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XAT Sectional Cutoff 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and Popular College Cutoff

XLRI Jamshedpur will release XAT Cutoff 2021 after the declaration of results in third week of January 2021 (Tentative). Colleges accepting XAT score will release category-wise cut-off separately. Candidates must get above the minimum marks to get shortlisted for group discussion and personal interview rounds. 

XAT Cutoff will not only include the overall cutoff for different categories but also the sectional cutoff for individual segments. XAT 2020 scorecard is available on the official website – xatonline.in. Results were declared on January 16, 2020. Check XAT Results

XAT Exam Dates

XAT Eligibility

XAT Exam Pattern

XAT Syllabus

  • As per the normalization process, no candidate can get negative percentile and scores. Also, no candidate can score 100 percentile.
  • Seperate cutoff is released for male and female candidates for BM program while for HRM differentiation is done based on male engineering, female engineering, male non-engineering and female non engineering. Know XLRI Selection Process
  • Overall Cutoff 2020 for BM program is 95 percentile while that of HRM is 93 percentile for male candidates and female candidates is 93 percentile for BM and 91 for HRM program.
  • Candidates who achieve the minimum required marks in each section will be called for Personal Interview and Group Discussion round.
  • The list of these qualified candidates will be released by the authorities.
  • Each participating institution of XAT 2021 will release their own cutoff after result has been released.

XAT score or percentile is applicable to institutions like XILR. XIMB, IMT, BIMTECH, Great Lakes, etc. Candidates can estimate their rank before the declaration of result.

XAT 2020 Cut off for XLRI Jamshedpur

XLRI Jamshedpur was established in 1949. It ranks in the 9th position for management. There are 360 seats in total for 8 different streams.

Business Management (BM)


Human Resource Management (HRM)


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  • XLRI Jamshedpur Admission Process
  • XIM, Bhubaneshwar Selection Process

XAT Cutoff list is generated to shortlist candidates for admissions to courses like Business Management, Human Resource Management and Global Management Programme in the top B-Schools of India. Check: XLRI Courses, (On Campus and Online), Duration, and Programme Wise Fees.

To ensure transparency in the process and a fair play to the candidates, XAT Cutoff is prepared considering the following factors:

  • Total number of test-takers
  • Available seats in the participating institutes
  • Level of difficulty of XAT 
  • Average Marks scored in XAT 
  • Normalization of XAT Scores

XAT Previous Year Cutoff Analysis

  • VALR (Business Management) for both male and female candidates has increased over the years.
  • DM (Business Management) increased for female while decreased for male candidates.
  • QA (Business Management) cutoff has increased for both female and male candidates.

Previous Years' XAT Sectional Cut off Marks

XAT 2019 Cutoff for BM Program


XAT Cutoff 2019 for HRM Program


XAT Cutoff 2018 for HRM Program


XAT Cutoff 2017 for BM and HR Programs

VA79.465 and above76.69
DM76.845 and above71.63
QA88.76 and above70.07
Total9622 and above92.55
VA & LR77.47-69.1
QA & DI88.6-69

XAT Cutoff 2016 – XLRI Jamshedpur

SectionsBMHRMGlobal MBA
Data Interpretation>80>80>80
Verbal Ability>80>85>80
Quantitative Ability>90>70>90

XAT Cutoff 2015/2014/2013


XAT Score vs Percentile

XLRI XAT Cut off is announced to be around 95 percentile for the flagship PGDM-BM for 2021. A score as low as 35 in XAT 2021 would lead to a considerably high percentile. Out of 74-75 marks from the XAT Paper, candidates find it difficult to score beyond 30-32 marks and very few students cross the 34-35 score. The difficulty level, as well as reduced number of questions, fetch high percentiles at low scores in the XAT exam.


Unlike CAT, score normalization is not done in XAT as it is conducted in a single session. Hence, perecentile is used in XAT which can be calculated using the following formula:

1 – Your XAT Rank/Total candidates x 100

For example, if your rank is 100 in XAT 2021 and 100,000 students participated, your percentile would be 90.

Key terms related to XAT Cut off

  • Official XAT 2021 Cut off: The cutoff marks are released officially i.e. by XLRI. These marks will decide the final merit list.
  • XAT 2021 Expected Cut off: Before the official cut off marks are declared, some of the top coaching institutes release 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 candidate based on the total XAT exam taking candidates. The percentile figure may change with an increase or decrease in the number of XAT test takers and their scoring pattern.
  • Cutoff ranks: To decide the priority of the candidates in the selection process Cutoff ranks are used. Higher rank holders will be given priority in the selection process. The cut-off rank will be decided based on the last rank to get included in the merit.

XAT 2020 Cutoff for Top MBA Colleges

XAT Cut off varies for different programs and different institutes. Candidates must clear the sectional as well as overall cut off to be considered as qualified. The below table lists the Top MBA Colleges with the announced XAT Cutoff for 2020 for different programs:

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar95+
XLRI, Jamshedpur96+
Institute of Management Technology(IMT), Ghaziabad90+
Great lakes Institute of Management, Chennai80+
Goa Institute of Management85+
KJ Somaiya85+
FORE School of Management85+
IRMA Anand80+
LIBA Chennai80+
TAPMI Institute80+
Birla Institute of Management Technology, greater Noida75+
XIME, Bangalore75+
MICA, Ahmedabad80+
Welingkar, Mumbai75+

XAT 2021 Cut off Important Dates

EventsDates (Tentative)
XAT 2021 Exam Date1st Week of January 2021
Declaration of Results3rd Week of January 2021
Release od XAT 2021 Cutoff4th Week of January 2021
Selection ProcessFebruary to March 2021

Also Check: XAT 2021 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Result and Cut Off

How to Check XAT Cut off 2021?

Candidates need to visit the official website xatonline.in to check the XAT Cut off 2021. Here are some easy steps to check the same:

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

XAT 2020 Cutoff Marks Predicted by Coaching Institutes

Before the official XAT Cut off will release, some of the leading XAT coaching centers released an expected cut off marks list. It will help candidates to analyze the expected cut off through these unofficial cutoffs so that they can further work upon which courses they can possibly choose.

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

CoursesBMHRMGlobal MBA
Career Launcher32-3430-32
IMS34-36 32-34
VistaMind32 (94 percentile)29 (90 percentile)29 (90 percentile)
VistaMind32 (94 percentile)29 (90 percentile)29 (90 percentile)
Bulls Eye34 (96 percentile)32 (94 percentile)28 (90 percentile)
InstitutesVA & LADMQA &DITotal
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 2020 Sectional Cutoff by Career Launcher

The below table demonstrates the top B Schools accepting XAT scores and cutoffs based on different sections:

VA7.5 (80%ile)8 (90%ile) -6 (75%ile)----
DM7 (80%ile)6.5 (80%ile)6.5 (75%ile)---
QADI9.5-10 (90%ile)7-7.5 (70%ile)-8-8.5 (75%ile)----

What to do After XAT Cutoff is Declared?

Once XAT cutoff is declared conducting body that is XLRI Jamshedpur will release the list of shortlisted candidates for GD/PI rounds. Candidates need to keep an eye on the official website for related events. Following steps should be followed to see the list of selected candidates:

  • Visit the official website of XLRI 
  • Select the program from the menu available: Human resource management, Business management, General management program.
  • Enter your XAT login credentials: id and password.
  • The screen will display list of final shortlisted candidates as per the chosen program. 

XAT 2021 Cutoff FAQs

Ans. Cutoff for XAT is the minimum marks required by a candidate to get shortlisted for the subsequent selection rounds. Each college releases its separate XAT Cutoff which a candidate must clear to seek admission.

Ans. Yes, there exists a sectional cutoff in XAT. Along with the overall cutoff, candidates must also individually secure the minimum sectional marks in each of the sections.

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

Ans. As per the records from the previous years, XAT Cutoff is 95 percentile for XILR, 90 percentile for XIMB respectively. However, the exact XAT cutoff 2020 for both the institutes may vary.

VA & LR77.47-69.1
QA & DI88.6-69

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