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XAT 2019 Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Admit Card & Eligibility

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XAT 2019 Important Information

XAT 2019 will be conducted on 6th January 2019. The exam duration is 3 hours from 10 AM to 1 PM. The mode for exam is Online.

XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test is the entrance exam organized and conducted by Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur on the behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for the last 60 years. The XAT exam score is accepted by XLRI and almost 150 other top tier management institutes in India. It is one of the oldest competitive examinations in India to select most appropriate students for the management education. Until 2017, XAT was conducted as paper based test. Starting 2018 it has become an online exam.

XAT is considered to be one of the toughest MBA entrance exams in India that calls for complete dedication and awareness.

Bonus : Download XAT Previous Years Question Papers for your Practice Now

Important Dates

Exam Date January 6, 2019
Exam Timings 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Result Date Last week of January 2019
Date of Commencement of Application August 20, 2018
Last Date for Applying (without late fee) November 30, 2018
Last Date for Applying (with late fee) December 1 to December 07, 2018
Admit Card Download Date December 20, 2018
Mode of Examination Online
XAT 2019 Cities Cities within India : 46

XAT 2019 Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Final year students completing their final examination by June 10, 2019 are also eligible to apply.
  • Indian candidates interested in XAT affiliated colleges must appear for XAT 2019.
  • Indian candidates interested in GMP at XLRI can apply through GMAT score as well.
  • NRI candidates interested in BM, HRM and GMP at XLRI can apply through GMAT score
  • Please Note: The GMAT score obtained between December 01, 2016 and December 31, 2018 will only be considered valid.

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XAT 2019 Application Form

The notification for the XAT 2019 exam has been released on 16th August 2018. Those interested can apply/register for the exam starting 20th August 2018. The XAT application form will be available online on the official website www.xatonline.in . After adding the personal details on the ‘Registration’ tab, XAT ID and Password will be generated by the system and sent via mail or SMS. Those interested for applying for XLRI courses can apply either via XAT or GMAT. Candidates can choose XATEST CITY and edit their preference till 30th November 2018.

XAT Registration Fee

INR 1700 (+INR 300 for additional XLRI programmes)

XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)

INR 2000(+INR 500 for additional XLRI programmes)

Indian Candidates Applying for GMP via GMAT

INR 2500

NRI/Foreign Candidates Applying for one or more programmes via GMAT

INR 5000

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XAT Selection Procedure

The XAT 2019 score is accepted by 11 XAMI member colleges and around 150 non XAMI member colleges for various MBA and PGDM courses. After clearing the XAT 2019 cutoff the candidates can apply for colleges individually. Please note that XAT selection process is different for XLRI and other colleges. XLRI has no authority over what other institutes choose to do as part of their selection process. Candidates are shortlisted for GD and PI rounds. This year Indian and Foreign national candidates can also apply using the GMAT score for specific courses in XLRI.

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XAT 2019 Exam Pattern and Analysis

The XAT exam pattern for 2019 is:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
  • Decision Making (DM)
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
  • General Knowledge (GK)

XAT 2019 will have NO essay which is the biggest change. Otherwise the overall pattern and marking remains the same. All questions will carry equal marks. There will be negative marking in case of incorrect answers and un-attempted questions. Candidates can switch between sections and will have access to the entire question paper just like in the written examination. There will be no onscreen calculator provided.

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XAT Exam Registration and Fees

XAT Registration

XAT 2019 will be conducted on January 6, 2019 and the registration begins on August 20, 2018. You can register at http://forms.xatonline.in/xat2018/. Detailed bulletin is available on http://www.xatonline.in/.

Modes of Payment – Candidates can make payment only via Online Mode. You can use Debit Card (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Card and Internet Banking to make your payment. You can only download and print your application after your payment is successful.

Bonus : Download XAT Tips PDF to crack XAT Exam 2019
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XAT Syllabus

XAT Exam is one of the most challenging MBA entrance exams with an undefined XAT exam syllabus. The exam syllabus of XAT is based on the questions and topics asked in the previous years with no repetitions.

We have put a list of topics based on the areas that have been asked in the previous years

Get Topic wise Syllabus Here

XAT Participating Institutes 2019

The XAT 2019 exam is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). There are 11 colleges affiliated to XAMI which will accept the XAT 2019 score. Apart from that there are 150 non-XAMI members that accept the XAT score. Candidates need to fill individual application forms for each of the colleges they are interested in and make the required payment. The selection process and final merit list for each college is different and independent of each other. Also XLRI has nothing to do with the remaining participating colleges apart from setting and conducting the exam.

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XAT Exam Centres

The XAT 2019 exam will be conducted in 46 cities across 22 states and UTs in India. Candidates can choose a XAT test city at the time of registration and can make changes in XAT center only once before 30th November 2018. For any queries regarding the XAT exam centers, candidates can email at admissions@xatonline.in  
admis@xlri.ac.in  or call on Toll Free Number 1800 419 2929, from Monday to Sunday between 8am – 8pm.

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XAT 2019 Admit Card, Instructions for Exam

Admit Card

  • Candidates can download their admit card from XAT Official website www.xatonline. starting December 20, 2018.
  • XAT office will not be sending admit cards to the candidates.
  • Students must download their admit cards and  present it at the time of the exam at the examination centre.

Instructions for XAT 2019

Applicants should note that registration for XAT 2019 and appearing for XAT 2019 is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes. Applicants to different institutes, besides XLRI have to apply separately to Institutes of their choice. Applicants for XAT 2019 can choose to pay online using credit card/ debit card/ online banking.

Candidates can also make payment through a demand draft made from any bank (in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur). The third alternative for making payment can be “cash”. This can be done from any of the IDBI Bank branches located in India to make payment for XAT 2019.

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XAT 2019 Online Mode

Starting 2018, XAT exam is conducted online. This year the centers will be in 46 cities across India. In case of any technical glitch candidates terminal will be shifted considering no loss of time.

XAT Result

XLRI Jamshedpur will release the XAT 2019 result in last week of January 2019. Applicants can check the XAT 2019 result by entering their login credentials - XAT ID and Date of Birth.

The XAT result 2019 will be contain the sectional and general scores and percentiles. XAT 2019 score card will be accessible for download between February 2019. Candidates will receive a printed copy of XAT 2019 score card at their enlisted address by post.

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XAT Cutoff 2019

After the XAT 2019 exam, the XAT cutoff 2019 will be released by XLRI, institute wise. The candidates who clear the respective institute’s cutoff are shortlisted for further rounds such as group discussion and personal interview. The XAT cutoff for 2019 is expected to release by the 4th Week of Jan’19 or 1st week of Feb’19. It is based on multiple factors such as difficulty level of the exam, total number of candidates appearing, average marks and normalized XAT score. The cutoff can be checked online on www.xatonline.in. A raw score of 26-28 overall can fetch you are good percentile of 85 to 90+.

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Preparation Strategy to Crack XAT 2019

  • Know your Exam – Although there is no any written syllabus for competitive exams like XAT or CAT, but still, by observing the past trends, you can get a lot of idea of what sort of question is expected to appear in the question paper. The sections are usually announced in advance like verbal ability, quantitative aptitude, decision making, general awareness, etc. So, what you really need to work upon is the basics of these subject areas, like Maths formulas for QA, English grammar for VA and regular current news updates for general awareness. Thus, if you are aware of the essentials of the paper, you will come out with flying colours.
  • Know the Difference - XAT is pretty different from all the other MBA entrance exams that you plan to appear for. That doesn’t mean it is the toughest but undoubtedly the one that checks your academic skills as well as IQ and expression power. It does not require you to be the master of any one field while ignoring others; rather it looks out for a jack of all trade who could be transformed into the master of business administration/management in near future.
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Crucial Dates, You Should not Miss

IMI New Delhi
Admissions open for PGDM / PGDM(HRM) / PGDM(B&FS) at IMI New Delhi. Last date to apply is Dec 3rd, 2018.
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)
BIMTECH Admissions Open for 2019.
XIMB, XUB
XIMB, XUB Admissions Open for 2019 at Xavier Institute of Management. Last date to apply December 7th, 2018.
MDI Gurgaon
Admissions Open for PGPM | PGPM-HRM | PGP-IM 2019 at MDI Gurgaon. Last date to apply November 23th, 2018
MICA
Admissions open for PGDM-C 2019-2021.
Goa Institute of Management
Admissions open for 2019-2021 at GIM. Last date to apply is November 30th, 2018
SDMIMD
Admissions open for PGDM 2019-2021 at SDMIMD.
IMT Ghaziabad
Admissions open for 2 Year PGDM and MBA programs at IMT Ghaziabad- Application Deadline is November 22nd, 2018
ICFAI Business School
ICFAI Business School Accepting Applications for IBSAT 2018
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)
Admissions open for 2019 at LBSIM, New Delhi. Last date for applying Dec 15th, 2018
TAPMI
Experience@TAPMI Admissions Open for 2019
MDI Murshidabad
Admissions Open for PGP 2019-21 at MDI Murshidabad
SIBM, Bengaluru
Admissions Open for MBA 2019-21 at SIBM, Bengaluru
XLRI
XAT 2019 Registration, Application Ends on November 30th, 2018. Exam Date January 6th, 2019