XAT Notification 2021 - XLRI Jamshedpur will release the official website for XAT 2021 tentatively in fourth week of August 2020. The authorities will launch the website wherein they will mention the important pertaining to XAT 2021. Also, the XAT notification 2021 will mention the mode in which the exam will be conducted. Notification of XAT 2021 will include the application process start and end dates, dates for late fee payment, the dates for making correction in XAT 2021 application form, number of exam centres, participating institutes, marking scheme and much more. Any changes that will be done will be mentioned in the XAT 2021 notification. XAT 2021 is expected to be held in first week of January 2021 in online mode. XAT is a national level entrance examination conducted for admission to institutes accepting XAT scores. Read this complete article by Careers360 to know in detail about XAT notification 2021.

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XAT 2021 Notification - Important Events

The schedule of Xavier’s Aptitude Test will mention in XAT 2021 notification. The dates mentioned below in the table are tentative and will be updated once the website is launched.

XAT Exam Dates 2021



XAT notification 2021

Fourth week of August 2020

Commencement of XAT 2021 registration

Fourth week of August 2020

Last date to register without late fee

Second week of December 2020

Availability of admit card

Third week of December 2020

XAT 2021

First week of January 2021

Release of candidate’s response sheet

First week of January 2021

Release of official answer key

Second week of January 2021

Objection filing to XAT answer key

Second week of January 2021

Declaration of result

Third week of January 2021

XAT cutoff

January 2021

What’s New in XAT 2021?

(This content will be updated incase of any changes in XAT 2021 in comparison to previous year.)

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Past Years XAT Notification Exam Dates

On analyzing previous year, it has been observed that XAT notification generally releases in third-fourth week of August and the exam is conducted in first week of January. Check the table below to know the previous year dates on which notification was issued and exam was conducted.

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XAT Exam and Notification Past Years Dates


Date of issuance of notification

Date of examination

XAT 2020

August 23, 2019

January 5, 2020

XAT 2019

August 20, 2018

January 6, 2019

XAT 2018

August 16, 2017

January 7, 2018

XAT 2017

August 22, 2016

January 8, 2017

XAT 2016

September 4, 2015

January 3, 2016

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

XAT 2021 eligibility criteria mentions the academic qualifications required by the candidates before filling the application form. As per the XAT eligibility criteria 2021 student must have completed his/her graduation from a recognized university/institute with a minimum marks criteria. Candidates who will not adhere by the eligibility criteria of XAT 2021, their candidature will stand cancelled during the admission process.

XAT Registration 2021

Registration for XAT 2021 will commence tentatively in fourth week of August 2020. Students will be able to fill the XAT registration form 2021 in online mode till second week of December 2020, without any late fee. Students must note that there will be no provision of buying the application form of XAT 2021 in offline mode, the whole process will be held in online mode only.

XAT Exam Pattern 2021

XAT 2021 is expected to be held in online mode tentatively in first week of January 2021. As per the exam pattern of XAT 2021, the paper will be divided into four sections. The table below briefs the XAT 2021 exam pattern:

XAT Exam Pattern

Name of Sections

No. of Questions


Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)


180 minutes/ 3 hours

Decision Making (DM)

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)

General Knowledge (GK)


XAT 2021 Marking Scheme:

As per the marking scheme of XAT 2021,

  • One marks will be given for every correct answer.

  • 1/4th of the total mark allotted per question will be deducted for every incorrect or wrong answer.

About XAT 2021

Xavier Aptitude Test, also known as XAT is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. It is a national level post graduate entrance examination conducted for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools. XAT 2021 will be held for a duration of three hours in online mode. Approx more than 750,000 students appear for XAT every year. XLRI offers various programmes in management such as Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM), Global Business Management (GBM) and General Management Programme (GMP).

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can we get admission through cmat xat and mat in pgdm in pr and event management?

Anuja 15th May, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

In India there are various colleges which offer this course some are given below

National Institute of Event Management

Amity Institute of Event Management

King's institute tourism and hotel management institute

University of Technology and Management

Institute of Integrated Marketing Communication and Management

National Academy of Event Management and Development

So this are the colleges which accept CAT/MAT/XAT

Hope this helps



Deepika Choudhary 28th Apr, 2020

You can give the May MAT 2020 Entrance exam. Many colleges do accept May MAT Score. You can look for the IILM Lodhi road as one of your options. IILM Lodhi road is the oldest campus located in central Delhi. The alumni base is phenomenal which is a strong strength. The alumni of IILM are placed in a very senior position in the corporates that gives an advantage to the institute both in terms of placement, industry connections and engagement. Senior alumni conducting placement workshops, delivering guest lectures and guiding summer projects could be very useful to students with work experience and industry mentors. There are a lot of foreign partner institutes and semester exchange students from around the world make classes diverse and interesting. Faculty members have got both industry and international exposure which makes classes more interesting and relevant. With a huge alumni base of 12000+ with most of them at senior positions. The faculty-student ratio is the best here, a lot of one-on-one mentoring is provided to develop student personalities, CVs and also prepare them for the selection processes. We have some of the good companies on campus for SIP & placements like Amazon, RB, ICICI, Oppo, HDFC, Loreal, Khimji Ramdas, Modelez, Deloitte etc.


what is the success rate of CAT/XAT?

Ankit Dahiya Student Expert 23rd Apr, 2020
CAT and XAT exams are conducted every year for admission to MBA courses in IIMs and other top Bussiness schools of the country.
Every year around 2-3 lakh students apply for this exam for admission to premiere institutions of the country.
Sucess rate means the number of students passing the exam per 100 students who appear for it.
For CAT the success rate is around 2% i.e around 2 out of every 100 students who appear clear this examination.
However its better to focus on preparation.

Follow this link for more information on CAT and preparation tips

Good luck

Should I stop preparation for entrance exam and focused on remain 10+2 board exam as I heard that due to corona virus covid 19 universities can be cancelled the exam and noticed that the admission will based on 10+2 marks?

Aditi amrendra Student Expert 20th Apr, 2020

Let me assure you one thing that there is absolutely no chance of admission in engineering colleges based on class 12th board examination.JEE mains is postponed not canceled and even if gets cancelled there is no way that admission will take place based on 12th marks.So, just forget about these thing and focus on preparations because sooner or later all the exams will take place once the Covid-19 situation gets under control.

Good Luck

sir presently I am pursuing English Graduation from IGNOU as a final year student and my final exam will be held on June 2021.. Am I eligible to fill forms of cat xAt?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 17th Apr, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

You can fill the exam form of the CAT 2020 if you are in your final year in the year 2020. As you are to be graduated in 2021, that means that you will be in the final year, 5th semester during the CAT 2020 exam form and therefore you are eligible for the exam.

Thank you.

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