XAT Exam

Xavier Aptitude Test Exam

What is XAT Exam?

XAT - The Xavier Aptitude Test is a national level aptitude test conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. The scores of the XAT will be used for admissions by XLRI Jamshedpur and other Xavier Associate Management Institutes and over 150+ B-schools across the country.

XAT 2020 exam is conducted on 5th January 2020. The XAT is a national level test conducted by the XLRI to select the most appropriate candidates for management education from all over the country.

The institute has expertise in setting up the exam and then selecting the best candidates for management studies. There are several other institutes which consider XAT scores for their selection procedure.

There are 150+ management institutes which use XAT scores for their admission process. The XAT is a three-hour long exam and it is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes. Applicants applying to XAT Associate Institutes, besides XLRI have to apply separately according to their choice.

It is a computer-based test and the questions are based on Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR), Decision Making (DM), Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI), and General Knowledge (GK). The biggest change for this year is there will be no Essay Writing section for XAT 2020.

Application Date:

August 20, 2019, to November 30, 2019

Application Fee:

XAT 2020 Registration Fee (without late fee) - Rs. 1700/-

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.

XAT 2020 Registration Fee (with late fee) - Rs. 2000/-

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.

Contact Details:

C.H. Area (East) Jamshedpur, Jharkhand - 831 001, India

0657 - 6653203 / 6653204 / 6653205 / 18004192929 (Monday to Sunday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM)

admissions@xatonline.in  / admis@xlri.ac.in


Test Centres for XAT 2020:

Agra Bhopal Dibrugarh Hyderabad Kottayam Nashik Thiruvanathapuram
Ahmedabad Bhubaneswar Durgapur / Asansol Indore Kurnool Patna Tiruchirappalli
Allahabad Bokaro Steel City Ernakulam Jabalpur Kurukshetra Pune Tirupathi
Ambala Chandigarh / Mohali Gandhinagar Jaipur Lucknow Raipur Tiruvallur
Amravati Chennai Goa Jammu Ludhiana Rajahmundry Udaipur
Amritsar Coimbatore Gorakhpur Jamshedpur Madurai Ranchi Udupi
Bengaluru Cuttack Guwahati Kannur Mangalore Roorkee Vadodara
Berhampur Dehradun Gwalior Kanpur Mumbai Sambalpur Varanasi
Bhatinda Delhi-NCR Hooghly Kolkata Mysuru (Mysore) Siliguri Vijayawada
Bhilai Nagar Dhanbad Hubballi (Hubli) Kota Nagpur Surat Visakhapatnam & Warangal.


The candidates who have planned to join any of XAT Associate Institutes have to follow the steps given below:

  • Register for XAT 2020 at http://www.xatonline.in and make XAT payment
  • Candidates interested in applying to XLRI and other XAT Associate Institutes may obtain details from the respective institute's website. Check their registration/application procedure
  • Candidates may please note that XLRI does not ascertain the quality of the degree or programmes offered by XAT Associate Institutes.
  • Each institute independently decides the weightage be given for each of the test components on the basis of its needs. XLRI does not play any role in the selection of the candidates in these institutes

XAT Exam Analysis 2019

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) exam analysis is the most important thing candidates should consider while preparing for this computer-based examination. The exam analysis will provide the key details such as weightage of the sections and important topics that should be covered first. The organisers of XAT eliminated the essay-writing section from this year. 

The XAT 2020 exam is tough compared to previous years. The verbal and logical ability sections consist of 26 questions. The decision-making and quantitative ability & data interpretation sections consist of 21 and 27 questions, respectively. To check the detailed XAT 2020 exam analysis, click here

XAT Expected Cut-off 2019

  • XLRI Business Management (BM): 27.5-29
  • XLRI Human Resources Management (HRM): 25.5-27
  • XLRI General Management Program (GMP): 19.25-19.5
  • XIMB Business Management (BM): 26-26.5
  • XIMB Human Resources Management (HRM): 25.5-26
  • SP Jain: 27-27.5
  • GIM: 24.5-25
  • IMT: 26-26.5
XLRI Jamshedpur To Fight Against Coronavirus

XLRI-Xavier School of Management in its response to the unprecedented health crisis across the globe due to the outbreak of COVID-19, has extended its support to Jamshedpur district administration to fight against the pandemic. Over the last few weeks, XLRI professors have engaged round-the-clock with various government bodies, local authorities, and healthcare professionals to prepare a broad and meaningful strategy to manage this pandemic together.

Check XLRI complete fight against COVID

XLRI extended support in developing a dashboard that displayed key metrics and charts for the District Administration to use and act upon. In the process of developing the dashboard, it was realized that there was an opportunity to develop an integrated web based data capture and management system that would ensure the following - Information flow, mirrors people flow, accurate reporting and thereby helping in building a real time dashboard.

29 June 2020
XAT Result 2020 Declared

Xavier School of Management has declared the result for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) in online mode. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam can on January 5 can check their result online through official website. 

Candidates should use their login details such as XAT ID and password to check their result. It is advised to download the scorecard and take a printout for future reference. 

Click here for XAT result 2020

Candidates who stand out in the XAT exam and meet the necessary cutoff will be shortlisted for the next round of selection which will include the group discussion and personal interview.

17 January 2020
XAT Admit Card 2020 Released

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) admit card 2020 was released today on the official website. The registered candidates can access the XAT admit card 2020 only on official site. Candidates should use their login details to download the XAT admit card 2020. It is advised to download the XAT admit card and carry the same to the examination centre. 

XAT 2020 written examination will be held on January 5 from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM. The written exam will be held in online mode. XLRI will release the XAT result 2020 in February. It consists of sections such as Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR), Decision Making (DM), Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) and General Knowledge (GK).  

20 December 2019
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) Registration To Close On November 30

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) registration window for admission to management programmes in XLRI and XAT associated institutes will be closing on November 30. Interested candidates who satisfy the eligibility conditions can visit the official website to apply online. 

Candidates with a bachelors degree in any discipline or completing their final examination by June 10, 2020, are only eligible to apply for XAT. The total number of XAT examination centres are also increased to 72. 

XAT is an online test conducted on January 5, 2020. The admit cards will be released at least two weeks before the exam date. 

28 November 2019
XAT 2020 Registration Started

Xavier School of Management has activated registration window for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2020. The exam authority will conduct the entrance exam in computer-based on January 5 (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM). Interested candidates can visit the official website to apply XAT 2020 online. 

Candidates should note that there is no change in the registration fee. The registration fee without late fee is Rs 1700. A total of 30 new cities have been added. One should also note that XLRI reserves the right to change or cancel any test city/centre. Apart from XLRI institutes, over 150 B-schools and other institutes accept XAT score. 

The admit card for XAT 2020 will be available on the official website from the third week of December onwards. The XAT 2020 result will be declared during the last week of January. 

23 August 2019
XAT Admit Card 2019 Released On The Official Website
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