XAT 2021 - XLRI Jamshedpur will begin the registration for XAT 2021 from the fourth week of August 2020 and will end in the third week of December 2020. The important dates for XAT 2021 will be announced tentatively in the last week of August. Before filling the form candidates must check the XAT eligibility criteria 2021.The admit card of XAT will be released in the fourth week of December. XAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted in computer based mode tentatively in the first week of January 2021. After the exam the answer key will be released and in the third week of January XAT 2021 result will be announced. Read the full article on XAT 2021 to know all the information such as highlights, important dates, eligibility criteria, application procedure, syllabus, admit card and frequently asked questions.

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XAT Highlights 2021



Full Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test

Short Exam Name


Mode of Exam


Mode of Counselling


Mode of Application


Application Fee (General)

Rs 1700

Mode of Fee Payment


Exam Duration

3 Hours



Exam Level

National Level Exam

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Conducting Body

XLRI Jamshedpur

XAT 2021 Exam Dates

The important dates of XAT 2021 are given in the table that follows. The candidates can check the table to know more about the tentative dates. This will help the candidates track all the important events related to XAT 2021.

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XAT 2021 Important Dates



Release 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 2021 admit card

Fourth week of December 2020

XAT 2021 Exam Date

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

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XAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates wanting to appear for XAT 2021 have to check the eligibility criteria as candidates who meet the XAT 2021 eligibility criteria will be able to give the entrance exam. XAT 2021 eligibility criteria state that the candidates must have passed their three-year bachelor’s degree from any stream. Candidates who are in their final year can also appear for XAT 2021. There is no specific CGPA or percentage mentioned that has to be obtained in the graduation. No age limit has been specified to appear for XAT 2021.

XAT Application Form 2021

The application form of XAT 2021 will be released in the fourth week of August 2020 and the last date to fill the form will tentatively be second week of December 2020. The application fee will be Rs 1700. Some of the important steps to fill the XAT 2021 application form are given below:

XAT Registration Process 2021

Candidates can check the registration process of XAT 2021 in the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of XAT 2021

Step 2: Click on the ‘Register’ tab

Step 3: Create a new account using your email id wherein XAT ID and registration link will be sent

Step 4: Click on the XAT 2021 registration link to create XAT login password

Step 5: After logging in, the candidates have to choose the preferred exam city

Step 6: Enter the name, upload photographs, and signature (as per the size)

Step 7: Candidates will be sent two links to upload the photograph and signature. Click on the links, select the location and upload the documents

Step 8: Select citizenship

Step 9: Select Programme (Optional)

Step 10: Fill all the Preliminary and mandatory information

Step 11: Enter educational qualification and work experience details

Step 12: Pay the requisite application fee which is as follows:

XAT 2021 First Phase Application Fee

Rs. 1700 (Rs. 300 per XLRI programme)

XAT 2021 Late Application Fee

Rs. 2000 (Rs 500 per XLRI programme)

*Note: Candidates can pay the fee through Debit card, Credit card, or Netbanking.

XAT Exam Centres 2021

The exam centres of XAT 2021 are the cities where the exam will be conducted. While filling the application form, candidates will have to choose the city where they plan to appear for XAT 2021. The exact address of the XAT exam centre will be mentioned on the admit card of XAT 2021. Candidates can check the exam centres of XAT 2021 in the table that follows:

XAT 2021 Exam Centres

















Bhilai Nagar




Bokaro Steel City































Udupi - Vadodara





Hubbali (Hubli)














XAT Exam Pattern 2021

The exam pattern of XAT 2021 will include the total number of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam, the mode of the exam, marking scheme. According to XAT 2021 exam pattern there will be four sections (i) Verbal and Logical Ability, (ii) Decision Making (iii) General Knowledge and Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (DI & QA). In 2019, the XAT exam pattern went through some major modifications. The duration of the exam went from 3.5 hours to 3 hours, and the essay writing section was removed.

The number of questions in each section changes every year. Each question will carry one mark. Candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. More than eight unattended questions will result in negative marking of 0.05 marks per question. The duration of XAT 2021 will be 3 hours (180 minutes).

XAT Syllabus 2021

Candidates who will appear for the entrance exam must be aware about the syllabus of XAT 2021. This will help the candidates to know how much time they need to devote to each section as they prepare for XAT 2021. XAT syllabus 2021 will include the topics and sub-topics from which the questions will be asked in the entrance test. The syllabus of XAT 2021 consists of four sections; verbal and logical ability, decision making, quantitative ability and data interpretation, general knowledge. These sections have sub-topics from which questions will be asked. To know more about the XAT syllabus 2021, check the table that is given below:

XAT 2021 Syllabus



Verbal and Logical Ability (VA and LR)

Fill in the blanks, Analogy-Based on Vocabulary, Critical Reasoning/ Inference, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumble, Sentence Correction, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Pronunciation, Poem, Paragraph Formation Questions, Cloze Test, etc.

Decision Making

Arithmetic, Situational, Analytical Reasoning etc.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA and DI)

Algebra, Arithmetic, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Venn Diagram, Time & Work, Bar Charts, Geometry, Percentage, Table, Progressions, Time and Distance, Polynomials, Profit and Loss, Data Sufficiency, Functions & Graphs, Equations, Scatter Plots, Numbers, Probability, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination

General Knowledge

Current Affairs, National Capital, Politics, History, Film & Television, Science, National Issues, Business, Economics, Important Dates, Ecosystem and Diversity, Personality, Sports, Currency, Books & Authors, Films, Geography, Culture

XAT Question Papers 2021

The question papers of XAT 2021 can be downloaded by the candidates and solve them as it will help them in preparing for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). Candidates can check the table below to get the previous years’ XAT question papers:

XAT question papers of past years

Question Paper


XAT 2020 Question Paper

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XAT 2019 Question Paper

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XAT 2018 Question Paper

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XAT 2017 Question Paper

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XAT 2016 Question Paper

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XAT Mock Test 2021

XLRI Jamshedpur will release the mock test of XAT 2021 before the exam and candidates will have to solve it on online mode. With the help of the mock test, the candidates will get to know the exam pattern of XAT and the type of questions that are asked in it. It will also give them an idea as to how to manage their time and know what would be the probable difficulty level of the exam. By solong the XAT mock test candidates will also know how to navigate between the different sections. Solving the XAT 2021 mock test can be really helpful and is good practise for the candidates.

XAT Admit Card 2021

XLRI will release the CAT 2021 admit card tentatively in the third week of December. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the XAT 2021 admit card to the exam centre. The officials will not entertain candidates who did not bring the admit card along with other necessary documents .Details like XAT ID and password, photograph and signature of the candidate, name of the candidate, date of birth, reporting time and examination time, exam date, test city, name and address of the centre, gate closure time, exam duration, google link, reference number, instructions and guidelines for the examination day are mentioned in the XAT admit card 2021.

Given below are the steps to download the admit card of XAT 2021:

Step 1: Visit the official website of XAT 2021

Step 2: Click on the ‘Login’ tab and enter the login details

Step 3: XAT 2021 admit card will be shown on the screen

Step 4: Check if any discrepancy is found. If not, click on the ‘Download Admit Card’ tab

Step 5: Take a printout of the admit card for future use

XAT Answer Key 2021

After the exam is conducted, XLRI Jamshedpur, the exam conducting body, will release the XAT official answer key 2021. Candidates can file objections against the Answer Key of XAT 2021 (in case any) within the given deadline. The answer key will help the candidates to judge their scores and answers with the official answers through which they can calculate their estimated score.

XAT Result 2021

The result of XAT 2021 will be declared in online mode tentatively in the first week of January 2021 by XLRI Jamshedpur. Candidates can check the result from the official website by using their XAT ID and password. The XAT scorecards will be available for download tentatively from the last week of March 2021. XAT 2021 scorecard will have the sectional, as well as the overall percentile. XLRI Jamshedpur who is the exam conducting body, may also send the hard copy of XAT scorecard to the registered address of the candidates if they request for it by paying Rs. 300 by Demand Draft in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. It is advised to the candidates that they should preserve the scorecard until the admission process gets over.

XAT Cut off for the GMP Programme of 2019 was 68 percentile.

XAT Counselling 2021

Candidates who qualify the entrance exam, they will get an opportunity to take part in XAT 2021 counselling. In order to participate in XAT counselling, candidates will have to first register for the counselling process by entering their credentials on the official website after which they have to pay the requisite counselling fee. Check the XAT counselling process and the steps for registration for the same:

Step 1: Visit the official website or click here

Step 2: Enter the credentials and log in

Step 3: Make the necessary fee payment

Step 4: After the registration is done, the candidates have to choose and lock their preferred programme in the institute

Step 5: The final allotment of seats will be done on the basis of the candidates’ choice filling and locking.

XAT Selection Procedure 2021

The XAT 2021 selection procedure is different as per the participating institutes. Usually the selection procedure of XAT 2021 consists of two steps; Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates will be shortlisted for the XAT selection procedure 2021 based on their XAT 2021 scores and will be called for the same. The group discussion and personal interview will check the candidates’ overall abilities.

XLRI Address:


Admission Office – C.H. Area (East)

Jamshedpur– 831001 (Jharkhand, India)

Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/320

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - XAT 2021

Question: How many sections are there in XAT 2021?


A total of four sections, i.e., verbal and logical ability, decision making, quantitative ability and data interpretation, general knowledge will be consisting in XAT 2021.

Question: What is the duration of XAT 2021?


XAT 2021 will be conducted for 3 hours.

Question: What is the first phase application fee for XAT 2021?


The first phase application fee for XAT 2021 will be Rs. 1700 (Rs. 300 per XLRI programme).

Question: When will the application process for XAT 2021 start?


XAT 2021 application process will start in the fourth week of August 2020.

Question: How can a candidate re-confirm that their application is saved?


Candidates are advised to visit the official page to login and take a print of the application, and keep the soft copy and hard copy of the application.

Question: What details should the candidates retain whilst replying to the auto-response emails?


Whilst replying to the confirmation emails for a genuine problem, the candidates have to retain the text that contains XAT ID and PASSWORD details on the email.

Question: Can candidates change the information in the application after submitting it?


No, the candidates cannot change their information after the application and fees are submitted.

Question: Can candidates apply for XLRI programmes through GMAT?


Yes, the candidates can apply for the programmes offered by XLRI through GMAT.

Question: When will the results of XAT 2021 be released?


The XAT 2021 results will be out tentatively in the last week of January 2021.

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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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