IIM Lucknow shortlist out: Criteria award 60% weight to CAT score; No GD round for PGP 2018-20 batch

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IIM Lucknow shortlist
Tuesday, January 16 2018, 12:03 PM
IIM Lucknow has announced the shortlist of candidates for PI-WAT round which is to begin in February 2018. Shortlisting criteria awarded only 60% weightage to CAT percentile score while the rest 40% weight has gone to academics, work experience and diversity factor
Many candidates with 99.5 percentile in CAT 2017 have not been shortlisted due to dip in score in one section

IIM Lucknow that conducted CAT 2017 exam has announced the shortlist of candidates for PI-WAT round which is to begin in February 2018. IIM Lucknow shortlisting criteria awarded only 60% weightage to CAT percentile score while the rest 40% weight has gone to academics, work experience and diversity factor.

The shortlist cut off at IIM Lucknow remains above 90 percentile. However, many candidates with 99.5 percentile in CAT 2017 have not been shortlisted due to dip in score in one section. As such they could not qualify for IIM Lucknow shortlisting 2018 simply because they did not score minimum prescribed 85 percentile in each section.

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Check your shortlist status
To check the status whether you are included in the IIM Lucknow shortlist, you need to take following steps:

  • Go to IIM Lucknow website
  • Click on shortlist for WAT-PI Batch 2018-20 below News & Announcements
  • Enter your CAT Registration number and Email ID in the given space to know your shortlist status   

No GD round in final admission
IIM Lucknow has announced that there will be ‘No Group Discussion (GD) Round in final stage of admission process in 2018’.  The 10 points that were earlier awarded to Group Discussion round now stand shifted to other components in PI round.

IIM Lucknow shortlisting criteria have made it clear that the highly ranked B-school has preferred candidates with excellent academic profile, diversity and work experience to bring more gender and academic diversity in its class rooms for PGP 2018-20 batch.

As against 99+ percentilers with moderate academics, candidates with excellent academic profile and moderate CAT score have also been shortlisted by IIM Lucknow due to its changed shortlisting criteria.

IIM Lucknow has reduced the weightage to CAT 2017 scores in 1st stage shortlisting to 60% from earlier 78%. In the final selection also CAT 2017 scores will be awarded a low weightage of only 30% in PGP and 35% in PGP-ABP programmes commencing 2018. 

IIM Lucknow Shortlisting Weightage Criteria on a scale of 100

Sl No.
Component
PGP
PGP – ABM
PGP-SM
1.
Scaled CAT score (CS)
60
60
60
2.
Class 12 marks (12M)
10
10
10
3.
Graduation marks (GM)
10
10
10
4.
Work experience (WE)
10
  0
10
5a.
Diversity Factor: (DFa): Academic Disciplines AD)
  5
20*
  5
5b.
Diversity Factor (DFb): Gender
  5
  5*
  5

*Maximum marks for diversity factor (DFa and DFb) cannot exceed 20 (for PGP-ABM Program only).

Minimum CAT percentile considered in shortlisting
Although the most important shortlisting criterion for generation of merit list for WAT-PI for PGP, PGP-ABM & PGP-SM programme 2018-20 at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is the CAT 2017 scores obtained by the eligible candidates,  IIM Lucknow has awarded weightage of 60 points to CAT 2017 score in shortlisting the candidates for WAT & PI round for Flagship PGP 2018-20 batch.

Only the Candidates securing the undernoted  minimum percentile in each category in CAT 2017 were found eligible for calculation of their composite score in shortlisting for WAT and PI round.

PGP 2018-20
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is the flagship programme offered by IIM Lucknow. It is a 2 year, full time residential programme. The cut offs announced by IIM Lucknow to shortlist for the programme are:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall
General
85
85
85
90
NC-OBC
77
77
77
82
SC
55
55
55
70
ST
50
50
50
65
PWD
50
50
50
65
 
PGP-ABM 2018-20
The 2 year Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management at IIM Lucknow is a full time residential course designed to develop Agribusiness leaders, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with vision, competence and appropriate attitude for promoting/growing agribusiness and agro-based enterprises with a strong international orientation.
 
Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall
General
80
80
80
85
NC-OBC
72
72
72
77
SC
55
55
55
65
ST
50
50
50
60
PWD
50
50
50
60

PGP-SM 2018-20
IIM Lucknow’s Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable management (PGPSM) endevours to produce experts to fill the gap of sustainability issues in industry. PGPSM is a 2 years full time residential programme being offered at Noida campus of IIM Lucknow. The programme is designed to help managers to develop an ethos of environment and social responsibility and equip them with holistic skills to handle varied sustainability challenges.

Category
Section-1 Quant
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 VRC
Overall
General
80
80
80
85
NC-OBC
72
72
72
77
SC
55
55
55
65
ST
50
50
50
60
PWD
50
50
50
60

20% weight to academics: Calculation process

  • Weigthage to Academic excellence is 20% during shortlisting process at IIM Lucknow for admission 2018.
  • The maximum weightage of 10 points has been awarded  for class 12 marks scored  in a range of 98+  to 100 percentile.
  • Zero weightage has been awarded, if the candidate has scored less than 80 percentile in class 12.
  • Please note this is not percentage of marks, it is the percentile score of class 12.
  • Graduation marks have also been awarded a weightage of 10 points by IIM Lucknow after applying the normalization process to different academic streams like Engineering; Science; Commerce; Arts and others.  
  • This weightage was 10% till 2016 admissions. Since admission 2017, the weightage to academics has increased to 20%. 
  • No weightage has been awarded for marks obtained in Class X. 

10% Weight awarded to Work Experience

  • Work Experience carries a maximum weightage of 10% in the shortlisting criteria of IIM Lucknow for admission to 2018-20 batch.
  • Only paid and full-time work experience, acquired after completing the Bachelor’s Degree has been counted as on July 31, 2017.
  • Apprenticeship, Articleship, Internship etc., which form an integral part of a course of study, have not been treated as work experience.
  • The weightage to work experience till the admission to 2016-18 batch was only 4%.

5% weight to Academic diversity
For the flagship PGP 2018-20 programme, IIM Lucknow has awarded a weightage of 5 points for academic diversity in shortlisting process. The courses that qualify for the award of weightage on academic diversity are –

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.

Commerce/Economics: Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices, Chartered Accountancy,  Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship,

Others: Education (including Physical Education and Sports); Law; Medicine/Dentistry; Pharmacology/Pharmacy

5% Weight to Gender Diversity
Women candidates have been awarded a weightage of 5 points by IIM Lucknow in its shortlisting criteria for admission 2018.

Weightage in Final selection round
A candidate’s final score for selection in PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM programme for the batch 2018–20 will be calculated on the basis of the assigned weights as given below-

Sl No.
Component
Weight for PGP & PGP-SM programme
Weight for PGP-ABM programme
1
CAT 2017 score
30
35
2
Academic Performance (12M + GM)
5+5
5+5
3
Diversity Factor (DFa +DFb)
5
5
4
Work experience
5
NA
5
Writing Ability Test (WAT)
10
10
6
Personal  Interview (PI)
40
40

Minimum Pass marks in PI round
The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interviews is 12 out of 40 marks. Names of candidates who do not pass in PI will not be included in the final merit list.

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 exam result was declared on January 8, 2018 by the CAT convening IIM Lucknow. Following the result declaration all the IIMs have started releasing their shortlists for the final admission round. IIM Lucknow is one of the top four IIM s in the country and is known for its academic excellence and high placements.

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