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XAT 2020 - XLRI Jamshedpur announced the XAT result 2020 in online mode on January 16. Candidates can download the scorecard by entering the XAT id and password. The authorities earlier in the day announced that there was no change in the answer key of XAT 2020 that was released on January 9. Authorities closed the objection window of XAT 2020 answer key on January 11. Candidates could download the response sheet by entering the registered XAT id and password on January 7. XAT 2020 was conducted the Xavier Aptitude Test, better known as XAT 2020 on January 5. As per the XAT exam analysis and expected cutoff 2020, the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. Most of the students found the quantitative ability section quite difficult as compared to verbal ability and decision making was ambiguous. XAT is a national level entrance test which is held annually for admission in postgraduate management programmes in 150 management institutions that accept XAT score. The authorities released the mock test for XAT 2020 in online mode on January 1. Earlier the institute had released admit card of XAT 2020 on December 20, 2019. The authorities closed the registration for XAT 2020. Earlier the last date to register for XAT 2020 was extended to December 30, 2020. Earlier, the registration for XAT 2020 was released on August 23. XAT admit card 2020 was available for downloading from December 20 to January 3. As per the exam pattern, XAT 2020, questions were asked from verbal ability and logical reasoning, decision making, quantitative ability and data interpretation and general knowledge. Around 75,000 candidates are expected to have appeared for the examination across 71 cities. Check the complete details of XAT 2020 exam below, such as important dates, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, application form, syllabus, admit card details, cutoff, etc.
Latest: XAT 2020 result announced in online mode on January 16, 2020.
XAT 2020 final answer key remains unchanged. .

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XAT 2020 Overview

Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test, also known as XAT

Conducting body

XLRI Jamshedpur

Exam type

National Level Post-Graduate exam

Purpose of Test

Qualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools

Mode of the Exam

Online (Computer-based)

Duration of the Exam

3 hours

Annual No. of Test Takers

Approx. 75,000

Exam Pattern

Objective and Subjective questions

Negative Marking

Yes (0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer)

XAT 2020 Convenor

Notified soon (XAT 2019 Convenor - Fr Antony Uvari)

Programmes Offered by XLRI

Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM), Global Business Management (GBM) and General Management Programme (GMP)

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XAT 2020 Important Dates

It is important to keep track of all the important dates related to the exam. The official dates for XAT 2020 will be released by XLRI in August 2019. The following table brings you the major dates related to XAT 2020 exam.

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XAT Important Dates 2020

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Important Dates

XAT 2020 Notification

August 23, 2019

Application process starts

August 23, 2019

Application Process ends (without late fee)

December 10, 2019 midnight (Registration closed)

Admit card availability

December 20, 2019 (Released)

XAT 2020 Mock Test Release

January 1, 2020

XAT 2020 Exam

January 5, 2020 (9:30 AM-12:30 PM)

XAT 2020 Candidate Response SheetJanuary 7, 2020

XAT Official Answer Key and candidate response sheet released

January 9, 2020

Objection filing to XAT Answer key

January 11, 2020

XAT 2020 Result

Janaury 16, 2020

XAT 2020 Cutoff

January 2020

What's New In XAT 2020

According to XAT 2020, there has been an increase in the total number of cities where the entrance exam will be held. The test will be conducted in 71 cities. Last year the exam was conducted in 45 cities.

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XAT Result 2020

The result of XAT 2020 has been declared in online mode on January 16, 2020. Candidates can check the result from the official website using their XAT ID and password. The scorecards is available for download till March 31. XAT 2020 scorecard has the sectional, as well as the overall percentile. XLRI Jamshedpur, the exam conducting body, might also send the hard copy of XAT scorecard to the candidates’ registered address if requested by paying Rs. 300 by Demand Draft in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. Candidates are advised to preserve the scorecard until the admission process gets over.

XAT Cut off for GMP Programme of last year - 68 percentile

XAT 2020 Toppers

NamePercentile
Rishabh Sharma99.65
Vandan Shah99.70
Pranaysinh Parmar
99.45
Rayan Jain
99.4
Vrishank Singh
99.37
Rini James
99
Shubham Sharma99.36
Aarti Misra
98.75
Satyam Sharma98.12
Pratik Agarwal99.6

XAT Cutoff 2020

Last year, the cutoff for XLRI Jamshedpur was released online on January 21, 2019. It is likely to release for XAT 2020 around the same time in January 2020. The XAT 2020 cutoff percentile depends on multiple factors such as difficulty level of the exam, the number of test takers and a number of seats offered in the programme among others. The cutoffs will be declared separately by each of the XAT participating institutes. Check below the previous year cutoff of XAT:

XAT Cut off for BM Programmes

VALR

DM

QA

Overall

Male

79.46

80

90

96

Female

75

75

75

95

XAT Cut off for HR Programmes

VALR

DM

QA

Overall

Male

85

75

72

94

Female

80

70

67

93

XAT Participating Institutes 2020

XAT 2020 score will be accepted by more than 150 B-schools in the country. The participating institutes are either Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI) or Non-XAMI. Last year, the number of XAMI was 11 and number of non-XAMI was 145. Here are some of the top colleges in the list:

Candidates can check the full list of XAT participating institutes by clicking here.

In addition, institutes like MICA also use XAT scores for screening students applying for MICAT 2020 exam for their PGDM programmes

XAT Selection Procedure 2020

The selection procedure of XAT 2020 for all the participating institutes will begin after the announcement of the result and cutoff. It’s important for the candidates to know that the selection process of colleges may vary each other. Usually, it’a two-step process.

First, candidates would be shortlisted on the basis of their XAT score and cutoff of the specific institute. Then, the shortlisted candidates would be called for Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Essay Writing or Group Discussion/Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds.

Some participating institutes conduct GD and PI for the final selection while some conduct WAT and PI. It varies from institute to institute. The B-schools may also consider criteria like past academic records, work experience or the overall profile of a candidate.

XAT Answer Key 2020

XAT 2020 final answer key remains unchanged as has been notified by the authorities on January 16. XLRI Jamshedpur has released the official answer key for XAT 2020 on January 9 and candidates could raise objections against it till January 11 (till 11:59 p.m). Also, authorities had released the candidate response sheet of XAT 2020 in online mode on January 7. Candidates can download the response sheet by entering the XAT login id and password. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check the answers marked by them and also the actual correct responses using the XAT key. It will allow them to estimate the list of probable colleges they’re likely to get a call from based on their score.

XLRI has offered the facility to file objections and challenge the answer key of XAT for candidates. To raise objections, candidates must write to admis@xlri.ac.in. While raising the objection, candidates must mention the following details-

a. XAT ID

b. Full Name

c. Question ID

d. Mention the objection you have on the particular question and response

e. Enclose the evidence for the objection

f. Mention the subject line of the email as <XAT ID> Objection <Question ID>

XAT Analysis and Expected Cutoff 2020

The analysis of XAT 2020 and expected cutoff indicates that the overall exam was moderately difficult. Most of the candidates found the quantitative ability section as most difficult followed by decision making and easiest was verbal ability. There were 75 questions in Part A and 25 in part B which was of general knowledge. As such there were no technical glitches in most of the exam centres except for few where the exam started a few minutes late.

XAT Mock Test 2020

Candidates can appear for XAT 2020 mock test in online mode. The link of the mock test has been given above. With the help of XAT mock test 2020, candidates will get an idea about how to navigate between the sections, how to answer the questions. It will also help them to know what are the type of questions that need to be asked. By practising the mock test of XAT candidates will not face much difficulty on the day of the exam.

XAT Admit Card 2020

The hall ticket of XAT 2020 can be downloaded from the official website of XAT from December 20 to January 3.It is available for download only for the candidates who successfully fill the XAT application form along with the application fee. Candidates must log in using their XAT ID and password to download the document. Without XAT 2020 admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. XAT admit card has the candidate’s name, date of birth and contact details mentioned along with the test centre name and address. Exam day instructions will also be mentioned on the admit card of XAT 2020.

XAT Exam Pattern 2020

XAT 2020 was a computer-based test (online) of 180 minutes duration. The exam comprises of four sections, namely VA & LR, DM, QA & DI, and GK. From last year onwards, the Essay writing section has been removed from the exam. The table below explains the exam pattern of XAT 2020 in-depth:

XAT Exam Pattern

Name of Sections

No. of Questions

Duration

Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)

75

180 minutes/ 3 hours

Decision Making (DM)

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)

General Knowledge (GK)

25

Marking Scheme - Each question will carry one mark. 1/4th of the total marks allotted to a question will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is negative marking of 0.10 marks for unattempted questions as well, beyond 8.

XAT Syllabus 2020

XLRI doesn’t release any specific syllabus for XAT. However, a list of topics for the exam based on the previous years’ pattern has been suggested by expert. The below-given table explains the XAT syllabus in depth-

XAT Syllabus

Sections

Topics

Verbal and Logical Ability

Vocabulary, Analogy-based on vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Sentence correction, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Formation Questions, Poem, etc.

Decision-making

Arithmetic, Analytical Reasoning, Situational, etc.

QA & DI

Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Equations, Polynomials, Numbers, Progressions, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Data Sufficiency, Scatter Plots and Bar Charts, etc.

GK

History, Currency, Invention, Geography, National Capital, Culture, Books and authors, Personalities, Important Dates, Films, Science and Business, Current affairs, etc.

XAT Exam Centres 2020

XAT 2020 was conducted in almost 71 cities across India. Last year the exam was held in 45 cities. Candidates could also write to XLRI to change the preference of test centre last year. Here is the list of XAT exam centres in India-
XAT Exam Centres

AgraAmbalaAmravatiBhatinda
Bhilai NagarBokaro Steel CityDhanbadDibrugarh
Durgapur/AsansolErnakulamGandhinagarGorakhpur
GwaliorHooghlyHubbali (Hubli)Kannur
KotaKottayamKurnoolKurukshetra
LudhianaMaduraiMysuruRajahmundry
RoorkeeSiliguriThiruvananthapuramTirupati
TiruvallurWarangalAhmedabadAllahabad
AmritsarBengaluruBerhampurBhopal
BhubaneshwarChandigarh/MohaliChennaiCoimbatore
CuttackDehradunDelhi/NCRGoa
GuwahatiHyderabadIndoreJabalpur
JaipurJammuJamshedpurKanpur
KolkataLucknowMangaloreMumbai
NagpurNashikPatnaPune
RaipurRanchiRourkelaSambalpur
SuratTiruchirappalliUdaipur

Udupi- Vadodara

VaranasiVijayawadaVisakhapatnam

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Management aspirants who wish to seek admission through XAT entrance exam, must fulfil the eligibility criteria as prescribed by XLRI Jamshedpur.

  • One must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised board or university. The duration of the graduation should be a at least of three years.

  • Final year graduation students can also apply for XAT 2020 if they complete their degree by June 2020.

  • XLRI has not prescribed any age limit to apply for the exam under the XAT eligibility criteria 2019.

XAT Eligibility for NRI/Foreign candidates - NRI or foreign national candidates have the option to apply through GMAT scores.

XAT Registration 2020

Registration for XAT 2020 has finally been closed now. The registration for XAT 2020 commenced in online from August 23, 2019. The last date of the application process has been extended till midnight of December 10, 2019. Earlier the last date of registration without late fee was November 30. The authorities have mentioned that the last date to change the XAT test centre is on or before November 30.

How to fill XAT Application Form?

Steps for XAT Application Process are as given below-

  • Visit the official site of XAT (xatonline.in) or click on the link given above (link will be available in this article as soon as XAT 2020 registrations open)

  • Enter basic information like name and contact details to register.

  • The login credentials will be sent via SMS and email on the registered phone number and email ID.

  • Log in again to the website and complete the XAT 2020 application process.

  • To complete the application process, candidates would need to enter personal details, academic details, and professional details. They would also need to select XLRI programmes (optional), and upload photograph and signature.

  • Finally, pay the application fee.

XAT application process is conducted in two stages. The first stage is the ‘Early’ stage and the second is ‘Late’ application stage. The application fee for the late stage is higher than that of the original application window.

XAT Application Fee

  • The XAT application fee last year was Rs. 1700 (without late fee). According to last year XAT exam fees, the application received after the deadline had to include the late application fee of Rs. 2000.

  • For each XLRI programmes, candidates need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300. The late applications would be charged Rs. 500.

  • The application fee for XAT 2020 is likely to remain along the same lines. Payment Modes - Candidates need to pay the fee online through Credit Cards, Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), and Internet Banking.

XLRI Address:

XLRI,

Admission Office – C.H. Area (East)

Jamshedpur– 831001 (Jharkhand, India)

Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/3205

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - XAT 2020

Question: Will I receive any confirmation mail upon registration?

Answer:

Yes, Candidates will be sent XAT ID and password on their registered email ID. Candidates can log in through their XAT ID and password to download the application form and admit card. 

Question: Can I edit my application form ?

Answer:

Candidates can edit the information on the application form prior submission. However, students must remember that they cannot edit their basic information.

Question: What is the eligibility criteria for students appearing in final year examination?

Answer:

Candidates who are appearing in the final examination can also apply, however, their admission will be on a provisional basis. 

Question: Can I receive my admit card for XAT 2020 via post?

Answer:

No, candidates will have to download the admit card from the official website. Students will be required to enter the login credentials to download the online XAT 2020 admit card. 

Question: How should I add my percentage details if i have done 5 years integrated course?

Answer:

If a candidate has done a 5 years integrated course, they shall enter the same percentage for graduation and post-graduation.

Question: Is it compulsory to have work experience prior admission?

Answer:

No, it is not compulsory to have work experience. 

Question: Can I switch between sections while appearing for examination?

Answer:

Yes, candidates can switch between sections according to their preference.

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its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.

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XAT percentile is 66.725 10th percentage 95% 12th percentage 87.4% b.tech percentage 66.18% which colleges can I get?

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You can apply in some average colleges with this percentile.

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how is IMI bhubneshwar ? whats the cat/xat cutoffs ? Curriculum and placements ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 15th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

IMI Bhubhneswar is a good college and you will be able to get a call letter from the college if you have secured 60 percentile in any of the mba entrance exam. However the college does not offer good ROI. The college placement scenario is good. companies like Outlook magazine, Byju's, Jaro Education, ICICI bank, Varite, Executive B. School visit the collge for final placement. Average placement package is 6.5lpa to 11 LPA. For SIP the range of stipend for SIP is 7,500 to 25000 p. m. The ambiance at IMI Bhubaneswar offers a unique and complete learning experience with good infrastructure facilities.

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Jaineel, you have secured a very good score in CMAT and XAT Examination and this score would probably fetch you the admission to some of the top B-schools in the country. Also, the cutoff or the chances of your selection to any institute may also depends on your graduation credentials, gender, category status etc. and since you have not elaborated about it, so I would answer your query in a generic way. Although, there are many colleges which you can apply for as your scores would clear most of the cutoffs, however, here is a list of some of the top colleges which you may consider:-

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How should I prepare for XAT ? How much time should I devote to it apart from my course studies ?

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Hello Aspirant,

Here are some preparation tips to prepare for XAT, You can follow given below.

You require strong analytical application to handle reasoning based questions. You need to handle the test challenges more confidently for Preparing the decision making section and the essay writing. Do practise as much you can & join Mock test. Overall you need to focus more on time management, prioritization and striking a right balance between speed and accuracy.

The books you can prefer

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You can also prefer Career Launcher, T.I.M.E & IMS material for the preparation.

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