IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff: Eligibility, Composite Score, and Selection Criteria

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    IIM Sambalpur has announced the release of the cutoff for the batch of 2020- 22 on its official website. The IIM Sambalpur 2020 cutoff is the minimum marks needed by the candidates to become eligible to apply for admission to the institute.  The candidates who have cleared sectional and overall cutoff will be considered for admission for at the institute. Their performance in the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds will also be considered while taking the final decision.

    • The qualifying CAT Cutoff percentile at IIM Sambalpur MBA admission 2020-22 is 94% for the students belonging to general category students.
    • The selected candidates will be informed through an email. Upon receiving the mail, they need to confirm their admission by accepting the letter and by depositing the stipulated fee. The same fee will be adjusted at the time of admission.
    • Increase in work experience: The weightage given to the candidates’ work experience has been increased by 5%. From this year onwards, 20% weightage will be given to candidates with work experience.
    • Weightage of marks in undergraduate section decreases by 2%: In the academic profile section, IIM Sambalpur has reduced the weightage in the undergraduate section by 2% making it 4%. However, the weightage of the marks obtained in the 12th standard has increased by 2% with a total now being 4%.
    • However, the minimum CAT percentile needed for the NC-OBC category students is 75. The minimum percentile requirement by the students belonging to other categories like SC, ST, DAP, etc. is mentioned below.
    • A total of 9 IIMs including IIM Sambalpur a Common Admission Process (CAP) while selecting candidates for personal appearance (PA), coordinated by IIM Ranchi. The final list of the candidates will be prepared based on the candidates’ performance in WAT & PI rounds. The section wise and overall cut off percentile marks of IIM Sambalpur is mentioned below.

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    IIM Sambalpur: Composite Score

    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.

    CAT Score3530
    Personal Appearance (WAT& PI)2020

    CAT Cutoff for IIM Sambalpur 2020

    CAT Cutoff for IIM Sambalpur 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

    CAT Sectional Cutoff for IIM Sambalpur

    CategoryQuantitative Aptitude PercentileData Interpretation and Logical Reasoning PercentileVerbal and Reading ComprehensionOverall percentile

    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 Eligibility Criteria

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

      A. 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. 

      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.

      IIM Sambalpur Selection Process

      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.

      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

      IIM Sambalpur Different Parameters

      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.

      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 marks2%
      Class 12th marks4%
      Total 10%

      The detailed scoring for the academic profile is mentioned below:

      Range of marksClass 10thClass 12thGraduation
      60.01- 640.40.80.8
      64.01- 680.61.21.2
      68.01- 720.81.61.6
      72.01- 761.02.02.0
      76.01- 801.22.42.4
      80.01- 841.42.82.8
      84.01- 881.63.23.2
      88.01- 921.83.63.6

      Work Experience Scoring

      Experience (months)Score
      Less than 6 or 60
      60 or more0
      • 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
      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:

      CategoryReservation (in percentage)
      Schedule Tribe7.5
      Schedule Caste15
      OBC Non-Creamy Layer27
      Differently Abled Person5

      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?

      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.

      • 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

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


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