XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is an entrance exam conducted by XLRI in the month of January every year, for entrance into XAMI (Xavier Association of Management) Institutes. XAT Scores can be used to gain admission to XLRI Jamshedpur, XIMB, TAPMI and many other colleges. It is the second most prestigious management entrance exam in India after CAT.
Till 2017, XAT was a pen-and-paper exam. However, in 2018, it became an online computer-based test.
It is the second most popular MBA entrance exam after CAT as XLRI is among the top 5 business schools in the country. XLRI was established in 1949 as the first business school in the country and both the Business Management and Human Resource Management Programs are extremely prestigious.
List of colleges accepting XAT score
A few top b-schools that accept XAT scores are:
The candidates appearing for XAT 2023 must know the detailed eligibility so that they can prepare accordingly. The XAT eligibility criteria define the age limit, educational qualification and other aspects required to appear for the exam. The XAT Exam 2023 will be held on Sunday, 8th January 2023. Candidates should get this done before beginning the application process.
Candidates must learn about all the important details and guidelines given by the recruitment board (XLRI), including important information about the XAT Eligibility Criteria before starting their application process. Here is an overview of the XAT eligibility criteria:
No negative marking in this part
XAT exam consists of the following sections
1) Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Logical Reasoning
2) Decision Making
3) Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
PART 2 (not included in final XAT percentile):
1) General Knowledge
2) Essay Writing
The first section consists of the following topics:
1) Reading Comprehension
2) Para Jumbles
3) Para Completion
4) Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases
5) Grammar and Sentence Correction
6) Sentence Completion
7) Critical Reasoning
9) Clocks and Calendars
10) Facts, Inference and Judgements
11) Seating Arrangement
12) Blood Relations
13) Statements, Assumptions and Inferences
The second section consists of the following topics:
2) Decision Making in a given situation
3) Selection and Grouping according to conditions
4) Complex Arrangement
The third section consists of the following topics:
2) Number Systems
3) Linear and Quadratic Equations
4) Profit and Loss
5) Time, Speed, Distance and Work
6) Permutations, Combinations and Probability
7) Progressions and Series
8) Logarithms and Surds
10) Venn Diagrams
11) Functions and Graphs
12) Ratio and Proportion
14) Data Interpretation – Line Charts, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Caselets
1) Current Affairs
4) Science and Technology
5) Economy and Business
6) Person and Awards
7) International Organizations
8) Currencies and capitals
9) Important days
And other important topics…
Open XAT 2023 website in a new window or click here: https://xatonline.in/
Enter details like name, phone number, email ID, password and captcha code
A unique XAT ID and registration link is shared on the verified email ID
Click on the link to verify registration
If you do not receive the registration confirmation mail, with your XAT ID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, please check your spam/junk folder or you can write to email@example.com or call up on 1800-209-0835 between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM (IST). The exam authorities will get back to you in 48 hours (excluding holidays).
After XAT 2023 registration verification, follow the steps given below to fill out the application form:
Go to XAT 2023 homepage
Click on ‘login’
Enter your email ID and password
The XAT 2023 application form will be displayed
Enter all the details asked in the form
Cross-check the information before saving
Pay the XAT exam fee through a credit/debit card, UPI, or net banking
XAT fees is INR 2,000 and INR 200 per XLRI course, to be paid online while submitting the XAT 2023 application form on the official website. There is no fee relaxation for reserved category candidates.
Ans. XAT 2023 date is 8th January 2023.
Ans. No, XAT does not have a sectional time limit and switching between sections is allowed
Ans. In general, XAT Verbal section is considered tougher than CAT verbal section. Also, Decision Making being a new section can prove to be a pain point for many. But with adequate practice, it all becomes easy.
Ans. No, the GK section is not considered for percentile calculation, it is considered for the final list shortlisting.