XIMB announces admission to MBA 2017-19; will organize X GMAT on Jan 29

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Updated on August 31, 2016
XIMB - Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar has announced the online admission process to MBA 2017-19 batch
For those who are not able to appear in CAT/XAT/GMAT the B-school will organize X-GMAT admission test on January 29, 2017

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) has announced the online admission process to MBA 2017-19 batch. The last date to apply for MBA programme at XIMB is December 10, 2016. XIMB will accept scores of CAT 2016, XAT 2017, GMAT (taken from 2015 to 2016) or X-GMAT to be conducted by XIMB, XUB on January 29, 2017.

XIMB, XUB offers 2 years full time MBA programmes in various streams. Placement at XIMB saw an average annual compensation of Rs.12.44 lakhs in 2016.

For those who are not able to appear in CAT/XAT/GMAT the B-school will organize X-GMAT admission test on January 29, 2017. The final admission round after shortlisting on the basis of written test will include Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview but Group Discussion will not be a component of final selection process for MBA 2017-19.

MBA courses at XIMB, XUB
Application process for admission session 2017-19 is open for the following courses at XIMB, XUB: MBA-BM; MBA-HRM; MBA-SM; MBA-RM; MBA-UMG; MBA-Global and Executive MBA 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, 2017, 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 2017.

How to Apply
Fill up the form online at: www.ximb.ac.in or www.xub.edu.in. 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.800/- for second option and Rs.600 for each subsequent options. Candidates have to apply to XIMB apart from registering and applying for CAT 2016, XAT 2017 or GMAT.

XIMB application process can be completed in 3 steps as follows-

Step-1: Fill up the "Login Details" to create and receive by email a unique XUB ID and Password for applying to XIMB, XUB.

Step-2: Login with your XUB ID and Password. Fill up the Personal Details, Academic Details, Professional Details, upload your photo & signature, and choose the program/s you want to apply for and the respective test option/s, and Submit. (You may keep ready the scanned/digital images of your photo/signature in JPEG format, in advance. The dimensions of photo may be of about 200x250 pixels, and the signature may be of about 250x125 pixels, both images within 50 kb each in size).

Step 3: Pay the application fee through the Payment Gateway. (Application fee is Rs.1300/- for the first option, Rs. 800/- for the second option, and Rs.600/- each for the subsequent options. Use single form for applying for multiple programs and/or through multiple tests.)

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.

Important Dates
XIMB Application Closes: December 10, 2016
X-GMAT date: January 29, 2016

Exam Scores accepted for admission 2017 at XIMB, XUB

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

XAT 2017: To be conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, on January 8, 2017
CAT 2016: To be conducted by IIMs on December 4, 2016
GMAT: Taken in 2015 or 2016 (minimum score for applying 550),
X-GMAT:  To be conducted at Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai on January 29, 2017 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 29, 2017 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 29th January 2017 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 3rd week of January 2017.

It will be a good option for those who have not registered and missed CAT 2016, XAT 2017 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 2017.

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

MBA in Urban Management & Governance (MBA-UMG)


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)


MBA in Global Management

  8.50 (For one year at XIMB)

MBA in Urban Management & Governance (MBA-UMG)


Executive MBA-BM


Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) was established 29 years ago. XIMB is now Flagship School of Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB).  XUB was established in accordance with the Xavier University Odisha Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. The University is India’s first Jesuit 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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