IIM Lucknow is the 4th IIM to be established by the Government of India in 1984. IIM Lucknow mentors the newly established IIM Jammu, IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur. IIM Lucknow is widely known for its academic excellence, diverse student community, and strong industry interface. IIM Lucknow was ranked 6th by NIRF 2023 and 4th by IIRF 2023 in the Management Category. The Institute also secured 90th Rank in FT Global MBA 2023 Rankings. The institute provides international exposure to its students through international exchange programs and international competitions.

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IIM Lucknow is known for its Flagship PGP program. Admission to the PGP program is based on CAT Scores followed by Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). IIM Lucknow average package stood at INR 32.23 LPA whereas IIM Lucknow highest package offered was INR 1 CPA for the 2023 batch.

IIM Lucknow Highlights

Particulars Statistics
Establishment year | Ownership type 1984 | Public
Campus size 200 acres
Student intake 495 (MBA)
MBA Fees 20.75 Lakhs
NIRF Rankings 2023 6
Number of courses 40+
Total faculty 71
Types of scholarships offered Need Based and Fellowship Grants
Highest Package INR 1 CPA
Top Recruiters Accenture, BCG, Deloitte

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IIM Lucknow Important Dates 2024

The following table represents the Important dates for the 2024 batch:

CAT 2023 Registration Start date August 02, 2023 
CAT 2023 Registration Closes September 20, 2023
CAT Admit Card Release November 07, 2023
CAT Exam Dates November 26, 2023
CAT Result December 21, 2023 (Tentative)
Shortlist Announcement for PI WAT January 4, 2024 (Tentative)
Last Date to Submit PI WAT Form January 9, 2024 (Tentative)
PI WAT Round First Week of February 2024 (Tentative)
Final Admission offer  April 29, 2024 (Tentative)
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IIM Lucknow Fees

Courses Fees
PGP INR 20.75 Lakhs for 2 Years
PGPWE INR 11 Lakhs for 2 Year
IPMX INR 26 Lakhs for 1 Year

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IIM Lucknow Courses

IIM Lucknow offers over 40 courses out of which the most sought courses are the 2 year full time PGP, 2 Year PGPWE and 1 year IPMX. Apart from these, IIM Lucknow also offers FPM and EFPM programmes as well:

Courses Programme Details
PGP Intake: 495
Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s Degree with 50% Marks OR Students in their Final Year of Graduation
Selection Criteria: CAT Scores + Diversity + Work Experience + Academic Scores + Personal Interview + Writing Ability Test
PGPWE Eligibility Criteria: Graduated with 50% Marks and 3 Years of Work Experience
Selection Criteria: CAT / GMAT / GRE / GATE / PGPWE Scores + Academic Scores + Work Experience + Writing Ability Test + Personal Interview
IPMX Eligibility Criteria: Graduated with 50% Marks and 5 Years of Work Experience
Selection Criteria: GMAT / GRE Scores + Academic Scores + Work Experience + Writing Ability Test + Personal Interview

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IIM Lucknow Admission 2024

The following table represents the step by step IIM Lucknow admission 2024 process: 

IIM Lucknow Admission Steps Steps Involved
Application Starts Apply for CAT Exam
CAT Exam CAT is the mandatory entrance test for admission to all the IIMs
Shortlist Announcement for WAT PI Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of CAT percentile, Academic Profile and Work Experience and Diversity Factor
Final Admission Offer After the WAT PI Round final Admission offers are made to the candidates on the basis of CAT, WAT-PI, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements and work experience

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IIM Lucknow Admission Stories

Name CAT Percentile Work Experience Graduation score Link
Gaurav Jaiswal 98.34 Fresher 8.83 Read More
Mayank Dohare 91  Fresher 66.9 Read More

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IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2023

IIM Lucknow MBA Cutoff is 90 Percentile in CAT. The Sectional Cutoff for the same is 85 Percentile. For PGP-ABM and PGP-SM Cutoff is 85 Percentile. The actual cutoff for the 2023-25 batch may vary.

IIM Lucknow Eligibility Criteria

The Expected CAT cutoff for admission to IIM Lucknow MBA is given below:

Category Overall Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
General 90 85 85 85
EWS 82 77 77 77
NC - OBC 82 77 77 77
SC 70 55 55 55
ST 65 50 50 50
DAP 65 50 50 50

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IIM Lucknow Placements 2023

Batch Placement Statistics (2021-23)
Number of Students 556
Number of Recruiters Participated 200+
Number of Offers 632
Highest International CTC INR 65 LPA
Highest Domestic CTC INR 1 CPA
Average CTC INR 32.23 LPA
Top Recruiters Accenture, Deloitte, BCG, EY, KPMG

The following table represents the year wise placement trends at IIM Lucknow:

Particulars 2023 2022 2021 2020
Highest Package (Domestic) INR 1 CPA INR 58 LPA INR 51 LPA INR 58.47 LPA
Highest Package (International) INR 65 LPA INR 61.59 LPA INR 56 LPA INR 54 LPA
Average Package INR 32.23 LPA INR 31.03 LPA INR 26 LPA INR 24.25 LPA
Median Package - INR 29 LPA INR 23.5 LPA INR 23 LPA

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IIM Lucknow Ranking

IIM Lucknow was ranked 6th by NIRF 2023 in the Management Category. The Institute is also ranked 5th by IIRF 2023 and 4th by Business Today 2023 The details of the IIM Lucknow Rankings are as follows:

Ranking Bodies Year Category and Rank
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023 6th
FT Global MBA Rankings 2023 90th
FT MIM Rankings 2023 72
Indian Institutional Ranking Framework (IIRF) 2023 5th in Management (Govt)
Business Today (BT) - MDRA 2023 4th India’s Best B-Schools
5 for Executive MBA (GMPE)
7 for 1-year MBA (IPMX)
Outlook-ICARE 2022 4th in India’s Top Government MBA Colleges

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IIM Lucknow Vs IIM Calcutta Vs IIM Kozhikode Vs IIM Indore Vs MDI Gurgaon Vs XLRI Vs SPJIMR

College Name Highest CTC Average CTC NIRF Rankings
IIM Lucknow INR 1 CPA INR 32.23 LPA 6
IIM Calcutta INR 42.50 LPA INR 34.2 LPA 4
IIM Kozhikode INR 61.5 LPA INR 29.5 LPA 3
IIM Indore INR 70 LPA INR 25.01 LPA 8
MDI Gurgaon INR 1.14 CPA INR 26.65 LPA 13
SPJIMR INR 53.16 LPA INR 32.06 LPA 20

Life at IIM Lucknow

IIM Lucknow Campus is spread across 185 Acres of Land. Well manicured Green Lawns, Flower Beds, Rows of Trees, Murals are a part of the IIM Lucknow Campus. Faculty Block (Chintan), PGP Block (Bodhgriha), MDP Block (Manthan), Library, Computer Centre and Samadhan are also a part of the IIM Lucknow Campus Arena.


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IIM Lucknow Hostel

IIM Lucknow is a Fully-residential Institute, offering Housing Capabilities for more than 1000 Students and 75 Faculties. There are 128 air-conditioned rooms in IIM Lucknow Hostel. The Guesthouse rooms have 64 air-conditioned rooms, furnished with LCD TV, Wifi connectivity, Tea-Coffee making facility & other amenities. IIM Lucknow hostel fees in INR 3.45 Lakhs and with AC rooms the fees is around INR 3.87 Lakhs.

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IIM Lucknow FAQs

Ques. What is the CAT Percentile for PGP, PGP - ABM & PGP - SM in IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The minimum CAT Percentile for PGP is 90, while for PGP - ABM & PGP - SM is 85 Percentile.

Ques. What is the Final Weightage for Academic Scores in PGP Program at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. HSC & Graduation Marks carries 10% Weightage for PGP Program at IIM Lucknow.

Ques. What was the IIM Lucknow MBA Highest Package?

Ans. IIM Lucknow recorded the Highest Package at INR 1 CPA (Domestic) and INR 65 LPA (International).

Ques. What is the Eligibility Criteria for FPM Program at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The eligibility criteria for FPM Program at IIM Lucknow is as follows:

  1. A Master' Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum of 55% aggregate marks;
  2. A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / four-year graduate degree with 65% marks or equivalent grade point average; OR
  3. Any professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum 55% aggregate marks and B.Com. as an undergraduate degree; OR
  4. Applicants already holding a two/ three year-full-time classroom-based PGDM from any of the IIM with a minimum CGPA of 6 on 10 points scale or 60%.; OR
  5. PGP-WE (earlier WMP) of IIM Lucknow with a minimum CGPA of 6.
  6. All applicants must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in all their public exams 10th onwards.

Ques. What is the IPMX Program of IIM Lucknow (Noida Campus)?

Ans. IPMX (One-year MBA) is a 1-Year, Residential Program designed for Mid / Senior-level Professionals. A valid GMAT/GRE Score is required to apply for the Program.

Ques. Does IIM Lucknow allow foreign nationals to apply for the IPMX program?

Ans. Foreign nationals can apply for the IPMX Program. Shortlisted Candidates for IPMX will be Interviewed by Teleconferencing / Video Conferencing facility.

Ques. Are there any Scholarships for IIM Lucknow PGP Program?

Ans. Need-Based IIML Scholarships are available for PGP Students at IIM Lucknow.

Ques. How is IIM Lucknow Campus?

Ans. Spread over 185 Acres, the campus provides an amazing ambience for its Students. The Institute provides an ideal setting for learning.

Ques. What is special about IIM Lucknow?

Ans. IIM Lucknow was the fourth IIM to be established. The Institute offers various PGP Program as well as Executive & Fellow Program. IIML is the first B-school in the IIM family to set up the education satellite for its second campus in Noida exclusively for the full-time MBA program.

Ques. How is IIM Lucknow Hostel?

Ans. There are two hostels on the IIM Lucknow campus - Chanakya and Patanjali. The campus has 128 fully Air-conditioned luxury rooms. The Hostel rooms are available on one person per room policy. Check IIM Lucknow Hostel

Ques. Who are the Top Recruiters for PGP at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Barclays, Accenture, BCG, Deloitte, Amazon, Jio, Capgemini, KPMG, HDFC Bank, Uber etc are some of the Top Recruiters for PGP at IIM Lucknow.

Ques. What is the Summer Internship Statistics for IIM Lucknow?

Ans. IIM Lucknow concluded its Summer Internship for batch 2023-25. The highest stipend was secured at INR 4 Lakhs per month while the average stipend stood at INR 1.31 Lakhs per month.

Ques. Who were the Top Recruiters for Summer Internship at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Top Recruiters for Summer Internship at IIM Lucknow were Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Boston Consulting Group, Citi Bank, Deloitte etc.

Ques. What is the IIM Lucknow Hostel Fee Structure?

Ans. The Fee Structure for IIM Lucknow Hostel is as follows:

IIM Lucknow Hostel Fees
Without AC INR 3.45 Lakhs
With AC INR 3.87 Lakhs

Ques. What is the Selection Process for PGPWE at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Candidates are Shortlisted for Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview based on their valid scores in CAT / GMAT / GRE / GATE / PGPWE Entrance Exam. Final Score for PGPWE is calculated using the following components:

Components Weightage
Test Score 30%
Academic and Professional Profile 30%
Writing Ability Test 10%
Personal Interview 30%

Ques. What is the EFPM Program at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Executive Fellow Program in Management (EFPM) is a Doctoral program and aims at preparing students for careers in Management Research, Teaching and Consulting.

Ques. What is the Ranking for IIM Lucknow? 

Ans. IIM Lucknow secured 6th Rank in NIRF 2023 in Management Category. IIM Lucknow secured 90th rank by FT Global MBA and 4th rank by IIRF 2023.

Ques. What is PGP - SM Cutoff for IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The cutoff for PGP - SM is tabulated below:

Category Overall Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Quantitative Ability
General 85 80 80 80
EWS 77 72 72 72
NC - OBC 77 72 72 72
SC 60 55 55 55
ST 55 50 50 50
PwD 55 50 50 50

Ques. What is the Fee Structure for PGPWE at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The fee structure for PGPWE at IIM Lucknow is as follows:

Particulars Fee Structure
Tuition Fee INR 11,00,000
Caution Money (Refundable) INR 10,000
Alumni Membership INR 5,000

Ques. How many campuses does IIM Lucknow have?

Ans. IIM Lucknow has 2 campuses situated in Lucknow & Noida.

Ques. What is the Placement Statistics for the PGP - SM Program?

Ans. PGP - SM Students grabbed the highest package at INR 66 LPA. The average package stood at INR 30.44 LPA. 25+ Companies participated and offered jobs to 33 Students.

Ques. What is the MBA E&I Program of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MBA E&I) is a 16 Months Program aimed to provide Entrepreneurs with skills, knowledge & industry exposure. Candidates with a valid Bachelor’s Degree and CAT / GMAT Scores are eligible to apply for the program.

Ques. What are the Accreditations of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. IIM Lucknow is accredited by AMBA & AACSB.

Ques. How is the Noida Campus of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Noida Campus offers a unique locational advantage, State of the Art Teaching Infrastructure, Computer Laboratories and Student Lounges.

Ques. How many Programs does Noida Campus offer?

Ans. Noida Campus offers WMP, IPMX, EFPM & PGP-SM Programs.

Ques. What is the Fees for EFPM Program of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The fees for the EFPM Program of IIM Lucknow is INR 7,50,000.

Ques. Which are the Partner Institutions for Student Exchange program of IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Turku School of Economics, Finland; EDHEC Business School France; University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands; Kelley School of Business, USA; Singapore Management University, Singapore; Western Sydney University, Australia are some of the Partner Institutions for Student Exchange program at IIM Lucknow.

Ques. What is the Placement Statistics for the IPMX Program?

Ans. IPMX Students secured an average package & median package of INR 26.47 LPA & INR 26.62 LPA respectively. 90+ Top Recruiters participated and 30+ made offers to the students.

Ques. What is the PGP - SM Program about?

Ans. Post Graduate Program in Sustainable Management (PGP - SM) aims to develop Management Professionals with an integrated perspective on Economic, Social and Environmental Issues.

Ques. What is the Fellowship amount for FPM Students at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. All resident Indian Scholars are given Fellowship till 4 and a half years. Fellowship stipend of INR 35,000 per month during 1st & 2nd year. From 3rd year onwards, students receive stipends of INR 40,000 per month.

Ques. What is the minimum CAT percentile to get into IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The minimum qualifying CAT cut off percentile for IIM Lucknow admission 2023 is similar to that of last year, i.e. 85 for General and OBC candidates. The minimum CAT overall cutoff stood at 90 percentile & sectional cutoff stood at 85 percentile.

Ques. How can I get a confirmed seat in IIM Lucknow?

Ans. There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through prior to getting selected for IIM-Lucknow PGP course. The first stage comprises appearing for the CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs. Candidates are shortlisted for the interview based on their performance in the CAT, scholastic achievement, and relevant work experience.

Ques. Is the IIM Lucknow campus really good for residential programs?

Ans. Spread over a lush campus of 200 acres,IIM Calcutta provides an ideal setting for learning. Along with academic inclination, the campus provides students with ergonomically designed buildings and well-manicured lawns. 

Ques. Is it really safe to do an MBA from IIM Lucknow?

Ans. The campus of IIM Calcutta is under the surveillance of security guards 24×7. Various precautionary measures are taken by the IIM Lucknow management beforehand so that the safety of the students is maintained.

Ques. Do I need to be an MBA to do FPM at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. Not necessary. The course work of FPM at IIM Lucknow provides understanding of relevant fields of management. Different areas prefer students from diverse backgrounds to match the area requirement.

Ques. How are MBA placements at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. In recent placements held at IIM Lucknow for the PGP program. The highest salary for Placements 2022 (International) remained INR 61.59 lakhs and the highest salary (Domestic) is INR 58 Lakhs. Some of the top recruiters include Amazon, Deloitte, Flipkart, Jio Platforms and top international recruiters were African Industries Group, Landmark Group, ZYNGA and many more. Read More: IIM Lucknow Placement

Ques. Does IIM Lucknow allow foreign nationals to apply for the program FPM?

Ans. Yes, the institute enrolls foreign nationals as well subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria. However, the students will not be able to apply for financial assistance provided by the Institute. They also need to pay the tuition fee for the same. Check IIM Lucknow FPM

Ques. What are the career options available after FPM at IIM Lucknow?

Ans. FPM stands for Fellow Program in Management. It is a doctoral degree with a duration of 4-years. This program is meant for training people for research and academics. After the completion of the degree, one can find jobs in academic institutions like IIMs, MDI, and XLRI. Many companies are concerned about research – to develop better solutions and methods to get a competitive advantage. Thus many companies have started their own research wings, like IBM, Deloitte, GE, etc.

Ques. Who are the leading recruiters at IIM Lucknow in the recent past years?

Ans. Some of the leading industry giants which have made their presence felt in the recent few years during IIM Lucknow final placements include Amazon, Accenture, Deloitte, Flipkart, Ernst and Young, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Investec, ICICI Bank, Uber and ITC among others.

Ques. Can I get into IIM Lucknow without a CAT score?

Ans. The only option to book a seat in IIM Lucknow is writing the GMAT and obtaining the valid sectional and overall score in it. The aspirant needs to write the GMAT exam and should score the minimum 670-715 score to be eligible for the different programmes. 

Ques. How can I check my IIM Lucknow shortlist PI Round?

Ans. To check the shortlist of IIM Lucknow, you can login at the institute’s admission portal and If you can see your name in the shortlist, you are required to download the call letter for PI and WAT. All the details regarding the subsequent rounds are provided in the call letter.

Ques. What are the components considered by IIM Lucknow in deciding the final shortlist?

Ans. IIM Lucknow final shortlist is decided based on the vital components such as Scaled CAT score, Class 12 marks, Graduation marks, Work experience, PI and WAT scores and Diversity factors including gender and academic discipline

Ques. Apart from the Lucknow campus, does IIM Lucknow operate in any other location?

Ans. In order to expand the realm of management education, IIM Lucknow has become the first IIM to set up a satellite campus at NOIDA in Delhi NCR region.The college operates the noida campus in order to impart Executive Education exclusively.