XAT 2021 Exam - Registration Started from Sep 12
XAT 2021 Exam - Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level MBA entrance test conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. Authorities has released the XAT 2021 exam application form on September 12, 2020. The last date to submit the XAT 2021 exam form November 30, 2020. Prior to filling the registration form of XAT, candidates should check its eligibility criteria which will be prescribed by the exam conducting body. Authorities will also specify the exam pattern of XAT 2021 exam, which will consist of the total number of questions, all the sections from which questions will be asked as well as total time duration etc. After the closing of XAT 2021 registration window authorities will release the admit card for XAT 2021. XLRI, Jamshedpur will conduct XAT 2021 on January 3, 2021 in online (CBT) mode. Right after the conclusion of the entrance test, authorities will release candidates' response sheets through this candidates will be able to estimate their score. Read the full article to know all the details pertaining to XAT 2021 exam such as eligibility criteria, important dates, application process, admit card dates, result and answer key release dates etc.
Latest: XAT 2021 registration commenced from September 12, 2020. XAT 2021 exam will be conducted on January 3, 2021.
XAT 2021 Exam - Overview
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam conducting body
Application Fee (General category)
Frequency of conduct
Once a year
Candidates can check all the important dates pertaining to XAT 2021 exam, through these candidates will get updated about all the events related to XAT 2021 exam. Candidates can check the uodated schedule of XAT 2021 in the table given below.
Schedule of XAT 2021
|Release of XAT 2021 Notification|
September 7, 2020
Starting of XAT 2021 registration
September 12, 2020
Last date to submit XAT 2021 application form
November 30, 2020
Last date to submit XAT 2021 application form (with late fee)
To be notified
Availability of XAT 2021 admit card
December 20, 2020
January 3, 2021
Releasing of candidates response sheet of XAT 2021
First week of January 2021
Availability of XAT 2021 answer key
Second week of January 2021
Last date to raise objection against XAT 2021 answer key
Second week of January 2021
XAT 2021 result date
Third week of January 2021
XAT Cutoff 2021
Last week of January 2021
XLRI Jamshedpur will prescribe the eligibility criteria for Xavier Aptitude Test 2021. Before filling the registration form of XAT 2021, candidates must fulfil the below-provided factors of XAT 2021 exam.
Candidates should have done their graduation (3-years Bachelor's) degree from a recognized university in any stream.
Candidates who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for the XAT 2021 exam.
There is no age bar to apply for XAT 2021
XAT 2021 registration started from September 12, 2020 and candidates can apply for the same till November 30, 2020. XAT 2021 application form is available in online mode only. While filling the application form of XAT 2021, one will have to enter their personal and academic details. Candidates will have to upload their passport size photograph and signature as a prescribed format. Candidates can follow the below-provided steps while filling the application form of XAT 2021 exam.
Steps to fill XAT 2021 application form
Candidates can refer to the below-provided steps while filling the application form of XAT 2021.
Step 1 - Visit the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur
Step 2 - Now click on ‘Register’ tab
Step 3 - Candidates will have to create new account by using valid Email ID, after entering email ID candidates will get XAT ID and registration link will be sent
Step 4 - Now click on the received link to create XAT login password
Step 5 - Now re-login and choose the preferred exam city
Step 6 - Now enter name, upload photograph and signature (as per prescribed size)
Step 7 - Candidates will get two links to upload the passport size photograph and signature. So, just click on the link and upload documents
Step 8 - Now select citizenship
Step 9 - Select programme
Step 10 - Now fill all the preliminary and mandatory details in the prescribed field
Step 11 - Enter academic details and work experience
Step 12 - Now pay the application fee
XAT 2021 application fee
Rs 1750/- (Rs 300 per XLRI programme)
XAT 2021 late application fee
To be notified
Note: Candidates can pay the amount of application fee via online mode by using Credit, Debit card or Net banking.
XLRI Jamshedpur will release the list of XAT 2021 exam centres where the entrance test can be taken. While filling the XAT 2021 application form candidates need to choose their two exam centre preference from the given option.
XAT 2021 Exam Centres
Bokaro Steel City
XAT 2021 will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur in online (computer-based) mode. As per past year, XAT 2021 exam pattern, there will be a total of 99 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and all the questions will be divided into four sections. The total time duration for XAT 2020 will be 3 hours (180 minutes). Check the detailed exam pattern of XAT 2021 which will be shown in the below-provided table.
Exam Pattern of XAT 2021
Total marks allotted
Number of questions
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Verbal and Logical Ability
XAT 2021 Marking Scheme
1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer
0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
0.10 mark will get deducted for eight unattempted questions
No negative marking for General Knowledge section
XAT 2021 exam syllabus will comprise of all the topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance test. With the help of XAT 2021 syllabus candidates can map out their preparation strategy. The syllabus of XAT 2021 will be comprised of four sections i.e. Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. All the subtopics related to these sections are mentioned below in the tabular form.
Detailed Syllabus for XAT 2021 Exam
Verbal and Logical Ability (VA and LR)
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA and DI)
While preparing for XAT 2021 candidates should include XAT previous year papers in their preparation schedule. Candidates can download previous year XAT question paper by clicking on the following link.
XAT Previous Year Question Papers
XAT Mock Test 2021
Prior to the entrance test, XLRI Jamshedpur, will release the mock test of XAT 2021 in online mode. With the help of XAT mock test, candidates will get to know the paper pattern, the type of questions as well as exam structure. Apart from that, candidates will get to know how to manage their time and they will get more familiar with the difficulty level of the exam.
XLRI Jamshedpur, will release the admit card of XAT 2021 on December 20, 2020 in online mode. While downloading XAT 2021 admit card, candidates need to login to the official website by using login credentials. Candidates can download XAT 2021 admit card till the day of exam. Authorities will not send any hard copy of XAT 2021 admit card to the candidates residence. Along with the XAT 2021 admit card, candidates will have to carry a valid photo ID proof with them.
Steps to download XAT 2021 admit card
Step 1 - Visit the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur
Step 2 - Click on the ‘Login’ tab and enter the login credentials
Step 3 - Now click on ‘Submit’ button, your XAT 2021 admit card will be displayed on the computer screen
Step 4 - Now click on the ‘Download admit card’ tab
Step 5 - Take a print out of it for future reference
XLRI Jamshedpur, will release the answer key of XAT 2021 after the conclusion of the entrance test. With the help of XAT 2021 answer key candidates can estimate their score. Candidates can also raise objections against XAT 2021 answer key if they find any discrepancy within the stipulated time. Candidates need to pay a decent amount for the per question as well as they need to attach adequate proof with their objection.
Candidates can check their XAT 2021 result tentatively in the third week of January 2021 via online mode. To check the XAT result candidates need to login to the official website by using login credentials. XAT scorecard will not be sent to candidates, all they need to download it through the official website if candidates want a hard copy of XAT scorecard then they need to make a request by paying Rs 300 by Demand Draft in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur. The scorecard of XAT will contain sectional as well as overall percentile.
XAT Counselling 2021
After declaration or XAT result, those who qualify the entrance test will have to take part in XAT 2021 counselling. In order to participate in XAT counselling, one will have to register first for the counselling rounds by entering login credentials on the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur. At the time of registration for XAT counselling, one will have to pay the prescribed fee. Check the XAT counselling process and registration steps for the same.
VIsit the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur
Now enter login credentials by entering XAT ID and Password
Pay the counselling fee
After counselling registration, candidates have to choose and lock their preferred programme in the institute
Final seat allotment will be done on the basis of candidates choice filling and locking
The participating institutes of XAT 2021 will conduct selection process rounds. They will evaluate candidates on the basis of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). On the basis of XAT 2021 scorecard, candidates will be shortlisted for the XAT selection process round.
Admission Office - C.H. Area (East)
Jamshedpur - 831001 (Jharkhand, India)
Contact Number- +91-657 665 3203 / +91-6576653204 / +91-6572227814
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - XAT 2021 Exam - Registration Started from Sep 12
Question: For how many times XAT is held in one year?
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is held annually on the first Sunday of Janaury.
Question: How many times one can attempt XAT?
There are no restrictions on the number of XAT attempts. Candidates can attempt the XAT entrance test as many times as they want.
Question: Is the XAT exam conducted offline or online?
XAT is a CBT (Online) mode entrance test. Till 2017, XAT was conducted in PBT (Offline) mode, from 2018 onwards, the entrance exam has moved online.
Question: Why is the XAT entrance exam important?
With the XAT scorecard one can take admission into XLRI Jamshedpur as well as there are more than 700 B-schools where they can apply for.
Question: Will there be any sectional time limit in XAT exam?
No, XAT does not have a sectional time limit.
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Questions related to XAT
xat score accepting clg, and there average pacement
Hi! To answer the first part, the list of all colleges accepting the XAT score is given in the following link-
Now, there are various colleges which you can go for using the XAT scores. Taking example of Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, the average placements in 2020 was around Rs. 15.42 Lakh Per Annum. As for the previous year 2019 the average package for XLRI went Rs. 14.31 Lakh Per Annum
Hope this helps!
average package of placement from xat clg
Hello there, hope you are doing good!
I would like to tell you that the average packages of Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, in the current year 2020 went Rs. 24.30 Lakh Per Annum. As for the previous year 2019 the average package for XLRI went Rs. 22.35 Lakh Per Annum.
Hope you found this answer helpful.
Good luck for your future!
I have 93% in 10th , 93% in state board; 55%in graduation(math). What percrntile in cat or xat will ensure me a good college ?
It depends, for IIMS you have to score minimum 99 percentile. It is the basic eligibility criteria for iims also they will see your previous marks and then only you are eligible for the further process.
If you want b school than you have to score above 80 or 85 percentile to get admissions in good and reputated institution .
Many college also go for group discussion to eliminate students.
Feel free to ask
what if i attempt only verbal ,lr and decision-making sections leaving quants in XAT.will be able to score 80 percentile.if yes ,please let me let me know the number of questions i should attempt in these sections.
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that if you are targetting top colleges accepting XAT score. Then, it is mandatory to clear sectional cutoffs. You need to score well in each section. Moreover, considering past year XAT scores, you should score approximately 26-27.5 score in order to fetch 80-85 percentile in XAT. You can attempt the questions based on accuracy accordingly.
I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future.
xat andGMAT are different or same
Hope you are doing well.
See xat stands for Xavier Aptitude Test . It is held by XLRI, Jamshedpur for MBA or PGDM programs. To know more about xat you can check this site:
Whereaz GMAT stands for The General Management Admission Test which is held globally across nations for MBA.
To know more about GMAT use this link:
Have a brighter future ahead.