IIM Sambalpur Admission 2020: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

Tuesday, October 15 2019
IIM Sambalpur Admission 2020
IIM Sambalpur MBA admission 2020 process is based on CAT 2019 score and final selection round. IIM Sambalpur, mentored by IIM Indore, has CAT cut off at 90 percentile and its final selection round is based on Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 to be conducted for 11 IIMs in the months of February/March 2020. Candidates who reconfirm their interest to IIM Sambalpur will be considered for final admission

IIM Sambalpur admission 2020 is based on CAT 2019 score cut off at 90 percentile and participation in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 to be conducted in February/March 2020 for 11 new IIMs. CAP is the PI-WAT round for the new IIMs and the score obtained in CAP determines the admission prospects of the applicant.  Instead of awarding diploma, IIM Visakhapatnam will award MBA degree to the students of its 2 year flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP).

The 2 years Post Graduate Programme (PGP) at IIM Sambalpur has equivalence with Master’s degree of an Indian University for the purpose of admission to higher studies. Mentored by IIM Indore, IIM Sambalpur will participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 conducted for 11 new IIMs. 

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Program Offered by IIM Sambalpur
IIM Sambalpur, apart from offering 2 years full time PGP programme leading to MBA degree, also offers PGPX, EFPM and PhD programmes at its campus.

IIM Sambalpur Fees

  • The Total programme fees payable by PGP students at IIM Sambalpur is Rs.12 lakhs
  • The fee covers the expenses towards Tuition, Library, Internet, Case Permission Royalty, Course Material, Hostel Room Rent, Medical Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance and Alumni Activity.
  • Mess and other expenses are extra.

Intake: 120 Students
IIM Sambalpur has approved intake of 120 students for its PGP programme. The intake may go up for admission 2020.

IIM Sambalpur Placements
IIM Sambalpur which started operation with first batch in 2015-16, has maintained a consistent record of 100% Placements. For the 2017-19 batch, it reported yet again 100% placement with higher average salary. IIM Sambalpur placements 2019 have surpassed many long established B-schools including IIMs who could not complete their final placement 2019 as early as IIM Sambalpur.  

The highest salary at IIM Sambalpur placement 2019 was Rs.58 lakhs. Tolaram Group offered this package to one of the IIM Sambalpur students – Jeeva Naga Kartik who has done specialization in Business Development. The highest CTC offered to the IIM Sambalpur student of PGPM 2017-19 batch has left behind many older IIMs and other top MBA colleges in their top salary packages in placement 2019.

Average Salary in IIM Sambalpur Placement 2019 stood at Rs. 9.33 LPA. Top Recruiters included Tolaram Group, Deloitte, HDFC, SBI Life, Vedanta among others

High Gender Diversity Ratio at IIM Sambalpur
The actual size of IIM Sambalpur MBA 2019-21 batch is much less than of any other top IIMs. However, the gender diversity ratio of 50% at IIM Sambalpur is the highest so far. Out of the total 98 students joining IIM Sambalpur in 2019, 50 students are girls. In terms of percentage, it is more than 50%, although actual number is quite less.

This ratio has left behind IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore in terms of percentage of women students in the MBA batch. Till 2018, IIM Sambalpur had a low gender diversity. 

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IIM Sambalpur Vs Other Top IIMs
The MBA 2019-21 batch size with percentage of women students joining the IIMs is as below

IIM & its Batch size 2019-21
Female students in the batch
Percentage of female students
IIM Ahmedabad - 388
IIM Bangalore-441
IIM Kozhikode-485
IIM Indore - 476
IIM Sambalpur -98

IIM Sambalpur, Director Dr. Mahadeo Jaiswal said, "The number of the girls, taking admission in IIM Sambalpur is the highest among the IIMs in the country. Proper communication about the institution and the growth of the institution besides good placement record are the reasons, which attracted more number of girl students to this institution".

It is mandatory for the candidates who wish to pursue MBA from IIM Sambalpur to appear in the CAT 2019 exam on November 24, 2019. A balanced score in all the three sections of CAT 2019 and good academic profile is the key to get admission in IIM Sambalpur.

The two-year, full-time, residential programme PGP 2020-22 at Indian Institute of management (IIM) Sambalpur is designed to equip students to take on leadership roles in an increasingly complex and dynamic global scenario.

IIM Sambalpur Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM Sambalpur eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. The candidate should appear in CAT 2019 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to become eligible for admission at IIM Sambalpur
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGP admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Sambalpur by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for IIM Sambalpur Admission 2020. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  5. IIM Sambalpur Eligibility criterion further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will become ineligible for the IIM Sambalpur admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2020 from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/ director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2020) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
  6. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Sambalpur and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2020.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2020. 

IIM Sambalpur Admission Criteria
IIM Sambalpur Admission Criteria 2020 is a three step process – Pre shortlisting criteria, Shortlisting criteria for PI-WAT followed by Final admission selection Criteria comprising PI-WAT with only 35% weightage to CAT 2019 score.

Phase-1: Pre-Shortlisting Criteria

  • In the first phase, all eligible candidates who have appeared for CAT 2019 and have applied for IIM Sambalpur are considered for shortlisting
  • Candidates who qualify at this stage will be asked to reconfirm their interest for admission to PGP 2020-22 of IIM Sambalpur sometime in the month of April 2020
  • The shortlist of candidates is based on securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in CAT 2019 exam
  • The shortlisting will be common and will be done by CAP coordinating IIM
  • Candidates obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2019 will only be considered for Shortlisting
  • All the subsequent processing, standardization and selection is limited to candidates belonging to this first shortlist alone. Accordingly, only CAT 2019 score is used as the basis for arriving at the shortlist for PI-WAT round
  • IIM Sambalpur will send e-mail to all candidates who have applied to IIM Sambalpur and also meet the minimum CAT 2019 percentile requirements around third week of April 2020.
  • The E-mail will have a link to a web page where the candidates must reconfirm, by a stipulated date, their interest to pursue their candidature further, for admission to PGP 2020 at IIM Sambalpur. 

Phase-2: IIM Sambalpur Shortlisting Criteria for PI-WAT

  • Only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2019 percentiles requirements, and have reconfirmed their interest, by the stipulated date, for admission to PGP 2020-22 of IIM Sambalpur will be considered for final admission with the PI-WAT round score

IIM Sambalpur Admission Shortlisting Criteria 2020-22 cut offs are shared belo

Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 QUANT
CAT 2019 Overall percentile

Based on 2019 Cut offs

Phase-3: IIM Sambalpur Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection CAP round for admission to IIM Sambalpur
  • The candidates who are shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), will not be required to appear for the CAP round. For these candidates, their Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) scores from the above IIMs will be used to derive their PI /WAT scores for IIM Sambalpur
  •  Candidates who are not shortlisted and interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs) will be required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) conducted as Common Admission Process by IIMs.

IIM Sambalpur Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2020

Percentage weight on a scale of 100
WAT score
Personal Interview (PI)
CAT 2019 score
10th Class board marks
12th class board marks
Bachelor’s degree marks
Work experience
Gender Diversity (Female Candidates)
Academic Diversity (Non-Engineers)
Total Weightage

IIM Sambalpur Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Sambalpur Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2019 to be considered for first stage screening process for admission at IIM Sambalpur
  • Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for CAP round comprising Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2019 score and who have applied for IIM Sambalpur Admission
  • Step 3: Shortlisting process from the pool of the candidates will be done by CAP 2020 coordinating IIM.
  • Step 4: After the CAP round, admission offers are made by IIM Sambalpur to successful candidates who have reconfirmed interest to IIM Sambalpur. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in WAT & PI, Performance in past academics, Performance in CAT 2019, Quality of Work Experience among others
  • Step 5: Final Admission Offer will be made in the last week of May 2020 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components. The academic session as IIM Sambalpur begins in July 2020.

Establishment of IIM Sambalpur located in the State of Odisha was announced by the Government of India in the Union Budget 2014 alongwith the 5 other IIMs. IIM Sambalpur commenced operation in 2015 with its first PGP batch comprising 49 students.

IIM Sambalpur, as of now, operates from the temporary premises allotted to it at Silicon Institute of Technology, Sambalpur and will continue operating from there till the 200 acre campus of IIM Sambalpur gets ready in next few years. The premises are equipped with hostel accommodation with spacious rooms and sufficient furniture. The hostel is in the vicinity of the first year classroom and in the premises of Silicon Institute of Technology, Sambalpur.

The students at IIM Sambalpur are getting the best learning experience and placement opportunities as IIM Indore is mentoring all activities at IIM Sambalpur till it moves to its permanent campus or IIM Sambalpur is able to handle these activities entirely on its own.

The faculty from IIM Indore is delivering courses at IIM Sambalpur during the mentorship period and till IIM Sambalpur own faculty are recruited.

The overall design, quality and delivery of PGP course is in accordance with the standards and with direct involvement of IIM Indore. Students at IIM Sambalpur have the opportunity to get learning from some of the best faculty members in the country today.

IIM Sambalpur experience combines the case study method supported by a team of high calibre faculty, and a tight-knit learning environment with close ties to industry to develop complete leaders who are ready to make an impact. 

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