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July 29, 2021

Latest Update:  Nine new IIMs will conduct and participate in common PI-WAT round known as Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 from February to March 2022 for MBA admission 2022. CAP 2022 may be conducted online or with physical presence of the candidates at the PI venue, depending upon the Covid pandemic situation and GoI guidelines. Check below important IIM CAP 2022 dates, Cut offs for CAP shortlisting, required documents, guidelines to participate in CAP 2022 and other key details. 

 

After declaration of CAT 2021 result in first week of January 2022, new IIMs’ CAP process will begin with the registration process. The first stage shortlisting for all the CAP 2022 participating 9 IIMs is based on common shortlisting criteria. Last year IIM Raipur was the CAP coordinating IIM which reduced the CAT cut off to 93 percentile for CAP 2021 as against 94 percentile in previous year as the shortlisting criteria for PI-WAT round. 

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What is CAP 2022?
Common Admission process or CAP 2022 is the final selection round comprising Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT) for MBA admission 2022 in new IIMs. CAP 2022 is likely to be conducted in the month of February-March 2022 by one of the new IIMs. Last year it was conducted by IIM Raipur.

 

The CAP 2022 selection process consists of two components - Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round. CAP 2022 is a single point selection process and is common PI-WAT round for all the participating IIMs. It is conducted in prominent cities of India. Candidates are not required to separately appear in PI-WAT for each of the participating IIMs as the scores of CAP are applicable for all the participating IIMs. Final admission offer to the candidates is released by the new IIMs based on the performance in CAP round, CAT score, Academic Profile, diversity, work experience among other parameters. Read More  

 

Participating IIMs in CAP 2022
The CAP round is organized for the IIMs which started operation in 2010-11 and for the new generation IIMs that started operating in 2015-16.  It is the final selection round comprising common PI-WAT process for following 9 IIMs which participated in CAP last year:

  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Bodh Gaya
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Sirmaur

How CAP was conducted Last year?
In the initial days of last year CAP round, the common PI-WAT round for all the 9 IIMs  was conducted with the physical presence of the candidates at the Personal Interview (PI) venue. IIM Udaipur student of MBA 2021-23 batch Vasundhara Tiwari attended her PI round in person. However, later on due to grave Covid pandemic situation, the process was conducted online. Read CAT toppers experiences on Online and Offline PI-WAT round for new IIMs CAP and for PI-WAT round conducted by IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and other top IIMs

 

Important Covid instructions to conduct CAP were issued by CAP coordinating IIM Raipur. CAP 2021 began on February 15, 2021 in three phases for MBA admission in 9 IIMs.

 

IIM CAP 2022: Important Dates
IIM CAP 2022 Dates are announced after release of CAT exam result in January. Following are the likely important dates to register and participate in IIM Common Admission Process (IIM CAP) 2022 for MBA admission 2022 in new IIMs:

IIM CAP 2022 Activity
Likely CAP 2022 Date
Remarks
CAP 2022 Registration Start date
January 10, 2022
Common online Registration process at IIM-CAP website
Last Date for CAP Registration 2022
January 23, 2022
Register online till 11 PM
Intimation regarding IIM-CAP Personal Interview (PI) 2022
January 27, 2022 onwards
Check your mail ID and/or login at CAP 2022 website
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Phase-I
From February 15 to February 20, 2022
Check you PI dates Online for Phase-1
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Phase-II
From February 22 to February 27, 2022
CAP Personal Interview Round Ph-2
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Phase-III
From March 8 to March 15, 2022
CAP PI Round Ph-3

Likely Key Changes in CAP 2022

  • CAP 2022 shortlisting cut off is expected at 93 CAT percentile
  • Sectional CAT cut offs in shortlisting for CAP 2022 may remain at 70 percentile
  • CAP participating IIMs may also announce their own CAT cut off for shortlisting like IIM Bodh Gaya cut off was reduced at 90 percentile for General candidates and 87 for Female candidates (Supernumerary seats) last year
  • One of the new IIMs will conduct CAP 2022. Last year IIM Raipur conducted CAP in three phases

IIM CAP 2022 Shortlisting Criteria
The likely minimum cut-offs of CAT percentile required in each section and overall percentile for shortlisting candidates for CAP 2022 WAT and personal interview are given below:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2021 cut off 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
40
DAP
27
27
27
40

How to Check Shortlist Status & Register for CAP 2022
You can check your CAP shortlist status at  CAP website which has a prominent link as below: cap2022.iim----(Name of CAP coordinating IIM e.g. iim Raipur).edu.in. You need to login with your CAT 2021 registration ID and password. Last year login window is shared below

cap login

Important Guidelines & Documents Required to Register and Apply for IIM CAP 2022

You need to fill the CAP 2022 registration form, if you are one of the candidates who are eligible to appear in CAP 2022 PI round. But before filling the CAP registration form, you should go through the below given guidelines and instructions carefully. Please note you will not be allowed to modify the registration form after it is submitted.  

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Keep the following documents in hand before filling the registration form:
1. Soft copy of the Photograph (Less than 100 KB)

2. Soft copy of the Signature (Less than 100 KB)

3. Photo Identity Card Document

4. CAT 2021 Score Card

5. 10th & 12th Marksheet with a pass certificate

6. Graduation related certificates:

  1. Graduation Marksheet of all semester/years.
  2. Degree Certificate is required for those who have completed the graduation before 2020.
  3. Provisional Degree Certificate is required for those who have completed the graduation in the year of 2021 but not received the degree certificate.
  4. Those who are in the final year graduation, s/he should upload the certificate as per the CAT 2021 format, which will be obtained from the competent authority by following the CAT website’s format.
  5. Certificate and mark sheets of any other degree-Masters/Professional Qualification as mentioned in the CAT form.

7. Experience related certificates:

  1. Please do not consider training and apprenticeship as an experience.
  2. Experience Certificate of all past companies. The certificate must be on the company letterhead with seal and signature of the competent authority.
  3. Service certificate is required from the company letterhead's competent authority with the seal and signature for those presently working. Otherwise, please provide the offer letter/Joining letter with a first-month payslip and payslip of the latest two (2) months.
  4. In case the candidate is a proprietor or partner of a firm, the candidate has to provide the document proof such as the income tax for the relevant period and a certificate of registration for doing a business from the municipal corporation or appropriate authorities such as MSME certificate issued by Govt. of India, Udyog Aadhar Registration Certificate, Partnership deed of the firm duly signed by all partners and GST registration certificate.
  5. In case a candidate has worked or is working in the unorganised sector, the candidate has to provide the cash voucher along with the bank statement as a proof for the salary and the GST registration of the firm with the experience certificate.
  1. Provide a valid caste certificate (NC-OBC/SC/ST) as per the format given on the CAT website. In the case of NC-OBC, it should be valid for the next six months from the date of registration.
  2. In the case of DAP/PWD, please provide the certificate following the format given on the CAT website.
  3. In the case of EWS, the certificate should be valid for the year 2021-22 (based on the income for the FY 2020-21). For format, please visit the CAT website.
  4. Co-curricular and extra-curricular certificates.
  5. Please check your inbox as well as SPAM or Junk or promotion boxes regularly.

Guidelines for CAP registration for candidates with incomplete documents

  • If you do not possess the required documents as specified in the CAP registration form, you are required to upload the available documents along with “Undertaking for Incomplete Documents” duly filled-in and signed by you.
  • If you are facing the issues related to validity of the certificate, certificates printed in the regional languages, and/or different format other the CAT format for the certificates related to EWS/NC-OBC/DAP, please upload the document that you have along with the “Undertaking for Incomplete Documents” duly filled-in and signed by you.
  • If you are presently a working candidate, please mention for the “To date”, the date of filling the registration form. However, consideration of experience for preparing the merit list/ score depends on the policy of the respective IIMs

IIM CAP 2022: Key Requirements to Participate in the process
Below are the Key Requirements to attend Personal Interview for CAP 2022:

 

1. Key Requirements to attend CAP Round Online
Instead of in person PI-WAT round, it is possible that you may have to attend the CAP 2022 in Online mode due to Covid pandemic. Please note the following requirements for CAP personal interview round through online mode:

  • Desktop/Laptop with camera
  • Headphone/earphone
  • Microphone
  • Stable and high-speed Internet connection
  • Stationary items such as pens/pencils/blank sheet
  • 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

2.  How to participate in Online CAP 2022?

  • The link for Online Personal Interview will be sent to the candidate’s registered email ID two-three days prior to the interview
  • Candidates are required to join the Online Personal Interview by clicking on the provided link to attend the interview on the designated date and time of the interview
  • Candidates must be prepared for the interview with the necessary requirements as mentioned above 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 of PI round as communicated
  • Please check your inbox as well as SPAM or Junk or promotion boxes/folders regularly

Key Tips to Prepare for CAP 2022
The CAP 2022 evaluation parameters in CAP round are shared below. It is suggested that the candidates should prepare accordingly. The panel will evaluate a candidate on following components in CAP round

  • Candidate’s academic efforts and disposition
  • Attitude
  • Personality and Communication
  • Quality of work experience.

New and Baby IIMs in CAP 2022
Out of total 13 new and baby IIMs, 9 IIMs will participat in new IIM Admission process -CAP 2022 for admission to their flagship MBA/PGP programs.

 

5 New IIMs to Participate in CAP 2022
Out of 6 New IIMs, 5 IIMs namely IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Tiruchirappalli and IIM Udaipur are participating in CAP 2022.

 

IIM Rohtak has opted out of Common Admission process and will conduct its own PI-WAT round.   

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4 Baby IIMs in CAP 2022
Out of the 7 Baby IIMs, 4 of them namely, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur are participating in CAP 2022.

 

New IIMs Final Selection Weights after CAP 2022
These 9 IIMs will prepare their final merit list for MBA admission 2022 on the basis of scores obtained in CAP 2022. These IIMs will make their final admission offer individually on the basis of the marks scored in PI-WAT in CAP 2022; CAT 2021 exam and other parameters like academic profile, diversity depending upon their respective admission criteria.

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 2022 Shortlist: 22000+ Expected to be Shortlisted
With the increased number of seats at each IIM, 22000+ candidates who qualify the sectional and overall cut offs in CAT 2021 exam may figure in the CAP 2022 shortlist.

 

The CAP 2022 coordinating IIM will announce the CAP shortlist for all the participating IIMs for WAT and PI round. It is reiterated that the CAP 2022 selection process is the final admission round for IIMs and consists of Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). ..

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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
CAP 2022
2200
22000 (Expected)
CAP 2021
2000+
20000+
CAP 2020
1600+
17000
CAP 2019
1500+
14000+
CAP 2018
1460
12790

New IIMs Intake through CAP 2022
The CAP participating IIMs had an intake of 1600+ seats last year for 9 IIMs. It is expected that the intake will increase further before the final admission offer is released by IIMs.

 

Since IIMs are now empowered to award MBA degree instead of earlier PGDM and as MHRD has also impressed upon these IIMs to increase their intake in coming academic sessions, the list of 9 IIMs with the proposed intake for MBA 2022-24 is:

IIMs in CAP 2022
Proposed Intake for 2022-24 batch
IIM Bodhgaya
150
IIM Jammu
240
IIM Kashipur
240
IIM Raipur
260
IIM Ranchi
180
IIM Sambalpur
180 
IIM Sirmaur
180 
IIM Tiruchippalli (IIM Trichy)
240
IIM Udaipur
325

New IIMs Admission: CAT Cut off in CAP 2022
CAT 2021 score remains the basic shortlisting criterion of CAP 2022 for new IIMs admission process. The CAT overall cut off is 93 percentile and sectional CAT cut off is 70 percentile.

 

CAP 2022 Centers
CAP 2022 centres are five. The CAP 2022 comprising Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.

 

CAP coordinating IIM will communicate the designated CAP 2022 centre and CAP 2022 date for PI & WAT to the short-listed candidates.

 

New IIM Admission Process: CAP 2022 Rules
Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 Rules for admission to MBA/PGDM 2022-24 are:

  • Individual IIMs will prepare a shortlist based on their shortlisting criteria. These shortlists will be combined for further processing by the coordinating IIM. The shortlisting criteria for all the IIMs participating in the CAP 2022 process are the same.  
  • From the combined list, Candidates will be called for the New IIMs Common Admission Process comprising Common Personal Interview & Written Analysis Test (PI & WAT).
  • Request for change of CAP centre 2022 for PI & WAT have to reach the admission cell/e-mail ID of CAP coordinating IIM on or before the last date which may fall in the last week of January/first week of February, 2022. These requests will be accommodated solely at the discretion of CAP conducting IIM and would be communicated to candidates.
  • Each IIM will take the PI & WAT score of the candidates shortlisted by them and combine it with other scores-CAT 2022 Score, Profile score and any other score to make their own individual merit list to make final admission offers to the candidates.
  • Only PI & WAT are conducted commonly for the new IIMs.
  • The final merit list of candidates will be arrived by each IIM according to its own selection criteria.
  • These criteria will be available on the websites of the respective institutes.
  • Candidates may also be informed that attending the CAP 2022 WAT & PI process is compulsory for all the shortlisted candidates.

IIM Rohtak, IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur & IIM Visakhapatnam not to participate in CAP 2022
Out of all the new and baby IIMs, IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur, IIM Rohtak and IIM Visakhapatnam are not participating in CAP 2022 and will conduct their own final admission process.

 

Components of New IIMs CAP 2022
Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 for 9 new and baby IIMs consist of two components as final selection round called final admission stage.The shortlisted candidates for CAP 2022 will be required to appear for:

  1. Common Written Analysis Test (WAT), and
  2. Personal Interview (PI)

All the 9 CAP participating new IIMs may have similar shortlisting criteria but will announce their shortlisting criteria independent of others and despite going for Common Admission Process (CAP), final merit list will be generated by each of them separately.

 

How to know when to participate in CAP 2022?
The shortlisted candidates can check their CAP 2022 dates on website of respective IIMs and will also be informed on their registered mail. The candidates who are not shortlisted by the 9 new IIMs will not be sent further communication.

 

Coordination process between New and old IIMs
Students shortlisted for some older IIMs might not have to appear for the CAP, as some of the older IIMs will share their PA scores with CAP Coordinating IIM. Those candidates who have been called by more than 1 older IIM will have their scores averaged across the IIMs where they have been interviewed. Finally, the scores of PA Process will be shared with the other IIMs participating in CAP, who will then make their own merit lists according to the normalized scores.

 

7 key steps for New IIMs CAP 2022

 

Step 1: Shortlist by Individual IIMs
Each of the new IIMs will shortlist the candidates for CAP 2022 independent of each other. Candidates are shortlisted at the 1st stage around 10 to 12 times of the intake for MBA admission 2022 by each IIM. It may create the multiplicity of calls for the same candidate if he/she meets the shortlisting criteria of many IIMs.

 

Step 2: Each IIM sends shortlist to CAP 2022 Coordinator IIM
Each CAP participating IIM forwards its list of shortlisted candidates to the CAP 2022 coordinating IIM.

 

Step-3: CAP Conducting IIM to create Final List of Shortlisted Candidates for CAP 2022 Calls
CAP coordinating IIM will combine the list of all participating IIMs and prepare a final list of candidates for CAP 2022 Calls. The IIM will then send out calls to these candidates. More than 20,000 candidates are to get New IIMs CAP 2022 Calls.

 

Step 4: Candidates to participate in PI & WAT Process
CAP 2022 Personal Assessment (PA) round will only have Personal Interview (PI) and Written Abilities Test (WAT). There will be no Group Discussion. A candidate will be asked to appear at one of the 5 CAP Centers New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.

 

Step 5: CAP 2022 Scores to be sent by Coordinating IIM to participating IIMs
Based on the performance of the candidates in the PI & WAT round, CAP coordinating IIM will prepare the scores for the CAP Round. This will be sent to all the participating IIMs after CAP round is over.

 

Step 6: All IIMs to prepare their own Final Admission List
Each participating IIM has its own admission policy. They will provide weightages to CAT scores, CAP scores, and in some cases Applicants Profile, for making final admission offers.

 

It is very much possible that one of the new IIMs may not send you final admission offer while others offer you admission based on your CAT 2021 scores and other parameters.

 

Expected Cut offs for CAP 2022 of participating New IIMs

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Bodhgaya
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 85-90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Jammu
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 85-90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Kashipur
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 90+

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Raipur
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 90+

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Ranchi
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 90+

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Sambalpur
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 85-90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Sirmaur
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 85-90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Tiruchirappalli
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 92-94

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Udaipur
Expected Actual cut off for CAP 2022 including waiting list: 94-96  

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