IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Raipur Admission Criteria 2018

Last Updated - March 22 2018

IIM Raipur is one of the 9 new IIMs and provides admission to PG Program in Management (PGP). The batch size is around 280 seats for this course. Aspirants are shortlisted for admission via CAT.

  • IIM Raipur will consider the entire academic profile and individual traits of a participant, in case he/she clears the PA round.
  • An aspirant must complete the at least CAT Cut off and sectional cut off to get shortlisted for PA.
  • IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2018 consists of 3 stages- Shortlisting for Individual Appearance (PA), WAT & PI round and Final Merit List.
  • A general category personal must secure minimum 90th percentile to be applicable for admission.
  • Final admissions will be given on the basis of a consolidated merit list.

In 2017, Indian Institute of Management, Raipur (IIM Raipur) was ranked 14th by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). IIM Raipur Selection Procedure commences after the declaration of CAT Results.

Shortlisting Criteria for Individual Appearance (PA) Round

IIM Raipur will prepare a list of applicants who have been selected for PA based on their performance in CAT 2017. The institute has laid down some specific admission criteria which an aspirant required to fulfil to be applicable for shortlisting. 

CAT Score will be the sole factor for getting shortlisted for PA round. The category- wise CAT Cut Off is given in the table below:


Sectional Cut Off

Overall Cut Off
















Every personal deemed applicable as per the above table may or may not find a place on the shortlist. The cut off is only indicative and may actually be higher in accordance with the performance of applicants.

  1. The admission committee will decide the number of aspirants to be called for PA procedure as per merit and category.
  2. The cut off may undergo changes if the desired number of personals do not qualify for PA.
  3. The 9 new IIMs have adopted a common procedure for WAT & PI which will be organizeed by IIM Rohtak this year.
  4. If a participant has appeared for PA procedure in any of the older IIMs, then he/she may be exempted from appearing in this round offered the older IIMs share their WAT & PI score with the institute.

WAT (Written Analysis Test) & Individual Interview (PI)

Aspirants shortlisted for Individual Appearance Round have to give Individual Interview and Written Ability Test. After this, they will be given scores out of 100, by considering different factors.

2 Steps involved in final shortlisting of aspirants in IIM Raipur Admission Criteria are mentioned below:

Written Ability Test 

WAT & PI round is an integral procedure of IIM Raipur Admission Criteria 2018. You will have to write a short essay on the topic given by the organizing institute within a time limit of about 30 minutes.

Topics offered will be such that they evaluate your creative thinking ability and socio-political awareness. You may also be given topics concerned with economic and business affairs or sports for WAT.   

Individual Interview 

You will next have to appear in front of a panel for the PI round. The panel generally consists of 2 members. Questions about your academic profile, quality of work and individual characteristics will be asked in the interview.

Preparation of IIM Raipur Admission List 2018

IIM Raipur Merit List will be released on the basis after the PI & WAT procedure has been concluded. The merit list will consider scores obtained in both stages and profile. As you can from the table below, Aspirant’s Profile has the maximum weightage for deciding your final rank in the merit list. It consists of 3 fields- Academic Profile, Work Experience, and Diversity. 

CAT Score32%
Individual Appearance (30%)WAT- 10%
PI- 20%
Profile (38%)Academic Profile- 20%
Work Experience- 6%
Diversity- 12%

In the academic profile, aspirants will be given 7 or 6 points for their entire educational background till graduation. The marking of points will be done in the attitude represented below-

A range of Marks (%)Class 10Class 12Graduation
Below or equal to 55111
55.01 to 60222
60.01 to 70333
70.01 to 80444
80.01 to 90555
Greater than 90.01767

The next field is work experience which will have a weightage of 6. Relevant experience in terms of finished months will be considered. The points will be honoured as per the table below:

Number of MonthsScore
6 or less0
7 – 122
13 – 183
19 – 244
25 – 366
37 – 483
49 or more0

The last factor is diversity which consists of 2 components- Gender and Academic Diversity.

  • Hence, all female aspirants can enjoy the benefit of gender diversity factor to increase their chances of admission to the Institute.
  • Each component has a weightage of 6.
  • For Academic Diversity, points are allotted depending on different academic branches.
  • Aspirants will be honoured 6 points if they belong to any stream of graduation other than engineering.
  • This is to ensure that there is diversity in academic backgrounds in the IIMs.
  • IIM Raipur wishes to promote Gender Diversity by ensuring a better balance between male and female students.

Provide Acceptance Fee and Withdrawal 2018

The batch size of IIM Raipur is 280 for MBA program. Students will be sent provide a letter by the institute. Admission provides will be given on the basis of CAT score, PA round and Profile.

  • After registration, no refund will be given to the participant.
  • This fee which will be adjusted with the Term 1 fees.
  • If you wish to accept the provisions, you must submit a Provide Acceptance form.
  • Aspirants can withdraw the paid amount before registration after deduction of procedures charges of INR 10,000.
  • It has to be submitted along with an acceptance fee of INR 50,000.

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