XAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria: XAT or the Xavier Aptitude Test is the MBA entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for the admission to 141 B-schools across India. If you are aspiring to take the test, you must first know about XAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria.

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The application procedure had started from September 4, 2015 and ended on November 30, 2015. As per XAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria, the candidates should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized institute or university. There is no specification regarding the minimum percentage to be obtained in graduation. The final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for XAT 2016 provided they complete the degree by June 10, 2016.

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Before you apply, you needed to ensure that you fulfill the Eligibility Criteria of XAT 2016. The admit card were available between December 20, 2015 and December 31, 2015.


However, for the final admission, the XAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria will vary from B-School to B-School, which will be conducting their admission through XAT 2016 score. Apart from the graduation, these might include the past academic records and candidate profile.

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The XAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria will be uniform for all category students and there would not be any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, religion or gender.


XAT 2016 was held on January 3, 2016, which is the first Sunday of January. The XAT 2016 exam pattern had undergone some changes. It was a paper pencil based test from 10 am to 1.30 pm, the duration had been increased by half an hour. The questions were both objective as well as subjective. XAT paper consists of 2 parts. Paper 1 was completely objective with 3 hours duration and 3 sections on Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Reasoning. The Paper 2 was a combination of subjective and objective questions on 30 minutes from General Knowledge and Essay Writing sections. The marking scheme has also been changed this year with differential negative marking scheme for wrong answers and un-attempted questions.

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Hello,Im preparing for XAT 2020. Could you please suggest a good online coaching for this exam?

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I dont have CAT, MAT, XAT scorecard. Can I apply MBA at christ university for Phase II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020


To be eligible to get admission in Christ University you need to appear and qialify in any of CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/GRE/ATMA along with 50% or above aggregate in bachelor's degree from a recognized board or university.If you do not have any of the above mentioned exams score then you are not eligible to get admission.

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Now Im studying in B.Tech 3rd year. How can I start preparing for various MBA Entrance exams? I am not taking any Tuition. How can I prepare myself for the exams?

Smrity 15th Mar, 2020


For MBA entrance exams start solving the past year question papers get thorough with the pattern of the paper.

Work on the logical Reasoning and quantitative aptitude as practice makes you perfect and try to grasp the necessary details and current affairs.

Even if you are not taking tuition, if you practice, solve as many sample papers as you can and be confident while giving the paper you can for sure get the best institution for you.

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I hope this helps.

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So my situation is this, i have 47% in graduation and got 80 percentile in XAT, so this is limiting my options for admissions in mba colleges. What should i do?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 2nd Mar, 2020

Dear aspirant,

Yes this will limit your options for admission in MBA colleges as most of these MBA colleges look at past academic performance of the candidate. Your percentage will definitely be a hindrance in your admission into any top IIM college or XLRI.

You can always take admission in tier 2/3 management colleges.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


Can I apply in XISS without XAT score card??/

Mahima Bahl 2nd Mar, 2020

Hello candidate,

XISS admissions are ongoing, if you are 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 i.e. XAT, CAT and CMAT.

If you have not given XAT 2020, you can apply through CAT, CMAT as well.

One last GDPI session is scheduled to be conducted on 3rd March, 2020 at Ranchi. For more information, please check XISS Ranchi Admission 2020 .

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