XAT Selection Procedure 2019
Vikas Gaur, 14 Aug 2018, #XAT

XAT Selection Procedure 2019 – XLRI, Jamshedpur, will conduct the selection procedure of XAT 2019 after the announcement of the exam result. XAT 2019 result would be declared tentatively in the last week of January. The candidates who qualify the XAT 2019 exam and meet the cutoff criterion set by respective participating institutes will be qualified for the XAT 2019 selection procedure. The exam would be conducted in online mode on January 6, 2019. Candidates who appear for the test can expect the selection procedure of XAT 2019 to start from mid-February 2019 until March 2019. After the declaration of results, each participating institute will release their cutoffs to shortlist the candidates for the XAT selection procedure 2019. Usually, the selection procedure comprises of Group  Discussion (GD) or Essay Writing and Personal Interview (PI). In this article, XAT aspirants can check all the details related to the XAT selection procedure 2019 and other details such as important dates and complete selection procedure.

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Dates (Tentative)

XAT 2019 Exam Date

January 6, 2019

XAT 2019 Result

Last week of January 2019

XAT 2019 Selection Procedure

February-March 2019

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How XAT Participating Institutes shortlist candidates?

  • Each participating institute will have its own XAT cutoff. Candidates who meet the criterion of a particular institute will be shortlisted for the selection rounds – GD, PI and Essay Writing. Not every institute conducts all three rounds.

  • Aspirants will have to apply separately to the institutes accepting XAT scores within the deadline.

  • The participating institutes will assess the candidates’ eligibility based on their XAT 2019 percentile/score, past academic records, work experience, etc.

  • Qualifying candidates are shortlisted for the next round of XAT selection procedure 2019 – GD, PI and WAT.

Stages of XAT 2019 Selection Procedure


The XAT 2019 selection procedure will comprise of the following steps-

  1. Appear for XAT 2019 test – Candidates first need to appear for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). Hence, to be eligible for the selection procedure, candidates need to register and write the exam. In order to take the XAT 2019, a candidate needs to register online successfully on the official website of the exam.

  2. Shortlisting of candidates -  After the declaration of the result, participating institutes will will release their cutoffs and the candidates meeting the cutoff criterion will be shortlisted.

  3. Selection Rounds – The selection rounds will be conducted for shortlisted candidates. XLRI and its member institutes and around 150 other B-schools which accept XAT scores for their admission process will conduct GD, PI and Essay Writing as the selection rounds before announcing the final list of selected students for admissions.

  4. Final Selection - The selected candidates are offered admission to the management programmes in participating institutes.

The final result will then be sent to selected candidates by post or on their registered email address. As per the important dates of XAT 2019, the exam will be conducted on January 6, 2019. The result will be declared in the last week of January. The selection procedure will be conducted in the month of February-March 2019.

Apart from XLRI and its 11-member institutes, around 150 B-schools across the country will also accept the scores of XAT 2019. Around 1 lakh candidates appear for the test every year. 

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