XAT Exam

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Important XAT Exam Related Details

What is Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)?

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national-level entrance exam which is conducted by Xavier School of Management (XLRI) in India. This test is held for admission in diverse PGDM programs like PGDM in Human Resource Management, PGDM in Business Management, and courses offered by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Besides, this test is applicable to various management programs offered by other 150+ B-schools across India. Here is the overview of XAT entrance exam 2019,

Full form of XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test

XAT Conducted by

Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur

Years of existence

60 years

Mode of the exam since 2018


XAT is for

Admissions to various PGDM programs in XLRI and 150+ B-schools across India

Exam Type

National Level Post-Graduate exam

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Programmes offered by XLRI

Business Management (BM), Global Business Management (GBM), Human Resource Management (HRM), and General Management Programme (GMP)

What are the Important Dates of XAT 2019?

XLRI conducts XAT every year on the 1st Sunday of January. The entrance exam has been conducting by XAT for more than 60 years and since the year 2018, XAT has been shifted from pen-paper mode to online mode. Hence, XAT 2019 will be a computer-based test conducted online. Here are the important dates of XAT entrance exam 2019,

Application Starts on

August 20, 2018

Application Ends on

November 30, 2018

Admit Card Release Date

December 20, 2018

Exam Date

January 6, 2019 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

Result Date

Last week of January 2019

To know more information, click on XAT Important Dates.

Who are all eligible to Apply for XAT 2019?

Candidates who would like to apply for XAT 2019 should meet the eligibility details prescribed by the XLRI Jamshedpur. Management aspirants who do not possess the mentioned eligibility criteria will not be eligible to apply for XAT. Hence, candidates are asked to check the XAT eligibility criteria twice before applying for XAT. The following are the eligibility conditions of XAT,

Eligibility for Aspirants in India:

  • Candidates should have completed a Bachelor's degree (3-years programme) from a recognized University/Institute.
  • Final year students can also apply. Though, the students should complete their Undergraduate course within the stipulated schedule (most likely by June 2019).

Eligibility for NRI/Foreign Aspirants:

  • NRI or candidates from other countries except Dubai and Nepal should apply through GMAT scores. XAT will be conducted in these 2 international cities such as Dubai and Nepal.

Age limit for XAT:

  • There is no age limit to apply for XAT entrance exam 2019.

Click on XAT Eligibility Criteria to know more information. 

What is XAT Admit Card?

XAT Admit Card is the entrance hall ticket for the candidates to appear for the exams. Those who do not have the XAT admit cards will not be able to appear for the exams. XAT admit cards will be available online for download through the website www.xatonline.in. Students can easily download the admit cards on the given dates and take a print out of the same. The only mode to obtain XAT admit card is to download from the official page. XAT admit card should be kept safe as it will be required even after the exams. Once the XAT admit cards are download, students will have to check all the details present it. If there are any mistakes, it should be conveyed to the respective authorities immediately. Follow the below given steps to download the XAT admit card.

  • Visit the official webpage of XAT 2019.
  • Enter XAT registration ID and date of birth.
  • Click “Download XAT admit card” tab.
  • XAT admit card will be downloaded in PDF format and can be taken a print out.

XAT admit card should be carried to the exam along with a photo identity card. Any of the identity proof which are listed below can be taken for the exams.

  • Aadhar card
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Driving license
  • Voter ID
  • Photo ID card issued by current educational institution or employer.

To know more, click on XAT Admit Card

How to Apply for XAT 2019  Exam?

Students can apply for XAT exams by filling out the application form in the official page on the given dates. To do so, the students will have to provide certain personal, education and communication details in the XAT application form. Follow the below given steps to apply for XAT exams.

  • Registering for XAT

The primary step is to register for XAT through online mode. Students should visit the official page and click on the “Registration” tab. One has to enter a certain details namely name, date of birth, email id and other contact details. Students will have to remember the XAT ID and password for further login sessions.

  • Filling out XAT application form

Once registration is completed, students can fill in the XAT application form. Educational details will have to be entered in the form.

  • Upload of Documents

Students will have to upload their passport size photo and signature as per the prescribed size and format. The size and format are provided in the table below.


File size and format

Candidate’s photograph

Size- 20 KB to 50 KB

Format- JPG or JPEG

Dimension- 200 x 230 pixels

Candidate’s signature

Size- 10 KB to 20 KB

Format- JPG or JPEG

Dimension- 140 x 160 pixels

  • Payment of Application Fees for XAT

The registration process gets completed only when the payment of XAT application fees is made successfully. XAT application fees can be paid through netbanking or by using a credit card or debit card. The application fees for XAT is Rs.1700 and if paid late, the late payment charge of Rs.300.

  • Download of Confirmation Page

Once the payment of XAT application fees is done, the confirmation will be displayed. Students will have to download the confirmation page and take a print out of it.

Click on XAT Application to know more. 

Information on XAT Syllabus

XAT syllabus has four subjects which are to be well prepared by the candidates for scoring better in the XAT exams. All the important topics in every subject are provided in the below given table for your reference.


Important topics

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

  • Geometry
  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Arithmetic
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Profit and loss
  • Speed and distance
  • Clocks
  • Probability
  • Algebraic function
  • Mensuration 2D and 3D

Verbal and logical ability

  • Grammar
  • Paragraph jumbles
  • Paragraph completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence correction
  • Critical reasoning
  • Completion of sentences

General knowledge

  • Current affairs
  • Politics
  • Sports
  • Literature
  • History
  • Awards
  • Recognition
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Society
  • International relations
  • Merger
  • Acquisition

Decision making

  • Analytical reasoning
  • Situational
  • Case sets
  • Data arrangement

To know more information, click on XAT Syllabus

What is XAT 2019 Results?

XAT 2019 results are available in the form of score cards. The results of XAT 2019 will be available in the official page on the given dates. XAT results are valid for only one year. Follow the below given steps to download the XAT score cards.

  • Visit the XAT official website.
  • Login by entering XAT ID, password, date of birth and security code.
  • The XAT results will be displayed.
  • Students can download the XAT scorecard.

The details available in XAT score card are listed below.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Date of XAT test
  • XAT ID
  • Validity of XAT scorecard
  • QA, VLR and DM percentage and percentile
  • GK percentile

To know more details, click on XAT Results

Information on XAT Cut Off

XAT Cut Off of the previous years will give an idea of this year XAT cut off. Students can make use of the previous year cut off marks for reference. The XAT cut off marks varies between different universities and it varies because of various factors that influence the cut off marks. The XAT cut off of different universities are provided in the below table.


XAT Expected Cut off

BIMTECH, Greater Noida


XIM, Bhubaneshwar


XIM, Jabalpur


XIME, Bangalore


TAPMI, Manipal


XISS, Ranchi


IFMR, Chennai


LIBA, Chennai


IMT, Ghaziabad


GIM, Goa


SP Jain, Mumbai


XLRI, Jamshedpur


Click on XAT Cut Off to know more information of the cut off marks of the previous years. 

What are the various XAT exam centres?

XAT is conducted in various cities across India and in two other international cities such as Dubai and Kathmandu. Last year, XAT exam was conducted in 46 cities. It is expected that the exam centres will be likely to be more or less the same. Here is a list of XAT exam centres,

Exam Centres - India

















Greater Noida































Exam Centres - International



XAT Counselling Details

Aspirants who would like to get admissions to PGDM programs offered by XLRI and other B-schools should clear the XAT entrance exam. Aspirants will be shortlisted by the participating institutes based on their performance in XAT. Each participating institute conducts a selection process such as Group Discussion/Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview. The final selection takes place based on the candidate’s performance in XAT, GD/WAT and PI rounds and aspirant’s profile.

Prepare well to crack XAT in a single attempt. Get admissions in your desired B-schools which accepts XAT scores across India.

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