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XAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2024

XAT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2024

Edited By K Beaulah Rani | Updated on Jan 20, 2024 04:31 PM IST | #XAT

XAT 2024 FAQs: Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2024 is a national-level entrance test which will be conducted by Xavier School of Management (XLRI). The application process for XAT exam 2024 has not yet started. Once the registration for XLRI entrance exam opens, candidates can apply for the same at the official website of the institute. Candidates aspiring to appear for XAT exam may also have some queries and doubts that will be answered through this article of Careers360. The XAT 2024 FAQs aim to help aspiring candidates by answering all their queries related to Xavier Aptitude Test. Whether looking for exam registration details, eligibility, helpline numbers, etc., check these FAQs out.

XAT is held annually for admission to management programmes offered at XLRI and XAT participating MBA colleges such as XLRI Jamshedpur, IMT Ghaziabad, GIM Goa, SPJIMR Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal, XIMB Bhubaneswar, FORE School of Management, New Delhi etc.

XAT Frequently Asked Questions 2024

XAT FAQs 2024 are divided into the following sections:

  • XAT Frequently Asked Questions 2024
  • XAT Registration FAQs
  • XAT FAQs 2024: Eligibility criteria
  • XAT 2024 FAQs: Admit Card
  • XAT Exam FAQs 2024: Syllabus
  • XAT Exam Pattern FAQs 2024
  • XAT Frequently Asked Questions 2024: Result & Cutoff

Common XAT 2024 FAQs

Question: What does XAT stand for?

Answer: The XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test.

Question: What is the XAT exam conducted for?

Answer: The XAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur annually to grant admission in management programmes of XLRI and other participating institutes across the country.

Question: When will the XAT 2024 be conducted?

Answer: XAT 2024 entrance test will likely be conducted on in the first week of January 2024.

Question: How many times is XAT held in one year?

Answer: XAT exam is conducted one time in a year.

Question: Will the candidates have access to an on screen calculator?

Answer: No, the candidates will not be given access to on screen calculator

Question: How many times can a candidate take XAT exam?

Answer: One can give XAT exam any number of times he/she wants. The authorities have prescribed no restrictions on the number of attempts.

XAT Registration FAQs

Question: When will XAT 2024 registration be opened?

Answer: XAT 2024 registration will probably start in the second week of August 2023.

Question: Will the XAT application form be available in offline mode?

Answer: No, the XAT application form can be filled in online mode only. There is no option for submitting XAT 2024 registration form in offline mode.

Question: How can a candidate register for the XAT test 2024?

Answer: Candidates can register for the XAT 2024 through the official website of XAT, They will have to provide their basic personal details, academic details, and valid email ID to fill out the registration form.

Question: How can the applicant know that he is registered for the XAT exam 2024?

Answer: The applicant can be sure that they have registered for XAT 2024 exam when a page is displayed after clicking the “Register” button indicating that a verification email has been sent to the candidates' registered Email ID. The applicants need to click on the verification email and they will receive a mail containing their login credentials.

Question: What is XAT exam fees?


  • XAT registration fee (without late fee) is Rs 2000 + 200 (for those who are interested in the XLRI program)

  • XAT exam fee for Indian candidates who want to apply for PGDM(GM) through GMAT/GRE is Rs. 2500/-
  • Fee for NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMAT– Rs. 5000/-
  • Candidates can make the application fee payment by using Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets
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Question: What is the solution if the XAT application fee payment is declined?

Answer: The applicant can send a message with a screenshot of the declined payment by clicking on the "Any Query, Ask us" tab on your dashboard. The concerned authority will connect you to suggest the solution to the problem.

Question: How can the candidate retrieve the XAT password if he/she forgot it?

Answer: The applicant can retrieve the XAT password by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the “Login” tab and then “Forgot Password”,
  • Now follow the steps to change the password.
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Question: How can the applicant edit the XAT application form 2024?

Answer: The applicants can edit the XAT application form when the authority starts the XAT correction window. After that candidates can make corrections in the XAT application form by clicking on the "Edit" button. After making the required changes candidates will have to save all the changes and take a fresh printout of it.

XAT FAQs 2024: Eligibility criteria

Question: What does XAT eligibility criteria consist of?

Answer: XAT eligibility criteria mean the minimum academic qualification for XAT, aggregate marks, age limit and other factors required to apply for the XAT entrance test.

Question: What is the basic eligibility criteria for XAT?

Answer: To be eligible to appear for XAT 2024, candidates must have completed a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.

Question: Does the conducting authority specify any age limit to register for XAT 2024?

Answer: No, XLRI Jamshedpur does not prescribe any specific age limit for candidates to apply for XAT 2024.

Question: Can a candidate who is in the final year apply for XAT 2024?

Answer: Yes, the final year candidates can apply for the XAT 2024 test.

Question: Is it necessary to have work experience for XLRI Jamshedpur?

Answer: If a candidate is applying for PGDM General Management, he/ she must have at least five years of work experience.

Question: Is the internship considered as work experience?

Answer: No, the internship will not be counted as work experience.

XAT 2024 FAQs: Admit Card

Question: When can the candidates download the XAT 2024 admit card?

Answer: The registered candidates can download the XAT admit card from the official website, using the login credentials created during the XAT registration.

Question: Will the candidates get a hard copy of the XAT admit card 2024?

Answer: No, XLRI Jamshedpur will not issue the hard copy of the XAT admit card to the candidates. They will have to download the XAT admit card from the official website.

Question: Can the candidates show the digital copy of the XAT admit card at the examination centre?

Answer: Only a printout of the XAT admit cards will be accepted at the examination center. A digital copy or photocopy of the XAT admit card will not be entertained by the officials.

Question: Will the candidate be able to change the XAT exam center after receiving XAT admit card?

Answer: No, candidates cannot change their XAT test centers after downloading the XAT admit card. Rather, they will be provided a correction window on the official website to make corrections including the XAT test centers.

Question: Which documents candidates must carry along with the XAT admit card on the day of the exam?

Answer: Along with the original copy of the XAT admit card, candidates must carry a passport size photograph and a valid photo ID proof like Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Driving license or Passport.

Question: Does the candidate need to keep my XAT admit card even after the exam?

Answer: Yes, candidates will have to keep their XAT admit card safe until the process of examination ends.

XAT Exam FAQs 2024: Syllabus

Question: Is XAT tougher than CAT?

Answer: The XAT and CAT syllabus is the same. The main difference lies in the number of topics, questions type, marking scheme, and sectional time limit.

Question: What are the subjects that are covered in XAT?

Answer: Xavier Aptitude Test - XAT Syllabus 2024 is divided into 4 major sections and one essay :

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
  • Decision Making,
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness.
  • Essay Writing
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Except for the General Awareness, all the other three are core sections that determine the XAT percentile score as well as XLRI shortlisting criteria.

Question: What is the weightage of the GK section in the XAT test?

Answer: The General Knowledge (GK) section will have a total of 25 questions and each question carrying one mark.

Question: What kind of GK questions are asked in the XAT exam?

Answer: The key areas of GK from which the questions are usually asked include :

  • The static GK (Economy, Geography, Science and Technology)
  • The Current GK (Business economy, personalities, awards, sports, and miscellaneous).

XAT Exam Pattern FAQs 2024

Question: What is the duration of the XAT exam?

Answer: The total duration of XAT is 190 minutes and candidates will have to solve the entire question paper of XAT 2024 within this time.

Question: In which mode will the XAT 2024 be held?

Answer: XAT will be conducted in online mode on January 6, 2024 (tentative).

Question: How many questions will be asked in XAT 2024?

Answer: Total number of questions varies every year, but as per past year trends there will be a total of 99 to 100 questions will be asked.

Question: What type of questions will be asked in XAT 2024?

Answer: As per the XAT 2024 exam pattern, the questions that are asked in the XAT will be multiple-choice-based questions(MCQs) and one essay writing.

Question: Is there a negative marking in XAT?

Answer: Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There is no negative marking for essay writing.

Question: What are the four sections asked in XAT?

Answer: The four sections from which the questions will be asked in XAT are Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge

Question: Will there be any sectional time limit or overall time limit?

Answer: There will be only overall time limits, there are no sectional time limits.

Question: Will the candidates be able to choose the order of section according to their choice?

Answer: Yes the candidates can choose any section to begin with.

XAT Frequently Asked Questions 2024: Result & Cutoff

Question: When will the XAT 2024 result be announced?

Answer: The result of XAT 2024 has been announced in online mode on January 20.

Question: What score is considered to be a good score in XAT?

Answer: After the analysis of the cutoff trends of the previous years, scoring 35 in XAT 2024 can fetch you the 95 percentile. A score of 30 will place you in the 90+ percentile.

Question: Will the sectional score be available on the XAT result?

Answer: XAT scorecard includes both sectional and overall percentile.

Question: What is the duration of validity of the XAT scorecard?

Answer: XAT scorecard is valid only for the one-year period from the date of the XAT result declaration. Candidates can use their XAT result for admission to the 2024-26 academic year.

Question: When will the XAT cutoff be released?

Answer: The authorities will announce the cutoff marks of XAT anytime soon.

Question: What factors will be considered to determine the XAT cutoff 2024?

Answer: The following factors will be taken into consideration while determining the cutoff of XAT 2024:

  • Number of applicants for XAT 2024
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Total availability of seats
  • XAT cutoff for the previous year

Question: In which cities GD-PI will be conducted?

Answer: XAT GD-PI will be conducted in Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Jamshedpur.

If the candidates have any kind of query or concern regarding the XAT 2024, then they can drop their query/concern on "Any query? Ask us" provided on the XAT official website.

XAT Helpline numbers:

+91 657 665 3203

+91 657 665 3204


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Hello Aspirant

Seeing your marks, it is evident you are good in academics. Thus, you can get into a good MBA college but mind you, it won't be easy because there are thousands of students who are as good as you, if not better. MBA colleges do not choose candidates solely based on academic performance, although it has a big weightage in their selection process. They test your presence of mind, intellect, and communication skills through Group Discussions and Interviews.

The safest way to get into a good MBA college is to score 96-97+ percentile and do really well in GD and  PI. Top MBA colleges in India are IIMs, XISS (Ranchi), TISS, Delhi School of Business, and Symbiosis.

Hope this helps

Hello Aspirant

Congratulations on your score, There are many good B schools at 80-85%ile in CAT and XAT
1)Great Lakes, Chennai
3) Goa Institute of Management
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.

Hello Aspirant,
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.

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