XAT 2020 Student Reactions
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XAT 2020 Student Reactions - XLRI Jamshedpur conducted XAT 2020 in online mode from 9.30 till 12.30. XAT 2020 was be held across 71 cities. Careers360 brings you the reactions of the students from the exam centre wherein the aspirants talk about their exam day strategy, preparation strategy, books they referred for preparation of XAT and colleges they are targeting for admission. Some candidates are very confident and aim to secure above 90 percent. Along with XAT 2020, many candidates have appeared in other B-School competitive exams as well. Candidates reacted on the difficulty level of the exam, topics asked in XAT 2020. Overall difficulty level of XAT 2020 was moderate according to most of the candidates.

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Given below are Pre and Post reactions of candidates who will appear in XAT 2020.

XAT 2020 Student Reactions : PRE XAT 2020 Reactions

Kanhaiya - I have prepared for XAT and CAT both. Currently my target is to get admission to the top B-School. Top priority is XLRI, Jamshedpur. I am aiming to get atleast 80 to 90 percentile in this exam.

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Pritam Goswami - I will appear for XAT 2020 for the very first time. My strategy is to attempt the strongest portions first which is English section, after which I will more to quantitative section. After which i will move to the data interpretation part. my preparations are good, so I am expecting a percentile above 95. Apart from XAT 2020, I have appeared for CAT 2020 as well.

Kanishk - I have prepared well in advance and planning to devote 50 minutes in each section and then in the remaining time i will re-check all answers. With my preparation, I am planning to get atleast 94-95 percent in XAT 2020. Apart from XLRI, I have got a call from SPJIMR, Mumbai. Let's hope for the best.

Nurul - This is my first attempt for XAT 2020, my major aim is to check the exam pattern. l am well prepared in advance and planning to clear XAT 2020 in one go only. I am hoping to get around 80 to 90 percent in XAT 2020. Apart from XLRI, i am trying to get into IIM's so i had given CAT as well.

Satvik Dhawan - My strong part is Mathematics, so I will focus on that first. Planning to secure a good position with above 95 percentile. I am targeting Delhi School of Economics, DFS, IIT Kharagpur. Along with XAT 2020, I have appeared in SNAP 2019 and TISSNET as well.

XAT 2020 Students Reactions: Post XAT 2020 Reactions

Shivam - XAT 2020 difficulty level was average. However, the question paper was very time consuming. Reading Comprehension (RC) section was very small. In total i have attempted 37 questions. Quantitative section was dominating as well as a bit difficult. A lot of technical glitches were faced by candidates. Hoping to get good marks.

Riya - I have attempted 35 questions out of 75 in total. Overall the paper was not very difficult. The Quantitative section was a bit difficult as compared to other sections of XAT 2020. Decision making section was dominating, and i did not feel any technical glitch.

Vitika - XAT 2020 paper had very much alike questions. I have attempted mostly of the questions. Quantitative and decision making sections had confusing answers so these two sections seemed difficult. Talking about the technical glitch, XAT 2020 started a bit late as per the scheduled timing.

Shivayay - I could not complete some of the questions of Quantitative section due to less time. Overall, the XAT 2020 was moderate. I attempted all the questions expect for three quantitative questions.

Rupika - I attempted 55 out of 75 questions in XAT 2020. Decision making was quite difficult as compared to other sections. I did not find any technical glitches during XAT 2020.

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with 84 .114 %tile what are the chances of getting a call from goa institute ...as xat 2019 cutoff was 81%tile ...

Sudarshan kumar 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Janesha,

Yes there is a chance of getting call from GIM Goa by the reference of XAT score as the cut off for 2019 was 80+ percentile.So,there is a chance.You can also see for colleges like:-

  • XIME Bangalore
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
  • NDIM New Delhi
  • BIMTECH Noida
  • IFIM Business School Bangalore.

Hope this will help please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You.


will Soil accepts 72 percentile in Xat for Admission ??? if not , suggest me some better college with higher sal package!

Sampriti Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
With your XAT percentile you may not get a call from SOIL Gurgaon as they require a minimum of 80 percentile. But you can surely check out these colleges with your XAT scores
  • XIME Bangalore
  • XISS Ranchi
  • Praxis Kolkata
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • Christ University Bangalore
  • IFMR Chennai
  • IMT Hyderabad
  • ITM Navi Mumbai

These are pretty decent colleges and you can easily get a good job in a reputed organization with an average compensation package of nearly 6-7 lakhs.

Good Luck

chances of bits pilani mba at xat 77.35 percentile

Soumya Kanta Sarkar 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Don Dev,

Congratulations on securing such a decent percentile in XAT, which is considered to be one of the toughest exams in India when it comes to management entrances. To answer your query, the cut off percentile of Bits Pilani (MBA) lies somewhat in the range of 75-80 percentile and it changes depending upon the number of applications and the relative percentile of the candidates. Depending on the trends, you have a high chance of getting a call for their GD/PI process which happens at the Pilani campus every year.

Now, there is something that you should know. Getting a call doesn’t ensure your admission into the college. Your chances of admission depends on the following factors:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT score
  • Academic Profile
  • Relevant Work experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Extracurricular achievements
  • Your performance in the Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview

Now, the eligibility conditions to apply for an MBA in BITS, Pilani are:

  • Candidates should possess a BE/BTech degree or Masters Degree in engineering from any of the recognised universities or any integrated first degree of BITS
  • Should have minimum 60 percent marks in the qualifying degree
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination in the year 2020
  • Students in final year of Degree should share in the form their percentage up to the Second Year/Last completed semester
  • All candidates should have taken either CAT 2019; XAT 2020 or GMAT exam
  • In addition to these exams, they must buy the application form for applying into the college for a fee of Rs 3150 from BITS, Pilani website

Important dates that you should keep in mind are:



Start of application


End of application


GD/WAT/PI shortlist


GD/WAT/PI process

3 rd week of March-1 st week of April

Admission offer roll out

10-14 th April 2020

The placements statistics for the year 2019 is as follows:

  • Highest Package(in lakhs per annum)-17
  • Average Package(in lakhs per annum)-10
  • Companies visited for placements-36

I hope I have been able to solve your query. Do write to us in case of any doubts and we would be happy to help. All the best!!!


chances of converting liba chennai at xat 77.35 percentile ??(Gen catholic christian)Heard that liba provides reservation for Catholics.

Sampriti Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
LIBA does have some reservations but for general category students the minimum percentile required is 86 in XAT. Only for the reserved category they require 70 percentile. But you can still get some good colleges like
  • IIFM Bhopal
  • XIME Bangalore
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • BIMTECH Noida
  • Great Lakes Gurgaon
  • IFMR Chennai
  • ITM Navi Mumbai and others.

These are pretty decent colleges and offer good academics and placements. They also have good reputation among recruiters and you can easily get an average compensation package of 6-7 lakhs in a reputed organization.

Good Luck

With 82 percentile in XAT 2020 what are the chances of getting call from Great Lakes, GIM, K J Somaiya, BITS Pilani and Welingkar

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


as per your xat score you have chances in

Goa Institute of Management

great lakes

kj soumya

T A Pai Management Institute

Institute of Rural Management

MICA Ahmedabad

FORE School of Management, New Delhi

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University

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