X-GMT Entrance Exam

X-GMT ENTRANCE EXAM Result (Declared), Cut off, Score Card, Answer Keys and Responses
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X-GMT is considered as one of the difficult BBA entrance exams to crack in India.X-GMT stands for Xavier General Aptitude Management Test which is an online aptitude test. X-GMT is conducted by Xavier University Of Management, Bhubaneswar. It is much more difficult than other BBA Exams is some aspects and students find it equally tough like CAT exam. But since last year, the questions have become little easier and now students feel that they can answer more questions in comparison to past years X-GMT papers.

Get quick information in short :

EXAM LEVELPost Graduate
CATEGORYState Level Exam
CONDUCTING BODYXavier School of management- Bhubaneshwar
CONTACT+91 657 665 3203/3204/3205

A list of MBA Programmes is given below

  • MBA in Human Resource Management (MBA-HRM)
  • One-Year Full-Time Executive Master’s Degree Program in Business Management (Executive MBA)
  • MBA in Global Management (MBA-Global)
  • MBA in Urban Management & Governance (MBA-UMG)
  • MBA in Sustainability Management (MBA-SM)
  • Integrated Doctoral Program (MBA + PhD)
  • MBA in Rural Management (MBA-RM)
  • MBA in Business Management (MBA-BM)


Guys, You must help the knowledge of online application form important dates like Application Notification Date, Application Starts Dates, Last Date to apply, Admit card releasing date, exam start date etc…


 Application BeginsLast week of September 2020
 Application Closed1st week of December 2020
 Admit Cards Available January 2020
  Exam Starts25 January, 2020
 ResultsFirst week of February, 2020


Anyone can take the X-GAT entrance test. But there are some of the prerequisites which must be fulfilled by the aspirant which are provided below :

GENERAL50% or equivalent CGPA
Schedule Caste (SC)45% or equivalent CGPA
Schedule Tribe (ST)45% or equivalent CGPA
Person with Disability(PWD) Differently Abled (DA)45 % or equivalent CGPA
  • The minimum educational qualification for the candidate who is attempting X-GAT is bachelor degree.
  • The final year students or the students waiting for their final results can also fill this form.
  • There is no age limit for the X-GAT


To fill the application form, following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website and click on the application link
  • The candidate will be redirected to a page where he/she needs to fill in details like the name (as mentioned on class 10th certificate), a valid email ID and a working mobile number. Click on signup. These Login Details to create and receive by email a unique XUB ID and Password for applying to XIMB, XUB. If you have already received your XUB ID and Password, then log in using the credentials
  • Log in with your XUB ID and Password
  • Fill up the Personal Details, Academic Details, Professional Details, upload your photo & signature, and choose the program/s you want to apply for and the respective test option/s, and submit
  • Pay the application fee through the Payment Gateway.
  • Confirmation regarding acceptance of online application form will be received by the candidate via email


The candidates who passed the X-GMT exam will be selected for the next level by the IIM. The candidates are selected by the different IIMs and the B schools based on their X-GMT cut off Score. The shortlisted candidate will send the call letters directly to appear for the written Ability test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), group Activity (GA) and personal interview rounds. Each B_SCHOOLS have the different admission criteria.


X-GMT is considered one of the premium business schools in India along with IIMs. Through X-GMT the best of the lot are selected for the final interview. It has very good placement cell through which top companies in India and abroad take part in the selection process. Successful students are placed in premium positions with very good remuneration.

  • Quantitative Aptitude

Earlier this particular section was full of high order mathematics problems. But since last year the questions seem little easier. Students who prepare for X-GMT exam can tackle these questions as well. The cutoff mark for BM students is 92percentile and for HR students it is a little less. The questions asked in this section carry different marks for different questions. Students have to be careful in answering them.

Decision making and Ethical questions

Handling this particular section is many times trickier for students. There are several answers to a single question. Students should understand the subjectivity of the question and choose an answer which is ethical.

To answer questions in this section a book by name 101 ethical dilemmas is a good option. Students can understand the various types of complex questions by reading this book. You have to start answering by eliminating the wrong options. Such strategies will surely help you in preparing for the unexpected questions. This section is more related to common sense. If you are able to comprehend the questions correctly you will arrive at the right answers.

  • Verbal ability

This particular section was relatively harder in earlier papers. Now the level has come down a little and students who prepare for X-GMT can answer them.


As it is one of the most popular tests to get admission in one of the most prestigious colleges of management, there is no as such syllabus for this exam. Yet, the analysis of the last 5 years question papers will help the candidate to know about the exam and its pattern. Here, in this table, we try to summarize the topics based on the last year’s questions asked.

LogarithmsInequalitiesSurd and Indices
Time speed distanceTrigonometryNumber System
Partnership(Accounts)AlgebraGeometric Progression
HCF- LCMProfit and LossWork and Time
GeometryIn equations quadric and linear equationsRatio and Proportions
CalculusGeometryPermutation and combination
Sequence seriesAge CalculationNumber system, simplification, Average

The above mentioned are the core subjects. Questions may be asked apart from these.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (English)
Grammar and usagesFill in the blanksPara completion and inference
Reading comprehensionVerbal LogicPara jumbles
AntonymssyllogismsSentence Correction
Different uses of the same wordVerbal reasoningForeign language word used in English
AnalogiesOne word SubstitutionJumbled paragraphs
Contextual usagesIdiomsSentence completion
Binary LogicsLine GraphCombination of Graphs
SetsLogical matchingSeat arrangement

The above mentioned are some of the important topics.

TablesBarsLine Graphs
CaseletsData SufficiencyBlood  Relations
Direction SenseSeriesVenn Diagram
PuzzlesCoding -Decodingproposition
Data ArrangementsClocks and CalendarAssumption
Data StructuresFamily Tree


Quantitative AbilityQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha and Published by Tata McGraw-Hill
Quantitative AbilityHow to Prepare for the CAT Common Admissions Test by Muhamed Muneer, published by Om Books.
Quantitative AbilityArun Sharma’s The Complete CAT Digest, by Tata McGraw-Hill.
Quantitative AbilityArun Sharma’s ‘How to prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT Published by Tata McGraw Hill.
Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningArun Sharma’s How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT
Data Interpretation & Logical ReasoningTrishna’s Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA
Verbal and Reading ComprehensionBarron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
Verbal and Reading ComprehensionHow to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal and Reading ComprehensionWord Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
Verbal and Reading ComprehensionNishit Sinha’s The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning


X-GMT examination is never based on a pre-determination plan. It always surprises the students. And it will remain like this in the coming years as well.
Essay in X-GMT exam is very important. You have to complete it in 20 minutes and is given at the end of the paper. The topics are usually very tough and many students find it very difficult to answer this part.
The essay has to be written in 200 words only. You have to look at the given topic from various perspectives. Then only you can do justice to the essay. The introduction can be given in 50 words.
The main part of the essay can be dealt in 100 words and another 50 words are for a proper conclusion. The language used in the essay should be lucid and simple.
You have to manage the time taken for the test cleverly. You have to attempt three sections in two hours. It is better if you can write the easier questions first and then move to other ones.
Students have to use gather suitable study material. At the same time, too much material also will pose a problem as the student may not devote time to go through the material. Whatever is required has to be carefully planned and students should make it a point to answer all previous years question papers. It gives a fair idea about the type and pattern of questions frequently asked in the exam

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