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Xavier University CAT 2018 Selection Process

Last Updated - August 16, 2018

Xavier University (XUB) is a UGC approved private University in Bhubaneshwar offering UG, PG and Doctoral programs in its constituent colleges and departments. Under the Faculty of Management, XUB, there several constituent colleges that offer postgraduate programs in management.  The selection process for the above-listed programs involves entrance tests like CAT/XAT/GMAT/X-GMT, Written Aptitude Test, and Personal Interview.

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CAT is a national level management entrance exam, conducted by one of the IIM’s on a rotational basis for admission to MBA and PGDM programs. Candidates having bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks are eligible to apply for CAT. IIM Calcutta has been released the official notification for CAT 2018, this year CAT is scheduled for November 25, 2018. 

Xavier University Bhubaneswar Courses offered

Xavier University or XUB offers the variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in multiple specializations in its different schools. The table below represents management courses and their institutes.

Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB)MBA-BM
MBA-Global (criteria varies with collaborating body)
Executive MBA-BM
Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR)MBA-HRM
Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM)MBA-RM
Xavier School of Sustainability (XSOS)MBA-SM
Xavier Centre for Urban Management and Governance (XUMG)MBA-UMG

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process

The eligibility criteria and the selection process for each program are tabulated below:

ProgramQualifying DegreeAgeWork ExperienceSelection ProcessAdditional Requirement
MBA-Global (additional criteria for foreign collaborating bodies)Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any discipline with minimum 55% in aggregate.-1-3 years minimum work experience.CAT/XAT/X-GMT/GMAT Academic Record, Recommendations, CAT/XAT/GMAT/X-GMT score, and Personal Interview are consideredMinimum 2.8 GPA in the qualifying exam GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE, TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Resume, Essays, Reference letter, Admissions Interview
Executive MBA-BM23 years as on July 1 of admission yearAt least 3-years of executive-level experience or 5-years for self-employed person post-graduation.CAT/XAT/GMAT/X-GMT WAT/PI Academic Record & Relevant Work Experience taken into considerationNo Objection or sponsorship certificate from the employer
MBA-BMNo age criteriaWork Experience not mandatory-
MBA-HRMCAT/XAT/GMAT/X-GMT/NMAT WAT/PI Academic Record & Relevant Work Experience taken into consideration-
MBA-RM1st-3rd rank holders in qualifying exam are required to submit a Certificate from Principal instead of appearing for entrance tests. These candidates will have to appear for a PI
MBA-UMGCAT/XAT/GMAT/X-GMT/CEED/GATE WAT/PI Academic Record & Relevant Work Experience taken into consideration1st-3rd rank holders in qualifying exam are required to submit a Certificate from Principal instead of appearing for entrance tests. Applicants with Degree in Architecture, Planning, Geography or Economics with minimum 55% aggregate score are specially considered.


  • Final year degree students whose final examinations and other requirements for obtaining the degree are expected to be complete by mid-June are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants applying with Admission Test scores should ensure that their scores are valid.
  • Applicants with GMAT scores should have at least 550 scores.
  • Applicants, if not opting for X-GMT, are compulsorily required to register for CAT /XAT /GMAT /NMAT.
  • Applicants not option for X-GMT, and keen to pursue XUB programs, have to apply online for admission into the desired program through

To sum up the selection process of XUB:

  1. Review Eligibility Criteria and apply online to XUB.
  2. Appear for WAT (on the basis of admission test scores) followed by PI (based on WAT performance)
  3. Final selection to made considering admission test score, academic record, relevant work experience, and performance in WAT and PI.

Xavier University 2018 Expected Cut-off

XUB will use sectional as well as total cut-off scores to shortlist candidates for the WAT-PI rounds. Please note that only for residents of Odisha, separate sets of cut-off scores of the admission tests may be used. The WAT-PI rounds are held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. The final selection is made on the basis of the candidate's performance in the admission test, WAT-PI rounds as well as past academic record and relevant work experience.

Candidates who qualify the selection process are informed via email by April while the program starts by mid-June.

Based on past trends, the minimum scores of Admission Tests considered for XUB’s selection process is tabulated below:

Admission TestsOverall Cut-offSectional Cut-off
CAT91-92 percentile9484-
XAT92+ percentile607565
GMAT550+ ---
NMAT200+-- -



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