IIM Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh has announced the admission criteria and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the first batch, 2015-17. Mentored by IIM Lucknow, the 15th IIM has also launched its official website.

The temporary campus of IIM Sirmaur will function from Himachal Institute of Technology, Near Dental College, Rampur Ghat Road, Paonta Sahib. Paonta Sahib is an industrial town located in the south of Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh.

Let us have a look at the detailed eligibility and selection criteria at IIM Sirmaur.


IIM Sirmaur will offer Post Graduate Programme (PGP) with a maximum intake of 60 in its first batch. 


Eligibility and Shortlist Criteria

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT 2014 percentile. The following table brings you the cutoff for different category candidates along with the number of seats.



Minimum CAT 2014 percentile for shortlisting, section wise


Seats Available

Section 1

(QA & DI)

Section 2

(VA & LR)



























Criteria for Final Selection

Candidates who had applied for IIM Himachal Pradesh during CAT 2014 application and have met the cutoff will be informed via an email by IIM Sirmaur. They will be provided a link for the registration page where they have to express and reconfirm their desire to take admission at ‘IIM Sirmaur’ by June 27, 2015.

IIM Sirmaur will use the WAT & PI scores provided by IIM Udaipur which has coordinated the process for the new IIM’s.


Final Selection Criteria

The final selection will be based on ranks obtained by the candidates computed separately for each category on the basis of their Final Scores. The computation formula is given below:

FS = 70% weightage to CAT Score + 10% weightage to WAT scores + 20% weightage of PI scores

Check your Admission Status

You can check your admission status below by entering your CAT Registration Number and Email id.

The session will commence from August, 2015. The fee for the 2 year programme would be Rs. 9 lakh + deposits. IIM Lucknow faculty members will be teaching at IIM Sirmaur in the initial years till the time the institute recruits its own faculty members. According to IIM Sirmaur, the candidates will have to pay around Rs. 50,000 which will be adjusted with balanced against payment of tuition fees in the future. Of this only Rs 1000 will be retained as per Government of India guidelines. The exact amount will be notified to the candidates through email.


After IIM Nagpur, IIM Sirmaur is the second among the new IIMs to launch their website to announce the admission details. Apart from these 2, the other new IIMs have not announced their admission details yet.

Also Read

IIM Nagpur to start functioning under IIM A mentorship - Announces Admission Criteria for 2015-17

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