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IIM Lucknow announces CAT 2017 Cut-offs; GD round scrapped, CAT score weight down to 60 per cent

IIM Lucknow has finally announced the CAT 2017 cut-offs for admission to MBA PGP programmes. Get all the details about IIM Lucknow’s admission policy here.

Aug 23, 2017 12:15 IST
IIM Lucknow CAT 2017 cut-off

IM Lucknow (IIM-L) is third in the line after IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta to announce its CAT cut-off criteria for admission to MBA programme. Aspirants must carefully analyse the weightage provided to each criteria, for that is going to define their career in the field of management. For the CAT aspirants, IIM-L has set 90 percent as the overall qualifying percentile in the CAT 2017 exam for the general category students. So get ready to appear in the CAT exam on 26th November and fetch the targeted percentile to make it to one of the best B-school of India. This year, the premier management institute has also been given the onus to conduct the CAT 2017 Exam.  

What IIM Lucknow’s Admission Policy say?

For all the admission seekers, it is good news that IIM Lucknow has kept 85 percentile as the minimum score to qualify for the sectional cut-off for the general category students. Further, to qualify for the premier institute, an overall score of 90 percentile is all you need to make it to IIM-L.

IIM L has clearly made a distinction among the CAT cut-off required to get admission in three of its programme i.e. Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM), and Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable management (PGPSM). For the other two programmes i.e. PGP-ABM and PGPSM, candidates need only 85 overall percentile to seek admission in the institute.

CAT 2017 Cut-off to qualify for IIM-L

The sectional as well as overall cut off for all the categories is provided as under. CAT aspirants can also check the specific cut-off qualifying score for other specializations provided by IIM Lucknow.

IIM Lucknow cut-off: PGP 2018-20
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is a 2 year flagship programme. It is a full time residential programme. The CAT cut-off to seek admission in the PGP 2018-20 batch is as under:

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

IIM Lucknow cut-off: PGP-ABM 2018-20
The Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management is a full time 2 year residential course aimed at enchaining the agricultural acumen among the management graduates. The CAT cut-off to seek admission in PGP-ABM 2018-20 batch is as under:

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

IIM Lucknow cut-off: PGP-SM 2018-20
Postgraduate Programme in Sustainable management (PGPSM) is again a two year full time residential course that is aimed at garnering management graduates for catering to issues on sustainability in various industries. The CAT cut-off to seek admission in the 2018-20 batch is as under:

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

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IIM Lucknow’s Weightage Criteria on a scale of 100

For all the CAT aspirants, it is important to note that the story of selection doesn’t ends after appearing in the CAT exam and securing the qualifying percentile. In fact the real struggle begins at this stage when overall performance of the aspirants is taken into consideration.

Apart from the CAT score which holds 60% weightage in the 1st stage shortlisting, other factors such as performance in class 12, graduation, and work experience also hold strategic importance.

Take a look at the selection criteria set by IIM L for the IIM Aspirants:

Sl No.

Component

PGP

PGP – ABM

PGP-SM

1.

Scaled CAT 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

10

5a.

Diversity Factor: (DFa): Academic Disciplines AD)

5

20*

5

5b.

Diversity Factor (DFb): Gender

5

5*

5

Group Discussion scrapped in Selection process

IIM Lucknow has scrapped the Group Discussion (GD) Round in final stage of selection process from this year onwards.  The 10 points that were earlier set aside for the performance in the Group Discussion round have now been shifted to performance in the PI round.

A candidate appearing in the PI round is expected to score a minimum of 12 marks out of 40 marks to make their place in the final merit list.

Weights assigned for Final Selection

The aspirants will be assessed for the final selection on the basis of the weights provided as under by IIM Lucknow. The selection weights for all the three programmes i.e. PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM have been provided distinctly and aspirants will be selected for admission on the basis of the weightage points released by IIM L. 

Sl No.

Component

Weight for PGP & PGP-SM programme

Weight for PGP-ABM programme

1.

CAT 2017 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

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