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IIM CAP 2025: Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Results, Cutoff, Shortlisting Criteria, Top Colleges

IIM CAP 2025: Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Results, Cutoff, Shortlisting Criteria, Top Colleges

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jun 24, 2024 01:54 PM IST | #CAT

IIM CAP 2025 will be conducted by the IIMs for admission to their MBA/PGP programmes. Common Admission Process or CAP 2025 is the final selection round comprising Personal Interview (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT), which will be conducted after the declaration of the CAT 2024 result. CAP 2025 is likely to be conducted in the month of February-March 2025 by one of the new IIMs. A total of 10 IIMs will participate in the IIM CAP round 2025 to choose the eligible candidates. Read this article by Careers360 to know more about IIM CAP PI shortlist 2025, important dates, IIM CAP results, etc.

IIM CAP 2025 - Latest Updates on IIM CAP Results

More than 20,000 students are expected to be participated in the IIM CAP 2025 personal interview round. There will be a total of 10 CAP participating IIMs, including IIM Nagpur.

  • All the 10 IIMs will announce the IIM CAP result at their respective official websites.
  • IIM CAP personal interviews will be conducted in the morning and afternoon slots.
  • IIM CAP PI shortlist status will be shared with selected candidates via email.
  • IIM CAP PI process will be held from February to March 2025.
  • IIM CAP 2025 application form window will be closed in the last week of January 2025.
  • IIM CAP Calls will be out on the official website of CAP 2025.
  • IIM CAP shortlist 2025 will be released in the second week of January 2025.
  • IIM CAP 2025 registration will begin in the second week of January 2025.
  • Last year, the IIM CAP cutoff has been increased from 92% to 94%.

IIM CAP 2025 - Key Highlights

ParticularsDetails
CAP 2025 Conducting IIMIndian Institute of Management (IIM)
IIM CAP 2025 official websiteTo be announced
Number of IIM Participating in CAP 202510
Key component of IIM CAP 2025Personal Interview (PI)
IIM CAP 2025 registration dateJanuary 2025
IIM CAP 2025 PI datesFebruary to March 2025
IIM CAP 2025 result date
May 2025
IIM CAP Relaxation for candidatesCandidates who have already participated in the Personal Interview (PI) round of some of the older IIMs will have their PI score used and candidates may not be required to participate in CAP 2025 IIM
IIM CAP Individual PI round by CAP participating IIMsCAP participating IIMs will not conduct final admission round separately
IIM CAP Final merit list by Individual IIMsOn the basis of candidates score in IIM CAP round along with individual admission components, each CAP participating in the IIM will prepare the merit list to offer final admission offer to the candidates after the conclusion of CAP round
CAP IIM cut off92 percentile in CAT
IIM CAP sectional cutoff70 percentile
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What is IIM CAP 2025?

IIM CAP full form is Indian Institute of Management's Common Admission Process (CAP) which is a single-window selection process for MBA admission to the ten top IIM colleges in India. The candidates shortlisting in the IIM admission process 2025 will be selected based on their CAT 2024 score, the conduct of a Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) and the final selection based on various parameters including academic record and work experience.

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However, the new IIMs have a CAP process. Under this IIM CAP 2025, the selection process of the participating IIMs is common. It is done by one of the 10 IIMs on rotation. Last year, IIM Kashipur conducted IIM CAP for MBA admission.

IIMs conduct admissions for MBA/ PGP separately between February and March 2025 through IIM CAP interviews. Final admission lists and IIM CAP cutoffs for all top IIMs and IIM CAP participating institutes will be announced in May 2025. Candidates can check their admission status on the institute website using their CAT login credentials.

IIM CAP Dates 2025

CAT exam aspirants can check the table for IIM CAP 2025 mentioned below.

IIM CAP 2025 Schedule

CAP Dates

IIM CAP registration start dateSecond week of January 2025

Last date for IIM CAP 2025 registration

Last week of January 2025

CAP 2025 interview slot allotment

Second week of February 2025

IIM Interview Dates 2025

IIM CAP Personal Interview Date

February - March 2025

IIM CAP shortlist release dateMay 2025

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IIM CAP Eligibility Criteria 2025

Candidates registering for the IIM CAP selection process must meet the eligibility criteria for the CAP process 2025. The IIM CAP eligibility criteria can be checked below:

  • Minimum 50% aggregate or equivalent in graduation (45% for Reserved category candidates).
  • To be eligible for selection, candidates must ensure they also meet the qualifying CAT cutoff fixed for IIM CAP colleges.
  • The selection for WAT-PI will be based on the final CAT 2024 cut off, which can be higher than the qualifying cut off.

Also Check: CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

IIM CAP Registration 2025

Candidates can fill IIM CAP application form 2025 on the hosting institute website with the help of their CAT 2024 login ID. Check the steps to follow:

Steps to Fill IIM CAP Registration Form 2025?

Step 1: Log in to the conducting IIM website.
Step 2: Next, find and click on the “CAP 2025 IIM” link.
Step 3: Then, go to the candidate login and enter 'Click here’.
Step 4: Enter the IIM CAP login - CAT registration ID, password, and captcha code.
Step 5: After entering the valid details click on ‘Submit’.
Step 6: Next, fill out the CAP form, and upload relevant documents.
Step 7: Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Required Documents to Fill the CAP Application Form 2025

Candidates aiming for admission to top MBA colleges accepting CAT scores must attend the CAP 2025 counselling session. Keep the following documents ready before filling out the IIM CAP registration form:

  • Soft copy of the Photograph and Signature (Less than 100 KB).
  • Photo Identity Card
  • CAT 2024 Scorecard
  • Class 10 and Class 12 mark sheet with a pass certificate
  • Graduation certificates
  • Experience certificates (Please do not consider training and apprenticeship as experiences)
  • Issue valid caste certificates (NC-OBC/ SC/ ST) as per the format given on the CAT website. (For NC-OBC, it is valid for the next six months from the date of registration.)
  • In the case of DAP / PwD, issue the certificate following the format given on the CAT website.
  • In the case of EWS, issue the certificate following the format given on the CAT website. The certificate is valid for the year 2025-26 (based on income for the financial year 2024-25).
  • Extra-curricular and co-curricular certificates

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IIM CAP Result 2025

The final IIM CAP results will be announced in the second week of May 2025. The IIM CAP results will be released in the form of final merit list. The final IIM CAP merit list will consist of the names of candidates who have cleared all the IIM CAP rounds and have been offered admission. The rounds of IIM CAP process will include the WAT and PI rounds followed by which the final selection based on the candidate's overall performance in all rounds.

Also check: IIM Shortlist

IIM CAP Colleges: List of IIMs Participating in CAP 2025

CAP cut off is common for all IIM CAP colleges. Candidates must get the cutoff percentile according to their category to get a call for PI. Check the CAP IIMs list which is also called baby IIMs.

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IIM CAP Cutoff 2025

Check out expected IIM CAP 2025 total cut-off percentile & section cutoff percentile for PI shortlisting.

CategoryVARCDILRQATotal IIM CAP Call Cutoff
General73737394
EWS50505077
NC-OBC50505077
SC44444460
ST25253040
DAP25253040

Check: IIM CAT Cut Off

IIM CAP CAT Cut Offs (Qualifying)

The table below indicates the IIM CAT cut off percentiles for various categories to qualify for the 2025 batch. CAP percentiles of CAP calls IIM cutoff may be higher for the 2025 batch. The CAP IIM sectional cutoff varies for each category- 70, 45, 40, and 35 percentiles for General, NC-OBC, EWS, and SC categories.

Category

IIM CAP cut off for VARC

IIM CAP cut off for DILR

IIM CAP cut off for QA

IIM CAP cut off for Overall

General

>=70

>=70

>=70

>=92

EWS

>=40

>=40

>=40

>=70

NC-OBC

>=45

>=45

>=45

>=74

SC

>=35

>=35

>=35

>=54

ST

>=25

>=32

>=32.5

>=40

DAP

>=25

>=32

>=32.5

>=40

CAP Final Merit List: Parameters and Weightage

The CAP final merit list is prepared based on the marks of all candidates participating in the CAP admission process 2025 on the following parameters. Below mentioned are parameters and weightage of last year's CAP IIM list. For batch 2025, the parameters and their weightage may be different.

IIM CAP Parameter

Weightage

CAT Score

30

WAT Score

10

PI Score

30

Profile

30

Total

100

Steps of IIM CAP Selection Criteria 2025

Candidates who cleared CAT 2024 are eligible to participate in CAP 2025 for admission to IIM CAP colleges. Steps followed in the IIM CAP admission process:

Step 1 - Shortlisting of candidates by respective IIMs

All the candidates who meet the respective cutoff for the IIMs they have applied for are shortlisted for the next round of selection. Candidates who meet the required cutoffs of the IIM to which they have applied for admission will be called from several IIMs for the next round of selection.

Step 2 - List of shortlisted candidates to be sent to the CAP 2025 Coordinator

All the IIMs who participate in CAP 2025 will send the list of shortlisted candidates to the CAP conducting IIM.

Step 3 - CAP conducting IIM to prepare a list of shortlisted candidates

Once the IIMs send the list of shortlisted candidates for the next round of IIM selection criteria, IIM prepares the final merit list and sends an email to the students who have confirmed their participation in the admission round, informing them of the WAT-PI date and venue.

Step 4 - Candidates to take part in PI

All the candidates who receive the call for CAP 2025 IIM Kashipur will have to participate in the personal interview round online mode or in person at the campus.

Step 5 - CAP conducting IIM sends the PI score report to all participating institutes under CAP

Depending on the performance of the candidates in the personal interview, IIM will prepare the final marks for the candidates participating in CAP 2025. The marks 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 give weightage to the CAT score, applicant’s profile as well as CAP score before they make a final offer to the candidates. The offer letters are then sent to selected candidates via email.

Also check: CAT Selection Process

Previous year IIM CAP shortlisting criteria

The minimum CAT cutoff required for iimcap in each sectional and overall percentile of last year for shortlisting candidates for CAP personal interview are given below.

CategorySection-1 VARCSection-2 DILRSection-3 QuantPrevious year overall CAT cutoff percentile
General70707092
EWS40404070
NC-OBC45454574
SC35353554
ST253232.540
DAP253232.540

IIM Admission Criteria

IIM SAP 2025

IIM SAP is conducted after the conclusion of the IIM CAP process. After the IIM CAP 2025, if the seats are still vacant, candidates who did not receive the IIM CAP call will be invited to the IIM SAP. The IIM SAP cutoff is generally lower than the IIM CAP cut off. The SAP selection procedure will include the following rounds:

  • Shortlisting based on CAT 2024 scores
  • WAT PI round
  • Final IIM SAP merit list preparation

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the cut off for IIM CAP 2025?

CAT 2024 score is the basic shortlisting criteria of CAP 2025 for the admission process of new IIMs. CAT overall cut off is 92 percentile and the sectional CAT cut off is 70 percentile.

2. What is the criteria for CAP 2025?

IIM CAP 2025 shortlist criteria or CAT 2024 cut off is 92 percentile for General, 74 for NC-OBC, 70 for EWS, 54 for SC, and 40 percentile for ST and DAP categories. The percentile of division also varies by category.

3. What is the last date for CAP 2025?

The CAP registration 2025 last date will be the last week of January 2025.

4. How can I participate in CAP 2025?

The shortlisted candidates will get to know about the CAP 2025 dates on the website of the respective IIM. Such candidates will be informed about the same through their registered email address.

5. Who is conducting CAT 2024?

IIM Calcutta is conducting the CAT 2024 entrance exam.

6. What is the eligibility for IIM CAP?

The IIM CAP eligibility criteria are the same as CAT eligibility criteria i.e. candidates should have secured 50% marks in total aggregate or its equivalent in graduation (45% in case candidates belonging to reserved category).

7. What are the CAP 2025 centres?

The likely IIM CAP 2025 centres are as follows:

  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru
8. Which IIMs are the part of CAP process? or Which IIMs are included in CAP?

A total of ten IIMs will participate in the IIM CAP process. They are IIM Jammu, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Raipur, IIM Kashipur, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Trichy, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Nagpur, and IIM Udaipur.

9. What is the CAT cutoff for General category candidates under IIM CAP?

IIM CAP cutoff for General category candidates is 92 percentile (overall). The sectional cutoff for QA is 70 percentile, DILR- 70 percentile and VARC- 70 percentile.

10. Which baby IIM is not participating in CAP process?

IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam, and IIM Amritsar are not participating in the CAP process.

11. How can I get admission in IIM 2025?

Candidates can get admission to IIM 2025 via CAT 2024 score, academic performance, and other criteria.

12. Which IIMs are participating in CAP 2025?

For IIM CAP 2025, there are 10 IIMs participating namely IIIM Jammu, IIM Kashipur, IM Bodhgaya, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Trichy, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Nagpur, and IIM Udaipur.

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1-radian measures 600. (True/False)

Option: 1

True


Option: 2

False


$111111^2$ = 

Option: 1

123456654321


Option: 2

123454321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


1111112 =___________ 

Option: 1

 123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


159702 is divisible by

Option: 1

7


Option: 2

9


Option: 3

11


Option: 4

6


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What best can be said about the number of satellites serving C? 

Option: 1

Must be between 450 and 725 

 


Option: 2

Cannot be more than 800 
 


Option: 3

Must be between 400 and 800 

 


Option: 4

Must be at least 100 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What is the minimum possible number of satellites serving B exclusively? 

Option: 1

100


Option: 2

200


Option: 3

500


Option: 4

250


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

If at least 100 of the 1600 satellites were serving O, what can be said about the number of satellites serving S? 

Option: 1

At most 475 

 


Option: 2

Exactly 475 
 


Option: 3

At least 475 

 


Option: 4

No conclusion is possible based on the given information 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

 If the number of satellites serving at least two among B, C, and S is 1200, which of the following MUST be FALSE? 

Option: 1

The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined 

 


Option: 2

The number of satellites serving B is more than 1000 
 


Option: 3

All 1600 satellites serve B or C or S 

 


Option: 4

The number of satellites serving B exclusively is exactly 250 


2839155 is divisible by

Option: 1

2


Option: 2

7


Option: 3

55


Option: 4

None of the above


'a' for which x^{2}-ax+9= 0 can be written as square of a linear factor is

Option: 1

6


Option: 2

-6,6


Option: 3

\left ( 6,\infty \right )


Option: 4

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