XAT 2021 Selection Procedure, Interview Result, Dates and Stages

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    XAT Selection Procedure will be conducted in the month of February and March after the declaration of results by XLRI Jamshedpur. Other XAMI institutes too begin their selection process based on XAT Cutoff around the same time.  XAT score is the mandatory requirement in the XLRI selection process for its highly ranked PGDM program. Candidates clearing XAT Cutoff can then proceed to the subsequent selection rounds that are Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Each participating college follows its different selection procedure.

    Latest Updates on XAT 2020

    • XLRI Announced Final Results of BM courses for Delhi NCR Campus on July 01, 2020. 
    • XLRI Jamshedpur has released final results for BM/HRM programme on May 20, 2020. Candidates who appeared for PI process in the month of February can check their results using XAT registration number and email id. CheckXLRI Cutoff and Selection Process
    • FPM(XAT/Non-XAT) 2020-2024 Interview Shortlist Released on the official site along with Exec-FPM 2020-2024 Interview Shortlist.
    • Category wise XAT Cutoff and shortlist for HRM, BM programme were announced on January 21, GD-PI rounds were conducted in the month of February and March. 
    • XAT 2020 was held on January 5, results for which were announced on January 17, 2020. Candidates can download their XAT Scorecard on the official website and apply to concerned colleges.
    • XAT Cutoff  differs for Human Resource and Business Management programs. Also, the cut off is different for male and female candidates. Last year, the cut off for BM was 28 marks and HR was 26 marks. 

    Direct Link to Check XLRI Jamshedpur Results

    Direct Link to Check XLRI Delhi Campus Result.

    XAT Selection Process Dates

    XAT 2021 Selection Process Highlights

    • Stage 1: XAT 2021 Registration and applying to various management institutes by December 10, 2020.
    • Stage 2: Appearing for XAT 2021 in first week of January 2021
    • Stage 3: Declaration of XAT Results on January 15, 2021.
    • Stage 4: Shortlisting for the next phase of XAT selection process based on scores obtained.
    • Stage 5: Final Admission Process & Final admission offer after the selection procedure of XAT.

    XAT 2021 Selection Procedure Dates 

    EventDates (Tentative)
    XAT 2021 Exam Date1st Week of January 2021
    Declaration of Result3rd Week of January 2021
    Release of Cutoff by XLRI3rd Week of January 2021
    Selection ProcessFrom February to March 2021

    XLRI 2020 Cutoff

    XAT 2020 Cut off for XLRI Jamshedpur

    Business Management (BM)


    Human Resource Management (HRM) 


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    XAT Expected Cutoff 2021

    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

    Stages of XAT Selection Process

    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 2021, 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 2021 for XLRI 

      Before taking part in XAT selection procedure, candidates have to apply for XAT 2021. Candidates may apply for more than one program. Those who apply for multiple programs may be called for multiple interviews and group discussions.

      Stage 1: Registration for XAT 2021

      • 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 2021

      • Candidates had to take XAT 2021 scheduled for January 5, 2021  in online mode (tentative).
      • 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 2021, 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 2021 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 percentile score and position in XLRI merit list of shortlisted candidates.
      • You also need to submit your XAT  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 2021 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.

      Guidelines to the Group Discussion

      • Utilize the time given before each GD round to make some quick notes for yourself.
      • Don’t lose your calm if the GD turns into a fish market. Stick to the topic and make your points in a clear, audible voice.
      • Don’t get too aggressive and insulting in your words and tone. Use politically correct language to put forth your views. 
      • Don’t flaunt your vocabulary during the GD. Instead, focus on good and substantial points to put forth.
      • Address the entire group while making a point.
      • Don’t try to dominate the group. Don’t pick fights with the ones who disagree with you.
      • Body Language: Sit straight, be active, don’t slouch or hunch, don’t  intrude into other people’s space by spreading your arms way too much, gestures using hands must be limited to your personal space, at the height of your chest.
      • Don’t be too shy or introverted as none of the other participants will give you the chance to speak. Make at least some contribution to the GD to avoid getting eliminated. The beginning and ending of the GD are good places to speak up and get noticed.
      • Be updated with the latest current affairs and increase your knowledge about various issues concerning our society, culture, politics, business, education etc. Reading newspapers daily will help in this direction.

      Read About  XAT 2020 Group Discussion & Interview Preparation Tips

      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 2021 Result.

      Guidelines to the Personal Interview 

      • Don’t fear the interview panel. They are experienced academicians and experts but they intend to know you better, so don’t get too nervous. Relax and be as natural in your answers as possible.
      • Take care of general etiquettes: Greet them, address all the panelists while talking, thank them after the interview is over.
      • Be well-versed and thorough with your resume, essay and application form.
      • Be honest in your answers and don’t try to bluff the interviewers. If you don’t know the answer to a question, admit that and apologize.
      • Treat it like a talking session. This will keep you relaxed and keep nervousness at bay.
      • Time for every interviewee is different. A shorter interview does not mean elimination. Similarly, a longer interview does not indicate selection.
      • Smile. Don’t look too serious, too aggressive or too tense.

      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

      Documents Required for XAT Counselling

      • Original counseling letter along with photocopy of counseling letter
      • Original and Xerox of XAT 2021 Admit Card
      • Bank draft as per the guidelines mentioned in official brochure
      • Academic Certificates (class X & XII; Bachelor’s Degree)
      • XAT 2020 Rank Card 
      • Score card (if applicable)
      • Caste Certificate
      • Medical documents 
      • 4-6 Passport size photographs color and black and white

      Preparation of XAT 2021 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%

      Courses Offered at XLRI

      • XLRI has the right to change the weightage of the components after analyzing GD/PI data.
      • The bottom 10% scores in GD/PI may not be considered for final selection irrespective of scores in other components.
      • On the basis of the total score, a merit list for final admissions is prepared.

      Courses Offered at XLRI

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

      Business Management (BM)

      Stage 1: Shortlisting based on XAT score 

      Stage 2: Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The GD typically lasts for 30 minutes, with 8-10 participants.

      Human Resource Management (HRM)

      Shortlisting based on XAT score.

      Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The GD typically lasts for 30 minutes, with 8-10 participants.

      Global MBA (GMBA)

      Shortlisting based on XAT or GMAT score followed by Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

      Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

       Once these rounds are completed, the total score for final selection is calculated on the basis of weightage given to several assessment components such as XAT score, GD, PI, Essay Writing, past academic records, work experience, and overall profile of the candidate. All selected candidates will proceed towards XAT Counselling and we hope all deserving candidates get a seat in this esteemed institute. 

      XAT Participating 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 2021 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 Other 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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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