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XAT Registration opens, XAT Exam to be held on January 7

Last Updated - October 12, 2017

The registration for the XAT 2018 commenced from August 16, 2017. The recent XAT 2018 Notification, released by the conducting institution, XLRI, Jamshedpur (Xavier School of Management), stated the date of registration for XAT 2018. Students are informed that the registration and application fee for XAT 2018 has been increased to Rs. 1600/- excluding the registration fee of XLRI. Students who are willing to apply to courses in XLRI need to pay an additional amount of Rs. 300/- per course. Candidates should note that the last date to register and apply for XAT 2018 is November 30, 2017 (without the late fee).XAT 2017 Exam is scheduled to be conducted in pen-paper mode on January 7, 2018 from 10AM to 1.30PM.


The XAT Application Process is online and is open till November 30, 2017 without the late fee. An additional 11 days are being given to candidates who fail to register during the above registration window. The last date to register for XAT 2018 with the late fee is December 11, 2017.

The XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is one of the most prominent national level entrance exams for admission to Post Graduate Management Courses offered by the top notch B-schools in India. The XAT 2018 Exam Date is January 7, 2018. The conducting institute for the XAT Exam is the XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute), Jamshedpur

XAT 2018 Important Dates

Below are some of the important dates for XAT 2018

Commencement of Application ProcessAugust 16, 2017
Last Date for ApplyingNovember 30, 2017
Last Date to apply with late feeDecember 11, 2017
Downloading of Admit CardsDecember 20, 2017 onwards
Date of ExamJanuary 7, 2018 (10.00 am to 01.30 pm)


XAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The XAT Eligibility Criteria is as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Candidates who are completing their final graduation exam by June 10, 2017 may also apply for XAT 2018.
  • It is compulsory for all Indian candidates for the XAT 2018.
  • For NRI and foreign candidates, applications are being considered as per their GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu where students have an option of appearing for XAT 2018).

Late registration allowed till December 11

The provision of late registration has been introduced by XLRI, the conducting body of XAT 2018. The last date with late fee is December 11, 2017. The candidates can pay an amount of additional Rs.400/-. Hence, the registration fee for late comers will be Rs. 2000/- excluding the course fee for applying to XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Additional fee required to apply for XLRI courses

Aspirants who intend to apply to courses offered by XLRI, Jamshedpur are required to pay an extra fee of Rs.300/- for each course along with the XAT 2018 registration fee of Rs.1600/-.

The individual course fee for applying to XLRI after November 30, 2017 will be Rs. 500/- for each course.

We recommend you to take out time at the earliest and register on time!


XAT Registration and Fee over the years

The registration window this year for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) has been opened earlier than the registration window of XAT 2017. The XAT 2018 registration commenced on September 4, 2017. Though the last date to register and apply for XAT 2018 is same as November 30 as that for 2017.


The registration fee has also seen a jump over the years. The aspirants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 1600/- for XAT 2018 as compared to the fee of Rs.1500/- for XAT 2018. The registration fee for XAT 2017 was 1000/-.


Registration Process for XAT 2018

The XAT Registration process is online. Below are the instructions to follow while registering for the exam:

  1. Go to 
  2. Click on Register and create a new account with your personal email ID on which you will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.
  3. Click on the link and create a password against your XAT ID.
  4. Applicants can then select the Test City as per their convenience and upload photo and signature and save it.
  5. The next step is to select the Citizenship (Indian/ Foreign / NRI).
  6. Students who are interested in applying to XLRI should select the course of their choice [Business Management (BM)/Human Resource Management (HRM)/General Management Programme (GMP)]. Applicants who are not interested in any of the XLRI Courses can skip this step.
  7. Make sure you fill the preliminary information (Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Category and Phone Number, etc.) with utmost care.
  8. Next, fill in your mailing and permanent address.
  9. Fill in your educational qualification starting from class 10th till the highest qualification.
  10. Candidates with work experience need to provide details of the same starting from the latest job. Aspirants who intend to apply for GMP must have total work experience of five years till March 31, 201.
  11. Candidates can select any of the three available modes of payment: Online Payment Gateway (through VISA/Master Credit/Debit Cards) or Cash Payment at nearest IDBI Bank branch (please make sure to take a print out of the XAT Pay-In-Slip from the bank) or Demand Draft (DD made from any Bank in favour of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur)
  12. Candidates who are paying through Cash or DD should update the payment details in the registration page.
  13. Take a print of the XAT Confirmation page.
  14. Please use your XAT ID for all future correspondence with the XAT office.
  15. Send Confirmation page and the Demand Draft to:
    The Chairperson Admission, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur- 831001.
    Candidates who have made the payment other than DD need not send the confirmation page.


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