XAT Exam Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Last Updated on : 16/09/2020

XAT 2021 exam will be tentatively conducted on 03rd January 2021 (Sunday). Check out the FAQs for the exam here.

Question 1: What is XAT and who is the conducting authority?

XAT, also known as Xavier Aptitude Test, is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI – Xavier School of Management.

Question 2: When will the XAT 2021 exam commence? If I have to apply, when should I expect the application form?

The exam is scheduled to be held on 03rd January 2021. The application process is available on the official website. The Authority will conclude the registration process on 30th November 2020.

Question 3: Is it mandatory to have a Bachelor’s Degree to appear for the test?

Yes, it is. However, students who are in the final year can apply too.

Question 4: What about the NRI students? Are they eligible for XAT 2021?

Foreign nationals and NRIs can apply through GMAT scores.

Question 5: How would candidates know that the application form is submitted correctly?

Upon successful registration, candidates will be indicated with a system-generated XAT ID. Note it down for future use. However, it is important to fill the form carefully. Forms that are submitted cannot be modified or changed.

Question 6: What is the mode of the exam?


Question 7: What is the duration of XAT 2021?

The duration of the exam is 3 hours and 35 minutes. It will be done in two papers – Paper I and Paper II. However, there will be no gap between the papers.

Question 8: Is there any prescribed syllabus for XAT?

No. Check the above syllabi section to know more.

Question 9: If I score below 50% in Bachelor’s programme, will I be denied to sit in the test?

No. You are actually eligible for the test.

Question 10: What is the age bar for the XAT test?

There’s no age limit for the exam.

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