The selection through XAT which is a national level MBA entrance exam for XLRI and over 106 B-schools across India, is considered to be the toughest of its type. The procedure of selection of XAT 2018, is a two step process. The candidates are shortlisted by the participating institutes based on the scores and cut off of XAT 2018 and candidates have to appear for General Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.
The selection of the candidates by B-schools across the country will hugely depend on their XAT 2018 scores. However, this is not the only criteria for selection of candidates for MBA programmes, they also have to go through some more selection patterns of the respective B-schools.
Based on their scores in the examination and the cut off marks of XAT 2018, the candidates will be shortlisted by XLRI and other participating institutes across the country. In the final selection process, the candidates who are shortlisted will appear for GD and PI rounds conducted by the respective B-schools.
The cutoff marks of the B-schools accepting XAT scores for admission to management programmes only to guage the quality of students the particular institutes look for during the selection process.
There are various other criteria for candidates to be shortlisted like the past academic records, work experience, etc. Hence, it is not mandatory that obtaining the cutoff percentile will ensure a admit in the B-schools you have applied for.
After all selection process, the aspirants will be finally selected by any of the B-schools in the country. The XAT 2018 will be held on January 7, 2018.