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Admission Policy for PGP 2023-25 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 2023. The admission for this program follows two-stage process, namely, shortlisting candidates for personal interview (PI) 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 2023-25 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 2023-25 batch completed.
I. Shortlisting candidates for Personal Interview (PI)
The shortlisting of the candidates for PI is based on the percentile obtained in CAT 2022. 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-2022 Percentile for Personal Interview process 2023
CategoryQuantitative Aptitude (QA)Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)Overall
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 three parameters, viz. CAT score (40%), PI (25%), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) (3%) and Profile (32%). The detail of weightage in each parameter is provided in Table 2.
Table 2: Weightage of parameters




CAT Score



Personal Interview










Gender Diversity

Work Exp.














Academic profile weights are based on the percentage of marks that the candidate obtained during his/her 12th Standard and Graduation, which is given in Table 3.
The 3% weightages allocated for verbal comprehension will be derived from the score of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension in CAT 2022.
Table 3: Weights for 12th Standard and Graduation

Range of Aggregate Percentage (%)

*12th Standard





50.01 to 60



60.01 to 70



70.01 to 80



80.01 to 90






*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

Gender diversity aims to ensure the balance between gender. To achieve this objective, IIM Raipur provides seven (7) marks to the female and transgender candidates. Similarly, IIM Raipur strives to promote the academic diversity by providing four (4) marks for non-engineering graduates. The list of qualifying degree for obtaining academic diversity is given in Appendix 1. The distribution of weightage in relation to experience is given in Table 4.

Table 4: Weightage for Experience


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, either during or after the course of study in a programme, or any periods of apprenticeship such as articleship required as part of certain professional courses, or any unpaid work undertaken in any organization or institution.
The work experience will be verified based on the relevant documents (including experience certificate, appointment or relieving letter, first and last month’s pay slips, bank statement etc), which needs to be mandatorily 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.
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 any fees paid until such expulsion.
III. Reservation Policy:
IIM Raipur will apply the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).
IV. Reservation Policy:
Offer acceptance fee to be paid within required date stated in the admission offer letter by paying Rs.100,000 through IIM Raipur payment portal. A candidate who wishes to withdraw from the program before withdrawal date specified by the Institute, he/she will be refunded the acceptance fee after deduction of Rs.1000 as a processing fee. A candidate who withdraws after the withdrawal date specified by the institute, he/she will be paid after deducting hostel and other charges applicable if the seat is filled, else, the entire fee is forfeited.
Any dispute concerning admissions to the PGP 2023-25 batch would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Raipur only.
Note :
‘The merit list would be based on the fidelity of information shared by the candidates in the CAP portal. In case, a candidate has not shared correct/consistent information, such information would not counts towards the preparation of merit list”
Appendix 1: Academic Categories




All Commerce, Economics, and Finance Related Degrees including BAF, BBE, BBI, BCAF, BCCA, B.Com., BFIA, BFM, BHM, BHMCT, 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.)


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)


6.Psychology (all degrees)

7.Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking

Any vocational degree in arts/education/humanities (BA)


Selected Professional Degrees, viz., Chartered Accountancy (CA), Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA), Company Secretaryship (CS).


Medicine and Surgery based subjects, viz., MBBS, MD, etc.,


All 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)




8.Geological Sciences (Geography, Geology and Geophysics.)


10.Information Technology.

11.Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics etc.): all bachelor’s/integrated master’s degrees

12.Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics etc.)




16.Veterinary Science/ Animal Husbandry

17.Media Science, Media Science and Technology


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


Any other degrees not stated in category A to E, will be decided by admission committee of IIM Raipur