IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019-21: 35 percent weightage to CAT score and Personal Appearance each
Vikas Gaur, 23 Oct 2018, #IIM Raipur
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IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019–21: The admission criteria of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Raipur has been announced for its Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) for the academic year 2019-21. As compared to last year, IIM Raipur has made some noticeable changes in the CAT cutoff this year. The CAT cutoff for General category has been increased while the same has been significantly decreased for other categories. Candidates who are appearing for Common Admission Test (CAT 2018) and have applied for admission to IIM Raipur can check all the stages of the selection process here. The IIM Raipur admission criteria 2019-21 goes through four stages - 1. CAT exam 2. Shortlisting candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process 3. Conducting PA process - Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) and 4. Preparing final merit list based on the cumulative performance in CAT, WAT & PI and profile score. Let’s have a look at the detailed IIM Raipur admission criteria 2019.

Stage 1: IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019–21: Shortlisting candidates for PA (WAT/PI) Process 

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In the first stage, the CAT exam score/percentile will be used to shortlist candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process which includes WAT and PI rounds. CAT cutoff for shortlisting candidates is likely to be different for different IIMs. The table given below explains the category-wise minimum percentile to get shortlisted for the selection process. 

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IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019-21: CAT Cutoff percentile

Category

Sections

Aggregate

 

DILR

VARC

QA

 

General

80

80

80

95

NC-OBC60606078

SC

50

50

50

60

ST

30

30

30

40

DAP

30

30

30

40

*VARC – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

*DILR – Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

*QA – Quantitative Analysis 

The number of candidates to be called for Personal Appearance (WAT & PI) process on the basis of criteria prepared for each category would be decided by the Admission Committee of IIM Raipur. However, if the actual number of short-listed candidates were found to be less/more than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT & PI process category-wise, then the overall, as well as section-wise minimum score, would be decreased/increased to get the desired number of candidates.

Apart from IIM Raipur, 9 other IIMs including IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Kashipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Trichy and IIM Udaipur has decided to adopt a common process of WAT & PI to be coordinated this year by IIM Ranchi. For Common Admission Process 2019, the performance of candidates in WAT, GD and PI of nine IIMs would only be used for preparing the merit list. The scores of older IIMs would not be considered for merit list. 

Stage 2: IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019 – Criteria for preparing the Merit List

The candidates who meet the minimum CAT percentile criterion will appear for WAT and PI. Now, the merit list will be prepared and the table given below describes the weightage given to each step. 

IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019-21: Criteria for preparing the Merit List

S.No.

Components

Weightage (in Percentage)

1.

CAT score

35 percent

2.

Personal Appearance  (WAT & PI)

35 percent

3.

Profile

30 percent

1. CAT score gets 35 percent weightage on the merit list. The score will be used to shortlist the candidates for the next round i.e. Personal Appearance. 

2. Personal Appearance round also gets 35 percent weightage in the merit list. The round is comprised of three components – WAT and PI. The weightage given to each section is given in the table below:

Weightage to Personal Appearance components

Components

Weightage (in Percentage)

WAT

10

PI

25

3. Profile factor gets 30 percent weightage on the final merit list. The profile of a candidate includes three components – Academic Profile, Work Experience and Diversity. The weightage given to each component is given in the table below: 

IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019-21: Weightage to Profile components

S.No.

Components

Weightage (in Percentage)

3.1

Academic Profile

12

3.2

Work Experience

8

3.3

Diversity

10

3.1 - Academic Profile carries the following weights:

  • Graduation – 7

  • 12th Standard – 5

Academic Profile Points

Range of Marks (%)

12th

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

3.2 – Work Experience carries the following weights: 

Scores for Work Experience

Months

Score

6 or Less

0

7 - 12

2

13 - 18

4

19 - 24

6

25 - 36

8

37 - 42

6

43-484

49 or More

0

As mentioned by IIM Raipur, only the relevant experience in terms of completed months will be considered.

3.3 – Diversity

In a bid to promote gender diversity in the next academic batch, IIM Raipur makes sure that there is a proper balance between genders and among various academic disciplines. Keeping the same in focus, the institute will give 5 extra points to the female candidates who have applied for admission to IIM Raipur. The points for gender diversity are given below:

Females – 5, Else – 0

Academic Disciplines – 5, Else - 0

IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019-21: Admission Offer Acceptance and Withdrawal 

A candidate receiving the 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 wait-listed 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.” 

IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2019-21: Reservation Policy 

IIM Raipur will strictly follow the Government of India policy on reservations for Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribes (ST), Non-Creamy Other Backward Class (NC-OBC) and PWD (Person with Disability). 

IIM Raipur reserves the right to make changes in the shortlisting and selection criteria if considered necessary at any point.

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