IIM Lucknow Cut Off 2021 (Released) – Check Overall and Sectional Cutoff

IIM Lucknow Cut Off 2021 – IIM Lucknow has released the CAT 2021 for its PGP, PGP-ABM, and PGP-SM programs. The minimum overall cutoff of CAT-2021 percentile ranks for the general category is 90 for PGP, 85 for PGP-ABM & PGP-SM. The CAT 2021 result has been announced on Jan 3, 2022, at 5 PM. All the IIMs have released their cutoffs for admission as well including IIM Lucknow. Check this article below for more information on IIM Lucknow Cutoff for CAT 2021.

IIM Lucknow Cut Off 2021

Check IIM Lucknow Selection Process – Click here for the detailed selection process of IIM Lucknow.

Minimum sectional and total cut-off Percentile for shortlisting the candidates for WAT- PI stage for CAT 2021 is given in the table below :

For PGP:

CategoryVARCDILR QA Total
EWS7777 7782
NC-OBC7777 7782

For PGP-ABM and PGP-SM :

CategoryVARCDILR QA Total

Note: VARC=Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; DILR=Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning; QA=Quantitative A

Selection Process for IIM Lucknow

The stages of selection or admission process in IIM Lucknow is as follows :

  • Shortlisting for Writing Ability Test (WAT) – Personal Interview (PI)
  • Scheduling for WAT-PI
  • Final selection of candidates for PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM program

Shortlisting for Writing Ability Test (WAT) – Personal Interview (PI)

  • Candidates are shortlisted based on their CAT-2021 score, previous academic performance, and other factors indicated in the cutoff table.
  • An extra eligibility criterion for PGP-SM is a minimum of 24 months of work experience.
  • The candidates securing the above-mentioned minimum sectional and total percentiles for the respective category in CAT 2021 will be considered for the next stage. Their composite scores will be determined based on the factors described in the image below :
  • The marks up to one year before the final examinations will be considered for the entire admission process for candidates appearing in their final year examinations.
  • However, as per the CAT 2021 qualifying standards, such students must still obtain a minimum proportion of marks in their degree tests.
  • For the PGP-ABM program, the maximum grades for the diversity factors (DFa and DFb) cannot exceed 20.
  • Candidates applying for admission to the PGP-ABM/ PGP-SM programs must complete out and submit a special PGP-ABM/ PGP-SM form by the deadline.
  • Otherwise, such candidates will be disqualified from the WAT-PI process for the PGP-ABM/ PGP-SM programs.
  • The job experience entered at the time of CAT 2021 registration will be deemed definitive for the admission process as of July 31, 2021.
  • In the case of fractional months of work experience at multiple organizations, a total of 30 calendar days (across organizations) will be counted as one complete month.
  • The candidate’s work experience will be validated using the required documents (such as an experience certificate, appointment letter/relieving letter, first and final pay slips, bank statement, and so on) that must be submitted during WAT-PI and subsequent admission related processes.
  • The marks gained for all of the subjects that appear on the mark sheet will be taken into account for calculating the HSC aggregate percentage.
  • If the aggregate marks % for the course is not provided, the same rule applies to calculating the aggregate percentage for graduation.
  • If the marks obtained are not accessible, the CGPA will be translated into an equivalent percentage using the board/university/conversion institution’s formula/norms.
  • The resultant CGPA computed as a percent of maximum cumulative grade points shall be deemed the aggregate percentage if the university/ institution does not provide a conversion mechanism.

Scheduling for WAT – PI

On the official website iiml.ac.in, the composite score for candidates who qualify in the first stage, as well as the shortlist for the WAT-PI procedure, will be provided. Candidates in this category must complete and submit the WAT-PI form online by the deadline. Candidates who do not submit their WAT-PI form online by the deadline will be disqualified from the WAT-PI process. Furthermore, IIM Lucknow would not respond to any questions in this regard. Candidates are recommended to consult the official website of IIM Lucknow (iiml.ac.in) for updates/ announcements relating to the admission process after the announcement of the CAT-2021 result.

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

The given weights in the image below will be used to compute a candidate’s final score for selection in the PGP/PGP-ABM/PGP-SM program for the batch 2022–24 :

  • Personal interviews require a minimum score of 12 out of 40 in order to pass.
  • Candidates whose PI scores are below a certain threshold will not be included in the final merit list.
  • The admissions committee of IIM-Lucknow has final authority over the academic category into which a program will be placed.
  • Policy on reservations – For admission to central educational institutions, IIM Lucknow follows the Government of India’s reservation policy (CEIs).
  • Any dispute over admissions for the batch 2022-24 will be decided by the competent courts only in the city of Lucknow’s territorial jurisdiction.

FAQs on IIM Lucknow Cut Off 2021

Ques: What is the cutoff required for the general category for admission in IIM Lucknow?

Ans: The cutoff for the general category for PGP is 85 in each section and 90 overall and for PGP-SM and PGP-ABM is 80 in each section and 85 overall.

Ques: Is work experience compulsory criteria for admission in IIM Lucknow?

Ans: For PGP-SM, It is better to have work experience since it increases your chances of selection.

Ques: How is the final score computed?

Ans: The sum of all the scores received in all the other sections including the CAT score, the scores is WAT, PI, for academic and work experiences is the final score of the candidate.

Ques: Where will the final merit list of IIM Lucknow be published?

Ans: To check the final merit list, candidates must check the official website of IIM Lucknow.

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