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XIM Bhubaneswar Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

Last updated on July 3rd, 2021 by Akanksha Gupta

Xavier Institute of Management, Orissa has closed the application procedure for the admissions to the MBA course and the PhD programme for the session 2021-22. The admission schedule for the PhD programme is displayed on the official website of the institute. The X-RAT examination for PhD admissions is scheduled to be held on April 17, 2021.

Xavier Institute of Management is a management institution under the umbrella of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. The business school offers PG and Doctoral courses in the field of Business Management.

Key Points Related to XIM Bhubaneswar Admission 2021

Some of the key points related to the Admissions for various courses at Xavier Institute of Management, Orissa are:

  • Xavier Institute of Management offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree as a postgraduate degree with specialization in Business Management.
  • The institute also offers a one-year Executive MBA Program in Business Management also.
  • The admissions to the MBA programme at Xavier Institute of Management are based on the candidate’s performance in the XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMT along with the performance in the Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview conducted by the institute.
  • The institute offers the doctoral degree in the field of Business Management. The admissions for the same are granted on the basis of Xavier Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT), Subject Test (if applicable), Presentation, and Personal Interview.
  • The new academic session for the MBA and PhD degrees is expected to commence in the month of June 2021.

XIM Bhubaneswar Admission Dates 2021

Xavier Institute of Management has closed the applications for both postgraduate and Ph.D. courses. The last date of online application for the PG courses was January 10, 2021. The details for the next admission steps would be published on the official website accordingly.

The important dates regarding the Ph.D. degree offered by Xavier Institute of Management, Orissa are tabulated below:

XIM Bhubaneswar PhD Admission Dates 2021

Last Date for Online Application March 14, 2021
Date of Xavier Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT) April 17, 2021
Subject Test April 24, 2021
Presentations and Interviews April 28, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Declaration of Results May 15, 2021
Issue of Admission Letter to Selected candidates May 18, 2021
Admission Formalities 4th Week of June 2021- 1st Week of July 2021

XIM Bhubaneswar MBA Admission 2021

Xavier Institute of Management, Orissa offers the Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree as a postgraduate degree. The MBA course at XIMB, Orissa is a full-time regular residential course with a duration of two years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In minimum eligibility requirement to apply for admission to the MBA programme at XIMB, Orissa is an undergraduate degree, i.e, a three-year Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University/Institute.
  • The candidates who are expected to complete the final year examinations of their Bachelor’s degree by June 15, 2021 can also apply for the MBA program. However, admission to such candidates will be provisional and shall be cancelled if the candidate fails to fulfill the requirements on time.
  • The candidate needs to have a valid score in any one of the following admission tests for MBA course:
    • XAT- Conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur
    • CAT- Conducted by IIMs
    • GMAT in 2019/2020
    • X-GMT- Conducted by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

Selection Criteria

  • The candidates will be shortlisted for the MBA program section-wise as well as on the basis of total cut-off marks in the admission tests.
  • The shortlisted candidates will then be called for Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • All the tests and Interview shall be held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
  • The final selection of the candidate for admission to the MBA course at XIMB, Orissa will be made on the basis the performance in the XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMT along with the Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview inclusive of past academic record and relevant work experience.

How to Apply?

The candidates first need to apply for the XAT or CAT or GMAT exam at the respective time schedule accordingly if they are not appearing for X-GMT. The candidates can appear for X-GMT, the entrance test conducted by Xavier University during the application process, if they are not appearing for any of the above admission tests.

  • Go to the official website of the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. ()
  • Register and fill up the required details.
  • A unique XU ID and Password will be sent on the candidate;s mail.
  • Login and fill up the Personal Details, Academic Details, Professional Details, etc.
  • Choose the MBA course and apply for the X-GMT (If applicable).
  • Upload the photograph and signature.
  • Submit the Form.
  • Pay the application fee of INR 1,600 through the Payment Gateway.
  • If one wishes to appear for X-GMT, an additional fee of INR 1200 is charged.

XIM Bhubaneswar E-MBA Admission 2021

Xavier Institute of Management, Orissa offers a one-year full-time Executive MBA Program in Business Management that aims to provide an MBA degree to working executives and practicing managers. The course is as rigorous as the two-year MBA programme specially designed for working professionals.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to eligible for admission to the Executive MBA at XIMB, Orissa, one must possess the following eligibility requirements:

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three-year duration (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University/Institute.
  • Minimum three years of experience in executive capacity in any reputed organisation in the public, private or non-governmental sector.
  • The Self-employed candidates with minimum five years of experience after the Bachelor’s degree are also eligible.
  • The candidate must have completed 23 years of age as on July 01, 2021.
  • The employed candidates must produce No Objection or sponsorship certificate from the employer for pursuing the course at XIMB, Orissa.
  • The candidate must have appeared in XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMT. If one has not appeared for any of the Admission Tests mentioned above, they will be required to appear for another Aptitude Test, conducted by Xavier University.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidates will be shortlisted for the EMBA program on the basis of admission test (XAT, CAT, GMAT or X-GMT) scores.
  • The successful candidates will be called for Personal Interview at Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai.
  • The final selection of the candidate will be based on the candidate’s performance in XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMT and the Personal Interview along with the past academic record and proficiency, General Aptitude, and relevant work experience.

How to Apply?

The candidates must apply for the XAT or CAT or GMAT exam at the respective time or for X-GMT during the application process.

  • Go to the official website of the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. (https://xub.edu.in/ )
  • Register and fill up the required details.
  • A unique XU ID and Password will be sent on the candidate’s mail.
  • Login and fill up the Personal Details, Academic Details, Professional Details, etc.
  • Choose the MBA course and apply for the X-GMT (If applicable).
  • Upload the photograph and signature.
  • Submit the Form.
  • Pay the application fee of INR 1,600 through the Payment Gateway.
  • If one wishes to appear for X-GMT, an additional fee of INR 1200 is charged.

XIM Bhubaneswar PhD Admission 2021

Xavier Institute of Management offers the Ph.D. (Doctoral) degree in Business Management. The Ph.D. degree at XIMB is offered in both full-time as well as part-time mode. The duration for the completion of the degree is four years from registration that can be extended with due approvals.

The admission to the Ph.D. program at XIMB, Orissa is done in two categories:

  • Category I (Domain Candidates)- The candidates who have the requisite domain-level qualification, i.e, PGDM or MBA within the last 5 years. There would be separate subject tests for such candidates.
  • Category II (Other Candidates)- Candidates apart from Domain category students come under this category.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The minimum eligibility requirement to apply for a Ph.D. programme at XIMB, Orissa is a Master’s or equivalent degree in any discipline with a minimum 60% of marks in the Master’s level.

Selection Criteria

  • Firstly, the candidates will be shortlisted/screened out on the basis of the academic record and Statement of Purpose.
  • The shortlisted candidates then have to appear for the Xavier Research Aptitude Test (X-RAT), Subject Test (for Domain Candidates), Presentation, and Personal Interview to be held in Bhubaneswar.
  • The final selection would be based on all of the above parameters.

Exam Pattern of X-RAT

X-RAT is a research aptitude test that is conducted by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar for admission to the Ph.D. programme offered by XIMB, Orissa.

Total Marks 100 Marks
Duration of the Exam 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Number of Sections
  • Section A: Writing Ability
  • Section B: Verbal Ability and Comprehension
  • Section C: Reasoning
  • Section D: Quantitative Aptitude
Marking Scheme No Negative Marking

XIM Bhubaneswar Admission Proces

In order to apply for the Ph.D. programme at XIMB, Orissa, one must follow the following steps:

  • Go to the official website of the Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.
  • Fill up the application form with all the necessary details.
  • Upload the documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Submit the form.
  • A confirmation mail will be sent on successful application.

XIM Bhubaneswar Admission FAQs

Ques. Is there any kind of work experience required for the MBA programme at XIMB, Orissa?

Last updated on July 3rd, 2021

Ans. No, it is necessary to have any kind of work experience when applying for the regular MBA course at Xavier Institute of Management. However for the Executive MBA course, one needs to have a minimum of three years of work experience in executive capacity in any reputed organization.

Ques. What is the difference between the course work of Domain and Non-Domain candidates in Ph.D. degree at XIMB, Orissa?

Last updated on July 3rd, 2021

Ans. The Domain candidates will start with the doctoral coursework as soon as they are registered. However the other candidates will need to attend the domain-related master level courses during the first year in the program. The doctoral coursework for such candidates will commence from second year onwards.

Ques. Can I apply for an MBA and EMBA together at the same time and what is the application process for the same?

Last updated on July 3rd, 2021

Ans. Yes, one can apply for both the courses together at the same time but the candidate would have to pursue one course only. One needs to fill the application form for PG courses at the official website of the Xavier University with all the details. Then they can choose the courses and tests they wish to go for. The total application fee will be calculated by the system only.

Ques. Is it compulsory for everyone to go for X-GMT?

Last updated on July 3rd, 2021

Ans. X-GMT (Xavier General Management Aptitude Test) is the entrance test conducted by Xavier University for admission to the MBA/EMBA course. There is no compulsion to appear for the exam if one has a valid score in XAT/CAT/GMAT. The candidates who don’t have any of these test scores, they can go for X_GMT. The application fee for the test is INR 1200.

Ques. How will the selected candidates for Ph.D. degree be notified at XIMB, Orissa?

Last updated on July 3rd, 2021

Ans. The selected candidates for the Ph.D. program offered at XIMB, Orissa will be notified about their selection personally on their mail and also with letter personally. The selected candidates will be notified about their selection by the first week of May 2021 tentatively.


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