XAT 2024: Exam Date (out), Application Form (Available), Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and Result

XAT stands for the Xavier Aptitude Test is a national-level management entrance exam. It is organized by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admission to different MBA/PGDM courses. XAT 2024 will be conducted on 8th January 2024.

The XAT score 2024 will be accepted by various top colleges in India for MBA admissions. Candidates who want to pursue MBA degree from the best B-Schools in India can appear for XAT 2024 Exam. Interested and eligible candidates must submit their applications as per the prescribed schedule.

Candidates can check the complete details regarding XAT Exam 2024 from the article below.

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Latest: XAT 2024 registration process has been commenced on 15th July 2023.

XAT 2024 Highlights

Name of examXAT
Full formXavier Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyXLRI Jamshedpur
Level of examNational level
Courses offeredMBA, PGDM, and other Management Programs
XAT Score accepting institutesXLRI and other XAT Associates
Application modeOnline
Exam modeOnline
Number of attemptsNo limit on the number of attempts
Official websitexatonline.in

XAT Important Dates 2024

Candidates can check the official schedule regarding XAT from the table below.

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XAT online registration starts from15th July 2023
XAT 2024 Registration last dateTo be announced
Availability of admit cardTo be announced
Date of exam8th January 2024
Announcement of resultTo be announced

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for the XAT exam. Details related to XAT Eligibility criteria are given below.

Indian nationals/NRI candidates/Foreign nationals are eligible to apply.

The applicant must hold a three-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination in any stream from a UGC-recognized university.

There will be no upper age limit for the XAT exam.

XAT Application Form 2024

Candidates who want to appear in XAT Exam must fill out the online application form by visiting the official website link i.e., xatonline.in. Candidates should register themselves by entering details like name, phone number, email ID, captcha code etc.

After the successful registration, a unique XAT ID and password will be sent to the candidate’s registered email ID.

By using the same, candidates will be able to log in to the application page. Candidates should enter all the details asked in the form correctly. They also need to upload the photograph and signature as per the given dimensions.

Review the details before final submission. Candidates need to complete the application process by paying the XAT application fee.

XAT Application Fee

Candidates have to pay Rs 1,800 as an XAT application fee through credit/debit card, UPI, or net banking. The fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

XAT Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates can check the updated XAT exam pattern from the table below.

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Mode of examOnline
Type of questionsMCQs
Total number of questions105
Total marks105
Exam sectionsVerbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, General Knowledge, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Essay Writing
Exam duration210 minutes
Language of paperEnglish
Marking criteria+1 mark for the right answer – 0.25 marks for wrong response – 0.10 marks for more than 8 un-attempted questions

XAT Exam Syllabus 2024

Understanding of syllabus is important for the candidates who are planning to appear in the XAT exam. The syllabus of XAT is similar to other MBA entrance exams. XAT exam includes questions from five different subjects including Quantitative Ability, decision-making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. Candidates can check the main topics of XAT from the below section.

SectionsXAT Syllabus/topics
Decision MakingLogical Sequencing, Premises, Seating Arrangement, Assumptions, Conclusions, etc.
Verbal and Logical AbilityVocabulary, Fill in the Blanks, Reading Comprehension, Analogy, Grammar, Para Jumble, Critical Reasoning
General KnowledgeEconomy, Science, Business, Static GK, Politics, Sports, World, Prize and Award, Constitution of India, Government, etc.
Quantitative Ability & Data InterpretationPercentage, Tables and Caselets, Surds and Indices, Mensuration, Algebra, Pie Charts, Bar Diagrams, etc.

XAT 2024 Exam Centres

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

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XAT Admit Card 2024

The authority will release the XAT 2024 admit card online at the XAT official website. Candidates who have successfully registered for the exam can download their XAT hall ticket from the XAT website using their login credentials.

XAT admit card is an important document to be carried at the examination centre on exam day. The authority will not allow any candidate to appear in the exam without having a valid admit card and id proof.

XAT Answer key

The XAT answer keys will be made available on the official website after a few days of the exam date. Candidates who will be appeared in the exam can download the XAT Answer keys online by using their login credentials.

 With the help of the XAT answer key candidates will be able to calculate their probable exam score. If any candidate feels any issue with the answer keys, they can raise objections via email.

XAT Result 2024

The result for the XAT exam 2024 will be announced most likely in January 2024. Candidates who appeared in the exam will be allowed to download their XAT 2024 result cum scorecard from the official website.

To download XAT scorecard, candidates should visit the official online link and provide their XAT Email id and password in the given fields. Candidates should take the printout of the scorecard for future reference.

XAT Admission Process

After the announcement of the result, candidates will have to appear in further admission rounds. The XAT admission process includes three stages namely shortlisting of applicants based on XAT Scores, Group discussion/personal interview round, and final selection of students and release of the XAT merit list.


What is the basic eligibility for XAT 2024?

Candidates should have a three-year bachelor’s degree.

What is the application fee for XAT?

Candidates from all categories will have to pay Rs 2000/- as XAT registration fee.

What is the frequency of the XAT Exam?

The exam is organized every year on the first Sunday of January.

Does the Indian Institute of Technology accept XAT scores?

No, none of the IITs accept XAT scores.

Is XAT tough to crack?

The difficulty level of XAT is moderate to tough.

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