XAT 2018 Exam - Exam Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is one of the reputed management entrance exams which is conducted by the XLRI (Xavier Labour Relation Institute or Xavier School of Management), Jamshedpur. It is organized on the national level by XLRIon behalf of the XAMI.

XAT Exam scores are validated and accepted by 150 B-schools in India. This article will fetch you all important inputs about the XAT 2018 exam that will help you to prepare effectively for this exam.

Available Application Forms

XAT Exam Important Dates

The sale of Application form begins in the month of August every year and it closes by the end of November. The XAT Exam is usually conducted in January and the result is announced within a month after the exam.

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Important Dates (Tentative)

Avail Application Form

August 2018

Final date of submission of Application Form ( without late fee)

November 2018

Final date of submission of Application Form ( with late fee)

December 2018

Admit Card issuance

December 2018

Exam Date

January 2018

Result announcement

January 2019

Beginning of counselling process

Soon afterward the resultannouncement

XAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus

There are two papers in the XAT Exam, Paper 1 and Paper 2. The Paper 1 tests candidate’s scholastic aptitude, whereas Paper-2 tests candidate’sGeneral awarenesslevel.

Name of Paper

Areas of Paper

No. of Questions.

Time Allocated

Paper 1

Verbal and Logical Ability

23

170 Min

 

Decision Making

26

-
 

Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation

29

-

Paper 2

General Knowledge

25

35 min

 

Essay

1 topic

-

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Mode of Exam - It is a Pen and Paper based exam.

Test Centres

The XAT 2018 Exam will be conducted on 47 test centers in India and2 International centers abroad.

International Centres

  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu

Test centers in India

  • Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar
  • Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack
  • Dehradun, Delhi
  • Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur
  • Kanpur, Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mangalore, Mumbai
  • Nagpur, Nasik, Noida
  • Patna, Pune
  • Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela
  • Sambalpur, Surat
  • Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum
  • Udaipur
  • Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

Eligibility for XAT Exam

  • An applicant should have a Bachelor’s degreeor equivalent in any discipline from recognized University.
  • An applicant who is appearing in the final year of the exam can also apply.

XAT Exam Application Process

The XAT application should be filled online.

  • Candidates can apply online for the XAT exam.
  • Applicants should visit the official website of the XAT- xatonline.net.in.
  • Applicants shouldcreate a new account first to get registered.
  • Upon registration, a User ID and Password are sent to the applicant’s email id. By using the given login credentials, the applicants can access the application form.
  • The applicants should fill the application form with all basic details about himself/herselflike citizenship, educational qualifications, date of birth, work experience etc.
  • The applicants wishing to apply for the XLRI also should select the management programmes from the given options. If the applicant is not interested in any of the XLRI programmes, then he/she can simply skip this step.
  • Applicants should give preference for the test centers.
  • Finally, candidates should upload their digital Photograph and Signature.

Mode 3: Demand Draft

The applicant can make a DD drawn in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT”, Jamshedpur.

Mode-2: Cash Payment

An applicant should take the print of the XAT Pay-in-slip and make payment from the nearest IDBI bank.

The Examination Fee can be made by 3 modes.

Mode 1: Online payment

Net banking Credit or Debit Card VISA/MASTER.

XAT Exam Fee

Applicants should pay the XAT Examination fee ₹ 1600/. If an applicant is applying for the XLRI also, he/she is required to pay an additional amount of ₹ 300/ per course.

Other Details

Some tips for preparation of the XAT exam

In order to crack the XAT exam it is important for student to cover every area of the syllabus. It is better to do preparation topic wise. The student must do exhaustive study on every topic. It should be covered from every possible angle. For reference purpose one can see the previous year’s questions. It will help student to plan and devise an effective strategy for the exam.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. For the XAT 2018 Exam when will the Application forms be made available?

For the XAT 2018 the application forms are made available online from Aug., 2018.

Q. What is the mode of the XAT Exam?

It is a pen and a paper based exam.

Q. How much fee is charged for the application form?

For XAT 2018 Exam ₹ 1600 is charged as the application fee.

Q.  How many B-schools will accept XAT 2018 Exam scores?

For XAT 2018 exam, 150 B-schools will accept its score for admission in its various management programmes. 

Q. If one needs to apply separately for XLRI and XAT exam?

On the same XAT exam application form, an option is given to choose for the XLRI exam. One can opt for it as per his choice. For this he will be required to pay an additional amount of ₹ 300 per course of the XLRI.

Q. What is the qualification required to apply for the XAT exam?

One simply needs to have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum of three years’ duration in any discipline from a recognized university or institution.

Q. When does the counselling begins for XAT exam?

Soon after the announcement of the results.

Q. How many question papers are there in the XAT exam?

There are 2 question papers in the XAT exams, namely Paper -1 and Paper -2.

Q. What are the areas of questions in XAT exam?

The Paper-1 asks questions about aptitude whereas Paper-2 tests the candidate level of general awareness. 

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