XAT Important Dates 2021 - Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur will release the important dates for XAT 2021 tentatively in the fourth week of August 2020. XAT 2021 important dates will specify the complete schedule for the Xavier Aptitude Test for MBA/ PGDM programs. The XAT important dates 2021 will also stipulate the start and end date to submit the online application form of XAT. As per the tentative schedule of XAT 2021, the test will be conducted in the first week of January 2021 in CBT (Computer Based) mode. Read the full article to know all the important dates of XAT 2021 including beginning and end date of XAT 2021 application process, the release date of admit card, exam date, the release of official answer key, result date, etc.

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XAT Important Dates 2021

XAT 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can check all the important dates of XAT 2021 in the provided table. XAT 2021 will be conducted in the first week of January 2021. Provided XAT important dates 2021 are tentative will update soon as they are released by the authorities.

Exam Schedule of XAT 2021





Releasing of XAT 2021 Notification

Fourth week of August 2020


Start of XAT 2021 application process

Fourth week of August 2020


Last date to fill the XAT 2021 application form

Second week of December 2020


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

Third week of December 2020


Availability of XAT 2020 admit card

Fourth week of December 2020


XAT 2021

First week of January 2021


Candidates response sheet of XAT 2021

First week of January 2021


Releasing of XAT 2021 answer key

Second week of January 2021


Last date to file an objection against XAT answer key

Second week of January 2021


Declaration of XAT 2021 result

Third week of January 2021


XAT Cutoff 2021

Last week of January 2021

XAT Registration 2021

As per the XAT 2021 schedule, the online application process for XAT 2021 will commence in the fourth week of August 2020 in online mode. The last date for filling XAT 2021 registration form is the second week of December 2020, with late fee candidates can apply this third week of December 2020. Candidates have to register first of XAT 2021 after that applicant will receive the login credentials through SMS. Candidates need to re-login to fill the application form of XAT 2021.

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XAT Admit Card 2021

Once the completion of XAT 2021 registration, candidates have to wait until the release of XAT 2021 admit card which is likely to be released in the fourth week of December 2020. The XAT 2020 admit card includes all the details pertaining to entrance test such as exam center details, candidate’s roll number, reporting time as well as exam day guidelines.

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XAT 2021 Exam

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level entrance test conducted by the Xavier School of Management (XLRI) annually. XAT 2021 will likely be held in the first week of January 2021. The test will be conducted in Computer Based Mode.

XAT Answer Key 2021

According to the tentative schedule of XAT 2021, the answer key of XAT will probably be released in the second week of January 2021. Candidates need to visit the official website of XLRI to download XAT 2021 answer key. Applicants can download the XAT 2021 answer key by entering their login credentials such as User ID and Password.

XAT Result 2021

Xavier School of Management (XLRI) will release the result of XAT 2020 tentatively in the third week of January 2020 in online mode. Candidates can download their XAT 2021 scorecard and check their sectional and overall percentile. The scorecard will be available to download from the third week of January to the last week of March 2021. XLRI will also send the hard copy of the XAT 2021 scorecard to the candidate’s residence but the applicant needs Rs 300 in the form of Demand Draft (DD) in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. After result declaration, shortlisted candidates will be called for the final selection rounds - Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Aptitude Test (WAT).

XAT Cutoff 2021

The XAT 2021 cutoff will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur for each program tentatively in the last week of January 2021. Candidates who meet the cut off prescribed by the institute will have to appear for the further round of selection procedure.

XAT Selection Process 2021

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of XAT 2021 score and will be called for GD & PI and WAT rounds. The XAT 2021 selection procedure will be held by all the participating institutes all over the country tentatively in February or March 2021.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - XAT Important Dates 2021

Question: For how many times XAT held in one year?


Xavier Aptitude Test popularly known as XAT is held annually on the first Sunday of January.

Question: Is the XAT exam conducted online or offline?


XAT is a CBT mode entrance test. Till 2017, XAT was conducted in pen and paper (offline mode) but 2018 onwards, the entrance test has moved online.

Question: How many times one can attempt XAT?


There is no restriction on the number of attempts. One can attempt XAT as many times as they want.

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I dont have CAT, MAT, XAT scorecard. Can I apply MBA at christ university for Phase II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020


To be eligible to get admission in Christ University you need to appear and qialify in any of CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/GRE/ATMA along with 50% or above aggregate in bachelor's degree from a recognized board or university.If you do not have any of the above mentioned exams score then you are not eligible to get admission.

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Now Im studying in B.Tech 3rd year. How can I start preparing for various MBA Entrance exams? I am not taking any Tuition. How can I prepare myself for the exams?

Smrity 15th Mar, 2020


For MBA entrance exams start solving the past year question papers get thorough with the pattern of the paper.

Work on the logical Reasoning and quantitative aptitude as practice makes you perfect and try to grasp the necessary details and current affairs.

Even if you are not taking tuition, if you practice, solve as many sample papers as you can and be confident while giving the paper you can for sure get the best institution for you.

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So my situation is this, i have 47% in graduation and got 80 percentile in XAT, so this is limiting my options for admissions in mba colleges. What should i do?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 2nd Mar, 2020

Dear aspirant,

Yes this will limit your options for admission in MBA colleges as most of these MBA colleges look at past academic performance of the candidate. Your percentage will definitely be a hindrance in your admission into any top IIM college or XLRI.

You can always take admission in tier 2/3 management colleges.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


Can I apply in XISS without XAT score card??/

Mahima Bahl 2nd Mar, 2020

Hello candidate,

XISS admissions are ongoing, if you are desirous of seeking admission at Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi will have to appear in an all India level management admission test. XISS, Ranchi considers only the following three admission test scores for shortlisting the candidates i.e. XAT, CAT and CMAT.

If you have not given XAT 2020, you can apply through CAT, CMAT as well.

One last GDPI session is scheduled to be conducted on 3rd March, 2020 at Ranchi. For more information, please check XISS Ranchi Admission 2020 .

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