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XAT

About Exam

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is an All-India test conducted by XLRI as an entrance test for its management programmes as well as for many other reputed pinnacle B-schools in the country.

XAT is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on the behalf of the Xavier association of management Institutes. The test spans throughout a timeframe of 3 hours and 30 minutes such as both objective and subjective questions.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for this exam is as follows:

  • Graduate or bachelor degree - Candidate must be a graduate or must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized institute or university in order to apply for this examination.
  • The eligibility for XLRI programmes like Human Resource Management (HRM), Business Management (BM) is similar. Applicants with 3 years of work experience will be given preference in global business management.

 Note: There is no specific age restriction for XAT examination. 

  • PGDM, Business Management/Human Resource Management-

Candidate should have recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline. 

  • PGDM, General Management Programme-

Candidate should have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university (minimum three years duration in India/abroad with at least 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience). Candidates can apply either through XAT 2018 or GMAT score.

  • XAT - HRM-

Candidates must have a 3 years Bachelor's degree or equivalent from institutes of recognition.

  • XAT – Business Management-

Candidates must have a 3 years Bachelor's degree or equivalent from institutes of recognition. 

  • XAT – General Management-

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in India or overseas with a minimum of 5 years managerial expertise. Candidates would also be able to apply either through XAT or GMAT Score.

Application Fees

Candidates can select either of the subsequent modes for XAT application fee payment :

  • Online - Credit/Debit/Netbanking
  • Offline - Cash payment or DD. DD has to be made in favor of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur.

In case of the offline mode, applicants must upload the fee payment info on the XAT Registration page

Application Procedure

The application procedure for XAT is as follows:

  • Visit the link (xatonline.net.in), click on register, create a new account with your personal e-mail id, you will receive a unique XAT id and registration link.
  • Click on the link and create your own password (next time you'll be allowed to log in with this XAT id and password).
  • Select your Citizenship (Indian/ foreign/ NRI).
  • Are you interested to apply for XLRI, then select the program of your choice Business Management (BM)/Human Resource Management (HRM)/Global Business Management(GBM)/General Management Programme (GMP). Applicants not interested in any of the XLRI programs can skip this step.
  • Fill preliminary data (Name, Date of birth, Gender, Father's name, Mother's name, Category and Phone number etc.)
  • Provide your mailing address and permanent address.
  • Provide your educational qualification starting from 10th onwards.
  • Provide details of work experience starting from the latest job.
  • You could preview the inputs you have entered.
  • Please upload your scanned digital photo and signature less than 1 MB (click here for the process of uploading the photo and signature).

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for this exam is as follows:
 

XAT Exam SectionNumber of TopicsNumber of QuestionsSection Score
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation53321.5
Verbal Ability53129
Decision Making12524.5

Study Material

There are various study materials available for this exam. Some of them are as follows:

  • Target XAT Simplified by Disha Experts
  • XAT XLRI – MBA Entrance exam A/4 by Chandresh Agarwal
  • Concepts of number for XAT and other quantitative exams by Gajendra Kumar
  • The Accredited guide to problem-solving and the data sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha
  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum XAT by Sarvesh K Verma

Test Centres

There are many test centers for this exam, which are given below:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bhopal
  • Coimbatore
  • Greater Noida
  • Allahabad
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Cuttack
  • Gurgaon
  • Amritsar
  • Chandigarh
  • Dehradun
  • Guwahati
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Berhampur
  • Cochin
  • Goa
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Lucknow
  • Patna
  • Surat

FAQs

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) related to this exam are as follows:


Q. When is it conducted?

A. It is usually conducted in the month of January.


Q. Is it an online exam?

A. Yes.

 

Q. Do we have to apply separately to XLRI BM & PMIR programs?

A. Yes.

 

Q. What should I do if there is a delay in accessing the page?

A. If you are not able to get the pages for registration, try again after a gap of 15 minutes.

 

Q.  How do I know that my application is registered?

A. Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button indicating the generated "XAT ID".

 

Q. How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?

A. For confirming Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Re-Print of Application, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.

 

Q. I want to change and correct the details I entered in the Application?

A. Prior to submission of the online application, please choose the 'EDIT' option to correct the details.

 

Q. I am in the final year of my graduation, what percentage should I fill in the application form?

A. Enter the aggregate percentage of marks obtained while filling the form.

Syllabus

XAT exam pattern has four important sections. The sections are:

 

Quantitative Ability
English Language
Decision Making:
Logical Reasoning:
Data Interpretation:
Elementary Mathematics

Arithmetic:- Number System, Ratio, and Proportion

Additional Topic in Arithmetic:- Problems on Trains, Clock and Calendar, and Mixtures and Allegation

Unitary Method:- Time and Distance

Commercial Maths:- Profit and Loss, Interest

Geometry:- Triangles, Circles

Mensuration

Algebra:- Permutation and Combinations, Sequence And Series

Trigonometry:- Heights and Distance

Linear Programming

Coordinate Geometry:- Cartesian Plane and lines

Probability


English Grammar

English Proficiency:- Analogy, Fill in the Blanks, Para jumble, Cloze Test

English Comprehension to Arrangement Test:- Complex Arrangement

Logical Ability(Case lets)

Complex Arrangements

Logical Ability(Case lets)

Data Interpretation

Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Statement Argument

Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability

Data Interpretation:- Case lets, Table Chart

Data Sufficiency

Data Interpretation via text

Data Sufficiency

Case study

Charts

Tables

Graphs


Quantitative Ability:

  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Arithmetic:- Number System, Ratio, and Proportion
  • Additional Topic in Arithmetic:- Problems on Trains, Clock and Calendar, and Mixtures and Allegation
  • Unitary Method:- Time and Distance
  • Commercial Maths:- Profit and Loss, Interest
  • Geometry:- Triangles, Circles
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra:- Permutation and Combinations, Sequence And Series
  • Trigonometry:- Heights and Distance
  • Linear Programming
  • Coordinate Geometry:- Cartesian Plane and lines
  • Probability 

English Language:

  • English Grammar
  • English Proficiency:- Analogy, Fill in the Blanks, Para jumble, Cloze Test
  • English Comprehension to Arrangement Test:- Complex Arrangement
  • Logical Ability(Case lets)

Decision Making:

  • Complex Arrangements
  • Logical Ability(Case lets)
  • Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning:

  • Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Statement Argument
  • Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation:- Case lets, Table Chart
  • Data Sufficiency 

Data Interpretation:

  • Data Interpretation via text
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Case study
  • Charts
  • Tables
  • Graphs

Cut-Offs

The cut-offs for this exam are as follows:

  • A total percentage of 51.28 was equivalent to 99.751 percentile
  • A total percentage of 47.12 was equivalent to 99.278 percentile
  • A total percentage of 45.64 was equivalent to 98.896 percentile
  • A total percentage of 42.82 was equivalent to 97.891 percentile
  • A total percentage of 40.83 was equivalent to 96.842 percentile

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for this exam is as follows:

  • XAT Admission Procedure – Shortlist
  • XAT Admission Procedure – Final Selection
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal interview

 

Documents to be Carried

The documents to be carried for this exam are as follows:

  • Admit Card
  • Passport size photograph
  • Stationery items like pen/pencil
  • Identity Card like PAN Card, Voter ID Card, Passport, Driving License