IIM Raipur admission criteria for PGP batch 2020-22 is now live. This time IIM Raipur seems to have increased its weightage for CAT scores, PI, work experience with a special attention to gender diversity. Check out the highlights of the IIM Raipur selection criteria 2020.
Highlights of the IIM Raipur Admission Criteria
- There is a subsequent increase in shortlisting percentile for overall CAT scores. Last year the weightage to CAT score was 32. This time it is 35.
- There has been a 50% decrease in the weightage for the academic score. It has gone down from 20 to 10 points. More importance will be given to work experience now.
- In order to become more gender-inclusive, IIM Raipur has increased points for gender diversity. However, it is only the females who are for eligible the diversity score.
IIM Raipur Selection Criteria
The admission follows a two-stage process. First is, shortlisting candidates for personal appearance (PA) and then there is the final selection.
Stage 1 - Shortlisting candidates for Personal Appearance (PA)
PA consists of the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The CAT exam has three sections namely, ‘Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VARC). The minimum cut-offs of CAT percentile are required in each section and overall percentile for shortlisting candidates, as indicated in Table 1.
Table 1: Tentative Minimum Cut-offs of CAT-2019 Percentile for each category
Note that IIM Raipur reserves the right to increase or reduce the percentile to obtain the required number of candidates to be called for PA for each category.
Stage 2 - Final Selection
The final score is computed based on - CAT score (35%), PA (35%) and Profile (30%). The detail of weightage in each parameter is given below.
Table 2: Weightage of parameters
|WAT||PI||Academic Profile||Gender Diversity||Academic Diversity||Work exp.|
Academic profile weights 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 and Graduation
|Range of Aggregate Percentage (%)||*12th class||Graduation|
|50.01 to 60||1||1|
|60.01 to 70||2||2|
|70.01 to 80||3||3|
|80.01 to 90||4||4|
|*Note: percentage to be calculated for all the subjects that appear in the mark sheet|
Gender diversity aims to ensure the balance between gender. To achieve this objective, IIM Raipur provides eight (8) marks to the female candidates. Similarly, they strive to promote the academic diversity by providing four (4) marks for non-engineering graduates. The distribution of weightage in relation to work experience is given in Table 4.
|Months*||6 Or Less||7-12||13-18||19-24||25-36||37-42||43-48||49 Or More|
|* Only relevant experience in terms of completed months will be considered.|
The rise in shortlisting percentile for overall CAT score means you need to pull up your socks if you want to get into IIM Raipur for PGP 2020-22. This year IIM Raipur is aiming for mission diversity. In order to promote gender diversity, IIM Raipur provides 8 marks to the female candidates. This is to ensure the balance between gender in the campus. Similarly, IIM Raipur is also opening its arms to non-engineering grads by providing 4 marks for academic diversity. All of this means that your profile and work experience matters if you wish to get into IIM Raipur.
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