This year due to some glitch in selection process students who have scored to be in the top 1 percentile of the entrance test and despite having cleared the cutoffs, the Xavier’s Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur, which owns the XAT, does not consider them fit enough for an admissions interview to its post-graduate Business Management (BM) or Human Resources Management (HRM) programs. XLRI declared its interview shortlist on January 26, 2011, a day after declaring the XAT results.
According to the XLRI website, the criteria it has used to shortlist candidates for the BM and HRM programs are,
For Human Resource Management Programme around 650 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.
For Business Management Programme around 550 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.
However on Friday, January 28, the affected candidates received some respite. There was a clarification put up on the XLRI website which said,
Candidates having percentile scores higher than respective cut off scores for BM/HRM (as given in http://www.xlri.ac.in/scripts/admprocess.php), AND have submitted their application for these programme(s) to XLRI within deadline, AND have not been shortlisted, are requested to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 0657 398/665 3200.
An XLRI aspirant from Gandhinagar has also reportedly received a reply which says that the issue will be resolved by the second week of February 2011.