XAT Result – Important Dates, How to Download, Expected Cutoffs

XAT 2021 Result will be announced by XLRI Jamshedpur through their official website. The result for XAT 2021 is expected to be announced around the third week of January 2021. The XAT 2021 result will contain necessary information regarding the candidate’s performance such as number of marks secured, total percentage and percentile score. 

To be able to check the XAT 2021 result in the form of a scorecard, candidates will have to enter their login credentials created at the time of XAT registration. Without a valid login ID and password, no candidate will be able to check the XAT 2021 result. 

Before the announcement of XAT result 2021, XLRI Jamshedpur will issue the answer key with the help of which the candidates will be able to challenge any discrepancy and calculate their expected scores. The selection process of XAT 2021 will begin shortly after the declaration of XAT 2021 result. 

Important Update- XLRI Jamshedpur is expected to open the registration for the XAT 2021 from the last week of August 2020 (tentatively).

To know more about the details of XAT registration, read XAT 2021 Registration.

XAT Result 2021 – Important Dates 

The national-level entrance exam Xavier Aptitude Test i.e. XAT is conducted once every year to provide admissions to aspirants in numerous management programmes in India. As per the XAT 2021 tentative schedule, the computer-based examination will be conducted by the first week of January 2021. Eligible candidates who plan to fill the XAT 2021 application form can register by the fourth week of August 2020. Post that, the admit card will be available by the last week of December 2020. To stay updated, candidates can check the following table containing the important dates of XAT 2021.Get latest exam updates

XAT Important Dates 2021:

XAT Exam 2021

First week of January 2021

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Response sheet of XAT 2021

First week of January 2021

Release of XAT 2021 answer key

Second week of January 2021

Last date for filing an objection against XAT answer key

Second week of January 2021

Declaration of XAT 2021 results

Third week of January 2021

XAT cut-off 2021

Last week of January 2021

 To know about all the important dates, read <XAT 2021 – Schedule> 

Before XAT 2021 Result Declaration

Before the announcement of the XAT 2021 result, XLRI will issue a response sheet and an answer sheet. Candidates who encounter any discrepancies in their question paper can challenge the answer key by the second week of January 2021.

XAT Result 2021 – Steps to Download 

Results of XAT 2021 will be available online on the official website. XAT 2021 results will be available by the third week of January 2021 (tentative). A step-by-step procedure to download the XAT result of 2021 is mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official website
Step 2: Enter application no./registered ID and password

XAT 2021 result
XAT 2021 result

Step 3: Click on “Score Card” tab
Step 4: XAT 2021 result will appear on the screen
Step 5: Download and print XAT result 2021

Detailed step by step procedure to download the scorecard of XAT 2021 is given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website

Candidates have to visit the official site of XLRI Jamshedpur i.e. xlri.ac.in for the XAT 2021 result. The result is expected to be released by the third week of January 2021.

Step 2: Enter application no./registered ID and password

Candidates must have a valid XAT 2021 registration ID and password. On the official website, candidates are required to enter their login credentials in order to download their XAT 2021 result.

Step 3: Click on “Score Card” tab

After entering the login details, candidates will be redirected to a new page where a tab scorecard will appear. Click on the tab “scorecard” to check the result.

Step 4: XAT 2021 result will appear on the screen

After entering the correct login details as mentioned, XAT result 2021 status will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Download and print XAT result

Candidates are required to download the result of XAT 2021 as proof for future references. Candidates must keep an extra photocopy of the XAT 2020 result in case of a software failure.

XAT Result – XAT Scorecard 2021

XAT result 2021 will be released in the form of a scorecard by XLRI Jamshedpur. Details regarding the personal information of the candidate, XAT 2021 ID, date of the test, total percentage and percentile score etc., will be mentioned on each scorecard. Candidates are required to check the scorecard of XAT 2020 which is displayed in the picture below.

XAT Result/Scorecard Sample-

XAT 2020 Score Card
XAT 2020 Score Card

Details on the Scorecard

Candidates will be able to see the below-mentioned details in XAT 2021 result/scorecard:

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Gender and date of birth
  3. Address details
  4. XAT 2021 ID
  5. Date of the test
  6. Validity period of XAT result 2021
  7. Sectional percentage and percentile
  8. Total percentage and percentile
  9. Signature of the chairperson of admissions

XAT Result – How XAT Percentile is Calculated?

  • In XAT, each question carries 1 mark. A deduction of 0.25 marks will be there for each wrong answer.
  • Beyond 8 unanswered questions, 0.05 marks will be deducted for each unanswered question.
  • The percentage or percentile of GK will be calculated separately and not included in the total percentage or percentile.

XAT Result – Shortlisting of Candidates

XLRI will issue a list of shortlisted candidates within a day or two of the result declaration. S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research announces the shortlist twice – first, based on the profile of the candidates and then,on the basis of the XAT scores. Only the candidates obtaining a score equal to or more than the minimum cut off percentile in XAT will be shortlisted.

Institutes like IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, GIM, Great Lakes, and LIBA among others announce their shortlisted candidates a few days post the declaration of the result.

XAT Result 2021 – Expected Cutoffs of Top Colleges

Top XAT colleges close their admissions at +90 cut off. Here is a list of top colleges with their expected XAT 2021 cut-offs.


Expected XAT Cutoff 2021

XLRI Jamshedpur




IMT Ghaziabad


XIM Bhubaneswar




XAT Result 2021 – Sectional Cut-off for Different XLRI Programs


Expected XAT Cut-off Percentile XLRI (2021)

Business Management

Global Management Programme

Human Resource Management

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning


5 & above


Decision Making


5 & above


Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation


6 & above




22 & above


XAT Result 2021 – Top colleges accepting XAT scores other than XLRI

Other than XLRI, more than 100 management colleges participate in XAT and use its score for admissions. Here is the list of top colleges participating in XAT.

Xavier Institute of Social Service

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)

St. Joseph’s Institute of Management

Xavier Institute of Management & Research

Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)

Amrita School of Business

Alliance University

IMT Ghaziabad

Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology (AIMIT)

Birla Institute of Management Technology

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)

Goa Institute Of Management


Balaji Institute of International Business

Asia Pacific Institute of Management

Xavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier’s University, Kolkata

Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University

St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology

Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship

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XAT Result – Previous Year Toppers

XAT 2020 results were announced by XLRI on January 16, 2020. Candidates could access their final result and scorecard available on the official website. Although a lot of candidates scored above percentile score of 90, no candidate obtained a percentile score of 100. The total percentile score is computed after calculating the candidate’s sectional percentile in quantitative ability, verbal ability and logical reasoning, and decision-making. Here is a list of toppers of XAT 2020.



Rini James


Rishabh Sharma


Vandan Shah


Pranay Singh Parmar


Rayan Jain


Vrishank Singh


Shubham Sharma


Aarti Misra


Satyam Sharma


Pratik Agarwal


XAT Result – FAQ

Q: What is a good score in XAT?

A: XAT is one of the toughest MBA entrance exams. The following will be considered as a good XAT score and will lead towards admission in good colleges.

Raw score








Q: What are the factors affecting XAT 2021 cut-off?

A: Following factors are crucial in determining the cut-off and hence the result of XAT 2021-

  1. The total number of aspirants
  2. Number of seats available in the participating institutes
  3. Level of exam difficulty
  4. Marks scored in XAT
  5. Normalization of XAT scores

Q: What will happen after the declaration of XAT result 2021?

A: XAT result 2021 declaration will be followed by:

  1. Declaration of cut-off by the participating colleges
  2. Candidates shortlisted by the colleges for the further rounds
  3. Selection rounds: 
    • Group discussion
    • Essay round (where applicable)
    • Personal interview

    4. Final selection and admission offer

✔️ Is XAT more difficult than CAT?

Both XAT and CAT are difficult exams and have different sections with different levels of complexity. On the other hand, CAT is more competitive than XAT which makes it more difficult to crack.

✔️ Is the GK score added to the final XAT score?

No. The marks of the GK section are not included in the final XAT score.

✔️ Is the General Knowledge section evaluated for the final percentile?

No, XLRI does not consider the General Knowledge scores while calculating the final percentile for XAT. The scores of the GK section are not considered for calling the candidates for the interview round.


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