IIM Lucknow Admission 2022: Awards only 30% Weight to CAT 2021 Score in Final Selection; Check Criteria, Cut-off, Fees, Placement, Admission Process

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August 14, 2021
IIM Lucknow has reduced weightage for CAT 2021 exam score to 30% in final selection for MBA Admission 2022 for the PGP, PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes. The sectional cut offs have been reduced to 85 percentile in shortlisting process 2022 for PGP and 80 for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM programmes. Academics, Work Experience, diversity will be awarded bonus points at different stages of Admission Process
IIM Lucknow Admission 2022

IIM Lucknow has kept CAT 2021 exam score weightage low at 60% in shortlisting and 30% in final selection process for admission 2022. IIM Lucknow has also reduced the CAT cut off  section-wise as well as overall in first stage shortlisting of the candidates for PI-WAT round.

The double crowned and highly ranked IIM Lucknow has announced its admission criteria 2022 for the flagship PGP (MBA); PGP-ABM and PGP-SM 2022-24 batch with many changes as detailed below. 

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IIM Lucknow Admission 2022: Key Changes in Criteria
Following are the key changes announced by IIM Lucknow in its shortlisting and final selection process for admission to PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM 2022-24 programmes

  • Reduced Weightage to 60% for CAT 2021 score in Shortlisting 2021
  • Sectional CAT 2021 percentile required is 85 for PGP and 80 for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM
  • Overall CAT 2021 percentile required is 90 for PGP and 85 for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM
  • PI-WAT round carries 50% weight in final admission 2022
  • Weightage reduced further to 30% for CAT 2021 score in final selection for PGP & PGP-SM, and 35% for PGP-ABM
  • Minimum 24 Months Work Experience added as eligibility for PGP-SM 2022 Admission

IIM Lucknow Admission 2021: Important Dates
Admission process with the opening of CAT 2021 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 2022 Application Starts
August 4, 2021 (10 AM)
Apply for CAT 2021- 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 15, 2021 (5PM)
Last date may be extended by a few days
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT
January 10, 2022 (Likely)
Shortlisted candidates need to fill & submit WAT-PI form online by stipulated deadline

IIM Lucknow: Key Highlights and USPs
IIM Lucknow is a highly ranked management institute in India. It has lowest fee among top four IIMs and has high placement record at par with all the top B-schools. Some of the key highlights of IIM Lucknow are shared below 

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Highly Ranked: Ranked 4th in the Ministry of HRD NIRF Ranking 2020 among top 100 Management Institutes in India and is ranked among top ten B-schools in other reputed rankings including MBAUniverse.com B-School Rankings 2021

Double Crowned International Accreditation: IIM Lucknow has earned two international accreditations. The latest earned Accreditation  is from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) while it was already accredited by AMBA (The Association of MBAs). The accreditation has been accorded to its PGP, IPMX and WMP programmes without any conditions attached to the accreditation.

Lowest Fee among Top IIMs: Two years programme fee for the flagship PGP programme of IIM Lucknow is Rs.19.25 lakhs. The fee is much lower than the fee of Rs.23 lakhs charged by IIM Ahmedabad; Rs.23.20 lakhs charged by IIM Bangalore; Rs.22.50 lakhs charged by IIM Calcutta

High Placements: IIM Lucknow has a consistent 100% placement record with high salary packages. In placement 2021 for 2019-21 batch, average salary was Rs.26 lakhs and the Highest salary was Rs.51 lakhs.

Top Recruiters: Some of the top recruiters in Placement 2021 included Amazon, Accenture, Bain & Company, Citi, Goldman Sachs, ICICI, Kearney, Kotak, KPMG, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mckinsey  Morgan Stanley, Nestle, RIL, TAS, Microsoft, PwC

International Placements: International profiles are offered by African Industries Group, Landmark Group, Noon among others

International Exchange: IIM Lucknow International Exchange Programme initiative is a process through which its students can do a part of their studies in 35+ Business Schools located all around the world. At the same time, foreign students and teachers come to IIM Lucknow to understand the working and mindset of one of the potentially largest markets in the world.

Institute with 2 Campuses: IIM Lucknow has two campuses – its main campus is at Lucknow where it offers PGP and PGP-ABM programmes and another campus is at Noida in Delhi NCR where it offers PGP-SM, executive management programmes for working professionals and important faculty development programmes also

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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

This article by MBAUniverse.com shares all about the IIM Lucknow MBA admission 2022 – Programmes offered, Eligibility, Shortlisting Criteria, Fee, Placement, Final Selection Process and other details.

2 Years Full Time MBA Programmes at IIM Lucknow
IIM Lucknow offers following three 2 years full time MBA programmes:

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)        
  • Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM)
  • Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable management (PGPSM)

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 Lucknow Programme Fee: Rs.19.25 Lakhs

  • The total programme fees payable by PGP students at IIM Lucknow is Rs 19,25,000/-
  • Laptop computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra.
  • The programme fees for the PGP 2022-2024 batch is likely to be revised

IIM Lucknow: Intake
Intake at IIM Lucknow is 495 students for PGP programmes including PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM

IIM Lucknow Placements 2021
IIM Lucknow concluded final placement 2021 breaking previous record and achieving again 100% placement in a record time of three days for the 35th PGP batch 2019-21 and 16th PGP-ABM batch 2019-21. The large batch of students witnessed the participation from domestic and international recruiters. The highlight of the Placement Season was the participation of the companies like Amagi, Angel Broking, Bayer, Comviva, FMC, HDFC Securities, Indus Insights, Jana Bank, Morgan Stanley, Navi Technologies, Red Fort Capital, Sabre Partners, Zynga who were among the companies that attended IIM Lucknow recruitment drive for the first time.

IIM Lucknow Placement 2021: Key Highlights

  • Placement Process was conducted in Virtual Mode both for Recruiters and Students
  • Average salary in Placement 2021 has gone up to Rs.26 LPA from Rs.24.25 LPA last year
  • Median salary in Placement 2021 has gone up to Rs.23.5 LPA from Rs.23 LPA last year
  • Highest domestic salary stood at Rs.51 LPA as against Rs.54 lakhs last year
  • Highest International Salary in Placement 2021 stood at Rs.56 LPA as against Rs.58.47 LPA last year
  • Top Domestic recruiters included Amazon, Flipkart, Deloitte, PwC, Mckinsey, & Co, KPMG, BCG, Avendus, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, RIL, Microsoft, Nestle, TAS among others
  • Top International Recruiters included African Industries Group, Dubai based Landmark Group, Noon  Read More

The admission policy 2022 of IIM Lucknow outlines two step selection process for the candidates. 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-2021 score, who have applied to the programme and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme. The second step is the final selection process on the basis of which admission offer will be made.

IIM Lucknow will Award MBA Degree instead of PG Diploma
After implementation of IIM Act by the Government of India, now the IIMs are empowered to award MBA degree instead of post graduate diploma. Accordingly, IIM Lucknow will also confer MBA degree to the passing out batch instead of diploma.

IIM Lucknow Admission Eligibility 2022

  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. The candidate should appear in CAT 2021 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 2022. 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, 2022 from the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university (issued on or before June 30, 2021) 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, 2022.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2022. 
  7. Candidates seeking admission to PGP-SM programme should have minimum 2 years of work experience after graduation.

IIM Lucknow: How to Apply?
If you satisfy the IIM Lucknow eligibility criteria for admission, you should apply for MBA admission at IIM Lucknow before the last date of September 15, 2021. Please check the following details

  • Application process for admission at IIM Lucknow is open now.
  • All the candidates have to apply for CAT 2021 by the last date
  • Application fee for CAT 2021 is Rs.2200/- (Rs.1100/- for SC/ST)
  • On the page 4 of CAT 2021 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 2021 exam result, you can check at IIM Lucknow website whether you are shortlisted for PI-WAT round by entering your CAT 2021 registration ID and password

IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2022
IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria 2022 for all the three PGP, PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes will award 60% weight to CAT 2021 score in short listing for PI-WAT. It will be a three step process involving:

  • Preliminary screening to consider Shortlist Eligbility
  • Shortlisting criteria for PI-WAT with weightage for CAT score and other parameters
  • Final selection Criteria with high weightage to PI-WAT round, low weight for CAT score and weightage for other key components

1. IIM Lucknow Admission 2022: Preliminary Screening for Shortlisting
For IIM Lucknow Admission 2022, you need to cross the minimum required shortlist Cut off score in CAT exam. IIM Lucknow will consider only those candidates for shortlisting who have scored minimum prescribed cut offs. Following are the category wise cut offs for different programmes.

IIM Lucknow Cut off  for PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM programmes has been liberalised for admission 2022. Only the candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT 2021 sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2021 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

1.1 IIM Lucknow PGP 2022-24 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 PGP cut offs announced by IIM Lucknow to shortlist the candidates for admission 2022 for this 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

1.2 IIM Lucknow PGP-ABM 2022-24 Cut offs
The 2 year Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management at IIM Lucknow is another important 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 CAT 2021 score cut offs to shortlist candidates for final selection round 2022, as announced by IIM Lucknow 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

1.3 IIM Lucknow PGP-SM 2022-24 Batch 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. The CAT 2021 score cut offs to shortlist candidates for final selection round 2022, as announced by IIM Lucknow 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

2. IIM Lucknow Shortlisting Criteria
The second part of IIM Lucknow Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteriafor PI-WAT round  before final selection round. IIM Lucknow will shortlist the candidates on the basis of CAT 2021 score, past academic performance, and other criteria as under:

  • The 1st stage of shortlisting in IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria awards 60% weight to CAT 2021 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 2021 – 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 2021
  • If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2021, 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 2022. 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, 2021.
  • 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

2.1 IIM Lucknow Shortlisting Criteria 2022: Weightage Parameters

Sl No.
Component
PGP
PGP – ABM
PGP-SM
1.
Scaled CAT 2021 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
 
Total Weight
100
100
100

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

3. 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 2021 score, 10%  to Academics, 5% to Work Experience and 5% to Diversity factor.
  • 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.

3.1 IIM Lucknow Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2022
Subject to the prevailing Covid-19 situation at the time of conducting WAT & PI round, following weightage will be awarded to different components as under:

Sl No.
Component
Weight for PGP & PGP-SM programme
Weight for PGP-ABM programme
1
CAT 2021 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
 
Final Score
100
100

IIM Lucknow Admission 2022: Step by Step Process
Following 4 steps are included in the IIM Lucknow Admission process 2022:

Step 1: The candidate must have appeared and scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2021 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-2021 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 2022 on the basis of Final Score arrived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components.

However, the conduct of WAT & PI round in person or online or dropping of any component from final selection round for admission 2022 will depend upon the Covid-19 situation at the material time.

The last date to apply for admission at IIM Lucknow is the Last Date to apply for CAT 2021 which is September 15, 2021. No additional admission application fee is to be paid to apply for IIM Lucknow PGP 2022-24 as it is included in CAT 2021 application fee. Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 is the mandatory exam for admission to IIM Lucknow PGP 2022-24 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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