IIM Raipur PGP Admission Criteria (2023-25)

IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2023-25
IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2023-25

The Post Graduate Program (PGP) is a full-time master’s degree program at IIM Raipur. In the NIRF 2023 Rankings, this institute has achieved the 11th position. IIM Raipur is included in the Common Admission Process(CAP) 2023. To get admitted into this program, there are two stages: first, candidates are shortlisted for a personal interview (PI), and then the final selection is made. The selection process is based on the overall score in different categories (General, EWS, NC-OBC, SC, and ST). In this article, we will discuss the admission criteria for the PGP program at IIM Raipur in detail.

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IIM Raipur PGP Admission Process

The selection process for MBA candidates at IIM Raipur for the 2023-25 batch consists of two stages:

Stage 1: Shortlisting Of Candidates For Personal Interview(PI)

Candidates are selected for the personal interview (PI) based on their percentile scores in the CAT exam. The minimum required percentile scores for each section and the overall percentile score for shortlisting candidates are mentioned in the below table.

Category Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) Overall
General 70 70 70 92
EWS 40 40 40 70
NC-OBC 45 45 45 74
SC 35 35 35 54
ST 25 32 32.5 40
DAP 25 32 32.5 40

The Admission Committee at IIM Raipur will determine the requirements for the PGP program and the final number of candidates who will be invited for the personal interview (PI) based on specific criteria for each category. However, if the actual number of shortlisted candidates is found to be less or more than the required number of candidates for the PI, the minimum scores for both the overall and section-wise performance will be adjusted accordingly. This will be done to ensure the desired number of candidates is achieved.

Stage 2: Final Selection

After the completion of the personal interview, the candidates who have been shortlisted will go through another round of selection. This round will be based on their final composite score, which considers factors such as their CAT score, academic background, work experience, and diversity. The weightages assigned to each component are provided below.

Parameter Weightage
CAT Score 40
Personal Interview 25
*VA/RC 3
**Academic Profile Diversity 4
Profile 10
Consistency 2
Gender Diversity 7
Work experience 9
Total 10

*The weightage of 3% assigned to verbal comprehension will be calculated based on the score obtained in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of CAT.

**The weightage assigned to the academic profile is determined by the percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in their 12th Standard and Graduation. The specific weightage values can be found in the below table.

Weights for 12th Standard and Graduation

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

*Note: The percentage will be calculated for all the subjects listed on the mark sheet, regardless of the method of calculation used by the respective boards, institutes, or universities.

Gender diversity aims to maintain a balance between genders. In order to achieve this goal, IIM Raipur awards an additional eight (7) marks to female and transgender candidates. Similarly, to encourage academic diversity, IIM Raipur grants an additional four (4) marks to non-engineering graduates. The qualifying degrees for academic diversity can be found in Appendix 1. The distribution of weightage with respect to work experience is provided in the below table.

Weightage For Work Experience

Months Score
3 or less 0
(>3 to 12) 1
(>12 to 18) 3
(>18 to 24) 6
(>24 to 30) 9
(>30 to 36) 6
(>36 to 42) 3
(>42 to 48) 1
48 or more 0

*Only work experience that is relevant and acquired after graduation, measured in completed months, will be taken into consideration. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the claimed work experience is genuine and holds professional significance worthy of recognition.

The work experience will be examined and validated using relevant documents, such as experience certificates, appointment or relieving letters, pay slips from the first and last month, bank statements, and other necessary documents. These documents must be provided by the candidate during the personal interview (PI) and other admission-related processes.

Note: The work experience certificate must be provided on the official letterhead of the employer organization. It should bear the official seal of the employer and be appropriately validated by the authorized signatory.

Appendix 1: Academic Categories

Category Particulars
A All Commerce, Economics, and Finance Related Degrees, including BAF, BBE, BBI, BCAF, BCCA, B.Com., BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, and BIBF degrees.

In particular, including the following.

  1. Economics/ Economic Development and Planning
  2. Any degree in Hospitality/Hospitality Studies, Catering/Catering Technology, Hotel, Travel and Tourism Management, Tourism Studies and any other related discipline.
  3. Commerce (Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Finance, Information Technology, Insurance, Investment Analysis, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.)
  4. Any vocational degree in commerce (B.Com.)
B All Arts/Humanities Related Degrees, Design, Education, Fashion Design/Technology, Law and Rural Studies), including any BA, BAA, BAJM, BCJ, BDES, BED, BFTECH, BJ, BJMC, BL, BM (Bachelor of Music), BMC, BMM, BMus, BSW and LLB.

In particular, including the following

  1. Accessories Design/Apparel Production/Design/Fashion Communication/Fashion Design/Fashion Technology/Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Interior Design/Knit Wear Design/Leather Design/Footwear Design/Jewellery Design (all degrees)
  2. Arts/Humanities (Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Film, Music, Painting etc.), History, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.)
  3. Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
  4. Journalism/Mass Communication/Media Studies (all degrees)
  5. Law
  6. Psychology (all degrees)
  7. Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
  8. Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)
C Selected Professional Degrees, viz., Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS).
D Medicine and Surgery based subjects, viz., MBBS, MD, etc.,

All areas related to Science and Agriculture, excluding Medicine and Surgery, fall under this category. This includes all BS/BSc and integrated MS/MSc degrees, with the exception of Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, and Leather Design. Additionally, degrees in dentistry, paramedical fields, and veterinary studies are also included.

In particular, including the following

  1. Actuarial Science
  2. Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science etc.) Excluding Agricultural Engineering
  3. Biosciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Zoology etc.)
  4. Computer Applications (BCA, MCA)
  5. Dentistry
  6. Fisheries
  7. Forestry
  8. Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics.)
  9. Horticulture
  10. Information Technology.
  11. Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees
  12. Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.)
  13. Paramedical/Physiotherapy
  14. Pharmacology/Pharmacy
  15. Planning
  16. Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry
  17. Media Science, Media Science and Technology
  18. Physiology
  19. Any vocational degree in science (BS/B.Sc.)
  20. Science (Others): Home Science, Nursing and all other branches of Science not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in this list.
F The admission committee of IIM Raipur will determine the acceptance of any degrees not mentioned in categories A to E.

IIM Raipur PGP Fee Structure

The total cost of tuition for the full-time MBA program for the batch of 2023-25 at IIM Raipur is Rs. 15.92 Lakhs(Including Boarding Charges).

IIM Raipur MBA Final Placement Report 2023

All students in the PGP Class of 2023 secured job placements, with 100% of them accepting opportunities to make a positive impact and advance their careers across various industries. The main factor that influenced graduates to accept their positions was the potential for growth. Salaries showed an upward trend in 2023, with the average base salary rising by 19% to Rs. 21.04 LPA (lakhs per annum) and the median base salary increasing by 18% to Rs. 20 LPA.

This year, the highest salary has seen a significant increase of 60%, rising from Rs. 43.43 LPA (lakhs per annum) to Rs. 67.60 LPA.

This is all about IIM Raipur MBA admission criteria 2023. One can download the PGP admission policy on the official website of IIM Raipur to check out more details.

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