Score Vs Percentile XAT 2018

Last Updated - January 11 2018

XAT exam is considered as difficult as any other MBA entrance exam. Analyzing the facts of earlier years, experts have predicted that low score in XAT 2018 would lead to a high percentile. It is anticipated that a score of 34 marks in XAT may lead to 95 high percentile.

The scoring format of XAT makes it difficult for students to score beyond this point. Because +1marks is honored for each accurate response and -0.25 marks is deducted for every wrong response. So, scores of 34-35 marks would lead to around 95-96 percentile in XAT 2018. Check Different top coaching centers and institutes also confirm this fact.

Scores Vs Percentile XAT 2018 in Top MBA Colleges

More than 150+ MBA colleges accepting XAT 2018 score for admission in MBA course. Admission in these institutes will only be done on the basis of XAT 2018 exam scores. XAT 2018 cut off in top MBA colleges like XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB, BIMTECH, Great Lakes, LIBA, and GIM Goa among others are based on students raw XAT scores.

XAT examination is organized in online method only. By practicing XAT mock tests, students will easily come to know about the XAT examination format.

So, the following table shows the detailed comparative analysis which helps student’s to know what scores in XAT 2018 will lead to the cut off percentile in top B-schools:

MBA CollegeCityRaw XAT scoreXAT Percentile
Xavier Labor and Relations Institute(XLRI)Jamshedpur3495
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)Mumbai2990+
Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB)Bhubaneshwar2890
Institute of Management Technology(IMT)Ghaziabad2890
Great Lakes Institute of ManagementChennai2480
IRMAAnand (Gujarat)2480
KJ SomaiyaMumbai2685
Loyola Institute of Business AdministrationChennai2480
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR)Chennai2480

XAT Score Vs XAT Percentile Equivalence

By scoring 29 in XAT students could get 90+ percentile while with the 32 marks students would get 95 percentile in XAT 2018 exam. Section-wise and overall XAT score Vs percentile are shown in the following table:

English Language and Logical Reasoning

Raw ScorePercentile Score

Judgement Making

Raw ScorePercentile Score

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Raw ScorePercentile Score


Raw ScorePercentile Score

XAT 2018 was successfully held on January 7. Both Judgement Making and English Language section are slightly more difficult which bring down the XAT cut-offs. It is considered to be a difficult exam but its overall difficulty level is moderate to difficult.

On the basis of the scores, students will be shortlisted for the next admission rounds. Those who are unable to score the XAT cut off marks will not be applicable to get admission in any of the participating institutes.

How to Check XAT 2018 Percentile?

XAT percentile depends on the student’s performance in the exam. The percentile is decided on the basis of different following factors:

  • Section-wise difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of aspirants appears in the XAT exam
  • Earlier year percentile

For checking the XAT percentile, students are advised to follow the below simple steps:

  1. Register for the XAT Percentile Predictor 2018
  2. Login and Submit XAT scores in each section
  3. Check percentile instantly
  4. Choose colleges accordingly

For correct XAT percentile, students have to enter data concerned to the total number of attempts and accurate responses for each section in the percentile predictor.

The following table shows the compulsory inputs entered for XAT Score & Percentile Predictor:

PartsSectionTotal No. of QuestionsNo. of Questions attemptedNo. of Accurate Responses
Part 1Verbal and Logical Ability24--
Judgement Making21--
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation27--
Part 2General Knowledge25--
Essay WritingTopic--

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