XAT Registrations 2018: No minimum percentage Required in Bachelor’s to apply for PG Courses

Last Updated - March 23 2018

The registrations for XAT 2018, or the Xavier Aptitude Test, began on August 16, 2017.The aspirants have been pleasantly surprised to know about the new change in the registration procedure.To apply for the XAT Admissions, aspirants will not be requiring any fixed at least percentage of marks in their graduation.They can apply toXLRI Jamshedpur with a percentage less than 50% too.

The XAT Exam is scheduled for January 7, 2018.Aspirants with a recognized Bachelor’s degree or the ones in their final year of graduation are applicable to apply.However, NRI and foreign aspirants may apply via GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein aspirants have an option of appearing for XAT 2018).Before filling the XAT Application form for Post Graduate Courses, they are advised to check the XAT Eligibility Criteria.


No At Least Percentage in XAT

Some of the students are still in a dilemma if there is any at least percentage need to apply.To complete the air, an aspirant with less than 50% in their graduation is absolutely applicable to apply for XLRI.According to the XLRI Institute, an aspirant must possess the below qualifications to apply in XAT 2018:

  • Recognised Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years of the period in any branch
  • Aspirant completing their final year examination of Graduation by June 10, 2017 can also apply

Where nearly all other MBA entrance exams such as SNAPCATNMATGMAT,etc., require an at least 50% marks in graduation, this new move has proved to be a great opportunity for aspiring aspirants.


Age Factor in XAT Exam

The new change in the XAT exam states that an aspirant of any age can sit in the exam if they are graduates with at least 3 years of graduation degree.To some, it may mean that a 70-year-old person is applicable to apply too.But there is a hidden age limit factor here. Until the early 80’s, universities honored Bachelor’s degree of 2 years in duration.Hence, aspirants possessing a graduation degree which is of 2 years in the period are not applicable to apply.


XAT 2018 Registration Procedure

The below steps describe the registration procedure to follow while filling up the form:

  1. Visit the XAT Official Website.
  1. Create an account with your individual email id. You will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.lick the link and create your password.
  1. Select the Test City, write your name, upload photo and signature and save it.
  1. Select your Citizenship.
  1. Select XLRI course name (BM/GMP/HRM).For those who are not applying for any XLRI course, they can skip this step.
  1. Fill all the preliminary information (Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Category and Phone Number etc.)
  1. Offer your mailing address and permanent address.
  1. Offer your educational qualification starting from 10th onwards.
  1. Offer details of work experience starting from the latest job.Aspirants desirous of applying to GMP must have total experience of five years till March 31, 2018.


  1. Select Payment method:
  • Demand Draft- Make a DD made from any Bank in favor of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur.
  • Online Payment Gateway-Via VISA/Master Credit/Debit Cards (American Express Card is inadmissible).IDBI Net banking (this option is available only for IDBI account holder)
  • Cash Payment- Take a print out of the XAT Pay-In-Slip. Visit the nearest IDBI bank and make the payment.
  1. Aspirants only interested in XAT but not in XLRI required to pay a fee of INR 1600/-(Rupees Sixteen Hundred only).Aspirants interested in XLRI programme(s) required to pay an additional fee of INR 300/- each.
  1. Print XAT Confirmation page, in future for all correspondence with XAT office, quote your XAT ID.
  1. Send Confirmation page and the Demand Draft to:

The Chairperson Admission,

XLRI, Circuit House Area (East),

Jamshedpur- 831001.

The same must be sent within fifteen days from the issuance of DD.If you have made the payment other than DD you should not send the confirmation page.


XAT 2018 Application Procedure

The XAT Application Procedure is scheduled to commence from the first week of September 2017.Aspirants will not need to fill two separate forms (XAT & XLRI), one would suffice.The whole application procedure is online only. You will need to visit the Official Website to fill this form. After filling in the details and making the payment, your application procedure will be finished.

XAT 2018 Selection Process

The XAT Selection Process is based entirely on the performance of the aspirant in the written exam. Although the selection procedure differs from one B-school to another, most of them consider Group Discussion and Individual Interview.

The final selection of aspirants will be made on their combined performance in all the above criteria.The weight of the various criteria is given below:

Selection ComponentWeight (%)
Written Test (part A)65
Essay Writing and GK10
Academic Profile and Work Ex.5


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