XAT Registration 2021 (Sept 12): Application Form, Dates, Fees and Process

    Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur has started XAT Registration 2021 from September 12, 2020 (Saturday). Official Notification for XAT 2021 has been released on September 7, 2020.

    Candidates will be able to fill the XAT application form online on the official website xatonline.in till November 30, 2020, upto 11:59 PM, without any late fee. There is no means to fill the form offline.

    Applicants appearing or completed their graduation in any discipline can apply for the exam. Check Detailed XAT Eligibility Criteria

    • XAT application fee is INR 1750. An additional fee of INR 300 is to be paid if applying to particular programs of XLRI.
    • There will also be a provision to submit late application forms in case deadlines are missed. Fees for such application will be INR 2000.  
    • Successful registrants will be able to download their XAT 2021 Admit Card from December 20, 2021.
    • Every year more than 90,000 candidates appear for XAT examination. This year too, similar numbers are expected.
    • Last date for XAT online registration will depend on the starting date (yet to be announced).

    Direct link for XAT 2021 Registration (Click on the “Register” Buttonon top right)

    XAT 2021 scores will be accepted by more than 150 colleges in India including esteemed institutes like XLRI, SPJIMR, XIME, XIMA. XAT 2021 registration process also gives an opportunity to apply for admissions at XLRI Jamshedpur and Delhi PGDM by paying an additional fee. 

    XAT Application Process Dates

    XAT Registration 2021 Important Dates

    Commencement of online applicationsSeptember 12, 2020 
    Last date for XAT registrationNovember 30, 2020
    Release of Admit CardDecember 20, 2020
    Last Date to download Admit CardTill exam date
    Exam date of XAT 2021January 3, 2020
    Declaration of Results3rd Week of January, 2021 (tentative)

    Documents for XAT Application

    Must Check: XAT 2021 Important Dates & Detailed Exam Schedule

    Documents Required to Fill XAT Application Form 2021

    The details and documents required for filling the XAT Application form are as follows:

    Documents RequiredDetails
    Academic Documents

    Marksheets of class X, XII, graduation and/or other equivalent exams.

    Scanned Documents

    Scanned images of photograph and signature

    Scanned copy of category certificate (if any)

    Payment DetailsBank details (credit card, debit card or net banking) for payment of the XAT Application Form Fees
    Work ExperienceExperience certificate from the employer or letter of recommendation to prove work experience if any (for programs where work experience is mandatory)
    Contact Details

    Valid email address

    Valid mobile phone number

    Recommended Web Browsers for XAT Registration 2021

    To fill XAT application form hassle free, candidates are advised to use any one of the following browsers and their versions:

    Google Chrome: Version 50 to 69

    Mozilla Firefox: Version 50 to 62

    Internet Explorer: Version 11

    XAT 2021 Registration Process- A Stepwise Guide


    Q&A on XAT

    Ques: What are the reasons for rejection of XAT Application Form 2021?

    Ans: 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.

    XAT Application Form Fillup

    How to Fill XAT 2021 Application Form?

    Candidates should note that filling up XAT application form mainly involves: Registering on the website and generating credentials, filling detailed application form and paying fee.

    Registration for XAT: Do’s and Don'ts

    Keep the following points in mind while filling XAT online

    • Use a good browser of latest version.
    • Clear cache before starting the process.
    • Use desktop or laptop. Avoid using mobile phone or tablet to fill the form.
    • Make sure your internet is stable to fill the form without any hassles.
    • Do not fill the form in a hurry. Mistakes can be rectified but it is better to avoid them.

    Here is a step wise detailed process for the same:

    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"
    3. Read all instructions and click ‘Continue’
    4. 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 xat2021@xlri.ac.in

    Step 2: Filling 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, 2021)
    • 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 2021.
    • Candidates must keep in mind that test city preference for XAT 2021 can be edited only once before December 10, 2020.

    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

    XAT Registration Fee Payment

    XAT 2021 Application Fee

    ProcessApplication Fee
    Registration FeeINR 1700 (+300 for candidates interested in XLRI programmes)
    Late Registration FeeINR 2000 (+500 for candidates interested in XLRI programmes)
    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.

    XAT Registration Image Specs

    XAT Application Fee Payment Important Points

    • When successful payment of application fee is made an e reciept will be generated, if that is not the case that indicated failure of payment.
    • Candidates have to login again using their credentials and make fee payment again.
    • Print out of the fee reciept should be kept as a proof along with the application form.
    • Print out of confirmation page for future correspondence is neccesary.

    XAT 2021 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.

    There will be two seperate links to upload for photograph and signature, click on the respective link to upload images. Browse and select the image wherever located and select ok option.

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

    Note: If the file is not the mentioned size and format an error message will be shown and candidates have to make changes and reupload the images.

    Scanning of Photograph and Signature for XAT Application

    • Setup camera resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
    • Colour should be set to True colour
    • Crop images in the scanner to the edge of photograph/ signature- use upload editor to crop image to final size.
    • Images should be in JPG or JPEG format. Example image01.jpg or image01.jpeg
    • Candidates who use MS Windows/ MS Office can easily get desird image size not exceeding 50 kb or 20 kb by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. 
    • Scanned images can be saved using “save as” option and cropped or resized using the specific options.
    Recent colour size photograph against alight backdropSign on White paper with black ink pen
    If image taken in sunlight- avoid shadows and squintingSignature will be used to put on XAT Admit Card and wherever required
    No red eye image is acceptableSignature marked at the attendance sheet should match the one uploaded
    Caps, hatsand dark glasses are not allowedSignature only signed by the applicant- no duplicate

    How to Retrieve Forgotten Password for XAT 2021?

    The conducting body Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur provides opportunity to candidates to retrieve their forgotten login credentials in case they have missed on it. Its quite common to do so, thus generally advised to save the password somewhere on mail draft or drive or write it down.

    • Visit the official website and navigate to forgotten password tab.
    • Enter email id and password used at the time of registration.
    • A captcha will be provided, mention that and click on “get password”.
    • Your credentials will be emailed to the mentioned id.

    Important points to be considered during XAT 2021 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, 2020
    • Exam city preference can be edited only once before Nov 30, 2020
    • Once the application portal is closed, city preference cannot be edited any longer.

    XAT Exam Centers List

    XAT 2021 Admit Card

    Once the registration process will be closed, XLRI will release admit card for XAT 2021. It should be noted that the hall ticket will carry all the essential details regarding venue, schedule, date and time of the test. It will also be used to cross verify candidates' identities. Thus without any negligence should be carried to the examination center.

    • XAT 2021 Admit Card will be released on December 20, 2020.
    • The window to download XAT 2021 Admit Card will be available from December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
    • Candidates who have registered successfully will be able to download the hall ticket from the official website by entering their XAT id and password.

    List of XAT Exam Centers 2021

    AgraAmbala AmravatiBhatinda
    Bhilai NagarBokaro Steel CityDibrugarhDurgapur
    BengaluruGreater NoidaMangaloreTiruchirapalli

    XAT Member Institutes For 2021

    The following table enlists the member institutes of XAT:

    XLRI JamshedpurXISS Ranchi
    XIM JabalpurXIMR Mumbai
    XIME BangaloreXIM Bhubaneshwar
    St. Aloysius InstituteSt. Joseph’s College of Business Administration
    SFIMR MumbaiXavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier's University,  Kolkata
    LIBA Chennai

    Also Check XAT 2021 Participating Institutes

    XAT Contact Information

    Candidates who are having issues while registering or have any queries related to XAT can use the following information to get in tough with the concerned authorities:

    • Phone number: 91 657 665 3203 /3204
    • Fax: 91-657-2227814
    • Email address: xat2020@xlri.ac.in or admis@xlri.ac.in
    • Toll free number: 18002674008 (Monday to Sunday 08:00am - 08:00pm)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    XAT Registration 2021 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 xat2021@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 2021, 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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