XAT 2017 held on January 8 - Live updates from test centres

XAT 2017 held on January 8 XLRI Jamshedpur conducted XAT 2017 on January 8 across 47 cities in India and two international cities. Approximately 90,000 candidates are taking the test for admission in XLRI Jamshedpur and 155 B-schools across India. The candidate reached the test centre beating the odds of the cold weather at as early as 8.30 AM. The test was scheduled from 10 AM to 1.30 PM and the entry process began at 9.15 AM.

XAT is considered to be one of the toughest exams to crack in terms of the difficulty level. According to the XAT 2017 exam pattern, There are 72 questions in Paper 1 from three sections and 25 questions from General Awareness in Paper 2, which also consists of the Essay Writing question. Careers360 reports from various centres of XAT 2017, and brings to you time to time live updates from the exam centres. Take a look! 

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1.45 PM - Candidates were seen coming out of the exam centre discussing about the questions and difficulty level of the paper. Most of the candidates seemed happy with their performances.


1.30 PM - The exam concluded at 1.30 PM and the candidates had to submit their test booklets including OMR sheets before stepping out of the exam hall.


10 AM – XAT 2017 begins at the centres sharp at 10 AM when the candidates are asked to open the seal of the question booklet.


9.50 AM – Invigilators distribute the question booklet and OMR sheet and give instructions on filling up the OMR sheet with candidates’ name and XAT Roll Number.


9.30 AM – Although the entry gates have been closed, few candidates are still seen to be coming in the centre and requesting for entry.


9.15 AM – The entry gates are finally open after multiple announcements and warnings for late comers.


9 AM – Although the entry was scheduled at 9 AM, the gates are yet to be open.


8.45 AM – More candidates start flocking at the centre at rush towards the entry gate where the seat allocation according to roll numbers are displayed. The early entrants who have already checked their seat numbers concentrate on undergoing last minute revision.


8.30 AM – XAT 2017 takers start reaching the centre and prepare for last minute activities like arranging two copies of XAT 2017 admit card, pasting photograph on it, and leaving personal belongings with parents or friends who have accompanied them.


8 AM – The test centre authorities prepare for the big and busy day ahead. They hang the XAT 2017 Test Centre banner and Seating Arrangement at multiple corners so that the centre is visible for the candidates from distance.




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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?

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