XAT Selection Process

After the Xavier Aptitude Test results are released, the XAT selection process for 2024 will be held at XLRI, Jamshedpur. There is no centralized process; instead, each XAT participating institute has its own unique XAT selection process 2024. Students who are selected for XAT counselling are those whose names appear on the final merit list based on their XAT 2024 score. To participate in the XAT 2024 selection process, candidates must register on the official website of the colleges they desire to apply to.

Candidates who pass the XAT exam and meet the admission cut-off must fill out an online form to indicate their interest in taking part in the GD/PI portion of the XLRI selection process. The admissions panel evaluates each applicant's academic background before shortlisting them. Those who are selected for further consideration are invited to the GD/PI round. Candidates are given final admission if they pass the GD/PI round.

On January 7, 2024, the XAT 2024 exam will take place, and the results will be made public in the final week of January 2024. The XAT cut-off 2024 will be made public in February, marking the start of the XLRI selection process.

Shortlisted candidates must take part in the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI), two crucial XLRI selection processes. Using their login information, candidates can access the shortlist on the official XAT website, xatonline.in. To learn more about the crucial dates for the XAT selection process 2024, the cut-off score, XAT participating institutions, and other details read this article.

XAT 2024 Dates


XAT Particulars

XAT Dates (Tentative)

XAT 2024 Registration (Started)

July 15, 2024

XAT 2024 Exam Date

January 8, 2024

Response sheet of XAT 2024

Second week of January 2024

Release of XAT 2024 answer key

Second week of January 2024

Deadline for filling an objection against the answer key

Last week of January 2024

Result Announcement for XAT 2024

Last week of January 2024

Availability of XAT Scorecard

Last week of January 2024

XAT Cut-off 2024

To be announced


XAT Selection Criteria 2024

The XAT selection process2024 will begin at participating institutes as soon as the GD/PI shortlist is made public. The various XLRI, Jamshedpur institutes, and colleges will hold selection rounds for those who meet the XAT cut-off 2024. XAT Counselling for the 2024 exam will be conducted online. The following procedures are part of the XAT selection process 2024 for admission to XLRI colleges.

  • Candidates must appear and clear the XAT2024 exam
  • Shortlisting of candidates
  • Selection rounds
  • Final selection


Phase 1: Candidates must take the XAT 2024

Students should have completed the XAT 2024 application form on the XLRI website. On July 15, 2024, the government made the XAT 2024 registration form available online.

Phase 2: Candidate shortlisting

Results for the XAT 2024 will probably be made public during the final week of January 2024. Students will be listed by XLRI for interviews and focus groups. The cut-off set by the XAT participating institutes will be used to select students.

Phase 3: Rounds of selection

Students who make the shortlist will receive calls for the following rounds of the XLRI call criteria.

  • Group Discussion (GD) or/and Essay Writing
  • Personal Interview (PI)


Phase 4: Final Selection

The final list of chosen students will be created after the XLRI selection process has been completed. The XAT participating institutes will provide admission to chosen candidates for the available programs.

XLRI Selection Process: Importance of GD Group discussions

(GD) give management aspirants the chance to demonstrate both their leadership and analytical skills. The applicants for the XLRI GD are put in a hypothetical circumstance where they must argue and deliver their case in a clear, concise, and convincing way. The GD topics vary from philosophy and abstract subjects to politics, business, society, and education.

XLRI Selection Process: The Importance of a PI

The purpose of the personal interview, or PI, is for the XLRI to get to know the candidate's personality, their area of specialty or interest, as well as to evaluate their communication skills and stress-handling capacity.

XLRI Selection Process: Scheduling the PI

Shortlisted candidates will get Personal Interview (PI) letters from XLRI, through which they will be asked to log on to the XLRI website and choose their preferred interview city. 'Update interview city' is another name for this procedure. The procedures are listed below:

  • Visit the XLRI/XAT website (xatonline.in) in a new window.
  • Click on the login page
  • Put your ID and password in.
  • Choose a time period and revise your selection.


Making of the XAT Merit List

The weightage of these factors (for all XLRI programs) for the XLRI selection process is described below:



XAT score


Group Discussion/ Personal Interview


Essay, Academic profile, GK, video, work ex



Documents Required for XAT Selection Process 2024

  • Bring the original and a copy of the counselling letter from the XAT
  • Original and copy of the 2024 XAT admit card
  • Bank draft per the XAT Brochure's standards
  • Certificates from the classroom (grades 10 and 12; bachelor's degree)
  • XAT 2024 Rank Card and Score Card
  • Caste Document
  • Medical records
  • 4-6 passport-size colour and black-and-white photos


XAT Cut-off 2024

XLRI will publish the XAT 2024 cut-off on its official website, xlri.ac.in. The cut-off set by the XAT participating institutes is used to shortlist students. Students can refer to the table below for the anticipated XAT 2024 cut-off based on the XAT cut-off for the previous year.

XAT Cut-off 2023 for PGDM-BM






























XAT Participating Institutions for 2024

All of the top business schools that are also associate members of XLRI are included under the "XAT Participating Institutes 2024."

S. No.

Institute name


Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)


Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur


Xavier Institute of Management Entrepreneurship (XIME) Bengaluru


Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies Jabalpur


Xavier Institute of Management & Research (XIMR) Mumbai


St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology


St. Francis Institute of Management & Research (SFIMR) Mumbai


Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) Ranchi


Mount Carmel Institute of Management Bengaluru


St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration (SJCBA) Bengaluru



Q1. When will the XAT Selection Process 2024 begin?

The start of XAT counselling in 2024 is anticipated for the month of February.

Q2. How can I submit a GMAT application for the XLRI program?

After filling out the necessary information, students must choose the GMAT option to apply for XLRI programs.

Q3. Can I alter my decision once I've locked it?

After locking, you cannot alter your preference.

Q4. How can I make sure my XAT 2024 application is saved again?

Students who are unsure whether their XAT registration will be successful must go to the official website, login with their XAT credentials, and print their application. Additionally, keep both the hard copy and the soft copy of the XAT 2024 application for future use.

Q5. In what mode will the XAT selection process 2024 be conducted?

Only online testing will be used for the XAT selection process.

Q6. Is the XAT administered twice yearly?

No, the XAT is only administered once a year.  The XAT will most likely take place online on January 7, 2024.


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