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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2016 To Remain Pen-Paper Based

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November 3, 2015: Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2016 is to follow the Pen-Paper format like every year. Like previous years, the XAT exams for 2016 will be conducted on the first Sunday of January next year, i.e. 3rd January, 2016.

Dr. Munish Thakur, Chairperson-Admissions at XLRI commented, "XAT, though one of the oldest competitive examinations in the country, has always kept pace with the cutting edge testing methodology. XAT's multidimensional testing framework is designed to meaningfully assess the aptitude of candidates for future business success. We follow the pen & paper format, in order to ensure equal opportunity to all candidates. The examination focuses on multi-dimensional examination structure and fairness, to assess aptitude of future business leaders,"

"XLRI has been conducting the test on behalf of the XAMI for over 60 years now. Like every year, the test will be conducted on the first Sunday of January next year, i.e. 3rd January, 2016," he added.

The last date of registration is 30th November, 2015.

This year, XAT will be conducted from 47 centers all across India that will include the cities -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. The test will be held in two international cities of Dubai and Kathmandu.

XAT 2016 will be having 3 and half hours duration and will follow a similar pattern like last few years. The paper is to comprise of two sections:
Section 1: a) Quantitative Ability, b) English Language & Logical Reasoning, c) Decision Making.
Section 2: a) General Knowledge and b) Essay.

Candidates holding Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline are eligible to appear for XAT 2016. Students completing their final examination by June 10, 2016 are also eligible to apply.

XAT 2016 To Remain Pen-Paper Based

Apart from XLRI, more than 125 B-schools in India accept the scores of XAT exam as part of their admission criteria. Some of the other top B-schools accepting the XAT scores are: LIBA, Chennai; XIME, Bangalore; XIM, Bhubaneswar; TAPMI, Manipal; Goa Institute of Management; IRMA, BIMTECH, Greater Noida; BULMIM, New Delhi; Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi; IFMR, Chennai; SPJIMR, Mumbai; WeSchool, Mumbai; Jaipuria Institutes of Management; Gitam Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam; Globsyn Business School, Kolkata; Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) amongst others.

The details of XAT 2016 are to be available at

About XLRI
XLRI is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city' of Jamshedpur ( Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organisations and institutions across industry sectors.

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