XAT Counselling 2024: Dates, Selection Process & More

The XAT Counseling for the year 2024 is scheduled for the second week of February. XLRI, Jamshedpur, will oversee the XAT Counseling process for all applicants vying for admission to the participating Xavier institutes.

Candidates who have been shortlisted are required to participate in the XAT selection process, including a Group Discussion (GD) and a Personal Interview (PI). The culmination of candidates’ performances across all stages of the XAT selection process will determine the final merit list.

XLRI has expanded its admission criteria to include GRE results alongside XAT and GMAT 2023 scores for its Ex-PGDM program. As per XLRI’s admission guidelines, XAT 2024 scores and GD/PI evaluations will carry 60% and 25% weightings in the final score computation. Candidates can access the shortlist by logging into the official XAT website, xatonline.in.

XAT Counselling 2024

XAT Counselling Dates

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) for 2024 will be administered by XLRI, Jamshedpur, in January 2024, with the results typically released a few weeks later. Below is the tentative schedule for the XAT 2024 counseling and associated events:

XAT Selection Process Dates

  • Result Declaration: January 28, 2024
  • Release of Cutoff by XLRI: February 4, 2024
  • XAT Exam Selection Process: February 2024

XLRI conducts the selection process for XAT 2024 in multiple stages, typically commencing in February-March 2024. Here’s an overview of the three-step counseling process:

Stage 1: Registration for XAT Counselling Candidates qualifying for the XAT cut-off 2024 are eligible to participate in the counseling process. To register:

  1. Pay for desired programs at XLRI campuses in the XAT application form.
  2. Register on the official websites of other institutes accepting XAT scores.
  3. Apply separately for institutes like IMT, XIMB, etc.
  4. Foreign candidates applying to XLRI must use the GATE platform.
  5. After successful registration, pay the course fees online using VISA/Mastercard (Credit & Debit Cards, Net Banking).

Stage 2: XAT Counselling Programme Selection For XLRI:

  1. Select the desired program during XAT application.
  2. Pay INR 300 for each program selected.

XLRI’s selection process involves evaluating various factors, including XAT scores, performance in Essay Writing and General Knowledge sections, GDPI rounds, academic history, and work experience. Each component carries a specific weightage in the final selection process.

A version of the components and their respective weights:

Components Weights
XAT Score 65%
Essay Writing 5%
General Knowledge 5%
Academic Performance & Work Experience 5%
Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI) 20%

Step 3: The XAT Counselling process for 2024 includes the following steps:

  1. Group Discussion (GD): Candidates participate in group discussions to assess their communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  2. Personal Interview (PI): Candidates face personal interviews where their suitability for the program is evaluated based on various factors.
  3. Final Merit List: After completing GD and PI, a final merit list of accepted candidates is published on the official website.
  4. Document Verification: Candidates undergo document verification to ensure the authenticity of their credentials.
  5. Final Seat Allotment: Seat allocation is finalized based on the candidate’s overall performance throughout the selection process, including their XAT exam score, GDPI rounds, academic background, and work experience.
  6. Admission Fee Payment: Candidates who secure admission are required to pay the prescribed admission fee to confirm their enrollment in the program.

XAT 2024 Merit List components and their respective weightages:

Component Weightage
XAT Score 60%
Group Discussion/Personal Interview 25%
Essay, Academic Profile, GK, Video, Work Experience 15%

How to Update XAT Interview City

  1. Visit the XAT official website.
  2. Click on the tab ‘Update XAT Interview City.’
  3. Enter the required credentials, i.e., XAT ID and Password.
  4. Check and select and update your choice of interview city.

XAT – Group Discussion Round

  • It consists of 8-10 participants debating one topic for 15-25 minutes.
  • The Group Discussion committee checks the candidate’s command over the language, their way of communication, decision-making skills, content, confidence, business knowledge, leadership qualities, personality, and entrepreneurship skills which give them a way to think large in the business world.
  • Besides all these traits and skills – a candidate’s relevant work experience, academic knowledge, XAT Scorecard, and extracurricular activities will also be under consideration for the final selection.
  • As the name suggests – Group discussion. So it involves logical and mindful ability to think over hypothetical situations where they have to debate and present their point coherently and concisely.  

XAT – Personal Interview Round

  • It is designed to test the candidate’s area of expertise and their interest of knowledge with powerful communication skills, thought clarity, interpersonal and soft skills, and the ability to handle pressure.  

Documents Required for GD/PI Session

  • Original  XAT Counselling letter along with a photocopy of counseling letter
  • Original and Xerox of XAT 2024 Admit Card
  • Bank draft as per the guidelines mentioned in the official brochure
  • Academic Certificates (class X & XII; Bachelor’s Degree)
  • XAT Rank Card
  • Scorecard (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate
  • Medical documents
  • 4-6 Passport size photographs color and black and white

XAT Counselling Members

Institute Name Website Location Email
Loyola Institute of Business Administration www.liba.edu Chennai admissions@liba.edu
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR) www.sfimar.org Mumbai info@sfimar.org
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management www.sjim.edu.in Bangalore info@sjim.edu.in
St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology www.staloysics.ac.in Mangalore denzil@staloysius.ac.in,mascao@staloysius.ac.in
Xavier Business School (XBS), St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata www.sxuk.edu.in Kolkata admissions.mba@sxuk.edu.in
Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS) www.xidas.in Jabalpur (M.P.) admission@ximj.ac.in
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship www.xime.org Bengaluru admissions@xime.org
Xavier Institute of Management & Research www.ximr.ac.in Mumbai admin@ximr.ac.in
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University www.xub.edu.in Bhubaneswar admission@xub.edu.in
Xavier Institute of Social Service www.xiss.ac.in Ranchi xiss@xiss.ac.in
XLRI Xavier School of Management www.xlri.ac.in Jamshedpur admis@xlri.ac.in

 Institutes using XAT Score

Institute Name Website Location Email
ABBS School of Management www.abbssm.edu.in Bangalore admissions@acharyabbs.ac.in
Accurate Institute of Management and Technology www.accurate.in Greater Noida info@accurate.in
Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences www.theaims.ac.in Bangalore admission.mgr@theaims.ac.in
Acharya School of Management www.acharya.ac.in Bangalore directorasm@acharya.ac.in
Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology (AIMIT) www.adarshaimit.com Bangalore admissions@adarshaimit.com
Alliance University www.alliance.edu.in Bangalore mba@alliance.edu.in
Amrita School of Business www.amrita.edu/asb Coimbatore asb@amrita.edu
APG Shimla University www.apg.edu.in Shimla admissions@apg.edu.in
Aryans Business School www.aryans.edu.in Chandigarh info@aryans.edu.in
Asia Pacific Institute of Management www.asiapacific.edu New Delhi admissions@asiapacific.edu
Asian Business School www.abs.edu.in Noida info@abs.edu.in
ASBM University www.asbm.ac.in Bhubaneswar admission@asbm.ac.in
Balaji Institute of International Business www.biibpune.com Pune director@biibpune.com
Balaji Institute of Management & HRD www.bimhrdpune.com Pune director.office@bimhrdpune.com
Balaji Institute of Modern Management(BIMM) www.bimmpune.com Pune director@bimmpune.com
Balaji Institute of Telecom Management www.bitmpune.com Pune director@bitm.pune.com
Bengal Institute of Business Studies www.bibs.co.in Kolkata admissions@bibs.co.in
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM) www.bulmim.ac.in New Delhi info@bulmim.ac.in,director@bulmim.ac.in
Bhavan’s Centre for Communication and Management www.bvbbhubaneswar.org Bhubaneswar bvb.mba.bbsr@gmail.com
Birla Institute of Management Technology www.bimtechbbsr.ac.in Odisha director.bbsr@bimtech.ac.in
Birla Institute of Management Technology www.bimtech.ac.in Greater Noida chairperson.admissions@bimtech.ac.in
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani www.bits-pilani.ac.in Pilani mba.admissions@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in
BLS Institute of Management www.blsim.org Mohan Nagar bls_im@vsnl.net
BML Munjal University www.bml.edu.in Gurgaon neeta.dagar@bmu.edu.in
BNM Institute of Technology www.bnmit.org Bangalore bnmitprincipal@yahoo.co.in
Calcutta Business School www.calcuttabusinessschool.org 24 Parganas(S) admission@calcuttabusinessschool.org
Centurion University of Technology and Management www.cutm.ac.in Bhubaneswar join@cutm.ac.in
Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna www.cimp.ac.in Bihar admission@cimp.ac.in
Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa (Christ University) http://cimlavasa.in/ Pune mail@cimlavasa.in
CMS Business School www.bschool.cms.ac.in Bengaluru c.vivek@jainuniversity.ac.in
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Management and Higher Studies www.dduinstitute.org Kanpur dduinstitutemhs@yahoo.co.in
Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research www.dspsr.in Delhi info@dspsr.in
Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences www.deshbhagatinstitutes.com Amloh contact@deshbhagatinstitutes.com
Development Management Institute www.dmi.ac.in Patna admissions@dmi.ac.in
Disha Institute of Management and Technology www.dimatindia.com Dist.  Raipur info@dimatindia.com
Doon Business School www.doonbusinessschool.com Dehradun chairman@doonbusinessschool.com
Dr. D. Y. Patil B-School www.bschool@dpu.edu.in Pune admissions@dypatil.edu
Dr. Kariappa School of Art & Design Management http://drkariappaschool.com/ Bangalore admissions@vogueacademy.com
Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University www.mitwpu.edu.in Pune admissions@mitwpu.edu.in
Driems Business School www.dbs.ac.in Cuttack driemsbschool@gmail.com
EMPI Business School www.empiindia.com Delhi admission@empi.ac.in
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India www.ediindia.ac.in Dist.Gandhinagar pgp@ediindia.org
First India Group of Institutions www.stmi.in/www.rimgurgaon.com Gurgaon admissions@stmi.in,admissions@rimgurgaon.com
FLAME University : School of Business www.flame.edu.in Pune admission@flame.edu.in / pallavi.lohokare@flame.edu.in
FORE School of Management,New Delhi www.fsm.ac.in New Delhi director@fsm.ac.in,deanacademics@fsm.ac.in
Fortune Institute of International Business www.fiib.edu.in New Delhi fiib@fiib.edu.in
GIBS B School www.gibsbschool.com Bengaluru info@gibsbschool.com
GITAM Hyderabad Business School ghbs.in Telangana directorhbs@gitam.edu
Gitam Institute of Management www.gim.gitam.edu Visakhapatnam director_gim@gitam.edu
Gitam School of International Business www.gsib.gitam.edu Visakhapatnam admissions.gsib@gitam.in
Globsyn Business School www.globsyn.edu.in Kolkata gbs@globsyn.com
GNIMS Business School www.gnims.edu.in Maharashtra bigyan.verma@gnims.com
Goa Business School, Goa University www.unigoa.ac.in Goa hodmba@unigoa.ac.in
Goa Institute of Management www.gim.ac.in Goa admissions@gim.ac.in
Great Lakes Institute of Management www.greatlakes.edu.in Chennai admissions@greatlakes.edu.in
HDF School of Management www.hdf.ac.in Cuttack mukti@hdf.ac.in
IBMR – Business Schools www.ibmrbschool.org Bangalore mba@ibmrbschool.org
ICBM – School of Business Excellence www.icbm.ac.in Hyderabad icbmhyd@gmail.com
IFIM Business School www.ifimbschool.com Bangalore director@ifimbschool.com
IFMR Graduate School of Business,Krea University www.ifmr.ac.in Chittoor admissions@ifmr.ac.in
IILM College of Management Studies www.iilmcms.ac.in Greater Noida admissions@iilmcms.ac.in
IILM Graduate School of Management www.iilmgsm.ac.in Greater Noida admissions@iilmgsm.ac.in
IILM University www.iilm.edu/iilmu Gurugram admissions@iilminstitute.ac.in
IIMT School of Management (ISM) www.ism.edu.in Gurgaon admissions@ism.edu.in
IMS Business School www.imscal.org/www.imsbusinessschool.com Kolkata enquiry@imsbusinessschool.com/imsbschool@gmail.com
IMS-Noida www.imsnoida.in Noida deanadmission@imsnoida.com
Indian Institute of cost and management studies & research (INDSEARCH) www.indsearch.org Pune search@indsearch.org
Indian Institute of Finance www.iif.edu Greater Noida aa@iif.edu
Indian Institute of Forest Management www.iifm.ac.in Bhopal pgdfmadmission@iifm.ac.in
Indus Business Academy (IBA, Bangalore) www.iba.ac.in Bangalore admissions@iba.ac.in
Indus World School of Business www.iwsb.in Greater Noida admissions@iwsb.in
Institute for Future Education, Entrepreneurship & Leadership www.ifeel.edu.in Lonavala director@ifeel.edu.in
Institute for Technology and Management www.itm.edu Navi Mumbai jayshelar@itm.edu
Institute of Business Studies and Research www.ibsar.ac.in Navi Mumbai info@ibsar.ac.in
Institute of Health Management Research www.iihmr.org Jaipur admissionsjpr@iihmr.org
Institute of Management & Information Science (IMIS) www.imis.ac.in Bhubaneswar imis@imis.ac.in
Institute of Management Technology ( Dubai) www.imtdubai.ac.ae Dubai – UAE admissions@imtdubai.ac.ae , admissions-india@imtdubai.ac.ae
Institute of Management Technology ( Hyderabad) www.imthyderabad.edu.in Hyderabad admissions@imthyderabad.edu.in
Institute of Management Technology ( Nagpur) www.imtnagpur.ac.in Nagpur admissions@imtnag.ac.in
Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad) www.imt.edu Ghaziabad admissions@imt.edu
Institute of Rural Management Anand www.irma.ac.in Anand preeti@irma.ac.in/janak@irma.ac.in
Institute of Science & Management www.iismr.org Ranchi rch_iism@sancharnet.in
Institute of Insurance and Risk Management www.iirmworld.org.in Hyderabad admissions@iirmworld.org.in
International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME) www.iame.co.in Bangalore shirdish.s@gmail.com
International Institute of Business studies -IIBS www.iibsonline.com Bangalore chairman@iibsonline.com
International School of Business & Media,Pune (ISB&M) www.isbm.ac.in Pune admissions@isbm.ac.in
International School of Management Excellence www.isme.in Bangalore admissions@isme.in
International Institute of Management Studies www.iimspune.edu.in Pune admissions@iimspune.edu.in
Invertis Institute of Management Studies www.invertis.org Bareilly info@invertis.org
ISBR Business School www.isbr.in Bangalore directoradmissions@isbr.in
IIHMR University www.iihmr.edu.in Jaipur admissions@iihmr.edu.in
Jagan Institute of Management Studies www.jimsindia.org NewDelhi neha.bhatheja@jimsindia.org/jims@vsnl.com
Jagran Institute of Communication and Management www.jicm.edu.in Bhopal admininfo@jicm.edu.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in Indore indore@jaipuria.ac.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in Lucknow lucknow@jaipuria.ac.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in Noida noida@jaipuria.ac.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in Jaipur jaipur@jaipuria.ac.in
JK Lakshmipat University www.jklu.edu.in Jaipur vc@jklu.edu.in
JRE Group Of Institutions www.jre.edu.in Greater Noida admission@jre.edu.in
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research http://simsr.somaiya.edu Mumbai director.simsr@somaiya.edu
Kaziranga University www.kazirangauniversity.in Jorhat info@kazirangauniversity.in
Kejriwal Institute of Management & Development Studies www.kimds.in/www.kimds.co.in Ranchi info@kimds.co.in
KIIT School of Management www.ksom.ac.in Bhubaneswar admission@ksom.ac.in
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies www.kiams.ac.in Harihar info@kiams.ac.in
Kohinoor Business School, Khandala www.kohinoor.ac.in Khandala kbs@kohinoor.ac.in
Krupajal Business School www.krupajalbschool.org Bhubaneswar admissions@krupajalbschool.org
M S Ramaiah Institute of Management www.msrim.in Bengaluru dean@msrim.org
Management Education & Research Institute www.meri.edu.in New Delhi meribs@meri.edu.in
Mangalvedhekar Institute of Management (MIM) www.mangalvedhekar.org Solapur solapur00@gmail.com
Manipal University Jaipur www.jaipur.manipal.edu Jaipur registrar@jaipur.manipal.edu
Marian Institute of Health Care Management www.marianinstitute.in Panaji marianinstitute@dataone.in
Master School of Management www.msmindia.org Meerut sudhirsharma@msmindia.org
MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship www.mats.ac.in Bangalore matsacademy@vsnl.net
MICA www.mica.ac.in Ahmedabad admissions@micamail.in
MISB Bocconi www.misbbocconi.com Mumbai info@misbbocconi.com
MIT WPU’s, MIT School of Telecom Management www.mitsot.com Pune suhrud@mitsot.com
Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University www.lpu.in Phagwara admissions@lpu.co.in
MVRR Institute of Business Management www.mvrribmgudlavalleru.ac.in Krishna (A.P.) mvribm@gmail.com
Myra  School of Business www.myra.ac.in Mysuru info@myra.ac.in
National Institute of Bank Management www.nibmindia.org Pune dean-education@nibmindia.org
National Institute of Securities Markets www.nism.ac.in Navi Mumbai admissions@nism.ac.in
New Delhi Institute of Management www.ndimdelhi.org New Delhi gauri.modwel@ndimdelhi.org
NIIT University www.niituniversity.in Neemrana admissions@niituniversity.in
NSB Academy www://nsbindia.org Bengaluru president@nsbindia.org
NTPC School of Business (NSB) www.nsb.ac.in Noida admission@nsb.ac.in
O.P. Jindal Global University www.jgbs.edu.in Sonipat admissions.jgbs@edu.in,rsarkar@jgu.edu.in
Praxis Business School www.praxis.ac.in Kolkata accounts@praxis.ac.in
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research www.welingkar.org Mumbai admissions@welingkar.org
Pune Institute of Business Management www.pibm.in Pune admission@pibm.in
Raffles University Japanese Zone www.rafflesuniversity.edu.in Neemrana sanjeev.kumar@rafflesuniversity.edu.in
Ravenshaw Management Centre www.ravenshawuniversity.ac.in Cuttack placementcell@ravenshawmanagementcentre.com
Regional College of Management Autonomous www.rcm.ac.in Bhubaneswar director@rcm.ac.in
Regional College of Management Bangalore www.rcmb.in Bangalore mandal@isbe.in,director@rcmb.in
RICS School of Built Environment,Amity University www.ricssbe@rics.org Noida ricssbe@rics.org
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research www.spjimr.org Mumbai binduk@spjimr.org
School of Management www.presidencyuniversity.in Bangalore deansom@presidencyuniversity.in
School of Management & Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University www.snu.edu.in Greater Noida mbaadmissions@snu.edu.in
School of Management Sciences www.smsvaranasi.com Varanasi admissionsms@rediffmail.com
School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University http://spm.pdpu.ac.in Gandhinagar admissions@spm.pdpu.ac.in
SCMS Cochin School of Business www.scms.edu.in Cochin scms@scmsgroup.org
Shanti Business School www.shantibschool.edu.in Ahmedabad info@shantibschool.edu.in
Sharda University www.sharda.ac.in Greater Noida admissiondirector@sharda.ac.in
Shiva Institute of Management Studies www.shivaims.edu.in Ghaziabad shiva_ims@yahoo.co.in
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development(SDMIMD) www.sdmimd.ac.in Mysore admission@sdmimd.ac.in
SIET Institute of Management www.bsim.in Bangalore info@simb.in/admissions@simb.in
Siva Sivani Institute of Management www.ssim.ac.in Secunderabad info@ssim.ac.in
SOIL,School of Business Design www.soilindia.net Gurugram pgdm@soilindia.net
Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management Research www.srisiim.org New Delhi srisiim2010@gmail.com
Sri Sri University www.srisriuniversity.edu.in Cuttack admissions@srisriuniversity.edu.in
Suryadatta Institutes of Management(SIMMC/SIBMT) www.suryadatta.org Pune support@suryadatta.org
T A Pai Management Institute www.tapmi.edu.in Manipal, Karnataka admissions@tapmi.edu.in
Taxila Business School www.taxila.in Jaipur info@taxila.in
The National Management School www.nms.edu.in Chennai admissions@nms.edu.in
Training & Advanced Studies in Management and Communications Ltd (TASMAC) www.tasmac.ac.in/wales Pune giridua@tasmac.ac.in
United World School of Business www.unitedworld.in Kolkata admissions@unitedworld.in
Vanguard Business School www.vanguardbschool.com Bangalore manali@vanguardbschool.com
Vellore Institute of Technology www.vit.ac.in Vellore pgadmission@vit.ac.in
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management(VJIM) http://vjim.edu.in Hyderabad director@vjim.edu.in
Vivekananda Global University www.vgu.ac.in Jaipur info@vgu.ac.in,dms@vgu.ac.in
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies – Technical Campus www.dsb.edu.in New Delhi contact@dsb.edu.in
WLC College India www.wlccollege.org Noida mail@wiganindia.org
WOXSEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS www.woxsen.edu.in Hyderabad info@woxsen.edu.in


Counseling rounds help you to understand where you land as per your ranks. Therefore, this is an important part of your admission journey.

Well, with this, we have reached the end of this article. We hope the information above helps clear up your doubts regarding the counseling process.

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