XAT Cut-offs

XAT is one of the most popular and prestigious exams in our country. Its scores pave the way to admission in top-rated B-schools like XLRI Jamshedpur, XIM Bhubaneswar, SP Jain, etc. Based on XAT cut-offs, candidates are called for the GD/GE/WAT/PI rounds by the respective institutes. The criteria for final selection include the XAT score, candidate's academic record, overall profile, performance in selection rounds, work experience, etc.
In this article, we have listed down the XAT cut off percentiles of popular B-schools.
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XAT Cut-off 2023
XAT is generally held in the first week of January and its result is released after two weeks. Soon after, the associated institutes declare their cut-offs for different management programmes. XAT cut-off percentile of any institute depends upon its ranking, number of admission seats, number of test takers, and the difficulty level of exam. Here, you can glimpse through the previous cut-offs of XAT participating institutes. The qualifying criteria for XAT 2023 is expected to be on the similar lines.
Institute XAT Cut-offs (Percentile)
XLRI BM 93 (male),
90 (female)
XIM Bhubaneswar 90+
*XLRI HRM 90 (MNE),92 (ME)
87 (FNE), 90 (FE)
LIBA Chennai 80+
Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa 85+
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 80+
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad 90+
T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal 85+
IFMR Chennai 75+
Amity Business School, Noida 75+
XIME Bengaluru 75+
XIM Jabalpur 80+
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi 80+
*XLRI's XAT cut-offs for HRM are different for male non-engineer (MNE), male engineer (ME), female non-engineer (FNE), and female engineer (FE).
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XLRI Sectional Cut-offs
The given table presents the programme-wise sectional XAT cut-off percentiles 2022, as declared by XLRI. The cut-offs for XAT 2023 will be on similar lines:
XAT sections BM HR
VA & LR 75 (male)/ 72 (female) 80 (male)/ 80 (female)
DM 72 (male)/ 72 (female) 70 (male)/ 70 (female)
QA & DI 80 (male)/ 75 (female) 70 (MNE), 75 (ME)/ 60 (FNE), 64 (FE)
Total 93 (male)/ 90 (female) 90 (MNE), 92 (ME)/ 87 (FNE), 90 (FE)
It is important to note that the above-given cut-offs are for general category candidates. Some of these institutes including XLRI, specify lower cut-offs for reserved category candidates. For more details, refer to the official websites of the respective institutes.
The next steps after clearing the test cut-offs are WAT, Group Discussion/exercise and Personal Interview rounds. 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. Students must be well-prepared for these rounds to secure their final seat in the desired programme and institute.
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