Top colleges through XAT

Top colleges through XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is conducted by XLRI every year by the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XLRI has been conducting the XAT exam for admission to post-graduate management courses in 11 XAT member institutions for the last 60 years. There are many top colleges through XAT to which you can apply.

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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) was conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI on January 3, 2023, from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM in a single session. XAT  Exam Pattern was an Online computer-based test. XAT  was the fourth computer-based test in the 60+ years of history of XAT. Till 2017, XAT Exam Pattern remained a Paper Based Test.

XAT Eligibility:

  • The candidates need to have completed their graduation in any discipline with passing marks.
  • The degree completed must be a minimum of three years duration or its equivalent.
  • Students studying in the final year of their graduation can also apply for the XAT exam, as long as they complete their graduation degree by June of the exam year they are appearing

XAT EXAM PATTERN:

The XAT Exam pattern had four sections totaling 100 questions.  XAT  was a computer-based test instead of an earlier paper-based XAT pattern that used to be conducted before 2018. Below is shared the XAT  exam pattern:

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Sections in XAT Exam Pattern
Number of questions
Overall Time Duration
Part-1
75 Total MCQs
165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability
26
No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making
21
No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
28
No Sectional Time Limit
Part-2
25 Total MCQs
15 Minutes
General Knowledge
25
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)
100

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

The questions in this section are usually asked from Arithmetic, Algebra, Numbers systems, Probability, Functions, Data Interpretations, and Geometry. The Candidate has to be very good at basic maths to attempt these questions in XAT. Expertise requires a lot of time and practice for preparation. Improving calculation skills and approximation skills is crucial for this section during the preparation. Data Interpretation is typical so you better solve these questions initially and select what you’re comfortable with during the preparation for XAT.

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Decision-Making

The Decision-Making section is to test a candidate’s decision-making skills and judging ability of the candidate in a given situation. You will get questions from different scenarios. They may include Employee Problems and concerns, Ethical matters, psychology, etc.

Strategy for XAT decision making

You have to imagine yourself in that situation and as an imperious decide what is good for the company given in the situation. You have to answer these questions unbiasedly and your answer must be the right fit for your organization.

Verbal and Logical Ability

Reading skills are very important for verbal and Logical Ability. Understanding the question is very important, read the question twice or thrice if you have to but understand it very clearly and answer it correctly. This section is to test the reasoning skills of the candidate so don’t focus completely on Vocabulary skills for this exam.

Key factors in XAT Exam Pattern: 

  1. NAT Questions: A new type of Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in the XAT pattern had been introduced by XLRI. To answer the NAT questions candidates have to use the virtual keypad appearing on the computer screen and enter the numerical answer. However, there was no such question
  2. Penalty for Un-attempted Questions: Each un-attempted question beyond 8 questions carries a negative marking penalty of 0.10 marks per unattempted question in the revised XAT exam pattern
  3. No Essay Writing Test: There is no descriptive question on the Essay Writing test in the revised XAT pattern
  4. XAT Time Duration Reduced: XAT exam pattern will have a time duration of three hours instead of the earlier three and a half hours.
  5. 25 Minutes Extra for Visually Impaired Candidates: XAT exam pattern offers 25 minutes extra time for the scribe to complete part 1 (first 3 sections) of the XAT exam. No time concession is given for the GK section

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Colleges and their cutoffs:

Top MBA colleges accepting XAT Score Above 80 Percentile

MBA colleges throughout India
XAT Minimum cut off
Application Status
XLRI Jamshedpur
95
Closed
XIM Bhubaneswar
90
Open
IMT Ghaziabad
90
Closed
MICA Ahmedabad
80-85
Open
Great Lakes
80-85
Open
TAPMI Manipal
80-85
Open
GIM Goa
80-85
Open
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai
80-85
Open
FORE School of Management New Delhi
83-88
Open
IRMA Anand
80-80
Open
LIBA Chennai 80
Open
IMI Kolkata 80
Open

MBA colleges accepting XAT Scores below the 80 percentile

In addition to the above-specified top colleges, many other well-known MBA colleges are accepting XAT Scores. The admission pro for cess for most of these MBA colleges is to open soon.

MBA college
XAT Minimum cut off
Application Status
WeSchool Mumbai
75-80
Open
Jindal Business School
70+
Open
BML Munjal
70+
Open
ISBR Bangalore
70+
Open
IMT Nagpur
75-80
Open
BIMTECH Greater Noida
75-80
Open
IFMR-GSB Krea University 75-80
Open
VJIM Hyderabad
70-75
Open
CIMP Patna
70-75
Open
School of Inspired Leadership – SOIL Gurgaon
70-75
Open
New Delhi Institute of Management – NDIM New Delhi
65-70
Open
Jaipuria Institute of Management
70-75
Open
KIIT School of Management – KSOM Bhubaneswar
70-75
Open
SDMIMD Mysore
75-80
Open
ISB&M Pune
65-70
Open
Indus Business Academy (IBA)  Bangalore
70-75
Open
JIMS Rohini, New Delhi
70-75
Open
ITM Navi Mumbai
70-75
Open
UPES University
70-75
Open
IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai
70-75
Open
Globsyn Business School, Kolkata
65-70
Open
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi
65-70
Open
Praxis Kolkata
65-70
Open
NSB Bangalore
65-70
Open
Narayana Business School
65-70
Open
XISS Ranchi
65-70
Open
XIME Bangalore 70
To be announced
IFIM Bangalore
70
Open
Xavier Business School (XBS) Kolkata
75
To be announced
IPE Hyderabad
75
To be announced
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore
70
To be announced
AIMS Bangalore
70
To be announced
FIIB Delhi
60
To be announced
Gitam School of International Business
50
To be announced
GITAM Hyderabad Business School
50
To be announced
SCMS Cochin School of Business
50
To be announced
Calcutta Business School Kolkata
50
To be announced
IIMS Pune: International Institute of Management Studies
50
To be announced
VESIM Mumbai
50
To be announced
DSIMS Mumbai: Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies
50
To be announced
Indira Institute of Management – IIMP
50
To be announced
Acharya Bangalore B-School – ABBS Bangalore
50 To be announced
Jaypee Business School – JBS Noida 50 To be announced

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Top Colleges you can apply to through XAT

XLRI Xavier School Of Management, Jamshedpur

XLRI Xavier School of Management (XLRI-XMS) is situated in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, and is the country’s oldest business school founded by a few Jesuit Fathers in 1949. It offers 15-month and two-year postgraduate Diplomas in Management (PGDM) with various specializations as well as a doctoral-level fellowship program (FPM). The college also offers a plethora of short-term management development programs (MDPs). It was ranked number 1 among the country’s top private B-schools.

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Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad (MICA)

Established in 1991, Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), is a postgraduate institute, located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It offers several postgraduate courses in marketing and communications which is said to be the best program for marketing and communication in the country currently. It is known for its interdisciplinary two-year PG diploma programs. It also offers a postgraduate diploma in management and communications and a one-year program in crafting creative communication. It also has a wide range of online programs in subjects such as advertising management and public relations, digital marketing, media, and entertainment management.

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IMI Kolkata

International Management Institute (IMI) Kolkata laid its foundation in 2010. The Institute started functioning in the year 2011 with its flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programme accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). In 2017, the Institute of six years also obtained approval from the All India Council for Technical Education to launch the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), a Ph.D. level program. IMI Kolkata’s two-year full-time PGDM program is also accorded equivalence with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree by the Association of Indian Universities(AIU).

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Goa Institute of Management

The Goa Institute of Management (abbreviated as GIM-Goa), is a premier business school in India located in the state of Goa. The autonomous school is governed by a board and offers a full-time MBA (PGDM) program (2 years), a full-time MBA (PGDM)-Healthcare Management Programme (HCM), a two-year PGDM in Big Data Analytics (BDA), an executive MBA (3 years) and also is a resource center for Ph.D. programs in management for Goa University. Current MBA classes have a size of approximately 240 students and the Healthcare MBA class has a size of 60 students.

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FORE School of Management

The FORE School of Management, best known as FORE, is a private business school located in New Delhi, India. FORE stands for ‘Foundation for Organizational Research and Education. Established in 1981, the school offers postgraduate education. In addition to its main academic programs, FORE is also engaged in research, consultancy, seminars, academic conferences, and research publications. FORE was ranked 43 among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020. The courses offered by the institute are PGDM – Full Time, PGDM in International Business (IB), and Executive PGDM

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Prin. L N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

S. P. Mandali’s Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, also known as WeSchool is a part of the prestigious S. P. Mandali, Pune. Keeping design and innovation at its core, the institute endeavors to provide newer avenues to students towards achieving excellence in all spheres of life and nurture them to become Global Citizen Leaders. It is the sixth educational institute from Mumbai to appear as 68th among the top 100 Best Management Institutes in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) list of 2020. Besides being ranked among the top Private B-Schools.

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KJ Somaiya Institute of Management ( Mumbai)

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management ( Mumbai), established in 1981, is located in the suburbs of Mumbai. It offers a Masters’s and a Doctoral degree in the field of Management. The institute holds a record of 99% placement and its topmost recruiters include Ambuja Cement, Daimler, Minex Metallurgy, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Nomura, Asian Paints, etc. The highest package shooted up to INR 28.5 lacs whereas the average package rose to INR 10.08 lacs in the year 2020.

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N L Dalmia Institute of Management & Research

N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research (NLDIMSR) is a business school situated on Mira Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra.  The Institute provides specialization in areas such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, and Business Systems, and special extra credit courses including FMI, Wealth Management, ERP, and Software Engineering. Other courses are added by the Institute in response to changing corporate requirements. From 2020 onwards, the college has decided to take admissions only for Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management for a two-year full-time course. The Marketing specialization of this institute has been improving over the past few years to attract big recruiters like Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Procter, and Gamble, etc.

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Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, was established in 2004 by the Visionary Management Guru Padma Shri Dr. Bala V Balachandran – JL Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information & Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. Great Lakes was founded to create management professionals equipped to navigate the business challenges of the future. The institute is one of the pioneers in introducing the one-year full-time MBA (PGPM) in India. Great Lakes has also been responsive to changing industry dynamics by being the first to introduce specializations such as Analytics, AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain in management programs. With a global faculty pool, innovative curriculum, application-oriented teaching-learning pedagogy, and strong engagement with corporate leaders, Great Lakes provides a holistic learning experience to its students right from day one.

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, was founded in 2010 as the 2nd campus of Great Lakes Chennai. The Gurgaon campus was strategically set up in the industrial hub of the country – Delhi NCR – to engage extensively with the established Fortune 500s and new-age businesses in the region.

Aspects evaluated together during the application phase:
1. Past Academic Performance
2. Professional Track Record (for candidates with work experience)
3. Application Essay – Statement of Purpose (PGPM Only)
4. Diversity
5. Entrance Test Scores – CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT (best score would be considered in case multiple scores are submitted)

Aspects evaluated through AWT:

1. Reasoning Skills
2. Clarity of Thought
3. Written Communication Skills

Aspects evaluated through PI:

1. General & Business/Industry Awareness
2. Attitude, Motivation & Thought Process
3. Initiatives are taken during Past Academic days and at the Workplace
4. Past achievements
5. Leadership potential

The Great Lakes Admissions process in its entirety aims to select well-rounded, highly motivated, and consistently high-performing individuals for its programs solely based on overall merit. The process has no provision for reservations of any kind and all applicants are evaluated on a fair basis. To encourage diversity in class, the Great Lakes Institute of Management also offers diversity and merit-based scholarships worth up to INR 2 Crores for the PGPM program.

Application Deadlines for Admissions 2022

Cycle 2 App. Deadline: PGPM & PGDM: 12th Jan, 2023

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