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XAT 2025 - Registration Begins, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Preparation Tips

XAT 2025 - Registration Begins, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Preparation Tips

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jul 15, 2024 04:46 PM IST | #XAT

XAT 2025 exam will be conducted on Sunday, January 5, 2025. The XAT 2025 application window opened on July 15, 2024. Candidates must register for XAT 2025 by filling out the online application form and paying the required fee in online mode at xatonline.in. XAT 2025 will be conducted in a single session at 100+ test centres across India. The XAT exam duration is 3.5 hours, and the mode of XAT 2025 is a computer-based test (CBT).

XLRI officially announced the XAT 2025 exam date on its official XAT website. The XAT exam 2025 is a national-level entrance exam. Every year, more than 1 lakh candidates apply for the XAT exam. The XAT 2025 score will be accepted by about 1000 B-schools of India for MBA admission at 160+ XAT colleges.

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Candidates will be selected for MBA admission in the GD/PI round following XAT 2025. XLRI will conduct the GD/PI round in February/March 2025. Other XAT accepting colleges will conduct admissions in May/June 2025. Scroll down for details on the XAT 2025 entrance exam.

XAT 2025 Exam: Must-know facts

XLRI released the XAT 2025 notification on July 15, 2024. Have a look at these important facts to build an effective XAT 2025 preparation strategy and percentile target for MBA admission to top colleges like XLRI, XIMB, etc.

  • The authority of the XAT exam increased the XAT 2025 fees to around Rs. 2200.
  • Previous year, XLRI shortlist consisted of 2500–3000 students for personal interview round.
  • XLRI cutoff GEN of XAT 2024 is expected to be 96%ile and 91%ile for female engineers.
  • The XLRI cutoff for XAT 2025 is expected to be 95%ile and 90%ile for male and female non-engineers, respectively.
  • Top B-schools like XIM, MICA, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi, and TAPMI accept the 80–90 XAT percentile.
  • Welingkar Mumbai, Great Lakes Gurgaon, XIME, BIMTECH, etc. accept 70-80%ile of XAT 2025.
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XLRI XAT 2025 Official Website;

All the latest XAT 2025 news and live updates will be available on the XAT 2025 website. Now, the official website of XAT 2024 says registrations are opening soon.

xat-2025-application-form

XAT 2025 Preparation

Check out the XAT exam topic-wise weightage of previous year exams to know the XAT important topics for XAT 2025 exam preparation.

XAT 2025 Sections

XAT topic-wise weightage

XAT topic-wise weightage

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

  • RC - 2 + 2 + 3 + 3 + 3Poem - 1 set x 2 Qs
  • Fill in the Blanks - 2
  • Critical Reasoning - 5
  • Grammar (Correct-incorrect sentence) - 2
  • Para jumble - 2
  • RC4 - sets x 3 Qs
  • Poem - 1 set x 2 Qs
  • Fill in the Blanks - 1
  • Critical Reasoning - 7
  • Grammar/ Punctuation - 3
  • Para completion - 1

Decision Making

  • Raman & Flying Grocery Store - 3
  • Shalini & Nalini Incentive Given for Loyalty - 3
  • Prabhu Tax Service - 3
  • Go Valve & Safe Valve - 3
  • Vinita Lama & SUV Decision - 3
  • Vimal & Sharda Stolen Ring - 3
  • ABC Business School - 3
  • 2 Question Sets - 4Qs
  • 3 Question Sets - 15Qs
  • 3 Question DI Type Set - 3Qs

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

  • Linear Equation - 2
  • Quadratic Equation - 1
  • Logarithm - 1
  • Time, speed, distance - 1
  • Profit and loss - 1
  • Arithmetic progression - 1
  • Geometry - 2
  • Number system - 3
  • Data Sufficiency - 1
  • PnC - 1
  • Polynomials - 1
  • set theory - 2
  • DI 1: T-20 Match - 3
  • DI 2: Statistics - Hinge No.-3
  • DI 3: Discount Coupon - 3
  • DI 4: Aman Buy Vegetables - 2
  • Arithmetic - 8
  • Numbers - 4
  • Algebra - 4
  • Geometry - 3
  • DI 1 -Economic activity & subjective well being - 3
  • Trigonometry - 1
  • Data Sufficiency - 2
  • Investment - 2
  • Probability - 1

General Knowledge

  • History - 2
  • Geography - 2
  • Economics and business - 1
  • Personality and awards - 1
  • Science and tech - 3
  • Sports - 2
  • Books and authors - 1
  • Current affairs - 4
  • Miscellaneous - 3
  • Nobel Prize -2
  • Entertainment - 2
  • Arts & Culture - 2
  • Business - 3
  • Current Affairs - 7
  • Geography - 2
  • History - 1
  • Politics & Civics - 4
  • Science & Technology - 2
  • Sports - 2
  • Economy - 2

Essay Writing

1. Tech prediction often fail not because of wrong models or a lack of imagination but due to lack of humility in admitting our uncertainties about the future.

2. Implementing more stringent regulations for Social Media Platforms is crucial to effectively combat the proliferation of fake news.

3. Things which matter the most must never be at the mercy of things that matter the least.

1. Decarbonisation by India to achieve the target of zero carbon emissions is hampering the Indian industries.

2. Half IQ…nX returns.

3. Taking Risks in Life.

Best Books for XAT 2025 Preparation - (Section-Wise)

XAT 2025 aspirants can check out the best books for XAT preparation listed below:

XAT 2025 Sections

XAT 2025 Books

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - Ajay Singh

Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning - R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations - R.S. Aggarwal

Data Interpretation for the CAT - Nishit K. Sinha

Decision Making

Analytical and Logical Reasoning - Arihant Publications

Target XAT 2024 - Disha Experts

General Knowledge

Lucent’s General Knowledge 2024- Dr. Binay Karna

Essay Writing

151 Essays - S.C. Gupta

Since the preparation material for XAT 2025 and CAT 2024 is more or less similar, candidates can check CAT 2024 study material.

Quick tips for XAT 2025 preparation

To crack XAT 2025 MBA entrance exam, students can follow these preparation tips:

  • Prepare a structured study plan for XAT 2025
  • Prepare every topic from the XAT syllabus one by one section-wise.
  • Regularly make notes and flashcards of shortcuts, formulas, techniques and tricks to solve questions, and vocabulary etc.
  • Make a habit of reading newspaper daily to improve vocabulary and GK
  • Regularly solve XAT mock tests and practice XAT previous year question papers.
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XAT 2025 Mock Test

XAT 2025 aspirants are suggested to take 1-2 XAT mock tests before starting their XAT 2025 preparation to know where they stand. Accordingly, they can prepare a good preparation strategy covering every topic section-wise.

The most important part of XAT 2025 preparation is taking regular XAT 2025 mock tests. XLRI provides an official XAT mock test on its website to familiarise candidates with the question types in the exam.

XAT 2025 Exam - Key Highlights

Features

Details

Exam name

XAT

XAT 2025 full form

Xavier Aptitude Test

Conducting Body of XAT

XLRI, Jamshedpur

XAT 2025 exam level

National level

Frequency of XAT exam

Once a year

XAT 2025 exam mode

Computer-based test

XAT 2025 duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Total Questions in XAT question paper

101 questions in MCQ format and 1 essay writing question

Medium of XAT Question paper

English

XAT 2025 registration fees

Rs 2200 (General category)

XAT cut off for XLRI admission

96 to 97 percentile

XAT 2025 exam cities

100+

XAT 2025 helpdesk no.

18002674008

Official XAT 2025 website

xatonline.in

Number of XAT accepting colleges

160+ BSchools

XAT 2025 Important Dates

Check out the tentative XAT 2025 exam dates schedule below.

XAT Events

XAT 2025 Dates (Tentative)

XAT 2025 registration form date

July 15, 2024

XAT 2025 registration last date

December 10, 2024

XAT 2025 admit card date

December 29, 2024

XAT 2025 exam date

January 5, 2025

Response sheet of XAT 2025

January 9, 2025

Release of XAT 2025 answer key

January 9, 2025

Last date for XAT answer key objection filling

January 14, 2025

XAT 2025 result date

January 31, 2025

XAT 2025 scorecard

January 31 to March 31, 2025

XAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

XLRI Jamshedpur has specified the following eligibility criteria for XAT 2025:

  • A Bachelor's degree from a recognised university, with a minimum duration of three years or its equivalent in any discipline.
  • Final-year Bachelor's degree students awaiting their results are also eligible.
  • There is no minimum marks requirement or age limit as per the XAT 2025 eligibility criteria.
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XAT 2025 Registration Process

XLRI started XAT registration on July 15, 2024. Candidates can check out the steps to register for XAT 2025:

  1. Visit the official XAT website, xatonline.in and click on the "register tab".
  2. Create a new account to receive the XAT ID and registration link
  3. Set a XAT 2025 login password.
  4. Login and select preferred exam city for XAT 2025
  5. Upload photograph and signature.
  6. Select nationality, programmes and fill in the required details
  7. Pay XAT 2025 fee and submit

XAT 2025 Exam Pattern

As per the latest XAT exam pattern, there are total 5 sections - verbal ability and logical reasoning, decision-making, quantitative aptitude and data interpretation, general knowledge and analytical essay writing. XAT 2025 duration will be 3.30 hours. XAT 2025 question paper is expected to have 104 questions.

XAT 2025 Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

26

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

28

28

Decision Making

22

22

General Knowledge

25

25

Essay (250 words)

1 (any 1 from 3 topics)

To be evaluated upon shortlisting

XAT 2025 Marking Scheme

The scores will be calculated based on the XAT 2025 marking scheme given below:

  • +1 mark for a correct answer
  • - 0.25 marks for incorrect answer
  • - 0.10 marks for more than 8 un-attempted consecutive questions
  • No XAT negative marking scheme in the GK section

XAT 2025 Syllabus

XAT syllabus is not released officially by the exam conducting body. However, it is a compilation of topics that have been asked in the XAT exam over the years. Below is the XAT 2025 syllabus and the candidates must prepare accordingly.

XAT 2025 Sections

XAT 2025 Syllabus

Verbal and Logical Ability

Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Analogy, Parajumble, Grammar, Critical Reasoning, Fill in the Blanks, etc.

Decision Making

Data Arrangement, Conditioning, Grouping, Complex Arrangement, Caselets, Assumptions, Premises, Conclusions, etc.

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Percentage, Surds and Indices, Mensuration, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Tables, Data Interpretation, etc.

General Knowledge

Business, Politics, Science, Economy, Static GK, Sports, Prize and World, Government, Award, Constitution of India, etc.

XAT 2025 Exam Analysis

As per the XAT exam analysis of previous year papers, the XAT 2025 exam is expected to be moderately difficult. The XAT 2025 analysis will be made available after the exam based on the feedback of students and experts. Candidates will be able to check an in-depth XAT 2025 analysis on Careers360’s YouTube channel via live coverage done from the XAT 2025 exam centre.

XAT 2025 Response Sheet and Answer Key

The XAT response sheet along with the XAT answer key is usually released 3-4 days after the exam. Students will be able to download their XAT 2025 answer key and recorded responses at the official website of XAT - xatonline.in. A memory-based XAT 2025 answer key will also be made available to the candidates by Careers360.

XAT 2025 Score Vs Percentile (Expected)

Candidates can check the expected XAT score vs percentile 2025 from the table below. This XAT score to percentile analysis gives the candidates an idea of what percentile will their score fetch.

XAT 2025 Score

XAT 2025 Percentile

40+

99+

35+

95

32+

93

30+

90+

28+

89

Also Check - XAT Percentile Predictor

XAT 2025 Cut off (Expected)

XLRI Jamshedpur and other XAT affiliated colleges will release their XAT 2025 cut off after the announcement of results. Candidates can check out the XAT cut off of various XAT colleges 2025 below:

XAT MBA college name

Expected XAT 2025 Cut off percentile

XLRI Jamshedpur

94-96

XIM Bhubaneswar

90-91

MICA Ahmedabad

80-84

Great Lakes Chennai

85-90

IMI New Delhi

89-90

IMT Ghaziabad

90-91

GIM Goa

85-90

TAPMI Manipal

80-84

FORE New Delhi

85-86

IRMA Anand

80-84

Great Lakes Gurgaon

80-84

K J Somaiya Mumbai

84-85

BIMTECH Greater Noida

75-80

LBSIM New Delhi

85-86

IFMR Chennai

75-80

LIBA Chennai

75-80

XAT 2025 Results

XLRI Jamshedpur is expected to release the XAT 2025 result in the last week of January 2025. The authorities release the XAT result date in its official notification and usually is January 31. XAT 2025 candidates will be able to download the XAT 2025 scorecard at the official website, xatonline.in using their XAT login credentials.

XAT 2025 Colleges

Check out the participating XAT colleges that give admission to their MBA programmes every year based on XAT score card.

Check Out: Top B-schools Accepting XAT Scores

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the fee for XAT exam 2025?

The application fee for XAT 2025 is Rs 2,200. Those who will opt for XLRI programs need to pay an additional fee of Rs 200 each.

2. Is XAT conducted twice a year?

No, the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT exam) is held once a year in Computer Based (CBT) mode and there is no limitation to appear for the XAT entrance exam.

3. Can I crack XAT in 5 months?

Ideally, XAT exam preparation requires six to nine months, but a candidate who will appear for CAT exam can cover the entire XAT syllabus and prepare for the same in 5 months. 

4. Is XAT easier than CAT?

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is considered to be more challenging as compared to CAT in few aspects such as- XAT exam pattern- XAT has more varied paper pattern as compared to CAT. Also, XAT exam has an additional section of Essay Writing, General Knowledge, and decision-making.

5. Is XLRI better than IIM?

XLRI is one of the best B-schools in Indian but it is not better that the old IIMs, as XLRI have an edge of diversity in courses, opportunities, and exposure. 

6. Do XLRI accept CAT score?

No, XLRI does not accept CAT score, XLRI only accepts XAT score to offer admission into MBA program. 

7. Which level of XAT is difficult?

As per past year's XAT exam analysis, the overall difficulty level of XAT exam was on moderate to difficult lines. 

8. Does XIMB accept CAT scores?

Yes, XIMB accepts both CAT and XAT scores for admission into MBA program.

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Hello Aspirant

Congratulations on your score, There are many good B schools at 80-85%ile in CAT and XAT
1)Great Lakes, Chennai
2)IRMA
3) Goa Institute of Management
4) NIBM
5) TAPMI
Do your research about these colleges as to what is their average package, the roles offered.

Colleges like NIBM specialize in Finance, and IRMA has a lot of sales marketing Roles. So ultimately the choice is yours which specialization you want to pursue.

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Hope you are well

The  XAT cut-offs for IMT Nagpur and Welingkar Institute for their MBA program is between 70-80 percentile. So you have a good chance of getting a call from both institutes. However, the chances of conversion depend on your 10th, 12th, graduation marks.

Hey aspirant,

XLRI Jamshedpur will tentatively conduct the Xavier Aptitute Test (XAT) 2025 in the first of January 2025. It is expected that XAT 2025 registration will begin in the second week of July 2024.

For detailed information like eligibility criteria, application procees, syllabus, etc at : https://bschool.careers360.com/exams/xat

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