IIM CAP 2021: Final Selection Process for IIM Udaipur, Trichy & 7 Other New IIMs; Check Important dates, Cut offs, Criteria, Key Guidelines

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March 9, 2021

Latest Update: IIM CAP 2021 last round will be over on March 13, 2021.  IIM Raipur is conducting CAP 2021 in three phases for MBA admission 2021 in 9 IIMs. The first phase started on February 15, 2021 and the last phase is getting over on March 13. CAP is the common admission process for final selection in nine IIMs. Important Covid-19 instructions to conduct Online CAP 2021 were issued for IIM CAP 2021 by IIM Raipur. Check below important instructions for IIM CAP 2021, CAP dates, Cut offs for CAP shortlisting, required documents, guidelines to participate in CAP 2021 and other key details. 

 

IIM CAP 2021: Requirements & Covid-19 Instructions
Below are the Key Requirements & Important Covid-19 Instructions to Attend online Personal Interview for CAP 2021 as shared by IIM Raipur, the CAP 2021 coordinating IIM  .

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1. Key Requirements to attend CAP Round
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
  • 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. Important Instructions to participate in Online PI for CAP 2021

  • The link for Online Personal Interview will be sent to the candidate’s registered email ID two 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 Online PI Round in CAP 2021
The CAP 2021 co-ordinating IIM Raipur has shared evaluation parameters in CAP round and has suggested the candidates to prepare accordingly as under:

 

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

 

After declaration of CAT 2020 result on January 2, 2021, new IIMs’ CAP process began with the registration process. The first stage shortlisting for all the CAP 2021 participating 9 IIMs is based on common shortlisting criteria. This year IIM Raipur is the CAP coordinating IIM which has reduced the CAT cut off to 93 percentile for CAP 2021 as against last year 94 percentile.

 

List of Participating IIMs in CAP 2021
The CAP round is organized for the IIMs which started operation in 2010-11 and 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:

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

Key Changes in CAP 2021

  • CAP 2021 shortlisting cut off is reduced to 93 percentile in CAT as against 94 last year
  • Sectional CAT cut offs in shortlisting for CAP 2021 have been reduced to 70 percentile as against 80 last year
  • CAP participating IIMs also have their own CAT cut off for shortlisting like IIM Bodh Gaya cut off is reduced at 90 percentile for General candidates and 87 for Female candidates (Supernumerary seats)
  • IIM Raipur is conducting CAP 2021 in three phases

IIM CAP 2021: Important Dates
IIM CAP 2021 Dates have been announced by CAP coordinating IIM Raipur. Following are the important dates to register and participate in IIM Common Admission Process (IIM CAP) 2021 for MBA admission 2021:

IIM CAP 2021 Activity
CAP 2021 Date
Remarks
Last Date for CAP Registration 2021
January 23, 2021
Register online till 11 PM
Intimation regarding IIM-CAP Personal Interview (PI) 2021
January 27, 2021
Check your mail ID and/or login at CAP 2021 website: https://cap2021.iimraipur.edu.in
IIM-CAP 2021 PI Round – Phase-I
From February 15 to February 20, 2021
Check you PI dates Online for Phase-1
IIM-CAP 2021 PI Round – Phase-II
From February 22 to February 27, 2021
CAP Personal Interview Round Ph-2
IIM-CAP 2021 PI Round – Phase-III
From March 8 to March 13, 2021
CAP PI Round Ph-3

Shortlisting Criteria for the IIM-Common Admission Process (CAP) 2021
The minimum cut-offs of CAT percentile required in each section and overall percentile for shortlisting candidates for personal interview are given below:

Category
Section-1 VARC
Section-2 DILR
Section-3 Quant
Overall CAT 2020 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 2021
You can check your CAP shortlist status at cap2021.iimraipur.edu.in by login with your CAT registration ID and password

cap login

Important Guidelines & Documents Required to Register and Apply for IIM CAP 2021
If you are one of the candidates who are eligible to appear in CAP 2021 PI round, go through the below given guidelines and instructions carefully before filling the CAP registration form. Please note you will not be allowed to modify the registration form after submission. 

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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 2020 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 2019.
    3. Provisional Degree Certificate is required for those who have completed the graduation in the year of 2020 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 2020 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.
  8. 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.
  9. In the case of DAP/PWD, please provide the certificate following the format given on the CAT website.
  10. In the case of EWS, the certificate should be valid for the year 2020-21 (based on the income for the FY 2019-20). For format, please visit the CAT website.
  11. Co-curricular and extra-curricular certificates.
  12. 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. The link to download the undertaking form is https:// cap2021.iimraipur.edu.in/pdf2021/Undertaking-for-Incomplete-Documents-Request-FormCAP-2021.pdf
  • 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

Before we go deep into the CAP process 2021, let us understand what is CAP round and how it is conducted leading to admission in New IIMs.

 

What is CAP 2021?
Common Admission process or CAP 2021 is the final selection round for MBA admission in new IIMs. CAP 2021 is being conducted in the month of February-March 2021 by one of the new IIMs. Last year it was conducted by IIM Ranchi.

 

The CAP 2021 selection process consists of two components - Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) round. CAP 2021 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.

 

There is no need to separately appear in PI-WAT for each of the participating IIMs as the scores of CAP 2021 are applicable for all the participating IIMs. 

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CAP 2021 Participating IIMs
Out of total 13 new and baby IIMs, 9 IIMs are participating in new IIM Admission process -CAP 2021 for admission to their flagship MBA/PGP programs.

 

5 Out of 6 New IIMs in CAP 2021 Selection Process
Out of the six new IIMs, five IIMs namely IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Tiruchirappalli and IIM Udaipur are participating in CAP 2021.

 

IIM Rohtak has opted out of Common Admission process 2021 and is conducting its own PI-WAT round.

 

4 out of 7 Baby IIMs in CAP 2021
Out of the 7 Baby IIMs, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur are participating in CAP 2021.

 

These 9 IIMs will prepare their final merit list for MBA admission 2021 on the basis of scores obtained in CAP 2021. These IIMs will make their final admission offer individually on the basis of the marks scored in CAP 2021, CAT 2020 exam and other parameters like academic profile, diversity depending upon their respective admission criteria.

 

CAP 2021 Shortlist: 20000+ Shortlisted
With the increased number of seats at each IIM, 20000+ candidates who appeared and qualified the sectional and overall cut offs in CAT 2020 exam figure in the CAP 2021 shortlist.

 

IIM Raipur which is coordinating the Common Admission Process 2021 has announced the CAP 2021 shortlist for all the participating IIMs for WAT and PI round. The CAP 2021 selection process is the final admission round for IIMs and consists of Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

 

CAP Shortlist 2021: Intake Expected to Increase Further
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 2021-23 is:

IIMs in CAP 2021
Proposed Intake for 2021-23 batch
IIM Bodhgaya
150 (Baby IIM)
IIM Jammu
240 (Baby IIM)
IIM Kashipur
240
IIM Raipur
260
IIM Ranchi
180
IIM Sambalpur
180  (Baby IIM)
IIM Sirmaur
120  (Baby IIM)
IIM Tiruchippalli (IIM Trichy)
240
IIM Udaipur
325

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

New IIMs Admission: CAT Cut off in CAP 2021
CAT 2020 score remained the basic shortlisting criterion of CAP 2021 for new IIMs admission process.

 

CAP 2021 Centers
CAP 2021 centres are five. The CAP 2021 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 2021 centre and CAP 2021 date for PI & WAT to the short-listed candidates..

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New IIM Admission Process: CAP 2021 Rules
Common Admission Process (CAP) 2021 Rules for admission to MBA/PGDM 2021-23 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 2021 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 2021 for PI & WAT have to reach the admission cell/e-mail ID of CAP coordinating IIM on or before February first week say Feb 05, 2021. 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 2020 Score, Profile score and any other score to make their own individual merit list to make final 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 2021 WAT & PI process is compulsory for all the shortlisted candidates.

IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur & IIM Visakhapatnam not to participate in CAP 2021
Except IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur and IIM Visakhapatnam, other 4 baby IIMs have announced to participate in CAP 2021.

 

Components of New IIMs CAP 2021
Common Admission Process (CAP) 2021 for 9 new and baby IIMs consist of two components as final selection round called final admission stage.The shortlisted candidates for CAP 2021 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 2021?
The shortlisted candidates can check their CAP 2021 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 in New IIMs CAP 2021

 

Step 1: Shortlist by Individual IIMs
Each of the new IIMs will shortlist the candidates for CAP 2021 independent of each other. candidates are shortlisted at the 1st stage around 10 to 12 times of the intake for MBA admission 2021 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 2021 Coordinator IIM
Each CAP participating IIM has forwarded its list of shortlisted candidates to the CAP 2021 coordinating IIM.

 

Step-3: CAP Conducting IIM to create Final List of Shortlisted Candidates for CAP 2021 Calls
CAP coordinating IIM will combine the list of all participating IIMs and prepare a final list of candidates for CAP 2021 Calls. The IIM will then send out calls to these candidates. More than 20,000 candidates are to get New IIMs CAP 2021 Calls.

 

Step 4: Candidates to participate in PI & WAT Process
CAP 2021 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 2021 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 2020 scores and other parameters.

 

Expected Cut offs for CAP 2021 of participating New IIMs

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Bodhgaya
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 80-83

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Jammu
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 80-82

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Kashipur
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Raipur
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Ranchi
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Sambalpur
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 80-82

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Sirmaur
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 80-82

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Tiruchirappalli
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 93

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Udaipur
Expected cut off for CAP 2021 including waiting list: 94 

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