IIM Lucknow Admission 2019-21: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

IIM Lucknow Admission 2019
Tuesday, September 04 2018, 10:27 AM
IIM Lucknow has liberalised the admission criteria 2019-21 making it equally accessible for candidates from all academic backgrounds. IIM Lucknow Admission policy for 2019-21 batch requires 90 CAT 2018 percentile as cut offs for the first stage shortlisting. Academics, Work Experience, diversity will be awarded with bonus points at different stages of Admission Process
IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2019-21 for all the three PGP, PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes will award 60% weight to CAT 2018 score in the shortlisting for PI-WAT

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2019-21 award 60% weightage to CAT 2018 exam score and prescribe a low CAT 2018 cut off, admission eligibility and final selection process with only 30% weight to CAT exam score. At the same time IIM Lucknow has increased the weightage to academic profile in arriving at the shortlist for GD-PI-WAT round.

The two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIM Lucknow (IIML) is a full-time residential course for graduates from all disciplines. IIM Lucknow offers three full time Post Graduate Programmes in Management of 2 years duration viz. PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM. IIM Lucknow has two campuses – its main campus at Lucknow and another campus at Noida in Delhi NCR.

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IIM Lucknow Admission Eligibility

  1. IIM Lucknow eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the eligibility criterion is relaxed to 45%
  2. One of the most important points in IIM Lucknow Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2018 exam and must score minimum prescribed sectional and overall score to become eligible for admission
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks in his academics, the equivalence to determine PGP admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by IIM Lucknow by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for IIM Lucknow Admission 2019-21. Such a candidate must produce a certificate from the principal/head of the department/ registrar/director of the institution/university certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year or is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
  5. IIM Lucknow Eligibility further clarifies that such a candidate, if selected, will become ineligible for the IIM Lucknow admission unless he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2019 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2019) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the result may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
  6. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IIM Lucknow and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2019.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2019. 

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria
IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2019-21 for all the three PGP, PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes will award 60% weight to CAT 2018 score in short listing for PI-WAT. It will be a two step process involving the preliminary screening and shortlisting criteria with  60% weightage for CAT exam score and the Final admission selection Criteria with only 30% weightage to CAT exam score.

  1. IIM Lucknow Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of IIM Lucknow Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. IIM Lucknow will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2018 score, past academic performance, and other criteria as under:
  • The 1st stage of shortlisting in IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria awards 60% weight to CAT 2018 score, 20% weight to Academics, 10% to Work Experience and 10% to Diversity factor.
  • The candidate must have scored minimum sectional percentile of 85 in each of the three sections of CAT 2018 – Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC)
  • A candidate must have scored minimum overall percentile of 90 in CAT 2018
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2018, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • The candidate with excellent academics will be awarded higher points in shortlisting criteria
  •  98 & Above percentile marks in Class 12 will be awarded top rating of 10 points out of 100. There will be a zero weightage if the candidate has scored less than 80 percentile in class 12.
  • Graduation marks will also be 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.  
  • Gender Diversity will be awarded 2 points (4% weight) out of 50 in the IIM Calcutta shortlisting criteria for final admission round.
  • Work Experience will carry a maximum weightage of 10% in the shortlisting criteria of IIM Lucknow for admission to 2019-21 batch. Only paid and full-time work experience of more than 6 months, acquired after completing the Bachelor’s Degree will be counted as on July 31, 2018.
  • IIM Lucknow will award a weightage of 5 points for academic diversity. The courses that qualify for the award of weightage on academic diversity are Arts/Humanities, Commerce/Economics, Physical Education, Law, Medicine/Dentistry, Pharmacology/Pharmacy among others
  •  A female candidate will be awarded a weightage of 5 points by IIM Lucknow during the shortlisting criteria for admission 2019.
  • IIM Lucknow Admission Shortlisting Criteria 2019-21 Weightage Parameters are shared below:
Sl No.
Component
PGP
PGP – ABM
PGP-SM
1.
Scaled CAT 2018 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).

  1. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria
  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Lucknow selection criteria after final admission round award 40% weight to Personal Interview(PI), 10% weight to Writing Ability Test  (WAT); 30% Weight to CAT 2018 score, 10% to Academics, 5% to Work Experience and 5% to Diversity factor.
  • IIM Lucknow Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2019-21
Sl No.
Component
Weight for PGP & PGP-SM programme
Weight for PGP-ABM programme
1
CAT 2018 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
  • 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.

IIM Lucknow Admission Cut Off  
IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2019 has been liberalised for admission 2019-21. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2018 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

PGP 2019-21
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 2019-21
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 2019-21
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

IIM Lucknow Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IIM Lucknow Admission process:

Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2018 to be considered for first stage screening process for admission at IIM Lucknow

Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2018 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Lucknow 

Step 3: After the WAT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIM Lucknow to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in WAT & PI, academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience among others

Step 4: Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the last week of April 2019 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

IIM Lucknow Fees

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students at IIM Lucknow is Rs 16,00,000/-
  • Laptop computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The total programme fees for the 2019-2021 batch may increase further

The last date to apply for admission at IIM Lucknow is the Last Date to apply for CAT 2018 which is September 19, 2018. No additional admission application fee is to be paid for IIM Lucknow PGP 2019-21.  Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 is the mandatory exam for admission to IIM Lucknow PGP 2019-21 batch and for admission to PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes

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