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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 50% marks in aggregate (45% 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 2020-21 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 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST) by August 2021.

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: January 3, 2021)
  • Common Admission Test (CAT 2019) conducted by IIM, (exam date: November 29, 2020) and
  • (CMAT 2020) conducted by NTA, (exam date: January 24, 2021) 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:,

Admit Cards will be available for downloading form January 2021 to eligible candidates on their XISS Applicant's dashboard. The Cut-off for the last year's admission were as follows:

HRM505070Valid CAT, XAT & CMAT Scores
RMValid CAT, XAT & CMAT Scores
  • Cut Off for the current year will be declared after CAT, CMAT & XAT results are published....

Admission Procedure:

The institute will accept only online registrations. Date of filling up forms for seeking admission at XISS, Ranchi will remain open from September 16, 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 the 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 the Application form fee is non-refundable.

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

One specializationRs. 1570/- (Rupees One Thousand Five Hundred Seventy Only) 
Two specializationsRs. 1870/- (Rupees One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy Only) 

Early bird discount: A discount of Rs.300/- for One Specialization and Rs.500/- for Two Specializations is available for a short while. Net amount payable will be Rs.1270/- and Rs.1370/- respectively.

Shortlisted candidate, who clear the cut-off w.r.t the above mentioned all India entrance test score, will be called for the Group Discussion and Personal interview (GD&PI) either on:

  1. Face to Face basis (to be conducted in the following locations:
    New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Ranchi) OR
  2. Conducted ONLINE (depending upon the prevailing COVID condition...)
  1. Exact dates and Test score cut-off will be communicated later.
  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)

Steps to follow:

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Please note that IIMs / XLRI or any other agency have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the Programme. Please note that mere fulfilment of the minimum eligibility criteria may not lead to GDPI call unless the candidate clears the notified cut-off.

XISS does not have any unauthorised agency or channel for admission related process. Hence contact the XISS admission team directly and if anyone from outside contacts you, kindly inform us at this no: +91 9264242468 or e-mail us at:

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 percent seats are reserved for ST/SC and Christian candidates (other than ST/SC). The break-up of the 40% given above is as follows: ST - 26%, SC- 6% and Christians 8%.

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)