XAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Qualification, Age, Marks Criteria

    XLRI Jamshedpur prescribes XAT eligibility 2021, which states that a candidate must have a 3 year bachelor’s degree in any discipline to apply. Candidates who will complete their final examination by June 10, 2021 may also register for the exam.

    XLRI Jamshedpur will tentatively schedule the next session in first week of January 2021. The application form window will be open start tentatively from the 12th of September, 2020. Check Complete Application Process.

    Table of Contents

    General Eligibility

    Eligibility Criteria 2021

    Program Wise Eligibility

    International Candidates Eligibility



    XAT General Eligibility

    Key highlights of XAT 2021 Elibility Include:

    • There is no restriction on age and number of attempts in XAT.
    • There are no minimum aggregate marks required for appearing in XAT 2021.
    • Graduates of 1980s with a 2-year bachelor's degree are not eligible for the exam.
    • NRI and Foreign candidates are also eligible to apply on the basis of GMAT
    • Postgraduate candidates must submit their PG percentage while filling the application form Instead of graduation percentage.
    • Unlike CAT, XAT aspirants with less than 50% marks can apply.
    • It is an online CBT mode exam to be held in a single session for 180 minutes. Check XAT 2021 Exam Pattern

    The exam will be conducted across 72 cities in the country, candidates can prefer to choose 2 test centers while filling the application form.

    What is XAT Eligibility Criteria 2021?

    Eligibility for XAT varies as per the nationality, age, education, and program chosen by the candidate. All details have been given below for your reference:

    XAT Eligibility Criteria as per Nationality

    • Candidates with Indian citizenship can apply for XAT 2021.
    • NRI & foreign candidates can also apply for the exam.
    • Foreign nationals can apply through GMAT score.

    XAT Eligibility Criteria as per Age

    • No upper or lower age limit is defined for XAT entrance exam.

    XAT Eligibility Criteria as per Academics/ Education

    • A graduation degree of 3 years duration is the minimum requirement.
    • Students with PG degree need to put their PG percentage in the application form instead of graduation percentage.
    • All backlogs must be cleared before admission through XAT is done.
    • There is no age limit or a fixed maximum number of attempts. 

    XAT Requirements for Application

    • Valid phone number
    • Valid email address

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    XAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria as per Program

    For admission to XLRI, XAT is accepted and 3 regular courses and one part-time course is offered. Must Check: XLRI On Campus Online and Offline Courses, Fees, Scholarship

    XAT 2021 Eligibility for Human Resource Management

    • Minimum 3 years of bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute.
    • NRI and foreign candidates can apply through GMAT.
    • Students in the final year of examination can apply if their result will be declared by June 10, 2021.
    • Program fee for HRM is INR 11.80 lakh per year.

    XAT 2021 Eligibility for Business Management

    • A bachelor’s degree of 3 years duration in any stream.
    • NRI and foreign origin students can apply through GMAT.
    • Students in the final year of their graduation can apply but the result must be declared by June 10, 2021. 
    • Work experience is not mandatory for this program.

    Read  XAT Admission Procedure at Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur

    XAT 2021 Eligibility for General Management programs (PGDM)

    • Recognized bachelors from any Indian or foreign university with 3 years of duration.
    • Managerial/supervisory experience of 5 years of experience by March 31, 2021.
    • Job experience will be considered only for full time employees. Interships/part time employees are not qualified.
    • The organization must be a reputable private/public/government organization.
    • XAT 2021 score and GMAT score will be considered.
    • Yearly fee for this program is INR 20.95 lakh.

    Business Management Program (Part-Time)

    • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum duration of three years of education after completing higher secondary education (10 + 2) or equivalent.
    • The bachelor’s degree should be from any of the universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.
    • Work experience is not mandatory for this program.

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    XAT Eligibility for International Candidates

    Candidates belonging to the following categories are eligible to apply for XAT. They have the option of either applying via XAT or GMAT. Definition as per "Regulation for admission of NRI/Foreign Nationality/Person of Indian Origin", AICTE letter dated 24 April 2002 is as follows:

    • NRI: A person is treated as "not ordinarily resident/ NRI" when any of the following conditions are satisfied:
    1. If they have not been resident in India in nine out of ten preceding years; or
    2. If they have not been in India for a period of 730 days or more during the preceding seven years.
    • Persons of Indian Origin: "Persons of Indian Origin" (PIO) means a person having foreign citizenship (except Pakistan and Bangladesh) without "NRI" status, but who holds a Foreign Passport at the time of sending application, consideration for admission and during the period of his study and he/she or anyone/ both of their parents or anyone / both of his /her grandparents is (or was) / are (or were) citizen (s) of India by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of India.
    • Foreign National: "Foreign National" (FN) is an individual having citizenship of a foreign country (citizens of all countries other than India) and not having the status of "NRI" and/or "Persons of Indian Origin" (PIO).

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    XAT 2021 Registration

    Candidates who fulfill XAT Eligibility can proceed toward filling the application form. XAT Registration primarily involves five steps - Registration, Application Form Filling, Uploading Documents, Payment of Fee, and Submitting Form. They are described below:

    Step 1- Registration- The first step requires you to visit the official website and register using your personal details. You will receive a unique ID and Password to complete the further process.

    Step 2- Fill Application Form- Here, you must fill in your personal and academic details, work experience, preferred course, and exam center.

    Step 3- Fee Payment-  Here, candidates will be required to pay the requisite application fee in either online or offline mode. 

    Step 4- Upload Documents- Candidates will be required to upload scanned images of their recent photograph and signature

    Step 5- Confirmation Page- Post previewing all the filled data, you will receive a confirmation page.

    XAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria FAQs

    Ques. I have got backlogs in graduation, can I apply for XAT?

    Ans. Yes, you can apply, but your admission will be finalized only if you clear the subject before the commencement of the semester in MBA school. The documents must be submitted in your college, where your admission has been provisionally done.

    Ques. I am a final year student, what to fill in the percentage field?

    Ans. Add the aggregate percentage of marks obtained until the time of filling the form.

    Ques. By completing the registration process, am I eligible for XLRI and other associated members?

    Ans. You must fulfill XAT eligibility criteria 2021 given by each of the member institutes separately which are registered as XAT associate members.

    Ques. Is internship or Articleship counted as work experience?

    Ans. No, they are not counted as work experience.

    Ques. I have a PG degree, what to put in the percentage field?

    Ans. Put up your PG percentage as PG percentage.

    Ques. I took 6 subjects in class 10th ,do I have to put the best of 5 in class 10th exam field?

    Ans. No, just put your class 10th total percentage.

    Candidates who fulfill all the above criteria can register themselves at the official website of XAT test. In case the authorities find out inaccurate or faulty information, the application will be rejected. Successfully registered candidates will appear for XAT in January 2021.

    In case of any query, ask us 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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    I have completed my CA and discontinued my B.com after 1st year hence i have applied for B.com under IGNOU-distance education. Am i eligible for writing XAT?

    05 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sreerama, no, you cannot apply for XAT exam until you have completed your graduation.

    05 Nov, 2019 11:56
    Bittu Kumar

    I passed my 10 and 12 from nios board ..and completed my engineering from c.v Raman bbsr can i apply for xlri

    20 Dec, 2018 01:36
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Bittu, XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019: Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline is the basic eligibility requirement to apply for XAT. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2019 may also apply.

    20 Dec, 2018 12:06
    Mounika Ramana

    My friend got detained for 2 years in B.Tech. can he still apply for XAT after his graduation?

    21 Oct, 2018 20:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Mounika, You may please check mentioned above for getting the Eligibility for XAT.

    22 Oct, 2018 16:24

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