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IIM Lucknow Highlights 2024

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Q:   How can I prepare for admission at IIM Lucknow?


CAT is a highly competitive exam which is a must-have for admission to other top Management colleges and IIMs. A well-planned strategy along with a correct approach is essential for admission to MBA courses in India, especially in the top MBA colleges in India. A preparation strategy that will help you ace the CAT exam for admission to IIM Lucknow is as follows:

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Q:   What is the total fee for various courses at IIM Lucknow?

The modes of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow course admissions are offline and online. Admission to various courses is based on merit and entrance exam scores. The total fee for MBA, Certificate course, Executive MBA, and FPM is INR 9.5 Lacs - INR 12.6 Lacs, INR 93,750 - INR 4.38 Lacs, INR 11 Lacs - INR 26 Lacs, and INR 5 Lacs - INR 7.5 Lacs, respectively. There are also various other fee components that are not added to the above-mentioned fee. For them, please visit the official website.

Q:   Does IIM Lucknow accept CAT for the Executive MBA course?


Yes, CAT is accepted for IIML PGPWE course. Admission to PGPWE course is entrance-based. CAT is not compulsory to get admission in this course. Along with CAT, the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow also accepts GRE, GMAT and GATE scores for providing admission. After passing any of the required entrance exams, candidates can apply for admission by visiting the IIML official website. 


Q:   What is the admission process of IIM Lucknow?


IIM Lucknow has a multi-step admission process which students need to follow for admission. Starting with the application, students are required to go through the course-specific entrance exam followed by other selection rounds (if applicable). After the selection rounds are over, course-wise merit lists are released on the official website after which interested candidates can submit the fee and confirm their admission. A step-by-step process is mentioned in detail:

IIM Lucknow Application Process 2023 

The application process of IIM Lucknow PGP courses takes place via CAT. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT to register themselves. For more details, check out CAT application process.

For other courses, check below the application fee and steps to apply for admission:

  1. Visit the official website of IIML.
  2. Select the course and 'Apply Now'.
  3. Read the instructions and register with the basic detail.
  4. Fill out the application form.
  5. Upload the documents and pay the application fee.
  6. Submit the application form.

Documents Required at the Time of Application:

  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Class 10 and Class 12 marksheet
  • Graduation and post-graduation marksheet (if required), etc.

The application fee is tabulated below:

Course Name

Application fee

Executive MBA

INR 1,000


INR 5,000

FPM/ Executive FPM

INR 1,000 (INR 500 for SC/ ST)

NOTE: The above-mentioned application fee is as per past years' data. Hence, is indicative.

2. Selection Round: Candidates selected for MBA based on their Class 10, Class 12, CAT qualifying and CAT final cutoff are called for further selection rounds, such as the Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. A commutative score is then calculated based on the performance of the candidates in all the aforementioned parameters. Similarly for other courses, candidates who meet the set eligibility need to go through the institute-specific selection process and get shortlisted. 

3. Merit List and Admission Confirmation: After completion of the selection rounds, a category-wise merit list is released based on the Final Composite Score. The provisional admission offers are made accordingly, adhering to the reservation norms. Students who are willing to take admission now must pay the admission fee and confirm their seats.


Q:   What is the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to FPM?


Candidates seeking admission to the IIM Lucknow FPM course must have a Masters's/ bachelor's degree or its equivalent in any discipline with a minimum of 55% aggregate. Also, applicants must not be more than 55 years old as of June 30, 2023. Apart from the minimum eligibility criteria, IIM Lucknow also accepts national-level entrance exams for admission to this course. For more details regarding IIM Lucknow University FPM eligibility and selection criteria, click here


IIM Lucknow Admission Process and Important Dates 2024

MBA/PGDM Admissions 2024

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  • Undergraduate Degree with 50% aggregate
  • Accepting Exams: CAT, GMAT, CUET-PG
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Apr '24-Jul '24
CUET PG 2024 Counselling Process Ongoing
Jun '24-Jul '24
MBA/PGDM (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) Interviews Ongoing
Aug '24-Sep '24
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Q:   How can I get selected in IIM Lucknow?


The application process for IIM Lucknow PGP courses takes place via CAT. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT to register themselves. For other courses, however, the application process takes place via the official website of IIM Lucknow. After the successful submission of the application form, students need to appear for the Written Ability Test and Personal Interview (WAT-PI) rounds. Shortlisting for the WAT-PI process is based on CAT score, previous academic performance, and other criteria. Read more about IIM Lucknow Admission Process.


Q:   What is the Executive MBA admission process for IIM Lucknow?


Admission to PGPWE or Executive MBA course is based on CAT,  GMAT and GATE score. Candidates are shortlisted for the WAT and PI round on the basis of their performance in the CAT, scholastic achievement and relevant work experience. CAT is the computer-based test conducted for providing admission to PGPWE course. 


Q:   What is the IIM Lucknow selection process for Executive MBA courses?


Admission to PGPWE and IPMX course is based on the GMAT scores, candidates are shortlisted for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Other exams such as GRE/CAT/XAT/GATE/PGPEW entrance test are also accepted for PGPEW course. Subsequent to Written Ability Test & Personal Interview, the final selection is done based on the following criteria:

PGPWE Selection Criteria



Test Score


Academic and Professional Profile


Written ability test


Personal Interview


IPMX Selection Criteria



GMAT Score


Academic and Professional profile


Written ability test


Personal Interview




Q:   How can I apply for MBA at IIM Lucknow?


Candidates seeking admission in a IIM Lucknow MBA or PGP course are required to complete CAT registration process. It is advised that the aspirants check out the eligibility criteria before filling out the application. Further, the step-by-step process to apply online for CAT is explained below:

  1. Visit the CAT 2023 official website.
  2. Click on "New Registration" and register by entering a few basic details.
  3. Login with the ID and fill out the application form.
  4. Upload the required documents.
  5. Pay the application fee via credit/debit card or net banking.

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Q:   What is the admission process at IIM Lucknow for the PGP programme?


The IIM Lucknow offers admission in the Post Graduate programmes across Management, Sustainable Management, and Agribusiness Management streams on the basis of CAT scores. IIM Lucknow admission procedure is as follows: 1. You must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for graduation with a 50% average. 2. The IIM L will release section-wise CAT cutoff scores for each PGP course. 3. Those who meet this cutoff score are called for the written ability test. 4. Later, you will be called for the Personal Interview PI round at IIML. 5. Finally, a merit list will be prepared for each course and will be made available on the official website of IIML. 6. This merit list is created on the basis of your CAT score, academic scores, PI score, and round scores. The selected candidates will have to undergo document submission and fee payment to confirm admission at IIM Lucknow.

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IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2024

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Post Graduate Program in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM) - IIM Lucknow : CAT percentile Cutoff (General-All India)
Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - IIM Lucknow : CAT percentile Cutoff (General-All India)
MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - IIM Lucknow : CAT percentile Cutoff (General-All India)
Post Graduate Program in Sustainable Management (PGP-SM) - IIM Lucknow - Indian Institute of Management - Noida Campus : CAT percentile Cutoff (General-All India)
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Q:   What is the CAT percentile required to get into IIM Lucknow other than General category students?


CAT 2023 is yet to be held. Candidates can check previous year CAT 2022 percentile required to get into IIM Lucknow other than General category students from the table below:


Q:   Can I get admission in IIM Lucknow with CAT percentile of 90 or below?


IIM Lucknow admission 2024 for the PGP batch of 2024-26 is based on CAT cutoff 2023, which is yet to be conducted. It is compulsory for students to meet both the sectional and overall cutoff. As per the latest announcement on the official website, IIM Lucknow cutoff, qualifying sectional cutoffs for PGP for General category candidates is 85 each and the overall percentile requirement is 90. For PGP ASM and PGP SM, sectional percentile is 80 each, whereas overall percentile requirement is 85  However, for final admission, the final cutoff for IIM Lucknow 2023 is much higher than the sectional cutoff and overall cutoff and generally lies between 97 and 98. Candidates seeking admission to IIM Lucknow must appear for CAT and aim for the required qualifying scores.


Q:   What is the IIM Lucknow cutoff 2023 schedule?


IIM Lucknow offers admission to MBA courses on the basis of CAT scores followed by the Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Tabulated below are the important dates for CAT 2023: 

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26 Nov '23

CAT 2023 exam


Q:   What is the CAT cutoff for IIM Lucknow MBA course?


The below-mentioned table carries IIM Lucknow CAT cutoff 2022 criteria for shortlisting and final selection of PGP, PGP-ABM, & PGP-SM candidates: 



































Q:   Does IIM Lucknow consider overall or sectional cutoff 2023?


Admission 2024 to MBA courses of all IIMs, including IIM Lucknow is through CAT cutoff 2023. The admission to IIM Lucknow is a two-step process, the first process is based on the CAT qualifying cutoff 2023 and the second one is WAT and PI is based on final cutoff. IIM Lucknow, along with all the other IIMs, considers both sectional and overall CAT cutoff for admission to its MBA/ PGP course. For IIM Lucknow MBA admission, students need to meet both the overall CAT cut off percentile and the sectional cut offs. Candidates seeking admission to IIM Lucknow must score above the 90 percentile in CAT exam. 

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IIM Lucknow Placements 2024

CourseMedian Salary
28 - 30 LPA
Executive MBA/PGDM
26.62 LPA

Top Recruiters

Tata Motors
Aarti Industries
Havells Limited
IndusInd Bank
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Q:   How are placements for Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) at IIM Lucknow college?

{Source: MBA students & alumni}

Based on the provided reviews, here's a list summarizing the placements of IIM Lucknow:

1. Highest salary package: The highest salary package offered varies across reviews, but it ranges between 50 LPA to 60 LPA ( Rishi, Samyak).
2. Average salary package: The average salary package offered is around 20 LPA to 23 LPA (Rishi, Rishi), with some reviews mentioning higher averages of up to 50 LPA (Samyak).
3. Lowest salary package: The lowest salary package offered is around 15 LPA to 16 LPA (Rishi, Rishi).
4. Placement percentage: Most reviews state that almost 100% of students received placements (Rishi, Disha, Rishi, Samyak), with a few mentions of 90% (Samyak) or 95% (Rishi) of students getting placed.
5. Top recruiting companies: Companies such as TCS, HDFC Bank, Amazon India, Deloitte and many more are mentioned as top recruiters (Rishi, Disha, Rishi, Samyak). Some reviews also mention international recruiters like African Industries Groups, Landmark Group and Zynga (Abu).
6. Internship opportunities: Almost all reviews indicate that students receive internship opportunities in well-known companies for two months (Rishi, Disha, Rishi, Samyak).
7. Eligibility for placement: Reviews suggest that most students are eligible for placement, although one review mentions 90% of students getting placed (Samyak).
8. Placement process: Placements start in the pre-final semester and the placement process is described as active and efficient by some reviews (Disha, Samyak).
9. Domestic vs. International packages: One review indicates that domestic packages range from 30 LPA to 60 LPA, while international packages range from 51 LPA to 56 LPA (Abu).
10. Sector-wise distribution: Some reviews mention that strategy and consulting sectors are popular among recruiters (Abu).

Based on these points, it can be concluded that the placements of IIM Lucknow are generally high, with almost all students receiving offers from well-known companies. However, it's important to note that placements can vary based on individual performance and other factors.

Q:   Which IIM has highest placement package?


The average package, the highest package, and the number of offers made in top IIMs during 2023 placements are presented in the following table:

IIM NameAverage Package (2023)Highest Package (2023)Offers Made (2023)
IIM LucknowINR 32.20 LPA (PGP & PGP ABM)INR 1 crore per annum (PGP & PGP ABM)632 (PGP & PGP ABM)
IIM KozhikodeINR 31.02 LPA (PGP/ PGP Finance/ PGP LSM)INR 67.02 LPA (PGP/ PGP Finance/ PGP LSM)559 (PGP/ PGP Finance/ PGP LSM)
IIM CalcuttaINR 35.07 LPA (MBA)INR 1.15 crore per annum (MBA)573 (MBA)
IIM IndoreINR 30.21 LPA (PGP & IPM)INR 1.14 crore per annum (PGP & IPM)N/A 

Q:   What is the reality of placements at IIM Lucknow?


The institute has consistently placed 100% of PGP and PGP ABM students over the past three years (2021 to 2023). The number of offers made in 2021 is not disclosed by the institute. However, in 2023 the number of offers increased by almost 18% in comparison to 2022. From 2021 to 2023, the placement rate for PGP SM has been consistently 100%. Additionally, a fluctuating trend was recorded in the number of companies that participated in IPMX placements over the past three years. The table below showcases the comparative analysis from 2021 to 2023 IIM Lucknow MBA placements:

ParticularsPGP & PGP ABM Placements (2021)PGP & PGP ABM Placements (2022)PGP & PGP ABM Placements (2023)
Placement rate100%100%100%
Offers madeN/A534632
Total students478N/A571
Students placedN/A491556
Companies participatedN/A150+200+
ParticularsPGP SM Placements (2021)PGP SM Placements (2022)PGP SM Placements (2023)
Placement rate100%100%100%
Total studentsN/A2734
Students participatedN/A2633
Companies participated45+20+25+
ParticularsIPMX Placements (2021)IPMX Placements (2022)IPMX Placements (2023)
Companies participated100+80+90+
Companies made offersN/AN/A30+
Offers madeN/A20+N/A
Total students103109108
Students placed8010891
New recruiters47%N/A35%

Q:   What is the lowest package in IIM Lucknow?


The institute has not released the 2023 the lowest package details. However, the highest, average, and median packages are released officially. As per reports, the highest package offered during IIM Lucknow placements 2023 was INR 1 crore per annum and was made to PGP and PGP ABM students. For PGP SM, the highest package stood at INR 66 LPA. Alongside this, the highest average package was offered to PGP and PGP ABM students and the amount stood at INR 32.2 LPA. The highest median package also stood for PGP & PGP ABM batch 2021-23 and the amount offered was INR 30 LPA. 


Q:   Which was the top domain during IIM Lucknow placements for PGP and PGP ABM?


The highest package offered during 2023 placements was in the Sales and Marketing domain. Check the domain-wise the highest package and average package offered during IIM Lucknow placements 2023:

Domainthe highest Package (2023)Average Package (2023)
Consulting INR 45.30 LPAINR 33.50 LPA
FinanceINR 53 LPAINR 30.90 LPA
General ManagementINR 65 LPAINR 31.70 LPA
IT and Product ManagementINR 55 LPAINR 34.30 LPA
OperationsINR 49 LPAINR 34.10 LPA
Sales and MarketingINR 1 crore per annumINR 28.40 LPA

The infographic below showcases the domain-wise highest salary for 2023:

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Q:   Is IIM Lucknow ranked?


Yes, IIM Lucknow is ranked by various ranking bodies like National Institutional Ranking Framework. The college is ranked 6th by NIRF 2023 under the Management category and 4th by Business Today and Outlook 2023 for MBA. Hence, it is one of the top-ranked colleges in India which offers postgraduate courses to students across various specialisations. Apply early as the seats are limited and the students applying for various courses are many.

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Crowd Review IconCampus Life4.5
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Placements in our college are exceptional with the biggest brand names from all domains visiting the campus and awarding a large number of job and internship offers to students.
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Overall Satisfied with the experience at IIM Lucknow.
Placements: All students at the campus get placed. The average package at IIM Lucknow is about 28 LPA, and the average stipend for the internship period is 1.6 LPA per month. Almost half of the batch gets PPOs from their interns. Roles are offered in all domains, including Finance, Operations, Consulting, and HR.
Infrastructure: Hostel accommodation is mandatory as it is a residential program. The quality of hostel rooms is also good. Everyone is allocated a single, separate room. There are no restrictions or curfew timings as such on campus. Wi-Fi is available on campus, and meals served at the mess are okay, better than in other colleges.
Faculty: The curriculum and teachers are above average. Some subjects are very practical and provide insights into the real-world functioning of companies, while others are dead boring, such as Legal Studies. All in all, it's a fun experience learning from such learned professors.
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A brief review of IIM LUCKNOW .
Placements: It is well known for its placement around 100 persent students get placements from IIM Lucknow. The highest package was around 50LPA and the lowest package was 17 LPA, and avarage package was around 25 LPA. Top recruiting companies are flipkart, Amazon, Deloitte, tata consultancy, axix bank etc. 100 persent students get internship from IIM Lucknow in well known companies like icici general insurances, sun farma, reliance industries, flipkart etc.
Infrastructure: Infrastructure of the college is good whole campus has the availability of high-speed Internet, labs are well-equipped with all necessary equipment, classrooms are big and comfortable, there is a big library where all self study material is available. Hostel has big room with separate B.Ed for each student. Mess quality is acceptable, canteen is costly, medical and sport facilities are available in hostel.
Faculty: Teachers are very educated and helpful for students. They solves every doubt of students, the are experienced and has the excellent knowledge of his subject Course curriculum is very relevant and it makes students job ready. Semester exam are avarage difficult if you studies round the year you can easily pass the exam.
Other: I chose this course to explore the corporate world. Canteen should be pocket friendly for students. There are multiple fest available in college, multiple scholarship programme are available here.
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Do MBA on your own risk .
Placements: Placements ongoing, the highest 1.5 crores, the lowest 10.5 LPA till now, TAS, Meesho, BCG, Mackinsey, Kerney, Accenture etc. All management related roles like consulting, product management, sales and marketing head, general management and operations role, etc. ( all MBA colleges write false numbers in their annual placement report, consider if they say 33 LPA average, then consider it 20 LPA).
Infrastructure: Indoor sports, washing machines but old, football ground, cricket ground, library which is really good, swimming pool, gym, state, computer centre, green nature trails Hostels are decent, clean but very old washrooms, total 18 hostels, except 17,18 hostel others are very old but clean enough for use.
Faculty: I felt courses are old and not so relevant, some teachers are just free and not teaching properly, projects are just chat gpt practice these days and students are not even attentive in classes, but some are really good and puts a lot of efforts to teach you properly.
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Review of IIM Lucknow - Indian Institute of Management.
Placements: Our college is well-known for its placements. The placement percentage of our college is 100%. The highest salary package offered is 50 LPA. The average salary package offered is 23 LPA. The lowest salary package offered 16 LPA. Top recruiting companies are Sunsilk, Sun Pharma, Axis Bank, ICICI, TCS, etc. Almost 100% of students got internships in well-known companies like Tata Steel, HDFC, Sun Pharma, Deloitte, etc.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure of the college is excellent. Our campus has the availability of high-speed Wi-Fi. Labs are well-maintained. Classrooms are comfortable. There is a library where you will find self-study materials. The hostel has big rooms. They provide a bed to every student. Sports facilities are good. The food served in the mess is average. The food served in the canteen is expensive.
Faculty: Teachers are well-qualified and knowledgeable. The teaching quality is good. The course curriculum is relevant. They organise industrial visits to make students ready for the exam. Semester exams are moderate. Students can pass the exam easily if they study throughout the year. Almost 95% of students pass the exams.
Other: I opted for this course because of my interest in accounts. The food served in the mess should be improved. The canteen food charges should be reduced.
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Our college has good facilities and faculty members.
Placements: IIM has a very good and active placement cell. Placements start in the pre-final semester. Many top companies, such as Maruti Suzuki, Airport Authority of India, Unschool, Duraroof, etc., come here for placements. The average salary package ranges from 7 LPA to 8 LPA. Approximately 70% of students get placed during the placement process. After getting the degree, I also hope to work for one of the reputed companies in India.
Infrastructure: There were 3 types of hostels. They were old dorms, new dorms, and married student hostels. Two mess halls served food to the whole IIMA community. In terms of quality, I would rate it as average, considering the type of food served. It was mandatory to stay in hostels for PGP students.
Faculty: Most faculty members have Ph.D.s. They graduated from IIMS. We have faculty members from foreign universities. They teach for short durations. A few of them teach for a period of 3 months. We have 3 terms each year. Exams are more focused on the practical mind of a student than on basic technical things.
Other: I chose MBA to pursue a career in finance.
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IIM Lucknow Courses and Fees 2024

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MBA/PGDM(4 courses)
7.6 L - 12.6 L
Graduation : 50 %
Exams : CATGMAT+1 More
Certificate(66 courses)
93.8 K - 16.2 L
Graduation : 50 %
11 L - 26 L
Graduation : 50 %
FPM(5 courses)
5 L - 7.5 L
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Q:   Can an average student get into an IIM?


The answer to this question of whether an average student can get into IIM can be both yes and no depending on the definition of an average student.

  • Based on Academics (Class 10/ Class 12/ Graduation): While a student with average scores in Class 10, Class 12 and graduation with a good CAT score certainly has good chances of getting a call from IIM-A, chances are less for someone with an average CAT score.
  • Based on student category (General or Reserved): While it is tough for a General category average student to grab a seat at IIM due to high score requirements, a reserved category student can get admission being at average scores as well.
  • Based on past work experience, diversity and other factors: Gender and academic diversity is also a factor on which students are shortlisted at IIM. IIMs judge the past academic category based on the degree obtained by the students before MBA and then a weightage is allotted based on that. For Engineers, the percentage for scoring the highest marks is higher as compared with other streams
  • Performance in selection rounds: Once you make it to the final selection rounds, i.e., AWT/PI process, it can be considered a fresh start. At this stage, students can forget their past average-ness but definitely require good grasp over the past subjects as academics-related questions are asked in the interview.

Based on the above factors, it can be considered that while getting into top Management institutes, such as IIM is extremely tough, the past performance, CAT performance, student category and a lot of factors can be the reasons for a student to receive that final call.


Q:   What is the fees for FPM course at IIM Lucknow?


There are multiple components included in the total course fee such as tuition fee, caution deposit, etc. The total tuition fee for IIM Lucknow FPM & EFPM course range between INR 5 Lacs and INR 7.5 lakh. This fee is taken from an unofficial source. Hence, is indicative. For complete details on the course fee structure, aspirants can reach out to the IIML admission office or visit the official website. 


Q:   Is Class 12 marks important for IIM Lucknow MBA admission?


Yes, IIM Lucknow MBA admission is based on candidates' performance in their Class 12 marks along with other parameters. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow offers admission to its flagship PGP course on the basis of valid CAT scores, followed by a Written Ability Test and Personal Interview (WAT-PI) round. Candidates will be shortlisted for WAT-PI on the basis of their CAT 2023 score, previous academic performance, and other criteria. 


Q:   What is the fee for IIM Lucknow Executive programmes?


IIM Lucknow Executive MBA progrmmes total fee include various components such as tuition fee, refundable caution money, and more. The table given below carries fee for both the executive programmes:

PGPWEINR 11 lakh
IPMXINR 26 lakh

*The fee mentioned above is as per an unofficial source. Hence, is indicative. Candidates can visit the official website or reach out to the admission office for complete details on the fee structure.


Q:   Can I take admission in IIML University without CUET UG exam?

The modes of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow course admissions are online and offline. Admission to various courses is based on merit and entrance exam scores. The accepted entrance exams at IIM Lucknow are GMAT GATE CAT GRE and CSIR NET. Hence without the CUET UG exam, admissions are possible at IIM Lucknow.

IIM Lucknow Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does IIM Lucknow (IIML) offer scholarships to students?


Currently, there are no scholarships available for PGPWE and various other course students. For more information, please visit the official website of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.


Q:   What other scholarships are provided by IIM Lucknow?


There are various Other Scholarships provided at IIM Lucknow by Central Government, State Government, and others. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students as financial assistance. Eligible students can apply for the scholarships available on the official website. For more information please visit the official website of the college.


Q:   Is there scholarship in IIM Lucknow?


Indian Institute of Management Lucknow offers scholarships to postgraduate and undergraduate course students as financial assistance. Find below details of the scholarships offered by the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow:

  1. Need-based Scholarships: Any student, irrespective of creed, caste, gender, or religion whose total gross family income (self, spouse, parents) falls in the eligibility criteria can apply for the scholarship.
  2. Complimentary scholarships
  3. Fellowship programmes, etc.
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Q:   How well do students rate the overall infrastructure at IIM Lucknow?

[Source: MBA/PGDM students & alumni]. Based on the reviews provided, here is the overall infrastructure of IIM Lucknow:

1. Excellent infrastructure: Rishi, Rishi, Abu mention that the college has excellent infrastructure, including high-speed Wi-Fi, well-maintained labs and classrooms, a well-stocked library and good sports facilities.
2. Good infrastructure: Disha, Samyak mention that the college has good infrastructure, including comfortable furniture, high-speed internet and a well-stocked library.
3. Availability of amenities: All five reviews mention that the college has various amenities such as a post office, bank, departmental store, retail shops, a gym, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.
4. Accommodation: All five reviews mention that the college has hostels with good facilities, including comfortable beds, attached bathrooms and private balconies.
5. Food: Three reviews (1, 2 and 4) describe the food as average or expensive, while two reviews (3 and 5) describe it as acceptable.
6. Medical facilities: All five reviews mention that the college has good medical facilities, including in-house medical experts who take care of students in case of emergencies.

Overall, the reviews suggest that IIM Lucknow has an excellent and well-maintained infrastructure, with plenty of amenities and good hostel facilities. However, some students found the food to be expensive or average and the medical facilities are good but may not be sufficient for all emergencies.
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Q:   What is the fees for IIM Lucknow MBA?


The total course fee is a cumulative of multiple fee components, including tuition fee, security deposit, admission fee, etc. Find below the IIM Lucknow MBA/PGP fee for the offered programmes:


Total Tuition Fee*


INR 12.6 lakh

Agri-business Management 

INR 12.6 lakh

Sustainable Management

INR 12.6 lakh

MBA in Entreprenueship & Innovation

INR 7.6 lakh

*The fee given above is from an unofficial source. Hence, is indicative.

Other than the course fee, students are required to pay the registration fee for CAT. The application fee is INR 2,400 for General, EWC and  NC-OBC and INR 1,200 for SC, ST and PWD. For more details about IIM Lucknow MBA, Click Here.


Q:   What is the eligibility for admission to the Executive MBA course offered at IIM Lucknow?


It is compulsory that each of the aspirant fulfils the minimum eligibility requirement and hold the relevant documents for verification as well. Candidate needs to complete a bachelor's degree in any discipline or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate and a minimum of three years full-time post-qualification (after graduation) work experience as on December 31, of the admission year to apply for the PGPWE course. Read about Career Scope of Executive MBA.


Q:   What are the facilities offered by IIM Lucknow?


IIM Lucknow has a satellite campus in Noida. IIM Lucknow offers various facilities to students like labs, modern classrooms, and others. IIM Lucknow is a fully residential college, offering various housing capabilities for around 500 students and around 75 faculty. The college is spread over 200 acre of land. The library of IIM Lucknow is spacious with an area of 30,000 square feet. It is a two-storied library available for students all the time.


Q:   Where are IIM Lucknow alumni working?


According to unofficial sources, IIM Lucknow alumni are primarily working in the Business Development sector with a 28% share. The below pie chart illustrates the detailed sector-wise distribution of alumni:

IIM Lucknow alumni

NOTE: The sectors involved in the 'Others' category are Engineering, Information Technology, and Consulting.


Q:   What is the quality of food like in the hostel mess of IIM Lucknow?

{Source: MBA students & alumni}

1. According to Rishi, the quality of food in the hostel mess is rated as average.

2. Disha mentions that there were three types of hostels, but does not provide specific information about the quality of food in the hostel mess.

3. Based on Rishi, the quality of food in the mess is considered acceptable but students prefer to eat outside, indicating that the quality may not be exceptional.

4. Samyak states that the food served in the hostel canteen is expensive, but does not comment on the quality of food.

5. According to Salman, the mess facility is awesome and the quality of food is better than in other hostels, suggesting that the quality of food in the hostel mess is generally high.

Note: These answers are based solely on the information provided in the given reviews and should not be taken as an absolute assessment of the quality of food in the hostel mess.

Q:   What is the CAT application fee?


The CAT application fee is INR 2,400 for General, EWS and NC-OBC candidates. For the SC/SCT/PWD candidates, the fee is INR 1,200. Applicants have to pay the fee at the time of form filling. The application form is not accepted without the payment of fees. Candidates must also keep in mind that the CAT application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. Thus, candidates must fill their forms carefully as if they make a mistake they will have to fill the application form again and pay the fees again. There is a provision of form correction in CAT but only test centre, photo and signature can be edited in the already submitted form. In case, you, ve made a mistake in any other field, you will have to fill the form again. The CAT application form fee has been increased every year since 2020. Last year the fee for CAT application was INR 2,300 and INR 1,150 for General and SC/ST/PWD candidates respectively. Prior to that, the fee was INR 2,200 for General category and INR 1,100 for SC/ST/PWD candidates. In 2021, the exam fee was as INR 2,100 for General category and INR 1,050. In 2020, the CAT fee was INR 2,000 for General category and INR 1,000 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.


Q:   How is the infrastructure of IIM Lucknow?

Spread across 185 acre of land, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow provides excellent infrastructure and various other facilities for the students. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-Lucknow) has one of the most beautiful campuses in India. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow has a library, computer centre (with state-of-the-art computing facilities), and an administrative block. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow also has a 20-acre satellite campus located in Noida exclusively for Executive education.

Q:   Which documents are required during IIM Lucknow Executive MBA application process?


Some of the documents required during the IIML Executive MBA application process are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree and mark sheets
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Work experience certificates
  • Aadhar card or other identity proof, etc.

Q:   Is IIM Lucknow good for MBA?


Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow has been ranked at the sixth spot in the NIRF 2023 rankings. Moreover, IIM Lucknow 2023 placements were concluded with 100%. In addition, a total of 632 job offers were made to 556 students. The average package for PGP and PGP ABM stood at INR 32.2 LPA. In addition, the highest package and median package offered during PGP SM placements 2023 were INR 66 LPA and INR 28 LPA, respectively. More than 25 companies participated in the IIM Lucknow placements 2023 for PGP SM. Further, over 90 companies participated in IPMX placements 2023 and Consulting emerged as the top recruiting sector. Read more on IIM Lucknow Placements.

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Q:   What is the CTC offered during IIM Lucknow placements?


The institute has released the average package, median package, and the highest package for various PGP courses. Take a look at the below table representing the IIM Lucknow package details for 2023:

ParticularsPGP & PGP ABM (2023)PGP SM (2023)IPMX (2023)
Average packageINR 32.2 LPA INR 30.44 LPAINR 26.47 LPA
the highest packageINR 65 LPA (international)/ INR 1 crore per annum (domestic)INR 66 LPAN/A
Median packageINR 30 LPAINR 28 LPAINR 26.62 LPA

Q:   Who were the recruiters at IIM Lucknow during placements?


The leading corporate giants that visited the institute campus for participation in IIM Lucknow placements 2023 are mentioned below:

IIM Lucknow Placements 2023: Recruiters
AmazonEXL ServiceBain & Company
American ExpressHDFC BankDeloitte
Trident GroupIndusInd BankErnst & Young
HoneywellSutherland Global ServicesPersistent Systems Ltd.

Q:   What is the rank of IIM Lucknow for MBA?

IIM Lucknow is ranked at the sixth position by the National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 under the Management category. In addition, Business Today has placed it at fourth position for its Management programme. Thus, it is one of the top-ranked colleges in India which offers postgraduate courses to students across various specialisations. 

Q:   Is summer training included in IIM Lucknow PGP curriculum?


Yes, the IIML PGP course curriculum includes a two-month long compulsory summer training. This training in industrial and business organisations includes the first year course work. During the training programmes, candidates get to work on specific, time constrained organisation related assignments.


Q:   How much is the IIM Lucknow MBA application fee?


For admission in MBA at IIM Lucknow, candidates have to complete CAT application procedure. The category-wise CAT application fee is mentioned in the following table:


CAT Exam Fee

General, EWS and NC-OBC

INR 2,400

SC, ST and PwD

INR 1,200


Q:   How to get admission to the FPM course offered at IIM Lucknow?


Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow provides admission to FPM courses based on GMAT/CAT/GRE/CSIR NET score followed by a personal interview round. IIM Lucknow also offers Fellowship Programme for Management to students with a master's degree. Apart from the FPM course, this Management institute also offers a part-time non-residential Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM).


Q:   Is IIM Lucknow worth joining?


According to verified reviews published on Shiksha, IIM Lucknow has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. On one side where students have mentioned in their reviews that the course curriculum is quite rigorous, a few also mentioned that they are satisfied with the faculty, good infrastructure and record-breaking placements. In addition to these factors, IIM Lucknow carries the brand value of IIMs, which in itself makes this institute worth joining. Therefore, yes it is a good option.


Q:   How can students apply for admission to various courses at IIM Lucknow?


IIM Lucknow PGP admission takes place only via CAT, XAT, and GMAT exams. GMAT exam slot booking guidelines must be checked, GMAT syllabus must be revised, and various other prior preparations must be done for clearing the entrance exams.  Therefore, candidates must visit the official website of all these entrance exams to register themselves. Follow the steps given below to apply for admission to various courses at IIM Lucknow: Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM Lucknow Step 2: Select the desired programme and click on Admission Step 3: Fill the application form Step 4: Pay the application fee.  


Q:   When will CAT 2023 result be declared for IIM Lucknow admission?


For admission to IIM Lucknow for the flagship MBA (or PGP) course, the result of CAT 2023 can be expected by the last week of December 2023 (If the CAT conducting body follows the trend as in 2022). However, if the trend is not followed, the same will most probably be out by the first week of January 2024. After the release of result, the exam takers will be able to download their CAT scorecards from the official website using their login credentials for IIM Lucknow admission.


Q:   I'm in my first year of B.Com and now preparing for CAT. I scored 87.20% in 10th and 78% in 12th. What are my chances for admission to IIM?

Your academic performance up to class 12th is excellent and hope for a much better performance for B.Com also. The last year's IIM-Lucknow cut-off for CAT is given below for an idea and for future preparation for the General candidate. For the PGP program the sectional cut-off was 85 percentile for VARC, DILR, and QA respectively, while overall was 90 percentile. Further, the class 12th marks, graduation marks, work experience, etc. are important factors contributing 40% weightage in the selection of a candidate. The CAT percentile plays a vital role with 60% of weightage in the selection of a candidate. So, you have to start your preparation accordingly.

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Answered 4 weeks ago

IIM Indore has been ranked 8th under the management category by NIRF for the year 2023, whereas IIM Lucknow has been ranked 6th by NIRF in the same category. 

IIM Indore takes pride as it's students get 100 percent placement for the years 2022-2024, the same is for IIM Lucknow as well. 

The highest pa



Anamika Jha

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

IIM Lucknow is an Autonomous University and a great top most university in all over india.

In the field of MBA ( Innovation and Entrepreneurship) this university ranking by 85 out of 100 in international in 2024 and 90 out of 100 in 2023.

This university offer a high expensive course fee of MBA , arou


Pritam Sahoo

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Answered a week ago

Course fees is one of the important parameters to be considered while finalising a college. A comparison of MBA fee at IIM Lucknow and  similarly ranked colleges by NIRF is tabulated below:

MBA Institute NameMBA Ranking '23MBA Total Tuition Fee*
MBA at IIM Lucknow06INR 7.6 Lacs - INR 12.6 lakh

MBA at IIM Indore

08INR 17.25 Lacs - INR 35 lakh

MBA at IIM Kozhikode

03INR 12 Lacs - INR 20.5 lakh

*The fee mentioned above is taken from multiple official/unofficial sources, hence is indicative.


Himanshi Pandey

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a week ago

The highest packages offered and the NIRF ranking trends for top-ranked IIMs for their flagship MBA (or PGP) programme are presented in the following table:

IIM Name

MBA the highest Package

Management - NIRF Ranking

MBA at IIM Kozhikode

INR 67.02 LPA3

MBA at IIM Calcutta

INR 1.15 crore per annum4

MBA at IIM Lucknow

INR 1 crore per annum


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Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

To be eligible for the MBA programme at IIM Lucknow, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution in any field with a minimum of 50% aggregate score (45% for SC, ST or PwD categories)
  • The Bachelor's degree must be of at least 3 years duration
  • Final



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Updated on Jul 11, 2024