X-GMT Entrance Exam

Xavier Graduate Management Admission Test Entrance Exam

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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.

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EXAM LEVEL Post Graduate
CATEGORY State Level Exam
CONDUCTING BODY Xavier School of management- Bhubaneshwar
Website http://www.xlri.ac.in/
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)
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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...

 01  Application Begins  December 2018(Tentative)
 02  Application Closed  January 2019(Tentative)
 03  Admit Cards Available  January 2019
 04   Exam Starts  March 2019
 06  Results  April 2019


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 :

GENERAL 50% 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.

Logarithms Inequalities Surd and Indices
Time speed distance Trigonometry Number System
Partnership(Accounts) Algebra Geometric Progression
Averages Mensuration percentage
HCF- LCM Profit and Loss Work and Time
Geometry In equations quadric and linear equations Ratio and Proportions
Calculus Geometry Permutation and combination
Sequence series Age Calculation Number 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 usages Fill in the blanks Para completion and inference
Reading comprehension Verbal Logic Para jumbles
Antonyms syllogisms Sentence Correction
Different uses of the same word Verbal reasoning Foreign language word used in English
Analogies One word Substitution Jumbled paragraphs
Contextual usages Idioms Sentence completion
Binary Logics Line Graph Combination of Graphs
Sets Logical matching Seat arrangement

The above mentioned are some of the important topics.


Tables Bars Line Graphs
Caselets Data Sufficiency Blood  Relations
Direction Sense Series Venn Diagram
Puzzles Coding -Decoding proposition
Data Arrangements Clocks and Calendar Assumption
Data Structures Family Tree


Quantitative Ability Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha and Published by Tata McGraw-Hill
Quantitative Ability How to Prepare for the CAT Common Admissions Test by Muhamed Muneer, published by Om Books.
Quantitative Ability Arun Sharma’s The Complete CAT Digest, by Tata McGraw-Hill.
Quantitative Ability Arun Sharma’s ‘How to prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT Published by Tata McGraw Hill.
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Arun Sharma’s How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Trishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA
Verbal and Reading Comprehension Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
Verbal and Reading Comprehension How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal and Reading Comprehension Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
Verbal and Reading Comprehension Nishit 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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