All About XAT 2016

A complete guide to admissions, notifications, important deadlines etc. for XAT 2016

XAT is conducted by XLRI on behalf of the XAMI. XAT 2016 will be conducted on Sunday, 3rd January 2016. For more than 60 years, XLRI is conducting XAT at the all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. More than 100 institutes use XAT for admission into their various management programs.

XAT scores are accepted by several prestigious MBA institutes like Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship - Bangalore, Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar – Bhubaneswar, Xavier Institute of Social Service – Ranchi, XLRI Jamshedpur School of Management – Jamshedpur, Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies – Jabalpur, Xavier Institute of Management & Research – Mumbai, S P Jain Institute of Management Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai, etc.


Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2016, may also apply. All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2016. However, NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except candidates from Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2016).

Important Dates

Date of Commencement of Application 4th September 2015
Last Date for Applying 30th November 2015
Last Date to change Test City26th November 2015
Downloading of Admit Cards20th December 2015 - 31st December 2015
Date of Exam3rd January 2016

Registration Process

Visit 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 favour of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur at the address mentioned on XAT’s official website.
  • Important: Applicant paying through Mode 2 & 3 should update the payment details in the registration page.
  • 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 programme(s) need to pay an additional fee of Rs.250/- each.

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