CAT 2020 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
IIM Lucknow has decided to scrap Written ability test of 10 marks from its selection process and will be conducting online Personal interview. The measures have been taken considering COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown. IIM Lucknow reduced weightage of CAT Score and final merit list will be released out of total composite score of 90 rather than 100. Shortlist of 8031 candidates was released on January 4, 2020 the same day CAT Results were announced.
As per officials of IIM-L “Due to gathering restrictions imposed by GoI to contain the spread of COVID-19, the institute has decided to exclude WAT-10 marks) for evaulation for admission to PGP/PGP-ABM/ PGP-SM programme.The change is applicable for this year only”.
27597 candidates were considered for preliminary screening on the basis of CAT result. Program wise division is as follows:
|Program||Candidates considered for stage 1|
Final shortlist for WAT-PI round was made and 8031 candidates were considered for the same:
|Program||Candidates considered for WAT-PI|
Must Read News
Candidates need to clear the minimum sectional and overall CAT Cut off to be eligible for IIM Lucknow Admission Criteria. The following table represents the same:
|Category of Candidate||For PGP||For PGP ABM||For PGP SM|
Applicants who wish to apply for admission to management courses at IIM Lucknow have to fulfill the complete eligibility criteria prescribed by the institute.
Also Check CAT Eligibility Criteria
Indian Institute of Mangement Lucknow offers reservation for SC/ ST/ OBC and PwD candidates.
After CAT Exam is conducted, IIM Lucknow calculates a ‘Composite Score’ on the basis of which candidates are shortlisted for WAT and PI. A lot of factors are involved in the ‘Composite Score’ so calculated. Let us take a look at how different factors are considered for calculation of composite score:
CAT Score of a candidate carries the maximum weightage of 60% in the composite score for all 3 types of courses. Scaled CAT Score is calculated by dividing CAT Score (not percentile) with the highest possible score in CAT and then multiplying it by 60.
For example, if a candidate has scored 180 marks in CAT out of 300, the scaled CAT Score would be (180/300) * 60 = 36.
Most of the IIMs do consider the past academic scores of candidates and so does IIM Lucknow. Class 12 marks can carry a maximum weightage of 10 marks in the composite score. Different percentages in Class 12 carry different scores in the composite score.
Here is table representing the scores given to different percentages in Class 12 in the composite score
|Percentage||Score in CS||Percentage||Score in CS|
Candidates can get a maximum of 10 marks in composite score on the basis of their graduation percentage. The Graduation score of the candidate is normalized for each kind of stream. IIM Lucknow uses a mathematical formula for normalization, but the variable of that formula actually depends upon the graduation scores of other candidates who have been shortlisted.
Therefore, candidates, instead of figuring out their composite score on the basis of graduation, should just keep in mind that maximum of it can be 10 and this score is relative, not fixed.
Work Experience carries a maximum weightage of 10 marks in PGP and PGP-SM, but it is not taken in consideration for PGP-ABM. Candidate needs to have a work experience of at least 6 months and 24 months for PGP and PGP-SM respectively, to get any points on work experience in Composite Score.
Candidates must not forget that work experience up to July 31, 2017 will be considered in Composite Score.
Work experience points can be calculated by deducting the minimum work experience required from the number of months of experience candidate has, and multiplying it by 0.5.
The maximum points for work experience can be only 10.
Thus, if a candidate has 36 months of experience, he will get (36-6) * 0.5 = 10 points (answer to the calculation is 15 but maximum limit is 10) for PGP and similarly (36-24) * 0.5=6 points for PGP-SM’s composite score.
IIMs have introduced a new diversity factor for admission into their courses, on the basis of Gender and Academic Background. Female candidates will get 5 points for diversity factor for all kinds of courses, irrespective of their graduation stream.
For PGP and PGP-SM, candidates who have done their graduation in any stream except Engineering will get 5 points of diversification.
For PGP-ABM course, candidates will get 5 points of diversity factor if they belong to streams like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Science etc.
The given below table represents the maximum weightage of different factors in the composite score, for all the courses-
|Factors||For PGP||For PGP-SM||For PGP-ABM|
|Scaled CAT Score||60||60||60|
|Class XII Marks||10||10||10|
|Diversity Factor (Academic)||5||5||20*|
|Diversity Factor (Gender)||5||5||5*|
Candidates who are able to clear the cutoff of Composite Score are called for WAT and PI round. This round forms the basis of the final selection of the candidate in any given course they have applied for. They must note that appearing in WAT and PI round is necessary, and no students will be given admission in any course if they do not appear in this round, irrespective of their CAT Score.
Candidates are called on the specified venues where CAT Counselling is conducted. The Selection Process involves the
Find Here: CAT GD/WAT and PI Experiences
The following table represents the weightage of different factors in the final selection of the candidate is taken into consideration-
|Factors||For PGP||For PGP-SM||For PGP-ABM|
|Written Ability Test||10||10||10|
|Class XII Marks||5||5||5|
For any queries, below are the contact details: