IIM Lucknow announces baseline cut-off

IIM Lucknow announced the admission criteria and the weightage awarded to CAT 2017 scores for admission to PGP 2018-20 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 2018-20 batch. A minimum 85 sectional percentile and minimum 90 overall percentile in CAT 2017 exam - which will be held on November 26, 2017 - should be scored by the aspirant.
Even if you score a little low in 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 2018-20 programme at IIM Lucknow. In the 1st stage shortlisting IIM Lucknow has reduced the weightage to 60% from 78% (2016 admissions) and in the final selection CAT 2017 scores will be awarded a low weightage of only 30% in PGP.
In case a high number of CAT takers achieve the minimum percentile, the CAT cut off may go up during the short listings stages. However, the candidates may not get shortlisted by IIM Lucknow without meeting the minimum requirement - after the CAT 2017 result is announced in the second week of January 2018.
  • Shortlisting for the PI round
    IIM Lucknow has reduced the weightage given to the CAT scores to 60%. The most important criteria for generation of merit list for WAT-PI for PGP programme 2018-20 at IIM Lucknow is the CAT score obtained by the candidate, but the institute will award a weightage of 60 points to CAT 2017 score  while shortlisting the candidates for WAT & PI round for the flagship PGP 2018-20 batch.
  • PGP 2018-20
    The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is a 2 year, full time residential programme offered by IIM Lucknow. The cut offs announced by the institute while shortlisting for the programme are:
    CategorySection-1 VARCSection-2 DILRSection-3 QuantOverall
    General85858590
    NC-OBC77777782
    SC55555570
    ST50505065
    PWD50505065
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  • 20% Weightage to class 12 and graduation marks
    During the shortlisting process at IIM Lucknow for admission 2017, the weightage given to academic excellence is 20%. The maximum weightage of 10 points will be awarded for class 12 marks scored in a range of 98+ to 100 percentile. If the candidate has scored less than 80 percentile in class 12, zero weightage will be given. Keep in mind that this is not the percentage of marks but the percentile score of class 12. A weightage of 10 points will also be awarded to the graduation marks by IIM Lucknow. No weightage will be awarded for marks obtained in Class X.
  • 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 2018-20 batch. Only paid and full-time work experience, acquired after completing the Bachelor’s Degree will be counted as on July 31, 2017. Apprenticeship, Articleship, Internship etc., which forms an integral part of a course of study, would not be treated as work experience.
  • 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.
  • 5% Weight to Gender Diversity
    During the shortlisting criteria for admission 2018, a female candidate will be awarded a weightage of 5 points by IIM Lucknow.
  • 1st stage shortlisting: Weightage Criteria on a scale of 100
    ComponentPGP
    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): Gender5
  • Final selection
    A candidate’s final score for selection in PGP programme for the batch 2018–20 will be calculated on the basis of the assigned weightage as given below:
    ComponentWeightage  for PGP programme
    CAT 2017 score30
    Academic Performance (12M + GM)5+5
    Diversity Factor (DFa +DFb)5
    Work experience5
    Writing Ability Test (WAT)10
    Personal  Interview (PI)40

    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.

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