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About XAT 2024
XAT 2024: Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur will conduct the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2024 in CBT mode on January 7, 2024, in 75 test cities. The registration process for the XAT exam 2024 began on July 15, 2023. Candidates can apply for the XAT entrance exam in online mode - xatonline.in by November 30. The admit card for the XAT 2024 will be issued on December 20 onwards. Candidates can download the XAT exam 2024 admit card by entering the valid XAT ID and Password.
The XAT 2024 is the gateway to MBA/ PGDM admissions offered by some of the prestigious institutes of the nation. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI members, more than 600 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate management programmes. Every year around 90,000 to 1 lakh candidates appear for the XAT exam. XAT exam will asses the aptitude of candidates for future business success.
The question paper for the XAT exam 2024 will consist of 100 MCQs from the sections of Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge along with 1 Essay writing question.
Updates around XAT 2024
The XAT application fee is Rs 2,100.
An additional fee for each program is Rs 200.
Nearly 90,000- 1 Lakh candidates will appear for the XAT exam as per the trends.
The essay writing part is restored in the XAT exam.
XAT exam duration will be 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Eligibility Criteria to Apply for XAT 2024
If you are wondering who is eligible for XAT 2024, check out the below-given points:
Candidates must have completed their graduation (minimum 3 years) in any stream from a recognized university and can apply for XAT 2024.
Those in the final year/ semester of graduation are eligible to apply for XAT 2024 exam.
Those candidates who will apply through GMAT can register for XAT 2024 till December 31, 2023.
How to prepare for XAT 2024?
Follow the exam pattern of the XAT syllabus 2024
Scan the XAT syllabus thoroughly
Decide, if you need online preparation with coaching or wish to self-prepare for the XAT exam
Get the best books for exam preparation
Attempt XAT Mock Tests & Previous year papers of XAT
Devise a strategy to crack the exam with a 96+ percentile
Download Previous Year XAT Question Papers- Direct Link
What is the XAT exam?
XAT is one of the oldest competitive MBA entrance exams in the country. XAT exam pattern has always assured keeping the cutting-edge testing methodology. XAT exam 2024, a national-level management entrance test, is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission to its management programs in various XAT colleges across the country. XAT exam has a multidimensional testing framework to ensure proper testing of the knowledge of candidates.
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XAT Exam 2024: Overview
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
XAT conducting body
XAT exam level
XAT exam frequency
Once a year
XAT exam mode
XAT exam duration
190 minutes (3 hours 10 minutes)
XAT 2024 exam pattern
100 questions in MCQ format
XAT Test takers
Around 1 lakh
XAT form fees
No. of XAT Test Cities
XAT Helpline no.
XAT exam website
Browse Top MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score: Location-Wise
Previous Year's XAT Cutoff
Candidates can check below the XAT cut off of the past year to get a better idea of this MBA exam.
XAT Cut off 2O23 (Percentile)
Top Colleges in India Offering MBA
XAT Exam Contact Details
XLRI Admission Office
C. H. Area (East)
Jamshedpur - 831001
Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/3205
Candidates can call 1800 209 0835 (Toll-Free) from Monday to Saturday (10:00-18:00 hrs).
Resource Links for Online MBA
XAT 2024 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)||2100 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
XAT 2024 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
15 Jul, 2023 - 30 Nov, 2023
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
20 Dec, 2023
Admit Card | Mode: Online
07 Jan, 2024
Exam | Mode: Online
What is XAT eligibility?
Before filling out the application form for the Xavier Aptitude Test, candidates are advised to go through the XAT 2024 eligibility criteria. Details pertaining to the educational qualification required marks, age limit, and related are mentioned under the XAT eligibility criteria 2024. XLRI Jamshedpur predefines the eligibility criteria of XAT which are given below.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of a minimum of three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university.
Students in the final year of their Bachelor's degree or awaiting their results are also eligible to apply.
There is n o specific CGPA or percentage mentioned that has to be obtained in graduation. No age limit has been specified to appear for XAT 2024.
One of the key points prescribed by XLRI in XAT eligibility criteria is that the candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.
Note- The mere fulfillment of minimum XAT eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by XLRI, SPJIMR, XIMB, IMT, TAPMI, or other B-schools in which the applicant applies for admission.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
XAT 2024 registration process commenced on July 15, 2024. Candidates can fill out the XAT 2024 application form in online at xatonline.in by November 30, 2023. Candidates applying for XAT 2024 can pay the XAT registration fee of Rs 2100 (XAT exam fee for all categories- General, SC, ST, PWD, OBC, etc.). Those who are interested in XLRI programmes will have to pay an additional fee of Rs. 200/- each.
Steps for XAT Registration 2024
Candidates can check the XAT 2024 registration process in the steps given below:
Step-1: Register on the official XAT website, xatonline.in to get XAT 2024 ID and password
Step-2: Fill in complete personal details in XAT 2024 registration and application Form
Step-3: Fill in academics from classes 10 & 12 on the next page of XAT form
Step-4: Fill in details of other qualification, graduation & work experience
Step-5: Fill in your choice of XLRI programmes and choice of XAT test city
Step-6: Upload documents in an essential format and size.
Step-7: Complete a XAT declaration form.
Step-8: Make a payment online for XAT 2024 application form fees and XLRI Programme application fee.
XAT application fees
XAT exam fees
XAT 2024 application fee
Rs. 2100 (Rs. 200 per XLRI programme)
Documents to upload with the XAT exam form
Passport size photograph (size – 20 KB to 50 KB) in jpeg/jpg format
Signature (size – 20 KB to 20 KB) in jpeg/jpg format
Correction in XAT 2024 application:
To change the test city preference, 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 date specified by XLRI. This XAT exam form correction facility will be allowed only once. The change of test city option is provisional and XLRI will take the final decision on it.
ST, SC, General, OBC
Transgender, Male, Female
|OBC, General, SC, ST||Online||Male, Transgender, Female||₹ 2100|
Verbal and logical ability
Quantitative ability and data interpretation
As per the XAT exam pattern, it will have five sections - Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (DI & QA), General Knowledge and Essay Writing section. The XAT 2024 exam pattern states that it will have objective (multiple choice questions) questions and one subjective question.
XAT 2024 Exam Pattern: Highlights
|Exam Structure||Details |
Number of sections
Duration of exam
Number of questions
XAT exam total marks
Language of paper
Number of answer choices
Mode of examination
XAT marking scheme
XAT Exam Pattern 2024: Sectional Breakup of questions
Number of Questions
Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
Will be evaluated if a candidate is shortlisted for an interview
XLRI will release the official free XAT 2024 mock test in online mode at xatonline.in. In order to access the online assessment/mock test of XAT 2024, directly click on the "Sign In" button to start the mock test. To ace in XAT 2024, candidates are advised to appear for the mock test which will be released by the conducting body. Mock Test will help candidates understand the XAT exam pattern and design of the online XAT 2024 test.
How to access XAT mock test 2024?
Follow the steps below to access the mock test of XAT 2024,
Open the official website - xatonline.in
Click on the "Mock Test" link on the web page
A new window will open and click on the "Sign In" button (No need to use login credentials)
Again a new window will open. Read the instructions carefully and click on the "Next" button.
Now, read the declaration and click on the "I am ready to begin" button to start the test.
The XAT 2024 mock test window will look like the image below,
XAT admit card will be issued on the official website on December 20, 2023, in online mode. XAT admit card 2024 includes all the details pertaining to the entrance test such as XAT exam centre details, candidate’s roll number, reporting time, and exam day guidelines. Candidates can download the admit card for XAT after entering their registered email ID and password.
How to download XAT admit card?
Log in to the official website of XAT- xatonline.in.
Enter the email ID and password.
XAT admit card 2024 is displayed on the screen.
Use the download tab to avail of the admit card before appearing for XAT.
Details mentioned on the XAT 2024 hall ticket
Name of the candidate
Photograph of the candidate*
Signature to be placed in front of the invigilator in the exam hall
XAT 2024 exam centre name and address
XAT exam date and time
Instructions about the XAT exam
*One photograph must be pasted after downloading the XAT admit card. It must match the photograph uploaded with the application form for XAT 2024. Test takers must keep a copy of the XAT admit card until the entire admission process gets over as it will be required at every stage.
XAT 2024 exam day guidelines
Carry the XAT admit card along with a valid photo ID as specified.
Past a photograph on the admit card XAT and put the signature in the given space in front of the invigilator in the exam hall
Arrive early and report at the time given on the XAT admit card
Do not carry any prohibited items like electronic or communication devices, stationary etc.
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- XAT Admit card
- Photo identity proof
- Colored passport size photograph
- Duly filled self declaration form
XLRI Jamshedpur will open the window to raise objections against XAT answer key 2024 in the third week of January in online mode. It will also release the XAT response sheet on its official website, xatonline.in. In order to download the response sheet of XAT 2024, candidates have to enter their XAT ID and password.
The answer key of XAT 2024 will be released only after the release of the XAT response sheet. Candidates have to visit the official website of XLRI to download the XAT 2024 answer key.
How to download XAT 2024 Answer Key?
Candidates can refer to the detailed procedure given below to download the answer key of XAT:
Visit the official website of XAT 2024.
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.
Information Mentioned on XAT Answer Key
XAT 2024 answer key will contain the following information:
Candidate's exam details like name and ID
Section-wise questions and their answer
Candidate's response to each question
Questions not attempted
How to Challenge XAT 2024 Answer Key?
To send objections against the XAT answer keys, send an email to: email@example.com with subject line as: Objection.
In the email, the following information is to be mentioned:
Your objection to a particular question and its answer
Evidence in support of your objection
Previous Year XAT Question Papers with Answer Key & Solutions
Xavier School of Management (XLRI) will declare the result of XAT 2024 in the last week of January probably in online mode. Candidates can download their XAT 2024 scorecard and check their sectional and overall percentile till March 31, 2024.
XLRI will also send the hard copy of the XAT scorecard 2024 to the candidate’s residence but the applicant needs to pay Rs 300 in the form of a Demand Draft (DD) in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. As the result of the XAT exam is declared, the cutoff to shortlist candidates for GD, and PI will soon be released by XLRI and other member institutes.
How to check XAT Result 2024?
The detailed step-by-step process to check the result is given below,
- Go to the XAT official website - xatonline.in
- Click on the login tab on the page.
- Type the registered email and Password.
- Click on the "Score Card" button.
- The result will appear on the display.
- Download and take two or three printouts of the same.
What after the XAT result?
Candidates must keep a copy of the scorecard cum result of XAT 2024 till the admissions are over. The scores of XAT will be used by all XLRI campuses and 160 B-schools for admissions to their management programmes. XAT 2024 is the screening test based on which candidates will be shortlisted for the selection process comprising of GD and PI.
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XAT 2024 cutoff will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur for each program. Candidates who meet the cut off prescribed by the institute will have to appear for the further round of selection procedures which include group discussion and personal interview rounds.
The cutoff of the XAT exam is the minimum marks to be scored by a candidate in order to qualify for the admission process. The cutoff is determined by some important factors which include the
- difficulty level of the exam
- no, of candidates appearing
- the availability of seats, and
- previous year's cut off trends.
If a candidate meets the XAT cutoff 2024 criterion, she/he will be shortlisted for the selection rounds- Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
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 attends GD, WAT, and PI. The overall performance in each round along with the candidates' academic scores will be considered before the final selection.
Check Previous Year's XAT cutoff below:
XAT Cut off 2023 (Percentile)
Human Resource Management (HRM)
Cutoff for XAT 2022: BM
XAT Cutoff 2022: Human Resource Management (HRM)
XAT Cut off 2021: PGDM-BM
XAT 2021 Cutoff: PGDM- HRM
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.
XAT 2024 Counselling
Mode of Counselling: Offline
Candidates who will qualify for the XAT cutoff will have to take part in XAT 2024 counselling. In order to participate in XAT counselling, they will have to first register for the counselling process by entering the login credentials on the official website after which they are required to pay the respective counselling fee. More than 160 institutes will participate in the XAT 2024 counselling process. Check the XAT counselling process and the steps for registration for the same:
Step 1: Visit the official website of XAT
Step 2: Enter the credentials and log in
Step 3: Make the necessary fee payment
Step 4: After the registration is done, the candidates have to choose and lock their preferred programme in the institute
Step 5: The final allotment of seats will be done on the basis of the candidates’ choice filling and locking.
The selection procedure of XAT will usually start in the month of February 2024 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 2024 selection process includes the following steps,
- Appear for XAT exam 2024
- 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 the candidate's performance in the selection rounds.
XAT 2024 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 increase. However, writing test, XAT score, and some other factors such as class 10, 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 10 and class 12
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:When will the XAT 2024 admit card issued?
The admit card of XAT 2024 will be issued on December 20, 2023.
Question:Can I crack XAT in 5 months?
Candidates can crack the XAT exam in 5 months if they carefully review the XAT syllabus and exam pattern and strategise their preparation with mock tests.
Question:Is XAT accepted by IIM?
XAT score is not accepted by IIM. IIMs conduct the national-level MBA entrance exam called CAT, or Common Admission Test, annually to take admission to MBA programmes of IIMs.
Question:Is XAT better than CAT? Is CAT more difficult than XAT?
XAT score is accepted only in a few top management colleges. However, the CAT exam score is accepted all over India in the majority of the top B-schools. When compared to XAT or CAT, the key difference is CAT does not have Decision making and GK section, whereas XAT has. Also, the difficulty level of the XAT is higher than that of the CAT exam.
Question:What is XAT full form?
The XAT full form is Xavier Aptitude Test. It is the management admission test for admission to MBA/PGDM programs in XLRI and other top MBA colleges like XIMB, IMT Ghaziabad, TAPMI Manipal, and 160 other top MBA colleges in India.
Question:How many students appeared in XAT 2023?
98,242 applicants appeared for XAT 2023 exam.
Question:When the XAT 2024 result will be declared?
The XAT result 2024 will be declared by XLRI in the last week of January 2024 probably.
Question:What after XAT 2024?
Candidates who qualify for the XAT 2024 exam will have to participate in the selection procedure, which is different from the participating institutes. Usually, the XAT selection procedure consists of two steps; Group Discussion and a Personal Interview. Candidates who clear the selection rounds will be granted final MBA admission to XAT participating institutes.
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:How can I confirm that my XAT 2024 application form is saved?
You can log in to the website by using valid credentials and you can print the submitted application form.
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: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:How many sections are there in XAT 2024?
XAT question paper consists of a total of five sections, namely- Decision making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge and Essay writing.
Question:When will XAT 2024 application process begin?
XAT 2024 application process began on July 15, 2023 and it will be closed on November 30, 2023.
Question:How many times XAT is conducted in a year?
The XAT exam is held only once a year. This year, the XAT 2024 is scheduled to be held on January 7, 2024.
Question:Will there be any negative marking for XAT 2024?
Yes, for every incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.
Question:What is the exam pattern of XAT 2024?
XAT exam pattern 2024 consists of five sections viz., verbal and logical ability, decision making, quantitative ability and data interpretation, general knowledge and essay writing.
Question:Can I edit the application form after payment of the application fee?
XAT application 2024 once submitted cannot be edited or modified unless the authorities decide to open the correction window.
Question:Why to take the XAT exam?
Candidates who wish to take MBA admission in top B-schools must appear for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). This MBA entrance exam is standing among the top MBA entrance exam in the nation along with CAT. Moreover, there are 600+ MBA colleges that will accept the exam score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting XAT exam scores for MBA admission 2024 are:
Question:How can I fill the application form of XAT 2024? Is there any age criteria to apply for XAT 2024?
Students can fill out the application form for XAT 2024 in online mode only at the official website xatonline.in from July 15. No, there will be no age criteria to apply for XAT 2024.
Questions related to XAT
I am doing my graduation from IGNOU in Bachelor Of Arts (General) without doing honourse in any sub. So can i eligible for XAT exam.??
Yes you are eligible for XAT. The most basic eligibility criteria for or appearing in the entrance examination to complete graduation from a recognised University and Indira Gandhi National Open University is a recognised University offering legit courses to the students.
There are more than hundred colleges which accept the valid is course of XAT for providing admission in the MBA courses. other than this for general management programme you are also required to have experience in and of managerial and supervisory in either public sector or private sector.
Read more about XAT:
I pursued mechanical engineering degree as a part time student and working as a senior engineer in a reputed company. eager to know the difference between mba/pgdm/e-mba. which one I have to choose to upgrade myself. Am I eligible to write cat/xat exams?
Mba or master of business administration is a two year postgraduate degree majorly focused in management.
See, MBA adds an upper edge in the career of an individual and it allows candidates to grab better placement opportunities with great offers.
As you have mentioned that you are mechanical engineering graduate so yes you can apply for MBA anytime in your life. You can pursue MBA from distance as well.
See, there is a slight difference between PGDM, MBA and E-MBA.
PGDM is a two year diploma degree while MBA is a two year professional degree. MBA has higher value than PGDM. These two degrees are very popular and has better opportunities as well.
Apart from this, you are absolutely eligible for giving CAT/XAT exams. There are no restrictions and eligibility criteria for this degree.
I hope this information will help you.
My XAT score is 62 percentile and I am Odisha domicile , will I get a chance in XIMB ? 10th - 91.2 % 12th- 87.2 % graduation Btech 74%
Hello Aspirant ,
No with only 62 percentile in XAT entrance exam you will not be able to get XIMB for any course even if you have a good enough past academic records. The cutoff for XIM usually ends around 90 percentile .You will not get any college which accepts XAT with only 62 percentile but you can try other entrance exams like CAT ,GMAT etc.
For more details about XIMB visit :
Hope this helps.
I am scoring 23.95 in XAT what are my chances in XIMB and IMT GZB, Non Engg Male
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) who was established in 1987 by the Government of Odisha . XIMB is a part of the Global Jesuit Higher Education Network. XIMB collaborates with the Government and International agencies for these projects. The institute was ranked 31st in the NIRF ranking 2020 in the management category. XIMB offers courses in postgraduate and doctoral levels of various fields.
To get admission in XIMB you require 90+ percentile. With above 90% you will be call for the GP/PI round.
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad was established in 1980 under the aegis of Lajpat Rai Educational Society (LES). IMT Ghaziabad is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) . The campus is spread over 14 acres of land. In NIRF Ranking 2021, the college has secured the 38th rank in the management category. The college is an autonomous, not-for-profit institute offering various postgraduate and doctoral programs.
For IMT GZB your XAT percentile should be 90percentile or higher for the call of the GP/PI round. This year, people with exceptional profiles can expect calls at lower percentiles such as 85%tile too.
No chance of getting both colleges in 23.95percentile in XAT ,But with your percentile you can check Best colleges for you through XAT pathfinder tool in Careers360:
For more details on XIMB & IMT GZB you can check Careers360:
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