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XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 is prescribed by the conducting authority XLRI, Jamshedpur. The eligibility criteria are almost same among all the national level management entrance exams. As we talk about XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019, it needs only bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/ college. The eligibility criterion for XAT exam is has remained unchanged for years and XLRI is not going to make any changes in the XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019. The exam will be conducted in the first week of January 2019 and its registration is expected to start from the third week of August 2019. XAT 2019 is conducted by XLRI to provide admission to the MBA aspirants in around 150 associated B-schools all over in India. The candidates can get the complete information related to XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 on this page.

Latest Update: XAT Application Form will be available from the third week of August 2018.

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 Dates

Below are the XAT dates 2019 which should be noted down by the aspirants:


XAT Dates 2019 (Tentative)

Notification Release

Second Week of August 2018

XAT Registration Starts

Third Week of August 2018

Last Date to submit XAT Application Form

Fourth Week of November 2018

XAT Admit Card Download

Fourth Week of December 2018

XAT Exam Date

First Week of January 2019

XAT Result Announcement

End of January 2019


XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 Overview

Eligibility Components

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019


Having 3 years Bachelor’s Degree or can be appearing for the final year of the Bachelor’s Degree

Age Limit

No Age Bar for XAT 2019

NRI & Foreign Candidates

Can apply through GMAT Score

Minimum Percentage

No minimum qualifying marks

Other Requirements

A valid email id and mobile number

The candidates who are willing to appear for the XAT 2019 exam must make sure that they fulfil the XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 before applying. Below we have mentioned program wise XAT eligibility criteria:

HRM (Human Resource Management) Program – The candidates must have a 3 years Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognised university or institute.

BM (Business Management) Program – Same as HRM program

General Management Program – The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from India or Abroad with a minimum five years of experience in managerial/ supervisory experience. They are also able to apply through GMAT scores.   

 XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 for NRIs

Indian candidates will have to appear for the XAT 2019 exam to get admission to the management programs offered by the associated b-schools. When we talk about NRIs and foreign candidates, they can get the admission to the management program in associated colleges through their GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) scores. However, the candidates who are from Dubai or Nepal have a choice of appearing for the XAT 2019 or they are eligible to apply through their GMAT scores as well.

Important: The aspirants are suggested to check the XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 before filling the XAT Application Form 2019 as only those candidates will be allowed to appear for the exam who fulfil the eligibility criteria properly. If the candidates fill wrong information or found ineligible, the conducting authority XILR have the right to cancel the candidature of the candidates.

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