XAT 2020 Selection Procedure, Dates and Stages

    Ishan Barman Ishan Barman
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    XAT 2020 was conducted on January 5, 2020 in a single session. XAT Selection Procedure will be conducted till the month of February as the XAT 2020 Result has been declared on January 16, 2020. To make it to the selection process, the candidate has to go through various stages like XAT exam, GD, PI, etc. Not only this but the final selection list will be computed based on the candidate’s academic performance, work experience, etc.

    Latest:  XAT 2020 Results has been declared – Check Here

    XAT score is the mandatory requirement in the XLRI selection process for its highly ranked PGDM program. Appearing for XAT (GMAT for foreign candidates) is the first step towards the admission process. Candidates clearing XAT Cutoff can then proceed to the subsequent selection rounds that are Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Each XAT College follows its different selection procedures. Selected candidates will appear for XAT Counselling 2020 that is expected to commence from February and conclude in April 2020.

    Read on to know more about XAT selection process.

    • Stage 1: XAT 2020 Registration and applying to various management institutes by December 10, 2020.
    • Stage 2: Appearing for XAT 2020 on January 5, 2020
    • Stage 3: Declaration of XAT Results on January 15, 2020.
    • Stage 4: Shortlisting for the next phase of XLRI XAT selection process based on XAT score.
    • Stage 5: Final Admission Process & Final admission offer after the selection procedure of XAT.

    XAT Cutoff

    XAT Cutoff 2020

    An overview of the officially released XAT cut off along with the minimum percentile is tabulated below:

    Program OfferedVerbal Ability and Logical ReasoningDecision MakingQuantitative Ability and Data InterpretationOverall
    Business Management79.46 (male); 75 (female)80 (male); 75 (female)90 (male); 75 (female)96 (male); 95 (female)
    Human Resource Management85 (male); 80 (female)75 (male); 70 (female)72 (male); 67 (female)94 (male); 93 (female)
    Global Management Programme5 and above5 and above6 and above22 and above

    Shortlisting Candidates

    Process of Shortlisting Candidates

    Each participating management college will have its own XAT cutoff. Those who score marks above the set cutoff will be shortlisted for XAT selection process. Qualifying and eligible applicants will then have to apply separately to the institutes. Based on the candidate’s eligibility, marks/percentile score obtained in XAT 2020, academic history and work profile, they will be shortlisted for the XAT selection procedure. The selection procedure holds the following process, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test. Not all the participating institutes have these 3 selection criteria.

    XAT Selection Procedure 2020 for XLRI 

    Before taking part in XAT selection procedure, candidates have to apply for XAT 2020. Candidates may apply for more than one program. Those who apply for multiple programs may be called for multiple interviews and group discussions.

    Read XLRI Jamshedpur Admission Criteria & Cut off

    Stage 1: Registration for XAT 2020

    • In this stage candidates have to apply for the exam and XLRI.
    • Candidates have to apply separately for SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB and others. 

    Stage 2: Appear for XAT 2020

    • Candidates had to take XAT 2020 scheduled for January 5, 2020  in online mode.
    • Check your test center and reporting time.
    • Carry your admit card along with a valid Photo ID.
    • On the basis of their performance in XAT 2020, candidates will be shortlisted for pre-admission rounds..
    • It comprises of Personal Interview (PI) and/or Group Discussion (depends on the course).

    Stage 3: Check your XAT Results

    • Results for XAT 2020 will be available at the official portal.
    • They will be released in the form of scorecard at xatonline.in.
    • Enter the required credentials to access the same.
    • XAT score card contains – Overall raw score, sectional raw score, overall percentile score and sectional percentile score.
    • Selection procedure will depend upon your XAT 2020 percentile score and position in XLRI merit list of shortlisted candidates.
    • You also need to submit your XAT 2020 exam score to the other B-schools, where you have already applied or plan to apply now. 

    Stage 4: Personal Interview and Group Discussion

    The Personal Interviews and/or Group Discussion for candidates through  XAT will be conducted between mid-February and March 2020 in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Jamshedpur only.

    Group Discussion

    In Group Discussions, candidates are divided into a group of 8-10 participants. Group is given a topic to discuss among themselves for 15-25 minute. In Group Discussion, the committee normally checks for leadership qualities, confidence, content and delivery, awareness on relevant current issues, etc. GD is held only for candidates who have applied for PGDM in HRM, GMBA, and regular PGDM course.

    Personal Interview

    It is designed to assess aspirants’ confidence, thought clarity, interpersonal and soft skills and to analyze other details mentioned in his/her resume. For overseas candidates of General Management Programme, Interviews can be conducted over G-talk/Skype in online mode via the Internet. Such candidates will have to get in touch with the admissions office for scheduling the interview online after XAT 2020 Result.

    Stage 5: Final Selection

    XLRI evaluates the overall performance of candidates and prepares the final list of the selected candidates. These candidates are offered seats in the management programmes for which they have applied in the Xavier Labour Research Institute(XLRI) – Xavier School of Management. In addition to XAT and GDPI performance, XLRI may factor in academic ability and the relevant work experience, extra-curricular activities etc. while preparing the final list.

    Preparation of XAT Merit List

    A candidate is selected on the basis of his/her rank in XAT Merit List. This list is uploaded on XAT Official Website. The list is made based on the following parameters:

    Selection ComponentWeight
    Written Entrance Exam (Part A)65%
    GK (Part B)10%
    Academic Profile/Work experience5%

    XLRI Courses

    Courses at XLRI

    Xavier School of Management offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 4 specializations:

    1. Business Management (BM)
    2. Human Resource Management (HRM) and
    3. Global MBA (GMBA)
    4. Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

     All selected candidates will proceed towards XAT Counselling and we hope all deserving candidates get a seat in this esteemed institute. 

    XLRI Institutes

    XLRI Associate Institutes

    The procedure for applying to XAT Participating Institutes using the XAT Scores includes the following steps: 

    1. Candidates should have registered for XAT 2020 online at the official website and made the fee payment 
    2. An application form should have been filled regarding the respective institutes on the website. Any secondary details can be ascertained from the website of the institution which one aims to apply to or their admissions office. 
    3. Each institute independently regulates the weightage of the selection criterion, as there is no common mandate. XLRI itself does not interfere in the selection process of these independent establishments. 

    XAMI Members

    Loyola Institute of Business Administration St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR) St. Joseph’s Institute of Management 
    St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Xavier Business School (XBS), St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata Xavier Institute of Management and Research 
    Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University Xavier Institute of Social Service XLRI Xavier School of Management 

    XAT Participating Institutes 

    ABBS School of Management Accurate Institute of Management and Technology Acharya Institue of Management and Sciences GIBS B School 
    Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT) Alliance University Amrita School of Business GITAM Hyderabad Business School
    APG Shimla University Aryans Business School Asia Pacific Institute of Management Gitam Institute of Management 
    Asian Business School ASBM University Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) Globsyn Business School
    Balaji Institute of Telecom Management Bengal Institute of Business StudiesBharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)GNIMS Business School 
    Bhavan’s Centre for Communication and Management Birla Institute of Management TechnologyBirla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani Goa Institute of Management 
    BLS Institue of Management BML Munjal University BNM Institute of Technology Great Lakes Institute of Management 
    Calcutta Business School Centurion University of Technology and Management Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna HDF School of Management 
    Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa CMS Business School Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute of Management and Higher Studies IBMR – Business Schools 
    Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences Development Management Institute ICBM – School of Excellence 
    Disha Institute of Management and Technology Doon Business School Dr. D.Y. Patil B-School IFIM Business School 
    Dr. Kariappa School of Art and Design Management Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University Driems Business School IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University 
    EMPI Business School Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India First India Group of Institutions IILM College of Management Studies 
    FLAME University: School of Business FORE School of Management: New Delhi Fortune Institute of International Business IILM Graduate School of Management 
    IILM University IIMT School of Management (ISM) IMS Business School IMS – Noida 
    Indian Institute of Cost and Management Studies and Research (INDSEARCH) Indian Institute of Finance Indian Institute of Forest Management Indus Business Academy (IBA, Bangalore) 
    Indus Worlds School of Business Institute for Future Education, Entrepreneurship & Leadership Institute for Technology and Management Institute of Business Studies and Research 
    Institute of Health Management Research Institute of Management and Information Science (IMIS) Institute of Management Technology (Dubai) Institute of Management Technology (Hyderabad) 
    Institute of Management Technology (Nagpur) Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad) Institute of Rural Management Anand Institute of Science and Management 
    Institute of Insurance and Risk Management International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME) International Institute of Business Studies (IIBS) International School of Business & Media, Pune (ISB & M) 
    International School of Management Excellence International Institute of Management Studies Invertis Institute of Management Studies ISBR Business School
    IIHMR University Jagan Institute of Management Studies Jagran Institute of Communication and Management Jaipuria Institute of Management 
    JK Lakshmipat University JRE Group of Institutions KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Kaziranga University 
    Kejriwal Institute of Management and Development Studies KIIT School of Management Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies Kohinoor Business School, Khandala 
    Krupajal Business School MS Ramaiah Institute of Management Management Education and Research Institute Mangalvedhekar Institute of Management (MIM) 
    Manipal University, Jaipur Marian Institute of Health Care Management Master School of Management MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
    MICA MISB Bocconi  MIT WPU’s, MIT School of Telecom Management Mittal School of Business, Lovel Professional University 
    MVRR Institute of Business Management Myra School of Business National Institute of Bank Management National Institute of Securities Markets 
    New Delhi Institute of Management NIIT University NSB Academy NTPC School of Business (NSB) 
    O.P. Jindal Global University Praxis Business School Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Pune Institute of Business Management 
    Raffles University Japanese Zone Ravenshaw Management Center Regional College of Management Autonomous Regional College of Management Autonomous 
    Regional College of Management Bangalore RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University SP Jain Institute of Management & Research School of Management, Presidency University 
    School of Management & Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University School of Management Sciences School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University SCMS Cochin School of Business 
    Shanti Business School Sharda University Shiva Institute of Management Studies Siva Sivani Institute of Management 
    SOIL, School of Business Design Sri Shrada Institute of Indian Management Research Sri Sri University Suryadatta Institutes of Management (SIMMC / SIBMT) 
    T A Pai Management Institute Taxila Business School The National Management School Training and Advanced Studies in Management and Communications Ltd. (TASMAC) 
    United World School of Business Vanguard Business School Vellore Institute of Technology Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM) 
    Vivekananda Global University Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies –Technical Campus WLC College India Woxen School of Business 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    XAT Selection Process FAQs

    Ques: Does XLRI follow any reservation policy for seat allocation?

    Ans: No. There is no separate reservation policy in XLRI. 

    Ques: What is the expected XAT 2020 cut off for HRM course?

    Ans: Expected cut off for HRM is 80 to 88 percentile. It is different for male and female candidates.

    Ques: What steps does the selection process include?

    Ans: Selection process of XAT 2020 include: XAT exam, Shortlisting of candidates, Personal interview and/or Group discussion and then final merit list for the counseling process.

    Ques: What is the expected XAT 2019 cut off for BM course?

    Ans: XAT 2020 expected cut off for BM course is 94.

    Ques.  If I have a problem regarding my application number, what should I add in the email? 

    Ans. The following details should be added in the email before addressing the situation: 

    • Candidate’s XAT ID 
    • Candidate’s mobile number 
    • Candidate’s Date of Birth 
    • Full name of the applicant as mentioned in the application 

    If it is a failure in the scorecard/ application form, it is required that the candidate attach a screenshot of whatever error has occurred in JPG, GIF format or as an MS Word file. Additionally, it is preferred if the candidate also adds details regard the operating system that they are currently using (e.g. Windows XP, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Linux). 

    Ques. How do I apply for XLRI Programme through GMAT? 

    Ans. After completing the basic and personal details of the programme, candidates need to select the option through GMAT to apply for XLRI programmes. 

    Ques. How do I apply for the XLRI Delhi Campus for the BM Program? 

    Ans. any candidate can simply apply to the XLRI Delhi BM Programme by clicking on BM programme and giving the preference as Delhi. 

    *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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