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IIM Raipur Selection Criteria for PGP Admission 2018 – This document summarizes the approach of IIM Raipur in preparing the admission List for its 9th PGP Batch (2018-20). 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. Selection process consist of shortlisted of candidates on the basis of CAT 2017 score for Personal Appearance. Candidates can check more details about IIM Raipur Selection Criteria for PGP Admission 2018- 19 from the article below.

Latest: IIM Raipur PGP 2018-20 Shortlist/Waitlist is available now, candidates can check from the link provided below.

IIM Raipur Selection Criteria for PGP Admission 2018 – 20

The admission process of IIM Raipur consists of:

  • CAT Examination
  • Short listing Candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process
  • Conducting the PA process. PA process is composed of Written Analysis Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI), and
  • Preparing the admission list based on CAT score, WAT & PI score and Profile score as indicated in following table

Admission Process

The CAT 2017 percentile will be used for shortlisting candidates for WAT and PI. The tentative category-wise minimum percentile is as follows:

Minimum CAT 2017 Percentile for the PGP Batch of 2018 – 20.

Category Quantitative
Aptitude (QA)
Data Interpretation and
Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Verbal and Reading
Comprehension (VRC)
General 80 80 80 90
NC-OBC 72 72 72 81
SC 60 60 60 75
ST 50 50 50 65
DAP 50 50 50 65

The IIM Raipur Admission Committee will decide the number of candidates to be called for PA process on the basis of 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 candidate.

The ten new IIMs (Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur, Amritsar, Bodh Gaya, Sambalpur, Jammu) have decided to adopt a common process of WAT & PI to be coordinated this year by IIM Rohtak. For CAP 2018, the performance of the candidates in WAT, GD and PI in CAP 2018 of ten IIMs would only be considered for preparing the merit list. Scores of older IIMs will not be considered for merit list.

Criteria for Preparing the Merit List

The criteria for preparing the Merit List will be as follows
CAT Score 32 %
Personal Appearance (WAT & PI) 30%
Profile 38%

CAT Score (32%)- IIM Raipur will use CAT 2017 score

Personal Appearance(30%)

IIM Raipur will consider the following weightage

Written Analysis Test (WAT) 10
Personal Interview (PI) 20

Profile (38%)

The following weightages will be considered for profiling

Academic Profile 20
Work experience 6
Diversity 12

For Academic Profile, following will be the weights

10th Standard 7
12th Standard 6
Under Graduation 7
Range of Marks (%) 10th class 12th class Graduation
≤55 1 1 1
55.01 to 60 2 2 2
60.01 to 70 3 3 3
70.01 to 80 4 4 4
80.01 to 90 5 5 5
>90.01 7 6 7

The Work Experience will have the following weights:

Months* 6 or Less 7-12 13-18 19-24 25-36 37-48 49 or More
Score 0 2 3 4 6 3 0


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

Female: 6,  Else = 0

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

Academic Disciplines =6, Else=0
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
Commerce: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Chartered accountancy, Costs and Works Accountancy, etc
Science: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Zoology, etc
Others: Medicine, Pharmacy and Management etc

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”

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