The cutoff for the general category candidates is 90 percentile for PGP programme for 2019-21 batch. IIM Lucknow cutoff for CAT has remained more or less constant for the past few years except for the PWD category cutoffs, which changed for the admission to 2018-20 as compared to 2017-19.

Although the IIM Lucknow cutoff percentile for PGP-Sustainability Management (PGP-SM) and PGP-Agri Business Management (PGP-ABM) have ranged from 80 to 85 percentile over the past few years, the cutoff for the flagship programme, i.e. PGP has been constant around 90 percentile.

In the admission criteria of IIM Lucknow for the academic year 2019-21, the common cutoff for all three programmes has been declared, unlike the previous years where the category and section wise cutoffs were announced.

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2019-21

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

There has been no change in the shortlist or selection criteria of IIM Lucknow for the 2019-21 batch.

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2018-20

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

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2017-19

Category QA DI & LR VARC Overall Percentile
General 85 85 85 90
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82
SC 55 55 55 70
ST 50 50 50 65
PWD/DA 55 55 55 70

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2016-18

Category PGP PGP-ABM PGP-SM
QA DI & LR VRC Total QA DI & LR VRC Total QA DI & LR VRC Total
General 85 85 85 90 75 75 75 80 80 80 80 86
NC-OBC 77 77 77 82 68 68 68 72 72 72 72 77
SC 55 55 55 75 50 50 50 70 50 50 50 70
ST 50 50 50 70 45 45 45 65 45 45 45 65
PWD 55 55 55 75 50 50 50 70 50 50 50 70

While there was hardly any difference in the PGP programme cutoff for the 2016-18 batch with that of 2015-17 batch, the other two programmes, PGP-ABM and PGP-SM saw marginal change in each category.

IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2015-17

Category PGP PGP-ABM/PGPSM
QA & DI VA & LR Total QA & DI VA & LR Total
General 85 85 90 80 80 85
NC-OBC 75 75 80 70 70 75
SC 55 55 75 50 50 70
ST 50 50 70 45 45 65
PWD 55 55 75 50 50 70

CAT had undergone major changes in the year 2014 and 2015 owing to which the sectional cutoffs also varied in the years.

About IIM Lucknow

IIM Lucknow is a public business school located in Uttar Pradesh, India. The institute was fourth IIM to be established in the year 1984. IIM Calcutta is the first IIM to be established in the year 1961, offering post graduate management programmes. 

Programme: It offers following full-time post graduate programmes:

  1. Post Graduate Programme - PGP
  2. Post Graduate Programme in Sustainability Management - PGP-SM
  3. Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management - PGP-ABM 

There is a 2 step process for shortlisting and selecting the students. From year 2016 the Group Discussion (GD) round was not held. The shortlisted candidates have to appear for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Till 2017, the institute conducted GD, WAT and PI rounds.