IIM Ranchi Admission 2020: Final Result Out; Check Status, Cut off, Fee

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May 30, 2020
IIM Ranchi has released the final result for admission to MBA and MBA-HR 2020-22 batch after finalizing the CAP round merit score. IIM Ranchi released the shortlist of candidates with the minimum cut off at 94 percentile in CAT 2019 for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 which was the final selection process and consisted of WAT and PI. The process was common to IIMs which participated in CAP
IIM Ranchi Admission 2020

IIM Ranchi has released the final admission 2020 result for MBA and MBA-HRM 2020-22 batch after finalizing the the CAP round merit score. You can check your admission status on IIM Ranchi admission website by entering your CAT 2019 Application (registration), Date of Birth and Email ID. Only those candidates who have been selected for admission or are waitlisted can check the admission status.

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All the shortlisted/waitlisted candidates have been individually informed by IIM Ranchi on their registered Email IDs. Now these candidates have to deposit the offer acceptance and partial admission fee of Rs.1 lakh by the stipulated date as given in their admission offer.

IIM Ranchi 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 was 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 Ranchi as the institute has increased the intake. IIM Ranchi shortlist 2020 was based on 100% weightage to CAT 2019 score.

In case sufficient number of candidates could not be shortlisted, IIM Ranchi further provided for relaxation in its shortlisting criteria. While IIM Ranchi awarded high importance to CAT 2019 score in shortlisting the candidates for PI-WAT round, the final merit list has been prepared with a weightage of 30% to CAT 2019 exam score.

IIM Ranchi admission criteria 2020 with CAT cut offs and weightages for the MBA and MBA-HR programs prescribed a high  CAT 2019 cut offs at 94 percentile. The cut offs are higher than the cut off prescribed by IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow and the other IIMs. IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria awarded equal weight to CAT score, Profile and PI performance @ 30% to prepare final merit list for admission. However, IIM Ranchi had kept its option open to change CAT cut off. 

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IIM Ranchi Intake: 245
The MBA 2020-22 batch at IIM Ranchi has an intake of 180 students. IIM Ranchi also offers MBA-HR programme, although the intake to PGDHRM is 65 students, the 2020-22 batch may have higher number of students. Last year batch had 81 students in MBA and 67 in MBA-HR. The admission process for both the programmes was based on CAT 2019 score, shortlist for Personal Appearance (PA), conduct of common PI & WAT round for participating IIMs and final admission offer.

High Gender Diversity
IIM Ranchi is one of the few management institutes in India with high gender diversity. The last year admitted MBA batch at IIM Ranchi has 40% Female and 60% Male students while the MBA-HRM batch has 56% female and 44% male students

CAT 2019 Application Fee Served as IIM Ranchi Application Fee
IIM Ranchi application fee was Rs.1900/- and the admission application fee was included in the CAT 2019 Registration fee. Candidates applying for CAT 2019 could exercise their option to be considered by IIM Ranchi for admission in the programme column of the CAT 2019 application form without paying any separate fee.

IIM Ranchi Awards MBA
After implementation of IIM Act 2017, IIM Ranchi has started awarding the MBA degree instead of diploma. The two-year MBA and MBA-HR at IIM Ranchi are 2 years full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines who wish to choose a career in management.

IIM Ranchi Fees 2020-22

  • The total programme fees payable by MBA and MBA-HR students of Resident Indian Category at IIM Ranchi is Rs 15,30,000/-.
  • The fee includes academic fee, Hostel accommodation, Mess charges, access to lectures, computer facilities, library etc. It also includes alumni fee 
  • Laptop computer, text books, Insurance, personal expenses on  travel, clothes and laundry are extra.

IIM Ranchi Intake: 245 students
IIM Ranchi batch size is 245 students. There are 65 students in MBA HRM batch and 180 in MBA. The batch size may go up in 2020.

IIM Ranchi Placements 2020
IIM Ranchi has a consistent record of high placements. International package at IIM Ranchi in placement 2020 has gone as high as Rs.59.36 LPA busting the myth of economic slowdown with a rising trend in highest, average and median salary packages in Placement 2010.

For five years in a row IIM Ranchi has maintained its upward trend in placements. Final placement 2020 report of IIM Ranchi has shared that it completed its final placement for the large batch of  248 students in record time and at higher salaries offered to them. 136 companies that visited IIM Ranchi for campus Placement 2020 included 92 new recruiters.

Highest & Average Salary for MBA 2018-20 batch
A comparative analysis of Placement packages for MBA over the last 5 years is detailed below:

Placement year
Highest salary (International) (Rs.in lakhs)​
Highest Salary (Domestic) (Rs.in lakhs)​
Average salary (Rs.in lakhs)​

Placements MBA-HR 2020
IIM Ranchi offers a specialized 2-year course in Human Resource Management (MBA-HRM). The course structure is designed by the NHRDN and is continuously updated with the help of top academicians and industry experts.

The batch of 2018-20 witnessed a high average salary in MBA-HR Placement 2020 at IIM Ranchi. Students who participated in placement 2020 made their worth felt in the industry by bagging top offers from some of the biggest names in the country. 42 companies visited the campus to roll out offers to the 67 HR students.

Highest & Average Salary for MBA-HR
A comparative analysis of Placement packages for MBA HR over the last 5 years is detailed below:

Placement year
Highest Salary (Rs.in lakhs)​
Average salary (Rs.in lakhs)​

IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria
IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria 2020 remained a three step process. The three-stages of selection criteria are:

  1.  Eligibility criteria
  2.  Shortlisting Criteria for Personal Interview (PI) Round
  3. Final Admission Selection criteria

  IIM Ranchi Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM  Ranchi 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 Ranchi Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2019 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 Ranchi 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 Ranchi Admission 2020. 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 Ranchi Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will not be eligible for the IIM Ranchi admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2020 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2020) 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 Ranchi 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, 2020.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2020. 

IIM Ranchi Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of IIM  Ranchi Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before Personal Interview Round. IIM Ranchi shortlisted the candidates on the basis of performance in CAT 2019 exam for final selection round and declared the shortlist in the second week of February 2020. The shortlisting criteria points in detail are as under:

  • The shortlisting for final selection round in IIM Ranchi Admission Criteria awarded 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 94 in CAT 2019
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2019, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • IIM Ranchi Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates who would be shortlisted for PI round on the basis of criteria prepared for each category
  • All the Candidates shortlisted for PI process had to attend both WAT and PI which is a common process for all the participating IIMs. However, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the weightage of 10% for WAT was dropped and PI was conducted online for remaining candidates who could not participate in person in the PI round.

IIM Ranchi Admission Cut Off  
IIM Ranchi Cut off is higher than many other IIMs. 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 were considered for shortlisting for all the subsequent stages:

Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2019 Percentile

Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates were eligible to participate in Personal Interview (PI) round for admission to IIM Ranchi
  • Final Selection Round for IIM Ranchi Admission consisted of Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)
  • The final selection round for IIM Ranchi Admission was common for the IIMs who are participating in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020.
  • The WAT and PI process was conducted at five different centres, namely Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. The candidates who were scheduled to participate in WAT & PI at a later date were asked to appear in only PI round online. To main transparency, the score for WAT for all the candidates were dropped.
  • The scores obtained by the candidate in PI were considered for preparing the merit list
  • IIM Ranchi selection criteria after final admission round awarded 30% weight to CAT 2019  Score; 30% weight to Personal Interview(PI); 30% Weight to profile and 10% weight to Writing Ability Test (WAT) which was dropped.
  •  Admission offers are made on the basis of a merit list. This Consolidated Merit List (CML) is prepared on the basis of CAT score, Profile, PI and WAT as per corresponding weights assigned to them

IIM Ranchi Final Selection Criteria Weights for Admission 2020

Weightage Percentage
CAT 2019 Score
CAT Score to be used and not the CAT Percentile
Personal Interview (PI)
Min 15 out 50 marks with 30% weight required together in WAT & PI
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Not Counted
Includes Wt for Academics, Work Ex, Diversity
Calculated as Consolidated Merit Score

Profile: Components & Weightage
The components included in profile with a weight of 30% in final selection round are as under:

Profile Component
Weightage marks out of 30
Weightage parameter
Academic Profile
5 marks each if scored 85%+ in Class X, XII & Graduation
Work Experience
Maximum weightage for work experience between 25-30 months
Academic Diversity
5 Marks for Non-Engineering Graduates
Gender Diversity
5 Marks to female & transgender, no marks to male

IIM Ranchi Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Ranchi 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 Ranchi. 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 Ranchi.
  • Step 2: Shortlisted Candidates have to attend Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 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 Ranchi to successful candidates. The final selection is based on Consolidated Merit List (CML) which is arrived at with diverse set of attributes including 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 Ranchi website. 
  • Step 5: Candidates receiving admission offer from IIM Ranchi will need to send the acceptance within the stipulated date along with an Offer Acceptance amount of Rs.100,000/-.

IIM Ranchi was established in 2010 and is the 9th in the IIM Family. It was the only IIM offering a specialized PGDHRM course. IIM Indore is the next IIM offering PGHRM now. The B school currently offers a 2 year PGDM in General management and 2 year fulltime programme on Human Resources Management (PGDHRM), Fellow Program in Management and 18 month part time Diploma in Management (PGEXP). IIM Ranchi has also launched a certified Barefoot Manager program to promote entrepreneurship and to impart livelihood skills among the school drop outs and illiterates.

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