XLRI GD/PI shortlist out, 1000 called for HRM, 830 for BM

 | February 03,2011 06:07 pm IST

February 2, brought good news to about 630 aspirants who appeared for XAT 2011. XLRI had shortlisted around 1000 candidates for HRM programme and 830 candidates for BM programme.

Earlier, when results were declared on January 25th, these 630 aspirants—280 aspirants who applied for Business Management Programme and 350 aspirants who applied for Human Resources Management Programme, were annoyed to see their shortlist status as a regret message. Provided their sectional and overall scores met the minimum cut-off required by XLRI, which resulted in a series of discussions. However, clarification on the institute’s website, “Candidates who meet the criteria would be added to eligible list of candidates to be called for GD/PI,” kept most of these aspirants poised.


When CoolAvenues tried to reach XLRI’s admission office seeking a clarification on this, they were not available for comment. However, the external linkages cell at XLRI responded to our query saying, “It may be because of some other factors such as work experience, academics, etc.”


According to the latest update on XLRI’s official website, “For Human Resource Management Programme around 1000 applicants having more than 85 percentile in VA, 70 percentile in QA, 75 percentile in AR, and overall 91 percentile have been shortlisted for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.”


It further says, “For Business Management Programme around 830 applicants having more than 70 percentile in VA, 90 percentile in QA, 80 percentile in AR, and overall 92 percentile have been shortlisted for Personal Interview.”


Though, the admission office of XLRI has reverted the result of these 680 applicants from ‘regret’ to ‘congratulations,’ but there are questions which still remained unanswered.


This year XLRI has revamped the admission procedure to ensure diversity in the batch and have students with critical thinking ability. So far essays had been a part of XAT, which was replaced by analytical question this year. Though, the lowered cut-off is a clear indication that XLRI is aiming diversity in the batch, leaving no room for unfairness in the admission procedure.


Candidates, fulfilling the criteria, who haven’t got the call yet, can get in touch with the XLRI admissions office and get their queries cleared at the earliest.


Admissions 2011 at XLRI, are being held for 120 seats for each course—BM and HRM. The fee structure for BM and HRM programmes is Rs.758,000 for the full course.