XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a national-level test conducted every year in the first week of January. It is held by XLRI on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI).XAT scores
pave the way to MBA admissions in the prestigious B-schools of the country like XLRI, IMT Ghaziabad, XIMB, SP Jain, KJ Somaiya, TAPMI, etc. Apart from 11 XAMI member institutes, over 150 other renowned academic institutions accept XAT Scores for their management programmes.
XLRI will most likely release the official dates for XAT 2023 in July/ August 2022. Here, we give a brief overview and tentative schedule of XAT 2023.
XAT 2023 Notification
One of the toughest management entrance exams, XAT tests the candidate's ability in verbal, quant, data interpretation, decision-making, essay writing, and general knowledge. It is a computer-based test of 190 minutes and comprises 100 MCQs and 1 subjective question. In order to score well in XAT, students need to have a proper preparation and exam strategy in place.
All the essential information like dates for XAT application
, exam, result, etc. is made available on its official site (www.xatonline.in
) in August-September. Accordingly, the aspirants are required to submit the application within the stated deadline and download admit cards for the exam day. For your convenience, we have given the expected dates of XAT 2023 below:
XAT 2023 Important Dates
|XAT Notification Date
||July/ August 2022
|Application Start Date
|Last Date of Application
||November/ December 2022
|Last Date of Application (with late fee)
|Admit Card Release Date
|XAT 2023 Exam
||Ist week of January 2023
|XAT 2023 Official Answer Key
||2nd week of January 2023
|XAT 2023 Result
||Third/Fourth week of January 2023
Additionally, you must know about the basic facts related to XAT.
XAT 2023: Brief Overview
||Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
||National Level Post-Graduate exam
||Once in a year
|Mode of the Exam
|Duration of the Exam
||3 hours 10 minutes
|Annual No. of Test Takers
||90,000 - 1 lakh
||Objective questions + 1 Essay
|Number of questions
||100 MCQs + 1 Essay Topic
||Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge, Essay Writing.
||0.25 marks for each wrong answer & 0.10 marks after every 8 unattempted questions (*No negative marking for GK & Essay sections)
|Programmes Offered by XLRI
||Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM) and General Management Programme (GMP)
*Marks attained in GK and Essay are not considered for the final score of XAT.
For more detailed information on XAT exam and XLRI programmes, check their official websites.