IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria (2021-2023)

IIM Lucknow announced the admission criteria and the weightage awarded to CAT 2020 scores for admission to PGP 2021-23 batch. The announcement of the shortlisting criteria and the admission policy made it clear that this B-school would prefer candidates who have excellent academic record and diversity along with work experience for the 2021-23 batch. Read the following article to understand the Criteria for WAT-PI followed by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow.
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First Stage (A): Eligibility Criteria for Written Ability Test- Personal Interview (WAT- PI):
For PGP Programme:-
A minimum 85 sectional percentile and minimum 90 overall percentile in CAT 2020 exam - which will be held on November 29th, 2020 - should be scored by the aspirant.
For the PGP-ABM Programme:-
Candidates need to score a minimum of 80 sectional percentile and a minimum of 85 overall percentile in the CAT 2020 exam.
For PGP-SM Programme:-
A minimum 80 sectional percentile and minimum 85 overall percentile in CAT 2020 exam should be scored by the aspirant seeking admission in the IIM Lucknow’s PGP-SM programme. A minimum of 24 months of work experience is required for candidates intending to take admission in the PGP-SM programme.
Even if you score a little low in the CAT exam this year, you can expect to get shortlisted if you have an excellent academic record and are keen on getting into the PGP 2021-23 programme at IIM Lucknow.
  • The following table tells us the Minimum Sectional and Total cut-off Percentile for Shortlisting the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) candidates for WAT- PI stage
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
  • The following table tells us the Minimum Sectional and Total cut-off Percentile for Shortlisting the Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM) candidates for WAT- PI stage
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
  • The following table tells us the Minimum Sectional and Total cut-off Percentile for Shortlisting the Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable ManagementPGP-SM candidates for WAT- PI stage
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
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First Stage (B); Understand the process of Calculation of the Composite Score for Shortlisting Candidates for WAT- PI Process:
The key change is that IIM Lucknow has reduced weightage to 60% for CAT 2020 score.
  1. The method of Scoring followed is  
Where X = 60, CS stands for Scaled CAT Score
  1. Weightage given to Higher Secondary School Marks (12th Class final Percentage) is as follows:
Class 12th Percentile
Marks Allotted
<=80
0 points
>80.00 but <= 85.00
2.5 point
>85.00 but <= 90.00
5.0 points
>90.00 but <= 95.00
7.5 points
< 95.0
10 points
  1. For Graduation Marks read the following content:
To be normalised as per Academic Discipline: (i) Engineering; (ii) Science; (iii) Commerce; (iv) Arts; (v) Others
Marks will be amended to take values between 0-10. (µ= mean and σ = standard deviation of the respective Academic Discipline).
  1. No weightage will be awarded for marks obtained in Class X.
  2. 10% weightage to work experience
    A maximum weightage of 10% for work experience will be awarded during the shortlisting process in IIM Lucknow for admission to the 2021-23 batch. Only paid and full-time work experience, acquired after completing the Bachelor’s Degree will be counted as on July 31, 2020. Apprenticeship, Articleship, Internship, etc., which forms an integral part of a course of study, would not be treated as work experience.
  3. 5% weightage to academic diversity
    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:  Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature.
    Commerce/Economics:  Public Finance, Secretarial Practices, Chartered Accountancy,  Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship, Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Organisation, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration.
    Others: Education (including Physical Education and Sports); Law; Medicine/Dentistry; Pharmacology/Pharmacy.
  4. 5% Weight to Gender Diversity
    During the shortlisting criteria for admission 2020, a female candidate will be awarded a weightage of 5 points by IIM Lucknow.
1st stage shortlisting: Weightage Criteria on a scale of 100
Component
PGP
Scaled CAT score (CS)
60
Class 12 marks (12M)
10
Graduation marks (GM)
10
Work experience (WE)
10
Diversity Factor: (DFa): Academic Disciplines AD)
5
Diversity Factor (DFb): Gender
5
Composite Score
100
First Stage (C):
Students can have access to the composite score (based on first stage B) and who qualify for first stage A and the shortlist candidates for the WAT-PI process. The information will be available on the IIM Lucknow’s official website (http://www.iiml.ac.in/). These candidates have to fill in and submit the WAT-PI form online by the deadline. It is mandatory to submit the WAT-PI form online for the further selection process.
Stage Two: Criteria for Final selection of Candidates for PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM program is mentioned below:
A candidate’s final score for selection in PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM program for the batch 2021–23 will be calculated based on the assigned weightage as given below:
Component
Weightage  for PGP  & PGP-SM programme
Weightage  for PGP- ABM
CAT 2020 score
30
   35
Academic Performance (12M + GM)
5+5
5+5
Diversity Factor (DFa +DFb)
5
5
Work experience
5
NA
Writing Ability Test (WAT)
10
10
Personal  Interview (PI)
40
40
FINAL SCORE
100
100
COVID-19 Situation will be taken into consideration while conduction WAT-PI during 2021.
Important Note:
The minimum requirement for clearing the personal interview is 12 out of 40 marks. The final merit list will not include the names of candidates who do not pass in PI.
For more information, students should visit the official website of IIM Lucknow (http://www.iiml.ac.in/).
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