XAT Exam 2023: Response Sheet, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result
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- 28 Jan 2023:
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- 17 Jan 2023:
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- 10 Jan 2023:
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About XAT 2023
XAT Exam 2023 Latest Update - XLRI Jamshedpur has declared XAT 2023 result on January 28 in online mode. Candidates can download the XAT scorecard 2023 using valid login credentials. It earlier opened the window for candidates to raise objections against the XAT 2023 answer key on January 17, in online mode.
Click here to download XAT scorecard 2023.
Authorities released the XAT 2023 response sheet on January 10 in online mode. Candidates need to enter their XAT ID and date of birth in order to check the XAT answer key. XLRI conducted XAT 2023 exam on January 8. XAT 2023 was held in computer-based test (CBT) mode.
Click here to download XAT 2023 answer key.
XAT 2023: Xavier Aptitude Test was held for MBA/PGDM admissions in more than 160 B-schools across India. To complete the XAT exam 2023 registration process, candidates were required to pay Rs 2,000 as the XAT form fees.
As per the XAT exam pattern candidates get a total of 3 hours and 10 minutes to solve the entire question paper. Also, the essay writing part was restored but will not be used for the final XAT percentile calculation. Candidates must note that there is a negative marking in XAT to the extent of 0.25 marks per question as per the updated XAT paper pattern. Nearly 85,000+ candidates appear for XAT every year.
The previous year's XAT cut off for male candidates was 93 percentile whereas, for female candidates, it was 90 percentile for the PGDM BM programme. Sectional XAT cutoffs for both categories were between 72-80 percentile. For the PGDM HRM course, the XAT cut off 2023 for male students from engineering backgrounds was 92 percentile whereas for female candidates from engineering backgrounds was 90 percentile. For male students from a non-engineering background, the cut off was 90 and for female candidates from a non-engineering background, 87 percentile.
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What is XAT full form?
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.
What is XAT exam?
XAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission to its management programs and other XAT colleges across the country. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI members, over 700 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate management programmes. The question paper for the XAT exam 2023 consisted a total of 100 MCQs from Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge along with 1 Essay writing question.
XAT Exam 2023: 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 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
Eligibility Criteria to apply for XAT 2023
- Candidates must have completed their graduation (minimum 3 years) in any stream from a recognized university and can apply for XAT 2023.
- Those in the final year/ semester of graduation are eligible to apply for XAT 2023 exam.
Those candidates who will apply through GMAT could register for XAT 2023 till the last week of December 2023.
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Why take the XAT exam?
Candidates who wish to take MBA admission in top B-schools must appear for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). There are 160+ MBA colleges that will accept the exam score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting XAT exam scores for MBA admission 2023 are:
- XLRI Jamshedpur
- SPJIMR Mumbai
- IMT Ghaziabad
- XIM Bhubaneswar
- TAPMI Manipal
- BIMTECH, Greater Noida
- FORE School of Management, New Delhi
- GIM Goa
- Great Lakes, Chennai
How many students appeared in XAT 2022?
More than 75,000 candidates appeared for XAT 2022 exam.
Is XAT better than CAT?
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, XAT has. Also, the difficulty level of the XAT is higher than that of the CAT exam.
How to prepare for XAT 2023?
- Follow the exam pattern of XAT 2023: Thoroughly understand the structure, number and type of questions
- Scan thoroughly the XAT 2023 exam syllabus
- 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 Test papers of XAT
- Devise a strategy to crack the exam with a 96+ percentile
Download Previous Year XAT Question Papers- Direct Link
What after XAT 2023?
Candidates who qualify for the XAT 2023 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.
Previous Year's XAT Cutoff: BM
XAT Previous Year's Cutoff: Human Resource Management (HRM)
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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).
XAT 2023 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)||2000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
XAT 2023 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
31 Jan, 2023 - 31 Mar, 2023
Score Card | Mode: Online Ongoing
Past Dates and Events
28 Jan, 2023
Result | Mode: Online
17 Jan, 2023
Raise objection window | Mode: Online
10 Jan, 2023
Answer Key | Mode: Online
08 Jan, 2023
Exam | Mode: Online
27 Dec, 2022 - 08 Jan, 2023
Mock test | Mode: Online
26 Dec, 2022
Admit Card | Mode: Online
10 Aug, 2022 - 11 Dec, 2022
Application | Mode: Online
What is XAT eligibility?
Before filling out the application form of the Xavier Aptitude Test, candidates are advised to go through the XAT 2023 eligibility criteria. Details pertaining to the educational qualification required marks, age limit, and related are mentioned under the XAT eligibility criteria 2023. XLRI Jamshedpur predefined the eligibility criteria of XAT which are given below.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university.
Students in their final year of their Bachelor's degree or awaiting their results are also eligible to apply.
There is no specific CGPA or percentage mentioned that has to be obtained in the graduation. No age limit has been specified to appear for XAT 2023.
- 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- It must be noted that 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 2023 registration was closed on December 11, 2022. Candidates applying for XAT 2023 could have paid the XAT registration fee of Rs 2000 which is the XAT exam fee for all categories (General, SC, ST, PWD, OBC, etc.). Those interested in XLRI programmes would have to pay an additional fee of Rs. 200/- each.
Steps for XAT Registration 2023
Candidates can check the XAT 2023 registration process in the steps given below:
Step-1: Register on the official XAT website, xatonline.in to get XAT 2023 ID and password
Step-2: Fill in Complete Personal Details in XAT 2023 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 2023 Application Form Fees and XLRI Programme Application Fee
XAT Application Fees
XAT exam fees
XAT 2023 application fee
Rs. 2000 (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 2023 application:
To change the test city preference, candidates could 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 was allowed only once. The change of test city option is provisional and XLRI will take the final decision on it.
|SC, ST, OBC, General||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 2000|
Verbal and logical ability
Quantitative ability and data interpretation
As per the XAT exam pattern, it had five sections - Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (DI & QA), General Knowledge and Essay Writing section. The XAT 2023 exam pattern states that it has objective (multiple choice questions) questions and one subjective question.
XAT 2023 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 2023: 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 has released the official free XAT 2023 mock test in online mode at xatonline.in. In order to access the online assessment/mock test of XAT 2023, directly click on the "Sign In" button to start the mock test. To ace in XAT 2023, candidates are advised to appear for the mock test released by the conducting body. Mock Test will help candidates understand the XAT exam pattern and design of the online XAT 2023 test.
How to access XAT mock test 2023:
Follow the steps below to access the mock test of XAT 2023,
- 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 2022 mock test window will look like the image below,
XAT 2023 admit card was issued on the official website on December 26, 2022 in online mode. XAT admit card 2023 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 2023 is displayed on the screen.
- Use the download tab to avail of the admit card before appearing for XAT.
Details mentioned on the XAT 2023 hall ticket
- Name of the candidate
- XAT ID
- Photograph of the candidate*
- Signature to be placed in front of the invigilator in the exam hall
- XAT 2023 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 of XAT 2023. 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 2023 exam day guidelines
- Carry the XAT admit card along with a valid photo ID as specified.
- Past a photograph on the admit card of 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 admit card
- Do not carry any prohibited items like electronic or communication devices, stationary etc.
XAT 2023 Exam Centers
|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 opened the window to raise objections against XAT answer key 2023 on January 17 in online mode. It released the XAT 2023 response sheet on its official website, xatonline.in on January 10. In order to download the response sheet of XAT 2023, candidates have to enter their XAT ID and password.
The answer key of XAT 2023 is released only after the release of the XAT response sheet. Candidates have to visit the official website of XLRI to download the XAT 2023 answer key.
How to download XAT 2023 Answer Key?
Candidates can refer to the detailed procedure given below to download the answer key of XAT:
- Visit the official website of XAT 2023.
- 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 2023 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 2023 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:
- XAT ID
- Question ID
- Your objection to a particular question and its answer
- Evidence in support of your objection
Previous Year XAT Question Papers with Answer Key & Solutions
Question Paper Links
Answer Key Links
Click here (Set A)
Click here (Set A,B,C,D)
Click here (GK)
Click Here (Set B)
Click here (Set A,B,C,D)
Click here (GK)
Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has declared the result of XAT 2023 on January 28, 2023, in online mode. Candidates can download their XAT 2023 scorecard and check their sectional and overall percentile till March 31, 2023.
XLRI will also send the hard copy of the XAT scorecard 2023 to the candidate’s residence but the applicant needs to pay Rs 300 in the form of 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 2023?
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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 cutoff will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur for each program tentatively on January 31, 2023. 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. Last year, the overall XAT cut off percentile for male candidates for Business Management (BM) programme was 94 while for female candidates, the cut off was 92.
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 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 2023 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:
Cutoff for XAT 2022: BM
XAT Cutoff 2022: Human Resource Management (HRM)
XAT Cutoff 2021
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 2023 Counselling
Mode of Counselling: Offline
Candidates who will qualify for the XAT cutoff will have to take part in XAT 2023 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 2023 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 usually starts in the month of February 2023 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 2023 selection process includes the following steps,
- Appear for XAT exam 2023
- 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 2023 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 2023 response sheet release?
The response sheet for XAT 2023 has been released on the XAT official website.
Question:When will the XAT 2023 admit card release?
The admit card of XAT exam 2023 was available from December 26, 2022 onwards in online mode.
Question:What is the last date to download the XAT 2023 scorecard?
The XAT exam score card will be available to download till March 31, 2023.
Question:When the XAT 2023 result will be declared?
The XAT result 2023 has been declared by XLRI on January 28, 2023.
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, 2023.
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 2023 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 2023?
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 2023 application process begin?
XAT 2023 application process began on August 10, 2022.
Question:How many times is XAT held in one year?
XAT exam is held only once in a year.
Question:Will there be any negative marking for XAT 2023?
Yes, for every incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.
Question:What is the exam pattern of XAT 2023?
XAT exam pattern 2023 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 2023 once submitted cannot be edited or modified unless the authorities decide to open the correction window.
Question:Is there any age criteria to apply for XAT 2023?
No, there was no age criteria to apply for XAT 2023.
Question:How can I fill the application form of XAT 2023?
Students could fill the application form of XAT 2023 in online mode only at the official website xatonline.in.
Questions related to XAT
Does DMS IIT Delhi accept XAT score?
CAT score is accepted by Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi The eligible candidates can apply for further process. The candidate will be shortlisted on the basis of the scores secured in the national examination. While for some courses the candidate has to appear for the WAT followed by an interview conducted by the institute.
Does DMS IIT Delhi accept XAT score?
Eligible candidates can apply for admission. Candidates for the M.B.A programme will be shortlisted based on their performance on the CAT exam and personal interview. While in the M.B.A Telecommunication Systems Management programme, candidates have to appear for a written ability test. Whereas for the Executive M.B.A programme, the candidates will be shortlisted based on their personal interviews. For the Ph.D programme, admission will be based on performance in the personal interview conducted by the institute.
How to apply for XAT?
The applicant has to visit the official website of XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) for the registration process.
What kind of GK questions are asked in the XAT examination?
The GK questions consist of static GK such as Economy, Geography, Science and Technology and current GK such as Business economy, awards, sports and miscellaneous.
How many attempts of XAT are allowed?
As long as you are willing to, you can apply for the XAT entrance examination. There is no limit on the attempts.