IIM Raipur Admission 2022: CAT Score Weightage reduced to 35%; Check Eligibility, Criteria, Fees, Placement

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August 24, 2021
IIM Raipur will award 35% weight to CAT 2021 exam score in final selection for the flagship PGP 2022-24 batch while sectional cut off is reduced to 70 percentile in shortlisting. Keeping an aim to have greater gender diversity and more candidates with work experience in its class rooms, a weightage of 8% to each component will also be awarded. The final selection process is based on CAP 2022 for new IIMs and will be conducted in February/March 2022
IIM Raipur Admission 2022

IIM Raipur Admission criteria 2022 for the flagship PGP 2022-24 batch will award 35% weight to the CAT 2021 percentile score in final selection and rest 65% weightage goes to other components like academics, diversity, work experience and performance in PI-WAT. The two-year PGP Programme is full-time residential MBA course and CAT 2021 is the mandatory exam for admission at IIM Raipur.  Another important modification in IIM Raipur admission process is the increase in weightage to 8 points for gender diversity.

IIM Raipur is led by its Director, Dr Bharat Bhaskar, faculty in  IT & Systems, an M.S. & Ph.D. from University of Virginia and having three decades of international experience in industry, research institutions, teaching, management development and consulting. Dr. Bhasker spent 11 years working in the leading research establishments in USA, including seven years with Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA, Maryland.  Prior to joing IIM Raipur, Dr Bhaskar had served for two decades at IIM Lucknow and was its Acting Director in 2015 

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IIM Raipur Admission 2022: Important Dates
All the candidates who have registered and applied for CAT 2021, who have opted for admission in IIM Raipur in the CAT 2021 application form, and score the required cut off percentile, will be considered for next stage of IIM Raipur Admission criteria.  Important dates related to admission activities 2022 at IIM Raipur are as below:

IIM Raipur Admission criteria activity
Important dates
Admission 2022 Application Starts
August 4, 2021 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2021- tick on the IIM Raipur PGP programme, choose preferred interview cities in the application form. No extra application fees to be paid.
Last date to Apply
September 15, 2021 (5PM)
Can be extended by few days
CAT 2021 Exam
November 28, 2021
At 159 test cities in three slots on same day
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
February, 2022
For the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
February 2022
CAP 2022 is common for 9 new & baby IIMs and Will continue till March 2022
Submission of Confirmation of Interest online
March 2022
After CAP round 2022 is over
Final Admission Offer
April 2022
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance
 Session Commencement
July 2022
Selected Candidates to register online and pay acceptance fee before orientation

IIM Raipur: Key Highlights and USPs
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur is the second generation IIM set up in 2010 and has grown up to one of the top B-schools in India. The Key highlights and USPs of IIM Raipur are:

Ranking & Accreditation: IIM Raipur is ranked # 19 in Govt. of India MHRD NIRF Ranking 2020 for 100 Management institutes. It has been ranked # 26 in MBAUniverse.com B-school Rankings 2021. The institute is presently a member of International Accreditation Agency AACSB.

Awards Degree  instead of Diploma: IIM Raipur is now empowered with the legal authority to award Post Graduate Programme in Management (MBA) degrees. 

High Intake: PGP at IIM Raipur has an intake of 260 students  

Moderate Fee: IIM Raipur PGP programme fee is Rs.14.20 lakhs. The fee is much lower than is charged by other top IIMs and top B-schools

High placements: Average salary in Placement 2021 was Rs. 15.11 LPA and highest domestic salary was Rs.30 LPA.

Top Recruiters: IIM Raipur is a favourite placement destination for top companies. Top recruiters in Placement 2021 included  Accenture, Axis Bank, Cognizant,  Deloitte, E&Y, Genpact, HCL Technologies, IBM, ICICI Bank, Infosys, L&T, LatentView, Mindtree, Mu Sigma, TAS, Tech Mahindra, Vedanta, Xiaomi

Diverse Specializations: IIM Raipur offers wide range of specializations in its PGP programme. These are Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Strategy and General Management. International Exchange: IIM Raipur has student exchange tie-ups with fifteen top business schools across the globe like IESEG School of Management, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management among others. The Partner B-schools are located in 13 countries including Australia, Austria, Germany, France, Greece, South Korea, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia, Thailand.

Centers of Excellence at IIM Raipur: IIM Raipur is establishing centers of excellence in the fields of Center of Health Management; Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Center of Energy Management; Center of Supply Chain Management.

Accomplished Faculty: IIM Raipur has well-qualified internal faculty complemented by carefully selected adjunct faculty with considerable industry or domain expertise.

Campus Infrastructure: IIM Raipur has shifted to its 200 acre permanent state of the art campus at at Naya Raipur. The campus has all the important facilities including well furnished hostel rooms, class rooms, wi-fi enables campus, well equipped library, auditorium play grounds, among others.

IIM Raipur admission criteria 2022 prescribe the admission eligibility, CAT 2021 cut off and weightage for CAT score in first stage shortlisting as well as in final selection process. At the same time it will award weightage to other parameters in arriving at final merit list after PI-WAT round. 

IIM Raipur Admission 2022: Key Highlights

  • CAT 2021 Cut off is reduced to 93 percentile for 2022 Admission
  • CAT 2021 sectional cut off reduced to 70 percentile for admission 2022 for General category
  • EWS category overall cut off reduced to 74 percentile
  • 8% weightage awarded to female applicants for final admission 2022
  • 5% Weightage to Bachelor’s Degree Marks
  • 4% Weightage to Academic Diversity in final selection 2022
  • 8% Maximum Weightage for work experience earned between 25 and 36 months    

Programmes Offered
Apart from the 2 years full time Post Graduate Programme in Management, IIM Raipur also offers  2 years Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (PGPMWE) which is a part time programme with fortnightly weekend classes; Fellow Programme in Management and Executive Fellow Programme in Management.

IIM Raipur PGP: Programme Specializations
The Post Graduate Programme in Management at IIM Raipur is its flagship 2 years full time residential management programme. It is divided in six trimesters and a summer internship. During the first year, students are exposed to core courses and learn basic concepts of marketing, Finance, Quantitative Methods, Operations, Behavioural Sciences and Strategy.

The second year of PGP offers a choice of specializations in functional areas which are Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Strategy and General Management.

IIM Raipur Admission 2022: Through Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022
The CAT 2021 score cut off for admission 2022 will depend upon the number of candidates opting for IIM Raipur. The Admission criteria 2022 at IIM Raipur is based on Common Admission process (CAP) 2022. IIM Raipur will have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all participating IIMs for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022. CAT 2021 is the mandatory exam to be considered for shortlisting by IIM Raipur. The details of IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2022 prescribe the admission eligibility, CAT 2021 cut off, Weightage for CAT score in Personal Appearance (PA) round and other parameters.

CAP 2022: Key Points 
IIM Raipur participates in Common Admission Process (CAP) which is the WAT and PI round, conducted for admission to new IIMs. Last year 9 IIMs participated in the process.  Admission to the PGP Programme at IIM Raipur for the year 2022-24 batch shall constitute the following parameters under Common Admission Process (CAP):

  • CAT 2021 Examination valid CAT score, as applicable
  • Common eligibility criteria for shortlisting to WAT and PI process: IIM Raipur shall have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all other participating IIMs for CAP-2022
  • Personal Appearance (PA): Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview, as per the shortlisting criteria
  • Announcement of the final selection/merit list on the basis of the composite score arrived at using weightages as per valid CAT-2021 score, WAT and PI score, academic profile, work experience and diversity (gender/academic disciplines)

It is mandatory for the candidates who wish to pursue MBA from IIM Raipur to appear in the CAT  exam. A balanced score in all the three sections of CAT and good academic profile is the key to get admission in IIM Raipur. The PGP at IIM Raipur is a master’s level programme, leading to the grant of a degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

IIM Raipur Intake: 260 Seats
IIM Raipur has 260 seats in the PGP batch commencing 2022.

IIM Raipur Fees

  • IIM Raipur Fee for the 2 years PGP Programme of Resident Indian Category is Rs 14,20,400/-.
  • The course fee includes Hostel accommodation, access to lectures, computer facilities, library etc. It also includes caution deposit fee of Rs.30,000 and alumni fee Rs.2400/-
  • Charges towards boarding facility would be extra. Approximate charges are Rs.4500/- to Rs.5000/- per month
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2022-24 batch may increase to adjust inflation

IIM Raipur Placements
IIM Raipur placement 2021 concluded with 140 recruiters including 60 first time recruiters participating in the placement process. The students of IIM Raipur have been successful in attracting industry stalwarts indicated by the variety of offers secured. Over 140 organizations recruited from the institute offering coveted roles in Sales and Marketing, Financial Management, Operations and IT, Analytics and Consulting, and General Management.

With a 28% increase in the batch size, growing to 245 students, IIM Raipur students registered 100% placements with high average salary package for the batch and high maximum salary despite all the pandemic situation. Demonstrating a well-balanced distribution of recruiting, the offers were spread out across diverse sectors such as BFSI, Strategy and Consulting, IT/ITES, Manufacturing, FMCG/FMCD, and E-Commerce among others.  The IT/ITES sector recruited the highest number of students from IIM Raipur. 

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IIM Raipur Placement 2021: Highlights

  • Legacy of 100% Placement
  • Students Registered for Placement: 245
  • Students Placed: 245
  • Average Salary at Rs.15.11 LPA
  • Median Salary at Rs.14.80
  • Highest Salary at Rs.30 LPA
  • Average Salary for top 25% Students at Rs.20.61 LPA
  • Average salary for top 50% Students at Rs.18.53 LPA
  • 140 Total Recruiters
  • 60 New Recruiters
  • IT/ITES emerged as Top Recruiting Domain with 37% share in Placement
  • Top Recruiters Include Accenture, Axis Bank, BYJU'S,  Cognizant,  Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Genpact, HCL Technologies, IBM, ICICI Bank, Infosys, L&T, LatentView, Mindtree, Mu Sigma, TAS, Tech Mahindra, TresVista, Vedanta, Xiaomi, Yes Bank, Yokohama  Read More

How to Apply for IIM Raipur Admission 2022? No Separate Application Fee
The application fee of IIM Raipur is included in the CAT 2021 application fee of Rs.2200/-. Candidates applying for CAT 2021 are given the facility in the CAT application form to exercise their option to be considered by IIM Raipur for admission in the programme column without paying any separate fee. Last date to apply for CAT 2021 and to IIM Raipur is September 15, 2021 till 5 PM.

IIM RaipurAdmission Criteria
IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2022 will be a three step process. The three-stages of selection criteria are:

  1. Eligibility criteria
  2. Shortlisting Criteria for Personal Appearance (PA) Process
  3. Final Admission Selection criteria

 IIM Raipur Eligibility criteria for Admission

  1. IIM Raipur Eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration after class 12, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. One of the most important points in IIM RaipurAdmission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2021 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to be considered for shortlisting
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGP admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Raipur by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  4. The candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for IIM Raipur Admission 2022-24. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  5. IIM Raipur Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will not be eligible for the IIM Raipur admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2022 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2022) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
  6. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Raipur and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2022.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2022. 

IIM Raipur Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of IIM RaipurAdmission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before Personal Appearance (PA) round. IIM Raipur will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2021 score, and other parameters for final selection round as under:

  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Raipur Admission Criteria awards maximum weight to CAT 2021 score.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 70 in each of the three sections of CAT 2021 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 93 in CAT 2021
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2021, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • IIM Raipur’s Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates who would be shortlisted for PA round on the basis of criteria prepared for each category
  • All the Candidates shortlisted by IIM Raipur for PA process will have to attend both WAT and PI which will be a Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 for all the participating IIMs and is coordinated by IIM Ranchi

IIM Raipur Cut Offs  
IIM Raipur Cut offs in shortlisting the candidates for CAP round, have been liberalised for admission 2022. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2021 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2021  will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

 IIM Raipur cut off for Section-1 VARC
 IIM Raipur cvut off for Section-2 DILR
 IIM Raipur cut off for Section-3 Quant
IIM Raipur cut off - Overall CAT 2021 Percentile

Source: Based on IIM Raipur Admission Policy for PGP Admission 2021-23

Minimum CAT Cut off: Relaxation is Possible
Actual CAT 2021 score Cut-Off Criteria shall be decided later in the meeting of Directors of participating IIMs to be held in January 2022. It is possible that actual cut off may go up or come down.

Only the candidates meeting the cut-off criteria would be considered for shortlisting. The minimum requirement to be fulfilled by the candidates for being considered for shortlisting for WAT and PI is CAT 2021 cut off with 70 sectional and 93 overall percentile. These are the minimum prescribed cut offs which will be used for shortlisting purpose only and do not imply entitlement as the actual cut off may go higher or lower as per the decision of the admission committee.

The individual CAT 2021 sectional percentile and the overall percentile may be lowered/relaxed, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates are found to be less than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT and PI in one or more categories. The relaxation in the cut-off criteria is to ensure sufficient number of candidates for each of the categories for WAT and PI process.

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Personal Appearance (PA) round for admission to IIM Raipur
  • Final Selection Round for IIM Raipur Admission consists of Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • The final selection PA round for IIM Raipur Admission will be common for the IIMs who are participating in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022.
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2022 would be considered for preparing the final merit list
  • IIM Raipur admission criteria after final admission round award a weight of 35 per cent to CAT 2021 Score (Scaled to 100); 35% weight to Personal Interview(PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT); 30% weight to Past Academic performance, Diversity and Work experience
  •  Minimum cut off may be applied to WAT & PI components. Candidates who do not obtain certain minimum scores in the WAT & PI will not be considered for the merit list. The minimum scores will be decided by IIM Raipur at its discretion.

IIM Raipur Final Selection Criteria Weights for Admission 2022
Following are the key components and weightage to each area which will be awarded while preparing final merit list for admission:

Weightage Percentage
CAT 2021 Score
CAT Score to be used and not the CAT Percentile
Personal Interview (PI)
Obtained Score in CAP used in Final Merit List
Written Analysis Test (WAT)
Obtained Score in CAP used in Final Merit List
Class 12 Percentage of Marks
Above 90% Marks (No weight for 50% & below marks)
Graduation Percentage of Marks
Above 90% Marks (No weight for 50% & below marks)
Work Experience
Relevant Work Ex between 2-3 years
Academic Diversity
Arts, Humanities, Commerce, Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Management
Gender Diversity
Only for Women Candidates
Total Weightage points
After Final Selection Round

IIM Raipur Admission Process
The IIM Raipur admission process for PGP 2022-24 batch follows two-stages, namely, shortlisting candidates for personal appearance (PA) and final selection. Selection of candidates which is based on the Final composite score under each category (General, EWS, NC-OBC, SC, and ST).  IIM Raipur admission policy applies only to the PGP selection process for 2022-24 batch.  Following steps are included in the IIM Raipur Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2021 to be considered for Shortlisting process for admission at IIM Raipur. Category wise short-lists of the candidates are prepared for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2021 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Raipur.
  • Step 2: Shortlisted Candidates have to attend Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 for the participating IIMs. CAP 2022 will consist of both PI & WAT round in final selection process. Candidates not meeting the minimum performance in PI& WAT will not be considered for the final selection.
  • Step 3: After the WAT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIM Raipur to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which include performance in CAT, performance in WAT & PI, academics, work experience, diversity among others. Category wise merit list will be generated based on weightages awarded to various components.
  • Step 4: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2022 on the basis of Final Merit Score and will be available on IIM Raipur website. 
  • Step 5: A candidate receiving admission offer from IIM Raipur and accepting the offer within the stipulated date needs to send Offer Acceptance Form along with Offer Acceptance Fee of Rs.100,000/-

CAP 2022 Participating IIMs
The 9 new IIMs namely Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy, Udaipur, Bodh Gaya, Sambalpur, Sirmaur are to adopt a common process of WAT & PI for admission 2022. For CAP 2022, the performance of the candidates in WAT and PI in CAP 2022 of nine IIMs would only be considered for preparing the merit list. Scores of older IIMs will not be considered for merit list.

Withdrawal from Programme

  • In the event of a candidate withdrawing from the programme before registration, the waitlisted candidates would be given admissions against the vacant seat
  • The fees collected from the candidate after deduction of processing fee of Rs.1000/- shall be refunded
  • If a candidate registers for the programme, his/her Offer Acceptance Amount will be adjusted against Term I Fee
  • In the event of withdrawal from the Programme after registration, and if seat consequently falling vacant gets filled by another candidate by the last date of admission, IIM Raipur will return the fees collected with proportionate deductions of fee and hostel rent, where applicable.

IIM Raipur was set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2010 at Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is one of the fastest growing states of India with its rich mineral, forest, natural and local resources.

IIM Raipur has shifted to its new 200 acre campus at Atal Nagar, Naya Raipur. Earlier it was operating from the Government Engineering College Campus, Raipur. The Government of Chhattisgarh had allotted over 200 acres of land for the campus of IIM Raipur campus in Naya Raipur. The new campus is a state-of-the-art campus presenting a blissful mix of modern architecture, culture & heritage of Chhattisgarh

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