XAT 2018- Admission to MBA in Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)

Last Updated - March 10 2018

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most fruitful post-graduate courses available for students who have a keen desire to join today’s corporate world. There are a number of MBA institutes in our country that provide specializations. In today’s era of globalization, with the expansion of businesses and growth of MNCs in the country, the demand for management graduates in on a road to expansion.

XAT Registration is open until November 20. Apply at xatonline.in.

Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) is one of them. It is known for its legacy inherited from Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB), a premium business school in India and XIMB is Xavier University’s flagship management institute. Xavier University came into being and became functional from 2014. Currently, there are 8 schools providing Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduate programmes in the university. It is a quality institute of our country, delivering quality management education to students from all over the world.

Admission to XIMB is granted on the basis of XAT, a national-level management entrance exam. Check XAT Syllabus XAT 2018 is released to be held on January 7, 2018. Almost, 90,000 aspirants appear for XAT each year.

All of you planning to apply in XIMB, you must first know about its eligibility, fee structure, cutoff, placement, package, and career scope. Read on to know.

XIMB Courses

XIMB is one of the most famous schools of the Xavier University in Bhubaneswar. It is a well-known institute that provides different post-graduate courses viz.

  • MBA-BM: Two Year Full-Time Master’s Program in Business Management
  • EMBA-BM: One Year Full-Time Master’s Program in Business Management for Executive
  • International Program - MBA (Global): Two Year Full-Time Master’s Program in Collaboration with Foreign Universities

XIMB MBA Eligibility Criteria

Post completing XAT Cutoff, aspirants are called for further screening rounds. These rounds are organized personally by each college. To be able to seek admission in XIMB, it is important to fulfill the below eligibility conditions, so as to be qualified for section procedures and admission.

Here is the at least eligibility to apply for MBA in XIMB:

  • A three-year Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in any branch with minimum 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized university
  • Aspirants in the final year of graduation can also apply.

XIMB Admission Eligibility Criteria

To seek admission in MBA in XIMB, aspirants required to complete any one of the following:

  • CAT or Common Admission Test organized by IIMs. CAT 2017 is on November 26, 2017.
  • X-GMT or Xavier Graduate Management Admission Test organized by Xavier University Bhubaneswar. X-GMT 2018 is on January 28, 2018.
  • Scores of NMAT are also accepted. It to be organized during October – December 2017.
  • GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test. Here, scores obtained in 2016 or 2017 are accepted for MBA 2018. At Least score need is 550.
  • XAT or Xavier Admission Test organized by XLRI, Jamshedpur. XAT 2018 is on January 7, 2018.

Note: Registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT is a prerequisite for applying to MBA from Xavier Bhubaneswar, if not opting for X-GMT.

XIMB MBA Program Fee

The fee structure for different MBA programs provided by XUB for the session 2018-20 is as follows:

  • MBA-Global: The total program fee for the MBA-Global is INR 8,00,000 for the first year if pursuing at XIMB. The program fee for the one-year study abroad will vary depending on the institute in which the student takes admission.
  • MBA-RM/MBA-SM/MBA-UMG: The total program fee for the MBA programs in Rural Management (RM), Sustainability Management (SM), and Urban Management and Governance (UMG) is INR 12,00,000. It is to be paid in two annual installments: INR 5,90,000 and INR 6,10,000.
  • MBA-BM/MBA-HRM: The total program fee for the programs in business management and human resource management is INR 16,70,000. It is to be paid in 2 installments- of INR 8,000,00 and INR 8,70,000.
  • EMBA: The total program fee for the Executive MBA program, EMBA is INR 16,00,000. It is to be paid in quarterly installments: INR 8,00,000, INR 4,00,000 and INR 4,00,000.

For all the programs mentioned above, the fee structure also comprises additional expenses like as follows:

Fees CategoryMBA programsAmount
Development Fund-INR 1,00,000
Residential Expenses

All MBA programs

Executive MBA

INR 1,15,000

INR 2,00,000

Course Material, IT, Alumni & Career Advisory Services



INR 1,15,000

INR 1,05,000

Field Learning Expense


Learning Event Expense for MBA-HRM

INR 30,000

INR 10,000

XIMB MBA 2017 Cut Off

XIMB MBA cut off is various for scores obtained XAT/ CAT/ GMAT (at least score 550). The cutoff score is the at least score that needs to be obtained to be short-listed for further selection rounds. The final selection is on the basis admission test scores, written ability test (WAT), Group Discussion and Individual Interview (GD-PI). The cut-off score varies from year to year with slight variations.

XAT 2018 Cut off for MBA from XIMB

ComponentCutoff Percentile
Verbal Ability60
Quantitative Aptitude75
Data Interpretation65

Check XAT Cutoff

CAT 2017 Cut off for MBA from XIMB

ComponentCutoff Percentile
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning94
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation84

Check CAT Cutoff

XIMB MBA Placements

  • All MBA students in the 3 MBA programs, MBA-BM, MBA-HRM, and MBA-RM, have performed remarkably well in the group discussion and placement interview and have been successful in joining numerous premier organizations of India.
  • According to XUB ‘The industry has yet again reaffirmed its faith in our students by providing diverse profiles and niche roles.’
  • Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), Xavier University Bhubaneshwar (XUB) has achieved 100% placements for MBA in the last 2 years, 2016 and 2017.
  • Placements for aspirants have been spectacular at XUB despite ever-increasing competition.

Every year, the institute conducts “Xuberance”, a job placement fair, where a large number of reputed appointers are invited to participate to take interviews and provide job placements to MBA students from XUB.

  • More than 50% increment in the number of appointees
  • 102 companies came for selecting MBA students, out of which 60 were new appointees
  • In 2017, the entire batch of 360 aspirants, participated in the placement procedure

XIMB MBA Average Package

Students have grabbed higher compensation packages in the last 2-3 years after completing MBA from XIMB. Have a look below:

The year 2016

  • The highest domestic salary in placement in the year 2016 for flagship MBA was INR 20 lakhs. For MBA-HRM it was INR 19 lakhs and INR 11.38 lakhs for MBA-RM.
  • Placement at XIMB, XUB have seen not only higher salaries but more appointees making more job providers across the varied industry domains.
  • XIMB Average Package was INR12.44 lakhs.

The year 2017

  • The highest domestic salary was INR 21 lakhs per annum.
  • The average compensation for the top 50% of the batch was INR 15.47 lakhs per annum and the median compensation was INR 14.84 lakhs per annum.
  • In 2017, XIMB saw a rise in average salary to INR 13.18 lakhs.

Scope after MBA from XIMB

Xavier University has proved itself as one of the best-known MBA institutes of the country, going by its track record of providing 100% job placements for its MBA students. It has been always successful in producing young and dynamic business leaders and the alumni of XIMB are playing major roles in leading corporate and MNCs in India. Different well-known appointers are providing jobs to MBA graduates from XUB like as Deloitte, CBC, TCS, L&T, Godrej, Tata Steel, SBI Group, ICRA, Emami, Maruti Suzuki, Bluestar, Bajaj Auto, and Idea.

In 2017, some new corporates affiliated themselves with XUB like as Axis Bank, IOCL, Hero Motocorp, GMR, MRF, Religare, Standard Chartered Global Business Services to name a few.

We hope all the deserving aspirants save a seat in this prestigious institute. It is relatively easier than CAT & MAT. Presently, the registrations for XAT are underway. Good luck! It will close on November 30. An easy way to secure a seat is via Xavier Aptitude Test. The next session of XAT will be held on January 7.

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