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XAT Registration 2025: Start Date July 15, Application Form, How to Fill, Fees

XAT Registration 2025: Start Date July 15, Application Form, How to Fill, Fees

Edited By Himanshu Shekhar | Updated on Jul 12, 2024 05:07 PM IST | #XAT

XAT 2025 registration will commence on July 15, 2024. XLRI Jamshedpur will activate the XAT registration link in online mode at Interested and eligible candidates can fill out the XAT application form 2025 by the last week of November 2024. The application fee for XAT 2025 is Rs 2200 for all applicants. Candidates opting for XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs 200 each. XAT 2025 will be held on January 5, 2025. Read this article to know how to fill XAT application form, documents required, registration fees, etc.

XAT 2025 Registration Last Date to Apply

Before filling out the XAT 2025 registration form, candidates checked the XAT eligibility criteria. Those candidates who have completed their graduation in any discipline or are in the final year were eligible to apply for XAT 2025. XAT exam is for MBA/ PGDM programmes at XLRI and more than 160 associated MBA colleges across the country. XAT scores are accepted by more than 1000 MBA colleges in India.

XAT Registration 2025 - Highlights



XAT registration fees (New)

Rs 2200 + Rs 200 for any XLRI programme

XAT application fee payment mode

Online - Debit/ Credit card or net banking

Official website for XAT registration 2025

XAT 2025 registration datesJuly 15, 2024, to last week of November 2024

What is the eligibility for XAT 2025 registration?

Applicants must have a three-year bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognized university or institution. Students appearing for their final examinations by the second week of June 2025, can also apply. However, they must have proof of their passing by the time admissions commence.

What is the XAT application fee?

The fee for XAT registration 2025 is as follows

XAT Exam Registration Fee

Candidates appearing for the XAT exam may note that the XAT application fee has increased to Rs 2,200 plus Rs 200 for every additional programme chosen. The XAT registration fee can be paid through credit or debit card/ net banking. XAT application fee 2025 is the same for all candidates including reserved candidates (SC/ST/PwD).

Particulars XAT 2025 Registration Fees
XAT Registration Fee (without late fee)Rs 2200
Additional fee for XLRI programmesRs 200 per programme
Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMATRs 2500
NRI/Foreign Candidates applying through the GMATRs 5000
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Documents Required for XAT Registration

Before commencing XAT 2025 registration, candidates need to be ready to upload some documents as per specifications. As to the question of what documents are required for XAT registration, the list is given below. It is advisable to run through this checklist and then start the XAT registration 2025.

Documents needed for XAT Registration

  • Passport size photograph: File size should be between 20 KB to 50 KB and dimensions should not be more than 200 x 300 pixels. The file should be in .jpg or .jpeg format
  • Candidate signature: Scanned in 200 dots per inch resolution and the signature file size should be between 10 KB to 20 KB. The dimensions of the signature will be 140 x 60 pixels
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XAT Registration Guidelines for documents


Class X and XII, Graduation and Master’s mark sheet

IN PDF format

Passport size photograph

  • Recent coloured against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
  • Candidates must be looking straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
  • No "red-eye".
  • No reflection in the case of glass wearers with eyes clearly visible.
  • Caps, hats, and dark glasses are not acceptable.
  • Religious headwear or turban are allowed but it must not cover the face.
  • File size between 20 KB to 50 KB
  • Dimensions should not be more than 200 x 300 pixels
  • The format of file must be .jpg or .jpeg
  • The photograph background should be light or white
  • The candidate's face should be clear in the photograph.

Candidates signature

  • The signature has to be with a black pen on a white paper
  • It must be of the applicant and not any other person.
  • Scanned in 200 dots per inch resolution, the signature file size should be between 10 KB to 20 KB.
  • The dimension of the signature must be 140 x 60 pixels
  • The signature will also be required on the XAT admit card

XAT Exam Dates 2025

Major dates pertaining to XAT 2025 are listed in the table below.

Schedule of XAT 2025

XAT EventsXAT Exam Dates

XAT registration start date 2025

July 15, 2024

XAT 2025 registration last date

Last week of November 2024

XAT application form 2025 correction windowLast week of November to first week of December 2024
Availability of XAT admit card 2025Third week of December 2024

XAT 2025 exam date

January 5, 2025

How to fill XAT Application Form 2025

XAT application form 2025 last date will be last week of November 2024. So, candidates are advised to fill out the registration form before the end date. Since the application process for the XAT exam is online, candidates need to visit to complete their XAT registration 2025. They must keep the specified documents ready, along with the fee and other requisite personal information.

Steps to fill XAT 2025 registration form

The first step is to register for XAT 2025. The steps for XAT registration 2025 can be divided into three stages. The first stage is creating XAT login credentials, then filling out the application form of XAT, and finally application fee payment.


Step 1 - XAT registration and creating XAT login credentials

  • Visit the official website of XAT -
  • Now enter a few basic details to register for XAT 2025
  • Now re-login using the same credentials

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Step 2 - Filling XAT 2025 application form

  • Enter personal and academic details in XAT 2025 application form
  • Enter work experience details
  • Fill in XLRI programme details and upload documents

Step 3 - Pay XAT 2025 application fee

  • Use a Credit/ Debit card or net banking to pay XAT 2025 application fee
  • Now take a printout of the XAT 2025 application form for future reference

XAT 2025 application process (In detail)

Candidates can refer to the following steps while registering or filling out the application form for XAT 2025.

Step 1 - Visit the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur i.e.

In order to fill out the registration form for XAT 2025, candidates are required to visit the official website and register for XAT 2025 to create login credentials.

Step 2 - Now click on new candidate login for a new login and those who have already registered need to click on the “registered login” tab

On the home page of the official website, candidates can see two options-

  • Option 1 - New candidate registration
  • Option 2 - Registered candidate login

Those who are going to appear for the first time for the XAT exam should select option 1 and those who have already registered at the XAT portal can select option 2 to fill out the XAT 2025 registration form. Those who are not registered will have to create a User ID and Password. In order to create credentials, candidates need to enter the following details.

  • Candidates name
  • Email address
  • Enter mobile number
  • Set Password
  • Select State
  • Select city
  • Captcha code

Now enter the security code and then click on the “I agree” tab and proceed with the “Submit” button.

After successful submission, the screen will display XAT 2025 registration following details.

  • XAT ID
  • Candidates name
  • Country
  • Email ID
  • Date of birth
  • Mobile number

Step 3 - To continue further click on the “Go to XAT application form” tab

Now re-login by entering your XAT ID and Password to log in. For filling out the application form for XAT, click on ‘go-to application form’ and proceed further.

Step 4 - Fill XAT 2025 application form

After entering the XAT ID and Password and filling XAT registration 2025 form, candidates can now fill out the XAT application form, and fill in certain information in various sections such as

Personal details

  • Title (First name, middle name, and last name)
  • Email address and alternate email address
  • Mobile number and alternate mobile number
  • Date of birth (As on August 31)
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Marital status
  • Blood group
  • Do you belong to PwD?

Other personal details

  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s/ Husband’s/ Guardian’s name

Contact details - Candidates will have to enter their residential address in Line 1, line 2, and Line 3, candidates will have to enter a Country name, District, State/ Union territory, Town/ city name, and Pincode to be submitted while filling the application form of XAT 2025.

Current address - Details regarding the current address must be entered in the provided field at the time of XAT form filling.

Emergency contact detail- along with a personal contact number, candidates will have to provide an emergency contact number till XLRI form last date.

Provide academic qualifications details -

Candidates will have to enter past academic qualification details.

  • SSC/ 10th standard or equivalent board name - Marks obtained, total marks, board name, aggregate marks, month/ year of completion
  • HSC/ 12th standard/ equivalent/ diploma course details - Marks obtained, course type, total marks, aggregate marks
  • Bachelor’s degree details
  • Master’s degree (if any)

Other professional degree details

Candidates who have a professional degree such as CA/ CS/ ICWA without a graduation degree are required to submit the details till XLRI last date to apply 2025.

Step 5 - Enter work experience details

Those who have work experience can provide it in the relevant field (Not mandatory).

  • Candidates must enter their work experience by March 31, 2024
  • The candidate must be a full-time employee
  • No part-time job experience will be entertained
  • Candidates must be doing their job after graduation

Step 6 - Enter programme details

Now candidates will have to enter programme details which they opt to pursue. Candidates can choose any of the following courses.

  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Fellow Programme in Management

For the General Management Programme (One should have a minimum experience of 56 months)

After programme selection, candidates will have to fill in their preference of campus for each programme.

While filling out the application form for XAT 2025, candidates need to choose a test-city preference, where they wish to appear for the entrance exam. As per the previous year's trend, candidates can select two cities as their preference.

Upload documents- Candidates will have to upload relevant documents for verification purposes. While filling out the XAT 2025 application form, candidates will have to upload the requisite documents

  • Passport size photograph should be recent and make sure that the photograph background should be white. Face, head, and shoulder must be visible in the photograph
  • Passport-size photograph should not be older than 6 months
  • Candidate's photographs and signatures must be uploaded in the XAT application form in the prescribed size and format






30 mm x 45 mm

.jpg or .jpeg

80 KB


30 mm x 45 mm

.jpg or .jpeg

80 KB

After uploading the photograph and signature, click on the “Save and Continue” button and move to the next page


After uploading the required documents, the computer screen will display the XAT 2025 application form declaration.

Step 7 - Pay XAT 2025 application fee

After filling out the entire XAT application form, candidates are required to pay the application fee for XAT 2025. Candidates are required to pay Rs 2200 by using the following method:

  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Net Banking
  • Paytm
  • Other wallets

XAT Application Fee 2025- Key points

  • XAT Registration Fee (without late fee)- Rs 2200/-
  • Those candidates who are interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs 200/- each.
  • Indian candidates applying for GMP through GMAT will have to pay Rs 2500/-
  • NRI/ Foreign candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMAT will have to pay Rs 5000/-
  • There are no separate XAT registration fees for SC candidates.

Step 8 - Download the payment receipt

After paying the XAT 2025 application fee, the computer screen will display the candidates' details. Candidates will have to download the XAT application detail which will be available in PDF. The same will be intimated through a confirmation test on their email ID and registered mobile number.

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XAT 2025 Registration: Key Points to Remember

  • At the time of online XAT registration 2025 candidates can select two XAT exam cities for allotment of XAT exam centre
  • On successful XAT application fee payment, an e-receipt will be displayed on the computer screen. Non-generation of "E-receipt" indicates the payment failure
  • On failure of the XAT application fee payment, candidates are advised to religion by using their same email ID and password and repeat the XAT application fee payment process
  • Take a printout of the XAT application fee receipt. The same cannot be generated afterwards

How to Retrieve the XAT Password?

In case a candidate forgot their XAT login credentials, then in such case they can retrieve their XAT credentials by performing the following steps.

  • Step 1 - Click on the XAT Registration 2025 tab
  • Step 2 - Now click on the “Forgot Password” tab
  • Step 3 - Candidates will have to provide their registered email ID and phone number
  • Step 4 - Enter the captcha code
  • Step 5 - Now click on the “Get Password” tab
  • Step 6 - XAT 2025 registration ID and password will be mailed to candidates' registered email ID

What after XAT 2025 registration?

Those who successfully complete the application process before the last XAT registration date can get a chance to edit or modify their submitted application form. XLRI Jamshedpur will open the correction window. Candidates can edit their submitted XAT application before correction window deadline. After the closing of the correction window, candidates can now download their XAT 2025 admit card, which is available in online mode only. While downloading the XAT hall ticket, candidates can use their login credentials (XAT ID and password).

XAT Exam Centres 2025

XLRI Jamshedpur released the list of XAT exam centres where the test can be taken. According to the notice, the XAT 2024 will be conducted over 100+ test centres. While filling out the application form for XAT 2025, candidates can choose XAT exam centres as per their preference.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will XAT 2025 registration begin? what is XAT exam registration last date?

XAT 2025 registration process will take place on July 15, 2024, in online mode at XAT 2025 registration form will be available till the last week of November.

2. How many B-schools accept XAT scores?

Apart from XLRI Jamshedpur, more than 600 B-schools accept XAT scorecard for admission into MBA/ PGDM programmes.

3. What is the basic eligibility criteria for XAT?

Candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline are eligible to appear for XAT 2025.

4. How do I know that my XAT application is registered?

Successful XAT registration is indicated by the page displayed after clicking the “Register” button indicating that a verification email has been triggered to candidates registered Email ID, candidates need to click on the verification email and they will receive a credential mail post.

5. I have forgotten by XAT password, how can I retrieve?

Visit the official website and click on “Login” tab and then “Forgot Password”, now follow the steps to change the password.

6. How do I register for XAT 2025?

In order to fill out the XAT exam form, candidates are advised to visit the XAT official website and fill the registration form by entering basic details and valid email ID. 

7. Is XAT tougher than CAT?

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

8. What is XAT exam fees?

XAT form fees - Rs 2200/- + 200 (for those who are interested in the XLRI program)

9. How can I edit XAT application form 2025?

Candidates will have to wait for the start of XAT correction window. After that candidates can make corrections in XAT application form by clicking on "Edit" button. After making changes candidates will have save all the changes and take a fresh print out of it.

10. Is XAT application form available in offline mode?

No, XAT application form was available in online mode only. There is no provision of submitting XAT 2025 registration form in offline mode.

11. How many colleges accepts XAT scorecard?

Apart from XLRI, there are more than 160 B-schools accepts XAT scorecard.

12. Is there XAT application fee rebate for reserved category candidates?

No, the XAT 2025 registration fee (Rs 2200/-) was the same for all candidates. Candidates can pay the application fee by using a debit/ credit card or net banking.


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