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IIM Sambalpur Cut off 2018 & Previous year cut off trends

CAT 2018 was successfully conducted on November 25, 2018 across 374 exam centers. Clearing CAT 2018 would enable students to take admission into IIMs and top B-schools in India. All IIMs release their separate cut off lists during the second week of January. This happens after the declaration of CAT result. This year too, IIM Sambalpur cut off will be released individually by the institute as per the previous year trends (as expected).

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Like previous years, IIM Sambalpur will follow Common Admission Process (CAP) along with 10 other IIMs to select students for its PGO course. You must be well aware of the CAT Selection Process before you head to admission. All aspirants who will clear the cut off set by IIM Sambalpur based on CAT 2018 will be called in for the Personal Appearance i.e. Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The shortlisting of candidates will be done by IIM Rohtak for all the 11 IIMs participating in CAP.

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Candidates’ performance in CAT and WAT-PI, their academic performances in 10th and 12th standards will also be considered for the preparation of the final merit list to offer admission into IIM Sambalpur. Candidates who do not obtain the minimum score decided by IIM Sambalpur in the Personal Appearance process would not be considered for the final merit list.


IIM Sambalpur Cut off

IIM Sambalpur Cut off 2018: Weightage

IIM Sambalpur will release their Selection Process for the academic year 2019-21 after the declaration of CAT Result. The institute is expected to award 55% weight to CAT 2018 score in shortlisting of candidates for the selection process. The criteria to make the merit list for final selection is given below:

Component Weight in percentage on a scale of 100
CAT 2018 exam score 55
Personal Appearance WAT 5
PI 15
Profile Academic Profile 5
Work Experience 10
Diversity 10

IIM Sambalpur Cut off (Sectional)

Here is the sectional weightage of CAT 2018 which IIM Sambalpur has fixed for each session. Cut off for each category is also given below-

Category VARC DILR Quantitative Aptitude Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 90
OBC(Non-Creamy layer) 60 60 60 75
SC 50 50 50 60
ST 30 30 30 40
PWD 30 30 30 40

According to the cut off released by IIM Sambalpur last year, CAT 2018 cut off for general category is 90 percentile but for the OBC (Non-Creamy layer) and SC/ST/PWD, it is comparatively low. The sectional cut off is same in all categories.


The overall and sectional cut off for 2018 for General category is same as the last year. However, for the OBC (Non-Creamy layer) and SC/ST/PWD, it has increased by 10 points.

IIM Sambalpur Previous Years Cut off

Previous year IIM Sabalpur cut off is useful while predicting the cut off for 2019-21 session. It has been observed that there is not much fluctuations in the cut off of IIMs.

IIM Sambalpur cut off 2017

The sectional cut off for all categories was same. The Overall percentile for general category remained same like that of 2016 at 90 percentile. For NC-OBC(NC Layer) category candidates, it dropped from 80 to 65 percentile. For SC candidates, it came down from 60 to 50 percentile and for both ST and PWD category candidates, cut off dropped from 50 percentile to 30 percentile each.

The overall and sectional IIM Sambalpur cut off 2017 based on CAT 2016 score are given in the table below.

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 90
OBC(Non-Creamy layer) 65 65 65 65
SC 50 50 50 50
ST 50 50 50 30
PWD 30 30 30 30

IIM Sambalpur cut off 2016

The cut off for IIM Sambalpur in the year 2016 saw some mix match changes For General candidates, the cut off decreased by 6.30 percentile as compared to the year 2015 to 90 percentile while the cut off for OBC(NC Layer) category increased from 78.98 to 80 percentile. In case of SC category, it dropped from 63 to 60 percentile.

Category VARC DI & LR QA Overall Percentile
General 80 80 80 90
OBC(Non-Creamy layer) 70 70 70 80
SC 55 55 55 60
ST 45 45 45 50
PWD 45 45 45 50

IIM Sambalpur cut off 2015

CAT 2014 comprised only two sections. This was the first batch of IIM Sambalpur, the sectional cut off for general category was 80 percentile but the overall percentile was the highest at 96.3 percentile. The overall cut off was 63 percentile for SC category candidates and 50.71 percentile each for ST and DAP category candidates.

Given below is the category wise sectional and overall cut off for IIM Sambalpur based on CAT 2014:

Category QA & DI VA & LR Overall Percentile
General 80 80 96.3
OBC(Non-Creamy layer) 61.43 61.43 78.98
SC 50.4 50.4 63
ST 41.42 40.80 50.71
DA 41.42 42.21 50.71

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