XIMB Admission Criteria 2020: Check Expected CAT Cutoff Score

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    Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar one among the twelve private b-schools under Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar. The university is home to the management aspirants all over the country.

    Candidates who are willing to take admission in any one of the management programs from the institute must appear in any one of the management entrance exams. The acceptable entrance exams are CAT, XAT, GMAT, and X-GMT. Candidates appearing in CAT 2019 will be eligible to apply for the management program offered by the institute. 

    • XIMB 2020 online application process has been started on the official website. 
    • Last date to apply for the management program is December 9, 2019. 
    • It is to be noted that apart from applying for the entrance exam, candidates have to apply for the management program separately by visiting the official website of the institute.
    • Candidates may apply for more than one program through different entrance tests. This can be done through a single application form. 
    • The application fee for the first choice is INR 1600, and INR 800 each for the subsequent options. 
    • Candidates who will choose X-GMT will have to pay an extra amount of INR 1200. 

    CAT 2019 #Facts 

    • CAT 2019 is scheduled to be held on November 24, 2019. 
    • Admit card for the exam has been released on October 23, 2019. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their user id and password. Download Here!
    • CAT 2019 result will be released in the first week of January. With the release of the result, all the IIMs and other b-schools will release the CAT cutoff scores for admission.

    Read on to know more about the programs offered by the institute, eligibility, selection criteria and acceptable CAT cutoff scores. 

    XIMB Admission Important Dates

    XIMB Registration begins onSeptember 1, 2019
    XIMB Registration ends onDecember 9, 2019
    WAT/ PI rounds begin inFebruary 2020

    Programs Offered by XIMB

    Xavier Institute of Management offers three types of management program mentioned below:

    • MBA in Business Management
    • MBA Global
    • Executive MBA in Business Management
    • Executive MBA in Business Analytics

    It is to be noted that the candidates aspiring to take admission in any of the management program mentioned must appear in any of the management entrance exams. 

    There may be separate cutoff marks on CAT/XAT/GMAT/X-GMT score for the residents of Odisha state. 

    Eligibility Criteria 

    The eligibility criteria for different management offered by XIMB is given below:

    • There is no age limit to apply any of the management programs offered by the institute. 
    • Candidates must have appeared in XAT 2020/ CAT 2019/ GMAT 2018/19/ X-GMT 2020. 
    • Candidates must have passed bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 55% aggregate from a recognized university. 
    • Candidates applying for executive management program must have a minimum of 3-years work experience. 
    • Final year candidates in Bachelor’s degree programs who will appear in the final examination till June 15, 2020 and expecting results by September 30, 2020 are also eligible to apply for the management programs at XIMB.

    Also Check CAT Eligibility Criteria 

    How to Apply?

    Candidates aspiring to take admission in the management programs offered the institute has applied for the same online by visiting the official website. The steps to be followed are given below. 

    Step 1 - Visit the official website i.e. 

    Step 2 - Click on the link stating “Apply for Admission”.

    XIMB application

    Step 3 - Fill up the login details to receive XUBID/Login ID and Password

    Step 4 - Login using the same login id and password to fill the entire application form. 

    Step 5 - Fill up the Personal Details, Academic Details, Professional Details, choose the program/s you want to apply for and the respective test options. 

    Step 6 - Upload your photo & signature

    Step 7 - Click on “Submit”

    Step 8 - Pay the application fee. 

    Step 9 - Once the candidate will fill the form and paid the application fee, they will receive the confirmation mail. 

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    Note - Candidates may apply for more than one program through the single application form. 

    What is X-GMT?

    X-GMT is the online admission test conducted by XUB at different locations i.e. Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi to offer admission in MBA, MBF, and executive MBA program. X-GMT 2020 is scheduled to be held on January 25, 2020. 

    • There is no separate application form that is needed to be filled for the exam. 
    • Candidates may choose the option to take the exam while filling out the application form for admission in the MBA program. 
    • The exam fee is INR 1200 which can be paid along with the application fee for the program. 
    • The exam contains multiple-choice questions from quantitative aptitude, verbal ability, and logical reasoning and general awareness and emotional quotient. 

    XIMB Selection Criteria 2020

    XIM Bhubaneswar will decide the section-wise as well as total cut off marks which will be used for shortlisting candidates. The selection process is given below in brief:

    • The shortlisted applicants will be called for Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).
    • These rounds will be held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata.
    • The final selection will be done based on the candidate’s performance in XAT/ CAT/ GMAT or X-GMT as well as in the WAT and PI.
    • The academic and work profile of students will also be considered for preparing this list.
    • The institute will inform candidates who are selected by email in the month of April 2020.

    XIMB Expected CAT Cutoff 

    Shortlisting of applicants for WAT and PI rounds will be done based on sectional as well as overall CAT cut off. The overall cut off required for the institute falls around 91 percentile.

    SectionCutoff Score
    Quantitative Aptitude89
    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension95
    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning92

    XAT Cutoff for XIMB

    For admission into XIM Bhubaneswar through XAT, aspirants need to clear XAT 2020 which is given below:

    SectionCutoff Score
    Verbal Ability85
    Quantitative Aptitude85
    Data Interpretation85
    Overall XAT Cutoff95

    Note: If students are applying through GMAT, they need a minimum score of 550 to get a call from XIM Bhubaneswar for further rounds of selection.

    For any further queries, below are the contact details:

    Plot No:12(A), Nijigada, Kurki,

    Harirajpur-752050, Dist.-Puri, Odisha,


    Phone: +91 6742377700

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques - I have filled the application form but I made a discrepancy in the form. Can I edit the form?

    Ans - No, the institute does not offer the facility to correct the application form. 

    Ques - Who will conduct the GD and PI as a part of the selection process?

    Ans - All the shortlisted candidates will have to appear in GD and WAT followed by PI which will be conducted by the institute itself. 

    Ques - How will I get to know whether I am shortlisted for the further round of admission process? 

    Ans - Candidates will be shortlisted based on the admission test and the list will be displayed on the website of the institute in the first week of February 2020. 

    Ques - When will the institute release admission cutoff?

    Ans - The institute will release the admission cutoff in the first week of February 2020. 



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