IIM CAP 2021 Shortlist, Final Results, Wait List

IIM CAP 2021 Shortlist – Check here IIM CAP result 2021, final result, IIM waitlist, and more. IIM CAP shortlist is prepared on the basis of CAT 2020 percentile score. All the 20 IIMs releases separate shortlist and wait list, on the basis of a unique selection process. The shortlisted candidates are called for WAT and PI rounds. IIM CAP 2021 Shortlist is for admission in academic session 2021-2023.

All CAP shortlisted candidates are sent call letters that have the time, date, and venue to the PI and WAT and other important details. The most important things that you can check from this page are:

  • IIM CAP result / shortlist 2021 – It is the initial list of the shortlisted candidates, which is released on the basis of CAT percentile.
  • IIM CAP waitlist – It in those candidates are included who do not make it the initial shortlist but might be called for admission is seats are vacant.
  • IIM CAP final result – This is the final admission list. It is released after PI and WAT. Candidates who make it to the list get admission in IIMs.

IIM CAP 2021 Shortlist

When IIM CAT 2021 shortlist will be released, we will update it in the table.

IIMs in CAP 2021Shortlist
IIM BodhgayaSoon
IIM JammuSoon
IIM KashipurSoon
IIM RaipurSoon
IIM RanchiSoon
IIM SambalpurSoon
IIM SirmaurSoon
IIM Tiruchippalli (IIM Trichy)Soon
IIM UdaipurSoon

Check IIM CAP 2021 shortlist: to be announced

IIM CAP shortlist for PI and WAT shall be available as per the schedule above at the official CAP 2021 website.

IIM CAP 2021 Shortlist Dates

IIM CAP 2021Important Dates (Expected)
Declaration of Shortlist for CAP 2021Jan 2021
Call for CAP 2021 to Shortlisted candidates and release of CAP formFeb 2021
Last date to apply for change of CAP centreFeb 2021
CAP 2021 start dateFeb 2021
CAP 2021 end dateMar 2021

What is CAP? – It is the selection process of IIMs that consists of two round – Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). Only CAT qualified candidates can participate in CAP, if they clear cut off. CAP is a single selection process and is a common PI-WAT round for all the participating IIMs. It is conducted in prominent cities of India. However, selection criteria for each IIM varies.

A quick look at the IIM CAP process is as follows

Participating IIMs release cutoff for CAT 2020 —>> IIMs releases selection criteria —>> A single shortlist is prepared for IIM CAP PI and WAT —->> Shortlisted candidates get call letter for PI and WAT —>> PI and WAT scores are sent to participating IIMs —>> Based on selection criteria of the individual IIMs, final shortlist is prepared by the participating IIMs.

CAT Cutoff for IIM CAP 2021 Participating Institutes

From the table below candidates can check the CAT cutoff for all the CAP 2021 participating IIMs:

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Check the CAT cutoff for CAP participating IIMs from last year:

IIM Raipur80808094
IIM Ranchi80808090
IIM Kashipur80808090
IIM Tiruchirappalli80808095
IIM Udaipur80808090
IIM Bodh Gaya80808090
IIM Sambalpur80808094
IIM Sirmaur80808090
IIM Jammu80808090

Various Important Selection Criteria Terms to Know:

WAT – Written Ability Test. Here, candidates are judged based on their writing and management skills.

PI – Personal Interview. A lot of weightage is given to PI. Here, candidates are evaluated based on overall personality, presence of mind and lot of other factors.

PAP – Past Academic Performance. This is percentages / CGPA of class 10 and 12. During the selection process, a rating or point system is attached and the % or the score and as per it, candidates get a point.

WE – Work Experience. Under IIM selection criteria, WE is also usually a criteria. It is also associated with rating / score.

RL – Reference Letter. Few of the IIMs also give weightage to reference letter. Generally, candidates are asked to bring 2 reference letters.

ID – Diversity. The diversity section is all about allocation of marks as per the gender. In some of the IIMs, extra score s given to females or transgenders.

What To Do After Release of IIM CAP 2021 Shortlist?

The candidates who are selected in the IIM CAP 2021 shortlist have to follow the process below:

Step 1: CAP Form an Call letter –

The shortlisted candidates receive a CAP form, which they have to fill to further the procedure. Also candidates must collect the call letter for PI and WAT. The call letter shall have all details of the PI and WAT date, time and venue.

Step 2: WAT /PI –

Then the candidates face the CAP procedure, which consists of a single WAT and PI at the intimated place, date, and time.

Stage 5: Final Merit List –

The scores of the candidates in the WAT and PI are then sent to all the IIMs under CAP. Taking the score into the account, all the CAP IIMs prepare a final shortlist. The preparation of the Final merit list shall depend on the respective IIMs. These criteria are available on the websites of the respective institutes.

How to Prepare for IIM CAP PI and WAT?

On the day of the interview, candidates have to reach their allotted exam venue on the allotted exam date and time. Also on the day of the interview, the candidates are asked to take with them important documents that are mentioned in their call letter.

Check the video below to know how to prepare for IIM CAP PI and WAT:

Questions Asked in IIM CAP PI and WAT

Written Ability Test: In the written ability test candidates are asked to write on a certain topic with a word limit of 300 to 500 words. Here are some topics that were given last few years:

  • B-schools should focus more on generating entrepreneurs or regular employees?
  • Economic growth rate v/s the happiness index
  • India’s ease of doing business- an achievement or consolation
  • India’s ease of doing business- an achievement or consolation
  •  Is China’s rise a threat to Indian economy
  • Reconciling of religion and science is a big challenge
  • Every citizen of India should work for military for 3 years period be made mandatory?
  • Should road construction be privatised?

Personal Interview: In PI the candidates are asked face to face questions. A panel of experts take the interview and the candidates are asked question related to the following:

  • General knowledge-based questions
  • Current affairs based questions
  • Questions on management
  • About IIMs
  • About yourself and your family.
  • Finance, economics and current market situation

From the video below candidates can check the PI and WAT experience of IIM CAP:

CAP 2021 PI and WAT Centers

CAP 2021 is to be held in the following cities, as per last year. The time and date for CAP are intimated to the shortlisted candidates via call letter or email.

  1. Bangalore
  2. Chennai
  3. Kolkata
  4. Mumbai
  5. New Delhi

What to Carry at IIM CAP 2021 PI and WAT Centers

The candidates need to carry the below given items:

  • Photo ID proof
  • Interview admit card / call letter
  • CAP form
  • CAT scorecard
  • Marksheet, passing certificates, degree certificates
  • Certificates of extra curricular and other achievements

Take all the required documents as mentioned on the call letter.

IIM CAP Participating Institutes and Their Seats / Fee Structure

The candidates can check below the seats and fee structure if IIM CAP participating institutes.

IIMsFees (as per last year)Seats (as per last year)Website
IIM RaipurRs. 21,48,000260iimraipur.ac.in
IIM RanchiRs. 15,30,000180iimranchi.ac.in
IIM KashipurRs. 7,31,500240iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM TiruchirappalliRs. 18,00,000240iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM UdaipurRs. 17,05,000325iimu.ac.in
IIM Bodh GayaRs. 10,60,000150iimbg.ac.in
IIM SambalpurRs. 13,03,000180iimsambalpur.ac.in
IIM Sirmaur120iimsirmaur.ac.in
IIM JammuRs. 14,82,000240iimsirmaur.ac.in

CAT 2020

Common Admission Test is a computer-based test national level entrance exam. It is the first step to get into IIMs, FMS, SP Jain, DTU, etc, colleges. Qualifying candidates have then put through the selection process that includes PI, Written Tests, and group discussions. The final selection of the candidates in the IIMs is based on CAT score and the marks obtained in the selection process.

New and Baby Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

There are in all 20 IIMs in India. All of them enjoy the status of “Institutes of National Importance”. The 2 years Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is the flagship course of the IIMs. The course is equivalent to the MBA course. The admission in this course across all the IIMs is based on the common admission test (CAT). Out of all the 20 IIMs, 6 are the old IIMs, 7 are the new ones and the rest 7 are the baby IIMs that have been established from 2015.

First Generation IIMs: These are the core lot of IIMs, which are also among the best. These are:

  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM C)
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A)
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM B)
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM L)
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM K)
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM I)

New IIMs: These are those new IIMs which are expected to get permanent campus in 2021. These are:

  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Shillong
  • IIM Rohtak

Baby IIMs: The bay IIMs are as follows:

  • IIM Bodh Gaya
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Vishakhapatnam
  • IIM Amritsar
  • IIM Nagpur

FAQs on IIM CAP 2021 Shortlist

Which all IIMs have released IIM CAP shortlist 2021?

7 of the top IIMs, which are IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore  and  IIM Kozhikode releases shortlist. In total 20 IIMs release it. You can check the complete status here.

How do I check my IIM shortlist?

IIM shortlist is released either as a pdf or login. You can check IIM shortlist / waitlist 2021 for all the IIMs from this page. In pdf, look for your name, whereas, in the login you directly get all the details. If you have been shortlisted, login at the IIM admission portal and download your call letter for PI and WAT.

What is waitlist in IIM and waitlist movement?

IIM waitlist consist of those candidates who fit as per the selection criteria but do not clear the cut off. The IIM waitlist movement means the number of waitlist seats which have been move up for offering. Due to this, the chances of getting admission becomes stronger.

At what percentile does new IIM calls?

Usually, IIMs give a call to 90+ percentile. However, there have been cases where candidates have received call from new IIMs at 70-75+ or 80-85+ as well.

Can I get admission in IIM without cat?

Due to COVID, AICTE allowed MBA admission without CAT. However, IIMs always consider CAT score. Also, this year, admission in other institutes shall also be granted on the basis of CAT, XAT, ATMA, CMAT, MAT, or GMAT, etc.

Is IIM results out?

IIM results are announced in Jan-Feb. You can check all the dates from for each IIM here.

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