About XAT 2020

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 2020 was conducted on January 5, 2020, in online (computer-based) mode. Around 75,000 candidates are expected to appear for XAT 2020. 

The registration cum application process for XAT 2020 has begun from August  23 and will continue until November 30, 2019 (without late fee) and December 7, 2019 (with late fee). To apply for the exam, candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised institution. The scores of XAT 2020 will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur and around 150 B-schools across India for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. XAT 2020 had undergone some major changes in terms of exam pattern and application fee. It is expected that these changes will be applicable for XAT 2020 as well. The overall difficulty level of XAT is high. 

XAT 2020 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
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1700 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 645
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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XAT 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

16 Jan, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020

Score card | Mode: Online Ongoing

Past Dates and Events

16 Jan, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

09 Jan, 2020 - 11 Jan, 2020

Answer Key Objection Filing Deadline | Mode: Online

09 Jan, 2020

Answer Key | Mode: Online

05 Jan, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

20 Dec, 2019 - 03 Jan, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

23 Aug, 2019 - 10 Dec, 2019

Application - Without Late Fee | Mode: Online

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As per the XAT 2020 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, 2020. 

XLRI has not prescribed any age limit to apply for the exam under the XAT eligibility criteria 2020.

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Mode of Application : Online

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

The registration cum application process for XAT 2020 has started from August 23, 2019. The process continued till December 10, 2019 midnight, without late fee. Earlier the last date to register for XAT 2020 without late fee was November 30, 2019. Eligible candidates can fill the application form online. 

The fee for XAT 2020 application process all categories (General, SC, ST, PWD, OBC, etc.) was Rs. 1700, unless increased by XLRI Jamshedpur, the conducting authority. Candidates who fill the application form after the last date will have to pay Rs. 2000. The application fee had increased in 2019. Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode only (Net Banking, Credit or Debit card). 

While filling the XAT application form 2020, 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 allowed the candidates to change the test city preference like last year. Candidates can write to admis@xlri.ac.in mentioning their XAT 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 XAT test city option is provisional and XLRI will have the final decision on it.

Candidates who successfully submit the XAT 2020 application form and pay the application fee will appear for the test.

Application Fees

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

XAT 2020 Syllabus

Verbal and logical ability

Decision making

Quantitative ability and data interpretation

General knowledge

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 had undergone some major changes. The duration was reduced from 3.5 hours to 3 hours, and the essay writing section has been cancelled in last year. It is expected these changes would be applicable for XAT 2020 exam pattern as well.  

The number of question 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 negative marking of 0.05 marks per question. 

The duration of XAT 2020 will be 3 hours (180 minutes).

XAT 2020 Mock Test

XLRI is expected to release the official XAT 2020 mock test in the first week of January 2020. To ace in the preparation of XAT 2020, 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 2019, test takers had to enter the User ID and Password created during the XAT 2020 Registration. Mock Test will help candidates understand the XAT exam pattern and design of the online XAT 2020 test.

Candidates applying for XAT 2020 exam must download the admit card from December 20 2019 till January 3, 2020. The XAT 2020 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 2020 will be available in online mode only.

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 2020 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 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Surat
Punjab Amritsar
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Greater Noida
Kanpur
Lucknow
Noida
Varanasi
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Tiruchirappalli
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Gurgaon
Rajasthan Jaipur
Udaipur
Maharashtra Pune
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Karnataka Bengaluru
Mangalore
Odisha Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Goa Panjim
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Ranchi
West Bengal Kolkata
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Vijayawada

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Photo identity proof
  • Coloured passport size photograph

After conducting the exam, the exam conducting body, XLRI Jamshedpur, released the XAT official answer key 2020 on January 9, 2020. Candidates can also file objections against the Answer Key of XAT 2020 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. 


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The result of XAT 2020 announced on January 16, 2020. The XAT 2020 result is available online in the official website of the exam. Using the XAT user id and password, candidates will have to login to the official exam website to check their result and download the scorecard. The scorecards would be available for download till March 31, 2020.

Candidates can request for the hard copy of the scorecard by paying Rs. 300 by Demand Draft drawn in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. The XAT result 2020 shows 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 a candidate meets the XAT 2020 cutoff 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 of XAT 2020 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. 

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 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 2020 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
  • Scorecard
  • Photo identity card
  • Mark sheets and certificates of bachelor's degree, class X and class XII

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I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

hi,

its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.

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XAT percentile is 66.725 10th percentage 95% 12th percentage 87.4% b.tech percentage 66.18% which colleges can I get?

Shivika Tyagi 16th Feb, 2020
Hello,
You can apply in some average colleges with this percentile.

1) VIT Business school - vellore
2) Jagan Institute of management studies - Delhi
3) Prestige Institute of management - Gwalior
4) Mount Carmel Institute of management - Banglore
5) IFIM - bangalore
6) Amity University Noida

Hope it helps you. Good luck
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how is IMI bhubneshwar ? whats the cat/xat cutoffs ? Curriculum and placements ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 15th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

IMI Bhubhneswar is a good college and you will be able to get a call letter from the college if you have secured 60 percentile in any of the mba entrance exam. However the college does not offer good ROI. The college placement scenario is good. companies like Outlook magazine, Byju's, Jaro Education, ICICI bank, Varite, Executive B. School visit the collge for final placement. Average placement package is 6.5lpa to 11 LPA. For SIP the range of stipend for SIP is 7,500 to 25000 p. m. The ambiance at IMI Bhubaneswar offers a unique and complete learning experience with good infrastructure facilities.

Good Luck

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I got 99 percentile in cmat and 91 percentile in Xat which college should I eligible?

ayush mishra 14th Feb, 2020

Jaineel, you have secured a very good score in CMAT and XAT Examination and this score would probably fetch you the admission to some of the top B-schools in the country. Also, the cutoff or the chances of your selection to any institute may also depends on your graduation credentials, gender, category status etc. and since you have not elaborated about it, so I would answer your query in a generic way. Although, there are many colleges which you can apply for as your scores would clear most of the cutoffs, however, here is a list of some of the top colleges which you may consider:-

JAMNALAL BAJAJ INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (JBIMS), MUMBAI

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UPES, DEHRADUN

KJ SOMAIYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES AND RESEARCH, MUMBAI

GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI

PRIN LN WELINGKAR INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH, MUMBAI

AMRITA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, COIMBATORE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BANK MANAGEMENT, PUNE

LOYOLA INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, CHENNAI

SPJIMR, MUMBAI

KIIT SCHOOL OF ,MANAGEMENT, BHUBANESHWAR

XIMR, MUMBAI

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANTATION MANAGEMENT, BANGALORE

GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, GOA

SYDENHAM INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, MUMBAI

Also, if you want to predict what best colleges you would get based on your scores and graduation credentials, you can visit these links

https://bschool.careers360.com/pathfinder/cmat?icn=CMAT_path&ici=CMAT_article_view_sticky

https://bschool.careers360.com/pathfinder/xat

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How should I prepare for XAT ? How much time should I devote to it apart from my course studies ?

Manisha Gupta Expert 13th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Here are some preparation tips to prepare for XAT, You can follow given below.

You require strong analytical application to handle reasoning based questions. You need to handle the test challenges more confidently for Preparing the decision making section and the essay writing. Do practise as much you can & join Mock test. Overall you need to focus more on time management, prioritization and striking a right balance between speed and accuracy.

The books you can prefer

Quantitative aptitude for XAT by Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Verbal ability and reading comprehension by Arun Sharma

You can also prefer Career Launcher, T.I.M.E & IMS material for the preparation.

Good Luck!

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