IIM Lucknow Admission 2020: Eligibility, Process, Cut-off, Fees; Liberalizes Selection criteria

Monday, August 19 2019, 04:53 PM
IIM Lucknow Admission 2020
IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2020 for the PGP, PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes will award 60% weight to CAT 2019 score in the shortlisting for PI-WAT. The Admission policy 2020 requires 90 percentile in CAT 2019 for PGP and 85 for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM 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 has announced its admission criteria 2020 with a reduced weightage for CAT 2019 score for the flagship PGP (MBA) 2020-22 batch. The admission policy of IIM Lucknow outlines two step selection process for the candidates for admission 2020.

Ranked 4th in the Ministry of HRD NIRF Ranking 2019, IIM Lucknow has earned international accreditation from AMBA (The Association of MBAs). The accreditation is accorded to its PGP, IPMX and WMP programmes without any conditions attached to the accreditation.

 IIM Lucknow Admission 2020: Key Policy Changes

  • Reduced Weightage to 60% for CAT 2019 score in Shortlisting 2020
  • Sectional CAT 2019 percentile required is 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

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In the first step, IIM Lucknow will shortlist the candidates for Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) 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. The second step is the final selection criteria on the basis of which admission offer will be made.

IIM Lucknow PGP Admission 2020: Important Dates
Admission process with the opening of CAT 2019 application process has started at IIM Lucknow. Important dates related to admission activities at IIM Lucknow are as below:

IIM Lucknow Admission Activity
Important dates
Remarks
Admission 2020 Application Starts
August 7, 2019 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2019- tick on the IIM Lucknow PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM programmes, choose preferred interview cities in the application form. No extra application fees to be paid.
Last date to Apply
September 18, 2019 (5PM)
Last date may be extended by a few days
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
January 10, 2020
Shortlisted candidates to fill & submit WAT-PI form online by stipulated deadline
Final selection (PI-WAT) round start date
Last week January 2020
Will continue till March 2020
Final Admission Offer
Third week April 2020
After receiving admission offer, confirm acceptance by May 2020 first week

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2020 now award 60% weightage to CAT 2019 exam score and prescribe a low CAT 2019 cut off. 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.

IIM Lucknow: How to Apply?

  • Application process for admission at IIM Lucknow is open now.
  • All the candidates have to apply for CAT 2019 by the last date on September 18, 2019
  • Application fee for CAT 2019 is Rs.1900/- (Rs.950/- for SC/ST)
  • On the page 4 of CAT 2019 application form select IIM Lucknow PGP programmes and also select the interview city
  • No need to apply and pay separately for IIM Lucknow Admission
  • After declaration of CAT 2019 exam result, you can check at IIM Lucknow website whether you are shortlisted for PI-WAT round by entering your CAT 2019 registration ID and password

IIM Lucknow: Programme Fee

  • 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.
  • The total programme fees for the PGP 2020-2022 batch is likely to increase further

IIM Lucknow Placements
IIM Lucknow concluded final placement 2019 breaking its own record by achieving again 100% placement in a record time of three days for the 33rd PGP batch 2017-19. The large batch with 460 students witnessed the participation from over 147 domestic and international recruiters. The highlight of the Placement Season was the participation of the companies like Alvarez & Marsal, Aditya Birla Group, Bain & Co, Hindustan Unilever, JP Morgan Chase, MasterCard Advisors, McKinsey and Company, and The Boston Consulting Group. The participation of these firms also marked the ascent of IIM Lucknow as a preferred recruitment destination for consulting, finance and marketing roles in the country.

32% offers in Placement 2019 were received from the Consulting Sector. Top Recruiters across the sectors include Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte, Flipkart, Boston Consulting Group among others.

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. 

Some of the prominent international partner institutes of IIM Lucknow include McMaster University-Michael G Degroote School of Business, Canada; Kelley School of Business, USA; University of North Texas College of Business, USA; University of Akron, USA; Brock University, Canada; ESSEC Business School, France; NEOMA Business School, France; Turku School of Economics, Finland; ESCP-EAP, European School of Management, France; Bocconi University, Italy; University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; University of Hull, United Kingdom; Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece; Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium; Beijing Jiaotong University, China; National University of Singapore, Singapore; Singapore Management University, Singapore; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa;  Lincoln University, New Zealand among others

 IIM Lucknow Admission Eligibility 2020

  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 2019 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 2020. 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, 2020 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2020) 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, 2020.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2020. 
  7. Candidates seeking admission to PGP-SM programme should also have minimum 2 years of work experience.

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria
IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2020 for all the three PGP, PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes will award 60% weight to CAT 2019 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 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 does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2019, 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.  
  • A female candidate will be awarded 5 points out of 100 in the IIM Lucknow shortlisting criteria for final admission round.
  • Work Experience will carry a maximum weightage of 10% in the shortlisting criteria of IIM Lucknow for admission 2020. 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, 2019.
  • 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
  • IIM Lucknow Admission Shortlisting Criteria 2020 Weightage Parameters 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).

  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 2019 score, 10% to Academics, 5% to Work Experience and 5% to Diversity factor.
  • IIM Lucknow Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2020
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
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  2020
IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2020 has been liberalised for admission 2020. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2019 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2019 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

IIM Lucknow PGP 2020-22: Cut Offs
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
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 PGP-ABM 2020-22: Cut offs
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
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 PGP-SM 2020: Cut Offs
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
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 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) 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 third week of April 2020 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

The last date to apply for admission at IIM Lucknow is the Last Date to apply for CAT 2019 which is September 18, 2019. No additional admission application fee is to be paid for IIM Lucknow PGP 2020-22.  Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 is the mandatory exam for admission to IIM Lucknow PGP 2020-22 batch and for admission to PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes

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.

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