IIM Sirmaur 2016 Admission Criteria


IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria 2016 is the process of selection of candidates for offering admission in MBA postgraduate program for session 2016-18. Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur, the exam governing body, has declared the admission criteria. The process of selection of candidates is spread over two stages. There shall be no weightage to class X marks in order to calculate score. Instead, the Class XII weight has been doubled from that of last year. The only examination which will be accounted for offering admission is CAT 2015, the leading management entrance examination of the country. Read the following article for more information on IIM Sirmaur admission criteria, inherent stages, and more.


Stage 1 – IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria 2016

To delimit the number of candidates, cutoff will be applied on the score of CAT 2015. Those who are able to cross the benchmark of cutoff will be asked to appear in Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. It is to be noted here, as per the criteria of admission; cutoff will be applied on sections as well as overall score. IIM Sirmaur has released the figures of cutoff for different category candidates as follows:

CAT 2015 Cutoff at IIM Sirmaur

Serial NumberCategoryVRC (Section 1)DI & LR (Section 2)QA (Section 3)Total


Those who are able to cross the cutoff parameter will be enlisted in a merit list. There is different weightage for each component for decision of inclusion in the merit list. Here are the various academic disciplines for Diversity Factor marks calculation.

PGP – Academic Disciplines Eligible For Diversity Factor Marks

IIM Sirmaur 2016 MBA Selection Criteria lists the Following Disciplines:

  • Arts/Humanities: Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, etc.
  • Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organization, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices etc.
  • Company Secretary
  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Cost and Works Accountancy
  • Medicine/Dentistry
  • Education (including Physical Education and Sports)
  • Law
  • Pharmacology/Pharmacy
SerialComponentsWeights (PGP)Method Of Scoring
1CAT 2015 Score (CS)40 CS = (Candidates CAT 2015 Score /Highest CAT 2015 Score)*40
2Class XII Marks (12M)2Candidates’ Class XII percentage in respective board
85.01-901. 0


Graduation Marks


These marks will be normalized according to academic discipline as mentioned above viz. (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


Paid/Full Time Work Experience


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

ELSE (Program = PGP-ABM)

          WE = 0

ELSE (Program = PGPSM)

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

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

*(Includes only paid/full time work experience. Apprenticeship, article-writing, internship etc. will not be considered as work experience as these are a part of course of study.)


Diversity Factor: Academic Discipline (DFa)


IF (Program = PGP and academic disciplines listed above) DFa =2; ELSE DFa=0;


Diversity Factor: Gender (DFb)


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


Shortlist Total




Stage 2 – IIM Sirmaur Admission Criteria 2016

IIM Sirmaur will use the following formula to calculate various components during the Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds. Based on these components, final selection list will be drawn. This stage comprises of generation of final admission offer list to PGP program. The formula is as follows: Grand Total (B) = Shortlist Total (A) * 2 (The Grand Total (B) will be used to rank the candidates according to their merit).


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