XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) which is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, for all aspiring candidates seeking admission to MBA/PGDM courses. Approximately, 90K+ candidates appear for XAT every year and the selected students are granted admission to nearly 600 B-Schools.
|Conducting Authority||XLRI Jamshedpur|
|Exam Type||National Level|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Periodicity||Once in a year|
|Score / Percentile Validity||One Year|
|Eligibility Criteria||Bachelor’s Degree|
|Selection Process||Written Test, Group Discussion/ Personal Interview|
|XAT 2018-19 Exam Event||Dates|
|Application Start Date||20th August, 2018|
|Last date of Application||30th November, 2018|
|Last Date of Application (with late fee)||15th December, 2018|
|Admit Card Download||20th December, 2018|
|XAT 2019 Exam||6th January, 2019 (10 AM to 1.00 PM)|
|XAT 2019 official Answer Key||3rd week of January 2019|
|XAT 2019 Result||31st January, 2019 (Tentative)|
The Eligibility Criteria for XAT:
Although, there isn't a declared official syllabus, we are putting below the important topics as per the previous year's pattern:
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI):
It includes 16 important topics having a weightage of 27 marks. The difficulty level of this section is always high. An accuracy of 70% is good as loss of a single mark to negative marking is making you lose in percentile.
XAT exam for 2018-19 will be conducted in online mode and the exam is scheduled on 6th January, 2019.
|XAT 2018-19||Exam Pattern|
|Mode & Duration||Online Exam - 3 hrs|
|Number of Sections||Four|
|Sections||Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, GK|
|Number of Questions||100 Questions
|Marking Scheme||Students have a choice of not attempting 8 questions. Beyond this, any un-attempted question will carry the negative mark of 0.05. The negative marks for unattempted questions shall be deducted proportionately across the three sections.|
XAT was conducted in 47 cities across India, last year. This year, it is expected to be conducted in around 49 cities.
The Xavier Aptitude Test seems difficult to crack because of its variable exam pattern.