XIMB MBA Admission 2021: Application closed; High RoI B-School; Check Criteria, Cut-offs, Fee, Placement

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January 19, 2021
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), high RoI MBA college, has closed the application process on January 10, 2021. The date for CAT based applications was closed earlier. XIMB is high RoI flagship MBA college of Xavier university and is one of the highly ranked B-schools of India. The cut offs at XIMB go beyond 90 percentile. XIMB accepts CAT, XAT and XIMB own XGMT exam score
XIMB MBA Admission 2021

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) closed the application process for MBA admission 2021 on January 10, 2021 for all the applicants - CAT based as well as Non-CAT based. XIMB is a high RoI MBA college and is an important constituent of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB). The flagship management institute of Xavier University, XIMB is a 33-year old autonomous B-School.  

The online application form for all the key MBA Programs offered by constituent departments/ colleges of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar such as MBA-BM, EMBA-BM, EMBA-BA, MBA-HRM, MBA-RM, MBA-SM, MBA-UMG and MBF was open till Jan 10 through online process.  

XIMB offers 2 years full time MBA-Business Management (MBA-BM) and one year Executive MBA (EMBA) programs. One of the highly ranked B-schools of India, the cut offs at XIMB goes beyond 90 percentile. Apart from accepting CAT and XAT entrance exam score, XIMB offers admission through its own XGMT exam. While last date to apply for all MBA programs through CAT was closed much earlier, the application remained open based on XAT, GMAT, XGMT and NMAT till January 10, 2021. 

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XIMB MBA Admission 2020: Important Dates

XIMB Admission 2021 Activity
Important Date
Application Start Date
September 25, 2020
Submit application online
Last Date to Apply for Admission 2021
January 10, 2021
Common application form for multiple programs
MBA Batch 2021-23 Commencement
June 2021
Refer Selection Process

XIMB: SAQS Accredited
XIMB is accredited by SAQS and is moving towards getting International AACSB Accreditation. MBA-BM program of XIMB is also accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) is one of the top ranked B-schools in India and is an integral part of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.

Following is the XIMB MBA fee structure. The fee may be revised before the admission offer is made:

XIMB MBA Program
Fee structure (Rs. in lakhs)
2 years full time MBA in Business Management (MBA-BM)
1 year Executive MBA – Business Management (EMBA-BM)
1 year Executive MBA-Business Analytics (EMBA-BA)

Program Fee for other MBA programs at XUB
The tentative fee structure for various other MBA Programs for Admission 2021 of Xavier University is as follows.

MBA Program
XUB School
Total Program Fee (Rs. in lakhs)
MBA inHuman Resource Management (MBA-HRM)
MBA in Rural Management (MBA-RM)
MBA in Sustainability Management (MBA-SM)
MBA in Urban Management & Governance (MBA-UMG)
Master of Business Finance (MBF)

XIMB MBA Placements 2020
MBA Placement 2020 season at Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB) for its 32nd MBA batch comprising 365 students, successfully concluded with 100% placement. Students received offers from 107 companies. Average salary in Placement 2020 has gone up to Rs.15. 42 LPA and the highest domestic salary has gone up at Rs. 26 LPA. 74 students were extended PPO/PPIs from their summer internship organizations.

XIMB Placement 2020: Key Highlights
XIMB has witnessed commendable run of Xuberance’20 for the MBA-BM batch of 2018-2020. The Placement highlights are:

  • The highest domestic salary has gone up at Rs.26 LPA from Rs. 24.50 LPA last year
  • The highest international salary stood at Rs.58.22 LPA
  • The average salary increased to Rs.15.42 LPA from Rs.14.31 LPA last year
  • The median salary has increased to Rs.15 LPA from Rs.14.16 LPA last year
  • Batch of 365 Students participated in the placement process
  • All the students got placements from top recruiters
  • 107 companies participated in Xuberance ’20 and made placement offers
  • 55 were new recruiters
  • 74 students received PPOs in 2020 as against 47 last year

Students bagged offers from Industry leaders in each space. Some of the leading organizations making offers at XIMB include Deloitte, ICICI Bank, PwC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Amul, Extramarks, GAIL, Tata Steel, Cognizant, PwC, UHG, Brillio, Capgemini, Accenture, Apollo Munich, Godrej, Emami, Nestle, Titan, Wildcraft, Maruti Suzuki, PCBL, Hero MotoCorp, UltraTech, TASL, Times OOH, Enhance Group, CRISIL, HSBC IB, TCS, VMware, Tiger Analytics, Bajaj Allianz, HCL Technologies, Wipro, IBM, Tata Metaliks, Intellect Design, HSBC Analytics, HDFC Bank, Mu Sigma, Larsen & Toubro, GMR, Tata Steel, Godrej & Boyce, Vedanta among others Read More

The first step to participate in XIMB Admission process is to apply and appear for CAT 2020/XAT 2021/GMAT/XGMT and then apply to XIMB separately.

XIMB Admission 2021: Registration and Application Process

  • Register & Apply for CAT, XAT,GMAT and to XIMB separately
  • If opting for X-GMT, Apply online to XIMB
  • Pay the application fee online only
  • Attend the final selection process on the stipulated dates

XIMB Application Fee: Rs.1600
The application fee to apply for MBA admission 2021 is Rs.1600/- for one MBA program and for each subsequent MBA, the fee is Rs.400/-. The application fee is to be paid online at Xavier University website

How to Apply for Admission 2021 at XIMB?
Following steps are included in the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar Application process:

Step 1: Register and Apply for Entrance Exam

  • Applicants are required to appear for one or more of the following Admission Tests after registering for them: XAT 2021 to be conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, on January 03, 2021; CAT 2020 by IIMs on November 29, 2020; GMAT taken in 2019 or 2020; NMAT by GMAC 2020 (for select programs).
  • In case applicant does not register and appear in any of above entrance exams. he/she can appear for X-GMT 2021 to be conducted by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar on January 31, 2021.
  • Please note that registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT is a prerequisite for applying to XIMB, if not opting for X-GMT which will be held on January 31, 2021.
  • An applicant may apply to X-GMT on the same application form against the academic programs by paying the test fee (₹1200/-).

Step 2: Apply to Xavier University

  • After registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT/NMAT, applicants must fill up the online application form separately available on Xavier University website
  • Upon successfully filling the online application form and paying the application fee(₹1600/- for the first option, and ₹400/- each for the subsequent options),applicants will be intimated by email about the acceptance of the form.
  • Use single form for applying for multiple programs and/or through multiple tests

Application Process
The Application for XIMB admission 2021 can be submitted online only

XIMB MBA Admission Eligibility
In order to meet the XIMB-Xavier University eligibility criteria, an applicant must possess a strong and consistent academic background.

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum three year duration, with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA;
  • Candidates who expect to complete the final part of their degree examinations by June 15, 2021, 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 15, 2021.
  • The applicant should have appeared in CAT 2020, XAT 2021 or GMAT (Taken between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020) exam and must have scored the minimum prescribed sectional and total scores to become eligible for the interview stage of admission process
  • NMAT by GMAC 2020 scores are accepted for MBA-HRM, MBA-RM, MBA-SM, MBA-UMG and MBF programs.
  • Work experience is not mandatory for MBA program(s).Relevant work experience after graduation will be an advantage.
  • The candidates need to have 3 plus years of relevant work experience after graduation for Executive MBA Program(s).

XIMB Admission Process 2021: Cut Offs

  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar gives emphasis not only on entrance exam scores but also on Academic Profile, Work experience, and other parameters.  
  • XIMB or other B-schools of Xavier University will announce their cut offs at the time of shortlisting. However, they keep their cut offs moderate in the range of 85 to 90 percentile.

Candidates will be short-listed for GD-WAT-PI round on the basis of their sectional and overall scores in the entrance exam after declaration of entrance exam result.The Institute/University decides the section-wise as well as total cut-off marks which will be used for short-listing the candidates to be called for Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. 

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  Personal Interview Round
XIMB – Xavier University will conduct the admission process in February and March 2021 for shortlisted candidates for the final selection process. After the Shortlisting process, GD-WAT-PIwill be held in different cities to select the suitable students for the program.WAT, GD & PI will be held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Candidates will have to meet their own travel expenses for appearing in the Interview session.

Final Admission Offer
The final selection is based on academic profile, performance in entrance exam, performance in Interview round, work experience among others.Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in the first week of April 2021. Academic session would commence in the middle of June 2021.

Option to Take X-GMAT, if Not Applying for CAT/XAT
According to XIMB admission criteria, the institute will accept scores of CAT 2020, XAT 2021, GMAT taken in 2019 or 2020 for admission to its MBA-BM programme. But if you do not appear in these exams, the option to appear in X-GMT on Jan 31, 2021 is open. You need to pay additional Rs.1200/- toward test fee while applying for XIMB. Those who appear for X-GMT, will have to clear the sectional and overall cut offs.

XIMB – Xavier University follows Anti-COVID Compliant Admission Process 2021
Due to the challenging work environment posed by the COVID pandemic, the University will follow all COVID-19 precautions and Social Distancing norms during the entire Admission Process 2021. In case of revised guidelines for Admission Process 2021, the candidates will be notified accordingly. Despite the COVID-19 challenges arrangements will be made to conduct X-GMT 2021 in a safe environment. Both the campuses of Xavier University have set up systems, processes, and facilities with SOPs to ensure healthy, safe and secured environment to all it’s students, faculty and Staff.

Apart from the flagship XIMB, the other Schools of Xavier University are - Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR), Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM), Xavier School of Sustainability (XSOS), Xavier School of Human Settlements (XAHS), Xavier School of Commerce (XSOC), Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM), Xavier School of Economics (XSE), Xavier School of Computer Science & Engineering (XCSE), Xavier Law School (XLS), School of Governance & Public Affairs (SGPA) and Xavier-EMYLYON Business School (XEBS)& one center Xavier Centre for Humanities & Compassion Studies (XCHCS).

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar is a private University located in the state of Odisha. The University was established in accordance with The Xavier University, Odisha Act, 2013. Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB) is a 33-year old constituent School of the Xavier University and is the flagship school of the University. In due course, Xavier University has set up other Schools and Centers of higher learning in areas, such as Human Resource Management, Rural Management, Sustainability, Urban Management & Governance, Commerce, Communications, Economics, Law, Computer Science & Engineering, Public Policy & Governance and Humanities & Compassion Studies.

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