XAT 2016 Cutoff


XAT 2016 CutoffXAT 2016 Cutoff – XLRI conducted XAT 2017 on January 8, 2017. The candidates who took the exam can check the previous year cutoff and the official XAT 2017 cutoff here on this page. On January 25, 2017, the final result and the XAT 2017 cutoff for HR, BM & GMP courses has been announced. The score card of XAT 2017 is now available and it furnishes the final score and percentile obtained by the candidates. XAT 2016 cutoff must be checked by the candidates for comparing it with the XAT 2017 cutoff and draw an idea about them being shortlisted and get a call to attend GD/PI. The cutoff of XAT 2016 of XLRI & participating institutes varied from each other and only candidates clearing the cutoffs, are called for GD and PI. Read this article to know the expected XAT 2016 cutoff of top participating institutions and more details on the same.

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XAT 2016 Cutoff

Most Management Institutions maintain the same XAT cutoff for years, therefore it can be estimated that the XAT Cutoff 2016 will be similar to that of last years. Most Management Institutions changes their cutoff according to factors like the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appearing for XAT 2016, the total number of seats and other various factors. The candidates who meet the XAT cutoff percentile are only shortlisted for GD, PI and Essay Writing. Candidates can check the following tables given below to get a rough idea of XAT 2016 Cutoff. 

The table below furnishes the expected XAT Cutoff 2016 – 

Sections Expected Cutoff marks
Quantitative Ability Section 7-8
Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning 9-10
Verbal & Logical Ability 8-10
General Knowledge

General Knowledge marks has not been considered while calculating the total percentile in XAT 2016 result. This will only be considered during the final round. Selection of candidates will be governed by the XAT  2016 cutoff score and ranks finalized by the exam bodies. The course wise cutoff will determine the admissions in different courses.

There are various colleges that are associated with XAT colleges. Cutoff percentile for those colleges is –

Institute Percentile
XLRJ Jamshedpur 95
BIMTECH Greater Noida 75
Goa Institute of Management 90
IFMR Chennai 85
LIBM Chennai 90
XIM Bhubneswar 95
XIM Jabalpur 80
XIME Bangalore 80
XISS Ranchi 85

For different programmes, XAT 2016 Cutoff is different The shortlisting criteria will be different for the different Management Programs along with the XAT 2016 Cutoff. The highest cutoff percentile is for the Business Management program while the lowest is for the General Management program. In most cases, the XAT Cutoff remains the same for years as the cutoff depends on the exam pattern and evaluation process.

Overall XAT 2016 Cutoff

The Cutoff for XAT 2016 as predicted above are tentative as they based on the Cutoff released last year. However, it is expected that XAT 2016 Cutoff will be almost similar to last year’s cutoff.

Following is the overall cutoff criterion for the selection of candidates for various management programmes –

Business Management 94.23
Human Resource Management 90.04
Global MBA Programme 90.04
General Management 67.98

XAT Cutoff 2016 for Business Management

BM – 2015-17 78.41
Decision Making 81.06
Quant & DI 90.58

XAT Cutoff 2016 for Human Resource Management 

HRM programme 86.49
Decision Making 79.09
Quant & DI 72.44

XAT 2016 Cutoff for Global MBA 

Global MBA programme 78.41
Decision Making 76.95
Quant & DI 80.86

 XAT Cutoff 2016 for General Management

GM Programme 45.29
Decision Making 43.29
Quant & DI 61.48

XAT 2016 Cutoff – Deciding Factors

  • Difficulty level of XAT affects the cutoff 
  • Number of candidates registered and took the test
  • Reservation Norms
  • Seats available at various institutes
  • Previous year cutoff trends 

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  1. Yes, I appeared for this exam and finally expecting to clear. it was little bit harder but due to increase in time, i was able to complete.