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XAT Score FAQ

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XAT Score FAQ

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This chapter, XAT Score FAQ, will guide the candidates in addressing their queries and concerns regarding the XAT 2019 Scores. The questions and answers have been categorized for enhanced clarity.


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1. For how long is the XAT score valid?
The XAT score is valid for just one year.


2. How is the XAT score and percentile calculated?
To calculate your final XAT percentile, you need to follow the given steps:
1) Add the total sum of all percentile of different areas like VA, DM and Quantitative Ability.
2) This sum is to be divided by the aggregate number 245.
3) To calculate the final percentage, the number is to be multiplied by 100. Although by 31st Jan, the final score card will be out. There might be no or little change in your tentative and final result. These are according to the new regulations introduced for the admissions in 2019.


3. What will be my XAT 2019 percentile with a score of 20 in it?
You percentile could be somewhere around 80 percentile. But this could be just an estimated percentile.


4. I appeared for the XAT 3 years ago. Are the scores still valid or do I need to re-take the exam?
Candidates applying on the basis of their XAT score must note that only the scores for XAT 2018 and XAT 2019 will be accepted.


5. Can the XAT requirement be waived under exceptional circumstances?
No. The XAT score cannot be waived under any circumstances.

1. What is the scoring pattern of the XAT? Is there negative marking?
In XAT 2012 different questions carried different marks. The marks allotted to each question was mentioned next to the question on the question paper. There is negative marking for incorrect answers. 1/4th of the mark allotted to a question is deducted for answering it incorrectly.


2. What are the Management Institutes/ Business Schools that accept the XAT score?
Click for the list of Business Schools/ Management Institutes in India that accept XAT Scores.


3. My XAT percentile is 45.7%, which B-Schools will accept this score?
Please refer to the link below: Cutoff


4. I have got 75 percentile in CAT and 78 percentile in XAT. Am I eligible to apply for Great Lakes?
Please refer to the link below: Cutoff


5. I have 9.2 CGPA in 10th, 80.8% in 12th. My CAT and XAT score is 75 percentile each. Do I have a chance to get a call?
Great Lakes is one of the top most B-Schools in India, and it sends GD PI call depending on the overall academic performance of a student throughout, and also some extracurricular and work experience. There are 1000+ people who apply to Great Lakes having a Percentile of 95+, so you have very less chances of getting a GD PI call. Even if you get a call, the chances of conversion is equal to 0. I would suggest that fill the form of other good colleges in tier 2 or tier 3.


6. I scored 88 percentile in both CAT and XAT. What are my chances of getting a call? Can you tell about the placement as well?
Congratulations for qualifying in both CAT and XAT. This year we have set 80% as cutoff in both CAT and XAT. You are encouraged to apply to our B-School. Placement will be in leading energy sector industries in India.


7. I have 82 percentile in XAT, which MBA colleges should I go for?
There are various colleges where you can apply with this XAT score like:
1) BIMM
2) ITM Navi Mumbai
3) ISBS
3) IIMP
4) RIIMS, etc.


8. What are the key selection criteria for Great Lakes’ PGPM?
The PGPM caters to professionals with professional experience (min. 24 months) and we try to evaluate candidates in a holistic manner and not just rely on aptitude test or academic scores that many schools emphasize on especially for fresh graduates. The aptitude test scores are important at the interview shortlisting stage but have limited weightage as far as the final selection is concerned. We seek to evaluate the quality of work experience, professional and personal achievements, demonstrated leadership and team skills, aptitude and attitude. We also seek candidates who can add value to the class in terms of peer learning and diversity.

In terms of the process, we have eliminated the Group Discussion component since we felt that it was adding incrementally limited value to the whole selection process. Instead, our panelists devote the extra time for a deeper assessment during the personal interview. As part of the Interview process, we also have the analytical writing test which does help in evaluating both the written communication skills and the thought process of the candidates.