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XAT 2018 is conducted on Sunday, January 7, 2018 by XLRI Jamshedpur in 47 cities across India and two international cities. It is the first time that XAT is being conducted in computer based mode in single day and slot. The duration of XAT 2018 is 3.5 hours and is scheduled from 10 AM to 1.30 PM. Around 90,000 candidates appeared for the test. The overall difficulty level of the exam is expected to be tough. XLRI Jamshedpur had announced slight changes in the exam pattern in terms of number of questions and negative marking scheme for unattempted questions. Unlike last year, this year there will be 75 questions instead of 72. Candidates are allowed to leave out as many as eight questions, beyond which there will be negative marking of 0.05 marks.
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XAT 2018 test takers report at their respective XAT exam centres as early as 8 AM as no candidate will be allowed entry after 8.45 AM. The following table brings to you the timings of XAT 2018.
XAT 2018 Exam Centre Reporting Schedule
Reporting Time (Official)
10:00 A.M – 1:30 P.
According to the XAT 2018 exam pattern, the computer based XAT will have two parts. Part 1 will be of 170 minutes duration and carry 75 multiple choice objective type questions from three sections, namely, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal and Logical Ability and Decision Making. Part 2 will be of 40 minutes duration and consist of 25 GK questions and one essay writing. Careers360 brings to you Live Updates from XAT 2018 test centres.
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1.30 PM - XAT 2018 concluded. Candidates start coming out of the exam hall.
10 AM – As the demo test gets over, invigilators instruct test takers to sign in and start the actual test. XAT 2018 begins.
9.30 AM – Candidates are assigned their systems according to their seat numbers after capturing their biometric records. Since it is the first ever computer based XAT, a demo test of half an hour duration commences.
9 AM – Late comers rush towards the centre and plead for entry. Centre officials deny entry but finally allow them after checking the documents
8.45 AM – Entry gates open as the official reporting time arrives. Test takers queue up in front of the gate. XAT exam centres’ security officials check their XAT admit cards, photo identity card and frisk them before letting them inside. Few candidates who have forgotten their admit card and identity proofs are not allowed inside.
8.30 AM – More candidates reach the test centre and check the display boards outside the entry gate to note their seating arrangement by matching roll number from the XAT 2018 admit card. Some candidates missed pasting their passport size photograph on the admit card, they do the needful with the assistance of parents or centre officials.
8 AM – XAT 2018 candidates reach the test centre almost an hour before the reporting time, which is 8.45 AM. They utilise the opportunity of reaching early by going through last minute revisions and engaging in discussion with fellow test takers.
The scores of XAT 2018 will be accepted by over 150 B-schools across India. The XAT 2018 answer key will be declared within 10 days by XLRI Jamshedpur on its official website. XAT 2018 result is scheduled to be declared on January 31, 2018. After the result, the XAT participating institutes will release XAT 2018 cutoff and shortlist candidates based on that who would have to appear for the XAT selection procedure.
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You can sum up the marks of all the 6 subjects and than you can find out the percentage or the cgpa whatever the case may be and then you can add the information in the form.
While filling the form candidates will be required to enter their program details which they would like to opt for. Aspirants can choose from the following courses:
Human Resource Management
General Management Programme (A minimum of 56 months of work experience is compulsory as on March 31,2020)
Fellow Programme in Management
As the candidate will select the programme, the form will ask to fill
the first preference of campus
for each programme.
So you have to fill the college preference before hand, however there are many other colleges accepting XAT score for whom you do not have to fill the separate forms.
Hope this helps, thanks.
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Candidates are short-listed for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the eligible candidates who have a valid entrance exam score and have applied to the programme of LIBA. The GD-PI process will be conducted at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai After the GD-PI round, admission offers are made by LIBA to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in entrance exam, performance in PI round, academics, Quality of Work Experience among others.
Last date to apply for admission in LIBA is to close on January 10, 2020. To explore admission opportunity in LIBA, Chennai, the candidates need to apply for admission by using and filling up the online application form. LIBA will accept CAT 2019 and XAT 2020 scores, so you can apply with the CAT scores and also XAT scores. Better of the two scores will be considered. The Application fee for admission to PGDM 2020 at LIBA is Rs.1500/- as was last year.
The number of students that can be admitted to the PGDM 2020-22 batch is 180 at LIB
the Total Programme fees payable by PGDM students at LIBA is Rs. 15,26,300 last year.t
he Fee includes Admission Fee, Tuition Fee, Library Fee, Computer Fee, Alumni Membership Fee, Insurance, Fee for foundation courses, Alumni
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