IIM Lucknow Admission 2024: CAT, Application Date & Process, Eligibility

K Krishna Priya K Krishna Priya | Jan 3, 2024
K Krishna Priya
K Krishna Priya

Updated on - Jan 3, 2024

IIM Lucknow admission 2024 will be offered for MBA and PGP courses based on CAT 2023. The CAT 2023 result has been announced on December 21, 2023.

The MBA program encompasses mandatory coursework, summer internships, dissertations, comprehensive exams, thesis proposals, and thesis submissions. IIM Lucknow is ranked at the sixth position in the NIRF rankings 2023 for the management category.

The IIM Lucknow course admissions are based on CAT scores, so applicants must crack the exam to get selected. Once candidates are shortlisted, they are invited to participate in the selection process. More details on the IIM Lucknow admission procedure are covered below. 

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IIM Lucknow Admission: Important Dates

The admission date for various courses at IIM Lucknow varies. Below are the important events of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow admission.

Events Dates
CAT 2023 Result December 21, 2023

IIM Lucknow PG Admission 2024

IIM Lucknow PG admission 2024 will be offered to full-time Post Graduate Programs (PGP) and Post Graduate Programs for Executives. 

IIM Lucknow MBA Admission 2024

The PGP course offered by IIM Lucknow is equivalent to the MBA program and is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). IIM Lucknow MBA admission is granted to applicants holding a Bachelor's degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. Moreover, a relevant score in the CAT exam, which is a Computer Based Test (CBT), is mandatory to be eligible for admission.

The candidate's entrance exam scores, scholastic achievement, gender, and relevant work experience will be considered in the final IIM Lucknow selection process. Note that the PI round will be conducted in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Noida, and Lucknow.

Read More: IIM Lucknow MBA Admission 2024

The table below provides more information on IIML admission, including the IIM Lucknow eligibility criteria, selection process, and fee details

Course Total Fee Eligibility & Selection

MBA-E and I

(MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

INR 18.55 Lakhs

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline

Selection Process: CAT/GMAT + Personal Interview + Work Experience.

PGP INR 20.75 Lakhs

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA

Selection Process:  CAT + Personal Interview (PI) + Written Ability Test (WAT)


(Agribusiness Management)

INR 19.25 Lakhs

Eligibility: Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science/Engineering Or Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA

Selection Process: CAT + WAT + PI


(Sustainable Management)

INR 19.25 Lakhs

Eligibility: Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks

Selection Process: CAT + PI + WAT + Work Experience + Final selection


(Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives)

INR 11.15 Lakhs

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks

Selection Process: CAT/ GATE/ GMAT/ GRE/ PGPWE Entrance Exam score + WAT + PI + Work Experience 


(International Programme in Management for Executives)

INR 26.25 Lakhs

Eligibility: Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with a 50% aggregate.

Selection Process: GMAT/ GRE scores + WAT + PI

IIM Lucknow PhD Admission

IIM Lucknow admission is offered for a two-year FPM and a four-year EFPM program of doctorate level. Both these courses help develop high-quality academicians, researchers, and management thinkers with unique pedagogy and program structure.

The FPM program includes summer internships, research assignments, and compulsory dissertations. Relevant work experience and examination scores up to 55% to 60% are necessary. 

The table below contains more details on the IIM Lucknow selection criteria and course fee details for fellowship programs.

Course Total Fee Eligibility & Selection


(Fellow Program in Management)


Eligibility:  Masters' Degree in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks Or 4-year Bachelor's degree with 65% aggregate marks Or  CA/ ICWA/ CS with 55% aggregate marks with B.Com as UG

Selection Process: CAT/ GMAT/ GATE/ GRE/ JRF/ SRF (UGC/CSIR/ICAR) + PI + Work Experience 


(Executive Fellow Programme in Management)

INR 7.5 Lakhs

Eligibility: Masters' Degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks 

Selection Process:  CAT/ GATE/ GRE/ GMAT/ JRF/ PGPWE Entrance Exam + PI + Work Experience

IIM Lucknow Application Process 2024

IIM Lucknow shortlists candidates based on their overall academic profile, entrance exam scores, and performance in the personal interview rounds. Relevant work experience and Written Ability Test scores (WAT) will also be analyzed to draw the overall score in the final selection round. 

The seats allocated in the IIM Lucknow admission procedure are limited. Hence interested candidates must secure a competitive score in the entrance exams. CAT/ GATE/ GRE/ GMAT/ JRF/ SRF (UGC/CSIR/ICAR) are the accepted IIM Lucknow entrance exams. 

Applicants can apply for the desired course by filling out the IIM Lucknow application form. Shortlisted candidates must deposit the course fee to confirm their seats in the IIM Lucknow admission process. For more details on the fee structure, refer to the IIM Lucknow Courses and Fees page. 

Steps to Apply for IIM Lucknow Admission 2024

Candidates aspiring for IIML admission can apply for the desired course by following the below-mentioned steps. Ensure to meet all the IIM Lucknow admission criteria 2024 to avoid application rejections

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM Lucknow.
  • Step 2: Fill in all your details to generate an ID and password.
  • Step 3: Log in to the applicant account using the credentials and fill out the IIM Lucknow application form.
  • Step 4: Scan your passport-sized photograph and signature, then upload that.
  • Step 5: Pay the IIM Lucknow application form fees using online modes like credit cards, debit cards, or net banking.
  • Step 6: Choose the specialisation.
  • Step 7: Submit your form.

IIM Lucknow Selection Process 2024

Candidates have to undergo various stages in the IIM Lucknow selection process to be shortlisted for admission, which has been explained below.

  • Phase 1: In the first stage, students are shortlisted for WAT-PI based on the candidate's CAT scores. Students can check the CAT sectional cutoff expected for 2023 to know the minimum percentile required to qualify the first stage.
  • Phase 2: In the second stage, the student's composite score is derived from shortlisting for the WAT-PI. The composite scores are drawn from factors such as CAT scores, Class 10+2 marks, graduation marks, work experience, academic diversity and gender diversity.
  • Phase 3: The final selection is based on CAT, WAT, PI, and other factors like academic profile, work experience, and diversity factors. The percentage of weightage allocated for each of these factors in the final round is provided in the table below.

IIM Lucknow Final Selection Factor Weightage 2023

Components Percentage of Weightage
CAT 30
Academic Performance (12th + Graduation) 5 + 5
Diversity Factor 5
Work Experience 5
Written Ability Test (WAT) 10
Personal Interview 40
Final Score 100

Documents Required for IIM Lucknow Admission 2024

Below are the documents that students must submit to complete the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow admission process.

  • Class 10 and 12 certificates (original and copies)
  • Bachelor's degree transcripts (original and copies)
  • Entrance exam scorecard
  • GMAT/ GRE Scorecard (if applicable)
  • Photo ID proof
  • Proof of address
  • Work experience certificate
  • Recommendation letter (if any)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Transfer certificate
  • Caste certificate (For reserved categories)
  • Disability certificate (If applicable)

IIM Lucknow Entrance Exam

The table below provides the IIM Lucknow entrance exams accepted for various courses.

Courses Offered Exams Accepted
MBA-E and I (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) CAT/ GMAT
PGP-ABM (Agribusiness Management) CAT
PGP-SM (Sustainable Management) CAT
PGPWE (PGP in Management for Working Executives) CAT/ GATE/ GMAT/ GRE/ PGPWE Entrance Exam
IPMX (International Programme in Management for Executives) GMAT/ GRE / CAT/ PGPWE Entrance Exam

CAT Sectional Cutoff 2023 for IIM Lucknow Admission (Expected)

IIM Lucknow CAT expected sectional cutoff 2023 is tabulated below for the reference of the candidates.

Category/ Section
General 85-90 85-90 85-90 90-95 80-85 80-85 80-85 85-90
NC-OBC/ EWS 77-82 77-82 77-82 82-87 72-77 72-77 72-77 77-82
SC 55-60 55-60 55-60 70-75 55-60 55-60 55-60 65-70
ST/ PWD 50-55 50-55 50-55 65-70 50-55 50-55 50-55 60-65

Read More: IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2023

IIM Lucknow Admission Helpline

Following are the contact details of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow admission department. Candidates can connect to these helplines for any IIML admission enquiries.

IIM Lucknow Admission Contact Details
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Prabandh Nagar, IIM Road, Lucknow - 226 013.
522 - 2736682, 6696682
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IIM Lucknow Admission Highlights

Courses Exams Accepted
Fellowship Program CAT GMAT GRE GATE

IIM Lucknow Admission FAQs

When is the CAT 2023 exam?

The CAT 2023 exam was held on November 26, 2023.

What are the IIM Lucknow eligibility criteria for PGP admission?

Graduation with 50% aggregate marks. Applicants must also hold a relevant rank in CAT, qualify for the personal interview, written ability test and obtain a good final composite score. Refer to the above article for more details.

Can I get admission at IIM Lucknow directly after the 12th?

No. Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent 10+2+3 qualification. The minimum marks required for the qualifying examination are 50%, though specific requirements may vary depending on the course you are applying for.

Can I get direct admission at IIM Lucknow?

No, direct admissions are not accepted at IIM Lucknow. Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria and achieve a valid score in the qualifying examination and the accepted entrance tests such as CAT.

Can I get admission at IIM without CAT?

No. To secure admission to a course at IIM Lucknow, a candidate must attain a valid score in the CAT entrance examination. However, candidates can pursue other courses available without CAT entrance exams. Read the above article for more details.

What are the entrance tests accepted by IIM Lucknow?

IIM Lucknow accepts CAT, GMAT, GRE, GATE, and JRF/SRF (UGC/CSIR/ICAR) scores for various courses. PGPWE Entrance Exam scores are also accepted for specific programs. Read the above article for more details.

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