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IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019

Last Updated - June 15, 2019

IIM Raipur is one of the 9 new IIMs and offers admission to Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP). The batch size is around 280 seats for this course. Candidates are shortisted for admission through CAT exam.

IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019 consists of 3 stages- Shortlisting for Personal Appearance (PA), WAT & PI round and Final Merit List. Candidates must clear the minimum CAT Cut off and sectional cut off to get shortlisted for PA.

CAT EligibilityCAT Cut offCAT Results
  • A general category individual must secure at least 90th percentile to be eligible for admission.
  • IIM Raipur will consider the entire academic profile and personal traits of an applicant, in case he/she clears the PA round.
  • Final admissions will be given on the basis of a consolidated merit list.

CAT 2018 is scheduled for November 25, 2018 (Sunday) in online mode. Candidates who wish to apply can submit their applications on the official website of CAT till the last date i.e. September 19, 2018. The application fee for general candidates is INR 1900 and for reserved category candidates INR 900

Shortlisting Criteria for Personal Appearance (PA) Round

IIM Raipur will prepare a list of participants who have been selected for PA based on their performance in CAT 2018. The institute has laid down some specific asmission criteria which a candidate need to fulfill to be eligible for shortlisting. 

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:


Sectional Cut Off

Overall Cut Off
















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 PA 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 which will be conducted by IIM Rohtak this year.
  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.

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.

2 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 2019. 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 next 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

IIM Raipur Merit List will be announced on the basis after the PI & WAT process has been concluded. The merit list will consider scores obtained in both stages and profile. As you can from the table below, 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 Score32%
Personal Appearance (30%)WAT- 10%
PI- 20%
Profile (38%)Academic Profile- 20%
Work Experience- 6%
Diversity- 12%

In the academic profile, candidates will be given 7 or 6 points for their entire educational background till graduation. The marking of points will be done in the manner represented below-

Range of Marks (%)Class 10Class 12Graduation
Below or equal to 55111
55.01 to 60222
60.01 to 70333
70.01 to 80444
80.01 to 90555
Greater than 90.01767

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 – 183
19 – 244
25 – 366
37 – 483
49 or more0

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

  • Each component has a weightage of 6.
  • IIM Raipur wishes to promote Gender Diversity by ensuring a better balance between male and female students.
  • Hence, all female candidates can enjoy the benefit of gender diversity factor to increase their chances of admission in the Institute.
  • For Academic Diversity, points are allotted depending on various academic disciplines.
  • Candidates will be awarded 6 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

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.



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