Xavier Aptitude Test is one of the most popular and competitive MBA entrance exams, after the CAT. XAT 2019 was conducted on 6th January 2019 for admission into XAMIs (Xavier Association of Management Institutes). XAT 2019 excluded essay writing with a reduced test duration of 180 minutes. It is one of the toughest MBA entrance exams in India and for good reasons. In this article, we bring to you XAT 2019 Cut off and college wise Cutoffs.

XAT 2019 results have been announced on January 17, 2019. Thus, the XAT 2019 Cut off marks can be expected in the first week of February 2019. XAT 2019 cut off marks are different for the Business Management programme, the Human Resources Management programme and General Management programme.

XAT 2019 Cutoff

XAT 2019 Important Dates

Events Important Dates
XAT 2019 January 6, 2019
XAT 2019 Result January 17, 2019
XAT 2019 Cut off February 2019
XAT 2019 Selection Procedure February-March 2019

Key Changes in the XAT 2019 exam

Following are the key changes in the XAT 2019 exam pattern:

  • Essay writing section has been scrapped.
  • Total allotted time has been reduced to 3 hours (180 minutes) from earlier 3.5 hours.
  • In XAT 2019, un-attempted questions beyond 8 will carry a negative mark of 0.10.
  • The negative marking of 0.25 marks for any wrong answer will continue to remain the same.

Check out the XAT 2019 Exam Analysis.

XAT 2019 Raw Marks vs Percentile

XAT 2019 Raw Score XAT 2019 Expected Percentile
46+ 99.99+
43.50 – 46.00 99.50 – 99.99
41.00 – 43.50 99.00 – 99.50
37.50 – 41.00 97.50 – 99.00
35.50 – 37.50 96.00 – 97.50
34.80 – 35.50 95.00 – 96.00
32.50 – 34.80 93.50 – 95.00
30.50 – 32.50 90.00 – 93.50
29.00 – 30.50 87.50 – 90.00
27.50 – 29.00 85.00 – 87.50
26.00 – 27.50 80.00 – 85.00
24.00 – 26.00 75.00 – 80.00
21.00 -24.00 70.00 – 75.00
19.00 – 21.00 65.00 – 70.00
17.00 – 19.00 60.00 – 65.00
15.00 – 17.00 50.00 – 60.00
13.00 – 15.00 40.00 – 50.00
00.00 – 13.00 00.00 – 40.00

XAT 2019 Exam Analysis

The paper was of moderate difficulty with a good mix of questions. The Verbal and RC section was moderate-difficult as compared to last year as the RC’s were time-consuming and poem comprehension on the difficult side. However, the DI in the QADI section was easy-moderate. The Decision Making (DM) section continued to be solvable with a moderate level of difficulty. The part I of the paper had 74 questions in total. Part II General Knowledge section with 25 questions was on the moderate-difficult side. 

Factors determining XAT 2019 Cut off

XAT 2019 Cut off marks for admission are different every year. These cut off marks are determined on the basis of various factors. Here are the three main determining factors of XAT 2019 Cut off:

  • Number of candidates appearing in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the XAT question paper
  • Number of seats available for the admission
  • Previous year Cut offs
  • Number of students qualified in the exam.

How to check XAT 2019 Cut off

XAT 2019 Cut off for 2019 admission will be displayed on the XAT official website a week after the result declaration. Candidates can log in to the official website to see the XAT 2019 Cut off.

  • Visit the XAT official site
  • Click on XAT 2019 Cut off 2019 link for the chosen programme
  • A new page will open with the category wise XAT sectional cut offs

XAT 2019 Sectional Cut off

Section Number of Questions Marks Total Marks Cutoffs (percentiles)
PGDM-BM PGDM-HR
Male Female Male Female
Verbal and Logical Reasoning 26 1 26 79.46 75 79.66 75
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 27 1 27 88.7 80 70.07 65
Decision Making 21 1 21 76.84 75 71.628 70
Total 74 74 96 96 94 94

College wise XAT 2019 Cut off

MBA College City Raw XAT 2019 score Expected XAT 2019 percentile Fee (Rs.in lakhs) Average Placement (Rs. in lakhs)
XLRI Jamshedpur 35.5-38.5 96-98 20 19.21
SPJIMR Mumbai 32.5-34.5 93.50-95 16 20.9
XIMB Bhubaneswar 30.5-32.5 90-93 16.70 13.18
IMT Ghaziabad 30.5-32.5 90-92 16.50 11.26
GIM Goa 27.5-30.5 85-90 9.79 9.30
TAPMI Manipal 26-27.5 80-85 13 10.05
Great Lakes Chennai, Gurgaon 26-27.5 80-85 18.94 12.33
IRMA Anand (Gujarat) 26-27.5 80-85 11.50 10.20
MICA Ahmedabad 26-27.5 80-85 11.85 12.65
K J Somaiya Mumbai 27.5-30.5 85-90 11.93  9.19

Check out XAT 2019 accepting colleges here.

What After XAT 2019 Cut Off?

Candidates who shall have scored above the minimum XAT cut off fixed for the year will be selected for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds respectively. The decision to grant admission will be based on the candidate’s XAT 2019/GMAT score, Personal Profile, Academic History, Work Experience (if applicable) and Performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

XAT 2019 and GMAT cut offs announced by XLRI, Jamshedpur does not apply to XAMI members or other 150 management institutes accepting XAT. Each institute will announce its own minimum XAT 2019 Cut off score for admission.

Various parameters on which the applicant is selected for admission are as follows:

  • XAT 2019 or GMAT score.
  • Class 10 score.
  • Class 12 score.
  • Graduation score.
  • Work Experience.
  • Performance in Group Discussion.
  • Performance in Personal Interview.
Process Weightage
XAT Exam 60%
GD/PI 25%
Essay/GK/Academic/Work- Ex 15%

Once the XAT 2019 and GMAT cut offs are announced for 2019-21 admissions, interested applicants will be required to apply for the admissions on the official website. This process would require logging in to the official website with their login ID and password and update the interview city. The window to do so will remain open till a limited period only, after which no request will be entertained. XLRI and its member institutes and around 150 other B-schools which accepts XAT 2019 scores for their admission process will conduct GD, PI and Essay Writing as the selection rounds before announcing the final list of selected students for the final admissions. The final result will be sent to selected candidates by post on their registered email address.

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