XAT Cut off 2020 (Released): Detailed Analysis & Previous Years' Cutoff

    Ishan Barman Ishan Barman
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    XLRI Jamshedpur has declared the minimum cut off marks for XAT 2020 as the XAT Results was declared on January 16, 2020. XAT accepting colleges have also released the category-wise cut-off, separately. XAT 2020 Cutoff not only includes the overall cutoff for different categories but also depicts the sectional cutoff for individual segments. The cut off for the XAT Exam has been different for both male and female candidates.  

    The results has been announced on the official website - xatonline.in. You just need to enter a valid XAT ID and Password to access your scorecard. Candidates that have cleared XAT Cutoff 2020 will be appearing for GD and PI rounds for the final selection. Check XAT Results Check XAT Results

    As per the score normalization process adopted by XAT, no candidate can get negative percentile and scores. Also, no candidate can score 100 percentile. XAT score or percentile is applicable to institutions like XILR. XIMB, SPJIMR, IMT, BIMTECH, Great Lakes, etc. 

    Read the following article to know more about the official XAT 2020 Cutoffs of various prestigious business schools.

    Cutoff for Top MBA Colleges

    Top MBA Colleges with XAT 2020 Cutoff

    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+

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    Factors Affecting XAT Cutoff 2020

    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

    How to Check XAT Cutoff?

    How to Check XAT Cut off 2020?

    Candidates need to visit the official website xatonline.in to check the XAT Cut off 2020. Here are some easy steps to check XAT Cut off 2020:

    • 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

    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 2020. A score as low as 35 in XAT 2020 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 ScorePercentile

    Key terms related to XAT Cut off

    • Official XAT 2020 Cut off: The cutoff marks are released officially i.e. by XLRI. These marks will decide the final merit list.
    • XAT 2020 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  XAT 2020 Gateway to MBA from XIMB

    XAT Cutoff Marks by Experts

    XAT Cutoff Marks as Predicted by Experts

    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 XAT Cut off 2020 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

    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 Cutoff FAQs

    XAT Cutoff 2020 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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