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 (pen-paper test) but from 2018, it is being conducted in online mode. The scores from this exam are used by more than 150 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 only.
XAT 2020 Exam Dates :
|Application Start Date
||23rd August, 2019
|Last date of application
||30th November, 2019
|Last Date of Application (with late fee)
||10th December, 2019
|Admit Card Download
||20th December, 2019
|XAT 2020 Exam
||5th January, 2020 (9:30 AM-12:30 PM)
|XAT 2020 Official Answer Key
||Second week of January, 2020
|XAT 2020 Result
||By 31st January, 2020
Additionally, go through the list of essential facts about XAT:
||Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
||National Level Post-Graduate exam
|Purpose of Test
||Qualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools
||Once in a year
|Mode of the Exam
|Duration of the Exam
|Annual No. of Test Takers
||Objective questions only
|Number of questions
||Questions from Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge.
||0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer. (*No negative marking for GK section)
|Programmes Offered by XLRI
||Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM) 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.