About Exam

Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for the admission to post graduate management programmes at 156 B-schools in India.


Candidates have to fulfil any one of the following criteria: 

1. Candidates should have bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institute or university. There is no percentage cut-off for applying to XAT but they should obtain pass percentage in graduation.

2. Students in final year of their graduation can also apply.

Exam Process

To register for XAT, candidates need to visit the official website, click on register and create a new account with personal email id and they will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.

Application Fee: XAT 2017 application fee is Rs 1600 and Rs 300 per XLRI course. Late fee is Rs 2000 and Rs 500 per XLRI course.

Mode of Payment:

Online Payment Gateway: Through VISA/Master Credit/Debit Cards (American Express Card is inadmissible). IDBI Net banking (this option is available only for IDBI account holder)

Cash Payment: Please take a print out of the XAT Pay-In-Slip visit nearest IDBI bank and make the payment.

Demand Draft: Issue a DD from any bank in favour of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur. The DD needs to be made in favour of The Chairperson Admission, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur- 831001. The same must be sent within fifteen days from the issuance of DD.


Mode of Exam: Offline

Duration: 170 Minutes


1.Quantitative Ability 

2.English Language 

3.Logical Reasoning

4.Decision Making and 

5.General Knowledge & Essay

 Total number of questions in the main part (VA, DI, DM) has been brought down to 78 and the time allotted has been increased by 20 minutes. The candidates now have 170 minutes to answer the questions. Students have a choice of not attempting 12 questions. Beyond this, any unattempted question will carry the negative mark of 0.05. There would also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for any wrong answer. The number of questions in the GK has been reduced to twenty-five and there would be no negative marking in this section.



  • Rourkela
  • Berhampur
  • Trivandrum
  • Vijayawada
  • Kochi
  • Greater Noida
  • Agartala
  • Jamshedpur
  • Manglore
  • Noida
  • Kolkata
  • Dehradun
  • Hyderabad
  • Coimbatore
  • Udaipur
  • Amritsar
  • Sambalpur
  • Cuttack
  • Pune
  • Nashik
  • Nagpur
  • Mumbai
  • Jabalpur
  • Indore
  • Ranchi
  • Jammu
  • Vadodara
  • Surat
  • Patna
  • North Goa
  • Raipur
  • Chandigarh
  • Guwahati
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Gurugram


News & Articles


XAT 2018 Concludes; What's Next?

  • 08-01-2018
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  • 0
  • Posted by- Pooja Chaudhary
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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 was held on 7 January 2018. The online exam was held from 10 am to 1.35 pm at various exam centres nationwide. 'XLRI c... Read More..

XAT 2018: Check out which institutes are using your XAT score

  • 30-12-2017
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  • 0
  • Posted by- Kanchan Upadhyay
  • 96
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on January 7, 2018.

Candidates who are appearing for the exam can check out... Read More..

XAT Admit Cards 2018: Download them at xatonline.in

  • 22-12-2017
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  • 0
  • Posted by- Kanchan Upadhyay
  • 101
The admit cards for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 will be released on December 20 at xatonline.in.

The admit cards for the Xavier Ap... Read More..

XAT 2018 registration process ends on 30 November

  • 22-11-2017
  • Exams
  • 0
  • Posted by- Pooja Chaudhary
  • 94
The registration process of Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 have started on the official website, the link for which is xatonline.net.in
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