XAT Score Vs Percentile

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : August 16th, 2022

XAT Score vs Percentile: The candidates who are appearing for the upcoming exam must note that there is a huge difference between XAT Percentile and XAT Scores. As you know, XAT Percentile represents your ranks in the merit list; however, XAT Score is the total marks obtained by the candidates. 

Xavier Aptitude Test XAT is a National Level Test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, on behalf of XAMI for admission of the candidates to the Business Management/PGDM programmes. The candidates who are appearing in the exam must have a clear idea of the XAT Percentile and XAT Score. In this article. BYJU'S Exam Prep experts will help you know all the details regarding XAT Score vs Percentile.

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What is XAT Score?

As per the expert’s opinion, XAT Score simply means the overall marks of the candidate calculated based on the scheme representing the XAT Exam Pattern. Below are the basic details for XAT Marking Scheme, and every candidate must have a fair idea of this.

  • For each correct answer, one mark is awarded
  • For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be reduced
  • For every unattempted question, after 8 unattempted questions, a negative 0.10 mark will be awarded.
  • There is no XAT Negative Marking for General Knowledge questions.
  • The essay shall be evaluated only after the candidate is shortlisted for the interview.
  • XAT Total marks are calculated based on the number of questions attempted by the candidate, taking into consideration of the above points

How to Calculate XAT Score?

Note the table below to get an idea of the XAT Score Calculation process. The candidates appearing in the upcoming XAT Exam must check all the important chapters, topics, and sectional weightage of the XAT Syllabus.

Particulars

Candidate 1

Candidate 2

Questions Attempted

91

80

Un-attempted Questions

10

6

Correct Answered

74

68

Wrong Answered

7

4

Marks for Correct Answers

74*1=74

68*1=68

Marks Deducted for Wrong Answers

7*0.25=1.75

4*0.25=1.00

Marks Deducted for Un-attempted Questions

2*0.10=0.20

0

Total XAT Score

74-1.75-0.20=72.05

68-1.00=67

[Important Note: Keep in mind the XAT Negative Marking as well as the loss for not attempting the questions]

How to Check XAT Score?

The candidates can check the XAT Score by the below-mentioned process.

  • First, candidates have to wait for the XAT Answer Key.
  • Once the answer key is released, the candidates can easily evaluate their XAT Result on their correct/wrong/un-attempt questions.
  • The steps have already been described above. You just need to follow the steps and calculate your XAT score.

What is XAT Percentile?

Percentile in XAT is the computation of the percentage based on his/her performance in the XAT Test as well as the number of test-takers. The XAT Percentile calculation is estimated with the help of the candidates appearing in the examination. It is calculated to create a XAT Merit List according to the number of candidates who appeared for the test. After ranking, calculate the percentile according to the steps shown below.

How to Calculate XAT Percentile?

The candidates can follow the steps below to calculate XAT Percentile.

  • Step 1- The first step is to calculate the number of candidates (N) who have appeared for the examination in both shifts.
  • Step 2- First, consider the marks of one of the sections of XAT. Let us take the Quantitative Ability section.
  • Step 3- Then, rank (R) all the candidates according to the marks obtained in QA. 
  • Step 4- Calculate the percentile (P) of the candidate with ranking (R) in the QA section as shown: P = (N-r)/N x 100
  • Step 5- Now, a round of the percentile to two decimal points
  • Now follow the same procedure to calculate the percentile of all other sections and the XAT Percentile. The candidates must check the XAT Analysis of previous years to get an idea of the exam difficulty level, and the types of questions asked in the exam.

[Important Note:: The G.K. section of the XAT is not considered to calculate XAT Percentile]

How to Check XAT Percentile?

You can follow the steps below to check XAT Percentile.

  • Log in to the official XAT Website to check the XAT Score Card
  • XAT Score Card tab is available on the top of the screen
  • Go to that section. Enter your details: XAT ID and DOB
  • Your scorecard will be visible. In that, the XAT Percentile for each section and the overall section will be provided.

Previous Year XAT Cutoff Score

The table below consists of Previous Years' XAT Cutoff based on Score:

Exam Section

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020*

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

7

7.5

7

7.5

7.2

7.71

8

8.75

2.6*

3.38*

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

8.5

7

8.5

7

11.31

6.68

11.5

6.5

7.8*

5.94*

Decision Making

7.5

7

8.5

8

8.43

7.99

9

8.5

5.9*

5.6*

Total

31

28

35

32.5

39.6

27.75

31.5

30

21.46

20

Previous Years XAT Cut off Percentile

The table below consists of the XAT Previous Year Cut-off based on Percentile:

Section

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020*

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

78

69

79

80

79

79

79

85

74*

79*

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

89

69

88

70

89

70

90

72

85*

75*

Decision Making

78

69

77

72

77

71

80

75

78*

73*

Total

96

94.4

96

92.5

94

92

96

94

95*

93*

XAT Score Vs Percentile

Below table below highlights the details for XAT Score vs Percentile for the previous year.

XAT Percentile

QA & DI

VALR

DM

Overall

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

2021

2022

99

17

-

14.75

-

12.5

-

36.25

-

97

14.25

-

13.25

-

11.5

-

32.75

-

95

12.75

-

12

-

10.5

-

30.25

30-32

90

10.5

-

10.5

-

9.5

-

27

26.5-28

85

9

9-9.5

9.5

8.5-9

8.75

-

24

-

80

7.75

-

8.5

-

8.25

-

22.25

-

75

-

7

-

7.75-8.25

-

7.5-8

-

-

70

6

-

7.25

-

7.5

-

19.75

-

65

-

6

-

7-7.5

-

6.5-7

-

-

50

3.25

-

4.75

-

5.5

-

14.25

-

XAT Cut-off 2022

Check the table below to get an idea of the XAT 2022 Cut Off. The candidates must check all the important schedules for the XAT Exam Date. It will help them to get all the updated schedules for the upcoming exam.

XAT Cutoff 2022 for PGDM-BM

Category

VALR

DM

QA

Overall

Male

75

72

80

93

Female

72

72

75

90

XAT Cutoff 2022 for PGDM-HRM

Category

VALR

DM

QA

Overall

Male Engineering

80

70

75

92

Female Engineering

80

70

64

90

Male Non-Engineering

80

70

70

90

Female Non-Engineering

80

70

60

67

We expect that your doubts regarding XAT Score vs Percentile are cleared. Make a good strategic plan for XAT Preparation. For more guidance, attend BYJU’S Exam Prep XAT Online Classes to get direct assistance from the faculties.

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FAQs on XAT Score vs Percentile

  • According to the BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts, XAT Score simply means the overall marks of the candidate calculated based on the scheme representing the XAT exam pattern.

  • As per analysis, the XAT percentile is the percentage calculation based on the candidate's performance in the XAT test and the number of test-takers.

  • Factors that determine XAT Percentile are as follows:

    • XAT Exam Difficulty Level
    • The number of Candidates, appeared in the exam
    • XAT Score Normalization
    • Previous Year's Trends
  • In short, XAT Percentile is the rank of the candidates. While XAT Score represents marks obtained by the candidates. It consists of both sectional and overall scores.

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