IIM Trichy has released IIM CAP 2022 Result on May 12, 2022 as already predicted by MBAUniverse.com. Each of the nine CAP participating IIMs including IIM Raipur, Ranchi, Kashipur, Trichy, Udaipur and four baby IIMs as listed below, have released their final admission offer to the selected candidates as per their individual admission policy on their respective website. If you are selected, you need to send the acceptance offer and pay the requisite admission acceptance fee by the stipulated date.  A total number of 13891 candidates participated in IIM CAP 2022 conducted by IIM Tiruchirappalli.

 ​ Dr. Prashant Gupta, IIM CAP 2022 coordinator and faculty at IIM Trichy had confirmed to MBAUniverse.com, “The result may be declared between the last week of April and the second week of May 2022.” Accordingly the CAP 2022 result has been released on May 12.

Chances of selection in 9 new and baby IIMs have improved for MBA 2022-24 batch as not only the number of candidates who actually participated in Personal Interview round through Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 reduced to 13891 for more than 1600 seats but the CAT 2021 cut off to shortlist the candidates for CAP 2022 was also reduced to 92 percentile as compared to 93 percentile last year.  

For MBA admission 2022 in 9 new & baby IIMs, the three week long common PI round that began on Feb 14 in Online mode, closed on March 12, 2022 after participation by 13891 candidates in the online process.

The CAP 2022 was conducted by IIM Tiruchirappalli on behalf of 9 new and baby IIMs that participated in the Common Admission Process. However, CAP Coordinating IIM is responsible only for shortlisting of candidates for Personal Interview (PI) process and conducting interviews of all the candidates and after the due verification and checking, the personal  interview scores are sent to all the participating IIMs, who use this PI score in finalizing their respective merit list to make final admission offer. Dr Prashant clarifies further, “Co-ordinating IIM has no role in the final selection of the candidate in respective participating IIMs.” 

The registration process for Common Admission Process (CAP) was closed on January 31, 2022. Only the shortlisted candidates were sent login id and password through email by CAP 2022 coordinating IIM Tiruchirappalli. These candidates could register for CAP round latest by January 31, 2022 at IIM Trichy CAP website http://cap2022iimtrichy.in/. The first stage shortlisting for all the CAP 2022 participating 9 IIMs was released on Jan 19 and was based on common shortlisting criteria.

 Table of Contents

  1. What is CAP 2022?
  2. CAP 2022 Participating IIMs: Details
  3. How IIMs will Release their Final Merit List after CAP 2022? 
  4. Total Candidates in IIM-CAP 2022: Competition goes down
  5. Profile of CAP 2022 Registered Candidates
  6. IIM CAP 2022: Key Guidelines & Requirements to Participate in CAP
  7. How to Participate in Online IIM CAP 2022?
  8. Key tips to prepare for CAP 2022
  9. How CAP is conducted?
  10. IIM CAP 2022: Important Dates
  11. CAP 2022: Key Changes & Highlights
  12. IIM CAP 2022 Shortlisting Criteria
  13. IIM CAP 2022 Registration
  14. New IIMs Final Selection Weights after CAP 2022
  15. New IIMs Intake through CAP 2022
  16. CAT Cut off for CAP 2022: New IIMs Admission 2022
  17. CAP 2022 Centers
  18. CAP 2022 Rules: New IIM Admission Process
  19. How to know when to participate in CAP 2022?
  20. Coordination process between New and old IIMs
  21. New IIMs CAP 2022: Step by Step Process
  22. How to Make Correction in Data for CAP 2022?
  23. CAP 2022 Participating New IIMs: Actual Individual Cut Offs
  24. IIM CAP 2022-FAQs  

1. What is CAP 2022?
Common Admission process or CAP 2022 is the final selection round for MBA admission 2022 in new IIMs. CAP 2022 was scheduled from February 14 to March 12, 2022. CAP 2022 was coordinated by IIM Tiruchirappalli. Although CAP used to have two main components – Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT), however, in the CAP 2022, WAT was conducted as the PI round was conducted in virtual mode.

CAP 2022 is a single point selection process and is common for all the participating IIMs. Candidates are not required to separately appear in PI-WAT for each of the participating IIMs as the scores of CAP are applicable for all the participating IIMs. Final admission offer to the candidates is released by the IIMs based on the performance in CAP round, CAT score, Academic Profile, diversity, work experience among other parameters. CAP is conducted in prominent cities of India but for admission 2022, it will be conducted online and the candidates can appear in CAP round from their home.   

2. List of IIMs Participating in CAP 2022
The CAP round is organized for the IIMs which started operation in 2010-11 and for 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 which participated in CAP 2022:

2.1 New and Baby IIMs in CAP 2022
Out of total 13 new and baby IIMs, 9 IIMs participated in new IIM Admission process -CAP 2022 for admission to their flagship MBA/PGP programs.

2.2  Five New IIMs in CAP 2022
Out of 6 New IIMs, 5 IIMs namely IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Tiruchirappalli and IIM Udaipur participated in CAP 2022. IIM Rohtak opted out of Common Admission process and conducted its own PI-WAT round.   

2.3  Four Baby IIMs in CAP 2022
Out of the 7 Baby IIMs, 4 of them namely, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Sirmaur participated in CAP 2022.

2.4 IIM Rohtak, IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur & IIM Visakhapatnam Not Part of CAP 2022
Out of all the new and baby IIMs, IIM Amritsar, IIM Nagpur, IIM Rohtak and IIM Visakhapatnam do not participate in CAP round and conduct their own final admission process.

3. How IIMs will Release their Final Merit List after CAP 2022? 

  1. Common Cut offs used for PI Round: For admission 2022 in 9 IIMs, all the CAP participating IIMs decided to use common CAT 2021 cut off score of 92 percentile. Sharing the process, Dr Prashant said, “After the CAT results and before shortlisting the candidates for the CAP Process, the common cut-off is finalized by the CAP IIMs (Nine IIMs).  Once it is finalized, the same cut-off is used for the entire admissions process of the respective year.” So cut off was neither increased nor reduced through out the process  
  2. Conduct of CAP 2022 in 5 Assessment Areas: After shortlisting of candidates, CAP process began in Feb 2022. There were 5 key assessment areas in IIM CAP round on which candidates were assessed. The PI process was conducted in Virtual mode and there was no Writing Ability Test (WAT) for admission to 9 CAP participating IIMs.  Dr Prashant Gupta, IIM CAP 2022 coordinator and faculty at IIM Trichy shared the important areas of assessment during Personal Interview round and said, “Key points of assessment are generally – Communication Skills, Subject knowledge, General Awareness, Managerial aptitude and Extra & Co-Curricular activities.”
  3. Score Normalization after CAP Round: The process is further elaborated by the IIM-CAP 2022 Coordinator as follows, “After the CAP round, the normalized scores of all the candidates, who have participated in the PI Process, are shared with all the nine participating IIMs for preparing their individual merit list as per their own criteria.” 
  4. Final Merit List and Admission Offer by IIMs: The merit list for final admission 2022 will be released individually by each of the 9 CAP participating IIMs. However, CAP participating Baby IIMs like IIM Jammu, Sirmaur, Sambalpur, Bodhgaya ask for confirmation of interest before making final admission offer but they will also release the first admission offers without waiting for this confirmation which can be submitted by a stipulated date. Dr Prashant clarifies further, “The first three offers will be declared together (same date) by all the CAP participating IIMs including the baby IIMs.  After that all the participating IIMs will release the rest of the offers based on the vacant seats, individually.” 
  5. Total Candidates in IIM-CAP 2022: Competition goes Down
    As against 20000 candidates vying for few hundred seats every year through IIM CAP, for MBA admission 2022 in 9 IIMs, competition seems to have gone down as 13891 candidates participated in CAP 2022 out of total 20879 total shortlisted candidates. Below is given the total number of candidates shortlisted and actually participated in CAP 2022 as shared by Dr Prashant Gupta, CAP 2022 Coordinator and faculty at IIM Trichy
ParticularsNumber of Candidates
Total Number of candidates Shortlisted for CAP 202220879
Total Number of candidates Registered for CAP 202215684
Total candidates participated in CAP 202213891

5. Profile of CAP 2022 Registered Candidates
Out of the total 15684 registered candidates for CAP 2022 there were more than 50% candidates from Non engineering back ground and more candidates with work experience registered for CAP 2022. Since most of the IIMs award extra points for Academic and Gender Diversity, work experience, the chances of admission are more for the candidates with non-engineering back ground and for the candidates with work experience. Details of diversity of the CAP 2022 registered candidates are as below:

Profile ParticularsNumber of Candidates Registered for CAP 2022
Non-Engineers  5,233
Freshers  7,182
Candidates with Work Experience  8,502

5.1 Gender Diversity in CAP 2022
The statistics of Male & Female candidates registered for CAP 2022 category wise is as follows: 

CategoryTotal Regd candidatesMaleFemale
EWS15351231  304
NC-OBC41413303  838
SC22691728  541
ST  664  488  176
DAP  118    99    19

Instead of in person PI-WAT round, you would attend the CAP 2022 in Online mode due to Covid pandemic. As there is no Writing Ability Test (WAT) process in CAP 2022, the PI round was conducted in Online mode. Please note that you need to fulfill following requirements for CAP personal interview round through online mode:

7.  How to participate in Online CAP 2022?

8. Key Tips to Prepare for CAP 2022
The CAP 2022 evaluation parameters in CAP round are shared below. It is suggested that the candidates should prepare accordingly. The panel will evaluate a candidate on following components in CAP round

9. How CAP Round is conducted?
Prior to Covid pandemic situation, CAP round, the common PI-WAT round for all the 9 IIMs was conducted with the physical presence of the candidates at the Personal Interview (PI) venue. However, later on due to grave Covid pandemic situation, the process was conducted online. In the online conduct of CAP, personal interview is conducted online and writing ability test is not conducted. Accordingly weightage for WAT is taken out of the maximum marks. Important Covid instructions to conduct CAP will be issued by CAP coordinating IIM Trichy. CAP 2022 is likely to begin mid February, 2022 in three phases for MBA admission in 9 IIMs.

10. IIM CAP 2022: Important Dates
IIM CAP 2022 Dates are announced after release of CAT exam result in January. Following are the  important dates to register and participate in IIM Common Admission Process (IIM CAP) 2022 for MBA admission 2022 in new IIMs:

IIM CAP 2022 Activity CAP 2022 DateRemarks
CAP 2022 Shortlist ReleaseJanuary 19, 2022Based on Common Shortlisting criteria and cut offs
Last Date for CAP Registration 2022January 31, 2022Register online till 11.59 PM
Intimation regarding IIM-CAP Personal Interview (PI) 2022February 5, 2022 onwardsCheck your mail ID and/or login at CAP 2022 website
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Week-IFrom February 14 to February 19, 2022Check you PI dates Online
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Week-IIFrom February 21 to February 26, 2022CAP Personal Interview Round Week-2
IIM-CAP 2022 PI Round – Week-IIIFrom March 7 to March 12, 2022CAP PI Round Week-III
CAP 2022 Result DateApril Last Week/May second weekIndividual IIMs to Release final merit list after score normalization
Final Admission OfferApril Last Week/May Second WeekFirst three Offers by all IIMs on Result Date, after that offers are made as per remaining vacant seats

11. CAP 2022: Key Changes & Highlights

12. IIM CAP 2022 Shortlisting Criteria
The minimum cut-offs of CAT percentile required in each section and overall percentile for shortlisting candidates for CAP 2022 personal interview are given below:

CategorySection-1 VARCSection-2 DILRSection-3 QuantOverall CAT 2021 cut off Percentile
General7070 7092

 12.3 Shortlisting Ratio for CAP increased

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

CAP YearTotal seats in participating IIMsTotal candidates shortlisted
CAP 2022220020879
CAP 20212000+20000+
CAP 20201600+17000
CAP 20191500+14000+
CAP 2018146012790

13. IIM CAP 2022 Registration
You needed to fill the CAP 2022 registration form, if you are one of the candidates who are eligible to appear in CAP 2022 PI round. But before filling the CAP registration form, you should go through the below given guidelines and instructions carefully. Please note you will not be allowed to modify the registration form after it is submitted.  

13.1 Required Documents
Keep the following documents in hand before filling the CAP 2022 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 2021 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 2020.
  3. Provisional Degree Certificate is required for those who have completed the graduation in the year of 2021 but not received the degree certificate.
  4. Those who are in the final year graduation, s/he should upload the certificate as per the CAP 2022 format, which is available under the Download format section and will need to 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 CAP 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In the case of DAP/PWD, please provide the certificate following the format given on the CAT website.
  8. In the case of EWS, the certificate should be valid for the year 2021-22 (based on the income for the FY 2020-21). For format, please visit the CAT website.
  9. Co-curricular and extra-curricular certificates.
  10. Please check your inbox as well as SPAM or Junk or promotion boxes regularly.

7.1 Guidelines for CAP registration for candidates with Incomplete documents

14. New IIMs Final Selection Weights after CAP 2022
These 9 IIMs will prepare their final merit list for MBA admission 2022 on the basis of scores obtained in CAP 2022. These IIMs will make their final admission offer individually on the basis of the marks scored in PI in CAP 2022; CAT 2021 exam and other parameters like academic profile, diversity depending upon their respective admission criteria.

Name of the IIMWeight %age for CAT ScoreWeight %age for CAP 2022 PI roundWeight %age for Academics & Work ExWeight %age for Diversity & Others
IIM Kashipur33252517
IIM Raipur35351812
IIM Ranchi40302010
IIM Tiruchirappalli502515 10
IIM Udaipur601518  7
IIM Bodhgaya403024  6
IIM Jammu40301713
IIM Sambalpur30203020
IIM Sirmaur35302015

14.1 Final Admission Offer Schedule for New & Baby IIMs
The expected key dates to release final admission offer based on IIMs’ individual Admission criteria after CAP round are  as below:

Name of the IIMAdditional selection Criteria for Admission 2022 by Baby IIMsLikely Date of releasing the admission offer
IIM KashipurApril 2022 last week
IIM RaipurApril 2022 last week
IIM RanchiApril 2022 last week
IIM TiruchirappalliApril 2022 3rd week
IIM UdaipurApril 2022 last week
IIM BodhgayaMay reduce CAT cut off for Girl students and may conduct separate PI after CAPMay 2022 first/second week in phases
IIM JammuMay reduce CAT cut off for specific category of students and may conduct separate PI after CAPMay 2022 first/second week in phases
IIM SambalpurMay reduce CAT cut off for specific category of students and may conduct separate PI after CAPMay 2022 first/second week in phases
IIM SirmaurMay reduce CAT cut off for specific category of students and may conduct separate PI after CAPMay 2022 first/second week in phases

15. New IIMs Intake through CAP 2022
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 2022-24 is:

      IIMs in CAP 2022Proposed Intake for 2022-24 batch
IIM Bodhgaya150
IIM Jammu240
IIM Kashipur240
IIM Raipur260
IIM Ranchi180
IIM Sambalpur180 
IIM Sirmaur180 
IIM Tiruchippalli (IIM Trichy)240
IIM Udaipur325

16. CAT Cut off for CAP 2022: New IIMs Admission 2022
CAT 2021 score remains the basic shortlisting criterion of CAP 2022 for new IIMs admission process. The CAT overall cut off is 93 percentile and sectional CAT cut off is 70 percentile.

17. CAP 2022 Centers
CAP 2022 centres are five at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. However, since CAP 2022 was conducted online, candidates could attend the PI round from their home on the designated date which was communicated by the CAP coordinating IIM to the short-listed candidates.

18. CAP 2022 Rules: New IIM Admission Process
Common Admission Process (CAP) 2022 Rules for admission to MBA/PGDM 2022-24 are:

19.  How to know when to participate in CAP 2022?
The shortlisted candidates can check their CAP 2022 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.

20.  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 Personal Assessment (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.

21. New IIMs CAP 2022: Step by Step Process

Step 1: Shortlist by Individual IIMs
Each of the new IIMs will shortlist the candidates for CAP 2022 independent of each other. Candidates are shortlisted at the 1st stage around 10 to 12 times of the intake for MBA admission 2022 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 2022 Coordinator IIM
Each CAP participating IIM forwards its list of shortlisted candidates to the CAP 2022 coordinating IIM.

Step-3: CAP Conducting IIM to create Final List of Shortlisted Candidates for CAP 2022 Calls
CAP coordinating IIM Trichy will combine the list of all participating IIMs and prepare a final list of candidates for CAP 2022 Calls. The IIM will then send out calls to these candidates. More than 20,000 candidates are to get New IIMs CAP 2022 Calls.

Step 4: Candidates to participate in PI Process
CAP 2022 Personal Assessment (PA) round will only have Personal Interview (PI) as Written Abilities Test (WAT) will not be conducted. Also there will be no Group Discussion. A candidate will be asked to appear in CAP through Online mode instead of at one of the 5 CAP Centers New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata.

Step 5: CAP 2022 Scores to be sent by Coordinating IIM to participating IIMs
Based on the performance of the candidates in the PI 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 2021 scores and other parameters. 

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