XLRI Jamshedpur Selection Criteria 2020: XAT Cutoff Requirements, GD and PI

Published: | September 02, 2019
XLRI Jamshedpur Selection Process

If you are aiming at XLRI Jamshedpur admissions, you need to understand the XLRI selection criteria in detail. If you qualify for XAT 2020 or GMAT, you can seek admission in PGDM courses at XLRI Jamshedpur.

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 2020 is expected to be conducted in the first week of January 2020.

Once XAT 2020 results are out, XLRI Jamshedpur will 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. 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.

XAT 2020 Expected Cut-off for XLRI Jamshedpur

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

Category XLRI HRM XAT Cutoff (For Male) XLRI HRM XAT Cutoff (For Female) XLRI BM XAT Cutoff (For Male) XLRI BM Cutoff (For Female) Global MBA
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 72 67 90 75 >= 90
Verbal Ability (VA) 85 80 79.46 75 >= 80
Decision Making 75 70 80 75 >= 80
Overall 94 93 96 95 >= 90

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

GMAT Expected Cut-off for XLRI Jamshedpur

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

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

XLRI Selection Criteria:

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

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. 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 (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 based 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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XLRI Selection Components and their Weights

XLRI selection components for PGDM admissions 2020-22 are listed below -

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%


  • 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 2020 scores as well. You can check the complete list of colleges here.

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