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IIM Lucknow was established in 1984 and is one of the premier business schools in India. It is located in the city of Lucknow and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. IIML offers various postgraduate and doctoral programmes in management and related fields.

Ownership - Govt.

Exam - CAT

Facilities - Library, computer center, auditorium, hostel, sports facilities, medical facilities

MBA type - Two-year full-time MBA

Fees - INR 19.5 lakhs

Average Package - INR 25 lakhs per annum

Accreditation - AACSB, AMBA




  IIM Lucknow-2023
Highest Salary
(In Lakhs)
49.3 LPA (D)
Average Salary
(In Lakhs)
32.2 LPA
Median Salary
(In Lakhs)
30 LPA
Number of Companies 168
Batch Size 571
Fees 20.75 Lakh
Exams Accepted CAT
Director Director: Archana Shukla
PhD in Organisational Behaviour, IIT Kanpur
Cutoffs 90%ile
Batch Profile 164 - Female
407 - Male

Work Experience

Fresher -157
1 - 12 Months - 43
13 - 24 Months - 136
25 - 36 Months - 156
37 - 48 Months - 57
48 + Months - 22
Admission Criteria Stage 1  For the General category, IIM Lucknow's sectional CAT 2023 sectional percentile cut-offs are at the 85th percentile, while the overall CAT 2023 cut-off is at the 90th percentile.

IIM Lucknow has assigned 60% weight to CAT 2023 scores to shortlist candidates for the Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview (WAT-PI) round.
A total of 30% weight has been assigned to a candidate's profile, i.e., 12th marks (10%), graduation marks (10%), and work experience (10%).

Candidates with less than 6 months of work experience will not be awarded any marks. The work experience entered till 31 July, 2023 will be considered.
Admission Criteria Stage 2 There is a 10% weight for diversity, i.e., 5% weight for academic diversity and another 5% for gender diversity.

In the WAT-PI round, IIM Lucknow has assigned 40% weight to a candidate's personal interview performance, followed by 30% weight for a candidate's CAT 2023 score. The WAT score has a weightage of 10%. 12th standard Academic performance, graduation marks, diversity, and work experience , entail a weightage of 5% each.
How are interviews conducted  WAT | PI
Sample Interview - What they Ask ? Tell us about your educational and professional background.
Why not work more before MBA?
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