CAT Cutoff & Selection Procedure 2018 for IIM Sambalpur

Last Updated - March 05 2018

IIM Sambalpur Admission Criteria 2018 has announced. Aspirants want admission to Post-graduate programme in management (PGP) can apply at its official website i.e. The total seats available this year are 120.

  • IIM Sambalpur Selection Criteria involves 2 steps- Completing CAT and Individual Appearance Procedure (comprises Written Analysis & Individual Interview). 
  • 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 aspirants will be done under the mentorship of IIM Rohtak.
  • CAT Cut Off is expected to be 90 percentile this year.

Read more about IIM Sambalpur Admission 2018

CAT Cutoff 2017 for IIM Sambalpur

  • For ST/PWD/DA aspirants, CAT 2017 cut off has gone down from 50 percentile to 30 percentile.
  • But CAT cutoff for NC-OBC category has decreased from 80 percentile to 65 percentile.
  • No change has been observed in CAT Cut off for general aspirants.
  • Cut off has reduced from 60 percentile to 50 percentile for SC aspirants.

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

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

Selection Criteria for IIM Sambalpur 2018

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 aspirants will be offerd 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 procedure is a criterion for final selection. In this stage following factors will be considered:

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

Calculating CAT Test Performance Score

Following calculation is done on the basis of participants’ CAT 2017 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 2017 will include 55% of the final score of the aspirant. This 55% consists of 30% for VAP and 25% for QAP


VAP = VA percentile of the participant/ Maximum VA percentile

QAP = QA percentile of the participant/ Maximum QA percentile

Calculation of Past Academic Performance

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

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

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

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 finished 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-2017 cut-offs, will be calculated using the following rule:

FS = 0.55 * (CAT 2017 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


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

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