What is XAT?

XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for the admission to post graduate management programmes at over 150 B-schools across India. It is a computer-based test consisting of both objective and subjective type questions held in the first Sunday of January every year. Although the exam is conduc..Read More

XAT Exam Insights

Exam Difficulty Level

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Year 2017
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XAT Application Details

  • Visit the official XAT website and register yourself.
  • Login through the given credentials
  • Fill up the XAT application form with details on personal details, academic background, work experience, test city preference etc.
  • Candidates interested in applying for XLRI programmes need to select the programme of their choice including Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM) and General Management Programme (GMP). This step is not mandatory and is only relevant for XLRI aspirants.
  • The applicants need to upload scanned copy of recent passport size colour photograph and signature in .jpg or .jpeg format. The file size should not exceed 1 MB.
  • After the completion of XAT application form process, the candidates need to take a print out of the application confirmation message.
  • The last step is to pay the application fee. In case the mode of payment is DD, the candidates have to send the DD along with the confirmation page to XAT office within 15 days of the issuance of the DD.


XAT Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized institute or university.
  • There is no percentage cutoff for applying to XAT but they should obtain pass percentage in graduation.
  • Final year Bachelor’s Degree students may also apply provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria during the time of admission.


XAT Exam Fee

Modes of Payment

Credit Card
Debit Card
Net Banking
Demand Draft

XAT Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Online
Exam Format: Objective and Subjective
Number of Sections: Four
XAT Exam Section Number of TopicsNumber of QuestionsSection Score
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
Verbal Ability
Decision Making
General Knowledge
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XAT Exam Centers

XAT exam will be held at 47 centers across the country

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XAT Counselling Details

  • Candidates will be shortlisted by the participating institutes on the basis of XAT performance and cutoff.
  • Participating institutes conduct individual selection process including Group Discussion/Written Ability Test and Personal Interview.
  • The final selection takes place on the basis of performance in XAT, GD/WAT and PI rounds and candidate profile.



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Rittick Debnaths picture
Rittick DebnathLast Seen: 14 hours 5 min agoJoined on: 30-Oct-2017Education Interest: PGP/PGDMEducation Level: In Graduation

How many people take xat approximately ever year

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Manish ThakurLast Seen: 13 hours 3 min agoJoined on: 02-Dec-2016Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Rittick,

About 80,000 people give it every year.
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Chaitanya RaoLast Seen: 1 day 10 hours agoJoined on: 12-Aug-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Should I need to pay college fees , even though if I have qualified XAT

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KRITI GOEL 1 day ago

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KRITI GOELLast Seen: 11 hours 26 min agoJoined on: 02-Jun-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above


If your admission is finalised then only you need to pay fees. Management or administrative college will tell you when to pay fees.

Thank you!

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Shanmugeshwari MuthiahLast Seen: 2 hours 36 min agoJoined on: 10-May-2014Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Can we apply through both MAH-CET and CAT/XAT?

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Nikhil Sharma 6 days ago

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Nikhil SharmaLast Seen: 1 day 12 hours agoJoined on: 15-May-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation


Yes, you can apply for MAH-CET,CAT,XAT for MBA.  I will suggest to also apply for other entrance exam like- MAT,CMAT,SNAP for the same course.

All the best.

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Abhiram SunkavalliLast Seen: 1 week 16 hours agoJoined on: 05-Aug-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Xat 19 registration dates please

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yash raj 10 days ago

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Yash RajLast Seen: 3 days 7 hours agoJoined on: 18-Apr-2015Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above

hello abhiram sunkavalli 

the registration process is due to start from 3rd week of august please stay connected to https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/xat  for latest updates


Kallal Barai 11 days ago

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Kallal BaraiLast Seen: 5 days 12 hours agoJoined on: 01-Aug-2018Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: In Graduation

Sir i am sc, class 10th-51% 12-64% graduate 45 %in final year(it will increase). how many %tail need to get call from top 6 to7 XAT colleges

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Tanushree Seth 11 days ago

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Tanushree SethLast Seen: 3 days 7 hours agoJoined on: 25-Oct-2017Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: In Graduation
Hello Kallal , You would first of all need atleast 50 % in graduation to be eligible for most of the colleges .Moreover you would need a very good score in XAT to be able to clear the cut offs .R...Read More

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