XAT Score Vs Percentile

XAT Score vs Percentile 2019 – Many experts and unofficial resources have suggested that score as low as 34 may lead to 95 percentile. This pattern of low cut off in XAT is observed over the last many years. Percentile and score are two very different concepts and generally, students are confused in these two. The score is basically the marks obtained by you in the entrance exam, whereas, the Percentile reflects the percentage of students who have scored less than you in any exam.

For example, if in a class of 100 students, you topped the exam. So what this means is that your score is better than 99 people and hence your percentile is 99%ile. Again, if your rank had been 30th, that means your score is better than 70 people and hence your percentile is 70%ile.

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Calculation of Marks in XAT

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is considered as difficult as any other MBA entrance exam. The scoring pattern of XAT makes it difficult for the students to score beyond this point. For every correct answer, you will get +1marks and there is a negative marking as well. Hence, for every incorrect answer -0.25 marks are deducted.

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XAT Score vs Percentile

It has been observed that by scoring 29 in XAT students could get 90+ percentile while with the 32 marks students would get 95 percentile in XAT 2019 exam. In the table below you can check the Section-wise and overall XAT score Vs percentile below.

English Language and Logical Reasoning 

Raw Score Percentile Score
6.5 80
7.5 85
8.00 90+

Decision Making

Raw Score Percentile Score
6.5 80
7.5 85
8 90+

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Raw Score Percentile Score
8 80
10 85
12 90+


Raw Score Percentile Score
28 88
30 90+
32 92
34 95

Factors Determining XAT Percentile 2019

True that the percentile for the entrance exam depends on the performance of the candidate in the entrance test. The percentile is decided on the basis of various following factors:

  • Total number of candidates appears in the XAT exam
  • Section-wise difficulty level of the exam
  • Previous year percentile

XAT Score vs Percentile: Top MBA Colleges Accepting XAT score

There are more than 150+ B-schools which accepts XATs score for admission in MBA programme. The cut off for XAT 2019 for colleges such as XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB, BIMTECH, among others are based on students raw XAT scores. Admission in these institutes will only be done on the basis of XAT 2018 exam scores.

In the table below you can check the comparative analysis which help you to know what scores in XAT 2018 will lead to the cut off percentile in top B-schools:

MBA Colleges City Raw XAT score XAT Percentile
Xavier Labor and Relations Institute(XLRI) Jamshedpur 34 95
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai 29 90+
Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) MP 28 90
Institute of Management Technology(IMT) Ghaziabad 28 90
GIM Goa 26 85
Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai 24 80
IRMA Anand (Gujarat) 24 80
MICA Ahmedabad 24 80
KJ Somaiya Mumbai 26 85
Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai 24 80
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) Chennai 24 80
TAPMI Manipal 24 80

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  1. Hi My XAT score is 25.5 and my XAT percentile is 79.2 Can i get a chance of call from TAPMI,LIBA,Great lakes and any other college please revert

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