XAT 2020 Notification: Important dates and related information

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 last year it has been 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. From 2017, the XAT exam has gone online.
XAT 2020 Exam Dates (Tentative):
Application Start DateThird week of August, 2019
Last date of applicationFourth week of November, 2019
Last Date of Application (with late fee)Second week of December, 2019
Admit Card DownloadThird week of December, 2019
XAT 2020 ExamFirst Sunday of January, 2020 (10 AM-1 PM)
XAT 2020 Official Answer KeySecond week of January, 2020
XAT 2020 ResultThird week of January, 2020
Additionally, go through the list of essential facts about XAT:
Exam NameXavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Conducting bodyXLRI Jamshedpur
Exam typeNational Level Post-Graduate exam
Purpose of TestQualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools
PeriodicityOnce in a year
Score/Percentile ValidityOne Year
Mode of the ExamOnline (Computer-based)
Duration of the Exam3:00 hours
Annual No. of Test TakersApprox. 90,000
Exam PatternObjective questions only
Number of questions100
Syllabus Questions from Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge.
Negative Marking0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer. (*No negative marking for GK section)
Programmes Offered by XLRIBusiness Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM) and General Management Programme (GMP)
Official websitehttp://www.xatonline.in/
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.