IIM-Raipur RAT 2014 will be conducted on April 5


Research Aptitude Test is carried out by IIMs for selection to FPM (Fellow Programme in Management). FPM is a full time doctoral programme at IIM. This programme is for those who have very high level of analytical skills, commitment and motivation for pursuing rigorous research career.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates with any of the below qualification are eligible to apply for FPM:
  • Master’s degree with at least 55% marks. There should be minimum of 50% marks in bachelor’s degree programme.
  • B.Tech/B.E with at least 60% marks and two years of post-qualification experience.
  • Professional qualification like CS, ICWA, CA with at least 55% marks and two years of post-qualification work experience.
  • CAT/GMAT/GRE score along with application is encouraged to submit. However, even without such score application is accepted.
  • Those who are working at UGC/AICTE recognised institute/university on full time basis for at least three years are called for interview directly. Candidates having qualified UGC/CSIR JRF are not required to submit any other score.

Candidates who do not have a valid CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE/UGC-JRF (last 3 years) have to give sit for the exam.

Paper pattern:

The RAT question paper will be will be based on the CAT entrance exam paper pattern.    

Personal interview:

  • If the candidates are shortlisted in the entrance test, they have to appear for a personal interview at IIM Raipur in front of the Doctoral Research Committee (DRC).
  • The DRC will assess the suitability of the candidates for research work based on the portfolio of the candidate. The committee in particular will look into a consistently good academic record, professional accomplishments, research interest etc.

Criteria for preparing the merit list:

The final merit list for admission will be based on Test Score Personal Interview, Academic Qualification and Relevant Work Experience, Research Aptitude and Publications and Reference Letter. 

Important dates:

  • Date of written examination (RAT) and personal interview: April 5, 2014
  • Final result declaration: April 10, 2014
  • Acceptance of Admission Offer with Acceptance Fee: May 10, 2014
  • Submission of first year fees: May 24, 2014
  • Registration and Inauguration of the Programme: June 7, 2014
  • First day of classes: June 9, 2014

For further details: Visit the official website: http://www.iimraipur.ac.in/


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