IIM Raipur Admission 2020: Final Result Out; Check Status, Cut off, Fee - Batch Size increased to 260

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May 22, 2020
IIM Raipur has released the final result for admission to PGP 2020-22 batch on May 22, 2020 after getting the CAP round merit score from the CAP coordinating IIM Ranchi. IIM Raipur released the shortlist of candidates with the reduced 90 percentile in CAT 2019 for Common Admission Process (CAP) which was the final selection process and consisted of WAT and PI. The process is common to IIMs which are participating in CAP
IIM Raipur Admission 2020

IIM Raipur has released the final admission 2020 result for PGP 2020-22 batch on May 22, 2020 after getting the CAP round merit score from the CAP coordinating IIM Ranchi. You can check your admission status on IIM Raipur admission website by entering your CAT 2019 registration number and Email ID. Only those candidates who have been selected for admission or are waitlisted can check the admission status.

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IIM Raipur released the shortlist in the last week of January 2020 for Common Admission Process (CAP). CAP is the final selection process and comprises Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The process that began in February 2020 is common to IIMs which have participated in CAP this year. This year CAP 2020 was coordinated by IIM Ranchi.  

More than 2500 candidates were shortlisted by IIM Raipur as the institute has increased the intake to 260 students.  IIM Raipur shortlist 2020 is based on 100% weightage to CAT 2019 score. According to IIM Raipur, “The shortlisting of the candidates for WAT and PI is based on the percentile obtained in CAT 2019.”

In case sufficient number of candidates are not shortlisted, IIM Raipur further provided for relaxation in its shortlisting criteria and notified, “IIM Raipur reserves the right to increase or reduce the percentile to obtain the required number of candidates to be called for PA for each category.”

While IIM Raipur awards high importance to CAT 2019 score in shortlisting the candidates for PI-WAT round, the final merit list will be prepared with a weightage of 35% to CAT 2019 exam score.

IIM Raipur has increased its PGP 2020-22 batch size to 260 students. The two-year PGP Programme at IIM Raipur is full-time residential post-graduate degree course. Although CAT 2019 is the mandatory exam for admission at IIM Raipur, the weightage awarded to CAT exam in final admission selection criteria 2020 has been reduced to 35% and rest 65% goes to other components like academics, diversity, work experience and performance in PI-WAT.  

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IIM Raipur Admission 2020: Key Changes in Criteria

  • CAT 2019 Cut off is kept at 90 percentile for 2020 Admission
  • CAT 2019 sectional cut off reduced to 80 percentile for 2020 for General & EWS category
  • 8% weightage awarded to female applicants for final admission 2020 as against 5% last year
  • Weightage to Bachelor’s Degree Marks reduced to 5% for final admission 2020 from 7% last year
  • Weightage to Academic Diversity reduced to 4% in final selection 2020 from 5% last year
  • EWS category reservation as per GoI norms has started from admission 2020

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 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 Finan ce, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Strategy and General Management.

IIM Raipur Shortlisting Criteria 2020
IIM Raipur released the shortlist of candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 score. The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Raipur Admission Criteria awards 100% weight to CAT 2019 score.

  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 80 in each of the three sections of CAT 2019 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 90 in CAT 2019
  • If the candidate did not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2019, he/she could not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • IIM Raipur’s Admission Committee decided 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 were initially required to attend both WAT and PI which was a Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 for all the participating IIMs and was coordinated by IIM Ranchi
  • The candidates who could not attend the PI round in person had to attend it online

IIM Raipur Cut Off  
IIM Raipur CAT 2019 score Cut off has been liberalised for admission 2020. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2019 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2019 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:


Section-1 VARC

Section-2 DILR

Section-3 Quant

Overall CAT 2019 Percentile































Minimum CAT Cut off: Relaxation Possible
Actual CAT 2019 score Cut-Off is decided in the meeting of Directors of participating IIMs. The meeting is held in January 2020. 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. 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 2019 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.

IIM Raipur Intake: 260 Seats
IIM Raipur is to have 260 students in the PGP batch commencing 2020.

IIM Raipur Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Raipur is Rs 14,20,400/-.
  • In addition to this, students have to pay Rs.30,000/- towards refundable Caution Deposit
  • 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 approximately 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 2020-22 batch may increase to adjust inflation

IIM Raipur Placements
IIM Raipur concluded final placement 2020 with 150 recruiters including 50 first time recruiters participating in placement process. Average salary at IIM Raipur has gone up at Rs.15.20 LPA in Placement 2020 from Rs.14.53 LPA last year. Highest Salary has also gone up at Rs.46 LPA in 2020 from Rs.24.06 LPA in 2019. IIM Raipur has started to award MBA degree instead of PG Diploma to the students of its flagship PGP programme.

The placement season of 2020 for PGP batch 2018-20 witnessed an overwhelming participation from previous recruiters along with a host of 50 new recruiters vying for some of the country’s best minds at IIM Raipur.

Despite its large PGP 2018-20 batch size of 191 students registering for placements, IIM Raipur has not only achieved 100% placements but has also recorded a sharp hike in Highest and Average salary offers in Placement 2020. Diverse roles across the domains were offered by companies in BFSI, Strategy, Consulting, IT/ITES, Manufacturing, FMCG/FMCD, Ecommerce among other sectors.

Some of the top recruiters who made offers in IIM Raipur Placement 2020 included Aditya Birla UltraTech, Accenture, Accops Systems, Aditya Birla Capital, Agaram Foods, Agarwal Packers and Movers, Amazon, Analytics Quotient, Anand Rathi, Angel Broking, Axis Bank, Berger Paints, Bharat Forge, Blue Star, BYJU'S, Cognizant, Crompton, Deloitte, DS Group, Ernst & Young (EY), HDFC Bank, Hero Motocorp, Hindustan Unilever, IBM, ICICI, India MART,  Info Edge India, Infosys, Jubilant, Kent RO Systems, Kotak Mahindra Bank, KPMG, MakeMyTrip, Motilal Oswal, Fin Serv Mphasis, Neilsoft,  OYO, Relaxo, Tata Advanced Systems, Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, Ujjivan, Vedanta, V-Guard, ZS Associates and many other prominent Recruiters

Admission through CAP 2020
The CAT 2019 score cut off for admission 2020 depends upon the number of candidates opting for IIM Raipur. The Admission criteria 2020 at IIM Raipur is based on Common Admission process (CAP) 2020. IIM Raipur has the same shortlisting criteria as that of all participating IIMs for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020.

Final Admission Selection Round

  • All the shortlisted candidates had to participate in Personal Appearance (PA) round for admission to IIM Raipur
  • Final Selection Round for IIM Raipur Admission consisted of Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • The final selection PA round for IIM Raipur Admission is common for the IIMs who are participating in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019. IIM Ranchi is coordinating CAP 2020.
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in CAP 2020 would be considered for preparing the final merit list
  • Minimum cut off may be applied to PI round. Candidates who did not obtain certain minimum scores in the CAP round have not been considered for the merit list. The minimum scores were  decided by IIM Raipur at its discretion.

IIM Raipur Final Selection Criteria Weights for Admission 2020
Following are the key components and weightage to each area which have been awarded while preparing final merit list for admission:


Weightage Percentage


CAT 2019 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


Reduced from earlier 7 for above 90% Marks

(No weight for 50% & below marks)

Work Experience


Relevant Work Ex between 2-3 years

Academic Diversity


Reduced from 5. Arts,Humanities, Commerce, Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Management

Gender Diversity


Increased from 5. Only for Women Candidates

Total Weightage points


After Final Selection Round

IIM Raipur Admission Process
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 2019 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-2019 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) 2020 for the participating IIMs. CAP 2020 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 includes 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 2020 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/-

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.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur is headed by Prof Bharat Bhaskar who has recently taken over as Director of IIM Raipur. 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.

Presently IIM Raipur operates from the Government Engineering College Campus, Raipur. The Government of Chhattisgarh has allotted over 200 acres of land for the under construction campus of IIM Raipur campus in Naya Raipur. The proposed campus will be a state-of-the-art campus presenting a blissful mix of modern architecture, culture & heritage of Chhattisgarh 

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