Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, is one of the biggest national level MBA entrance exam aspired by majority of the MBA aspirants.
What is XAT Exam?
XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes)
Commencement of the Exam
This exam is conducted every year by one of the XLRI based on the policy of rotation and the XAT Exam Dates are generally declared in the month of September every year and exam in the month of January and results get released by Second or Third Week of January.
The XAT aspirants should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university or institute.
Candidates must have a bachelor degree under the 10+2+3 system from a recognized university or a deemed university.
Final year students would also be eligible to take XAT provided they complete their final exam by the month of June.
The XAT takers will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance and cut -off marks. Based on that the XLRI and other XAT participating B-schools will shortlist the candidates.
In Final selection process, the shortlisted candidates will be appearing for the GD, PI and or WAT rounds conducted by the B-schools.
Candidates only interested in XAT but not in XLRI need to pay a fee of Rs. 1500/-(Rupees Fifteen Hundred only).
Candidates interested in XLRI programme(s) needs to pay an additional fee of Rs.250/- each. Common application form for XAT and XLRI Jamshedpur.
The XAT score is valid for just one year.
30 General Awareness questions were asked, which were based on Current Affairs & factual GK.
Candidates had to attempt the essay as well as the General Awareness questions.
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability
Each question will carry equal marks. For the multiple choices objective type questions there will be negative marking of 1/4 mark for each wrong answer.
There will not be any negative marking for the non-MCQs.
No marks will be allotted or deducted for the un-attempted questions.
Test Duration & Pattern – XAT 2018
|Section||No of Questions||Duration|
|1. Decision Making||25||140 Min|
|2. Verbal and Logical Ability||30|
|3. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||36|
|Essay & General Awareness||40 Min|
|Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks allotted for every question|
|Number of options: 5|