XLRI 2022 Admissions: Selection Criteria, Admission Shortlist, Selection list

Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur has commenced the Admission procedure for the MBA programmes. XAT 2022 examinations are scheduled to be conducted on January 2, 2022. Students who have applied fo the XAT 2022 exams can visit the official website to check the examination and related details. 

Created On: Jan 27, 2020 17:16 IST
Modified On: Dec 22, 2021 12:38 IST
XLRI Jamshedpur Admissions
XLRI Jamshedpur Admissions

XAT 2022 Admission - Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur will be conducting the XAT 2022 exams on January 2, 2022.  Students who have applied for the XAT 2022 examinations must note that the admit card for the entrance exam is expected to be released on the official website today - December 22, 2021. Candidates appearing for the exams are advised to visit the official website and check the exam-related and selection-related details. 

XLRI conducts admissions to the two-year full-time PGDM programme in the domain of Business Management and Human Resource Management. As per the admission criteria, the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of XAT 2022 scores and the cut-off scores released in the shortlist. In addition to these, a few other parameters such as education qualifications, work experience, etc play a major role in final shortlisting to the PGDM course. 

Candidates can find out detailed information about XLRI’s PGDM course which includes admission eligibility criteria, course fees, admission cut-off, admission shortlisting criteria among other details:

Programmes Offered @ XLRI

XLRI is popular for the PGDM course which is offered in three specializations namely general management, human resource management, and business management. The management programs at XLRI aim to lay a strong foundation for both conceptual and practical understanding of managerial concepts. Programmes offered by XLRI are as under:

The General Management Programme aims to prepare candidates for the managerial role as per the practices followed in the industry. PGDM (GM) is a 15-month full-time AICTE recognized course. It also includes 3-month field-based training in a functional area in which the aspirants want to pursue his/her career. Commonly taught subjects under this course include Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, and Strategic Management.

the PGDM (BM) course aims to equip the candidates with competence and self-awareness to become competent future managers. Popular subjects which are taught to the candidates in this programme are Information Systems, Marketing, Production Management, Operations Management, Economics, and Finance.

With PGDM (HRM) from XLRI aspirants will get apt training that is required to excel in the role of Human Resource professional in the industry. Key subjects covered in this programme are employee relations, human resource management systems and practices, legal framework, industrial relations, and interpersonal and leadership skills.

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XLRI Programme-wise Eligibility Criteria

Depending upon the course duration, target group, and curriculum, there are distinct eligibility criteria designed to cater to the needs of candidates. Some programmes cater to the full-time needs of the working professionals whereas the focus of other programmes is to disseminate MBA education in a span of 2 years. So take a look at the eligibility criteria meant for each course at XLRI:

Eligibility Criteria for PGDM (BM) & PGDM (HRM)

Education Qualification: PGDM (BM) & PGDM (HRM) are 2 years full-time courses that require an interested candidate to possess a recognized bachelor's degree of a minimum of three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. Work experience is not mandatory for PGDM (BM) and PGDM (HRM) programs. However, those with relevant work experience are also eligible to apply for the course. NRI and Foreign candidates must hold a recognized bachelor's degree of a minimum of three years duration in any discipline with at least 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience by March 31, 2022. PGDM (Ex-PGDM) candidates may choose to apply through XAT 2022 or GMAT score (taken from December 1, 2016, to December 31, 2021)

Eligibility Criteria for PGDM (GM)

PGDM (General Management) is a 15 months full-time PGDM course for which a candidate must hold a recognized bachelor's degree of a minimum of three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Five Years of Work experience is mandatory to apply for PGDM (GM).  Applications from fresh graduates will not be accepted for this programme. Candidates with a full-time job only will be considered in the selection process.

XLRI PGDM 2022 Admission Process

XLRI follows a four-step admission process to shortlist the candidates for PGDM (BM) & PGDM (HRM) courses. Fresh graduates will be required to clear all these steps to seek admission to the post-graduate course. Take a look at each of these steps:

Step 1: Aspirants are required to apply for the XAT 2022 exam on the official website of XLRI, Jamshedpur for the PGDM course. Indian nationals are required to pay the application fee of Rs. 1800/- whereas Foreign and NRI candidates registering through XAT 2022 should pay Rs. 5000/-.

Step 2: After the XAT 2022 exam, applicants will be shortlisted by the institute. Shortlist will be prepared on the basis of the admission cut-off released by the institute. A shortlist of candidates for the final selection round will be prepared from which the candidates will be called for GDPI.  

Step 3: GD/PI/WAT Round is another crucial round on the basis of which final selection will be made for admission to the PGDM course. The Shortlisting process which includes group discussion, personal interviews, will be held in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Jamshedpur in February/March 2022 to select suitable students for the programme.

Step 4: The Final Admission Offer will be extended to those candidates who will clear the GD/PI round along with other parameters such as the score in work experience, gender diversity factor, etc.

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XLRI Admission Shortlisting Criteria

Admission Shortlisting Criteria is an important aspect that will ensure whether the candidate is shortlisted for the final selection or not. Applicants will be shortlisted for admission to XLRI, Jamshedpur on the basis of these four factors:

  • XAT or GMAT Scores: This factor is mandatory for shortlisting as it will determine the performance and focus of the candidate to pursue the managerial career.

XLRI has released the cut-off scores which are bifurcated on the basis of gender. The institute has released separate cut-off scores for the BM and HRM programme for the purpose of shortlisting and screening candidates for further rounds. Here is the overall and sectional cut-off score of the XAT exam:

Cut-off Score for admission to XLRI PGDM (BM) (2020)

Program: BM





80 76 89 94

Cut-off Score for admission to XLRI PGDM (HRM) (2020)

Program: HRM





79+ 72 71


  • Academic profile: As mentioned in the eligibility criteria, past academic performance plays a vital role. Percentage scored in 10th, 12th, and Graduation will be taken into consideration for admission to XLRI.
  • Gender diversity: The institutes consider this factor to ensure that there is not much disparity among the male and female candidates in the XLRI classroom
  • Work experience: Candidates with work experience get an edge when the shortlist is prepared for the final selection.

After the announcement of XAT 2022 results, the institute also released the cut-off scores that determine which candidates have qualified for getting a call from the institute. the shortlist mentions the cutoff percentile for each course

Course Cutoff (2020)


Cut-off score (percentile)





XLRI 2022 Final Admission Selection Criteria

All the candidates shortlisted after the XAT 2020 are considered and called for participation in the GD/PI round for admission to the PGDM course. A final shortlist is prepared of those candidates who clear the GD/PI round. The Personal Interview (PI) round for PGDM (BM), PGDM (HRM), and PGDM (GM) courses is conducted between mid- February and March 2020 in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Jamshedpur. The final selection list is based on a composite score, keeping into consideration candidates’ educational background, XAT 2020/GMAT Scores, Work experience, and performance in the PI round. The final admission list is generally released by XLRI in the month of April/May 2020 and the session commences from the month of June/July.

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XLRI 2022 Admission Cut-offs

The admission cut-off is a very important part of the entire admission process. After appearing in the XAT 2020 exam, aspirants are shortlisted for the further rounds on the basis of the admission cut-offs released by the exam conducting body i.e. XLRI, Jamshedpur. The admission cut-off for all the three programmes offered by XLRI remains different. 

XLRI 2020 Admission Cutoff

Programme Name

Overall XAT 2020 Cut off

Section-1: Verbal & Logical Ability

Section-2: Decision Making

Section-3:  Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation


94 Percentile





92 Percentile





22+ Marks

5+ Marks

5+ Marks

6+ Marks

XLRI PGDM Course Fees

XLRI PGDM programme fee as of 2020-22 batch for all the programmes is as under:

Course Specialisation

Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)

Course Duration

Seat Intake



24 months




24 months




15 months


However, XLRI Fee Fixation Committee reserves the final right to change the course fee.

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