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 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.
XAT 2019 Raw Marks vs Percentile
|XAT 2019 Raw Score||XAT 2019 Expected Percentile|
|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)|
|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|
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)|
|Great Lakes||Chennai, Gurgaon||26-27.5||80-85||18.94||12.33|
|K J Somaiya||Mumbai||27.5-30.5||85-90||11.93||9.19|
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.
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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