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IIM Sambalpur CAT Cutoff 2021: Selection Criteria, Eligibility, & Placements

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Oct 30, 2021

IIM Sambalpur CAT 2021 Cut off will be released online on the official website. Last year, the qualifying CAT Cut off decided by the institute was 94 percentile for the general category & between 75 to 45 percentile for other category candidates.

  • Scoring above or equal to the qualifying cutoff is mandatory to get shortlisted for the PI round. Read More IIM Shortlist and Admission
  • IIM Sambalpur CAT Admission Procedure consists of the score secured in CAT along with the performance in the Personal Interview.
  • The MBA program at IIM Sambalpur has an intake of 140 students.

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IIM Sambalpur CAT Cut off 2021 & Selection Process

The criteria for admission to IIM Sambalpur consists of the following steps:

  • CAT Examination
  • Shortlisting candidates for Personal Appearance (PA) process.
  • Conducting the PA process composed of Personal Interview (PI)
  • Preparing the Final Selection List (FSL) based on CAT score, PA score, and profile score including Work Experience (WE) score as assessed during the PA process, the score for Past Academic Performance (PAP), and any other criterion included.

Stage 1: Criteria for Shortlisting for PA process

  • Qualifying minimum cut off criteria is the first step to becoming eligible for the admission process. 
  • In the case of female candidates under the general category, the overall cut-off percentile for eligibility for the PA process is>= 87 with a sectional cutoff of 65 percentiles.
Category Quantitative Aptitude Percentile => Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Percentile => Verbal and Reading Comprehension => Overall percentile =>
General 70 70 70 93
EWS 50 50 50 74
NC-OBC 50 50 50 74
SC 35 35 35 54
ST 27 27 27 40
DAP 27 27 27 40

Stage 2: Criteria for Preparing the Merit List

The criteria for preparing the merit list will be as follows:

  • CAT Score*: 30 %
  • Personal Appearance (PI): 20%
  • Profile: 50%
    • Academic Profile: 10 %
      • 10th Standard: 2%
      • 12th Standard: 4%
      • Under Graduation: 4%
    • Work experience: 20 %
    • Diversity: 20 %

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

  • The 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, for the candidates doing apprenticeship or internship, their work experience will not be considered while preparing the scores.
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

Gender Diversity Scoring

Gender Score
Male 0
Female 15
Total 15%

Stage 3: Final Selection

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

IIM Sambalpur CAT Cut off 2020

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

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

IIM Sambalpur: CAT 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 CAT 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 Indian citizens are allowed.
  • Educational qualification- To get admission to 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.

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IIM Sambalpur Selection Process

IIM Sambalpur CAT 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 entrance exam.
  • The applicants who have scored higher marks in the CAT 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 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 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.

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IIM Sambalpur Reservation Policy

IIM Sambalpur CAT 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 2021.

  • 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

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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

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IIM Sambalpur CAT Cut off & Admission 2021 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.

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