XAT 2017 to be conducted on January 8; application to start from August 10
Urvashi Dalal, 28 Jul 2016, #XAT
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XLRI will conduct its national level test- Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2017 on January 8, 2017; confirms Prof. Munish Thakur, XAT Convener to Careers360. The official also mentioned that the application process will start from August 10. According to him, the exam pattern has not been decided and it is unlikely that there will be any change. “XAT will be conducted on January 8. The application form will be available from August 10. It is unlikely that there will be any changes in the test pattern,” says Prof. Thakur. Although the spokesperson did not confirm the official announcement of XAT 2017, it is expected that the information will be updated on the website by the first week of August.

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The XAT officials announced major changes in the XAT pattern last year in terms of duration and marking scheme. XAT is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. The paper pencil based exam is taken by around 90,000 candidates across India and considered to be a hard nut to crack in terms of difficulty level and competitiveness.

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As per the eligibility criteria, candidates should have three-year bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institute. The application procedure for XAT 2017 will be completely online where the aspirants have to visit the official website of XAT 2017 and register.


The application fee for XAT 2017 is expected to be same as last year, which was Rs. 1500 for all categories. Candidates applying for the XLRI Jamshedpur programmes have to pay Rs. 250 additional application fee for each programme. Last year onwards, XAT and XLRI programmes had a common application form. The modes of application fee payment are Credit/Debit Card, Net Banking, Cash or Demand Draft.

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XAT 2017 tentative Important Dates:

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Commencement of application process

August 10, 2016

Last date of application

Second week of December, 2016

Downloading of admit card

Third week of December, 2016 onwards

XAT 2017 exam

January 8, 2017

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Second week of January, 2017

XAT 2017 Result

Last week of January, 2017

XAT is a paper pencil based test of 3 hours duration. The exam is divided into 2 papers. Last year, Paper 1 consisted of 78 questions from Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning. The duration of this paper is 170 minutes or 2 hours 50 minutes. The Paper 2 is a mix of objective as well as subjective questions from General Knowledge and Essay Writing questions. The duration of Paper 2 was 25 minutes. From 2016 onwards the marking scheme of XAT changed. The test takers were allowed to leave out 13 questions beyond which there was negative marking of 0.05 marks. For each wrong answer, there was negative marking of 0.25 marks.

The result is expected to be declared in the last week of January, 2017. The officials do not announce the exact date, but based on the past years’ trends it is expected to be announced in the end of the exam month. The candidates have to download the score card from the website which will reveal the section wise and overall scores and percentiles. The hard copy of the score card will also be sent to the candidates. Apart from XLRI, the XAT scores are accepted by around 140 B-schools across India.

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Is EWS category included in XAT 2020 entrance exam?

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XAT examination has no reservation system for admission to its programme. All Candidates irrespective of their Category should score a minimum aggregate of 50% in their Bachleor's degree to be eligible for XAT. So, just to answer your question, EWS Category is not included in XAT examinaiton.


does a canditate for mba after giving cat/mat/xat exam have to go for GD and PI to every private institute or do each private institute conduct GD and PI in some states?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 8th Oct, 2019
In short, yes. Each and every college has a different selection process and it is independant of each college. So, if you apply to say 10 colleges, you have to apply for each college Group discussion and personal intervuew process. The shortlisting process abd final merit list is separate for each College.

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