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XAT 2019 Convenor Interview - XAT 2019 has been announced by XLRI Jamshedpur with major changes in terms of exam pattern. The Essay Writing section of XAT, which was the distinguishing factor of the test, has been cancelled from this year onwards. According to Fr Antony Uvari, the XAT 2019 Convenor, the decision has been taken owing to the technical glitches experienced last year.
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Along with that, the online testing partner of XAT 2019 has also been changed from SIFY to Tata Consulting Services. According to Fr Uvari, the rest of the XAT 2019 exam pattern has remained the same. In this exclusive interview with Careers360, Fr Antony Uvari, XAT 2019 Convenor has talked about the new pattern of XAT, the number of applicants and test takers along with other information and details about XAT 2019.
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Read the excerpts of the interview below:
Careers360: XAT 2019 application process has undergone major changes. The Essay Writing section has been scrapped. What is the reason for that?
Fr Uvari: Although the Essay Writing was an integral part of XAT, we have scrapped the section due to technical glitches experienced last year when XAT was conducted in computer based mode for the first time.
Careers360: What is the exam structure for XAT?
Fr Uvari: The exam pattern will be same as last year, except for the essay writing section, which now stands cancelled. Unlike previous years, there will be a single prt of the entire test, including the GK section. The number of questions per section and marking scheme will also be the same as last year.
Careers360: What is the last date for the late application process?
Fr Uvari: The last date for the late application process is December 7, 2018, with late fee of Rs. 2000 for XAT and Rs 500 for every additional programme of XLRI.
Careers360: What was the XAT 2018 application number vis-a-vis the actual number of test takers?
Fr Uvari: The test takers of 2018 were 70,000 approximately out of total 89,900 applicants.
Careers360: The first ever computer based XAT was marred with technical glitches leading to a retest for few candidates. What precautionary measures are you taking this year in order to avoid such situations?
Fr Uvari: Last year due to technical glitches we had to conduct retest only for two centres. For XAT 2019 we have taken all measures of precautions.
Careers360: Will SIFY continue to conduct XAT this year as well?
Fr Uvari: Our technical partner for XAT 2019 is TCS.
Careers360: What is your message for the XAT 2019 aspirants?
Fr Uvari: Candidates who have registered and not made the payment can complete their registration to avoid last minute rush.
The application process of XAT 2019 has started on August 20, 2018, and will end on November 30, 2018. The late application process will end on December 7, 2018 and late fee will be applicable from December 1 to 7, 2018. The exam is scheduled on January 6, 2019, 10 am to 1 pm.
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CAT stand for common admission test.
XAT stands for Xaviers aptitude test
MAT stands for management aptitude test
ATMA stands for AIMS test for management admission.
TANCET stands for Tamilnadu commin entrance test.
All these are management related entrance examinations. For more details refer the link below -
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NMAT Cut-off for XIMB for some selected courses only 220 marks
GMAT Cut-off for XIMB 550 marks
Similar to CAT cut off figures, XAT cut off is around
You may refer the link for other cut-offs of XIMB:
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CAT is a National level Common Admission Test to get admission in IIM's and Some Business Schools to pursue Post Graduation in Management i,e PGDM/MBA. XAT is also another National level exam Conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM Course. Some Business Schools offers CAT and some other XAT. I suggest you to apply CAT exam because you can get admission in IIM's through CAT but not XAT. If you have written Same exams, and the College accepts both you can apply through only One particular exam Score which is better.
For admission in XLRI PGDM (BM) and PGDM (HRM), there is no minimum percentage of marks in graduation.
However, PGDM in General management requires a bachelor's degree and five years of managerial experience.
Fyi, last date to apply was December 10, 2019.
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Total time for exam is 180 mins and it contains Verbal and Logical Ability , Decision Making ,Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge (GK) questions and there is negative marks for very wrong answer i.e 0.25 and also 0.05 marks for very 8 unanswered questions.Below link gives the previous questions with answers ,you can download it.
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