IIM CAP - 2023

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

Common Admission Process 2023
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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 2023 - Common Admission Process or CAP is a selection process for MBA/PGDM/PGP program conducted after CAT for the admission to the new Nine IIMs. The CAP is mainly based on CAT scores.

The top IIMs including IIM-A, B, C, I, L do admissions on the basis of the individual cut off of each institute after the announcement of the CAT 2022 result.

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


What is IIM CAP 2023?

Common Admission Process or CAP for the admission to nine new IIMs is a common selection process. All the aspirants who are interested and eligible for MBA/PGDM/PGP admission 2023 in nine baby IIMs needs to 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 to the IIM conducting CAP 2023.

The IIM who conducts The CAP arranges for the WAT-PI round. Minimum CAT 2022 cut off, admission factors, and their weightage is same to all CAP participating IIMs.

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

Important Dates for CAP 2023

Aspirants after qualifying CAT 2022 should know the schedule for IIM CAP 2023 as mentioned below.

CAP 2023 Important Dates

S No. Event Tentative Dates
1 CAP 202b registration start Final Week of January, 2023
2 Last date for CAP 2023 registration First Week of February, 2023
3 Information on Personal Interview Second Week of February, 2023
4 Personal Interview Round I Third Week of February, 2023
5 Personal Interview Round II Final Week of February, 2023
6 Personal Interview Round III First Week of March, 2023
7 Result Decalre Final Week of May, 2023

There will be no Group Discussion as part of CAP 2023.

Guidelines for Aspirants filling CAP Registration Form 2023

Aspirants are not allowed to change the details after filling in IIM CAP 2022 registration form on submission. Therefore, you are required to carefully read the instructions before you submit 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 2023?

Following is the process to register for CAP 2023:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM CAP. The link to the website will be announced soon.

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

Step 3: Fill all the desired information on CAP 2023 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

Mentioned here below is the mini cut off of CAT percentile needed in each category and the overall percentile for listing candidates for PI:

Category Cutoff Percentile (>=)
QA DILR VARC Total Percentile
General 70 70 70 93
EWS 50 50 50 74
NC-OBC 50 50 50 74
SC 35 35 35 54
ST 27 27 27 27
DAP 27 27 27 27

IIM CAP Admission 2023 criteria:

IIM CAP registration process will start after the declaration of CAT results expected in the first/ second week of January 2023 and the last date to register should be in the First week of February 2023.

REGISTER for CAP 2023 info

What are the Main Components of IIM CAP?

The two major components of CAP 2023 areas below:

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

How to Participate in Common Admission Process?

Once the CAT 2022 result is announced after second week of Jan 2023, eligible candidates will get to know about the CAP 2023 dates on the website of the respective IIM. Eligible aspirants will also be informed by way of email. CAP process for IIMs should start three weeks after the announcement of CAT result 2022.

CAP Centres For 2023

WAT (written ability test) and PI (personal interview) for the CAP 2022 of IIM will be held at the following CAP test centres:

  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru

Steps Followed in IIM CAP 2023:

Aspirants getting valid score in CAT 2021 are eligible to take part in CAP 2023. 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 2023

The 9 participating IIMs will prepare the final merit list for PGP/PGDM/MBA admission 2023 on the basis of scores obtained in CAP. Thereafter, these IIMs will announce their final admission offer independently on the basis of the marks scored in PI and WAT in CAP 2023; CAT 2022 test and other parameters like academic profile, diversity subject to their individual 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 2023 Shortlist: 25000+ Candidates are Expected to be Shortlisted

As the number of seats in IIMs are increased, this year 25000+ candidates who qualify the sectional and overall cut offs in CAT 2022 exam may figure in the CAP 2023 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 2300+ 25000+
2022 2300 23000+
2021 2000+ 20000+
2020 1600+ 17000
2019 1500+ 14000+
2018 1460 12790
REGISTER for CAP 2023 info

Category wise shortlist of candidates based on CAP

Category DI & Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Percentile Verbal & Reading Comprehension Total Percentile Total candidates shortlisted
General 80 (80.40) 80 (80.35) 80 (80.62) 95 6504
NC-OBC 60(60.39) 60 (60.37) 60(60.45) 78 (78.01) 3461
SC 50 (51.67) 50 (50.75) 50 (51.06) 60 (60.01) 1742
ST 30 (30.16) 30 (31.54) 30 (30.60) 40 (40.01) 807
DAP 30 (30.16) 30 (31.54) 30 (30.60) 40 (40.16) 276

CAP 2022 - Shortlisting Cut-offs for IIMs (Last Year)

Aspirants may have a look the minimum percentile for shortlisting by various IIMs and also the number of candidates who were shortlisted for the next round of selection.

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 2023 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 2022 score few of the main points that are considered while shortlisting the aspirants are mentioned below:

iim cap shortlisting criteria
  • CAT 2021 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 2023 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 2023: Participating IIMs, Application Process, Admission Criteria and Cutoff

Question: What are the CAP 2023 centres?
Answer: Most probably CAP centres are as follows:

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Bengaluru

Question: How to participate in CAP 2023?
Answer:After the declaration of CAT result, the shortlisted candidates can check the information about the CAP 2023 dates on the website of particular IIM. Shortlisted candidates will also be informed through email.

Question: Which IIM conducts IIM CAP?
Answer: During last year in 2022, IIM Raipur conducted CAP. For 2022 yet the name is not declared, one of the nine participating IIM will conduct CAP, Common Admission Process.

Question: Which IIMs are the part of CAP process?
Answer: In 2023 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.

REGISTER for CAP 2022 info

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: Do I need to be present physically for IIM CAP process?
Answer: This year it may be, last year 2022 it was online due to Covid.

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.