XAT Important Dates 2020
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XAT Important Dates 2020 - Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur has closed the final objections window on January 11 (11:59 p.m). XAT 2020 registration commenced from August 23, 2019 (midnight). The important dates of XAT 2020 comprise the entire schedule of the admission process. The result for the entrance examination will be announced on January 31. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2020 is a national level pen and paper mode examination, for acquiring admission in XLRI, Jamshedpur, 11 member institutes and over 150 premium business institutions in the country who consider XAT scores for admissions. A quick glance at this page of Careers360 can give you crisp information about XAT Important Dates 2020 regarding the notification, application process, admit card, exam, result date etc.
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XAT 2020 Important Dates





Announcement of Notification for XAT 2020

August 23, 2019


Start of application forms

August 23, 2019


Last date to fill the application form

December 10, 2019 midnight (Extended)


Last date for the submission of application form (with late fee)

To be notified


XAT 2020 Admit Card available from

December 20 to January 3, 2019 (From 4 pm onwards)


XAT 2020

January 5, 2020


Candidate response sheet of XAT 2020

January 7, 2020


XAT 2020 answer key

January 9, 2020

9Last date to file objectionsJanuary 11, 2020 (till 11:59 p.m)


Announcement of XAT 2020 result (Declared)

January 16, 2020



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Highlights of XAT Important Dates 2020

XAT 2020 registration: The Registration window for XAT 2020 has now finally been closed. The online application form for XAT 2020 was released on August 23, 2019. The last date to fill the form without late fee was extended till midnight of December 10, 2019. Earlier the last date for XAT 2020 registration was November 30. In case of late submission of application form, the candidates will be required to fill in the application with the late fee (Rs 2000/-) after December 10, 2019 midnight. Students have to register first for XAT 2020 and the candidates will receive the login credentials. A system generated XAT ID and password will be generated after the completion of the registration through SMS. Candidates will be able to log in again fill the application form of XAT 2020. The application process will be held in two phases as mentioned in the table above.

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Note: Candidates are supposed to check the eligibility criteria for XAT 2020 before filling in the application form.

XAT 2020 Admit Card: The online admit card of XAT 2020 was available to download from December 20, 2019 (4 pm) till January 3. Candidates can simply log on to the official website to download XAT 2020 admit card. Without XAT admit card 2020, no candidate will be permitted to take the test.

XAT 2020 Exam: XAT 2020 exam was conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, on January 5, 2020 in computer-based mode.

XAT 2020 Answer Key: XLRI has released the official answer key of XAT 2020 on January 9. Candidates were allowed to file objections against one or more responses that are mentioned in XAT answer key 2020 till January 11 (11:59 p.m). On the basis of the answer key, candidates will be in a better position to assess their chances of making it to a reputed B-school.

XAT 2019 Result: XAT 2020 result has been declared on January 16. The result has been displayed in online mode in the form of a scorecard displaying the overall and sectional percentage and percentiles. The scorecard is available for download from January 16 to March 31, 2020. XLRI will also send a hard copy of the XAT 2020 scorecard to the candidates’ addresses if they request with a demand draft of Rs. 300, made in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. After the announcement of the result, XAT 2020 participating institutes will declare the names of the candidates shortlisted for the final selection rounds- GD (group discussion), PI (Personal Interview) and WAT (written aptitude test).

XAT 2020 Cut Off: The cut off for XAT 2020 will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur for each programme any time soon. Candidates who meet the cut off prescribed by the institute will move ahead to the next round of admission cum selection procedure.

XAT 2020 Selection Procedure: Candidates shortlisted on the basis of XAT 2020 score will be called for GD and PI rounds. The selection procedure XAT 2020 will be held across participating institutes all over the country in February or March. The selection procedure for XAT 2020 will vary from institute to institute.

More than 150 B-Schools across India and 11 XLRI member institute accept XAT score for their admission process. XAT 2020 is an online test for 3 hrs/ 180 minutes and will be attended by around 75,000 every year.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - XAT Important Dates 2020

Question: When is the notification for CAT 2020 expected to be released?


XAT 2020 notification for important dates is expected to be released in the last week of August 2019.

Question: When will be the admit card for XAT 2020 available?


XAT 2020 admit card will be available in online mode tentatively from the third week of December 2019.

Question: When will the selection procedure for XAT 2020 commence?


XAT Selection procedure 2020 will commence after the announcement of the result. Shortlisted candidates will be called for GD-PI rounds in February and March 2020.

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with 84 .114 %tile what are the chances of getting a call from goa institute ...as xat 2019 cutoff was 81%tile ...

Sudarshan kumar 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Janesha,

Yes there is a chance of getting call from GIM Goa by the reference of XAT score as the cut off for 2019 was 80+ percentile.So,there is a chance.You can also see for colleges like:-

  • XIME Bangalore
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
  • NDIM New Delhi
  • BIMTECH Noida
  • IFIM Business School Bangalore.

Hope this will help please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You.


will Soil accepts 72 percentile in Xat for Admission ??? if not , suggest me some better college with higher sal package!

Sampriti Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
With your XAT percentile you may not get a call from SOIL Gurgaon as they require a minimum of 80 percentile. But you can surely check out these colleges with your XAT scores
  • XIME Bangalore
  • XISS Ranchi
  • Praxis Kolkata
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • Christ University Bangalore
  • IFMR Chennai
  • IMT Hyderabad
  • ITM Navi Mumbai

These are pretty decent colleges and you can easily get a good job in a reputed organization with an average compensation package of nearly 6-7 lakhs.

Good Luck

chances of bits pilani mba at xat 77.35 percentile

Soumya Kanta Sarkar 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Don Dev,

Congratulations on securing such a decent percentile in XAT, which is considered to be one of the toughest exams in India when it comes to management entrances. To answer your query, the cut off percentile of Bits Pilani (MBA) lies somewhat in the range of 75-80 percentile and it changes depending upon the number of applications and the relative percentile of the candidates. Depending on the trends, you have a high chance of getting a call for their GD/PI process which happens at the Pilani campus every year.

Now, there is something that you should know. Getting a call doesn’t ensure your admission into the college. Your chances of admission depends on the following factors:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT score
  • Academic Profile
  • Relevant Work experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Extracurricular achievements
  • Your performance in the Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview

Now, the eligibility conditions to apply for an MBA in BITS, Pilani are:

  • Candidates should possess a BE/BTech degree or Masters Degree in engineering from any of the recognised universities or any integrated first degree of BITS
  • Should have minimum 60 percent marks in the qualifying degree
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination in the year 2020
  • Students in final year of Degree should share in the form their percentage up to the Second Year/Last completed semester
  • All candidates should have taken either CAT 2019; XAT 2020 or GMAT exam
  • In addition to these exams, they must buy the application form for applying into the college for a fee of Rs 3150 from BITS, Pilani website

Important dates that you should keep in mind are:



Start of application


End of application


GD/WAT/PI shortlist


GD/WAT/PI process

3 rd week of March-1 st week of April

Admission offer roll out

10-14 th April 2020

The placements statistics for the year 2019 is as follows:

  • Highest Package(in lakhs per annum)-17
  • Average Package(in lakhs per annum)-10
  • Companies visited for placements-36

I hope I have been able to solve your query. Do write to us in case of any doubts and we would be happy to help. All the best!!!


chances of converting liba chennai at xat 77.35 percentile ??(Gen catholic christian)Heard that liba provides reservation for Catholics.

Sampriti Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
LIBA does have some reservations but for general category students the minimum percentile required is 86 in XAT. Only for the reserved category they require 70 percentile. But you can still get some good colleges like
  • IIFM Bhopal
  • XIME Bangalore
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • BIMTECH Noida
  • Great Lakes Gurgaon
  • IFMR Chennai
  • ITM Navi Mumbai and others.

These are pretty decent colleges and offer good academics and placements. They also have good reputation among recruiters and you can easily get an average compensation package of 6-7 lakhs in a reputed organization.

Good Luck

With 82 percentile in XAT 2020 what are the chances of getting call from Great Lakes, GIM, K J Somaiya, BITS Pilani and Welingkar

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


as per your xat score you have chances in

Goa Institute of Management

great lakes

kj soumya

T A Pai Management Institute

Institute of Rural Management

MICA Ahmedabad

FORE School of Management, New Delhi

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University

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