XAT Cut off 2021: Detailed Analysis & Previous Years' Cutoff

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    XLRI Jamshedpur will release XAT 2021 Cutoff after the declaration of results in third week of January 2021 (Tentative). Colleges accepting XAT score will release category-wise cut-off separately. These are minimum marks required by candidate to get shortlisted for further group discussion and personal interview rounds. XAT 2021 Cutoff will not only include the overall cutoff for different categories but also the sectional cutoff for individual segments. XAT 2020 scorecard is available on the official website - xatonline.in. Results were declared on January 16, 2020. Check XAT Results

    • As per the normalization process, no candidate can get negative percentile and scores. Also, no candidate can score 100 percentile.
    • Seperate cutoff is released for male and female candidates for BM program while for HRM differentiation is done based on male engineering, female engineering, male non-engineering and female non engineering. Know XLRI Selection Process
    • Overall Cutoff 2020 for BM program is 95 percentile while that of HRM is 93 percentile for male candidates and female candidates is 93 percentile for BM and 91 for HRM program.

    XAT score or percentile is applicable to institutions like XILR. XIMB, SPJIMR, IMT, BIMTECH, Great Lakes, etc. Candidates can estimate their rank before the declaration of result using XAT Rank Predictor curated by Collegedunia.

    XLRI Cutoff for XLRI Jamshedpur

    XAT 2020 Cut off for XLRI Jamshedpur

    Business Management (BM)


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    Factors Determining XAT 2021 Cutoff

    XAT Cutoff list is generated to shortlist candidates for admissions to courses like Business Management, Human Resource Management and Global Management Programme in the top B-Schools of India. To ensure transparency in the process and a fair play to the candidates, XAT Cutoff is prepared considering the following factors:

    • Total number of test-takers
    • Available seats in the participating institutes
    • Level of difficulty of XAT 
    • Average Marks scored in XAT 
    • Normalization of XAT Scores

      Previous Years' XAT Cut off

      Previous Years' XAT Cut off

      XAT 2019 Cutoff for BM Program


      XAT 2019 Cutoff for HRM Program


      Sectionwise XAT 2018 Cutoff

      Category VALRDMQAOverall

      XAT Cutoff 2018 for HRM Program


      XAT Cutoff 2017 for BM and HR Programs

      VA79.465 and above76.69
      DM76.845 and above71.63
      QA88.76 and above70.07
      Total96.022 and above92.55

      XAT Cutoff 2016 – Section wise

      VA & LR77.47-69.1
      QA & DI88.6-69.0

      XAT Cutoff 2016 – XLRI Jamshedpur

      SectionsBMHRMGlobal MBA
      Data Interpretation>80>80>80
      Verbal Ability>80>85>80
      Quantitative Ability>90>70>90

      XAT Cutoff 2015/2014/2013


      XAT Score vs Percentile

      XAT Score vs Percentile

      XLRI XAT Cut off is announced to be around 95 percentile for the flagship PGDM-BM for 2021. A score as low as 35 in XAT 2021 would lead to a considerably high percentile. Out of 74-75 marks from the XAT Paper, candidates find it difficult to score beyond 30-32 marks and very few students cross the 34-35 score. The difficulty level, as well as reduced number of questions, fetch high percentiles at low scores in the XAT exam.

      XAT Raw ScoreExpected Percentile

        Key terms related to XAT Cut off

        • Official XAT 2021 Cut off: The cutoff marks are released officially i.e. by XLRI. These marks will decide the final merit list.
        • XAT 2021 Expected Cut off: Before the official cut off marks are declared, some of the top coaching institutes release the expected cut off. These cut off is for reference only. Admission will be granted on the basis of XAT Official Cut off only.
        • XAT Percentile: The percentile score in XAT indicates the percentage of examinees who scored below the candidate based on the total XAT exam taking candidates. The percentile figure may change with an increase or decrease in the number of XAT test takers and their scoring pattern.
        • Cutoff ranks: To decide the priority of the candidates in the selection process Cutoff ranks are used. Higher rank holders will be given priority in the selection process. The cut-off rank will be decided based on the last rank to get included in the merit.

        Read Detailed Analysis of XAT 2020

        XAT Cutoff for Top B Schools

        XAT 2020 Cutoff for Top MBA Colleges 

        XAT Cut off varies for different programs and different institutes. Candidates must clear the sectional as well as overall cut off to be considered as qualified. The below table lists the Top MBA Colleges with the announced XAT Cutoff for 2020 for different programs:

         Institute NameXAT Percentile
        Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar95+
        XLRI, Jamshedpur96+
        Institute of Management Technology(IMT), Ghaziabad90+
        SP Jain Institute of Management and research, Mumbai90+
        Great lakes Institute of Management, Chennai80+
        Goa Institute of Management85+
        KJ Somaiya85+
        FORE School of Mamagement85+
        IRMA Anand80+
        LIBA Chennai80+
        TAPMI Institute80+
        Birla Institute of Management Technology, greater Noida75+
        XIME, Bangalore75+
        MICA, Ahmedabad80+
        Welingkar, Mumbai75+

        XAT 2021 Cut off Important Dates

        EventsDates (Tentative)
        XAT 2021 Exam Date1st Week of January 2021
        Declaration of Results3rd Week of January 2021
        Release od XAT 2021 Cutoff4th Week of January 2021
        Selection ProcessFebruary to March 2021

        How to Check XAT Cut off 2021?

        Candidates need to visit the official website xatonline.in to check the XAT Cut off 2021. Here are some easy steps to check the same:

        • Visit the official website of XAT.
        • Look for ‘examination section’ on the homepage
        • Click the link and enter your Form Number and Roll Number
        • XAT Cut off list will be displayed
        • Save and take its print for further use

        Check XAT Counselling Procedure

        XAT Cutoff Predicted by Coaching Institutes

        XAT 2020 Cutoff Marks as Predicted by Coaching Institutes

        Before the official XAT Cut off will release, some of the leading coaching centers released an expected cut off marks list. It will help candidates to analyze the expected cut off through these unofficial cutoffs so that they can further work upon which courses they can possibly choose.

        Here is the Cut off  by some of the top coaching centers:

        Name of the Coaching InstituteOverall XAT 2020 Cutoff 
        CoursesBMHRMGlobal MBA
        Career Launcher32-3430-32 
        EDMYT35 (96 percentile)33 (94.5 percentile)
        IMS34-36 32-34 –
        VistaMind32 (94 percentile)29 (90 percentile)29 (90 percentile)
        Bulls Eye34 (96 percentile)32 (94 percentile)28 (90 percentile)

        XAT 2020 Sectional Cut off by VistaMind

        InstitutesVA & LADMQA &DITotal
        XLRI (HRM)7.5 (85 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)8 (70 percentile)29 (90 percentile)
        XLRI (BM)6.75 (80 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)11 (90 percentile)32 (94 percentile)
        XLRI (Global)6.75 (80 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)11 (90 percentile)29 (90 percentile)
        XIMB6.75 (80 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)9 (80 percentile)28 (88 percentile)

        XAT 2020 Sectional Cutoff by Career Launcher

        The below table demonstrates the top B Schools accepting XAT scores and cutoffs based on different sections:

        VA 7.5
         – 6

        What to do After XAT Cutoff is Declared?

        Once XAT cutoff is declared conducting body that is XLRI Jamshedpur will release the list of shortlisted candidates for GD/PI rounds. Candidates need to keep an eye on the official website for related events. Following steps should be followed to see the list of selected candidates:

        • Visit the official website of XLRI 
        • Select the program from the menu available: Human resource management, Business management, General management program.
        • Enter your XAT login credentials: id and password.
        • The screen will display list of final shortlisted candidates as per the chosen program. 

        XAT Cutoff FAQs

        XAT 2021 Cutoff FAQs

        Ques. What is XAT Cutoff?

        Ans. Cutoff for XAT is the minimum marks required by a candidate to get shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds. Each college releases its separate XAT Cutoff which a candidate must clear to seek admission.

        Ques. Are there sectional cutoffs in XAT?

        Ans. Yes, there exists a sectional cutoff in XAT. Along with the overall cutoff, candidates must also individually secure the minimum sectional marks in each of the sections.

        Ques. What is the XAT cut off for TAPMI & GIM?

        Ans. Going by the previous year trends, XAT Cutoff is generally 80 percentile for both the institutes. However, GIM will be making profile-based calls, so the cutoff may vary.

        Ques. What is the XAT cutoff for SP Jain, XILR & XIMB?

        Ans. As per the records from the previous years, XAT Cutoff is 95 percentile for XILR, 90 percentile for XIMB and 80 percentile for SP Jain respectively. However, the exact XAT cutoff 2020 for both the institutes may vary.

        Ques. What is the XAT cutoff for IMT Ghaziabad & Welingkar?

        Ans. Following the trend of the last couple of years, XAT Cutoff is expected to be 90 percentile for IMT Ghaziabad and 85 percentile for Welingkar respectively.

        Ques. Which are the colleges with highest XAT Cutoff?

        Ans. As per the past year trends, colleges with the highest XAT Percentile include:

         Institute NameXAT Percentile
        Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar95+

        Xavier Labor and Relations Institute(XLRI), Jamshedpur

        PGDBM- 92.2+
        PGDM HR- 88+
        Institute of Management Technology(IMT), Ghaziabad90+
        Great lakes Institute of Management, Chennai90+
        Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai90+

        Ques. How is XAT Merit List for XLRI Prepared?

        Ans. The weightage given to various stages of XAT Merit List is given below:

        XAT Exam60%
        Essay, GK, Academic, Work- Ex, Video15%

        We hope all deserving candidates get into the top colleges accepting XAT score. In case of any query, ask in the comments below.

        *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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        1 Comment

        kindly suggest some fine colleges based on XAT's 62 Percentile

        06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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