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SP Jain XAT Cutoff 2018 and Admissions

Last Updated - October 13, 2017

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in Mumbai is one of the of the top 10 business schools in the country. SP Jain cut off is usually above 80 percentile. Besides Common Admission Test (CAT), SP Jain offers admission on the basis of XAT (Xavier’s Admission Test) as well.

XAT Cut Off is determined on the basis of various factors. Candidates getting above the minimum cut off marks in the entrance exam are then called for Group Discussion followed by Personal Interview. 

Here’s a quick review of the institute.

  • SPJIMR offers the regular management programs like as Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) and Post Graduate Certificate in International Management (PGCIM).
  • Other programs offered include the Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP), the Post Graduate Global Management Programme (GMP), and Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGP-DM) programme.
  • For 2018-20 batch, the number of seats available for Indian Nationals is 240 and 36 for foreign nationals.
  • To get admission into this college, CAT, XAT and GMAT are accepted.
  • To be able to get a call for the selection rounds, the minimum marks to score are given below:
 CAT 2017 CutoffXAT 2018 CutoffGMAT 2017 Cutoff
Overall8585650
Sectional7070N.A.
 XAT Result XAT Selection Procedure XAT Counselling 

XAT Cut off 2018

XAT is one of the most popular management entrance exams in our country. After clearing XAT Cut Off, candidates are shortlisted for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds by the premium management institutes of the country.

  • XAT cut off 2018 will release in the last week of January 2018.
  • XAT is conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) every year and cut off is released by XLRI.
  • On the basis of XLRI’s XAT cut off, other management institutes release their separate cut offs.
  • The cut off consists of section-wise scores for each of the MBA programs offered by respective institutes.
  • All candidates who score the minimum XAT Cut Off will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Selected candidates will be called for counselling in March 2018.
  • There are more than 600 colleges that offer MBA programs with various specializations on the basis of XAT scores.
XLRI Jamshedpur XAT Cut offKJ Somaiya XAT Cut offGLIM Chennai XAT Cut off

Factors Affecting XAT Cut off 2018

  • Number of candidates appearing for the test
  • Available seats in the participating XAT colleges or institutes
  • Level of difficulty of the entrance test
  • Average marks scored in XAT exam
  • Normalization of XAT Scores
  • Previous years’ trend

SP Jain XAT Cut off 2017

  • Selection of the candidates to SP Jain is based upon their performance in XAT (for those candidates who have not appeared for CAT).
  • Candidates who qualify XAT will be called for the subsequent rounds of Personal interviews and Group discussions.
  • Candidates getting above 85% percentile in XAT have probable chances of being shortlisted.
  • However, besides the cut off, there are other factors to consider too for being shortlisted like as number of applicants and previous years’ trends.
  • Academic records and work experience, extra-curricular activities are also considered for final selection apart from the SP Jain XAT Cut Off.
  • In 2017, cut off figures for the MBA program in SP Jain through CAT/XAT are 85+ percentile or an equivalent Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score of 650.

SP Jain XAT Cutoff 2017 is as follows:

Selection CallsXAT Cut off (in Percentile)
Profile-Based CallsVerbal Ability75
Decision Making75
PA75
Overall Percentile85
Profile + Score Based CallsVerbal Ability80
Decision Making80
PA80
Overall Percentile97

Eligibility Criteria for SP Jain

For the regular 2-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), the eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (10+2+3) from a recognized university.  
  • Work experience is not compulsory for this program.
  • Fresh graduates or students in the final year of graduation can also apply.
  • Graduates up to 5 years of work experience can apply.

For the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM), the eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university in India or abroad.  
  • They must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience.
  • Previous academic performance, extra-curricular activities, achievements are also taken into consideration.

For Post Graduate Certificate in International Management (PGCIM), the eligibility criteria are as follows:

  •  Candidates must hold Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university in India or abroad.  
  • They must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience.
XIM Bhubaneshwar XAT Cut offIMT Ghaziabad XAT Cut off and Admission

SP Jain Selection Criteria

In recent time, the institute has made some changes in its admission process for its MBA programs. Separate calls are given based on candidate profiles and scores. Previously, score-based calls and profile-based calls were joined together. But now, the two groups will be interviewed in separate phases.

Also, the institute has raised the number of seats to offer admission to more and more profile-based students in the 2-year MBA course. It is to be noted that clearing the SP Jain XAT cut off is just the first hurdle as many factors are clubbed together for the final selection.

There are 2 ways of selection:-

  • Profile Based Calls: Here, the institute calls on the basis of the candidate’s profile. However, the selection criteria here is that candidate needs to score a minimum of 85% percentile overall and a sectional of 70% percentile in all sections.

Otherwise, the interview call becomes invalid. Here, the institute observes closely the candidate’s academic performance over the years, extra-curricular activities, achievements, and relevant work experience.

  • Score Based Calls: Once the results are declared, calls are made to candidates on basis of CAT, XAT and GMAT Scores. 85-90 percentile in CAT/XAT is good enough to be shortlisted. The selection is a combination of both your score and your profile. Check   XAT Result 

It is to be noted that SP Jain Institute gives too much emphasis on the candidates’ extra-curricular activities, profile, and experience and of course their performance in the interview rounds.

It doesn't give much preference to CAT/XAT scores. These scores are just used to call candidates for the second round. So even if you get the minimum XAT cut off, you are simply qualified for the second round. Your selection depends on the GD and PI and other factors.


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