XAT 2018 Selection Procedure

Last Updated - March 26 2018

There is separate selection process via XAT for admission into XLRI, XAMI members & other B-schools. You can apply for more than one course in various institutes, according to that you have to go via various procedure whether it is Group Discussion (GD), PI or Group Practice (GE). Here we have to provide you the idea of selection procedure in XAT in one shot.

Aspects of Selection

You have to compete with your fellows on the basis of these components during selection:

Test componentsWeightage (%)
XAT score (Cutoff)65
Essay writing10
Academic profile5

Selection Process for XLRI

After releasement of XAT Scorecard you have to follow the predetermined selection process of XLRI. Check your score after the briefing of the result and apply for further proceedings of GD/PI. Firstly you have to apply for XAT Test.


Step 1: Register yourself first:

  • First, register yourself via XAT Registration Procedure as it is compulsory to perform.
  • You will be applicable to register for programs provided in XLRI only after registration for XAT 2016 entrance.

Step 2: Select your Interview City:

After registration for the particular course, you have to choose Test City for group discussion & individual interview if selected.


Step 3: Select Your Course of interest:-

  • Choose your programs according to the order of priority.
  • Courses provided at XLRI: Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM), Global MBA and General Management Program (GMP)

Step 4: Submission of Application fee:

  • You can pay via Cash also: You have to take print out of XAT pay in slip which was generated at the time of registration & visit to the nearest IDBI bank discipline to make payment.
  • You may submit fee via online payment: IDBI bank has been recruited as the partner for fee payment. You can pay entrance application fee online via 900+ disciplines of IDBI bank across India.You must Note that IDBI net banking is eligible for IDBI bank account holders only.
  • You can pay via Demand Draft: Demand draft should be made in favor of” XLRI Programmes” payable at Jamshedpur.
  • The Application fee for each program is INR 1500 fee SC/ST/OBC also.


Step 6: Print your confirmation slip:

Print your filled application form along with confirmation slip & keep it safe for future use.

Step7: Post your confirmation slip:

Send your confirmation slip within fifteen days from the date of payment or issue of DD along with proof of payment in slip/DD & enclosed documents like photocopies of 10th, 12th & graduation mark sheet to the below mentioned address:

The Admission Office

XLRI, Circuit House Area

(East) Jamshedpur-831001

Step 8: Short Listing:

If you are shortlisted for XLRI programs then you will be communicated personally by the organizing authority.

Selection procedure for XAMI & Affiliated Institutes

If you will score well in XAT 2018 entrance, which is about to hold on January 07, 2018. In that case, you may attend the selection process of XAMI members & affiliated institutes. If you are ready to take admission then you may apply separately to XAMI & Associate members.

Get yourself registered first:

  • You can register for XAT 2018 by navigating to the website given: www.xatonline.net.in
  • For any further detail, students may obtain the form from respective institute’s website or admission office in which they are looking for admission.
  • Each institute in its own way decides the weight of marks for various components of test like GD & PI.

XAT 2018 FAQs

Ques. What do we mean by XAMI members?

Ans. XAMI members are the approved colleges who stringently consider the XAT score for admission. These institutes are also the part of exam organizing authority despite other colleges who have only participated in the selection via XAT.

Ques. Is there any various selection process for XAMI members, Associate members & XLRI?

Ans. NO, there is the same selection process for XAMI members & Associate members. Although you have to follow the predefined selection process for XLRI as listed in the article.

Ques. After applying to the XAT entrance, am I straight applicable to take admission in respective institutes?

Ans. After releasement of XAT result, you have to apply separately for the selection process of the respective institute in which you seeking to take admission according to your score.

Keep yourself updated regarding the dates & process of various institutes to avoid last minute inconveniences.

Ques. Is XLRI assures the quality of degree or program provided by other participating institutes in future?

Ans. NO, XLRI is not bound to the responsibility of the quality of courses provided at participating institutes. XLRI is not responsible for any type of queries occurred in the whole selection process of these institutes.

Ques. Is score of paper 1 & 2 both are compulsory to take admission in B-Schools?

Ans. Some schools consider the score of paper 1 i.e. verbal ability, QA & Judgment making. But XLRI considers the score of both papers. And some other schools consider the score of paper 1& 2 both.

Paper 2: General Awareness, Essay writing.

Ques. What are the test components for selection in XAT 2016?

Ans. There are different other parameters to decide the final selection of aspirant like XAT score, GD, PI, essay writing, past academic records, Work experience & overall profile of the candidate.

In conclusion, the percentile is not the only criteria to take admission.

Ques. Is GD/PI round is compulsory for all aspirants for selection?

Ans. Most of the B-Schools organize GD/PI round for selection except some. For e.g., MICA organizes group practice & writing ability task in place of GD.

Ques. What is the at least percentile need to appear in GD/PI round in XLRI?

Ans. With respect to the reviews received for the present year at least percentile of 90 needs to become applicable for GD/PI round in XLRI.

Ques. Is application fee is same for all categories of the participant?

Ans. Yes, the application fee is same for all categories of participant whether you are SC/ST/OBC or General.

Ques. How can I check whether I am selected for GD/PI round or not?

Ans. If you are Shortlisted for GD/PI round you will be informed personally via email or you may navigate to the address given to check your status: www.acad.ac.in/result2015

Ques. Is it compulsory to give GD/PI for selection procedure?

Ans. Yes, XLRI asks for GD/PI round. Although it clearly depends upon the rules & regulation laid down by the institute. Most of the management institutes select the aspirants on the Basis of GD/PI round, as it is the most important part to analyze the relevant skills & talent.

Ques. Tell me the essay topics which have been asked in the earlier year in XAT test?

Ans. We are providing you the essay topics which have been asked in earlier years. Here is the list:

  1. Earth offers enough to satisfy everybody's required but not everybody's greed, asked in 2010
  2. The Inherent vice of Capitalism is unequal sharing of blessings and the inherent virtue of Socialism is equal sharing of misery, asked in 2009
  3. Gender imbalance will lead to Third World War, asked in 2008
  4. Economic growth without environmental damage - a mirage or a reality?, asked in 2007

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