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About XAT 2019

Xavier Aptitude Test or popularly known as XAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission to management programs at XLRI and other XAT participating institutes across the country. XAT 2019 will be conducted on January 6, 2019, in online (computer-based) mode. Around 90,000 candidates appear for the test every year. The registration cum application process for XAT 2019 is scheduled from August 20, 2018, to continue till November 30, 2018. To apply for the exam, candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised institution. The scores of XAT 2019 will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur and around 150 B-schools across India for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. XAT 2019 has undergone some major changes in terms of exam pattern and application fee. The overall difficulty level of XAT 2019 is high.

XAT 2019 Important Dates

XAT 2019 Dates
XAT Exam Dates 2019
XAT Exam 2019 Notification Date
August 20, 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Registration Start Date
August 20, 2018
XAT 2019 Registration last date without late fee
November 30, 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Registration last date with late fee
December 7, 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Admit Card Download Start Date
December 20, 2018 onwards
XAT 2019 Admit Card Download End date
January 6, 2019
XAT 2019 Exam Date
January 6, 2019 (10AM to 1.00PM)
XAT 2019 Result date
By January 31, 2019

XAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

If you are planning to appear for XAT 2019 which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019, you must check whether you fulfill the eligibility criteria or not.

As per the XAT 2019 eligibility criteria, one must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised board or university. The duration of the graduation should be a minimum of three years.

You can also apply for the test if you are a final year graduation student and completing the degree by June 10, 2019.

The eligibility criteria of XAT 2019 also states that foreign nationals and NRIs can apply for the exam through GMAT scores. This is not applicable for the candidates from Dubai and Nepal.

XLRI has not prescribed any age limit to apply for the exam under the XAT eligibility criteria 2019.

XAT 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1700
OBC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1700
SC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1700
ST Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1700

XLRI Jamshedpur will start the registration cum application process for XAT 2019 from August 20, 2018. The process will continue until November 30, 2018. Eligible candidates can fill the application form online.

The fee for XAT 2019 application process all categories (General, SC, ST, PWD, OBC, etc.) is Rs. 1700. Candidates who fill the application form after the last date, they would need to pay Rs. 2000. The fee has increased from that of last year's XAT application process,

Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode only (Net Banking, Credit or Debit card).

While filling the XAT application form 2019, candidates need to enter their personal and academic details. So, keeping the records handy is a good idea. Candidates also need to upload their passport size photograph (size – 20 KB to 50 KB) and signature (size – 10 KB to 20 KB) in jpeg/jpg format.

Candidates who successfully submit the XAT 2019 application form and pay the application fee will appear for the test.

XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

XAT exam pattern states that it has objective (multiple choice questions) questions. The exam has four sections - Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (DI & QA), and General Knowledge. The XAT 2019 exam pattern has undergone some major changes. The duration has been reduced from 3.5 hours to 3 hours, and the essay writing section has been cancelled this year onwards.

The number of question in each section keeps changing every year. Each question carries 1 mark. So, for every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Unattended questions beyond 8 will also result in negative marking of 0.05 marks per question.

The duration of XAT 2019 is 3 hours (180 minutes).

XAT 2019 Admit Card

Candidates who apply for XAT 2019 exam must download the admit card from December 20, 2018. The XAT 2019 admit card is a must-have document for candidates as they will not be allowed to write the exam without it. The admit card of XAT 2019 will be available only in online mode.

To download the admit card, candidates need to login to the official website with their XAT user id and password received at the time of XAT registration.

Name of the candidate, photograph, exam centre name and address, date of the exam, etc. details will be mentioned on the XAT 2019 admit card.

Test takers must keep a copy of the admit card until the entire admission process gets over as it will be required at every stage.

XAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Punjab Amritsar
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Greater Noida
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Gurgaon
Rajasthan Jaipur
Maharashtra Pune
Tripura Agartala
Karnataka Bengaluru
Odisha Berhampur
Kerala Kochi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Goa Panjim
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
West Bengal Kolkata
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • XAT Admit Card
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Passport Size Photograph

XAT 2019 Selection Process

The selection procedure of XAT usually starts in the month of February after the announcement of the result. The selection process includes GD, Essay Writing, and Personal Interview.

First, XLRI, its 11-member institutes and other XAT participating institutes shortlist the test takers on the basis of cutoff. Then the shortlisted one attends the mentioned selection rounds. Many institutes do not conduct all three rounds.

Past academic scores, work experience (if any), profile, XAT score will be considered along with the performance in XAT selection rounds for the final admission.

XAT 2019 GD and PI Process

When a candidate appears for GD and PI rounds, his/her communication skills, self-confidence, interaction skills, etc. are checked. If s/he performs well and meets the standards of the respective institute, the chances of admission increases. However, writing test, XAT score, and some other factors such as 10th, 12th and graduation score, professional work experience, etc. are also considered for final admission.

GMAT Exam Pattern

GMAT exam contains 4 sections in total namely:

  1. Analytic Writing Assessment.
  2. Integrated Reasoning.
  3. Quantitative Analysis.
  4. Verbal Skill (English Language).

There will be 91 questions that are to be solved in 3.5 hours. Two optional breaks of 8 minutes can be taken as depicted below. The below table describes the pattern in detail.

Analytic Writing Assessment 30 1 Analysis of an argument 0-6
Integrated Reasoning 30 12 Multi-Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis 1-8
Optional 8 Minutes Break
Quantitative Analysis 75 37 Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving 0-60
Optional 8 Minutes Break
Verbal Skills (English Language) 75 41 Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 0-60

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