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XAT Result date is January 23, 2018
XAT 2018 result will be out on January 23, 2018 along with individual answer sheet and score card. Although XLRI has stated 'Results will be available on the website by 31st January 2018' the past trends in XAT result declaration reveal that XAT result is declared 7-10 days before the officially pre-announced XAT result date. There are more than 150 B-schools including XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI who will accept XAT 2018 scores.  


How to download XAT 2018 result
You can download your score card in following steps:

  • Login to official website for XAT 2018 xatonline.net.in
  • Click on the Score card icon
  • Enter your XAT 2018 registration ID, Password/Date of birth as required
  • Your score card will be displayed
  • Check and verify your Name, Registration number, test venue, exam date
  • The Score card will contain your scaled score, percentile score for each section and overall
  • Download your score card and take print
  • Cross check with your expected score you calculated on the basis of earlier published question paper and answer sheet
  • To make the scoring process more transparent, XLRI also releases the XAT question paper and XAT answer sheet for each candidate. The XAT question paper and XAT answer sheet is made available individually for the candidates with their login Id and password.


XLRI to announce shortlist immediately after XAT result
XLRI announces its shortlist in a day or two from the date of XAT result declaration. SPJIMR announces its shortlist twice – Once on the basis of profile and other on the basis of XAT exam scores, although the candidates shortlisted on the basis of profile also have to score minimum required percentile in XAT exam.


IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, GIM, Great Lakes, LIBA among others announce their shortlist after a few days from the XAT result declaration date.


The candidates who have not scored a very high percentile in CAT 2017 and have scored a good percentile in XAT 2018 can apply to many top MBA colleges on the basis of XAT 2018 scores.


No one gets exact 100 percentile in XAT

XAT 2018 would not award exact 100 percentile even to the highest scorer in the exam. The score in XAT is ranked at 99.9+ percentile. As per the different percentile calculation method in XAT 2018 no candidate scores 100 percentile.  According to XAT official, “Our percentile calculation is slightly different and the topper does not score hundred percentile.”


No Negative percentile given

XAT also does not award negative percentile. According to XAT official “All students get positive percentiles (There is no possibility of negative percentile)”.  It means that no candidate can get negative scores as per the score normalization process adopted in XAT 2018.


Scoring pattern in XAT 2018

XAT 2018 exam is divided in 2 parts and has to be attempted in 210 minutes. After getting into online computerised testing mode, all the 5 sections in XAT 2018 are clubbed into a single exam whether they are counted for percentile calculation or not.


There are 3 sections in XAT 2018 which will determine your percentile. All these three sections carry negative marking of 1/4 . There is no negative marking for section-4 and 5.


 The first part with 3 sections in XAT 2018 has 72 questions and had to be attempted in overall time limit. All the questions were in Multiple Choice form (MCQs). Answers to these 72 questions are taken into account to calculate the sectional as well as the overall percentile score.  The correct answer to each of these 72 questions carries a score of one mark and wrong answer attracts the penalty of 1/4 negative mark.