IIM Sambalpur Admission 2020: Final Result Declared; Check Status, Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees


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July 16, 2020
IIM Sambalpur MBA admission 2020 Result has been declared. You can check your admission status at the Institute website. Among the new IIMs, IIM Sambalpur has low fee structure. The Admission process was based on CAT 2019 cut off at 94 percentile and performance in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 conducted for 9 IIMs. Eligible candidates who confirmed their expression of interest in IIM Sambalpur were considered for final admission
IIM Sambalpur Admission 2020

IIM Sambalpur has declared final result for MBA admission 2020-22 batch. You can check your admission status at the Institute website by login with your Application Seq. No. and Birth date. One of the newest IIMs, IIM Sambalpur has low fee structure among its peers. The offer acceptance fee should be paid within the time period given in your admission offer.

IIM Sambalpur awarded 30% weightage to CAT 2019 score in final selection for MBA admission 2020 while rest 70% has gone to PI-WAT and candidate’s profile. IIM Sambalpur shortlisting criteria for admission 2020 was based on CAT 2019 score cut off at 94 percentile and participation in the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 which was conducted in February/March 2020 for 9 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. 

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Important Admission Offer dates for MBA 2020-22 batch admission

Offer List Date of Announcement of Offer List Last date of payment of Acceptance Fee
1st Offer List 22-May-20 29-May-20 upto 5pm
2nd Offer List 3-Jun-20 10-June-20 upto 5pm
3rd Offer List 11-Jun-20 18-June-20 upto 5pm
4th Offer List 22-Jun-20 27-June-20 upto 5pm
5th Offer List 30-Jun-20 04-July-20 upto 5pm
6th Offer List 8-Jul-20 13-July-20 upto 5pm
7th Offer List 14-Jul-20 18-July-20 upto 5pm

Instead of awarding diploma, IIM Sambalpur 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 participated in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 conducted for 9 new IIMs.

IIM Sambalpur: USPs

  • IIM Sambalpur in Odisha, is mentored by IIM Indore- one of the top six IIMs in the country
  • IIM Sambalpur students have a rare opportunity to be taught by IIM Indore faculty. The faculty members from IIM Indore are delivering courses at IIM Sambalpur.
  • The overall design, quality & delivery of PGP course, is to the standards & with direct involvement of IIM Indore.
  • IIM Sambalpur fee is Rs.12 lakhs which is much lower as compared to other new IIMs
  • Placement 2020 has recorded Average Salary at Rs.11.61 LPA and Highest Salary at Rs.18.92 LPA
  • MBA program at IIM Sambalpur aims to groom the participants as global responsible leaders with a capacity to learn and adapt in a national and international business contexts
  • The program offers an orientation towards achieving excellence with maintaining high ethical standards and a capacity to work efficiently and effectively both individually and in groups
  • IIM Sambalpur will award MBA degree to the students of its 2 year flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) instead of Post Graduate Diploma

Programs 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: Much Lower Among New IIMs
The Total programme fees payable by MBA students at IIM Sambalpur is Rs.12 lakhs which is much lower  among new IIMs

Name of IIM
Fee (Rs. In Lakhs)
IIM Sambalpur
IIM Sirmaur
IIM Tiruchirappalli
IIM Udaipur
IIM Kashipur
IIM Ranchi
IIM Jammu
IIM Raipur
IIM Nagpur
IIM Visakhapatnam
IIM Amritsar
IIM Bodhgaya
  • 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: 180 Students
IIM Sambalpur has an intake of 180 students for its MBA programme.

IIM Sambalpur Placement 2020
IIM Sambalpur concluded final placement 2020 with 11% rise in number of recruiters. More than 65 companies visited the campus. Prominent recruiters such as Bajaj Allianz, Aditya Birla Capital, Deloitte India, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Amul, Vedanta, SBI Life, Tata Steel BSL, HDFC Bank, IBM, Ramco Systems, Tech Mahindra, Mindtree, Motilal Oswal, JustDial participated in placement. The students were offered lucrative roles across Marketing, Sales, BFSI, Operations, Consulting, Analytics, ITeS, and bagged coveted roles in Fintech, E-Commerce, FMCG, and so on.

With a 50% increase in the batch size and an 11% increase in the total number of recruiters visiting campus, IIM Sambalpur set new standards and surpassed its previous placement records. The highest salary stood at INR 18.92 LPA in 2020 from ; Average salary in placement 2020 has increased to INR 11.61 LPA from INR 9.33 last year and median salary stood at INR 11.01 LPA in placement 2020.

It is mandatory for the candidates who wish to pursue MBA from IIM Sambalpur to appear in the CAT  exam. A balanced score in all the three sections of CAT and good academic profile is the key to get admission in IIM Sambalpur. The Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIM Sambalpur is a master’s level programme, leading to the grant of a degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

IIM Sambalpur CAT 2019 Cut offs
Only those candidates whocould  meet the minimum CAT 2019 percentiles requirements, and had reconfirmed their interest, by the stipulated date, for admission to PGP 2020-22 of IIM Sambalpur were considered for PI-WAT round score

IIM SambalpurAdmission Shortlisting Criteria 2020-22cut offs are shared below:

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

Source: IIM Sambalpur Admission Criteria 2020-22

Preparation of Final Merit List at IIM Sambalpur: Weightage Components
All the shortlisted candidates were eligible to participate in Final selection CAP round for admission to IIM Sambalpur. Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2020 are as under:

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
  • The candidates who were shortlisted and interviewed by any one or more of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs), were not required to appear for the CAP round. For these candidates, their Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) scores from the above IIMs were used to derive their PI /WAT scores for IIM Sambalpur
  • Candidates who were not shortlisted and interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs) were required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) conducted as Common Admission Process by IIMs. 
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High Gender Diversity Ratio at IIM Sambalpur
IIM Sambalpur has high gender diversity despite having small batch size. Last year the actual size of IIM Sambalpur MBA 2019-21 batch was much small as compared to any other top IIM. 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 were 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.

Gender Diversity: IIM Sambalpur Vs Other Top IIMs
The MBA 2019-21 batch size with percentage of women students joining the IIMs was 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".

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 2021 Criteria
IIM Sambalpur Admission Criteria 2021 is a three step process–Pre shortlisting criteria, Shortlisting criteria for PI-WAT followed by Final admission selection Criteria comprising PI-WAT with only 30% weightage to CAT 2020 score.

Phase-1: Pre-Shortlisting Criteria

  • In the first phase, all eligible candidates who have appeared for CAT  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 2021-23 of IIM Sambalpur sometime in the month of April 2021
  • The shortlist of candidates is based on securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile scores in CAT 2020 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-2020 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 2020 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 2020 percentile requirements around third week of April 2021.
  • 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 2021 at IIM Sambalpur.

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 2020 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-2020 score and who have applied for IIM Sambalpur Admission
  • Step 3: Shortlisting process from the pool of the candidates will be done by CAP 2021 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 2020, Quality of Work Experience among others
  • Step 5: Final Admission Offer will be made in the last week of May 2021 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.

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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