The Common Admission Process (CAP) is a selection process used by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for the admission of candidates into their postgraduate management programs, primarily the MBA (Master of Business Administration) and other management-related courses. CAP streamlines the admission procedure for the IIMs and is typically utilized by several IIMs collectively, making it more efficient and convenient for applicants.
|Last date for IIM CAP registration 2024||Last week of January 2024|
|CAP 2024 PI slot allotment||First week of February 2024|
|Personal Interview Phase I||Second week of February 2024|
|Personal Interview Phase II||Third week of February 2024|
|Final Admission List for all IIM CAP participating institutes||April/May 2024|
|Exam Name||Common Admission Process (CAP) 2024|
|Exam Conducting Body||20 participating IIMs|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Exam Pattern||3 sections: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, and General Management Aptitude|
|No. of Questions||180|
|Question Type||Multiple choice questions (MCQs)|
|Negative Marking||Yes (0.25 marks for each incorrect answer)|
|Application Fee||INR 2000|
|Admit Card Release Date||Last week of January 2024|
|Result Declaration Date||April/May 2024|
Appear for CAT Exam: To be eligible for IIM CAP, you typically need to appear for the CAT (Common Admission Test) exam. CAT is usually held in November or December. Register and take the CAT exam during the prescribed registration period.
Check Eligibility: Review the eligibility criteria mentioned in the CAP notification to ensure you meet the requirements for participating in the CAP process.
Apply to Participating IIMs: After the CAT results are declared, participating IIMs will release their CAP application forms. You'll need to fill out these forms, indicating your preference for the IIMs you want to apply to. Each IIM may have a separate application form or a common one for CAP.
Pay Application Fee: Pay the required application fee for each IIM you apply to. The fee amount may vary depending on the number of IIMs you choose to apply to.
Submit Documents: Upload or submit the necessary documents, such as your CAT scorecard, academic transcripts, certificates, and any other documents specified by the IIMs.
Participate in Selection Rounds: If you are shortlisted by the IIMs based on your CAT score, you will be invited to participate in the subsequent selection rounds, which may include Written Ability Tests (WAT), Group Discussions (GD), and Personal Interviews (PI).
Final Selection: The final selection is based on a combination of factors, including your CAT score, performance in the selection rounds, academic background, work experience, and other criteria determined by the individual IIMs.
Acceptance of Offer: If you receive admission offers from one or more IIMs, you will need to follow their respective acceptance procedures and pay the required admission fees.
CAT Scorecard: You will typically need to provide your CAT (Common Admission Test) scorecard. Ensure that you have taken the CAT exam for the same academic year as the CAP you are applying for.
Academic Transcripts and Certificates: You may be asked to upload or provide copies of your academic transcripts and certificates, including those related to your bachelor's degree and any other relevant qualifications.
Category Certificate (if applicable): If you belong to a reserved category (e.g., SC/ST/OBC/EWS), you might need to provide a valid category certificate issued by the appropriate authority.
Work Experience Certificate (if applicable): If you have work experience, you may need to provide copies of work experience certificates as proof.
Passport-sized Photographs: You may need to upload recent passport-sized photographs as per the specifications mentioned in the application form.
Identification Proof: A government-issued photo identification proof (e.g., Aadhar card, passport, driver's license) may be required for identity verification.
Other Documents: Depending on the participating IIMs and their specific requirements, you may need to provide additional documents or certificates. This could include documents related to achievements, extracurricular activities, or any special qualifications.
Payment Proof: Keep records of payment receipts or transaction details as proof of payment of the application fee.
|Weightage||50% for CAT score, 25% for academic performance, 25% for personal interview|
|CAT Score||The minimum CAT score required for IIM CAP 2024 is 90 percentile. However, the actual cut-off may vary depending on the number of candidates applying and their scores.|
|Academic Performance||The academic performance of the candidate will be considered based on their graduation percentage. The minimum graduation percentage required for IIM CAP 2024 is 60%.|
|Personal Interview||The personal interview will be conducted by a panel of experts from the IIMs. The interview will assess the candidate's communication skills, problem-solving skills, and overall suitability for a management career.|
|Category||Overall Cut off||Sectional Cut off|
|General||92 percentile||70 percentile for QA, VARC, and DILR|
|EWS/NC-OBC||74 percentile||70 percentile for QA, VARC, and DILR|
|SC/ST||54 percentile||70 percentile for QA, VARC, and DILR|