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


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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Pankhuri Kumari 14th Dec, 2019

Dear student!

CAT stand for common admission test.

XAT stands for Xaviers aptitude test

MAT stands for management aptitude test

ATMA stands for AIMS test for management admission.

TANCET stands for Tamilnadu commin entrance test.

All these are management related entrance examinations. For more details refer the link below -






Hope this helps.

Good luck!


Ximb rm cut off from xat and cat

sarthak goel 14th Dec, 2019

Hello Shubham,

NMAT Cut-off for XIMB for some selected courses only 220 marks

GMAT Cut-off for XIMB 550 marks

Similar to CAT cut off figures, XAT cut off is around 90 percentile.

You may refer the link for other cut-offs of XIMB:


Hope this Helps



If I apply with my CAT and XAT score, do they consider the better of the two or the average?

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 12th Dec, 2019


CAT is a National level Common Admission Test to get admission in IIM's and Some Business Schools to pursue Post Graduation in Management i,e PGDM/MBA. XAT is also another National level exam Conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM Course. Some Business Schools offers CAT and some other XAT. I suggest you to apply CAT exam because you can get admission in IIM's through CAT but not XAT. If you have written Same exams, and the College accepts both you can apply through only One particular exam Score which is better.


Hello, my academic records is not at par. my 10th was 64 percent, 12th was 50 percent and grad ia 40 percent! 2nd division. i have very good profesional records in private sector with muktiole awards and associated with NGOs. could u tell me that if I prepare for XAT am i b able to get into XLRI?

Munish Chopra Expert 11th Dec, 2019

Hi Rishi,

For admission in XLRI  PGDM (BM) and PGDM (HRM), there is no minimum percentage of marks in graduation.

However, PGDM in General management requires a bachelor's degree and five years of managerial experience.

Fyi, last date to apply was December 10, 2019.


could you provide a link for last 5 year xat questions with answer key?

Pachigolla Hemanth 9th Dec, 2019

Hello Vindya Kumari,

Total time for exam is 180 mins and it contains Verbal and Logical Ability , Decision Making ,Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge (GK) questions and there is negative marks for very wrong answer i.e 0.25 and also 0.05 marks for very 8 unanswered questions.Below link gives the previous questions with answers ,you can download it.


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