Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) Result 2018

Updated On - 27 November 2017

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national-level management entrance examination, conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Associate Management Institutes) for MBA-aspirants seeking admission into Post Graduate Programs in Management. XAT 2018 will be held on Sunday 07 January 2018 throughout India as well as in Dubai and Kathmandu. Check XAT Exam Centers.

Xat Result 2018

XAT Result 2018 will be declared online 31 January 2018 (tentatively) at the official website of XAT. XAT scorecard will be available from February 1 to 25, 2018. On the basis of XAT result, candidates will be called for further rounds of the selection process. XAT 2018, scheduled for Sunday 07 January 2018 is an all- India national test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for students who wish to pursue the postgraduate program in management.

To access XAT Result 2018, candidates must enter their Registration Number, Date of Birth and Security Text in the login window. XAT Result 2018 comprises a candidate’s overall as well as sectional percentile. Scores of XAT 2018 are valid for one year only.

XAT Cut Off is also released with XAT Result which differs from institute to institute. Those who clear the cut off are can proceed to further rounds of selection of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The scores secured in XAT are considered for admission to both, part-time and full-time MBA programs in XLRI & other B-Schools.

Highlights of XAT Result 2018

XAT Result 2018 Date31 January 2018 (tentative)
XAT scorecard to be released on
Between February 1 to 25, 2018 (tentative)
Result will be declared byXLRI Jamshedpur
XAT Result 2018 will be declared atwww.xatonline.in
Result can be accessed usingRegistration Number, Date of Birth and Security Text 
Details on Score CardRank and Marks obtained
Courses AvailableBusiness Management (BM), Human Resources (HR) and General Management Program (GMP)
Validity of XAT Result 20181 year

How to Check XAT Result 2018?

XAT 2018 Result will be announced online 31 January 2018 (tentatively) and those candidates who appeared for XAT 2018 exam can access their respective result by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Go the official website of XAT i.e. www.xatonline.in
  • Click on ‘XAT 2018 Results’ tab on the webpage.
  • Click on view results.
  • In the login page, Enter candidate’s name and roll number and click on submit.
  • View XAT 2018 result that appears on a fresh webpage.
  • The result will display the qualifying status of candidates.
  • Download it in pdf format.
  • Take a print out and keep it safe for future use.

How is XAT Result 2018 Score Calculated?

The overall XAT percentile and percentage will be calculated on the basis of Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making. The scores of Paper 1 and Paper 2 are calculated differently and will also be mentioned under separate sections in XAT Scorecard. The percentage and percentile of General Awareness will be calculated separately and are not included in the calculation of the total score. As per XAT Marking Scheme, each question carries 1 mark. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. A maximum of 12 questions can be left unanswered. Post that, there is negative marking of 0.05 marks.

Details on XAT 2018 Scorecard

XAT 2018 scorecard is one of the most important documents released after the declaration of result online mode on XAT’s official website which could be easily downloaded and saved. A hardcopy of the same is required to show to the concerned officials at the time of admissions to the desired management course.

It must be noted that the original XAT Scorecard will be sent via post to the registered address of the candidate. There are few specific academic and personal details mentioned on XAT 2018 scorecard which are:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s date of birth
  • Candidate’s category
  • Application number
  • Roll number
  • Venue of examination center
  • Counselling venue (with date and time)

Along with XAT 2018 scorecard, candidates need to keep a valid government identity proof in handy be it Aadhaar Card, PAN card, smart card, voter ID card or driving license.

XAT Answer Key 2018

Answer key of XAT 2018 is quite helpful for candidates appearing for XAT 2018. XAT Answer Key 2018 will be released online on XAT’s official website, a few days after XAT 2018 Exam.  It basically contains all the correct solutions and marks that would be allotted for the same as per the exam conducting authorities.

Candidates can match their answers with that of the released XAT Answer Key and estimate their XAT Result 2018. Moreover, they possess all the rights to challenge the answer key, released by XLRI, in case of any ambiguity as per them. The final decision shall be taken by the concerned committee and students must respect and abide by their decision.

Steps to download XAT 2018 Answer Key is mentioned below.

  • Visit the official website of XAT i.e. www.xatonline.in
  • Tap on login and enter your registered user id and password.
  • Click submit.
  • Locate and tap on ‘XAT 2018 Answer Key’ link.
  • Answer key will then be displayed.
  • Students can cross-check their marked answers.

XAT Result 2018 Tie Breaker

XAT 2018 is a highly competitive examination for pursuing management from any affiliated reputed institution including XLRI, Jamshedpur. Hence, there tends to be a possibility that marks scored by two or more students are equal. So, in order to break the tie, there are few tie-breakers set by XLRI. All the rules declared for such situation are listed below:

  • Candidates scoring higher marks in their graduation would be given preference.
  • If still there is a tie, those with less number of wrong attempted answers in all the subjects shall be considered.
  • Even if the tie persists, candidates older in age shall be preferred.

XAT Cut Off 2018

The cutoff is the minimum marks that the candidates need to score to get shortlisted for GD/ PI. XAT cutoff will be announced by the participating institutes. XAT cutoff will be announced by the participating institutes. The exam conducting authority, i.e. XLRI is responsible to release XAT Cut Off 2018 online, along with the results.

XAT 2018 Cut Off depends on various factors which are:

  • Availability of seats in different management colleges
  • Previous year cut off list
  • The number of candidates appearing for XAT 2018 examination.
  • The difficulty level of the question paper.

candidates can check previous year’s section-wise and overall cutoffs of XAT.

Official XLRI XAT 2017 Cutoff
Sections BM HR GMP
VA 79.46 76.69 5 and above
DM 76.84 71.628 5 and above
QA 88.7 70.07 6 and above
Total XAT 2017 Cutoff 96 92.55 22 and above

XAT 2018 Selection Procedure

After the declaration of XAT 2018 Result, XLRI Jamshedpur will declare the XAT Cut Off. Based on that, candidates will be shortlisted for XAT 2018 Selection Procedure including Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. XLRI Jamshedpur conducts Group Discussion and Personal Interview. However, the other institutes conduct either GD or Essay Writing and Personal Interview rounds.Candidates are offered final admission based on XAT scores as well as performance in GD/ WAT-PI.

About XAT 2018

XLRI Jamshedpur conducts Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT for admission to postgraduate management programmes. XAT scores are accepted by 11 Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) members and 146 other XAT participating institutes. Over 90,000 candidates appear for XAT every year. Those candidates who have cleared the XAT Cut Off and the GDPI rounds successfully and whose names are present in the final shortlist published on the website.


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