The registration for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) exam that is scheduled for 8 January 2017 has opened for eligible candidates through online application. Candidates can register themselves on XAT's official website http://xatonline.net.in/.
The Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) is set to select the most suited candidates in the forthcoming year through its exam held by the Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur on its behalf.
For XAT 2017, there is a change in the day of the exam as the institute for the first time is going to conduct exam on second Sunday instead of its usual schedule on first Sunday of the month. Last year, there were also changes in the question paper pattern and a series of corrections were introduced.
From 84, the number of questions in the main paper was reduced to 78, the exam duration was extended to 20 more minutes, students were given the option of skipping 13 questions out of the total number and the number of General knowledge questions was brought down to 25.
XAT scores are acknowledged nation wide in over 140 B-Schools apart from XAMI. This time, the test centres are located in various states such as Agartala, Bhopal, Cuttack, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Amritsar, Chennai, Goa, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Cochin, Greater Noida, Jaipur, Mangalore, Berhampur, Coimbatore, Gurgaon, Jammu, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.
It would also be conducted in other countries such as Dubai and Kathmandu. The last date for admission is 30 November 2016 and late applications will be accepted till 11 December 2016. The results are expected to be out on the last week of January.