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XAT 2018 Rank Predictor

Last Updated - January 18, 2018

XAT 2018 was successfully conducted on January 7. After the exam, candidates are naturally eager to know what will be their probable XAT score.

To the rescue of students, CollegeDunia.com has come up with an exclusive data-driven unique tool for predicting a test taker's rank in XAT 2018. XAT Rank Predictor by CollegeDunia is an online tool that allows you to calculate your estimated XAT Rank, what Percentile you are likely to get on basis of your performance in the exam and hence your overall performance in Xavier Aptitude Test.

How is XAT Rank prepared?

The XAT Rank depends on the following factors:

  • Total number of Candidates appeared in XAT exam
  • Section-wise difficulty level in exam
  • Your performance relative to your peers

How to Use XAT Rank Predictor 2018?

Candidates can check their XAT Rank/ Percentile through the following steps:

  1. Open Collegedunia’s XAT Rank/ Percentile predictor
  2. Enter your basic details including Name, Contact Number and email id.
  3. Enter your academic details including Registration Number, Paper type, i.e, MBA.PGDM
  4. Enter other details including Your Caste Category, Your City, Your preferred location, and Preferred Branch.
  5. Press "See Result" button.
  6. After registering, you will be asked to submit your performance in XAT.
  7. The first question you will be asked is about the no. of questions answered correctly. Based on your assessment of correctly answered questions, number of questions answered incorrectly and number of un-answered questions, the XAT rank is determined.
  8. The portal will use 10000+ student data from last years' XAT results, to predict the XAT Rank. The more accurate you are in understanding your total number of attempts and correct answers for each section, the nearer you are to predict your Percentile.
XAT 2018 Rank Predictor

How Does XAT Rank Predictor Work?

Let's say that out of 100 questions, you have answered 60 questions correctly and 20 questions were answered wrong. This means the unattempted questions by you is 20.

According to the XAT 2018 marking scheme, all questions carry equal marks. 1/4 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. In the examination candidates have a choice of not attempting 12 questions. Beyond this, any un-attempted question will carry the negative mark of 0.05.

Hence, the calculation will be as follows:

1 correct answer= 1*1= 1

1 wrong answer=1*-0.25=-0.25

This implies,

60*1 =60 (score for your correct answers)

20*(-0.25) =-5 (for your wrong responses)

8*(-0.05) = - 0.4 (for un attempted questions)

This gives your Total score= 54.6

Now, we need to calculate the expected rank. This calculation is comparatively difficult. So, let’s suppose your total score i.e. 54.6 be ‘x’.

After that, based on a database of 10000 students’ XAT score of last year, this will be  arranged in decreasing order and compared on important ranks like 100, 500, 1000, 1500 and so on. These ranks are then segregated in rank slabs such as 1-100, 101-200, 201-300 and so on.

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

To predict your rank, the difficulty level for each subject in previous years is taken into consideration. Suppose the difficulty factor for the year 2017 was 'y'.

Let y = 1.018

Hence, your Normalized Score is

N= x*y

N= 54.6*1.018

= 55.5828

This final score determines your rank prediction. The score is then check with the rank slab it falls in.

At this point, the 'category' of the candidate is also taken into consideration.

The trend of Category Rank is then compared with respect to the combined rank of all the categories. The final Rank of the candidate is then calculated from the database of 10000 students.

The final results will display the expected rank of the candidate. If the rank falls under the rank eligible for admission, the results section will also display the names of top 3 colleges where the candidate can get possible admission for reference.


Expected XAT 2018 Cutoff

XAT score is accepted by colleges such as XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB, BIMTECH, Great Lakes, LIBA, GIM Goa. Names of colleges that accept XAT scores with cut offs 90 percentile and above, 80 percentile and above, 70 percentile and above and 60 percentile and above are listed below based on last year's data.

MBA colleges accepting XAT score: Cut Offs 90 percentile and above

MBA collegeCityXAT cut off (percentile)
XLRIJamshedpur95+
SPJIMRMumbai90
XIMBhubaneswar90
IMTGhaziabad90

MBA colleges accepting XAT score: Cut Offs 80 percentile and above

MBA collegeCityXAT cut off (percentile)
GIMGoa85
TAPMIManipal80
Great LakesChennai80
IRMAAnand80
MICAAhmedabad80
K J SomaiyaMumbai85
FORENew Delhi80
IMNU-Nirma UniversityAhmedabad80
LIBAChennai80
IFMRChennai80

MBA colleges accepting XAT score: Cut Offs 70 percentile and above

MBA collegeCityXAT cut off (percentile)
BIMTECHGreater Noida (Delhi NCR)70
XIMEBangalore70
IMIBhubaneswar75
CIMPPatna70
SDMIMDMysore74
IFIMBangalore70
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementLucknow70
ISB&MPune70
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore70
AIMSBangalore70
IMTNagpur70
JIMSRohini, New Delhi70

MBA colleges accepting XAT score: Cut Offs 60 percentile and above

MBA collegeCityXAT cut off (percentile)
EMPI Business SchoolNew Delhi60
IMTHyderabad60
MITSOBPune60
FIIBNew Delhi60
Jaypee Business SchoolNoida (Delhi NCR)65
SOILGurgaon (Delhi NCR)65
Apeejay School of ManagementDwarka, New Delhi60
AIMIT Bangalore60
Indus Business Academy (IBA) Bangalore60
WOXSEN School of BusinessHyderabad65

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