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IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria & Process (2019-21)

Oct 8, 2018 18:20 IST
    IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria
    IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria

    IIM Lucknow, which is located in the city that takes pride in the Nawabi culture, is another gem for the management aspirants. Every year lakhs of candidates apply for grabbing seat in the IIMs and the popular PGP course. Spread over 185 acres of land, the institute has earned considerable name and fane in the domain of management and the PGP course is widely recognised in the industry. Here are complete details on getting admission in IIM Lucknow. Candidates can read about eligibility criteria, admission process, admission cut-off and final shortlisting criteria among other important details in this article:

    Programmes Offered at IIM Lucknow

    IIM Lucknow offers three major MBA specialisations. The first course is general PGP programme, while the other courses include specialisation in agribusiness Management and sustainable management.

    Read on to find out about all the three courses offered at IIM-L:

    Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

    The Post Graduate Programme at IIM Lucknow is a two year, full time, residential program. It is targeted at the candidates who aspire to become managers and contribute in the holistic growth of an organisation. The programme aims to generate capability of 'learning to learn' for nurturing successful managerial career of the PGP aspirants. IIM Lucknow holds excellent placement record for getting the entire PGP batch placed even before the completion of the course. The unique summer internship programme is an added boon which gives exposure to the candidates even before the final placements drive is conducted in the campus.

    Post-graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM)

    Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management is a two-year, full -time residential course, designed with an aim to develop agribusiness leaders. The agri-business is considered as the backbone of the nation that contributes considerably in the GDP of the nation. The programme nurtures future managers who can effecienty and effectively manage the agri-business sector. The highlights of the programme include live projects, case studies, international exposure through student exchange programme.          

    Post-graduate Programme in Sustainable management (PGP-SM)

    Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGPSM) is a to-year full time programme that has been designed with an aim to ensure that the future managers understands evolving and interactive nature of sustainability challenges faced by the organisations to thrive in the competitive market. Thereafter, the course curriculum has been defined to sharpen the skills of the candidates that will help them come up with integrated, holistic solutions to such challenges.

    IIM Lucknow: Programme-wise Eligibility Criteria

    IIM Lucknow has specified eligibility criteria for each specialisation that they offer on campus. Aspirants should carefully read the eligibility conditions before apply for the course or institute to avoid chances of disqualification at the later stage:

    S.No.

    Course

    Eligibility Criteria

    1

    Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

    The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA

    45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) category

    Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

    2

    Post-graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM)

    A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science/ Agricultural Engineering or allied subjects – (01) Agriculture: Agriculture, Agronomy, Soil Science, Agriculture Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant Pathology etc.; (02) Agricultural Engineering; (03) Animal Husbandry /Fisheries; (04) Dairy Science/Technology; (05) Forestry; (06) Food Technology, Food Technology & Management; (07) Horticulture; (08) Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking; (09) Science: Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-technology(includes Biotechnology Engineering), Botany, Home Science, Life Science, Zoology and (10) Veterinary Science – with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA

    Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

    3

    Post-graduate Programme in Sustainable management (PGP-SM)

    Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PWD category) or equivalent, with at least two years professional experience.

    IIM Lucknow: Admission Process

    The admission criteria for the PGP (2019-21) batch was announced by IIM-L for the candidates preparing for the CAT 2018 exam. Candidates should carefully read all the steps that are mandatory to follow in order to get admission in the PGP course and specialisations run by IIM-Lucknow:

    Following steps are included in the IIM Lucknow Admission process:

    Step 1: The CAT advertisement usually appears in the National dailies in the month of July or August. Candidates need to register for the CAT 2018 exam on the official website i.e. www.iimcat.ac.in. Candidate must appear in the CAT 2018 exam and are also required to score minimum required sectional and overall percentile in CAT 2018 exam as expected by IIM Lucknow to be considered for first stage screening process for admission for the PGP course.

    Step 2: Candidates who get shortlisted in the CAT 2018 exam are then called for the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) 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 last week of April 2019 on the basis of Final Score which is derived after awarding the weightage scores on all the components mentioned in the final admission selection criteria.

    IIM Lucknow: Admission Shortlisting Criteria

    For the candidates seeking admission in the IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-SM and PGP-ABM programmes the admission criteria for 2019-21 batch has allotted weights to various parameters. Aspirants will be awarded maximum weightage to CAT 2018 score i.e. 60 per cent. For other factors 20% weight to Academics, 10% to Work Experience and 10% to Diversity factor. Find out more about the admission criteria in the table mentioned below:

    S.No.

    Components

    PGP

    PGP – ABM

    PGP-SM

    1.

    Scaled CAT 2018 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).

    If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in CAT 2018, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.

    Work Experience will carry a maximum weightage of 10% in the shortlisting criteria of IIM Lucknow for admission to 2019-21 batch. 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, 2018.

    A female candidate will be awarded a weightage of 5 points by IIM Lucknow during the shortlisting criteria for admission 2019.

    IIM Lucknow: Admission Cut-off

    Admission cut-off plays a vital role in the admission process for the IIMs. Every IIM release their separate admission cut-off which specifies the minimum CAT cut-off score which a candidate must score in each section and overall exam to be eligible for the further rounds.

    The Post Graduate Programme (PGP) 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

    NC-OBC

    77

    77

    77

    82

    SC

    55

    55

    55

    70

    ST

    50

    50

    50

    65

    PWD

    50

    50

    50

    65

    PGP-ABM (2019-21)
    The 2 year Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management at IIM Lucknow is again a full time residential course and the minimum cut-off score in the CAT 2018 exam which candidates need to score are:

    Category

    Section-1 VARC

    Section-2 DILR

    Section-3 Quant

    Overall

    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

    PGP-SM (2019-21)

    To apply for the IIM Lucknow’s Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable management (PGPSM), candidates are required to appear in the CAT 2018 exam. The minimum cut-off score for all the categories of aspirants are mentioned as under:

    Category

    Section-1 Quant

    Section-2 DILR

    Section-3 VRC

    Overall

    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: PGP Final Admission Selection Criteria

    All the candidates shortlisted in the first round are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to IIM Lucknow. IIM Lucknow awards 40% weight to Personal Interview(PI), 10% weight to Writing Ability Test  (WAT); 30% Weight to CAT 2018 score, 10% to Academics, 5% to Work Experience and 5% to Diversity factor in the final admission round.

    Take a look at various parameters on the basis of which final admission offer will be made are as under:  

    Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2019-21

    Component

    Weight for PGP & PGP-SM programme

    Weight for PGP-ABM programme

    CAT 2018 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

    IIM Lucknow: PGP (2019-21) Fees

    The total programme fees payable by PGP students at IIM Lucknow stands at Rs. 16,00,000/- for the PGP batch 2018-20. The programme fee does not includes any expense incurred on the part of laptop/computer, personal expenses on boarding, travel, clothes and laundry are extra. However, it is expected that the programme fees for the 2019-2021 batch may increase further as per the decision of the admission committee at IIM-L.

    For more information on MBA admissions, keep visiting MBA section of jagranjosh.com

    Also Read

    IIM Calcutta: Admission Cut-off and Process

    IIM Bangalore Admission cut-off for PGP (2019-21) batch

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