XAT Exam Registration, Notification, Syllabus, Pattern and Result Date

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.C

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 BodyXavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Number of MBA colleges under XAT100+
Mode of ExamComputer Based Online Exam
Application ProcessOnline; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for XLRI PGDM Programs
Application Fee1700
XAT Full FormXavier Aptitude Test
Cut offs for XLRI96 to 97 XAT percentile
Total Questions in the Exam100
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

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 ExamNo of QOverall Time Duration
Part 175 Total MCQs165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability26No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making21No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation28No Sectional Time Limit
Part 225 Total MCQs15 Minutes
General Knowledge25 
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)100100

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_IDInstitution NameSeatsFees (INR In Lacs)Placement (INR In Lacs)CityWebsite
2XIME Kochi1207,506,50Kochihttps://ximekochi.org/
3XIME Chennai1207,506,50Chennaihttps://ximechennai.org/
4XIME Bnagalore18010,007,00Bengaluruhttps://www.xime.org/
7WLC College India2400,000,00Noidahttp://www.wlccollege.org
8WE School6008,607,00Mumbaihttp://www.welingkar.org
9VIT Business School1803,514,30Vellorehttp://www.vit.ac.in
10VIPS – Technical Campus2400,000,00New delhihttp://www.dsb.edu.in
Institution NameSeatsFees (INR In Lacs)Placement (INR In Lacs)CityWebsite