About XAT 2019

Xavier Aptitude Test or popularly known as XAT 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. XAT 2019 will be conducted on January 6, 2019, in online (computer-based) mode. Around 90,000 candidates appear for the test every year. 

The registration cum application process for XAT 2019 is scheduled from August 20, 2018, to continue till November 30, 2018. To apply for the exam, candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised institution. The scores of XAT 2019 will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur and around 150 B-schools across India for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. XAT 2019 has undergone some major changes in terms of exam pattern and application fee. The overall difficulty level of XAT 2019 is high. 

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: XLRI Jamshedpur
Duration 3 Hours

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XAT 2019 Important Dates

20 Dec, 2018 Admit Card | Mode: Online
06 Jan, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online
31 Jan, 2019 - 31 Mar, 2019 Others - Score Card Download | Mode: Online
31 Jan, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
13 Nov, 2018 - 30 Nov, 2018 Choice of Exam City - Change of Test City preference | Mode: Online
01 Dec, 2018 - 09 Dec, 2018 Late Fee Application | Mode: Online
20 Aug, 2018 - 30 Nov, 2018 Application | Mode: Online

If you are planning to appear for XAT 2019 which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019, you must check whether you fulfill the eligibility criteria or not. 

As per the XAT 2019 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. 

You can also apply for the test if you are a final year graduation student and completing the degree by June 10, 2019. 

XLRI has not prescribed any age limit to apply for the exam under the XAT eligibility criteria 2019.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, General, SC, OBC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1700

The registration cum application process for XAT 2019 had started from August 20, 2018. The process continued until November 30, 2018. The last date to apply with late fee is December 9, 2018. Eligible candidates can fill the application form online. 

The fee for XAT 2019 application process all categories (General, SC, ST, PWD, OBC, etc.) is Rs. 1700. Candidates who fill the application form after the last date, they would need to pay Rs. 2000. The fee has increased from that of last year's XAT application process. Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode only (Net Banking, Credit or Debit card). 

While filling the XAT application form 2019, 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 has also allowed the candidates to change the test city preference. Candidates can write to [email protected] mentioning their XAT ID, Father's Name, Date of Birth, Exam City Chosen and Updated City latest by November 30, 2018. Remember, a candidate can apply for this change only once. Change of XAT Test City option is provisional and XLRI will have the final decision on it.

Candidates who successfully submit the XAT 2019 application form and pay the application fee will appear for the test.

XAT exam pattern states that it has objective (multiple choice questions) questions. The exam has four sections - Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (DI & QA), and General Knowledge. The XAT 2019 exam pattern has undergone some major changes. The duration has been reduced from 3.5 hours to 3 hours, and the essay writing section has been cancelled this year onwards. 

The number of question in each section keeps changing every year. Each question carries 1 mark. So, for every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Unattended questions beyond 8 will also result in negative marking of 0.05 marks per question. 

The duration of XAT 2019 is 3 hours (180 minutes).

Candidates who apply for XAT 2019 exam must download the admit card from December 20, 2018. The XAT 2019 admit card is a must-have document for candidates as they will not be allowed to write the exam without it. The admit card of XAT 2019 will be available only in online mode. 

To download the admit card, candidates need to login to the official website with their XAT user id and password received at the time of XAT registration. 

Name of the candidate, photograph, exam centre name and address, date of the exam, etc. details will be mentioned on the XAT 2019 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.

XAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Punjab Amritsar
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Greater Noida
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Gurgaon
Rajasthan Jaipur
Maharashtra Pune
Karnataka Bengaluru
Odisha Berhampur
Kerala Kochi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Goa Panjim
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
West Bengal Kolkata
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • XAT Admit Card
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph

After conducting the exam, the exam conducting body, XLRI Jamshedpur, will tentatively release the XAT official answer key 2019 in the second week of January. 

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. 

The XAT 2019 answer key will be available online for download. XAT user id and password will be used to download the same. The official question paper of XAT 2019 will also be released along with it.

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The result of XAT 2019 will be announced on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The XAT 2019 result will be available online on the official website of the exam. Using the XAT user ID and password, candidates have to login to the official exam website to check their result and download the scorecard. The scorecards would be available for download from January 31 to March 31, 2019.

The XAT result 2019 will show the overall and sectional scores along with the XAT 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.

The cutoff is the minimum marks to be scored by a candidate in order to qualify for the admission process. If you qualify the XAT 2019 cutoff criterion, you 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 of XAT 2019 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 of each institute. 

Meeting the XAT cutoff criterion is the first stage of the admission process. If you qualify, you attend GD, WAT and PI. Your overall performance in each round along with your academic scores will be considered before the final selection. 

Around 1 lakh students apply for the exam and around 90,000 appear for it. 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 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 2019 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

  • XAT Admit Card
  • XAT Scorecard
  • Photo Identity Card
  • Mark sheets and Certificates of Bachelor's Degree, Class X and Class XII

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