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.
Latest: XAT 2024 registration process has been commenced on 15th July 2023.
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XAT 2024 Highlights
|Name of exam||XAT|
|Full form||Xavier Aptitude Test|
|Conducting Body||XLRI Jamshedpur|
|Level of exam||National level|
|Courses offered||MBA, PGDM, and other Management Programs|
|XAT Score accepting institutes||XLRI and other XAT Associates|
|Number of attempts||No limit on the number of attempts|
XAT Important Dates 2024
Candidates can check the official schedule regarding XAT from the table below.
|XAT online registration starts from||15th July 2023|
|XAT 2024 Registration last date||To be announced|
|Availability of admit card||To be announced|
|Date of exam||8th January 2024|
|Announcement of result||To 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.
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Type of questions||MCQs|
|Total number of questions||105|
|Exam sections||Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, General Knowledge, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Essay Writing|
|Exam duration||210 minutes|
|Language of paper||English|
|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.
|Decision Making||Logical Sequencing, Premises, Seating Arrangement, Assumptions, Conclusions, etc.|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||Vocabulary, Fill in the Blanks, Reading Comprehension, Analogy, Grammar, Para Jumble, Critical Reasoning|
|General Knowledge||Economy, Science, Business, Static GK, Politics, Sports, World, Prize and Award, Constitution of India, Government, etc.|
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||Percentage, 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.
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.
Candidates should have a three-year bachelor’s degree.
Candidates from all categories will have to pay Rs 2000/- as XAT registration fee.
The exam is organized every year on the first Sunday of January.
No, none of the IITs accept XAT scores.
The difficulty level of XAT is moderate to tough.
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