XAT Selection Procedure 2023: Selection Stages & Admission Process
  • Written By Monica_Kumari
  • Last Modified 28-09-2022
  • Written By Monica_Kumari
  • Last Modified 28-09-2022

XAT Selection Procedure 2023: Selection Stages & Participating Institutes

XAT Selection Procedure 2023: XLRI, Jamshedpur, will conduct the XAT 2023 by releasing the GD/ PI shortlist for Business Management (BM) and Human Resource Management (HRM) programmes. The XLRI selection process is based on exam scores and academic profiles. Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) are part of the XLRI admission process, which will take place in February in Delhi, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, and Bangalore.

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The XAT registration process started on August 10, 2022, and will be continued till November 30, 2022. Candidates interested in appearing for the XAT exam can apply by creating a login account at the official website. Upon successful registration, they will be able to download the admit card once it is released from the official website of XAT. Check out the article to know more about the XAT Selection Procedure 2023.

XAT Selection Procedure 2023: Important Dates

Check out the dates related to XAT 2023 from the table given below:

XAT RegistrationAugust 10, 2022
Last Date to Apply for XAT ExamNovember 30, 2023
Declaration of Admit CardDecember 20, 2022
XAT Exam DateJanuary 8, 2023
Analysis of XAT January 8, 2023
XAT Exam Answer Key Release DateTo Be Announced
XAT Exam Result DateTo Be Announced

Stages of XAT Selection Process 2023

Candidates who aspire to take admission in various participating institutes through XAT 2023 will have to follow the steps involved in the XAT selection procedure as given below:

Stage 1 – XAT Exam

  • XLRI will conduct the XAT exam 2023 on January 8, 2023, and the candidates who will score the qualifying marks will be eligible for the next step.
  • The mode of examination is online. i.e., computer-based test mode.
  • The aspirants should be aware of the examination centre and reporting time.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to bring their admit card and a valid Photo ID on the examination day.

Stage 2 – XAT Result

  • Applicants can view XAT 2023 result after the successful conduction of the exam on the official website, i.e., xatonline.in.
  • XAT score card includes sectional raw score, overall raw score, sectional percentile score and overall percentile score.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted for GD and PI process on the grounds of their XAT percentile score and rank on the XLRI merit list.
  • The aspirants also need to fulfil the XAT cutoff to the B-schools and colleges to which they plan to apply.
  • The selected candidates will then appear for pre-admission rounds that contain Group Discussion and/or Personal Interviews.

Stage 3 – XAT GD and PI 

Group Discussion and/or Personal Interviews for XAT 2023 will be held between mid-February and March 2023 in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Jamshedpur only.

Group Discussion Round for XAT Selection Process
  • In GD, about eight to ten candidates take part, and one topic is given for discussion.
  • The time duration of the discussion will be 15 to 25 minutes.
  • Leadership skills, confidence, quality of content, awareness of the present topics etc., are the parameters on which the performance of GD is based.
Personal Interview for XAT Selection Process
  • A panel of experts and members of the internal selection committee will conduct the interview.
  • Through PI, the interpersonal and soft skills of the candidates are examined.
  • Based on the current situation, this round could be conducted online.

Stage 4 – Shortlisting for XLRI Admission

  • The overall performance of the applicants will be evaluated first before releasing the final list.
  • The selected candidates will be given seats in the management courses for which they will apply.
  • Apart from the performances in the XAT exam 2023 and GI and PI, the candidates will also be assessed based on their academic skills and work experience before the release of the final list.

Stage 5 – Final XAT Merit List

The final selection of the candidates will depend upon their ranking on the XAT merit list. It will be based on XAT 2023 results, GD-PI score, Essay & GK sectional scores, Work Experience, and Past Academic Records. The authority will update the same on the official web portal of XAT.

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Preparation of XLRI XAT Merit List

The weightage for different rounds of the XAT Selection Procedure is given in the table below. Check out the factors considered at the time of merit list preparation:

XAT Entrance Exam Score60%
GD & PI25%
Essay, GK, Academic Profile, Work Experience, Video15%

Documents Required for XAT Admission Process 2023

Check out the list of documents required at the time of GD/PI:

  • Original XAT counselling letter along with a photocopy of the counselling letter
  • Original and Xerox of XAT Admit Card 2023
  • Bank draft as per the guidelines mentioned in XAT Brochure
  • Academic Certificates (Class 10 & Class 12; Bachelor’s Degree)
  • XAT 2023 Score Card/ Rank Card
  • Caste Certificate
  • Medical documents
  • 4-6 Passport size photographs colour and black and white

XAT Participating Institutes 2023

There are two types of participating institutes in XAT. One that takes admission through XAT scores and the quality of the programs offered is not governed by XLRI (XAT Associate Members). The other is XAMI Members, and XLRI governs the education quality, placements and everything for these institutes. Below is the list of XAT Participating Colleges:

  • Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University
  • St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology
  • Xavier Business School (XBS) St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata
  • St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)
  • Loyola Institute of Business Management, Chennai
  • St. Joseph’s Institute of Management
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Research
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • XLRI Xavier School of Management
  • Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service

XLRI Jamshedpur Admission Fee

Below we have tabulated the program-wise admission fee or XLRI. Note the below data is based on 2020 numbers:

Program NameXLRI PGDM Fees
PGDM (BM)Rs. 23.60 Lakhs
PGDM (HRM)Rs. 23.60 Lakhs
PGDM (GM)Rs. 20.95 Lakhs

Also, check:

XAT NotificationXAT Eligibility Criteria
XAT Exam PatternXAT Answer Key
XAT Exam CentersXAT Counselling
XAT Admit CardXAT Participating Colleges

FAQs on XAT Selection Procedure 2023

Here are some most frequently asked questions on the XAT selection process:

Q.1: When will the selection procedure for XAT begin?
Ans: The XAT selection process will begin between mid-February and March 2023 in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Jamshedpur only.

Q.2: What is the selection procedure for XAT 2023?
Ans: The selection process includes the XAT exam and GD & PI. Furthermore, XAT member institutes also consider academic records and work experience.

Q.3: What are the documents required for the XAT selection process?
Ans: Candidates need an original XAT counselling letter along with a photocopy of the counselling letter, original and xerox of XAT admit card, bank draft as per the guidelines, academic certificates, XAT scorecard/ rank card, caste certificate, etc.

Q.4: How do I apply for the XLRI program through GMAT?
Ans: After completing the basic and personal details, students need to select the option through GMAT to apply for XLRI programs.

Q.5: Can I change my choice of the XAT program after locking it?
Ans: No, you cannot change your preference after locking.

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