Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB) Bhubaneswar Admissions 2018

Bhubaneswar (Orissa)   Estd : 1987 Approved by : UGC, AICTE, NBA, SAQS, AIU Type : Private

XIMB  Bhubaneswar Selection Process

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) offers a variety of programmes and selection for different level programmes is different. Admissions are usually done on the basis of scores in either XAT, CAT, GMAT or X-GMAT. XIMB selects students on the basis of their all-round performance and development.

Following are the popular programmes offered by XIMB:

  • MBA – Business Management (BM)
  • MBA – Human Resource & Management (HRM)
  • MBA – Rural Management (RM)
  • MBA – Sustainability Management (SM)
  • MBA – Urban Management and Governance (UMG)
  • MBA – Global Management and Leadership (MBA-Global)
  • Executive MBA – Business Management (BM)
  • Integrated Ph.D. (MBA & Ph.D.)
  • Doctoral Programmes

Check the selection criteria below:


Programme Exam Score Accepted Personality Tests Other Aspects
  1. Group Discussion
  2. Writing Ability Test
  3. Personal Interview
  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Performance in class 10, 12 board exams and graduation
  3. Extracurricular participation
  4. Work Experience (if any)
  1. Writing Ability Test
  2. Group Discussion
  3. Personal Interview
  1. Academic performance in the past
  2. Relevant work experience
  1. Interview through Skype or telephone
  1. Academic background and performance
  2. Quality of work experience
Executive MBA CAT, XAT, GMAT and X-GMAT
  1. Personal Interview
  2. Sometimes the students are also required to give a Writing Ability Test
  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Past academic record
  3. Quality of work experience
Doctoral Programmes No exam
  1. Personal Interview
  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Performance in Masters’ Degree
  3. Research work done by candidate

Final selection is done on the basis of a cumulative score that is evaluated by combining the scores achieved by a candidate in different rounds of selection process. Candidates applying for Ph.D. must make sure that they are mentioning their recently published research work or research that has been recently concluded.

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Cutoffs for the exams mentioned above keep changing every year. However, estimated cutoff for XIMB is given below.

XIMB CAT Cutoff:


Sections Percentile
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation 84
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 94
Overall Percentile 91


XIMB XAT Cutoff:


Sections Percentile
Verbal Ability 60
Data Interpretation 65
Quantitative Aptitude 75
Overall Percentile 90


Clearing the cutoffs mentioned above does not mean that you have secured a seat at XIMB. These numbers are set to define eligibility criteria of the institute. Candidates who are finally selected may have much higher percentile than that mentioned above.

About the Institute:

XIMB was established in 1987 under the agreement signed between the Government of Odisha and the Jesuits in Odisha. It is one of the most reputed business schools in India and comes under the governance of the Government of India, the Government of Odisha and the Society of Jesuits collectively.

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XIMB has worked with various government departments of Odisha as a consultant and for different research projects as well. The institute has also been named the Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy and Taxation (CEFT) by the state government. The institute has also initiated student and faculty exchange programmes with various international universities such as Reims Management School – France, Fordham University – USA, Eastern Michigan University – USA and many others.

Contact Details of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

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    +91-674-6647777 , +91 6742377700.
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  • Address:
    Xavier Square, Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India-751013