XAT Selection Procedure 2024: XLRI, Jamshedpur will conduct the XAT 2024 selection process after the declaration of the XAT result. Each XAT participating institute has its own individual XAT selection procedure 2024 and there is no centralized procedure. Students who make it to the final merit list based on their scores in the XAT exam will be called for XAT counselling. Candidates must register on the official website of the colleges they wish to apply to appear for the XAT 2024 selection process.

How many Selection stages for XAT

The selection process for XAT 2024 consists of three stages:

  1. XAT Exam: The first stage is the XAT exam, which is usually held in the first week of January. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions from four sections - Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. The duration of the exam is three hours.
  1. Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI): Candidates who clear the XAT exam are shortlisted for the second stage, which is a group discussion and personal interview. The GD and PI are conducted by XLRI and other participating institutes. Candidates are evaluated on various parameters such as communication skills, problem-solving abilities, leadership qualities, and overall personality.
  1. Final Selection: The final selection is based on the candidate's performance in the XAT exam, GD, and PI. The weightage given to each component may vary from institute to institute. The final selection is usually announced in the month of April.

XAT 2024: Important Dates


Date (Tentative)

XAT 2024 Result

January 20, 2024

Availablity of XAT 2024 Scorecard

January 20, 2024

XLRI XAT 2024 Cut off 

Last week of January 2024

GD/PI Shortlist

February 2024

Conduct of GD-PI rounds

Third week of February to Second week of March 2024

Offers and Waitlist

April 2024

Documents Required for XAT 2024 Selection Process

Following the completion of the XAT 2024 Selection process, candidates must report to the designated location for the Document Verification Process. The necessary paperwork is going to be:

  1. XAT 2024 Admit Card
  2. Caste Certificate
  3. Medical documents 
  4. Original counselling letter along with a photocopy of counselling letter
  5. XAT 2024 Admit Card
  6. XAT 2024 Scorecard
  7. Class 10th Marksheet
  8. Class 12th Marksheet
  9. Graduation Marksheet
  10. 4-6 Passport size photographs (colour and black and white)
  11. PwD Certificate

XAT Selection Procedure 2024: Program-wise Criteria for XLRI Admissions

The selection procedure runs as per the participating institute. The selection rounds include GD and PI rounds. The program-wise choice criteria for XLRI is given below:

Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Business Management (PGDM-BM): 

  • Stage 1: Shortlisting based on XAT score
  • Stage 2: Personal Interview (PI). The PI typically lasts for 15-20 minutes.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management- Human Resources Management (PGDM- HRM):

Shortlisting based on XAT score.

Personal Interview (PI). The PI typically lasts for 15-20 minutes.

?Post Graduate Diploma in Management- General Management (PGDM-GM/ Ex-PGDM):

Stage 1: Shortlisting based on XAT or GMAT score.

Stage 2: Personal Interview (PI), in person, or over G-Talk/ Skype for overseas candidates.

PGDM (BM), Part-Time (JSR):

Stage 1: Shortlisting based on a talent test (which consists of class 10th-level questions on quantitative ability, English language skills, and logical reasoning). Students may be required to provide the scores of credible MBA examinations in which they may have appeared.

Stage 2: Personal Interview (PI) at XLRI Jamshedpur

Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Global MBA (PGDM- GMBA):

Shortlisting based on XAT or GMAT score.

Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). 

XAT 2024 Group Discussion

The Group Discussion (GD) is an important component of the selection process for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). It is conducted by XLRI and other participating institutes to evaluate the communication skills, leadership qualities, and problem-solving abilities of the candidates. The GD is usually held after the XAT exam and candidates who clear the exam are shortlisted for this stage. Here are some tips to ace the XAT Group Discussion:

  1. Be Confident: Confidence is the key to success in any GD. Speak clearly and confidently, and maintain eye contact with the other participants. Avoid using filler words such as umm, aah, etc., as they can give a negative impression to the evaluator.
  1. Listen Carefully: Listen carefully to what the other participants are saying, and do not interrupt them. Analyze their points and try to build on them. This shows that you are a good listener and can work well in a team.
  1. Stay Focused: Stick to the topic and avoid going off on a tangent. Do not deviate from the topic and try to bring the discussion back on track if it goes off-topic.
  1. Be Logical: Use logical arguments to support your point of view. Avoid emotional arguments as they can weaken your argument. Use examples and statistics to support your arguments.
  1. Respect Others: Respect the opinions of others and do not get into arguments. Be polite and courteous, even if you disagree with someone. This shows that you are a good team player and can work well in a team.
  1. Stay Calm: Keep your cool and do not get agitated if someone disagrees with you. Stay calm and composed and present your arguments in a clear and concise manner.

Preparation of XAT Merit List

The weightage of these components (for all programs of XLRI) for XLRI selection criteria weightage is as explained below:



XAT score


Group Discussion/ Personal Interview


Essay, Academic profile, GK, video, work ex


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques. When will the XAT 2024 Selection Process start?

Ans. The GD-PI rounds of the XAT 2024 selection process are anticipated to begin in February 2023. The final merit list will be revealed in April 2024, after these selections continue for a month, until the second week of March.

Ques. Which mode will the XAT 2024 Selection Process be held in?

Ans. Depending on the pandemic situation, either an online or offline mode will be used for the XAT 2024 Selection Process.

Ques. Will XLRI Admission 2024 take into account grades from class 12?

Ans. yes, XLRI will take into account the grades from class 12 when creating the final merit list. While the weighting of classes 10, 12, and graduation marks is not clearly defined, these previous academic results account for approximately 10% of the total score.

Ques. How many seats are available for the 2024 XLRI Admission?

Ans. The availability of seats for XLRI 2024 is still pending. There are 525 seats available at XLRI for the 2023 class of applicants. The distribution of seats by course is as follows:

Ques. What is the cost of the XLRI Jamshedpur PGDM course?

Ans. The following lists the course-by-course costs for the PGDM programmes that XLRI Jamshedpur offers:

  • For PGDM BM- INR 23.6 lakhs
  • For PGDM HRM- INR 23.6 lakhs
  • For PGDM GM- INR 20.95 lakhs

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