IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Lucknow CAT (Common Admission Test) Cut Off 2018

Last Updated - March 22 2018

IIM Lucknow will be releasing its cut off after the result for CAT Exam are declared. Aspirants must complete both the cut-offs in order to get shortlisted for the next selection round. The institute will release category-wise overall cut off and sectional cut off.

  • IIM Lucknow CAT Cut Off will be prepared on the basis of different factors such as a total number of students, the level of difficulty of the test, and availability of seats etc.
  • All the shortlisted students will be called for CAT Counseling on the basis of their cut off scores obtained in the exam.
  • CAT Cut off varies for the courses. For PGP – Sustainable Management and PGP – Agri-Business Management, the cutoff range from 80 to 86 percentile.
  • IIM Lucknow cut off for the general category aspirants is set at 90 percentile.

CAT Cut Off of IIM Lucknow 2018

Indian Institute of Management declared CAT cut off for the General category aspirant which is 90. Over the past few years, overall percentile has remained constant for general category aspirants of CAT. On the other hand, cut off percentile for PGP-SM and PGP-ABM ranges from 80 to 86 percentile. From the earlier year cut off i.e. 2016-17, overall cut off for SC, ST, and PWD categories have changed by five points.

The following table shows the expected Overall CAT 2018 Cut off percentile for IIM Lucknow:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal AbilityOverall
General85858590
OBC77777782
SC55555570
ST50505065
PWD55555570

From the following tables students can compare the sectional, category and program wise IIM Lucknow cut off for PGPM course:

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal AbilityTotal
General85858590
OBC77777782
SC55555575
ST50505070
PWD55555575

The following table elucidates CAT sectional cut off for PGP ABM course provideed by IIM Lucknow-

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal AbilityTotal
General75757580
OBC68686872
SC50505070
ST45454565
PWD50505070

The given below table elucidates CAT sectional cut off for PGP SM course provideed by IIM Lucknow-

CategoryQuantitative AbilityData Interpretation & Logical ReasoningVerbal AbilityTotal
General80808086
OBC72727277
SC50505070
ST45454565
PWD50505070

Earlier Year CAT Cut Off IIM Lucknow 2018

For the convenience of the aspirants, we have tabulated the earlier year CAT Cut-Offs. The tables comprise aggregate percentile as well as the sectional percentile requirement. 

The 2017-2019 session saw the overall percentile static at 90 for General Category aspirants, whereas it varied for those belonging to reserved categories. Find below, the cutoff percentile for CAT.

CAT Cut Off 2017

CategoryQADI & LRVARCOverall Percentile
General85858590
NC-OBC77777782
SC55555570
ST50505065
PWD/DA55555570

CAT Cut Off 2016

CategoryPGP
QADI & LRVRCTotal
General85858590
NC-OBC77777782
SC55555575
ST50505070
PWD55555575

Selection Criteria of IIM Lucknow 2018

Student’s selection is based on their CAT Score and result. All the shortlisted aspirants are called for the selection procedure. The selection of applicable aspirant is based on the result of Group Discussion, Individual Interview, and Written Ability Test. Following is the brief explanation of IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria:

Group Discussion

  • In this round aspirant’s performance considering the individuality traits possessed by him/her will be assessed.
  • Topics will be from National and International Politics, Present Affairs, Government Policies etc.
  • In this round, 8-10 students will be given a topic to discuss.

    Written Ability Test

    • Students will be given one or more topics in which aspirants have to write a brief essay. The time period to clear this test varies from 15 minutes to 20 minutes. Some examples of Topics given in Written Ability Test are as follows:
    1. Media Influence
    2. Corruption in India
    3. Women’s Reservation Bill
    4. Should Petroleum Subsidy go away?

    Individual Interview

    • This is the final round in which aspirants have to appear in front of a panel of 4-8 interviewers. Aspirant’s academic background, work experience, hobbies, interests, etc will be tested in this round.

    Student’s selection at IIMs is affected by the different factors. The panel will consider many aspects such as Academic Qualification, Work experience, Extra Curriculum activities, etc. Each component weightage including CAT score for selection of the student is given below:

    Component Weightage
    Aggregate CAT score38
    Graduation Marks3
    SSC Marks2
    Work Experience2
    Diversity Factor – Gender2
    Academic Branch3
    Total50

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