XAT

XAT 2024 Selection Procedure

Xavier Aptitude Test

Examination Start Date
7th Jan 2024

exam date
Avantika Bhardwaj
Kitiyala Jamir Kitiyala Jamir

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In 2024, XLRI, Jamshedpur, will administer the XAT 2024 selection process following the announcement of the Xavier Aptitude Test results. Each institute participating in XAT has its own unique selection procedure for 2024, with no centralized process in place. Students who achieve a place on the final merit list based on their XAT 2024 exam scores will receive invitations to participate in XAT counselling. To take part in the XAT 2024 selection process, candidates must register on the official websites of the colleges they intend to apply to.

The XAT exam for 2024 is scheduled for January 7, 2024, and the results will be published in the last week of January 2024. XLRI's shortlisting procedure will commence once the XAT 2024 cutoffs are announced in February. Detailed information about MBA admissions at XLRI Jamshedpur can be found below.

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XAT Selection Criteria 2024

The selection process for XAT 2024 at participating institutes will commence once the GD/PI shortlist becomes accessible. Those who successfully meet the XAT 2024 cutoff criteria will qualify for the selection rounds at various colleges and institutes affiliated with XLRI, Jamshedpur. The XAT 2024 counselling process will be conducted online. For admission to XLRI institutes in 2024, the XAT admission process will encompass the following stages.

  • Candidates have to appear for XAT 2024
  • Shortlisting of candidates
  • Selection rounds
  • Final selection

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XAT Selection Process 2024

The XAT selection process is set to commence in February 2024, following the release of the PI shortlist status and XAT 2024 Cutoffs by XLRI. The steps involved in this process are outlined below:

  • Initial Shortlisting based on XAT Cut offs 2024: Candidates who meet the minimum XAT 2024 cutoff criteria will be shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds. These shortlisted individuals must complete the application form and schedule their slots for the XLRI PI round via the official website.
  • XAT Group Discussion (GD): In the GD phase, candidates will be divided into groups comprising 8-10 participants, and a topic for discussion will be provided. Evaluations will be made on their perspectives, leadership abilities, communication skills, and decision-making capabilities.
  • XAT Personal Interview (PI): The PI round is anticipated to be conducted online this year as well. A panel of experts and members from the internal selection committee will conduct the interview. The primary aim of this round will be to assess the candidate's personality, confidence, business knowledge, problem-solving skills, and awareness of significant current events.
  • Compilation of the Final Merit List: The final merit list will be formulated based on several factors, including XAT 2024 scores, GD-PI scores, Essay & GK sectional scores, work experience, and academic records from the past. The weighting assigned to each of these parameters may differ across different institutes depending on their individual selection criteria.

Documents Required for XAT Selection Process for GD/PI

  • XAT 2024 scorecard
  • XAT answer key or OMR sheet
  • Class 10 certificate
  • Class 12 certificate
  • Graduation certificate
  • Character certificate from institute last attended
  • Work experience certificate/letter
  • Certificate of participating in extra-curricular activities (if any)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • PWD certificate (if applicable)

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XAT 2024 Selection Process Stages

Phase 1 - Candidates are required to participate in XAT 2024.

Applicants should have completed the XAT 2024 application form via the official XLRI website. The registration form for XAT 2024 was made available online on July 15, 2024.

Phase 2 - Candidate Shortlisting

XAT 2024 results are expected to be disclosed in the last week of January 2024. XLRI will compile a list of students eligible for group discussions and interviews. The selection of candidates will be based on the cutoff scores set by the participating institutes.

Phase 3 - Selection Rounds

Shortlisted students will be invited to participate in further XLRI evaluation criteria, which will encompass the following rounds.

Group Discussion (GD) or/ and Essay writing

During a Group Discussion (GD) session, candidates are organized into groups consisting of 8-15 participants, the exact number being determined by the total number of shortlisted candidates and the total number of GD rounds planned by the institute. Within each group, a specific topic is assigned for participants to deliberate upon. Each GD typically lasts for approximately 15-25 minutes. The topics covered in XLRI GD may encompass a wide range of subjects, including current events, politics, social matters like women's rights and empowerment, or any topic pertinent to advertising, technology, education, or business in India.

Personal Interview (PI)

The Personal Interview (PI) typically includes inquiries about the candidate's educational background, academic achievements, personal accomplishments, and the driving force behind pursuing an MBA. The interview panel's objective is to assess candidates based on their communication proficiency, the substance of their responses, their self-assurance, and their capacity to perform effectively under pressure. Often, candidates feel apprehensive about the prospect of a PI because they may lack confidence, struggle with communication skills, and have a fear of speaking in public.

Phase 4 - Final Selection

Following the completion of XLRI Jamshedpur's selection process, a final roster of chosen students will be compiled. These selected individuals will receive admission offers to the various programs offered by XAT participating institutes.

XAT 2024 Merit List Preparation

The weightage of the components mentioned above (for all the programs offered by XLRI) for the final shortlisting of candidates is explained below:

Component

Weightage

XAT score

60%

GD/PI

25%

Essay, GK, Academic profile, work-ex, video

15%

Note*

  • XLRI reserves the right to change the weight of the components after analyzing the GD/PI data.
  • Regardless of the ratings of other components, the last 10% of GD/PI results cannot be used for the final selection.
  • Based on the total score, the institutes draw up a final merit list for the final admission.

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XAT 2024 Group Discussion

In the group discussion round, candidates are divided into groups of 8 to 15 people, depending on the number of shortlisted candidates and the total number of rounds that the institute intends to operate. Each group is assigned a topic, and participants must deal with that topic. The time limit for each GD is about 15-25 minutes. XLRI GD topics can involve current affairs, politics, social issues (such as women's rights and liberation), or any other topics related to advertising, technology, education, or the economy in India.

Group Discussion Guidelines

  • Use the time they give you before each GD round to make some quick notes.
  • When GD becomes a fish market, don't lose your temper.
  • Keep the theme and express your thoughts clearly.
  • Make sure your words and tone aren't too aggressive and offensive.
  • Use politically correct language to express your views.
  • Don't show off your vocabulary during group discussion rounds. Instead, focus on the good and necessary.
  • When you emphasize your point, please contact the entire group.
  • Don't try to dominate the group, don't fight with people who disagree with you.
  • Body language: Sit upright, stay active, don't lean back, don't overstretch your arms to invade the space of others, gestures should be restricted to personal space at chest level.
  • Don't be too shy or withdraw, because no participant will give you a chance to speak. Contribute to the discussion in order to avoid rejection.
  • The beginning and end of GD is a good place to chat.
  • Keep up to date with the latest news and expand your knowledge on various topics related to our society, culture, politics, economy, education, etc.

XAT Personal Interview

In the personal interview (PI), questions about the academic background, performance, and motivation of the MBA candidate will be asked. The interviewer aims to assess the candidate's communication skills, content, self-confidence, and ability to think under pressure. Due to low self-confidence, poor communication skills, and fear of public speaking, you feel overwhelmed by the idea of   intellectual property.

  • Personal Interview Guidelines
  • Don't be afraid of the interview panel. They are experienced scientists and experts, but they want to get to know you better, so don't be nervous.
  • Relax and answer as naturally as possible.
  • Pay attention to general etiquette: Say hello, talk to all team members in the speech, and say thank you after the interview.
  • Be knowledgeable and carefully prepare your resume, essay and application form.
  • Answer your questions honestly and don't try to mislead the interviewer.
  • Know the answer to the question, admit and apologize. This will help you relax and relieve tension.
  • The time of each interview session is different. Shorter interviews are no exception.
  • Likewise, a longer interview does not mean choice. Don't appear too serious, too aggressive or too scared.

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XAT Cutoff 2024 for XLRI (Expected)

The XAT cut off for XLRI in 2024 will be published after the release of XAT 2024 results. Based on the analysis of previous year's cut offs, male students with an engineering background can expect around 93 percentile, while female students can expect around 91 percentile. On the other hand, for male students from a non-engineering background, the expected percentile is around 90, and for female students, it is around 88.

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XAT CutOffs 2023

Below are the official XAT cut offs for the year 2023. XLRI released these cut offs for Business Management and Human Resource Management courses a few days after the declaration of results.

PGDM Business Management (BM)

General Engineers

VA

DM

QA

Overall

Males

75

75

85

95

Females

75

75

80

92

General (Non-Engineers)

VA

DM

QA

Overall

Males

75

75

85

95

Females

75

75

80

92

PGDM Human Resource Management (HRM)

General Engineers

VA

DM

QA

Overall

Males

90

75

85

93

Females

90

75

65

91

General 

(Non-Engineers)

VA

DM

QA

Overall

Males

90

75

70

90

Females

75

75

60

88

Colleges Accepting XAT Score

XLRI Xavier School of Management4.3

XLRI Xavier School of Management

Jharkhand

MBA

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Institute of Management Technology

Uttar Pradesh

MBA

₹17.50L (2 Yrs)

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Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)4.1

Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)

Telangana

MBA

₹8.30L (2 Yrs)

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Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)4.3

Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)

Maharashtra

MBA

₹3.00L (2 Yrs)

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Birla Institute of Management Technology - (BIMTECH)4.4

Birla Institute of Management Technology - (BIMTECH)

Uttar Pradesh

MBA

₹17.00L (2 Yrs)

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Manipal University - Jaipur4.2

Manipal University - Jaipur

Rajasthan

MBA

₹8.27L (2 Yrs)

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