XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), is one of the most reputed management exam which is conducted by XLRI (Xavier Labour Relation Institute or Xavier School of Management), Jamshedpur. It is organized on national level on behalf of XAMI by XLRI. This is a pen and a paper based examination which aims to evaluate the managerial aptitude of candidates. XAT Exam scores are validated and are accepted by 150 B-schools of India. This exam opens a doorway of very promising career for students. This article will fetch you all the important inputs, facts and figures about the XAT exam. It will facilitate you with all necessary information about the exam process, different stages of exam and the various aspects of the examination that will help you to prepare effectively for this exam.
The XAT application should be filled online.
Finally, it is mandatory to upload one’s digital photograph and signature.
XAT Exam Fee
The payment of Examination Fee can be made by the 3 modes.
Mode 1- Through online payment
Mode-2 –Through Cash Payment
Mode 3- Through Demand Draft
Note – Applicants who are making the payment of their examination fee through the mode 2 and mode 3 should fill their application form with these details. Otherwise their form will be rejected.
XAT Exams have two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The Paper 1 tests candidate’s scholastic aptitude, whereas Paper-2 tests candidates level of General awareness.
|Name of Paper||Areas of Paper||No. of Questions.||Time allocated|
|Paper 1||Verbal and Logical Ability||23||170 Min.|
|Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation||29|
|Paper 2||General Knowledge||25||35 min.|
Mode of Exam - It is a pen and a paper based exam.
There are 47 test centres in India and 2 International centres abroad, where the XAT 2017, Exam will be conducted.
Test centres in India
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 the month of January and its results are announced within a month, i.e. in the month of January itself.
Check yourself with the following dates of XAT 2017, Exam
|Avail Application Form from||17 August, 2016|
|Final date of submission of Application Form ( without late fee)||30 November, 2016|
|Final date of submission of Application Form ( with late fee)||11 December, 2016|
|Admit Card issuance||20 December, 2016|
|Exam Date||8 January, 2017|
|Result announcement||31st January, 2017|
|Beginning of counselling process||Soon afterwards the announcement of result|
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.
Q. For the XAT 2017 Exam when will the Application forms be made available?
For the XAT 2017, the application forms are made available online from 17th Aug., 2016.
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 2017, Exam Rs 1600/ is charged as the application fee.
Q. How many B-schools will accept XAT 2017, Exam scores?
For XAT 2017, 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 Rs. 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.