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XLRI Selection Process: XAT Cutoff Requirements, GD and PI

October 26, 2016 03:54 PM 3 minute read , Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma , Xavier Labour Relations Institute (Jamshedpur) , XAT , XAT - 2017

XLRI Selection Process: XAT Cutoff Requirements, GD and PI

XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the premier B-Schools in India and offers an excellent PGDM programme. It has been known for its globally recognized education as well as for the outstanding performance of its students in case studies. In order to take admission into XLRI Jamshedpur, it is essential to take XAT (Xavier’s Admission Test) entrance exam.

Once the XAT scores are announced, the institute evaluates the performance of candidates in two phases and the students who qualify get admission in the various PGDM programmes offered by XLRI Jamshedpur.

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XLRI has set a minimum cutoff for XAT that a candidate must clear in order to clear the phase one. Candidates who clear the sectional, as well as the overall cutoff will be called for the second phase of evaluation.

The minimum XAT cut-off required to clear the first phase of admission for XLRI Jamshedpur is as follows:

Category HRM BM Global MBA
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) >= 85 >= 90 >= 90
Verbal Ability (VA) >= 85 >= 80 >= 80
Decision Making >= 80 >= 80 >= 80
Overall >= 88 >= 94 >= 90

Minimum cutoff for candidates applying through GMAT:

Course Score
HRM >= 700
BM >= 720
Global MBA >= 710

Following is the selection criteria of XLRI Jamshedpur:

Name of the Programme Phase 1 Phase 2
PGDM Candidates have to clear the minimum cutoff (sectional as well as overall) of XAT entrance exam. Candidate have to clear the 30-minute Group Discussion (GD) round consisting 8 to 10 participants and Personal Interview (PI).
PGDM (GM) Candidates have to clear the cutoff of either XAT or GMAT. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview (PI). Interviews are also conducted through G-talk/Skype for overseas candidates.
PGDM (BM), Part-Time (JSR) Candidates have to clear an aptitude test or provide valid scores of other credible MBA entrance exams. Further, candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in Personal Interview (PI) round.
PGDM (GMBA) Candidates have to appear for either XAT or GMAT to secure the minimum cutoff. Shortlisted candidates are called for GD and PI based on which the final selection is done.
PGDM (HRM) Selection in the first phase will depend upon a candidate’s performance in XAT. Candidates will then be called for Group Discussion (GD) basis which they are shortlisted for the course.

XLRI Jamshedpur has a standardized selection process and judges students bases on several components such as XAT Score, Performance in Essay Writing and General Knowledge section, GDPI rounds, past academic performance and work experience. Specific weights have been allotted for every component to evaluate the overall score of the student.

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Components and their Weights:

Components Weights
XAT Score 65%
Essay Writing 5%
General Knowledge 5%
Academic Performance and Work Experience 5%
Group Discussion (DI) and Personal Interview (PI) 20%

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