XIMB Bhubaneswar: admission process for MBA 2016-18 begins; will organize X-GMAT on Jan 10

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Updated on October 24, 2015
XIMB will accept scores of CAT 2015, XAT 2016, GMAT (taken from 2014 to 2015) or X-GMAT
X-GMAT to be held on January 10, 2016 will be online test of 120 minutes duration comprising multiple choice questions (MCQs)

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB Bhubaneswar) has started the admission process to different MBA programmes beginning 2016 and has invited online applications for the batch 2016-18. The last date of applying to XIMB is December 7, 2015. XIMB will accept scores of CAT 2015, XAT 2016, GMAT (taken from 2014 to 2015) or X-GMAT to be conducted by XIMB on January 10, 2016.

XIMB offers 2 years full time MBA programmes and PGDM programmes in various streams. Placement at XIMB saw an average annual compensation of Rs.12.08 lakhs.

For those who are not able to appear in CAT/XAT/GMAT the B-school will organize X-GMAT admission test. The final admission round after shortlisting on the basis of written test will not include Group Discussion in 2016.

Choice of MBA courses at XIMB
Application process for admission session 2016-18 is open for the following courses at XIMB MBA-BM; MBA-HRM; MBA-SM; MBA-RM; MBA-Global and Executive PGDM programmes.

The minimum requirement for admission to the MBA Programme is a  3year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized university. Candidates who expect to complete the final part of their degree examinations by June 15, 2016, can also apply. Offers of admission to such candidates, if made, will be provisional and will be automatically cancelled in the event of their failing to complete all the requirements for obtaining the degree before June 16.

How to Apply
The application fee is Rs.1300/- if you are applying for one programme. If you are exercising more options, you have to pay additional Rs.700/- for second option and Rs.500 for each subsequent options. Application process for admission 2016-18 at XIMB is on-line. Candidates have to apply to XIMB apart from registering and applying for CAT 2015, XAT 2016 or GMAT.

XIMB application process can be completed in 4 steps as follows-

Step-1: Fill up the personal details/Academic details/professional details and upload the photo & signature to create and receive by email a unique XUB ID and password for applying to XIMB.

Step-2: Login with XUB ID and password. Choose the programme you want to apply for and fill up the final part (Programme details) of the application form and submit.

Step 3:Pay the application fee as instructed in the Payment Advice Form.

Step 4: Send the Payment Advice Form and proof of payment to: The Admissions Office, Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier Square, Bhubaneswar-751013

If you have filled the application form and paid the application fee successfully, you will receive the confirmation by e mail regarding the acceptance of your online application form. Subsequently, the information Bulletin-2016 will be mailed to you to the present address given in the online form.

Important Dates
XIMB Application Closes: December 7, 2015 X-GMAT date: January 10, 2016

Exam Scores accepted for admission 2016 at XIMB

Applicants are required to take any one of the Admission Tests:

XAT 2016: To be conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, on 3rd January, 2016
CAT 2015: To be conducted by IIMs on 29 November 2015,
GMAT: Taken in 2014 or 2015 (minimum score for applying 550),
X-GMAT:  To be conducted at Bhubaneswar on 10th January 2016, by Xavier University.
Registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT is a prerequisite for applying to XIMB, if not opting for X-GMAT.

X-GMAT to be held on January 10, 2016 will be online test of 120 minutes duration comprising multiple choice questions (MCQs). The test will have five sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Emotional Quotient and General Awareness. There will be sectional time limits, with negative markings for wrong answers.

The pattern and syllabus will be similar to the other tests like CAT and XAT. The test will be conducted on 10th January 2016 and the candidates will have to make their own arrangements for travel and stay. The time schedule and venue details will be intimated by email, by the last week of December 2015.

It will be a good option for those who have not registered and missed CAT 2015, XAT 2016 and GMAT exams.

Selection Procedure
XIMB will decide the section-wise as well as total cut-off marks which will be used for short-listing the candidates to be called for Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview. WAT, & PI will be held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Candidates will have to meet their own travel expenses for appearing in the Interview session. The final selection will be made on the basis of the candidate's performance in the XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMAT as well as in the Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview (which factors in the past academic record and relevant work experience). The selected candidates will be informed by mail in the month of April 2016.

Fee structure
Following is the fee structure for various MBA programmes at XIMB


Fee structure (Rs. in lakhs)

MBA in Business Management (MBA-BM)


MBA Human Resource Management ( MBA-HRM)


MBA in Rural Management (MBA-RM)


MBA in Sustainability Management (MBA-SM)




Executive MBA-BM


Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) was established 28 years ago. XIMB is now Flagship School of Xavier University Bhubaneshwar (XUB). XUB was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. Counted among the leading management institutions in the country, XIMB has been awarded A*** grading by CRISIL.

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