Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

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XLRI Jamshedpur

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Xavier Aptitude Test Exam 2018(XAT)

XLRI-Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur, is a privately held government approved college and is one of the pioneer business schools of India. Every year XLRI conducts XAT Entrance Exam, for admission in its two years residential MBA program. XAT is among most renowned entrance exam for business management and more than 100 colleges take in account its score for the admission in their college.The Xavier Aptitude Test Exam - XAT exam is scheduled to be held on 7th January 2018. The final dates for the XAT exam have been released.

What is XAT Entrance Exam

  • XAT 2018 is also referred as Xavier Aptitude Test.
  • It is the university level entrance exam, which is organized by the XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) on the behalf of XAMI.
  • XAT exam is conducted for the admission in more than 150 B-Schools of the country.
  • The exam is the gateway for admission in management courses.
  • For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education.
  • The XAT score is being used by more than 100 institutes for the admission.

Source:- http://www.xlri.ac.in/

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XAT 2018 Important Dates

21/08/2017 to 26/08/2017

Applicate Date (Online)

24/12/2017 to 06/01/2018

Admit Card (Online)

07/01/2018 to 07/01/2018

Exam Dates (Online)

31/01/2018 to 31/01/2018

Result Dates (Online)

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XAT 2018 Exam Dates

XAT is conducted every year by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission in its MBA program. The entrance test for 2018 academic year is scheduled on January 07, 2018. There is no further notice regarding the application and registration process, but it generally starts in mid-august till November. Look at this space for further notice. The students should make a note of the exam dates. The students should make sure that they follow the needful according to dates so that they do not miss out on any important dates.  The  date for XAT are given below.



Application date starts

16th August 2017

Application date ends

30th November 2017

Online & offline fee payment

16th August – 30th November 2017

Late application deadline


Editing of application details

16th August – 30th November 2017

Downloading Admit Card

20th December 2017

Date of Exam

7th January 2018

XAT Official Answer Key

Third week of January 2018

XAT 2018 OMR Sheet & Score Card

Third week of January 2018

Result Declaration

31st January 2018

Counselling Begins

After declaration of Result

XAT Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for the XAT 2018 is three years bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university. Final year students completing their exam as on June 2018 may also apply. Eligibility criteria for XAT is same as CAT and MAT. NRI and foreign candidates can apply through GMAT scores. There is no age limit for the XAT exam.

Education Qualification

Applicants have to pass Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University or Institute.The minimum duration of the programme has to be three years.

Appearing Candidates

Candidates completing their final examination by June 10, 2018 are also eligible to apply.


All Indian candidates can appear for XAT 2018.

Age limit

There is no age limit for applying in XAT 2018

NRI/Foreign candidates

NRI or foreign national candidates have to apply through GMAT scores. Candidates from Dubai or Nepal are exempted from applying through GMAT scores as XAT will be conducted in these two international cities

XAT Exam 2018 Application Process

Registration process for the Xavier Aptitude Test Exam (XAT  2018) has not yet started and there is no notification from XLRI-Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur yet, however it generally starts in the month of August and ends in the month of November and exam for XAT 2018 is scheduled on 07 January 2018. For registration the applicant needs to register himself on the website using personal email ID and password.The application process of XAT is online. The students have to undertake the following steps for XAT Exam application process. 

Visit xatonline.in choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional XAT ID and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional XAT ID and Password

In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and Verify / get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission.

Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

The Name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any  change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.

Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature detailed under point “C”.

Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.

Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.

Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.

Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.

Click on 'Submit' button.

 XAT Exam 2018 FEES Details

Application fees for XAT test is INR 1600 and INR 300 per course of XLRI. If students misses the deadline of submission the application fees incur late charges. Application fees after the deadline is INR 2000 and INR 500 per XLRI course. The mode of payment of these amount is both online via payment gateway and off line via print receipt from the bank and demand draft.
Details are mentioned below.

Candidates interested in XAT but not in XLRI need to pay Rs. 1650/- only.

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs.300/- each.

The late fee will be Rs. 2000/- (for XAT) and Rs. 500 (for XLRI programmes).

The fee payment can be done through online mode like debit/credit card or net banking.

For cash payment, candidates have to take a printout of XAT Pay-In-Slip visit the nearest IDBI bank and pay the application fee.

For payment through DD, make a DD in favor of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT” payable at Jamshedpur from any bank.

XAT Exam 2018 Reservation Details

XLRI neither in the XAT exam nor in at the time of admission offers any reservation to any of its students. In one of its course it gives 50% quota to Jharkhand Domicile but in two years residential PGDM program it does not offer any reservation. The student have to prove the Jharkhand Domicile in order to qualify for the 50% quota.

See also:

XAT Pattern 2018

XAT syllabus 2018

XAT Preparation Tips 

XAT Exam Center 2018

XAT cut off

XAT Application Procedure 2018

Source:- http://www.xlri.ac.in/

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