XAT 2021 Result, Percentile, Scorecard, Rank and Cutoff

    XLRI Jamshedpur will declare XAT 2021 Result online, tentatively in the third week of January 2021 at xatonline.in. Scorecard can be downloaded by logging in with registration ID and password. Details related to overall marks secured, section wise marks, total percentile will be mentioned on the scorecard.

    After declaration of results, XLRI will release section wise XAT Cutoff for separate management programs. Cutoff varies for each program, gender, and engineering/non engineering background.

    • General Knowledge is not considered for percentile calculation of the merit list. The scores for GK are only valuable during the Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test round. 
    • XAT 2020 Cut off for Business Management is 96, 92.55 for HR and 22 or above for General Management Program. The maximum percentile is 99.9.
    • XAT 2021 Answer Key will be released by the authorities. Candidates can cross-check their responses alongside their XAT Response Key and raise objections.
    • Since there is no common admission selection procedure for XAT 2021, applicants can utilize the scorecard and apply to their desired institutes separately.  
    • XAT result is valid for only one year from the date of its publication.
    • Candidates who are not satisfied with their result can apply again next year as there is no limitation on the number of times one can sit for XAT.
    • All eligible candidates will be considered for further selection stages i.e Group Discussion, Personal Interview or Written Ability Test.

    XAT 2021 Scorecard will be live on the official website and available to download, after it is released along with results by the third week of January 2020. Final Interview shortlist for XLRI is expected in the second week of May, 2020. Candidates who clear the final round of interview will

    Download XAT 2020 Scorecard and apply to management institutes accepting scores.

    Candidates are informed about the following GD / PI schedule through email. Some of India’s top-ranked institutes accept the XAT score, including XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI. XLRI will also be inaugurating its Delhi Campus from 2020 session onwards, though the process is delayed due to COVID-19 lockdown.

    XAT Result Dates

    Table of Contents

    Result Dates

    Answer Key & Response Sheet

    How to Check Result

    Score Card

    Percentile Calculated?

    Rank Predictor

    Institute Wise Salary & Fees

    Participating Colleges

    How to Apply to Institutes

    XAT Toppers


    XAT Result 2021 Important Dates

    EventDates (Tentative)
    XAT 2021 Exam Date1st Week of January 2021
    Release of Response Sheet1st Week of January 2021
    Release of Answer Key2nd Week of January 2021
    Last Date to File Objection Against Answer Key3rd Week of January 2021
    Declaration of XAT 2021 Result3rd Week of January 2021
    Release of XLRI Cutoff4th Week of January 2021

    XAT Answer Key and Response Sheet 2021

    Before releasing the final result, XAT authorities release both Response Sheet and Answer Key of the exam.

    • Candidates can download their response sheet once available for download. Response sheet is the list of answers entered by you during the exam.
    • XAT Answer Key is the list of correct answer for all questions. This too can be downloaded from the official website using login credentials.
    • Candidates can use the answer key and response sheet to calculate their XAT Score.
    • Candidates can challenge the answer key released by XAT authorities in case any answer is erroneous.

    How to Check XAT Result 2021?

    XAT Result for 2021 will be declared on January 16, 2021 (tentatively). It is advisable to use a good browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Edge for checking result. Candidates who appear in the exam can check their XAT Result online by visiting the official website xatonline.in and following the given steps:


    Step 1: Open the official XAT website i.e. xatonline.in

    Step 2: Log-in using your XAT ID and password provided at the time of registration.

    Step 3: Now you can see your XAT scorecard that contains overall as well as sectional percentile.

    Step 4: Click on the link “Download XAT Score Card”. 

    Step 5: Download the scorecard which is available in PDF format.  

    XAT Scorecard Details

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    XAT Score Card 2021

    XAT scorecard is an important document and must be kept safely. It contains the marks obtained by a candidate in various sections of XAT 2021. Based on the marks scored, candidates will be shortlisted for further selection rounds of the colleges for which you apply. It must be noted that the original XAT Score Card will be sent via post at the registered address of the candidate.

    Sample of XAT 2021 Scorecard

    Details Mentioned on XAT Scorecard

    • Name of the candidate
    • Exam Date
    • Date of Birth of the candidate
    • XAT ID
    • Test details
    • Validity date of XAT scorecard
    • Exam Center Venue
    • Date of release of XAT result
    • Percentages and Percentiles scored in different sections of XAT 2021
    • Note to candidate

    Note:XAT has three main sections viz. Quantitative Ability, Decision Making, and Verbal. The fourth section is of General Knowledge and the marks obtained in GK are not considered while preparing the merit list.

    Loss of Scorecard

    • Candidates must download their scorecard before the window expires in the official website.
    • Candidates are advised to keep their scorecards safely after downloading it.
    • In case you have misplaced or lost it, a new one can be purchased.
    • Cost of scorecard is INR 300/-
    • XLRI will not be responsible for loss of scorecard.

    How is XAT Percentile Calculated?

    • In XAT, each question carries 1 mark. A deduction of 0.25 marks will be there for each wrong answer.
    • Beyond 8 unanswered questions, 0.05 marks will be deducted for each unanswered question.
    • The percentage or percentile of GK will be calculated separately and not included in the total percentage or percentile.

    XAT Score vs Percentile

    Here are the marks vs percentile analysis for XAT 2021. OA stands for Overall Aggregate.

    Overall AggregatePercentile
    51.26 OA99.751 percentile
    47.12 OA99.278 percentile
    45.64 OA98.896 percentile
    42.82 OA97.891 percentile
    40.83 OA96.842 percentile

    Note: As per the score normalization process adopted in XAT, no candidate can get negative scores and percentile. Also, no candidate scores 100 percentile.

    Read more on XAT 2021 Score Vs Percentile

    XAT 2021 Tie Breaker

    It is possible for two or more candidates to get the exact same score in XAT. How will XLRI select candidates in such situations?

    • The candidate with more marks in graduation will be given priority.
    • If that does not break the tie, the one with higher makrs will be chosen.
    • If the tie still remains, candidates will be selected on the basis of their age.
    • Candidate who is older will be given priority than the younger one.

    XAT Rank Predictor 2021

    For students, Collegedunia.com has come up with an exclusive data-driven unique tool for predicting a test taker's rank in XAT 2021. It is an online tool, which allows you to calculate your estimated XAT Rank and the Percentile you are likely to get based on your performance in the exam.

    How to Use XAT Rank Predictor 2021?

    Candidates can check their XAT Rank/ Percentile through the following steps:

    • Open Collegedunia’s XAT Rank/ Percentile predictor 2021
    • Enter your Name, Contact Number and email id.
    • Enter your academic details 
    • Enter other details including Your Caste Category, Your City, Your preferred location, and Preferred Branch.
    • Press "See Result" button.
    • After registering, you will be asked to submit your performance in XAT.
    • Enter the no. of questions answered correctly. Based on your assessment of correctly answered questions, the number of questions answered incorrectly and the number of unanswered questions, the XAT rank is determined.
    • To predict the XAT Rank, this online tool will use data of 10000+ students from last years' XAT results. If you provide an accurate number of attempts and correct answers for each section, the nearer you are to predict your Percentile.

    XAT rank predictor

    What after XAT Result 2021?

    • A GD/PI list of shortlisted candidates is released. All the shortlisted candidates are then required to update the city to appear for the interview and also submit certain documents.
    • They have to book their interview slots and upload self-profile assessment and video. 
    • The interviews at XLRI are scheduled in February and March 2021 (tentatively).
    • Each college declares its separate XAT Cut offThe selection rounds vary too.
    • All qualifying candidates can seek admission in any one of the 150 premium B-schools throughout the country. These includes, 11 member institutes of XAMI

    XAT Cut Off Trends

    Expected XAT Cut Off 2021

    • The cutoff for XAT varies for different programs for different institutes.
    • Apart from XLRI, the other participating institutes of XAT do not declare XAT cutoffs officially.
    • All candidates who clear XAT and score the minimum required XAT Cut off will proceed to further rounds of selection.
    • Candidates must clear the sectional as well as overall cut off to be considered a pass. 
    • The selection criteria to shortlist candidates can include GD, PI and Essay Writing. These too vary institute-wise.

    The below table describes the percentile required for different programs of XLRI:

    Program(s) OfferedVerbal Ability and Logical ReasoningDecision MakingQuantitative Ability and Data InterpretationOverall
    Business Management79.4676.8488.796
    Human Resource Management76.6971.62870.0792.55
    Global Management Programme5 and above5 and above6 and above22 and above

    XAT Cutoff Trends

    Name of collegeVADMQA DIOverall
    XLRI – BM7.5 (80 percentile)7 (80 percentile)9.5-10 (90 percentile)32-33.5
    XLRI – HRM8 (90 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)7-7.5 (70 percentile)30-31.5
    XLRI – GMP26-28
    XIMB6 (75 percentile)6.5 (75 percentile)8-8.5 (75 percentile)26-31
    SP Jain7 (75 percentile)6.5 (75 percentile)8-8.5 (75 percentile)32-33.5
    Great Lakes26-28

    XAT 2021 Institute Wise Salary and Fees

    XAT Average salary, course fees, and institutions for 90+ cutoff

    College NameFees in Lakh (INR)ScoreAverage Salary
    XLRI Business Management23.79622.35
    XLRI Human Resource Management23.794
    IMT Ghaziabad199012.5

    XAT Average salary, course fees, and institutions for 85+ cutoff

    College NameFees in Lakh (INR)ScoreAverage Salary
    SPJIMR (S P Jain)17.58522.9
    Goa Institute of Management (GIM)16.98511.22

    T.A.Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)

    Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai16.58510.1
    K J Somaiya14.5859.96
    Fore School of Management15.988510.8

    XAT Average salary, fees, institutions for 70+ cutoff

    College NameFees in Lakh (INR)ScoreAverage Salary


    IMI Bhuwaneshawar107012.65

    How to Apply for Institutes Accepting XAT Score?

    Candidates who have appeared for XAT can apply for the institutes accepting XAT score. Also Check: XLRI On Campus and Offline courses. Steps to apply for admission to MBA/PGDM degree of the member institutes of XAMI are mentioned below:

    1. Register for XAT 2021 by visiting the official website.
    2. Obtain complete details about the admission process from the official website of the institute or their administrative office.
    3. Follow the specified registration or application procedure.

    XAT Colleges will be offering admission into their post-graduate management programs to those candidates who have cleared the XAT cutoff and the GDPI rounds successfully, and whose names are present in the shortlisted list published on the website.

    Result for shortlisted candidates for further rounds of GD/PI

    • After XAT 2021, based on the cut-offs, the list of the shortlisted candidates for the next round of GDPI is prepared.
    • A very important point to be noted is that, each institution independently decides the weightage be given for each of the test components on the basis of its needs.
    • XLRI does not play any sort of role in the selection of the applicants in these institutes.
    • Candidates shortlisted for GD/PIwill also be intimated individually by the organising authority.

    Shortlist after XAT Result

    XLRI releases its shortlist within a day or two from the result declaration.SPJIMR announces the shortlist twice. First based on the profile and the other on the basis of XAT scores. Candidates who obtain a score equal to or more than the minimum required percentile in XAT will only be shortlisted.

    Institutes like IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, GIM, Great Lakes, LIBA among others announce their shortlist after a few days after the declaration of result.

    XAT 2020 Toppers

    XLRI announced the XAT Result 202 on January 16, 2020. Candidates can access the final result and scorecard on the official website. Although a lot of candidates scored above 90 percentile, no candidate was granted a perfect 100 percentile.   The total percentile is a reflection of the candidate’s performance relative to the rest of the test takers. It is calculated after the candidate’s sectional percentile in quantitative ability, verbal ability and logical reasoning, and decision making scores are calculated. 

    Topper Percentile 
    Rini James 99
    Rishabh Sharma 99.65 
    Vandan Shah 99.70 
    Pranaysinh Parmar 99.45 
    Rayan Jain 99.4 
    Vrishank Singh 99.37 
    Shubham Sharma 99.36 
    Aarti Misra 98.75 
    Satyam Sharma 98.12 
    Pratik Agarwal 99.6

    XAT 2019 Toppers

    Topper Percentile 

    Saswat Gupta

    Mukesh Goyal99.80
    Shekhar Kapoor99.06
    Kumar Ravi 98.80
    Jhalak Agrawal98.23

    XAT Result 2021 FAQs

    Ques. When is the XAT 2021 test score likely to be announced?

    Ans: XAT 2021 Result has been declared on January 16, 2021 tentatively. XAT score card is valid only for up to a year.

    Ques. What is the marking  scheme for XAT 2021?

    Ans. Marking Scheme for XAT 2021 is as follows?

    • +1 mark for a correct answer
    •  - 0.25 mark for an incorrect answer
    • Beyond 8 unanswered questions, 0.05 marks will be deducted for each unanswered question.

    Ques. Name top 5 institutes which accept XAT scores?

    Ans: Following are the top 5 institutes which accept XAT scores:

    1. XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
    2. SPJIMR, Mumbai
    3. TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
    4. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
    5. Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

    Ques. How can I predict my XAT score before the official result declaration?

    Ans: You can use our XAT rank predictor to predict your rank. Click here to check your rank.

    Ques. Is XAT conducted online or offline?

    Ans. XAT is conducted online. It used to be a pen and paper test till 2017, after that it is now only conducted online. There is no restriction on the number of times a candidate can attempt the XAT paper.

    Ques. In how many months can you prepare for XAT ?

    Ans: The ideal number of months required for XAT preparation is between 4 to 6 months. However, candidates can make their own schedules which need not be restricted to the given time.

    Ques. Who do I have to contact if I have questions regarding my XLRI Admission?

    Ans: You can contact the admissions desk through the following information:

    The Chairperson Admission, XLRI

    Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur-831001

    *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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