ABOUT XAT

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is organized by Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). It is a challenging test conducted on a national level for the selection of applicants into business programs. Next to CAT, XAT stands as the second largest MBA entrance test platform for pursuing masters in management courses. Over 150 management institutes accept XAT as a medium for the consideration of admission into their institute.


XAT 2019 CHANGES

Unlike other years, the year 2019 has brought about changes in the way Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) conduct their exam. To briefly highlight a few, there are new changes in the registration process, exam pattern, etc. To be clearer:

  • XAT 2019 will no longer have Essay Writing Test.
  • XAT 2019 will run for 3 hours (10AM to 1PM) and not 3.5 hours.
  • XAT 2019 and onwards will only accept online registration process.
  • XAT 2019 will have 4 sections and not 5 like previous years.
  • Along with the existence of negative marking, XAT 2019 will impose a penalty of -0.05 per 12 questions left un-attempted.

 


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XAT EXAM PATTERN  

Traditionally, XAT exam was known to divide the paper pattern into 5 sections. However, XAT shall be bringing only 4 sections to the table for the year 2019 (and onwards). With the sectional division changes, XAT has also modified their number of questions, and eradicated Subjective Answer Questions.

Section in XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Number of questions

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

Decision Making

22

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

27

General Knowledge

25

Total questions

100

*The 4th section (general knowledge) will account only for the final selection, not for Interview round shortlist. It is allotted a time frame of 10 minutes for 25 questions.  


XAT SYLLABUS

Due to the close knitted harmony between XAT syllabus and XAT exam pattern, any new trend in the exam pattern leads to a change of trend in the syllabus as well. While there is no strict syllabus set on stone for XAT, based on the past trends and recent changes, below is the list of topics (section-wise) to be covered for XAT 2019.


XAT EXAM DATES

2019 XAT Notification Date

August 20th, 2018

2019 XAT Registration Start

August 20th, 2018

2019 XAT Registration last date

November 30th, 2018

2019 XAT Admit Card Download Date

December 20th, 2018 onwards

2019 XAT Admit Card Download End date

January 6th, 2019

2019 XAT Exam Date

January 6th, 2019 (10AM to 1.00PM)

2019 XAT Result Date

On or Before January 31st, 2019

 


XAT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The eligibility criterion for XAT simply needs the candidates to hold a qualified bachelor’s degree (or in the final year).
  • There is no age restriction for XAT exam. XLRI do not restrict the candidates to seek admission in XAT MBA based on age bar.  
  • There is a relaxation for XAT exam eligibility in the case for NRI and foreign candidates; they can apply through their valid GMAT scores.
  • Candidates in Dubai and Kathmandu have the option of appearing in XAT 2019 or apply with GMAT scores.
  • Every candidate must hold a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

 


XAT SELECTION PROCESS

Admission policy of XLRI Jamshedpur along with other 140 members and associate B-schools accepting XAT scores for admission, come together to lay down the mechanism of XAT selection process. For XRLI to proceed with the selection process, first thing first, XAT 2019 Score is the basic yet mandatory requirement. Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur, shortlists the candidates based on XAT score immediately after the declaration of results. 
Aside from XLRI, the rest of the institutes that accept XAT scores for the consideration of admission into their institutes such as SPJIMR Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneswar, GIM Goa, Great Lakes Chennai, TAPMI Manipal, LIBA Chennai, BIMTECH Greater Noida, FORE New Delhi, etc., conducts the selection process as well.
The six stages of XAT journey:

  1. XAT 2019 Registration and Application Submission (closes by November 30, 2018).
  2. Applying into XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI and other preferred Institutes in XAT for the consideration of admission.
  3. Writing XAT exam (January 6th, 2019)
  4. Declaration of XAT 2019 Result.  
  5. Shortlisting stage for XLRI-XAT 2019 selection process based on XAT exam score.
  6. Final Admission Process & Final admission offer.


XAT ADMIT CARD

XAT 2019 Admit Card is scheduled to be released on December 20th, 2018, and will be available till the day of the main exam (January 6th 2018).
Carry the printed hard copy version of the admit card with a passport photo stamp on it along with other required documents like ID card. To download XAT admit card 2018:

  • Log on to www.xatonline.in
  • Enter your log in credentials and password.
  • Click “download admit card”.
  • Download, print, and keep ready for the exam day.


XAT EXAM CENTERS

46 cities across the country will host XAT 2019 i.e., over 100 test venues will be participating in conducting XAT. Unlike other years, XAT will not be held in international arena but just on Indian soil. Below is the list of 46 cities where XAT 2019 test centers will seat:

 Ahmedabad

 Allahabad

 Amritsar

 Bengaluru

 Berhampur

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

 

Chennai

 

Cuttack

 

Chandigarh/
Mohali

 

Cochin

 

Coimbatore

 

Delhi

 

Dehradun

 

Guwahati

 

Gurgaon

 

Greater Noida

 

Goa

 

Hyderabad/
Secunderabad

 

Indore

Jabalpur

 

Jammu

 

Jaipur

 

Jamshedpur

Kolkata

 

Kanpur

 

Lucknow

 

Mumbai/
Navi Mumbai

 

Mangalore

Noida

 

Nasik

Nagpur

Pune


Patna

 

Raipur

 

Ranchi

 

Rourkela

 

Surat

 

Sambalpur

 

Trivandrum

 

Tiruchirapalli

 

Udaipur

 

Vadodara

 

Vijayawada

 

Varanasi

 

Visakhapatnam

 

 



XAT RESULTS

XAT results are normally declared on the same month as the exam. For 2019, the anticipation of the result day is hoped to be declared on or before January 31st 2019. Candidates scoring 96 percentile or above are believed to be in the run for direct consideration of PGDM-BM in XLRI. To download the official scorecard:

  • Log on it www.xatonline.in
  • Click on ‘score card’ button.
  • Enter the registration number, name and other verified details.
  • Download and print it.


XAT CUT-OFF

XAT cut off varies from institute to institute. There are institutes that have a cut-off of 60 percentile, while some goes all the way up to 90 percentile. The cut-offs are declared after the exam, and it is based upon the exam’s difficulty level, candidates’ performance, etc.
For reference, below is the expected cut-off table for PGDM program 2019 for some of the top B-schools.

MBA COLLEGE

CITY

EXPECTED XAT CUT-OFF

XLRI

Jamshedpur

95+

SPJIMR

Mumbai

90+

IMT

Ghaziabad

90+

XIM

Bhubaneswar

90+

*refer to institutes’ official website for XAT cut-offs as per your performance

 


XAT QUESTION PAPER

XLRI release previous years’ question papers. In order to get an insight to the flow and pattern, refer to the questions from the past XAT exams. Getting a familiar grip with previous years’ questions help determine the question probability of incoming 2019 XAT exam questions.

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2010



XAT PERCENTILE PREDICTOR 2019

XAT percentile predictor allows the calculation of XAT percentile before the release of the official result. This is intended to give the candidate a head start on the choosing of institute he or she may want to apply to. To help decide if one is eligible for making it the shortlist of top B-schools like XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, etc., Career Launcher has launched ‘XAT 2019 Percentile Predictor’. It has been prepared by CL experts to give one the nearest/most accurate XAT percentile prediction.


XAT EXAM ANALYSIS

XAT Analysis for the year 2019 shall be available for access immediately after the XAT exams are over. For reference, find below the previous years’ XAT exam analysis.



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