XAT Important Dates 2018

XAT Important Dates XAT Important Dates 2018: The important dates of XAT 2018 were released by XLRI Jamshedpur on August 14, 2017, along with the official notification. XAT 2018 was conducted on January 7, 2018, in online mode. The application process commenced on August 16, 2017, and went on until November 30, 2017. The result of XAT 2018 will be declared on January 31, 2018. Candidates who registered for XAT successfully could download the admit card from December 20, 2017. This article of Careers360 brings to you the important dates of XAT related to the application process, admit card, exam date, result date among others.

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The following table brings to you the XAT 2018 important dates:


XAT Important Dates 2018



XAT 2018 Notification

August 14, 2017

Application process commencement

August 16, 2017

Last date to fill application form

November 30, 2017

Last date to fill application form with late fee

December 15, 2017

XAT Admit Card

December 20, 2017

XAT 2018 Exam

January 7, 2018

XAT 2018 official Answer Key

Third week of January 2018

XAT 2018 Result

January 31, 2018

XAT 2018 Score Card

February 1 to 25, 2018

Highlights of XAT 2018 Important Dates


Now let us take a look at the details of different events of XAT 2018.


XAT Application Dates 2018: The application form of XAT 2018 was available in online mode from August 16, 2017. The application process was held in two phases. The first phase ended by November 30, 2017, whereas the late application process ended on December 7.


XAT Admit Card Dates 2018: The admit card of XAT 2018 was available for download from the official website on December 20, 2017. XAT 2018 admit card was available only in online mode and the hard copy wasn't sent to the candidates. Hence candidates were advised to download and take printouts before the exam day.


XAT Exam Dates 2018: Every year XAT is conducted on the first Sunday of January. XAT 2018 was held on January 7, 2018, in online mode.


XAT Answer Key 2018: The official answer key of XAT 2018 will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur in the third week of January 2018. Based on the answer key, test takers can estimate their scores on XAT 2018 and gauge their admission chances.


XAT Result Dates 2018: Result of XAT 2018 is to be announced on January 31, 2018. The result will be declared in the form of score card where test takers can find their sectional and overall scores and percentiles. A hard copy of XAT 2018 score card will also be sent at the candidates’ addresses. After the result, XAT participating institutes will declare the candidate shortlist for the final selection rounds.


XAT Cutoff Dates 2018: The cutoff of XAT 2018 will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur for each programme along with the result.


XAT Selection Procedure 2018: Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the selection rounds including Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The selection procedure of XAT is likely to be held across participating institutes in the months of February to March. The XAT selection procedure 2018 will vary from institute to institute and there is no common process.


Approximately 150 B-schools across India will accept XAT 2018 scores for admission to 2018-20 batch. Around 90,000 candidates approximately appeared for the exam. According to XAT 2018 exam pattern, it was an online test of 3.5 hours duration carrying 78 objective type questions from four sections in Paper 1 and 25 questions from GK section and one essay writing question in Paper 2.

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