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XAT Cut-off 2023: Check Previous Year Cut-offs and Expected Cut-off


XAT Cut-off 2022: The Xavier School of Management will release the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2022-23 cut-off marks after the declaration of the result, which will be released on January 31, 2023. The cut-off is released for courses like PGDM (BM), PGDM (HRM), FPM, etc. Candidates can find the XAT previous year cut-off marks to know how much they need to score to clear the exam in this article.

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The Xavier Aptitude Test is one of the most sought-after MBA entrance tests in India. Candidates can get admission into prestigious management colleges through XAT scores. The cut-off is the minimum percentile that candidates require to get admission into the registered colleges. Go through the complete article to get details on the XAT Cut-off 2022.

XAT Cut-off 2022

The cut-off details for XAT 2022 as well as previous years are given below.

Section-wise XAT Score vs Percentile

Find the expected XAT 2022 cut-off (XAT marks vs percentile) of various sections from the table below:

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Cut-off

Raw ScorePercentile Score

Decision-Making Cut-off

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Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QADI) Cut-off

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XAT Overall Cut-off

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Factors Affecting XAT Cut-off

Here is the list of factors that affect the cut-off marks for the test:

  • a. Number of Test-Takers
  • b. Total Number of Available Seat
  • c. Toughness Level of Questions in 3 Sections (VALR, DM, QA)

Quick Note: The GK/GS section is not considered for cut-off calculation.

XAT Previous Year Cut-offs

XLRI Jamshedpur was established in 1949. It ranks in the 9th position for management. There are 360 seats in total for 8 different streams. Below we have provided the XAT cut-off for XLRI Jamshedpur for two programs – Business Management and Human Resource Management.

OverallMale – 93
Female – 90
Male – 92
Female – 90
VALRMale – 75
Female – 72
Male – 80
Female – 70
DMMale – 72
Female – 72
Male – 80
Female – 70
QAMale – 80
Female – 75
Male – 75
Female – 64

Here are the previous years’ XAT sectional cut-off trends:

XAT Cut-offs202020192018
VALR74 8079.5

XAT 2019 Sectional Cut-off Marks

Below we have tabulated the cut-off marks for the test course-wise for male and female candidates (2019 data):

VALRMale – 79.46
Female – 75
Male – 85
Female – 80
DMMale – 80
Female – 75
Male – 75
Female – 70
QA Male – 90
Female – 75
Male – 72
Female – 67
Overall Male – 96
Female – 95
Male – 94
Female – 93

XAT 2018 Cut-off by XLRI

Get an idea of the cut-off marks for PGDM – BM & HRM from the table below:

VALRMale – 79.64
Female – 75
Male – 79.66
Female – 75
DMMale – 76.840
Female – 75
Male – 71.628
Female – 70
QA Male – 88.70
Female – 80
Male – 70.07
Female – 65
Overall Male – 94
Female – 94
Male – 92
Female – 92

XAT Cut-off 2017 by XLRI

From the table below, you can easily check the cut-off data for the 3 sections:


XAT Cut-off 2016


XAT Cut-off 2015, 2014, 2013


XAT Cut-off Percentile of Participating Institutes

Candidates can check the XAT 2020 percentile of each of the institutes from below:

Top B-SchoolsXAT Percentile
SPJIMR Mumbai90+
XLRI Jamshedpur96+
XIM Bhubaneswar90+
IMT Ghaziabad90+
KJ Somaiya, Mumbai85+
GIM Goa85+
TAPMI Manipal80+
FORE School of Management, New Delhi85+
IRMA Anand80+
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai80+
LIBA Chennai80+
MICA Ahmedabad80+
BIMTECH Greater Noida75+
Welingkar Mumbai75+
XIME Bangalore75+

Quick Note: The same numbers are expected for 2022 as well. Candidates can expect a shift of 1-2 but not more than that. Like XAT Cut-off for XLRI Jamshedpur could be 95+ for 2022 but not less than that.

How To Predict XAT Cut-off?

Remember, XAT 2022 has 100 questions, out of which only 75 will be counted for cut-off calculation. These 75 questions will help you get to the college of choice. To predict the cut-off (percentile), you must gather all the information provided in the above sections of the article.

We have also provided the section-wise cut-off for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. These will give you an idea of the cut-off for XAT 2022. This test is considered one of the toughest, and to get 90+ percentile, you need to get only 32 questions correct, and those who wish to score 95+ percentile must get 35+ questions correct.

How To Convert XAT Score Into Percentile?

If you wish to convert your XAT score into percentile format, don’t bother, as we have already arranged a table from where you can check the data.

XAT Score Vs Percentile

Overall ScoreExpected Percentile

About XAT Exam

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI members, over 700 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate management programmes. The XAT question paper consists of 100 MCQs from Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. XAT exam is usually conducted on the first Sunday of every January.

FAQs on XAT Cut-off 2022

Below we have listed the most searched questions on XAT 2022 cut-off:

Q.1: What is the XAT cut-off?
Ans: XAT cut-off percentiles are the minimum qualifying marks to be scored in the exam. On the basis of the cut-off, XLRI will shortlist candidates for the GD-PI round. It means that the candidates scoring above the cut-off fixed for that admission year will be eligible for admission to XLRI. However, the final selection will be based on several other factors.

Q.2: Are XAT cut-offs the same for all participating colleges?
Ans: No, cut-offs of XAT participating colleges are different from each other. These colleges fix cut-off percentiles for admission individually based on certain criteria.

Q.3: Is the XAT cut-off for the Business Management programme different from Human Resource Programme?
Ans: Yes, the XAT cut-off for admission to different courses differs from each other. The assessment is made based on several factors such as academic background, a course offered by the institute, etc.

Q.4: What are the factors on which the XAT cut-off depends?
Ans: The cut-offs depend on several factors such as the number of examinees, total available seats, the difficulty level of questions in 3 sections, etc.

Q.5: Which are the courses an Indian candidate can apply for in XLRI through XAT?
Ans: Indian candidates can apply for all XLRI programmes through XAT. But for General Management Programme, both XAT and GMAT scores are acceptable for Indian candidates. Foreign category candidates, on the other hand, can apply for any or multiple courses through GMAT.

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