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XAT 2018 Notification, Eligibility, Application, Dates




Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 by XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) for MBA admission 2017


XAT 2018 Exam Date has been released officially -07th January 2018. XAT 2018 is also referred as Xavier Aptitude Test. It is the University Level Entrance Exam, which is organized by the XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) on the behalf of XAMI. XAT Exam is conducted for the admission in more than 150 B-Schools of the country


The application process for XAT 2018 is commencing on 16th August 2017. MBA aspirants passing Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university or institute in any discipline will be eligible to apply for XAT 2018


Candidates can check all the details of XAT 2018 in terms of eligibility criteria, application procedure, important dates, admit card, exam pattern, cutoff, result and many more.


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XAT 2018 will be conducted on 07th January 2018 (Sunday). XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.


What is XAT?

XAT is Xavier Aptitude Test conducted by XLRI (Xavier Labour Relation Institute) Jamshedpur. It is a common entrance exam conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admission in its management institutes across India.


XAT 2018 Member Institutes

1. Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Loyola College, Chennai-600034


2. Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-560052


3. St. Francis Institute of Mgt. and Research (SFIMR), Mumbai-400103


4. St. Joseph's College of Business Administration, Bangalore-560025


5. St. Aloysius Institute of Mgt. and Information Technology, Mangalore-575022


6. Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar-751013


7. Xavier Institute of Mgt. & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore-560100


8. Xavier Institute of Mgt. & Research, Mumbai-400001


9. Xavier Institute of Mgt. Jabalpur-482021


10. Xavier Labour & Relations Institute, Jamshedpur-831001


11. Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi-834001


Eligibility for XAT 2018

The candidate must hold a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline; those completing their final examination by 10th June 2018 may also apply


All Indian candidates must appear for XAT-2018. However, NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2018)


Candidates appearing in Final year of Graduation can apply by entering their aggregate percentage of marks obtained until the time of filling of form


XAT Selection Criteria 2018

The selection criteria and XAT 2018 participating institutes vary from B-School to B-School. It is generally a two step process. In the first phase, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their XAT performance and institute cutoff


The shortlisted candidates have to appear for Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Essay Writing or Group Discussion/Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds. The B-schools may also consider criteria like past academic records, work experience etc. or the overall candidate profile


Work-experience before graduation will not be counted by the selection panel


Candidates who were in their final year of graduation while applying for XAT must have completed their Bachelor’s Degree at the time of selection procedure in order to be eligible for selection.


XAT Exam Pattern 2018

XAT 2018 is going to be an online or computer based test of 210 minutes duration. However, until last year it used to be an offline paper. It is a combination of objective and subjective questions, although majority of the questions are objective multiple choice type. XAT is divided into two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2.


XAT Paper 1 - The duration of Paper 1 is 170 minutes or 2 hours 50 minutes.  There are three sections in this paper, Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation.


XAT Paper 2 - This paper is a combination of objective and subjective type questions. The sections of Paper 2 are General Knowledge/Awareness and Essay Writing. There are 25 questions in the GK section. Candidates are given only one topic for essay writing. The duration of this paper is 35 minutes.


XAT 2018 Marking Scheme - Each question carries 1 mark and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. There is negative marking of 0.05 marks involved for unattempted questions as well, beyond 13.


XAT Syllabus 2018

There is no specific syllabus for XAT 2018 announced by XLRI. However, based on the past years’ XAT analysis, experts suggest a probable XAT 2018 syllabus, which mentions the section wise important topics for the test


The XAT syllabus comprises of the below topics:

i. Quantitative Ability

ii. English Language & Logical Reasoning

iii. Decision Making

vi. General Knowledge & Essay


XAT Test Centres 2018

XAT is to be conducted in 47 cities across India and two international cities in Dubai and Kathmandu. Last year too, it was conducted in these many cities. XLRI Jamshedpur, the conducting body may aim to increase the number of test cities or centres to make it more convenient and accessible for the XAT 2018 applicants


XAT Exam Centres in India in the following cities: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam


Two International Cities: Dubai and Kathmandu


XAT Result 2018

The result of XAT 2018 will be declared on 31st January 2018. XAT officials will release the score cards stating the section wise and overall scores and percentiles. Test takers can download the score cards and take the requisite number of print outs


XLRI Jamshedpur will also send the hard copy of XAT 2018 score card to the address of candidates. The score card has to be preserved till the admission process gets over.


XAT 2018 Application - Registration Process

A candidate needs to register for XAT exam and also register for the institute courses of his/her choice separately by paying separate application fees. The candidates first need to visit the official portal of XAT i.e.;


Applicants should note that registration for XAT 2018 and appearing for XAT 2018 is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes. Applicants to different institutes, besides XLRI have to apply separately to Institutes of their choice


Please note that the XAT ID and password gives you an individual login on and on frequent intervals, you need to check for mails from XAT & other associated institutes.


Please ensure that you give your correct mobile No. to receive SMS alerts.


Note: If you do not receive the registration confirmation mail, with your XAT ID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, please check your spam/junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If you are unable to locate the email, please write to citing your primary email id. or call us up on 1800 419 2929 between 08.00 a.m. and 08.00 p.m. ( IST ) if you are unable to reach the customer care executive, please write to

We shall get back to you in 48 hours. (Excluding Holidays)


Mode of Payment

The candidates may pay through:

Payment Gateways: Candidates can pay through the given payment gateways with credit card/ debit card and net banking options.

Bank Branches: For this, candidates shall take the print of Challan form and visit the nearest IDBI branch. Demand Draft - The DD has to be made in the favour of “XLRI JAMSHEDPUR” payable at Jamshedpur

In both the mode of payment, the candidates are required to courier/speed post/register post the printout of XAT Confirmation Page as well as the printout/Photocopy of payment confirmation Page to XAT Office


Exam Fee XAT 2018

XAT Registration Fee (without late Fee) - Rs.1650/- Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs.300/- each.

XAT Registration Fee (with late Fee) - Rs.2000/- Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs.500/- each

To know more about XAT, click here


Important Dates for XAT 2018


Notification related to XAT 2018 by XLRI Jamshedpur: 14th August 2017


XAT 2018 Application Process Starts: 16th August 2017


XAT Application End Date: 30th November 2017


XAT 2018 Admit Card: 20th December 2017


XAT to be conducted on 07th January 2018


XAT Official Answer Key: 03rd week of January 2018


XAT 2018 OMR Sheet & Score Card: 03rd week of January 2018


Announcement of XAT Result: 31st January 2018


XLRI - Jamshedpur

Xavier School of Management (XAT), the Chairperson Admission XLRI, C.H. Area (East), Jamshedpur-831001 (Jharkhand), Phone No.: +91-657-665-3203/3204/3205, Email:, Website or


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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