My final results from a model builder is a .dbf file with X and Y coordinates as shown in the image.

Is there any way to plot these coordinates on ArcMap using ModelBuilder?

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The tool you want for this is the Make XY Event Layer tool.

model view

If you set your x and y names as "x" and "y", ArcGIS will figure out which one to use for lat and long. Otherwise, you can easily set it by double-clicking on the tool in the model.

tool properties

As far as I can tell, the tool retains the information from the table.

Note that if you need a shapefile out of this, you will have to export the resulting layer, as it is just an event layer in memory.

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