XLRI to Increase PGDM Seats at Jamshedpur & Delhi Campuses; Makes changes in XAT exam timings; Check key changes

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MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
September 22, 2022
XLRI has introduced significant changes for its forthcoming PGDM 2023-25 batch giving good admission opportunity to the candidates. The big changes announced include the changes in schedule of XAT exam, the mandatory exam for XLRI admission, increase in PGDM-BM seats, among other important changes. Read this article to know the key changes announced by XLRI for the XAT exam 2023 and for the PGDM-BM Program
XLRI Jamshedpur Increase Seats PGDM

XLRI Jamshedpur, one of the top B-schools in India, has made many significant changes in its admission process for PGDM 2023-25 batch. XLRI is planning to increase the number of seats for its PGDM (BM) program for next year and has revised the XAT 2023 exam timing.

Before we discuss the changes, here is a quick word on XLRI and XAT exam. XLRI is one of India’s top B-school with AACSB and AMBA accreditations. XLRI has two campuses – XLRI Jamshedpur and XLRI Delhi NCR. NIRF Ranking 2022 has placed XLRI Jamshedpur # 8 among top 125 B-schools in Management category. XAT 2023 is the mandatory exam for XLRI admission 2023.

With this short introduction, let’s review the important changes that XLRI is making for Admission 2023. 

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XLRI Admission 2023: Important Changes
XLRI has announced following changes in its admission process 2023:

1. XAT 2023 Exam Schedule Changed: XAT, conducted by XLRI, is the mandatory entrance exam for XLRI admission. XLRI is conducting XAT 2023 in a single session as a computer based test on January 8, 2023 in 80+ cities in India. Traditionally, XAT exam was held in the morning hours. XLRI has decided to make changes in exam timings. XAT 2023 exam timing stands changed from morning to afternoon. The XAT 2023 will be conducted from 2.00 PM to 5.10 PM instead of 9.30 AM to 12.40 PM, although the XAT 2023 exam duration of 3 hours 10 minutes remains the same.   

Sharing the rationale behind this change, Dr Vishwa Ballabh, XLRI Admission Chair and XAT 2023 Exam Convener told MBAUniverse.com, “This demand has been long overdue and XAT Management has agreed to shift the examination. XLRI received feedback from the past XAT candidates, particularly from the North Indian states, about the difficulty in reaching examination centres at 8:30 AM, which is required for taking the exam in morning.” He further added, “Taking student feedback into account, we have decided to shift the XAT 2023 examination to 2 PM on January 08, 2023. The gate entry time for the candidates will be 1 PM and the exam will start from 2 PM and end at 5.10 PM.”

Indeed, as MBA aspirants travel from various parts of the country to take management exams, a more convenient afternoon XAT exam timing will be more helpful to them.

2. XLRI to Increase PGDM Seats: XLRI is also planning to increase the seats in its PGDM (BM) program. XLRI has not increased its intake despite having many sections during the last few years. Now it plans to increase the seats for PGDM (BM) program from 180 to 240 at Jamshedpur campus.

According to Dr Ballabh, “Already we have 4 sections in BM programme at Jamshedpur, this includes 30 candidates of XLRI-Rutger's double master's programme. Now with the addition of 60 more candidates, the number of seats in BM will increase from 180 to 240.” The seats at XLRI Delhi NCR campus are also being increased from 120 to 180. Dr Ballabh has shared, “In PGDM BM at Delhi NCR campus the final seat count will be 180 candidates.”

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3. XLRI reduces Application Fees for Admission 2023: XLRI admission 2023 is a two tier process. The candidates have to apply for XAT 2023 and have also to apply for XLRI admission through a Common Application Form. Apart from paying the XAT registration fees, applicants need to pay programwise XLRI admission fee as well. In order to provide relief to the applicants, XLRI has reduced its admission application fees by Rs. 100 per program. Now the XLRI admission 2023 application fee has been reduced from Rs. 300 to Rs. 200 per program.

The XAT 2023 Registration Fees and XLRI application fees is as under:

Registration & Application Fee Component
Fee Amount
XAT Registration Fees
XLRI admission Application Fee
Rs.  200/- For Each XLRI PGDM Programme

If you are applying for XLRI PGDM-BM and PGDM-HRM programs, you need to pay Rs.400 in addition to XAT Registration Fees.

As shared, XAT 2023 is the mandatory exam for XLRI admission 2023. About one lakh candidates are expected to register for admission to XLRI Jamshedpur through XAT exam. XAT registration is currently open. Apply Now

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