XAT Notification and Registration

Essential information about important dates, exam pattern, registration process, and a lot more!


XAT is conducted every year by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of the XAMI. This paper-pencil based test is taken by approximately 90,000 prospects across India. For the past 60 years, XAT is being conducted in the offline mode (that is, pen-paper test)to ensure that all the candidates from varying backgrounds are at par and they receive the same set of questions. The scores from this exam are used by more than 145 institutes for admission purposes.

As an exam, XAT is tough to crack because of its level of difficulty and competitiveness. This year, the proposed time duration of the test is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

XAT Exam Dates :

XAT 2018 NotificationAugust, 2017
Application Start DateAugust 2017
Last date of applicationNovember, 2017
Last date of late applicationDecember, 2017
Admit Card DownloadDecember, 2017
XAT 2018 ExamJanuary, 2018
XAT 2018 Official Answer KeysJanuary, 2018
XAT 2018 ResultJanuary, 2018

XAT 2018 Structure:

There are two parts to the exam:

  • Aptitude Test
  • Essay and Gk

The Aptitude test includes three sections:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • Decision Making
PartsSection NameQuestionsTimeNegative Marking
Part AVerbal and Logical Ability78170 min0.25 per question for every wrong answer, 0.05 per question for
more than 13 un-attempted
Decision Making
Quantitative Ability and Data
Part BGeneral Knowledge2535
No Negative Marking
Essay1 Essay

XAT Eligibility :

  • Candidates should have recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Candidates completing their final examination may also apply.
  • However, NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2018).

For more details on the Eligibility Criteria for XLRI Courses log on to xatonline.net.in

XAT Registration

Visit xatonline.net.in and click on ‘Register’. Create a new account with your personal email ID. You will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.

Details like Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Category Phone Number, test city etc. need to be filled in the form. After this, upload your scanned photograph and signature.

Then, select Mode of Payment. There are three possible modes of payment.

Mode 1

  • Online Payment Gateway
  • Through VISA/ Master Credit/ Debit Cards (American Express Card is inadmissible)
  • IDBI Net banking (this option is available only for IDBI account holder)

Mode 2

  • Cash Payment
  • Please take a print out of the XAT Pay-In-Slip and visit nearest IDBI bank and make the payment.

Mode 3

  • Demand Draft
  • Send a DD from any Bank in favor of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur at the address mentioned on XAT's official website.
  • Candidates only interested in XAT, but not in XLRI need to pay a fee of Rs. 1500/- (Rupees Fifteen Hundred only). Candidates interested in XLRI program(s) need to pay an additional fee of Rs.250/- each.

Important: Applicants paying through Mode 2 & 3 should update the payment details in the registration page.

For more information, kindly visit the website mentioned above.

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