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Common Admission Procedure or CAP as it is widely known among CAT aspirants, is a procedure introduced recently to get admission into new IIMs. With the coming up of new IIMs in the period of 2009 to 2016, a separate procedure was outlined in order to make the admission process more competitive.
For the year 2020, details of CAP will be released after commencement of CAT 2019 exam. However, with past trend analysis, it will be safe to draw out certain conclusions:-
Since the few top rank holders of CAT find seats in the old and prestigious IIMs, CAP is a step further in the filtration process in order to allocate seats to qualified candidates.
With the declaration of CAT results, the process of CAP starts to unfold. CAP is usually conducted after two weeks of declaration of CAT result in order to provide ample time to candidates for preparation.
The candidates are shortlisted for CAP after the release of the list of candidates for WAT, GD and PI. Candidates shortlisted for CAP are required to appear for the following:
The final list of shortlisted candidates is first prepared by individual IIMs and then handed over to the conducting IIM.
Common Admission Process Rules for the Post Graduate Programme are:
The number of candidates that may be shortlisted for CAP is always a point of concern among CAT exam takers. In recent years, the seat capacity has increased at IIMs, thereby increasing the number of shortlisted candidates. For CAP 2019, around 14,000 candidates were selected, making the selection for this year to rise further. Below mentioned are the details of participating IIM and their intake for 2019-21 batch.
|Indian Institute of Management (IIM)||Intake for 2019-2021 batch|
At the time of preparation of final merit list, many factors are considered including WAT and PI. A candidate may get multiple opportunities under CAP if s/he gets a call from various IIMs. The following table** gives a detailed description of the weightage given to each section while preparing the list.
|B-School||Final Call Selection Criteria|
|CAT||10th||12th||Grad||Work Exp||Acad Diversity||Gender Diversity||GD/WAT||PI||Prof Qual|
** As per CAT 2018
The selection process for new IIMs consists of two rounds: WAT and PI. Though the entire CAP process has not been revealed and each IIM has its own selection criteria, broader details have been provided below as per the analysis made from the data available on various platforms.
Which subjects have you studied during your graduation?Define the functions of HR. Tell us about the types of interviews that you are aware of. How can a company check the efficiency of its recruitment process? Explain the 4 P's and 7 P's of marketing? Have you studied Taxation? How is the President of India elected? Have you read about any major news in the past four months? What is it?
Extempore (2 minutes) - The panel asked the candidate to speak on the state of declining Indian economy.
Tell us something that makes you unique? (Questions were asked on candidate’s hobby- painting) What is special about M.F.Hussain? What are the different ancient types of paintings found in India? Name the railway junction which was awarded the most clean railway station of India.
Extempore (2 minutes) - Painting is nothing but a reflection of thoughts.
In the year 2019, Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test rounds were conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact dates for CAP are communicated through the coordinating IIM. For this year, CAP centers are expected to remain more or less the same, with a slight variation in one or two cities.
When it comes to CAP preparation, many candidates find it difficult to analyse CAP pattern in its entirety. Though there’s a proper coordination belt built between the New IIMs, it is necessary to know the pattern as the final selection list is released by each separately. Thus, CAP is considered to be the last opportunity for CAT aspirants to hit the dart at the right spot.
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