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Xavier Aptitude Test

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) which is a professional entrance exam, is of national level, is organized by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes, XAMI, every year. XAT is taken annually by over 100 thousand people for a chance to study postgraduate courses in management offered by more than 160 business schools across India. 

Examiners use this exam for the purpose of testing candidates on numerical reasoning and data analytics, critical thinking and verbal abilities, insight gathering and general knowledge. XAT has been known from the time of its inception, as one such tough MBA entrance exam that uses the innovative question structure and creative approach towards problem solving and decision making. The key dates for XAT 2024 are as follows: online registration  from  August, 2023, the exam which will be conducted on January 8th 2024 and results' declaration on 31st January, 2024.

This year, a single online computer based test will be carried out with special emphasis on testing key cognitive abilities and critical competencies that are crucial for management education. Admission process to the Xavier's 2 years PGDM flagship program is extremely competitive with student selection practice that includes multiple sets of group discussions and personal interviews along with high XAT cut off. This process seeks to filter and conduct the admission of the candidates who have the highest level of superiority as far as leadership and decision making is concerned.

XAT 2024 Exam Highlights

Exam name Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam type National-level entrance exam
Exam mode Online (Computer-based test)
Exam language English
Exam pattern 3 sections, 130 questions, 3 hours

XAT 2024 Important Dates

Events Important Dates
XAT Registration Begins July 15, 2023 
XAT Registration Last Date

November 30, 2023

XAT Admit Card

1st week of January 2024

Release of official XAT Mock Test Last week of December 2023
Last Date to Download XAT Admit Card January 7, 2024
XAT Exam Date January 7, 2024
Validity of GMAT/ GRE Score December 1, 2018, to December 31, 2023
XAT Response Sheet  January 2024
XAT Answer Key January 2024
Declaration of XAT result January 2024

XAT 2024 Syllabus

Section Topics Covered
Verbal and Logical Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar,
Ability Critical Reasoning, Para Jumbles, Analogies,
Fill in the Blanks, Logical Connectives,
Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Fact-Inference-Judgment,
Statement-Argument, Inference-based questions.
Decision Making Analytical Reasoning, Situational Judgement,
Decision-Making Scenarios, Ethical Dilemmas,
Mathematical Puzzles, Data Arrangement.
Quantitative Ability Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Modern Math,
Number Systems, Probability, Data Interpretation.
General Awareness Current Affairs, Business and Economics,
Politics, History, Sports, Awards, International Events.

XAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Section Number of Questions Marks Time
Verbal Ability (VA) 40 40 60 minutes
Quantitative Ability (QA) 45 45 75 minutes
Logical Reasoning (LR) 45 45 90 minutes
Total 130 130 225 minutes (3 hours 45 minutes)

XAT 2023 Cut-Off

Category Institute Cut-off (Overall)
General Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) 96.15
General Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) 94.55
General Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) 92.10
General Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML) 89.65
SC/ST/PwD Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) 82.15
SC/ST/PwD Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) 79.55
SC/ST/PwD Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) 77.10
SC/ST/PwD Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML) 74.65

XAT 2024 Participating Colleges

Institute Location Programs offered
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Ahmedabad, Gujarat MBA
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) Bangalore, Karnataka MBA
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) Kolkata, West Bengal MBA
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh MBA
Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI) Indore, Madhya Pradesh MBA
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) Kozhikode, Kerala MBA
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IMT) Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu MBA
Xavier School of Management (XSM) Bhubaneswar, Odisha MBA
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, Haryana MBA
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai, Maharashtra MBA, PGP in Business Analytics
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai, Maharashtra MBA
Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, Telangana MBA, PGP in Business Analytics
Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai, Tamil Nadu MBA

XAT 2024 Exam Timings

Section Timings
Verbal Ability (VA) 60 minutes
Quantitative Ability (QA) 75 minutes
Logical Reasoning (LR) 90 minutes
Total 225 minutes (3 hours 45 minutes)

XAT 2024 Exam Centers

City State
Ahmedabad Gujarat
Bangalore Karnataka
Bhubaneswar Odisha
Chandigarh Punjab
Chennai Tamil Nadu
Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Guwahati Assam
Hyderabad Telangana
Indore Madhya Pradesh
Jaipur Rajasthan
Kolkata West Bengal
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Mumbai Maharashtra
Nagpur Maharashtra
Patna Bihar
Pune Maharashtra
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh

Pay XAT Application Fee

Particulars XAT Application Fee
XAT Registration Fee INR 2100 (+200 for candidates interested in XLRI programs)
Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT INR 2500
NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programs through GMAT INR 5000

XAT 2024 Cut off for Other Colleges (Expected)

Institute Program Expected cut-off (General)
Indian School of Business (ISB) MBA 95+
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) MBA 90+
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) MBA 85+
Management Development Institute (MDI) MBA 80+
Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) MBA 75+
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