Registration, Notification, Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation

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 READ : XLRI Placement Report 2020 || Compare Business Schools: XLRI vs IIFT vs SPJIMR vs MDI G || Top 100 Management Institute of India by fees, Placement, seat, Faculty 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). Facts:
Section Fact
Test Conducting Body Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Number of MBA colleges under XAT 100+
Mode of Exam Computer Based Online Exam
Application Process Online; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for XLRI PGDM Programs
Application Fee 1700
XAT Full Form Xavier Aptitude Test
Cut offs for XLRI 96 to 97 XAT percentile
Total Questions in the Exam 100
Sectional Division of Test 4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section.
Section which is not counted to prepare merit for shortlisting GK
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 26 No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making 21 No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 28 No Sectional Time Limit
Part 2 25 Total MCQs 15 Minutes
General Knowledge 25
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2) 100 100

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 StartSep 12, 2020
Registration EndDec 10, 2020 (Extended)
XAT 2019 Registration Fee1700
XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)2000
Candidates interested in XLRI programmesAdditional fee of 300 each
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes (with late fee)Additional fee of 500 each
Exam dateJan 03, 2020
Final Announcement of Results3rd 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.

Here the list of Business School that Accept XAT Score

wdt_ID Institution Name Seats Fees (INR In Lacs) Placement (INR In Lacs) City Website
1 XLRI 360 23,70 24,30 Jamshedpur https://www.xlri.ac.in/
2 XIME Kochi 120 7,50 6,50 Kochi https://ximekochi.org/
3 XIME Chennai 120 7,50 6,50 Chennai https://ximechennai.org/
4 XIME Bnagalore 180 10,00 7,00 Bengaluru https://www.xime.org/
5 XIMB 360 20,00 15,30 Bhubaneshwar http://ximb.edu.in/
6 XIDAS 240 10,60 0,00 Bhopal https://www.xidas.in/
7 WLC College India 240 0,00 0,00 Noida http://www.wlccollege.org
8 WE School 600 8,60 7,00 Mumbai http://www.welingkar.org
9 VIT Business School 180 3,51 4,30 Vellore http://www.vit.ac.in
10 VIPS – Technical Campus 240 0,00 0,00 New delhi http://www.dsb.edu.in
Institution Name Seats Fees (INR In Lacs) Placement (INR In Lacs) City Website