XAT - Xavier's Aptitude Test 2018

Conducted by : Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
  • Exam Type:National Level
  • Format: Online/CBT
  • Language:English

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is conducted every year by Xavier Labour Relations Institutes (XLRI), now known as Xavier School of Management on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XAT is a national level exam and is one of the most popular management entrance exams after CAT and MAT. XAT, however, differs from other management entrance examinations as candidates are also expected to write an essay on a given topic besides the usual objective type questions. The essay is considered only for admission to XLRI, Jamshedpur.

The notification for XAT 2018 was released on August 14. This year, a major change has been made to the XAT exam, which is change of exam mode. XAT 2018 will be an online test unlike the pen-paper one. XLRI XAT 2018 will be conducted in online mode on January 7, 2018. The candidates willing to take this MBA entrance test this year must fill the XAT application form 2018. The registration for XAT 2018 exam can be done in online mode only, at the XAT official website, www.xatonline.in. The last date to pay the application fee and submit the XAT application form is November 30, 2017. Before applying for the exam, the candidates must go through the eligibility norms laid down by XLRI for appearing for the exam.

Based on XAT 2018 score, candidates can take admission to various post graduate management programs offered by XLRI, XAMI member Institutes and over 150+ XAT participating colleges.

 

Timelines

Dates

16 Aug,2017
Wednesday
Applications Open (Online)
20 Dec,2017
Wednesday
Admit Card Available
07 Jan,2018
Sunday
Date of Exam
Jan,2018
Date of Result

Eligibility Criteria

As mentioned above, XAT 2018 aspirants must check the eligibility criteria before they begin with XAT 2018 registration. The XLRI XAT eligibility norms 2018 are as follow -

Applicant must complete a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline from a recognised university. Students with less than 50% marks in their graduation can also apply for XAT 2018. 

The candidates appearing for their final year examinations of Bachelor's degree and will be able to complete graduation by June 10, 2017 are also eligible to apply for XAT 2018 exam. Such students will be required to submit the proofs at the time of admission.

There is no age restriction for XAT. 

 

Check XAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria in Detail Here

Application Details

XAT 2018 application form is available in online mode only. However, the appliation fee to apply for XAT exam can be paid in both, online and offline mode. 

Candidates applying for XAT 2018 need to follow these steps:

Visit XAT 2018 official website, www.xatonline.in and fill the registration form. They will have to fill details such as their name, email Id and mobile number in the registration form. On submission of these details, the XAT 2018 login credentials will be sent to the candiidates on their registered email id and mobile number. 

Using these login details, the candidates must again visti the XAT official website and login as an 'existing user' to obtain the applicatipn form. Here the candidates will have to fill details such as their Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Category, Phone Number, Mailing Address, Permanent Address, Educational Qualifications etc.

Fill up all the required information in the online XAT 2018 registration form correctly. Once filling up all the details, you will have the preview of the inputs you have entered.

Upload your scanned photograph and signature.

 

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EXAMINATION FEES

The XAT 2018 application fee has seen a minor hike this year. Candidates interested in taking XAT 2018 must note that they will have to pay XAT exam registration fee and course fee for XLRI additionally. The fee is similar for all category of candidates and the table below provides the list of XAT application fee 2018. 

XAT Application Fee 2018 (For all categories)

Amount of XAT 2018 application fee

Rs. 1650

Rs. 300 per XLRI course

Amount of application fee (if paid late)

Rs. 2000

Rs. 500 per XLRI course

Payment Mode of XAT Application Fee 2018 

Make payment using any of the three modes mentioned below:

Mode I: Online Payment

Through VISA/Master Credit/Debit Cards

(American Express Card is inadmissible)

IDBI Net Banking (this option is available only for IDBI account holder)

Mode II: Cash Payment

Take a print out of XAT Pay-In-Slip and visit the nearest IDBI branch to make payment

Mode III: Demand Draft

Make a DD made from any Bank in favour of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur

Send confirmation page and DD to The Chairperson Admission, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur- 831001 within fifteen days from the issuance of DD.

Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Pattern

One of the major change made to the XAT exam pattern is switching the exam mode, offline to online. The number of questions which will be asked in the exam is never disclosed officially by XLRI. However, based on previous year exam, the XAT 2018 question paper is expected to have around 78 questions in Part 1 and 25 questions on General Knowledge (GK) and 1 essay writing, while the time duration of the exam will remain the same.

Mode of XAT 2018 Exam - Online

Candidates can leave as many as 13 questions unattempted. Beyond this, 0.05 marks will be deducted for any unattempted answer. Furthermore, 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer.

The table below provides details on the XAT 2018 exam pattern

XAT Exam Pattern 2018 (Expected)

Part 1

Number of sections

Name of sections

Number of questions

Marks for each section

Duration

Difficulty Level

Section 1

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

26

170 minutes

Tough

Section 2

Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning

23

23

Moderate

Section 3

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

29

29

Moderate to tough

Total

78 questions

78 marks

170 minutes

 

Part 2

General Knowledge

25

25

35 minutes

Moderate to tough

Essay writing

1 essay

 

Moderate

Total duration of the exam

 

210 minutes

 

 

Counselling/Interview

XLRI will be announcing the XAT 2018 result by January 31, 2018. After the announcement of XAT result, the candidates will be shortlisted for group discussion and personal interview based on their XAT 2018 scores and clearing the cutoff. You can follow this link to get detailed information about XAT 2018.

 

XAT 2018 Selection Process

Exam Centres

XAT 2018 will be conducted across 47 cities of India and 2 International cities. Candidates will have to fill one exam city in the XAT application form while registering for the exam. The details of XAT 2018 test cities is as follow - 

Agartala

Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Amritsar

Bengaluru

Berhampur

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Chandigarh

Chennai

Cochin

Coimbatore

Cuttack

Dehradun

Delhi

Goa

Mumbai

Nagpur

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Greater

Noida

Gurgaon

Guwahati

Hyderabad

Indore

Jammu

Jamshedpur

Kanpur

Kolkata

Lucknow

Mangalore

Nasik

Noida

Patna

Pune

Raipur

Ranchi

Surat

Tiruchirapalli

Trivandrum

Udaipur

Vadodara

Varanasi

International Centres

Dubai

Kathmandu

 

Details on XAT 2018 Exam Centres

XAT cut off list for Top Management Colleges

Exam Syllabus

Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning

Verbal Ability

Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary

Decision-Making

Para Jumble

Fill in the Blanks

Venn Diagram

Arguments

Grammar

Semi-Quantitative Topic

Critical Reasoning

Logical Completion of Idea

 

Essays & General Knowledge

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Politics

Geometry

Graphs

Geography

Mensuration—2D and 3D

Probability

Literature

Heights & Distance

Statistics

Nation and States

Data Interpretation- Web Diagram

Algebra

Business

Functions

Direction Sense & Time

History

 

XAT 2018 Syllabus

CAT Contact Details

XAT / Admission Office:

XLRI Xavier School of Management,
Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur 831001

Ph: 0657 665 3203/04/05,
Toll-Free no: 1800 300 20677
Fax: 0657 665 3200/ 2227814

Visit: www.xatonline.net.in | www.xlri.edu | www.xlri.ac.in

 

 

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