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XAT 2018 Result – XLRI has released XAT 2018 Final Result for GMP today, on April 13, 2018. Applicants who qualified XAT and also made it through to the interview round have been selected for the final merit. The result for HR and BM courses will also be declared soon. The candidates can check the result of XAT 2018 from the login, by entering the XAT/GMT ID and Primary Email ID. The finally selected candidates now have to pay the fee and fulfill the formalities of admission. Check more details about XAT 2018 Result from this page.

NEW: For XAT January 06, 2019 exam, check the XAT 2019 Result. Result Declared!

First, download your XAT 2018 result scorecard from the link given below. Then head over to check XLRI cut-offs.

XAT 2018 Results

Candidates can check XAT Result by downloading scorecard in order to know percentile. It will be used for MBA/PGDM admission to 11 XAMI member institutes as well as 147 other institutes. Important dates related to it are as follows.

XAT 2018 Results Dates
Date of computer-based test 07 Jan 2018
Date of re-scheduled test (for few candidates) 03 Feb 2018
Candidate response released on 07 Feb 2018
Declaration of XAT 2018 results 10 Feb 2018 12 Feb 2018
Interviews were held in March 2018
Final result has been announced on 13 Apr 2018

Result: Click Here to Check XAT 2018 Final Result.

Now that results are announced, you can check it from the link given above. You will need (i) XAT ID and (ii) password to login in order to check result and download XAT 2018 scorecard.

General Knowledge percentile not counted

For XAT 2018 results, quantitative ability, verbal and logical ability, decision-making percentile represent your relative performance position among all those who appeared in exam, for that section. Percentage obtained in General Knowledge section is calculated separately but it is not used for overall percentile calculation.

You can also get a duplicate score card

To get a duplicate XAT 2018 score card, you need to pay Rs 300 by demand draft in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur.

Normalisation has not been done for XAT 2018 results!

From the scorecard, we can now see that there has not been any normalization or scaling.

Confusion persists over Qs 61.

That question which everyone was worried about – qs 61, which had a wrong answer – for that, XLRI has not yet given any clarification.

— both changes updated from candidate inputs.

XAT 2018 Result

How to Download XAT 2018 Interview Call Letter?

In order to gain access to XAT 2018 interview call letter the steps have been illustrated below:

  • Click on the link provided here to reach the page where XAT 2018 interview call letter could be accessed.
  • You will be redirected to the official page where you will be required to enter XAT / GMT ID, Primary Email id and select the program for which you have applied.

XAT 2018 Interview Call Letter

  • Now click on submit and the XAT interview call letter 2018 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download it and take a print out to appear for the interview process.

How to Check XAT 2018 Results?

XLRI publishes XAT scorecard in online mode at The process of checking result and downloading scorecard is very simple and candidate friendly. Steps to check result are as follows.

  1. Go to result page

Click on the link provided above to download the scorecard and check the result. On clicking the link, you will be taken to the login page.

XAT 2018 Results

  1. Log in

Now you can enter XAT registration ID, date of birth, security text. Hit ‘Login’ button. This will give you access to the scorecard which will contain your section-wise and overall percentage and percentile in the exam.

  1. Download scorecard

Once scorecard containing XAT 2018 results is on your screen you can download it by pressing Ctrl+P (or Cmnd+P in mac)  and take a print out of it for future correspondence.

XAT 2018 Scorecard

Last year percentiles were given upto 3 decimal places but this time till one decimal places only.

Details in XAT Score Card 2018

On downloading the scorecard you can find the following details which will be helpful while getting admission in the colleges on the basis of XAT 2018 score:

  • XAT ID
  • Quantitative Ability Percentage and Percentile
  • Verbal and Logical Ability Percentage and Percentile
  • Decision Making Percentage and Percentile
  • General Knowledge Percentage and Percentile
  • Total Percentage and Percentile
  • Lastly, XAT 2018 Exam Date

XAT 2018 Cut Off

Every college fixes a lower percentile cut off, only above which it calls candidates for further selection rounds. The cut off vary from institute to institute. It is every candidate’s dream to get admission in XLRI through XAT 2018 results. It is also the toughest to do so! XLRI’s cut off are the highest among all the institutes which are accepting XAT scores. You can see the last year cut off were as follows.

XLRI Cut Offs

Score Percentile Score Percentile Score Percentile
VA 7 80 6.5 77
DM 7.5 77 7 70
QA 12 88 9 72
Total 35 96 31 92.5 20 70

Now that we are on the subject of cut offs, you may also want to see cut offs of other colleges. Given below is a mix of actual last year’s and expected cut off. Some colleges do not publish cut off marks so an analysis of their called candidates is done.

XAT Cut off of other colleges

Cut offs of XAT of other colleges namely BULMIM, BIMTECH, GIM, Great Lakes, IFMR, IMT, KJ Somaiya, LIBA, SPJIMR, TAPMI, XIMB, XIM Jabalpur, XIME, Bangalore, XISS Ranchi were 80, 75, 90, 80, 85, 90, 85, 77, 93, 86, 95, 80, 80, 85 respectively.
XAT 2018 Results

XAT 2018 Marking Scheme

You can also know the XAT 2018 marking scheme as it is given below.

Scoring pattern: For a correct answer, the candidate gets 1 mark. And for an incorrect question, 1/4th mark is deducted. If one has skipped more than 8 questions then again 0.05 negative marks are applied. The second part consists of GK and Essay, without any negative marking. Also, the essay is a descriptive test. The marks in the XAT 2018 results will be shown considering all the correct an incorrect answers marked by you.

Paper Section Total Number of Questions Negative Marking
Paper I Verbal and Logical Ability 74
  • ¼ for every wrong answer marked from the total score obtained
  • -0.05 marks for not attempting 8 questions consecutively
Decision Making
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Paper II General Knowledge 25 No negative marking
Essay 1

XAT 2018 Results Scaling and Normalization

Usually, XAT scores/percentile are not scaled because exam takes place on a single day. But this time the exam took place on two days, albeit the second day is witnessing a smaller number of test takers.

The officials did not confirm whether or not scaling or normalization for XAT 2018 results was done. But, now that result is out we can see that there was no normalization.

Calculation of Percentile

XAT Percentile = [1 – (Your Rank in XAT 2019/Total Number of Candidates taking XAT 2019)] * 100

Let’s us understand this with an example:

Suppose a candidate got 500 rank in XAT 2018 out of 35000 applicants who wrote the exam. So now the percentile will be calculated as:

XAT 2018 Percentile= [1- (500/35000)]*100= 98.57 percentile

This shows us that 98.57 percent of students who appeared for the test have scored fewer marks than you. You should know that no one scores 100 percentile. As calculating the percentile depicts the total number of applicants who are below you, including yourself.
You should also remember that no one gets negative percentile as the last candidate cannot be zero as per the calculation formula for percentile.

Score vs Percentile

An analysis of score vs percentile mapping for XAT is helpful for those waiting for the result and also those who will appear for XAT 2019. At the same time, it is prudent to consider that XLRI does not officially release any data on this. Nevertheless, those who have been following XAT exam for quite some time now can vouch for the following stats.

XAT 2018 Raw Score Expected percentile Cut off cleared for
24 80 IFMR, LIBA, MICA, IRMA, Great Lakes, TAPMI
26 85 KJ Somaiya, GIM
34 95 XLRI

XAT 2018 Results

After XAT 2018 Results (Selection Process)

XLRI is soon going to announce XAT 2018 results. Candidates who have appeared for the exam will be able to download it along with scorecard and appear fo the final selection process.

  1. After the results are announced all the colleges accepting XAT 2018 score will issue a list of shortlisted candidates along with minimum cut off required to apply in the particular college.
  2. After you have applied in the college, you will be called for interview and group discussion round. These are the basic selection criteria, however, it may differ from college to college.
  3. In the interview, you may be asked questions based on your work experience, academic details and much more.
  4. A final list is prepared on the basis of performance in the XAT 2018 test, interview, group discussion, work experience and SOP.

Changes in XAT 2018

Until last year the XAT exam was a pen and paper-based exam. This year XLRI organized XAT in computer-based mode; SIFY being the online testing agency. Unfortunately, there were many technical glitches.

XAT 2018 Results

In two centres, students could not sit for an exam at all. Therefore XLRI decided to re-schedule the exam for those two centres at a later date. Candidates who appeared for XAT 2018 at “Group of Institutions, Farrukh Nagar, Gurgaon” and “Davin Info Pvt Ltd, Barasat, Kolkata” are re-appearing for it on February 3, 2018.

XAT 2018 Results Date

Finally, XAT 2018 results have been announced on February 12, 2018.

Before this XLRI had confirmed the same date for the announcement of result. Although initially many applicants received the mail in which it was stated that the results will be announced latest by February 10, 2018. But after that on February 10, 2018, XLRI conveyed that result was being postponed and the new date was February 12, 2018.

Now that XAT 2018 results have been announced you can check it from the link given above.

XAT is one of the earliest management entrance exams in India that tests a candidate for his/her aptitude in pursuing management. Thus, top colleges like XLRI, SPJIMR, TAPMAI, Great Lakes, IMT, LIBA to name a few, use XAT result for the purpose of admission.

XAT Response Sheet 2018

After checking the candidate response sheet released on February 07, 2018, candidates came to know about the correct and incorrect responses marked by them in the paper. They were also given a chance to fill the response form and file their queries. However, the process of filling response form has now closed. Soon, the result of XAT 2018 will be announced stating the marks scored by all the candidates who appeared in the exam.

XAT 2018 Score Predictor

After the release of candidate response sheet, you can calculate the approximate score that you might score in the final XAT 2018 results. To predict the score, a special tool popularly known as XAT 2018 score calculator can be used. In this, you just have to enter the section-wise number of attempted question and the wrong responses.
The score will be calculated considering the marking scheme and the maximum marks that can be obtained in the exam.

Click here for XAT 2018 Score Predictor

Question distribution: XAT 2018 had this question distribution in the first part:

  • Verbal ability and logical reasoning – 26
  • Decision making – 21
  • Quantitative ability and data interpretation – 27

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