XLRI Jamshedpur Selection Criteria 2021: XAT 2021 Cutoff Released, GD and PI Requirements

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: January 28, 2021 | XAT

If you are aiming at XLRI Jamshedpur admissions, you need to understand the XLRI selection criteria in detail. If you qualify for XAT 2021 or GMAT, you can seek admission in PGDM courses at XLRI Jamshedpur.

XLRI Jamshedpur Selection Process

XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the premier B-Schools in India and offers an excellent PGDM course. 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 Aptitude Test) entrance exam. XAT 2021 exam was conducted on January 3, 2021, and the response sheet was released on January 05, 2021. The result of XAT 2021 was released on January 18.

Since XAT 2021 results are out, XLRI Jamshedpur will now evaluate the performance of candidates in two phases and the students who qualify will get admission in the various PGDM courses offered by XLRI. At this point, you can also learn the difference between MBA and PGDM so that you make a sound decision with respect to your career in the field of management and specialisation choice.

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XLRI has a minimum cutoff for XAT that a candidate must clear in order to clear the phase one. XLRI has released the XAT 2021 Cut Offs for PGDM-BM and PGDM-HRM 2021 batches in the online mode on its official website. The course-wise XAT 2021 and GMAT Cut Offs for XLRI are available below. Candidates who clear the sectional, as well as the overall cutoff, will be called for the second phase of evaluation. Meanwhile, candidates can read about our detailed analysis of XAT Score VS XAT Percentile.

XLRI Jamshedpur Admission Dates 2021

Check the table provided below to know the important dates for XLRI Jamshedpur admissions



XLRI Admission Application 2021 Start date

12th September 2020

Last Date to apply for XLRI Admission(Apply through XAT)

10th December 2020

XAT 2021 Result Announcement

18th January 2021

XLRI Jamshedpur Cut Off 2021

28th January 2021

XLRI Short List Announcement for final selection round 2021

31st January 2021

XLRI Jamshedpur XAT 2021 Cut Off

XLRI Jamshedpur has released the XAT 2021 Cut off for its PGDM-BM and PGDM-HRM courses. The minimum XAT 2021 cut off required to clear the first phase of admission for XLRI Jamshedpur are as follows.

XLRI Jamshedpur XAT 2021 Cut Off for PGDM-BM


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XLRI Jamshedpur XAT 2021 Cut Off for PGDM-HRM


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Shortlisted candidates as per the above XAT cutoff can book a slot for the XLRI interview.

XLRI Jamshedpur GMAT Cut Off 2021

The minimum expected cutoff for candidates applying through GMAT is as follows.


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XLRI Jamshedpur Selection Criteria 2021

The following is the selection criteria of XLRI Jamshedpur for PGDM courses -

Name of the ProgrammePhase 1Phase 2
PGDMCandidates have to clear the minimum cutoff (sectional as well as overall) of XAT entrance exam.A candidate has to clear the 30-minute Group Discussion (GD) round consisting of 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 (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 based on several components such as XAT Score, Performance in GD/ PI rounds, past academic performance and work experience. Specific weights have been allotted for every component to evaluate the overall score of the student. Earlier the essay writing was also the part of XLRI admission process but it was removed in 2018. 

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XLRI Jamshedpur Selection Components 2021

XLRI selection components for PGDM admissions 2021-23 are listed below

  • XAT Score
  • Academic Performance and Work Experience
  • General Knowledge
  • Group Discussion (DI) and Personal Interview (PI)

XLRI Jamshedpur Selection Weightage Highlights

  • The weightage of the components can be changed by XLRI after analysing the PI and GD data.

  • The final admission merit list is prepared on the basis of the total scores in the above-mentioned components.

  • The bottom 10% of the selected candidates’ GD and PI scores may not be considered for the final merit list irrespective of scores in the other components.

Apart from XLRI Jamshedpur, there are other colleges that accept XAT 2021 scores as well. You can check the complete list of colleges here. If you have any doubts related to XLRI admission, you can ask questions at the Collegedekho QnA zone

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What is the weightage of XAT Score in XLRI Jamshedpur selection criteria?

65% weightage is provided to XAT Score in XLRI Jamshedpur selection criteria

What is the cutoff for admission at XLRI Jamshedpur?

Cutoff for admission at XLRI Jamshedpur is not yet updated on the official website. It will be updated once XAT results are out.

What is the selection process for admission at XLRI Jamshedpur?

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in XAT entrance examination, personal interview and group discussion.

What is the last date to apply for admission at XLRI Jamshedpur?

The last date to apply for admission at XLRI Jamshedpur is 30th November 2020

How can I apply for admission at XLRI Jamshedpur?

You will have to appear for XAT in order to apply for admission at XLRI Jamshedpur. You can select the program for which you are looking for admission in the XAT application form


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