XAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

Last Updated - March 10 2018

You can analyze your eligibility criteria to take XAT & the same with respect to provided courses i.e. XAT Syllabus in various institutes. Students can check the validity of available reservation details in support of their eligibility. Foreign nationals who seeking to grab seat can take admission by fulfilling certain conditions.

If you are satisfying the below mentioned criteria then you are straight applicable to take the test (necessary requirement).

General Eligibility Criteria for XAT

Students who are appearing for XAT entrance test may check their eligibility criteria as given below

  • You must have passed three-year bachelor degree (50%) in any branch or equivalent from recognised university are applicable to apply.
  • Students who have finished their final degree prior to June 10, 2017 may also apply.
  • Students who have secured less than 50% marks in the final degree examination are also applicable to apply but, they have to submit their marks sheet by June 10, 2017 in respective colleges.


Course wise Eligibility Criteria for XAT

The eligibility criteria for various programmes provided at institutes who offer admission via XAT is given as below

Provided courseEligibilityPeriod (Year)
Post Graduate course in Business Management (BM)Requires graduation degree in any stream. Those students who are going to appear in final year exam are also applicable.2
General Management programme (GMP)Requires graduation degree in any stream. Students must have work experience of 5 years in relevant field.1
Fellow Programmes in management (FPM)You should have a Post Graduate degree in any stream. If you have done a course in accounting specifically CS or ICWA with 55% marks. If you have done B.E/B. Tech with 60% marks then you are applicable to apply.4

Note:- The data mentioned in the table above is the criteria to apply for various courses in Institutes taking admission via XAT. To appear for XAT entrance only you have to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria. Eligibility mentioned in above table is the sufficient requirement. To appear for XAT basic eligibility is the necessary requirement.


XAT 2018 Eligibility for Foreign Nationals/NRI/Person of Indian Origin (PIO)

Foreign Nationals/PIO/NRI aspirants are applicable to apply for XAT subject to fulfillment of desired conditions. They need to secure more than 50% marks in graduation.

Reservation Criteria for XAT

Here we will discuss reservation allotted to the scheduled tribe, scheduled caste & other backward classes.

Reservation for SC/ST/OBC

  • According to XAT guidelines, there is no any fixed allotment or reservation of seats for reserved categories.
  • Students are applicable to apply if they have scored 45% marks in aggregate in bachelor degree.
  • There is no any reservation defined according to the religious background of aspirants.


XAT 2018 Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. I am studying my final year of graduation. What aggregate percentage should I require to fill the form?

Ans. In general, 50% marks in any branch from recognised university need to fill the application form.


Ques. I will get my final degree by June 10, 2015. Am I applicable to apply for each & every XAT affiliated institute according to my XAT scorecard?

Ans. If you have finished your final degree examination by June 10, 2015 then you are applicable to apply in XLRI. Affiliated institutes have various criteria regarding the degree submission date of the qualifying examination.

Ques. What are the at least eligibility requirements for NRI/Foreign students?

Ans. NRI/Foreign students who seek to take XAT entrance test may apply to their respective affiliated college, as various colleges have various criteria for admission.

The student may go via the selection process to explore the same.

Ques. Apart from XAT score, what are the other parameters should be paid attention by an aspirant?

Ans. XAT score is compulsory, but some affiliated institute asks for soft skills like Group discussion, Academic Performance & interview ethics.


Ques. What are the age requirements for XAT 2015?

Ans. NO, there is no any specific age limit for XAT exam. Aspirants who have cleared their graduation may apply for this course at any time.

Ques. If I am fulfilling all the eligibility conditions directed for XAT. Am I straight applicable for admission in affiliated colleges after deceleration of result?

Ans. If you have fulfilled all the eligibility conditions prescribed in XAT. In that case, you are applicable to take XAT exam only.

To take admission in the respective institutes you have to fulfill the conditions laid down by that institute along with XAT score.

Ques. Is there is any reservation criteria with respect to religion in XAT entrance?

Ans. No, there is no any reservation mentioned according to the latest guidelines of XLRI.

Ques. Is there any minority community reservation for aspirants?

Ans. As per XAT guidelines, there is no any minority community reservation available for aspirants. In LIBA 50% seats are reserved for Catholic Christians. But minority reservation is eligible in certain institutes i.e. Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA).

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