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IIM Raipur: Indian Institute of Management Raipur Frequently Asked Questions

  • Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  • NIRF Ranking for Management 14

Saurav Anand

IIM Raipur Questions and Answers

Q. What is the ranking of IIM Raipur?

Ans. IIM Raipur has been ranked 11 by NIRF 2023 among the top 100 B-schools in India and ranks 7th among the IIMs.

Q. Does IIM Raipur have a permanent campus?

Ans. Yes, the Government of Chhattisgarh has allotted over 200 acres of land for the permanent campus of IIM Raipur. The new campus consists of all basic and modern facilities for its students to support quality education in an extensive learning environment. 

Q. What are the popular management courses offered at IIM Raipur?

Ans. IIM Raipur offers the following programs in management;

Q. What is the MBA fee at IIM Raipur?

Ans. The total fee for a two-year full-time residential MBA program at IIM Raipur is INR 16.10 lakhs, excluding the boarding charges. 

Q. Are there any scholarships available for MBA students at IIM Raipur?

Ans. Yes, IIM Raipur provides scholarships to SC/ST candidates.

Q. Are there any accommodation facilities at IIM Raipur?

Ans. Yes, IIM Raipur offers hostel facilities for MBA students.

Q. Can PGPWE students avail of hostel facilities at IIM Raipur?

Ans. PGPMWE at IIM Raipur is a weekend program, and thus, does not have accommodation facilities. However, the participants can avail of lodging and boarding facilities on a chargeable basis.

Q. What is the IIM Raipur MBA cut-off?

Ans. The overall IIM Raipur CAT 2023 cut-off is expected to be 92 percentile for the general category students.

Q. What was the highest package offered at IIM Raipur during the 2023 placement drive?

Ans. During the 2023 placement drive at IIM Raipur, the highest CTC reached INR 67.60 LPA and the average CTC stood at INR 34.64 LPA.

Q. How many offers were made during the 2023 IIM Raipur placements?

Ans. During 2023 IIM Raipur placements, a total of 287 job offers were made to the MBA/PGP students.

Q. How many students were placed in the placement drive of 2023 at IIM Raipur?

Ans. In the 2023 final placement drive at IIM Raipur, 255 MBA students were placed. The institute has maintained its 100% placement record.

Q. What is the category-wise IIM Raipur MBA cut-off?

Ans. The category-wise minimum cut-offs of the CAT percentile required in each section and the overall percentile for shortlisting candidates for IIM Raipur MBA/PGP admission are mentioned below.

Category Overall VARCDILRQA

Q. What is the admission process for the MBA program at IIM Raipur?

Ans. IIM Raipur MBA 2024 admission process includes the following stages mentioned below;

  • The IIM Raipur MBA admission process has two stages. In the first stage, interested candidates must apply for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023 and choose IIM Raipur PGP in the same application form. 
  • IIM Raipur MBA/PGP intake is 331.
  • Applicants must appear for CAT 2023. 
  • After the announcement of CAT results, candidates are required to register for the Common Admission Process (CAP), to get shortlisted for the PI based on their CAT percentile. 
  • Only those who will clear the minimum overall, as well as the sectional IIM Raipur cut-off of CAT, will be shortlisted for the CAP.
  • The Common Admission Process (CAP) is a common personal interview round for all the new IIMs. 
  • IIM Raipur will prepare the MBA final merit list based on the performance in the Common Admission Process, overall profile, and work experience.
  • The institute assigns 40% weightage to the CAT percentile score, 25% to the PI score, 16% to past academic scores, 9% to work experience, 7% to gender diversity, and 3% to VARC.  

Q. What is the MBA batch strength of IIM Raipur?

Ans. In the 2022-24 IIM Raipur MBA batch, there were a total of 328 students, but in the 2021-23 MBA batch, there were 255 students.

Q. Which was the top recruiting sector during IIM Raipur placements in 2023?

Ans. The top recruiting sectors during IIM Raipur placement in 2023 were Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) with 32% of students receiving opportunities in the sector, followed by IT /ITES (23%), Strategy and Consulting (14%), FMCG (12%) Manufacturing (12%), and others (7%). 

Q. What are the admission criteria for the MBA program at IIM Raipur?

Ans. The final selection of the candidates for IIM Raipur’s MBA/PGP is based on the final composite score, calculated based on parameters such as CAT score, PI, score, VARC, and overall profile.

The weightage assigned for all the parameters for IIM Raipur MBA admission is given below:

Components Weightage 
CAT Score40
PI Score 25
Profile Academic Profile 10
Academic Diversity4
Academic Consistency2
Work Experience 9
Gender Diversity 7

Q. What are the factors affecting the IIM Raipur MBA cut-off?

Ans. IIM Raipur MBA cut-off depends on previous years' highest score, number of MBA seats, number of applicants, average CAT score of applicants, and difficulty level of the CAT exam.

Q. How is the infrastructure at IIM Raipur?

Ans. IIM Raipur has modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, which include a well-equipped library, hostel blocks, modern classrooms, and computer labs. 

Q. What are the eligibility criteria for executive postgraduate management programs at IIM Raipur?

Ans. IIM Raipur offers 2 executive postgraduate management programs, ePGP and ePGP-HRM. 

  • For the two-year Executive Post Graduate Program (ePGP), candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50% and 3 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience are eligible to apply. 
  • For the ePGP-HRM, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 60% aggregate marks and 3 years of full-time work experience in a professional/ managerial/ entrepreneurial role, are eligible to apply. 
  • Both programs have set an age limit of 25 years. 

Q. What are the admission criteria for executive MBA programs at IIM Raipur?

Ans. IIM Raipur ePGP admission will depend on the composite score calculated based on two parameters, personal interview score, and overall profile of the candidate. 

The weightage assigned to each parameter is mentioned below;

Components Weightage 
Personal Interview50
Profile Academic Profile 22
Work Experience 20
Academic Diversity 4
Gender Diversity 4

Q. What are the eligibility criteria for IIM Raipur Ph.D. admission?

Ans. A Master’s degree/PGP from IIMs or its equivalent in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.


Professional qualifications such as CA/ICWA with any bachelor’s degree and CS with B. Com along with minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.


4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 or equivalent.


5-year Integrated Master’s degree program in any discipline, with at least 60% marks, obtained after completing 10+2 or equivalent.

Q. What are the exams accepted by IIM Raipur for Ph.D. admission?

Ans. IIM Raipur accepts CAT, GATE, GRE, GMAT, or JRF (UGC/CSIR) or UGC-NET exams for admission into the Ph.D. program. 

Q. Are international candidates eligible to apply for IIM Raipur Ph.D.?

Ans. Yes, the Ph.D. program at IIM Raipur is open to overseas candidates including NRIs and foreign nationals.

Q. What is the IIM Raipur Ph.D. minimum cut-off?

Ans. IIM Raipur accepts valid CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/ JRF-UGC/CSIR/ UGC-NET scores for shortlisting Ph.D. candidates for the final selection round. The category-wise minimum cut-off of the accepted test scores for Ph.D. admission at IIM Raipur is mentioned below;

Test General NC-OBCSC/ST/DA
CAT Sectional706555
GMAT Sectional706555
GRE (Sectional)706555
UGC-NET All UGC-NET qualified

Q. What are the Ph.D. specializations available at IIM Raipur?

Ans. IIM Raipur offers Ph.D. in the following areas:

  • Humanities and Liberal Arts (Business Communication)
  • Economics & Public Policy
  • Strategic Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information Technology and Systems
  • Organizational Behavior and HRM
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Decisions Science

Q. Does IIM Raipur provide any financial assistance to Ph.D. students?

Ans. Yes, IIM Raipur provides financial assistance to Ph.D. students which is as follows:

  • INR 30,000 per month for the first and second-year students of Ph.D.
  • INR 35,000 for third and fourth-year Ph.D. students.
  • An Annual Contingency Grant of INR 40,000 per annum.
  • A one-time grant for a laptop purchase of INR 50,000. 
  • Conference grant of up to INR 1,50,000.

Q. What are the documents required during Ph.D. admission at IIM Raipur?

Ans. The documents that need to be submitted along with the online IIM Raipur Ph.D. application form are;

  • Mark sheets and certificates of class 10th, 12th, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees qualified (self-attested copies)
  • The percentage conversion certificate from college/university (in the case of CGPA)
  • Two references 
  • Work experience certificates (self-attested copies)
  • Community/caste certificate (if applicable).

Q. How many companies visited IIM Raipur during the 2023 final placement drive?

Ans. During the 2023 placement drive at IIM Raipur, 107 companies, including 32 new recruiters, visited the campus. 

Q. Which are the top recruiting companies at IIM Raipur?

Ans. Top Recruiters at IIM Raipur include Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, Deloitte, E&Y, Tech Mahindra, Vedanta, ICICI Bank, Infosys, L&T, Yes Bank, LatentView, Xiaomi, Genpact, and HCL Technologies.

Q. How was the IIM Raipur summer internship placement of the 2024 MBA batch?

Ans. IIM Raipur Summer Internship Placements of its 2024 MBA batch concluded with 109 recruiters extending internship offers to 328 students. The highest stipend offered during the internship drive was INR 3.50 lakhs and the median stipend stood at INR 1.50 lakhs per month. 

Students received opportunities in a wide variety of domains, with Sales and Marketing recruiting the highest number of students (49%), followed by Operations and IT (19%), Analytics and Consulting (12%), General Management (11%), and Finance (9%).

The average stipend increased by 16% and the median stipend increased by 50%, compared to the previous year’s summer internship placement drive. 

The top 10% of students received an average stipend of INR 2.79 lakhs, while the top 25% and top 50% secured INR 2.43 lakhs and INR 2.11 lakhs respectively. 

Q. When does the summer internship placement start at IIM Raipur?

Ans. The summer internship placements at IIM Raipur start in the final week of September every year.

Q. When does the final placement start at IIM Raipur?

Ans. The final placements at IIM Raipur start in the first week of December.

Q. What is the industry experience of MBA students at IIM Raipur?

Ans. 2021-23 MBA/PGP batch students with Work Experience;

Work Experience in Years Percentage of Students 
Less than 12 months.54%
Between 12 to 23 months.11%
Between 24 to 35 months.19%
Between 36 months and above.16%

2022-24 MBA/PGP batch students with Work Experience;

Work Experience in Years Percentage of Students 
Less than 12 months.54%
Between 12 to 23 months.8%
Between 24 to 35 months.17%
Between 36 months and above.21%

Q. What is the academic background of IIM Raipur MBA students?

Ans. The students of IIM Raipur come from very diverse educational backgrounds ranging from engineering, medical sciences, chartered accountancy, commerce, journalism, and science. 

The institute also has an almost equal ratio of students with freshers and work experience, with representation from industries such as IT, infrastructure, manufacturing, consultancy, healthcare, fashion, journalism, audit, and banking among others. 

IIM Raipur 2021-23 PGP batch consisted of students from various academic disciplines;

Academic Discipline Percentage of Students 
Commerce and Accounting 28%
Management 7%
Arts 3%
Medical 1%
Others 1%

Q. What is the final placement process at IIM Raipur?

Ans. The Placement Committee at IIM Raipur ensures the convenience of companies by assigning a Relationship Manager, who will be their single point of contact at the institute.

A Pre-Placement Talk is conducted on the campus on a mutually convenient date, which helps the students understand the various summer projects that are on offer. As per the requirements of recruiting companies, resumes of interested students will be forwarded for shortlisting. 

The placement process will be conducted at the IIM Raipur campus on a mutually agreed date and the placement committee will connect between the selected students and the companies for communications.

Q. Is there any off-campus placement process available at IIM Raipur?

Ans. On-campus recruitment remains the primary mode of placements at IIM Raipur. If the recruiting company cannot make it to the campus for any reason, they work out other convenient arrangements. 

Q. What are the ePGP shortlisting criteria at IIM Raipur?

Ans. The ePGP shortlisting criteria at IIM Raipur is based on below mentioned factors;

  • School-level academic performance.
  • Academic performance at Graduation level or equivalent.
  • The composite score for work experience.
  • Diversity factors will be considered when the applicant is a woman or belongs to a non-engineering background.

Q. What is the IIM Raipur 2023 placement highlight?

Ans. IIM Raipur 2021-23 MBA Batch strength was 255 students.

Average Salary for the top 10% recorded as INR 34.64 LPA in 2023, increasing by 22% from last year

BFSI recruited 32% of students and emerged as the top recruiting sector

Top Recruiters include Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, ICICI Bank, Infosys, L&T, Yes Bank, Deloitte, E&Y, TAS, Tech Mahindra, Vedanta, Xiaomi, Genpact, HCL Technologies

Q. What is the trend of the average salary package at IIM Raipur?

Ans. The average salary package at IIM Raipur 2023 placement has increased compared to the previous years. The table below shows the annual trend of the IIM Raipur average package over the years. 

Year Average CTC Average CTC of Top 50% Average CTC of Top 25%
2022INR 17.73 LPAINR 21.02 LPAINR 24.01 LPA
2021INR 15.11 LPAINR 18.53 LPAINR 20.61 LPA
2020INR 15.20 LPAINR 18.72 LPAINR 21.28 LPA
2019INR 14.54 LPAINR 17.18 LPAINR 18.56 LPA
2018INR 12.45 LPAINR 15.76 LPAINR 17.5 LPA

Q. Is it worth joining IIM Raipur?

Ans. Yes, IIM Raipur is a great place to study MBA. Everything is well organized like the classrooms, library, etc. IIM Raipur has an experienced faculty that is very supportive. 

Q. Which IIM mentors IIM Raipur?

Ans. IIM Indore mentors IIM Raipur. 

Q. Which is better IIM Raipur or IIM Trichy?

Ans. It depends on your profile. If you have an above-average academic score and have secured a decent CAT percentile, you can bag a seat in any of the old IIMs. However, if you have an average profile, IIM Trichy would be a better choice. 

If you are looking for a large campus with a strong academic focus, then IIM Trichy can be a good choice for you. If you are looking for a smaller campus with a focus on social responsibility and diversity, then IIM Raipur can be a good choice for you.

Q. What is the salary of IIM Raipur Executive PGP?

Ans. The highest salary of IIM Raipur Executive PGP is INR 67 lakhs and the average salary is INR 21 lakhs. 

Q. Which is better IIM Raipur or IIM Ranchi?

Ans. If you look at IIM Ranchi vs IIM Raipur, you’ll understand that both institutes are ranked similarly. Both institutes were established in 2010. However, IIM Ranchi is perceived as a better institute than IIM Raipur.

Q. What is IIM Raipur famous for?

Ans. IIM Raipur is one of the best management institutes in India. The institute is known for offering a two-year full-time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP), which is approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Q. Is pursuing an MBA from IIM Raipur worth it?

Ans. Yes, IIM Raipur MBA is worth joining. For the MBA batch of 2021-23, the institute recorded a placement rate of 100%. The highest domestic and overseas salary packages were INR 67.60 LPA and INR 43.43 LPA, respectively for the MBA placements in 2023. The average salary was INR 21.04 LPA.

Q. What is the gender ratio in IIM Raipur?

Ans. 2021-23 MBA batch strength: 255

  • Female students: 46%
  • Male students: 54% 

2022-24 MBA batch strength: 328 

  • Female students: 62%
  • Male students: 38%