How Can I Get A Call From IIM Lucknow | CAT 2018 – PGP Batch 2019-2021

The IIM Lucknow selection criteria 2018 have been released for the PGP Batch of 2019-2021. Admissions to IIM Lucknow will be done on the basis of an applicant’s CAT 2018 score.

Highlights of IIM Lucknow Selection Criteria 2018 –

  • The selection criteria are the same as 2017.
  • Maximum weight has been given to the Personal Interview, accounting for 40% of the total marks in the final shortlisting phase.
  • Candidates will also be awarded marks for gender diversity (5) and academic diversity (5).
  • Candidates with more than 6 months of work experience (as of 31st July 2018) will also be awarded a maximum of 10 marks.

IIM Lucknow Selection Criteria 2018

Eligibility Criteria – 

To be eligible to get admission into IIM Lucknow, a candidate must meet the following criteria –


Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Quantitative Ability Total
Minimum Percentile Required 85 85 85


IIM Lucknow Shortlisting Criteria For WAT-PI – 

The following are the shortlisting criteria to get admission into IIM Lucknow –

IIM Lucknow Shortlisting - Selection Criteria 2019

Table For Academic Diversity –

Academic Disciplines (AD) for PGP/PGP-SM Programme Academic Disciplines (AD) for PGP-ABM Programme
Arts/Humanities (including Anthropology, Archaeology, Education, Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Painting), Geography, History, Journalism, Languages, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration,Social Work/Welfare, Sociology) Agriculture: (including Agriculture, Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Biochemistry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Entomology, Plant
Commerce/Economics: (including Accountancy, Auditing, Banking, Business Mathematics, Business Administration, Business Organization, Commerce, Economics, Economic Development and Planning, Public Administration, Public Finance, Secretarial Practices) Science (including Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-technology (includes Biotechnology Engineering), Botany, Home Science, Life Science, Zoology)
Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship Animal Husbandry/Fisheries
Computer Application Dairy Science/Technology
Education (including Physical Education and Sports) Forestry
Law Food Technology, Food Technology & Management
Medicine/Dentistry Horticulture
Pharmacology/Pharmacy Rural Studies/Rural Sociology/Rural Cooperatives/Rural Banking
Sciences (including Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Statistics) Agricultural Engineering
Veterinary Science

Candidates which meet the selection criteria will be shortlisted for the WAT-PI round based on their composite scores.

Shortlisting Criteria For Final Admission Offer –

The following are the weights that will be assigned to 6 factors for final admission offer –

Component Weight
CAT Score 30
Academic Performance (Graduation+Class 12th) 5+5
Diversity Factor (Academic + Gender) 5
Work Experience 5
WAT 10
PI 40
Total 100

Points To Be Observed – 

  • The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interviews is 12 out of 40 marks. Names of candidates who do not pass in
    PI will not be included in the final merit list.
  • Final discretion on the academic category that an academic program will be classified into rests with the Admissions Committee of
  • Reservation Policy: IIM Lucknow applies the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational
    Institutions (CEIs).
  • Any dispute concerning Admissions for the batch 2019-21 would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent Courts within
    the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Lucknow only.

The Verdict –

IIM Lucknow has put the major focus on the CAT Score and the WAT-PI marks, allotting 30% and 50% marks for these components respectively in the final shortlisting phase, and 60% weight to CAT marks in the WAT-PI shortlist phase. The trend of academic and gender diversity has been followed once again, as IIMs aim for parity in the number of male and female candidates, as well as increasing the number of non-engineering students on campus.

If you weren’t too serious in 10th and scored low, your past sins will be forgotten, as the IIM Lucknow Selection Criteria 2018 does not take into account your class 10th marks. However, a major deciding factor will be the Graduation marks which are often the downfall for the majority of all CAT aspirants.

Take a look at IIM Lucknow’s Selection Criteria 2018 on the institute’s official website.

Also read –

  1. IIM Ahmedabad Selection Criteria 2018
  2. IIM Calcutta Selection Criteria 2018

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