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XLRI Jamshedpur Admission Criteria 2019-21: Work experience not mandatory for PGDM

Sep 27, 2018 09:51 IST
    XLRI Jamshedpur Admissions
    XLRI Jamshedpur Admissions

    Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur has opened the admission and application process for its tow year full-time PGDM programme for 2019-21 batch. As per the admission criteria the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of XAT 2019 scores. In addition, there are other parameters such as education qualifications, work experience which will 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 specialisations 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 the managerial concepts. Programmes offered by XLRI are as under:

    PGDM (GM)
    The General Management Programme aims to prepare candidates for the managerial role as per the practises 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 includes: Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management and Strategic Management.

    PGDM (BM)
    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.

    PGDM (HRM)
    With PGDM (HRM) from XLRI aspirants will get apt training that is required to excel 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 the curriculum, there is 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 which require an interested candidate to possess a recognized bachelor's degree of minimum 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 may apply either through GMAT (Taken between December 1, 2016 and December 30, 2018) or through XAT 2019.

    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 minimum 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 full-time job only will be considered in the selection process.


    XLRI PGDM 2019-21 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 XAT 2019 exam on the official website of XLRI, Jamshedpur for the PGDM course. Indian nationals are required to pay application fee of Rs. 1700/- whereas Foreign and NRI candidates registering through XAT 2019 should pay US$50.

    Step 2: After the XAT 2019 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 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 2019 to select the suitable students for the programme.

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

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    XLRI Admission Shortlisting Criteria

    Admission Shortlisting Criteria is an important aspect which 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 managerial career.
    • 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 considers this factor to ensure that there is not mush disparity among the male and female candidates in the XLRI classroom
    • Work experience: Candidates with work experience get an edge when shortlist is prepared for the final selection.

    The names of shortlisted candidates will be announced by XLRI on January 31, 2019.

    XLRI Final Admission Selection Criteria

    All the candidates shortlisted after the XAT 2019 are considered and called for participation in the GD/PI round for admission to 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 2019 in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Jamshedpur. The final selection list is based on a composite score, keeping into consideration candidates’ educational background, XAT 2019/GMAT Scores, Work experience and performance in the PI Round. Final admission list is generally released by XLRI in the month of April/May 2019 and the session commences from the month of June/July.

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    XLRI 2019-21 Admission Cut-offs

    The admission cut-off is very important part of the entire admission process. After appearing in the XAT 2019 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. Following are the XLRI Admission cut-off scores that are expected to be achieved in XAT 2019 to get admission to these programmes XLRI admission 2019:

    Programme Name

    Overall XAT 2019 Cut off

    Section-1: Verbal & Logical Ability

    Section-2: Decision Making

    Section-3:  Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

    PGDM (BM)

    94 Percentile




    PGDM (HRM)

    92 Percentile




    PGDM (GM)

    22+ Marks

    5+ Marks

    5+ Marks

    6+ Marks

    XLRI PGDM Course Fees

    XLRI PGDM programme fee for 2019-21 batch for all the programmes is as under:

    Course Specialisation

    Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)

    Course Duration

    PGDM (BM)


    24 months

    PGDM (HRM)


    24 months

    PGDM (GM)


    15 months

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

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