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How to Apply for XAT 2019?

Updated On - March 10th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

XAT 2019 Exam Dates will be declared by XLRI at its official website. All applicants willing to appear for the exam can complete XAT Registration latest by November 30. XAT Application Form is available at XAT Official Website i.e. Check all  XAT Exam Dates

  • The minimum XAT Eligibility to apply for the national level exam is a Graduation Degree from a recognized university/ institute.
  • The application fee for the exam is INR 1650. Payment can be done either by card or cash.
  • It is mandatory to upload images of your photograph, signature and academic documents.
  • Successfully registered candidates can download their XAT Admit Card from December 20, 2018 onwards.

More than 90,000 students appear for XAT each year. XAT 2019 is scheduled on January 7. It is a gateway to more than 600 colleges in India. 

Highlights of XAT Registration

XAT 2019 Registration DateAugust 8- November 30, 2018
Conducting BodyXLRI Jamshedpur
Mode of ApplicationOnline 
XAT Official
Minimum eligibility to Register for XATBachelor’s Degree
Documents required at the time of form-fillingScanned copy of all academic certificates, recent photograph, and signature
XAT Application Fee INR 1650
Candidates expected to register for XAT 2019Over 90,000
XAT Contact OR 1800 419 2929

Check 7 pointers to Check in XAT Admit Card 2019

XAT 2019 Registration Dates

The registration window for XAT 2019 will be of approximately for three months. Candidates must keep a regular check on the dates so as to apply for XAT as soon as possible. Tabulated below are the important dates for XAT registration:

Commencement of XAT Registration 2019August 6, 2018
Last Date to Fill XAT Application Form 2019November 30, 2018
XAT 2019 Form Correction DateAugust 16- November 30, 2018
Availability of XAT Admit CardDecember 20, 2018
XAT Exam DateJanuary 07, 2019

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How to fill XAT Application Form 2019?

To fill XAT application form, visit the official website. It is important to follow the directions given in order to minimize the possibilities of rejection of the form. Following are the steps that a candidate should follow while applying for XAT 2019:

Step 1 – Registration

  1. Visit  for registration.
  2. Click on ‘Register Online’

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  1. Click on tab "Click here for New Registration"

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  1. Read all instructions and click ‘Continue’

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  1. Enter your Name, Contact details, and Email-id

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  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.

Check XAT Registration 2019 for Foreign Candidates

Step 2 – Fill XAT Application Form

Filling of XAT Application form is divided into two steps. First being, providing your basic details and second being your edicational details. Read them below:

Part 1- Basic Information

NationalityChoose between Indian/PIO/NRI
CourseChoose between HRM/BM/GMP/FPM
CategoryChoose between General or Reserved Categories; Choose Religion
Exam CenterTick any three XAT Exam Cities of your choice
Communication DetailsProvide your phone number and address

Part 2- Education Details

High School Provide details of your marks in class X & XII; Also upload the matching marksheets
Work ExperienceDetail out on your previous wwork experience in length
Pre-Exam TrainingIf a candidate from reserved category is interested in taking a pre-exam training, mention it here
LanguageName any 3 languages that you can speak, write and read

Step 3 – Upload Documents

Once the registration and form filing formalities are done, candidates have to upload his digital photograph and signature which should be less than 1 MB and in JPEG format. Candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below to upload the documents:

  1. Login using the registration number and password provided during the registration process.
  2. Click on the empty space to upload the photograph in JPEG format
  3. Browse the image of the photograph and click on upload.
  4. Click on the empty space to upload the image of the signature in JPEG format
  5. Browse for the image of the signature from the location on the computer and click on upload.

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Step 4 – Fee Payment

Once the documents are uploaded, select the mode of payment. Application Fee for XAT 2019 is INR 1650 that is to be paid by all candidates irrespective of their categories. Candidates interested in XLRI program(s) are required to pay an additional fee of INR 300 each. There are three modes of payment for XAT 2019:

Mode 1 – By making payment through credit card/ debit card such as master or VISA. The use of American Express card is not allowed. Payment via net banking can also be done by IDBI bank only.

Mode 2 – Payment through cash can also be done by taking a printout of XAT pay in slip by visiting a nearest IDBI bank.

Mode 3 – Payment through demand draft can be made in the favor of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT”. The Confirmation page and the Demand Draft has to be sent to the following address within 15 days of issuance of DD:
The Chairperson Admission,
XLRI, Circuit House Area (East),
Jamshedpur- 831001.

Step 4 - Confirmation Page

It is advisable to print the XAT confirmation page for your own reference. Candidates who make the payment through demand draft are required to send the confirmation page to the chairperson within fifteen days from the date of issuance of the demand draft.

You may also take help from out PPT on How to Apply for XAT 2019:

Documents Required for XAT Registration 2019

During XAT Registrations, a candidate is required to upload the below documents:

  • 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 Application fees

Specifications for XAT Photograph and Signature

PhotographRecent color passport size photograph with a white/light background
1 MB file size
JPEG Format
SignatureSign should be on white paper with black ink pen
Scanned in 200 Dpi (dots per inch)
1 MB file size
JPEG Format

Important Guidelines for Documents

There are some guidelines that need to be acknowledged regarding photograph and signature to complete XAT Application Formfilling process successfully. The guidelines are stated below:

  • Open the digital or scanned photograph and signature in MS Paint by right-clicking on the photograph or signature.
  • Press ctrl+ W to open a window which will have an option ‘resize by %’. Next, select anything between 10-50% and save the file as jpeg. extension.
  • Check the size of the file in ‘properties’ and if the size of the file is still higher than 1 MB, go on paint and resize it by bringing the size down to less than 1MB.
  • Lastly, candidates are required to save this file with the name ‘photo.jpeg’ and ‘sign.jpeg’.
  • In case the face of the candidate is not clear in the photograph, then the application for XAT will stand rejected.

We hope you register before the deadline i.e. November 30. Post registration, you can download your admit card from December 20 onwards. 

*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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