IIM Sirmaur Admission 2021: Check Status, Eligibility, Criteria, Cut-off, Fees, Placement


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October 26, 2020
IIM Sirmaur MBA admission criteria 2021 is likely to remain same as that of last year. The final selection is based on CAT 2020 score, PI-WAT score in CAP 2021, academics and work experience. IIM Sirmaur, mentored by IIM Lucknow, will participate in CAP 2021 and as such will have common shortlisting criteria as applicable for other CAP participating IIMs. It will award weightage of 30% to CAT score in final selection
IIM Sirmaur Admission 2021

IIM Sirmaur is a fast emerging top B-school in the family of 20 IIMs. With more candidates showing interest to take admission in IIM Sirmaur, intake in the MBA 2021-23 batch is expected to go up further. Although IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria 2021 is yet to be announced, no change is expected from the last year IIM Sirmaur admission criteria.  

IIM Sirmaur Admission 2021: Important Dates
All the candidates who have registered and applied for CAT 2020, opted for admission in IIM Sirmaur in the CAT 2020 application form, and score the required cut off percentile, will be considered for next stage of IIM Sirmaur Admission criteria.  Important dates related to admission activities 2021 at IIM Sirmaur are as below:

IIM Sirmaur Admission criteria activity
Important dates
Admission 2021 Application Starts
August 5, 2020 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2020- tick on the IIM Sirmaur MBA, MBA(T&HM) programme, choose preferred interview cities in the application form. No extra application fees to be paid.
Last date to Apply
September 23, 2020 (5PM)
Extended from September 16
CAT 2020 Exam
November 29, 2020
At 156 test cities in three slots on same day
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
February, 2021
For the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2021
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
February 2021
CAP 2021 is common for 9 new & baby IIMs and Will continue till March 2021
Submission of Confirmation of Interest online
March 2021
After CAP round 2021 is over
Final Admission Offer
April 2021
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance
 Session Commencement
July 2021
Selected Candidates to register online and pay acceptance fee before orientation

Mentored by IIM Lucknow, IIM Sirmaur will participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2021 to be conducted for 9 new IIMs. The two-year, full-time, residential MBA and MBA (T&HM) programmes at Indian Institute of management (IIM) Sirmaur are designed to develop leaders and entrepreneurs who can perform globally to make a valuable difference to the Society and the Corporate world. 

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IIM Sirmaur: USPs

  • IIM Sirmaur is mentored by IIM Lucknow, one of the top four IIMs in the country
  • IIM Sirmaur students have a rare opportunity to be taught by IIM Lucknow faculty. The faculty members from IIM Lucknow are delivering courses at IIM Sirmaur.
  • The overall design, quality & delivery of PGP course, is to the standards & with direct involvement of IIM Lucknow.
  • IIM Sirmaur fee is much lower as compared to other new IIMs
  • Placement 2020 has recorded Average Salary at Rs.11.28 LPA and Highest Salary at Rs.26 LPA
  • The two-year, full-time, residential programme is designed to equip students to take on leadership roles in an increasingly complex and dynamic global scenario.
  • Each year consists of three trimesters, with 8 weeks of summer internship.
  • IIM Sirmaur 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 Sirmaur
IIM Sirmaur offers following programs:

  • 2 years full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme
  • 2 Years full time Master of Business Administration (Tourism & Hospitality Management)
  • Doctoral (PhD) Programme in Management.  

IIM Sirmaur Fees
IIM Sirmaur fees for 2 years MBA programme is Rs.11.75 lakhs which is much lower  among new IIMs.

  • The IIM Sirmaur fees cover the expenses towards Tuition, Library, Internet, Case Permission Royalty, Course Material, Hostel Room Rent, Medical Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance and Alumni Activity.
  • In addition, the student has to pay Rs. 1,00,000/- in each term (up to fourth term) for the International Immersion Programme and in the event the Immersion programme is not conducted, the cost of fee charged for the immersion programme activity shall be adjusted against the term fee.
  • Mess Charges are to be paid as per actuals

IIM Sirmaur Intake: 120 Students
IIM Sirmaur intake is of 120 students for its MBA programme. The intake may go up for admission 2021.

IIM Sirmaur Placements
IIM Sirmaur Placements 2020 concluded with 25% rise in number of recruiters. The highest domestic salary in IIM Sirmaur Placements 2020 increased to Rs.26 LPA from Rs.16 LPA last year. The average salary for the batch increased to Rs.11.28 LPA in IIM Sirmaur Placement 2020 from Rs.9.2 LPA last year. The size of the batch of IIM Sirmaur had also grown by 55.55% to 98 students in 2018-20 batch from 63 students in 2017-19 batch. 94 students participated in placement 2020.

Top Recruiters in IIM Sirmaur Placement 2020 included AGS, EY, ZS, ICICI Bank, Muthoot, Mu Sigma, Lenskart.com, EY,  DCM SHRIRAM, KENT, REC, Mindtree, Tech Mahindra among others Read More

IIM Sirmaur Selection Process through CAP 2021 
IIM Sirmaur participates in Common Admission Process (CAP) which is the WAT and PI round, conducted for admission to new IIMs. Last year 9 IIMs participated in the process.  Admission to the Master in Business Administration Programme at IIM Sirmaur for the year 2021-23 batch shall constitute the following parameters under Common Admission Process (CAP):

  • CAT 2020 Examination valid CAT score, as applicable
  • Common eligibility criteria for shortlisting to WAT and PI process: IIM Sirmaur shall have the same shortlisting criteria as that of all other participating IIMs for CAP-2021 (Except for Supernumerary seats for Girl students)
  • Personal Presence Process (PPP): Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview, as per the shortlisting criteria
  •  Announcement of the final selection/merit list on the basis of the composite score arrived at using weightages as per valid CAT-2020 score, WAT and PI score, academic profile, work experience and diversity (gender/academic disciplines)

It is mandatory for the candidates who wish to pursue MBA from IIM Sirmaur 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 Sirmaur. The MBA at IIM Sirmaur is a master’s level programme, leading to the grant of a degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).  

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IIM Sirmaur Eligibility for Admission

  1. IIM Sirmaur admission 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 2020 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to become eligible for admission at IIM Sirmaur
  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 Sirmaur 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 Sirmaur Admission 2021. 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 Sirmaur Eligibility criterion further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will become ineligible for the IIM Sirmaur admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2021 from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/ director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2021) 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 Sirmaur 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, 2021.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2021. 

IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria
IIM Sirmaur 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.

IIM Sirmaur Pre-Shortlisting Criteria

  • In the first phase, all eligible candidates who have appeared for CAT 2020 and have applied for IIM Sirmaur are considered for shortlisting
  • Candidates who qualify at this stage will be asked to reconfirm their interest for admission to MBA 2021-23 of IIM Sirmaur 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 Sirmaur will send e-mail to all candidates who have applied to IIM Sirmaur 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 MBA 2021 at IIM Sirmaur. 

IIM Sirmaur Shortlisting Criteria for PI-WAT
As per the IIM Sirmaur shortlisting criteria 2021, only those candidates who meet the minimum CAT 2020 percentile requirements, and have reconfirmed their interest, by the stipulated date, for admission to MBA 2021-23 of IIM Sirmaur will be considered for final admission with the PI-WAT round score

IIM Sirmaur Shortlisting Criteria 2021-23:
The category wise first stage IIM Sirmaur cut offs in the IIM Sirmaur shortlisting criteria, below which candidates would not be considered for further selection process, are shared below:

IIM Sirmaur cut off for VARC
IIM Sirmaur cut off for DILR
IIM Sirmaur cut off for QUANT
Overall IIM Sirmaur cut off CAT 2020 percentile

CAT Cut Off: May Vary in Actual Shortlisting
IIM Sirmaur's Admission Committee decides the number of candidates who would be called for Personal Assessment (PA) process on the basis of criteria prepared for each category. However, if the actual number of short-listed candidates were found to be less than the required number of candidates to be called for WAT & PI category-wise, then the overall as well as section-wise minimum score would be reduced to get the desired number of candidates.

IIM Sirmaur Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection CAP round for admission to IIM Sirmaur
  • 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), are 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 Sirmaur
  • Candidates who are not shortlisted and interviewed by any of the IIMs at Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow (only for their PGP/PGPM programs) are required to appear for a Personal Interview (PI) / Written Ability Test (WAT) conducted as Common Admission Process by IIMs.

IIM Sirmaur Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2021

Percentage weight on a scale of 100
WAT score
Personal Interview (PI)
CAT 2020 score
12th class board marks (95.01-100%)
Bachelor’s degree marks (95.01-100%)
Work experience (25-36 Months)
Gender Diversity (Female Candidates)
Academic Diversity (Non-Engineers)
Total Weightage

IIM Sirmaur Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Sirmaur 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 Sirmaur
  • 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 Sirmaur Admission
  • Step 3: Shortlisting process from the pool of the candidates is done by CAP 2021 coordinating IIM.
  • Step 4: After the CAP round, admission offers are made by IIM Sirmaur to successful candidates who have reconfirmed interest to IIM Sirmaur. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in WAT & PI, Performance in past academics, Performance in CAT exam, Quality of Work Experience among others
  • Step 5: Final Admission Offer was made in the month of June 2021 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components. The academic session as IIM Sirmaur  begins in July.

Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur, which became operational in 2015, is one of 20 premier business schools in the country declared as institutions of national importance by the Government of India. IIM Sirmaur, mentored by IIM Lucknow offers full-time two-year residential program in management designed to develop sensitive and future-aware corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.  An encouraging increase in the number and diversity of recruiters as well as profiles offered to IIM Sirmaur students in Placement 2020 has attracted more candidates to opt for IIM Sirmaur. 

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is the mentoring institute for IIM Sirmaur, and IIM Jammu. In the past IIM Lucknow has mentored two other IIMs- IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur.

IIM Sirmaur currently operates from its temporary campus at the Himachal Institute of Technology, Paonta Sahib in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The permanent campus of IIM Sirmaur is coming up at the national highway in DhaulaKuan near Nahan town on 210 acres of land.