XAT Notification and Registration

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.

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XAT and other notifications

XAT Exam Dates :
Events Dates
Application Start Date 16 August, 2017
Last date of application 30 November, 2017
Last Date of Application (with late fee) 10 December, 2017
Admit Card Download 20 December, 2017
XAT 2018 Exam 7 January, 2018 (10 am to 1:35 pm)
XAT 2018 official Answer Key Third week of January 2018
XAT 2018 Result 31 January, 2018

Mode of examination: Online

Visit xatonline.in to apply for XAT. For the registration procedure, refer to the given PDF.


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
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
Parts Section Name Questions Time Negative Marking
Part A Verbal and Logical Ability 24 170 min 0.25 per question for every wrong answer, 0.05 per question for
more than 12 un-attempted
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability and Data
Part B General Knowledge 25 35
No Negative Marking
Essay 1 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).

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.
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