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IIM Sambalpur CAT 2020 Cutoff: Eligibility, Fees, Composite Score, Selection Criteria, Placements

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Apr 29, 2021

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cut Off 2020 for General category candidates is 90 percentile. Whereas, if candidates belong to the reserved category, the cut off ranges from 40 to 75 depending on the category. IIM The average CTC offered to the students of IIM Sambalpur is INR 11.6 LPA, whereas the highest CTC offered by the institute is INR 19 LPA. Check IIM Sambalpur Placements.

  • IIM Sambalpur has commenced CAT CAP, and the last date for CAP registration was Jan 23. 
  • IIM Sambalpur Selection Procedure consists of the score secured in CAT along with the performance in Personal Interview.
  • The MBA programme at IIM Sambalpur has an intake of 140 students. 

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IIM Sambalpur Composite Score

IIM Sambalpur Admission Date

IIM Sambalpur Admission criteria activity
Important dates
Admission 2021 Application Starts
August 5, 2020 (10 AM)
Shortlist Announcement (PI-WAT)
February, 2021
Final selection round starts (PI-WAT)
February 2021
Deadline to submit Confirmation of Interest online
March 2021
Final Admission Offer
April 2021
Commencement of Session
July 2021

IIM Sambalpur Cutoff 2020

IIM Sambalpur Cutoff 2020

The total percentile CAT 2020 cut off needed to become eligible for WAT/PI round is mentioned below:

CAT Sectional Cutoff for IIM Sambalpur

Category Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Percentile Verbal and Reading Comprehension Overall percentile
General 80 80 80 94
EWS 60 60 60 75
NC-OBC 60 60 60 75
SC 45 45 45 55
ST 30 30 30 40
DAP 30 30 30 40

Important points about IIM Sambalpur

  • Established in 2015, IIM Sambalpur is located in Sambalpur.
  • The programs offered at the institute include:
  1. Post Graduate Programme (PGP)
  2. PGPx (Post Graduate Programme for Working Executives)

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IIM Sambalpur Admission Dates
IIM Sambalpur Eligibility

IIM Sambalpur: Composite Score Parameters

The below-mentioned are the parameters and weight assigned based on which Composite Score will be prepared. The final selection of the candidates will be based on their overall score.

Criteria 2019-2021 2020-2022
CAT Score 35 30
Profile 45 50
Personal Appearance (WAT& PI) 20 20

IIM Sambalpur Eligibility Criteria

All the important information related to the eligibility criteria are written below that will help the applicants to know more about their chances of getting admission:

  • Nationality- For the admission procedure, only the Indian citizens are allowed.
  • Educational qualification- To get admission in the institution, the candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or college in any discipline.
  • Appearing applicants- The applicants studying in the final year of the qualifying exam in the current year are also allowed to apply for the admission procedure.
  • Qualifying marks- The candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in the qualifying exam in case they belong to the general category; however, for the candidates belonging to the reserved category can apply even with 45% marks in the qualifying exam as well.
  • Age criteria- No age limit is fixed by the applicants planning to apply at the institute.

The admission process at IIM-Sambalpur includes:

The admission process of IIM-Sambalpur include

  • CAT Examination
  • Shortlisting candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) round
  • The PA round include Written Analysis (WA) and Personal Interview (PI)
  • The Final Selection List will be prepared according to the candidates’ CAT score, PA score, and profile score including professional work experience as well.

Q. If someone confirms his interest in IIM Sambalpur, does it affect his position in other IIMs?

A. The admission offer in each IIM is independent of others. So, if someone is accepting or rejecting an offer from IIM Sambalpur, it would not affect his position in other IIMs.

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IIM Sambalpur Selection Process

IIM Sambalpur Selection Process

All the important details are mentioned below about the selection process of the applicants for the admission procedure for the reference of the applicants:

  • To appear for the admission procedure, the candidates are suggested to fill and submit the application form.
  • After filling up the application form, the candidates must appear for the CAT 2020 entrance exam.
  • The applicants who have scored higher marks in the CAT 2020 exam will be allowed to take admission in the institution.
  • The selected candidates will be few applicants for the admission procedure based on their marks secured by the applicants in the CAT 2020 exam.
  • In order to appear for the admission procedure, the candidates must have scored more than the cut off marks decided by the authority in the CAT 2020 exam.
  • The final selection list will be prepared based on the candidates’ CAT score, PA score, and profile score including Work Experience (WE) score as assessed during the PA process, score for previous academic performance including other selection criteria.

The most essential step involved while getting admission at IIM Sambalpur is shortlisted the qualifying candidates for the last selection round. The candidates will be shortlisted based on the following parameters.

  1. CAT Score
  2. Personal Appearance
  3. Profile
  1. Academic Components
  2. Work Experience Scoring

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IIM Sambalpur Parameters Weightage

IIM Sambalpur Weightage of Different Parameters

CAT Score

The first stage of shortlisting criteria for the program offered at IIM Sambalpur is the CAT 2020 scores. 30% weightage will be given to the overall CAT score, 20% weightage will be given to personal appearance while the remaining 50% weightage will be given to the candidates’ profile.

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Academic Profile

Under this section, the candidates’ marks of 10th, 12th and graduation will also be considered. The weightage for each level is mentioned below:

Component Weightage
Class 10th marks 2%
Class 12th marks 4%
Under-Graduation 4%
Total  10%

The detailed scoring for the academic profile is mentioned below:

Range of marks Class 10th Class 12th Graduation
<=60 0.2 0.4 0.4
60.01- 64 0.4 0.8 0.8
64.01- 68 0.6 1.2 1.2
68.01- 72 0.8 1.6 1.6
72.01- 76 1.0 2.0 2.0
76.01- 80 1.2 2.4 2.4
80.01- 84 1.4 2.8 2.8
84.01- 88 1.6 3.2 3.2
88.01- 92 1.8 3.6 3.6
92.01>= 2.0 4.0 4.0

Work Experience Scoring

Experience (months) Score
Less than 6 or 6 0
7.12 10
13-24 15
25-36 20
37-48 15
49-60 10
60 or more 0
  • Exact months will be considered while preparing the scores.
  • Also in case the candidates have worked full time and were paid will be considered under work experience.
  • However, the candidates doing apprenticeship or internship, there work experience will not be considered while preparing the scores.

Gender Scoring

Gender Score
Male 0
Female 15
Total 15%

Final Selection

In the final selection stage of IIM Sambalpur 2020 admission criteria, the candidates will be evaluated according to their overall scores.

IIM Sambalpur Reservation Policy

IIM Sambalpur Reservation Policy

As per the rules laid by the Government of India, the reservation for various categories will be applied in the following manner:

Category Reservation (in percentage)
Scheduled Tribe 7.5
Scheduled Caste 15
OBC Non-Creamy Layer 27
Differently Abled Person 5
EWS 10

IIM Sambalpur Final Selection round - Acceptance of Offer and Withdrawal

The final selected candidates need to accept the offer from IIM Sambalpur once they have received the offer. They must accept the offer within the mentioned time period only along with the acceptable amount worth INR 50,000. However, in case the candidate withdraws the offer within the mentioned time, they will get their money refunded with the deduction of the processing fee, which is INR 1000. But in case, the candidates ask for the withdrawal after the specified date, they are not liable to get any refund.

How to Apply at IIM Sambalpur?

How to Apply at IIM Sambalpur?

The candidates planning to apply at IIM Sambalpur need to fill the application process online and offline by visiting the official website of the institute. To get admission to PGPM courses, the candidates need the fill the application of CAT 2020.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the admission form and download the same.
  • Mention the required personal and academic details.
  • Attach the supporting documents.
  • Take a print out and send the application to

The Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur,

Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Sambalpur – 768019, Odisha

IIM Sambalpur Placement

Key Highlights for IIM Sambalpur 2018-2020 batch:

  • Highest Salary Offered - INR 58 Lakhs (International Placement)
  • Average Batch Salary - INR.9.33 Lakhs
  • Average Salary for top 25%- INR15.32 Lakhs
  • Average Salary for top 50%- INR. 12.04 Lakhs
  • Total Batch Size - 60 students

IIM Sambalpur Sector Wise Placement

Sector Percentage
Sales and Marketing 23.9
Strategy Advisory 38
IT and Analytics 16.9
Operation  12.7

IIM Sambalpur Top Companies

  1. Bajaj Allianz
  2. Aditya Birla Capital
  3. Deloitte India
  4. Ernst & Young
  5. Amul
  6. Vedanta
  7. HDFC Bank
  8. Evalueserve
  9. IBM
  10. Ramco Systems
  11. Tech Mahindra
  12. Mindtree
  13. Motilal Oswal,

IIM Sambalpur Admission 2021-23 FAQs

Ques. How much amount is to be paid at the time of confirming the admission? Is that amount refundable after the cancellation of admission?

Ans. The total amount to be paid at the time of confirming the admission is about INR 1,00,000. This amount will be balanced against payment of tuition fee in future. If someone, in any case, cancels his admission in the institute, only INR 1000 will be retained as per the guidelines of GOI. 

Ques. How will I be notified if I am accepted at IIM Sambalpur?

Ans. Qualified candidates will be informed via mail which candidates must confirm by accepting the letter and depositing the stipulated fee.

Ques. What is the weightage given to work experience at IIM Sambalpur?

Ans. The Weightage given to the candidates’ work experience is 20%. 

Ques. How is the placement at IIM Sambalpur? 

Ans. Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur ranking has been increased because of its placement records in every academic year. With almost a 50% increase in the batch size and a 104% increase in the total number of visiting companies on campus The key roles offered to the students were Consulting, Equity Research Analyst, Executive Assistant, Sales Manager, Management Trainee, Business Development Consultant.

Ques. Are candidates with a foreign nationality eligible?

Ans. No, as only Indian citizens are eligible for IIM Sambalpur.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

CAT 2021 : 4 answered questions


Ques. Will 87.15% in CAT fetch me a call from GIM and KJ Somaiya?

● Top Answer By Kiran Chugh on 05 Apr 21

Ans. For GIM the required CAT percentile is around 85-90 percentile. The CAT cutoff trend for KJ Somaiya is as follows.  Category  VARC DI & LR QA Overall General  85 80  80 90 NC-OBC 75 70 70 80 SC 70 65 65 75 ST 60 60 60 75 DA 60 60 60 75 Apart from the CAT scores, there are other parameters that play crucial roles in getting admission to KJ Somaiya. Discussed below are such parameters with the assigned weightage.  Qualifying Examination - CMAT/GMAT/CAT/XAT - 50% Group Discussion - 12% Personal Interview - 15% Work Experience - 5% Past Academic Record - 10% Outstanding Achievements - 8% Hope you got an idea about the cutoff required to secure admission at KJ Somaiya and GIM. Read more
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Ques. I am currently in second year of my engineering and I really wish to do my MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. How can I start now to ensure a good rank in CAT?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 30 Mar 21

Ans. A friend of mine attended IIM Ahmedabad. Based on his experience, here are a few points you should take into account for your preparation.  Score more than 4.5 GPA Get two years of work experience Crack CAT with 99.9+%ile Perform well in WAT PI. Apart from the basics, here are a few suggestions that should help you in preparing.  Online CAT coaching: There are many institutes that offer online coaching classes on weekends. Just follow their guidelines on every subject. This option helps you to handle both engineering and CAT parallelly and saves a lot of your time and effort. 100 minutes of CAT: A daily session for 100 minutes of CAT practice questions at home or college will boost your confidence. Some practice after college hours will boost your problem-solving skills. Enjoyment on holidays: On festive occasions, allot most of your time for CAT practice. Maximum time should be allocated to CAT practice questions. You can even make it 6 hours on special holidays. If you are still an engineering student, and in the third year, allot 120 minutes daily to CAT practice. Similar has to be done in the fourth year. Once you are done with your graduation, you would get a lot of time. Now, you need to increase the practice hours to 9 hours per day. If you aren’t satisfied with the online classes, you can even join any renowned coaching center for a 90 days fast track coaching. This could even increase your confidence level. Your only target should be to secure a very good percentage in Engineering. Graduation percentage also plays a major role at the time of selection into the IIMs. You must balance both CAT and Engineering at the same time. Graduation should always be your first priority. Complete the engineering tasks, and then move on to CAT practice. These exams are very challenging. Failures are a very common thing here. Just don’t feel discouraged if you fail. Keep trying and keep your confidence levels up.Read more
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Ques. What is the difference between CAT and IIFT syllabuses?

● Top Answer By Sandhya R on 19 Mar 21

Ans. IIFT Entrance Examination and CAT, both share a similar kind of syllabus for some sections while it differs for the others. Both IIFT and CAT have the verbal ability test, data interpretation, quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning sections. The major differences are IIFT syllabus includes a general knowledge section whereas the CAT does not. Similar syllabus for the following sections - Quantitative Ability - The difficulty level of IIFT is lower when compared to CAT. Verbal Ability - The overall difficulty level of RC's in IIFT is easier as compared to CAT. IIFT has a Grammar and Vocabulary section as well which is not seen in CAT that often. Logical Reasoning - The difficulty level of this section is equal for both the exams and the topics that are covered are also the same. Data Interpretation - The new Format of CAT with online calculator facility makes it easier for the students while the long DI Questions in IIFT without any calculator become a difficult problem for the students. If the student is not that good with numbers, they should try clearing this section just for the sake of sectional cut off. General Knowledge - IIFT has one of the toughest GK Sections as compared to other Management Entrance Examinations and this is why the cutoffs are extremely low too. However, CAT, on the other hand, does not have this section. The difference is the Platform as CAT is conducted on an online platform over different sessions. For IIFT, you have to make use of Pen and Paper and it is conducted in a single exam window. CAT has 2.2 lakh aspirants on an average who sit for a number of seats that are provided in a number of B Schools except IIMs. IIFT is taken by around only 60,000 students who fight for around 300 seats that are spread across 3 campusesRead more
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Ques. Who can rate CAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, MICAT, TISS, or NMAT in terms of difficulty level?

● Top Answer By Janvi Bhambri on 01 Feb 21

Ans. Among all these examinations, XAT is most difficult, followed by CAT. The difficulty level of the exams, in descending order (most difficult to easy) is XAT> CAT> IIFT> SNAP> TISS> NMAT. Now, let us dive into a detailed analysis behind the assigned ranks and the difficulty level. IIFT-  The questions asked in IIFT are a mixture of moderate and difficult.  The struggle lies in the attainment of marks within the cut-off range, both total cut-off and individual section cut-off.  Therefore, the students have no option but to perform exceedingly well in all sections, GK included.  The acceptance rate of IIFT is comparably low, only 400 students get admitted out of 50000 students. SNAP –  The entrance exam is easy but the tough part is to score marks that will be eligible for admission into Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, or SCHMID branch.  These are the branches which are of good quality, unlike the rest of them. TISS-  The exam pattern of TISS is easy but the GK section is the most dangerous part among them.  The questions asked in the GK section comprise both general knowledge and current affairs, therefore the portions are cover is endless. NMAT-  NMAT exam can be successfully cleared with proper preparation. The questions asked are conceptually based.  No negative marks are given for wrong answers, hence the students are free to attempt all the questions fearlessly.  MICAT is pretty easy. If you want a career in brand marketing and advertising it is necessary.  Therefore, from the above discussion, you can estimate the logic behind ranking the difficulty level of exams.Read more
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divakar sharma
Is there any scholarship offered to the top 20 students?
abdul nazir

Certain IIMs offer scholarship or tuition fee waiver to CAT toppers but it varies from one institute to another. IIM Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Bangalore are some of the institutes that offer CAT score based scholarships. To get details of every scheme visit IIM Scholarships offered through CAT

vikram dewan
What is the cutoff for admission in IIM Sambalpur?
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Hii Vikram, Greetings from collegedunia. IIM Sambalpur has announced the release of the cutoff for the batch of 2020- 22 on its official website. Kindly refer this link to know more:- IIM CUT OFF