IIM Sirmaur has declared the admission criteria for the PGP batch of 2016 for admissions to its batch of 2016-18. There will be a 2 step process for shortlisting and selecting the students. According to the IIM Sirmaur admission criteria, there will be no weight to class X marks while computing the final selection scores and the maximum weight will be given to CAT 2015 scores.

Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The shortlisting will be based on CAT 2015 cutoffs, both sectional and overall. The below-given table represents IIM Sirmaur CAT 2015 cutoff for different category students.

CAT 2015 Cutoff at IIM Sirmaur

































After shortlisting the candidates on the basis of the cutoff, a merit list will be generated based on the weights and factors given in the following table.




Method of scoring

CAT Score (CS)


 CS = (Candidates CAT Score/Highest CAT Score of 2015)*40

Class XII Marks (12M)


Candidates’ Class 12 Percentage in respective Board

Percentage       12M

95.01-100          2.0

90.01-95          1.5

85.01-90          1. 0

80.01-85          0.5

<=80                 0

Graduation Marks


To be normalized as per academic discipline (i) Engineering (ii) Science (iii) Commerce (iv) Arts (v) Others, using the formula below

GM = (((Candidates Graduation % - Mean/Standard Deviation of each discipline)*(30/3))+30)*3/100

Work Experience


IF (Prog. = PGP) WE = (x)*0.1, Where x>6; Maximum (WE) = 2

ELSE (Prog. = PGP-ABM)

          WE = 0

ELSE (Prog. = PGPSM)

          WE = (x-24)*0.1, Where x>24; Maximum WE = 2

x =  Number of months of work experience as on 31st August 2015

(Indicate only paid and full time work experience, acquired after completing the Bachelor’s Degree, Apprenticeship, Articleship, Internship etc. which form an integral part of course of study, should not be treated as work experience)

Diversity Factor: Academic Discipline (DFa)


 IF (Prog. = PGP and Academic disciplines listed in Table3) DFa =2; ELSE DFa=0;

Diversity Factor: Gender (DFb)


IF (Prog. = PGP and Gender = Female) DFb=1; ELSE DFb=0;                            

Shortlist Total



Unlike last year, Class X scores are not considered for preparing the merit list of shortlisted candidates. Instead, the Class XII weight has been doubled compared to that of last year.

Final Selection Criteria

The following formula will be used to calculate various components during the WAT-PI rounds, and to make the final selection list.


Stage 2: Generation of final admission offer list to PGP programme

Grand Total (B) = Shortlist Total (A) * 2

The Grand Total (B) will be used to rank the candidates according to their merit.

Also Read:

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Hii Gagan,

Yes, you can. You'll be benefiting from the diversity factor which is just because you are from Biology background in your undergraduation. Though you class 10th and 12th marks are below average but no problem the more you score in CAT the more will it help you in getting a call from a good IIM/B-school. Please prepare for CAT wholeheartedly and give your best shot to CAT. With a composite score percentile in CAT of around 95-98 you can definitely get a call from the CAP IIMs and maybe the old IIMs too.

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my 10th % is 64 and 12th % is 54 can i get iim or any govt. b school with the basis of cat score or what score i have get to admission in iim ?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

With your profile you might not be able to get any top IIM or baby IIMs. You can expect a call in the baby IIMs like Amritsar, etc @99+ but converting the call will be very difficult.

Moreover, if you are an engineer, you might not get that as well. I suggest you should focus on other exams like IIFT which are the Institute of Foreign Trade and are very good colleges have campus in Delhi and Kolkata. They did not give any weightage to past academic performance and give call only on the basis of exam performance and admission on the performance in interview.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


I have low percentage in 10th and 12th can i get the admission in iim or any reputated govt. b school with the basis of CAT score?

ADIL KHAN Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020


Some B-schools consider your academics but still Yes you can get into top b-schools, provided you have a decent percentile in the common admissions test(CAT) too a cat percentile of 98+ for mediocre IIMs and 99+ for the top ones. But you can absolutely forget IIMs-  Ahmedabad , Bangalore,v Calcutta,Indore as they focus on acads and you have a very average profile as of now but still there are lots of other factors which govern whether you'll be gettin a call from the top IIMs or not like which company did you work for, if the company is one in which the selection rate is less or the selection criteria is hard, which college you did your undergraduate degree from, which course did you pursue, many other factors which play a role.

Please focus on your undergraduation marks too and do a lot of Internships to improve your profile and hence increase the chances of getting a call.

You can follow the link below for more information https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/iim-admission-criteria

You can reach out to us for more information regarding admissions entrance tests etc.

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Aman Raj Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Veeru

Gate Cutoffs varies from branches to branches and Categories to Categories.

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Hi there! Im doing engineering in B. Tech Food technology and currently in 6th semester. Which career portion will be good for me , I should go for GATE Or CAT exam.

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See, no course is good or bad.Both the courses are equally good and can enhance your chances if etting good jobs in future but you its you who has decide what you actually want to do,where your interest lies.MBA is about business,finance,sales,marketing,different types of management jobs etc. On the other hand if you work further in technology field or research/teaching then you should go with GATE.
Both will reward you good jobs in future if you are hardworking and determined.

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