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About XAT

XAT 2019 - Xavier Aptitude Test will be conducted in the first week of January 2019 in online mode. XAT 2019 is a national level management entrance exam which is conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur to provide admission to various associated MBA colleges all over in India. The XAT exam is being conducted for past 60 years. XAT Score is accepted by more than 150 reputed B-Schools and Management Institutes all over in India. XLRI is the top institute that accepts XAT Score for admission and offers the programs such as Human Resource Management (HRM), Business Management (BM), and General Management Program (GMP) - For Working Professionals. Every year, around 90,000 candidates appear for XAT exam. The management aspirants can check all the relevant information related to XAT 2019 through this page.

Latest Update:  The XAT Registration 2019 is expected to be started from the third week of August 2018.

XAT 2019 – Important Dates

Below are the important dates related to XAT 2019 exam which can be noted down by the aspirants:


XAT 2019 Dates (Tentative)

Notification Release

Second Week of August 2018

XAT Application Starts

Third Week of August 2018

XAT Application Ends

Fourth Week of November 2018

XAT Admit Card Download

Fourth Week of December 2018

XAT Exam

First Week of January 2019

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XAT Eligibility criteria

XAT 2019 – Eligibility

There is no change in the XAT Exam criteria. XLRI never change the XAT eligibility and this year it would also remain the same.

Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear for the XAT Exam. XLRI does not restrict any candidate regarding age limit to seek admission to the associated MBA XAT colleges.

Qualification: The candidates should have a 3 years duration bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university or college. The candidates who are appearing in the final year are also eligible to apply for the XAT 2019.

NRI/Foreign Candidates: NRI And Foreign candidates can also apply but with a valid GMAT Score obtained by them.

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 2019 - Registration

XAT Registration 2019  will be done in online mode only. The fee can either be paid via online or in offline mode. For XAT Registration, the applicants will have to enter the required details carefully and they should have a valid Email ID for the verification purpose.

Here are the steps for the XAT Registration 2019

Step – 1: Candidates need to get registered on the official website of XAT.

Step – 2: After getting login credentials, the need to complete the application process.

Step – 3: Now, they will have to enter their details like personal, qualification, contact etc.

Step – 4: Upload their photograph and signature.

Step – 5: Finally, they have to pay the XAT Application Fees.

Note: In XAT Registration, the details cannot be changed once they are filled.

Submission of the XAT Registration form 2018

After the successful payment of the XAT application fees, the candidates have to take the printout of the confirmation page. Only those candidates who have paid their application fees through DD (Demand Draft) have to send the copy of 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 issued date of demand draft.

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

Online submission- The candidates who have paid their fees through online mode are not required send their confirmation page anywhere else and their application form is submitted.

Offline submission- The candidates who have paid their fees through offline mode will have to update their payment details in the registration form otherwise they will not be allowed to upload their photo and signature.

XAT Fees

  • XAT Application Fee: Rs 1650/-
  • XAT Application with Late Fee: Rs 2000/-
  • For each XLRI Program (additional): Rs.300/-
  • XLRI Programs with Late Fee: Rs. 500/-

The applicants who are interested in XLRI program(s) will have to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each. If registrations are done after the prescribed last date, then the applicants will have to pay Rs. 2000/- (including late fee) for registration and for selecting additional XLRI Program they have to pay Rs. 500/- for each program.

XAT Important details

XAT 2019 - XAT Exam Centres

XAT 2018 Exam will be conducted in various exam centres in around 47 Cities across India and in 2 international locations i.e. Dubai and Kathmandu. Some of the main cities are like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Noida, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Varanasi, Udaipur, Kanpur, Dehradun etc.

XAT 2019 - Participating institutes

There are more than 150 MBA colleges that accept XAT score to provide admission to MBA programs. Some of the major colleges are:

  • XLRI, Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
  • SPJIMR, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
  • XIM, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • IMT, Institute of Management & Technology, Ghaziabad
  • GIM, Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • TAPMI, T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal
  • Great Lakes, Gurgaon/ Chennai
  • IRMA, Institute of Rural Management, Anand
  • MICA, Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad
  • KJ Somaiya, Mumbai
  • FSM, Fore School of Management, New Delhi
  • BIMTECH, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

XAT 2019 - Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes (10 am to 1:35 pm)

Mode of Exam: Online Exam

XAT Exam will be divided into the two parts i.e. Part-1 and Part-2. Part-1 will be comprised of objective type MCQs which will be subdivided into the three parts i.e. A, B, and C. whereas; Part-2 will be comprised of GK and Essay sections.

XAT Exam Sectional Distribution



Number of Questions

Part 1

Verbal & Logical Ability

Decision Making

Quantitative Aptitude



Part 2

GK & Essay

25 GK & 1 Essay

Negative Marking

All the questions will be of equal marks in all 3 sections. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer marked by the candidate.

Other than that 0.05 marks will be deducted if the candidates left the questions blank or un-attempted. This condition will be applicable to more than 13 questions left blank or unattended.

XAT Admit Card 2019

XAT Admit Card 2019 will be available to download from here. The candidates who have duly filled and submitted the XAT 2019 application form would be able to download the admit card from here or from the official website. For more information about the XAT Admit Card 2019, the candidates are suggested to follow this page.

XAT Result 2019

The candidates will be able to check their XAT Result 2019 from this page. The XAT Result or XAT Score Card will contain the performance of the applicant in XAT 2019 exam and it will be mailed individually to all the candidates to their respective addresses, as provided during the XAT registration.

XAT 2019 – Cut-Off

After the announcement of the XAT Result, XLRI will publish the cut-offs in different Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programs and will announce the shortlisted candidates. The candidates who score around 97% will be qualified for the flagship PGDM BM (Business Management) in XLRI.

XAT 2019 – Selection Procedure

After the announcement of XAT Result, the shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the score they secured in the XAT Exam. After that, the shortlisted candidates will further be called for WAT (Written Ability Test), PI (Personal Interview), Essay Writing or GD (Group Discussion).

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