IIM Raipur Admission 2019: Eligibility, Criteria, Weightage, Process, CAT score Cut-off, Fees

IIM Raipur Admission 2019
Thursday, November 15 2018, 11:50 AM
IIM Raipur has announced the PGP 2019 shortlisting and final admission criteria with all the weightage components. IIM Raipur will award 35% weightage to CAT 2018 score while other parameters including PI-WAT score will command 65% weightage in final admission merit list. There will be a common final admission selection process for the new IIMs in the months of February & March 2019 in five cities in India.

IIM Raipur has announced the CAT 2018 score cut off, process and criteria for MBA admission 2019 along with the ratio of weightage to be awarded to various components in shortlisting and in generating final merit list for admission. Although CAT 2018 is the mandatory exam for admission at IIM Raipur, the weightage awarded to CAT exam in final admission selection criteria 2019 has been reduced to 35% and rest 65% goes to other components like academics, diversity, work experience and performance in PI-WAT.

Last opportunity for MBA Admission 2019

The CAT 2018 score cut off for admission 2019 will depend upon the number of candidates opting for IIM Raipur. The Admission criteria 2019 at IIM Raipur is based on Common Admission process (CAP) 2019 which will be coordinated by IIM Ranchi this year. IIM Raipur will  have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all participating IIMs for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2019.

IIM Raipur is expected to have 240 students in the batch commencing 2019. The admission process for it will be based on CAT 2018 score, shortlist for Personal Appearance (PA), conduct of common PI & WAT round for participating IIMs and final admission offer.

CAT 2018 is the mandatory exam to be considered for shortlisting by IIM Raipur. The recently announced details of IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019 prescribe the admission eligibility, CAT 2018 cut off, Weightage for CAT score in Personal Appearance (PA) round and other parameters.

No Separate Application Fee at IIM Raipur
The application fee of IIM Raipur is included in the CAT 2018 application fee of Rs.1900/-. Candidates applying for CAT 2018 were given the facility in the CAT 2018 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 2018 and to IIM Raipur has ended on September 26, 2018.

IIM Raipur Admission Criteria
IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019-21 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 Admission Eligibility

  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 2018 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. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for IIM Raipur Admission 2019-21. 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, 2019 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2019) 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, 2019.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2019. 

 IIM Raipur Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of IIM Raipur Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before Personal Appearance (PA) round. IIM Raipur will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2018 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 2018 score.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 80 in each of the three sections of CAT 2018 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 95 in CAT 2018
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2018, 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) 2019 for all the participating IIMs and is coordinated by IIM Ranchi

IIM Raipur Admission Cut Off
IIM Raipur CAT 2018 score Cut off  has been liberalised for admission 2019. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

 Section-1  VARC
Section-2 DILR
 Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2018 Percentile

Minimum CAT Cut off: Relaxation is Possible
Actual CAT 2018 score Cut-Off Criteria shall be decided later in the meeting of Directors of participating IIMs to be held in January 2019. 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 2018 cut off with 80 sectional and 95 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 2018 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) 2019. IIM Ranchi is coordinating CAP 2019.
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in WAT & PI of CAP 2019 would be considered for preparing the final merit list
  • IIM Raipur selection criteria after final admission round award a weight of 35 per cent to CAT 2018 Score (Scaled to 100); 30% weight to Personal Interview(PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT); 35% wright 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 2019
Following are the key components and weightage to each area which will be awarded while preparing final merit list for admission:

Weightage Percentage
CAT 2018 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
90% & above Marks
Graduation Percentage of Marks
90% & above 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
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 2018 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-2018 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) 2019 for the participating IIMs. CAP 2019 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 2019 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.50,000/-.

CAP 2019 Participating IIMs
The 9 new IIMs namely Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy, Udaipur, Bodh Gaya, Sambalpur, Sirmaur have decided to adopt a common process of WAT & PI to be coordinated in 2019 by IIM Ranchi. For CAP 2019, the performance of the candidates in WAT and PI in CAP 2019 of nine IIMs would only be considered for preparing the merit list. Scores of older IIMs will not be considered for merit list.

IIM Raipur Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Raipur is Rs 12,31,200/-.
  • 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 alumni fee 
  • Charges towards boarding facility would be approximately Rs.4500/- per month
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2019-21 batch may increase further

IIM Raipur Intake: PGP 2019-21
IIM Raipur PGP 2019-21 batch size is expected to have 240 students.

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 Placements
IIM Raipur witnessed 65 new recruiters among 150 recruiting companies who participated in Placement 2018 at IIM Raipur.

IIM Raipur has a batch size of 201 students for Placement 2018 as against 141 last year, still the institute wrapped up the final placements for its flagship program, Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Management for 2016-18 class with 37% increase in placement offers.

The highest package offered in Placement 2018 is Rs. 22.05 lakhs per annum. The average salary in placement 2018 at IIM Raipur stood at Rs. 12.45 lakhs. The median salary stood at 12.15 LPA. The average salary offered to the top 10 percentile, top 25 percentile and the top 50 percentile of the batch were INR 22.13 LPA, INR 17.51 LPA and INR 15.76 LPA respectively.

Top recruiters at IIM Raipur included Artius Interiors, Berger Paints, Bharat Forge, Birla Gold, DCM Sriram, Godrej, TAFE, Tata Steel, Ultratech, ValueLabs, Deloitte, EdCIL, GMR, Latentview Analytics, Mu Sigma,  Cognizant, Decathlon, Indiamart, Infosys BPM, Wipro, Reliance, RITES, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T, RBL Bank, Spandana Sphoorty ,Trafigura, TresVista among others

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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