IIM Ranchi secured the 28th position in NIRF rankings 2019, a major improvement from the 40th position last year. The institute was established in 2010 and is the ninth IIM to be set up out of the 20 IIMs. With the highest placement package of INR 59.37 LPA for the previous batch, it has definitely come across as one of the most prestigious institutions for pursuing management in the nation.The institute offers a two-year Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), a Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP – HRM), as well as a five-year Fellowship program and an Executive program. IIM Ranchi PGP/ PGP-HRM Admission Results based on CAT Cut off were declared on May 23, 2020.
Update:CAT 2020 Notification is expected to release on last Saturday of July 2020 by IIM Indore.
Admission to PGP is on the basis of CAT score followed by WAT and PI, which is divided into 3 stages.
Apart from GD/PI and WAT, past academic record and work experience is also considered for admissions.
CAT Counselling is held for candidates who qualify all the selection rounds, based upon the Consolidated Merit List (CML).
IIM Ranchi Eligibility requires a candidate to hold a bachelor’s degree (3 year minimum) with at least a 50% aggregate
For SC / ST / PwD candidates it is 45% aggregate
Candidate should have scored the mandatory prescribed sectional and overall score to be shortlisted
Candidates in their final year are also applicable for admission on the basis that they produce a certificate the can testify that they are in their final year and have obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent
IIM Ranchi Selection Criteria for PGP
IIM Ranchi Selection Criteria for PGP
Step 1: Shortlisting of Candidates for WAT and PI
IIM Ranchi will devise a merit list for the students who have been shortlisted for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).
This list will be prepared on the basis of CAT 2020 score.
Expected cut off table (listed above) will be utilized for ranking candidates into different categories i.e. General, NC-OBC, SC etc. and further shortlisting based on the rank that they achieve
A separate list will be created by every IIM on the basis of their individualized shortlisting process
Step 2: Written Ability Test and Personal Interview
The selection rounds of IIM Ranchi (PI and WAT) will be conducted on the same day at 5 different centers- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai.
Aspirants will have to write an essay on the topic given by the organizing institute within a duration of about 30 minutes.
Topics provided will assess the creative thinking ability and socio-political awareness of the individual.
Students may also be given the topics to write about economic and business affairs or sports for WAT.
In the PI round, candidates will be interviewed by a panel of judges to evaluate their academic profile, quality of work and personal characteristics.
Step 3: Final Admission
After the Written Ability Test and Personal Interviews are completed, candidates who score the required marks will gain a rank on the merit list, better known as the Consolidated Merit List (CML)
CAT Weightage is divided as per the following table
Written Ability Test Score
Personal Interview Score
A candidate’s profile is also evaluated in various segments on the basis of their performance in various domains. This includes their academic profile, past work experience and if they contribute to the institute’s academic or gender diversity.
Out of 30 marks
Candidate’s are evaluated by their overall academic competencies. This includes their graduation marks, their high school marks, as well as their secondary marks.
85% and above
Less than 65%
Average work experience of most candidates ranges from 24-29 months and 30-35 months for seasoned professionals and 0-6 months for freshers
Duration of Work Experience
Less than 6 months
6 to 11 months
12 to 17 months
18 to 23 months
24 to 29 months
30 to 35 months
Greater than or equal to 36
Academic diversity refers to whether the candidate’s background provides some diversity to the institution.
Academic Diversity at bachelor’s degree level
If bachelor’s degree is a non-engineering bachelor’
Gender diversity is a criterion of awarding 5 marks only to female candidates
Weightage Criteria for PGP - HRM
Weightage Criteria for PGP – HRM
Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM) at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is a two year, full time program.
It allows candidates from diverse fields to join its highly intensive and integrative programme.
It includes 6 full trimesters and a summer project in between the two years.
There is different weightage alloted to candidates on the basis of their undergraduate degree, their past work experience, their academic profile, and gender diversity
Stage 1: Initial Shortlisting for Written Ability Test and Personal Interview