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 140 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 Important Dates

Score Card Download
Score Card Download


02/Feb/2017 to 25/Feb/2017  

Application Date
Application Date


16/Aug/2017 to 30/Nov/2017  12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Late Fee Application Date
Late Fee Application Date


01/Dec/2017 to 15/Dec/2017  

Admit Card Date
Admit Card Date



Exam Date
Exam Date


07/Jan/2018 to 07/Jan/2018  10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Result Date
Result Date



XAT Exam Insights

Exam Difficulty Level

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Difficult
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.

More Insights About XAT Exam

Geographical Diversity

Top Following States

  • Maharashtra
  • Delhi

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Academic Performance of Exam Followers

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Degreewise Students Bifurcation

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Work Experience

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