Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2017)


Xavier Aptitute Test (XAT 2017) is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India. XAT will be conducted on January 2017. XLRI conducts test on behalf of the XAMI. For more than Sixty years XLRI is conducting test at national level to select the most appropriate for management education. The test score is being used by more than Hundred Institutes for the admission.

Eligibility for XAT 2017

The candidates must hold a Recognised bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline or complete their graduation by June 10, 2016. Candidates who are giving their final year examination can also apply for the same.

XAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus

  Paper   Section Name No. Of Questions Total Marks Total Time Negative Marking
  Paper 1
Decision Making 23 23
170 Mins
0.25 for any wrong answer, 0.05 for more than 13 unattempted questions
Verbal and Logical Ability 26 26
Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) 29 29
  Paper 2
General Knowledge 25 25
35 Mins
No Negative Marking
Essay Writing 1 essay No Negative Marking

The duration of Paper 1 is 170 minutes and that of Paper 2 is 35 minutes.

XAT is a paper based aptitude test, followed by a subjective test on essay writing & general awareness.

Questions in General Awareness is from Business, Economics and Politics related to Business Environment. You have to attempt both Essay as well as General Awareness section. Total duration of XAT is of 3.5 hours.

XAT 2016 exam analysis

XAT Exam 2017 Dates

Particulars Date
XAT 2017 Application Date Starts August 2017 (Tentative)
Application Date Ends (without late fee) November 2017 (Tentative)
Last Date of Application (with late fee) December 2017 (Tentative)
Downloading of Admit Cards December 2017 (Tentative)
Date of Exam January 2017 (Tentative)

Download the last year’s question papers.

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Top Colleges under XAT 2017

Some of the prominent B-schools which accept XAT scores are:

XLRI(Xavier Labour Relations Institute) S.P.Jain(SP Jain Institute of Management and Research)
XIME(Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship) XIMB(Xavier Institute of Management,Bhubaneswar)
GIM(Goa Institute of Management)

How to Apply for XAT 2017

The Application Fee for XAT 2016 is Rs.1500 for all Applicant.

Step 1: XAT Registration: Visit xatonline.net.in, click ‘XAT Registration‘ and fill the form. Click here for Registration flowchart of XAT 2015.

Step 2: XAT ID and Password: Post-registration, you immediately get your unique auto-generated XAT ID and password on the registered email-ID. Verify those credentials by logging in again.

Step 3: Complete Form: Log in using your ID and password, and change the password. Once this is done, update your education details.

Step 4: Upload recent colour passport size photo (Specifications given on official website)

Step 5: Upload scanned signature (Specifications given on official website)

Step 6: Payment – Through Bank branches or Online

(a) Through Bank Branches Download and print XAT Pay-in-slip. Carry the printed XAT Pay-in-slip to the bank branch to make the payment. Visit the website, log in using previously generated ID & password, fill the bank transaction ID no. & date of payment and complete the form. Print the XAT Registration Confirmation Page. Affix the XAT’s copy of the pay-in-slip in the space provided on the lower half of the XAT Registration Confirmation Page.

(b) Through Payment Gateway-Make online payment using the payment gateway vide Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.After a successful transaction, you are redirected to the XAT Registration Confirmation Page – Online Payment Mode. Save and print a copy of this page.

Step 7: Send the XAT Registration Confirmation Page to XAT Office through Courier / Registered Post / Speed Post before the last date mentioned in the notification.

Step 8: Visit the website and download admit card in the period mentioned.



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