaipur?
sinbad chongtham

Both of the institutes are very popular for its placement. IIM, Raipur is famous for its packages. The average CTC is INR 15.2 LPA while the highest CTC is INR 28.12 LPA (domestic) and INR 46 LPA. On the other hand IIM, Udaipur had a 100% replacement in 2021. Out of 325 candidates 322 got offers from recruiters. IMM, Raipur is the best place to get high packages where as IIM, Udaipur is the best for the most placement opportunity.

utkarsha khatri
Is there any sort of scholarship provided to financially weak students?
aniket ranjan

Hii Utkarsha, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, Scholarship are offered to the students by premier IIMs and other B schools on the basis of CAT scores. For more details Click Here