XAT 2016
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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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Will I get a call from XLRI if I have 97 percentile in XAT irrespective of my 9yrs. GAP between 12th and graduation ?

Srishti jha 25th Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant, I hope you are doing good.

If you have got 97 percentile in XAT , that's quite good percentile and you have a chances to get calls from XLRI .

There is gap between your 12th and graduation which is not a big deal because many of them ahve this issue.

But make sure to have a genuine and relevant information on why you have these much years gap.

I hope this helps.


Hello, I passed 12th class in 2012 and Im currently doing my graduation from IGNOU and Im expecting my degree in 2021. While this Im doing a full time job. If I pursue MBA would I be eligible to show my work experience ? Would I be admitted to the college if I clear XAT ? Please answer.

Yastika Kumar 25th Feb, 2020

Hi Abhay,

The work experience weightage with respect to the score is comparatively less so you need to first focus on securing good score. When it comes to work experience it will bore you benefit if it is in some relevant field such as Finance consulting agencies else it won't be much beneficial for you.


I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


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.


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

Shivika Tyagi 16th Feb, 2020
You can apply in some average colleges with this percentile.

1) VIT Business school - vellore
2) Jagan Institute of management studies - Delhi
3) Prestige Institute of management - Gwalior
4) Mount Carmel Institute of management - Banglore
5) IFIM - bangalore
6) Amity University Noida

Hope it helps you. Good luck

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.

Good Luck

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