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XAT 2018 Score Vs Percentile

Last Updated - February 07, 2018

XAT is considered as difficult as any other MBA entrance exam. Analyzing the facts of previous years, experts have predicted that low score in XAT 2018 would lead to a high percentile. The scoring pattern of XAT makes it difficult for students to score beyond this point. Because +1marks is awarded for each correct answer and -0.25 marks is deducted for every wrong answer. It is anticipated that a score of 34 marks in XAT may lead to 95 high percentile. Check- XAT 2018 Analysis, Answer Key, Question Paper and Cut off

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XAT Scores Vs Percentile for Top MBA Colleges

More than 150+ MBA colleges accep the XAT 2018 score for admission in MBA course. XAT Cutoff 2018 for colleges like XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB, BIMTECH, Great Lakes, LIBA, and GIM Goa among others are based on students raw XAT scores. Admission in these institutes will only be done on the basis of XAT 2018 exam scores.

The following table shows the detailed comparative analysis which helps student’s to know what scores in XAT 2018 will lead to the cut off percentile in top B-schools:

MBA CollegeCityRaw XAT scoreXAT Percentile
Xavier Labor and Relations Institute(XLRI)Jamshedpur3495
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)Mumbai2990+
Xavier Institute of Management (XIM)MP2890
Institute of Management Technology(IMT)Ghaziabad2890
Great Lakes Institute of ManagementChennai2480
IRMAAnand (Gujarat)2480
KJ SomaiyaMumbai2685
Loyola Institute of Business AdministrationChennai2480
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR)Chennai2480

XAT Score Vs XAT Percentile Equivalence

By scoring 29 in XAT students could get 90+ percentile while with the 32 marks students would get 95 percentile in XAT 2018 exam. Section-wise and overall XAT score Vs percentile are shown in the following table:

English Language and Logical Reasoning

Raw ScorePercentile Score

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Decision Making

Raw ScorePercentile Score

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Raw ScorePercentile Score


Raw ScorePercentile Score

XAT 2018 was successfully held on January 7. It is considered to be a difficult exam but its overall difficulty level is moderate to difficult. Both Decision Making and English Language section is slightly more difficult which bring down the XAT cut-offs.

On the basis of the scores, students will be shortlisted for the next admission rounds. Those who are unable to score the XAT cut off marks will not be eligible to get admission in any of the participating institutes.

How to Check XAT Percentile 2018?

XAT percentile depends on the student’s performance in the exam. The percentile is decided on the basis of various following factors:

  • Total number of candidates appears in the XAT exam
  • Section-wise difficulty level of the exam
  • Previous year percentile

For checking the XAT percentile, students are advised to follow the below simple steps:

  1. Register on the XAT Percentile Predictor 2018
  2. Login and Submit XAT scores in each section
  3. Check percentile instantly
  4. Choose colleges accordingly

For more accurate XAT percentile, students have to enter data related to the total number of attempts and correct answers for each section in XAT 2018 Rank Predictor.

The following table shows the mandatory inputs entered for XAT Score & Percentile Predictor:

PartsSectionTotal No. of QuestionsNo. of Questions attemptedNo. of Correct Answers
Part 1Verbal and Logical Ability24--
Decision Making21--
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation27--
Part 2General Knowledge25--
Essay WritingTopic--

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi Kritika, There is no defined marking scheme for the essay writing section.



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