About XAT 2021

Xavier Aptitude Test or popularly known as XAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission to management programs at XLRI and other XAT participating institutes across the country. XAT 2021 will be conducted on tentatively in first week of January, 2021, in online (computer-based) mode. Around 75,000 candidates are expected to appear for XAT 2021. 

The registration cum application process for XAT 2021 will begin tentatively from August  23 and will continue until November 30, 2020 (without late fee) and December 7, 2020 (with late fee). To apply for the exam, candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised institution. The scores of XAT 2021 will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur and around 150 B-schools across India for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. XAT 2021 might undergo some major changes in terms of exam pattern and application fee. It is expected that these changes will be applicable for XAT 2021 as well. The overall difficulty level of XAT is expected to be high. 

XAT 2021 Highlights

Full Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test
Short Exam Name XAT
Conducting Body XLRI Jamshedpur
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1700 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 657
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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23 Aug, 2020 (Tentative)

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05 Jan, 2021

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As per the XAT 2021 eligibility criteria, one must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised board or university. The duration of the graduation should be a minimum of three years. 

One can also apply for the test if s/he is a final year graduation student and completing the degree by June 10, 2021. 

XLRI will not prescribed any age limit to apply for the exam under the XAT eligibility criteria 2021.

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The registration cum application process for XAT 2021 is expected to start from August 23, 2020. The process will continue till December 10, 2020 midnight, without late fee. Earlier the last date to register for XAT 2021 without late fee is expected to be November 30, 2020. Eligible candidates can fill the application form online. 

The fee for XAT 2021 application process all categories (General, SC, ST, PWD, OBC, etc.) will be Rs. 1700, unless increased by XLRI Jamshedpur, the conducting authority. Candidates who fill the application form after the last date will have to pay Rs. 2000. The application fee had increased in 2020. Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode only (Net Banking, Credit or Debit card). 

While filling the XAT application form 2020, candidates need to enter their personal and academic details. So, keeping the records handy is a good idea. Candidates also need to upload their passport size photograph (size – 20 KB to 50 KB) and signature (size – 10 KB to 20 KB) in jpeg/jpg format. 

XLRI may also allowed the candidates to change the test city preference like last year. Candidates can write to admis@xlri.ac.in mentioning their XAT ID, Father's Name, Date of Birth, chosen exam city and updated city latest by the requisite date. Remember, a candidate can apply for this change only once. Change of XAT test city option is provisional and XLRI will have the final decision on it.

Candidates who successfully submit the XAT 2021 application form and pay the application fee will appear for the test.

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XAT 2021 Syllabus

Verbal and logical ability

Decision making

Quantitative ability and data interpretation

General knowledge

XAT exam pattern states that it has objective (multiple choice questions) questions. The exam has four sections - Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (DI & QA), and General Knowledge. The number of question in each section keeps changing every year. Each question carries one mark. So, for every correct answer, one mark will be awarded and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Unattended questions beyond eight will also result in negative marking of 0.05 marks per question. 

The duration of XAT 2021 will be 3 hours (180 minutes).

XAT 2021 Mock Test

XLRI is expected to release the official XAT 2021 mock test in the first week of January 2021. To ace in the preparation of XAT 2021, candidates are advised to appear for the mock test released by the conducting body. In order to access the online assessment/mock test of XAT 2021, test-takers will have  to enter the User ID and Password created during the XAT 2021 Registration. Mock Test will help candidates understand the XAT exam pattern and design of the online XAT 2021 test.

Candidates applying for XAT 2021 exam must download the admit card tentatively from December 20 2020 till January 3, 2021. The XAT 2021 admit card is a must-have document for candidates as they will not be allowed to write the exam without it. The admit card of XAT 2021 will be available in online mode only.

To download the admit card, candidates need to login to the official website with their XAT user id and password received at the time of XAT registration. 

Name of the candidate, photograph, exam centre name and address, date of the exam, etc. details will be mentioned on the XAT 2021 admit card. 

Test takers must keep a copy of the admit card until the entire admission process gets over as it will be required at every stage.

XAT 2021 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Surat
Punjab Amritsar
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Greater Noida
Kanpur
Lucknow
Noida
Varanasi
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Tiruchirappalli
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Gurgaon
Rajasthan Jaipur
Udaipur
Maharashtra Pune
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Karnataka Bengaluru
Mangalore
Odisha Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Goa Panjim
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Ranchi
West Bengal Kolkata
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Vijayawada

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Photo identity proof
  • Coloured passport size photograph

After conducting the exam, the exam conducting body, XLRI Jamshedpur, is expected to release the XAT official answer key 2021 on January 9, 2021. Candidates can also file objections against the Answer Key of XAT 2020 within the given deadline. 

The answer key will help the test takers to match their answers with the official answers which allows them to calculate their estimated score. Once they know an approximate overall score, they can actually check the list of probable colleges. 


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The result of XAT 2021 will be announced tentatively on January 16, 2021. The XAT 2021 result is available online in the official website of the exam. Using the XAT user id and password, candidates will have to login to the official exam website to check their result and download the scorecard. The scorecards would be available for download till March 31, 2021.

Candidates can request for the hard copy of the scorecard by paying Rs. 300 by Demand Draft drawn in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. The XAT result 2021 shows the overall and sectional scores along with the XAT registration id, candidate’s name, date of the test, etc. 

After the result, the exam cutoff will be released by XLRI and other member institutes to shortlist the candidates for the selection procedure – GD, WAT and PI.

The cutoff is the minimum marks to be scored by a candidate in order to qualify for the admission process. If a candidate meets the XAT 2021 cutoff criterion, s/he will be shortlisted for the selection rounds – Writing Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. 

The cutoff will be released in the Male and Female category. The cutoff of XAT 2021 will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur, the exam conducting body, and its 11-member institutes along with the result. The XAT cutoff is usually different at each institute. 

Meeting the XAT cutoff criterion is the first stage of the admission process. If the test taker qualifies, s/he attend GD, WAT and PI. The overall performance in each round along with the candidates' academic scores will be considered before the final selection. 

Around 75,000 candidates appear for the exam. So, it’s a huge challenge to get shortlisted as the competition is really high.

The selection procedure of XAT usually starts in the month of February after the announcement of the result. The selection process includes GD, Essay Writing, and Personal Interview.

First, XLRI, its 11-member institutes and other XAT participating institutes shortlist the test takers on the basis of cutoff. Then the shortlisted one attends the mentioned selection rounds. Many institutes do not conduct all three rounds. 

Past academic scores, work experience (if any), profile, XAT score will be considered along with the performance in XAT selection rounds for the final admission.

XAT 2021 GD and PI Process

When a candidate appears for GD and PI rounds, his/her communication skills, self-confidence, interaction skills, etc. are checked. If s/he performs well and meets the standards of the respective institute, the chances of admission increases. However, writing test, XAT score, and some other factors such as 10th, 12th and graduation score, professional work experience, etc. are also considered for final admission.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Admit card
  • Scorecard
  • Photo identity card
  • Mark sheets and certificates of bachelor's degree, class X and class XII

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How can I fill the application form of XAT 2021?

Answer:

Students will be able to fill the application form of XAT 2021 in online mode only. Link of the registration will be activated soon.

Question: Is there any age criteria to apply for XAT 2021?

Answer:

No there is no age criteria to apply for XAT 2021.

Question: Can I edit the application form after payment of the application fee?

Answer:

Application once submitted cannot be edited or modified.

Question: What is the exam pattern of XAT 2021?

Answer:

XAT exam pattern 2021 will consist of four sections viz., verbal and logical ability, decision making, quantitative ability and data interpretation, general knowledge.

Question: Will there be any negative marking for XAT 2021?

Answer:

Yes, for every incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.

Questions related to XAT

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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



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IF I HAVENT GIVEN ANY EXAM LIKE CAT,MAT,XAT E.T.C THEN , HAVE I ANY CHANCE TO GET A SEAT IN MBA

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.

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what is the success rate of CAT/XAT?

Ankit Dahiya Student Expert 23rd Apr, 2020
Hello
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
https://bschool.careers360.com/exams/cat

Good luck
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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
Hello,


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
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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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