IIM Lucknow Admission 2020: Final Result from 90 Marks instead of 100; Scraps WAT process, Conducts online PI; Check Criteria, Cut-off, Fees

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May 12, 2020
IIM Lucknow has scrapped WAT process and is conducting online Personal Interview round for final selection due to countrywide Corona virus lockdown. IIM Lucknow will release the final merit list for admission to PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM out of a composite score of 90 instead of 100 earlier after completion of admission process. IIM-L released the shortlist of 8031 candidates for PI-WAT round on January 4, 2020 with a reduced weightage for CAT 2019 score
IIM Lucknow Admission 2020

IIM Lucknow has excluded the Writing Ability Test (WAT) of 10 marks from the evaluation components of final admission round to PGP/ PGP-ABM/ PGP-SM 2020-22 batch. Besides, the B-school is conducting online Personal Interview round for final selection due to countrywide Corona virus lockdown.  IIM Lucknow will now release the final merit list for admission to PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM out of a composite score of 90 instead of 100 earlier

Sharing the changes in its final admission process, IIM Lucknow has confirmed, “Owing to gathering restrictions imposed by the Government of India to contain the spread of Covid-19, IIM Lucknow has decided to exclude the Writing Ability Test (WAT, 10 marks) from the evaluation components for admission to PGP/ PGP-ABM/ PGP-SM. This change in the evaluation components is applicable for this year only (i.e., Batch 2020-22).” 

12 Marks needed to Pass the PI Round
The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interview (PI) round for admission to IIM Lucknow is 12 out of 40 marks. The final merit list will include the names of only those candidates who pass in PI round.

IIM Lucknow Final Admission: Online Process
Considering the nationwide lockdown due to corona virus, IIM Lucknow is conducting the final selection process online only. After declaration of lockdown across the country in the month of March by Government of India, IIM Lucknow decided to conduct the PI round online.

The institute asked the eligible candidates to send their consent in April, 2020 with the notification, “Dear Candidate: Kindly check your email/SMS to fill out the Google form to convey your consent for the online WAT-PI mode for admission to postgraduate programs of IIM Lucknow for batch 2020-22. The Google form link to submit your response has been already sent your registered email-id and Mobile no.”

CAT 2019 result was declared on January 4, 2020. Since then, the CAT 2019 toppers are worried about their future as they have no source to know their final admission status. The link to check IIM Lucknow admission status for 2020-22 batch is also not active.

IIM Lucknow released the shortlist of candidates on January 4, 2020 for final selection round for MBA admission 2020. IIM Lucknow reduced weightage for CAT 2019 score to 60% in its shortlisting criteria for PGP 2020-22 batch. In all, 27597 candidates who appeared in CAT 2019, were considered in preliminary screening before final shortlist announcement by IIM Lucknow  

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IIM Lucknow Shortlist 2020

1. Total Candidates Considered in Preliminary Screening
IIM Lucknow considered 27597 eligible candidates from all categories in the preliminary screening for shortlisting 2020. The program wise bifurcation of the candidates found to be eligible and considered for shortlisting is:

IIM Lucknow PGP program
Total candidates considered at stage 1 screening for shortlist
PGP 2020-22
13039
PGP-ABM 2020-22
11792
PGP-SM 2020-22
 2766

2. Total Number of candidates in IIM Lucknow Shortlist
There are 8031 candidates in the IIM Lucknow shortlist 2020. The program wise candidates shortlisted by IIM Lucknow for WAT & PI round are:

Program name
Number of candidates shortlisted for WAT & PI
PGP 2020-22
3766
PGP-ABM 2020-22
2666
PGP-SM 2020-22
1599
Total candidates shortlisted
8031

IIM Lucknow Cut off 2020
IIM Lucknow offers three PGP full time 2 years programme. The program wise cut offs, as announced by IIM Lucknow for shortlisting the candidates are as below;  

IIM Lucknow Cut off for PGP 2020-22
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 PGP 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
EWS
77
77
77
82
NC-OBC
77
77
77
82
SC
55
55
55
70
ST
50
50
50
65
PWD
50
50
50
65

IIM Lucknow Cut offs for PGP ABM 2020-22
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. The cut offs for shortlisting are:

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

IIM Lucknow Cut off for PGP-SM 2020-22
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. The cut offs for the programme are:

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

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2020
IIM Lucknow announced its admission criteria 2020 with a reduced weightage for CAT 2019 score for the flagship PGP (MBA) 2020-22 batch.

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2020: Key Changes
Reduced Weightage to 60% for CAT 2019 score in Shortlisting 2020

  • Sectional CAT 2019 percentile required stands at 85 for PGP and 80 for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM
  • Overall CAT 2019 percentile required is 90 for PGP and 85 for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM
  • 50% weight for PI-WAT score in final admission selection 2020
  • Minimum 24 Months Work Experience added as eligibility for PGP-SM 2020 Admission

IIM Lucknow Shortlisting Criteria
IIM Lucknow shortlisted the candidates on the basis of CAT 2019 score, past academic performance, and other criteria as under:

  • The 1st stage of shortlisting in IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria awards 60% weight to CAT 2019 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 2019 – 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 2019
  • If the candidate has not scored minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2019, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.
  • The candidate with excellent academics has been awarded higher points in shortlisting
  •  98 & above percentile marks in Class 12 are awarded top rating of 10 points out of 100. There is a zero weightage if the candidate has scored less than 80 percentile in 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.  
  • A female candidate is awarded 5 points out of 100 in the IIM Lucknow shortlisting criteria for final admission round.
  • Work Experience carries a maximum weightage of 10% in the shortlisting. Only paid and full-time work experience of more than 6 months, acquired after completing the Bachelor’s Degree has been counted as on July 31, 2019.
  • IIM Lucknow has awarded 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
  • IIM Lucknow Admission Shortlisting Criteria 2020 Weightage Parameters for each programme are shared below:
Sl No.
Component
PGP
PGP – ABM
PGP-SM
1.
Scaled CAT 2019 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).

IIM Lucknow Final Admission Process
All the shortlisted candidates by IIM Lucknow earlier needed to participate in WAT & PI round at the designated centre on the designated date. However, for admission to the Batch 2020-22, the WAT component of 10 marks has been removed from the final selection process. Accordingly, the final merit list will be generated out of 90 marks instead of earlier 100 marks.

Final selection process at IIM Lucknow now consists of 5 components instead of 6 for admission 2020.  A candidate’s final score for selection in PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM program for the batch 2020–22 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 2019 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
Personal  Interview (PI)
40
40
 
Final Score
90
90

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 MBA Fee 2020

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students at IIM Lucknow is Rs 14,16,000/-
  • Laptop computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.

IIM Lucknow Placement 2020
IIM Lucknow concluded final placement 2020 breaking its own record by achieving again 100% placement in a record time for the 34th PGP batch 2018-20. This is the first placement season when iim Lucknow has released its placement salary data.

The highest international salary offered was Rs 58.47 LPA, and the highest domestic salary was Rs 54 LPA. The average salary is Rs.24.25 LPA and the median salary is Rs.23 LPA.

More than 140 domestic and international companies attended the recruitment drive for 443 students of the 34 batch of the institute. E-commerce majors Amazon and Flipkart were among the top recruiters at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, which managed 100 per cent final placements for students of its 2018-20 post graduate programme.

E-commerce giant Amazon, IT major Accenture, and consulting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) were among the top recruiters accounting for 13 job offers each. Walmart-owned Flipkart made nine offers.

IIM Lucknow PGP: Specializations
In the second year of the Post Graduate Programme in Management, IIM Lucknow offers choice of Specializations in the areas of Marketing, Finance & Accounts, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, IT & Systems, Business Environment, Communication, Operations Management, Decision Sciences, General Management

IIM Lucknow PGP: Elective Work Shops
IIM Lucknow PGP students have the opportunity to choose and participate in two workshops in their sixth semester. The students can register for two elective workshops from the list below:

Sports Marketing – Marketing Area; Qualitative Market Research–Marketing Area; Framing Identity and Role through Exploration – HR area; Business of Entertainment – General Management; Capstone Business Simulation – General Management; Risk Management – Finance area; Personal Finance and Retail Banking – Finance area; Behavioral Finance – Finance Area

IIM-L International Exchange: Partner Institutions
IIM Lucknow has partnered with many reputed international institutions across the world for student exchange, research, faculty exchange programmes. These institutes abroad are located in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and in other countries. 

IIM Lucknow Admission: Step by Step 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 2019 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) (Not applicable for admission 2020) from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2019 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme of IIM Lucknow.  The Shortlisted candidates must fill in & submit the WAT-PI form online by stipulated deadline else they will not be able to attend the final selection round.
  • 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 month of May now on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

Ranked 4th in the Ministry of HRD NIRF Ranking 2019, IIM Lucknow has recently earned international accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Earlier IIM Lucknow was accredited by AMBA (The Association of MBAs). The AMBA accreditation is accorded to its PGP, IPMX and WMP programmes without any conditions attached to the accreditation.

The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is fourth in the IIM family of management schools and was established in India after IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore. The Institute was established in the year 1984. IIM Lucknow moulds its students into value driven leaders, managers and global players. The institute undertakes a diverse range of academic activities aimed at creation, dissemination and application of management knowledge and practice.

In 2005, IIM Lucknow became the first IIM to set up a satellite campus exclusively for Executive Education at NOIDA in Delhi NCR region.

IIM Lucknow PGP Admission 2020: Important Dates
Important dates related to admission activities at IIM Lucknow are as below:

IIM Lucknow Admission Activity
Important dates
Remarks
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
January 4, 2020
Shortlisted candidates to fill & submit WAT-PI form online by stipulated deadline
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
February 2020
WAT component removed from final selection round 2020
Revised Schedule announced with online PI round
April 9, 2020
Shortlisted candidates asked to submit consent form to participate in online PI round
Revised Admission Policy 2020 announced
April 15, 2020
Total Maximum Marks for final admission round reduced to 90 from 100
Final Admission Offer
May 2020, 3rd week
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance by the stipulated date

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