The CAT cutoffs for General Category candidates for the PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM are 90 percentile, 85 percentile and and 85 percentile respectively. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their CAT performance, past academic records and diversity factors.

CAT Cutoff

Category PGP PGP-ABM PGP-SM
VARC DILR QA Total VARC DILR QA Total VARC DILR QA Total
General 85 85 85 90 80 80 80 85 80 80 80 85
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82 72 72 72 77 72 72 72 77
SC 55 55 55 70 55 55 55 65 55 55 55 65
ST 50 50 50 65 50 50 50 60 50 50 50 60
PWD 50 50 50 65 50 50 50 60 50 50 50 60

Shortlisting Criteria

Components

Weights

(PGP)

Weights

(PGP-ABM)

Weights

(PGPSM)

Method of scoring

CAT Score (CS)

60

60

60

CS = (Candidates CAT Score/Highest CAT Score) * 60

Class XII Marks (12M)

10

10

10

Candidates’ Class 12 Percentage in respective Board

Percentage       12M

98.01-100.00            10

84.01- 86.00             3

82.01- 84.00             2

80.01- 82.1               1

<=80                          0

Graduation Marks

10

10

10

To be normalized as per Academic Discipline: (i) Engineering; (ii) Science; (iii) Commerce; (iv) Arts; (v) Others

Marks will be amended to take values between 0 – 10. ( m = Mean and s = Standard Deviation of the respective Academic Discipline)

Work Experience

10

0

10

IF (Prog = PGP & x > 6) WE = min{(x – 6)×0.50, 10}

Where, x = Number of months of work experience$ as on 31 July, 2016.

Diversity Factor: Academic Discipline (DFa)

5

20

5

IF (Prog. = PGP/PGPSM and Academic programmes are listed by the institute) DFa = 5

ELSE IF (Prog. = PGP-ABM and Academic Disciplines listed by the institute)

DFa = 20

Else DFa = 0

Diversity Factor: Gender (DFb)

5

5

5

IF (Prog. = PGP/PGP-ABMPGPSM and Gender = Female)

DFb = 5

ELSE DFb = 0

Shortlist Total

100

100

100

 

To shortlist the candidates for the selection rounds, CAT scores are given the maximum weightage followed by past academic records (Class XII and Graduation marks). IIM Lucknow has given the maximum weightage to the Academic diversity factor for PGP-ABM programme. 

The shortlisted candidates will appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. For the final selection, IIM Lucknow has given a certain weightage to each factor.

Final Selection Criteria

S.No. Component Weightage
PGP & PGP-SM PGP-ABM
1 CAT 30 35
2 PI 40 40
3 Academic Performance (12M + GM) 5 + 5 5 + 5
4 Diversity Factor (Academic + Gender) 5 5
5 Work Experience 5 NA
6 WAT 10 10
  Final Score 100 100

For PGP-ABM programme, the weightage for CAT is higher than that assigned to PGP and PGP-SM. On the other hand, while work experience is assigned five points for PGP and PGP-SM, the factor is not considered for PGP-ABM.

The minimum requirement for clearing the Personal Interview is 12 out of 40 marks. Names of candidates who do not pass in the PI round will not be included in the final merit list.