XAT 2016 Selection Procedure: After the result of XAT 2016 is declared, the selection procedure will start by the participating B-schools.  As many as 141 B-schools are conducting their admission through XAT 2016 scores. This article describes the XAT 2016 Selection Procedure in detail.

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The XAT 2016 Selection Procedure is being conducted in 2 stages. The first stage includes the XAT written exam held on January 3, 2016.  Candidates will be shortlisted for the next round of the selection procedure on the basis of the performance in the XAT 2016 written exam. 

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The second and the final round of XAT 2016 Selection Procedure includes Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and or Essay Writing rounds. These rounds will vary from institute to institute depending on their admission criteria.


As per the XAT 2016 Selection Procedure, the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the cutoff percentile. After that, the final selection will be made on the basis of the cumulative marks obtained from XAT 2016 performance, performance in GD, PI/WAT along with other factors such as candidate profile including past academic records, work experience, extracurricular activities etc.

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XLRI Jamshedpur, the conducting body of XAT conducts GD and PI rounds for the final selection. The B-School also considers the marks obtained in the essay writing section. While some B-schools conduct a separate essay writing round as per their XAT Selection Procedure, some B-schools ask for the essay scores from XLRI.


The XAT 2016 cutoff will be announced after the result is declared, after which the XAT 2016 Selection Procedure will be conducted by the participating B-schools. While XAT 2016 will be conducted on Sunday, January 3, 2016, the result is expected to be declared by the end of January, 2016. It is expected that around 90,000 candidates will take the test.


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I dont have CAT, MAT, XAT scorecard. Can I apply MBA at christ university for Phase II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020


To be eligible to get admission in Christ University you need to appear and qialify in any of CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/GRE/ATMA along with 50% or above aggregate in bachelor's degree from a recognized board or university.If you do not have any of the above mentioned exams score then you are not eligible to get admission.

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Now Im studying in B.Tech 3rd year. How can I start preparing for various MBA Entrance exams? I am not taking any Tuition. How can I prepare myself for the exams?

Smrity 15th Mar, 2020


For MBA entrance exams start solving the past year question papers get thorough with the pattern of the paper.

Work on the logical Reasoning and quantitative aptitude as practice makes you perfect and try to grasp the necessary details and current affairs.

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So my situation is this, i have 47% in graduation and got 80 percentile in XAT, so this is limiting my options for admissions in mba colleges. What should i do?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 2nd Mar, 2020

Dear aspirant,

Yes this will limit your options for admission in MBA colleges as most of these MBA colleges look at past academic performance of the candidate. Your percentage will definitely be a hindrance in your admission into any top IIM college or XLRI.

You can always take admission in tier 2/3 management colleges.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


Can I apply in XISS without XAT score card??/

Mahima Bahl 2nd Mar, 2020

Hello candidate,

XISS admissions are ongoing, if you are desirous of seeking admission at Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi will have to appear in an all India level management admission test. XISS, Ranchi considers only the following three admission test scores for shortlisting the candidates i.e. XAT, CAT and CMAT.

If you have not given XAT 2020, you can apply through CAT, CMAT as well.

One last GDPI session is scheduled to be conducted on 3rd March, 2020 at Ranchi. For more information, please check XISS Ranchi Admission 2020 .

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