Postgraduate Programme in Business Management(MBA)                                            
 Admission procedure for 2014-16 batch

Eligibility: The minimum requirement for admission to the Programme is a three-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognised university/deemed university. Candidates who expect to complete the final part of their degree examinations by June 15, 2014, can also apply. Offers of admission to such candidates, if made, will be provisional and will be automatically cancelled in the event of their failing to complete all the requirements for obtaining the degree before June 15.

Admission Test

Applicants are required to take any one of the Admission Tests: a) XAT to be conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, on 5 January, 2014, or b) CAT to be conducted by IIMs during 16 October - 11 November 2013, or c) GMAT taken in 2012 or 2013 (minimum score 550). Applicants have to follow XAT/CAT advertisements respectively and apply in time. Registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT is a prerequisite for applying to XIMB.

XIMB Application

Applicants also have to fill up the online application form separately for XIMB programme at: Upon successfully filling the online application form, the Payment Advice Form can be downloaded. The applicant must take a printout of the same payment advice form and mail it to the Admissions Office, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar-751013, accompanied by the application fee (non-refundable) in one of the following ways:
1. Use the Payment Gateway link available on the XIMB online application page to pay the relevant application fee (those applying via multiple tests or applying for multiple programs can pay the total amount in a single transaction) through:

    a) Net Banking using your account holding bank’s net banking options (of any bank in India); or

    b) Credit / Debit Cards of any bank in India.

    (You should send to XIMB the PA Form(s) along with a copy of Payment Gateway Response, as proof of payment.);

2.  A Demand Draft for the respective amount made out in favour of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.

On receipt and processing of proof of payment via Payment Gateway or DD for the required amount and the Payment Advice Form, the Bulletin 2014 will be mailed to the applicant . The extended last date for applying online is December 21, 2013, and for receiving the application fee it is December 31, 2013.

It may be noted that besides registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT, one has to apply (online) separately to XIM, Bhubaneswar.

Online application forms will be accepted subject to the receipt of the application fee by XIMB. Upon receipt of the payment the eligible applicants will be intimated by e-mail about the acceptance of their applications.

Selection Process 

The Institute will decide the section-wise as well as total cut-off marks which will be used for short-listing the candidates to be called for Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. WAT, GD & PI will be held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Candidates will have to meet their own travel expenses for appearing in the Interview session. The final selection will be made on the basis of the candidate's performance in the XAT/CAT/GMAT as well as in the Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview (which factors in the past academic record and relevant work experience). The selected candidates will be informed by mail in the month of April 2014.


The programme will begin by the middle of June 2014 for the first year students. At this time the students will be given a Manual of Policies and Regulations which will be binding on them.

Admission Brochure for NRI/Foreign applicants

All admission-related queries may be addressed to:
Phone: 0674 6647806