XAT

XAT – Xavier Aptitude Test is one of the most famous entrance examinations for MBA. This examination gets conducted and organized by XLRI Jamshedpur. This is a national level, one of the biggest entrance tests of management courses. More than 90,000 candidates appear in this entrance examination each year. XAT notification releases in the month of September and online application process start from the same time. If you are thinking to apply for XAT 2017, before it you need to know important details such as eligibility criteria, examination dates, application procedure for this examination, which you can find on this page. After release of official notice you can apply for XAT 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. Candidates who are giving their final year examination can also apply for the same.

Application Procedure

The online application process will be start after availability of official notice for XAT 2017 (most tentative in September 2016).
Well, after that you don’t need to fill two application forms for XAT and XLRI Jamshedpur now as one application form would be enough.
The process is fully online. You need to visit the official website to get and fill the application form.
Fill all the details accurately and then upload a recently clicked passport size photograph (scanned) and signature in prescribed sizes and then proceed to online payment.
You can use Cash, Net Banking, Demand Draft, Credit Card or Debit Card for paying the application form.

Application Fee – You need to pay Rs. 1500. If you want to apply for XLRI as well, then you will have to pay Rs. 1750. (Rs. 250 more).

Important Dates

Important Event Date(s) to Remember
Date of Commencement of Application 17th August 2016
Last Date for Applying
(without late fee)
30th November 2016
Last Date for Applying
(with late fee)
11th December 2016
Downloading of Admit Cards 20th December 2016 onwards
Date of Exam 8th January 2017
Test Timings 10.00 am to 01.30 pm
Mode of Examination Paper & Pen based
XAT 2017 Cities Cities within India : 47 
Cities outside India : 2 

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be conducted on the basis of performance in the written examination. Shortlisted candidates will be called for GD and PI rounds.

Exam Pattern

The examination will be conducted for 3.5 hours.
There will be total five sections in two papers.
Paper 1 will be in objective, multiple choice questions format and will have questions based on English Language, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability and Decision Making. For this section, 3 hours will be given.
For paper 2, the format would be a bit subjective and partly objective type that will have 2 sections – General Knowledge and Essay Writing. There will be total 30 questions and you will be given half an hour for completing this section.

XAT 2017 Syllabus

There are many candidates who wish to take up XAT and score good ranks to get admissions at the best B-Schools. The candidates are advised to go through the XAT syllabus 2017 before they start with preparation. The examination syllabus of XAT 2017 includes these sections- English language, General Knowledge, Decision making & Logical reasoning, Quantitative ability and Essay.

XAT 2017 Test Cities / Exam Centers

There are 47 test cities for XAT 2017 in India as follows-

Ranchi

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Surat

Tiruchirapalli

Trivandrum

Mumbai

Mangalore

Lucknow

Kolkata

Kanpur

Jamshedpur

Cuttack

Dehradun

Delhi

Goa

Greater Noida

Gurgaon

Berhampur

Bengaluru

Amritsar

Allahabad

Ahmedabad

Agartala

Coimbatore

Jammu

Raipur

Visakhapatnam

Pune

Jaipur

Cochin

Chennai

Jabalpur

Patna

Vijayawada

Varanasi

Noida

Indore

Chandigarh

Bhubaneshwar

Hyderabad

Nasik

Vadodara

Udaipur

Nagpur

Guwahati

Bhopal

     

The test cities outside India are-

§  Dubai

§  Kathmandu

 

Admit Card

As per the sources, the admit card will be available on the official website from December 2016. You need to get it downloaded from the site as no hard copies of admit card will be sent to your address.

Note- This is not official website for XAT 2017, we will update final dates after availability of official notice for XAT 2017.

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