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XAT 2019 Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card, Cutoff

Updated On - October 17th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

XAT 2019: Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national-level management entrance examination for admission to MBA/PGDM courses. The exam is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Associate Management Institutes). XAT score is accepted by approximately 150 B-Schools. In XAT 2019, the number of test takers is expected to cross 1 lakh.

XAT Exam Dates

XAT Registration

XAT Expected Cut offXAT Admit Card

XAT 2019 will be conducted on January 6, 2019 as a computer-based test. The registration for the exam will begin on August 20, 2018. It consists of objective type questions and duration is 3 hours. XAT 2019 Result will be released in the last week of January. The selection process will begin in February 2019.

What is XAT Exam?

Xavier Aptitude Test is a national level management entrance exam. Through this exam, a candidate’s aptitude in management field is tested. 

  • The exam will have objective and subjective type of questions
  • The difficulty level of exam is Moderate to Difficult.

Insights on XAT Exam

  • Interestingly, the maximum number of candidates register from Northern India (27%), followed by Southern (25%).
  • The least number of candidates register from the North-Eastern part of India (1%).
  • Maximum number of XAT followers belong to Maharashtra (16%), followed by Delhi (11%).
geographical diversity in xat

We have also carved out the academic performance of the total exam followers. Have a look below:

academic performance of xat exam followers

Exams Similar to XAT

  • MAT 2018 – Registration to begin in the first week of March 2018
  • GMAT 2018 – Registration runs throughout the year
  • CAT 2018 – Registration to begin in the second week of August 2018
  • NMAT 2018 – Registration to begin in the second week of August 2018

Why Should You Apply For XAT 2019?

There are many business schools that accept CAT scores such as IIMs, MDI, FMS Delhi, IITs and other such institutes. But there are institutes that accept only XAT score for admission to MBA program namely XLRI Jamshedpur. Other than this, XAT Score is also accepted by 150+ business schools in India. 


XAT Exam Dates 2019

The registration for XAT 2019 will begin in August. Candidates can go through the following table to know the complete schedule of XAT 2019:

EventDateReference Link
Availability of Application Form August 20, 2018Apply Here
Availability of Admit CardNovember 30, 2018Download from xatonline.in
Exam DateJanuary 6, 2019 (10:00 am to 1:00 pm)Check XAT Exam Schedule
Release of Official Answer Keys Third week of January 2019Check XAT Analysis
Announcement of ResultLast week of January 2019Download Scorecard from xatonline.in

XAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates applying for XAT 2019 should carefully go through the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. 

  1. Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration 
  2. Final year students can also apply
  3. Candidates who did graduation in 1980’s with a 2-year bachelor's degree are not eligible. 
  4. No minimum aggregate marks criteria 
  5. NRI and Foreign Candidates are also eligible to apply on the basis of the GMAT Scorecard (except Dubai and Kathmandu candidates)
  6. No age limit
  7. No restriction on the number of attempts

Check Detailed XAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria


XAT 2019 Registration

XAT Application Form will be available on the official website in the month of August. The registration process primarily involves the below steps:

  1. Registration- Visit the official website and register using your personal details (Name, Contact Details and Email ID). You will receive a unique ID and Password to complete the further process. 
  2. Application Form- Fill in your personal and academic details, work experience, preferred course, and exam centre.
  3. Fee Payment- Pay the requisite application fee online. 
  4. Upload Documents- Upload scanned images of your recent photograph and signature.
  5. Confirmation Page- Post previewing all the filled data, you will receive a confirmation page. 

Read 5 Things to Keep in Mind During XAT Registration

XAT 2019 Application Form Correction

In case of mistakes, changes in the Application Form can be made before the payment fee and form submission. Basic details like Name, Email ID, Phone Number, Date of Birth cannot be changed at any stage. No changes can be made after the form submission.

Check XAT Registration for Foreign Candidates


XAT 2019 Admit Card

XAT Admit Card will be released on the official website xatonline.in. XLRI will not send XAT Admit Card via email or courier to any candidates. XAT Admit Card is a mandatory document that must be preserved till the admission process. 

How to download XAT Admit Card?

  1. Visit the official website of XAT 2019.Click on “Download XAT 2019 Admit Card” link
  2. Enter your XAT Registration ID and XAT password or your Date of Birth in DD/MM/YY format.
  3. Download your admit card which will be available in PDF format
  4. Obtain multiple hard copies for further use.

Read More 7 pointers to Check in XAT Admit Card 2019

Candidates must carefully go through the details on XAT Admit Card before downloading and taking print out of the same. In the case of any error or discrepancy in the information, candidates should immediately contact XAT office address mentioned below:

Admission Office, XLRI,
Circuit House Area (East),
Jamshedpur 831001

Documents Required with Admit Card

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Photo ID issued by current education institute or employer among others.

XAT 2019 Exam Centers

XAT will be conducted in 49 cities across India. Here is a map of exam cities for XAT 2019: 

Read More XAT 2019 Exam Centers 


XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

  • XAT 2019 will be conducted in online mode.
  • XAT Question Paper is divided into 4 sections are Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge.

The following infographic and table give the highlights of XAT Exam Pattern:

Section NameNo. of QuestionsTotal Time
Verbal and Logical Ability263 Hours
Decision Making21
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation27
General Knowledge25
XAT Analysis

XAT 2019 Syllabus

  • XAT Syllabus contains questions from Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making and General Knowledge.
  • Although there is no official XAT Syllabus that is declared by XLRI, it is generally based on past years’ pattern. 

XAT Paper consists of objective type questions and allotted 3 hours to attempt all questions.

SubjectImportant Topics
Quantitative Ability & Data InterpretationGeometry, Tables, Graphs, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Statistics, Profit & Loss, Speed and Distance, Clocks
Verbal and Logical AbilityGrammar, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions
Decision MakingAnalytical Reasoning, Situational, Case lets, Data Arrangement Tets
General KnowledgePolitics, History, Sports, Nation and States, Business, Literature, Economics, International Relations, Society 

XAT 2019 Preparation Books

Candidates can take reference from the preparation books for XAT for a more comprehensive preparation. Some of the most prominent preparationbooks for XAT are indicated below.

Target XAT Simplified by Disha ExpertsData Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Jabbing XAT with solved papers by R.K. JhaGeneral Knowledge by Manohar Panday
XAT XLRI – MBA Entrance Exam A/4 by Chandresh AgarwalVerbal ability and reading comprehension by Arun Sharma
Concepts of number for XAT and other quantitative exams by Gajendra KumarVerbal ability for XAT by Ajay Singh
Target new XAT – Past papers and five mock papersQuantitative Aptitude Quantum XAT by Sarvesh K Verma
XAT entrance test for MBA examination by Gautam PuriQuantitative aptitude for XAT by Arun Sharma
XAT Xavier Aptitude Test solved sample papers by Gautam PuriThe hand on guide to analytical reasoning and logical reasoning by Peeyush Bhardwaj

Read  Best XAT Preparation Books & Material


XAT Question Papers with Solutions

You must practice as many XAT Question Papers as possible, to score excellent marks in the exam. They serve as a great tool during your practice sessions. 

Benefits of XAT Question Papers

  • They help you gain a fair idea about XAT Exam Pattern and syllabus.
  • This can, in turn, help you analyze what questions to expect in the paper. 
  • They carve out your strengths and weaknesses so that you know the loopholes. 
  • XAT Sample Papers are a helpful tool in managing your total exam time. 
XAT QUESTION PAPER

Practice  XAT 2019 Model Paper


XAT 2019 Results

  • The result for XAT 2019 will be declared on last week of Januar 2019 by XLRI Jamshedpur.
  • Candidates can visit the official website of XAT i.e. www.xatonline.in to download their scorecards.
  • They must enter their Registration Number, Date of Birth and Security Text in the login window to access XAT Result
  • XAT Score Card will contain the rank and marks obtained by candidates.
  • XAT Scores will be valid for one year only.
  • All candidates who clear XAT 2019 and meet the cutoff will proceed towards subsequent selection rounds- GD/PI.

xat 2019 rank predictor


Expected XAT 2019 Cutoff

  • XAT Cut off varies for different programs offered by different institutes.
  • The cutoff for XAT would include the minimum percentile to be scored by each candidate in the exam.
  • On the basis of XAT Cut off, candidates will be shortlisted for further GD, PI and Essay writing round.

The below tables describes the percentage required for different programs of XLRI:

Program OfferedVerbal Ability and Logical ReasoningDecision MakingQuantitative Ability and Data InterpretationOverall (Percentage/ Marks)
Business Management79.46%76.84%88.7%96%
Human Resource Management79.67%71.628%70.07%92.55%
Global Management Programme5 marks and above5 marks and above6 marks above22 marks and above

Colleges Accepting XAT Scores

This year, XAT Score will be accepted by over 150 B-Schools across India. Last year, there were 156 XAT Participating Institutes in total. The number is expected to rise this year. The participating Institutes of XAT can be classified into two types, Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI) and non-XAMI. Last year, the number of XAMI was 11 and the non-XAMI was 145.

XAMI Members

The management examination is conducted by XLRI on behalf of XAMI or Xavier Association of Management Institutes. Listed below are the names of all the official XAMI Members: 

XAMI Members
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA)Xavier Institute of Social Service
Xavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier's University, KolkataXavier Labour and Relations Institute
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur
St. Joseph's College of Business AdministrationXavier Institute of Management and Research 
St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information TechnologyXavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
Xavier Institute of Mangement--

XAT 2019 Selection Procedure/ Admission Criteria

Candidates are shortlisted for GD/PI on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam and XAT cut off. While some colleges have both GD (group discussion) and PI (Personal Interview) rounds, others only have either of the two: 

Group Discussion

  • The groups are divided into groups of 8-15 participating candidates.
  • All the groups are required to discuss a given topic usually for 15-20. Minutes.
  • The topics for XLRI GD would consist of topics related to current affairs, politics, social issues such as women’s rights and emancipation, or any other issue concerning advertising, technology, education or business in India.

Personal Interview

  • Candidates are required to appear for the personal interview if they get shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Group Discussion.
  • The questions in the Personal Interview round are centred aroundcandidates’ background, academics, achievements and motivation behind going for an MBA.
  • The panel of jury members set up for this round aim to determine the communication skills, confidence and ability to think under pressure among candidates.

Read more about  XAT Selection Procedure

Preparation of XAT 2019 Merit list

The score for the final selection of candidates would be calculated by assigning weight to different components such as XAT 2019 score, GD, PI, Essay Writing, Previous academic records, work experience, and the overall profile of the candidate. The weightage of marks of these different components in XLRI is provided in the table below. It applies to all the programs offered by XLRI.

ComponentWeightage
XAT score60%
GD/PI25%
Essay, GK, Academic profile, work-ex, video15%
Note: There is no centralized counselling process and candidates will have to individually apply for each Member Institutes of XAMI with their XAT 2019 score. Candidates will be admitted to these Institutes on the basis of XAT cut off, scores obtained in the GD/PI round and the final merit list prepared for all the successful candidates. Check XAT Counselling

XAT 2019 FAQs

Ques. I have done 5 years integrated course, so how will I enter my percentage?

Ans. Candidates who have done 5 years integrated course can fill up the same percentage as Graduation and PG.

Ques. How do I calculate the aggregate marks for CBSE /SSC? Is it the best 5 or all the subjects?

Ans. The candidate should take the aggregate of all the subjects for 10th.

Ques. Does internship/Articleship count as work experience?

Ans. No, these are not counted as work experience

Ques. I have less than 50% in graduation, am I eligible to apply for XLRI?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for XLRI.

Ques. How is past academic performance considered in the selection process?

Ans. XLRI does not have any cut off based on any of the following X, XII, graduation marks. The evaluation of candidates' academic competence will be evaluated holistically by XLRI based on candidates' performance in the interview, group discussion, and XAT written test.

Ques. How can I download the registration confirmation page?

Ans. You can log in to xatonline.in to download the confirmation page.

Ques. Can I edit the information given by me?

Ans. Once submitted the form cannot be edited.

Ques. I have paid twice using online payment option. What should I do?

Ans. Kindly send an email to xat2019@xlri.ac.in with your XAT ID, date of payment, cardholders name and the credit/debit card details (first four & last four digits and card expiry date).

Ques. What do I do if I am unable to make the payment online?

Ans. Online payments involve multiple agencies and there are chances that your payment is timed out or declined. If you encounter any such problems, you may write to xat2019@xlri.ac.in

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Hi Kritika, There is no defined marking scheme for the essay writing section.

Comments

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19 Comments
Chaitanya Chauganjkar

How can I apply in sp jain using my XAT score? Will I be shortlisted with a 97.4 over percentile but a 66 percentile in Decision making

15 Feb, 2018 02:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Chaitanya, The Students are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles. They are also expected to meet the qualifying scores in at least one of the Entrance Exam and I am giving you the qualifying score in the table format which is given below:

Entrance Test

Sectional

Overall

CAT 2017

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

 

Percentile

75

75

75

85

XAT 2018

English Language & Logical Reasoning

Decision Making

Quantitative Ability

 

Percentile

75

75

75

85

GMAT( Jan 01, 2015 to 31 Dec 2017)

Verbal

Quantitative

Integrated Reasoning

 

Percentile

75

75

6 (Score)

85

15 Feb, 2018 12:33
Poornima Goyal

Can anyone please give a little bit brief about essay section in xat. We have to write essay online or offline? And also most of the time what is the topic about? Is it taken from current affairs or history or anything else?

02 Jan, 2018 02:03
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Poornima,The Xavier Aptitude Test was conducted in online mode

XAT Essay Topics

  1. There is no right way of doing a wrong thing.
  2. Ships are safer in the harbour. But they are not meant for the same.
  3. Economic Growth without distributive justice can only lead to violence
  4. Indian Economy in the Post WTO Era.
  5. To give real service, one needs to add something that cannot be bought or measured, like sincerity and integrity.
  6. Economic growth without environmental damage – a mirage or a reality.
  7. India has one of the largest pool of talented manpower, but few innovations and patented products.

17 May, 2018 18:07
Kritika Gupta

I want to my XAT score to be reviewed, what to do?

02 Sep, 2017 13:25
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Kritika, The authorities have defined no provision in this regard but if you can send an email or a letter on the official address i. e XLRI Jharkhand, India XLRI, C. H. Area (East) The Chairperson Admissions, Jamshedpur – 831001

02 Sep, 2017 18:19
Kritika Gupta

What is the marking scheme for the XAT essay writing section?

02 Sep, 2017 13:25
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Kritika, There is no defined marking scheme for the essay writing section.

02 Sep, 2017 18:17
pushpendra singh

How many times can I appear for XAT in this year? What is the mode of XAT 2018 exam?

01 Sep, 2017 18:36
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pushpendra, You can only appear for XAT only once in a year. Also, your score will be valid just for a year. From this year, XAT will be conducted in an online mode. It is a computer-based exam where candidates have to answer online. The exam is on January 28, 2018, at various centers across the country.

01 Sep, 2017 18:49
Deeksha Gupta

If I have some work experience, does it increases my chances of selection?

01 Sep, 2017 18:05
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Deeksha, It will give you an edge but it does not support your chances of selection over others, as they will look on overall development and requirement of candidates

01 Sep, 2017 18:22
Deeksha Gupta

I have done an integrated 5-year course, what is the percentage that I should fill in the percentage section?

01 Sep, 2017 18:04
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Deeksha, Fill your percentage of the past 5 years if you have completed the degree, it is treated as post-graduation.

01 Sep, 2017 18:23
pankaj pathak

When is XAT 2018 cut off expected to be released?

01 Sep, 2017 17:50
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pankaj, XAT result will be announced on January 28, 2018. So, XAT cut-off will be released after the declaration of the result on the official website.

01 Sep, 2017 18:24
pankaj pathak

Will I receive a hardcopy of my XAT 2018 scorecard from Xavier’s Institute?

01 Sep, 2017 17:49
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pankaj, Yes, a copy of XAT 2018 scorecard will be mailed to your home address. It should be preserved well for future references as this must be brought at the time of XAT counseling.

01 Sep, 2017 18:26
Jainab alvi

Will XAT result be released in the form of merit list or score card?

01 Sep, 2017 17:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Jainab, XAT result releases in the form of a scorecard. It will be published individually for each candidate. Students should log in to their XAT accounts to access their accounts to check and download the result.

01 Sep, 2017 18:27

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