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XAVIER’S APTITUDE TEST – A complete guide

Xavier’s Aptitude Test is a national level entrance exam to get MBA at Xavier School of Management and its 160 associate institutes.

To know more about XAT , click here.

XAT  is conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) instead of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) .

XAT 2021 important dates :

Starting date of Registration        : September 12, 2020

Ending date of Registration         : November 30 , 2020

Admit Card Download                   : December 20 , 2020 onwards

XAT 2021 Exam date                      : January 03 , 2021

What is the eligibility criteria for XAT 2021?

Candidates holding a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or  equivalent in any discipline.

Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2021 may also apply.

How to register for XAT 2021 ?

Step 1 : Go the XAT 2021 official website and click “Register 2021” to fill the application form.

Step 2:  Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Contact details and Email-id.

A system generated XAT ID and Password will be communicated to you through Email/SMS.

Step 3: Login using your credentials and start entering the details . Once you are done with each page , click “ Save and Next”

Note :

Candidate’s Name / Father’s Name / Mother’s Name etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets/ Identity proof. Any change/ alteration found may disqualify the candidature

Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines.

Step 4 : Enter your interested XLRI Programme(s) can apply through XAT or GMAT and preferred test city .

Step 5: After filling all the details in the application, do a careful check by clicking ‘Preview’

Step 6 : Modify details if required and click the ‘Final Submit’ Button . No changes will be entertained thereafter.

Step 7: Click on ‘Payment’ Tab and proceed for payment.

Step 8: Click on ‘Submit’ button.

XAT 2021 – test city preferences :

Candidates can choose 2 preferred test cities while filling XAT Application form. Candidates are advised to choose test city closer to their city of residence. However, the final authority to allot the TEST CITY rests with authority.

(You shall be allowed to edit your test city once for a specific period of time after the registration is closed. You will be notified for the same.)

XAT 2021 – Application fee:

Payment mode : Online

Payment accepted : Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

XAT Application fee : Rs. 1,700/-

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.

Indian Candidate only for GMP through GMAT fee – Rs. 2,500/-

NRI and Foreign for one or more programme fee – Rs. 5,000/-

Note :

Please wait for the intimation message once you are done with the payment.

Take a printout of ‘E-receipt’ generated . Non-generation of E-Receipt indicates Payment failure and you need to do the payment process again.

XAT 2021 – Admit card :

Candidates may download the admit card from their official website once the date is announced

XAT 2021 – Syllabus :

Decision Making (DM)

General Knowledge (GK)

Verbal and logical ability (VA and LR)

Quantitative ability and data interpretation (QA and DI)

XAT 2021 – Exam pattern:

Mode of Exam : Online

Question type : MCQ

Total Number of Questions : 100

Total time duration : 180 minutes

There is no sectional time limit during the exam.

The expected distribution of questions is given below

Paper 1: (165 minutes )

  • Decision Making (DM) – 21 questions
  • Verbal and logical ability (VA and LR) – 26 questions
  • Quantitative ability and data interpretation (QA and DI) – 28 questions

Paper 2: (25 minutes)

General Knowledge (GK) – 25 Questions


Correct Answer –   +1 mark

Incorrect answer –   -0.25 mark

Un-attempted  – 0 mark

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