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IIM Lucknow has announced the admission criteria for the PGP, PGP-Agri Business Management (PGP ABM) and PGP-SM programmes for the academic year 2015-17. The admission of the candidates is based on 2 stages, shortlist and final selection process. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of IIM Lucknow CAT 2014 cutoff, past academic record, work experience and diversity factor. The shortlisted candidates have to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The final selection is based on the cumulative score.
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Compared to last year’s admission criteria, there has not been much change in the admission criteria. The cutoff and weights assigned are similar to that of 2014-16. A new programme, PGP-SM will be introduced from the academic year 2015-17, however, no information on the programme was available in the official website of IIM Lucknow.
Let us have a look at the IIM Lucknow admission criteria 2015-17 in detail.
Shortlist Criteria - CAT 2014 Cutoff
The following table will give you the CAT 2014 cutoff for the PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM programmes.
(QA & DI)
(VA & LR)
The shortlist of candidates for WAT, GD and PI rounds will be made of the basis of the scores obtained using the weights assigned in the various parameters mentioned in the table below.
Method of scoring
CAT Score (CS)
CS = (Candidates CAT Score/Highest CAT Score of 2014)*38
Class X Marks (XM)
Candidates’ Class X Percentage in respective Board
Class XII Marks (12M)
Candidates’ Class XII Percentage in respective Board
To be normalized as per academic discipline (i) Engineering (ii) Science (iii) Commerce (iv) Arts (v) Others, using the formula below
GM = (((Candidates Graduation % - Mean/Standard Deviation of each discipline)*(30/3))+30)*3/100
IF (Prog. = PGP) WE = (x)*0.1, Where x>6; Maximum (WE) = 2
ELSE (Prog. = PGP-ABM)
WE = 0
ELSE (Prog. = PGPSM)
WE = (x-24)*0.1, Where x>24; Maximum WE = 2
x = Number of months of work experience as on 31st August 2014
(Indicate only paid and full time work experience, acquired after completing the Bachelor’s Degree, Apprenticeship, Articleship, Internship etc. which form an integral part of course of study, should not be treated as work experience)
Diversity Factor: Academic Discipline (DFa)
IF (Prog. = PGP/PGPSM and Academic programmes are listed by the institute) DFa = 3
ELSE IF (Prog. = PGP-ABM and Academic Disciplines listed by the institute)
DFa = 5
Else DFa = 0
Diversity Factor: Gender (DFb)
IF (Prog. = PGP/PGP-ABMPGPSM and Gender = Female)
DFb = 2
ELSE DFb = 0
GD, PI & WAT
The following weights will be assigned to the various components during the GD, PI and WAT rounds.
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Group Discussion (GD)
Personal Interview (PI)
The minimum requirement for getting a pass in Personal Interviews is 9 out of 30 marks.
Final Admission Offer
The final merit list will be made on the basis of the following formula
Grand Total (C) = Shortlist Total (A) + GDPI Total (B)
The Grand Total (C) will be used to rank the candidates according to their merit.
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