XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019
Vikas Gaur, 20 Aug 2018, #XAT

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 - XLRI Jamshedpur prescribes the eligibility criteria of XAT 2019. Candidates should have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised institute or university. The minimum duration of the graduation has to be three years. Also, there is no specific cutoff for percentage or CGPA to be obtained in graduation. Candidates in the final year of their graduation degree are also eligible for XAT exam provided they receive their Bachelor’s Degree before the admission process of XAT is completed. Candidates planning to appear for the exam must check the eligibility criteria of XAT 2019 as only the eligible candidates would be able to fill the application form. The online exam will be conducted on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The application process began from August 20. The last date to submit the registration form of XAT without late fee was November 30 but candidates who have not done so, can still submit the form till December 9, 2018 by paying a late fee. XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to its flagship management programmes and around 100 B-schools across India. Candidates can have a detailed look at the XAT 2019 eligibility criteria and other relevant information in this article.

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Here are the general eligibility criteria for XAT 2019:

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years or equivalent in any discipline from a  recognised University

  • Candidates in the final year of graduation completing their degree by June 10, 2018, are also eligible to apply

  • NRI and foreign candidates belonging to cities except Dubai and Nepal may apply through GMAT scores.

  • Age Limit – There is no age limit to appear for XAT 2019.

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 - XLRI Programmes


The XAT 2019 eligibility criteria are different for different programmes. Also, there are 11 XLRI member institutes and more than 150 B-schools across India which accept the XAT score for their admission process. Candidates who wish to apply for XAT 2019 must check that they fulfil the eligibility criteria of that particular institute as well apart from the XAT eligibility criteria. Here are the programme-wise eligibility criteria of XAT.


XAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria - Programme-wise


Eligibility Criteria

Human Resource Management (HRM)

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree of at least three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from any recognised university/institute. Candidates who are appearing for their graduation final exam by June 10, 2019, are also eligible to apply.

Business Management (BM)

Eligibility criteria are same as of HRM programme.

General Management Programme

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in India or abroad with a minimum of five years managerial/supervisory experience by March 31, 2019. Candidates can also apply through either XAT 2019 or GMAT score (given the exam between December 1, 2016, and December 20, 2018).

Why is it important to check XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 before applying?


Aspiring management candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of XAT 2019 before applying as only the eligible candidates are allowed to fill the application form of the test. If any candidate fills the wrong information or found ineligible, his/her application is very much likely to get rejected at any stage of the application or admission process.


XAT 2019 Registration – Candidates are required to register for XAT 2019 first in order to fill the application form. After successful registration, they will receive the login credentials. Post that, they need to log in again and complete the application process.


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The XAT 2019 application process has started from August 20, 2018. It’ll be a completely online process. XLRI provides the application deadlines in two phases. The first phase will go on until the November 30, and the late application window which is the second phase goes on until December 9, 2018.


XAT 2019 application fee - The initial application fee for XAT 2019 would be Rs. 1700 in the first phase. Candidates who submit the application form in the late application window would be paying Rs. 2000.


XAT 2019 Exam Pattern - It will be a three (3) hour test divided into four (4) sections. The exam will have questions from GK, Decision Making, QA, DI, and Verbal & Logical Ability. XAT 2019 will be conducted on January 6, 2019, in online mode between 10 AM to 1 PM. Around 90,000 students appear for the exam every year.

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