X-GMT 2020 Results(Out), Cut-off, Counselling, Pattern, Syllabus

Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) conducts the Xavier General Management Aptitude Test (XGMT) once every year to provide admission to various MBA programs offered by the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). Candidates with eligible CAT/XAT/GMAT scores can apply for MBA programs in XIMB. After getting shortlisted in XGMT, they will be eligible for the Writing Ability Test(WAT), Personal Interview(PI), and Group Discussion(GD).

Xavier University provides postgraduate management programs in Business Management (MBA-BM), International Masters program, Executive MBA in Business Management, Business Analytics for professional executives and self-employed individuals.


Latest Updates:

XGMT 2020 Result Released, Check here

XGMT 2020 Admit Card Released, Check here


XGMT Entrance Highlights:

Name of the Exam Xavier General Management Aptitude Test (XGMT)
Exam Conducting Body Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)
Mode of Test Computer-Based Online Test
Duration of Test 120 minutes (There will be sectional timings)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs)
Total Sections Four
Medium of Exam English
Negative Marking Yes
Frequency of exam

once in a year

XGMT 2020 Schedule

Xavier General Management Aptitude Test (XGMT) is an entrance exam for admission to various MBA and MBF programs of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. Before applying for XGMAT a candidate should know about the important dates of the XGMT 2020 entrance test. The registration of XGMT has closed on December 16, 2019. Moreover, the XGMT exam was held on January 25, 2020. Examinees can download their results until 1st February 2020.  It is important to know the exam pattern to have a brief idea of the examination.

To know the important dates such as application form, admit card, exam, result dates, dates of future events, the dates are given below in the following table.

Event Date
XGMT Application form release August 29, 2019
Last date to submit the application form December 16, 2019
XGMT Admit card availability January 2020
XGMT Exam date January 25, 2020
XGMT Result declaration

February 1, 2020



XGMT 2020 Admit Card

The admit card of the XGMT  exam is released by XUB on its official website after the end of the registration process on the due date. Th admit card is released in the month of January. Candidates who have successfully registered for the exam can download XGMT admit card 2020 by logging on to the official website with ID and password. The admit card will not be sent to candidates by courier or any other mode.

How to download the XGMT 2020 admit card?


1. Visit the official website xub.edu.in

2. Click on the "XGMT admit card" link

3. Enter your XUB ID and Date of Birth

4. The Admit Card appears on the screen

5. Verify the details present in the admit card

6. Download and take the printout


Check the XGMT 2020 Exam Pattern Here


Details present in the Admit Card

1. Name of the Candidate


3. Date and Time of the Exam

4. Exam center name and address

5. Photo of the candidate

6. Duration of the exam

7. Test City

8. Date of Birth

9. Reference Number

10. Exam Day Instructions


Documents to be carried to the exam hall

Candidates should carry the necessary documents to the examination hall without which they will not be allowed to appear the examination.

1. A Color Printout of the Admit Card

2. A Valid ID Proof such as Voter ID/Passport/PAN Card/Driving License/Aadhar Card 


No electronics are allowed to the examination Hall.


XGMT Exam Day Guidelines:

1. Print the Admit card on an A4-size paper, preferably using a Laser Printer - Admit Card is valid only if the Candidate's photograph and signature images are legibly printed. A colour printout is mandatory.

2. Make necessary arrangements for travel, food, accommodation (if any) and any other expenses (including those on account of medical emergencies).

3. Before leaving for the Test Centre, Candidates are requested to verify and carry their original ID proof and the printed  Admit card.

4. Use the Google map link embedded in the electronic version of the Admit card to locate the Test Centre. Identify the mode of transport and commute time at least a day before the Exam Day in order to reach the Test Centre on time on the day of the Exam.

5. Report at the Test center on the time mentioned in the admit card

6. Cooperate with Test Center staff during document Verification and Frisking.

7. Use the Reference Number printed on the Admit Card, to check the location of Exam Lab from the List displayed on the Notice Board at the Test Centre.

8. Return Writing Pad with all pages intact and Pen post completion of the Exam to the Invigilator.

9. Ask for any help required in the course of the Exam from Test Centre Invigilator present in the Exam Lab.


After the examinations, the results will be declared by the conducting authority within a few days on the official website. The candidate will be selected on a merit basis which is based on the cutoffs decided by various institutions for admission into their programs.


XGMT 2020 Syllabus:

Understanding the syllabus is the first step to start preparations.  A comprehensive idea about the syllabus will help in not missing out on any important topics asked in the examination. Besides the syllabus, giving ample mock tests helps in analyzing your strong and weak topics so that you can be well acquainted with the type of questions and exam pattern. The syllabus is not released by the conducting authority officially and is prepared looking at the past year's papers trend. Before registering for the process, the candidate should look into the syllabus.



Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Verbal Ability General Awareness Emotional Quotient
Percentages and its applications Bar Table Vocabulary It will test the candidate decision-making ability
The number and its application Pie Reading Comprehension -
Ratio and its application Caselets Grammar -
Algebra Data Sufficiency Para jumbles -
Number system Line graphs Verbal Reasoning -
Work and time - Syllogisms -
HCF and LCM - Contextual usage -
Time-Speed-Distance - Analogies -
Inequality - Sentence Correction -
Logarithms - Idioms -
Geometry and its applications - One-word substitution


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XGMT 2020 Exam Pattern

XUB releases the exam pattern every year in its notification. Candidates should check the pattern before preparation and devise a strategy to ace the exam. The exam consists of 4 sections which are Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning ( VA and LR), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation (DI) and Emotional Quotient and General Awareness (EQ and GA). XGMT 2020 is conducted in two shifts i.e in the morning and evening. The exam is conducted only online. The XGMT 2020 was held on January 25, 2020. Check the complete schedule here



Mode of exam Online

XGMT Exam Duration

2 hours
Language for the examination English
Type of questions

Multiple choice questions(MCQs)

Negative marking There will be negative marking for each wrong answer
Sectional limit

The exam will also have a sectional time limit

No sectional jump is allowed

XGMT 2020 Paper Pattern

Below is the section-wise breakup of the total number of questions asked in the examination.  A total of 110 questions is to be completed in 2 hours. The four sections during the test will appear in random sequence and there will be sectional time limits of 30-45 minutes, which means a candidate must complete a section in a given time. If a candidate finishes any section early, (s)he must wait for the next section to begin and can’t go back to a completed section.

Sections No.of Questions
Quantitative Aptitude 20
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 35
Data Interpretation 15
Emotional Quotient and General Awareness 40


XGMT 2020 Marking Scheme

The exam consists of negative marking and no marks are deducted for unanswered questions. Candidates are awarded +3 marks for every correct answer and -1 is deducted for every wrong answer.

Each Correct Answer +3
Each Wrong Answer  -1
Unanswered 0


Check previous year cutoffs


Through XGMT, a candidate can get into the following programs of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar by clearing the cutoff marks set by the University in the examination paper.

1. MBA in Global Management (MBA-Global)

2. MBA in Business Management (MBA-BM)

3. Executive MBA in Business Management (EMBA-BM)

4. Executive MBA in Business Analytics (EMBA-BA)

5. MBA in Human Resource Management (MBA-HRM)

6. MBA in Rural Management (MBA-RM)

7. Master of Business Finance (MBF)

8. MBA in Sustainability Management (MBA-SM)

9. MBA in Urban Management & Governance (MBA-UMG)


Click here to view the Syllabus



XGMT 2020 Cut-Off

The XGMT 2020  cutoff is announced by the  Xavier University, Bhubaneswar on its official website after the result is declared. Shortlisted candidates will be able to take part in the group discussion(GD), personal interview(PI), and written ability test(WAT). The cut-off released will contain both overall and sectional cut-off. The cut off for XGMT is affected by various factors, such as:

1. Total number of seats present

2. Total number of candidates appeared for the exam

3. The difficulty level of the exam

4. Previous year cut-off.



Through the XGMT Cutoffs, the candidates can apply to various programs of Xavier University Bhubaneswar. Xavier University also reserves seats for Odisha Domicile Candidates 


Cut-offs of XGMT 2020 for different programs

The cutoffs for 2020 were released on the official website. The candidates who cleared the cutoff were called for the further round of the admission process. 


XIMB 2020 Cutoff for BM program

Domicile Male

Category VA DI QA EQ Overall
Engineer 60 35 35 40 81
Non-Engineer 55 35 35 35 76


Domicile Female

Category VA DI QA EQ Overall
Engineer 55 30 30 40 78
Non-Engineer 50 30 30 35 73


Non Domicile Male

Category VA DI QA EQ Overall  
Engineer 70 45 45 50 91  
Non-Engineer 65 40 40 45 86  


Non-Domicile Female

Category VA DI QA EQ Overall
Engineer 65 45 45 50 89
Non-Engineer 60 40 40 45 83

XGMT 2020 cutoffs for HRM


Domicile (Male & Female)

Category VA DI QA EQ Overall
Engineer 50 35 35 40 70
Non-Engineer 50 30 30 35 70


Non-Domicile (Male & Female)

Category VA DI QA EQ Overall
Engineer 65 45 45 50 85
Non-Engineer 60 40 40 45 82


XGMT 2020 cutoffs for Rural Management


VA DI QA EQ Overall
30  - 25 25




VA DI QA EQ Overall
35 - 30 30 45



XGMT 2020 cutoffs for EMBA

VA DI QA EQ Overall
- - - -


If the candidate has scored equal to or more than the cutoff marks set by the institution then he/she is eligible for further rounds and the counseling process.


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XGMT 2020 Application Form

The application form for XGMT 2020 has been released since August 29, 2019, on the official website of XUB. The last date for filing the application is December 9, 2019.  There is no offline mode of applying to the exam. Before applying the XGMT exam the candidate needs to fulfill the eligibility criteria.



How to apply to XGMT?

1. Go to the official website of XUB

2. Register yourself by providing the necessary details like  Name, Date of Birth, Email, Mobile Number, Gender, age, etc

3. Your login credentials will be sent to your registered email address.

4. Use those credentials to open the window for the online application form.

5. Fill all the necessary details required such as personal details, academic details, etc

6. Upload photo and signature with specifications mentioned

Document Dimension Size Format
Photograph 30 mm x 45mm 80 kb JPEG, JPG
Signature 30 mm x 45mm 80 kb JPEG, JPG

7. Pay the application fee through SBI challan or via online payment.


8. Check every detail and then click on the submit button.

The application fee for XGMT 2020
Category Fees
Registration 1600
Program 1200
Additional Programme 800

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XGMT 2020 Counseling

The Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar will conduct the counseling procedure for the candidates and those applicants are shortlisted in the merit list. The shortlisted candidate can schedule their counseling process on the official website. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the written ability test (WAT), personal interview(PI), and group discussion(GD). The admission will be done on the basis of the XGMT score and performance in WAT, PI, and GD. 


WAT, GD & PI will be held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai


The WAT Round & GD Round

In the WAT round, the candidate will be given around 1-2 mins to think about the topic asked. The GD and WAT round lasts approximately 8-10 minutes. The candidates are evaluated on various parameters such as body language, attitude, communication skills, etc. The GD and WAT topic is usually the same.

The Interview

This is the most crucial part of the selection procedure. The aspirant’s overall personality and confidence will be evaluated. Students must confidently answer questions related to their own academic area and work experience. Usually, there are 3-4 Panelists who take the interview and this round lasts about 15-20 minutes.



The candidates are required to carry the following documents for the counseling procedure:

1.10th and 12th mark sheet

2.Undergraduate degree

3.XGMT 2020 admit card

4.XGMT 2020 scorecard

5.Recent passport size photographs

XGMT 2020 Result

The result for XGMT 2020 was declared on 1st February 2020 at the official website of XUB. The result contains percentage and percentile obtained in individual sections and in overall exam.Candidate can check the results by entering the XUB ID and Date of Birth in the prescribed format.

Steps to check the result:



Sample of the XGMT Scorecard:


XGMT 2020 Answer Key

The answer key for XGMT 2020 will not be released by the conducting authority on the official website after the commencement of the exam.


XGMT 2020 Eligibility:

The minimum requirement for admission to the Program is a three-year Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized university. Candidates who expect to complete the final part of their degree examinations by June 15, 2020, can also apply. Offers of admission to such candidates, if made, will be provisional and will be automatically cancelled in the event of their failure to complete all the requirements for obtaining the degree before June 15, 2020.

Applicants are required to take any one of the Admission Tests:

a) XAT

b) CAT 

c) GMAT taken in 2018 or 2019, or

d) X-GMT to be conducted by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar 

Applicants opting for XAT/CAT have to follow XAT/CAT advertisements respectively and apply in time. Registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT is a prerequisite for applying to XIMB, if not opting for X-GMT.If you have secured 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in university/ college/ institute level and fulfill other eligibility criteria, in such a case you can apply for MBA-RM and MBA-UMG without the need of appearing for CAT/ XAT/NMAT/ XGMT






Q:  Is there any age limit to apply for XGMT?
A:  No, there is no upper limit to apply for XGMT.


Q:  Can I apply for multiple MBA programs at a time?
A:  Yes, in the application form you will have to choose the academic programs under different admission test options category in the academic program details section of the application form. You can also apply for one program through different tests such as CAT, XAT, GMAT, etc.


Q:  Can I apply for XGMT in offline mode?
A:  No, the application form for XGMT is available only online at the official website of XUB.


Q:  Can I edit the application form after submitting it?
A:  No, the application form once submitted is not available to edit any detail. However, you can add any new programs and pay the additional amount.


Q:  Is XGMT score enough to get admission into XIMB?
A:  No, along with XGMT score the candidates need to have good performance in the written ability test(WAT), group discussion(GD), and personal interview(PI).


Q:  Can I choose the interview location?
A:  Yes, while filing the application form you may choose one of the listed locations where the XUB interviews are held:


2. Bengaluru

3. Chennai

4. Kolkata

5. Mumbai

6.New Delhi



Q: What is the duration of XGMT 2020?
A:  The time duration for XGMT 2020 is 2 hours.


Q:  What is the difficulty level of XGMT?
A:  The difficulty level of XGMT is similar to that of XAT but a little less than CAT. The XGMT comes in the top 5 exams for MBA admission. As it has a sectional time limit, it won't be easy.

Q: Can I use the calculator during the exam?

A: you are not allowed to use the calculator.


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