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XAT 2021- Xavier Aptitude Test for MBA Admission 2020

XAT 2021- XAT 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.

XAT 2021

  • The application process for XAT 2021 will commence from 3rd week of August 2020 and will continue till 4th week of November 2020. MBA aspirants passing Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university or institute in any discipline will be eligible to apply for XAT 2021

About XAT 2021

  • XAT 2021 will be conducted in the 1st week of January 2021. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 years, XLRI has conducted 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.

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

Important Dates for XAT 2021

Online Registration Start:

3rd week of August 2020

Editing of Completed Application:

3rd week of August  to 4th week of November 2020

Last Date for Registration

4th week of November 2020

Admit Card Download between

3rd week of  December 2020 and 1st week of January 2021

XAT Exam Date

1st week of January 2021

Answer Key Release

03rd week of January 2021

Result Declaration

4th week of January 2021

XAT Score Card Release

4th week of January 2021

Eligibility Criteria for XAT 2021

1

Candidates before applying for XAT 2021 must check the eligibility criteria. Below mentioned eligibility, criteria are based on last year details. Candidates who will full fill all the Eligibility Criteria that candidate can apply for the XAT examination

2

All Indian candidates must appear for XAT-2021. However, NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2021)

3

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

Eligibility for NRI/Foreign Candidates

1

NRI or foreign national candidates have to apply through GMAT scores. Candidates from Dubai or Nepal are exempted from applying through GMAT scores as XAT will be conducted in these two international cities.

XAT 2021 Registration

  • 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.; xatonline.net.in
  • Applicants should note that registration for XAT 2021 and appearing for XAT 2021 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
  • Applicants for XAT 2021 can choose to pay online using credit card/debit card/online banking
  • Please note that the XAT ID and password gives you an individual login on www.xatonline.in 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.
  1. 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. If you are unable to locate the email, please write to admissions@xatonline.in 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 admissions@xatonline.in

XAT 2021 Registration Fee

i.

XAT Registration Fee (without late Fee) - Rs.1700/- Candidates interested in XLRI programs need to pay an additional fee of Rs.300/- each.

ii.

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

Mode of Payment

Payment Gateways

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

Bank Branches

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

In both the modes 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

Selection Criteria

  • The selection criteria and XAT 2021 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 cut-off.
  • 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.

Exam Pattern

XAT 2021 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 the majority of the questions are objective multiple-choice type. XAT is divided into two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Paper 1
.

The duration of Paper 1 is 170 minutes or 3 hours 50 minutes

There are three sections in this paper - Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

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.

Exam Structure

The exam consists of the following sections

1

Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)

2

Decision Making (DM)

3

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)

4

General Knowledge (GK)

Marking Scheme

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

XAT 2021 Syllabus

There is no specific syllabus for XAT 2021 announced by XLRI. However, based on the past years’ XAT analysis, experts suggest a probable XAT 2021 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

iv.

General Knowledge & Essay

Test Centres

XAT 2021 would be conducted across India in the following cities

Agra

Ahmadabad

Allahabad

Amravati

Bangalore

Berhampur

Bhatinda

Bhopal

Ambala

Bhilai Nagar

Chennai

Coimbatore

Bhubaneswar

Bokaro Steel city

Chandigarh/Mohali

Dhandab

Cuttack

Dehradun

Delhi-NCR

Dibrugarh

Durgapur/Asansol

Ernakulam

Gandhinagar

Gorakhpur

Goa

Guwahati

Hubballi (Hubli)

Hyderabad

Gwalior

Jammu

Hooghly

Kota

Indore

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Jamshedpur

Kannur

Kanpur

Kolkata

Kottayam

Kurnool

Kurukshetra

Lucknow

Madurai

Sambalpur

Mysore

Ludhiana

Rajahmundry

Mangalore

Mumbai

Nagpur

Nasik

Patna

Pune

Raipur

Ranchi

Roorkee

Rourkela

Siliguri

Surat

Thiruvananthapuram

Tiruchirappali

Tiruvallur

Udaipur

Udupi

Vadodara

Varanasi

Visakhapatnam

Warangal

Vijayawada

Tirupathi

 

XAT 2021 Admit Card

  • The admit card of XAT 2021 will be available online for the candidates who successfully fill the application form along with the application fee online. The admit card is expected to be available from the 3rd week of December 2020 onwards
  • Candidates would be able to download the admit card using their XAT ID and password. Without the XAT 2021 admit card, candidates will not be allowed to take the entrance test. XAT admit card 2021 will display the candidate’s name, date of birth and contact details along with the test centre name and address
  • Exam day instructions will also be given on the admit card of XAT 2021

XAT 2021 Result

  • The result of XAT 2021 will be declared online in the 4th week of January 2021. 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 2021 score card to the address of candidates. The scorecard has to be preserved till the admission process gets over.

 

For more details, please visit the official website

 

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