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    IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria 2020-22 through CAT

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     Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur (IIMS), has laid out its admission criteria for admission to its PGP management programs through CAT exam. IIM Sirmaur selection process consists of CAT score, past academics, and work experience. 

    IIM Sirmaur calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which candidates are shortlisted for the final merit list. Composite Score is calculated using factors like Class XII, Graduation Score, CAT score and work experience, etc. There is also insertion of Diversity Factor, which is based on gender and stream of graduation. Candidates after clearing CAT selection process are provided admission in IIM Sirmaur. 

    CAT 2019 is scheduled for November 24 (Sunday) in online mode. Candidates having bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks can apply on the official website of the exam. The last date to apply for the exam is September 19, 2018. Check CAT Eligibility

    IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria: Shortlisting Based on CAT Scores

    If a candidate fails to clear CAT Eligibility criteria they will not be considered for the generation of merit list, irrespective of their CAT Score. Candidates need to score minimum CAT Cut Off to be eligible for IIM Sirmaur Selection Procedure 2019.

    The following table represents the minimum CAT percentile required for PGP course-

    CategoryQuantitative AptitudeData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionTotal
    General80808095
    NC-OBC60606078
    SC50505060
    ST30303040
    PWD30303040

    Note: Candidates must also understand that this is just an eligibility criterion, clearing this will not mean that candidate will surely be called for admission.


    IIM Sirmaur Generation of Merit List for Final Selection

    After CAT gets conducted, IIM Sirmaur calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which candidates are offered admission. Only the candidates clearing eligibility criteria are considered for calculation of the composite score.

    A lot of factors are involved in the ‘Composite Score’ so calculated. Let us take a look at how different factors are considered for calculation of composite score-

    Scaled CAT Score

    CAT Score of a candidate carries the maximum weightage of 30% in the composite score for the PGP course. Scaled CAT Score is calculated by dividing the CAT Score (not percentile) with the highest possible score in CAT and then multiplying it by 30. For example, if a candidate has scored 180 marks in CAT out of 300, the scaled CAT Score would be (180/300) * 50 = 30.

    Method of Scoring: Scaled CAT Score = (Candidate’s CAT Score / Maximum Marks) X 30

    Class XII Marks

    Most of the IIMs do consider the past academic scores of candidates and so is IIM Sirmaur. Class XII marks can carry a maximum weightage of 5 marks in the composite score. Different percentages in Class XII carry different scores in the composite score.

    Here is table representing the scores given to different percentages in Class 12 in the composite score-

    Marks RangeScore
    <=600
    60.01 – 70.001
    70.01 – 802
    80.01 – 903
    90.01 – 954
    >955

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    Graduation Marks

    Candidates can get a maximum of 10 marks in composite score on the basis of their graduation percentage. The Graduation score of the candidate is normalized for each kind of stream (Engineering/Science/Commerce/Arts/Others).

    IIM Sirmaur uses a mathematical formula for normalization, but the variable of that formula actually depends upon the graduation scores of other candidates who have been shortlisted. Therefore, candidates, instead of figuring out their composite score on the basis of graduation, should just keep in mind that maximum of it can be 10 and this score is relative, not fixed.

    Marks RangeScore
    <=600
    60.01 – 70.002
    70.01 – 804
    80.01 – 906
    90.01 – 958
    >9510

    Work Experience (WE)

    Work Experience carries a maximum weightage of 20 marks in PGP. Candidates must not forget that work experience up to July 31, 2018, will only be considered for calculation of composite score.

    Work experience points can be calculated by the following method of scoring-

    For PGP Program, where WE is more than 6 months then WE = Min (X-6)

    Diversity Factor

    IIMs have introduced a new diversity factor for admission into their courses, on the basis of gender and academic background. Female candidates will get 5 points for diversity factor for all kinds of courses, irrespective of their graduation stream.

    Candidates who have done their graduation in the academic disciplines mentioned below will get 5 points of diversification.

    • Arts/Humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology.
    • Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Administration, Business Organization, Commerce, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices.
    • Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship
    • Computer Application
    • Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
    • Law
    • Medicine/Dentistry
    • Pharmacology/Pharmacy
    • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Statistics

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    The table given below represents the maximum weightage of different factors in the composite score, for all the courses-

    FactorsFor PGP
    Scaled CAT Score30
    CAP Score30
    Class XII Marks5
    Graduation Marks10
    Work Experience15
    Diversity Factor (Academic)5
    Diversity Factor (Gender)5
    Total100

    Candidates who are able to clear composite score cut off will be considered for final selection in the institute. Admissions offers are likely to be made starting from last week of May 2020.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques- What is the fee for PGP program at IIM Sirmaur?

    Ans- The total tuition fee of 2-year full-time PGP program at IIM Sirmaur is Rs 10.34 lakhs. 

    Ques- How is work experience scored for offering admission to the institute. 

    Ans- The scaling of work-experience is done out of 15. The division of work is classified in the table given below:

    Number of MonthsScore
    6 or less0
    7-124
    13-188
    19-2412
    25-3615
    37-498
    50 or more0

    Ques- What is the admission confirmation fee of IIM Sirmaur?

    Ans- For confirmation of admission in PGP program at IIM Sirmaur, candidates have to pay an amount of Rs 50,000 which shall be adjusted against the tuition fee in the future. 


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