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Admission Policy For PGP 2024-26 Batch

Admission Policy

Post Graduate Program (PGP) is a master’s level full-time residential program at IIM Raipur. IIM Raipur is part of Common Admission Process 2024. The admission for this program follows two-stage process, namely, shortlisting candidates for personal interview (PI) & personal profile mapping and final selection. Selection of candidates is based on the Final composite score under each category (General, EWS, NC-OBC, SC, and ST).

This admission policy applies only to the PGP selection process for 2024-26 batch. Please note that IIM Raipur reserves the rights to modify the shortlisting criteria for personal interview and final selection at any point of time till the admission of the 2024-26 batch completed.

I. Shortlisting Candidates For Personal Interview (PI)

The shortlisting of the candidates for PI is based on the percentile obtained in CAT 2023. There are three sections in CAT exam, namely, ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning’ (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension’ (VRC). The minimum cut-offs of CAT percentile required in each section and overall percentile for shortlisting candidates is indicated in Table 1. 

Table 1: Tentative Minimum Cut-offs of CAT-2023 Percentile for Personal Interview process 2024

CategoryQuantitative Aptitude (QA)Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)Overall


Note: The above cut-off is as per CAP 2024 mandate, and is subject to changes after the declaration of CAT 2023 results

IIM Raipur’s Admission Committee will decide the PGP programme requirements for the Institute and the final number of candidates who would be called for the PI process on the basis of criteria prepared for each category. However, if the actual number of short-listed candidates is found to be less (or more) than the required number of candidates to be called for PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section-wise minimum score, would be reduced (or increased) to get the desired number of candidates.

II. Final Selection

The final composite score is computed based on four components, viz A). Overall CAT & Sectionals Percentile (42%); B). Personal Interview (23%); C). Profile (33%) and D). Personal Profile Mapping (2%). The detail of weightage assign to each component is mentioned in Table 2.

Table 2 :Weightage (%) of Components

Overall CAT & Sectionals Percentile (%)Total
ComponentsCATQA (CAT)DI (CAT)VA (CAT)Personal Interview
Profile Mapping
Work Exp.
Weightage (%)21021612235

Grand Total :  65+35 (Overall CAT & Sectionals Percentile+Profile) = 100

A. Overall CAT & Sectionals Percentile

Weightage to overall CAT percentile and different sections of CAT will be given as follows:

Overall CAT Percentile 25 %
Quantitative Ability Percentile (QA %ile) 6 %
Data Interpretation / Logical Reasoning Percentile (DI&LR %ile) 5 %
Verbal ability & Reading Comprehension Percentile (VA&RC %ile) 6 %

The above weightage will be derived from score / percentile obtained in CAT 2023.

B. Personal interview

Normalized personal interview score received from the CAP coordinating institute would be considered.

C. Profile

Academic profile

Academic profile weightage is based on the percentage of marks that the candidate obtained during his/her 12th Standard and Graduation, which is given in Table 3.

Table 3: Weights for 12th Standard and Graduation
Range of Aggregate Percentage (%)*12th StandardGraduation
50.01 to 6011
60.01 to 7022
70.01 to 8033
80.01 to 9044
*Note: percentage to be calculated for all the subjects that appears in the mark sheet irrespective of method of calculation by respective board/institutes/universities

Academic Consistency

Academic consistency weightage is based on the consistency of percentage of marks / SGPA that the candidate obtained during Graduation.

Academic Diversity

IIM Raipur strives to promote the academic diversity by providing two (2) marks for select degrees.

The list of qualifying degree for obtaining academic diversity score (i.e., 2 marks) is given in Appendix 1.

Degree program duration

Candidates with 4-year degree program at Bachelor/Undergraduate level would be awarded one (1) extra mark.

Gender Diversity

Gender diversity aims to ensure the balance between gender. To achieve this objective, IIM Raipur provides six (6) marks to the female and transgender candidates.

Work Experience

The distribution of weightage in relation to experience is given in Table 4.

Table 4: Weightage for Experience
Months* (Normalised)3 or less(>3 to 12)(>12 to 18)(>18 to 24)(>24 to 30)(>30 to 36)(>36 to 42)(>42 to 48)48 or more

* Only relevant work experience after graduation in terms of completed months will be considered. Candidate should ensure that the work experience claimed by the candidate is authentic and professionally significant enough to deserve credit. For instance, no consideration is given to

  • any time spent as an intern, during course of study in a programme, or
  • any periods of apprenticeship such as article ship required as part of certain professional courses, or
  • any unpaid work undertaken in any organization or institution.
  • Salary received in cash or through UPI (Pay TM, Google Pay etc.)

The work experience will be verified based on the relevant documents (including experience certificate, appointment or relieving letter having date of joining and date of relieving, first and last month’s pay slips, bank statement etc.), which needs to be mandatorily submitted on CAP 2024 portal and produced by the candidate at the time of PI and subsequent admission related process. Note that the work experience certificate should be furnished on a letter head of the employer organisation, should carry a seal of the employer, and be duly affirmed by the authorized signatory.

In case the candidate is a proprietor or partner of a firm, the candidate has to provide the following documents:

  • Certificate of registration for doing a business from the municipal corporation or appropriate authorities such as MSME certificate issued by Govt. of India, Udyog Aadhar Registration Certificate.
  • Partnership deed of the firm duly signed by all partners.
  • GST registration certificate
  • Income Tax Return (ITR) for the relevant period

Presentation of employment claims that are not in conformity with the requirements above is liable to be considered incomplete and disregarded by IIM Raipur at its sole discretion. Further, IIM Raipur is at liberty to verify any or all of the employment-related claims made by the candidate. Upon such verification, if it is found that some or all of the claims made are factually untrue, such candidate’s may be disqualified from being considered for admission to IIM Raipur. After a candidate joins the PGP at IIM Raipur, if it comes to the institute notice reliably that the candidate had made claims that cannot be substantiated as factual and correct, the candidate is liable to be expelled from the programme forthwith. In the event of such expulsion, the candidate will forfeit entire fees paid by him / her till  such expulsion.

D. Personal Profile Mapping

Personal profile mapping seeks to measure a candidate’s fit to IIM Raipur’s PGP program. It is a mandatory component to be completed to be considered to be part of the final merit list. After the PI process is completed, candidates from the intermediate merit list (around top 40-50% of the candidates who opted for IIM Raipur and appeared for the CAP PI process) would get the invite to complete this component within a certain reasonable duration. It would take around 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete this component. Expected timeline would be between 25th April to 30th April. Candidates would have around 48 hours to complete this component after the email invites are sent.

III. Reservation Policy:

IIM Raipur will apply the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).

IV. Offer Acceptance Fee

Selected candidates need to pay the Offer acceptance fee Rs. 1,00,000 (One lakh) before the due date and time stated in the admission offer letter through IIM Raipur payment portal. Failing which the admission offer will stand withdrawn. This amount will be adjusted against the fee payable by the candidate for the Term-1 of the programme.

Once the Offer is accepted by the candidate, Registration link will be sent to the candidate to register for the programme. The candidate is required to pay the balance Term-1 fee at the time of registration before the due date and time stated in registration email through IIM Raipur payment portal. Failing which the admission offer will stand withdrawn.

V. Withdrawal Policy

1. If a candidate wishes to withdraw from the program within the specified withdrawal date, s/he will be refunded after deducing the processing fee of Rs. 1,000 as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter.
2. If a candidate wishes to withdraw from the program after the specified withdrawal date, no refund would be admissible.
3. In the event of withdrawal from the program after registration, NO refund of offer acceptance amount &amp; term fee will be made.
4. Any dispute will be subject to the jurisdiction of the High Court in Chhattisgarh state.

VI. Dispute Redressal and Jurisdiction

On any disputes arising out of or in respect of admission to the PGP 2024-26, the decision of the Director, IIM Raipur or his nominee, shall be final.

Any legal dispute concerning admissions to the PGP 2024-26 batch would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of Raipur (Chhattisgarh) city only.

IMPORTANT: The merit list would be based on the fidelity of information shared by the candidates in the CAP portal as well CAT application. In case, a candidate has not shared correct/consistent information, such information would not count towards the preparation of merit list. During the final registration process (post offer acceptance), the institute would verify all personal information, educational credentials, work experience related information. Any deviation from what has been reported in CAP/CAT application vs submitted would lead to either elimination from the merit list or moving to the waitlisted category.

Appendix 1: Academic Categories
AAll Commerce, Economics, and Finance Related Degrees including BAF, BBE, BBI, BCAF, BCCA, B.Com., BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, BIBF degrees.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.)
BAll 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. Architecture
Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)
CSelected Professional Degrees, viz., Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS).
DMedicine and Surgery based subjects, viz., MBBS, MD, etc.,
EAll Science and Agriculture related Areas, other than Medicine and Surgery): Including all BS/BSC and integrated MS/MSC (excluding Economics, Fashion Design, Journalism, and Leather Design). Also including degrees in dentistry, paramedical, veterinary degrees.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 sciences not explicitly included or excluded elsewhere in this list.
FAny other degrees not stated in category A to E, will be decided by admission committee of IIM Raipur