CAP 2020 - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi which is coordinating the Common Admission Process (CAP) 2020 has issued a notice in which it has stated that the deadline for filling the CAP 2020 form & sending Request for change of WAT & PI Date & Venue is January 31st Jan. 2020 (till 5:00 p.m). For further assistance, candidates can write a mail to them at: As part of CAP 2020, all the candidates who qualify CAT, they will have to take part in CAP 2020 which will consist of two components which are (i) Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). CAP 2020 will begin tentatively in the third week of February. IIM Ranchi has revealed the names of the IIMs which will take part in CAP 2020. On the official website we can see that at least 9 IIMs will take part in CAP 2020. Presently, only IIM Rohtak has confirmed that they will not take part in CAP 2020. The respective IIMs have not yet declared the proposed intake of CAP 2020. CAT was conducted on November 24 in computer based mode in two slots. The result of CAT 2019 was announced on January 4. Check the full article to know all the details related to CAP 2020 such as important dates, process for shortlisting of candidates, the steps that need to be followed to participate in CAP 2020, the components of CAP 2020 etc.
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Important Dates for CAP 2020

Candidates who will clear CAT 2020, they can check the tentative schedule for CAP 2020 which is mentioned under the important dates.

CAP 2020 - Important Dates





Announcement of shortlisted candidates

Third week of January 2020


Declaration of CAP 2020 dates

Third week of January 2020


End date for change in the CAP 2020 centre

January 31, 2020


Commencement of CAP 2020

Second week of February 2020


End of CAP 2020

Second week of March 2020

Note: Candidates must remember that group discussion is not part of CAP 2020. Each IIM will prepare their own merit list and in all probability candidates might get multiple admission offers from various participating IIMs of CAP 2020.

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Components of CAP 2020

The two main primary components of CAP 2020 include the written ability test and personal interview. Most of the IIMs have their own shortlisting criteria and each of them will prepare their own final merit list.

How To Participate in CAP 2020

After the announcement of CAT result 2019, shortlisted candidates will get to know about the CAP 2020 dates on the website of respective IIM. Moreover, such candidates will be informed about the same through registered email address. CAP 2020 has commenced almost three weeks after the declaration of CAT 2019 result.

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CAP Centres 2020

The written ability test and personal interview for Common Admission Process will be conducted at the following CAP 2020 test centres:

  • New Delhi

  • Chennai

  • Kolkata

  • Mumbai

  • Bengaluru

Steps for CAP 2020

Candidates who clear CAT 2019, they will have to take part in CAP 2020. The steps that will be followed by the IIMs, will participate in CAP 2020.

Step 1 - Shortlist of candidates by respective IIM

All the candidates who meet the respective cutoff for the IIMs for which they have applied they will be shortlisted for the next round of the selection and each IIM is likely to call at least 10-12 times more of candidates. Candidates will be called from multiple IIMs for the next stage of selection if they meet the requisite cutoff of the IIM to which they had applied for admission.

Step 2 - List of shortlisted candidates to be sent to CAP 2020 Coordinator - IIM Ranchi

All the IIMs which will participate in CAP 2020, they will have to send the list of shortlisted candidates to the IIM which will coordinate for CAP 2020.

Step 3 - IIM Ranchi to prepare list of shortlisted candidates for CAP 2020

Once the IIMs have send the list of candidates which they have shortlisted for the next round of selection, IIM Ranchi will prepare the final list and CAP 2020 calls will be sent to them

Step 4 - Candidates to take part in WAT and PI

All the candidates who will receive a call through CAP, they will have to take part in the written ability test as well as personal interview. The shortlisted candidate will have to appear at one of the 5 CAP test centres

Step 5 - IIM Ranchi to send CAP 2020 score to be sent to participating IIMs

Depending on the performance of the candidates in the written ability test and personal interview, IIM Ranchi will prepare the final scores for the candidates who participated in CAP 2020. The scores will be sent to the respective IIMs.

Step 6 - Preparation of Final List of Candidates

All the participating IIMs have their own admission policy and they provide weightage to the CAT score, applicant’s profile as well as the CAP score before they make final offer to the candidates.

Category wise shortlist of candidates based on CAP

Candidates can check the previous years category wise cutoff for CAP. This will give them an idea about the probable cutoff for 2020.

CAP 2020 - Final WAT and PI Shortlisting Criteria


Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude Percentile

Verbal & Reading Comprehension

Total Percentile

Total candidates shortlisted


80 (80.40)

80 (80.35)

80 (80.62)





60 (60.37)


78 (78.01)



50 (51.67)

50 (50.75)

50 (51.06)

60 (60.01)



30 (30.16)

30 (31.54)

30 (30.60)

40 (40.01)



30 (30.16)

30 (31.54)

30 (30.60)

40 (40.16)


CAP 2020 - Shortlisting Cutoffs for IIMs

Most of the IIMs have announced the cutoff for shortlisting of candidates. Also candidates can check the expected number of candidates who are likely to be shortlisted for the next round of selection.

Name of the institute

Minimum Percentile required for Shortlisting

Expected number of candidates to be shortlisted

IIM Ahmedabad



IIM Bangalore



IIM Calcutta



IIM Lucknow



IIM Indore



IIM Udaipur



IIM Tiruchirappalli



IIM Kozhikode



IIM Shillong



IIM Kashipur



IIM Ranchi



IIM Visakhapatnam



IIM Nagpur



IIM Raipur



IIM Amritsar



IIM Bodhgaya



IIM Jammu



IIM Sambalpur



IIM Sirmaur



IIMs Shortlist Criteria - Important Points

Apart from the CAT 2019 score some of the key points that are taken into account while shortlisting the candidates are:

CAT 2019 Score

All the IIMs who will offer admission to the candidates, they will take into account the overall as well as sectional cutoff of CAT.

Educational Details and Profile

The IIM which will shortlist the candidates for admission, they will give certain amount of weightage to the academic qualifications as well. Some of the candidates provide more weightage to the female candidates as well.

Work Experience

Candidates who have a certain amount of work experience in a supervisory role, they are given a certain amount of weightage in the range of 5 to 10 percent.

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I have low percentage in 10th and 12th can i get the admission in iim or any reputated govt. b school with the basis of CAT score?

ADIL KHAN Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020


Some B-schools consider your academics but still Yes you can get into top b-schools, provided you have a decent percentile in the common admissions test(CAT) too a cat percentile of 98+ for mediocre IIMs and 99+ for the top ones. But you can absolutely forget IIMs-  Ahmedabad , Bangalore,v Calcutta,Indore as they focus on acads and you have a very average profile as of now but still there are lots of other factors which govern whether you'll be gettin a call from the top IIMs or not like which company did you work for, if the company is one in which the selection rate is less or the selection criteria is hard, which college you did your undergraduate degree from, which course did you pursue, many other factors which play a role.

Please focus on your undergraduation marks too and do a lot of Internships to improve your profile and hence increase the chances of getting a call.

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How to know the 2019 cutoff for mtech admisssions for EWS cat in various iits/nits?

Aman Raj Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Veeru

Gate Cutoffs varies from branches to branches and Categories to Categories.

As you have not mentioned an hence i am attaching a link of our Article which will give you the information about each and every IIT's. and NIT's.


Hi there! Im doing engineering in B. Tech Food technology and currently in 6th semester. Which career portion will be good for me , I should go for GATE Or CAT exam.

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020

See, no course is good or bad.Both the courses are equally good and can enhance your chances if etting good jobs in future but you its you who has decide what you actually want to do,where your interest lies.MBA is about business,finance,sales,marketing,different types of management jobs etc. On the other hand if you work further in technology field or research/teaching then you should go with GATE.
Both will reward you good jobs in future if you are hardworking and determined.

Good Luck

My class 10th cgpa is 9.4,whereas my class 12th percentage is 94.6 and, graduation (b tech) Cgpa is 7.6. I am planning to appear for CAT in next exam. Is there any chance that i can get good IIMs Or any other good management clg, if I do well in my CAT exam.

ADIL KHAN Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020

Hi Shivam,

Yes, absolutely. You have good academic scores apart from your graduation score. You can get call from some of the top colleges/universities like FMS, IIM Calcutta, Kozhikode, Shillong and other cap IIMs. Older IIMs are still a bit dicey in the matter and all the admissions will be mainly based on your CAT score. Given you are a Btech student then you should target a score of 99+ percentile to get a call from these B-school.

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I scored 93% in 10th (CBSE), 74.2 % in 12th (Science) (CBSE). Im in my final year of BA and would finally score somewhere between 70-75% though from a reputed distance university. Do I stand any chance to get into IIM A/B and what should be the score I should be aiming for in CAT?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020


see iim evaluated your academic score besides your cat score and there is also separate percentiles to clear like quant, verbal, reasoning. since you have already graduated right now you need to focus on your cat exam, need to work on your communications skills, the cutoff score is comes different for different category of students. I suggest you to regular practice. previous years IIM ahmedabad overall cutoff percentile was as follows,

general- 80




iim bangalore:

general- 85




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