IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff & Selection Procedure 2020

    Megha Rohilla Megha Rohilla
    University Data Specialist

    Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sambalpur admission criteria will release after the declaration of CAT result. Candidates seeking admission to Postgraduate Program in Management (PGP ) can apply on the official website of Institute i.e. The total seats available are 120.

    Once the CAT Results out, the institute will release its separate cut off list. Shortlisted candidates based on their CAT score are called for the selection process. IIM Sambalpur Selection Criteria involves 2 steps- Clearing CAT and Personal Appearance Process (includes Written Analysis & Personal Interview).

    IIM Sambalpur CAT Cut Off is expected to be 90 percentile this year. Class 10-12 grades, academic performance at graduation level and prior work experience are also considered while preparing the final merit list. Since IIM Sambalpur is one of the six new IIMs, the shortlisting of candidates will be done under the mentorship of IIM Rohtak.

    About CAT 2019:
    CAT 2019 is scheduled for November 24 through computer-based mode. CAT 2019 Online Registration has been started from August 7, 2019. Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks can apply at The last date of application form submission is September 18, 2019

    Check CAT Eligibility

    IIM Sambalpur Previous Year CAT Cutoff

    • No change has been observed in CAT Cut off for general candidates.
    • But CAT cutoff for NC-OBC category has decreased from 80 percentile to 65 percentile.
    • Cut off has reduced from 60 percentile to 50 percentile for SC candidates.
    • For ST/PWD/DA candidates, CAT cut off has gone down from 50 percentile to 30 percentile.

    The shortlisting of candidates is done by IIM Rohtak and IIM Indore and IIM Sambalpur. Following is the category and section-wise cutoff for this year. 

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal & Reading ComprehensionOverall Percentile
    OBC (Non-Creamy)65656565

    Check CAT Previous year cut off analysis

    IIM Sambalpur Selection Criteria

    Students who have applied to IIM Sambalpur at the time of CAT Registration and meet the cut-offs will receive an email from IIM Sambalpur. These candidates will be provided with a link to a page where they must express and reconfirm their desire to pursue their candidature further for the admission to PGP in management at “IIM Sambalpur” by a specific date.

    After meeting CAT Cut Off, the next stage in IIM Sambalpur Selection process is a criterion for final selection. In this stage following factors will be considered:

    • CAT Test Performance Score- 55% 
    • Personal Appearance Process (PAP)- 20% (Written Analysis- 5%, Personal Interview- 15%)
    • Profile- 25% (Academic Profile- 5%, Work Experience- 10%, Diversity- 10%)

    Calculating CAT Test Performance Score

    Following calculation is done on the basis of applicants’ CAT performance (percentile obtained in sections 1&2, where section 1 was QA & DI and section 2 was VA & LR).

    Performance in the two sections of CAT will comprise 55% of the final score of the candidate. This 55% consists of 30% for VAP and 25% for QAP


    VAP = VA percentile of the applicant/ Maximum VA percentile

    QAP = QA percentile of the applicant/ Maximum QA percentile

    Calculation of Past Academic Performance

    Applicants’ academic performance (marks obtained) in 10th Standard Examination, 12th Standard Examination, and Bachelor’s Degree Examination is considered in PAP Score.

    • For 10th and 12th Standards: The eligible students will be assigned rating scores ‘A’ and ‘B’ based on their percentage of marks obtained in 10th and 12th standard examinations respectively.
    • For Bachelor’s Degree: The eligible students will be assigned a rating score ‘C’ based on the percentage of marks received in the Bachelor’s degree.

    Following table shows the calculation of these three scores i.e. A, B & C

    The final Past Academic Performance (PAP) Score will be calculated using the following formula:

    PAP = (0.30 * A + 0.35 * B + 0.35 * C)/10

    Also Check CAT Score Calculation

    Calculation of Work Experience Score

    Work Experience Score will be calculated or assigned on the basis of a number of months of work experience.

    WE = 0 for w <= 6

    WE = 0 for w > 48

    WE = w/24 for 6 < w <= 24

    WE = 1 – ((w-24)/24) for 24 < w <= 48

    Where ‘w’ is the number of completed months of work experience.

    The selection at final stage will be based on the ranks computed for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PWD) on the basis of their Final Scores (FS).

    Calculation of Gender Diversity


    Reservation in IIM Sambalpur

    CategoryReservation (%)

    Calculation of Final Composite Score

    The Final Score of the student, who meets the CAT cut-offs, will be calculated using the following rule:

    FS = 0.55 * (CAT TP score) + 0.30 * (PAP Score) + 0.15 * (WE Score)

    Where, FS = Final Selection

    TP = Test Performance

    PAP = Past Academic Performance

    WE = Work Experience

    In case of any queries, below are the contact details:

    Address: Silicon West, P.O. Sason, Sambalpur, Odisha 768200

    Phone: 070644 10811

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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. 

    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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