Updated as on Aug 19, 2023. XAT Exam 2024XLRI has been conducting XAT for more than 72 years at all India level for aspiring students to get admission in top B-Schools of the Country.  Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is the management entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to its PGDM program. The XAT score is being used by 160 institutes for admission in prominent Management schools for admission to its PGDM | PGPX, MBA and other management programs

Important Dates :

EXAM DATE January 7th 2024 , Sunday
EXAM TIME 9:30 am to 1:00 pm  (3.30 Hours)
ADMIT CARD DOWNLOAD DATE DEC  2023 Onwards (tentatively)
FINAL RESULTS  3rd week of Jan’24 (tentatively)

Top MBA Colleges in India accepting XAT Score 2024

The XAT score is accepted by about 110+ B-schools of India for admission to its PGDM | PGPX, MBA and other management programs. The most popular management entrance after CAT Exam (conducted by IIMs)  for MBA / PGDM has been the XAT conducted by XLRI.

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Method of Exam : Computer Based test, will be conducted for admission to MBA batch  2024 -26

Cities where Exam to be Held:  Agra, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad City (Maharashtra), Allahabad, Ambala, Amravati, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhatinda, Bhilai Nagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh/Mohali, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi-NCR, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur/Asansol, Ernakulam, Gandhinagar, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hooghly, Hubballi(Hubli), Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur,Jalandhar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Kottayam, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysuru(Mysore), Nagpur, Nashik, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Roorkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirappalli, Tirupathi, Tiruvallur, Udaipur, Udupi Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal, Tejpur, Jorhat, Rajkot, Shillong, Naharlagun.

⏩⏩⏩⏩XAT is the 2nd most popular exam after CAT (conducted by IIMs) ; Approx 90K students fills application every year.

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Registration Process:  

  • Register Yourself
  • Verify Email Id
  • Fill XAT Application Form 
  • Upload Required documents
  • Pay Application Fee
  • Check & Submit your Form


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Important Points to remember while applying: 

    • Please quote your personal email and mobile number (provided during the registration) and XAT ID for all future communications
  • Please add admis@xlri.ac.in as trusted sources in the anti inbox. Spam software of your email. Otherwise, either you will not receive important emails, or they will get delivered to your Spam/junk folder

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Payment of Fees: 

  • XAT Registration Fee – Rs. 2100/-
  • Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 200/- 
  • Candidates interested in XLRI programmes(with late fees)  need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- 
  • Fee for Indian Candidates applying for PGDM(GM) through GMAT/GRE– Rs. 2500/-

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Exam Pattern : XAT is an 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. ( As per XAT 2023 Exam format).

Exam SectionDescription Total Q


           Part 1: 

Verbal & Logical Ability26
Decision Making21
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation28


          Part 2: 

General Knowledge25
Essay 1
Total Qs (Part 1+Part2) 100 (excluding essay)

Eligibility Criteria

Indian nationals 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 2024 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 2024 examination).

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Test Conducting BodyXavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Number of MBA colleges under XAT110+
Mode of ExamComputer Based Online Exam
Application ProcessOnline
XAT Full FormXavier Aptitude Test
Cut offs for XLRI96
Total No of Questions100
Sectional Division of Test4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section.
Section which is not counted to prepare merit for shortlistingGK
Exam Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult

XAT Syllabus

The syllabus is quite similar to CAT, comprising 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 2024 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 centers.

GMAT: XLRI Programme through GMAT. XLRI Online Registration through GMAT – XLRI announces Admission for the following Programmes through GMAT

  • PGDM (Business Management) for Jamshedpur and Delhi NCR campus.
  • 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, 2021 and December 31, 2023 for the following XLRI programmes.

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

Pattern details

  • 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.

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