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IIM CAP 2021 - Registrations, Dates, Centres, Personal Interview (Started), Shortlist Criteria, Selection Process

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: February 18, 2021 | CAT

The first phase of the IIM CAP Personal Interview is being conducted from February 15 to 20, 2021. Check all of the details regarding CAP 2021 here.

CAP 2021 - Dates, Centres, Shortlist Criteria, Selection Process

IIM CAP 2021

The Common Admission Process (CAP) is the selection process conducted by the 9 new IIMs. It is conducted for admission to the postgraduate programmes of the Indian Institutes of Management participating in CAP 2021. Candidates who had appeared for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 conducted on November 29 will be eligible to participate in CAP 2021. IIM is conducting the first phase of personal interview for CAP 2021 from February 15 to 20, 2021. The registration for CAP 2021 ended on January 23, 2021. 

Direct Link to IIM CAP 2021 Application Form

A total of nine new IIMs will participate in CAP 2021. These are IIM Jammu, IIM Ranchi, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur and IIM Ranchi. IIM Raipur will be the institute coordinating the entire process of CAP 2021. IIM Bodh Gaya has released its list of candidates shortlisted for CAP 2021 on its official website. Other CAP participating IIMs will release the names of the shortlisted candidates soon and the Personal Interviews will be held in three phases in February and March 2021.

The CAP 2021 coordinating IIM will conduct the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) of applicants. Group Discussion (GD) will not be a part of CAP 2021. Thereafter, the merit list of candidates for each individual participating college will be calculated and sent to the respective college. The final results of MBA admissions will then be announced by the colleges individually. The respective institutes will also send admission offers to the selected candidates through email and all the selected candidates will have to confirm the acceptance of the admission before the due date in order to avoid rejection by the IIMs. Candidates can find all of the important details regarding CAP 2021, such as the important dates, centres, shortlisting criteria, cutoff etc. for the CAP 2021 exam in this article.

Also Read: MBA Admission Process 2021

CAP 2021 Dates

The official dates for CAP 2021 have been released. Given below is the official CAP 2021 schedule released by IIM Raipur.

Event

Dates

CAT 2020 Results

January 2, 2021

Last Date to Apply for CAP 2021

January 23, 2021, by 11 pm

Intimation Regarding CAP 2021 Personal Interview (PI)

January 27, 2021

CAP 2021 PI Phase 1

February 15 - 20, 2021

CAP 2021 PI Phase 2

February 22 - 27, 2021

CAP 2021 PI Phase 3

March 8 - 13, 2021

CAP 2021 Participating Colleges

The list of IIM participating in CAP 2021 is now available. Candidates can check the table given below for the updated list of colleges participating in CAP 2021.

IIM Participating in CAP 2021

IIM Ranchi

IIM Udaipur

IIM Trichy

IIM Kashipur

IIM Sambalpur

IIM Bodh Gaya

IIM Sirmaur

IIM Raipur

IIM Jammu

IIM Rohtak has notified that it is not going to participate in the CAP 2021.

CAP 2021 List of Shortlisted Candidates

Check the list of shortlisted candidates of CAP participating IIMs given in the table below.

Participating IIM

List of Shortlisted Candidates

IIM Jammu

To be updated

IIM Raipur

To be updated

IIM Bodhgaya

IIM BG List of Shortlisted Candidates 2021

IIM Kashipur

To be updated

IIM Ranchi

To be updated

IIM Sirmaur

To be updated

IIM Sambalpur

To be updated

IIM Trichy

To be updated

IIM Udaipur

To be updated

IIM CAP 2021 Expected Seat Intake

Given below are the IIMs in CAP along with their expected seat intake for 2021-23 batch.

CAP 2021 Participating IIM

Proposed Intake for 2021-23 Batch

IIM Jammu

140

IIM Raipur

260

IIM Bodhgaya

120

IIM Kashipur

240

IIM Ranchi

180

IIM Sirmaur

120

IIM Sambalpur

120

IIM Trichy

240

IIM Udaipur

325

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CAP 2021 Test Centres

The CAP 2021 is expected to be conducted at the following test centres. Applicants will have to personally appear at the CAP 2021 test centres to participate in the process. The final list of test centres will be announced soon.

Test Centres of CAP 2021

New Delhi

Mumbai

Kolkata

Chennai

Bangalore

--

NOTE: The last date to change the CAP 2020 test centre will be announced along with the CAP 2021 dates.

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CAP 2021 Category-Wise Final Shortlisting Cut Off

Given below is the minimum section-wise CAT 2020 cut off to be shortlisted for the CAP 2021.

Category

DILR Percentile

QA Percentile

VARC Percentile

Overall Percentile

Total Candidates to be Shortlisted (Expected)

General

70

70

70

93

9000

EWS

505050742000

NC-OBC

50

50

50

74

3000

SC

35

35

35

54

1800

ST

27

27

27

40

900

DAP

27

27

27

40

200

Total No. of Selected Candidates

16,900

CAP 2021 WAT and PI Selection Criteria

It is important for the candidates who wish to participate in CAP 2021 to have a good knowledge of the selection criteria of CAP 2021. The first stages of the selection criteria for IIMs is common for all the institutes but the decision for giving final admission to a candidate and the final stages of the process is dependant on individual institutes. Candidates can refer to the steps given below for information on how to participate in CAP 2021.

Step 1: Shortlisting of Candidates

Candidates are required to clear the CAT cutoff specified by the individual IIMs to which they have applied for admission. The IIM CAT cutoff percentile is released by individual IIMs and candidates must stay updated with the latest information to ensure that they are eligible for admission to their choice of IIM.

Step 2: Preparation of List of Shortlisted Candidates for CAP 2021

The list of shortlisted candidates is prepared by various IIMs and sent to the institute responsible for conducting the CAP for that particular year. CAP 2021 is being conducted by IIM Ranchi.

Step 3: Candidates Called for CAP 2021

Once the final list of candidates shortlisted for CAP 2021 has been prepared by IIM Ranchi, the candidate will get an invitation to participate. The candidates who have received the call for CAP 2021 have to appear at one of the CAP 2021 test centres and participate in the next round of selection for IIMs.

Step 4: WAT and PI

Invited candidates have to go through the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round of selection at one of the CAP 2021 test centres. Both the tests are conducted on the same day.

Step 5: CAP 2021 Scores Sent to Respective IIMs

Candidates are scored based upon their performance in the WAT and PI and the scores of the candidates are sent to the respective IIMs to which they have applied. The CAP conducting body will be responsible for the preparation of final scores of a candidate in the WAT / PI round of CAP 2021.

Step 6: Final Selection of Candidates by Various IIMs

The Final Scores of a candidate for MBA admissions are calculated by individual IIMs based upon the weightage specified in their selection policy. Apart from the WAT / PI scores, a candidate's previous academic performance and work experience are also considered when considering a candidate for admission to PGP / MBA / PGDM courses offered by various IIMs.

The candidates who have cleared the criteria specified in the admission policy of various IIMs can then complete the admission process and enrol for admission to their choice of management course. At the time of admission, candidates will be required to pay the requisite admission fee as well as submit a number of supporting documents for verification purposes.

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Shortlisting Cut Offs of Individual IIMs

Candidates are shortlisted for participating in the admission process of IIMs based upon their score in the CAT 2020 exam. To be eligible for admission, candidates are required to have a score equal to or greater than the CAT 2020 cutoff announced by various IIMs. Candidates can refer to the table given below for the CAT 2020 expected cut off for shortlisting of candidates for admission. The number of candidates shortlisted by IIMs for the WAT-PI process is usually around 10 times the number of seats available.

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NIRF Ranking

Name of IIM

CAT Cutoff for Shortlisting

Admission Process
--

IIM Bodh Gaya

90

IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Process 2021

20

IIM Ranchi

94 (Expected)

IIM Ranchi Admission Process 2021

--

IIM Sambalpur

94 (Expected)

IIM Sambalpur Admission Process 2021

--

IIM Sirmaur

95 (Expected)

IIM Sirmaur Admission Process 2021

--

IIM Jammu

90 (Expected)

IIM Jammu Admission Process 2021

33

IIM Kashipur

94 (Expected)

IIM Kashipur Admission Process 2021

17

IIM Udaipur

90

IIM-U Admission Process 2021

19

IIM Raipur

94

IIM Raipur Admission Process 2021

15

IIM Trichy

94 (Expected)

IIM Trichy Admission Process 2021

2

IIM Bangalore

85

IIM-B Admission Process 2021

1

IIM Ahmedabad

80

IIM-A Admission Process 2021

3

IIM Calcutta

85

IIM-C Admission Process 2021

4

IIM Lucknow

90

IIM-L Admission Process 2021

7

IIM Indore

90

IIM-IDR Admission Process 2021

6

IIM Kozhikode

85

IIM Kozhikode Admission Process 2021

30

IIM Shillong

85 (Expected)

IIM Shillong Admission Process 2021

N/A

IIM Vizag

85

IIM Vizag Admission Process 2021

40

IIM Nagpur

85

IIM Nagpur Admission Process 2021

N/A

IIM Amritsar

85

IIM Amritsar Admission Process 2021

CAP 2020

CAP 2020 was conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi and a total of nine IIMs participated in the process. Candidates had to undergo two tests as part of the Common Admission Process -- Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). However, WAT weightage in CAP is not considered for the final merit list as many candidates could not participate in WAT process and the PI round was also conducted online due to COVID-19. Candidates can also refer to the CAT selection process if they wish to know about the process of admission to some of the top MBA colleges in India.

Since the competition for admission to management courses in India is very intense, it is important that candidates put their best foot forward, especially when applying to the most premier Indian B-Schools such as the IIMs. A ton of resources related to management admissions in India is available on CollegDekho and aspirants can take full advantage of these resources to improve their chances of admission to MBA courses in India. Candidates who have any confusions regarding the IIM MBA admission process can get their queries cleared by CollegeDekho Experts by posting a question on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone.

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