XAT Cutoff 2018- XAT is one of the most widely accepted management entrance exams in our country. By completing XAT Cutoff, the most deserving ones make it to XLRI Jamshedpur and other top colleges.

The cutoff for XAT 2018 is expected to come out in the first week of February, after the declaration of XAT Result on January 31. Each institute announces its separate category-wise cutoff list. Read  XAT Selection Process Aspirants securing the at least set cutoff marks will appear for Group Discussion and Individual Interview rounds.

Expected XAT 2018 Cutoff

  • Aspirants must complete the sectional as well as overall cut off to be considered the pass. 
  • The below table describes the percentile need for various programs of XLRI:
  • XAT Cut off varies for various programs for various institutes.
  • Apart from XLRI, the other participating institutes of XAT do not declare the XAT cutoffs officially.
Program ProvidedVerbal Ability and Logical ReasoningJudgement MakingQuantitative Ability and Data InterpretationOverall
Business Management79.4676.8488.796
Human Resource Management79.6771.62870.0792.55
Global Management Programme5 and above5 and above6 and above22 and above
  • Selected aspirants will be called for XAT Counseling in March 2018. The actual dates will be out soon.
  • There are more than 600 XAT Colleges that provide MBA in different specializations. All announce their separate XAT Cutoff.
NOTE: Emails/letters/messages to the shortlisted aspirants are generally sent in 2-3 days' time.

XAT 2018 Cut off Date

The below table represents all important dates relating to XAT Cut off 2018: 

EventImportant DatesReference Link
XAT 2018 Exam DateJanuary 7, 2018XAT 2018 to be organized in 49 cities
XAT 2018 Result DateJanuary 31, 2018XAT 2018 Result to be declared on xatonline.net.in
XAT 2018 Cutoff DateFirst week of February 2018

XLRI Jamshedpur Admission Criteria & XAT Cut off

Dates for XAT 2018 Selection ProcessFebruary to March 2018Selection Process for XLRI

XAT 2018 Cutoff by Experts

  • It gets easier for an aspirant to analyze the expected cut off via these unofficial cutoffs.
  • They can further work upon which courses they can possibly choose.
  • Before the official XAT Cut off was announced this year, some of the leading coaching centers announced an expected cut off marks list.

Here is the XAT Cut off 2018 by some of the top coaching centers:

Name of the Coaching InstituteOverall XAT 2018 Cutoff 
CoursesBMHRMGlobal MBA
Career Launcher32-3430-32 
EDMYT35 (96 percentile)33 (94.5 percentile)
IMS34-36 32-34 –
VistaMind32 (94 percentile)29 (90 percentile)29 (90 percentile)
Bulls Eye34 (96 percentile)32 (94 percentile)28 (90 percentile)

XAT 2018 Sectional Cut off by VistaMind

XLRI (HRM)7.5 (85 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)8 (70 percentile)29 (90 percentile)
XLRI (BM)6.75 (80 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)11 (90 percentile)32 (94 percentile)
XLRI (Global)6.75 (80 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)11 (90 percentile)29 (90 percentile)
XIMB6.75 (80 percentile)6.5 (80 percentile)9 (80 percentile)28 (88 percentile)

XAT 2018 Sectional Cutoff by Career Launcher

VA 7.5
 – 6

How to Check XAT 2018 Cut off?

Aspirants who wish to see the official XAT Cut off can visit the official website i.e. xatonline.net.in. Here are some easy steps to check XAT Cut off 2018:

  1. Visit the official website of XAT
  2. Look for ‘examination section’ on the homepage
  3. Click on the link and enter your Roll number and Form Number
  4. XAT Cut off list will be displayed
  5. Save and take its print for further use

Key terms concerned to XAT Cut off

  • Expected XAT Cut off- Before the official cut off marks are declared, some of the top coaching institutes announce the expected cut off. These cut off is for reference only. Admission will be granted on the basis of XAT Official Cut off only.
  • XAT Percentile- The percentile score in XAT indicates the percentage of examinees who scored below the aspirant based on the total XAT exam taking aspirants. The percentile figure may change with increase or decrease in the number of XAT test takers and their scoring format.
  • Official XAT Cut off- These are the cut-off marks announced officially i.e. by XLRI. These marks form the basis of the final merit list.
  • Cutoff ranks: Cutoff rank will decide the priority of the aspirants in the selection. Higher the rank higher will be a priority to get selected. The last rank to get comprised in the merit list will be cutoff rank.

XAT Cut Off Earlier Year

Aspirants can check earlier year trends to get an idea of XAT Cut off. Mentioned below is last 3 year cut off trends of XAT.

XAT 2016 Cut offClick Here
XAT 2015 Cut offClick Here
XAT 2014 Cut offClick Here

XAT Cutoff 2018 Factors Affecting

  • XAT Cut off list is generated to shortlist aspirants for admissions to courses like Global Management Programme, Business Management and Human Resource Management Programme in some of the top B-Schools.
  • To ensure fair play to the aspirants and transparency in the procedure, XAT Cutoff is prepared considering the following factors-

  1. Number of test takers
  2. Available seats in the participating Institutes
  3. Level of difficulty of XAT 
  4. Average Marks scored in XAT 
  5. Normalisation of XAT Scores

Top Colleges Accepting XAT Score

XAT Cut off varies according to the courses provided by various institutes. Admissions via XAT are provided to the following courses:

  • Business Management
  • Global Management Programme
  • Human Resource Management Programme
  • General Management

The list of different institutions and their percentile is mentioned in the following table:

Trending Questions on XAT Cutoff

Ques. What is XAT Cutoff?

Ans. Each college announces its separate XAT Cutoff which an aspirant must complete to seek admission. The cutoff for XAT is the at least marks need by an aspirant to get shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds.

Ques. Are there sectional cutoffs in XAT?

Ans. Along with the overall cutoff, aspirants must also personally secure the at least sectional marks. Yes, there exists a sectional cutoff in XAT.

Ques. What is the XAT cutoff score for TAPMI & GIM?

Ans.Going by the earlier year trends, XAT Cutoff is generally 80 percentile for both the institutes. However, GIM will be making profile-based calls as well, so the cutoff may vary.

Ques. Which are the colleges with highest XAT Cutoff?

Ans. As per the past year trends, colleges with the highest XAT Percentile comprise:

Ques. How is XAT Merit List for XLRI Prepared?

Ans. The weight given to different stages of XAT Merit List is given below:

XAT Exam60%
Essay, GK, Academic, Work- Ex, Video15%

XAT Selection & Counseling 2018

Each XAT Score Accepting College follows its personal selection process. While some admit students straight upon their XAT Result, some hold further scrutiny rounds. These rounds help filter out the best students from the crowd.

Read the stages of the pre-admission procedure. Most Management Institutes have both these stages:

  1. Group Discussion (GD)
  2. Individual Interview (PI)

The majority of management colleges now give higher weight to an aspirant’s performance in the written test. This is so because it is easier to judge an aspirant’s viewpoints while he is writing, unlike in GD/PI. Also, a soft-spoken aspirant often loses his chance in a GD round. So, we advise you to prepare well for all these rounds to the best of your ability.

Post these selection rounds, selected aspirants appear for XAT Counseling. For XAT 2018, the counseling rounds are expected to begin March. While participating in the counseling rounds, make sure you bring along the following documents:

  1. Counseling letter with Xerox copy
  2. XAT Admit card with Xerox copy
  3. Original certificates of 10th, 12th with Xerox Copy
  4. Medical documents
  5. XAT Rank Card
  6. All original certificates of concern to preceding qualification
  7. Caste certificates for the reserved category
  8. At least new six passport size black and white and color photographs

We hope all deserving aspirants get into the top colleges accepting XAT score. Good luck!

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