XAT Examination Results

The XAT results this year were announced by XLRI on January 17, much before they were originally scheduled to be announced.

To access your XAT results, you’ll have to go to the official website of XAT or XLRI Jamshedpur and access your results using your login credentials.

The XAT examination is a single gateway to applying to distinguished management institutions of the country- this includes the renowned XLRI Jamshedpur along with 11 other XAMI associated institutes. The selection process to get into XLRI Jamshedpur and many other colleges consist of the Group Discussion (GD) and the Personal Interview (PI) stage. Your cumulative performance in the entrance test, GD and PI will determine your final selection.

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XAT Result 2020: Important Dates

The table below lists out the major dates of XAT 2020 :


XAT 2020 EventsXAT 2020 Dates
XAT 2020 examJanuary 5, 2020
Release of answer keyJanuary 10, 2020
Result declarationJanuary 17, 2020


How To Check XAT Result 2020

Accessing your XAT result is a fairly simple process. Your result cum scorecard will be downloadable from the official website. To check your XAT result, you need to follow the steps given below:

  • Access the official website of XAT 2020
  • Click ‘Login’ or click on the following link: https://cdn3.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/2076/62537/login.html
  • Enter your XAT ID and password
  • Enter the security text
  • Click on candidate scorecard and download your scorecard

Please note that you’ll be able to access your XAT scorecards on the official website only for a limited period. Hence you must download the same before the last date.

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Details Mentioned on XAT Scorecard

Each XAT result cum scorecard details out the following:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Address
  • XAT ID
  • Date of XAT exam
  • Date of Birth
  • Validity of the XAT scorecard
  • Sectional percentiles
  • Overall percentile 

How To Calculate XAT Score

The XAT scoring process can be understood through the following marking scheme:


Right answer+1
Wrong answer-0.25
Unanswered questions0


Your XAT score will be calculated based on each section’s raw scores. One mark is awarded for each right answer, 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer and 0.10 marks are deducted if you have skipped eight questions consecutively.

How is XAT Score Calculated

  • Calculating your XAT percentile score isn’t very difficult.
    Your cumulative score in all the three sections (VA, DM & QA) will be given to you.
  • You will be then ranked according to the total marks scored by you in the XAT exam.
  • To arrive at the XAT percentile score, your rank will be subtracted from the total number of candidates and that number will be further divided by the total and then will be multiplied by 100.

Let’s make it clear to with the help of an example:

Assume your rank to be 500 and the total students to have appeared in XAT to be 80,000. That makes your XAT percentile to be:


What After XAT Results?

After the declaration of your XAT results, XLRI will declare the cut-offs percentiles for admission to its various management courses which include the Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM) and General Management Program (GMP) courses.

If you meet the declared cutoffs then you would be required to register on XLRI’s official website to indicate your interest in the GD/PI round. If you’re shortlisted, then you’ll receive a communication through email informing you about the GD/PI schedule and the further process. The final selection will be based on your combined performance in XAT and GD/PI. Your previous academic record will carry a certain weight as well.

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Top 20 MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score

Over 700 MBA colleges accept XAT score for admission. The table below lists out the 20 MBA colleges admitting students based on XAT.


Loyola Institute of Business AdministrationXavier Institute of Social Service
St. Joseph’s Institute of ManagementSt. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier UniversityXavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier’s University, Kolkata
Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)Xavier Institute of Management & Research
Xavier Institute of Management & EntrepreneurshipSt.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology
Alliance UniversityAmrita School of Business
Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology (AIMIT)Acharya School of Management
Asia Pacific Institute of ManagementBalaji Institute of International Business
BharatiyaVidyaBhavan’sUsha& Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)Birla Institute of Management Technology
Doon Business SchoolDr. D. Y. Patil B-School


Expected XAT Cut Off for XLRI Admission

The below table breaks down the expected XAT cut-offs for admission to XLRI along various categories and courses. The actual cut-offs will be released after the announcement of results.


SectionsExpected XAT Cut-Offs (2020)
Verbal & Logical Ability7.58.25
Decision Making8.758.25
Quantitative Ability116.25
Total Aptitude3331


Previous Year’s XAT (2019) Cut Off

Take a look at the course wise official XAT cut-offs of previous years.

XAT Cut Off: Business Management Program:


XAT 2019 cut offXAT Percentile for male candidatesXAT Percentile for female candidates
Overall Cut off9695


XAT Cut Off: Human Resource Management Program


XAT 2019 cut offXAT Percentile for male candidatesXAT Percentile for female candidates
Overall Cut off9493


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XAT Exam Results FAQs

Q: Will I get my XAT result by post or e-mail?

A: You wouldn’t receive your XAT result and scorecard either by post or by e-mail. You will be able to access them at the appropriate time from the official website using your XAT ID and password.

Q: I forgot my login password for XAT. How can I access my XAT result?

A: There is nothing to worry about if you forgot your XAT password. For generating a new password, you have to begin by clicking on the ‘forgot password’ button present on the official website and follow the instructions mentioned further. Once you’re done with the process, you can log in and access your XAT score.

Q: For how long is my XAT score valid?

A: The XAT score’s validity is limited to only a year from the announcement of the XAT result. In other words, if you’ve appeared in XAT 2020, then you can use that score to apply for programs beginning in 2020 only.

Q: Which are the colleges that I will be able to apply in after I write XAT?

A: If you write XAT, you become eligible to apply to some of the most renowned institutions in the country- this includes XLRI, Jamshedpur and 11 other XAMI B-schools. Along with these 12 colleges, XAT scores are widely accepted by more than 700 colleges across India.

Q: Is it possible to re-evaluate our XAT performance?

A: No, you wouldn’t get an option to re-evaluate your XAT performance.

Q: Will XLRI cut-offs be announced with XAT result 2020?

A: You will usually get to know XLRI’s course-wise cut-offs within two days of the results.

Q: Will my XAT scorecard have scores for each of the sections?

A: Your XAT scorecard will have the sectional as well as the overall percentile.

Q: Will XLRI release the answer key before XAT result?

A: Yes, you will be provided with the XAT 2020 answer keys before the declaration of your result. You will get the time to go through it and challenge the same if you come across a wrong answer.

Q: What if I fall below the minimum cut off? Will I still be considered for admission?

A: If you don’t meet the cut-off, you wouldn’t be considered for the further stages of the selection process.

Q: When will the XLRI GD-PI round be held?

A: XLRI usually conducts the GD-PI round in February. The exact dates of the same will be emailed to selected students.

Q: In which cities will the XLRI GD-PI be conducted?

A: The cities that will be hosting the XLRI GD-PI are Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Jamshedpur.

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