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 160 B-schools across the country.

XAT 2021 exam is conducted on 3rd January 2021. 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 2021.

Application Date:

September 12, 2020, to November 30, 2020

Application Fee:

XAT 2021 Registration Fee (without late fee) - Rs. 1750/-

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

Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT - Rs. 2500/-

NRI / Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMAT Rs. 5000/- 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 2021:

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


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

  • Register for XAT 2021 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
XAT 2021 Notification Released

Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur has released the official notification of XAT 2021. According to the XAT notification 2021, the registration process will begin from September 10. Interested candidates can apply online till November 30.

The XAT 2021 entrance exam will be held on January 3, 2021, in Computer Based Test mode. This year, the exam authority has increased the application fee by Rs 50. The application fee is Rs 1750 with an additional fee of Rs 300 for applying to XLRI programmes. 

The admit card will be available from December 20, 2020, onwards. The result will be released in the last week of January 2021. 

11 September 2020
XAT 2021 Exam Details Released

Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur has released the official XAT notification 2021. According to XAT notification 2021, the online application process will begin from September 10 to November 30, 2020. XAT 2021 is scheduled to be held on January 3, 2021, in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

XLRI conducts XAT 2021 on behalf of XAMI to shortlist the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 160 institutes for the admission. Aspirants are advised to keep visiting the official website for more details. 

8 September 2020
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
XAT 2020 Registration Started
XAT Admit Card 2019 Released On The Official Website
What Are The Major Changes In XAT 2019 Exam
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