CAP 2020 - Dates, Centres, Shortlist Criteria, Selection Process

Abhinav ChamoliPublished: | May 22, 2020

Candidates who took part in the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round of IIMs conducting admission process under CAP 2020 can check their admission status on the official websites of the respective IIMs now.

CAP 2020 - Dates, Centres, Shortlist Criteria, Selection Process

CAP 2020

The Common Admission Process (CAP) for admission to the postgraduate programmes at the Indian Institutes of Management has been conducted. CAP 2020 was conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi. Among the CAP 2020 participating institutes, the final result for MBA admissions of IIM Raipur, IIM Jammu, IIM Trichy, IIM Sirmaur and IIM Bodh Gaya is available. The final result of IIM Kashipur, IIM Udaipur, IIM Ranchi and IIM Sambalpur is expected to be announced shortly. 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 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. The Group Discussion (GD) round was not a part of CAP 2020.

Candidates who had appeared for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 exam were eligible to participate in CAP 2020. CAT 2019 exam was conducted on 24 November 2019. Results of the CAT 2019 exam have been released on 6 January 2020 and various IIMs started releasing the list of candidates shortlisted for admission to their postgraduate courses.

Candidates can find all of the important details regarding CAP 2020, such as the important dates, centres, shortlisting criteria, cutoff etc. for the CAP 2020 exam in this article.

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CAP Participating Colleges 2020

The list of IIMs participating in CAP 2020 has been announced by IIM Ranchi. Candidates can check the table given below for the updated list of colleges participating in CAP 2020.

IIMs Participating in CAP 2020
IIM RanchiIIM UdaipurIIM Trichy
IIM KashipurIIM SambalpurIIM Bodh Gaya
IIM SirmaurIIM RaipurIIM Jammu

Various IIMs have released the list of candidates shortlisted for admission to their MBA course. IIM Rohtak has notified that it is not going to participate in the CAP 2020.

CAP 2020 IIMs Seat Intake

Given below are the IIMs in CAP along with their proposed seat intake for 2020-22 batch

CAP 2020 Participating IIMsProposed Intake for 2020-22 Batch
IIM Jammu140
IIM Raipur260
IIM Bodhgaya120
IIM Kashipur240
IIM Ranchi180
IIM Sirmaur120
IIM Sambalpur120
IIM Trichy240
IIM Udaipur325

List of Shortlisted Candidates for IIM 2020

Candidates can check the list of shortlisted candidates for various IIMs by visiting the links provided in the table below.

Name of IIMList of Shortlisted Candidates
IIM AhmedabadIIM-A List of Shortlisted Candidates 2020
IIM BangaloreIIM-B List of Shortlisted Candidates 2020
IIM CalcuttaIIM-C List of Shortlisted Candidates 2020
IIM IndoreIIM-IDR List of Shortlisted Candidates 2020
IIM LucknowIIM-L List of Shortlisted Candidates 2020

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CAP Important Dates 2020

Given below are the CAP 2020 important dates

EventDate (Tentative)
Release of Shortlisted CandidatesOngoing
Release of CAP 2020 Dates3rd Week of January 2020
Last Date to fill CAP 2020 Form31 January 2020

CAP Test Centres 2020

The CAP 2020 is conducted at the following test centres. Candidates who registered for CAP 2020 have to personally appear at the CAP 2020 test centres to participate in the process.

Test Centres of CAP 2020
New DelhiMumbai

NOTE: As per schedule, the last date till a change in the CAP 2020 test centre was allowed was 31 January 2020. Candidates who were not able to register a request due to technical issues can also drop a mail to

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CAP WAT and PI Shortlisting Criteria 2020

It is important for the candidates who wish to participate in CAP 2020 to have a good knowledge of the selection criteria of CAP 2020. 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 2020.

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 2020

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 2020 is being conducted by IIM Ranchi.

Step 3: Candidates Called for CAP 2020

Once the final list of candidates who have been shortlisted for CAP 2020 has been prepared by IIM Ranchi, the candidate will get an invitation to participate. The candidates who have received the call for CAP 2020 have to appear at one of the CAP 2020 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 2020 test centres. Both the tests are conducted on the same day.

Step 5: CAP 2020 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 2020.

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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CAP Final Shortlisting Cut Off for WAT and PI

The section-wise percentile criteria for the shortlisting of candidates for WAT / PI at CAP 2020 is given below.






Total Candidates to be Shortlisted


80 (80.40)

80 (80.35)

80 (80.62)




60 (60.38)60 (60.35)60 (60.45)78 (78.02)2000


60 (60.39)

60 (60.37)

60 (60.45)

78 (78.01)



50 (51.67)

50 (50.75)

50 (51.06)

60 (60.01)



30 (30.16)

30 (31.54)

30 (30.60)

40 (40.01)



30 (30.16)

30 (31.54)

30 (30.60)

40 (40.16)


Total No. of Selected Candidates


CAP IIM Cut Off 2020

Candidates are shortlisted for participating in the admission process of IIMs based upon their score in the CAT 2019 exam. To be eligible for admission, candidates are required to have a score equal to or greater than the CAT 2019 cutoff announced by various IIMs.

Candidates can refer to the table given below for the CAT 2019 cutoff 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 Bangalore


IIM-B Admission Process 2020


IIM Ahmedabad


IIM-A Admission Process 2020


IIM Calcutta


IIM-C Admission Process 2020


IIM Lucknow


IIM-L Admission Process 2020


IIM Indore


IIM-IDR Admission Process 2020


IIM Kozhikode


IIM Kozhikode Admission Process 2020


IIM Udaipur


IIM-U Admission Process 2020


IIM Trichy


IIM Trichy Admission Process 2020


IIM Raipur


IIM Raipur Admission Process 2020


IIM Shillong


IIM Shillong Admission Process 2020


IIM Kashipur


IIM Kashipur Admission Process 2020


IIM Ranchi


IIM Ranchi Admission Process 2020


IIM Vizag


IIM Vizag Admission Process 2020


IIM Nagpur


IIM Nagpur Admission Process 2020


IIM Amritsar


IIM Amritsar Admission Process 2020


IIM Bodh Gaya


IIM Bodh Gaya Admission Process 2020


IIM Jammu


IIM Jammu Admission Process 2020


IIM Sambalpur


IIM Sambalpur Admission Process 2020


IIM Sirmaur


IIM Sirmaur Admission Process 2020

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.

However, 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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