XAT Result 2021


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Updated on
September 29, 2020

XAT 2021 exam result date is January 31, 2021 as announced by XLRI. However, XAT 2021 result is expected much earlier, even before January 20, 2021 as happened last year when XAT result was declared on January 16, 2020.


Despite announcing the XAT exam result date, XLRI declares the XAT result more than one or two weeks before the officially announced date. You can login to XAT official website and download XAT Scorecard after XAT exam result declaration. XAT Scorecard doesn’t display your XAT raw Score but XAT Percentage and XAT Percentile score only.


XAT 2021 Result: Important Dates

XAT 2021 Exam Date
January 3, 2021
Officially Announced XAT 2021 Result Date  
January 31, 2021
Expected XAT 2021 Result Date
January 16, 2021

XAT Score Cut Offs After XAT 2021 Result 
XLRI will release the XAT cut offs for different XLRI PGDM programs immediately after declaration of XAT exam result. XLRI announces its shortlist on the date of XAT result declaration. The candidates who score around 95 percentile or above in XAT exam, are considered for flagship PGDM-BM in XLRI. The individual messages to shortlisted candidates will also be sent by XLRI after the XAT exam 2021 Result date. 

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How to Download XAT Result?
You can download your XAT score card by login to XAT website with your XAT 2021 registration ID and the XAT password.

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Steps to download XAT Score Card
You can download your score card in following steps:

  • Login to official website for XAT
  • Click on the Score card icon
  • Enter your XAT 2021 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 percentage 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

Actual XAT Score Card
The XAT exam score card had following particulars and score details:


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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


XAT 2021 may not award 100%ile:  No candidate with exact 100 percentile
XAT does not award 100 percentile even to the highest scorer in the exam. The score has been ranked at 99.9+ percentile. As per the different percentile calculation method in XAT exam no candidate has scored 100 percentile.  According to XAT official, “Our percentile calculation is slightly different and the topper does not score hundred percentile.”


XLRI Announces shortlist immediately after XAT result
XLRI announces its shortlist on the date of XAT result declaration. 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 do not score a very high percentile in CAT and score a good percentile in XAT can apply to many top MBA colleges on the basis of XAT 2021 scores.


Last Year XAT Result

XAT result 2020 was released on January 16, 2020 at 8 PM.  XLRI released the XAT 2020 Exam result much before the officially announced date of January 31.  Last year also the XAT result was released on January 16, 2019. You can login to XAT official website and download XAT Scorecard. XAT Score card does not display your XAT raw Score but XAT Percentage and XAT Percentile score only.


XLRI declared the XAT 2020 result after examining all the objections received against the XAT 2020 answer key and notified in the afternoon on January 16, 2020, "Objections received against the XAT 2020 answer key have been carefully examined by an expert panel. The XAT 2020 key remains unchanged." Immediately after this announcement, XAT exam 2020 result was released.   


The process to download XAT score card last year was same as elaborated above. The admission process was started in February 2020. However, due to the countrywide Corona Virus lockdown, many MBA colleges kept their final selection process open and conducted their GD-PI-WAT round online through Skype or other means.


Last year XAT Percentile Score Cut offs for XLRI admission
XLRI announced following minimum XAT exam scores required for shortlisting by XLRI for final selection round 2020:

Program: BM
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