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XAT 2018

Last Date to Apply

30 November 2017
With late fee: 15 December 2017

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About XAT

XAT 2018, also known as the Xavier Aptitude Test is an online exam for the screening of the best candidates of India for MBA Admissions across the reputed B-Schools of India. XAT 2018 will be conducted by XLRI on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) on 7 January 2018. The XAT exam is being conducted for past 60 years. XAT Score is accepted by more than 150+ B-Schools and Management Institutions all over India. The last date for the XAT registration without any late fees is 30 November 2017, and with the late fee is December 2017.

XLRI is the top institute that accepts XAT Score for admission and offers the following programmes:

  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Business Management (BM) 
  • General Management Programme (GMP) - For Working Professionals

Latest Update: XAT Result 2018 Declared - Download Scorecard Here

XAT 2018 Dates 



XAT online registration

16 August 2017

XAT Last Date of registration
(Without Late Fee)

30 November 2017

XAT Registration Ends (with Late fee) 

1 to 15 December 2017

XAT Last date to print application

15 December 2017

XAT Admit Card - Available Now!

27 December 2017

XAT Exam

7 January 2018
(10:00 AM to 1:35 PM)

XAT Results

By 31 January 2018


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XAT Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be a graduate in any stream from any college or Institution which is recognised by Ministry of Human resource and development or equivalent.
  • Only those applicants are applicable who have undergone the education system of (10+2+3/4) years of studies.
  • Final year Students: Applicants whose results of graduation are awaited and whose graduation will be completed by 10 June 2018 are eligible to apply for XAT 2018 exam. 

NRI/Foreign Candidates: NRI And Foreign candidates can also apply but with a valid GMAT Score obtained between December 01, 2015 and December 31, 2017.

Note: Every XAT Score accepting college has their own criteria for shortlisting candidates, Applicants are advised to check their eligibility criteria before application submission.

XAT Application form and Admit Card

XAT registration will be done online. The fee can be paid online or in offline mode. The applicants have to carefully enter the required details and a valid Email ID for the verification purpose.

Steps for the XAT Application 

  • XAT Registration  (The details cannot be changed once they are filled)
  • Application Form Filling up
  • Payment of the XAT Application Form
  • Printout of the XAT Confirmation Page

XAT Registration 

Submission of the XAT Registration form 2018

Applicants have to take the printout of the confirmation page after the successful payment of application fees. Only applicants those who have paid their application fees through demand draft have to send their confirmation page and Demand Draft in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT” via registered post or speed post to the given address within 15 days of the date on which demand draft was issued.

The Chairperson,
Admissions, XLRI,
Circuit House Area (East),
Jamshedpur – 831001

  • Online submission- Applicants those who have paid fees through the online modes need not send their confirmation page anywhere and their application form is submitted.
  • Offline submission- Applicants those who have paid application fees through offline modes have to update their payment details in the registration form else they will not be allowed to upload their photo and signature.

XAT Admit Card 2018

XAT Admit Card 2018 will be available to download from 27 December 2017 which was earlier scheduled to be released on 20 December 2017. The candidates who have filled and submitted the application form successfully would be able to download the admit card. For more information about the XAT Admit Card 2018, the candidates are suggested to follow the link given below:

XAT Admit Card 2018

XAT Fees

XAT Application Fee: Rs 1650

XAT Application with Late Fee: Rs 2000

Applicants who are only interested in admissions in XAT accepting colleges but not in XLRI need to pay a fee of Rs. 1650 (Rupees Sixteen Hundred and Fifty only). The candidates interested in XLRI programme(s) needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300 each whereas if registrations are done after November 2017, applicants have to pay Rs 2000 (including late fee) for registration and for selecting additional XLRI Programme they have to pay Rs 500 for each program.

XAT Result and Counselling

XAT Result 2018 will be declared in the last week of the January 2018. The XAT Score Card containing the performance of the applicant in XAT 2018 will be mailed individually to all the applicants to their respective address, as provided in the XAT registration.

XAT Exam pattern

XAT Exam Duration : 3 Hours 30 Mins from 10 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.

Mode of Exam: Online Exam

XAT Exam will be divided into the two parts i.e. Part 1 and Part 2, Part 1 will contain the objective type question subdivided into the three parts i.e.  A, B, and C, whereas Part 2 will contain the GK and Essay sections.

XAT Exam Sectional Distribution

Part Sections Number of Questions (approx)
Part 1 3 ( A, B, C) 27 Each
Part 2 2 (GK & Essay) 25 GK & 1 Essay


The XAT exam shall consist of the following sections:

Part 1

  • English Language and Logical Reasoning (A)
  • Decision Making (B)
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (C)

Part 2

  • General Knowledge GK
  • Essay

Negative Marking

All the questions will be of equal marks in all 3 sections If an answer of any question is incorrect 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Other than that 0.05 marks will be deducted if an applicant left the questions blank or unattempted. This condition will be applicable beyond 13 questions left blank or unattended.

XAT Important details

XAT Colleges

XAMI - Xavier Colleges

Loyola Institute of Business Administration Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Xavier Institute of Management & Research
Mount Carmel Institute of Management

St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)

Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur
St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration XLRI Xavier School of Management St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology
Xavier Institute of Social Service Xavier Institute of Management -- 


XAT Colleges - Associate Member

There are 141 colleges that are accepting and considering XAT Exam Score for their admissions in MBA/PGPM courses. Follow the link below to get their details.

XAT Accepting Colleges

XAT Test Cities

Agartala Berhampur Cochin Goa Mangalore
Ahmedabad Bhopal Coimbatore Greater Noida Mumbai
Allahabad Bhubaneswar Cuttack Gurgaon Nagpur
Amritsar Chandigarh Dehradun Guwahati Nasik
Bengaluru  Chennai Delhi Hyderabad Noida
Indore Jabalpur Jaipur Jammu Patna
Jamshedpur Kanpur Kolkata Lucknow Pune
Raipur Ranchi Rourkela Sambalpur Surat
Tiruchirapalli Trivandrum Udaipur Vadodara Varanasi
Vijayawada Visakhapatnam  -- Dubai* Kathmandu*

*Note: XAT 2018 Exam will be conducted in 47 Cities across the India and in 2  international locations i.e. Dubai and Kathmandu.

XAT Contact

XLRI, The Chairperson Admission
XLRI, C. H. Area (East)
Jamshedpur - 831001
Jharkhand, India

Phone: 1800 419 2929 
Fax: +91-657-2227814
Email: admissions@xatonline.in, admis@xlri.ac.in

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