XAT Registration 2020: Application Form, Dates, Fees and Process

    Lokesh Gupta Lokesh Gupta
    Exam Prep Master

    XAT 2020 Registration Process has commenced and the deadline for registration without late fees has been extended till December 10, 2019. XAT Application Form fee is INR 1700. Students willing to take the exam but fail to apply before, can complete the registration process now. XAT 2020 Registration and Application Form Direct Link for XAT Registration 2020

    Applicants can begin the registration process by visiting the official website xatonline.in, and getting a XAT registration ID and Password. Successful registrants can download their XAT 2020 Admit Card from Dec 20, 2019 onwards. XAT score is accepted by more than 150 colleges in India including esteemed institutes like XLRI, SPJIMR, XIME, XIMA. XAT 2020 registration process also gives an opportunity to apply for admissions at XLRI Jamshedpur and Delhi PGDM by paying an additional fee of INR 300 for each XLRI PGDM Program. 

    XAT 2020 Registration Process- A Stepwise Guide


      Commonly Asked Questions

      What percentage should I enter in the application form, If I am in the final year of my graduation?

      If candidates are in the final year of their graduation, they have to enter the aggregate percentage of marks obtained till the time of filling the form.

      What are the reasons for rejection of XAT Application Form 2020?

      Due to the following any one of the reason, the form might get rejected:

      • An incomplete application form of XAT in any respect without uploading photo and signature
      • An incomplete application form in respect of without fee payment will be rejected
      • If the face of the candidate in the photograph or signature is unclear in the application, it may be rejected.

      The detailed process for XAT registration is as follows:

      Step 1: Visiting the Official Website

      1. Visit the official website of XAT i.e. xatonline.in
      2. Click on tab "New Candidate’s Registration"
      XAT Registration
      1. Read all instructions and click ‘Continue’
      2. Enter your Name, Contact details, and Email-id
      1. Note down your provisional XAT ID & Password sent on email and SMS. 
      2. Log-in using your XAT ID & Password and begin filling the application form. 
      XAT Login

      NOTE: In case you did not receive your XAT ID and Password, then you can

      1. Check your spam folder in the email.
      2. You can call at Helpline Number 1800 267 4008, active between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
      3. You can also write about your issue at xat2020@xlri.ac.in

      Step 2Filling the Online Application Form - Personal Details

      XAT online application form
      • Click on Login and enter your XAT ID and Password.
      • Now the candidate has to fill all the mandatory fields that are personal details like Name, Date of Birth, Parents Name, Category, Nationality, etc.
      • Fill a valid communication address.
      • After that candidate has to upload a scanned copy of Passport Size Photograph and Signature.
      • Then click on Save and Submit.

      Step 3: Fill the Educational Details

      • Candidate has to provide the aggregate marks, marks obtained, maximum marks, board name, year of passing for 10th and 12th standard.
      • Then provide the necessary information regarding your degree.
      • Enter other mandatory fields and press Save and Continue.
      • Candidates can convert their CGPA into Percentage using this formula.

      Step 4: Fill in the Work Experience after graduation, if any

      • Enter the details of Work experience (till Mar 31, 2020)
      • After graduation full-time work experience will be considered valid.
      • Industrial Training, workshops, part-time jobs, etc will not be considered as relevant work experience.

      Step 5: Program and Test City Preference

      • Select the program of your choice from the given options: Business Management (BM)/ Human Resource Management (HRM)/ General Management Programme (GMP).
      • Candidates who are not interested in any of the XLRI programs can skip this step.
      • Candidates need to select their exam city preferences for XAT 2020.
      • Candidates must keep in mind that test city preference for XAT 2020 can be edited only once before December 10, 2019.

      Step 6: Online Payment

      XAT online application form 2020

      • Before making the online payment candidates are advised to review their forms once.
      • Candidates can select their preferred method for online payment that is credit card, debit card, internet banking, etc.
      • After payment candidates will get a confirmation for successful submission of XAT Registration and Application form.
      • During the online payment process do not press back or refresh button

      NOTE: If there is a payment failure then the candidate has to repeat the process but need not to fill the information again as it is saved previously.

      Photograph and Signature Image Specifications

      Before start filling the online registration form, candidates have to be ready with the scanned copy of images as per the specifications provided by XAT.

      XAT exam Application form
      Photograph200 x 230 pixels20kb – 80kbJPG or JPEG
      Signature140 x 60 pixels10kb – 20kbJPG or JPEG


      • Candidate should have a colored passport size photograph with white background.
      • The face should not be covered and there should not be any reflection on the face.
      • No red eye should be there due to the use of the camera flash.



      • Sign on a white paper with a black pen.
      • Signature should be done by the candidate only because the same signature will be used in admit card or where ever it is required.
      • There should be no mismatch in the signature of the candidates.
      • The candidate has to follow the specifications as mentioned in the table above.

      NOTE: Keep the following things in mind while getting your images ready:

      1. While scanning the photograph and signature set the resolution of the scanner to 200 dpi and set the color to true color. Save the images in either JPG or in JPEG format only.
      2. While uploading the images if they will not match the required specifications then an error will occur and you will not be able to upload that image. 

      XAT 2020 Registration- Documents Required

      The details and documents required for the Registration for XAT 2020 are as follows:

      • Valid email address
      • Valid mobile phone number
      • Marksheets of class X, XII, graduation and/or other equivalent exams.
      • Details of work experiences (if any)
      • Scanned images of photograph and signature
      • Scanned copy of category certificate (if any)
      • Bank details (credit card, debit card or net banking) for payment of the XAT Application Form Fees

      Important points to be considered during XAT 2020 Registration

      • Only after successful registration candidates will be able to login with the ID and Password generated.
      • XAT scores will help you in getting admission in MBA program in XLRI, SPJIMR, XIME and in various other B Schools.
      • Before the final submission of the application form, carefully review it for any errors. No changes are possible once the form is submitted.
      • After online fee payment, an E-receipt will be generated for the reference of the candidate.
      • During the payment process do not press back or refresh button.
      • The images should be as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities. If your image does not match the specifications then you will not be able to upload them.
      • Candidates are suggested to keep all the necessary information and documents ready beforehand.
      • With late fees, candidates can fill the forms from Dec1 - Dec 7, 2019
      • Exam city preference can be edited only once before Nov 30, 2019

      XAT 2020 Registration FAQs

      Ques. How to retrieve XAT Application Number and Password?

      Ans. To retrieve Application Number, candidates can check their email for XAT registration ID. In case it is not retrieved, they can call on the helpline number 1800-419-4177.  

      To retrieve XAT password, follow the below steps:

      1. Go to the website and enter the login window
      2. Select “forgot password”.
      3. It asks you for a captcha and the email id that you used to register. The email linked to XAT registration is only validated.
      4. The new password or the new reset password link will be emailed to this ID.

      If one does not receive registration number and password, they must check the spam/junk folder. If the mail still cannot be located, contact xat2020@xlri.ac.in mentioning your email ID. Candidates can also call the helpline number: 1800 300 20677 between 9 AM to 8 PM.

      Ques. How to apply for XLRI and other Associate Member Institutes?

      Ans. To apply for XAT Member Institutes, follow the below steps:

      1. Visit the official website i.e. xatonline.in
      2. Obtain the application form after registering online post fee payment
      3. For further details, visit individual websites of the institutes
      4. Please note that each institution independently decides the weightages to be given for each of the test components on the basis of its needs.
      5. XLRI does not play any role in the selection of the candidates in these institutes. For XAT Associate Member Institutes (refer XAT Associate Institutes website).

      Ques. What should I do if there is a lot of delay in accessing the page?

      Ans. Speed for online application on the Internet is based on factors like Internet Speed, a number of applicants trying to register the application at the same time etc. Therefore, if you are not able to get the pages for registration immediately, please retry after a gap of 15 minutes or at off-peak hours during the night.

      Ques. How do I know that my application is registered?

      Ans. Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button indicating the generated "XAT ID". Please note down the same carefully, and preserve it. If you do not preserve it, you will not be able to Re-Print the Application and download the Admit Card.

      Ques. How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?

      Ans. In case of doubt about the successful Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Re-Print of Application, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.

      Ques. I got Blank / Zero XAT ID after submission of application on-line. What to do?

      Ans. In rare cases, Candidates may get Zero (0) XAT ID with valid Password. Candidates are advised to Re-register the Application and check the Printout through Re-Print Application.

      Ques. By registering and paying for XAT 2020, am I eligible for XLRI and other Associate Member Institutes?

      Ans. Candidates interested in XLRI need to apply for the programs of their choice. Please note that each institution independently decides the weightage to be given for each of the test components on the basis of its needs. XLRI does not play any role in the selection of the candidates in these institutes. For XAT Associate Member Institutes (refer XAT Associate Institutes website) XAT is a common test for admission into academic programs of XLRI.

      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 for graduation and post-graduation.

      We hope all the deserving candidates secure a seat in their preferred college. Clearing XAT becomes easier if you prepare all the sections well. Good luck! In case of any query, ask in the comments below.

      *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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      how to change uploaded photo in xatn form?

      27 Nov, 2019 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Shivam, form-correction facility is not provided for XAT. However, you must contact the exam authorities for most relevant guidelines.

      27 Nov, 2019 17:21
      Dipika vagal

      How to apply for preferred colleges/institutes?

      21 Oct, 2019 22:45
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Dipika, you can fill the preferences on college at the time of counselling.

      22 Oct, 2019 11:20
      Vivek Bansal

      What is the procedure defined for scanning the signature for the application form?

      18 Aug, 2017 10:29
      Kalpana Sharma Expert

      Hi Vivek, I am providing you some instructions regarding scanning the signature for the application form please check the followings: 

      1 The signature must be on a white paper done with a black pen.

      2 No capital letters must be used

      3 200 DPI Scanning should be done

      4 File Size: less than 1 MB

      5 File name: ‘sign.jpeg’

      6 Editing or Resizing of the photograph and signature must be done properly.

      24 Aug, 2017 12:38
      shivani tiwari

      I am a female candidate, what concession in the application fee, I am expected to receive in XAT application fee?

      17 Aug, 2017 18:54
      Kalpana Sharma Expert

      Hi Shivani, Let me inform you that there is no concession in application fee for the female candidate.

      24 Aug, 2017 14:22
      Sonal Rohatgi

      Do I have to create a new email ID for completing XAT registration?

      17 Aug, 2017 18:45
      Kalpana Sharma Expert

      Hi Sonal, For XAT registration no need to create new email id but whatever Id you provided must be valid because all information about registration you get at your email id.

      24 Aug, 2017 14:33
      Soumya Sehgal

      Can I edit the details in my application form after payment of application fee?

      17 Aug, 2017 18:40
      Kalpana Sharma Expert

      Hi Soumya, For any kind of correction in the application form, candidates can go to the contact us tab on the official website. A form will be displayed which has to be filled. Mention all the details required and in the message body mention your correction details. Email, name and other details should be same as they were entered during registration. A priority list is also given so that high priority corrections can be made first.

      24 Aug, 2017 14:53

      How do I know that my application is registered?

      17 Aug, 2017 18:39

      If I need assistance over email for XAT 2018 applications form, what should I do?

      17 Aug, 2017 18:39
      Kalpana Sharma Expert

      Hi Karan, Let me inform you that candidates who need assistance over email, may send their queries at admissions@xatonline.in OR admis@xlri.ac.in. They will get back to you at the earliest.

      24 Aug, 2017 15:13

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