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Basic Eligibility for Admission:

Minimum qualification for admission to the PGDM program at the Institute is three / four years bachelor’s degree with minimum 55% marks in aggregate (50% for SC/ST) in any discipline recognized by Association of Indian Universities.

Candidates appearing for final year or final semester of their graduate degree examination in academic year 2019-20 are also eligible to appear for the admission process. Such candidates, if called for interview, should submit the copy of admit card or a letter from the principal of the college where they are studying to that effect. Such candidates if finally selected at XISS, Ranchi must clear their graduation examination with 55% marks in aggregate (50% for SC/ST) by August 2020.

Also, a candidate desirous of seeking admission at Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi will have to appear in an all India level management admission test. XISS, Ranchi considers only the following three admission test scores for shortlisting the candidates:

  • Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2020) conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur (exam date: 5th January 2020) 
  • Common Admission Test (CAT 2019) conducted by IIM, (exam date: November 24, 2019)and
  • (CMAT 2020) conducted by NTA, (exam date: January 24, 2020)are the only approved examinations through which a candidate can apply to XISS Ranchi

Aspiring candidates will have to apply online for appearing in one or more exams by visiting:,  or

Admit Cards will be available for downloading shortly to eligible candidates on their XISS Applicant's dashboard. The Cut-off for the current year's admission will be as follows:

HRM505070Valid CAT, XAT & CMAT Scores
RMValid CAT, XAT & CMAT Scores

Admission Procedure:

The institute will accept only online registrations. process of filling up forms for seeking admission at XISS, Ranchi will remain open from 25th September 2019 to 7th February 2020.

The admission process followed by the Institute is as per the guidelines of AICTE. Interested applicants are required to follow the following steps:

  1. Applicants must register themselves at the XISS admission application window by pressing the ‘Apply Now’ button and enter necessary details. It will lead to the application form. 
  2. For online registrations, the Registration Fee can be paid through online transactions using Credit / Debit / ATM cards / Online Banking and Application form fee is nonrefundable.

The registration fee varies according to number of specializations applied for:

One specializationRs. 2100 (Rupees Two Thousand One hundred only) +GST
Two specializationsRs. 2600 (Rupees Two Thousand Six Hundred only) +GST
  • Application Form Fees is Non-Refundable
  1. Based on the above mentioned all India entrance test scores, candidates who have applied for admission to the institute will be shortlisted and will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI) to be held in the 3rd and 4th week of Feb 2020 in the following locations:
    1. At New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata in the 3rd week of February
    2. At Ranchi in the fourth week of February 2020
    Exact dates and Test score cut-off will be communicated later.
    Please note that IIMs / XLRI / AICTE or any other agency have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.
    Please also note that mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria may not lead to a GDPI call unless the candidate clears the notified cut-off.  
  2. After the GDPI round, admission offers are made to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which include:
    1. Past academic record ( 20% weightage)
    2. Performance in entrance tests (40% weightage)
    3. Performance in Group Discussion (10% weightage)
    4. Performance in Personal Interview (30% weightage)

"The last date of registration for all the PGDM programs - (Session 2020-22) has now been extended to 22nd February, 2020. Please note that the GD & PI centre for all those who apply from 10th February onwards will now have only RANCHI as a choice for their GD & PI centre."

Candidates who have opted for Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai as their GD & PI centre will have their GD & PI on the following dates at the venue detailed alongside.

  1. Kolkata: GD&PI date: 14th, 15th and 16th February, 2020 Venue: (St.Xavier's College, Kolkata - 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata 700016)
  2. Delhi: 17th, 18th and 19th February, 2020 Venue: (All India Association for Christian Higher Education, Ecumenical Centre, 39 Institutional Area, D Block, Janakpuri New Delhi, 110058)
  3. Bangalore: 21st February, 2020 Venue: (St.Joseph's College, Bengaluru -36, Langford Road, Bheemanna Garden, Langford Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027)
  4. Mumbai:23rd February, 2020 Venue: (St.Xavier's College, Mumbai 5, Mahapalika Marg, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001)
  5. Ranchi: 24th February to 27th February 2020 Venue: (At the Institute Campus - Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Dr Camil Bulcke Path (Purulia Road) Ranchi-834001, Jharkhand)y

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Seats Available:

Total number of seats available in Two Years Full-time Post Graduate Diploma Programmes in Management (PGDM) are seventy five (75) each in Human Resource Management and Rural Management and sixty (60) each in Information Technology, Finance and Marketing Management specializations. of the above, forty per cent seats are reserved for ST/SC and Christian candidates (other than ST/SC).

In case adequate number of candidates from the said categories are not available then such seats will be filled up from among the candidates belonging to the unreserved category.

Last year’s cut-off for session (2019-21) was as follows

Session 2019-21CATXATCMAT
General Category586673
Reserved Category404045

Cut-off for Session 2020-22 will be notified on our website after all the three (CAT-2019, XAT-2020 & CMAT-2020) common entrance test results are declared.

For Details Contact:
Admission Coordinator
Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi
Dr. Camil Bulcke Path (Purulia Road),
Ranchi – 834001, Jharkhand. Landline No: +91 651-2200873
Mobile: +91 6206 361 750; +91 9931 401 500 (Monday – Friday: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm)