XAT 2013 Results & Cut off

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XAT 2012 Analysis and Cutoffs

by Manisha Verma

XAT exam is one of the toughest exam in the list of management exams. This year XAT 2012 was held on 8th January, 2012 on Sunday. This year the exam came out with several surprises that caught students off guard. The XAT 2012 exam was much more challenging as compared to previous years. There were 85 questions compared to 101 questions in last year exam. Total marks weightage iin 2012 exam was 100. This year the all the questions carried a variable weightage of marks ranging between 1.5 and 2 marks.

Section Subject Number of Marks Time Alloted
Section A / I Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 32 35 marks
Section B / II Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making 25 30 Marks
Section C / III Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability 28 35 Marks

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning: In this section 34 questions were asked with the weightage of 69 marks. The number of CR questions fewer as compared to last year. Questions on sentence completion, para-jumbles and one Reading Comprehension passage were easy.

This year poetry based questions were asked. The essay topic was also asked in a different manner. This year an argument was given and students were expected to write arguments with justifications of their point and example with 250 words. The argument given was: The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not only load himself with unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate and which be nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.

The question was worded differently but one still had to write a 250 word analysis of the statement, similar to an essay. Overall, this section was tricky.

Analytical Reasoning & Decision Making: In this section 24 questions were asked with the weightage of 67 marks. AR questions were very difficult except one set of three questions. Decision Making was also very time-consuming.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation: There were 43 questions were asked in this section with the total marks allotment of 117 marks. The section was very difficult and there were hardly any easy questions.

SECTIONAL SCORES AND OVERALL CUT-OFFS

The overall level of the paper was difficult. Following is the summary of the above analysis:

Section Questions Time Allocation Total Attempts Possible Correct Attempts Possible Scores
Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making 24 40 12 9 24+
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability 43 45 17-18 14-15 32+
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 34 35 14-15 11-12 28+
TOTAL 101 120 minutes 45+ 36 approx 88 - 92

The Expected cut-off is given below for each Institute.

INSTITUTE Expected Cut-off Expected Cut-off Percentile
XLRI - BM 88 - 92 98+
XLRI - PMIR 84 - 86 97+
XIM-Bhubaneswar 82 - 86 95+
SP Jain 75 and above 95+
LIBA,Chennai 72 - 76 93+
GIM,Goa 65 - 70 92+
IFMR,Chennai 52+ 87+
Kirloskar,Bangalore 48 - 52 86+
XIME,Bangalore 45+ 83+
XISS,Ranchi 40+ 78+

This year the XAT 2012 came up with many surprises for the students. Overall, the exam was difficult and tricky. Most of the questions were tough and time consuming.

Disclaimer: The above cutoffs are only suggestive in nature and may differ from the actual cutoffs. Learn Hub cannot be held responsible for any decision taken by the candidate on the basis of the above information.

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    pvarshaj
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    pvarshajWed, 13 Mar 2013 06:47:52 -0000

    I got 15% in xat can I get admissions in any good college in south Karnataka?

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    dharanii
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    dharaniiSun, 24 Feb 2013 08:47:21 -0000

    sir, i got overall percentile as 44.61(quant-83.84, eng&logical-23.68,decision making16.21). plzz suggest some good colleges where can i apply

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    vinodkum-
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    vinodkum-Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:07:06 -0000

    I got 24.89 Percentile. Quantitative ability: 22.79, English: 21.52, Decision making: 53.51.
    Kindly help me, in which colleges I can get admission?

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    shiva2490Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:31:49 -0000

    hi,
    I ve got 33 percentile in xat. Which college can i apply.. is there any possibility of good college?? kindly help pl…

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    akankshayadavMon, 28 Jan 2013 08:47:40 -0000

    Hi,
    I have got 65.74 percentile in xat.
    52 in Quantitative Ability
    42 in English language and logical reasoning
    90 in decision making

    Please tell me which all colleges can I apply to

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    avinashbasani
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    avinashbasaniMon, 21 Jan 2013 08:05:32 -0000

    hi i got 76 percentile in xat. can you please give me a list of colleges for which i can apply? Thank you.

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    Aparup12
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    Aparup12Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:54:57 -0000

    i got 47.83 percentile in xat 2013.plz suggest me some suitable colleges.thank you.

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    uncleSat, 05 Jan 2013 10:15:00 -0000

    i got 99.9%ile… help me out…..

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    PATIL_RAKESH
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    PATIL_RAKESHSun, 05 Feb 2012 05:06:36 -0000

    I HAVE GOT 18 PERCENTILES UN XAT SUGGEST ME AN INSTITUTE TO WHICH I APPLY

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    shal_0702Sat, 04 Feb 2012 10:21:32 -0000

    Hi, i got 58.44 percentile (QA - 60.41 %ile, VA - 40.27%ile, DM-90.7%ile). Do let me know if i can apply in anyone of the good colleges??

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    prabhakar_872
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    prabhakar_872Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:14:05 -0000

    i have 66 percentile in xat.english-89,quant-75,decision making-3
    what should b my college selection in opting that out.

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    prasanjeet_dey
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    prasanjeet deyWed, 01 Feb 2012 12:46:31 -0000

    i got 30.50 percentile …… can i apply in any good college… plz help..

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    Shantanu_Pradip_Nalawade
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    Shantanu Pradip NalawadeWed, 01 Feb 2012 08:47:33 -0000

    I am absolutely sorry for the spelling disaster Manisha… Please let me know your thoughts ..

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    Shantanu Pradip NalawadeWed, 01 Feb 2012 08:46:38 -0000

    @manish verma : Hi there Manish,

    I was wondering if you could help me out here.

    I have 86.21 percentile in XAT with

    Verbal - 94.54

    Decision Making 94.07

    Quantitative - 28.95 :(

    Is there a chance of getting into a good college on this XAT score.

    I have been working for around 2 1/2 years now.

    Can you please let me know if there is a chance of getting a call from GIM.

    Thanks ,

    Shantanu.

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    deepali_mohapatra
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    deepali mohapatraTue, 31 Jan 2012 13:18:43 -0000

    I got 78.69 percentile in XAT and am an Orissa domicile.I have 3.5 yrs of work exp.Any chances in XIMB?Any other good college to which I can apply, considering my profile?Please reply.

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    Disha_Puri_1
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    Disha PuriTue, 31 Jan 2012 08:34:35 -0000

    got 78.69 percentile n xat which colleges do you suggest?

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    neel403Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:55:09 -0000

    i got 38.58 percentile and i belongs to sc cat so is there any scope for me to apply??plz rply

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    chinnaforu123456
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    Sat, 05 Nov 2011 10:16:22 -0000

    i am in my 4 th year of b.tech. am i eligible for writing xat?

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    manfire6Wed, 05 Oct 2011 06:45:52 -0000

    i am not a good student at all . however i can manage verbal section but quant is my nightmare. i cannot solve or think logically. i have a year for cat . please tell me what to do.

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    gau_sush
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    gau_sushThu, 10 Feb 2011 08:33:46 -0000

    I scored 71.69 percentile in XAT.
    Please suggest some good colleges

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    preetam94351Mon, 07 Feb 2011 16:12:17 -0000

    hello sir /madam i hav secured 53 percentile so can i apply in any gud colleges????do reply soon…

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    ankyluv15Thu, 03 Feb 2011 13:43:05 -0000

    hello sir, i have scored 74 percentile in xat 11. suggest me some list of colleges accepting this score. thank u

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    raushniSun, 30 Jan 2011 06:31:16 -0000

    i got 80 percentile in xat. QA-46, VA- 71 and RDMA- 93. can u plzz suggest some colleges i can apply to??

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    libriandgr8Sat, 29 Jan 2011 11:09:01 -0000

    XAT total percentile : 84.88

    VA-95.82
    QA-45.18
    ARDMA-70.56

    WHERE SHOULD I APPLY? Please suggest.

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    bhandari_mukesh
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    bhandari_mukeshFri, 28 Jan 2011 04:35:11 -0000

    sir i have got 84.55 percentile in xat 2011, please suggesh me the best college i'll be very thankful to u.

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    learnhublearnhubThu, 27 Jan 2011 08:12:01 -0000

    i hav got 81 %le .suggest me some good colleges please..

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    tulika21Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:33:54 -0000

    i hv got 60.22 % in xat
    plz suggest any good colleges …….

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    bhupeshyadav12Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:53:46 -0000

    my xat score is 15.96 percentile overall.
    what do i do now help me anyone please

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    bhupeshyadav12
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    bhupeshyadav12Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:17:22 -0000

    my xat score is 15.96 percentile overall.
    what do i do now help me anyone please

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    antriksh narangTue, 31 Jan 2012 08:24:56 -0000

    mate i hate to be the one to tell you but i think you should consider other entrance examination < which ever few are left >.

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    sunil2704Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:20:30 -0000

    i got 70.74 percentile … can i apply in any college ?

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