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XAT 2018- Gateway to MBA from Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

Last Updated - October 13, 2017

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most lucrative post-graduate courses available for students who have a keen desire to join today’s corporate world. In today’s era of globalization, with expansion of businesses and growth of MNCs in the country, the demand for management graduates in on a road to expansion. There are a number of MBA institutes in our country that offer specializations.

XAT Registration is open till November 20. Apply at xatonline.in.

Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) is one of them. It is a quality institute of our country, delivering quality management education to students from all over the world. Xavier University came into being and became functional from 2014. Presently, there are 8 schools offering Doctoral, Masters and Under-graduate programmes in the university. It is known for its legacy inherited from Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB), a premium business school in India and XIMB is Xavier University’s flagship management institute.

Admission to XIMB is granted on the basis of XAT, a national-level management entrance exam. Nearly, 90,000 candidates appear for XAT each year. XAT 2018 is announced to be held on January 7, 2018. Check XAT Syllabus

All of you planning to apply in XIMB, you must first know about its eligibility, fee structure, cutoff, placement, package, and career scope. Read on to know.


Courses at XIMB

XIMB is one of the most popular schools of the Xavier University in Bhubaneswar. It is a well-known institute that offers various post-graduate courses viz.

  • MBA-BM: Two Year Full Time Master’s Program in Business Management
  • EMBA-BM: One Year Full Time Master’s Program in Business Management for Executive
  • International Program - MBA (Global): Two Year Full Time Master’s Program in Collaboration with Foreign Universities
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XIMB MBA Eligibility

Post clearing XAT Cutoff, candidates are called for further screening rounds. These rounds are conducted individually by each college. To be able to seek admission in XIMB, it is important to fulfill the below eligibility conditions, so as to be qualified for section processes and admission.

Here is the minimum eligibility to apply for MBA in XIMB:

  • A three-year Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognised university
  • Candidates in the final year of graduation can also apply.

XIMB Admission Criteria

To seek admission in MBA in XIMB, candidates need to clear any one of the following:

  • CAT or Common Admission Test conducted by IIMs. CAT 2017 is on November 26, 2017.
  • XAT or Xavier Admission Test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. XAT 2018 is on January 7, 2018.
  • X-GMT or Xavier Graduate Management Admission Test conducted by Xavier University Bhubaneswar. X-GMT 2018 is on January 28, 2018.
  • GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test. Here, scores obtained in 2016 or 2017 are accepted for MBA 2018. Minimum score required is 550.
  • Scores of NMAT are also accepted. It to be conducted during October – December 2017.

Note: Registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT is a prerequisite for applying to MBA from Xavier Bhubaneswar, if not opting for X-GMT.

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XIMB Fee for MBA

The fee structure for various MBA programs offered by XUB for the session 2018-20 is as follows:

  • MBA-BM/MBA-HRM: The total program fee for the programs in business management and human resource management is INR 16,70,000. It is to be paid in 2 instalments- of INR 8,000,00 and INR 8,70,000.
  • MBA-RM/MBA-SM/MBA-UMG: The total program fee for the MBA programs in Rural Management (RM), Sustainability Management (SM), and Urban Management and Governance (UMG) is INR 12,00,000. It is to be paid in two annual installments: INR 5,90,000 and INR 6,10,000.
  • EMBA: The total program fee for the Executive MBA program, EMBA is INR 16,00,000. It is to be paid in quarterly installments: INR 8,00,000, INR 4,00,000 and INR 4,00,000.
  • MBA-Global: The total program fee for the MBA-Global is INR 8,00,000 for the first year if studying at XIMB. The program fee for the one-year study abroad will vary depending on the institute in which the student takes admission.

For all the programs mentioned above, the fee structure also includes additional expenses like as follows:

Fees CategoryMBA programsAmount
Development Fund-INR 1,00,000
Residential Expenses

All MBA programs

Executive MBA

INR 1,15,000

INR 2,00,000

Course Material, IT, Alumni & Career Advisory Services

MBA-BM, MBA-HRM, MBA-RM & MBA-Global

MBA-SM, MBA-UMG, MBF:

INR 1,15,000

INR 1,05,000

Field Learning Expense

MBA-RM, MBA-UMG & MBA-SM

Learning Event Expense for MBA-HRM

INR 30,000

INR 10,000


XIMB Cutoff 2017 for MBA

XIMB MBA cut off is different for scores obtained XAT/ CAT/ GMAT (minimum score 550). The cutoff score is the minimum score that is required to be obtained to be short-listed for further selection rounds. The cut-off score varies from year to year with slight variations. The final selection is on the basis admission test scores, written ability test (WAT), Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD-PI).

XAT Cut off 2018 for MBA from XIMB

ComponentCutoff Percentile
Verbal Ability60
Quantitative Aptitude75
Data Interpretation65
Overall90

Check XAT Cutoff

CAT Cut off 2017 for MBA from XIMB

ComponentCutoff Percentile
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning94
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation84
Overall91

Check CAT Cutoff


XIMB Placements

  • Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), Xavier University Bhubaneshwar (XUB) has achieved 100% placements for MBA in the last 2 years, 2016 and 2017.
  • Placements for candidates have been spectacular at XUB despite ever-increasing competition.
  • All MBA students in the 3 MBA programs, MBA-BM, MBA-HRM and MBA-RM, have performed remarkably well in the group discussion and placement interview and have been successful in joining numerous premier organizations of India.
  • According to XUB ‘The industry has yet again reaffirmed its faith in our students by offering diverse profiles and niche roles.’

Every year, the institute organizes “Xuberance”, a job placement fair, where a large number of reputed recruiters are invited to participate to take interviews and offer job placements to MBA students from XUB.

  • In 2017, the entire batch of 360 candidates, participated in the placement process
  • 102 companies came for selecting MBA students, out of which 60 were new recruiters
  • More than 50% increment in the number of recruiters
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XIMB Average Package

Students have grabbed higher compensation packages in the last 2-3 years after completing MBA from XIMB. Have a look below:

Year 2016

  • The highest domestic salary in placement in the year 2016 for flagship MBA was INR 20 lakhs. For MBA-HRM it was INR 19 lakhs and INR 11.38 lakhs for MBA-RM.
  • XIMB Average Package was INR12.44 lakhs.
  • Placement at XIMB, XUB have seen not only higher salaries but more recruiters making more job offers across the varied industry domains.

Year 2017

  • In 2017, XIMB saw a rise in average salary to INR 13.18 lakhs.
  • The highest domestic salary was INR 21 lakhs per annum.
  • The average compensation for the top 50% of the batch was INR 15.47 lakhs per annum and the median compensation was INR 14.84 lakhs per annum.

Scope after MBA from XIMB

Xavier University has proved itself as one of the best-known MBA institutes of the country, going by its track record of providing 100% job placements for its MBA students. It has been always successful in producing young and dynamic business leaders and the alumni of XIMB are playing major roles in leading corporate and MNCs in India. Various well-known recruiters are offering jobs to MBA graduates from XUB like as Deloitte, CBC, TCS, L&T, Godrej, Tata Steel, SBI Group, ICRA, Emami, Maruti Suzuki, Bluestar, Bajaj Auto and Idea.

In 2017, some new corporates associated themselves with XUB like as Axis Bank, IOCL, Hero Motocorp, GMR, MRF, Religare, Standard Chartered Global Business Services to name a few.

We hope all the deserving candidates save a seat in this prestigious institute. An easy way to secure a seat is through Xavier Aptitude Test. It is relatively easier than CAT & MAT. The next session of XAT will be held on January 7. Currently, the registrations for XAT are underway. It will close on November 30. Good luck!


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