XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test, XAT is a management entrance exam for post graduate courses for students aspiring to get into management courses in the B-schools that come under Xavier Association of Management Institutes. The next XAT exam will be conducted in the second week of January 2019. Since the year 2018, XAT is conducted in an Online mode. Around 90 thousand students take XAT each year for 150+ B-schools.

Xavier Aptitude Test, XAT is a management entrance exam for post graduate courses for students aspiring to get into management courses in the B-schools that come under Xavier Association of Management Institutes. The next XAT exam will be conducted in the second week of January 2019. Since the year 2018, XAT is conducted in an Online mode. Around 90 thousand students take XAT each year for 150+ B-schools.

About XAT

Major Colleges

  • Xavier Institute of Management
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Research
  • Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur
  • XLRI Xavier School of Management
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service
  • St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration
  • St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, etc.

Courses

  • Business Management (BM)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Global Business Management (GBM)
  • General Management Programme (GMP)

Official website – http://www.xatonline.in/

EXAM SCHEDULE

Exam Schedule for 2020

The following table gives a schedule of XAT in 2020:

EventDate
Application Process Start DateSeptember 12, 2020
Application Process End DateDecember 10, 2020
Admit Card Download DateDecember 21, 2020 onwards
Exam DateJanuary 3, 2021
Official Answer Key Release DateLast week of January 2021
ResultJanuary 31, 2021

exam pattern

Exam Pattern of 2020

Part-1: Time limit to solve – 165 minutes
SectionNumber of questions
Verbal and Logical Ability26
Decision Making21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation28
Part-2: Time limit to solve – 15 minutes
SectionNumber of questions
General Knowledge25

XAT Exam Syllabus

S. noQADMGAVARC
1Number systemAnalytical ReasoningAwardsCritical Reasoning
2ArithmeticVerbal ReasoningBanking IndustryReading Comprehension
3AlgebraBooks and AuthorsAnalogy- Vocab
4GeometryCurrent AffairsCloze
5Modern MathEconomy BankingPara Jumble
6DIFilmsParajumble Fixed
7Data Sufficiency-QAGeographyParajumble Direct
8HistoryPara Completion
9MarketingFIB- Grammar
10MiscellaneousPhrase Replacement/Sentence Correction
11Organization and CommissionsIdioms
12Persons and PlacesAntonyms and Synonyms
13PolityOdd One Out
14ScienceOne Word Substitution
15SportsPhrase & Clause
16Traditional General KnowledgeFIB- Vocab
17Pronunciation

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Frequently Asked Questions About XAT

Q1. What is XAT?
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a management entrance exam for post graduate courses for candidates aspiring to get into the B-schools that come under Xavier Association of Management Institutes, along with other B-school. It is a Computer Based Exam. Around 90 thousand students take XAT each year for 150+ B-schools.

Q2. When notification for XAT registration is released?
The notification for XAT registration is usually released in August.

Q3. When XAT is conducted?
XAT is generally conducted on the first Sunday of January.

Q4. When results of XAT are released?
The results of XAT are usually announced in the last week of January.

Q5. What are eligibility criteria for appearing for XAT?
The applicant must hold the Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.

Q6. What is exam pattern of XAT?
The pattern of XAT exam in term of the number of questions has seen continuous change over the years. Questions in XAT come from areas like Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Decision Making, and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. The area-wise break-down of questions in the exam is shown in the table below:

PartSectionNumber of questionsDuration (in min)
Part-IVerbal and Logical Ability24170
Decision Making21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation27
Part-IIGeneral Knowledge2535
Essay Writing1
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