IIM Raipur Admission 2023: Highly Ranked & High RoI B-School Reduces CAT Score Weight to 35% in Final Selection; Check USPs, Eligibility, Criteria, Fees, Placement

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August 27, 2022
IIM Raipur, one of the top 15 B-schools in NIRF Ranking 2022, has registered 100% placements 2022 with 17% hike in Average Salary which has gone up at Rs.17.73 LPA. IIM Raipur will award 35% weight to CAT 2022 exam score in final selection for the flagship PGP 2023-25 batch while sectional cut off is reduced to 70%ile in shortlisting for CAP round. It will award due weight to the components that would improve diversity in its class rooms
IIM Raipur Admission 2023

IIM Raipur, one of the top 15 B-schools in India, as per NIRF Rankings 2022, is also a high RoI B-school. IIM Raipur has registered 17% hike in average salary which has gone up at Rs.17.73 LPA in Placement 2022 for PGP 2020-22 batch while the 2 years program fees, despite its increase for 2022-24 batch is Rs.15.49 lakhs. IIM Raipur 2-year PGP Program leading to award of MBA degree is a full-time residential course and CAT 2022 is the mandatory exam for admission at IIM Raipur.  

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IIM Raipur Admission criteria 2023 for the flagship PGP 2023-25 batch will award 35% weight to the CAT 2022 percentile score in final selection and rest 65% weightage goes to other components like academics, diversity, work experience and performance in PI-WAT.

IIM Raipur will participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2023 which is the common PI-WAT round for nine participating new and baby IIMs. Based on the performance in CAP round and other components like CAT 2022 score, academics, diversity, work experience, final merit list will be prepared by IIM Raipur for MBA admission 2023.

IIM Raipur admission application is now open through CAT 2022 and the last date to apply is September 14, 2022. Read below all about the IIM Raipur admission criteria 2023, key USPs of IIM Raipur, cut offs, programs offered, Fees, Placements and more

Table of Contents

  1. IIM Raipur Admission 2023-24: Key Changes
  2. IIM Raipur: Key Highlights and USPs
  3. IIM Raipur Leadership
  4. IIM Raipur Programs offered
  5. IIM Raipur Batch Profile
  6. IIM Raipur Fees
  7. IIM Raipur Intake
  8. IIM Raipur Placements 2022
  9. IIM Raipur Eligibility criteria 2023
  10. IIM Raipur Admission Application Process 2023: How to Apply?
  11. IIM Raipur Admission 2023: Important Dates
  12. IIM Raipur Cut off
  13. IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2023: Exam Accepted, Selection Process
  14. Role of IIM-CAP 2023 in IIM Raipur Admission 2023
  15. Rules for Withdrawal from IIM Raipur PGP Program
  16. IIM Raipur PGP Admission 2023: Step by Step Process
  17. IIM Raipur Admission 2024

1. IIM Raipur Admission 2023-24: Key Changes

  • CAT 2022 Cut off is reduced to 92 percentile for 2023 Admission
  • CAT 2022 sectional cut off reduced to 70 percentile for admission 2023 for General category
  • EWS category overall cut off reduced to 74 percentile
  • 8% weightage awarded to female applicants for final admission 2023
  • 5% Weightage to Bachelor’s Degree Marks
  • 4% Weightage to Academic Diversity in final selection 2023
  • 8% Maximum Weightage for work experience earned between 25 and 36 months    

1.1 IIM Raipur Admission 2023 through CAP 2023: Key Details
For MBA admission 2023 in following 9 new & baby IIMs, A Common Admission Process (CAP) will be conducted by one of the participating IIMs. All the IIMs will follow common criteria at first stage shortlisting for CAP 2023 

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List of IIMs Participating in CAP 2023
The CAP round is organized for the IIMs which started operation in 2010-11 and for the new generation IIMs that started operating in 2015-16.  It is the final selection round comprising common PI process for following 9 IIMs which are participating in CAP 2023:

  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Bodh Gaya
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Sirmaur

2. 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:

2.1 Ranking & Accreditation: IIM Raipur is ranked # 14 in Govt. of India MHRD NIRF Ranking 2022 for 125 Management institutes. It has been ranked # 17 in MBAUniverse.com B-school Rankings 2022. The institute is presently a member of International Accreditation Agency AACSB.

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

2.3 High Intake: PGP at IIM Raipur has an intake of 331 students  

2.4 Moderate Fee: IIM Raipur PGP programme fee is Rs.15.49 lakhs. The fee is much lower than is charged by other top IIMs of same generation and other top B-schools

2.5 IIM Raipur Placement 2022: Average salary in IIM Raipur Placement 2022 increased by 17% at Rs.17.73 LPA from Rs. 15.11 LPA last year. The highest domestic salary in IIM Raipur Placement 2022 goes up by 40% at Rs.42.15 LPA from Rs.30 LPA last year

2.6 Top Recruiters: IIM Raipur is a favourite placement destination for top companies. Top recruiters in Placement 2022 included Accenture, Axis Bank, Cognizant, Deloitte, E&Y, Genpact, HCL Technologies, IBM, ICICI Bank, Infosys, L&T, LatentView, Mindtree, Yes Bank

2.7 International Exchange: IIM Raipur has student exchange tie-ups with fifteen top business schools across the globe like Newcastle University, Australia; IESEG School of Management, France; Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France; HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany; ISM Dortamund Germany; 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.

2.8 Centers of Excellence at IIM Raipur: IIM Raipur has established 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.

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

2.10 Campus Infrastructure: IIM Raipur has shifted to its 200 acre permanent state of the art campus 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.

3. IIM Raipur Leadership
IIM Raipur is led by its Director, Prof Ram Kumar Kakani. He took over the charge on March 8, 2022, and succeeds Dr Bharat Bhaskar who served as Director of IIM Raipur since 2017. Prior to joining IIM Raipur as Director, Dr. Ram was a Professor in Finance, Accounting & Control, and Head Center for Governance at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K). Before that, Dr Kakani had served as faculty at XLRI Jamshedpur multiple times. He had also served as faculty at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, training the IAS officers from 2012 to 2015.

Dr. Ram has worked internationally as an academician in Denmark, Nigeria, Singapore, and UAE. He was ICCR Chair Professor, Lagos Business School (LBS), Lagos, Nigeria; Professor, S P Jain Center of Management (SPJCM), Singapore, 2006 – 2008; Research Scholar (Finance Area), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000. Prof. Ram has also served as the Director of the Government of India’s National Center for Leadership Development and Competency Assessment.

Doctorate in Management from IIM Calcutta in Finance & Control and B. Tech from AU College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in Chemical Engineering, Dr Ram Kumar Kakani, started his professional career as a technocrat in the corporate sector and moved towards the higher education world, focusing on the field of Finance-Performance-Strategy. He has co-authored multiple books in the domains of finance and public administration with publishers like Cambridge, Sage, Routledge and McGraw-Hill. He is an active case writer and researcher. Dr Ram has conducted a large number of Executive Development Programmes for senior level managers and officers from public sector, private and government organizations.

4. IIM Raipur Programs 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.

4.1 IIM Raipur PGP: Offers Diverse 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.

5. IIM Raipur Batch Profile
IIM Raipur has admitted diverse 13th Batch of 331 students in Post Graduate Programme in Management and 8th Batch of Fellow Programme in Management and 11th Batch of Executive Fellow Programme in Management.  IIM Raipur showed a continued push toward diversity & inclusivity with 62% female candidates in a batch strength of 331. Around 36% of candidates are engineering graduates; 26% are commerce graduates, and the remainder are from different disciplines such as management, science. More than half of the batch has a work experience of an average of 27 months. IIM Raipur values unity in diversity and has a representation of students coming from 25 states of the country.

5.1 IIM Raipur PGP 2022-24 Batch Profile: Key Highlights

  • Total Batch Size: 331 students
  • Women Students: 62%
  • Students with Work Experience: 50%
  • Average Work Experience of the Batch: 27 Months
  • Students from Non-Engineering Background: 64%
  • Batch comprises students from multiple Academic Disciplines
  • Batch Represents 25 States

6. IIM Raipur Fees

  • IIM Raipur Fees for the 2 years PGP Programme of Resident Indian Category is Rs 15,49,360/-.
  • 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.
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2023-25 batch may increase to adjust inflation

7. IIM Raipur Intake: 331 Seats
IIM Raipur seats in PGP program have increased to 331 students for the 2022-24 batch. The seats are expected to increase further for 2023-25 batch.

8. IIM Raipur Placement 2022
IIM Raipur placement 2022 concluded with 100% placements at high salary packages. 110 Companies from varied domains participated in IIM Raipur Placement 2022 process. The participating batch of 252 students were offered various coveted roles in the areas of Finance, Sales and Marketing, Strategy & Consulting, Operations, General Management and HR.

IIM Raipur students registered 17% growth in average salary and 40% hike in highest salary. 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. 

8.1 IIM Raipur Placement 2022: Highlights

  • Legacy of 100% Placement
  • Students Registered for Placement: 252
  • Students Placed: 252
  • Average Salary up by 17% at Rs.17.73 LPA in 2022 from Rs.15.11 LPA last year
  • Median Salary goes up at Rs.16.95 LPA in 2022 from Rs.14.80 LPA last year
  • Highest Salary goes up by 40% at Rs.42.15 LPA in 2022 from Rs.30 LPA last year
  • Average Salary for top 25% Students up at Rs. 24.01 LPA in 2022 from Rs.20.61 LPA last year
  • Average salary for top 50% Students up at Rs.21.02 LPA in 2022 from Rs.18.53 LPA last year
  • 110 Total Recruiters
  • Strategy & Consulting emerged as Top Recruiting Sector
  • 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 Read More

9. IIM Raipur Eligibility criteria 2023

  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 Raipur Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2022 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 2023-24. 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, 2023 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2023) 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, 2023.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2023. 

10. IIM Raipur Admission Application Process 2023: How to Apply?
Submission of Application for IIM Raipur Admission 2023 is a two step process. The first one is to apply for CAT 2022 based on which IIM Raipur will consider you for next round of admission process and second is to register separately for IIM-CAP 2023 for IIM Raipur admission 2023. Let us understand each step:

Step-1: CAT 2022 registration process has started from August 3, 2022. Candidates have to apply for CAT 2022 by the last date of September 14, 2022. Check below the key points in IIM Raipur admission application process through CAT 2022:

  • It is mandatory to register and apply for CAT 2022 for IIM Raipur Admission 2023
  • On the page 4 of CAT 2022 application form, you need to select IIM Raipur PGP and select the interview city

Step-2:  In January 2023, after declaration of CAT 2022 exam result, registration for Common Admission Process (CAP) will open. You need to register for CAP round to participate in PI-WAT process at the official IIM CAP website.

10.1 IIM Raipur Application Fees
IIM Raipur has not prescribed any separate application fee. The CAT 2022 registration & Application fee includes the IIM Raipur application fees, as detailed below

Category of Applicant
CAT 2022 Registration & Application Fees
IIM Raipur Application Fees
General
Rs.2300/-
NA
SC/ST/PwD
Rs.1150/-
NA

11. IIM Raipur Admission 2023: Important Dates
All the candidates who have registered and applied for CAT 2022, who have opted for admission in IIM Raipur in the CAT 2022 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 2023 at IIM Raipur are as below:

IIM Raipur Admission activity
Important dates
Remarks
Admission 2023 Application Starts
August 3, 2022 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2022- tick on the IIM Raipur PGP program, choose preferred interview cities in the application form. No extra application fees to be paid.
Last date to Apply
September 14, 2022 (5PM)
Can be extended by few days
CAT 2022 Exam
November 27, 2022
At 150 test cities in three slots on same day
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT (CAP Round)
February, 2023
For the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2023
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
February 2023
CAP 2023 is common for 9 new & baby IIMs and Will continue till March 2023
Submission of Confirmation of Interest online
March 2023
After CAP round 2023 is over
Final Admission Offer
April/May 2023
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance
 Session Commencement
July 2023
Selected Candidates to register online and pay acceptance fee before orientation

12. IIM Raipur Cut off
IIM Raipur Cut offs 2023 are liberalised for admission. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2022 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2022 are considered for shortlisting.

The table below indicates the minimum performance expected from candidates to be shortlisted for the PI & WAT. However, achieving the cut-off percentile in CAT is a necessary but not sufficient condition for being shortlisted by IIM Raipur.

The actual IIM Raipur cut off percentiles for the 2023-25 batch may be higher. IIM Raipur will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each category, depending on which the cut off percentiles can also change. 

Category
IIM Raipur cut off for Section-1 VARC
IIM Raipur cut off for Section-2 DILR
IIM Raipur cut off for Section-3 Quant
IIM Raipur cut off - Overall CAT 2022 Percentile
General
70
70
 70
92
EWS
40
40
40
70
NC-OBC
45
45
45
74
SC
35
35
35
54
ST
25
25
32.5
40
DAP
25
25
32.5
40

Source: Based on IIM Raipur Admission Policy for PGP 2022-24

12.1 IIM Raipur CAT Cut off: Relaxation is Possible
Actual CAT 2022 score Cut-Off Criteria shall be decided later in the meeting of Directors of participating IIMs to be held in January 2023. 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 2022 cut off with 70 sectional and 92 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 2022 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.

13. IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2023: Exam Accepted, Selection Process
IIM Raipur Admission 2023 is a five-stage process

  • Stage 1: Shortlist Release for CAP 2023 Round after CAT Result declaration
  • Stage-2: Conduct of PA Round comprising Personal Interview (PI) & Writing Ability Test (WAT). The PA process will be common to IIMs which are participating in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2023
  • Stage-3: The Final Selection List based on CAT score, CAP Score and other parameters
  • Stage-4: Offer for Provisional Admission for the MBA 2023-25 batch
  • Stage-5: Reporting for joining the MBA 2023-25 program

Stage-I:  IIM Raipur Shortlisting Criteria 2023
IIM Raipur will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2022 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 2022 score.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 70 in each of the three sections of CAT 2022 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 92 in CAT 2022
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2022, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • IIM Raipur Admission Committee decides the number of candidates who would be shortlisted for PA round on the basis of criteria prepared for each category
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for PA process have to attend PI – WAT which is a common process for all the participating IIMs

Stage-2: IIM Raipur Final Admission Selection Process: CAP Round

  • All the shortlisted candidates should participate in Personal Appearance (PA) round for admission to IIM Raipur
  • Final Selection Round 2023 for IIM Raipur Admission consists of Personal Interview (PI) & 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) 2023.

Stage-3: IIM Raipur Final Selection List based on CAT score, CAP Score and other parameters
The scores obtained by the candidate in PA process of CAP 2023 would be considered for preparing the merit list

  • The scores obtained by the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2023 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 2022 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 
Following are the key components and weightage to each area which will be awarded while preparing final merit list for admission:

Component
Weightage Percentage
Remarks
CAT 2022 Score
35
CAT Score to be used and not the CAT Percentile
Personal Interview (PI)
25
Obtained Score in CAP used in Final Merit List
Written Analysis Test (WAT)
10
Obtained Score in CAP used in Final Merit List
Class 12 Percentage of Marks
  5
Above 90% Marks (No weight for 50% & below marks)
Graduation Percentage of Marks
  5
Above 90% Marks (No weight for 50% & below marks)
Work Experience
  8
Relevant Work Ex between 2-3 years
Academic Diversity
  4
Arts, Humanities, Commerce, Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Management
Gender Diversity
  8
Only for Women Candidates
Total Weightage points
100
After Final Selection Round

Source: IIM Raipur PGP 2022-24 Admission Policy

Stage-4: Offer for Provisional Admission for the MBA 2023-25 batch
IIM Raipur will issue provisional admission offer on registered e-mail ID of the selected candidates after generating the final merit list in April last week/May first week 2023. You need to accept the admission offer online and should pay the admission fee by the stipulated date to avoid cancellation of candidature.

Stage-5: Reporting for joining the MBA 2023-25 program
IIM Raipur will notify and will send the communication to report at the institute to complete the joining formalities. The academic session is likely to commence in the first week of July.

14. Role of IIM-CAP 2023 in IIM Raipur Admission 2023
IIM Raipur Admission criteria 2023 is based on Common Admission process (CAP) 2023. IIM Raipur will have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all 9 participating IIMs for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2023 while CAT 2022 is the mandatory exam to be considered for shortlisting by IIM Raipur.

14.1 CAP 2023: 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 2023-25 batch shall constitute the following parameters under Common Admission Process (CAP):

  • CAT 2022 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-2023
  • 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-2022 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).

15. Rules for Withdrawal from IIM Raipur PGP Program

  • In the event of a candidate withdrawing from the program 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 program, his/her Offer Acceptance Amount will be adjusted against Term I Fee
  • In the event of withdrawal from the Program 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.

16. IIM Raipur PGP Admission 2023: Step by Step Process
The IIM Raipur admission process for PGP 2023-25 batch follows following steps. IIM Raipur admission policy applies only to the PGP selection process for 2023-25 batch. 

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2022 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-2022 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) 2023 for the participating IIMs. CAP 2023 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 2023 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/-

17. IIM Raipur Admission 2024
There are many young students who wish to appear in CAT and apply for IIM Raipur admission to pursue MBA but they are in the second year or third year of their bachelor’s degree course and are not eligible this year but can apply for IIM Raipur admission 2024 through CAT 2023. For the last 2-3 years IIM Raipur admission policy has remained on same lines and it is expected that the IIM Raipur admission 2024 process will remain on similar lines as this year. You need to begin your CAT preparation and by the time you become eligible to appear in CAT 2023, you would have completed a large part of your CAT exam preparation which will help you score high in the exam and improve your chances for IIM Raipur admission 2024. 

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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