IIM CAP - 2024

IIM CAP 2024 - Admission, Selection Process, Cutoff, CAP Participating Institutes, Dates, Shortlisting Criteria, Results

Common Admission Process 2024
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Full form of CAP: Common Admission Process.

What is CAP? Common Admission Process for MBA/PGDM for Nine New or Baby IIMs after CAT examination.

CAP 2024, Common Admission Process or CAP, is a selection process for the MBA/PGDM/PGP program conducted after CAT for admission to the new Nine IIMs. The CAP is mainly based on CAT scores. The top IIMs, including IIM-A, B, C, I, and L, proceed with admissions based on each institute's cut-off after the announcement of the CAT 2023 result.

The aspirants who get a call after CAT result needs to take part in CAP.
CAP has two components:


What is IIM CAP?

The Common Admission Process (CAP) for admission to nine new IIMs is a typical selection process. All aspirants interested and eligible for MBA/PGDM/PGP admission 2024 in nine baby IIMs must appear only for the one-time PI-WAT round. For this process, all new IIMs share the list of aspirants shortlisted for the WAT-PI process, with the IIM conducting CAP 2024.

The IIM who conducts The CAP arranges for the WAT-PI round. Minimum CAT 2023 cut off, admission factors, and their weightage is same to all CAP participating IIMs.

The aspirants' marks, obtained in the Common Admission Process 2023, are then sent to all participating IIMs. Based on the aspirants' final marks, all nine IIMs individually announce the merit list of selected aspirants for their MBA program. The list of selected students is displayed on the respective IIMs' websites. Aspirants can see this list after logging in to the website of that IIM.

Important Dates for CAP 2024

Aspirants after qualifying CAT 2023 should know the schedule for IIM CAP 2024 as mentioned below.

CAP 2024 Important Dates

S No. Event Important Dates
1 CAP 2024 registration start 20 January 2024
2 Last date for CAP 2024 registration 31 January 2024
3 Information on Personal Interview 05, February, 2023
4 Personal Interview Round February 12 to March 02, 202
7 Result Decalre 10 May 2024 (Tentative)

There will be no Group Discussion as part of CAP 2024.

Guidelines for Aspirants filling CAP Registration Form

After submitting the IIM CAP 2024 registration form, aspirants cannot change the details. Therefore, you must carefully read the instructions before submitting your CAP form.

The following documents are required when filling out the IIM CAP registration form. So keep them handy: Guidelines for Aspirants Filling CAP Registration Form 2024 After submitting the IIM cap 2024 registration form, aspirants can't change the details. Therefore, you must carefully read the instructions before submitting your CAP form.

At the time of filling up the IIM CAP registration form following documents are required. So keep them handy:

  • Soft copy of the Photograph and Signature (Less than 100 KB)
  • Photo Id Card
  • CAT 2021 Scorecard
  • Class 10 and Class 12 mark sheet with a pass certificate
  • Graduation certificates
  • Experience certificates
  • Valid caste certificate (NC-OBC/ SC/ ST) as per the format given on the CAT website.
  • In the case of DAP / PwD, certificate as per the format given on the CAT website.
  • In the case of EWS, certificate as per the format given on the CAT website.
  • Extra-curricular and co-curricular certificates

How to register for IIM CAP 2024?

Here is the Registration process for CAP 2024-

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM CAP. https://cap2024.iimkashipurportal.org/

Step 2: Click on the link ‘Register Now’.

Step 3: Fill all the desired information on CAP 2024 registration form.

Step 4: Upload all the compulsory documents in a approved format.

Step 5: Finally, submit the filled IIM CAP application.

What is the IIM CAP - Shortlisting Criteria?

iims CAP shortlisting criteria

The following are the overall percentile and the mini cut-off of the CAT percentile required in each category for listing applicants for PI:

Category Cutoff Percentile (>=)
QA DILR VARC Total Percentile
General 72 72 72 93
EWS 53 54 53 78
NC-OBC 53 54 53 77
SC 45 44 47 60
ST 27 29 30 43
DAP 27 25 27 42
REGISTER for cap 2024 info

What are the Main Components of IIM CAP?

The two major components of CAP areas below:

  • WAT or written ability test and
  • PI or personal interview.

How to Participate in Common Admission Process?

Once the CAT 2023 result is announced after the second week of January 2024, eligible candidates will find out about the cap 2024 dates on the respective IIM's website. Eligible aspirants will also receive an email. The CAP process for IIMs should start three weeks after the announcement of the CAT results in 2023.

CAP Centres For 2024

WAT (written ability test) and PI (personal interview) for the CAP 2024 of IIM will be held at the following CAP test centres:

  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru

Steps Followed in IIM CAP Process:

Aspirants getting valid score in CAT 2024 are eligible to take part in CAP. The steps that are followed by the IIMs are as below:

  • Step 1 - Shortlisting of candidates by individual IIMs
  • The aspirants meeting the particular cut off for the IIMs for which they have applied for, are shortlisted for the next round of the selection process. Aspirants get calls from several IIMs for the next stage of selection if they meet the mandatory cut-off of the IIM to which they had applied for.
  • Step 2 - List of shortlisted candidates is sent to CAP Coordinator IIM.
  • Step 3 - CAP conducting IIM to prepare list of shortlisted candidates.
  • Step 4 - Candidates to take part in WAT and PI
  • Aspirants who get a call for Common admission process 2023 are required to take part in the WAT, written ability test and PI, personal interview round be it in online mode or in person as decided.
  • Step 5 - CAP conducting IIM sends the WAT-PI score report to all participating IIMs under CAP.
  • Step 6 - Preparation of Final List of Candidates
  • All IIMs under CAP have their own admission plan and they provide weightage to the CAT score, applicant’s profile as well as CAP score before making a final offer to the aspirants.Finally the offer letters are sent to selected candidates through email.

Baby or New IIMs Final Selection Weights after cap 2024

The nine participating IIMs will prepare the final merit list for PGP/PGDM/MBA admission 2024 of the marks scored in PI and WAT in CAP 2024, the CAT 2023 test, and other parameters like academic profile and diversity subject to their admission criteria.

Final Selection Weights after CAP

Name of the IIM Weight %age for CAT Score Weight %age for GD-PI-WAT Weight %age for Academics & Work Ex Weight %age for Diversity & Others
IIM Kashipur 33 25 30 12
IIM Raipur 35 35 18 12
IIM Ranchi 40 30 20 10
IIM Tiruchirappalli 50 28 15 7
IIM Udaipur 60 15 18 7
IIM Bodhgaya 40 30 24 6
IIM Jammu 40 30 17 13
IIM Sambalpur 30 20 30 20
IIM Sirmaur 30 30 25 15

CAP 2024 Shortlist: 27000+ Candidates are Expected to be Shortlisted

As the number of seats in IIMs are increased, this year 27000+ candidates who qualify the sectional and overall cut offs in CAT 2023 exam may figure in the CAP 2024 shortlist.

Shortlisting Ratio increased

More candidates per seat are shortlisted by IIMs as against earlier ratio.

CAP Year Total seats in participating IIMs Total candidates shortlisted
2023 2600+ 27000+
2023 2300+ 25000+
2022 2300 23000+
2021 2000+ 20000+
2020 1600+ 17000
2019 1500+ 14000+
2018 1460 12790

Category wise shortlist of candidates based on CAP

Category DI & Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Verbal & Reading Comprehension Total Percentile Total candidates shortlisted
General 82 (80.40) 80(80.35) 87 (80.62) 95 7504
NC-OBC 63(62.39) 60 (60.37) 60(60.45) 78 (78.01) 3601
SC 50 (51.67) 50 (50.75) 50 (51.06) 60 (60.01) 1853
ST 30 (30.16) 30 (31.54) 30 (30.60) 40 (40.01) 908
DAP 30 (30.16) 30 (31.54) 30 (30.60) 40 (40.16) 378

cap 2024 - Shortlisting Cut-offs for IIMs (Last Year)

Aspirants may look at the minimum percentile for shortlisting by various IIMs and the number of candidates shortlisted for the following selection round.

Name of the institute Minimum Percentile required
for Short listing
Number of candidates shortlisted
IIM Ahmedabad 80 1250
IIM Bangalore 90 1400
IIM Calcutta 90 1200
IIM Lucknow 90 6000
IIM Indore 90 1400
IIM Udaipur 90 11000
IIM Tiruchirappalli 90 11000
IIM Kozhikode 90 1200
IIM Shillong 92 1200
IIM Kashipur 92 11000
IIM Ranchi 95 11000
IIM Visakhapatnam 90 700
IIM Nagpur 90 600
IIM Raipur 90 11000
IIM Amritsar 90 1000
IIM Bodhgaya 90 600
IIM Jammu 90 800
IIM Sambalpur 90 600
IIM Sirmaur 90 800

Proposed Intake Through CAP for 2023-25 batch

IIMs in cap 2024 Proposed Intake for 2023-25 batch
IIM Bodhgaya 150
IIM Jammu 240
IIM Kashipur 240
IIM Raipur 260
IIM Ranchi 180
IIM Sambalpur 180
IIM Sirmaur 180
IIM Tiruchippalli 240
IIM Udaipur 325

Please note the following requirements for personal interview through online mode

  • Desktop/Laptop with camera
  • Headphone/earphone
  • Microphone
  • Stable and high-speed Internet connection
  • Stationary items such as pens/pencils/blank sheet etc
  • Installation of Zoom software on Desktop/Laptop
  • A white background or a clear background of a lighter colour ensuring better visibility.
  • A valid photo ID for verification

Instructions for Online Personal Interview

  • Candidates are required to join the Online Personal Interview through the Zoom platform by clicking on the provided link to attend the interview on the designated date and time of the interview.
    For Forenoon Slot: The candidate should join by 9.30 am and should be available in the waiting room until his/her PI process is over.
    For Afternoon Slot: The candidate should join by 1.30 pm and should be available in the waiting room until his/her PI process is over.
  • Candidates must be prepared for the interview with the necessary requirements as mentioned above in Part 1 on the designated date and time
  • No person other than the candidate should be present in the interview room in the house/any other place.
  • Recording devices are strictly prohibited in the interview room.
  • The audio and video must be ‘on’ for the entire duration of the interview.
  • Candidates are advised to be available for the entire slot as communicated.
  • Please check your inbox as well as SPAM or Junk or promotion boxes/folders regularly.

How to prepare for the interview?

  • The panel will evaluate the candidate’s academic efforts and disposition, attitude, personality and communication, and the quality of work experience.

IIMs Shortlisting Criteria - Important Points

Besides CAT 2023 score few of the main points that are considered while shortlisting the aspirants are mentioned below:

  • CAT 2023 Score:

    IIMs that offer admission to the aspirants consider the overall as well as the sectional cut-off of CAT.

  • Educational Details & Profile

    Academic qualification of the aspirants is given due weightage for selecting student for the final admission. Few of the IIMs give more weightage to the girl aspirants as well.

  • Work Experience.

    5 to 10% weightage is given to the students having supervisory experience of around 3 years plus.

Expected Cut offs for cap 2024 of participating New IIMs

Name Expected Cut Off
IIM Bodhgaya 85-90
IIM Jammu 85-90
IIM Kashipur 90+
IIM Raipur 90+
IIM Ranchi 90+
IIM Sambalpur 85-90
IIM Sirmaur 85-90
IIM Tiruchirappalli 92-94
IIM Udaipur 94-96

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs):

IIM CAP 2024: Participating IIMs, Application Process, Admission Criteria and Cutoff

Question: What are the CAP 2024 centres?
Answer: Most probably CAP centres are as follows:

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Bengaluru

Question: How to participate in CAP 2024?
Answer:After the declaration of CAT result, the shortlisted candidates can check the information about the CAP 2024 dates on the website of particular IIM. Shortlisted candidates will also be informed through email.

Question: Which IIM conducts IIM CAP?
Answer: IIM Kashipur is conduting the CAP process this year.

Question: Which IIMs are the part of CAP process?
Answer: In 2024 nine IIMs will participating in the IIM CAP process. These are:

  • IIM Jammu,
  • IIM Bodh Gaya,
  • IIM Raipur,
  • IIM Kashipur,
  • IIM Sambalpur,
  • IIM Ranchi,
  • IIM Trichy,
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Udaipur.

Question: What is the eligibility for IIM CAP?
Answer: Same as CAT eligibility criteria i.e. the aspirants need to have secured 50 percent marks in total aggregate graduation for reserved it is 45 percent.

Question: What is the CAT cutoff for General category candidates under IIM CAP?
Answer: IIM CAP cutoff for General category candidate in 93 percentile (overall). Sectional cutoff for QA is 70 percentile, DILR- 70 percentile and VARC- 70 percentile.

Question: When is IIM CAP process conducted?
Answer: IIM CAP process is conducted after the declaration of CAT result.

Question: Which new or baby IIMs are not participating in CAP process?
Answer: IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam and IIM Amritsar is not participating in CAP process.