About XAT 2021
The registration cum application process for XAT 2021 begun from September 12, 2020, and will continue until December 20, 2020 (without a late fee). Earlier, the XAT registration was scheduled to be started on September 10. To apply for the XAT exam, candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised institution. After closing of registration window, authorities will release XAT 2021 admit card. XLRI will conduct XAT 2021 on January 3, 2021 in online (computer-based) mode. Around 75,000 candidates are expected to appear for the exam. After the conclusion of the entrance test, the exam conducting body will release XAT 2021 result tentatively in the third week of January 2021. The scores of the XAT exam 2021 will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur and around 150 B-schools across India for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes.
XAT 2021 Latest News/ Updates and Upcoming Events
- November 19, 2020- XLRI to accept GRE and GMAT scores for admission to Executive PGDM (General) Program
- October 29, 2020- Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) Invites Application For MBA Programs
- September 12 - XAT 2021 registration begins @xatonline.in- Check details here
- September 7 - XAT 2021 notification released
- August 28 - XAT 2021 registration to begin by the second week of September
What is XAT 2021 Exam?
Xavier Aptitude Test or popularly known as the XAT exam 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. The scores of XAT are accepted by almost all the schools in India. In XAT, the general knowledge of the candidate, decision-making skills, verbal and logical ability are checked. This entrance examination is conducted once a year for 3 hours, wherein the candidates have to answer a total of 100 questions. The overall difficulty level of XAT is expected to be high.
All About XAT exam - Registration, Eligibility, Marking Scheme, Admissions, Syllabus, Exam Pattern etc.
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|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1750 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
XAT 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
12 Sep, 2020 - 30 Nov, 2020
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
20 Dec, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
03 Jan, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
07 Sep, 2020
Advertisement | Mode: Online
XLRI, Jamshedpur has released the eligibility criteria of XAT along with the official brochure which includes Educational Qualification, Age Limit, qualifying marks, etc, Before filling the application form, candidates need to go through the XAT eligibility criteria 2021 carefully.
Academic Qualification: As per the XAT exam 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.
Qualifying Marks in Graduation: No specific CGPA or cutoff percentage in graduation.
Age Limit: XLRI will not prescribe any age limit to apply for the exam under the XAT eligibility criteria 2021.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The registration cum application process for XAT 2021 started on September 12, 2020. The process will continue till November 30, 2020 midnight, without a late fee. Eligible candidates can fill the application form online.
The fee for the XAT 2021 application process in all categories (General, SC, ST, PWD, OBC, etc.) will be Rs. 1750, unless increased by XLRI Jamshedpur, the conducting authority. Candidates who fill the application form after the last date will have to pay Rs. 2500. 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 2021, 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 be allowed the candidates to change the test city preference like last year. Candidates can write to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning their XAT exam 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 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.
How to fill XAT application form
|OBC, ST, General, SC||Online||Transgender, Male, Female||₹ 1750|
Verbal and logical ability
Quantitative ability and data interpretation
Xavier School of Management (XLRI) is one of the famous organization in which candidates want to take admission for Master of Business Administration (MBA). In order to crack the exam, you need to create a good XAT 2021 Preparation Plan. Without proper exam guidelines, you will not able to ace the XAT exam with a good percentile. To help your XAT preparation 2021, we will provide some important topics for all sections which include Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Decision Making, and General Awareness.
XAT 2021 Important Topic - Section Wise
Verbal and Logical Ability:
- Sentence Correction
- Analogy-based On Vocabulary
- Fill In The Blanks,
- Paragraph Formation Questions
- Reading Comprehension
- Poem Etc
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation: If the candidates are good enough in basic maths, they can easily ace this QA & DI section.
- Profit & Loss
- Time & Distance
- Time & Work, Permutation, And Combination
- Scatter Plots And Bar Charts
- Data Sufficiency
- Probability, Etc.
- Analytical Reasoning
- Clarity On Basic Concepts
- Situational Decision Making
- Quick Thinking, Etc.
General Knowledge: Refer to GK books, magazines, and journals will help you to ace this topic.
- Subjects- Currency
- Invention And Authors
- The National Capital
- Important Dates
- Science And Business
- Current Affairs
- Films, Etc.
XLRI, Jamshedpur has issued the exam pattern of XAT along with the official notification. The exam has four sections - Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (DI & QA), and General Knowledge. The XAT exam pattern states that it has an objective (multiple choice questions) questions.
- The XAT exam will be conducted in online mode (Computer-based test).
- The number of questions 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 a negative marking of 0.10 marks per question.
- The duration of the XAT exam 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 the exam will be able to download the admit card of XAT from December 20 2020 till January 3, 2021. The admit card will be available in online mode only. To download the admit card, candidates need to login to the official website with their user id and password received at the time of exam registration. The XAT admit card is a must-have document for candidates as they will not be allowed to write the exam without it.
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.
How to download XAT Admit Card
Follow the steps to download the admit card of XAT 2021,
- Goto the official XAT 2021 website.
- Log in using the User ID and Password.
- Click on the submit button.
- The admit card will appear on the display.
- Take a printout of the same for future use.
XAT 2021 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Photo identity proof
- Coloured passport size photograph
After conducting the exam, the XLRI Jamshedpur is expected to release the XAT answer key 2021 in the second week of January 2021. Candidates can also file objections against the Answer Key of XAT 2021 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.
How to download XAT 2021 Answer Key
Candidates can refer to the detailed procedure given below to download the answer key of XAT 2021:
- Open the official website of XAT 2021.
- Log in to the website by using the ID and Password.
- On successful login, click on the "Candidate Response" Tab.
- Now, you can download it and check your responses.
Previous Year XAT Question Papers with Answer Key & Solutions
The result of XAT 2021 will be announced tentatively on January 16, 2021. The XAT 2021 result is available online on the official website of the exam. Using the user id and password, candidates will have to log in 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 the hard copy of the scorecard by paying Rs. 300 by Demand Draft drawn in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. The XAT result 2021 shows the overall and sectional scores along with the 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.
How to check XAT Result 2021
The detailed step by step process to check the result is given below,
- Go to the XAT official website - xatonline.in
- Click on the admit card link on the page.
- Type a valid Used ID and Password.
- Click on the "Score Card" button.
- The result will appear on the display.
- Download and take 2 or 3 printouts of the same.
The cutoff of XAT is the minimum marks to be scored by a candidate in order to qualify for the admission process. The cut off will be determined by some important factors which include difficulty level of exam, no, of candidates appearing, availability of seats, and previous year's cut off trends. If a candidate meets the XAT cutoff 2021 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 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.
Previous Year's Cutoff of XAT Exam
|PGDM (BM)||PGDM (HRM)|
|2020||VALR - 79+|
DM - 76+
QA - 88+
Overall - 95+
|VALR - 79+|
DM - 71+
QA - 70+
Overall - 93
|SPJIMR Mumbai - PGDM (BM & HRM)|
|VALR - 75+|
DM - 75+
QA - 75+
Overall - 90
|Year||PGDM (BM)||PGDM (HRM)|
|2019||VALR - 79.46|
DM - 80
QA - 90
Overall - 96
|VALR - 75|
DM - 75
QA - 75
Overall - 95
VALR - 85
DM - 75
QA - 72
Overall - 94
VALR - 80
DM - 70
QA - 67
Overall - 93
|2018||VALR - 79.46|
DM - 76.84
QA - 88.7
Overall - 94
VALR - 75
DM - 75
QA - 75
Overall - 94
|VALR - 79.6|
DM - 71.628
QA - 70.07
Overall - 92
VALR - 75
DM - 70
QA - 65
Overall - 92
NOTE: 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 2021 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 selection process includes the following steps,
- Appear for XAT exam 2021
- Candidate's shortlisting based on the cut off of participating institutes.
- Selection rounds - Group Discussion / Essay Writing & Personal Interview
- Final selection will be done on the basis of candidate's performance in the selection rounds.
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
- Photo identity card
- Mark sheets and certificates of bachelor's degree, class X and class XII
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: How can I fill the application form of XAT 2021?
Students can fill the application form of XAT 2021 in online mode only. The link of the registration was activated on September 12, 2020.
Question: Is there any age criteria to apply for XAT 2021?
No there is no age criteria to apply for XAT 2021.
Question: Can I edit the application form after payment of the application fee?
Application once submitted cannot be edited or modified.
Question: What is the exam pattern of XAT 2021?
XAT exam pattern 2021 consists 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?
Yes, for every incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.
Question: How many times is XAT held in one year?
XAT exam held only once in a year. XAT 2021 will be held on January 3, 2021.
Question: When will XAT 2021 application process begin?
XAT 2021 application process begun from September 12, 2020.
Question: How many sections are there in XAT 2021?
XAT question paper will consist a total of four sections, namely- Decision making, Verbal and Logical ability, Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge will be consisting in XAT 2021.
Question: What is the use of XAT exam?
Xavier Aptitude Test which is popularly known as XAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur anually to grant admission in offered management programme at XLRI and other participating institute across the country.
Question: What is the first phase application fee for XAT 2021?
The first phase application fee for XAT 2021 will be Rs 17050 (Rs 300 per XLRI programme).
Question: How many times can I give XAT?
One can give XAT exam any number of times. There is no restrictions on number of attempts.
Question: How can I confirm that my XAT 2021 application form is saved?
You can log in to the website by using valid credentials and you can print the submitted application form.
Question: What to do if my application fee payment is declined?
You can send a message with a screenshot of the declined payment by clicking on the "Any Query, Ask us" tab on your dashboard. Authorities will get back to you to clear your problem.
Question: I am doing my final year of graduation, am I eligible to register for XLRI?
Yes, you are eligible for the admission process. You should complete your final year exam by June 10, 2021.
Questions related to XAT
What is the penalty for un-attamped questions in the XAT Exam?
XAT exam pattern is the online computer based test. It consists of 4 sections such as Verbal Ability, Decision making, Quantitative Ability and General Knowledge. In the last section which is General Knowledge there is no negative marking.
But for other sections we do have negative marking for the incorrect answer as well as for the un-attempted questions. Thus, the negative marks awarded for every un-attempted question after 8 un-attempted question carries -0.10 marks.
Ive got 80 percentile in the XAT. Can I get call from FORE?
You may apply but last year the cut off probably was 85 for PGDM. You can get into PGDM IB & FM with this score and later on try to check PGDM in case you later wish too.
Placement wise there is no difference in PGDM and PGDM IB. Last year highest salary was received by PGDM IB too among the 4.
All The Best.
How much Time is needed for preparation of XAT?
Given its complexity, the sooner you start the better. You should start atleast from the 2nd year of your Bachelor's degree. If you look at XAT pattern, it has 2 sections. Part 1 has VAlr, Decision Making, QA DI while Part 2 has General Knowledge. Every correct answer gets you 1 mark and a wrong answer in Part 1 takes away 0.25 in the form of negative marking and there is no negative marking for GK. You can read the complete information at our article:
But to give you a glimpse of preparation:
First things first, know the syllabus. And go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections.Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months because even Rome wasn’t built in a day.
NCERT books will sharpen your basics and you need strong basics for preparing for any entrance examination. Once your basics are in place, because the time period for preparation is quite less, your preparation should be extensive and thorough.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.
Overall,once you know the syllabus, it's easier from there on.Go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months
when and how will i update my CAT/ XAT scores for TAPMI college form ?
Hope this information helps you, for further information you may seek us again.
- Application is open from September 14 to November 27, 2020
- Candidates must fill in the online Common Application from
- Mandatory entrance exams are CAT-2020 OR XAT-2021 OR GMAT (1st January 2017 – February 28, 2021) OR CMAT 2021 (Nagpur & Hyderabad only) score.
- Application fee is Rs. 2000/- plus applicable bank charges
xat score accepting clg, and there average pacement
Hi! To answer the first part, the list of all colleges accepting the XAT score is given in the following link-
Now, there are various colleges which you can go for using the XAT scores. Taking example of Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, the average placements in 2020 was around Rs. 15.42 Lakh Per Annum. As for the previous year 2019 the average package for XLRI went Rs. 14.31 Lakh Per Annum
Hope this helps!