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IIM Lucknow CAT Cutoff 2021: Check Eligibility, Score Calculation, Selection Process, & Placement

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Oct 6, 2021

IIM Lucknow CAT 2021 Cut off has been released on the official website. For the PGP program, the overall qualifying CAT 2021 Cut off is 90 and for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM it is 85 for the general catgeory. Other than that candidates will also have to clear the sectional cut off criteria decided by the insitute. 

Based on the qualifying cut-offs candidates are shortlisted for the WAT, PI rounds. Also, the minimum work experience required for admission to PGP-SM is 24 months. Candidates will be shortlisted for the WAT and PI rounds based on CAT 2021 score, previous academic performance, and other criteria. Read More IIM Shortlist and Admission

The seat intake for IIM Lucknow was increased last year to 451 for the PGP program. IIM Lucknow ranking is number 4 as per the NIRF by MHRD, 3 out of 150 by the Week, 6 out of 20 by JagranJosh. IIM Lucknow placement is very high, as the maximum salary offered was INR 45 LPA, and the average placement was INR 22 LPA. Check IIM Lucknow PlacementRead the article to know more about IIM Lucknow CAT admission process, cut off and selection procedure.  

IIM Lucknow CAT 2021 Cut off & Selection Stages

Stage 1: Shortlisting for Writing Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI)

  • Minimum sectional and total cut-off Percentile for shortlisting the candidates for WAT and PI rounds are mentioned below:

Stage 1(a): Eligibility Criteria for WAT-PI

Category PGP PGP-ABM and PGP-SM
VARC DILR QA Total VARC DILR QA Total
General 85 85 85 90 80 80 80 85
EWS 77 77 77 82 72 72 72 77
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82 72 72 72 77
SC 55 55 55 70 55 55 55 65
ST 50 50 50 65 50 50 50 60
PWD 50 50 50 65 50 50 50 60

Stage 1(b): Calculation of the Composite Score for Shortlisting at WAT-PI stage

Weights assigned to various components for generating the shortlist for WAT-PI stage are mentioned in the table below:

Academic Diversity applicable for admission in IIM Lucknow

Stage 1(c): Scheduling for WAT-PI

  • Based on the details mentioned in the above tables candidates will be shortlisted for the WAT and PI stages. 
  • Candidates will be informed online about their selection for the further rounds. 

Stage 2: Criteria for Final Selection of candidates for PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM program

  • A candidate’s final score for selection in PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM program for the batch 2022–24 will be calculated on the basis of the assigned weights as summarized in the table below:
Component PGP & PGP-SM Weight PGP-ABM Weight
Common Admission Test (CAT) 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

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IIM Lucknow Cut off

IIM Lucknow CAT Cut off 2020

Before diving into the sectional cutoff, candidates must have an understanding of the difference between CAT Score and Percentile

IIM Lucknow PGP Cut off percentile for WAT- PI stage

Category VARC DILR QA 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 Cut off percentile for WAT- PI stage

Category VARC DILR QA 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 Cut-off percentile for WAT- PI stage

Category VARC DILR QA 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 2019

IIM Lucknow CAT Cut off 2019

The cut off announced by IIM Lucknow to shortlist for various programs is mentioned below in the tables:

Sectional and Total Cutoff for PGP

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
Sectional and Total Cutoff for PGP - ABM
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

Sectional and Total Cutoff for PGP- SM

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

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IIM Lucknow Cut off 2018

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Sectional and Total Cutoff for PGP

Category Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Total
General 85 85 85 90
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82
SC 55 55 55 70
ST 50 50 50 65
PWD 50 50 50 65

Sectional and Total Cutoff for PGP- ABM

Category Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Total
General 80 80 80 85
NC-OBC 72 72 72 77
SC 55 55 55 65
ST 50 50 50 60
PWD 50 50 50 60

Sectional and Total Cutoff for PGP- SM

Category Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Total
General 80 80 80 85
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 2017

IIM Lucknow Cut off - 2017

Sectional and Total Cut off for PGP

Category Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Total
General 85 85 85 90
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82
SC 55 55 55 70
ST 50 50 50 65
PWD/ DA 55 55 55 70
IIM Lucknow Admission Eligibility

IIM Lucknow Eligibility Criteria 2021

Applicants who wish to apply for admission to management courses at IIM Lucknow have to fulfill the complete eligibility criteria prescribed by the institute. 

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks from a recognized university or Institute.
  • For reserved category candidates, the minimum marks required are 45%. 
  • In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates who are still studying in their final year or candidates with awaiting results, can also apply.

List of Equivalent Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology - 4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma or B.E/B.Tech.
  • Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by UGC recognized University/Institutions. 

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IIM Lucknow Admission Process

IIM Lucknow Admission Process 

The admission process of IIM Lucknow includes following steps:

  • Step 1: Candidates must have appeared for CAT and only those candidates who have scored the minimum required sectional and overall percentile will be considered for the first stage screening process.
  • Step 2: Candidates are short-listed for Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). The shortlisted candidates must fill and submit WAT-PI form online within the prescribed time period. 
  • Step 3: After that final merit list will be prepared based on the composite score of candidates. 
  • Step 4: The final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates. 

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IIM Lucknow Selection Criteria

IIM Lucknow Selection Criteria

IIM Lucknow shortlist candidates based on their CAT score, previous academic record, work experience, etc. 

  • IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria includes 60% weight of CAT score, 20% weight to Academic record, 10% to Work Experience and Diversity factor each.
  • Candidates must have scored a minimum sectional percentile of that is 85 percentile.
  • Candidates must have scored a minimum overall 90 percentile without minimum percentile candidates will not be considered for the final admission process.
  • A female candidate is awarded 5 points out of 100 in the IIM Lucknow shortlisting criteria. 
  • Only paid and full-time work experience of more than 6 months will be considered valid.

IIM Lucknow Score Calculation

IIM Lucknow Score Calculation Method

Scaled CAT Score Calculation (CS)

  • The maximum weightage is given to CAT score that is 60% for shortlisting candidates in all the 3 types of courses. 

  • The scaled CAT Score is calculated by using the formula:

(Candidate’s CAT Score / Maximum Marks) X 60

For example, if a candidate has scored 150 marks in CAT out of 300, the scaled CAT Score would be (150/300) * 60 = 30.

Class 12 Marks (12M)

  • IIMs do consider the past academic scores of candidates.

  • The weightage of Class 12 marks is 10 marks in the composite score.

  • The weightage of class 12 marks varies depending upon the percentage scored by the candidates in that class.

Here is table representing the scores given to different percentages in Class 12 in the composite score

Percentage Score in CS Percentage Score in CS
80.01-82.00 1 90.01-92.00 6
82.01-84.00 2 92.01-94.00 7
84.01-86.00 3 94.01-96.00 8
86.01-88.00 4 96.01-98.00 9
88.01-90.00 5 98.01-100 10

Graduation Marks (GM)

  • The maximum weightage given to graduation marks is 10 marks. 
  • Also, the Graduation score of the candidate is normalized for each kind of stream.
  • IIM Lucknow uses a mathematical formula for normalization, but the variable of that formula actually depends upon the graduation scores of other candidates who have been shortlisted.

Work Experience (WE)

  • The maximum weightage of Work Experience is 10 marks in PGP and PGP-SM.
  • Work experience is not taken into consideration for PGP-ABM. 
  • The valid work experience that is considered should be of at least 6 months and 24 months for PGP and PGP-SM respectively.

Diversity Factor

  • The weightage of Diversity factor is based on two factors that is Gender and Academic Background. This component has been added recently.
  • Female candidates will get 5 points for diversity factor for all kinds of courses, irrespective of their graduation stream.
  • For PGP and PGP-SM, candidates who have done their graduation in any stream except Engineering will get 5 points of diversification.
  • For PGP-ABM courses, candidates will get 5 points of diversity if they belong to streams like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Science etc.

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IIM Lucknow Placement

IIM Lucknow Placement Record

Placement record of 2020-21 Batch in Sectors Percentage 
Sales and Marketing 25
strategy/ Consult 24
Finance  17
Operations and IT 17
General Management 9
E commerce 8

IIM Lucknow Top Recruiters

  1. Amazon
  2. Accenture
  3. Udaan
  4. The Boston Consulting Group
  5. Bain & Co.
  6. Deloitte McKinsey & Co.
  7. Citi
  8. ITC
  9. Mastercard
  10. Avendus Capital
  11. Procter & Gamble
  12. Hindustan Unilever
  13. Microsoft
  14. Uber

IIM Lucknow Admission Record based on CAT

Check out the statistics of candidates selected for IIM programs based on CAT Scores last year Candidates Considered in Preliminary Screening Round. A total of 8031 candidates are shortlisted for the CAT 2021 Personal Interview Round

IIM Lucknow PGP program Total candidates Shortlisted for Admission Process Candidates shortlisted for PI
PGP 2020-22 13039 3766
PGP-ABM 2020-22 11792 2666
PGP-SM 2020-22 2766 1599

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Frequently Asked Questions

IIM Lucknow CAT Cut off & Admission 2021 FAQs

Ques. What was the overall cut off of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The overall cut off for the previous three years for IIM Lucknow is as follows - 

  • CAT 2018 - 90 
  • CAT 2019 - 90
  • CAT 2020 - 90

Ques. How many candidates are shortlisted for PI WAT at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The number of candidates shortlisted for PI WAT at IIM Lucknow is as follows -  Course Name Candidates shortlisted for WAT & PI

  • PGP - 3,766
  • PGP-ABM - 2,666
  • PGP-SM - 1,599
  • Total candidates shortlisted - 8,031

Ques. Which is the most expensive course at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The most expensive course at IIM lucknow is the PG program, as the total fee is around 26 lakhs.

Ques. When is the Last Date of Acceptance and Submission of Acceptance Fee at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The Last Date of Acceptance and Submission of Acceptance Fee will be released on the official website for the 2022-24 batch soon after the conclusion of the exa, 

Ques. What is the selection criteria for IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The selection criteria for IIM Lucknow is as follows - 

  • CAT score - 30%
  • Academic Performance (12M + GM) - 5+5%
  • Diversity Factor (DFa +DFb) - 5%
  • Work experience - 5%
  • Writing Ability Test (WAT) - 10%
  • Personal Interview (PI) - 40%

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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