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The exam is accepted by more than 150 XAT Top Colleges for admission to management programmes. These business schools accept the exam marks to shortlist candidates for further screening rounds. The cutoff is different for different management institutes specifying the XAT score.

XAMI Member Institutes

Institute Location
Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai
XLRI Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur
Xavier Institute of Social Service Ranchi
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR) Chennai
Xavier Institute of Management Jabalpur, MP
Xavier Institute of Management & Research Mumbai
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Bangalore
Xavier Business School (XBS), St .Xavier's University Kolkata
St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Mangalore
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar
St. Joseph's Institute of Management Bangalore

Best Colleges Under XAT

Institute Location
MICA Ahmedabad
XLRI Jamshedpur
XIM Bhubaneswar
IMT Ghaziabad
S.P. Jain Mumbai
GIM Panaji
IIFM Bhopal
K J Somaiya Mumbai
Acharya IOM Bangalore
Amity Noida
IMT Nagpur
NDIM Delhi
ITM Navi Mumbai
IIRM Jaipur
Gitam school of international Business Vizag
Christ College Bangalore

These are the top colleges to accept XAT. To enrol in any of the best colleges, students should search for those colleges that are promising, reputed and has successful placements, International Exposure, Low Fees, best in class Education training etc.

The top colleges list is prepared based on certain factors:

  • Entrance test score
  • Rank
  • Percentage

XAT Cut Off:

  • The cut off percentage are different for BM or Business Management, GM or General Management and HRM or Human Resource Management
  • Based on the cut-offs candidates are called for the GD, PI round. It also varies from institutes to institutes.
  • For 2020, 2022, the results will be announced on Third week of January 2022 (tentative)
  • The shortlisted candidates can book their interview city and interview slot on https://acad.xlri.ac.in/results/

Various factors affect the cut-offs. These significant factors are:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Average marks obtained by students
  • Total number of available seats in the participating institutes
  • Difficulty level of the examination
  • The average calibre of the students appearing in the exam
XAT Colleges and their cutoffs
Institute Cutoff (Percentage)
XIME Bengaluru 75+
XIM Bhubaneswar 90+
Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa 81+
LIBA Chennai 80+
XISS Ranchi 45+
T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal 85+
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 90+
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad 90+
XIM Jabalpur 80+
IFMR Chennai 80+
Amity Business School, Noida 75+
Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram 65+
BIMTECH Greater Noida 75+
PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore 75+
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore 70+
SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin 75+

As mentioned above the cut off and the subsequent process varies from institute to institute; some institutes have case study based GDs in which the candidate has to write the points after the discussion and submit the answer for evaluation.

In XAT Ranking, the affiliated b-schools are ahead in providing quality education at the same time comfort and ease to the students. The best schools aim at uplifting students’ true potential and the all inclusive curriculum encourages them to explore and learn.

The cutoff is different for male and female candidates.

XLRI Programme
PGD-BM Male female
VALR 74 72
DM 78 74
QA 85 75
Total 95 93
XLRI Programme - PGDM-HRM
PGDM-HRM Male Engineering Female Engineering
VALR 78 73
DM 73 68
QA 70 65
Total 90 88
XLRI Programme - PGDM-HRM
PGDM-HRM Male Engineering Female Engineering
VALR 79 74
DM 73 68
QA 75 70
Total 93 91

Over 150 Colleges Under XAT accept the exam scores to offer admissions to their management programmes. The complete list of the colleges are given in the official website.

XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test, is a national-level management entrance test.
The exam is conducted by XLRI – Xavier School of Management.
From second week of September 2021 to first week of December, 2021
  • MICA, Ahmedabad
  • S.P. Jain, Mumbai
  • XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • ITM, Navi Mumbai
  • Christ College, Bangalore
Application fee is 1750 Rs. , Late fee is Rs 2050
There is no age limit.
Step by step guide to fill the application form:
  • Candidates need to visit the XLRI Jamshedpur official website.
  • Click on the' online register' link
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration”
  • They need to create a User ID and Password, filling the basic information and after that clicking on the ' Save & Next' button
  • They will have to fill academic and work experience details
  • Enter the personal details
    • Gender
    • Category
    • Nationality
    • Are you NRI?
  • Other personal details
    • Father’s/ Husband’s/ Guardian’s name
    • Mother’s name
  • Personal details
    • Address line 1, line 2 and line 3
    • Country name
    • State/ union territory
    • District
    • Town/ city name
    • Current address
    • Are current and permanent addresses the same?
    • Address line 1, line 2 and line 3
    • Country name
    • State/ union territory
    • District
    • Town/ city name
    • Pin code
  • After this they will have to upload scanned images of Photograph and Signature which should be less than 1mb.
  • Image should be in jpeg format.
  • Select programme as per preference if they want to study in XLRI.
  • Select test City preference. Candidates can choose 2 preferred test cities while filling the form.
  • Click on the "Payment" Tab and Proceed for payment.
  • After filling click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before submitting.
The duration is 3 hours and 35 minutes
Yes, with right strategy, time management it is possible to crack XAT in 2 months.
  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree of minimum three years or equivalent.
  • Post graduate candidates will have to put their PG percentage in application instead of graduation percentage.
  • Final year students are also eligible to apply.
  • There is no minimum aggregate marks criterion for the exam.
  • There is no limit to attempting for the exam.
  • There is no age limit.
  • All backlogs have to be clear before the admission through the exam.
  • NRI and foreign candidates can apply through GMAT (except for Dubai and Kathmandu, where they have the provision for XAT).

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