XAT Cutoff 2018

Sept. 12, 2017 content.teams

XAT Cutoff 2018XAT Cutoff 2018 – XLRI, the conducting body of Xavier Aptitude Test, is likely to release the cutoff of XAT 2018 by January 31, 2018. The cutoff is expected to be released along with the result. XAT cutoff 2018 will be published online for all programmes offered by XLRI including PGDM (BM), PGDM (GM) and PGDM (HRM). Only the candidates who meet the cutoff criteria will be called for the next rounds of admission. XAT cutoff scores will be determined on the basis of several factors. Also, candidates must note that both overall and sectional cutoffs will be released by XLRI. Apart from the XLRI, XAT scores are accepted by various other management institutes across the country. Each of these institutes releases its own individual cutoffs. In this article, candidates can find more information on XAT cut off 2018 and also the previous year’s cutoff scores. The information available here will help the candidates get an idea about the overall and sectional percentile that they must achieve to get shortlisted for next rounds of admission. 

XAT Cutoff 2018 – Important Dates

The cutoff scores of XAT 2018 are expected to be announced on January 31, 2018. The XAT cut off will be released along with the XAT result. In the table given below, the candidates can find a tentative schedule of XAT cutoff 2018.

S. No. Event Dates (Tentative)
1 XAT 2018 exam January 7, 2018
2 Announcement of result January 31, 2017
3 Release of cutoff January 31, 2017

Expected XAT Cut off 2018

Based on the past few years’ trends, the expected XAT cut off percentiles are as follows -

Section PGDM (BM) (Percentile) PGDM (HR) (Percentile) PGDM (GMP) (Marks)
Verbal Ability 78 - 82 75-78 5 and above
Decision Making 75 - 79 70-74 6 and above
Quantitative Ability 87 - 91 68 - 78 7 and above

Previous Year XAT Cutoff

The following tables provide the last year’s cutoff scores of three postgraduate management programmes offered by XLRI. These tables will provide a fair idea to the candidates regarding the percentiles and marks that they must score for admissions to different programmes of XLRI.

XAT 2017 Cut off

For PGDM (BM) Programme

Section Cutoff Percentile
Verbal Ability 79.46
Decision Making 76.84
Quantitative Ability 88.7
Total 96


XAT Cut off – PGDM (HR) Programme

Section Cutoff Percentile
Verbal Ability 76.69
Decision Making 71.628
Quantitative Ability 70.07
Total 92.55


XAT Cutoff – PGDM (GMP) Programme

Section Marks Obtained
Verbal Ability 5 and above
Decision Making 5 and above
Quantitative Ability 6 and above
Total 22 and above

XAT Cutoff Scores – 2013-2016

The table given below provides the XAT cutoff scores of the past four years (2013 – 2016). In this table, the candidates can check the cutoff scores for different programmes offered by the XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Courses 2013 2014 2015 2016
GMBA 88 90 90.04
HRM 88 88 90.04 94.4
BM 94 94 94.23 96
GMP 67.98 69

XAT Cutoff 2018 – Deciding Factors

When it comes to determining XAT cut off, there are many important factors that are taken into consideration. These include -

  • The difficulty level of the Test
  • Number of candidates
  • Number of seats available
  • Last year’s admission trends
  • Last year’s cutoff
  • Reservation norms

The candidates who are planning to appear for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) must gain familiarity with the last few years’ cutoff scores. This will help them determine how much they need to score to secure a seat in XLRI and other top XAT participating institutes. Many of the coaching institutes will also release expected XAT cut off 2018 scores for admissions to postgraduate management programmes. The candidates are advised to visit this article regularly for latest and updated information on XAT 2018 cutoff.

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