XAT 2016 - Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, is one of the biggest national level MBA entrance exam aspired by the majority of the MBA aspirants. Last year the exam was taken by over 90,000 candidates. XAT 2016 scores are accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur and 140 B-schools across India for admission. XAT 2016 was conducted on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The official answer key for Paper 1 and Paper 2, along with explanations have been declared by XLRI Jamshedpur. The result has been declared on January 26, 2016. After the analysis of the Answer Keys, it was found out that there was a wrong question in the question paper, whose answer did not match with any of the 4 answer options. As per XAT officials, Question No 77 (Set A) in the XAT 2016 paper had none of its options correct.

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On January 22, XLRI had released the OMR Answer Sheets of each candidate where the test takers could check their sectional and overall scores. The result is expected to be declared in the last week of January, 2016. The final result shares the sectional and overall percentages and percentiles of the candidates. 

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 Exam Name: Xavier Aptitude Test


Commonly known as: XAT

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Exam type: National


Exam category: PG Exam


Conducting institute: XLRI Jamshedpur


XAT 2016 Eligibility: The XAT 2016 aspirants should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university or institute. Final year students would also be eligible to take XAT 2016 provided they complete their final exam by June 10, 2016.

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XAT 2016 Application ProcedureXAT 2016 Application process started from September 4, 2015, and ended on December 10. For the first time, there was common application form for XAT and XLRI Jamshedpur. It is a completely online process. The application form had to be filled online and the application fee can be paid through Cash, Net Banking, Demand Draft, Credit Card or Debit Card. The applicants have to upload passport size color photograph along with the signature. The file size should not exceed 50 KB.


XAT 2016 Application Fee: The application fee for XAT 2016 was Rs. 1500. The candidates had to additionally pay Rs. 250 for each programme of XLRI.


XAT 2016 Admit Card: XAT 2016 Admit Card download process started from December 20, 2015 and ended on January 3, 2016. No hard copy of the admit card was sent to the candidate. 


XAT 2016 Exam Pattern: XAT 2016 has gone through some of the changes. The Paper 1 of XAT had 78 questions to be attempted in 170 minutes. This paper had 3 sections - Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning having 26, 23 and 29 questions respectively. 


Paper 2 had general knowledge and essay writing questions. There were 25 questions to be completed in 35 minutes. The difficulty level of XAT 2016 was easier to attempt. There had also been a few changes in the marking scheme. After 13 un-attempted questions, there will be a negative marking of 0.05 marks from  the 14th question onwards. There will also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for any wrong answer. 


XAT 2016 Selection Procedure: The XAT takers will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance and on the basis of the cutoff, XLRI and other XAT participating B-schools will shortlist the candidates. In final selection process, the shortlisted candidates will be appearing for the GD, PI and or WAT rounds conducted by the B-schools.


XAT 2016 Important Dates:  The XAT 2016 important dates are given below:


Date of commencement of application: September 4, 2015

Last date to apply: December 10, 2015

Downloading Admit Cards: December 20 to December 31, 2015

XAT 2016 Exam: January 3, 2016

XAT 2016 Result: January 26, 2016


XAT 2016 Result: The result has been declared on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Although the date was not announced initially, it was expected that the result would be out by the third week of January. The scores of the candidates were announced on January 22 in the form of the OMR Answer Sheets. The overall and sectional percentages and percentiles have been declared in the score cards.


XAT 2016 Participating institutes: A total number of 141 B-schools across India will accept XAT 2016 scores


Address: XLRI
Admission Office – C.H. Area (East) Jamshedpur – 831001 Jharkhand India


Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/3205


Fax: +91-657-2227814

Email: admis@xlri.ac.in

Website: www.xatonline.net.in


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can we get admission through cmat xat and mat in pgdm in pr and event management?

Anuja 15th May, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

In India there are various colleges which offer this course some are given below

National Institute of Event Management

Amity Institute of Event Management

King's institute tourism and hotel management institute

University of Technology and Management

Institute of Integrated Marketing Communication and Management

National Academy of Event Management and Development

So this are the colleges which accept CAT/MAT/XAT

Hope this helps



Deepika Choudhary 28th Apr, 2020

You can give the May MAT 2020 Entrance exam. Many colleges do accept May MAT Score. You can look for the IILM Lodhi road as one of your options. IILM Lodhi road is the oldest campus located in central Delhi. The alumni base is phenomenal which is a strong strength. The alumni of IILM are placed in a very senior position in the corporates that gives an advantage to the institute both in terms of placement, industry connections and engagement. Senior alumni conducting placement workshops, delivering guest lectures and guiding summer projects could be very useful to students with work experience and industry mentors. There are a lot of foreign partner institutes and semester exchange students from around the world make classes diverse and interesting. Faculty members have got both industry and international exposure which makes classes more interesting and relevant. With a huge alumni base of 12000+ with most of them at senior positions. The faculty-student ratio is the best here, a lot of one-on-one mentoring is provided to develop student personalities, CVs and also prepare them for the selection processes. We have some of the good companies on campus for SIP & placements like Amazon, RB, ICICI, Oppo, HDFC, Loreal, Khimji Ramdas, Modelez, Deloitte etc.


what is the success rate of CAT/XAT?

Ankit Dahiya Student Expert 23rd Apr, 2020
CAT and XAT exams are conducted every year for admission to MBA courses in IIMs and other top Bussiness schools of the country.
Every year around 2-3 lakh students apply for this exam for admission to premiere institutions of the country.
Sucess rate means the number of students passing the exam per 100 students who appear for it.
For CAT the success rate is around 2% i.e around 2 out of every 100 students who appear clear this examination.
However its better to focus on preparation.

Follow this link for more information on CAT and preparation tips

Good luck

Should I stop preparation for entrance exam and focused on remain 10+2 board exam as I heard that due to corona virus covid 19 universities can be cancelled the exam and noticed that the admission will based on 10+2 marks?

Aditi amrendra Student Expert 20th Apr, 2020

Let me assure you one thing that there is absolutely no chance of admission in engineering colleges based on class 12th board examination.JEE mains is postponed not canceled and even if gets cancelled there is no way that admission will take place based on 12th marks.So, just forget about these thing and focus on preparations because sooner or later all the exams will take place once the Covid-19 situation gets under control.

Good Luck

sir presently I am pursuing English Graduation from IGNOU as a final year student and my final exam will be held on June 2021.. Am I eligible to fill forms of cat xAt?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 17th Apr, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

You can fill the exam form of the CAT 2020 if you are in your final year in the year 2020. As you are to be graduated in 2021, that means that you will be in the final year, 5th semester during the CAT 2020 exam form and therefore you are eligible for the exam.

Thank you.

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