IIM CAP: Know All about IIM Common Admission Process – Stages, Process, Criteria & More

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

Common Admission Process, abbreviated as CAP, is the selection process for admission to 9 new IIMs. It is a single-window selection process and the shortlisted aspirants have to appear for a single WAT-PI round. 

The selection process for IIM CAP is mainly done based on the CAT Scores and is conducted after the CAT exam. The candidates interested and eligible for admission to new IIMs need to appear for one time PI-WAT round. The new IIMs share a list of candidates shortlisted for the WAT-PI process to the IIM for conducting IIM CAP.

IIM CAP 2022 – Highlights 

This year IIM Tiruchirappalli is conducting IIM CAP and the final admission list for IIM CAP will be announced in May 2022 (tentatively). It is the admission process for 9 new IIMs for admission into MBA and PGDM courses. It includes-

  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Trichy
  • IIM Udaipur
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Bodhgaya
  • IIM Sambalpur

Every year, one of these new IIMs conducts IIM CAP. IIM Rohtak was also part of IIM CAP till 2019. But, since 2020, it is opted out and started to conduct its WAT-PI round. Intimation for IIM CAP personal interview will be started on 5 February 2022. The final merit list will be released by IIM CAP conducting IIM, but the admission offer will be made to the selected aspirants individually by the IIMs.

Important Dates for IIM CAP 2022

IIM Tiruchirappalli is conducting IIM CAP 2022. The registration process is already started. Note the below table to get an idea about the important dates for IIM CAP 2022.

IIM CAP Events

Important Dates

Registration Start 

19 January 2022

Last Date of Registration

1 February 2022 (by 5 pm)

Intimation for PI 

5 February 2022

Week 1, PI

14-19 February 2022

Week 2, PI

21-26 February 2022

Week 3, PI

7-12 March 2022

Stages of IIM CAP 2022

Before applying for IIM CAP 2022, the candidates must know the stages of the IIM CAP exam. Due to the present situation of Covid-19, IIM Trichy will only conduct PI rounds for the batch 2022-2024. So, IIM CAP 2022 consists of the following one round only:

  • PI (Personal Interview)

IIM CAP 2022 – Selection Process

This year, IIM Tiruchirappalli is conducting IIM CAP for all the participating institutes. Note the below steps to get an idea about IIM CAP Process 2022.

Step 1: Select IIM Campuses in the CAP application form

Step 2: CAP conducting institute shortlists aspirants based on CAT score and predefined WAT-PI criteria.

Step 3: CAP conducts IIM shortlists aspirants and sends them notifications via mail, mentioning the IIMs that have shortlisted them for WAT-PI rounds.

Step 4: Then the shortlisted aspirants have to fill out an online form to participate in WAT-PI rounds.

Step 5: Notification is sent to the aspirants via mail informing them of the WAT-PI date and venue.

Step 6: The aspirants attend this common WAT-PI round

Step 7: CAP conducting IIM sends the score to all IIM CAP participating institutes.

Step 8: Based on this score, each IIM make a final merit list and send offer letters to the aspirants via mail

Candidates’ Shortlisting Criteria for IIM CAP 2022

 Note the below table to overview the shortlisting criteria for IIM CAP 2022


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How to apply for IIM CAP?

The candidates have to apply for IIM CAP 2022 on the official website of IIM Tiruchirappalli with the help of their CAT login ID. Note the below steps for this application process.

  • Visit the official website of IIM Trichy
  • Click on “Candidate Login”
  • Go through the instructions and then click on “Candidate Login” again
  • Give CAT 2021 registration ID and Password
  • Enter captcha code and click on submit
  • Fill the CAP form, upload relevant documents
  • Click on submit

General Guidelines for IIM CAP

The candidates must keep the following documents in hand when filling the IIM CAP 2022 registration form.

  • Soft copy of the Photograph (Less than 100 KB)
  • Soft copy of the Signature (Less than 100 KB)
  • Photo Identity Card Document
  • CAT 2021 Score Card
  • 10th & 12th Marksheet with a pass certificate
  • Graduation related certificates (all semesters/years for those who have completed graduation, Provisional Degree Certificate is required for those who have completed the graduation in the year of 2021 but not received the degree certificate, Those who are in the final year of graduation, she/he should upload the certificate as per the format available under the Download format section, which will be obtained from the competent authority, certificate and mark sheets of any other degree-Masters/Professional Qualification as mentioned in the CAP form)
  • Experience related certificates (If the candidates have any work experience before)
  • valid caste certificate (NC-OBC/SC/ST)
  • valid DAP/PWD certificates
  • EWS/NC-OBC Certificate issued anytime during the financial year 2021-22 is valid until 31st March 2022 only.
  • Co-curricular and extra-curricular certificates
  • Correction Request Form

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