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 has been conducted in the offline mode (that is, pen-paper test) but from this year it will be conducted in online mode. 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 35 minutes. From 2018, the XAT exam has gone online.
XAT Exam Dates:
|Application Start Date||3rd week of August, 2018|
|Last date of application||30th November, 2018|
|Last Date of Application (with late fee)||15th December, 2018|
|Admit Card Download||3rd week of December, 2018|
|XAT 2019 Exam||6th January, 2019 (10 AM to 1.30 PM)|
|XAT 2019 official Answer Key||3rd week of January 2019|
|XAT 2019 Result||Last week of January, 2019|
Simplified guidelines to register online for XAT 2018 Free
- Know all about the registration process for XAT 2018
- Details about the various sections of the application form
- Things you need while applying like important documents, photographs etc.
- Know all about the payment options while applying
Additionally, go through the list of essential facts about XAT:
|Exam Name||Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)|
|Conducting body||XLRI Jamshedpur|
|Exam type||National Level Post-Graduate exam|
|Purpose of Test||Qualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools|
|Periodicity||Once in a year|
|Score/Percentile Validity||One Year|
|Mode of the Exam||Online (Computer-based)|
|Duration of the Exam||3:35 hours|
|Annual No. of Test Takers||Approx. 90,000|
|Exam Pattern||Objective and Subjective questions|
|Number of questions||98|
|Syllabus || Questions from Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge and Essay Writing|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer|
|Programmes Offered by XLRI||Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM), Global Business Management (GBM) and General Management Programme (GMP)|
XAT is one of the oldest MBA entrance tests being held for the last 60 years. It is considered to be one of the trickiest entrance exams. Preparing with a right approach is sure to land you in a top B-school.
Strategy to crack XAT 2018 Free
- List of important topics for the exam.
- Strategy for different sections of XAT 2018.
- Practice questions for different sections of XAT.