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||Last week of November, 2018|
|Last Date of Application (with late fee)||2nd week of December, 2018|
|Admit Card Download||3rd week of December, 2018|
|XAT 2019 Exam||2nd week of January, 2019|
|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
Mode of examination: Online
XAT 2019 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 questions|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||27|
|Part B||General Knowledge||25||35 min||No Negative Marking|
- 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 2019).
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.