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 cut off percentiles of popular XAT-accepting institutes.
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XAT Cut-off 2022
XAT is generally held in the first week of January and its result is released after 2 weeks. Soon after, the associated institutes declare their cut-offs for different management programmes. The 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 2022 is expected to be on the similar lines.
Institute Cut-offs (Percentile)
XLRI BM 94 (male),
92 (female)
XIM Bhubaneswar 90+
*XLRI HRM 90 (MNE),93 (ME)
87 (FNE), 90 (FE)
LIBA Chennai 75+
Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa 80+
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+
XISS Ranchi 50+
XIME Bengaluru 75+
XIM Jabalpur 80+
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi 80+
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore 75+
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore 70+
Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram 65+
SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin 60+
*XLRI 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 declared by XLRI in 2021. XAT cutoffs 2022 will be based around the same figures:
XAT sections BM HR
VA & LR 76 (male)/ 70 (female) 80 (male)/ 75 (female)
DM 74 (male)/ 70 (female) 75 (male)/ 68 (female)
QA & DI 83 (male)/ 75 (female) 73 (MNE), 80 (ME)/ 64 (FNE), 74 (FE)
Total 94 (male)/ 92 (female) 90 (MNE), 93 (ME)/ 87 (FNE), 90 (FE)
IMT Hyderabad
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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