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 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  10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Result Date
Result Date



XAT Exam Insights

Exam Difficulty Level

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Difficult
Year 2017
Disclaimer: Based on our tool Result Predictor.

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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Dhwani MehtaLast Seen: 23 hours 46 min agoJoined on: 06-Oct-2017

I'm a b.com graduate with 48.7%.I have given XAT 2018.What are the immediate steps after XAT result is announced, for college admissions?

I'm interested in HR field. What colleges will accept my application with my grad score? I'm excepting 70 -75 percentile in XAT 2018

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Sreetama DattaLast Seen: 1 hour 13 min agoJoined on: 24-May-2013
Hi Dhwani! You must have applied for the XAT Participating Institutes. If not, you have to choose the B-schools based on your expected percentile and apply before the deadline. You may read the follow...Read More
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Kartikey JagwaniLast Seen: 1 day 20 hours agoJoined on: 12-Jan-2015

It offer only MBA courese or PGDM also and can i apply through XAT exam

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Anjani Vara PrasadLast Seen: 11 hours 13 min agoJoined on: 10-Jan-2018
Hye Jagwani,Nirma University offers only MBA course, it does not offer PGDM. And for the entry the candidates have to appear for Common Admission Test (CAT). After appearing for the CAT, aspirants sho...Read More

Ranjan Nayak 4 days ago

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Ranjan NayakLast Seen: 4 days 6 hours agoJoined on: 19-Jan-2018

Next exam 2018 date for xat

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Sreetama DattaLast Seen: 1 hour 13 min agoJoined on: 24-May-2013
Hi Ranjan! XLRI will mail the candidates who are eligible for retest with the updated schedule and venue. Did you receive email from XLRI on January 7 about the retest? If not, then your exam records ...Read More

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s mishra 5 days ago

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S MishraLast Seen: 54 min 54 sec agoJoined on: 07-Jan-2017

I am at huge life as well as career crisis, experts please help with valuable suggestions. CAT'17: 58.96 %le MAT Dec'17:90.60 %le(682) XAT:-

Dear experts as earlier also I told you that after having 3.5 years experience in a private bank at 1st level leadership managerial role, I quit job to prepare for RBI n SBI n PSU banks at the age of... Read More

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Rajaram SukumarLast Seen: 4 days 4 hours agoJoined on: 04-Mar-2014
Dear S. Mishra,First up, don't get worried and take your current crisis as a learning curve. Here are some options.First, try to get a job in the Banking or Finance industry as you bring a lot of skil...Read More
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Akshay 6 days ago

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AkshayLast Seen: 4 days 16 hours agoJoined on: 08-Feb-2016

Am expecting a decent score in xat. HOW can i apply to christ university as the last date of application is on jan20 and xat result on jan31

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Sreetama DattaLast Seen: 1 hour 13 min agoJoined on: 24-May-2013
Hi Akshay! If you are interested in applying for Christ University through your xat score, you can do that by mentioning your xat id in the application form. The institute will fetch the scores and ca...Read More

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