XAT Selection Procedure 2020

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Updated on
July 16, 2019

Selection procedure of XLRI-XAT is more governed by the admission policy of XLRI Jamshedpur and other 140 member and associate B-schools accepting XAT scores in their admission process. XAT 2020 score is the mandatory requirement in the XLRI selection process for its highly ranked PGDM programme. Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur will shortlist you on the basis of your XAT score immediately after the XAT result is declared in the last week of January 2020. The first step to participate in XLRI 2020 Selection procedure is to apply for XAT and to apply simultaneously to XLRI Jamshedpur through the same application form. The  admission application process 2020 at XLRI Jamshedpur closes on November 30, 2019. 

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Apart from XLRI Jamshedpur, there are more than 140 MBA/PGDM colleges including SPJIMR Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneswar, GIM Goa, Great Lakes Chennai, TAPMI Manipal, LIBA Chennai, BIMTECH Greater Noida, FORE New Delhi among others who will participate XAT 2020 selection procedure as they accept the XAT exam score in MBA admission.


6 Stages of XLRI-XAT 2020 Selection Procedure
XAT selection procedure 2020 has six main stages:

  1. XAT 2020 Registration and Application Submission by November 30, 2019
  2. Applying to XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI and other preferred Institutes in XAT
  3. Taking XAT exam on January 6, 2020
  4. Declaration of XAT 2020 Result 
  5. Shortlisting for next phase of XLRI-XAT 2020 selection process based on XAT exam score
  6. Final Admission Process & Final admission offer after selection procedure of XAT 2020

6 Stages of XLRI-XAT 2019 Selection Procedure


Stage 1: XAT 2020 Registration and Application: Last date Nov 30
If you wish to be a part of XLRI admission process 2020, the first step is to apply for XAT 2020 and also to XLRI, Jamshedpur. XAT 2020 and XLRI Application form can be completed in six simple steps. The XLRI application process is online and can be completed in a few minutes time. XLRI is the XAT 2020 conducting authority also and has provided the facility to apply for XAT 2020 and for one or multiple management programmes of XLRI with a common application form.


Application fee for XAT Admission Process 2020
XAT 2020 Registration fees and XAT Application form fees are clubbed into one. The XAT Registration fee includes the XAT Application form fees and the XAT 2020 Exam Fee also. The XLRI PGDM programme application fee is not included in XAT Registration fee and the candidates have to apply for admission to XLRI programme by paying additional fee while completing the XAT 2020 application form. The XAT 2020 Registration and application Fee structure is as under:


XAT 2020 Fee Component
XAT Fee Amount
XAT Registration Fees (Without Late Fee) till Nov 30
XAT Registration Fee (With Late Fee) after Nov 30
Additional XLRI Application Form Fee (Without late fee)
Rs.  300/- For Each XLRI PGDM Programme
Additional XLRI Application Form Fee (With late fee)
Rs.500/- For each XLRI PGDM Programme)

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Stage 2: Taking XAT 2020 Exam on Jan 6
Your performance in XAT 2020 is the key criterion to clear the major XAT Selection Criterion 2020. The XAT performance can be gauged with the overall score, percentile score as well as sectional score in the XAT 2020 exam. XAT Selection Procedure 2020 may not prove to be difficult. It is worthwhile to understand the XAT 2020 exam pattern before moving to XLRI-XAT selection procedure:


XAT 2020 Exam is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. The XAT 2020 exam pattern has been changed and the Essay Writing Test has been removed from XAT 2020 computer based test to facilitate XAT selection procedure by many other Management Institutions who prefer to conduct their own essay writing test instead of only XAT essay writing. These institutes select suitable candidates as per their own XAT selection process. The XAT score is accepted by all the XAT Member and Associate institutes. 

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SIBM Hyderabad, MBA Admission 2020
Globsyn Business School, PGDM Admissions Open
AIMS Institutes Bangalore, MBA Admission 2020
DSB, VIPS-TC Delhi, PGDM Admission 2020 JKBS Gurgaon, PGDM Admission 2020

Key features of XAT 2020 exam

  • XAT 2020 exam pattern is computer based
  • XAT 2020 exam will be a single session exam of 3 hours duration
  • There is no Essay Writing Test in XAT 2020.
  • A few changes are expected in the structure and content of XAT 2020 paper pattern 

XAT Exam 2020: Key Facts
XAT 2020 exam pattern as shared by XLRI will have 100 questions divided in four sections. The overall composition of XAT 2020 exam pattern is as below: 

XAT Exam 2020
Test Paper Details
XAT 2020 Exam Date
January 6, 2020
XAT 2020 Test Conducting Authority
XLRI Jamshedpur
Total Questions in XAT 2020 Exam
XAT 2020 Exam Duration
3 Hours (10AM to 1PM)
Type of Questions
MCQs-Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
Mode of XAT 2020 Exam
Online Computer Based Test
Scoring Pattern
+1 Mark for each correct answer
Total Maximum Marks
Negative Marking
-0.25 Mark for Each Wrong Answer

XAT 2020: Sectional Composition & Scoring Pattern
The four Sections in XAT 2020 paper with number of questions and maximum scoring chances are as under:

Section in XAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Number of questions
Verbal and Logical Ability
Decision Making
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
General Knowledge
Total questions

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Stage 3: XAT 2020 Result   
The third stage of XAT selection procedure is the declaration of XAT 2020 result and release of score card. The XAT 2020 Result date is January 25, 2020. The XAT score card contains – Overall raw score, sectional raw score, overall percentile score and sectional percentile score. The XAT 2020 Selection procedure will depend upon your XAT 2020 percentile score and place in XLRI merit list of shortlisted candidates. You also need to submit your XAT 2020 exam score to the other B-schools also where you have already applied or plan to apply now.


Stage 4:  Shortlisting For Final XLRI-XAT Admission
Next phase of XAT selection process is the shortlisting for final admission round by XLRI, SPJIMR based on XAT 2020 exam score or other B-schools where you have applied for MBA admission 2020. The shortlisting process under XAT selection procedure 2020 begins in the first week of February and will continue till the last week of February 2020.  XLRI and other B-schools will shortlist the candidates on the basis of XAT 2020 Entrance test scores for final selection round which may contain GD-PI-WAT or PI-WAT or GD-PI or may have different components.


The shortlisting by the B-schools in XAT 2020 selection procedure is done as per their individual admission policy. The decision on minimum section wise and overall cut off in XAT entrance exam at the time of shortlisting will be taken by the XLRI and other respective B-school


If the candidate does not score minimum prescribed percentile in XAT 2020 entrance exam, he/she may not be considered for shortlisting for final selection stage.


Stage 5: Participate in GD-PI-WAT Round

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to the XLRI PGDM programmes for which they have applied
  • The Personal Interview Round for PGDM (BM), PGDM (HRM) and PGDM (GM) candidates through XAT will be conducted between mid- February and March 2020 in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Jamshedpur 
  • For PGDM (GM) Programmes only, the candidates who cannot be present physically for the XLRI interviews due to their being out of the country, interviews would be carried out in online mode via Internet. GMP Interviews can be conducted over G-talk / Skype for overseas candidates. Candidate need to send email at [email protected] for scheduling their interview online after result.
  • The XLRI-XAT selection list is based on a composite score, which takes into account the applicant’s  academic record, XAT 2020 scores, Work experience and performance in the PI Round

Stage 6: Final Admission Offer
Getting the admission offer from XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB or other preferred B-school is the last stage in the XAT Admission Procedure 2020. XLRI will release the final admission list in the month of April/May 2020 and the session would commence in the middle of June 2020


XLRI Jamshepur Fees
XLRI PGDM programme fee for 2020-22 batch for all the programmes is as under:

Porgramme Name
Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)

XLRI may revise the fee based on the recommendation of Fee Fixation Committee.

Short name
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