Updated as on Dec 01, 2020. XAT 2021 Registration Extended till December 10. 2020. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the oldest and popular MBA Entrance Exam after CAT.

XAT is accepted by 100+ MBA Colleges in India and approx. 90,000 candidates fill the XAT form.

Based on past trends, XAT Exam 2021 will be held on Sunday January 3, 2021. XAT is conducted annually by XLRI Jamshedpur and is therefore known as XLRI-XAT.

Check: Top B-schools (MBA/PGDM Colleges) Accepting XAT Score. Cut-off, Fees and Placement 2020

Eligibility Criteria : All Indian national candidates who have a bachelor's degree or three years duration or equivalent from any recognized college or Institute in any stream are eligible to apply.

The applicants who are due to complete their final examination by 10th June 2021 are also eligible to apply. NRI and foreign applicants can apply through the GMAT score (except DUBAI and KATHMANDU wherein the applicants have the option to appear in XAT 2021 examination).



Test Conducting Body

Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur

Number of MBA colleges under XAT


Mode of Exam

Computer Based Online Exam

Application Process

Online; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for XLRI PGDM Programs

Application Fee


XAT Full Form

Xavier Aptitude Test

Cut offs for XLRI

96 to 97 XAT percentile

Total Questions in the Exam


Sectional Division of Test

4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section.

Section which is not counted to prepare merit for shortlisting


Exam Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult

Pattern : XAT is online computer based test. The aggregate maximum marks in XAT are 100 for 100 questions divided in 4 sections. Each correct answer is awarded +1 mark and each wrong answer will attract the penalty of -0.25 mark.

Section in Exam No of Q
Overall Time Duration
Part 1
75 Total MCQs
165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability
No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making
No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
No Sectional Time Limit
Part 2
25 Total MCQs
15 Minutes
General Knowledge
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)

XAT Syllabus : The syllabus is quite similar to CAT, comprises of various topics like Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning, Verbal and logical ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. There is no fixed syllabus as such for XAT but questions revolve around the above-mentioned topics.

•  Decision Making:  Data arrangement text, Condition and grouping test, complex, case lets.

•  Quantitative Aptitude:  Speed and Distance, Geometry, Statics, Graphs, Tables, Arithmetic, Heights and Distance, etc.

•  Verbal And Logical Ability:  Para Jumble, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks with Suitable answer, Critical reasoning, etc.

•  Essay Writing:  Essay to be written in Social And Economic Events.

•  General Knowledge:  Current Affairs, Sports, Awards, Politics, History, Business, Economics, Nation & States.

Admit Card: XAT 2021 Admit Card will be issued online around December end, which is to be downloaded from XAT website. Hard copy of Admit Card to be carried in exam centres.

Important Dates:

Registration Start
Sep 12, 2020
Registration End
Dec 10, 2020 (Extended)
XAT 2019 Registration Fee
XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes
Additional fee of 300 each
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes (with late fee)
Additional fee of 500 each
Exam date
Jan 03, 2020
Final Announcement of Results
3rd Week of Jan 2020

GMAT: XLRI Programme through GMAT.

XLRI Online Registration through GMAT

XLRI announces Admission for the following Programmes through GMAT

  • PGDM (Business Management)
    • BM- Jamshedpur
    • BM Delhi - NCR
  • PGDM (Human Resource Management)
  • PGDM (General Management)
  • Fellow Programme in Management

The following categories of candidates can also apply through GMAT score obtained during December 01, 2018 and December 31, 2020 for the following XLRI programmes

NRIs interested in applying to BM, HRM and GMP. Indians interested in applying to GMP.


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Here the list of Business School that Accept XAT Score

Institution NameSeatsFees (INR In Lacs)Placement (INR In Lacs)CityWebsite
XLRI 360 23.7 24.3 Jamshedpur https://www.xlri.ac.in/
XIME Kochi 120 7.5 6.5 Kochi https://ximekochi.org/
XIME Chennai 120 7.5 6.5 Chennai https://ximechennai.org/
XIME Bnagalore 180 10 7 Bengaluru https://www.xime.org/
XIMB 360 20 15.3 Bhubaneshwar http://ximb.edu.in/
XIDAS 240 10.6 N.A Bhopal https://www.xidas.in/
WLC College India 240 N.A N.A Noida http://www.wlccollege.org
WE School 600 8.6 7 Mumbai http://www.welingkar.org
VIT Business School 180 3.51 4.3 Vellore http://www.vit.ac.in
VIPS - Technical Campus 240 N.A N.A New delhi http://www.dsb.edu.in
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management 240 6.5 4.5 Hyderabad http://vjim.edu.in
Vanguard Business School 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.vanguardbschool.com
United World School of Business 240 N.A N.A Kolkata http://www.unitedworld.in
The National Management School 400 N.A N.A chennai http://www.nms.edu.in
Taxila Business School 240 N.A N.A Jaipur http://www.taxila.in
TAPMI 420 14.6 11.5 Udupi http://www.tapmi.edu.in
Suryadatta Group of Institutes 240 N.A N.A Pune http://www.suryadatta.org
St. Xavier's University 120 13.5 N.A Kolkata https://sxuk.edu.in/
Sri Sri University 240 N.A N.A Bhubneswar http://www.srisriuniversity.edu.in
Sri Shrada Institute of Indian Management Research 240 N.A N.A New delhi http://www.srisiim.org
SPJIMR 240 17.5 26.36 Mumbai http://www.spjimr.org
Siva Sivani Institute of Management 360 N.A N.A hyderabad http://www.ssim.ac.in
SIET Institute of Management 360 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.bsim.in
Shiva Institute of Management Studies 360 N.A N.A Ghaziabad http://www.shivaims.edu.in
Sharda University 600 N.A N.A Greater Noida http://www.sharda.ac.in
Shanti Business School 240 N.A N.A Ahmedabad http://www.shantibschool.edu.in
SDMIMD 180 10.7 6.5 Mysore http://www.sdmimd.ac.in
SCMS Cochin School of Business 180 N.A N.A Cochin http://www.scms.edu.in
School of Management Sciences 240 N.A N.A Varanasi http://www.smsvaranasi.com
RICS School of Built Environment Amity University 240 N.A N.A Noida http://www.ricssbe@rics.org
Regional College of Management Autonomous 240 N.A N.A Bhubneswar http://www.rcm.ac.in
Ravenshaw Management Centre 240 N.A N.A Cuttack http://www.ravenshawuniversity.ac.in
Pune Institute of Business Management 240 N.A N.A Pune http://www.pibm.in
Praxis Business School 240 N.A N.A Kolkata http://www.praxis.ac.in
NIIT University 240 N.A N.A Alwar http://www.niituniversity.in
New Delhi Institute of Management 360 N.A N.A New delhi http://www.@ndimdelhi.org
National School of Business 120 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.nsbindia.org
National Institute of Securities Markets 120 N.A N.A Navi Mumbai http://www.nism.ac.in
Myra School of Business 240 N.A N.A Mysore http://www.myra.ac.in
MVRR Institute of Business Management 240 N.A N.A N.A http://www.mvrribmgudlavalleru.ac.in
MICA 180 19.5 13.9 Ahmedabad http://www.mica.ac.in
MIT School of Business 240 N.A N.A Pune http://www.mitsob.net
MIT Pune's MIT School of Telecom Management 240 N.A N.A Pune http://www.mitsot.com
MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.mats.ac.in
Master School of Management 240 N.A N.A Meerut http://www.msmindia.org
Marian Institute of Health Care Management 240 N.A N.A Goa http://www.marianinstitute.in
Mangalvedhekar Institute of Management (MIM) 240 N.A N.A Solapur http://www.mangalvedhekar.org
Management Education & Research Institute 240 N.A N.A New delhi http://www.meri.edu.in
M S Ramaiah Institute of Management 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.msrim.org
Lovely Professional University 600 N.A N.A Phagwara http://www.lpu.in
KSOM 240 11.95 6 Bhubaneswar http://http://www.ksom.ac.in
Krupajal Business School 240 N.A N.A Bhubneswar http://www.krupajalbschool.org
Kohinoor Business School Khandala 240 N.A N.A Mumbai http://www.kohinoor.ac.in
KIAMS 240 10 5 Harihar http://www.kiams.ac.in
Kejriwal Institute of Management & Development Studies 240 N.A N.A Ranchi http://www.kimds.in/www.kimds.co.in
Kaziranga University 240 N.A N.A Jorhat http://www.kazirangauniversity.in
K J Somaiya 520 14.9 10 Mumbai http://http://simsr.somaiya.edu
JRE Group Of Institutions 240 N.A N.A Greater Noida http://www.jre.edu.in
JK Lakshmipat University 240 N.A N.A Jaipur http://www.jklu.edu.in
Jindal Global Business School 240 N.A N.A Sonipat http://www.jgbs.edu.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management 240 7.4 5 Lucknow http://www.jaipuria.ac.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management 240 7.45 N.A Indore https://www.jaipuria.ac.in/campuses/jaipuria-indore/
Jaipuria Institute of Management 240 8.1 N.A Noida https://www.jaipuria.ac.in/campuses/jaipuria-jaipur/
Jaipuria Institute of Management 240 10.3 4.5 Jaipur https://www.jaipuria.ac.in/campuses/jaipuria-noida/
Jagran Institute of Communication and Management 240 N.A N.A Bhopal http://www.jicm.edu.in
Jagan Institute of Management Studies 240 N.A N.A New delhi http://www.jimsindia.org
ISBR Business School 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.isbr.in
Invertis Institute of Management Studies 240 N.A N.A Lucknow http://www.invertis.org
International School of Management Excellence 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.isme.in
International School of Business & Media 240 N.A N.A Pune http://www.isbm.ac.in
International Institute of Business Studies 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.iibsonline.com
International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME) 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.iame.org.in
Institute of Science & Management 240 N.A N.A Ranchi http://www.iismr.org
Institute of Rural Management Anand 240 11-May 11.5 Anand http://www.irma.ac.in
IMIS 240 N.A N.A Bhubneswar http://www.imis.ac.in
Institute of Health Management Research 240 N.A N.A Jaipur http://www.iihmr.org
Institute of Business Studies and Research 360 N.A N.A Navi Mumbai http://www.ibsar.ac.in
Institute for Future Education Entrepreneurship& Leadership 240 N.A N.A Pune http://www.ifeel.edu.in
Indus World School of Business 240 N.A N.A Greater Noida http://www.iwsb.in
Indus Business Academy 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.iba.ac.in
Indian Institute of Forest Management 120 N.A N.A Bhopal http://www.iifm.ac.in
Indian Institute of Finance 240 N.A N.A Greater Noida http://www.iif.edu
Indian Institute of cost and management studies & research 240 N.A N.A Pune http://www.indsearch.org
IMT Nagpur 360 12 7.5 Nagpur http://www.imtnagpur.ac.in
IMT Hyderabad 240 12 7 Hyderabad https://www.imthyderabad.edu.in/
Manipal University Jaipur 240 N.A N.A Jaipur http://www.jaipur.manipal.edu
IMT G 600 17.5 13.6 Ghaziabad http://www.imt.edu
IMS-Noida 360 N.A N.A Noida http://www.imsnoida.in
IIMT School of Management (ISM) 240 N.A N.A gurgaon http://www.ism.edu.in
IILM Institute for Business and Management 240 N.A N.A gurgaon http://www.iilminstitute.ac.in
IILM Graduate School of Management 240 N.A N.A Greater Noida http://www.iilmgsm.ac.in
IILM College of Management Studies 240 N.A N.A Noida http://www.iilmcms.ac.in
IFMR GSB 180 13.2 9.41 Chittoor https://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb/
IFIM Business School 360 9.5 7.2 Bangalore http://www.ifimbschool.com
ICBM - School of Business Excellence 240 N.A N.A hyderabad http://www.icbm.ac.in
IBMR - Business Schools 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.ibmrbschool.org
Hyderabad Business School Gitam University 240 N.A N.A Medak http://ghbs.in
HDF School of Management 240 N.A N.A Cuttack http://www.hdf.ac.in
Goa Institute of Management 420 15.9 11.72 Goa http://www.gim.ac.in
Globsyn Business School 240 N.A N.A Kolkata http://www.globsyn.edu.in
Gitam School of International Business 240 N.A N.A Visakhapatnam http://www.gsib.org
Gitam Institute of Management 240 N.A N.A Visakhapatnam http://www.gitam.edu
GIBS Business School 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.gibsbschool.com
Fortune Institute of International Business 240 N.A N.A New delhi http://www.fiib.edu.in
FORE School of Management 240 14.9 10.6 New delhi http://www.fsm.ac.in
Flame University 240 14.5 N.A Pune http://www.flame.edu.in
First India Group of Institutions 240 N.A N.A gurgaon http://www.stmi.in/www.rimgurgaon.com
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) 240 N.A N.A Ghandhinagar http://www.ediindia.ac.in
EMPI Business School 240 6.95 5.12 New Delhi http://www.empiindia.com
Driems Business School 240 N.A N.A Cuttack http://www.dbs.ac.in
Disha Institute of Management and Technology 240 N.A 3.5 Raipur http://www.dimatindia.com
Development Management Institute 240 N.A N.A Patna http://www.dmi.ac.in
Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences 240 N.A N.A Amloh http://www.deshbhagatinstitutes.com
Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research 240 N.A N.A New delhi http://www.dspsr.in
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Management and Higher Studies 240 2.29 2.2 Kanpur http://www.dduinstitute.org
CMS Business School 240 9.9 N.A Bangalore http://www.bschool.cms.ac.in
BULMIN 240 6 N A New Delhi http://www.bulmim.ac.in
BNM Institute of Technology 240 N.A N.A Bangalore http://www.bnmit.org
BML Munjal University 240 9.75 N.A Gurgaon http://www.bml.edu.in/
BLS Institute of Management 240 N.A N.A Ghaziabad http://www.blsim.org
Birla Institute of Management Technology 240 6 N.A Bhubaneswar http://www.bimtechbbsr.ac.in
BIMTECH 420 12 7.5 Greater Noida http://www.bimtech.ac.in
Bhavan's Centre for Communication and Management 240 N.A N.A Bhubaneswar http://www.bvbbhubaneswar.org
Bengal Institute of Business Studies 240 3.52 N.A Kolkata http://www.bibs.co.in
Asian School of Business Management 240 6.5 4.2 Bhubaneswar http://www.asbm.ac.in
Asia Pacific Institute of Management 240 9.5 6 New delhi http://www.asiapacific.edu
Aryans Business School 240 1.8 N.A Chandigarh http://www.aryans.edu.in
APG Shimla University 240 2 1.3 Shilma http://www.apg.edu.in
Amrita School of Business 240 9.5 6.5 Coimbatore http://www.amrita.edu/asb
Alliance University Alliance School of Business 240 13.5 6 Bangalore http://www.alliance.edu.in
AIMS Institutions 240 8 4.92 Bangalore https://theaims.ac.in/
AIMIT 240 5 3.5 Bangalore http://www.adarshaimit.com
Acharya School of Management 240 4.85 3.5 Bangalore https://acharya.ac.in/
Accurate Institute of Management and Technology 240 5.6 N A Greater Noida http://www.accurate.in