XAT 2018: Score Vs Percentile - 34 marks may lead to 95 percentile; Cut offs at XLRI, XIMB, SPJIMR not to go high

XAT 2018: Score Vs Percentile
Sunday, January 07 2018, 05:33 PM
Low score of 34 in XAT 2018 would lead to high percentile, experts have predicted this fact based on the trends in the XAT exam over last many years. XAT is considered more difficult than other MBA entrance exams and thus its low scores lead to high percentile
XAT 2018: Score Vs Percentile - 34 marks may lead to 95 percentile

Low score of 34 in XAT 2018 would lead to high percentile, experts have predicted this fact based on the trends in the XAT exam over last many years. XAT is considered more difficult than other MBA entrance exams. It’s scoring pattern of +1 mark for each correct answer and -0.25 mark negative marking makes it difficult to score beyond this point.

On the other hand, since last year the number of questions which determine the percentile score in XAT have been reduced to total 72. The difficulty level as well as reduced number of questions fetch high percentile at low scores in XAT exam.

The experts at MBAUniverse.com and other top preparation centres are unanimous that a score of 34-35 marks would lead to around 95-96 percentile in XAT 2018. Good percentile predictors on the MBAUniverse.com website and other top coaching centres will confirm this fact also.

XAT Score Vs percentile cut off in top MBA colleges
XAT 2018 percentile score cut offs are applicable in 150+ MBA colleges accepting XAT 2018 score for MBA admission 2018. The XAT 2018 cut offs in top MBA colleges in India like XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB, BIMTECH, Great Lakes, LIBA, GIM Goa among others are based on your XAT raw scores. These institutes will offer MBA admission 2018 on the basis of XAT 2018 exam score.

Despite being the first online computer based XAT exam, XAT 2018 paper pattern was exactly as announced and revealed in the XAT official Mock test also. To help you to know what score in XAT 2018 will lead you to the cut off percentile in top B-schools, a comparative analysis is detailed below:

MBA College
City
Raw XAT score
XAT percentile
XLRI
Jamshedpur
34
95
SPJIMR
Mumbai
29
90+
XIMB
Bhubaneswar
28
90
IMT
Ghaziabad
28
90
GIM
Goa
26
85
TAPMI
Manipal
24
80
Great Lakes
Chennai, Gurgaon
24
80
IRMA
Anand (Gujarat)
24
80
MICA
Ahmedabad
24
80
K J Somaiya
Mumbai
26
85
LIBA
Chennai
24
80
IFMR
Chennai
24
80
 
XAT Score Vs XAT percentile equivalence
With a score of 29 you could get 90+ percentile while with 32 your percentile would go up to 95 in XAT 2018.

Section-wise and overall XAT score Vs percentile

English Language & 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+
 
 Quant & DI
Raw score
Percentile score
8
80
10
85
12
90+
 
Overall
Raw score
Percentile score
28
88
30
90+
32
92
34
95

XAT 2018 held today on January 7, 2018 got over at 1.35 PM across the country. XAT has remained a bit difficult exam but has been rated moderate to difficult overall and almost at the same level as last year. Tricky decision making and slightly more difficult English Language section may bring down the XAT Cut offs for XLRI programmes as compared to last year.

According to the experts, the XAT Cut offs for top B-schools may be slightly lower than the last year’s level. XLRI may shortlist you at an overall raw score of 34 marks out of maximum 72 marks.

Out of 92000 candidates who registered for XAT 2018, around 85000 appeared in XAT 2018 on first online XAT exam on January 7, 2018 from 10AM to 1.35PM. XAT Exam was not free from technical glitches as several candidates at many centres found their exam getting stopped abruptly.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on XAT 2018

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Application last date to IMNU is open till January 9, 2018
SOIL Gurgaon
Application Open for One year PGP and Two year PGDM at SOIL Gurgaon
IRMA Anand (Gujarat)
Application for PGDRM at IRMA is open till December 31, 2017
TAPMI Manipal
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at TAPMI is open till January 16, 2018
Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon
PGPM (cycle 2) Application Deadline- 24th Jan, 2018.
KJ SIMSR Mumbai
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at K J Somaiya is open till January 31, 2018
GIM Goa
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at GIM Goa is open till January 3, 2018
BIMTECH Greater Noida
Application Open for PGDM 2018-20 at BIMTECH Greater Noida
LIBA Chennai
Online Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LIBA is open till January 31, 2018 at a cost of Rs.1500/-
LBSIM New Delhi
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LBSIM New Delhi is open till December 31, 2017
CIMP Patna
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at CIMP is open till March 2nd week, 2018
BIM Tiruchirappalli
Application last date to BIM Trichy is open till January 31, 2018
KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar
Application Open for MBA 2018-20 Batch
We School Mumbai
Application Open for PGDM 2018-20 Batch