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

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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.

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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.

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XAT Exam Fee

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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
53331.5
Verbal Ability
53129
Decision Making
12524.5
General Knowledge
12525
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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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Shruti Tiwari 4 days ago

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Shruti TiwariLast Seen: 3 days 2 hours agoJoined on: 20-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Not given cat, xat,cmat giving mat may attempt can i get the colleges like xime,christ and birla? I have 70% in 10,12 and ug..pls help

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SRV creations 4 days ago

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SRV CreationsLast Seen: 4 hours 32 min agoJoined on: 11-Apr-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
Hello Shruti ! Sorry you are not able to get admission in college good MBA college like time,Christ and birla.today all the college take admission on the basis of Cat results. Thanks for contacting ...Read More
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PIYUSH GUPTA 10 days ago

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PIYUSH GUPTALast Seen: 1 hour 10 min agoJoined on: 10-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I completed my b.com with 52 % marks.And till now i have not appeared for Any MBA entrance exam like CAT,XAT,MAT Etc..

How can i take admission into top mba colleges please suggest me as soon as possible Thank you

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Shivani sharma 10 days ago

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Shivani SharmaLast Seen: 3 hours 45 min agoJoined on: 08-Feb-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hiaccording to us really difficult to take admission in top college, right now because top entrance exam date or precedure for this year has done so  you have only one option that is MAT of may s...Read More
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PIYUSH GUPTA 14 days ago

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PIYUSH GUPTALast Seen: 1 hour 10 min agoJoined on: 10-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above

I completed my b.com with aggregate 52 percent marks can i apply for mba exam like CAT,XAT,GMAT,MAT Etc...And how can i get best b-school.

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Sandip Singh 14 days ago

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Sandip SinghLast Seen: 3 days 12 hours agoJoined on: 10-Oct-2017Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
I am not sure about other examination but yes you are eligible for cat. Minimum percentage of marks required for cat 2017 was 50%.

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ANSU SIHNA 24 days ago

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ANSU SIHNALast Seen: 3 weeks 3 days agoJoined on: 15-Jan-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Sir I m BBA student and i m preparing for XAT but i really confused that if my percentage in XAT is 40 then which type of college i get?

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Neha goel 24 days ago

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Neha GoelLast Seen: 6 days 4 hours agoJoined on: 07-Mar-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation
Dear AnshuYou are preparing for XAT exam indeed you can also give more exam like CAT ,MAT ,ATMA etc while preparing for XAT as syllabus are almost same .More than 100 Colleges accepts these test .You ...Read More

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jay sharma 29 days ago

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Jay SharmaLast Seen: 4 weeks 22 hours agoJoined on: 27-Mar-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

Sir, i don't have any certificate of any kind of test like cat mat xat etc.and i want to do mba. Sir i am in confusion what should to do???

Sir, i don't have any certificate of any kind of test like cat mat xat etc.and i want to do mba. Sir i am in confusion what should to do???h

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Akshay Kadam Expert 29 days ago

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Akshay KadamLast Seen: 2 hours 47 min agoJoined on: 03-Sep-2017Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Jay in order to get admission in any college you need to give atleast one of the MBA exam like for admission in FMS Delhi you need to give CAT exam and I assume you must be aware of the process that g...Read More

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