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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 which a candidate must meet. The educational qualifications which are part of the XAT eligibility criteria 2020 comprises the minimum marks which the candidates must possess to be eligible for Xaviers 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.
Latest: Registration for XAT 2020 has begun from August 23. XAT 2020 will be held on January 5

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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 of 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 will be 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 will be 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 would be required to log in once again to complete the application process.

XAT 2020 application process began fom August 23, 2019 in online mode and the last date to fill the application form is November 30. XLRI has made provision for filling the applictaion form in two phases. In the first phase candidates will be able to pay the fees till November 30, 2019. In the second phase, also known as the late application window, candidats will be able to fill the XAT application form from December 1 to December 7, 2019.

XAT 2020 Application Fee: The initial application fee in 2019 was Rs. 1700 and in case the applicant gets late in submitting the application fee, then an amount of Rs. 2000 (Rs.300 amount late fee) was to be paid. Candidates applying for XAT 2020 can opt to pay online by using their credit card/debit card/online banking.

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My Graduation Score is 48-49% in BBA Finance. If I score good marks in mat or xat, is there any possibility to get good b school? Please suggest me, Im so confused right now.

Mrityunjay Jha 13th Sep, 2019


First of all, there's no point in dwelling about your past scores, because you cannot change it.

Secondly, if you have decided for once and all , to go ahead with your higher studies, then focus on XAT and MAT, for that matter, since unlike CAT, these exams do not have set any eligibility criteria for appearing in their exams. Your determination need to be strong for this, because this is only what will sail you through all this.Moreover, there are many instances, when people have done extremely well in not just in entrance exams, or business school, even professional career for that matter in  spite of not so good marks in past academics, but does it mean, it all comes easy, absolutely not. You'll have to work hard and focus on what's important right now, that your entrance test, Follow your syllabus, practice previous year papers and sample papers, you can judge yourself, how you're faring, moreover this will also gain your confidence in the time to give exams.

All the best!


please tell me the syllabus for XAT exam???

VEDANT DHUMAL 9th Sep, 2019

XAT Exam has only 4 sections-

  • Decision Making (DM)

  • Quantitative ability and data interpretation (QA and DI)

  • Verbal and logical ability (VA and LR)

  • General Knowledge (GK)

Decision Making (DM) includes -

  • Arithmetic
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Situational etc

Quantitative ability and data interpretation (QA and DI) -


  • Time and Work
  • Equations
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss etc.
  • Time and Distance


  • Venn Diagram
  • Polynomials
  • Trigonometry
  • Progressions
  • Numbers
  • Probability
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Functions and graphs
  • Permutation and Combination

Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Bar Charts
  • Data sufficiency
  • Table
  • Scatter plots,
  • Bar Charts

Verbal and logical ability (VA and LR ) includes-

  • Analogy-Based on Vocabulary
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumble
  • Critical Reasoning/ Inference
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Correction
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Pronunciation
  • Paragraph Formation Questions
  • Cloze test
  • Poem, etc

Current Affairs/General Knowledge (GK) includes-

General Knowledge consists of-

  • National Capital
  • Culture
  • Currency
  • Books and authors
  • Films
  • Important dates
  • Geography
  • Personality
  • Business
  • History
  • Science

Current Affairs consist of-

  • Politics
  • Sports
  • Film and Television
  • Ecosystem and diversity
  • Economics
  • National Issues

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i have 49% in gruation i will eligible for exam

Gaurav singh 9th Sep, 2019

Hello there!


Yes you are eligible for XAT  as there is no specific cut off percentage or CGPA to be obtained during graduation . Actually to be eligible  Candidate applying for XAT 2020 must have a graduation degree from any stream from a recognized institute or university and the graduation degree should be of a minimum of three years.

For more information go through :'- https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/xat-eligibility-criteria/amp



Top colleges for mba which doesnt cover in Cat, xat, iift, snap and nmat???

Ishan Shah 3rd Sep, 2019


Some colleges that don't cover CAT are:

1. Narsee Monjee University, Mumbai

2. XLRI: Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur

3. Department of Management Studies, REC

4. Christ University, Bangalore

Hope you found this information useful.


Sir i m appearing in cat xat and snap this year want to know which colleges forms are to be filled before these exams

Vishakha 1st Sep, 2019
Dear Vishakha, 7.5 CGPA is nothing less. It approximately converts into 71.25. And then you have above 80% in your 10th and 12th. I would suggest you to atleast score 95% in CAT and you can make it to top B Schools or new IIMs. en there is a rating scale for your score in 10th, 12th and Graduation. Have a look at how the rating scale might look like:

10th Rating:

Percent score           Rating Score

<= 55                                    1

> 55 and <= 60                   2

> 60 and <= 70                   3

> 70 and <= 80                   5

> 80 and <= 90                  8

> 90                                    10

So here you score 8 marks.

12th Rating:

Percent score                Rating Score

<= 55                                         1

> 55 and <= 60                        2

> 60 and <= 70                        3

> 70 and <= 80                        5

> 80 and <= 90                        8

> 90                                         10

Here again you score 8 marks.

Percent score in Bachelor's Degree      Rating Score
<= 55                                                                     1
> 55 and <= 60                                                    2
> 60 and <= 62                                                    3
> 62 and <= 65                                                    5
> 65 and <= 70                                                    8
> 70                                                                      10

This is where you score 10 marks. Few top Schools select top 5% of Candidates in each Category to shortlist for WAT and PI rounds. So to be shortlisted, this is how your CAT percentile should look like:

QA          DLR       VARC       Overall
General:                        70             70           70             80
NC-OBC/Trans:           65             65           65             75
SC:                                 60             60           60             70
ST:                                 50             50           50             60
PwD-UR,OBC,SC:       60             60           60              70
PwD: ST:                      50             50          50               60

If you can make this score, then the CAT composite score will be calculated and that will look like this:

Composite score is calculated as follows:
10th Standard: 36*[Z Candidate-Z min/Z max- Z min]
12th Standard: 40*[Z Candidate-Z min/Z max- Z min]
CAT 2019 score: 20*[Candidate's overall score /Highest CAT score]
Gender Diversity Factor: = 4 for female applicants
=0 for other applicants
Composite score= sum of the above scores
Now coming to the final selection, the computation of final composite score is considered as follows:
10th Standard: 10*[Z Candidate-Z min/Z max- Z min]

12th Standard: 10*[Z Candidate-Z min/Z max- Z min]

CAT 2019 score: 20*[Candidate's overall score /Highest CAT score]

WAT score: 20*[Z Candidate -Z min/ Z max-Z min]

PI score: 40* [Z Candidate-Z min/Z max-Z min]

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