XAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
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XAT Eligibility Criteria 2020: XLRI Jamshedpur prescribes the eligibility criteria for XAT 2020 which the candidates must meet before they register for the exam. The eligibility criteria XAT 2020 include the academic qualifications, age and other prerequisites that a candidate must meet. The educational qualifications which are part of the XAT eligibility criteria 2020 comprise the minimum marks which the candidates must possess to be eligible for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). According to XAT eligibility criteria, there is no age criteria for candidates who want to pursue the management programme. Candidates can check the detailed information about XAT eligibility criteria and all other important details in this article.
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Highlights of XAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

Academic Qualifications For XAT 2020: All the candidates who are interested in appearing for the XAT 2020 must check educational eligibility criteria, as only those candidates who meet the parameters that are laid down will be able to fill the application form.

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  • Candidate applying for XAT 2020 must have a graduation degree from any stream from a recognized institute or university.

  • The graduation degree should be for a minimum of three years.

  • There is no specific cut off percentage or CGPA to be obtained during graduation.

  • Candidates who are in the final year of graduation are also eligible for XAT 2020, provided that they receive their graduation degree before the admission process of XAT is completed.

Age criteria for XAT 2020

There is no specified age limit for appearing in XAT 2020

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XAT Eligibility Criteria 2020- XLRI Programmes

  • XAT 2020 eligibility criteria are different for the various programmes that they offer. Also, there are around 11 member XLRI institutes and more than 150 B-Schools across India which accept the XAT 2020 score for their admission process.

  • Candidates who are interested in appearing for XAT 2020, must keep a check whether they fulfill the eligibility criteria of that particular college, instead of just focusing on XAT eligibility criteria.

  • Go through programme wise XAT 2020 eligibility criteria.


Eligibility Criteria

Human Resource Management (HRM)

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree of minimum three years or its equivalent from any recognized university/institute. Also, candidates who are appearing for their final exam in graduation by second week of June, 2020, are also eligible to apply.

Business Management (BM)

Eligibility criteria for Business Management is similar as HRM.

General Management Programme

Candidates should have bachelor’s degree in India or abroad with a minimum experience of five years of experience in managerial/supervisor level by March 31, 2020. Candidates can either apply through XAT 2020 or their GMAT score (Given that they have given exam between December 1, 2016 -December 20.

Why is it important to check the eligibility criteria of XAT 2020, before applying?

All aspiring management candidates are advised to cross-check the eligibility criteria of XAT 2020 before applying, as only the ones who fulfill the eligibility criteria were allowed to fill the application form for the test. If any candidate fills incorrect information in the form or is found ineligible then his/her application has high chances of being rejected at any stage of the application and admission process.

XAT 2020 Registration: Candidates were required to register for XAT 2020 first, so that one can begin with filling the application form. After successful registration, they shall receive the login credentials. After they were required to log in once again to complete the application process.

XAT 2020 application process began from August 23, 2019 in online mode and the last date to fill the application form was December 10, 2019.

XAT 2020 Application Fee: The application fee for XAT 2020 is Rs. 1700. Candidates who applied for XAT 2020 could opt to pay online by using their credit card/debit card/online banking.

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I have 82.05 percentile in XAT Class X - 92.6 Class XII - 87.4 BE - 83.1 Work Ex - 3+ Do I have chance to get a call from KJ Somaiya

Sampriti Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020
You have a pretty decent XAT percentile but KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research requires a minimum of 85 percentile in both CAT and XAT exams. The Institute considers only the overall percentile. So it may be a little difficult for you to get a call. But you can still get some very good colleges with your XAT scores like
  • IIFM Bhopal
  • XIME Bangalore
  • IFMR Chennai
  • IMT Nagpur and Hyderabad
  • Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
  • Christ University Bangalore
  • Great Lakes Gurgaon and others.

These colleges will also offer you good placement opportunities and good academics and you must try to attend as many interview processes as possible to get enough options to choose from.

Good Luck

I have scored 69.903 percentile in XAT 2020 and based on this percentile which college is better in decreasing order from best to not so good : IMT Nagpur, BIMTECH(for IB), IMI Kolkata, FOSTIIMA, SIESCOM, IMI Bhubaneshwar and Universal School of Business Mumbai. I really need to join MBA this year.

Sampriti Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020
If you're getting a call from all these colleges then you must attend the selection process of all of them because you should always keep some options to choose from as the competition is always very tough. But if you get selected in all of them you must go for IMT Nagpur first. IMT campuses are good for marketing programs and several reputed companies visit the campus. After that IMI Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata. They are also pretty decent colleges in terms of marketing, finance and HR programs. The average package offered there is nearly 5-6 lakhs.

The rest of the colleges you've mentioned are not very good as per your percentile. You can still get some average placements there with the average compensation package offered being 3-4 lakhs but you should keep them as your last resort.

BIMTECH Noida is good for the PGDM program but the career scope for the specialized programs is very poor. It cannot assure you a placement.

Good Luck

I have 94.2% in X. 95.25 % in XII. I have done my B. COM graduation from ST. XAVIERS COLLEGE KOLKATA with 7.8 CGPA.I have no work experience. If I score a percentile between 88-95 in CAT/XAT what good mba colleges can I get admission in?

Rashika Dabas 24th Jan, 2020

You stand a chance to get into the following colleges:

Name of College

Total Fees (approx.)

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

Rs 15.98 lakh

FORE School of Management, Delhi

Rs 14.98 lakh

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

Rs 10.70 lakh

Institute of Financial Management & Research, Chennai

Rs 12.00 lakh

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Rs 18.94 lakh

TA Pai Management Institute

Rs 13.00 lakh

* IRMA, Anand

Rs 11.50 lakh

* MICA, Ahmedabad

Rs 18.50 lakh

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai

Rs 7.08 lakh

Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Rs 9.52 lakh

Lal Bahadur Shashtri Institute of Management (Delhi)

Rs 14.95 lakh

BITS Pilani Dept. of Management

Rs 4.91 lakh

Institute of Management, Banaras Hindu University

Rs 56,000

IMI, Delhi

Rs 16.95 lakh

Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

Rs 7.36 lakh

Department of Management Studies, IIM Madras )

Rs 7 lakh

Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee

Rs 8 lakh

Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur

Rs 12.05 lakh

School of Management, Manipal University

Rs 6.86 lakh

University Business School, Chandigarh

Rs 34,730

Delhi School of Management-DTU

Rs 3.17 lakh

Department of Management Sciences, Pune University

Rs 1.33 lakh

Delhi School of Economics

Rs 30,000

Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli

Rs 13.75 lakh

*IRMA, Anand and MICA, Ahmedabad accept CAT score to screen candidates for their own entrance exams – IRMASAT . Candidates applying to these two institutes must note that having CAT score will not make them eligible for admission. They will have to appear for these in house exams to be able to qualify for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.


XAT 68 percentile, CAT 57 percentile, what are the chances to get a call from lal bahadur shastri institute of management, Delhi?

Sampriti Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
With your CAT and XAT percentile you may not get a call from LBSIM Delhi as they require a minimum of 80 percentile in both the exams. But you can still get some decent colleges like
  • NDIM New Delhi
  • JIMS Rohini
  • BML Munjal University
  • ITM Navi Mumbai
  • Universal Business School Mumbai
  • PSG Institute of Management Coimbatore
  • IMI Kolkata
  • Globsyn Business School Kolkata and others.

These are few good colleges offering an average compensation package of 5-6 lakhs and having good ROI. These colleges accept percentiles in the range 50 to 60 in CAT.

Good Luck

what are xat cutt off for nit jaipur and wrangle

AYAN MULLA 23rd Jan, 2020

Since the cutoffs are yet to be announced and it will be announced once the ranks are calculated I,e after the april session. therefore it very difficult to predict the cutoffs for the institute so early.

But we can analyse the previous year cutoffs and get an idea about how close the cutoff might be for the present year 2020.

NIT warangal which is one of the Top 5 institutes and generally the cutoffs are very high. Sinc eyou did not mention your Categorey and whethere you have home state quota so lets take the categorey as general


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