XAT Notification 2025: Important Dates & Other Information

XLRI will soon release the official notification for XAT 2025. A brief overview and schedule of the XAT are provided below.
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.
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XAT Notification 2025
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 210 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 XAT exam date, registration, result date, etc. will soon be available on its official site (www.xatonline.in). 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 tentative dates of XAT 2025 below:
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XAT Important Dates 2025 (Tentative)
Events Dates
XAT Notification Date 15th July, 2024 (Tentative)
XAT Application Start Date 15th July, 2024 (Tentative)
Last Date of XAT Application 10th December, 2024 (Tentative)
Admit Card Release Date December, 2024 (Tentative)
XAT Exam Date (Tentative) 8 January 2025 (2:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
XAT Answer Key 2025 2nd week of January 2025 (Tentatively)
XAT Result 2025 Third/Fourth week of January 2025 (tentatively)
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Did you Know: Established in 1949, XLRI is the oldest B-school of India.
Additionally, you must know about the basic facts related to XAT.
XAT 2025: Brief Overview
Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Conducting body XLRI Jamshedpur
Exam type National Level Post-Graduate exam
Periodicity Once in a year
Score/Percentile Validity One Year
Mode of the Exam Online
Duration of the Exam 3 hours 25 minutes
Annual No. of Test Takers 90,000 - 1 lakh
Exam Pattern Objective questions + 1 Essay
Number of questions 100 MCQs + 1 Essay Topic
Syllabus Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge, Essay Writing.
Negative Marking 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)
Official website http://www.xatonline.in/
*Marks attained in GK and Essay are not considered for the final score of XAT.
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