New IIM Admission Process

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Updated May 14, 2018

 

IIM CAP 2018 Results are out. 9 participating IIMs namely IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Tiruchirappalli and IIM Udaipur are about to declare their final admission result individually now based on the marks scored in CAP 2018, CAT 2017 score and other parameters like academic profile, diversity depending upon their respective admission criteria.

 

IIM Rohtak has increased the number of candidates in the shortlist for CAP 2018 round from 11846 to 12790.  Moreover, as against the number of 11 IIMs announced earlier to be participating in CAP 2018, now only 9 IIMs are participating in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018. IIM Amritsar and IIM Jammu have opted out of the CAP 2018 process.

 

IIM Rohtak is coordinating the CAP 2018 for all the 9 IIMs and has announced a common shortlist for all the 9 participating IIMs for WAT and PI round. The CAP 2018 is the final selection round for IIMs and consists of Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

 

Earlier, on the basis of CAT 2017 percentile, IIM Rohtak announced a common shortlist of 11846 candidates for an intake of 1625 seats in 11 IIMs. Now IIM Rohtak has increased this number of shortlisted candidates to 12790 for 1460 seats in 9 IIMs. The list of IIMs participating in CAP 2018 does not include IIM Jammu and IIM Amritsar now.

 

Ratio increased

More candidates per seat have been shortlisted by IIMs as against earlier ratio.

Total seats in participating IIMs
Total candidates shortlisted
Revised: 9 IIMs with 1460 seats
12790
Earlier: 11 IIMs with 1625 seats
11846
 
9 IIMs: Intake 1460 seats
The 9 participating IIMs have an intake of 1460 seats. It is expected that this intake may increase for 2018-20 batch as IIMs are now empowered to award MBA degree instead of earlier PGDM. Moreover 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 2018-20 is:
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Proposed Intake for 2018-20 batch
IIM Bodhgaya
  60
IIM Kashipur
220
IIM Raipur
280
IIM Ranchi
120
IIM Rohtak
240
IIM Sambalpur
  60
IIM Sirmaur
  60
IIM Tiruchippalli (IIM Trichy)
180
IIM Udaipur
240

Two IIMs opt out
Following two IIMs are no longer participating in CAP 2018 reveals IIM Rohtak:

IIMs opted out of CAP 2018
Intake
IIM Amritsar
105
 IIM Jammu
  60

Revised Shortlist for CAP 2018
Below is the revised shortlist announced by IIM Rohtak for Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 for 9 IIMs:

COMMON ADMISSION PROCESS 2018‐20
FINAL WAT&PI SHORTLISTING CRITERIA
Category
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Verbal & Reading Comprehension
Total Percentile
Total candidates shortlisted
GENERA L
80 (80.35)
80 (80.40)
80 (80.62)
95
6504
NC-OBC
60 (60.37)
60(60.39)
60(60.45)
78 (78.01)
3461
SC
50 (50.75)
50 (51.67)
50 (51.06)
60 (60.01)
1742
ST
30 (31.54)
30 (30.16)
30 (30.60)
40 (40.01)
807
DAP
30 (31.54)
30 (30.16)
30 (30.60)
40 (40.16)
276
Total
12790

Earlier shortlist for CAP 2018
Earlier IIM Rohtak released the following category-wise shortlist of candidates for CAP 2018:

IIM ROHTAK WAT & I SHORT LIST FOR PGP ADMISSION FOR THE BATC OF 2018-20 
FINAL SHORT LISTING CRITERIA

Category
Quantitative Aptitude Percentile
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Verbal & Reading Comprehension
Total Percentile
Total candidates Shortlisted
GENERAL
80 (80.35)
80 (80.40)
80 (80.62)
95
6027
NC-OBC
60 (60.37)
60 (60.39)
60 (60.45)
78 (78.01)
3255
SC
50 (50.75)
50 (51.67)
50 (51.06)
60 (60.01)
1608
ST
30 (31.54)
30 (30.16)
30 (30.60)
40 (40.01)
705
DAPP
30 (31.54)
30 (30.16)
30 (30.60)
40 (40.16)
251
TOTAL
11846

CAP 2018 Rules and final admission offer by 9 IIMs
According to IIM Rohtak, ‘The 9 IIM’s (namely BODHGAYA, KASHIPUR, RAIPUR, RANCHI, ROHTAK, SAMBALPUR, SIRMAUR, TRICHY and UDAIPUR) Common Admission Process Rules for the Post Graduate Programme for the academic year 2018-20 batch is:

  • Individual IIMs will prepare a shortlist based on their shortlisting criteria. These shortlists will be combined for further processing by the coordinating IIM namely, IIM Rohtak. The shortlisting criteria for all the 9 IIMs participating in the CAP 2018 process are the same.  
  • From the combined list, Candidates will be called for a Common Personal Interview & Written Analysis Test (PI & WAT).
  •  Admission status is made available on the Common Admission website on January 23, 2018.
  • Request for change of centre for PI & WAT have to reach the admission cell/e-mail ID of IIM Rohtak on or before February 05, 2018. These requests will be accommodated solely at the discretion of IIM Rohtak 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 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 9 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 2018 WAT&PI process is compulsory for all the shortlisted candidates.
  •  Scores from the older IIMs are not considered.

IIM Rohtak has clarified, “All Candidates shortlisted for the WAT&PI process of the 9 IIM’s (namely BODHGAYA, KASHIPUR, RAIPUR, RANCHI, ROHTAK, SAMBALPUR, SIRMAUR, TRICHY and UDAIPUR) have to compulsorily attend the WAT&PI process at the notified interview centres. The WAT&PI scores of older IIMs are not considered"

 

IIM Nagpur & IIM Visakhapatnam not to participate in CAP
Except IIM Nagpur mentored by IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Visakhapatnam mentored by IIM Bangalore, all other new IIMs are participating in CAP 2018, This article by MBAUniverse.com will help you understand all details about CAP 2018:

 

CAP 2018: Important Dates

  • Declaration of Shortlist: January 23, 2018
  • Announcement of CAP 2018 dates: January 23, 2018
  • Call for CAP 2018 to Shortlisted candidates: January 23, 2018
  • Last date to apply for change of CAP centre: February 5, 2018
  • CAP 2018 start date: Mid February 2018
  • CAP 2018 to end on: 2nd week of March 2018

Components of New IIMs CAP 2018
Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 for 9 new IIMs will consist of two components as final selection round called final admission stage.

 

The shortlisted candidates for CAP 2018 will be required to appear for a common

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

All the 11 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 2018
The shortlisted candidates will be able to check their CAP 2018 dates on website of respective IIMs and will also be informed on their registered mail only after the CAT 2017 result date. It is expected that CAP 2018 will commence after 2 weeks from the CAT 2017 result date. The candidates who are not shortlisted by the 11 new IIMs will not be sent further communication.

 

The CAP 2018 coordinating IIM for 11 participating new IIMs, IIM Rohtak proposes to announce the dates for CAP 2018 round after the CAT 2017 result is declared. It is learnt that the exact dates of PI & WAT, along with the locations will be shared after the CAT 2017 results are out.

 

CAP 2018 centres
The CAP 2018 comprising Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the short-listed candidates by IIM Rohtak which is Co-ordinating CAP 2018 for 2018-20 batch on behalf of 11 new IIMs.

 

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 IIM Rohtak. 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 2018

 

Step 1: Shortlist by Individual IIMs
Each of the 11 IIMs will shortlist the candidates for CAP 2018 independent of each other. It is expected that the candidates will be shortlisted at the 1st stage around 10 to 12 times of the intake for batch 2018-20 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 to send shortlist to CAP 2018 Coordinator - IIM Rohtak
Each CAP participating IIM will then forward its list of shortlisted candidates to the CAP 2018 coordinating IIM Rohtak.

 

Step-3: IIM Rohtak to create Final List of Shortlisted Candidates for CAP 2018 Calls
IIM Rohtak will combine the list of all participating IIMs and prepare a final list of candidates for CAP 2018 Calls. IIM Rohtak will then send out calls to these candidates. More than 12,000 candidates are expected to get New IIMs CAP Calls.

 

Step 4: Candidates to participate in PI & WAT Process
CAP 2018 assessment 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 2018 Scores to be sent by IIM Rohtak to participating IIMs
Based on the performance of the candidates in the PI & WAT round, IIM Rohtak will prepare the scores for the CAP Round. This will be sent to all the participating IIMs after CAP round is over.

 

Step 6: 11 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 2017 scores and other parameters.

 

Expected Cut offs for CAP 2018 of 11 participating New IIMs

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Amritsar
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 80

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Bodhgaya
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 80

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Jammu
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 80

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Kashipur
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Raipur
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Ranchi
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 90

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Rohtak
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 92

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Sambalpur
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 80

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Sirmaur
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 80

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Tiruchirappalli
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 93

 

Indian Institute of Management (IIM): IIM Udaipur
Expected cut off for CAP 2018 including waiting list: 94