XAT is one of the most popular and prestigious exams in our country. There are many A+ rated institutes which accept XAT scores. The most popular among these are XLRI, Jamshedpur, and XIM Bhubaneswar. The selection process starts with the written test i.e. XAT. Based on XAT cut-offs, candidates are called for the GD and PI round. The criteria for final selection include the XAT score, candidate's academic record, overall profile of the candidate, and work experience in months, etc.
Below is the list of institutes accepting XAT scores and their cut-offs for the general category:
|Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa||90+|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai||90+|
|Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai||90+|
|Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad||90+|
|Ta Pai Management Institute, Manipal||86+|
|Amity Business School, Noida||85+|
|Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi||80+|
|BIMTECH Greater Noida||75+|
|PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore||75+|
|Alliance School of Business, Bangalore||70+|
|Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Pune||70+|
|Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram||65+|
|SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin||60+|
|Percentile / XAT||BM||HR|
|VA & LR||77.47||69.128|
|QA & DI||88.6||69|
The above-given table presents the program, and the sectional cut-offs declared by XLRI. Knowledge of cut-offs gives a clear picture of the level of difficulty of different sections in a paper.
The next step after clearing the test cut-offs is the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. This process also varies from institute to institute. Some institutes have case study based GDs in which the candidate has to write the points after the discussion and submit the answer for evaluation. Also, students need to be well-prepared for the interview round as the interview panel can ask a lot of unexpected questions, just to check the confidence level of the candidate.