Admission Policy

PGP Admission 2019-21

This document summarizes the approach of IIM Raipur in preparing the admission List for its 10th PGP Batch (2019-21). IIM Raipur reserves the right to modify any part of this document including the various criteria and cut offs mentioned at any time till the actual admission process for the batch is completed.

The basic objective of IIM Raipur’s admission process is to identify meritorious candidates for admission under each category of admission, viz., General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and DAP.

The admission process of IIM Raipur consists of:

  1. Common Admission Test (CAT) Examination
  2. Short listing Candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process
  3. Conducting the PA process at different centers, which is composed of Written Analysis Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI), and
  4. Preparing the admission list based on CAT score, PI & WAT score and Profile score as indicated in following tables.

      1.    Criteria for Short listing for PA (WAT and PI) process

             The CAT percentile will be used for shortlisting candidates for WAT and PI. The tentative category-wise minimum percentile is as follows:

Minimum CAT 2018 Percentile for the PGP Batch of 2019-21

Category Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) Total (Overall)
General 80 80 80 95
NC-OBC 60 60 60 78
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40

The IIM Raipur Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates to be called for PA process based on short listed merit list prepared for each category. However, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates were found to be less (more) than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT and PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section wise minimum score would be reduced (increased) to get the desired number of candidates.

The nine new IIMs (Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur, Bodh Gaya, Sambalpur, Sirmaur) have decided to adopt a common process of WAT & PI to be coordinated this year 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.

      2.     Criteria for Preparing the Merit List

               The criteria for preparing the Merit List will be as follows

      • CAT Score : 35%
      • Personal Appearance (WAT & PI) : 35%
      • Profile : 30%

2.1 CAT Score (35%):
IIM Raipur will use CAT 2018 score

2.2 Personal Appearance (35%):
IIM Raipur will consider the following weightage
      • Written Analysis Test (WAT) : 10
      • Personal Interview (PI)        : 25

2.3 Profile (30%):
The following weightages will be considered for profiling
      • Academic Profile : 12

      • Work experience : 8
      • Diversity : 10

       2.3.1 For Academic Profile, following will be the weights
            • 12th Standard : 5
            • Graduation : 7

Range of Aggregate Percentage (%) 12th class Graduation
<=50 0 1
50.01 to 60 1 2
60.01 to 70 2 3
70.01 to 80 3 4
80.01 to 90 4 5
>90.01 5 7

                     2.3.2  The Work Experience (8) will have the following weights:

Months* 6 or Less 7-12 13-18 19-24 25-36 37-42 43-48 49  or More
Score 0 2 4 6 8 6 4 0

                                                          * Only relevant experience in terms of completed months will be considered

                   2.3.3   Diversity (10)

While merit is the prime consideration, IIM Raipur also wishes to promote diversity in its PGP. Hence, it strives to ensure a better balance between gender  and among various academic disciplines.

Sl no Gender
1 Female: 5, Else = 0

 The following academic disciplines are eligible for score for diversity factors.

Sl. No. Academic Disciplines = 5, Else=0
1 Arts/Humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Languages, Liberal arts, Law, Library and Information Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Performing Arts (Dance/Drama/Theatre), Literature, Physical Education,  Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work, Statistics, etc
2 Commerce: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Chartered accountancy, Costs and Works Accountancy, etc
3 Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Zoology, etc
4 Others: Medicine, Pharmacy and Management etc

      3.      Offer Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal

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/-. “In the event of a candidate withdrawing from the programme before registration, the waitlisted candidates should 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”.

      4.      Reservation Policy

IIM Raipur follows strictly the Government of India’s Policy on reservation.

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